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Moving With The Seasons

MGL80
Liza Carter
Liza Carter Art
2013
189
0989018709
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Writer and photographer Carter collaborated with a Mongolian family in making this book, an intimate season-by-season account of nomadic Mongolian life on the steppe. Carter’s personable prose and excellent photography capture the people’s daily lives, in many ways still untouched by modernity.
$48.00

Vikings, The North Atlantic Saga

VIK11
William Fitzhugh (Editor), Elisabeth Ward (Editor)
Smithsonian Institution Press
2000
432
1560989955
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An extensively illustrated volume of Viking culture, history and exploration that focuses especially on voyages to North America. Published in conjunction with a Smithsonian exhibit, it features essays and 400 color photographs.
$34.95

Treks in the Dolomites

ITL692
Gillian Price, Martin Collins
Cicerone
2016
192
1852848200
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A detailed practical guide to the two best-known long-distance walks through the Dolomites: the Alta Via 1 -- Lago di Braies to Belluno (9-13 days) and Alta Via 2 -- Bressanone to Feltre (10-16 days).
$27.95

Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape

GRB373
Mary-Ann Ochota
Frances Lincoln
2016
288
0711236925
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
10/27/2016
0
0
0
0
Interesting and beautifully crafted, this narrative field guide is essential reading for admirers of the British landscape. Readers will learn to tell crosses apart, to read a stone circle, find explosion craters and the histories and meanings behind each.
$29.99

The Scottish Islands, A Comprehensive Guide to Every Scottish Island

SCT243
Hamish Haswell-Smith
Independent Publishers Group
2015
578
1782116788
HARD COVER
Guidebook
11/1/2015
0
0
0
0
Ideal for touring or reference, this complete gazetteer covers all of Scotland's islands, including the uninhabited and the remote. Hamish Haswell-Smith profiles access points, anchorages and places of interest.
$65.00

Plotted, A Literary Atlas

GNL29
Andrew Degraff
Houghton Mifflin Company
2015
160
1936976862
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This collection of literature-inspired maps takes readers into the fictional worlds of great books, including the landscapes of The Odyssey, Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Lord of the Flies and many more.
$24.99

Atlas of Remote Islands

WLD200
Judith Schalansky
Penguin Putnam
2010
144
014311820X
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
Schalansky includes islands, both famous and utterly obscure, ranging across the world's seas in this intriguing collection, certain to ignite wanderlust. We bet no one has been to all 50!
$32.00

Curry, A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors

IDA319
Lizzie Collingham
Oxford University Press
2007
352
0195320018
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
This cultural history with recipes is appetizingly organized as a menu (biryani, vindaloo, chai, etc.). Collingham explores the origins and spread of Indian food and the interplay between Muslim, Hindu, Portuguese and British traditions on the subcontinent.
$1,325.50

Canyon Wilderness of the Southwest

USW632
Jon Ortner (Photographer)
Welcome Books
2016
248
1599621312
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This unprecedented collection of photographs explores the diverse canyon country of the Colorado Plateau, including Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion and Arches. The 200 color photographs are accompanied by quotations by authors and explorers.
$45.00

Deep Down Dark

CHI97
Hector Tobar
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2015
336
1250074851
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Journalist Tobar brings to light the stories of the 33 men who were trapped for 69 days in the San Jose Mine outside of Copiapo, Chile in 2010 through this spirited survival tale that ultimately probes the soul of Chile itself.
$16.00

Lingo, Around Europe in Sixty Languages

EUR495
Gaston Dorren
Atlantic Monthly Press
2016
304
0802125719
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this hilarious and informative exploration, Dutch linguist Dorren walks readers through 60 European languages and dialects, explaining their peculiarities and unveiling the deceased ancestor that unites them.
$17.00

Restless Empire, A Historical Atlas of Russia

RUS549
Ian Barnes
Harvard University Press
2015
256
0674504674
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
British historian Barnes presents the epic sweep of Russian history, from the first Slavic migrations to the age of Putin, in this beautifully illustrated, full-color atlas.
$35.00

