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- Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 9.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
Over the past several years, a number of Levantine archaeologists working on the Iron Age (ca. 1200 - 586 BCE) have begun to employ high precision radiocarbon dating to solve a wide range of chronological, historical and social issues. The incorporation of high precision radiocarbon dating methods and statistical modelling into the archaeological... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 47.50
Historians have long recognized the middle of the twentieth century as significant in the history of the modern South, owing to a convergence of social change, political realignment, and cultural expansion. This period in southern history has provided extensive material for scholars of race, gender, and politics. In addition, sweeping economic changes... more...
- 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...