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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
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
A Walk in the Woods
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Hardcover      ISBN: 0767902513
Published on the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Appalachian Trail, a wry account by the author of The Lost Continent traces an adventurous trek past the trail's natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts. $150,000 first printing. Tour.
A Literary Companion to Travel in Greece
A Literary Companion to Travel in Greece
Paperback      ISBN: 0892362987
In this wide-ranging anthology, Stoneman gathers a variety of responses evoked through the ages by the subtle stimulus of Greece. Arrange topographically, the selections lead the reader from the Ionian Islands to Sparta and Attica, on to Northern Greece and the Aegean--conjuring up the history and wildness, the heat and beauty that have lured writers from Virgil to Henry Miller. Paintings, etchings, and drawings of Greece from the last three centuries have been added to the text in this new expanded edition.
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
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
Motoring With Mohammed: Journeys to Yemen and the Red Sea
Motoring With Mohammed
Journeys to Yemen and the Red Sea
Paperback      ISBN: 067973855x
Ten years after being shipwrecked in North Yemen, the author returns to recover the notebooks he buried for safekeeping, rediscovering the rich and exotic culture of Yemen with his guide, Mohammed
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.
The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth
The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth
Paperback      ISBN: 157131251x
Growing up, Bill Holm knew what failure was: “to die in Minneota.” But after returning to his hometown (“a very small dot on an ocean of grass”) after 20 years’ absence, he wasn’t so sure. Finding pleasure in the customs and characters of small-town life, in The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth he writes with affection about the town elders, seen by those in the outside world as misfits and losers. “They taught me what to value, what to ignore, what to embrace, and what to resist.” In his trek through the heartland, Holm covers a satisfyingly wide emotional terrain, from scandalous affairs in the 1950s to his aunt’s touching attempts to transcend poverty with perfume and movie-star airs.
From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet
From Heaven Lake
Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet
Paperback      ISBN: 039475218x
The author describes his travels in China and recounts his candid conversations with ordinary Chinese people
Night Train to Turkistan: Modern Adventures Along China's Ancient Silk Road
Night Train to Turkistan
Modern Adventures Along China's Ancient Silk Road
Paperback      ISBN: 0871131900
The author describes his experiences traveling with three companions from Beijing to India via Kashgar in order to retrace the route followed by Peter Fleming in 1936