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  • Tracksby Robyn Davidson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    A revised, reissued edition of this prize-winning, bestselling account of one woman's solo journey across 1,700 miles of Australian Outback more...

  • The Travels of Marco Poloby L. F. Benedetto

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1931. None of the manuscripts which have come down to us represent the original form of Marco Polo's narrative, but it is clear that certain texts are closer to the lost original than others. Entrusted with the task of preparing a new Italian edition of Marco Polo, Benedetto discovered many unknown manuscripts. He carefully edited... more...

  • Narrative of Two Voyages to the River Sierra Leone During the Years 1791-1793by Anna Maria Falconbridge

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 185.00

    First published in 1794, with a reprint in 1967, this book includes a succinct account of life along the River Sierra Leone. There is a description of the manners, diversions, arts, commerce, cultivation, punishments and other interesting particulars relating to the Sierra Leone Company. 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...

  • Venture To The Interiorby Laurens Van Der Post

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.53

    Summoned to Whitehall in 1949, Laurens van der Post was told that in old British Central Africa there were two large tracts of country that London didn't really know anything about, and could he go in there on foot and take a look, please? Venture to the Interior is the account of that journey, a journey filled with adventure and discovery, flying... more...

  • "Un uomo è solo al comando ..."by Nelson Puccio

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 57.18

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Straßenradsport erfreut sich in Italien seit seinen Anfängen großer Popularität. Auffallend dabei ist, dass sich die Darstellung dieses Volksports in der italienischen Presse im Laufe des 20. Jahrhunderts nicht an den prägenden soziopolitischen wie auch kulturhistorischen Veränderungen orientiert hat, sondern sich vielmehr über... more...

  • Oregon and Eldoradoby Thomas Bulfinch

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Thomas Bulfinch is best remembered as the author of some of the most influential collections of world mythology, but his wide-ranging interests led him to produce books on many other topics, as well. This fascinating volume of essays blends history and travelogue to unfurl the stories of two mighty rivers, the Columbia and the Amazon. more...