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  • The Journals of Captain Cookby Captain James Cook; Philip Edwards

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 20.78

    Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back detailed descriptions of the natural history of the Pacific. Accounts based on Cook's journals were issued at the time, but it was... more...

  • The Siege of Shangri-Laby Michael Mcrae

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 22.50

    The story of the quest for a real-life Shangri-La in the darkest heart of the Himalayas? a century-long obsession to reach the sacred hidden center of one of the world's last uncharted realms. At the far eastern end of the Himalayas in Tibet lies the Tsangpo River Gorge, known as ?the great romance of geography? during the nineteenth century's... more...

  • Even the Smallest Crab Has Teeth: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Storiesby Jane Albritton

    Travelers' Tales 2013; US$ 18.95

    From land-locked Afghanistan to the smallest of islands in the far reaches of the Pacific Ocean, stories by peace Corps Volunteers from this region come from (mostly) Hindu IndiaŚ1,269,210 square miles worth of democracy patched together from princely statesŚConfucian Korea, Muslim Indonesia and Buddhist Thailand. Imagine delivering a babyŚwith the... more...

  • Drives of a Lifetimeby National Geographic

    National Geographic Society 2014; US$ 40.00

    Pack your suitcase, load up the car, and head for the open road! In the tradition of National Geographic Traveler magazine's award-winning annual feature showcasing the world's best auto trips, National Geographic presents Drives of a Lifetime: Where to Go, Why to Go, When to Go . This lavishly illustrated, hardcover travel planner and gift book... more...

  • Moods of Future Joysby Alastair Humphreys; Sir Ranulph Fiennes

    Eye Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    An updated edition including new color photographs and a new afterword looking back at the journeyAlastair Humphreys? around-the-world journey of 46,000 miles was an old-fashioned adventure: long, lonely, low-budget, and spontaneous. Cycling across five continents and sailing over the oceans, his ride took four years to complete, on a tiny budget... more...

  • Primer viaje alrededor del mundoby Antonio Pigafetta

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    As one of the original crew members of Magellan's famous journey circumnavigating the globe, Pigafetta took detailed notes on the geography, climate, flora, fauna, people, and places he visited. This work compiles his findings and describes his adventures at sea. Despite early differences, Pigafetta won Magellan's confidence and remained with him... more...

  • Sailing Alone Around the Worldby Joshua Slocum

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95

    As the first person to ever complete a single-handed circumnavigation of the globe, Joshua Slocum recounts his pioneering feat in Sailing Alone Around the World (1899), an engaging memoir of his adventures aboard the sloop Spray . An immediate success, the book has inspired countless later travelers. Slocum, a master of understating his achievements,... more...

  • A Voyage Round the World, Volume 1by James Holman

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95

    The Blind Traveler , James Holman, was a British adventurer who undertook a number of lone journeys unprecedented through history in their distance and methodology. Not only was Holman rendered totally blind from the age of 25, he also suffered from severe pain and restricted mobility. He was a pioneer of "human echolocation", using the sound... more...

  • Following the Equatorby Mark Twain

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Following the Equator is an account by Mark Twain of his travels through the British Empire in 1895. He chose his route for opportunities to lecture on the English language and recoup his finances, impoverished due to a failed investment. He recounts and criticizes the racism, imperialism and missionary zeal he encountered on his travels - and all... more...

  • Unbeaten Tracks in Japanby Isabella L. Bird

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 4.99

    Isabella L. Bird (1831 - 1904) was a nineteenth-century English traveler, writer, and a natural historian. From Bird's preface in Unbeaten Tracks in Japan : This is not a "Book on Japan," but a narrative of travels in Japan, and an attempt to contribute something to the sum of knowledge of the present condition of the country, and it... more...