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Landmarks

Robert Macfarlane

$22.99
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016 Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather. Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it.
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Birds of Passage: Henrietta Clive's Travels in South India 1798-1801

Birds of Passage: Henrietta Clive's Travels in South India 1798-1801

Nancy K. Shields

$24.99
Henrietta is a true original. Clever, vivacious and interested in everything, she managed to balance the demands of high profile public life with that of a caring mother. She was the home-schooled daughter of a bankrupt Earl and more than just a little bit in love with her handsome wayward brother, but had been married off to a plump pudding of a man, the nabob Edward Clive, governor of Madras. And her partial escape was to ride across southern India (in a vast tented caravan propelled by dozens of elephants, camels and a hundred bullock carts) and write home. For centuries this account, the first joyful description of India by a British woman, remained unread in a Welsh castle. Fortunately it was transcribed by a Texan traveller, who went on to splice this already evocative memoir with complementary sections from the diary of Henrietta's precocious daughter, the 12-year old Charly and images of their artist companion, Anna Tonelli. The resulting labour of love and scholarship is Birds of Passage, a unique trifocular account of three very different women travelling across southern India in the late 18th century, in the immediate aftermath of the last of the Mysore Wars between Tipoo Sahib and the Raj. Half a generation later, the well travelled Charly would be chosen as tutor for the young princess Victoria, the First Empress of India.
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Markets of Provence

Markets of Provence

Marjorie Williams ,  Dixon Long

$29.99
Provence is justly famous for its dazzling light, vibrant colours, rich history, and flavourful foods and wines. And its markets have been the beating heart of Provencal life since the Middle Ages. In Markets of Provence, Marjorie Williams whisks you away to 30 of the best. This pocketable guide, complete with detailed maps and organised by days of the week, gives you all the information you need for your visit. Included are: indispensable advice on timing, navigation, negotiation and payment; tips on etiquette while surveying vendors' produce; and even some language lessons to help you brush up on your essential francaise. Complete with restaurant recommendations and other useful tips, this book will help you get the most out of the experience. Supplemented with beautiful full colour photographs and colour coded maps, Markets of Provence is a must have for every traveler.
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Shannon Bennett's London: A Personal Guide to the City's Best

Shannon Bennett's London: A Personal Guide to the City's Best

Shannon Bennett

$49.99
From Michelin starred restaurants to local bistros and from luxury hotels to rooms with a view, this unique guide journeys through the unsurpassed culinary experiences in the great city of London. Seen through the eyes of Shannon Bennett - one of Australia's most highly acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs - and travel writer Scott Murray, Shannon Bennett's London is a fascinating guidebook that delves into the diversity that London and its outer regions has to offer from an internationally recognised voice in the culinary world. Across the book's 12 chapters, they explore boutique hotels, fine dining restaurants and hip and trendy eateries - always comparing and contrasting their thoughts on the experiences. From Ducasse to Masgouf House, Lebanese restaurants to iconic pub food, the chapters also include peppered notes of interest from the authors such as the best coffee in town, great English cookbooks, iconic London films and the best London treats to be had. Fully illustrated and complete with a collection of recipes from Shannon himself, which are inspired by their incredible dining experiences, this highly personalised handbook offers a new perspective on one of the world's most popular destinations.
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White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World

White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World

Geoff Dyer

$32.99
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From one of Britain's most original writers, White Sands is a creative exploration of why we travel. Episodic, wide-ranging, funny and smart, the linked journeys recall the themes of Dyer's Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It - albeit with the wisdom of (middle) age. From a trip to the Lightning Field in New Mexico to chasing Gauguin's ghost in French Polynesia, from falling for someone who may or may not be a tour guide in Beijing's Forbidden City to tracking down the house of an intellectual hero in Los Angeles, Dyer pursues all permutations of the peak experience - including the trough experience. In his trademark style he blends travel writing, essay, criticism and fiction with a smart and cantankerous wit that is unmatched. This is a book for armchair travellers and procrastinating philosophers everywhere.
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My Family and Other Animals

My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell

$16.99
My Family and Other Animals is Gerald Durrell's hilarious account of five years in his childhood spent living with his family on the island of Corfu. With snakes, scorpions, toads, owls and geckos competing for space with one bookworm brother and another who's gun-mad, as well as an obsessive sister, young Gerald has an awful lot of natural history to observe. This richly detailed, informative and riotously funny memoir of eccentric family life is a twentieth-century classic. This edition features an afterword by Peter Olney, former Keeper of Birds at the London Zoo, and a distinguished ornithologist who was awarded the Zoological Society of London's Silver Medal in 2003. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
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Finding the Plot: 100 Graves to Visit Before You Die

