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  • Boswell's Bus Passby Stuart Campbell

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2013; US$ 9.99

    Stuart Campbell has worked as an English teacher, Advisor, communications Lecturer, Education Manager, and Consultant in the Lothians for longer than he cares to remember. He is now gainfully employed as a mental health trainer for Health in Mind, an Edinburgh based charity. He has previously co-written A Dead Man's Chest, an educational resource published... more...

  • Very Californiaby Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

    Algonquin Books 2013; US$ 15.95

    A fisherman on the Santa Monica Pier. The vineyards of Napa Valley. Surfers in Malibu. An Indian village in Yosemite and the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset. Artist Diana Gessler captures the color and character of our third largest and most populous state. In lively watercolors, sketches, and stories, Gessler shares her adventures on the road, driving... more...

  • Gather the Fruit One by One: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Storiesby Pat Alter; Bernie Alter

    Travelers' Tales 2013; US$ 18.99

    Take some Inca, Aztec, Maya, and Moche, mix in Spanish, French, English, Dutch and Danish, stir it to the rhythmic beat of Africa and what do you get? A zesty brew, expressed in a callaloo soup of language, food, music, and religion. So much passion, so much sorrow. What seems familiar in the Americas often is not. For Peace Corps Volunteers, there... more...

  • One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Storiesby Aaron Barlow

    Travelers' Tales 2013; US$ 18.99

    Africa is a complicated place, and the Peace Corps Volunteers who have worked in 43 African nations have seen it all: from public executions to public celebrations to life in a time of AIDS. This heartfelt collection is the first of its kind to chronicle 50 years of Peace Corps service. Stories range from poignant to hilarious, involve political intrigue... more...

  • Travels with Berthaby Paul Martin

    Liberties Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    The Queensland drug dealer-turned-miner who had blown off all his fingers in repeated work accidents; the Adelaide Aborigine whose Irish uncle, in revenge for Captain Cook, claimed the territory of Britain for Australia from the top of Big Ben; the ex-alcoholic in Tasmania relieved that his bi-polar condition could be traced back to his direct ancestor,... more...

  • The Lost Islandby Alfred van Cleef; S. J. Leinbach

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 6.79

    A striking narrative of a man's inadvertent discovery of the life force that persists in the most secluded of places--and isolated of beings After the death of his father, Alfred Van Cleef--the last of a family of Dutch Jews--learns that he is unable to have children. Seeking the remotest spot on the planet, far from the gleefully reproducing couples... more...

  • American Vertigoby Bernard-Henri Levy

    Gibson Square 2008; US$ 14.99

    This acclaimed, brilliant US travelogue vividly describes the extremes of American society. Filled with a dazzling and entertaining array of different characters - from film celebrities Woody Allen and Sharon Stone, to presidential hopefuls, prostitutes and psychotic convicts - Bernard-Henri Levy describes the US as no one has done before. Part on... more...

  • How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirtby Mick Conefrey

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 10.99

    Ever wondered how to cook a locust or sweet-talk a cannibal? Welcome to the captivating world of female explorers women just as inspiring, brave, and occasionally downright strange as all the Shackletons, Mallorys, and Livingstones. Discover who dressed up as a Tibetan peasant to explore Asia and why you shouldn?t let a gorilla near your bedroom.... more...

  • BoardFreeby Dave Cornthwaite

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    As Featured in the Guinness Book of Records, this is the thrilling, inspiring story of Dave Cornthwaite's epic journey down-under by a most unusual form of transport. Tired of the nine-to-five, Dave decided one day that he needed a change a big change. And so he jumped on his RollsRolls longboard (the Land Rover of skateboards) and broke a world record,... more...

  • Destinations of a Lifetimeby National Geographic

    National Geographic Society 2015; US$ 40.00

    National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of the world?s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Hundreds of the most breathtaking locales?both natural and man-made?are illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature... more...