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  • Barbarian Daysby William Finnegan

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed New Yorker writer Barbarian Days is William Finnegan?s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life.... more...

  • River-Horseby William Least Heat-Moon

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 19.99

    A Celestial Call to Board For about half a league after we came out of the little harbor on Newark Bay at Elizabeth, New Jersey - with its strewn alleys and broken buildings, its pervading aura of collapse, where the mayor himself had met us at the dock and stood before a podium his staff fetched up for him to set his speech on, words to launch... more...

  • Hot Countriesby Alec Waugh

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    First published in 1930, this discursive and absorbing travel-book offers, as the author says in his new Foreword, "a picture of a way of living that exists no longer." Hot Countries tells of a series of journeys in the Far East, the West Indies and the South Sea Islands when he was a young and light-hearted novelist seeking colour, romance and... more...

  • The Green Labyrinthby Sylvia Fraser

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 16.99

    In "The Green Labyrinth", Fraser journeys deep into the jungle of the Amazon in the company of shamans, traditional spiritualists practicing ancient rituals. At the heart of Fraser's quest lies the mind-expanding drug "ayahuasca", a gateway to worlds beyond her own, to a better understanding of the mysteries of existence. more...

  • The Explorersby Martin Dugard

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    Unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of one of history?s greatest adventures?and a study of the seven character traits all great explorers share. In 1856, two intrepid adventurers, Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke, set off to unravel a geographical unknown: the location of the Nile River?s source. They traveled deep into... more...

  • The Broken Roadby Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

    The long-awaited final volume of the trilogy by Patrick Leigh Fermor. A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk that Patrick Leigh Fermor undertook at the age of eighteen from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. 'When are you going to finish Vol. III?'... more...

  • Naked and Maroonedby Ed Stafford

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    Walking the Amazon : "One of the boldest...jungle journeys ever undertaken." ??Bear Grylls   ?[ Walking the Amazon ] stands elbow-to-elbow with adventure classics from Thesiger to Krakauer.? ??Mark Adams, author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu   ?Totally, completely, and utterly mad.? ??Michael Palin, author and actor]]> more...

  • Sailing the Pacificby Miles Hordern

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Miles Hordern grew up in a landlocked part of England. He first ran away to sea aged nineteen, when he tried to sail a sixteen-foot open boat to Africa. His first Pacific voyage involved working as a deckhand-cum-nanny on a fifty-foot Australian ketch sailing between Tahiti and Brisbane. He now lives on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, where he continues... more...

  • Game in the Desertby Jack O'Connor; T. J. Harter

    Derrydale Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    This book?a reprint of the original 1939 edition?offers an in-depth look at some of the most sought-after game in the American Southwest and northern Mexico. Included are black and grizzly bears, doves, elk and deer, and even Mexican jaguars. Each animal-dedicated chapter details habitat and behavior and includes stories from the author. Based mostly... more...

  • The Mariner of St. Maloby Stephen Leacock; G. M. Wrong

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian author Stephen Leacock gained popular acclaim as a much-loved humor writer, publishing dozens of books in that vein over the course of his career. However, he was a trained scholar by trade who was also quite active in the realm of academic publishing. This historical chronicle of the life and exploits of sixteenth-century explorer Jacques... more...