Finding the Plot: 100 Graves to Visit Before You Die

Ann Treneman

$24.99
The Tibetans have the Book of the Dead. This is Ann Treneman's Book of the 'Dead Interesting'. The award-winning Times writer, best known for her incisive parliamentary sketches, has branched out - to graveyards.In this whirlwind tour of the 100 most fascinating graves in Britain, you'll meet the real War Horse, Byron and his dog Boatswain, Florence Nightingale and her pet baby owl Athena, prime ministers, queens and kings, highwaymen, scientists, mistresses, the real James Bond and, of course, M. Then there are the writers, painters, poets, rakes and rogues, victims, the meek and the mild and the just plain mad.Ranging from the humorous to the poignant, each short and sweet stop along the way provides an intriguing insight into the British way of death. Part travelogue, part biography and part social history, Finding the Plot is essential reading for everyone who isn't dead yet.
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The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey

Rinker Buck

$26.99
Traveling from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Baker City, Oregon, over the course of four months, Buck is accompanied by three cantankerous mules, his boisterous brother, Nick, and a Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl. Along the way, they dodge thunderstorms in Nebraska, chase runaway mules across the Wyoming plains, cross the Rockies, and make desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water. The Buck brothers repair so many broken wheels and axels that they nearly reinvent the art of wagon travel itself. They also must reckon with the ghost of their father, an eccentric yet loveable dreamer whose memory inspired their journey across the plains and whose premature death, many years earlier, has haunted them both ever since.
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The Shark and the Albatross: Adventures of a Wildlife Film-Maker

The Shark and the Albatross: Adventures of a Wildlife Film-Maker

John Aitchison

$22.99
For twenty years John Aitchison has been travelling to distant places to film wildlife for the BBC and other broadcasters. This is the story of his encounters with animals in remote, exotic, and dangerous places.

For twenty years John Aitchison has been travelling the world to film wildlife for the BBC and other broadcasters, taking him to far-away places on every continent. The Shark and the Albatross is the story of these journeys of discovery, of his encounters with animals and occasional enterprising individuals in remote and sometimes dangerous places. His destinations include the far north and the far south, expeditions to film for Frozen Planet and other natural history series, in Svalbard, Alaska, the remote Atlantic island of South Georgia and the Antarctic. They also encompass wild places in India, China and the United States. In all he finds and describes key moments in the lives of animals, among them polar bears and penguins, seals and whales, sharks and birds, and wolves and lynxes.

He reveals what happens behind the scenes and beyond the camera. He explains the practicalities and challenges of the filming process, and the problems of survival in perilous places. He records touching moments and dramatic incidents, some ending in success, others desperately sad. There are times when a hunted animal triumphs against the odds, and others when, in spite of preparation for every outcome, disaster strikes. And, as the author shows in several incidents that combine nail-biting tension with hair-raising hilarity, disaster can strike for film- makers too.

This is natural history writing at its absolute best: evocative, informative and gripping from first to last.
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Under the Tump: Sketches of Real Life on the Welsh Borders

Under the Tump: Sketches of Real Life on the Welsh Borders

Oliver Balch

$32.99
Hay-on-Wye is world famous as the Town of Books. But when travel writer Oliver Balch moved there, it was not just the books he was keen to read, but the people too. After living in London and Buenos Aires, what will he make of this tiny, quirky town on the Welsh-English border? To help guide him, he turns to Francis Kilvert, a Victorian diarist who captured the bucolic rural life of his day. Does anything of Kilvert's world still exists? And could a newcomer ever feel they truly belong? With empathy and humour, Balch joins in the daily routines and lives of his fellow residents. What emerges is a captivating, personal picture of country life in the 21st century. Some things haven't altered for centuries, while others are changing at an alarming pace. Written with his trademark vivid, reportage style, Balch's journey sees him meet with a king and his courtiers, publicans, hippies, mayors, old widows and young farmers. In an increasingly mobile, urban world, Under the Tump is a timely, honest account of Balch's attempt to put down roots in a community not yet his own.
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The Encounter: Amazon Beaming

The Encounter: Amazon Beaming

Petru Popescu ,  Simon McBurney

$23.99
1969: Loren McIntyre makes contact with the elusive Mayoruna 'cat people' of the Amazon's Javari Valley. He follows them - into the wild depths of the rainforest. When he realises he is lost, it is already too late. Stranded and helpless, McIntyre must adjust to an alien way of life. Gradually, he finds his perception of the world beginning to change, and a strange relationship starts to develop with the Mayoruna chief - is McIntyre really able to communicate with the headman in a way that goes beyond words, beyond language? Petru Popescu's gripping account of McIntyre's adventures with the Mayoruna tribe, and his quest to find the source of the Amazon, is reissued here to coincide with Complicite's acclaimed new stage production, The Encounter, inspired by McIntyre's incredible story. Pushkin Press are reissuing The Encounter: Amazon Beaming, with a new foreword by Simon McBurney and cover designed by David Pearson, to accompany McBurney's and Complicite's dazzling, highly acclaimed stage production inspired by the book.
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The Alphabet from Space

