Travel Essays, General
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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