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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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From the Holy Mountain: A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East
From the Holy Mountain: A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East
by William Dalrymple
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In 587 a.d., two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. On the way John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist stayed... (read more)

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Mountains Without Handrails : Reflections on the National Parks (80 Edition)
Mountains Without Handrails : Reflections on the National Parks (80 Edition)
by Joseph L. Sax
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What is a landowner’s responsibility to habitat preservation? In the past, owning land meant arranging it for one’s own use, but this in turn generally resulted in destroyed or degraded habitat. In today’s world, loss of biodiversity... (read more)

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In Siberia
In Siberia
by Colin Thubron
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Colin Thubron is an acknowledged master of travel writing. His first books were about the Middle East—Damascus, Lebanon, and Cyprus. In 1982 he traveled in the Soviet Union, pursued by the KGB. From these early experiences developed his great... (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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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, series editor, is the author of Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits and the digital wine series Planet of the Grapes. He has written for the Washington Post, the... (read more)

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Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
by Frances Mayes
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A CLASSIC FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan... (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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Roughing It in the Bush (07 Edition)
Roughing It in the Bush (07 Edition)
by Susanna Moodie
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In 1832, Susanna Moodie immigrated to Canada from Britain with her husband and daughter in search of comfort and independence in the unsettled Canadian backwoods. She went on to chronicle her experiences in this personal, accurate, and often humorous... (read more)

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Full Tilt (03 Edition)
Full Tilt (03 Edition)
by Neal Shusterman
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From the author of "Downsiders" comes the story of two boys thrust into the world of a bizarre phantom carnival--and their souls are the price of admission. "A surreal, scary fantasy."--"Booklist."... (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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Tuva or Bust! Richard Feynman's Last Journey
Tuva or Bust! Richard Feynman's Last Journey
by Ralph Leighton
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Ralph Leighton, Richard Feynman's great friend and collaborator, now lives in northern California.... (read more)

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Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast
Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast
by Daniel Duane
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“Wonderful . . . [Duane is] an ontologist of dudedom, Henry David Thoreau doing aerials on a fiberglass board.” - Will Blythe, Esquire “Enthralling. Duane has an honest take on surf culture, seeing both the romance and the irony... (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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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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Dinner with Persephone: Travels in Greece
Dinner with Persephone: Travels in Greece
by Patricia Storace
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House in Bali (00 Edition)
House in Bali (00 Edition)
by Colin Mcphee
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andlt;bandgt;This is a book about passion, obsession and discovery in an amazing land, but also about the voyage of a highly talented composer and writer.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;A House in Baliandlt;/iandgt; remains one of... (read more)

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Three Men Seeking Monsters : Six Weeks in Pursuit of Werewolves, Lake Monsters, Giant Cats, Ghostly Devil Dogs, and Ape-men (04 Edition)
Three Men Seeking Monsters : Six Weeks in Pursuit of Werewolves, Lake Monsters, Giant Cats, Ghostly Devil Dogs, and Ape-men (04 Edition)
by Nick Redfern
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They sought out the strange. They investigated the inexplicable. They had one hell of a hangover. On an odyssey of oddities that would take them all to the very limits of their imagination (and inebriation), bestselling author Nick Redfern teamed up with... (read more)

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Black Earth : Journey Through Russia After the Fall (03 Edition)
Black Earth : Journey Through Russia After the Fall (03 Edition)
by Andrew Meier
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"That is an extraordinary work is, for anyone who has known Russia, beyond question."--George... (read more)

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Guide To New Jersey's Revolutionary War Trail : for Familys and History Buffs (01 Edition)
Guide To New Jersey's Revolutionary War Trail : for Familys and History Buffs (01 Edition)
by Mark Diionno
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Hit the road with journalist Mark DiIonno as he takes you on a tour of New Jersey’s extraordinary Revolutionary War history. Listing more than 350 historic sites throughout the state, DiIonno has compiled the most complete guide ever to the... (read more)

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