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Our favorite Travel books to places real and unreal.

 

 

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393356281
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 9th, 2018

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.


GPS (MIT Press Essential Knowledge) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780262535953
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Published: Mit Press - October 19th, 2018

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.


Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374537432
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 6th, 2018

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: Jaime de Angulo & Pacific Coast Culture Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640090415
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - June 12th, 2018

"Tracks Along the Left Coast more than accomplishes its self-appointed task of celebrating de Angulo’s legacy." —Rain Taxi


Where the Wild Winds Are: Walking Europe's Winds from the Pennines to Provence Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781473665750
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Published: Nicholas Brealey - September 25th, 2018

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


False Calm: A Journey Through the Ghost Towns of Patagonia Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781945492143
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Published: Transit Books - October 2nd, 2018

"A bold, beautiful book."--The New York Times

"A marvelous chronicle."--Publishers Weekly


Maximum Sunlight Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780998346106
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Published: Wolfman Books - December 16th, 2016

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.


In the Land of Giants: Hunting Monsters in the Hindu Kush Cover Image
By Gabi Martinez, Daniel Hahn (Translator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781947534100
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Published: Scribe Us - July 10th, 2018

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.


Beyond the Map: Unruly Enclaves, Ghostly Places, Emerging Lands and Our Search for New Utopias Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780226513843
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Published: University of Chicago Press - April 11th, 2018

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.


The Hidden Ways: Scotland's Forgotten Roads Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781786891013
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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.


Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781781315323
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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.


First Impressions: A Reader’s Journey to Iconic Places of the American Southwest (The Lamar Series in Western History) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780300215045
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Published: Yale University Press - August 22nd, 2017

A 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 n


A History of America in 100 Maps Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780226458618
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Published: University of Chicago Press - September 21st, 2018

Throughout 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.


The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands Cover Image
By Huw Lewis-Jones (Editor), Philip Pullman (Prologue by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780226596631
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Published: University of Chicago Press - October 11th, 2018

It’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.