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  • 1001 NATURAL WONDERS YOU MUST SEE BEFORE YOU DIE
    1001 NATURAL WONDERS YOU MUST SEE BEFORE YOU DIE
    BRIGHT MICHAEL [ED]
    ISBN: 9781760292881
    Title: 1001 NATURAL WONDERS YOU MUST SEE BEFORE YOU DIE
    Author: BRIGHT MICHAEL [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Spanning every continent and ocean on the planet, 1001 Natural Wonders is a compendium of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you can revist time and time again.


    Now revised and updated in collaboration with UNESCO, 1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die is the definitive guide to awesome nature, celebrating hundreds of millions of years of the Earth's history.

    Discover more about the most outstanding locations our planet has to offer, many of them now UNESCO World Heritage Sites to preserve them for future generations. Learn about the explosive rumblings of Caribbean volcanoes and the secluded Spansh wetlands, home to the world's few remaining Iberian lynx. Imagine the spectatcular beauty of Australia's fragile reefs, which are ever at the mercy of global warming. These are Mother Nature's most magnificent places, and natural history writer Michael Bright has selected 1001 locations so breathtaking that once seen, you will never forget.

    Organized by continent and then country, illustrated with stunning photographs from the world's leading photographers, and located on maps, each entry is packed with information on how each natural wonder was created, where to find it, and how to get there, making 1001 Natural Wonders more than just a 'top 1001' list. It is the most detailed and comprehensive guide of its kind.

    For the armchair traveller, the dedicated tourist, the naturalist, and the just plain inquisitive, this compilation of the world's most amazing scenery is an absolute must, a window on our planet's priceless resources.

    Imprint: PIER 9 - MURDOCH
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • 30 DAYS IN SYDNEY : A WILDLY DISTORTED ACCOUNT
    30 DAYS IN SYDNEY : A WILDLY DISTORTED ACCOUNT
    CAREY PETER
    ISBN: 9781632863768
    Title: 30 DAYS IN SYDNEY : A WILDLY DISTORTED ACCOUNT
    Author: CAREY PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A decorated writer's witty, energetic exploration of his home city, told through a month-long visit-- now in a brand new hardcover package.

    Peter Carey captures our imagination with a brilliant and unexpected portrait of Sydney. In the midst of the 2000 Olympic games, Australia native Peter Carey returns to Sydney after a seventeen-year absence. Examining the urban landscape as both a tourist and a prodigal son, Carey structures his account around the four elements-- Earth, Air, Fire, and Water-- insisting on the primacy of nature to this unique Australian cityscape. As his quixotic account unfolds, Carey looks both inward into his past (as well as Sydney's own violent history) and outward onto the city's familiar landmarks and surroundings-- the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the Blue Mountains-- achieving just the right alchemy to tell Sydney's extraordinary story.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 50 GREATEST TRAIN JOURNEYS OF THE WORLD
    50 GREATEST TRAIN JOURNEYS OF THE WORLD
    LAMBERT ANTHONY
    ISBN: 9781785780653
    Title: 50 GREATEST TRAIN JOURNEYS OF THE WORLD
    Author: LAMBERT ANTHONY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JUNE 2016 NEW RELEASE

    The fifty most incredible, awe-inspiring, spectacular journeys by train.

    Acclaimed travel writer Anthony Lambert presents his selection of train journeys with real character, sublime scenery, a sense of history, a well-appointed train, or even the opportunity to enjoy a meal with proper napery, silver and glass Some journeys are well-known, such as the Glacier or Orient Expresses, which combine glamour, outstanding cuisine and service and colourful history. Others less so: the train from Inverness to -Wick and Thurso traverses some of the wildest country in Britain; or the coast-to-coast journey through the chestnut- and pine-clad mountains of Corsica, crossing one of Gustave Eiffel's glorious viaducts of gossamer steel.

    From the modest line through North Yorkshire's Esk Valley to the Trans-Siberian; from a narrow-gauge web of lines in the Harz Mountains to the train that crosses Australia's barren Nullarbor Plain in a dead-straight 478km, Lambert's is an unmissable selection for any lover of travel that is as delightful as the destination.

    Imprint: ICON
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • 50 GREATEST WALKS OF THE WORLD
    50 GREATEST WALKS OF THE WORLD
    STONE BARRY
    ISBN: 9781785780639
    Title: 50 GREATEST WALKS OF THE WORLD
    Author: STONE BARRY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Barry Stone, author of 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, delves into some of the lesser-known aspects of the world's most famous - and not-quite- famous-yet - trails.

    The perfect accompaniment to practical guidebooks, Stone relates how slings and carabiners kept him from falling headlong off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and reports on the progress of the continental-wide monster, the Trans Canada Trail, gaps in which are still being filled by countless grassroots communities.

