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The Railway Anthology

The Railway Anthology

by Deborah Manley

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 160 PAGES
  • COMING IN NOVEMBER

A convenient anthology of evocative writing from the rails. Manley includes works from 50 of the world's preeminent literary figures including Agatha Christie, William Dalrymple, Peter Fleming, Rudyard Kipling, Eric Newby, Paul Theroux and Colin Thubron, brilliantly celebrating this most "civilized" mode of travel. (RLR6, $14.95)

Gondola

Gondola

by Donna Leon

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 80 PAGES
  • COMING IN AUGUST

In this profile of the trademark Venetian gondola, Leon provides background on the gondola's history, explains how the boats are constructed and even includes an accompanying CD of "baracoles," or Italian boat songs. (ITA439, $27.50)

A Free Book

by John Doe

  • RELIGION
  • 2013
  • PAPER

In addition, Brown and [TOUR OPERATOR NAME] will send you a complimentary copy of [TK] by [TK]. (FreeBR, $)

Full Steam Ahead, A Golden Age of Cruises

Full Steam Ahead, A Golden Age of Cruises

by Boris Danzer-kantof

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 192 PAGES

With photographs, archival reprints and firsthand accounts, this coffee-table history of cruise luxury focus on the freedom and romance or cruise vessels in their golden age. (TVL589, $44.95)

Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World

Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World

by Tom Zoellner

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 384 PAGES

An informative, impassioned and entertaining history of railway travel around the world from the frigid trans-Siberian railroad to the antiquated Indian Railways and futuristic Mag-Lev trains. Zoellner examines mechanics and innovations in rails and engines and trains' impact on societies, as well as America's culture of ambivalence to mass transit. (WLD253, $27.95)

A Philosophy of Walking

A Philosophy of Walking

by Frederic Gros

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 288 PAGES

A philosophical treatment of walking and its many usages, including pilgrimage, protest march, journey and ramble. Gros explains how walking affects our understanding of ourselves and the world, drawing on famous and popular texts. (WLK14, $24.95)

 
America's Great Hiking Trails

America's Great Hiking Trails


by Karen Berger

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 336 PAGES
  • COMING IN SEPTEMBER

A gorgeous presentation of America's 40 greatest hiking trails, spanning 49 states and accompanied by descriptions, suggestions for hiking trips, maps and color photographs. (USA563, $50.00)

Visitants


by Dave Eggers

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES
  • COMING IN OCTOBER

Condensing over 20 years of travel into this collection, fiction writer Dave Eggers delivers adventure tales (always told in his trademark empathetic and hilarious style) that take him through New Zealand, Cuba, Thailand and... Idaho? (TVL597, $26.00)

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