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Men in My Country

By: Abildskov, Marilyn

Price: $4.00

Publisher: UNIV OF IOWA PR:

Seller ID: 9780877459040

ISBN: 0877459045

Condition: USED


In the early 1990s, at the watershed age of thirty, Marilyn Abildskov decided she needed to start over. She accepted an offer to move from Utah to Matsumoto, Japan, to teach English to junior high school students. "All I knew is that I had to get away and when I stared at my name on the Japanese contract, the squiggles of katakana, my name typed in English sturdily beneath, I liked how it looked. As if it--as if I--were translated, transformed, emerging now as someone new." "The Men in My Country" is the story of an American woman living and loving in Japan. Satisfied at first to observe h... View more info

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Entrez: Signs of France

By: Aciman, Andre

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ARTISAN:

Seller ID: 9781579651701

ISBN: 1579651704

Condition: USED


The signs of France are a gateway into a country proud of its artistic heritage--a past that reveals itself in every nuance of daily life. Steven Rothfeld has been recording these images for decades, capturing the milky cornflower blues and faded yellows, the hand-lettered, the neatly printed, even signs made from blown glass and wooden carvings. Their uniqueness and the beauty and sensibility of these signs reflect the visual sense of identity that is France. Rothfeld's gallery is accompanied by acclaimed author Andre Aciman's text, transporting the reader fully to another world. View more info

Hindoo Holiday: An Indian Journal

By: Ackerley, J.R.

Price: $4.00

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0140095071

ISBN: 0140095071

Condition: USED


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Turn RIght at Machu Picchu

By: Adams, Mark

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PLUME: 8/12/2016

Seller ID: 9780452297982

ISBN: 0452297982

Condition: USED


What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and "discovered" Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer's perilous path in search of the truth--except he'd written about adventure far more than he'd actually lived it. In fact, he'd never even slept in a tent."Turn Right at Machu Picchu" is Adams' fascinat... View more info

Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great Ame

By: Adams, Mark

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9781101985120

ISBN: 1101985127

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Green Hills of Africa

By: Africa/Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $5.50

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 1/11/2015

Seller ID: 9780684801292

ISBN: 0684801299

Condition: USED


His second major venture into nonfiction (after "Death in the Afternoon, " 1932), "Green Hills of Africa" is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where he and his wife Pauline journeyed in December of 1933. Hemingway's well-known interest in -- and fascination with -- big-game hunting is magnificently captured in this evocative account of his trip. In examining the poetic grace of the chase, and the ferocity of the kill, Hemingway also looks inward, seeking to explain the lure of the hunt and the primal undercurrent that comes alive ... View more info

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Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide

By: Allison, Peter

Price: $7.00

Publisher: LYONS PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780762796472

ISBN: 0762796472

Condition: USED


A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: "only food runs " "With a new introduction and new material from the author" In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide's-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world's fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves... View more info

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Whatever You Do, Don't Run (True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide)

By: Allison, Peter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 5/28/2016

Seller ID: 9780762745654

ISBN: 0762745657

Condition: USED


A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: "only food runs " In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide's-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world's fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to stop the... View more info

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Apple's America

By: Apple, R. W. Jr.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 8/9/2014

Seller ID: 9780865476851

ISBN: 0865476853

Condition: USED


Unpretentious, sophisticated, and always appetizing advice from a celebrated authority For more than thirty years, R. W. Apple Jr. has roamed the United States as an eyewitness to history. Here, in "Apple's America," his robust enthusiasm for the food and culture of New England, the South and West, the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, and his native Middle West carries him to forty great cities, where he proves to be our ideal guide--amused and amusing, knowledgeable, indefatigable, and endlessly curious. From Boston to Honolulu, from Montreal to Las Vegas, Cincinnati to Seattle, Johnny Ap... View more info

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Riddle of the Ice: A Scientific Adventure into the Arctic

By: Arms, Myron

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Publisher: ANCHOR:

Seller ID: 0385490933

ISBN: 0385490933

Condition: USED


By any account, the impenetrable barrier of sea ice that blocked the "Brendan's Isle" halfway up the Labrador Coast should not have been there in late July, in what was one of the hottest summers in memory a few hundred miles to the south. Frustrated and mystified at having to turn back so early in his 1991 northbound voyage, sailor Myron Arms became determined to explain the anomaly. Three years later, having pursued this obsession from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Arms took his fifty-foot sa... View more info

