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Kon Tiki ((Rev)84 Edition)
Kon Tiki ((Rev)84 Edition)
by Thor Heyerdahl
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Now a major motion picture, Kon-Tiki is the record of Thor Heyerdahl’s astonishing three-month voyage across the Pacific. Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure—a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by... (read more)

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The Journals of Captain Cook
The Journals of Captain Cook
by James R. Cook
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The writings of a first-rate scientist and daring adventurer, and a major inspiration for Elizabeth Gilberts bestselling novel The Signature of All Things   John Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In... (read more)

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Travels
Travels
by Michael Crichton
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Michael Crichton has sold over 200 million books, which have been translated into thirty-six languages; thirteen of his books have been made into films. His novels include Next, State of Fear, Timeline, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain. Also... (read more)

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A Voyage for Madmen
A Voyage for Madmen
by Peter Nichols
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“A haunting story...[that] succeeds on the grandest scale.” The... (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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A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (Penguin English Library)
A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (Penguin English Library)
by Samuel Johnson
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"I mentioned our design to Voltaire," wrote Boswell. "He looked at me as if I had talked of going to the North Pole …" As it turned out, Johnson enjoyed their Scottish journey (although the land was not quite so wild and barbaric as perhaps he had... (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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Sheikh Ibn Battuta (1304-77) left his native Tangier on a pilgrimage to Mecca, and over the next 27 years, managed to visit the lands of every Muslim ruler of his time. Lee (Arabic, U. of Cambridge) selected from abridged manuscript copies of his... (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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Travels in Siberia
Travels in Siberia
by Ian Frazier
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New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Boston Globe Best Book of 2010 A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of 2010 A San Francisco Chronicle Top 10 Books of 2010 A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Kansas City Star 100 Best Books of... (read more)

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Travels in Alaska (98 Edition)
Travels in Alaska (98 Edition)
by John Muir
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This book describes Alaska in the late nineteenth century and Muir's early adventures in an untamed land of glaciers and northern lights.... (read more)

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Bitter Lemons
Bitter Lemons
by Lawrence Durrell
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The history of Cyprus offers a reflection of larger world history. Coveted by a succession of foreign powers, it has been repeatedly occupied: the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, crusaders, Venetians, Genoese, Ottomans, and British have all left... (read more)

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The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
by Eric Weiner
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Eric Weiner takes an entertaining romp around the world in search of geographical happiness, and I was willingly taken along for the ride. His self-professed Eeyore-centric take on the world and his grumpy wit made his discourse all the more fun. Highly... (read more)

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Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Blue (06 Edition)
Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Blue (06 Edition)
by Bowles
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Paul Bowles was born in Queens, New York, in 1910. He began his travels as a teenager, setting off for Paris, telling no one of his plans. In 1930 he visited Morocco for the first time, with Aaron Copland, with whom he was studying music. His early... (read more)

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New Voyage to Carolina
New Voyage to Carolina
by John Lawson
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John Lawson (1674? - 1711) was a British explorer, naturalist and writer. He played an important role in the history of colonial North Carolina, publicizing his expeditions in a book, and founding two settlements.... (read more)

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Domestic Manners of the Americans
Domestic Manners of the Americans
by Frances Mi Trollope
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Frances Trollope, mother of the Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope, write some 40 books, including novels dealing with social issues. She is best known today for this account, first published in 1832, of American life and culture. This is an... (read more)

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Colossus of Maroussi (2ND 10 Edition)
Colossus of Maroussi (2ND 10 Edition)
by Henry Miller
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This book about Greece, by the author of Tropic of Cancerand Tropic of Capricornis incandescent with his feeling for a great people and their past.... (read more)

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36 Views of Mount Fuji: on Finding Myself in Japan (06 Edition)
36 Views of Mount Fuji: on Finding Myself in Japan (06 Edition)
by Cathy Davidson
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By turns candid, witty, and poignant, 36 Views of Mount Fuji is an American professor's much-praised memoir about her experiences of Japan and the Japanese.... (read more)

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Bill Bryson's African Diary
Bill Bryson's African Diary
by Bill Bryson
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“Bryson is one of the funniest travel writers in the business.” -- The Globe and Mail “Bryson has become an enormously popular travel writer by coming off as the most literate tour guide youve ever had.” -- The New York Times... (read more)

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Defining Travel : Diverse Visions (01 Edition)
Defining Travel : Diverse Visions (01 Edition)
by Roberson
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Susan L. Roberson, an assistant professor of English at Alabama State University in Montgomery, is the editor of Women, America, and Movement: Narratives of Relocation and author of Emerson in His Sermons: A Man-Made Self.... (read more)

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The Best American Travel Writing 2004 (Best American Travel Writing)
The Best American Travel Writing 2004 (Best American Travel Writing)
by Pico Iyer
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"This dizzying collection proves that travel writing goes far beyond the romance and adventure most readers associate with the genre. . ." Publishers... (read more)

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