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Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya - Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 9781426200960
Publication Date: 2007-07-17
In this delightful hybrid of a book—part memoir and part travel journal—the bestselling author takes us deep into the mountains of Nepal with a trio of botanist friends in search of native Himalayan plants that will grow in her Vermont garden.

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Barcelona the Great Enchantress - Robert Hughes
ISBN: 079226794x
Publication Date: 2004-06-01
A decade after the publication of his bestselling chronicle "Barcelona," thisrenowned author and art critic revisits Barcelona and reconsiders the historyand culture of this fascinating and unique city.

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Desert Memories: Journeys Through the Chilean North - Ariel Dorfman; Symmie Newhouse (Editor)
ISBN: 0792262409
Publication Date: 2004-01-27
In this richly layered personal memoir, illustrated with the author's own photographs, Dorfman sets out to explore the origins of contemporary Chile--and, along the way, seek out his wife's European ancestors who came years ago to Chile as part of the nitrate rush. And, most poignantly, he looks for traces of his friend and fellow 1960s activist, Freddy Taberna, executed by a firing squad in a remote Pinochet death camp.

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I Myself Have Seen It: The Myth of Hawaii - Susanna Moore
ISBN: 0792265289
Publication Date: 2003-04-01
The Hawai’i of the travel brochures is a lush tropical destination for millions of visitors every year. But the familiar image of a Pacific paradise barely scratches the surface of the rich history and fascinating culture of the real Hawai’I—and in this evocative, eclectic, and unfailingly engaging book, novelist Susanna Moore shows us a hidden realm no tourist is likely to see.

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Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City - Anna Quindlen
ISBN: 0792242076
Publication Date: 2006-01-17
Anna Quindlen first visited London from a chair in her suburban Philadelphia home—in one of her beloved childhood mystery novels. She has been back to London countless times since, through the pages of books and in person, and now, in Imagined London, she takes her own readers on a tour of this greatest of literary cities.

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Into a Paris Quartier: Reine Margot's Chapel and Other Haunts of St.-Germain - Diane Johnson
ISBN: 0792272668
Publication Date: 2005-05-01
Acclaimed author Diane Johnson brings to life the legendary St. Germain-des-Prs quarter of Paris--her adoptive home for many years--with riveting stories that explain its continued mystique in the heart of the world's most alluring city.

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Mr. Jefferson's University - Garry Wills
ISBN: 0792265319
Publication Date: 2002-11-15
In this engrossing, perceptive book, Garry Wills once again displays the keen intelligence and eloquent style that have won him great critical praise as he explores the creation of a masterpiece, tracing its evolution from Jefferson's idea of an "academical village" into a classically beautiful campus. "There is much auspicious history to explore here, and Wills does so with great narrative skills." —Richmond Times-Dispatch "His command of the subject is formidable." —Los Angeles Times

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Sicilian Odyssey - Francine Prose
ISBN: 0792265351
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
A blending of art and cultural criticism, travel writing, and personal narrative, Sicilian Odyssey is Francine Prose’s imaginative consideration of the diverse cultural legacies found juxtaposed and entangled on the Mediterranean island of Sicily. Prose examines architectural sites and objects that encapsulate period in the island's rich life and history and looks at the ways in which myth and actuality converge.

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South of the Northeast Kingdom - David Mamet
ISBN: 0792269608
Publication Date: 2002-10-01
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, and film director Mamet brings his passion and originality to an exploration of the free-thinking state of Vermont and its influence on his character and work. 22 photos.

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A Writer's House in Wales - Jan Morris
ISBN: 0792265238
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Through an exploration of her country home in Wales, acclaimed travel writer Jan Morris discovers the heart of her fascinating country and what it means to be Welsh.

 

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The Journals of Lewis and Clark - Meriwether Lewis; William Clark; Anthony Brandt (Introduction by); Herman J. Viola (Afterword by)
ISBN: 0792269217
Publication Date: 2002-12-01
Newly abridged and illustrated with sketches and maps from their journals, this is the classic, firsthand account of Lewis and Clark's epic voyage through the unknown territory of the American West.

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The New Age of Adventure: Ten Years of Great Writing--The Best of ADVENTURE Magazine - Sebastian Junger (Introduction by); John Rasmus
ISBN: 9781426205460
Publication Date: 2009-09-15
National Geographic Adventure has published the best work by today’s finest writers, and this tenth anniversary anthology assembles an elite corps of authors that includes Sebastian Junger, Peter Matthiessen, Philip Caputo, and two dozen others. These reporters have voyaged to the ends of the earth to bring back the decade’s most thrilling, eccentric, and extraordinary tales.

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Thomas Jefferson Travels: Selected Writings 1784-1789 - Anthony Brandt (Editor)
ISBN: 9781426200588
Publication Date: 2007-04-17
Thomas Jefferson has inspired countless books that explore his brilliant career, his political philosophy, and his extraordinary accomplishments as a gifted leader. Endlessly inquisitive, he was both a tireless writer and one of the most cosmopolitan men of his age. Yet this collection of Jefferson's reflections on his wide-ranging travels reveals a new side of the man. Eloquent and powerful, Thomas Jefferson's letters and travel diaries from his years abroad as the U.S. minister to France spill onto the pages of this volume in wonderful detail, covering the full range of his interests and passions.

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The Voyage of the [Beagle] - Charles Darwin; National Geographic Society Staff (Contribution by); David Quammen (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780792265597
Publication Date: 2004-04-01
Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection has been debated and disparaged over time, but there is no dispute that he is responsible for some of the most remarkable and groundbreaking scientific findings in history. His five-year trip as a naturalist on the H.M.S. Beagle took him on a journey to such exotic locales as Chile, Argentina, and the Galapagos Islands.

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