Our favorite Travel books to places real and unreal.
Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expedition to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls, she investigates the world's funerary customs and expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity.
A concise history of GPS, from its military origins to its commercial applications and ubiquity in everyday life.
GPS is ubiquitous in everyday life. GPS mapping is standard equipment in many new cars and geolocation services are embedded in smart phones. GPS makes Uber and Lyft possible; driverless cars won't be able to drive without it.
FINALIST FOR THE PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR THE ART OF THE ESSAY
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017
"Tracks Along the Left Coast more than accomplishes its self-appointed task of celebrating de Angulo’s legacy." —Rain Taxi
A Financial Times Book of the Year
A Spectator Book of the Year
'Travel writing in excelsis' -Jan Morris, author of Venice
'A thrilling and gorgeous tale, packed with meteorological wonder' -Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun
"A bold, beautiful book."--The New York Times
"A marvelous chronicle."--Publishers Weekly
Literary Nonfiction. Photography by Hannah Klein. MAXIMUM SUNLIGHT is a timely and incisive portrait of the people, communities, anxieties, and contradictions that make up what many think of--now, more than ever, after the 2016 election--as rural white America.
High up in the Hindu Kush, between the ancient pagan Kalash people and the new medievalists of the Taliban, a charismatic young Spaniard, Jordi Magraner, made his home, mastering the local languages and customs before meeting his death in a most mysterious way.
New islands are under construction or emerging because of climate change. Eccentric enclaves and fantastic utopian experiments are multiplying. Once-secret fantasy gardens are cracking open their doors to outsiders.$26.00ISBN: 9781786891013Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Canongate Books - March 6th, 2018
Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards In The Hidden Ways, Alistair Moffat traverses the lost paths of Scotland.$29.99ISBN: 9781781315323Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Aurum Press - October 15th, 2016
Inspiring urban explorers and armchair travellers alike to consider a new way of understanding the world we live in, this unique atlas shows you the modern world from surprising new vantage points.$30.00ISBN: 9780300215045Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Yale University Press - August 22nd, 2017A guide to the history and culture of the American Southwest, as told through early encounters with fifteen iconic sites
This unique guide for literate travelers in the American Southwest tells the story of fifteen iconic sites across Arizona, New Mexico, southern Utah, and southern Colorado through the eyes of the explorers, missionaries, and travelers who were the first nEmail or call for priceISBN: 9780226458618Availability: BackorderedPublished: University of Chicago Press - September 21st, 2018Throughout its history, America has been defined through maps. Whether made for military strategy or urban reform, to encourage settlement or to investigate disease, maps invest information with meaning by translating it into visual form. They capture what people knew, what they thought they knew, what they hoped for, and what they feared.$45.00ISBN: 9780226596631Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: University of Chicago Press - October 11th, 2018It’s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and drawing: Maps have a unique power to transport us to distant lands on wondrous travels. Put a map at the start of a book, and we know an adventure is going to follow.