Description and Travel
Visual Adventures for Endless Inspiration
Hardcover ISBN: 9089897070
Many people have the desire to travel with no fixed destination, on a road to nowhere. Martin Kers has captured that longing by photographing desolate landscapes that show a world free from technology and human interference. On a journey narrated by 350 striking images, Kers takes us past the end of the world. In this space, beyond human interference, we find an endless void filled with nature in all its self-sufficient glory. Inspiring quotes by famous authors and thinkers are scattered throughout the book, making it a perfect gift.
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star
On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar
Paperback ISBN: 0547237936
The best-selling author revisits the past as he journeys through Eastern Europe, Central Asia, India, China, Japan, and Siberia on a train ride of adventure, political observations, and cultural curiosities that reveals dramatic changes since the author last visited. Reprint.
In Tearing Haste
Letters Between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor
Paperback ISBN: 1681371863
Now in paperback, Patrick Leigh Fermor and Deborah Devonshire's witty, informative, and altogether delightful correspondence. In the spring of 1956, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, youngest of the six legendary Mitford sisters, invited the writer and war hero Patrick Leigh Fermor to visit Lismore Castle, the Devonshires’ house in Ireland. The halcyon visit sparked a deep friendship and a lifelong exchange of highly entertaining correspondence.
An African in Greenland
Paperback ISBN: 0940322889
Tété-Michel Kpomassie was a teenager in Togo when he discovered a book about Greenland—and knew that he must go there. Working his way north over nearly a decade, Kpomassie finally arrived in the country of his dreams. This brilliantly observed and superbly entertaining record of his adventures among the Inuit is a testament both to the wonderful strangeness of the human species and to the surprising sympathies that bind us all.
Journey to Armenia
Hardcover ISBN: 190790347x
The last published work of a great poet who wrote a few lines attacking Stalin and was shortly thereafter exiled to Siberia where he died near Vladivostok six years later. An inimitable volume, Journey to Armenia is a travel book in name only. Osip Mandelstam visited Armenia in 1930, and during the eight months of his stay, he rediscovered his poetic voice and was inspired to write an experimental meditation on the country and its ancient culture. This edition also includes the companion piece, “Conversation About Dante,” which Seamus Heaney called “Osip Mandelstam’s astonishing fantasia on poetic creation.” An incomparable apologia for poetic freedom and a challenge to the Bolshevik establishment, the essay was dictated by the poet to his wife, Nadezhda Mandelstam, in 1934 and 1935, during the last phase of his itinerant life. It has close ties to Journey to Armenia.
Stories of Life-Changing Adventures on the Road and in the Wild
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1452167664
Chronicles the lives of women on unforgettable journeys, including a mother raising her children on the road, a firefighter discovering her true grit, and an Olympian training for the next Olympic Games.
In a Sunburned Country
Paperback ISBN: 0767903862
A perilous journey into the lethal but luscious Land Down Under is filled with news and knowledge about the Aborigines, exiled British convicts, careless prime ministers, eating snakes the size of catcher's mitts, avoiding killer seashells, and preparing for cyclones. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
The Monk of Mokha
Paperback ISBN: 1101971444
The Monk of Mokha is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war. Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.
What I Discovered on My Accidental Journey to the Happiest Kingdom on Earth
Paperback ISBN: 0307453030
Shares the dramatic story of forefront reptile smugglers Hank Molt and Tommy Crutchfield, describing their illicit operations together and separately while revealing their clandestine relationships with foreign nations and celebrated institutions. Reprint.