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Adventure

  • The Bird Man and the Lap Dancerby Eric Hansen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 15.95

    Eric Hansen survives a cyclone on a boat off the Australian coast, cradles a dying man in Calcutta, and drinks mind-altering kava in Vanuatu. He helps a widower search for his wife's wedding ring amid plane-crash wreckage in Borneo and accompanies topless dancers on a bird-watching expedition in California. From the Maldives to Sacramento, from Cannes... more...

  • Orchid Feverby Eric Hansen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 16.00

    The acclaimed author of  Motoring with Mohammed  brings us a compelling adventure into the remarkable world of the orchid and the impossibly bizarre array of international characters who dedicte their lives to it. The orchid is used for everything from medicine for elephants to an aphrodisiac ice cream. A Malaysian species can grow to weigh half a... more...

  • Atlas Obscuraby Joshua Foer; Dylan Thuras; Ella Morton

    Workman Publishing Company 2016; US$ 35.00

    A one-of-a-kind gift book celebrating the world's most wondrous and unusual places - from macabre museums to magical natural phenomena - in all corners of the globe. more...

  • Gap Year Adventuresby Tamsin King

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2016; US$ 5.99

    Gap years are bursting with possibility, begging to be filled with new experiences and unforgettable moments. But how do you make the most of your time out? This handy guide is packed with exciting and creative ideas. Whether you?re in search of a thrilling outdoor activity or a spiritual awakening, here?s how to make it truly memorable. more...

  • Out on the Landby Ray Mears; Lars Fält

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    'Fifty years into my life journey I realise that, while I love remote wild places and the peoples I meet there, it is in forests that I find the greatest joy. Of all the forests that I have explored, it is the great circumpolar Boreal forest of the North that calls to me most. Here is a landscape where bush knowledge really counts and where experience... more...

  • Les seigneurs d'Aryanaby Jean Bourgeois; Roger Frison-Roche

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    À la rencontre d?un monde millénaire décimé par les décennies de guerre Afghanistan, mai 1968. Jean et Danielle Bourgeois parviennent, après de longues semaines de recherches, à approcher une caravane de nomades pachtouns. Au péril de leur vie, car ils ont rencontré de farouches contrebandiers, ils réussissent à se faire accepter et à les accompagner... more...

  • By Thumb, Hoof and Wheelby Prabhu Ghate

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 6.99

    Prabhu Ghate takes us off the beaten track on selected journeys in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Antarctica, and shows us that you don't have to be rich to travel simply, or even young for that matter ? just young at heart, empathetic, and curious. The book should stimulate interest in a variety of trips in our extended neighbourhood, and in the... more...

  • Mississippi Odysseyby Chris Markham

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 4.99

    Since his teens, Chris Markham?s hitchhiking thumb has carried him into adventures across America. His first book, Mississippi Odyssey , is a journal of his experiences hitchhiking boat rides down the Mississippi River.   more...

  • Great Rides of Today's Wild Westby Mark Bedor

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 35.00

    Veteran travel writer, photographer, and horseman Mark Bedor returns with another breathtaking adventure across the American West. This gorgeous photographic collection showcases twenty-six horseback rides across the United States (with one trip abroad to the great Australian Outback). For each, Bedor offers firsthand descriptions of the people and... more...

  • Under the Starsby Dan White

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 28.99

    ?The definitive book on camping in America. . . . A passionate, witty, and deeply engaging examination of why humans venture into the wild.? ? Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild From the Sierras to the Adirondacks and the Everglades, Dan White travels the nation to experience firsthand?and sometimes face first?how the American wilderness transformed... more...