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By Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov. 1987
The 19th century Russian author's account of an 1852-1853 journey from St. Petersburg around the Cape of Good Hope, up… to Japan on the frigate "Pallada", concluding with an overland trek across Siberia. c1987. Uniform title: Fregat "Pallada".
By Jerry Kobalenko. 2002
Ellesmere Island lays a mere 450 miles from the North Pole and has the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere… east of the Rockies. For more than a decade, Kobalenko has traced the routes of explorers and Inuits, and broken many new trails across the frozen terrain of Ellesmere Island. He investigates the motives and mistakes of the island's first explorers, searches for clues to the mysterious disappearance of scientist-explorer Dr. Hans Kruger and the murder of an Inuit guide. 2002.
By Peter Levi. 1981
Greece as seen through the eyes of a sensitive traveller - English classicist, archaeologist, and former Jesuit priest, whose poetic… observations about the land and its people are interspersed with personal narrative. c1981.
By Paul Theroux. 1992
Renowned travel writer Theroux embarks on an exotic exploration of the Pacific Islands. From New Zealand to Hawaii, with stops… in New Guinea, Fiji, Samoa and others, he explores the lush landscapes, encounters unique wildlife, and lives among the fascinating peoples who have made Oceania their home. c1992.
By Ted Simon. 1997
The author recounts his 1500 mile journey, much of it on foot, through Eastern Germany, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and Romania,… making personal connections with people in the turbulent region, and learning more about himself and his parents who had escaped from there years before. 1997.
By Eric Newby. 1978
The author made the 6,000 mile journey from Moscow to the Pacific, on the Trans-Siberian railway in 1977. He was… accompanied by a Slovene (his wife), a German (photographer) and the official Russian guide. The result is a very individual travel book. 1978.
By David Emblidge. 1996
A collection of travel diaries and registers, historical accounts, and other writings that portray the 2,140-mile recreational footpath running from… Georgia to Maine. Traces the wilderness trail northward, depicting its history, geology, scenery, wildlife, and lore. 1996.
By Diego Audemard. 2007
C'est en tandems que Jean-Christophe Perrot et Diego Audemard ont choisi de réaliser leur projet "Raconte-moi la Terre" découvrir l'Afrique,… pendant toute une année, guidés par des personnes non et mal- voyantes. Avec leurs 27 copilotes, ils ont pédalé sur 13 500 kilomètres à travers douze pays, gravi à pied quatre sommets de plus de 4 000 mètres d'altitude, et réalisé qu'au-delà du défi physique, ils vivaient un véritable partage des sens. Le témoignage d'une expérience authentique, menée pour le plaisir de voir avec d'autres yeux. Une aventure où il faut être deux pour avancer, un aveugle et un voyant, un autochtone et un étranger. 2007.
Follows Tony Giles' journey of adventure as he travels across North America, Asia and Australasia. Full of drama, danger and… discovery, this travel biography is a young blind man's view of the world as he sets out to achieve his dream, dealing with disability while living life to the limit. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. c2010.
By Brian Hall. 1988
By Anthony Bailey. 1986
The author's jaunts take him round the Isle of Wight, along the Massachusetts to Maine coastline, into the bizarre and… hilarious history of Nice's Promenade des Anglais, and down the Severn River. A world of friendly conversation, tranquil landscapes, antique churches and country pubs. 1986.
By Gavin Young. 1981
The author's love of the sea, inspired by Conrad, led him to set off on a voyage that was to… take him halfway round the world on small, local boats of every kind. 1981.
By Lin Pardey, Larry Pardey. 1981
Account of the authors' journey along the south coast of Spain and Malta, crossing over to Tunisia, then moving on… to Italy and Yugoslavia. Intersperses tales of unwitting smuggling, military arrests, a collision and a hurricane. 1981.
By Isabelle Autissier, Erik Orsenna. 2007
By Clara Bensen, Fabienne Gondrand. 2016
" Après avoir traversé une phase difficile, Clara Bensen, vingt-cinq ans, décide de s'inscrire sur un site de rencontre. Elle… y fait la connaissance de Jeff, un professeur d'université débordant d'énergie et réputé pour son rejet des conventions - tout son opposé. À peine se connaissent-ils qu'ils se lancent dans une expérience de voyage unique. La règle du jeu ? Pas de réservation d'hôtel ni de programme, juste les billets aller-retour et, surtout, aucun bagage, rien à part les vêtements qu'ils portent. Comment trouver le courage de sortir de sa zone de confort ? Peut-on aimer en délaissant les schémas habituels ? " -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: No baggage : a minimalist tale of love & wandering.
By Paul Theroux. 1983
American novelist and travel writer sails down the Yangtze River in China along with thirty-three Americans, mostly millionaires, on an… exclusive Lindblad tour. Theroux offers prose pictures of the river's industry-fouled cities and villages, the countless junks and sampans, the spectacular gorges, the endless views of Chinese people tilling the half-dead fields, plus acerbic sketches of his rich companions. Some strong language. 1984, c1983.
By Colin Angus, Julie Angus. 2009
2006. Adventurers Julie and Colin Angus were checking a map of Europe when Julie noticed an interconnected water route from… Colin's parents' homeland of Scotland past her mother's homeland, Germany, and on to her father's, Syria. What started as a funny idea of rowing to visit relatives resulted in an odyssey by oar (and bike) where Julie and Colin tested their relationship while exploring their roots. Some strong language. 2010, c2009.
By Angus Wilson. 1986
A collection of the author's travel writings dating from 1957 to 1984. Whether visiting South Africa and observing apartheid, or… glimpsing Khrushchev in the Soviet Union, Wilson reveals his intense pleasure in travel. 1986.
By Michael Palin. 1992
The second of Michael Palin's Great Twentieth Century Adventures. He and his team set out to travel from one end… of the earth to another, following the 30 degree east line of longitude, using aircraft only as a last resort and enduring extremes of heat and cold as they crossed 17 countries on trains, trucks, ships, rafts, ski-doos, buses, barges, bicycles and balloons. 1992.
By Gary Paulsen. 1997
In contemplating the facts of his life on his fifty-seventh birthday, Paulsen decides that having heart disease is no reason… to stop having adventures. He fulfills a longtime dream to own a Harley and take to the road. He describes his reflections on his round-trip from New Mexico to Alaska. Some strong language. 1997.