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Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey
Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey
by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
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How does one cope with overwhelming grief? Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation levels prohibited the burial of her... (read more)

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Seven Years in Tibet
Seven Years in Tibet
by Heinrich Harrer
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In this vivid memoir that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Heinrich Harrer recounts his adventures as one of the first Europeans ever to enter Tibet. Harrer was traveling in India when the Second World War erupted. He was subsequently seized and... (read more)

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While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal
While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal
by Elizabeth Enslin
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After her marriage to a man from Nepal, Elizabeth Enslin begins life in her husband's village — and discovers allies among local women eager to organize for change. While the Gods Were Sleeping tells the story of her unexpected life in Nepal, set... (read more)

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Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard
by Peter Matthiessen
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When Peter Matthiessen set out with the field biologist George Schaller from Pokhara, in northwest Nepal, their hope was to reach the Crystal Mountain — a foot journey of 250 miles or more across the Himalaya — in the Land of Dolpo, on the... (read more)

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Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China (P.S.)
Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China (P.S.)
by Peter Hessler
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From the acclaimed author of River Town comes a rare portrait, both intimate and epic, of twenty-first-century China as it opens its doors to the outside world.... (read more)

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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.)
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.)
by Peter Hessler
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Nina Sovich had always yearned for adventures in faraway places; she imagined herself leading the life of a solitary traveler. Yet at the age of thirty-four, she found herself married and contemplating motherhood. Catching her reflection in a window... (read more)

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On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads
On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads
by Tim Cope
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Grand Prize Winner, Banff Mountain Festival Book Competition The relationship between man and horse on the Eurasian steppe gave rise to a succession of rich nomadic cultures. Among them were the Mongols of the thirteenth century - a small tribe... (read more)

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Eating Viet Nam: Dispatches from a Blue Plastic Table
Eating Viet Nam: Dispatches from a Blue Plastic Table
by Graham Holliday
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A journalist takes us on a colorful and spicy gastronomic tour through Viêt Nam in this entertaining, offbeat travel memoir Growing up in a small town in central England, Graham Holliday wasn't keen on travel. But in his early twenties, he... (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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Silk Road
Silk Road
by Sven A Hedin
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This vivid book reflects that exciting expedition ¬ the constant mishaps, serious accidents and dangers; the immensity of China; the divergent ethnic groups; the ambitious generals; and the brigands.... (read more)

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The Snow Leopard (Penguin Nature Classics)
The Snow Leopard (Penguin Nature Classics)
by Peter Matthiessen
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An unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas— now celebrating its thirtieth anniversary IN 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and... (read more)

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The Raven's Gift: A Scientist, a Shaman, and Their Remarkable Journey Through the Siberian Wilderness
The Raven's Gift: A Scientist, a Shaman, and Their Remarkable Journey Through the Siberian Wilderness
by Jon Turk
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Jon Turk has kayaked around Cape Horn, traversed the Northwest Passage and paddled across the Pacific Rim.  But, the strangest trip he ever took was the journey he made as a man of science into the realm of the spiritual... (read more)

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Snow Leopard - With New Introduction (08 Edition)
Snow Leopard - With New Introduction (08 Edition)
by Peter Matthiessen
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The bestselling final novel by a writer of incomparable range, power, and achievement, a three-time winner of the National Book Award.   Peter Matthiessen was a literary legend, the author of more than thirty acclaimed books. In this, his final... (read more)

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Great Railway Bazaar By Train Through
Great Railway Bazaar By Train Through
by Paul Theroux
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Fired by a fascination with trains that stemmed from childhood, Paul Theroux set out one day with the intention of boarding every train that chugged into view from Victoria Station in London to Tokyo Central, and to come back again via the Trans-Siberian... (read more)

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The Lands of Charm and Cruelty: Travels in Southeast Asia (Vintage Departures)
The Lands of Charm and Cruelty: Travels in Southeast Asia (Vintage Departures)
by Stan Sesser
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A rare and illuminating look at one of the most fascinating places in the world--a place of tyranny and repression that is also a place of beautiful people who warmly welcome the visitor, of ancient cultural traditions that still thrive today, of great... (read more)

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Lost on Planet China: One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation
Lost on Planet China: One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation
by J Maarten Troost
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Praise for GETTING STONED WITH SAVAGES “One of Troosts greatest successes is that hes not reporting, exactly, not writing as a journalist would, but simply living his life in a faraway place and writing about it.” --New York Times “... (read more)

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Samurai William: The Englishman Who Opened Japan
Samurai William: The Englishman Who Opened Japan
by Giles Milton
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With all the adventure and bloodcurdling battle scenes of his earlier book, "Nathaniel's Nutmeg," an acclaimed historian dazzles readers with the true story of William Adams, the first Englishman to set foot in Japan (and the inspiration for James... (read more)

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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
by Peter Hessler
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In the heart of China's Sichuan province, tucked away amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of Fuling. Like many other small cities in this vast and ever-evolving country, Fuling is shifting gears and heading down a... (read more)

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The Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga
The Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga
by Sylvain Tesson
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A meditation on escaping the chaos of modern life and rediscovering the luxury of solitude. Winner of the Prix Médicis for nonfiction, The Consolations of the Forest is a Thoreau-esque quest to find solace, taken to the extreme. No stranger to... (read more)

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Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure
Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure
by Sarah Macdonald
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In her twenties, journalist Sarah Macdonald backpacked around India and came away with a lasting impression of heat, pollution and poverty. So when an airport beggar read her palm and told her she would return to India?and for love — she screamed... (read more)

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