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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

Genghis Khan and the Quest for God

CAS250
Jack Weatherford
Viking
2016
304
0735221154
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
With compelling evidence, top-notch historian Jack Weatherford argues that Genghis Khan used religious tolerance to offset fanaticism and hold his disparate territories together.
$28.00

Epic Bike Rides of the World

BCY45
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
320
1760340839
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
The discerning editors at Lonely Planet organize 200 top places to pedal in this beautifully illustrated coffee table book, with recommendations in Mongolia, Argentina, France, Italy and beyond.
$35.00

Great City Maps

MAP59
Dorling Kindersley
DK Publishing
2016
256
146545358X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this well-illustrated collection uses unique historical maps as gateways to 30 of the world's greatest cities.
$30.00

South and West, From a Notebook

STH60
Joan Didion
Random House
2017
144
1524732796
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Two essays by National Book Award-winner Joan Didion are brought together in this short, thought-provoking meditation on place. Undertaken in the 1970s, Didion's travels led her to the deep South, the far West and into the minds of her characters.
$21.00

Earning the Rockies, How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World

RKY138
Robert D. Kaplan
Random House
2017
224
0399588213
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
On a cross-country journey through the American West, acclaimed author Robert Kaplan paints a portrait of the region today. He meditates on historic westward expansion, how it affected the American ethos and holds the key to America's future.
$27.00

The Sibley Birder's Life List and Field Diary

BRD152
David Allen Sibley
Random House
2017
304
0451497457
PAPER
Journal
0
0
0
0
Written and illustrated by leading ornithologist David Sibley, this North American birder's life list includes 923 species found in the United States and Canada, plus ample space for note-taking. At the back is a checklist.
$19.95

Havana, A Subtropical Delirium

CBA305
Mark Kurlansky
Bloomsbury USA
2017
272
163286391X
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
1
0
0
0
Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky provides an electrifying portrait of the Cuban capital. His insider's view mixes history, travelogue, music, baseball, literature, cuisine and features Kurlansky's own hand-drawn illustrations.
$26.00

Where the Water Goes, Life and Death Along the Colorado River

USW827
David Owen
Riverhead Books
2017
288
1594633770
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
As he traces the Colorado River from its headwaters to the river's end, David Owen explores how a patchwork of agreements and infrastructure enables life to flourish in the desert. He tells the surprising (even startling) story of where water comes from and where it goes.
$28.00

The Not-Quite States of America, Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA

USA640
Doug Mack
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
336
0393247600
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this informative travelogue, Doug Mack puts a magnifying glass over the United States' overseas territories and commonwealths. He finds plenty of American flags, U.S. Post Offices and Little Leagues, plus four million people debating whether their islands should fight for statehood.
$26.95

The Water Kingdom, A Secret History of China

CHN865
Philip Ball
University of Chicago Press
2017
320
022636920X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
In this original portrait, science writer Philip Ball uses China's water to reflect on the nation's history and culture. He dives into China's founding myths, the use of water by the Han emperors and Mao, Chinese philosophy and more before moving to some of the most massive water engineering projects in the world.
$30.00

Lonely Planet National Parks of Europe

EUR520
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
320
178657649X
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
The travel experts at Lonely Planet celebrate Europe's wondrous landscapes in this beautifully illustrated coffee table introduction to 60 national parks. Alongside their color photos and drawings are travel recommendations and helpful tips for visiting.
$29.99

The Travel Book, A Journey Through Every Country in the World

WLD193
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
448
178657120X
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Bigger and better than ever (the third edition of the best-selling original), we can't keep our hands off this celebration of the world. Each country, no matter how big or small, gets a colorful double-page spread in this glossy A-to-Z of travel from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
$50.00

Bangkok, Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Thailand

TLD134
Leela Punyaratabandhu
Random House
2017
368
0399578315
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
With 120 recipes and excellent photography, this deeply personal ode to Thai food features heirloom family dishes, restaurant classics, modern cosmopolitan fare and street eats. A splendid way to experience the food that Thai people eat every day.
$35.00

Penguins and Other Seabirds

BRD147
Matt Sewell
Ten Speed Press
2016
128
0399578676
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Ornithologist and illustrator Matt Sewell produced this art book featuring 50 of the world's penguins and sea birds. With beautiful pop-art watercolors and whimsical descriptions.
$12.99

Malaysia, Recipes from a Family Kitchen

MSA44
Ping Coombes
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2017
248
1681881853
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Celebrity chef Ping Coombes, winner of television's MasterChef competition, spotlights the tastes and textures of homespun Malaysian fare in over 100 accessible recipes. "So sek fan la!" (Come and eat!).
$35.00

