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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
At the turn of the 17th century, English writer and explorer Sir Walter Scott read an account of a great golden city in South America. He set out to explore the area, now Venezuela, and on his return he published The Discovery of Guiana . He is considered to have greatly exaggerated his findings, and his work contributed to the El Dorado legend. more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 5.99
Livingstone's 1840s expedition into Africa, the "Dark Continent", caught the public's imagination. In 1864 he returned to Africa and all but disappeared. Public interest ran so high, that in 1869 the publisher of the New York Herald commissioned reporter Henry Stanley to go and find him. This book is Stanley's account of his adventure,... more...
- The Floating Press 1908; US$ 3.99
In the South Seas is a collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's articles and essays on his travels in the Pacific. In his words: "For nearly ten years my health had been declining; and for some while before I set forth upon my voyage, I believed I was come to the afterpiece of life, and had only the nurse and undertaker to expect. It was suggested... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Supported by a family inheritance that gave her £500 a year, Mary Henrietta Kingsley traveled to Africa to complete the book her father had started. The subject was the culture of Africa and Kingsley stayed with local people while she learned to survive in the African jungles, studied cannibal tribes, discovered new species of fish, and climbed... more...
- Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99
Soon to be a major motion picture I arrived in the Alice at five a.m. with a dog, six dollars and a small suitcase full of inappropriate clothes. . . . There are some moments in life that are like pivots around which your existence turns. For Robyn Davidson, one of these moments comes at age twenty-seven in Alice Springs, a dodgy town at... more...
The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress; Being Some Account of Steamship Quaker City's Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land;Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95
The Innocents Abroad began as a series of travel letters written mainly for the Alta California , a San Francisco newspaper that sponsored Mark Twain?s participation in his trip to Europe and the Holy Land in 1867 aboard the steamship Quaker City. On the excursion from New York to Palestine they traveled a distance of over twenty thousand miles... more...
- Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95
Mark Twain (Samuel Longhorn Clements, 1835-1910) was one of the best and most popular humorists, lecturers, and writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Twain was always drawing on his experience for his stories and gathering new experiences through his travels. Twain showed the rare ability to entertain both children and adults... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 14.00
Polly Evans?s itinerary for China was simple: travel by luxurious high-speed train and long-distance bus, glide along the Grand Canal and hike up scenic mountains. Instead, the linguistically impaired adventurer found herself on a primitive sleeper-minibus where sleep was out of the question; perched atop a tiny mule on a remote mountain pass; and... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 15.00
Each country - Sweden, Norway and Denmark - is unique, but all three have been bound together by a common heritage since the Viking era. This guide covers the major cities (Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm), as well as the small towns and the beautiful mountains, forests and lakes. The spectacular fjords here are long and usually enclosed by mountains.... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00
The stampeding true story of one woman?s journey from timorous equestrian novice to wildly whooping cowgirl?a madcap ride through Argentina that will fascinate horse lovers, travelers, and armchair adventurers alike. As a girl, Polly Evans dreamed about learning to ride?and in her mid-thirties the obsession returned. Determined to finally bite the... more...