The Alphabet from Space

Adam Voiland

$35.00
'Aloha, A! What begins with A? There is Antarctica, Azerbaijan, algal blooms, and alluvial fans. Astronauts appreciating awe-inspiring views of Earth from above. And these ancient Appalachian ridges in America intersected by an azure river in autumn!'

We've all looked up at clouds and found faces, objects and animals within their white puffy shapes. Astronauts and satellites can do the same thing - but from far above in outer space...

While working on a story about wildfires in northern Canada, NASA science writer and new father Adam Voiland found a stunning satellite image of an enormous smoke cloud, many miles across, shaped like the letter 'V'. The majesty of that image made Adam wonder: could he track down all 26 letters of the alphabet for his newborn baby son, using only satellite imagery and photographs of the Earth taken by astronauts? With the help of readers and colleagues at NASA, he started to collect images of clouds, blooms of sea plankton and dust storms that formed shapes reminiscent of all the letters from A to Z.

The result is this beautiful book of earth imagery. It offers a unique view of the alphabet, where letters are spelled out by rivers, deserts, mountains and ice. At a time when Space travel is more popular than ever, and astronauts from Chris Hadfield to Tim Peake are inspiring a whole generation of young readers, this book is a delight for adults and children alike. It is at once a celebration of Space, language and the natural beauty of our home planet, and a gift to keep for ever.
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Rails Across Australia: A Journey Through the Continent

Rails Across Australia: A Journey Through the Continent

David Cable

$80.00
Rails Across Australia is an album of photographs taken by David Cable, a well-regarded British author of several albums of train pictures throughout the world. The photos were taken initially during the period between 1967 and 1973 when David lived in Adelaide, and then during several visits around the Commonwealth during the twenty-first century. The photos cover a wide variety of trains in the mainland states, from Queensland to the Pilbara region of Western Australia, and include pictures showing trains in the landscapes, as well as close-up photos of locomotives for the modelling enthusiasts. The well-known problems of different gauges originally established in the various states are illustrated by the individual classes designed for them, in addition to the newest designs for the standard gauge tracks now linking them.
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Lonely Planet Pocket Phuket

Lonely Planet Pocket Phuket

Lonely Planet ,  Isabella Noble

$19.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Phuket is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Find your perfect white beach, rock-climb at Railay Beach or dive in the aquamarine waters of the Similan Island; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Phuket and begin your journey now!
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Lonely Planet Thailand

Lonely Planet Thailand

Lonely Planet

$39.99
Lonely Planet Thailand is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander through wild orchids in Mae Hong Son, charter a longtail boat on the Andaman Coast or look for tigers and monkeys in national parks; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Thailand and begin your journey now!
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Insight Guides: Explore Sydney

Insight Guides: Explore Sydney

Insight Guides

$16.99
Explore Sydney is from the popular series by insight and is the ideal companion when discovering this exciting city. This itinerary-based guide provides details of the City's best routes, written by a local expert, for that personal touch and insider information. It explores the most iconic sights from the Sydney Harbour to golden Bondi Beach and out into the Blue Mountains. The best places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route and in the directory section, which also contains a wealth of useful practical information, including a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are plotted on the useful pull out map, and evocative photography reveals Sydney's unique character. The stylish design, full colour photography throughout and durable, flexi bound cover makes this guide not only a pleasure to read, but also the ultimate companion when exploring Sydney.
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus

DK

$32.99
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to beaches. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Cyprus effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cyprus shows you what others only tell you.
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Dordogne, Bordeaux & the Southwest Coast

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Dordogne, Bordeaux & the Southwest Coast

DK

$32.99
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Dordogne, Bordeaux and the Southwest Coast will lead you straight to the best attractions Dordogne, Bordeaux and the Southwest Coast has to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the region's stunning architecture, plus 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Dordogne, Bordeaux and the Southwest Coast also includes in-depth coverage of all the unforgettable sights and comes complete with detailed maps. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Dordogne, Bordeaux and the Southwest Coast shows you what others only tell you.
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Insight Guides: Indonesia

