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  • My Kind of Placeby Susan Orlean

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Lost in Mongoliaby Tad Friend

    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...

  • Avoiding Prison and Other Noble Vacation Goalsby Wendy Dale

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    From salsa dancing in a rum-induced haze and struggling to exercise in Colombia (?the guerillas were using the track again today?), to crossing international borders unconventionally and dodging bombs in Lebanon (?the good news was that they were ?small bombs??), Wendy somehow manages to find herself in the midst of hysterical, adventurous, and often... more...

  • Blues Cityby Ishmael Reed

    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...

  • On a Shoestring to Coorgby Dervla Murphy

    Overlook 1989; US$ 12.99

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA more...

  • Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennesby Robert Louis Stevenson

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    An absorbing sketch of Stevenson’s travelling experiences through the Cevennes Mountains in France is presented here. His various adventures have been wonderfully brought to life in these pages. The journey was initially meant as a diversion from stress of his daily life. A pioneering classic of outdoor literature, it impresses with its colourful... more...

  • The Amateur Emigrantby Robert Louis Stevenson

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    “The Amateur Emigrant” is a remarkable account of Stevenson's nautical journey from Scotland to California. He has vividly sketched the hazards of racial and social class distinction in British and American societies. The work is a testament to his keen insight and perception. A true classic itinerary! more...

  • The Four Voyagesby Christopher Columbus

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    Columbus’ “The Four Voyages” is an amazing memoir of his unforgettable experiences along the ocean’s coasts that led him to discover many lands. These include Cuba, Hispaniola (Haiti), Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Venezuela. In recognition of his astounding findings he was made the governor-general of all the lands he discovered.... more...

  • Unbeaten Tracks in Japanby Isabella Lucy Bird

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    It is a classic travelogue based on the journey taken by Isabella Bird in 1878 to the interior of Japan. She has vividly described Japan and its people with their multifarious culture and lives. The book enfolds her extensive knowledge of history and botany. Moreover, the narration of scenes of the native areas is remarkable. It is a must-read for... more...

  • Wilderness Dreamsby Mike Cawthorne

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    This book has been a long time in the writing. While Mike Cawthorne's life over the last two decades has been mostly involved in climbing and journalism, he has managed to stow away a large memory bank of experiences of his times spent deep within the wilderness areas of Scotland. These eight extended essays begin with a canoe trip down the River... more...