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  • Among the Tibetansby Isabella L. Bird

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.99

    Bird (1831-1904) recounts her rugged passage through the Himalayas by horseback and her four-month sojourn amid "the pleasantest of people." Bird's evocative accounts of Tibetan ceremonies, decorations, costumes, and music, along with her vivid descriptions of palaces, temples, and monasteries, offer rare glimpses of a vanished world. 21 black-and-white... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Desert and the Sownby Gertrude Bell

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Born to transcend the social constraints of Victorian England, Gertrude Bell left the comforts of her privileged life for the unconventional ? but thrilling ? world of the Middle East. One of the first women to graduate from Oxford, she traveled to Persia and became passionately drawn to the Arab people, the language, and their architecture. A skilled... more...

  • Diving the World for iPadby Beth & Shaun Tierney

    Footprint Handbooks 2014; US$ 14.95

    Footprint?s Diving the World is essential reading for anyone interested in diving. With over 200 prime sites and colour images throughout, this book offers the ultimate inspiration as well as all the practical information you need to plan your next dive. 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 treasury of detailed information on Muslim beliefs, manners and morals; plus pleasures and perils of the desert. A wealth of geographic, ethnographic and linguistic data. more...

  • Five Weeks in a Balloonby Jules Verne

    The Floating Press 1863; US$ 3.99

    What would it be like to explore a largely unknown swath of the world -- from the air? That's exactly what the intrepid explorers in Jules Verne's Five Weeks in a Balloon set out to do in this novel, an early entrant in the literature describing European exploration of Africa. Like many of Verne's novels, this tale is so richly detailed... 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...

  • Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Volume Iby John L. Stephens

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Volume 1 of two-volume work. Almost single-handed discovery of Maya culture; exploration of ruined cities, monuments, temples; customs of Indians. Short biographical note and 32 illustrations by Frederick Catherwood. Includes 19 chapters. more...