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- Eland Publishing 2015; US$ 18.94
With the potent myths of the Pacific Ocean in mind, Julian Evans journeys ever deeper into a world of gin-clear lagoons, palms and sand, in search of both remnants of the fabulous kingdoms of the nineteenth-century European imagination – fed by an abundance of fruits, fish and guilt-free sex – and their twentieth century reality. Ever since Captain... more...
- The Floating Press 1905; US$ 3.99
Any reader who has spent some time with Robert Louis Stevenson's body of work won't be surprised to learn that the Scottish author was an inveterate traveler and world explorer from early adulthood. Later in life, the chronically ill author lived in locales around the globe in an attempt to find a home that was amenable to his ailing health.... more...
- National Geographic Society 2015; US$ 26.00
Addressing the explosive growth in ancestral travel, this compelling narrative combines intriguing tales of discovery with tips on how to begin your own explorations. Actor and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy?s featured story recounts his recent quest to uncover his family?s Irish history, while twenty-five other prominent writers tell... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99
'I will never forget my first sight of the river in Varanasi, from the narrowness and constriction of the alleys, thronged with activity, to the sudden release of the waterfront, the labyrinth's end . . . It seems that all of life has its assigned place on the stone steps leading down to the Ganges. Some are used for bathing, others for laundry, washing... more...
- Pushkin Press 2015; US$ 10.19
Two daringly original works from the acclaimed Danish author Dorthe Nors, published back to back in a uniquely designed edition. Two works by Dorthe Nors, a collection of short stories and a novella, are brought together for the first time. In Karate Chop , a children's psychologist, lost in self-doubt, examines her believed complicity in her... more...
- Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95
Two Years Before The Mast is a wonderful, elegantly written adventure classic that is still enjoyable more than one hundred years after its original publication. This is Richard Henry Dana Jr?s account of his life as a common seaman aboard the brig the Pilgrim which set out from Boston on August 14, 1835 destined for California by way of the treacherous... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 19.00
Find yourself in the midst of a heated battle over a sitcom laugh track. Learn to get away with spectacular crimes. Get lost with the reindeer people in the mountains of Mongolia. In Lost in Mongolia a collection of Tad Friend's most original, witty, and wide-ranging articles and essays from The New Yorker, Esquire, and Outside we are taken... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00
Susan Orlean has been called ?a national treasure? by The Washington Post and ?a kind of latter-day Tocqueville? by The New York Times Book Review . In addition to having written classic articles for The New Yorker , she was played, with some creative liberties, by Meryl Streep in her Golden Globe Award?winning performance in the film Adaptation... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
Oakland is a blues city, brawling and husky . . . Often overshadowed by San Francisco, its twinkling sister city across the Bay, Oakland is itself an American wonder. The city is surrounded by and filled with natural beauty?mountains and hills and lakes and a bay?and architecture that mirrors its history as a Spanish mission, Gold Rush outpost, and... more...
- The Floating Press 1904; US$ 3.99
Robert Louis Stevenson's 1878 travelogue, An Inland Voyage , details his canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876. Pioneering new ground in outdoor literature, this was Stevenson's first book. He had decided to become free from his parent's financial support so that he might freely pursue the woman he loved; to support himself he... more...