Travel Writing

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STORIES OF THE SAHARA

Written by Sanmao
The book that has captivated millions of Chinese readers, translated into English for the very first time.'An enduring cultural icon. Every story conveys Sanmao's infectious capacity for wonder' Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti
January 14, 2020 | Hardcover | Bloomsbury Publishing | 416 Pages |
$28.00
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MOTHER TONGUE: AN AMERICAN LIFE IN ITALY

Written by Wilde-Menozzi, Wallis
A probing and poetic examination of language, food, faith, and family attachment in Italian life through the eyes of an American who moved with her husband and family to Parma
March 17, 2020 | Paperback | North Point Press | 400 Pages |
$18.00
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LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS: MY ACADIA-TO-ZION JOURNEY THROUGH EVERY NATIONAL PARK

Written by Knighton, Conor
From an Emmy-winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent comes a behind-the-scenery look at his year traveling to each of America's national parks, discovering the most beautiful places and most interesting people our country has to offer. When Conor Knighton set off to explore America's "best idea," he worried that the whole thing could end up being his worst.
April 7, 2020 | Hardcover | Crown Publishing Group (NY) | 336 Pages |
$27.00
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RILKE'S VENICE

Written by Haustedt, Birgit
For the Austrian poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke, travel was not only integral to his work, it was a way of life. Venice stands out as a location of particular importance to Rilke, and he visited the city ten times between 1897 and 1920. This city has inspired countless writers and artists, but Rilke, both enthralled and provoked by it, reveals a striking and deeply felt love for the city.
November 15, 2019 | PB | Haus Pub. |
$17.95
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BORGES IN SICILY: JOURNEY WITH A BLIND GUIDE

Written by Edwards, Andrew
When Alejandro Luque receives a book of photographs taken in Sicily by the Argentinian writer, essayist, and poet Luis Borges, he decides to trace the writer's journey, setting off with a group of friends on his own Sicilian odyssey.
September 15, 2019 | PB | Haus Pub. |
$19.95

ENDLESS NOVELTIES OF EXTRAORDINARY INTEREST: THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. CHALLENGER AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN OCEANOGRAPHY

Written by Macdougall, Doug
From late 1872 to 1876, H.M.S. Challenger explored the world’s oceans. Conducting deep sea soundings, dredging the ocean floor, recording temperatures, observing weather, and collecting biological samples, the expedition laid the foundations for modern oceanography. Following the ship’s naturalists and their discoveries, earth scientist Doug Macdougall engagingly tells a story of Victorian-era adventure and ties these early explorations to the growth of modern scientific fields. In this lively story of discovery, hardship, and humor, Macdougall examines the work of the expedition’s scientists, especially the naturalist Henry Moseley, who rigorously categorized the flora and fauna of the islands the ship visited, and the legacy of John Murray, considered the father of modern oceanography. Macdougall explores not just the expedition itself but also the iconic place that H.M.S. Challenger has achieved in the annals of ocean exploration and science.A gripping tale of exploration aboard H.M.S. Challenger, an expedition that laid the foundations for modern oceanography
August 20, 2019 | Hardcover | Yale University Press |
$30.00

WOMAN'S WALKS

Written by Campbell, Lady Colin
A book of exploration and discovery, celebrating the 175th anniversary of The London Library. From young men seeking outdoor adventure to intrepid ladies of a certain age discovering other cultures, Victorian explorers were starting to develop a more personal kind of travelogue.
June 27, 2017 | Paperback | Pushkin Press | 96 Pages |
$9.95

RUTHLESS RIVER: LOVE AND SURVIVAL BY RAFT ON THE AMAZON'S RELENTLESS MADRE DE DIOS

Written by Fitzgerald, Holly
A stunning debut; a Departures original publication.
May 30, 2017 | Paperback | Vintage | 336 Pages |
$16.00

TRAFFIC

Written by Josephson, Paul R
Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.
March 9, 2017 | Paperback | Bloomsbury Academic | 192 Pages |
$16.95

FLORENCE DIARY

Written by Athill, Diana
In August 1947, Diana Athill travelled to Florence by the Golden Arrow train for a two-week holiday with her good friend Pen.
April 11, 2017 | Hardcover | House of Anansi Press | 80 Pages |
$16.95

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