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Entrez: Signs of France

By: Aciman, Andre

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ARTISAN:

Seller ID: 9781579651701

ISBN: 1579651704

Condition: USED

The signs of France are a gateway into a country proud of its artistic heritage--a past that reveals itself in every nuance of daily life. Steven Rothfeld has been recording these images for decades, capturing the milky cornflower blues and faded yellows, the hand-lettered, the neatly printed, even signs made from blown glass and wooden carvings. Their uniqueness and the beauty and sensibility of these signs reflect the visual sense of identity that is France. Rothfeld's gallery is accompanied by acclaimed author Andre Aciman's text, transporting the reader fully to another world. View more info

Hindoo Holiday: An Indian Journal

By: Ackerley, J.R.

Price: $4.00

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0140095071

ISBN: 0140095071

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Turn RIght at Machu Picchu

By: Adams, Mark

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PLUME: 8/12/2016

Seller ID: 9780452297982

ISBN: 0452297982

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What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and "discovered" Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer's perilous path in search of the truth--except he'd written about adventure far more than he'd actually lived it. In fact, he'd never even slept in a tent."Turn Right at Machu Picchu" is Adams' fascinat... View more info

Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great Ame

By: Adams, Mark

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9781101985120

ISBN: 1101985127

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Green Hills of Africa

By: Africa/Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $5.50

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 1/11/2015

Seller ID: 9780684801292

ISBN: 0684801299

Condition: USED

His second major venture into nonfiction (after "Death in the Afternoon, " 1932), "Green Hills of Africa" is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known interest in -- and fascination with -- big-game hunting is magnificently captured in this evocative account of his trip. In examining the poetic grace of the chase, and the ferocity of the kill, Hemingway also looks inward, seeking to explain the lure of the hunt and the primal undercurrent that comes alive ... View more info

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My Invented Country

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $9.00

Publisher: 9/19/2014

Seller ID: 006054564X

ISBN: 006054564X

Condition: USED

Isabel Allende's first memory of Chile is of a house she never knew. The "large old house" on the Calle Cueto, where her mother was born and which her grandfather evoked so frequently that Isabel felt as if she had lived there, became the protagonist of her first novel, The House of the Spirits. It appears again at the beginning of Allende's playful, seductively compelling memoir My Invented Country, and leads us into this gifted writer's world.Here are the almost mythic figures of a Chilean family -- grandparents and great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends -- with whom readers of... View more info

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Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide

By: Allison, Peter

Price: $7.00

Publisher: LYONS PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780762796472

ISBN: 0762796472

Condition: USED

A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: "only food runs " "With a new introduction and new material from the author" In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide's-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world's fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves... View more info

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Dreamkeppers: A Spirit-Journey into Aboriginal Australia

By: Arden, Harvey

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 11/10/2015

Seller ID: 9780060925802

ISBN: 0060925809

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Cast a aside all things familiar and join Harvey Arden on an extraordinary spirit-journey into the minds, hearts, and dreams of australia's aboriginal peoples, custodians of the oldest culture on earth. Through haunting photographs and an exquisitely crafted narrative, dreamkeepers brings to life a world where aboriginal "Dreamtime Ancestors" -- the rainbow snake, the lightning brothers, and the mysterious wandjina, or cloud-beings-still sustain the visionary belief system of a proud ancient, and gifted people. View more info

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Walking Home: A Poet's Journey

By: Armitage, Simon

Price: $7.50

Publisher: LIVERIGHT:

Seller ID: 9780871407436

ISBN: 0871407434

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The wandering poet has always been a feature of our cultural imagination. Odysseus journeys home, his famous flair for storytelling seducing friend and foe. The Romantic poets tramped all over the Lake District searching for inspiration. Now Simon Armitage, with equal parts enthusiasm and trepidation, as well as a wry humor all his own, has taken on Britain's version of our Appalachian Trail: the Pennine Way. Walking "the backbone of England" by day (accompanied by friends, family, strangers, dogs, the unpredictable English weather, and a backpack full of Mars Bars), each evening he gives a po... View more info

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Isolarion: A Different Oxford Journey

By: Attlee, James

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 2/9/2016

Seller ID: 9780226030944

ISBN: 0226030946

Condition: USED

Through the centuries, people from all walks of life have heard the siren call of a pilgrimage, the lure to journey away from the familiar in search of understanding. But is a pilgrimage even possible these days for city-dwellers enmeshed in the pressures of work and family life? Or is there a way to be a pilgrim without leaving one's life behind? James Attlee answers these questions with "Isolarion," a thoughtful, streetwise, and personal account of his pilgrimage to a place he thought he already knew--the Cowley Road in Oxford, right outside his door. "Isolarion" takes its title from ... View more info

