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Sydney: 5 Essential Walks

Sydney: 5 Essential Walks

Katrina O'Brien ,  Veechi Stuart

$9.99
Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and its sparkling harbour setting, rugged coastal cliffs and long golden beaches lie at the very heart of its appeal. Regardless of your fitness level or experience, the best way to experience its breathtaking views and diverse environments is to set off on foot. This guide will take you along five walks that reveal the very best that Sydney has to offer.
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A History of the World in 500 Walks

A History of the World in 500 Walks

Sarah Baxter

$39.95
History is never more alive than when youre walking through it. The smell of earth long-trodden by pilgrims; mountain vistas unchanged for millennia; the feel of weathered wall, built centuries before...

To hike amid such echoes of the past is as close as youll come to travelling back in time. This book will lead you on a grand tour of world events, from prehistory to the 21st century. Meandering along 500 historically resonant trails, A History of the World in 500 Walks is learned but light-footed and never pedestrian, combining inspirational and knowledgable commentary with practical detail. Starting at the very beginning, with hikes amid some of the planets most startling geology, A History of the World in 500 Walks strolls towards and presents, via the pathways of the Roman emperors, Mayan civilisations, medieval pilgrims and Second World War soldiers.

In its beautifully illustrated pages, you can follow in the footsteps of Christians, convicts, communists, and conquistadores, Aboriginal tribes, high-seas explorers, gold prospectors, silk traders, Buddhists, Berbers, a bard and a barmy Bavarian. The tales are as varied as the terrain they cover - and will likely spur you to lace up your own boots.
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Blue Mountains Best Bushwalks: 3rd Edition

Blue Mountains Best Bushwalks: 3rd Edition

Veechi Stuart

$29.99
In Blue Mountains Best Bushwalks, Veechi Stuart, local author and resident of 20 years, combined her professional writing skills with her passion for bushwalking. In her choice of the best bushwalks, she includes not only the classic walks listed in many guidebooks, but also the quieter tracks that few know exist, as well as some of the more historic walks that are in danger of being forgotten.

Veechi and local nature photographer Scott Townsend, complement these detailed descriptions with over 150 full-colour photos, and detailed full-colour maps also accompany almost all the walks. This book includes a range of walks from 30 minute strolls to 2-day overnight adventures, and is full of suggestions for parties of differing experience.

If you love to get out and about then this is a book for you, regardless of your fitness level or bushwalking experience.

The third edition of this bestselling book features:

• 60 different walks, varying in length from one to four hours.
• Accurate, full colour maps and step by step directions.
• Detailed walk statistics including distance, total ascent/descent, grade and estimated time.
• Detailed information on Blue Mountains History and Natural Environment.
• Walking ideas for families with children, including safety tips.
• Over 150 full colour photographs.

With over 4 million Australians now regularly walking for fun and fitness, this guide book is the perfect companion for any Sydney-sider looking to bust out of the city and explore the raw beauty of the NSW Blue Mountains.
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In the Land of Giants: Journey Through the Dark Ages

In the Land of Giants: Journey Through the Dark Ages

Max Adams

$24.99
The five centuries between the end of Roman Britain (410) and the death of Alfred the Great (899) have left few voices save a handful of chroniclers, but Britain's 'Dark Ages' can still be explored through their material remnants: buildings, books, metalwork, and, above all, landscapes. Max Adams explores Britain's lost early medieval past by walking its paths and exploring its lasting imprint on valley, hill and field. From York to Whitby, from London to Sutton Hoo, from Edinburgh to Anglesey and from Hadrian's Wall to Loch Tay, each of his ten walk narratives form both free-standing chapters and parts of a wider portrait of a Britain of fort and fyrd, crypt and crannog, church and causeway, holy well and memorial stone. Part travelogue, part expert reconstruction, IN THE LAND OF GIANTS offers a beautifully written insight into the lives of peasants, drengs, ceorls, thanes, monks and kings during an enigmatic but richly exciting period of our island's history.
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Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Adventure, Danger and Survival

Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Adventure, Danger and Survival

Yossi Ghinsberg

$27.99
I heard the rustle again, too close and too real to ignore. I clutched the flashlight, stuck my head out of the mosquito net...and found myself face-to-face with a jaguar. Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest to find a hidden tribe and explore places tourists only dream of seeing. But what begins as the adventure of a lifetime quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare. After weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth the group splits up after disagreements, and Yossi and his friend try to find their own way back without a guide. When a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive. The basis of an upcoming motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jungle is the incredible story of friendship and the teachings of nature, survival and human fortitude and a terrifying true account that you won't be able to put down.
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Paris Street Tales

Paris Street Tales

Helen Constantine

$22.95
Paris Street Tales is the third volume of a trilogy of translated stories set in Paris. The previous two editions are Paris Tales, in which each story is associated with one of the twenty arrondissements, and Paris Metro Tales, in which the twenty-two stories are related to a trip around the Paris Metro. This new volume contains seventeen newly-translated stories related to particular streets in Paris and one newly-written tale of the city.

