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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
by Bill Bryson
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Following an urge to rediscover his youth, Bill Bryson left his native Des Moines, Iowa, in a journey that would take him across 38 states. Lucky for us, he brought a notebook. With a razor wit and a kind heart, Bryson serves up a colorful tale of... (read more)

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Wanderlust : a History of Walking (00 Edition)
Wanderlust : a History of Walking (00 Edition)
by Rebecca Solnit
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Drawing together many histories-of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores-Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the... (read more)

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Notes from a Small Island
Notes from a Small Island
by Bill Bryson
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Sometimes laugh-out-loud, sometimes poignant, Bill Bryson takes a trip to the villages of his beloved Britain.... (read more)

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing
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Days before the outbreak of World War One renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail to attempt the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. More than eighty miles from their destination, however, their... (read more)

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A Year in Provence
A Year in Provence
by Peter Mayle
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A boxed set containing the first two bestselling volumes of Peter Mayles hilarious and heartwarming adventures living in the Provence region of France. A Year in Provence In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to... (read more)

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A Small Place
A Small Place
by Jamaica Kincaid
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A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John "If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C... (read more)

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The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
by J. Maarten Troost
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When Troost followed his wife to a small island nation he expected Bali Hai. Instead he found an isolated, polluted, boiling hot hellhole. His wonderful tale is both hilarious and thrilling. This original adventure offers enjoyment and also allows... (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 Sloane Crosley
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The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines... (read more)

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Maiden Voyage
Maiden Voyage
by Tania Aebi
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The remarkable true adventure of the 18-year-old girl who left on a 27,000-mile, two-and-a-half-year solo sail around the globe, braving typhoons, pirates, and starvation to return home a woman, and a hero.... (read more)

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A Voyage for Madmen
A Voyage for Madmen
by Peter Nichols
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In 1968, nine sailors set off on the most daring race ever held: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop. It was a feat that had never been accomplished and one that would forever change the face of sailing. Ten months later, only one of 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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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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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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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 (10 Edition)
Travels in Siberia (10 Edition)
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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Way of the Traveler ((2ND)02 Edition)
Way of the Traveler ((2ND)02 Edition)
by Joseph Dispenza
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Dispenza offers essays on how travel can raise consciousness, promote spiritual growth, and deepen life experiences. Photos & illustrations.... (read more)

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The Essential Lewis and Clark (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
The Essential Lewis and Clark (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
by Landon Y Jones
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The journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark remain the single most important document in the history of American exploration. Through these tales of adventure, edited and annotated by American Book Award nominee Landon Jones, we meet Indian... (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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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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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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Narrow Road To Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (66 Edition)
Narrow Road To Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (66 Edition)
by Matsuo Basho
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Basho, the Japanese poet and diarist, was born in Iga-ueno near Kyoto in 1644. He spent his youth as companion to the son of the local lord, and with him he studied the writing of seventeen-syllable verse. In 1667 he moved to Edo (now Tokyo) where he... (read more)

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