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The Pine Barrens
The Pine Barrens
by John Mcphee
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Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as... (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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Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage Volume 1
Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage Volume 1
by Richard F Burton
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Posing as a wandering dervish, Burton gained admittance to the holy Kaabah and to the tomb of the prophet at Medina and participated in all the rituals of the Hadj (pilgrimage). A treasury of material on Arab life, beliefs, manners and morals, and much... (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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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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Aran Islands (99 Edition)
Aran Islands (99 Edition)
by John Millington Synge
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In the late 1890s, John Synge, in his middle twenties and unsure of his vocation, made his way to Paris to study French literature and become a literary critic. There he met William Butler Yeats. The eminent poet advised Synge to drop his involvement... (read more)

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The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia--A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy
The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia--A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy
by Robert D. Kaplan
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Author of Balkan Ghosts, Robert D. Kaplan now travels from West Africa to Southeast Asia to report on a world of disintegrating nation-states, warring nationalities, metastasizing populations, and dwindling resources. He emerges with a gritty tour de... (read more)

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Travels of Ibn Battuta (04 Edition)
Travels of Ibn Battuta (04 Edition)
by Ibn Battuta
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In 1326, Ibn Battuta began a pilgrimage to Mecca that ended 27 years and 75,000 miles later. His engrossing account of that journey provides vivid scenes from Morocco, southern Russia, India, China, and elsewhere. "Essential reading... (read more)

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Italian Journey: 1786-1788
Italian Journey: 1786-1788
by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in Frankfurt-on-Main in 1749. He studied at Leipzig, where he showed interest in the occult, and at Strassburg, where Herder introduced him to Shakespeare’s works and to folk poetry. He produced some essays and... (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 hilarious and well-traveled Sloane Crosley, author of the New York Times bestseller IWas Told There'd be Cake, helms this collection of the genre's gems.... (read more)

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Italian Neighbors Or a Lapsed Anglo Saxo
Italian Neighbors Or a Lapsed Anglo Saxo
by Tim Parks
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Tim Parks and his wife, Rita, came to their flat on the aging, eccentric Via Colombare in Montecchio twelve years ago for a short stay. There was trouble from the moment they moved in--under cover of night--and it has gone delightfully up and down hill... (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 Simon Winchester
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The hilarious and well-traveled Sloane Crosley, author of the New York Times bestseller IWas Told There'd be Cake, helms this collection of the genre's gems.... (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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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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Travels in Alaska
Travels in Alaska
by John Muir
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In the late 1800s, John Muir made several trips to the pristine, relatively unexplored territory of Alaska, irresistibly drawn to its awe-inspiring glaciers and its wild menagerie of bears, bald eagles, wolves, and whales. Half-poet and half-geologist... (read more)

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La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World's Most Enchanting Language
La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World's Most Enchanting Language
by Dianne Hales
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“Italians say that someone who acquires a new language ‘possesses it. In my case, Italian possesses me. With Italian racing like blood through my veins, I do indeed see with different eyes, hear with different ears, and drink in the world... (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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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... (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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Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa
Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa
by Mungo Park
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Mungo Park’s Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa has long been regarded as a classic of African travel literature. In fulfilling his mission to find the Niger River and in documenting its potential as an inland waterway for trade, Park was... (read more)

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