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  • Lost in Mongoliaby Colin Angus; Ian Mulgrew

    Crown/Archetype 2003; US$ 12.95

    From the Yenisey?s headwaters in the wild heart of central Asia to its mouth on the Arctic Ocean, Colin Angus and his fellow adventurers travel 5,500 kilometres of one of the world?s most dangerous rivers through remotest Mongolia and Siberia, and live to tell about it. Exploration is Colin Angus? calling. It is not only the tug of excitement and... 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...

  • 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...

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Tunnelling to Freedom and Other Escape Narratives from World War Iby Hugh Durnford

    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...

  • Among the Tibetansby Isabella L. Bird

    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...