The stories range from the nineteenth century to the present day and include tales by well-known writers such as Colette, Maupassant, Didier Daeninckx, and Simenon, and less familiar names such as Francis Carco, Aurelie Filipetti, and Arnaud Baignot. They present a vivid picture of Paris streets in a variety of literary styles and tones. Simenon's Maigret is called upon to solve a mystery on the Boulevard Beaumarchais; a flaneur learns some French history through second-hand objects retrieved from the Seine; a nineteenth-century affair in the Rue de Miromesnil goes badly wrong; a body is discovered on the steps of the smallest street in Paris.

Through these stories we see how the city has changed over the last two centuries and what has survived. All of the tales in the book are translated apart from the last, a new story by David Constantine, based on the last days of the poet Gerard de Nerval.
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Poachers' Pilgrimage: An Island Journey

Poachers' Pilgrimage: An Island Journey

Alastair McIntosh

$86.79
The islands of the Outer Hebrides are home to some of the most remote and spectacular scenery in the world. They host an astonishing range of mysterious structures - stone circles, beehive dwellings, holy wells and 'temples' from the Celtic era. Over a twelve-day pilgrimage, often in appalling conditions, Alastair McIntosh returns to the islands of his childhood and explores the meaning of these places. Traversing moors and mountains, struggling through torrential rivers, he walks from the most southerly tip of Harris to the northerly Butt of Lewis. The book is a walk through space and time, across a physical landscape and into a spiritual one. As he battled with his own ability to endure some of the toughest terrain in Britain, he met with the healing power of the land and its communities. This is a moving book, a powerful reflection not simply of this extraordinary place and its people met along the way, but of imaginative hope for humankind.
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Andalucia

Andalucia

Andrew Edwards ,  Suzanne Edwards

$44.95
Its literary history began to develop with the Romans and reached an early flowering when Arabic poets drew on centuries of literary tradition, together with the landscapes and passions of Moorish Spain. Later, Prosper Merimee, Byron and Washington Irving forged legends of exotic southern Spain that persist to this day and Spanish writers themselves captured the rich tapestry of Andalucian culture, from Cervantes' Seville to the Cordoba of Baroque poet Luis de Gongora and Lorca's 'hidden Andalucia'. With the advent of the Civil War, a new generation flocked to Andalucia and were inspired to write some of the Twentieth Century's most iconic works of literature, from Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls to Gerald Brenan's The Spanish Labyrinth and Laurie Lee's trilogy of books. As vibrant and compelling as the region itself, Andalucia: A Literary Guide for Travellers illuminates the very soul of Spain.
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Ethiopia: Through Writers' Eyes

Ethiopia: Through Writers' Eyes

Yves Stranger

$29.99
There are only a handful of destinations left in the world that have retained their ability to shock the traveller with their unique perspective. These places still awaken a sense of deep wonder as they offer the rare opportunity to observe the world from a different angle. Ethiopia is one of those rare countries. This book is the perfect companion to any exploration of Ethiopia, be it in the precarious saddle of an Abyssinian pony, or from the folds of an armchair. A compendium of all things Ethiopian, the book throws wide open precious windows of understanding, allowing you to gaze deeper into the landscape and people with additional wonder. As well as peopling the land with its own caste of priest kings descended from Solomon and Sheba, Ethiopia has long attracted the attentions of eccentric adventurers, Jesuit explorers, foolish would-be conquerors, as well as saints and sinners in equal measure ...and the keen interest of writers of all stripes. What you have here is quite literally the best bits from whole libraries of past travel accounts, hand-picked by Yves-Marie Stranger, a long time Ethiopia resident, trilingual interpreter and writer.
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Made in America: An Informal History of American English

