Archive for January, 2014

Wildsam Field Guides

Wildsam Field Guides
If you could re-invent the modern guidebook, what would it look like? What specimens would you gather, which citizens would you interrogate, what archives would you plumb? A new travel series, unlike any we’ve seen, is making us re-think the resources we use to encounter a new place. Wildsam Field guides are beautifully produced pocket
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The Trip to Echo Spring

The Trip to Echo Spring
In her first book, To the River, Olivia Laing walked from the source of the Ouse River to the sea, enriching her travelogue with tangential reflections on the landscape’s role in English literature. In her new book, The Trip to Echo Spring, Laing is again on the trail of writers, this time American, riding trains
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The Radiance of Tomorrow

The Radiance of Tomorrow
Even as we return from our holiday travels and time spent with family to head into a new year, voices from distant lands can sound surprisingly close and deeply resonant. Take, for example, Ishmael Beah’s words about his decision to write his new novel, The Radiance of Tomorrow: “How do you try to shape a
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Andapa, Madagascar

Andapa, Madagascar
Kindly Contributed by Hilary Bradt, Founder of Bradt Guides, celebrating 40 years in 2014. Hilary will be giving a talk on Wild Adventures and Extreme Publishing at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, March 19-23, 2014. The men listened respectfully as the Président du Fokontany delivered his speech about mutual co-operation. With its
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