Archive for February, 2014

Around the World in 80 Travel Books

Around the World in 80 Travel Books
In their most recent issue, National Geographic Traveler magazine featured “80 Great Travel Books.” Ranging across geography and genres, here are some highlights from their list that we’ve enjoyed along the road. For more great reads spanning the continents, browse Longitude’s Around the World in 80 Travel Books. Travels with Charley. On the road in a van
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An Explorer’s Notebook

An Explorer’s Notebook
Tim Flannery, the internationally acclaimed scientist credited with discovering more species than Charles Darwin, has published books on everything from climate change (The Weather Makers) to Captain Cook (The Explorers), from Australian history (The Birth of Sydney) to Pacific exploration (Among the Islands), from the possums of New Guinea (Throwim Way Leg) to Australia’s kangaroos
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Inside a Mongolian Nomad’s Ger

Inside a Mongolian Nomad’s Ger
Kindly contributed by Liza Carter, with photographs from her book Moving with the Seasons: Portrait of a Mongolian Family, a collaborative effort between Carter and a nomadic Mongolian family living on the steppe. Carter’s personable prose and excellent photography capture the Mongolian people’s daily lives, in many ways still untouched by modernity.     The landscape of Mongolia
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Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage
“Ah, for just one time I would take the Northwest Passage, To find the hand of Franklin reaching for the Beaufort Sea, Tracing one warm line through a land so wide and savage, And make a Northwest Passage to the sea.”   This charming children’s book about the search for a route through the Arctic
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