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- Canongate Books 2014; US$ 12.49
While travelling in Calgary, Alberto Manguel was struck by how the novel he was reading seemed to reflect the world he was living in. An article in the daily paper would be suddenly illuminated by a passage in the novel; a long reflection would be prompted by a single word. He decided to keep a record of these moments, rereading a book a month, and... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 11.99
it appeared to me that the greatest and best feelings of the human heart were paralyzed by the relative positions of slave and owner'In Domestic Manners of the Americans, Frances Trollope recounts her travels through America between 1827 and 1830, describing her voyage up the Mississippi from New Orleans, a two-year stay in Cincinnati, and a subsequent... more...
- Melbourne University Press 2014; Not Available
When Jono Lineen's brother died in tragic circumstances, he gave up a comfortable life, moved to the Himalayas and over eight years immersed himself in the cultures of the world's highest mountains. The experience culminates in his book Into the Heart of the Himalayas , a fascinating memoir that traces his solo trekking odyssey from Pakistan... more...
- Transworld 2014; US$ 27.63
Madre de Dios - 'Mother of God' - is a place where the Andean Cloud Forest intermingles with the steaming tropical jungle at the head of the Amazon river. Here can be found the greatest proliferation of living species that has ever existed on Earth, ever. And it is a place which is now under grave threat. Paul Rosolie has travelled to... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2004; US$ 3.99
Ranging from "old faithfuls" to the more bizarre, this is a collection of games for the discerning drinker. Take a copy of this book, mix with large amounts of alcohol, add some friends, stir in some ambience and shake well. more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99
This fascinating travelogue details the visit of author Ellen Clacy to the massive gold mines that were erected in Australia in the nineteenth century. Twenty-year-old Clacy's visit wasn't a genteel carriage tour -- she camped under the stars and walked hundreds of miles with her brother en route to the mining operations at Bendigo. An engaging... more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99
Best known for his novels Tom Jones and Amelia, Henry Fielding was also an intrepid traveler and explorer who used his journeys around the world as fodder for his sprawling, picaresque works of fiction. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon, Volume I collects Fielding's impressions of his trip to Portugal's capital. A must-read for fans of lively travel... more...
- The Floating Press 1913; US$ 4.99
In the days before air travel, journeys to foreign lands were rather difficult undertakings that were usually reserved for the most stalwart of travelers. This is a major reason why the popularity of the travel writing genre skyrocketed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Stephen Graham was one of the most revered British travel writers... more...