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  • Long Way Roundby Ewan McGregor; Charley Boorman

    Atria Books 2004; US$ 16.00

    It started as a daydream. Poring over a map of the world at home one quiet Saturday afternoon, Ewan McGregor - actor and self-confessed bike nut - noticed that it was possible to ride all the way round the world, with just one short hop across the Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska. It was a revelation he couldn't get out of his head. So he picked... 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 India—1,269,210 square miles worth of democracy patched together from princely states—Confucian Korea, Muslim Indonesia and Buddhist Thailand. Imagine delivering a baby—with 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...

  • 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...

  • Marco Poloby Marina Münkler

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 7.27

    Marco Polo ist eine der bekanntesten Figuren des Mittelalters und einer der ganz wenigen Fernostreisenden dieser Zeit. Als Kaufmann und Abenteurer ist er das Synonym für den ?merchant adventurer?, aber er ist viel mehr als das, ein Chronist der Fremde, der erste europäische Reisende, der mit der Autorität des Augenzeugen vom faszinierenden Raum des... 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...