Shanghai, The Rise and Fall of the Decadent City 1842-1949

CHN128
Stella Dong
HarperCollins Publishers
2001
318
0060934816
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A riveting portrait of "the most pleasure-mad, rapacious, corrupt, strife-ridden, licentious, squalid and decadent city in the world."
$15.99

The Basque History of the World

SPN116
Mark Kurlansky
Penguin Putnam
2001
288
0140298517
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Kurlansky's engaging portrait of the seven provinces of Basque lands takes in everything from language to culinary heritage, role in the Spanish Civil War and seafaring traditions.
$17.00

The Eastern Question, A Geopolitical History in 108 Maps & Drawings

MDE229
Ted Danforth
Aa Balkema
2015
247
0692308407
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Covering three millennia of conquest, displacement and revenge, this unique history explores the complex relationship between the West and East with accessible text, plus 108 maps and political cartoons.
$29.95

The Fortunes of Africa, A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavor

AFR327
Martin Meredith
Hachette
2016
784
1610396359
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Covering the epic story of colonialism in Africa, Meredith’s magisterial history depicts empire-hungry kings, missionaries, tribal warlords, mining barons -- even modern multinational corporations. An expansive but entertaining read.
$21.99

The Long Ships Passing, The Story of the Great Lakes

GLK27
Walter Havighurst
University of Minnesota Press
2002
368
0816640149
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A vivid popular history of the Great Lakes, rich in anecdote, incident and drama. Havighurst recounts the early days of ships and shipping on the Great Lakes from the time of the early French voyageurs through the industrialization of the region at the turn of the century.
$17.95

Havana Modern: Twentieth-Century Architecture and Interiors

CBA241
Michael Connors
Rizzoli International
2014
256
0847843467
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In vivid, original photographs, Connors ushers us through 100 examples of Havana’s best-preserved Nouveau and Art Deco architecture, built between the early 1900s and 1965.
$65.00

The Happy Isles of Oceania

PAC03
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2006
480
061865898X
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
The peripatetic author flies off to Australia and New Zealand with a kayak and ends up exploring much of Melanesia and Polynesia, including Tonga, Fiji and the Marquesas, in this wickedly funny, wide-ranging tale.
$16.95

Dreams of Trespass, Tales of a Harem Girlhood

MRC10
Fatima Mernissi
Hachette
1995
242
0201489376
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
This captivating memoir by one of Morocco’s most outspoken women opens, "I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, a ninth-century Moroccan city." Mernissi captures not only the spirit of the place, but also the hierarchy and decorum of a Muslim family compound.
$17.00

Everest Revealed, The Private Diaries and Sketches of Edward Norton, 1922-24

HML134
Christopher Norton
Trafalgar Square
2015
144
0750955856
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The journals of this truly intrepid Englishman and leader of the 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition offer a vivid impression of Everest before it was surmounted. Includes sketches of wildlife, flowers and fellow climbers.
$29.95

Istanbul, Memories and the City

TKY99
Orhan Pamuk
Random House
2006
320
1400033888
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nobel Prize-winner Pamuk writes with dazzling grace of the city of his birth, a magical place of crumbling mansions and Ottoman riches.
$16.95

Life on the Mississippi

USS05
Mark Twain
Modern Library
2007
388
0140390502
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Twain returns to the days of his youth spent on the Mississippi in this classic. Full of historical information, anecdotes, character sketches and fond memories, it's at once a romantic history of a mighty river and an autobiographical account of Twain's
$13.00

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

MDE74
Azar Nafisi
Random House
2008
238
0812979303
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Azar Nafisi's dazzling memoir lends an insightful view of modern Iran. Iranian born Nafisi finds freedom from the Cultural Revolution's oppression in the pages of Western classics.
$18.00

The Burma Chronicles

BMA58
Guy Delisle
Drawn & Quarterly
2010
272
177046025X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Posted to Burma with his Doctors Without Borders wife and young son, Delisle captures the absurdities, challenges and routines of everyday life in Burma in bold black-and-white panels in this droll graphic travelogue, his third.
$16.95

