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Bay Bridge

By: Trimble, Paul

Price: $4.00

Publisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC): 9/8/2016

Seller ID: 9780738529707

ISBN: 0738529702

Condition: USED


The Bay Bridge combines suspension, cantilever, tunnel, and truss constructions in an astonishing 8.4-mile-long structure. Envisioned first in 1872 by the legendary Emperor Norton, the project finally coalesced in the 1920s, although initial studies concluded that the bridge could not be built due to the bay's deep muddy waters and the area's strong earthquakes. President Herbert Hoover, who was also an engineer, took up the cause, and the $80.8-million project began in 1933. It would replace an extensive set of ferries and forever alter the landscape and commerce of the Bay Area. Over the nex... View more info

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Along The Ganges (Armchair Traveller)

By: Trojanow, Ilija

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HAUS PUB: 5/6/2017

Seller ID: 9781906598914

ISBN: 1906598916

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"A lyrical homage to India's holiest, moodiest, foulest river. . . .Trojanow is the perfect mix of insider and outsider. . . . It is a treasure of a book, a must-have for anyone spending time on the Ganges and wanting to get to know her better."--"Financial Times""Funny, shocking, and always interesting."--"The Spectator""Along the Ganges" was voted one of the greatest travel books of all time by "Conde Nast Traveler" by a jury including Gore Vidal and Paul Theroux.The River Ganges has a thousand names, and Hindu priests thought it a sin to call her a river at all. She is a goddess... View more info

Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story

By: Troost, J. Maarten

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Seller ID: 6781182407897

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Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story

By: Troost, J. Maarten

Price: $6.00

Publisher: GOTHAM BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781592407897

ISBN: 1592407897

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The bestselling author of "The Sex Lives of Cannibals" recounts his latest hilarious misadventures in the South Pacific, following in the footsteps of his unlikely idol, Robert Louis Stevenson Readers and critics alike adore J. Maarten Troost for his signature wry and witty take on the adventure memoir. Hailed by "Entertainment Weekly" as a "funny, candid, and down-to-earth travel companion," Troost's bestselling debut, "The Sex Lives of Cannibals," is an enduring favorite about life in the South Seas. "Headhunters on My Doorstep" chronicles Troost's return to the South Pacific after ... View more info

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Sex Lives of Cannibals, The

By: Troost, J. Maarten

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Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS: 10/26/2015

Seller ID: 9780767915304

ISBN: 0767915305

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At the age of twenty-six, Maarten Troost--who had been pushing the snooze button on the alarm clock of life by racking up useless graduate degrees and muddling through a series of temp jobs--decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to Tarawa, a remote South Pacific island in the Republic of Kiribati. He was restless and lacked direction, and the idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. He should have known better. "The Sex Lives of Cannibals" tells the hilarious story of what happens when Troost discovers that Tarawa is not the island par... View more info

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Getting Stoned With the Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu

By: Troost, J. Maarten

Price: $6.50

Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS: 5/17/2014

Seller ID: 9780767921992

ISBN: 0767921992

Condition: USED


With "The Sex Lives of Cannibals," Maarten Troost established himself as one of the most engaging and original travel writers around. "Getting Stoned with Savages" again reveals his wry wit and infectious joy of discovery in a side-splittingly funny account of life in the farthest reaches of the world. After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, battling feral dogs, machete-wielding neighbors, and a lack of beer on a daily basis, Maarten Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific. But as time went on, he realized he felt remarkably out of place among the trappings of twenty-fi... View more info

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Following the Equator: Journey Around the World

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $7.00

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 1/26/2013

Seller ID: 9780486261133

ISBN: 0486261131

Condition: USED


Great writer's 1897 account of circumnavigating the globe by steamship. Brimming with ironic, tongue-in-cheek humor, the book describes shark fishing in Australia, riding the rails in India, tiger hunting, diamond mining in South Africa, much more; also peoples, climate, flora and fauna, customs, religion, politics, food, etc. 197 illustrations. View more info

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My Mercedes Is Not For Sale

By: Van Bergeijk, Jeroen

Price: $6.00

Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS: 10/18/2012

Seller ID: 9780767928694

ISBN: 0767928695

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""Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?""--Janis Joplin A journalist's intrepid endeavor to sell his used car abroad results in a high-spirited and revealing look at West Africa. ""Look, there's my car," I say, pointing at my Mercedes in the parking lot. "Where?" a fellow desert traveler asks."There, that Mercedes," I say.He looks at me, questioning. "You want to drive that through the Sahara?"" Jeroen van Bergeijk came up with what seemed like a great scheme for making a quick profit: buy a clunker of a car in his native Amsterdam and resell it in the Third... View more info

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Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

By: Vanhoenacker, Mark

Price: $6.50

Publisher: ALFRED A KNOPF:

Seller ID: 9780385351812

ISBN: 038535181X

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Victorian Resorts and Hotels: Essays from a Victorian Society, Autumn Symposium

