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West with the Night
West with the Night
by Beryl Markham
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A new edition of a great, underappreciated classic of our time Beryl Markhams West with the Night is a true classic, a book that deserves the same acclaim and readership as the work of her contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Antoine de Saint-Exup&... (read more)

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Surrender or Starve: Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea
Surrender or Starve: Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea
by Robert D Kaplan
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Robert D. Kaplan is chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor, a private global intelligence firm, and the author of fourteen books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us... (read more)

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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town
Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town
by Paul Theroux
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In Dark Star Safari the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he... (read more)

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Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff
Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff
by Rosemary Mahoney
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Rosemary Mahoney is the author of The Early Arrival of Dreams, a New York Times Notable Book; Whoredom in Kimmage, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; A Likely Story: One Summer with Lillian Hellman; The Singular Pilgrim: Travels on Sacred... (read more)

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Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff
Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff
by Rosemary Mahoney
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When Rosemary Mahoney, in 1998, took a solo trip down the Nile in a seven-foot rowboat, she discovered modern Egypt for herself. As a rower, she faced crocodiles and testy river currents; as a female, she confronted deeply-held beliefs about foreign... (read more)

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Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier
Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier
by Alexandra Fuller
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In Scribbling the Cat, Fuller forsakes the oblique approach of her bestselling debut, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, and tackles the Rhodesian War head-on. Visiting her parents in Zambia, she meets a veteran of the all-white Rhodesian Light Infantry... (read more)

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Sand Dance: By Camel Across Arabia's Great Southern Desert
Sand Dance: By Camel Across Arabia's Great Southern Desert
by Bruce Kirkby
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For forty days and forty nights during the winter of 1999, three Canadians, Bruce Kirkby, Jamie Clarke, and Leigh Clarke, along with three Omani Bedu, travelled by camel across Arabias great southern desert - the legendary Empty Quarter. Journeying from... (read more)

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Travels in West Africa
Travels in West Africa
by Mary Kingsley
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A lively and witty account of that journey, an immediate best seller when it first came out in 1897 and every bit as gripping today. Kingsleys complicated and indomitable character shines through in each sentence, as she describes hacking, marching, and... (read more)

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Travels in West Africa
Travels in West Africa
by Mary H Kingsley
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An unabridged republication of the original account by Mary Kingsley of her solo journey into uncharted regions of the Congo. Undertaken when her parents died in 1892, the journey involved a sheltered unmarried Victorian woman in dangerous exploits... (read more)

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The Nomad's Path: Travels in the Sahel
The Nomad's Path: Travels in the Sahel
by Alistai Carr
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The Manga is one of Africa's most wild and remote regions: a hostile and unforgiving landscape inhabited by nomads. Situated in south-eastern Niger, in the shadow of the Old Salt Road, it has been mislaid by the modern world; no westerner had been seen... (read more)

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Sheba: Through the Desert in Search of the Legendary Queen
Sheba: Through the Desert in Search of the Legendary Queen
by Nicholas Clapp
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Three thousand years ago, a dusky queen swept into the court of King Solomon, and from that time to the present day, her tale has been told and retold. Who was this queen? Did she really exist? In a quixotic odyssey that takes him to Ethiopia, Arabia... (read more)

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Blood River Uk Edition
Blood River Uk Edition
by Tim Butcher
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Crazy River: Exploration and Folly in East Africa
Crazy River: Exploration and Folly in East Africa
by Richard Grant
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NO ONE TRAVELS QUITE LIKE RICHARD GRANT and, really, no one should. In his last book, the adventure classic God’s Middle Finger, he narrowly escaped death in Mexico’s lawless Sierra Madre. Now, Grant has plunged with his trademark... (read more)

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The Ponds of Kalambayi: A Peace Corps Memoir
The Ponds of Kalambayi: A Peace Corps Memoir
by Mike Tidwell
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Lovers of fine travel and adventure writing will savor Mike Tidwells richly acclaimed narrative of his days as a Peace Corps volunteer. His task was to help people in the remote corners of Zaire raise tilapia in ponds they would dig themselves, with... (read more)

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I Married Adventure: The Lives of Martin and Osa Johnson (Kodansha Globe)
I Married Adventure: The Lives of Martin and Osa Johnson (Kodansha Globe)
by Osa Johnson
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"books of adventure are so numerous....[But] this one is unique. It has the human quality of a novel and the permanence of social history." -Katherine Woods, The New York Times "Tells the whole story unaffectedly and with a simple charm that is highly... (read more)

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In Arabian Nights: A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams
In Arabian Nights: A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams
by Tahir Shah
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Named one of Time magazines Ten Best Books of the Year, Tahir Shahs The Caliphs House was hailed by critics and compared to such travel classics as A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun. Now Shah takes us deeper into the real Casablanca to uncover... (read more)

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Madagascar: The Eighth Continent: Life, Death & Discovery in a Lost World
Madagascar: The Eighth Continent: Life, Death & Discovery in a Lost World
by Peter Tyson
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Delve into the magic and mystery of the worlds fourth-largest island, Madagascar.... (read more)

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Warrior Princess: My Quest to Become the First Female Maasai Warrior
Warrior Princess: My Quest to Become the First Female Maasai Warrior
by Mindy Budgor
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Only the combination of cultural curiosity, passion, fearlessness, and a set of Jewish parents breathing fire down her neck could lead a sane human being to buy a one-way ticket to Nairobi and face  probable death in an effort to become the worlds... (read more)

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Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood
Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood
by Robyn Scott
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An exquisitely rendered portrait of an African childhood from an astonishing new talent When Robyn Scott 's parents decide to uproot their young family from New Zealand and move to a converted cowshed in rural Botswana, life for six-year-old Robyn... (read more)

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One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories: Volume One: Africa (Peace Corps @ 50)
One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories: Volume One: Africa (Peace Corps @ 50)
by Aaron (edt) Barlow
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Africa is a complicated place, and the Peace Corps Volunteers who have worked in 43 African nations have seen it all: from public executions to public celebrations to life in a time of AIDS. This heartfelt collection is the first of its kind to chronicle... (read more)

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