Made in America: An Informal History of American English

Bill Bryson

$24.99
Funny, wise, learned and compulsive. (GQ). Bill Bryson turns away from travelling the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid and Notes from a Big Country, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture. In Made in America, Bryson tells the story of how American arose out of the English language, and along the way, de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', how they were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up - as well as exposing the true origins of the words G-string, blockbuster, poker and snafu. A tremendously sassy work, full of zip, pizzazz and all those other great American qualities. (Will Self, Independent on Sunday).
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Top Walks in Australia

Top Walks in Australia

Melanie Ball

$36.99
Australia is mecca for bushwalkers - there are walks crossing every sort of landscape, from rocky deserts to the tropical coast, craggy mountains to verdant rainforest, as well as some shaped by colourful human history. Experienced travel writer Melanie Ball has hiked every track in this book for walkers of all levels of experience. Included are some of Australia’s most famous walks, including the Larapinta Trail and Overland Track, plus some undiscovered gems. Most of the tracks can be completed in a few hours, but there are some more difficult multi-day walks for those wanting more of a challenge. For each walk there is detailed trail information, a map, and photographs.
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Insight Guides: Australia

Insight Guides: Australia

APA Publications Limited

$34.99
Insight Guide Australia is a comprehensive full-colour guide to the culture, history and people of this ancient and spectacular land. Our inspirational Best Of Australia section illustrates the country's highlights, from the iconic Sydney Harbour and Melbourne's vibrant music scene to majestic Uluru and beautiful Kakadu National Park - making sure you don't miss anything. Our unrivalled coverage of history, natural environment and culture provides an essential introduction to Australia's heritage and contemporary life, to complement the in-depth coverage of the arts, sporting activities and modern culture. The informative text, written by regional experts, is a pleasure to read and accompanied by stunning photography. The lavish magazine-style features offer a unique insight into Aboriginal art, surf culture, the Great Barrier Reef, and Australia's amazing endemic flora and fauna. All major sights are cross-referenced with the maps, and the travel tips section provides a wealth of practical information on how to plan your trip.
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Berlin for Jews: A Twenty-First-Century Companion

Berlin for Jews: A Twenty-First-Century Companion

Leonard Barkan

$55.95
What is it like to travel to Berlin today, particularly as a Jew, and bring with you the baggage of history? And what happens when an American Jew, raised by a secular family, falls in love with Berlin not in spite of his being a Jew but because of it?  The answer is Berlin for Jews. Part history and part travel companion, Leonard Barkan's personal love letter to the city shows how its long Jewish heritage, despite the atrocities of the Nazi era, has left an inspiring imprint on the vibrant metropolis of today.  
 
Barkan, voraciously curious and witty, offers a self-deprecating guide to the history of Jewish life in Berlin, revealing how, beginning in the early nineteenth century, Jews became prominent in the arts, the sciences, and the city's public life. With him, we tour the ivy-covered confines of the SchÃ?¶nhauser Allee cemetery, where many distinguished Jewish Berliners have been buried, and we stroll through Bayerisches Viertel, an elegant neighborhood created by a Jewish developer and that came to be called Berlin's "Jewish Switzerland."  We travel back to the early nineteenth century to the salon of Rahel Varnhagen, a Jewish society doyenne, who frequently hosted famous artists, writers, politicians, and the occasional royal. Barkan also introduces us to James Simon, a turn-of-the-century philanthropist and art collector, and we explore the life of Walter Benjamin, who wrote a memoir of his childhood in Berlin as a member of the assimilated Jewish upper-middle class.  Throughout, Barkan muses about his own Jewishness, while celebrating the rich Jewish culture on view in today's Berlin.  
 
A winning, idiosyncratic travel companion, Berlin for Jews offers a way to engage with German history, to acknowledge the unspeakable while extolling the indelible influence of Jewish culture.  
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Frommer's Easyguide to Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu

Frommer's Easyguide to Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu

Nicholas Gill

$22.99
Frommer's books aren't written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. Frommer's author Nicholas Gill has been covering Peru for over a decade and this book hits all the highlights, from iconic Machu Picchu to Lima's vibrant dining scene. He's checked out all of the country's best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget, whether you're a backpacker or on a splashy honeymoon. Most importantly, he's not shy about telling readers what to see, and what they can skip without regret. The book includes a fold-out map, plus detailed maps throughout the guide, exact pricing, opening hours, and other important details that will make your trip smoother and less hectic. It features smartly conceived itineraries for travelers of varying types, along with savvy, sometimes sneaky, tips for saving money in ALL price ranges, whether you need to pinch pennies or are able to splash out a bit. This book has it all from budget to luxury and everything in between.
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London Precincts: A Curated Guide to the City's Best Shops, Eateries, Bars and Other Hangouts

London Precincts: A Curated Guide to the City's Best Shops, Eateries, Bars and Other Hangouts

Fiona McCarthy

$39.99
London is one of the world’s greatest cities. It’s iconic and dynamic; a vibrant city where the past and present meet in an explosion of art and culture. It’s also a city that is constantly on the move.