Insight Guides: Indonesia

APA Publications Limited

$34.99
Insight Guide Indonesia is an essential guide to one of the world's last tourism frontiers, a far-flung archipelago of rainforests, volcanoes, vivid festivals and teeming cities, all brought to life through evocative photography. Our inspirational Best of Indonesia section highlights the unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip. Colourful magazine-style features offer a unique insight into the incomparable Balinese festivals, unique Sulawesi wildlife and colourful batik fabrics. A detailed Places section, with full-colour maps cross-referenced to the text, guides you from the jungles of darkest Borneo to the beaches of Bali, the ancient trading ports of Java and the spice islands to the primeval Papuan highlands. Insight Guide Indonesia now includes the Walking Eye app, free to download to smartphones and tablets on purchase of the book. The Indonesia app includes our independent selection of the best hotels and restaurants, plus activity, event and shopping listings.
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You are Here: London

You are Here: London

$15.99
Michelin's new  You Are Here  series offers a novel approach to travel and exploration. Navigate the city, map by map, with top attractions, as well as suggestions for shopping, dining or taking a quick break, pinpointed on the maps.
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You are Here: New York City

You are Here: New York City

$15.99
Michelin's new "You Are Here" series offers a novel approach to travel and exploration. Navigate the city, map by map, with top attractions, as well as suggestions for shopping, dining or taking a quick break, pinpointed on the maps.
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You are Here: Paris

You are Here: Paris

$15.99
Michelin's new  You Are Here  series offers a novel approach to travel and exploration. Navigate the city, map by map, with top attractions, as well as suggestions for shopping, dining or taking a quick break, pinpointed on the maps.
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Insight Guides: Paris City Guide

Insight Guides: Paris City Guide

Insight Guide

$29.99
Insight City Guide Paris is a full-colour, comprehensive travel guide to one of the world's favourite cities. Paris has so much to offer that it's impossible to see everything; Insight City Guide Paris helps you prioritise with its 'Best of Paris' feature highlighting the blockbuster attractions and its 'Editor's Choice' recommendations for where and when to enjoy the best food and cafes, festivals and shopping. The many features on culture and history give you a real understanding of the city and its people, covering topics such as architecture, cafe life, Paris at the Movies, Paris After Dark, as well as the cabaret scene, and there are lavish photo features on iconic sights such as the Centre Pompidou, the Louvre and the Arc deTriomphe. 'The Places' chapters cover every neighbourhood ,from the ancient Ile de la Cite to themaze of narrow streets around Montmartre and ultra-modern La Defense, while the Trips out of Town chapter suggests interesting day trips within easy reach of the city. Detailed, full-colour maps throughout the book help you navigate the city with confidence, and the 'Travels Tips' at the end offer selective, independent reviews of hotels and restaurants to guide you to the best and most authentic establishments.
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You are Here: Venice

You are Here: Venice

$15.99
Michelin's new "You Are Here" series offers a novel approach to travel and exploration. Navigate the city, map by map, with top attractions, as well as suggestions for shopping, dining or taking a quick break, pinpointed on the maps.
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Lonely Planet Indonesia

Lonely Planet Indonesia

Lonely Planet

$39.99
Lonely Planet Indonesia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take in a traditional gamelan performance, laze on hidden beaches, or hike volcanic peaks; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Indonesia and begin your journey now!
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Insight Guides: New York City Guide

Insight Guides: New York City Guide

Insight Guide

$29.99
New York City must be the world's top urban destination: whether you're after great theatre, fascinating museums, luxurious hotels, history, nightlife, sumptuous dining or just city energy, you'll find it here.

The newly updated Insight City Guide New York is a comprehensive full-colour travel guide to this exciting destination. From seeing the iconic sights such as the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty, to finding the most secluded parts of Central Park or the hippest bars in Greenwich Village, this book will make sure you go home having had the quintessential New York experience.

Features by local writers explore every facet of the city, from the street-eats scene to the silver screen, with a special focus on the city's fabulous museums. Colour maps, plus floorplans of all the major museums, help you navigate with ease, while evocative photography brings New York to life. The detailed Travel Tips are full of practical advice plus our independent selection of the best hotels and restaurants.
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Rick Steves Pocket Florence

Rick Steves Pocket Florence

Rick Steves ,  Gene Openshaw

$19.99
Rick Steves' Pocket guidebooks truly are a tour guide in your pocket. Each colorful compact 280-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map. Rick Steves' Pocket Florence includes the following walks and tours: * Renaissance Walk * Accademia Tour: Michelangelo's David * Uffizi Gallery Tour * Bargello Tour * Duomo Museum Tour
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Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands & Beaches

Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands & Beaches

Lonely Planet

$34.99
Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands and Beaches is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Swim with sea life in crystal-clear coves, laze in hammocks under limestone peaks, or motorcycle along curved bays; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Thailand and begin your journey now!
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