    With walks that will appeal to everyone regardless of ability, The 50 Greatest Walks of the World includes British classics such as the Pennine Way, Offa's Dyke Path, and the Old Man of Hoy as well as personal favourites such as Italy's Cinque Terre Classic and the Isle of Skye's Trotternish Ridge, one of Britain's finest ridge traverses with almost 2,500m of ascents. Whether it's a climb, a stroll, or a life-changing slog, this book has the walk for you.

    Imprint: ICON
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • 60 DEGREES NORTH : AROUND THE WORLD IN SEARCH OF A HOME
    60 DEGREES NORTH : AROUND THE WORLD IN SEARCH OF A HOME
    TALLACK MALACHY
    ISBN: 9781846973420
    Title: 60 DEGREES NORTH : AROUND THE WORLD IN SEARCH OF A HOME
    Author: TALLACK MALACHY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    60 Degrees North is a story that we tell, both to ourselves and to others. It is a story about where - and perhaps also who - we are.'The sixtieth parallel marks a kind of borderland. It wraps itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden and Norway; it crosses the tip of Greenland and of South-central Alaska; it cuts the great spaces of Russia and Canada in half. The parallel also passes through Shetland, at the very top of the British Isles. In 60 Degrees North, Malachy Tallack explores the places that share this latitude, beginning and ending in Shetland, where he has spent most of his life. The book focuses on the landscapes and natural environments of the parallel, and the way that people have interacted with those landscapes. It explores themes of wildness and community, of isolation and engagement, of exile and memory.

    Imprint: BIRLIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • A LA MOD : MY SO CALLED TRANQUIL LIFE IN RURAL FRANCE
    A LA MOD : MY SO CALLED TRANQUIL LIFE IN RURAL FRANCE
    MOORE IAN
    ISBN: 9781849533997
    Title: A LA MOD : MY SO CALLED TRANQUIL LIFE IN RURAL FRANCE
    Author: MOORE IAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Three weeks into our hen ownership and there wasn't a single egg, there was nothing. Natalie's theory for this was that they were bored. Can hens be bored? Really? They're hens for Pete's sake; do they need to be stretched intellectually before they produce any eggs? What am I suppose to do, read them Chomsky? Comedian, mod and professional grump Ian Moore has had enough. Tired of being unable to park anywhere near his cramped house in a noisy town he doesn't like, he hatches a plan to move his wife and young son to a remote corner of the Loire Valley in search of serenity and space. Several tears later, Ian finds himself up to his neck in bilingual offspring, feral cats, promiscuous horses, dysfunctional spaniels and needy hens; he's wrestling with electric fences, a foreign language, a mountain of animal waste and a wife who collects livestock like there's a biblical flood on the horizon, all while trying not dirty his loafers. But despite the ups, downs and increasing demands of Ian's showbiz career, the Moore family persevere in true Brit style to create a unique, colourful and ultimately rewarding life in their new homea la campagne and a la mod!


    AUTHOR: Ian Moore is a stand-up comedian in the UK and a husband, father of three boys, farmhand and chutney maker in France. He is a mod in both walks of life and most of his time is spent travelling grumpily between the two.

    Imprint: SUMMERSDALE
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • AFRICA ON SAFARI
    AFRICA ON SAFARI
    ILLMAN TONY
    ISBN: 9781906506568
    Title: AFRICA ON SAFARI
    Author: ILLMAN TONY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Drama and beauty abound on the plains of Africa and in this superb collection of images.

    Australian photographers Kym and Tonya lllman present an intimate insight into Earth's greatest wilderness. This lavish book is the result of thousands of hours spent on safari in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The lllmans' innovative, and sometimes controversial, approach includes cameras buried at the edges of waterholes, mounted on aerial drones and on remote controlled buggies, with many lost to lions and elephants in the process. They have spent days concealed in photographic hides to capture low level shots and have chartered helicopters to photograph wildlife and vistas not accessible by land. Each photograph is accompanied by the fascinating story behind its capture. In a final section the lllmans discuss the various elements that ensure a successful safari, from both a sightseeing and photographic viewpoint.

    This splendid collection of photographs is an unforgettable record of Africa in all its untamed beauty and raw motion. From the brutality of the food chain to playful shots of animals at their most uninhibited, from majestic sunsets to brooding landscapes, there is no greater theatre than nature itself. This is Africa on Safari.

