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  • The Silk Roadsby Peter Frankopan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    The No. 1 Sunday Times and international bestseller - a major reassessment of world history in light of the economic and political renaissance in the re-emerging east. 'Magnificent' Sunday Times 'Immensely entertaining ... so ambitious, so detailed, so fascinating' The Times For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found... more...

  • The Travels of Marco Poloby Marco Polo

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Complete by Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa, translated by Henry YuleThe Travels of Marco Polo is the usual English title of Marco Polo's travel book, nicknamed Il Milione or Le Livre des Merveilles (The Book of Wonders). This description of his travels and stays in the Orient, including Asia, Persia, China, and Indonesia, between 1271 and 1298... more...

  • The Innocents Abroadby Mark Twain

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    Known as one of American literature's finest humor writers, Mark Twain took on the travel genre in the series of essays, sketches, and observations collected in The Innocents Abroad. From classic fish-out-of-water shenanigans to keen insight into the differences between American culture and its European and Middle Eastern counterparts, this volume... more...

  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenanceby Robert M. Pirsig

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.39

    Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. This 25th Anniversary Quill Edition features a new introduction by the author; important typographical changes; and a Reader's Guide that... more...

  • Savagesby Joe Kane

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of Amazonian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life. Includes eight pages of photos. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Two Years Before the Mastby Richard Henry Dana

    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...

  • Blues Cityby Ishmael Reed

    Crown/Archetype 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...