From its earliest explorers, London has never been afraid to venture to new worlds and discover new and wonderful things. This hasn’t changed through the centuries. London continues to create and innovate with cutting edge ideas, especially in its food scene where you can literally taste the world from its diverse offerings, or even be transported to another world completely! Likewise with London’s libations.

Pubs are the beating heart of London and there’s practically one on every corner (kind of like churches in Rome). But the beverages on offer would make any heart beat faster. And once you’re full of good food and wine, it’s time to hit the shops and enter another stratosphere altogether. Oliver Twist’s immortal question has never been more resonant, because you’ll definitely want to have more of London!
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Insight Guides: Experience Rome

Insight Guides: Experience Rome

APA Publications Limited

$19.99
With incomparable architecture, lively and generous people and world-beating coffee and gelato, Rome is truly one of Europe's great cities. Be inspired to visit by the new Insight Guide Experience Rome, a beautifully-packaged full-colour guide to this rich and varied city.

Inside Insight Guide Experience Rome:

A brand-new series covering all the very best experiences on offer.

Stunning, colourful photography brings this beautiful city and its people to life.
Local expert authors guide you to authentic Roman experiences and fresh discoveries.
A dip-in "In the mood for..." section suggests the best places to go for fine dining, ancient history, romance and family fun, amongst others.

The neighbourhoods sections contain our selection what to see and do from an insider's perspective, from the historic centre to picturesque Trastevere and the Vatican City to upmarket Via Veneto and Villa Borghese.

Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and our Essentials A-Z section give you all the practical information you need for planning a memorable trip.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
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Insight Guides: Experience Shanghai

Insight Guides: Experience Shanghai

APA Publications Limited

$19.99
Whatever you're in the mood for, the dynamic metropolis of Shanghai offers a wealth of things to do in the city. Be inspired to visit by the newInsight Guide Experience Shanghai, a beautifully-packaged full-colour guide to China's most exciting destination.

Inside Insight Guide Experience Shanghai:

    *A brand-new series covering all the very best experiences on offer in Shanghai.
    *Stunning, colourful photography brings this vibrant city and its people to life.
    *Local expert authors guide you to authentic Shanghai experiences and fresh discoveries.
    *A dip-in "In the mood for..." section suggests the best places to go for local cuisine, historic architecture and a night on the town, amongst others.
    *The neighbourhoods sections contain our selection what to see and do from an insider's perspective, from exploring the Bund's back streets to discovering contemporary art in the French Concession.
    *Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and our Essentials A-Z section give you all the practical information you need for planning a memorable trip.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
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Kyoto and Nara Tuttle Travel Pack Guide + Map: Your Guide to Kyoto's Best Sights for Every Budget

Kyoto and Nara Tuttle Travel Pack Guide + Map: Your Guide to Kyoto's Best Sights for Every Budget

Rob Goss

$19.99
The only guide you'll need for getting around Kyoto and Nara. Everything you need is in this one convenient package; including a large pull-out map!

This brand new Japan travel guide by award-winning author Rob Goss, a longtime Japan resident, is designed for people with limited time. It covers not only the unique UNESCO World Heritage sites but also bustling Nishiki-koji street market and many smaller shrines and temples where enchanting moss and tree gardens lie hidden behind high stone walls. The list of things to do and see in Kyoto and Nara is literally endless, which is why you need an experienced author to point the way.
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Bathurst Dubbo Orange & Surrounds Map 282 7th Ed

Bathurst Dubbo Orange & Surrounds Map 282 7th Ed

UBD Gregorys

$9.99
Regional touring map covering Coonabarabran in the north, Cowra in the south, Lithgow in the east & Forbes in the west.
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Wagga Wagga Riverina Map 284 20th Ed

Wagga Wagga Riverina Map 284 20th Ed

UBD Gregorys

$9.99
Regional touring map covering West Wyalong & Cowra in the north, Culcairn in the south, Yass in the east & Griffith in the west.
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