    Imprint: PAPADAKIS
    RRP: $65.00

    Price: $65.00
  • AGE OF KALI : TRAVELS AND ENCOUNTERS IN INDIA
    AGE OF KALI : TRAVELS AND ENCOUNTERS IN INDIA
    DALRYMPLE WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780006547754
    Title: AGE OF KALI : TRAVELS AND ENCOUNTERS IN INDIA
    Author: DALRYMPLE WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    William Dalrymple, who wrote so magically about India in 'City of Djinns', returns to the country in a series of remarkable essays. Featured in its pages are 15-year-old guerrilla girls and dowager Maharanis; flashy Bombay drinks parties and violent village blood feuds; a group of vegetarian terrorists intent on destroying India's first Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet; and a palace where port and cigars are still carried to guests on a miniature silver steam train. Dalrymple meets such figures as Imran Khan and Benazir Bhutto; he witnesses the macabre nightly offering to the bloodthirsty goddess Parashakti - She Who Is Seated on a Throne of Five Corpses; he experiences caste massacres in the badlands of Bihar and dines with a drug baron on the North-West Frontier; he discovers such oddities as the terrorist apes of Jaipur and the shrine where Lord Krishna is said to make love every night to his 16,108 wives and 64,732 milkmaids. 'The Age of Kali' is the fourth fascinating volume from the author of 'In Xanadu', 'City of Djinns' and 'From the Holy Mountain'.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ALL STRANGERS ARE KIN : Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World
    ALL STRANGERS ARE KIN : Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World
    ONEILL ZORA
    ISBN: 9780547853185
    Title: ALL STRANGERS ARE KIN : Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World
    Author: ONEILL ZORA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A lively, often hilarious, and always warm hearted exploration of Arabic language and culture

    After years of studying Arabic, Zora O'Neill faced an increasing certainty that she was not only failing to master the language but was also driving herself crazy. So she stepped away. But a decade later she still couldn't shake her fascination with Arabic and returned to her studies, this time with a new approach.

    O'Neill embarks on a grand tour through the Middle East — to Egypt, the UAE, Lebanon, and Morocco — packing her dictionaries, her unsinkable sense of humour, and her talent for making fast friends of strangers. She travels along quiet, bougainvillea-lined streets and amid the lively buzz of crowded cities and medinas. She jumps off the tourist track, into families' homes and local hotspots, and makes a part of the world that is thousands of miles away seem right next door.

    With lively prose and an eye for the deeply absurd and the deeply human, O'Neill explores the indelible links between culture and communication. 'All Strangers Are Kin' is a powerful testament to the dynamism of language and how learning another tongue leaves you rich with so much more than words.

    Imprint: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN [USA]
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • ALMOND BLOSSOM APPRECIATION SOCIETY
    ALMOND BLOSSOM APPRECIATION SOCIETY
    STEWART CHRIS
    ISBN: 9780956003829
    Title: ALMOND BLOSSOM APPRECIATION SOCIETY
    Author: STEWART CHRIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Good Life goes on at El Valero. Find yourself laughing out loud as Chris is instructed by his daughter on local teenage mores; bluffs his way in art history to millionaire Bostonians; is rescued off a snowy peak by the Guardia Civil; and joins an Almond Blossom Appreciation Society. You'll cringe with Chris as he tries his hand at office work in an immigrants' advice centre in Granada, spurred into action by the arrival of four destitute young Moroccans at El Valero. And you'll never see olive oil in quite the same qay again ... In this book, Chris Stewart's optimism and zest for life is as infectious as ever.

