Travel & Travel Writing

In this gripping new book, Zuckoff deftly weaves the tale of three downed planes in Greenland in World War II, the tireless efforts to rescue the surviving crew while battling the Arctic winter, and the present-day search for one of the lost planes. Zuckoff’s gift for bringing history to life and his wit and dry sense of humor during the obstacle-ridden search make this a compulsively readable book.

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Flannery
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Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062133434
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Published: Harper - April 23rd, 2013

Antarctica is a mysterious continent that very few of us will ever see. For those of us who wonder about it, this is a thorough, engaging look at the continent and the extensive scientific research the area is so perfect for. Walker explores the land, the people, and the mind blowing science, providing an eye-opening and utterly fascinating look at one of the most incredible places on Earth.

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Flannery
Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780151015207
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - January 15th, 2013

Passion and enchantment are masked as mere words in this true tale of a woman, whom after meeting her true love late in life, moves with him from Venice to Tuscany, Italy. The author, along with her blueberry-eyed stranger experience more than just romantic love in their tiny adopted village—they fall in love with place, time and their daily meals. A beautiful, heart-warming and delicious read.
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Lou
A Thousand Days in Tuscany: A Bittersweet Adventure Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345481092
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 27th, 2005

Edward Abbey is a grumpy, offensive desert rat. It is this boldness and direct attitude that makes this book so good. His short, punchy prose is packed with both interesting facts about the Utah desert and his own brand of radical environmentalism, but it’s his vivid descriptions of the desert that make you want what any good nature book should make you want: to get outside!

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J
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Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345326492
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 12th, 1985

This is a collection of original travel stories told by some of the world’s best contemporary novelists—including Isabel Allende, Peter Matthiessen, Alexander McCall Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tea Obreht. What surprised me about the collection was its never-ending breadth, not just in destination (we visit the span of the world from San Quentin prison, to Rome, Antarctica, India, or the Sudan) but also the keenly observant voice and narrative that is immediate with each author. Some of these authors tell of journeys so quirky and hysterical, that it’s hard to believe that the stories are true, and not an imposition of their novelistic ways, but other essays our deeply affecting and observing, speaking to the seemingly polar emotions of kinship and also solitary inconsequentiality that can come with travel. This is guaranteed to please many on your gift-list and worth asking for on your wish list as well.

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S.M.C.
Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781742205946
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Published: Lonely Planet - November 1st, 2012

This nifty how-to will help you add savvy and glamour to your camping experience--whether that means hitting the road in your Airstream or creating a refuge in your own backyard. Maryjane, a 30 year camping veteran, has DIY advice on absolutely everything: buying and restoring a trailer, delicious open-flame cooking, toilets, mechanics, décor, and much more.

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Kimberly
Glamping with Maryjane: Glamour + Camping Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781423630814
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Published: Gibbs Smith - September 1st, 2012

Ancient trails. Underwater chasms. Ice-clad peaks. This showcase of the world’s most thrilling adventures takes you by boot, pedal or paddle to awe-inspiring natural spectacles and on adrenalin-charged feats of endeavor. From swimming with whale sharks to paragliding Mont Blanc, this new book will inspire travelers—and delight readers—in search of the most spectacular adventures.
Great Adventures: Experience the World at Its Breathtaking Best Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9781742209647
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Published: Lonely Planet - October 1st, 2012

I’ve wanted to visit the Serengeti since I was a little girl. As of now, I have not had the opportunity, but this stunning book makes me feel like I’m there. Using hidden cameras, Shah captured the passage of a year on the plains, automatically taking pictures of whatever came along, offering a rare glimpse of an untamed land and some very curious animals—including lions, elephants, cheetahs, and monkeys. This is a beautiful, incredibly unique book.
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Flannery
Serengeti Spy: Views from a Hidden Camera on the Plains of East Africa Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419702785
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Published: ABRAMS - September 1st, 2012

When we travel, it’s often love at first bite. Food Lover’s Guide to the World presents a lifetime of eating experiences that will lead you from one end of the globe to the other. This beautiful guide includes the best places to find local dishes in cities great and small, cultural tips and how-to-eat etiquette, introductions by Mark Bittman and James Oseland, and more than 50 recipes to cook back home.
Food Lover's Guide to the World: Experience the Great Global Cuisines Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781743210208
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Published: Lonely Planet - October 1st, 2012

“Santella spans the globe on two wheels in his newest book, the ninth in his bestselling Fifty Places series, taking readers—and riders—from Italy to Iowa. Anchored by spectacular photography, Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die offers as much inspiration as it does information with tips on potential routes, when to go, and where to stay along the way. This is a beautiful book that will have you packing your sunscreen for Sardinia one minute and an extra layer for Alberta’s Icefields Parkway the next.” —Portland Monthly magazine

Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die: Biking Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781584799894
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 1st, 2012

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