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The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-La

By: Balf, Todd

Price: $5.50

Publisher: 10/6/2012

Seller ID: 9780609606254

ISBN: 0609606255

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It was the ultimate whitewater adventure on the Mount Everest of rivers, and the biggest challenge of their lives.... October 1998 an American whitewater paddling team traveled deep into the Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet to run the Yarlung Tsangpo, known in paddling circles as the "Everest of rivers." On Day 12 of that trip, the team's ace paddler, one of four kayakers on the river, launched off an eight-foot waterfall and flipped. He and his overturned kayak spilled into the heart of the thunderous "freight training" river and were swept downstream, never to be seen again. The Last River: Th... View more info

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City Lights Stories About New York

By: Barry, Dan

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Publisher: GRIFFIN:

Seller ID: 9780312538910

ISBN: 031253891X

Condition: USED

With a poet's clear eye and a journalist's curiosity about how a city works, Dan Barry shows us New York as no other writer has seen it. Evocative, intimate, piercing, and often funny, the essays in "City Lights" capture everyday life in the city at its most ordinary and extraordinary. Wandering the city as a columnist for "The New York Times," Barry visits the denizens of the Fulton Fish Market on the eve of its closing; journeys with an obsessed guide through the secret underground of abandoned subway stops, tunnels, and aqueducts; touches down in bars, hospitals, churches, diners, pools... View more info

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In My Home There Is No More Sorrow: Ten Days in Rawanda

By: Bass, Rick

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MCSWEENEYS: 2/5/2014

Seller ID: 9781936365999

ISBN: 1936365995

Condition: USED

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By: Baudrillard, Jean

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 1/21/2012

Seller ID: 9780860919780

ISBN: 0860919781

Condition: USED

In this, his most accessible and evocative book, France's leading philosopher of postmodernism takes to the freeways in a collection of traveler's tales from the land of hyperreality. View more info

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Most Beautiful Walk In The World. A Pedestrian in Paris

By: Baxter, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PERENNIAL: 7/22/2013

Seller ID: 9780061998546

ISBN: 0061998540

Condition: USED

Thrust into the unlikely role of professional "literary walking tour" guide, an expat writer provides the most irresistibly witty and revealing tour of Paris in years.In this enchanting memoir, acclaimed author and long- time Paris resident John Baxter remembers his yearlong experience of giving "literary walking tours" through the city. Baxter sets off with unsuspecting tourists in tow on the trail of Paris's legendary artists and writers of the past. Along the way, he tells the history of Paris through a brilliant cast of characters: the favorite cafes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fit... View more info

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Voyage of the Cormorant

By: Beamish, Christian

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Seller ID: 9780980122763

ISBN: 0980122767

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Christian Beamish, a former editor at The Surfer's Journal, envisioned a low-tech, self-reliant exploration for surf along the coast of North America, using primarily clothes and instruments available to his ancestors, and the 18-foot boat he would build by hand in his garage. How the vision met reality - and how the two came to shape each other - places Voyage of the Cormorant in the great American tradition of tales of life at sea, and what it has to teach us. View more info

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In the Spirit of The Hamptons (Icons)

By: Bensimon, Kelly Killoren

Price: $30.00

Publisher: ASSOULINE:

Seller ID: 9781614281399

ISBN: 1614281394

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Ultimate Journey: Retracing the Path of an Ancient Buddhist Monk Who Crossed Asi

By: Bernstein, Richard

Price: $4.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 1/12/2014

Seller ID: 9780679781578

ISBN: 0679781579

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In 629, the revered Buddhist monk Hsuan Tsang set out across Asia in search of the Ultimate Truth, and to settle what he called "the perplexities of my mind." From the Tang dynasty capital at Xian through ancient Silk Road oases, over forbidding mountain passes to Tashkent, Samarkand, and the Amu-Darya River, across Pakistan to the holiest cities of India-and back again-his sixteen-year journey was beset with every hardship imaginable. Pilgrimage complete, Hsuan Tsang wrote an account of his trek that is still considered one of the classics of Chinese literature. In 1998, Richard Bernstein... View more info

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Best American Travel Writing 2018

By: Best American

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9781328497697

ISBN: 1328497690

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Serpent in Paradise

By: Birkett, Dea

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780385488716

ISBN: 0385488718

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