Travel & Places

Travel & Places

Travel & Places

Travel & Places

Travel and adventure, road trips to explorations and endeavours. The world at large can be enjoyed from the comfort of your armchair through the pens of intrepid travellers.
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SHACKLETON: Heart of the Antarctic and South
INTRO. BY DR BEAU RIFFENBURGH    Book Number: 56596
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Ernest Shackleton led two Antarctic expeditions, and died shortly after the beginning of the third. His first expedition was not a total success (they did not reach the South Pole), and the second ...
LIFE AND VOYAGES OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
WASHINGTON IRVING    Book Number: 57493
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People had thought it was only the great distance that made it impossible to reach Asia sailing west from Spain. No one had predicted that a vast continent stood in the way. And indeed, for Colum...
MADRID: A Traveller's Reader
EDITED BY HUGH THOMAS    Book Number: 85626
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First published in 1988, this revised edition (2005) is here in 2018 new paperback reprint. Acclaimed historian Hugh Thomas wrote a book ideal for the cultured tourist. He has chosen the Earl of ...
ON TRAILS: An Exploration
ROBERT MOOR    Book Number: 86022
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While hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2009, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet. How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others devolve? What make...
WET AND THE DRY: A Drinker's Journey
LAWRENCE OSBORNE    Book Number: 86036
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"I am taking a few months off to travel and wander, drinking my way across the Islamic world to see whether I can dry myself out, cure myself of a bout of alcoholic excess. It is a personal crisis,...
MARCO POLO PARIS: Travel Handbook
MARCO-POLO.COM    Book Number: 86242
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With an inspiring full history, bright modern graphics, hundreds of colour photographs, this is a special new travel guide. Paris at a glance, its rich history, art and culture, famous people, mus...
MARCO POLO PRAGUE: Travel Handbook
MARCO-POLO.COM    Book Number: 86243
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With an inspiring full history, bright modern graphics, hundreds of colour photographs, this is a special new travel guide to the mother of all cities. Prague at a glance, its rich history, art an...
MARCO POLO HOLIDAY MAP MALLORCA
MARCO-POLO.COM    Book Number: 86244
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27" x 13" concertinaed, plasticised pocket map which when folded measures just 4" x 6½", ideal for walking, to keep in the hire car and for daytrips. Laminated for durability, there is an extensiv...
ASIAN ABSENCES: Searching for Shangri-La
WOLFGANG BÜSCHER    Book Number: 86505
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"We didn't have any specific plan, just an idea to drive from north to south, into a country full of gods." Translated from the German, this exquisite and collectable Haus first edition is a conte...
PARIS 1928: Nexus II
HENRY MILLER    Book Number: 86978
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In 1927, a would-be writer Henry Miller opened a speakeasy in Greenwich Village with his second wife, June Mansfield. That year he exhibited his first watercolours and compiled notes for an entire...
MEXICO
STEPHEN WEST    Book Number: 87500
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An Agave field with a tree of the richest purple, enticing perfect beaches, palm trees, blue waters and skies, the many ancient temples, often incredibly well preserved with steps up to them like t...
CHARTRES: The Cathedral and the Old Town
MALCOLM MILLER    Book Number: 87643
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With visitors' map and cathedral plan, this excellent Pitkin guide celebrates the superb achievement of the medieval builders of this gothic cathedral, the Labyrinth inlaid in the paving of the nav...
ALONG THE GANGES
ILIJA TROJANOW    Book Number: 87737
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Hindu priests regard the River Ganges as a sin to call her a river at all. She is a goddess, the source of the world, her waters holy and healing and still sold to Hindus all over the world. Ilij...
LIQUID CONTINENT: Travels Through Alexandria, Venice
NICHOLAS WOODSWORTH    Book Number: 87743
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A special omnibus edition bringing together Woodsworth's critically acclaimed Mediterranean trilogy into a single volume for the first time. Combining travel narrative, history and reflection on c...
AFRICAN EXODUS: Migration and the Future of Europe
ASFA-WOSSEN ASSERATE    Book Number: 87697
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Cambridge educated author Asserate is a member of the Imperial House of Ethiopia, who became a refugee in 1974 after the overthrow of the monarchy. He works as a consultant for African and Middle ...
