Travel Writing

FULL CATASTROPHE: TRAVELS AMONG THE NEW GREEK RUINS

A transporting, good-humored, and revealing account of Greece's dire troubles, reported from the mountain villages, idyllic islands, and hardscrabble streets that define the country today
June 1, 2016 | Paperback |
$16.00

SIXTY DEGREES NORTH: AROUND THE WORLD IN SEARCH OF HOME

The sixtieth parallel marks a borderland between the northern and southern worlds. Wrapping itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden, and Norway, it crosses the tip of Greenland and the southern coast of Alaska, and slices the great expanses of Russia and Canada in half. The parallel also passes through Shetland, where Malachy Tallack has spent most of his life.
July 1, 2016 | Hardcover |
$26.95

VOYAGER: TRAVEL WRITINGS

The acclaimed, award-winning novelist takes us on some of his most memorable journeys in this revelatory collection of travel essays that spans the globe, from the Caribbean to Scotland to the Himalayas.
May 1, 2016 | Hardcover |
$25.99

ALL STRANGERS ARE KIN: ADVENTURES IN ARABIC AND THE ARAB WORLD

"The shaddais the key difference between a pigeon (hamam) and a bathroom (hammam). Be careful, our professor advised, in the first moment of outright humor in class, that you don't ask a waiter, 'Excuse me, where is the pigeon?' -- or, conversely, order a roasted toilet."
June 1, 2016 | Hardcover |
$25.00

MY HOLIDAY IN NORTH KOREA: THE FUNNIEST/WORST PLACE ON EARTH

Most people want out of North Korea. Wendy Simmons wanted in. In My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth, Wendy shares a glimpse of North Korea as it's never been seen before. Even though it's the scariest place on Earth, somehow Wendy forgot to check her sense of humor at the border.
May 1, 2016 | Paperback |
$19.95

DEATH IN YELLOWSTONE: ACCIDENTS AND FOOLHARDINESS IN THE FIRST NATIONAL PARK

The chilling tome that launched an entire genre of books about the often gruesome but always tragic ways people have died in our national parks, this updated edition of the classic includes calamities in Yellowstone from the past sixteen years, including the infamous grizzly bear attacks in the summer of 2011 as well as a fatal hot springs accident in 2000.
January 1, 2014 | PB |
$18.95

NATIONAL PARKS: THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

In this lavishly illustrated book well-known environmental historian Alfred Runte, a prominent figure on the Ken Burns documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea, tells the highly engaging story of the development of our national parks, from the first national park, Yellowstone, to the more recent decision to set aside vast tracts of Alaska for preservation.
April 1, 2010 | PB |
$16.95

OUT TRAIL

From "Roughing it with the Men" to "Below the Border in Wartime" Mary Roberts Rinehart's The Out Trail features seven tales from her adventures in the West from fishing at Puget Sound to hiking the Bright Angel trail at the Grand Canyon.
February 1, 2016 | PB |
$14.95

THROUGH GLACIER PARK

"The lure of the high places is in your blood. The call of the mountains is a real call. The veneer, after all, is so thin. Throw off the impedimenta of civilization, the telephones, the silly conventions, the lies that pass for truth. Go out to the West. Ride slowly, not to startle the wild things.
February 1, 2016 | PB |
$14.95

RAILWAY ANTHOLOGY

Following the success of her Walker's Anthology, Deborah Manley has applied the same formula to the subject of railways and journeys by train, drawing on the writings of more than 50 literary figures from around the world Bill Bryson, Agatha Christie, William Dalrymple, Peter Fleming, Kenneth Grahame, Rudyard Kipling, Eric Newby, Christopher Portway, Paul Theroux, Colin Thubron and Mark Tully amon
April 1, 2015 | Hardcover |
$14.95

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