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  • The Sword of Heavenby Mikkel Aaland

    Travelers' Tales 2010; US$ 23.99

    Any attempt at peace must be attended by a knowledge of self,? discovers writer and photographer Mikkel Aaland, who grew up with a bomb shelter for a bedroom, in terror of nuclear war. At the height of the Cold War, Aaland finds himself drawn into a mysterious Shinto priest?s plan to save the world. Traveling from Norway to the Philippines, Iceland... more...

  • Shop Cats of New Yorkby Tamar Arslanian

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 14.99

    Humans of New York meets The French Cat in this carefully cultivated, gorgeous full-color collection featuring New York?s iconic felines and the stories behind them. They inhabit New York City?s most legendary and coziest spots?the Algonquin Hotel, a whiskey distillery, Bleecker Street Records, and a host of yoga studios, bodegas, bookstores,... more...

  • Great Rides of Today's Wild Westby Mark Bedor

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 35.00

    Veteran travel writer, photographer, and horseman Mark Bedor returns with another breathtaking adventure across the American West. This gorgeous photographic collection showcases twenty-six horseback rides across the United States (with one trip abroad to the great Australian Outback). For each, Bedor offers firsthand descriptions of the people and... more...

  • Photography in Japan 1853 - 1912by Terry Bennett

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 39.99

    Photography in Japan 1853-1912 is a fascinating visual record of Japanese culture during its metamorphosis from a feudal society to a modern, industrial nation at a time when the art of photography was still in its infancy. The 350 rare and antique photos in this book, most of them published here for the first time, chronicle the introduction of... more...

  • Early Japanese Imagesby Terry Bennett

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 17.99

    This fascinating Japanese photography book features over 140 images taken between 1853 and 1905 by the most important local and foreign photographers then working in Japan. Almost one-fourth of the images are hand colored, superb examples of a rich art form long since vanished. The Japan of this book too has disappeared, but author and compiler... more...

  • Bhutanby John Berthold; Lyonpo Thinley Gyamtsho

    Wisdom Publications 2005; US$ 29.95

    Regarded as the "crown jewel of the Himalayas," the Kingdom of Bhutan is the last remaining independent country to support Buddhism as the official state religion. Photographed over the course of three years, Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon transports us to colorful festivals and religious traditions, continuing to the remote communities along... more...

  • Acadianaby Carl A. Brasseaux; Philip Gould

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    In two hundred color photographs of architecture, landscapes, wildlife, and artifacts, Gould portrays the rich history still visible in the area, while Brasseaux?s engagingly written narrative covers the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century story of settlement and development in the region. Brasseaux brings the story up to date, recounting devastating... more...

  • Tourism Reassessed: Blight or Blessingby Frances Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 57.95

    Tourism Reassessed: Blight or blessing? provides a balanced assessment of the effects of tourism on 20th century life and evaluates its significance in international relations. Inspired by Sir George Young's book, Tourism: Blessing or blight?, published 25 years ago, this book places tourism firmly within its wider context. Tourism Reassessed... more...

  • Kavanagh Countryby PJ Browne; Dave Maher

    The Columba Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    Monaghan-born Patrick Kavanagh (1904-67) is one of the major figures in modern Irish poetry. In Kavanagh Country, writer P.J Browne and photographer Dave Maher trace Kavanagh?s journey in words and pictures from his formative rural years to his relocation and dislocation in Dublin, a man often at odds with himself and his surroundings, his peers. more...

  • Beaut Aussie Utesby Josh Bryce

    Hachette Australia 2015; US$ 15.99

    Australia's favourite car is the ute. Beaut Aussie Utes showcases the best of Australia's utes - and their owners - in photographs taken at musters and shows around the country. more...