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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
by Bill Bryson
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Following an urge to rediscover his youth, Bill Bryson left his native Des Moines, Iowa, in a journey that would take him across 38 states. Lucky for us, he brought a notebook. With a razor wit and a kind heart, Bryson serves up a colorful tale of... (read more)

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Snow Leopard - With New Introduction (08 Edition)
Snow Leopard - With New Introduction (08 Edition)
by Peter Matthiessen
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The bestselling final novel by a writer of incomparable range, power, and achievement, a three-time winner of the National Book Award.   Peter Matthiessen was a literary legend, the author of more than thirty acclaimed books. In this, his final... (read more)

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Travels with Charley: In Search of America
Travels with Charley: In Search of America
by John Steinbeck
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Knowing he was dying, John Steinbeck customized a camper-truck and dubbed it Rocinante after Don Quixote's horse. With his dog Charley (Steinbeck's own Sancho Panza) riding along, the melancholic writer circumnavigates the country. This travelogue... (read more)

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Americana: Dispatches from the New Frontier
Americana: Dispatches from the New Frontier
by Hampton Sides
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In "Americana," the bestselling author of "Ghost Soldiers" offers a dazzling mosaic of modern America in all its bizarre and poignant charm.... (read more)

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Endurance : Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (99 Edition)
Endurance : Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (99 Edition)
by Alfred Lansing
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In 1914, an expedition headed by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to be the first to cross the continent of Antarctica. Shipwrecked and marooned for months on end, their ill-fated voyage became a triumphant story of indomitable courage and faith in the face... (read more)

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Bill Bryson's African Diary
Bill Bryson's African Diary
by Bill Bryson
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In the late 1940s and early 1950s after he became a little too saggy to fit into a Tarzan loincloth without depressing popcorn sales among cinema audiences, the great Johnny Weissmuller filled the twilight years of his acting career with a series of low... (read more)

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Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea
Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea
by Steven Callahan
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Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahans dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an... (read more)

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Narrow Road To Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (66 Edition)
Narrow Road To Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (66 Edition)
by Matsuo Basho
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Basho, the Japanese poet and diarist, was born in Iga-ueno near Kyoto in 1644. He spent his youth as companion to the son of the local lord, and with him he studied the writing of seventeen-syllable verse. In 1667 he moved to Edo (now Tokyo) where he... (read more)

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing
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Days before the outbreak of World War One renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail to attempt the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. More than eighty miles from their destination, however, their... (read more)

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Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found
Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found
by Suketu Mehta
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Andrzej Stasiuk is a restless and indefatigable traveler. His journeys take him from his native Poland to Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Albania, Moldova, and Ukraine. By car, train, bus, ferry. To small towns and villages with unfamiliar-sounding... (read more)

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The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
by J. Maarten Troost
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When Troost followed his wife to a small island nation he expected Bali Hai. Instead he found an isolated, polluted, boiling hot hellhole. His wonderful tale is both hilarious and thrilling. This original adventure offers enjoyment and also allows... (read more)

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Notes from a Small Island
Notes from a Small Island
by Bill Bryson
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Sometimes laugh-out-loud, sometimes poignant, Bill Bryson takes a trip to the villages of his beloved Britain.... (read more)

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A Voyage for Madmen
A Voyage for Madmen
by Peter Nichols
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In 1968, nine sailors set off on the most daring race ever held: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop. It was a feat that had never been accomplished and one that would forever change the face of sailing. Ten months later, only one of the... (read more)

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Worst Journey in the World (05 Edition)
Worst Journey in the World (05 Edition)
by Apsley Cherry-garrard
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The Worst Journey in the World recounts Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Apsley Cherry-Garrard—the youngest member of Scott’s team and one of three men to make and survive the notorious Winter Journey—... (read more)

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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
by Tony Horwitz
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Blue Latitudes is an enjoyable and often hilarious journey into the amazing life and adventures of Captain James Cook and his crew. There is no better way to learn nautical history than to bring an Aussie, and a bottle of grog, along.... (read more)

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The Solace of Open Spaces
The Solace of Open Spaces
by Gretel Ehrlich
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A stunning collection of personal observations that uses images of the American West to probe larger concerns in lyrical, evocative prose that is a true celebration of the region.... (read more)

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Falling Off the Map: Some Lonely Places of the World (Vintage Departures)
Falling Off the Map: Some Lonely Places of the World (Vintage Departures)
by Pico Iyer
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The author of Video Night in Kathmandu ups the ante on himself in this sublimely evocative and acerbically funny tour through the world's loneliest and most eccentric places. From Iceland to Bhutan to Argentina, Iyer remains both uncannily observant and... (read more)

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Four Voyages : Being His Own Log-book, Letters and Dispatches With Connecting Narratives (69 Edition)
Four Voyages : Being His Own Log-book, Letters and Dispatches With Connecting Narratives (69 Edition)
by Christopher Columbus
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To present a consecutive narrative of Columbus' voyages to the Bahamas, Hispaniola, Cuba, Trinidad, and the mainland of America, this book combines reports and letters written by Columbus with large passages from the biography prepared by his son and... (read more)

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A Walk Across America
A Walk Across America
by Peter Jenkins
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Chapter OneTalkin' by a Wood Stove “ Stop right there, son. You ain't goin' nowhere in this blizzard. Now sit down!” The huge man blocked the narrow door of the snow-covered country store. I had just thawed out from the heat of the wood stove... (read more)

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Norton Book of Travel (87 Edition)
Norton Book of Travel (87 Edition)
by Paul (ed.) Fussell
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Editor Paul Fussell has brought together some of the best travel writing of all time from the world's most recognized travelers--Marco Polo, Darwin and Kerouac to name a few--and has explored the traveler's psyche from the Age of Discovery to the Age of... (read more)

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