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The Southern Ocean
JeanauthorKindly contributed by Jean McNeil, author of Ice Diaries: an Antarctic Memoir, published by ECW Press. Ice Diaries is the winner of the Adventure Travel category as well as the Grand Prize at the 2016 Banff Mountain Film Festival and Book Competition.
  I have written substantial parts of my last two books at sea, much of them while clinging to the desk with one hand while looking out the cabin window to determine which stage we were in the great oceanic washing machine cycle. If the porthole was submerged, it was bad. If I suddenly found myself horizontal when I thought I had been standing, or vice versa, then it was bad.
What to Read in Rio
SPT21Speculation, debate and excitement have built all summer leading up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read up on the history, current events and culture of the controversial host country with our selection of books on Brazil. We've thrown a guidebook and map in as well for those adventuresome sports fans who may be on their way to the grandstand. The Games: A Global History of the Olympics. In this history, acclaimed sports writer David Goldblatt explores the world's greatest sporting event.
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 -- particularly the well-known quarters at Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.
FIFA World Cup: Brazil
This summer, athletes and fans from over 30 nations will gather in Brazil, called together by one common and powerful obsession: futebol, "O Jogo Bonito" (The Beautiful Game). The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 12 with the Brazilians defending their home turf against Croatia and continues through mid-July with 64 rousing matches in 12 Brazilian cities. Whether following the tournament from your armchair or cheering from a rowdy South American stadium, these books allow you to track your favorite team, understand the sport and explore the rich culture of the host country -- from Brazil’s sophisticated cities to its soccer fields.