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  • Murderers in Mausoleumsby Jeffrey Tayler

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.99

    A gripping journey through some of the planet?s most remote and challenging terrain and its peoples, in search of why democracy has yet to thrive in lands it seemed so recently ready to overtake Across the largest landmass on earth, in lands once conquered by Genghis Khan and exploited by ruthless Communist regimes, autocratic and dictatorial states... more...

  • 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Dieby Matador Network

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    What Are You Waiting For? Looking for a guidebook that isn?t full of tired, lame, or even BS travel information? 101 Places to Get Fucked Up Before You Die brings together the most irreverent and legit accounts of drinking, nightlife and travel culture around the world. Part guide, part social commentary, part party invitation, 101 Places gives... more...

  • River-Horseby William Least Heat-Moon

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 19.99

    In RIVER-HORSE, the preeminent chronicler of American back roads -- who has given us the classics BLUE HIGHWAYS and PRAIRYERTH -- recounts his singular voyage on American waters from sea to sea. Along the route, he offers a lyrical and ceaselessly fascinating shipboard perspective on the country's rivers, lakes, canals, and towns. Brimming with history,... 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 Explorersby Martin Dugard

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 13.99

    The 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 mankind?s greatest geographical mystery: finding the source of the Nile River. They traveled deep into a forbidding and... more...

  • Naked and Maroonedby Ed Stafford

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    What do you do after you walk the Amazon? Ed Stafford?adventurer extraordinaire and Guinness World Record holder for walking the length of the Amazon River?likes a challenge. Casting about for an adventure that would top the extraordinary feat he recounts in Walking the Amazon, Stafford decides to maroon himself on an uninhabited island in the... more...

  • Sailing the Pacificby Miles Hordern

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Solo sailors are widely known to be a breed apart, and here?s an unforgettable book that shows just how wide a berth they give themselves from the crowds. Several years ago, Miles Hordern, a schoolteacher by training---though he had run away to sea a few times before---set sail on a twenty-eight-foot boat from New Zealand to South America, the largest... more...

  • Words of Mercuryby Patrick Leigh Fermor; Artemis Cooper; Rolf Potts

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014;

    A career-spanning anthology from the greatest traveler?and travel writer?of the twentieth century. The adventures of Patrick ?Paddy? Leigh Fermor, Britain?s most beloved traveler, began in 1933, when he embarked on a walk from Holland to Constantinople?the entire length of Europe?at the tender age of eighteen. Sleeping in barns, monasteries, and,... more...

  • Mother of Godby Paul Rosolie

    Transworld 2014; US$ 27.63

    Madre de Dios - 'Mother of God' - is a place where the Andean Cloud Forest intermingles with the steaming tropical jungle at the head of the Amazon river. Here can be found the greatest proliferation of living species that has ever existed on Earth, ever. And it is a place which is now under grave threat. Paul Rosolie has travelled to... more...