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  • Behind the Smileby George Gmelch

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Behind the Smile is an inside look at the world of Caribbean tourism as seen through the lives of the men and women in the tourist industry in Barbados. The workers represent every level of tourism, from maid to hotel manager, beach gigolo to taxi driver, red cap to diving instructor. These highly personal... more...

  • Handbook of Research Methods in Tourismby Larry Dwyer; Alison Gill; Neelu Seetaram

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 60.00

    This insightful book explores the most important established and emerging qualitative and quantitative research methods in tourism. The authors provide a detailed overview of the nature of the research method, its use in tourism, the advantages and limitations, and future directions for research. Each chapter is structured to provide information on:... more...

  • Escape to Prisonby Michael Welch

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    The resurrection of former prisons as museums has caught the attention of tourists along with scholars interested in studying what is known as dark tourism. Unsurprisingly, due to their grim subject matter, prison museums tend to invert the "Disneyland" experience, becoming the antithesis of "the happiest place on earth." In Escape to Prison, the... more...

  • Viaje alrededor del Mundoby Martín Ignacio Loyola

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    Martín Ignacio de Mallea Loyola was a barefoot Franciscan friar, navigator, and missionary. He circled the world twice and wrote several influencial books. Throughout his travels he faced dangerous natives and worked to establish Franciscan, achieving many high ranking titles. more...

  • The Travel Diary of Robert Bargrave, (1647?1656), Levant Merchantby Professor Michael Brennan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This is the first fully annotated old-spelling edition of the entire text of the autograph English journal of Robert Bargrave (1628?61), recording his extensive travels as a merchant. This manuscript (now Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson C 799), describes four separate journeys made by Bargrave: his sea voyage from England to Constantinople; an arduous... more...

  • The Third Voyage of Martin Frobisher to Baffin Island 1578by Mr James McDermott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Martin Frobisher's third (1578) voyage to Baffin island was the consequence of flawed logic and excessive optimism on the part of the adventurers of the ephemeral 'Company of Cathay'. Their original intention - to find a north-western route to the Far East - had been largely forgotten following the imagined discovery of gold - and silver-bearing ore... more...

  • João Rodrigues's Account of Sixteenth-Century Japanby Michael Cooper

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    João Rodrigues sailed from Portugal to Japan in 1577, and there entered the Jesuit novitiate and was ordained priest. He met Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the virtual ruler of Japan, in 1591, and from that time became the missionaries' spokesman in dealings with Japanese authorities. He was also involved in negotiations concerning the bulk sale of Chinese silk... more...

  • The Central Australian Expedition, 1844-1846by Professor Richard C Davis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In August 1844 a heavily-laden party led by Captain Charles Sturt set out from Adelaide to head into the unexplored vastness of central Australia. Amongst their equipment was a boat: as well as carrying out his mission of scientific investigation and mapping the topography, Sturt was convinced he would find the inland sea that was reputed to lie in... more...

  • The Malaspina Expedition 1789?1794by Carlos Novi; Dr Felipe Fernández-Armesto; Mr Andrew David; Professor Glyndwr Williams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Among the voyages of exploration and surveying in the late 18th century, that of Alejandro Malaspina best represents the high ideals and scientific interests of the Enlightenment. In July 1789 he sailed from Cádiz in the purpose-built corvettes, Descubierta and Atrevida. On board the vessels were scientists and artists and an array of the latest surveying... more...

  • Day Trips® from Portland, Oregonby Kim Cooper Findling

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Portland, OR. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive of the Portland metro area. more...