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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74
Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World , prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95
The entries in this collection take us to the farthest extremes of travel with tales of danger, disorientation and bemused discomfort; combines reportage, fiction and poetry representing some of the best-known writers of our time. more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57
During the twilight years of the British Raj Trevor Braham spent much of his boyhood in India where, in the mid-1930s, he attended a boarding school in Darjeeling for four years. Dwelling within sight of the magnificent spectacle of Kangchenjunga and its satellite peaks exerted a strong influence upon him, arousing later ambitions. After early trips... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95
Posing as a wandering dervish, Burton gained admittance to the holy Kaabah and to the tomb of the prophet at Medina and participated in all the rituals of the Hadj (pilgrimage). more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95
" The Worst Journey in the World is to travel writing what War and Peace is to the novel . . . a masterpiece."? The New York Review of Books "When people ask me, 'What is your favorite travel book?' I nearly always name this book. It is about courage, misery, starvation, heroism, exploration, discovery, and friendship." ?Paul Theroux National... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95
These 17 remarkable real-life stories are recounted by prisoners of war who used their wits to win their freedom. Their tales of remarkable resourcefulness and ingenuity combine the gritty realities of fact. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.99
One of the Victorian era's most intrepid explorers and writers recounts her rugged passage through the Himalayas by horseback and offers evocative accounts of Tibetan ceremonies, architecture, decorations, costumes, and music. 21 black-and-white illustrations. more...