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PrairyErth

By: Heat-Moon, William Least

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 2/7/2014

Seller ID: 9780395486023

ISBN: 0395486025

Condition: USED


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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze

By: Hessler, Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 3/28/2012

Seller ID: 9780060953744

ISBN: 0060953748

Condition: USED


In the heart of China's Sichuan province, tucked away amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of Fuling. Like many other small cities in this vast and ever-evolving country, Fuling is shifting gears and heading down a new path, one of change and vitality, tension and reform, disruption and growth.Its position at the crossroads came into sharp focus when Peter Hessler arrived as a Peace Corps volunteer, marking the first time in more than half a century that the city had an American resident. Hessler taught English and American literature at the local college, ... View more info

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Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory

By: Hessler, Peter

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780061804090

ISBN: 0061804096

Condition: USED


From the bestselling author of Oracle Bones and River Town comes the final book in his award-winning trilogy, on the human side of the economic revolution in China.In the summer of 2001, Peter Hessler, the longtime Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, acquired his Chinese driver's license. For the next seven years, he traveled the country, tracking how the automobile and improved roads were transforming China. Hessler writes movingly of the average people--farmers, migrant workers, entrepreneurs--who have reshaped the nation during one of the most critical periods in its modern hist... View more info

Oracle Bones

By: Hessler, Peter

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780060826598D

ISBN: 9780060826598D

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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before

By: Horwitz, Tony

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PICADOR: 11/1/2013

Seller ID: 9780312422608

ISBN: 0312422601

Condition: USED


Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before Two centuries after James Cook's epic voyages of discovery, Tony Horwitz takes readers on a wild ride across hemispheres and centuries to recapture the Captain's adventures and explore his embattled legacy in today's Pacific. Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of "Confederates in the Attic," works as a sailor aboard a replica of Cook's ship, meets island kings and beauty queens, and carouses the South Seas with a hilarious and disgraceful travel companion, an Aussie named Roger. He also creates a brilliant portrait of Cook: an impove... View more info

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Confederates in the Attic

By: Horwitz, Tony

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 5/17/2014

Seller ID: 9780679758334

ISBN: 067975833X

Condition: USED


National Bestseller When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches again this time from a war close to home, and to his own heart. Propelled by his boyhood passion for the Civil War, Horwitz embarks on a search for places and people still held in thrall by America's greatest conflict. The result is an adventure into the soul of the unvanquis... View more info

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Unsavvy Traveler: Women's comic tales of catastrophe

By: Houston, Ram (Intro)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 11/17/2014

Seller ID: 9781580050586

ISBN: 1580050581

Condition: USED


-- A collection of comic and cathartic tales from more than 25 women travelersA soggy bicyclist takes shelter in an Irish pub, only to become the evening's inebriated musical entertainment. A staunch hiker battles a bear with a bag of M&Ms. A flustered tourist tries to figure out Japan's curious bathroom etiquette. These stories and the others in this volume embody the spirit of the intrepid adventurer. View more info

Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America

By: Hunt, Linda

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781400079933D

ISBN: 9781400079933D

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Stranger's Pose

By: Iduma, Emmanuel

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9781911115496

ISBN: 1911115499

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Sun After Dark: Flights Into the Foreign

By: Iyer, Pico

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 9/21/2011

Seller ID: 9781400031030

ISBN: 1400031036

Condition: USED


One of the best travel writers now at work in the English language brings back the sights and sounds from a dozen different frontiers. A cryptic encounter in the perfumed darkness of Bali; a tour of a Bolivian prison, conducted by an enterprising inmate; a nightmarish taxi ride across southern Yemen, where the men with guns may be customs inspectors or revolutionaries–these are just three of the stops on Pico Iyer’s latest itinerary. But the true subject of Sun After Dark is the dislocations of the mind in transit. And so Iyer takes us along to meditate with Leonard Cohen and t... View more info

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Paris in Love: A Memoir

By: James, Eloisa

Price: $5.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC:

Seller ID: 9780812981902

ISBN: 0812981901

Condition: USED


"Exhilarating and enchanting . . . brims with a casual wisdom about life."--"Chicago Tribune" In 2009, "New York Times "bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: She sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. This memoir chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Eloisa revels in the ordinary pleasures of life--discovering corner museums that tourists overlook, chronicling Frenchwomen's sartorial triumphs, walking from one end of Paris to another. She copes with ... View more info

Not Afraid of the Fall: 114 Days Through 38 Cities in 15 Countries

By: James, Kyle

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781942645283

ISBN: 1942645287

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Camera Trails in Africa: A Photographer's Safari in British East Africa

By: Johnson, Martin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NARRATIVE PR: 4/6/2017

Seller ID: 9781589760165

ISBN: 1589760166

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Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco

By: Kamiya, Gary

Price: $6.00

Publisher: BLOOMSBURY:

Seller ID: 9781620401262

ISBN: 1620401266

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Travels with Herodotus

By: Kapuscinski, Ryszard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 5/29/2013

Seller ID: 9781400078783D

ISBN: 9781400078783D

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Racine (Postcard History: Wisconsin)

By: Karwowski, Gerald

Price: $6.00

Publisher: ARCADIA PUB (SC):

Seller ID: 9780738550626

ISBN: 0738550620

Condition: USED


In November 1834, Capt. Gilbert Knapp staked a claim to 141 acres at the mouth of the Root River, naming it Port Gilbert. This site became the city of Racine. During the pioneer years, Racine was dubbed "the Belle City" of the Great Lakes (from the French word belle, meaning "beautiful"). The growth of this beautiful city and its harbor was captured in vintage postcards at a time when people sent little notes and messages to friends and family the way people use e-mail and cell phones today. These cards are like vignettes showing the changes that have taken place since one century ago--a p... View more info

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How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter

By: Kepnes, Matt

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PERIGEE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780399159671

ISBN: 0399159673

Condition: USED


No money? No problem. You can start packing your bags for that trip you've been dreaming a lifetime about. For more than half a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has been showing readers of his enormously popular travel blog that traveling isn't expensive and that it's affordable to all. He proves that as long as you think out of the box and travel like locals, your trip doesn't have to break your bank, nor do you need to give up luxury. "How to Travel the World on $50 a Day" reveals Nomadic Matt's tips, tricks, and secrets to comfortable budget travel based on his experience tra... View more info

Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Japan

By: Kerr, Alex

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 12/1/2010

Seller ID: 9780809095216

ISBN: 0809095211

Condition: USED


The crises--and failures--of modernization in Japan, as seen up close by a resident expert Japan is a nation in crisis, and the crisis goes far beyond its well-known economic plight. In "Dogs and Demons," Alex Kerr chronicles the crisis on a broad scale, from the failure of Japan's banks and pension funds to the decline of its once magnificent modern cinema. The book takes up for the first time in the Western press subjects such as the nation's endangered environment--its seashores lined with concrete, its roads leading to nowhere in the mountains. It describes Japan's "monument frenzy," t... View more info

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Into the Wild

By: Krakauer, Jon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 7/20/2016

Seller ID: 9780307387172

ISBN: 0307387178

Condition: USED


National Bestseller In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter.... View more info

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Inside the Sky

By: Langewiesche, William

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780679429838

ISBN: 0679429832

Condition: USED


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