BERLIN: Imagine A City
RORY MACLEAN    Book Number: 87667
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MacLean has known three Berlins - West Berlin, where he made movies with David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich; East Berlin where he researched his first book 'Stalin's Nose', and now the unified capita...
FIGURES IN A LANDSCAPE: People and Places
PAUL THEROUX    Book Number: 87803
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'Reading Theroux makes you cancel your plane tickets and settle in at home instead for a good read.' - Entertainment Weekly. Well since we have no choice at the moment what better way than through...
SILVER, SWORD AND STONE: The Story of Latin America
MARIE ARANA    Book Number: 88120
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Peruvian by birth, Marie Arana uses three contemporary lives in Latin America to examine the history and social conditions that have made the sub-continent what it is today. Leonor Gonzales is a s...
RONALD SEARLE'S AMERICA
EDITED BY MATT JONES    Book Number: 87775
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Famous for his fat cats and wine drinkers, St Trinian's schoolgirls, Ronald Searle (1920-2011) had been a prisoner of war from 1942-45 in Singapore and Thailand and cartooned during his internment....
SYRIA: An Outline History
JOHN GRAINGER    Book Number: 87835
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In its historical, wider sense, Syria includes modern Syria, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine and Jordan. It has always been at the centre of events of world importance. It was in this region that pasto...
SLOW TRAIN TO GUANTANAMO
PETER MILLAR    Book Number: 88456
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Hop on board the railway system the length of Cuba and explore the last days of the Castro regime, a journey beginning at the capital, Havana, which was once dominated by the US mafia, and reaching...
MAP TOUR: A History of Tourism Told Through Rare Maps
HUGH THOMSON    Book Number: 88278
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This highly engaging and gorgeously illustrated history of tourism is a fascinating read, giving glimpses of memorable characters and describing changes in travel and mapping from 1700. Venice was...
DESOLATION ANGELS
JACK KEROUAC    Book Number: 88681
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Kerouac used his 'spontaneous prose' to record the life of the American 'traveller' and the experiences of the Beat generation of the 1950s. This was made most famous in his novels On the Road and...
ARCHIPELAGO: ITALY SINCE 1945
JOHN FOOT    Book Number: 88758
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How did a nation decimated by the Second World War rise to boast the fastest-growing economy in the world in the 1960s? How has a country continued to survive the assimilation of fascists into soci...
STEVE MCCURRY ANIMALS
STEVE MCCURRY, REUEL GOLDEN    Book Number: 86815
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In Animals, we discover a different side to the famed photographer who skilfully explores animals' complex relationship with humans and the environment. Tenderness abounds, particularly in scenes ...
CONQUEST OF THE OCEAN: An Illustrated History of Seafaring
BRIAN LAVERY    Book Number: 88814
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In January 1778, during his third voyage across the Pacific, Captain Cook wrote in his journal, "How shall we account for this Nation spreading itself so far over this Vast ocean?" He was speaking ...
EGYPTIANS: A Pitkin Guide to Ancient Civilisations
BRENDA WILLIAMS    Book Number: 88969
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The Egyptians created a civilisation that flourished for almost 3,000 years and visitors have marvelled at the majestic ruins of their temples, pyramids, colossal statues of long-dead rulers, and t...
ORANGE BLOSSOM & HONEY: Magical Moroccan Recipes
JOHN GREGORY-SMITH    Book Number: 89129
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Enjoy the feisty flavours of ginger, paprika, turmeric and cumin, all produced in Morocco and used in abundance in the country's cooking. To add more character to special dishes, elaborate spice b...
CARPET RIDE TO KHIVA: Seven Years on the Silk Road
CHRISTOPHER ASLAN ALEXANDER    Book Number: 89359
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The author originally travelled to Khiva, a remote walled city in Uzbekistan on the route to the ancient Silk Road to write a guide book. Mesmerised by this little known part of Central Asia, he s...
AND I'D DO IT AGAIN
AIMÉE CROCKER    Book Number: 88024
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An American heiress, Bohemian, world traveller and author best known for her adventures in the Far East, Aimée Crocker's extravagant parties and collections of husbands and lovers, adopted children...
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