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In the land of white death

By: Albanov, Valerian Ivanovich

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2000.:

Seller ID: BB0232218


In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in the pack ice of the treacherous Kara Sea-a misfortune grievously compounded by an incompetent commander, the absence of crucial nautical charts, insufficient fu... View more info

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North to the Night: A Spiritual Odyssey in the Arctic

By: Alvah Simon ; Suzanne Oaks

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group, September 1999:

Seller ID: BB0247037


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Death in the Sahara

By: Asher, Michael

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing:

Seller ID: BB0229028


Under-armed in hostile territory, and foolishly employing the enemy as guides, the one hundred explorers were ambushed and stranded without camels or suppliesin the deserts of southern Algeria. Many were killed outright, and for fourmonths the survivors were menaced by the Tuareg, the lords of the desert, robbed, starved, and tricked into eating poisoned fruit. To escape, the men hidin the wastelands of the Sahara with little hope of finding food or water. Finallyforced ... View more info

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Neither East Nor West

By: Bird, Christiane

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Washington Square Press:

Seller ID: BB0223457


Fusing travelogue, historical inquiry, and interviews with Iranians from all walks of life, "Neither East Nor West" is a landmark contribution to travel writing and to cultural studies, as well as a timely illumination of a nation deeply misunderstood by most Westerners. In describing life in Iran today, Christiane Bird, an American who spent part of her childhood there, breaks the silence that has surrounded Iran's culture -- unlike its politics -- for nearly twenty yea... View more info

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I'm a stranger here myself

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c1999.:

Seller ID: BB0232073


A CLASSIC FROM THE "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "ONE SUMMER " After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens--as he later put it, "it was clear my people needed me"). They were greeted by a new and improved America that boasts microwave pancakes, twenty-four-hour dental-floss ... View more info

Notes from a small island

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Doubleday, 1995.:

Seller ID: BB0242094


Pages slightly yellowed. Shelf-wear. View more info

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In a Sunburned Country

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Broadway:

Seller ID: BB0242286


A CLASSIC FROM THE "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "ONE SUMMER " Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller "A Walk in the Woods." "In A Sunburned Country" is his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, ... View more info

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A walk in the woods

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $7.50

Publisher: [paperback edition] [imprint varies]:

Seller ID: BB0245913


A CLASSIC FROM THE "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "ONE SUMMER "Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes--and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic sill... View more info

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Notes from a small island

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York : Avon Books, 1997, c1995.:

Seller ID: BB0250619


"Suddenly, in the space of a moment, I realized what it was that I loved about Britain-which is to say, all of it."After nearly two decades spent on British soil, Bill Bryson-bestsellingauthor of The Mother Tongue and Made in America-decided to returnto the United States. ("I had recently read," Bryson writes, "that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another, so it was clear that my people needed me.") But before dep... View more info

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A walk in the woods

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $7.50

Publisher: [paperback edition] [imprint varies]:

Seller ID: BB0250894


A CLASSIC FROM THE "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "ONE SUMMER "Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes--and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic sill... View more info

Close To Shore - Terrifying Shark Attacks Of 1916

By: Capuzzo, Michael

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Broadway Books:

Seller ID: BB0240705


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Between East and West

By: Chen, F. H.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Niwot, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, c1996.:

Seller ID: BB0242429


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Out West: A Journey through Lewis and Clark's America

By: Dayton Duncan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, September 2000:

Seller ID: BB0245917


One hundred and eighty years after Lewis and Clark's "Voyage of Discovery" (1804-1806), Dayton Duncan set out in a Volkswagen camper to retrace their steps. "Out West" is an account of three separate journeys: Lewis and Clark's epic adventure through uncharted wilderness; Duncan's retracing of the historic trail, now in various ways tamed, paved, and settled; and the journey of the American West in the years in between. Readers traveling with Duncan will encounter the pe... View more info

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True Adventures Collection

By: Dowswell, Paul

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Usborne Books:

Seller ID: BB0203091


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Caesar's vast ghost

By: Durrell, Lawrence

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Arcade Publishing, 1990.:

Seller ID: BB0223463


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Off Track Planet's Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke

By: Editors of Off Track Planet

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers, 513:

Seller ID: BB0246114


A nice clean copy. View more info

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An unexpected light

By: Elliot, Jason

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London : Picador/St. Martin's Press, 1999.:

Seller ID: BB0223462


Part historical evocation, part travelogue, and part personal quest, "An Unexpected Light "is the account of Elliot's journey through Afghanistan, a country considered off-limits to travelers for twenty years. Aware of the risks involved, but determined to explore what he could of the Afghan people and culture, Elliot leaves the relative security of Kabul. He travels by foot and on horseback, and hitches rides on trucks that eventually lead him into the snowbound mountai... View more info

Adventures of a continental drifter

By: Elliott Neal Hester

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2005.:

Seller ID: BB0200153


Former owner's return address sticker adhered to front endpaper. View more info

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Forty Years in South China: The Life of REV. John Van Nest Talmage, D.D.

By: Fagg, John Gerardus

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Nabu Press, 2010:

Seller ID: BB0245189


This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciat... View more info

A place called Peculiar

By: Gallant, Frank K.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Springfield, Mass. : Merriam-Webster, c1998.:

Seller ID: BB0218678


A state-by-state tour of places with extraordinary names and the stories behind them.- Feast on towns from Breakfast Hill, New Hampshire, to Dinner Station, Nevada- Includes local attractions for over 40 towns- Sidebars describe surprising naming trends View more info