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  • The Geography of Madnessby Frank Bures

    Melville House 2016; US$ 25.95

    Why do thousands of African men become convinced?despite what doctors tell them?that their penises have, simply, disappeared. Why do people across the world become convinced that they are cursed to die on a particular date?and then do? Why do people in Malaysia suddenly ?run amok?? In The Geography of Madness , acclaimed magazine writer Frank Bures... more...

  • Zen and Nowby Mark Richardson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Part travelogue, part meditation on an author and his work, Zen and Now is a tribute to a beloved American book and the landscape that inspired it. Since it was first published in 1974, Robert Pirsig?s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance has become a modern classic, a beautifully constructed blend of travel narrative and philosophical inquiry... more...

  • Bad Tripsby Keath Fraser

    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...

  • Himalayan Playgroundby Trevor Braham; Doug Scott

    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...

  • The Cannibal Queenby Stephen Coonts

    Open Road Media 2010; US$ 9.99

    The compelling real-life adventure from New York Times bestselling author Stephen Coonts?now available as an ebook Bestselling author Stephen Coonts?s stirring ode to aviation: a revealing account of his three months spent exploring small-town America from the skies   Stephen Coonts spent the summer of 1991 cruising above rivers, farms,... more...

  • In the Shadows of the Morningby Philip Caputo

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Captivating essays on exotic adventures by one of America's most critically acclaimed authors. With new material from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. more...

  • 101 Reasons to Leave New Yorkby Jr. Howard Jordan

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    The writer believes NYC to be the greatest city on earth but realizes that one day he must leave it. Here are his possible reasons. more...

  • First Footsteps in East Africa; Or, an Exploration of Hararby Richard F. Burton

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 21.95

    One of the great adventure classics. Victorian scholar-adventurer?s firsthand epic account of daring 1854 expedition to forbidden East African capital city. A wealth of geographic, ethnographic and linguistic data. more...

  • Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, Volume Oneby Richard Burton

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    Volume 1 of classic work. 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). A treasury of material on Arab life, beliefs, manners and morals, etc. more...

  • The Worst Journey in the Worldby Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    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...