Travel Writing

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LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS: MY ACADIA-TO-ZION JOURNEY THROUGH EVERY NATIONAL PARK

Written by Knighton, Conor
The Emmy-winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent chronicles his year traveling to every one of our National Parks, discovering the most beautiful places and most interesting people that America has to offer. When Conor Knighton decided to spend a year wandering through America's "best idea," he was worried the whole thing might 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

GUIDE TO THE CREW OF TITANIC: THE STRUCTURE OF WORKING ABOARD THE LEGENDARY LINER

Written by Babler, Gunter
This valuable study provides a much-needed insight into the confusing and complicated world of the crew of Titanic. It examines the jobs on board and what they involved, explaining watch systems and the hierarchy.
August 1, 2017 | Hardcover | History Press | 224 Pages |
$34.95

ROAD TRIP: ROADSIDE AMERICA, FROM CUSTARD'S LAST STAND TO THE WIGWAM RESTAURANT

Written by Longstreth, Richard
A loving tribute to American roadside and advertising architecture from a lifelong enthusiast with a unique collection of photography. With a focus on vernacular roadside architecture built between 1920 and the late 1960s, Road Trip is a time capsule of an extraordinary era and its roadside buildings, restaurants, gas stations, motels, and places of amusement, most of which are n
March 28, 2017 | Paperback | Rizzoli International Publications |
$12.98

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