    Imprint: SORT OF BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AMERICAN JOURNEYS
    AMERICAN JOURNEYS
    WATSON DON
    ISBN: 9781741666212
    Title: AMERICAN JOURNEYS
    Author: WATSON DON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A superb book about Don Watson's journeys around America. Featured as one of Newsweek's 50 'What to Read Now and Why' titles. Only in America - the most powerful democracy on earth, home to the best and worst of everything - are the most extreme contradictions possible. In a series of journeys acclaimed author Don Watson set out to explore the nation that has influenced him more than any other. Travelling by rail gave Watson a unique and seductive means of peering into the United States, a way to experience life with its citizens: long days with the American landscape and American towns and American history unfolding on the outside, while inside a tiny particle of the American people talked among themselves. Watson's experiences are profoundly affecting: he witnesses the terrible aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast; explores the savage history of the Deep South, the heartland of the Civil War; and journeys to the remarkable wilderness of Yellowstone National Park. Yet it is through the people he meets that Watson discovers the incomparable genius of America, its optimism, sophistication and riches - and also its darker side, its disavowal of failure and uncertainty. Beautifully written, with gentle power and sly humour, American Journeys investigates the meaning of the United States: its confidence, its religion, its heroes, its violence, and its material obsessions. The things that make America great are also its greatest flaws.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AMERICAN SMOKE : JOURNEYS TO THE END OF THE LIGHT
    AMERICAN SMOKE : JOURNEYS TO THE END OF THE LIGHT
    SINCLAIR IAIN
    ISBN: 9780241955819
    Title: AMERICAN SMOKE : JOURNEYS TO THE END OF THE LIGHT
    Author: SINCLAIR IAIN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    In American Smoke, the author hits the road to America in the tracks of the Beats. On the trail of the American Beats, he makes a delirious and perhaps ill-fated expedition in the footsteps of Malcolm Lowry, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Charles Olson and Gary Snyder.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • AMONG THE MOUNTAINS : TRAVELS THROUGH ASIA
    AMONG THE MOUNTAINS : TRAVELS THROUGH ASIA
    THESIGER WILFRED
    ISBN: 9780006551003
    Title: AMONG THE MOUNTAINS : TRAVELS THROUGH ASIA
    Author: THESIGER WILFRED
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Wilfred Thesiger, this century's greatest living explorer, recalls his travels among the mountain ranges of Asia. Wilfred Thesiger, this century's greatest living explorer, recalls his travels among the mountain ranges of Asia. Although Wilfred Thesiger is still largely associated with the Arabian deserts and the Marshes of Iraq, he has also travelled extensively at intervals, over the years, among mountains and mountain people in other remote areas of the Middle East and Asia. In 1987 Thesiger wrote: 'I have always been attracted by mountains?'9291 And he observed more recently: 'Had I done nothing else as a traveller except my journeys in Nuristan, these alone would have amounted to something worthwhile'. Eventful, interesting and remarkable achievements in their own right, the Asian journeys - among the Hindu Kush, the Karakorams and the Pamirs - have inspired many of the finest photographs Thesiger has ever taken and contribute significantly to his standing as a great traveller and explorer. Spanning a period of over 30 years (1951-1983) this book draws on Thesiger's original diaries of his various journeys and his vivid memories of them, and includes some 80 or so previously unpublished photographs of the stunning mountain scenery he saw and the people he encountered.

    Imprint: FLAMINGO
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • APOSTLE : Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve
    APOSTLE : Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve
    BISSELL TOM
    ISBN: 9780571234752
    Title: APOSTLE : Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve
    Author: BISSELL TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: APRIL 2017 NEW RELEASE

    In this profound and moving journey into the heart of Christianity past and present, Tom Bissell travels across the world to explore the lives and legacies of the Twelve Apostles.

    Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John: Who were these men and what was their relationship to Jesus? Tom Bissell gives us rich and deeply informed answers to those ancient questions.

    Written with warmth, humour, and a rare acumen, Apostle is a brilliant and exhaustive synthesis of travel writing, centuries of biblical history, and a deep lifelong relationship with Christianity. Bissell explores not just who these renowned and pious men were (and weren't), but how their identities have taken shape over two millennia.

    Bissell, in his search for this elusive set of truths, has traveled the world, visiting holy sites from Rome and Jerusalem to Turkey, India, and Kyrgyzstan, and he captures vividly the rich diversity of Christianity's global reach. Apostle is an unusual, erudite, and hilarious book, an intoxicating combination of religious, intellectual, and personal adventure.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ARCTIC DREAMS
    ARCTIC DREAMS
    LOPEZ BARRY
    ISBN: 9780099583455
    Title: ARCTIC DREAMS
    Author: LOPEZ BARRY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Lopez's journey across our frozen planet is a celebration of the Arctic in all its guises. A hostile landscape of ice, freezing oceans and dazzling skyscapes. Home to millions of diverse animals and people. The stage to massive migrations by land, sea and air. The setting of epic exploratory voyages.

    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET? : 8000 MISGUIDED MILES ROUND BRITAIN IN A VAUXHALL ASTRA
    ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET? : 8000 MISGUIDED MILES ROUND BRITAIN IN A VAUXHALL ASTRA
    HATCH BEN
    ISBN: 9781849531559
    Title: ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET? : 8000 MISGUIDED MILES ROUND BRITAIN IN A VAUXHALL ASTRA
    Author: HATCH BEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The number one non-fiction read that made John Cleese and Danny Wallace laugh and Terry Wogan and Richard Briers cry. If you think writing a guidebook is easy, think again...A family's 8,000 miles round Britain in a Vauxhall Astra they were bored, broke, burned out and turning 40, so when Ben and Dinah saw the advert looking for a husband and wife team with young kids to write a guidebook about family travel around Britain, they jumped at the chance. With naive visions of staring moodily across Coniston Water and savouring Cornish pasties, they embark on a mad-cap five-month trip with daughter Phoebe, four, and son Charlie, two, embracing the freedom of the open road with a spirit of discovery and an industrial supply of baby wipes.

    Imprint: SUMMERSDALE
    RRP: $18.95

    Price: $18.95
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