Ice Ghosts, The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

ARC363
Paul Watson
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
384
0393249387
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Shedding light on Arctic exploration's greatest mystery, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Watson describes the fate of the 1845 Franklin Expedition that was lost in the Canadian Arctic until 2014.
$27.95

The Storied City, The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past

WAF196
Charlie English
Riverhead Books
2017
416
1594634289
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
British journalist Charlie English gives a fascinating account of the race to save the archives at Timbuktu from Al Qaeda, connecting myth, contemporary events and history.
$28.00

Mozart's Starling

AST145
Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Little Brown and Company
2017
288
0316370894
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Entwining two tales (each one about starlings), this memoir uncovers the charms the bird, often thought of as an invasive pest. Taking her cue from Mozart, who was inspired by his own pet starling, ornithologist Lyanda Lynn Haupt adopts her own and finds an unexpected window onto its secret world.
$27.00

The Arctic

ARC356
Elizabeth Warner, Sven-Olof Lindblad (Foreword)
Welcome Books
2016
224
0847849732
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Presenting the best works from a range of Arctic photographers, this unparalleled collection celebrates the region's beautiful landscapes, biodiversity, native peoples and rapidly changing environment.
$50.00

Evolution, A Visual Record

GPS127
Robert Clark (Photographer)
Phaidon Press
2016
240
0714871184
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
Award-winning photographer Robert Clark reawakens readers to humankind’s ancestors and great contributions to evolutionary science, including Darwin’s famous Galapagos finches and the links between dinosaurs and modern birds in this beautiful collection of 200 photographs.
$39.95

Island Home, A Landscape Memoir

AUS318
Tim Winton
Milkweed Editions
2017
256
1571311246
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Obviously in love with Australia, Winton mixes environmental history with rhapsodic memoir to bring Australia's diverse landscapes to life.
$16.00

Blue Guide Travels in Transylvania

EUR508
Lucy Abel-Smith
Blue Guides
2016
250
1905131690
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With maps, plans and photographs, this accessible guide to Transylvania's "land that time forgot" focuses on its small towns, cultural heritage and wondrous landscapes.
$14.95

Novel Destinations, A Travel Guide to Literary Landmarks from Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West

TVL672
Joni Rendon, Shannon Mckenna Schmidt
Random House
2017
392
1426217803
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A delight for bibliophiles, this guidebook to over 500 literary locales is ideal for literary pilgrimage planning. It features authors' homes and haunts, important museums, festivals, walking tours, gossip and plenty of helpful trip tips.
$26.00

The Cities Book

WLD305
Lonely Planet Kids
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
212
178657019X
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Ideal for kickstarting the "travel bug" in readers ages 9 to 12, this colorful compendium introduces 86 of the world's great cities with photography, hand-drawn maps and plenty of fascinating facts.
$19.99

The Wayfarer's Handbook: A Field Guide for the Independent Traveler

REF67
Evan S. Rice
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
2017
288
0316271349
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
Specially crafted for modern adventurers, this quirky blend of travel advice distills hundreds of interesting travel topics into a concise miscellany that features sketches, infographics, small maps and charts. Useful as a trivia reference, a practical resource or travel inspiration.
$17.99

Wildlife of the World

WLD289
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2015
480
1465438041
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
This beautifully produced wildlife survey brings readers face-to-face with the world’s most interesting animals from habitats as diverse as the Amazon, the Himalayas, the Sahara and the South Pole. Filled with colorful illustrations, the oversized book allots an in-depth profile to each species, from the shaggy Musk Ox to the Scottish Wildcat and the Gelda Monkey.
$50.00

Cuba! Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen

CBA293
Jody Eddy, Dan Goldberg (Photographer)
Ten Speed Press
2016
256
1607749866
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This timely collection of stories and recipes features 75 endlessly delicious dishes from the typical Cuban kitchen, with Cuban Fried Chicken, Tostones Stuffed with Lobster, plus desserts like Mojito Cake with Rum-Infused Whipped Cream.
$30.00

Dalmatia, Recipes from Croatia's Mediterranean Coast

BLK224
Ino Kuvacic
Chronicle Books
2017
224
1743792557
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This cookbook features 80 achievable dishes that reflect the rugged, seaside beauty of the country itself, organized into salads, seafood, meat, desserts and drinks.
$40.00

Greece, The Cookbook

GRE643
Vefa Alexiadou
Phaidon Press
2017
704
0714873802
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
The bible of modern Greek cuisine. Alexiadou's Greek specialties combine simple ingredients like olive oil, bread, wine, figs, grapes and cheese into hundreds of healthy and delicious recipes. Her lush collection is filled with 230 color photographs and snippets of Greek history and culture.
$49.95

