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  • Into the Wildby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months... more...

  • The Lost City of Zby David Grann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    This  New York Times  bestseller is soon to be a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, and Robert Pattinson and directed by James Gray.   In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find... 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...