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Hitchhiking Vietnam: A Woman's Solo Journey in an Elusive Land

by Karin Muller

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Published
1998-03
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Good
ISBN
9780762702435
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$9.79

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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is the real-life adventure story of a young American woman whom spent seven months traveling from the Mekong Delta to the border of China in search of the 'real' Vietnam - the villages and the people untouched by the commercial influences of the encroaching West. While enduring numerous arrests and physical discomforts, she learned to drive… Read more
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Horizon

by Barry Lopez

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Published
2020
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Good
ISBN
9780307356000
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$8.57

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Condition: clean copy. Content: This work moves through the author's travels to six regions of the world: from western Oregon to the High Artic; from the Galapagos to the Kenyan desert; from Botany Bay in Australia to the ices shelves of Antarctica. 572 pages, notes, selected bibliography, scientific binomials, index, maps
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An Odyssey: A Father, A son, And an Epic

by Daniel Mendelsohn

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Published
2017
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Good
ISBN
9780007545131
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$7.75

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Condition: clean copy. Content: When 81 year-old retired scientist Jay unexpectedly enrolls in his estranged classicist sone Daniel's course on the 'Odyssey,' the journey of a lifetime commences. Theirs is a moving and erudite story of filial love and the importance of the classics; reading Homer becomes their change to understand each other before it is too late. This memoir writing… Read more
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The Marches

by RORY STEWART

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Published
2017
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Good
ISBN
9780099581895
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$10.61

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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author's father, taught him to walk, and walked with him on journeys from Iran to Malaysia. Now they have chosen to do their final walk together along 'the Marches' - the frontiers that divides their two countries, Scotland and England. On their 600 mile, 30 day journey - with the author on foot and his father… Read more
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On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey

by Paul Theroux

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Published
2020
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Good
ISBN
9780358362791
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$8.16

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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author set out to explore the Mexican Sonoran desert where he finds a place brimming with charm, yet visibly marked by both the US Border Patrol looming to the north and mountain discord from within. H stops to talk with residents, visits Zapotec mill workers in the highlands, and attends a Zapatista party meeting, communing with… Read more
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The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

by Robert Macfarlane

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Published
2012-10-11
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Good
ISBN
9780670025114
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Condition: clean copy. Content: In this book, the author sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes that crisscross the British landscape and its waters, connecting them to the continents beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts… Read more
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In Search of the Nomads

by John Ure

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Published
November 2003
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Good
ISBN
9781841193083
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author has chosen four regions that are rich in nomadic culture: the Arabian peninsula with the Bedouin, the Sahara with the Moors, and Tuareg, the mountain ranges of southerner Iran with their migratory pastoral tribes, and the steppes of Central Asia with the Mongol horsemen and Tartar decedents. He has travelled with all of them and… Read more
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African Switchback

by Nicholas Mosley

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Published
1958
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Good
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$7.75

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Condition: clean copy, some wear on dust jacket. Content: This is the narrative of the trip In 1957 by Nicholas Mosley and Hugo Charteris, two novelists, of a journey by car from Dakar to Lagos across West Africa. Their route took them partly through the progressive and nationalist areas of the coast, but more especially to the tribes of the… Read more
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Condition: clean copy, with slip case. Content: Limited edition, Copy #525 of 1000 copies. Stories of hunting in Africa, in the Norther Frontier District of Kenya of the late 1950's. 280 pages, illustrated.
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$163.22
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Traveling the 38th Parallel: A Water Line around the World

by David; Carle, Janet Carle

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Published
2013-04
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Good
ISBN
9780520266544
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$14.69

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Condition: clean copy. Content: Travelling largely outside of cities, away from well-beaten tourist tracks, the authors cross Japan, Korea, China, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Greece, Sicily, Spain, Portugal, the Azores Islands, and the United States -from Chesapeake Bay to San Francisco Bay. The stories they gather provide stark contrasts and also reaffirm similarities across diverse cultures. Illustrated with maps and photos, the book… Read more
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The Great Hedge of India

by Roy. Moxham

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Published
March 12, 2002
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Good
ISBN
9780786709762
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Condition: clean copy. Content: At once a travel book and historical detective story, the book begins in a secondhand bookshop on London's Charing Cross Road. There the author buys the memoir of a 19th century British colonial administrative officer, who makes a passing reference to a giant hedge planted by the British across the Indian subcontinent. That hedge - which for… Read more
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Charlevoix: Two Centuries at Murray Bay

by Philippe Dube

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Published
1990
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Good
ISBN
9780773507265
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$19.59

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Condition: clean copy. Content: If resort life is what you crave, the long ramble in the Charlevoix regions of Quebec offered here provides the desired change of scene. Using many photography and illustrations of the elegant resort homes of the area, the people who build and inhabited them, and the tourists who flocked there during the summer, the author captures both… Read more
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Exploring the Fur Trades of North America

by Barbara Huck

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Published
April 2002
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Good
ISBN
9781896150208
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Europeans in search of furs penetrated the continent from the St. Lawrence to the Columbia, aided by indigenous North Americans who shared the secrets of its bounty. Today's highways trace those trade routes, taking time-travellers on a journey of rediscovery. With full-colour maps, hundreds of photographs and detailed driving directions to 130 sites. 288 pages, Alphabetical… Read more
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The Survival of the Bark Canoe

by John McPhee

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Published
1984
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Good
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Condition: clean copy, name of previous owner on first page, upper right hand corner. Content: In Greenville, New Hampshire, Henri Vaillancourt makes birch-bark canoes in the same manner and with the same tools that the Indians used. He sews the bark and lashes it to the gunwales with the split roots of spruce or white pine, no nails, no screws, no… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Contents: This takes readers on a tour of many natural and man-made sacred sites located throughout western North America. Comprised of locations that feature particularly interesting and mysterious qualities, it emphasizes each locale's physical characteristics and magical significance. These centers are places of power and energy, often relating to indigenous people's history and myth. 176 pages, colour and black… Read more
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Rowed Trip

by Colin Angus & Julie Angus

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Published
2009-09-29
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Good
ISBN
9780385666336
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Condition: good clean copy, dust jacket in good condition. Content: This is an odyssey by oar and bike from Caithness, Scotland - Colin's ancestral home - to Julie's roots in Syria. It took them seven months to travel 7,200 kilometres, on an untested and unpredictable route via the Caledonian Canal, the Thames, the English Channel, the Rhine, the Danube, the Black… Read more
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Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure

by Michael Palin

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Published
2001
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Good
ISBN
9780752837062
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Condition: clean copy Content: non-fiction. One hundred years after the birth of Ernest Hemingway, Michael Palin set out to discover the man behind the legend. From the forests and lakes of North Michigan to the First World War battlefields in Italy, from Paris in the Roaring Twenties to the Spanish Civil War, palin journeys on. There is the running of the… Read more
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Hardcover paper over boards, sound clean copy.
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$53.05
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Himalayan Pilgrimage

by David L. Snellgrove

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Published
1989
ISBN
9780877734741
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$19.59

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Sound clean trade paper. A few corner creases wear pages were turned down. Photos on request. Original price sticker on front cover.
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River Time Racing the Ghosts of the Klondike Rush

by John Firth

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Published
March 2004
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Very Good-
ISBN
9781896300665
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This is the chronicle of John Firth and his nephew as they follow in the footsteps of their grandfather on the journey that changed his life and determined theirs. Through fascinating narrative, photographs, and historically inspired letters, the author brings to life the vivid scenery of the Yukon, and portrays the stark reality of the hardships faced by hundreds of… Read more
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