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River Time Racing the Ghosts of the Klondike Rush

by John Firth

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March 2004
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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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From Home to Home:

by A.S. Hill

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2008
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9781894974561
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Peppered with lively stories, literary references, and pithy observations on the emerging culture and future development of the Dominion of Canada, this 19th century travelogue is a remarkable and authentic slice of history. 256 pages.
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The Forgotten Trail

by Larry Pynn

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October 13, 1997
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9780385256834
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Intrigued by what evidence of the gold rush still lingered on this century-old trail, Vancouver Sun journalist Larry Pynn set out to retrace the route during the summer of 1992. For six weeks he trekked 1500 kilometers - on foot, horseback, and by canoe. Along the way, he encounter some of Canada's most rugged and beautiful terrain, not to mention… Read more
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Yak Butter & Black Tea: A Journey into Forbidden China

by Wade Brackenbury

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1997
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Good
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9781565121485
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Wade Brackenbury wanted an adventure, and he got the journey of a lifetime. Along with a charismatic photographer named Pascal, Wade went seeking the Drung people, a dwindling minority in the vast empire of China, said to live in an obsure valley in Southern Tibet. No Westerner had been to the Drung valley in over a century. Yak Butter &… Read more
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Ghosts of Spain Travels Through Spain and Its Silent Past

by Giles Tremlett

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March 4, 2008
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9780802716743
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In elegant and passionate prose, the author unveils the tinderbox of disagreements that mark the country today. His afterword, written for this edition, focuses on the increasingly bitter arguments over the past. Index, 396 pages
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A Fez of the Heart: Travels Around Turkey in Search of a Hat

by Jeremy Seal

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Published
1996
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Good
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9780330343626
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The author set out across Turkey, in the extremes of winter, to 'trace the astonishing history of a cone-shaped hat. He soon saw the fez as the key by which Turkey, beset by contradictions, might be understood. 296 pages.
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Without Reservations The Travels of an Independent Woman

by Alice Steinbach

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March 12, 2002
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9780375758454
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...but who was she away from the people and things that defined her? In this book, the author searches for the answer to that question in some of the most beautiful and exciting places in the world: Paris, where she finds a soul mate;Oxford, where she takes a course on the English village;Milan where she befriends a young woman about… Read more
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On the Other Side of Sorrow:

by James Hunter

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2014
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9781780271873
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The author examines the dispute between Highlanders, who developed a strong environmental awareness countless generations before other Europeans, and conservtionists, whose thinking owes much to the romantic ideals of the 19 century. He also suggests a new way of dealing with the problem, advocating drastic land-use changes and the repopulation of empty glens. Notes, Bibliography, Index, 280 pages.
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The Songlines

by Bruce Chatwin

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1988-06-01
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9780140094299
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The author ventures into the desolate land of Outback Australia to learn the meaning of the Aboriginals' ancient 'Dreaming-tracks'. Along these timeless paths, amongst the fortune hunters and redneck Australians, and racist policemen and mysterious Aboriginal men, he discovers a wondrous vision of man's place in the world.
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Provence

by Peter Mayle

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1993-10
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9780684196640
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The author joins with Margaret Loxton, one of England's most admired painters, in bringing forth a vibrant and affectionate evocation of that charming and legendary region of south-eastern France known as Provence.
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Provence A-Z: A Francophile's Essential Handbook

by Peter Mayle

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2008-12-02
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9781400095698
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The ultimate dictionary for lovers of Provence: this is the authors personal selection of the foods, customs, and words he fins most fascinating, curious, delicious or just plain fun. Though organized alphabetically, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. In more than 170 entries, the author writes about subjects as wide-ranging as architecture and zingue-zingue-zoun [ in the local… Read more
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Toujours Provence

by Peter Mayle

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1992-06-02
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9780679736042
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Taking up from where A Year In Provence leaves off, the author offers anothr funny, beautifully [and deliciously] evocative book about life in Provence. With tales only one who lives there could know - of finding old gold coins while digging in the garden, of indulging in sumptuous feasts at truck stops - and with characters introduced with great… Read more
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A Year in Provence

by Peter Mayle

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Published
1991-06-04
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9780679731146
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In this account, the author tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Luberon with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frost mistral as it comes howling down the Rhòne Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of… Read more
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My Twenty-Five Years in Provence

by Peter Mayle

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Published
2018
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9780451494528
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The author pays tribute to the most endearing and enduring aspects of his adopted Provence - the charming and indelible parade of village, life, the sheer beauty, the ancient history. He celebrates the cafe as an idea and mists some of his recent favorites; identifies his favorite villages, restaurants, and open-air markets; and recounts his mos memorable meals.
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India in Mind

by Pankaj Mishra

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2005-01-04
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9780375727450
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A collection of 25 essay by outstanding authors on various aspect of India. It was edited by and with an introduction from Pankaj Mishra.
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Two Towns in Provence

by M.F.K. Fisher

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Published
1983-08-12
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9780394716312
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Worn reading copy. Includes Map of Another Town and A Considerable Town. Prev owner name and note on when and where purchased.
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Paris: The Collected Traveler

by Barrie Kerper

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2011-07-12
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9780307474896
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An inspired collection. Large format paperback. A Vintage Departures original
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Travels

by Sir John Mandeville

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Published
1973
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9780001923294
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The original version is very long - over eighty thousand words. In this edited version the editors have retained the best of the original, airming to give an impression of the book as a whole and using a linking marrative to bridge the gaps and fill in some of the historical background
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The Year We Seized the Day

by Elizabeth; Bowles, Colin Best

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2010-07
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9781742372952
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Set amidst the olive groves, rolling hills, castles and cathedrals of northern Spain, and featuring a supporting cast of eccentrics - from mad monks to angry nums, lycra-clad cyclists, international soul seekers and boisterous boy scouts - this is the inspiring, moving and blackly funny account of two hapless pilgrims on an extrdoringary journey to the end of the earth..and… Read more
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Sound clean trade paper
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