Near & Far, Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel

TVL626
Heidi Swanson
Ten Speed Press
2015
336
1607745496
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Part recipe book, part photo album, this adventure through the world’s healthy, whole food cooking was compiled by a New York Times bestselling author. Swanson's 120 natural foods recipes transport readers from California to India and many places in between.
$29.99

A Wretched and Precarious Situation

ARC357
David Welky
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
480
0393254410
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Historian David Welky tells a truly remarkable story of adventure set in the ice fields north of Greenland. Delving into newly discovered letters, diary entries and field notes, he shows how the ill-fated Crocker Land Expedition (1913 to 1917) explored (what they thought was) a new continent and how it all went wrong.
$28.95

Book of Peoples of the World, A Guide to Cultures

WLD198
Wade Davis (Editor), Harrison, K David (Editor)
National Geographic
2016
384
1426217080
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
National Geographic's highly informative overview of the world's clans, tribes and ethnic groups is a fine reference that readers may be tempted to read cover-to-cover.The editors start with the Afrikaners of South Africa, the Azeris, the Samoans, the Sami and many others -- 222 in total.
$40.00

Endurance, Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

ANT396
Alfred Lansing
Hachette
2015
416
0465062881
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
Lansing's gripping day-by-day story of Shackleton's legendary perseverance is essential reading for any Antarctic traveler. This 100th anniversary edition is outfitted with maps, an expanded selection of Frank Hurley's photographs and an introduction by Nathaniel Philbrick.
$16.99

Ice Bear, The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon

ARC360
Michael Engelhard
University of Washington Press
2016
288
0295999225
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This meticulous cultural narrative examines over 8,000 years of polar bear history, showing the many forms the powerful, elusive animal has taken. Whether spirit guide, enemy or symbol of ecological crisis, Engelhard argues, the ice bear has always loomed large in the human imagination.
$29.95

Island People, The Caribbean and the World

CRB351
Joshua Jelly-schapiro
Alfred Knopf
2016
384
0385349769
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Exploring the ties that bind the Caribbean islands, this wide-ranging overview of history and culture seeks out the region's common heritage. Scholar Joshua Jelly-Schapiro travels from Cuba to Jamaica, Puerto Rico to Trinidad, Haiti to Barbados and many small islands in between, discussing culture, society and politics.
$28.95

Galapagos, A Natural History

GPS03
Michael Jackson
University of Calgary Press
1995
316
1895176409
PAPER
Natural History
1
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide to the natural history of the Galapagos is practically mandatory reading -- the single best introduction to the geology and climate, habitats, plants, birds, animals, ecology and evolution.
$29.95

More Books

The Greeks, An Illustrated History

GRE619
Diane Harris Cline
National Geographic
2016
224
142621670X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This accessible photographic history of ancient Greece pays special attention to Greek innovations: great literature and architecture, war tactics, democracy, the Olympics, Socrates and much more. Cline laces the gripping story of the Greek empire with archaeological discoveries.
$30.00

A History of the World in 500 Walks

WLD300
Sarah Baxter
Thunder Bay Press
2016
400
162686554X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
In this unique catalog of walks that have shaped nations -- even changed the world -- Baxter includes firsthand accounts and comments on how these inspiring walks transformed history.
$27.99

South, The Illustrated Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

ANT422
Frank Hurley (Photographer), Ernest Shackleton
Quayside
2016
384
0760350256
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A special edition of the adventure survival classic, this work pairs Shackleton's original chronicle (ANT61) with photos by expedition photographer Frank Hurley.
$40.00

Passage to Israel

ISR142
Karen Lehrman Bloch
Skyhorse
2016
226
1510706887
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Filled with lush photographs, this coffee table book features work from 25 groundbreaking photographers who have captured the heart and soul of Israel. The sun sets over the Dead Sea, the markets of Tel Aviv are a flurry of color and the faithful gather at the Western Wall.
$45.00

The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life

SCN101
Anu Partanen
HarperCollins
2016
432
0062316540
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An emigrant to America from Finland, Anu Partanen compares and contrasts America with Scandinavia, debunking myths about socialism as she compellingly argues that the US would benefit from the Nordic approach.
$27.99

Wild Encounters

NAT317
David Yarrow (Photographer)
Rizzoli International
2016
320
0847858324
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this collection of fine art photographs, legendary nature photographer David Yarrow reintroduces rare subjects that readers think they know well, including lions, elephants, tigers and polar bears.
$75.00

Wild, Beautiful Places

WLD303
National Geographic Society
National Geographic
2016
320
1426217404
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The cartographic experts at National Geographic hand-picked this collection of 50 pristine locales, perfect for nature travelers. Secluded valleys, mountain ranges and rugged plains fill the beautifully illustrated book, which includes engaging photo descriptions and practical travel advice.
$40.00

