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The Whole Wide World

By: Clifford, William (edited by)

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1965

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 000291


This fascinating treasury of great travel writings includes 72 double-page full color illustrations and over 100 half tones. The photographs are beautiful, the writing is superb. Although this book is from the '60's the places I've been to recently held up quite nicely in their descriptions. For places I'll never go the illustrations and vivid writing, along with quotes here and there as appropriate, make for a wonderful book to sink into for an evening. 456 pages, all c... View more info

Icemen: a History of the Arctic and it's Explorers

By: Conefrey, Mick; Jordan, Tim

Price: $11.04

Publisher: London, England, Boxtree: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003845


A hundred years ago the Arctic was a blank space on the map, as remote and unattainable as the moon. Its explorers were a strange breed of men: proud, uncompromising and eccentric. Some of them found glory, others were never seen again. This book tells their strange and compelling stories. 14 pages of photographs, as far back as 1909. Includes a postscript, bibliography, and index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Book of the Eskimos

By: Freuchen, Peter

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Cleveland, OH, The World Publishing Co.: 1961

Seller ID: 003593


Peter Freuchen spent considerable time with the Eskimos, from his first to Greenland in 1906 up to the time of his death in 1957. Not only was he very concerned with the life and health of the Eskimos, he enjoyed their company and they enjoyed his, treating him as an equal while hunting. He married an Eskimo woman, who apparently died about 10 years later. His third wife wrote a knowledgeable preface to this book. Having read a little of it, Freuchen wrote expanding on h... View more info

The American Wilderness: Journeys Into Distant and Historic Landscapes

By: Gorman, Stephen

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Universe Publications: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002185


Covering the United States from coast to coast and beyond, photographer and writer Stephen Gorman has followed the footsteps of some of America's most historic and intrepid trekkers. The result is a stunning visual travelogue - complete with unsurpassed color photography, maps, and rich, detailed descriptions - that showcase the American outback in all its extremes and reminds readers of the enduring relationships connecting people to the land. An appendix with practical... View more info

The Islands of Italy: Sicily, Sardinia, and the Aeolian Islands

By: Harrison, Barbara Grizzuti

Price: $16.10

Publisher: New York, NY, Ticknor & Fields: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003604


Barbara G. Harrison takes us to the enticing world of Sicily, Sardinia, and the Aeolian Islands. With photographs as lyrical as Ms. Harrison's prose, by internationally acclaimed photographer Sheila Nardulli, this gorgeous book sets out art and architecture, history and folklore, literature and, of course, food in a glorious feast for the spirit and the senses. Embellished by quotes of famous Italians and others, the book revels in color and vitality. Unquestionably, the... View more info

View to the Southeast

By: Santha Rama Rau

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Brothers, Publishers: 1957

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 003844


A travelogue of Southeast Asia, the writer traveled to all of the small and large countries in this area. This book was one of the results of the experience. The endpapers show a map of South Asia, where she traveled, gives some history of these areas. These writings first appeared as articles in Holiday magazine, and was popular to the extent that Rau gathered them into a book. This well-written book makes one feel they are there, whether in Vietnam, Cambodia, The Phili... View more info

America's Historic Trails

By: Thompson, John

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Washington, D. C., National Geographic: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003850


This is a trip through American history. You can retrace the route 18th-century Spanish explorers took as they fought their way from Mexico to what is now San Francisco, or follow in the footsteps of Freedom Riders as they walked with Martin Luther King, Jr. , from Selma to Montgomery in the 1960s. The 14 national historic trails chronicled in these pages echo with famous names and extraordinary adventure. Highlighted by breathtaking and evocative modern photographs as w... View more info

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Living in a Foreign Language: a Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy

By: Tucker, Michael

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, NY, Grove Press: 2007

Seller ID: 003562


Michael Tucker, well-known for his acting role on the television series L. A. Law, wrote this fun-filled travelogue set in the Italian hill town, Spoleto. The memoir begins when he and his wife bought a small cottage nestled in the Umbrian countryside. Putting aside their frenetic American life and immersing themselves in la dolce vita, Michael and Jill Eikenberry, also an actor, endeavored to learn the language, understand the nuances of Italian culture, and build a hom... View more info