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  • Tracksby Robyn Davidson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 2.99

    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...

  • Farther Than Any Manby Martin Dugard

    Atria Books 2001; US$ 16.00

    James Cook never laid eyes on the sea until he was in his teens. He then began an extraordinary rise from farmboy outsider to the hallowed rank of captain of the Royal Navy, leading three historic journeys that would forever link his name with fearless exploration (and inspire pop-culture heroes like Captain Hook and Captain James T. Kirk). In Farther... more...

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

    Travelers' Tales 2013; US$ 18.99

    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 India1,269,210 square miles worth of democracy patched together from princely statesConfucian Korea, Muslim Indonesia and Buddhist Thailand. Imagine delivering a babywith 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...

  • Venture To The Interiorby Laurens Van Der Post

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.09

    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...

  • The Best Travel Writing, Volume 10by James O'Reilly; Larry Habegger; Sean O'Reilly

    Travelers' Tales 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Best Travel Writing, Volume 10 is the latest in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to... more...

  • 50 Shades of Hillwalkingby Ralph Storer

    Luath Press Ltd 2015; US$ 11.99

    In 50 Shades of Hillwalking , Ralph Storer takes a quirky look at the peculiar pursuit of messing about on mountains and presents us with 50 personal hillwalking experiences. Walking, climbing, mountain biking, caving – Ralph has tried it all, but admits to expertise only in the lost art of ‘festering’. With room also for contemplation... more...

  • Literature of Travel and Explorationby Jennifer Speake

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 665.00

    Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter... more...

  • Kijanaby Jesse Martin

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 29.95

    Ever since returning home aboard Lionheart, Jesse Martin dreamt of being out on the ocean again. This time he wanted to take a crew of his friends along for the ride. It would be a wild and daring journey of fun, exploration and discovery, a rite of passage ? but what eventually transpired onboard the Kijana was something altogether different... more...

  • Planes, Trains and Elephantsby Brian Thacker

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 22.68

    More travel adventures from the author of Rule no 5: No Sex on the Bus, from the intrepid to the downright dubious. more...