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Into the Wild
Into the Wild
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0385486804
A portrait of Chris McCandless chronicles his decision to withdraw from society and adopt the persona of Alexander Supertramp, offering insight into his beliefs about the wilderness and his tragic death in the Alaskan wilderness. Reprint. Tour.
In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon
In Trouble Again
A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon
Paperback      ISBN: 0679727140
The author recounts his experiences traveling through the jungles of southwestern Venezuela, the home of jaguars, assassin bugs, piranha, and the violent Yanomami Indians
Eccentric Islands: Travels Real and Imaginary
Eccentric Islands
Travels Real and Imaginary
Hardcover      ISBN: 1571312455
The celebrated essayist takes readers on a journey to famous islands around the world--including Iceland, Madagascar, Molokai, Mallard Island, and Isla Mujeres--and into the heart of China, in search of interesting cultures, characters, and ideas.
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
The Lost Continent
Travels in Small Town America
Paperback      ISBN: 0060920084
When a native of Iowa returns from England to wander across America's heartland in search of the perfect small town, the result is a string of hilarious anecdotes and biting social commentary
In Siberia
In Siberia
Paperback      ISBN: 006095373x
In a unique and compelling travel book, the author of The Lost Heart of Asia tours a region of Russia that has long captured the Western imagination, revealing the breathtaking natural beauty, tragic history, and vast spaces that make up Siberia. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
The Prairie Traveler: A Handbook for Overland Expeditions
The Prairie Traveler
A Handbook for Overland Expeditions
Paperback      ISBN: 0918222893
Filled with helpful information that was essential for safe travel west as well as a fascinating view of the strenuous life faced by prairie travelers before the era of the railroad.
Baghdad Sketches
Baghdad Sketches
Paperback      ISBN: 0810160234
In the fall of 1928, Freya Stark, a thirty-five-year-old Englishwoman, set out on her first journey to the Middle East. Bolstered by a command of Arabic, a fair knowledge of Farsi, and an irrepressible drive that would characterize her more than five decades as a traveler and explorer, Stark spent most of the next four years in Iraq and Persia. Stark traveled alone throughout some of the wilder areas of the Middle East at a time when this area was gaining new worldwide importance. For Stark, risk-taking was the essence of a life worth living: while never hunting out danger for its own sake, she nevertheless viewed her travels as a way of expressing her freedom. Such views make her essays as fresh and startling today as when they were written.
Blue Highways: A Journey into America
Blue Highways
A Journey into America
Paperback      ISBN: 0316353299
Recounts the author's journey through America along the nation's backroads
Baghdad Without a Map: And Other Misadventures in Arabia
Baghdad Without a Map
And Other Misadventures in Arabia
Paperback      ISBN: 0452267455
A journalist chronicles his travels throughout the Middle East, discussing Cairo's seedy nightclubs, paid assassins in Libya, a mourner at the Ayatollah's funeral, and more. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. NYT.
What Am I Doing Here
What Am I Doing Here
Paperback      ISBN: 0140115773
The late author takes readers on a trip through his inner life and across the globe, in a personal selection of stories, profiles, and travelogues recounting his intellectual and spiritual epiphanies in New York, Nepal, Russia, Hong Kong