Explorers' Botanical Notebook

NAT318
Yannick Fourie (Photographer), Florence Thinard
Firefly Books
2016
176
177085763X
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
Lush with information on 80 pioneering botanists, this beautifully illustrated collection of biographies places each important scientist in historical context with maps and copious notes.
$39.95

For Kids

The Discovery of Longitude

EXP108
Joan, Marie Galat
Pelican Publishing Company
2012
32
1455616370
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
When the British government offers a (giant!) reward to any inventor who can make long-distance voyages safe, the most learned men declare the problem unsolveable. The solution comes from humble carpenter and clockmaker John Harrison.
$16.99

Shackleton's Journey

ANT395
William Grill
Perseus
2014
80
1909263109
HARD COVER
Exploration
2/18/2014
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The exciting story of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's journey to the Antarctic, written for children and illustrated by award-winning artist William Grill in bright, cheery colored pencil drawings.
$24.00

Northwest Passage

ARC322
Stan Rogers
Douglas & McIntyre
2013
56
1554981530
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The iconic song Northwest Passage by Canadian Stan Rogers is brought to life through the richly colored paintings of award-winning artist Matt James in this charming children’s tale about the search for a route through the Arctic Ocean to the Pacific. Includes music for the song, maps, a timeline of Arctic exploration and biographies of principal explorers.
$24.95

National Geographic Kids Ultimate Globetrotting World Atlas

WLD254
National Geographic Society
National Geographic
2014
256
1426314884
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
Packed with maps, games, pictures, fun facts and information, this National Geographic publication will take children around the world from the comfort of their own homes. Engaging and educational!
$13.99

Into the Unknown, How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air

EXP109
Stewart Ross
Candlewick Press
2014
96
076366992X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
With masterful cross-section illustrations and storytelling, this informative book introduces young readers to 14 of history’s famous explorers from Leif Eriksson to Neil Armstrong.
$9.99

What Mr Darwin Saw

NAT292
Mick Manning
Frances Lincoln
2014
48
1847801072
PAPER
Science
3/18/2015
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A fascinating and colorful introduction to the journey of HMS Beagle for kids, showing Darwin’s life on the ship and his observations and discoveries in South America. The book concludes with a simplified explanation of the theory of evolution.
$9.95

The Pilot and the Little Prince, The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupery

FRA112
Peter Sis
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2014
48
0374380694
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A notable companion to Le Petit Prince, this beautifully illustrated biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupery focuses on his life as a pilot and the dangers he faced on his North African mail route flights.
$18.99

Island Treasures, Growing Up in Cuba

CBA257
Alma Flor Ada
Atheneum
2015
240
1481442457
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this collection of autobiographical tales, renowned Hispanic author and educator Alma Flor Ada brings Cuba to life. Set against the backdrop of the gorgeous island, Ada’s stories capture love, tradition, secrets and deep friendships. Written for ages 8 to 12.
$18.99

Polar, A Photicular Book

ARC340
Dan Kainen, Carol Kaufmann
Workman Publishing Company
2015
24
0761185690
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Utilizing the new technology of photicular images, this innovative book uses interleaved photos, sliding lenses and four-color video imagery to depict the landscape and wildlife of the Arctic and Antarctic.
$25.95

Sloth Slept On

CRC97
Frann Preston-Gannon
Sterling Publishing Company
2015
32
1454916117
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
In this delightful children’s book, a group of youngsters happen upon a snoozing sloth and try to send him where he belongs. Never noticing the posters that a sloth has fled the zoo (albeit very slowly!) they finally address a package to "the rainforest." When it wakes up, this sloth is in for a BIG surprise! Written for ages 3 to 6.
$14.95

The 50 States: Explore the USA with 50 Fact-Filled Maps!

TVL651
Sol Linero, Gabrielle Balkan
Wide Eyed
2015
112
1847807119
HARD COVER
Reference
10/1/2015
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Perfect for budding state trivia enthusiasts (ages 7 to 9) this colorful oversized reference introduces the 50 states in all their wondrous diversity. The curious collection of fact-filled maps is also a great conversation starter!
$30.00

Timeline, A Visual History of Our World

TVL652
Peter Goes
Lerner Publishing Group
2016
80
1776570693
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Young and old are invited to read this large-format history together as the human race builds, fights, explores, imagines and endures. The colorful text covers from the Big Bang to the present day.
$29.99

Charles Darwin's Around-the-World Adventure

GPS126
Jennifer Thermes
Harry N. Abrams
2016
48
1419721208
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
With insets, fun facts, maps and energetic storytelling, this colorful book introduces Charles Darwin and his world-famous journey. Written for kids ages 5 to 7.
$18.95