The Hour of Land, A Personal Topography of America's National Parks

USA592
Terry Tempest Williams
Macmillan
2017
416
1250132142
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Equal parts memoir, natural history and ecological manifesto, this illustrated narrative by an award-winning author honors 12 national parks and explores why they matter to the soul of America.
$18.00

Dubliners

IRE15
James Joyce
Penguin
1992
317
0140186476
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
James Joyce's unsurpassed collection of short stories depicting ordinary life in Dublin among the lower middle class -- a milestone in the history of prose fiction.
$11.00

Love in the Time of Cholera

SAM26
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Edith Grossman (Translator)
Vintage Books
2007
348
0307389731
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A glorious tale of great love consummated after fifty years, nine months and four days, memorably set in a dusty 19th-century town on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.
$16.00

Palace Walk

EGY04
Naguib Mahfouz
Doubleday
2011
504
0385264666
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The first volume in the monumental Cairo Trilogy, a family saga set in post-WWI Egypt. Nobel Prize-winning Mahfouz provides insight into life in Egypt and the revolution against the British.
$17.00

Things Fall Apart

WAF56
Chinua Achebe
Doubleday
2008
209
0385474547
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The 50th anniversary edition of Achebe's celebrated novel of the young village leader Okonkwo, set in 19th-century Nigeria during the drama and disruption of colonialism.
$13.00

The Smithsonian Atlas of the Amazon

AMZ82
Michael Goulding, Ronaldo Barthem, Efrem Ferreira
Smithsonian Institution Press
2003
254
1588341356
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This beautiful, profusely illustrated atlas of the river includes its major tributaries and 150 full-color maps. Goulding (Floods of Fortune) and Brazilian biologists Barthem and Ferreira provide the accompanying text.
$39.95

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Marine Mammals of Alaska

ALA08
Kate Wynne
Sea Grant
2013
75
1566121213
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Designed for use in the field, this indispensable guide features large color photographs, key information and detailed range maps for all the whales, seals and other marine creatures found near the shores of Alaska and Russia. Third edition.
$25.00

Old Kyoto, A Guide to Traditional Shops and Inns

JPN24
Diane Durston
Kodansha America
2013
248
1568365454
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Wonderful, elegant essays on carefully chosen shops, often in out-of-the-way neighborhoods.
$22.00

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings

FRN129
Amy Kelly
Harvard University Press
1974
443
0674242548
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A spirited, meticulously researched chronicle that recreates the life and world of Eleanor of Aquitaine in 12th-century Europe. A Harvard University Press Classic, first published in 1950.
$33.00

Handbook of the Canadian Rockies

CND93
Ben Gadd
Corax
2016
831
0969263112
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy and comprehensive guidebook to the Canadian Rockies covers just about everything. Available in Canada.
$49.95

The Landmark Thucydides, A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

GRE205
Thucydides, Robert B. Strassler (Editor)
Free Press
1998
732
0684827905
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A powerful translation of Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, which includes Strasler's helpful historical guide, maps and charts.
$26.95

Easter Island, the Essential Guide

EIL17
Kay Sanger
Easter Island Foundation
2015
198
1880636301
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An archaeologist who has worked on Rapa Nui since the 1980s and past president of the Easter Island Foundation, Sanger covers the history, archaeology, people and practicalities of Easter Island in this authoritative guide.
$22.00

The Desert Islands of Mexico's Sea of Cortez

BJA69
Stewart Aitchison
University of Arizona Press
2010
120
0816527741
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A biologist, geologist and naturalist on expedition cruises in the region, Stewart Aitchison brings experience -- and a large photo library -- to this well-illustrated natural history.
$16.95

Baghdad, City of Peace, City of Blood

IRQ32
Justin Marozzi
Da Capo Press
2014
470
0306823985
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Sub-subtitled "A History in Thirteen Centuries" Justin Marozzi’s work is the first history on Baghdad in 80 years. The author, a Councillor of the Royal Geographic Society, recounts the ups and downs of the ancient city, how it was once the greatest capital on Earth and how, quite recently, it descended into bloodshed.
$32.00