By: Victorian Society Book

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 3/4/2017

Seller ID: 0892570636

ISBN: 0892570636

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Duende

By: Webster, Jason

Price: $4.00

Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS: 4/20/2014

Seller ID: 9780767911672

ISBN: 0767911679

Condition: USED


"The music started: two guitarists beating out more "Alboreas. "The women took turns to dance in a frenzy, each trying to outdo the other. "Deep Song always sings in the night," Lorca had written. It was the credo of the flamenco: a rejection of the mundane, the ordinary, the life of the everyday man, embracing, rather, an extreme world - extreme passions, extreme feelings, the extremes of life and death. And it was a way of life I wanted to believe in - its excitement, its danger, the affirmation it gave you that you were different, and alive. "Destined for a sedate and predictable life i... View more info

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Venetian Dreaming

By: Weideger, Paula

Price: $5.50

Publisher: 10/7/2013

Seller ID: 9780671047306

ISBN: 0671047302

Condition: USED


Who hasn't longed to escape to the enchanting canals and mysterious alleyways of Venice? Globetrotting writer Paula Weideger not only dreamed the dream, she took the leap. In "Venetian Dreaming, " she charts the course of her love affair with one of the world's most treasured cities. Weideger's search for a place to live eventually takes her to the Palazzo Dona dalle Rose, one of the rare Venetian palaces continuously inhabited by the family that built it. She weaves the past lives of the family Dona with her own adventures as she threads her way through the labyrinthine city. Art and arc... View more info

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Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient

By: Weiner, Eric

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9781451691658

ISBN: 1451691653

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Geography of Bliss

By: Weiner, Eric

Price: $5.00

Publisher: TWELVE: 3/20/2015

Seller ID: 9780446698894

ISBN: 044669889X

Condition: USED


Part foreign affairs discourse, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, The Geography of Bliss takes the reader from America to Iceland to India in search of happiness, or, in the crabby author's case, moments of "un-unhappiness." The book uses a beguiling mixture of travel, psychology, science and humor to investigate not what happiness is, but where it is. Are people in Switzerland happier because it is the most democratic country in the world? Do citizens of Qatar, awash in petrodollars, find joy in all that cash? Is the King of Bhutan a visionary for his initiative to calculate Gross... View more info

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Traveling While Married

By: Weisman, Mary-Lou

Price: $4.00

Publisher: ALGONQUIN BOOKS OF CHAPEL HILL: 8/18/2013

Seller ID: 9781565123199

ISBN: 1565123190

Condition: USED


Ah travel New scenery, exciting adventures, time alone with a loved one. Truth is, travel can make or break a relationship. Just negotiating when to leave for the airport can be tricky: she insists on arriving hours ahead of flight time, he likes the excitement of a photo finish. But as Mary-Lou Weisman sees it, "The inevitable rage with which we begin each trip only helps us to better appreciate the good times that lie ahead." Or maybe not. When people have jet lag, can't speak the language, figure out the money, or maintain intestinal regularity, they get cranky. And since they don't k... View more info

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In Morocco

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $3.00

Publisher: PALGRAVE TRADE:

Seller ID: 9781850436393

ISBN: 1850436398

Condition: USED


""I stand in portico hung with gentian-blue ipomeas ... and look out on a land of mists and mysteries; a land of trailing silver veils through which domes and minarets, mighty towers and ramparts of flushed stone, hot palm groves and Atlas snows, peer and disappear at the will of the Atlantic cloud-drifts"" A classic of travel writing, "In Morocco "is Edith Wharton's remarkable account of her journey to the country during World War I. With a characteristic sense of adventure, Wharton set out to explore Morocco and its people, recording her impressions and encounters. She traveled--by milit... View more info

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Language Dark Enough: Essays on Exile

By: Whedon, Tony

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 10/27/2015

Seller ID: 9780922811588

ISBN: 092281158X

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Kansai Cool: A Journey into the Cultural Heartland of Japan

By: Whelan, Christal

Price: $4.00

Publisher: TUTTLE PUB:

Seller ID: 9784805312803

ISBN: 4805312807

Condition: USED


In "Kansai Cool," anthropologist, writer and filmmaker Christal Whelan offers deep insights into the clash of old and new, traditional and modern that plays out on a daily basis in Japan's ancient heartland. The western region of Japan is known as Kansai--centering around the ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara, and the sprawling, modern port cities of Osaka and Kobe. Kansai is Japan's "second region" after Tokyo--and is at once home to Japan's most traditional cultural centers and its most modern culture. From the ancient beliefs of Kyoto to the contemporary otaku or "geek" culture of ... View more info

All the Time in the World

By: Williams, Hugo

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9781888173192

ISBN: 188817319X

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In Search Of Lemuria

By: Williams, Mark R.

Price: $12.50

Seller ID: 9780970696908

ISBN: 0970696906

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