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  • Earning the Rockies (English, Hardback) Robert D. Kaplan

    A concise and deeply moving portrait of the American landscape from coast to coast, Earning the Rockies offers a detailed and pragmatic framework for our foreign policy by examining the specific geography from which American power springs.   As a boy, Robert D. Kaplan listened to his truck-driver father¬ís evocative stories about traveling across America as a young man, travels in which he...

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  • Atlas Obscura (English, Hardback) Joshua Foer, Ella Morton

    It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.

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  • A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Paperback) Eric Newby

    A classic of travel writing, 'A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush' is Eric Newby's iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth.

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  • All at Sea (Paperback) Tim FitzHigham

    Follows the author's death-defying 200-mile journey in his antique Thomas Crapper bath - not just across the Channel, but around Kent - right up to the tremendous reception and huge media attention which awaited him under Tower Bridge.

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  • Tracks (English, Paperback) Robyn Davidson

    A revised, reissued edition of this prize-winning, bestselling account of one woman's solo journey across 1,700 miles of Australian Outback

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  • Full Tilt (English, Paperback) Dervla Murphy

    Shortly after her tenth birthday, inspired by an atlas she was given, Dervla Murphy decided that she would one day cycle to India. Almost twenty years later she set out to achieve her ambition on her bicycle, Roz. Here she describes her journey and experiences.

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  • Dispatches from Pluto (English, Paperback) Richard Grant

    Adventure writer Richard Grant explores one of the most derided, enigmatic, and fascinating regions of America: his new home, the Mississippi Delta.

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  • Homage to Barcelona (Paperback) Colm Toibin

    Written with deep knowledge and affection, Homage to Barcelona is a sensuous and beguiling portrait of a great Mediterranean city.

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  • The Travels of Ibn Battutah (English, Paperback) Ibn Battutah

    Ibn Battutah -- ethnographer, bigrapher, anecdotal historian and occasional botanist -- was just twenty-one when he set out in 1325 from his native Tangier on a pilgramage to Mecca ...

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  • The Naked Shore (Paperback) Tom Blass

    Saturnine and quick-tempered, the formidable North Sea is often overlooked - even by those living within a stone's throw of its steel-grey waters. But as playground, theatre of war and cultural crossing-point, it has shaped the world in myriad ways, forged villains and heroes, and determined the fates of nations. It's not all grim, though: the seaside holiday was born on North Sea beaches, and...

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  • Venice (Paperback) Jan Morris

    An impassioned work on the magnificent but often maddening city called Venice. This book analyses the particular temperament of Venetians, as well as its waterways, its architecture, its bridges, its tourists, its curiosities, its smells, sounds, lights and colours.

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  • Sushi and Beyond (Paperback) Michael Booth

    Japan is the pre-eminent food nation on earth. The creativity of the Japanese, their dedication and ingenuity, not to mention courage in the face of dishes such as cod sperm and octopus ice cream, is only now beginning to be fully appreciated in the sushi-saturated West, as are the remarkable health benefits of the traditional Japanese diet.

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  • Why the Dutch are Different (English, Paperback) Ben Coates

    A SCOTSMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR A personal portrait of a fascinating people, a sideways history and an entertaining travelogue, Why the Dutch are Different is the story of an Englishman who went Dutch. And loved it.

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  • Walking the Nile (English, Paperback) Levison Wood

    In November 2013, former soldier Levison Wood embarked on one of the last great explorations; to walk the Nile from source delta. Here is his story...

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  • An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington (English, Paperback) Karl Pilkington

    Karl Pilkington: Adventurer. Philosopher. Idiot. Join the orange-headed one as he travels the world and discovers its wonders...

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  • Travel Listography (English, Record book) Lisa Nola

    Listography for travel! This guided journal features 4-colour illustrations and over 70 thought-provoking list topics for journalers to list all their travel adventures, near and far.

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  • Waterlog (English, Paperback) Roger Deakin

    Roger Deakin set out in 1996 to swim through the British Isles. Encompassing cultural history, autobiography, travel writing and natural history, this title is a personal journey, a bold assertion of the native swimmer's right to roam, and a celebration of the magic of water.

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  • America (English, Paperback) Jean Baudrillard

    New edition of this classic study of the US, with a new introduction by Geoff Dyer.

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  • Travels into Bokhara (English, Paperback) Sir Alexander Burnes

    The author has travelled up the Indus to Lahore and to the Khanates of Afghanistan and Central Asia in the 1830s, spying on behalf of the British Government in what was to become known as the Great Game. This title provides an account his travels.

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  • Concretopia (Paperback) John Grindrod

    Was Britain's postwar rebuilding the height of midcentury chic or the concrete embodiment of Crap Towns? Gindrod set out on a journey across the country to find out. This is a story of dazzling space-age optimism, ingenuity and helipads, tempered by protests, deadly collapses and scandals that shook the government, and will change the way you look at Arndale Centres, tower blocks and concrete...

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