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  • Americanaby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    Harley-Davidson bikers . . . Grand Canyon river rats. . .Mormon archaeologists. . . Spelling bee prodigies? For more than fifteen years, best-selling author and historian Hampton Sides has traveled widely across the continent exploring the America that lurks just behind the scrim of our mainstream culture. Reporting for Outside , The New Yorker... more...

  • Archipelagoby Ian Burnet

    Rosenberg Publishing 2015; US$ 19.95

    Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago nation comprising as many as 17,000 islands spread over the same distance as Los Angeles to New York, or Perth to Sydney. Indonesia is also the most culturally diverse nation on the planet and its national motto had to be ‘Unity in Diversity’ as these islands are an extraordinary mélange... more...

  • Arctic Dreamsby Barry Lopez

    Random House 2014; US$ 17.58

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANE Lopez?s journey across our frozen planet is a celebration of the Arctic in all its guises. A hostile landscape of ice, freezing oceans and dazzling skyscapes. Home to millions of diverse animals and people. The stage to massive migrations by land, sea and air. The setting of epic exploratory voyages. And,... more...

  • Around the World in 50 Yearsby Albert Podell

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    This is the inspiring story of an ordinary guy who achieved two great goals that others had told him were impossible. First, he set a record for the longest automobile journey ever made around the world, during the course of which he blasted his way out of minefields, survived a breakdown atop the Peak of Death, came within seconds of being lynched... more...

  • Around the World in Seven Monthsby Charles J. Gillis

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    If you had unlimited funds, an insatiable lust for travel, and months of leisure time at your disposal, what would you do? In this detailed travelogue, author Charles J. Gillis recounts a round-the-world trip he took in the late nineteenth century, when long-term travel arrangements took much more detailed planning than simply calling up a travel agent.... more...

  • The Art of Free Travelby Patrick Jones; Meg Ulman

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 12.99

    Patrick, Meg and their family had built a happy, sustainable life in regional Victoria. But in late 2013, they found themselves craving an adventure: a road trip.But theirs was a road trip with a difference. With Zephyr (10), Woody (1) and Zero their Jack Russell, they set off on an epic 6,000km year-long cycling journey along Australia’s east... more...

  • As Verdes Colinas de Africa [Green Hills of Africa]by Ernest Hemingway

    Scribner 2011; US$ 16.00

    As Verdes Colinas de África divide-se em quatro partes: ?caça e conversa?, ?caça recordada?, ?caça e derrota?, e ?caça e felicidade?. A história que se conta nestes quatro segmentos é a de três caçadas com êxito ao leão, ao búfalo e ao rinoceronte, e a de uma longa caçada, apenas em parte bem sucedida, ao antílope. Para quem pensa que Hemingway era... more...

  • At Home and Abroadby V.S. Pritchett

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    Admirers of The Spanish Temper, Marching Spain and his wonderfully evocative books on London, Dublin and New York will need no reminding that V.S. Pritchett is one of the very great travel writers of our time, possessed of an astonishingly accurate eye and a marvellous ability to conjure up the essence of a place, and of the people who live there.... more...

  • At Sea in the Cityby William Kornblum; Pete Hamill

    Algonquin Books 2013; US$ 18.95

    New York is a city of few boundaries, a city of well-known streets and blocks that ramble on and on, into our literature, dreams, and nightmares. We know the city by the byways that split it, streets like Broadway and Madison and Flatbush and Delancey. From those streets, peering down the blocks and up at the top floors, the city seems immense and... more...

  • The Aye-Aye and Iby Gerald Durrell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.38

    'In the gloom it came along the branches towards me, its round, hypnotic eyes blazing, its spoon-like ears turning to and fro independently like radar dishes . . . it was Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky come to life . . . one of the most incredible creatures I had ever been privileged to meet.' The fourth largest island in the world, Madagascar is... more...