Archive for October, 2014

Berlin: Portrait of a City through the Centuries

Berlin: Portrait of a City through the Centuries
As we remember the fall of the Berlin Wall—25 years ago now—we memorialize (in chunks of graffiti-ed concrete, in statues and photos) and recall a specific period in the fraught history of that city. Berlin, however, has been re-made several times over, and the dismantling of the Wall is one of many transformations the city
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Inside Tracks

Inside Tracks
Read the book, watch the film! A recently released major motion picture brings to life Robyn Davidson’s classic travelogue Tracks, the story of a young woman’s epic journey by camel across the formidable Australian Outback. Davidson arrived in the Outback with a dog, a little cash, and she managed to find and train some camels
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Mecca: The Sacred City

Mecca: The Sacred City
According to Ziauddin Sardar, every city is dominated by two aspects:  first, a centralized, spiritual center that represents the sacred, and second, a historical reality – what is real, political, gritty and open to research. “Mecca is a city whose historical side is profoundly misunderstood,” the Londoner critic claims in his new book Mecca: The
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Back in Print!

Back in Print!
Here are some travel titles we’re excited to see back in print! Handmade in India. Featuring 3500 color photos and organized by region, this sumputous album covers the diverse crafts of India with style and authority. (IDA579, $75.00) Harem, The World Beyond the Veil. A fascinating, illustrated look at the culture of the Harem —
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