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Wanderlust : a History of Walking (00 Edition)
Wanderlust : a History of Walking (00 Edition)
by Rebecca Solnit
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Drawing together many histories-of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores-Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the... (read more)

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A Year in Provence
A Year in Provence
by Peter Mayle
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A boxed set containing the first two bestselling volumes of Peter Mayles hilarious and heartwarming adventures living in the Provence region of France. A Year in Provence In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to... (read more)

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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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Bill Bryson's bestselling books include One Summer, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home, A Walk in the Woods, Neither Here nor There, Made in America, and The Mother Tongue. He lives in England with his wife.... (read more)

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The Best American Travel Writing 2007 (Best American Travel Writing)
The Best American Travel Writing 2007 (Best American Travel Writing)
by Susan Orlean
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The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines... (read more)

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Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (2ND 08 Edition)
Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (2ND 08 Edition)
by Eric Newby
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The most successful travel writer of his generation, Eric Newby's account of his climbing expedition in a remote corner of Afghanistan is impossible to read without laughing out loud.... (read more)

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Best American Travel Writing 2012 (12 Edition)
Best American Travel Writing 2012 (12 Edition)
by William T. Vollmann
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In his introduction to The Best American Travel Writing 2008, editor Anthony Bourdain writes that the pieces that “spoke the loudest and most powerfully to me were usually evocative of the darker side, those moments fearful, sublime, and absurd; the... (read more)

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Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (07 Edition)
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (07 Edition)
by West
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A classic of Italian literature, this epic and unforgettable novel recounts one mans long and turbulent life in revolutionary Italy At the age of eighty-three and nearing death, Carlo Altoviti has decided to write down the confessions of his long life... (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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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing
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Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack... (read more)

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The Best American Travel Writing 2001 (Best American Travel Writing)
The Best American Travel Writing 2001 (Best American Travel Writing)
by Paul Theroux
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JASON WILSON is the drinks columnist at the Washington Post, the series editor of The Smart Set, and the author of Boozehound: On The Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated. He teaches at Drexel University.PAUL THEROUX is the author... (read more)

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A Small Place
A Small Place
by Jamaica Kincaid
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A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John "If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C... (read more)

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The Best American Travel Writing (Best American Travel Writing)
The Best American Travel Writing (Best American Travel Writing)
by Sloane Crosley
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Acclaimed writer Simon Winchester brings his keen literary eye to this year's volume of the finest travel writing from the past year. "Full of insights, humor, the exotic and distant, and the ordinary and near" (Library Journal) this collection finds... (read more)

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Travels in Siberia
Travels in Siberia
by Ian Frazier
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One of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time turns his unflinching eye on an American South too often overlooked Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far... (read more)

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Where God Was Born: A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion
Where God Was Born: A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion
by Bruce Feiler
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From the beginning of pre-history, human cultures have rooted sacred stories in actual landscapes, a legacy that becomes increasingly untenable as ballooning populations find it difficult to share their sacred places. Nowhere is this trend more evident... (read more)

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Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago (Crown Journeys)
Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago (Crown Journeys)
by Alex Kotlowitz
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Best American Travel Writing 2002 (02 Edition)
Best American Travel Writing 2002 (02 Edition)
by Frances Mayes
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"It's a captivating literary anthology that can be enjoyed on location or in the oft-mentioned armchair." Publishers... (read more)

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America
America
by Jean Baudrillard
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Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) began teaching sociology at the Université de Paris-X in 1966. He retired from academia in 1987 to write books and travel until his death in 2007. His many works include Simulations and Simulacra, America, The... (read more)

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Journals of Lewis and Clark (89 Edition)
Journals of Lewis and Clark (89 Edition)
by Meriwether Lewis
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In 1803, when the United States purchased Louisiana from France, the great expanse of this new American territory was a blank—not only on the map but in our knowledge. President Thomas Jefferson keenly understood that the course of the nation... (read more)

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Italian Hours
Italian Hours
by Henry James
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'The charm of certain vacant grassy spaces, in Italy, overfrowned by masses of brickwork that are honeycombed by the suns of centuries, is something that I hereby renounce once for all the attempt to express; but you may be sure that whenever I mention... (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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“This may be the best road trip youll ever take—full of strange vision, hilarious detours, and sudden beauty in unlikely places.” -Burkhard Bilger, staff writer at The New Yorker “The ancient boyhood impulse to Get In, as... (read more)

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