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By David L Hammer. 1985
By Barbara Crossette. 1998
In 1997 this New York Times journalist traveled across Asia, visiting the classic hill towns built by several colonial powers.… She recalls her journeys to these remote locations, discusses their history, and describes how each has evolved since being inherited by an independent nation. 1998.
By Edmund White. 2001
Novelist, critic, and biographer White, who moved to Paris in 1983, describes his wanderings through the city's arrondissements, including districts… congenial to writers, African-Americans, Jews, artists, gays and lesbians, and royalists. A flâneur is someone who strolls about a city with no specific purpose, yet is attuned to its history and character. Bestseller. 2001.
By Linda Spalding. 1998
The author recounts her expedition into the forests of Borneo in search of a reclusive primatologist, who has devoted her… life to protecting orphaned orangutans. Describes the beauty of the island, the local society, and the despoilment of natural resources through poaching, deforestation, and misguided ecotourism. 1998.
By Simon Winchester. 2001
Award-winning journalist and author Simon Winchester takes readers on a personal tour of the Balkans. Combining history and interviews with… the people who live there, Winchester offers a fascinating glimpse into the complex issues at work in this chaotic region. 2001.
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 David Attenborough. 1987
A history of the Mediterranean world from the dramatic creation of the sea when the Atlantic flooded across the barrier… of land connecting Morocco and Gibraltar and plunged over a cliff 50 times the height of Niagara. The transformation of man in this rich region from hunter-gather to a settled form of existence was the beginning of civilisation and so began the process that was to transform the whole area. 1987.
By Rita Anton. 1979
Following her husband's death in 1976, Anton spent several years in India as a volunteer Jesuit Lay Missionary. Having travelled… extensively in India, she presents a realistic look at this nation in transition. 1979.
By Geoffrey Moorhouse. 1974
The author set out in 1972 to cross the Sahara by camel and by himself. This story of his journey,… fraught with disaster from the outset, is a moving account of his battle with fear and loneliness, and conquest of the many hazards of the desert. 1974.
By Robert W Ferguson. 2003
The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest inland body of water, has lost over half its surface area and 80 percent… of its volume since 1960, due to poorly planned irrigation systems. In January 2000, Canadian Rob Ferguson went to Uzbekistan to work on an environmental project to save the Aral Sea. After a year of dealing with corrupt officials, not only had the project gone nowhere, but Ferguson was under suspicion of murder. Some strong language. 2003.
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 Ian Baker. 2004
Recounts an extraordinary journey into one of the most inaccessible places on earth, and a pilgrimage to the heart of… Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan prophecies proclaim that the greatest of beyul, or mystical sanctuaries, lies at the eastern edge of the Himalayas, veiled by a colossal waterfall in the forbidding Tsangpo gorge. After years of investigation, world-class climber and Buddhist scholar Ian Baker and his National Geographic-sponsored team made worldwide news by finding a magnificent 108-foot-high waterfall-the legendary grail of both Western explorers and Tibetan pilgrims. 2004.
By Paul Theroux. 1983
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 Byron Farwell. 1984
Gurkhas are soldiers from Nepal who serve in the British and Indian armies. Recruiting practices, military training, religion, and home… and family are analyzed to obtain insight into the nature of Gurkha character. 1984.
By Helene Hanff. 1973
By Sarah Murgatroyd. 2003
In 1860, an eccentric Irish police officer named Robert O'Hara Burke set out to Melbourne at the head of the… most ambitious expedition of his age. Up until this point Australia had remained a truly dark continent, but times were changing. On 20 August Burke and his team of eighteen men made a confident start - journeying north towards the Gulf of Carpentaria. Accompanied by William Wills, a shy English scientist, he was prepared to risk everything to cross the continent. Meanwhile, John McDouall Stuart, a dour Scotsman with a fondness for the bottle, was already trekking north from Adelaide. The race was on. 2003.
By Colson Whitehead. 2003
By John Fraser. 1980
As a correspondent to the Toronto "Globe and Mail" in Peking, Fraser had the opportunity to meet a wide range… of Chinese people and to learn of their culture and government. 1980.