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The Travels of Marco Polo
The Travels of Marco Polo
Paperback      ISBN: 0140440577
The thirteenth-century Italian merchant recounts his experiences in the Middle East and China and in the service of Kubilai Khan
Voyages and Discoveries: Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nat
Voyages and Discoveries
Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nat
Paperback      ISBN: 0140430733
Renaissance diplomat and part-time spy, William Hakluyt was also England's first serious geographer, gathering together a wealth of accounts about the wide-ranging travels and discoveries of the sixteenth-century English. One of the epics of this great period of expansion, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation describes, in the words of the explorers themselves, an astonishing era in which the English grew rapidly aware of the sheer size and strangeness of their world. Mingling accounts of the journeys of renowned adventurers such as Drake and Frobisher with descriptions by other explorers and traders to reveal a nation beginning to dominate the seas, Hakluyt's great work was originally intended principally to assist navigation and trade. It also presents one of the first and greatest modern portraits of the globe. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France
Encore Provence
New Adventures in the South of France
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679441247
The author continues his celebration of Provence in a new collection of culinary delights, profiles of colorful Gallic characters, and personal observations
Paperback      ISBN: 067973256x
A Mexican dancer and journalist in Rio de Janeiro describes the life and culture of Black Brazilians, drawing on her experiences with samba players in Rio's slums
Travels With Charley: In Search of America
Travels With Charley
In Search of America
Paperback      ISBN: 0140053204
Steinbeck records his emotions and experiences during a journey of rediscovery in his native land.
Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
Under the Tuscan Sun
At Home in Italy
Paperback      ISBN: 0767900383
Applies a poet's sensibility, a traveler's eye, and a cook's palate to the pleasures of the Tuscan countryside, where the author began restoring an abandoned villa
Iron and Silk
Iron and Silk
Paperback      ISBN: 0394755111
The author recounts his experiences in China, as the sole private pupil to Pan Quingfu, China's foremost martial artist, discusses his relationships with the diverse Chinese people he came to know
Cultural Misunderstandings: The French-American Experience
Cultural Misunderstandings
The French-American Experience
Paperback      ISBN: 0226094987
Based on the author's experience and many interviews, explores cultural differences and how they affect relationshios and attitudes toward love, friendship and family
Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History
Balkan Ghosts
A Journey Through History
Paperback      ISBN: 0679749810
A history of the Balkan Peninsula explores the region's political, social, religious, and economic past in order to understand the nature of the recently rekindled, centuries-old blood feuds
Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe
Neither Here Nor There
Travels in Europe
Paperback      ISBN: 0380713802
An entertaining account of a European trip blends anecdotes with worldly insights as the author describes the bleak lands of Norway, the exotic scenes of Istanbul, and the cities of Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Rome, Geneva, and Vienna. Reissue.