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Blue Nile: Ethopia's River of Magic and Mystery

By: Morell, Virginia

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Washington, D. C. , U. S.a., Natl Geographic Society: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001324

ISBN: 0792279514

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Beautifully illustrated in color photographs, this vivid chronicle takes us down the Blue Nile from its source high on an Ethiopian mountain to the Sudan border, a trekking and river journey that has rarely been done and never before in one uninterrupted excursion. Steeped in history and adventure, it combines the thrill of whitewater rapids with a wonderful portrait of the ancient cultures and peoples who make their home beside this sacred torrent that rushes through some of Africa's most ruggedly beautiful country. Risky even today, with dangers that range from crocodiles to malaria to armed... View more info

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Bonfires & Beacons: Great Lakes Lighthouses

By: Wright, Larry; Wright, Patricia

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Erin, Ontario, Canada, Boston Mills Pr: 1997

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 001382

ISBN: 1550461850

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Ships have always been at the mercy of weather and water. In the early days of many communities, fishing families built bonfires on hilltops or along the shoreline to lead boats home, but as commerce developed, more and larger vesels were put at risk. The first lighthouse on the Great Lakes was a structure completed on Lake Ontario in 1804. Today, surviving lighthouses along the 8, 000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline range in size from the five Tall Lighthouses in Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois to the short wooden towers of Lake Huron's Georgian Bay. Each lighthouse is photographed in full co... View more info

Book of the Eskimos

By: Freuchen, Peter

Price: $9.20

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

Seller ID: 003593

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

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 his notes from his trips and it is very readable, like talking to a friend in a cozy setting. The cover is illustrated, as is ... View more info


By: N/A

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Surrey, England, Coombe Books: 1991

Edition: First Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 001406

ISBN: 0862834465

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

If you've ever considered going to Canada, this book will convince you. The photography is excellent and the text at the beginning provides basic historic information about Canada. The land and the surrounding seas are more than just spectacular; they are the nation's raison d'etre. The bountiful waters of the Grand Banks first drew fishermen of Europe, the creatures of the forest provided materials for a thriving fur trade, and the rich soils of the prairies produce a large proportion of the world's wheat. But beyond that, Canada is a significant exporter of diamonds (not in the book) . Profi... 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

ISBN: 0752224476

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

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

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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

ISBN: 0802143628

Condition: New

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 home in this new chapter of their lives. Written with an epicurean's delight in detail and a gourmand's appreciation for all thi... View more info

Luxembourg Le Grand Duche, Das Grobherzogtum, the Grand Duchy

By: Kieffer, Paul

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Luxembourg, Editions Guy Binsfield:

Seller ID: 002108

ISBN: 3889570461

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

This is a beautiful pictorial guide to Luxembourg, printed in English, French, and German text. The book includes castles, nature areas, people, eateries, work, churches and agriculture, and beautiful towns within this independent state. The photography is exceptional; if you are planning a trip this is a great read before you go; even if you're NOT planning a trip, this is a wonderful sketch of the Luxembourg you may have dreamed of visiting one day. I was entranced by the whole book! 128 pages printed on heavy glossy stock. There are a few small surface scratches on the front. 4to - over 9Â... View more info

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Of Cats and Kings

By: De Vries, Clare

Price: $7.82

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA: 2002

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 001544

ISBN: 1582342075

Condition: New with no dust jacket

Fed up with looking for the perfect man, Clare de Vries sets off with a more achievable goal in mind - to find the perfect cat. In the sequal to I & Claudius - Clare de Vries' journey across the USA with her beloved brown Burmese - our heroine travels through Burma and Thailand in search of a replacement for her dearly departed Claudius. Veering from nasty dives to luxurious spas and dodging lecherous cat breeders and ruthless elephant traders, Clare learns the basic tenets of Buddhism, receives a liberal dousing at the annual Thingyan celebrations, and learns the history of the precious Siame... View more info

The Adirondacks

By: Farb, Nathan; Jamieson, Paul F.

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Rizzoli Intl Pubns: 1994

Seller ID: 002317

ISBN: 0847805840

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

This truly incredible volume is a reprint from 1985. Paul Jamieson provides an introduction to the Adirondack Park. The photographs are separated by subject, including Streams, Rivers, and Waterfalls, From the Mountain Tops, Lakes and Ponds, In the Woods, and By the Road. There is also a map of Adirondack Park. The author/photographer spent a great number of hours in these woods as a boy, and so knew many of the places others might miss. The photos are beautiful; the book is fully illustrated. The top and bottom corners are lightly bumped There is also a bump on the top near the spine which ca... View more info

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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

ISBN: 0789302748

Condition: New with no dust jacket

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 travel information is included. Gorman's engaging text and photography are eloquently introduced by fellow outdoorsman and w... View more info

The Cold Choice: Pictures of a South African Reality

By: Robertson, Struan; Operation Hunger (Organization)

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Trenton, NJ, Africa World Press: 1991

Seller ID: 001970

ISBN: 0865432171

Condition: New with no dust jacket

This book is the record of four years' travelling with Operation Hunger teams around South Africa. The flip side of the glossy tourist-view of the country, this book shows South Africa as it is experienced by the majority of its people: A succession of tumbledown relocation camps and overcrowded townships with bad roads, no sewage, minimal clean water and no street lighting. Yet, in this depressing squalor, the author found something more rewarding than beautiful tourist views. 'When I began this project I expected to record suffering and injustice. There was plenty of both but what struck me ... View more info

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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

ISBN: 0395593026

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket

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 voice of Italy today, Harrison brings home the sights and sounds, textures, tastes, and smells of the Italian islands in all... View more info

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

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket

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 clean and bright. Could be used in home teaching. The cloth binding is tight but slightly cocked. The jacket top is worn, espe... View more info


By: Choedon, Yeshi; Norbu, Dawa

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Torrance, California, U. S. A., Heian Intl Pub Co: 1998

Seller ID: 001521

ISBN: 8174370943

Condition: New in New dust jacket

The very mention of Tibet evokes in the mind of the reader the image of a nation perilously situated in a geo-political matrix caught in the crossfire of history. However, this book reaches beyond immediate history to narrate Tibet's fascinating story of multiple traditions overlaid with legend, folklore, religious ceremony and festivals, and a natural beauty which leaves onlookers breathless. The history of the periods prior to and following the emergence of a theocratic polity, permeating every aspect of society in a world increasingly marked by the declining influence of religion, are some ... View more info


By: Vareschi, Volkmar; Grey, David (translated by)

Price: $15.64

Publisher: Caracas, Venezuela, Distribudora Santiago Ca:

Seller ID: 002591

ISBN: 2855180767

Condition: Fine in Good dust jacket

The text in this volume has been translated into English. Interspersed with lots of beautiful color photographs is the story of Venezuela, its founding, the early peoples who lived there, and the information is brought to the current time. There is information on many different regions, and suggestions on becoming familiar with Venezuela once you are there. Much of the nature in the area is shown, including crocodiles, birds, and deer. Wild waterfalls, peaceful swimming places are included as well. A wonderful book for an armchair tourist or for someone actually visiting South America! 168 pag... 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

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

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 Philippines, Singapore or any of the other several places visited. Includes an extensive index. There is a small black spot on the... View more info