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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Venture To The Interiorby Laurens Van Der Post

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.98

    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$ 46.76

    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...

  • Tracksby Robyn Davidson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    Now a major motion picture starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver 'I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back.' So begins Robyn Davidson's perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for... more...