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Isolarion: A Different Oxford Journey

By: Attlee, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 2/9/2016

Seller ID: 9780226030944

ISBN: 0226030946

Condition: USED


Through the centuries, people from all walks of life have heard the siren call of a pilgrimage, the lure to journey away from the familiar in search of understanding. But is a pilgrimage even possible these days for city-dwellers enmeshed in the pressures of work and family life? Or is there a way to be a pilgrim without leaving one's life behind? James Attlee answers these questions with "Isolarion," a thoughtful, streetwise, and personal account of his pilgrimage to a place he thought he already knew--the Cowley Road in Oxford, right outside his door. "Isolarion" takes its title from ... View more info

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Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the

By: Baggett, Jennifer

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 2/17/2012

Seller ID: 9780061689062

ISBN: 0061689068

Condition: USED


Jen, Holly, and Amanda are at a crossroads. They're feeling the pressure to hit certain milestones--scoring a big promotion, finding a soul mate, having 2.2 kids--before they reach their early thirties. When personal challenges force them to reevaluate their lives, they decide it's now or never to do something daring. Unable to gain perspective in fast-paced Manhattan, the three twentysomethings quit their coveted media jobs and leave behind their friends, boyfriends, and everything familiar to travel the globe. Dubbing themselves the Lost Girls, they embark on an epic yearlong search for i... View more info

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The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-La

By: Balf, Todd

Price: $5.50

Publisher: 10/6/2012

Seller ID: 9780609606254

ISBN: 0609606255

Condition: USED


It was the ultimate whitewater adventure on the Mount Everest of rivers, and the biggest challenge of their lives.... October 1998 an American whitewater paddling team traveled deep into the Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet to run the Yarlung Tsangpo, known in paddling circles as the "Everest of rivers." On Day 12 of that trip, the team's ace paddler, one of four kayakers on the river, launched off an eight-foot waterfall and flipped. He and his overturned kayak spilled into the heart of the thunderous "freight training" river and were swept downstream, never to be seen again. The Last River: Th... View more info

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In My Home There Is No More Sorrow: Ten Days in Rawanda

By: Bass, Rick

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MCSWEENEYS: 2/5/2014

Seller ID: 9781936365999

ISBN: 1936365995

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Voyage of the Cormorant

By: Beamish, Christian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: PATAGONIA INC:

Seller ID: 9780980122763

ISBN: 0980122767

Condition: USED


Christian Beamish, a former editor at The Surfer's Journal, envisioned a low-tech, self-reliant exploration for surf along the coast of North America, using primarily clothes and instruments available to his ancestors, and the 18-foot boat he would build by hand in his garage. How the vision met reality - and how the two came to shape each other - places Voyage of the Cormorant in the great American tradition of tales of life at sea, and what it has to teach us. View more info

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In the Spirit of The Hamptons (Icons)

By: Bensimon, Kelly Killoren

Price: $30.00

Publisher: ASSOULINE:

Seller ID: 9781614281399

ISBN: 1614281394

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Best American Travel Writing 2017

By: Best American/Collins, Lauren

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9781328745736

ISBN: 1328745732

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Swiss Watching: Inside the Land of Milk and Money

By: Bewes, Diccon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NICHOLAS BREALEY PUB:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9781857885873

ISBN: 1857885872

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Serpent in Paradise

By: Birkett, Dea

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780385488716

ISBN: 0385488718

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Father of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam

By: Bissell, Tom

Price: $6.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781400075430

ISBN: 1400075432

Condition: USED


"The Father of All Things" is a riveting, haunting, and often hilarious account of a veteran and his son's journey through Vietnam. As his father recounts his experiences as a soldier, including a near fatal injury, Tom Bissell weaves a larger history of the war and explores the controversies that still spark furious debate today. Blending history, memoir, and travelogue, "The Father of All Things" is a portrait of the war's personal, political, and cultural impact from the perspective of the generation that grew up in the wake of the conflict. It is also a wise and revelatory book about the b... View more info