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Silk Road to Ruin: Is Central Asia the New Middle East?
Silk Road to Ruin: Is Central Asia the New Middle East?
by Ted Rall
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Part graphic novel travelog, part tongue-in-cheek travel guide, here are the adventures of caustic cartoonist Rall in the wild and wooly central Asian countries, a powder keg sitting on tomorrows oil... Combines articles with comics chapters relating his... (read more)

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The Valleys of the Assassins: And Other Persian Travels (Modern Library)
The Valleys of the Assassins: And Other Persian Travels (Modern Library)
by Freya Stark
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Travels in Persia, 1673-1677
Travels in Persia, 1673-1677
by John Chardin
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Great travel classic offers a vivid portrait of 17th-century life at the court of the Shah: social customs, geography, soil and climate, trade, flora and fauna, and much more.... (read more)

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In Search of Zarathustra : Across Iran and Central Asia To Find the World's First Prophet (02 Edition)
In Search of Zarathustra : Across Iran and Central Asia To Find the World's First Prophet (02 Edition)
by Paul Kriwaczek
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Roughing It in the Bush (Canadian) (89 Edition)
Roughing It in the Bush (Canadian) (89 Edition)
by Susanna Moodie
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Susanna Moodie was born Susanna Strickland in Bungay, Suffolk, England, in 1803. The sixth and final daughter of a retired dock manager, she grew up in a middle-class family that encouraged the children in reading and in writing. Her sisters Agnes and... (read more)

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Week At the Airport (10 Edition)
Week At the Airport (10 Edition)
by Alain De Botton
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From the bestselling author of The Art of Travel comes a wittily intriguing exploration of the strange "non-place" that he believes is the imaginative center of our civilization. Given unprecedented access to one of the world’s busiest airports as... (read more)

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Food: A Taste of the Road (Travelers' Tales Guides)
Food: A Taste of the Road (Travelers' Tales Guides)
by Richard Sterling
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In this revised and updated edition of Food -- Silver Medal winner of the Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book -- the world is revealed through the medium of cuisine. Join such top writers as M. F. K. Fisher, P. J. ORourke, Colin Thubron, Ginu Kamani,... (read more)

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From Heaven Lake : Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet (83 Edition)
From Heaven Lake : Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet (83 Edition)
by Vikram Seth
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Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China
Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China
by Rachel Dewoskin
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Rachel DeWoskin was a soap-opera star and a consultant in Beijing for five years. She now divides her time between New York City and Beijing, teaches poetry, and writes Chinese rap.... (read more)

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Life in Mexico (82 Edition)
Life in Mexico (82 Edition)
by Frances Calderon De La Barca
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Originally published in 1843, Fanny Calderon de la Barca, gives her spirited account of living in Mexicoand#150;from her travels with her husband through Mexico as the Spanish diplomat to the daily struggles with finding good helpand#150;Fanny gives the... (read more)

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Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West
Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West
by Donald Lopez
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Donald S. Lopez Jr. is the Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan.... (read more)

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Farthest North (99 Edition)
Farthest North (99 Edition)
by Fridjtof Nansen
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"Nansen was the Chuck Yeager of polar exploration." —The New York Times Book Review In 1893 Fridtjof Nansen set sail for the North Pole in the Fram, a ship specially designed to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crush... (read more)

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To the Ends of the Earth: Scotland's Global Diaspora, 1750-2010
To the Ends of the Earth: Scotland's Global Diaspora, 1750-2010
by T M Devine
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The Scots are one of the world's greatest nations of emigrants. For centuries, untold numbers of men, women, and children have sought their fortunes in every conceivable walk of life and in every imaginable climate. All over the British Empire, 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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Sailing Alone Around the World (99 Edition)
Sailing Alone Around the World (99 Edition)
by Joshua Slocum
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The classic travel narrative of a Don Quixote-of-the-seas – the first man to circumnavigate the world singlehandedly. Joshua Slocums autobiographical account of his solo trip around the world is one of the most remarkable – and entertaining... (read more)

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China Road: A Journey Into the Future of a Rising Power
China Road: A Journey Into the Future of a Rising Power
by Rob Gifford
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Travels of William Bartram (58 Edition)
Travels of William Bartram (58 Edition)
by William Bartram
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For years, serious naturalists have treasured their copies of Francis Harper's naturalist's edition of The Travels of William Bartram as the definitive version of Bartram's pioneering survey. Complete with notes and commentary, an annotated index, maps... (read more)

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Desiring Italy: Women Writers Celebrate the Passions of a Country and Culture
Desiring Italy: Women Writers Celebrate the Passions of a Country and Culture
by Susan Cahill
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National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States (National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States)
National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States (National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States)
by National Geographic
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A Walk Across America
A Walk Across America
by Peter Jenkins
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