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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

Greatest Landscapes

WLD302
National Geographic Society
National Geographic
2016
400
1426217129
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
With images chosen from the immense National Geographic catalog, this coffee table book immortalizes the world's most evocative and extraordinary landscapes ever captured on film. The many iconic shots are paired with insight from the photographers themselves.
$40.00

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

Melting Away, Images of the Arctic and Antarctic

ANT401
Camille Seaman
Chronicle Books
2014
160
1616892609
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In her masterful series of 75 portraits and essays, Camille Seaman shows how climate change has wreaked havoc on both the North and South Poles.
$55.00

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

Cuba, This Moment, Exactly So

CBA261
Lorne Resnick
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2016
288
1683830091
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
6/13/2017
0
0
0
0
This deluxe coffee table book organizes 250 black-and-white photographs around micro-stories that immerse readers in the heat and culture of Cuba, the "Pearl of the Antilles." Includes a foreword by the great travel writer Pico Iyer.
$29.99

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

Opulent Oceans

OCE202
Melanie Stiassny
Sterling Publishing Company
2014
176
145491341X
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
This well-curated volume features a series of essays -- culled from the Rare Book Collection of the American Museum of Natural History -- whose subject is the sea. Accounts from legendary explorers and early naturalists are paired with gorgeous illustrations of ocean life. Includes 40 frameable prints.
$50.00

Great Maps

MAP41
Jerry Brotton
DK Publishing
2014
256
1465424636
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Profiling 55 historical maps, this book is a lesson in history as much as it is about geography. Brotton, a professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of London, marches confidently from Ptolemy’s world map to the latest maps by Google Earth, explaining how each map influenced the culture and budding science of its day.
$30.00

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

National Geographic, Around the World in 125 Years

WLD251
Reuel Golden (Editor)
Taschen
2013
1468
3836549980
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
From early romantic images of the exotic through the golden age of Kodachrome all the way to the digital age, these three splendidly produced volumes trace the evolution of National Geographic, of photography and of the way we've seen the world since 1888. Organized geographically, it covers the sweep of nature and culture around the world in 1,500 oversized pages, with photographs by Frans Lanting, Steve Curry, David Doubilet, David Alan Harvey and many, many others.
$499.00

Yellowstone, A Journey Through America's Wild Heart

USW820
David Quammen
National Geographic Globes
2016
224
1426217544
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
With David Quammen's trademark blend of history, science and field research, this ode to Yellowstone is filled with informative text and plenty of vivid photographs. Quammen brings readers deep into the heart of the park: its misty mountain peaks, gray wolves, sweeping valleys and geologic wonders.
$28.00

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

Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World

GEN71
Times of London
Independent Publishers Group
2014
544
0007551401
HARD COVER
Reference
0
1
0
0
The 14th edition of the world’s most authoritative atlas, presented in all its meticulous glory with each double-page spread a whopping 16 x 22 inches and an extraordinary 200,000 place name index.
$200.00

The National Parks, An American Legacy

USA583
Ian Shive
2017
240
1683830059
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service, this dramatic photographic journey through all 58 fully fledged national parks proves why they have become national, and international, treasures.
$29.99

Pristine Seas, Journeys to the Ocean's Last Wild Places

OCE212
Enric Sala, Leonardo di Caprio (Foreword)
National Geographic
2015
272
1426216114
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This photographic tribute showcases 10 seas still relatively immune from human interference. Packed with more than 200 images, the book takes readers from the shark-rich waters off Costa Rica all the way to the ice floes near Franz Josef Land, Russia.
$40.00

Light and Dust, Images and Stories from the Wild of East Africa

EAF446
Federico Veronesi
Random House
2015
240
8831720716
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This gorgeously photographed tribute to the animals of Eastern Africa captures the region’s wild creatures at their most sociable and dramatic. Veronesi's lens tracks the African animals into tumultuous weather -- through mists, dust storms and heavy rains.
$60.00

Wild World

WLD297
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
320
1743607482
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Bringing the world's wildest corners into focus, this coffee table masterpiece depicts the breathtaking mountains, wildlife spectacles, animals, rivers, deserts and jungles found on each continent. It’s the super-sized follow-up to Beautiful World (WLD245).
$39.99

Map, Exploring the World

MAP55
Daniel Huffman
Phaidon Press
2015
352
0714869449
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Curated by a diverse panel of cartographers, academics, map dealers and map collectors, this deluxe coffee table book charts the role of cartography in world history with 300 important maps, authoritative text and 400 color illustrations.
$59.95

Destinations of a Lifetime, 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places

WLD291
National Geographic
National Geographic
2015
320
1426215649
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
Ideal for inspiring and planning a dream trip, this National Geographic bucket list brings readers a little closer to visiting 225 of the world’s most breathtaking natural and man-made locales.
$40.00

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

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

Lonely Planet the Best Place to Be Today

TVL596
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
272
1743601654
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
This useful catalog arranges the world’s most exciting, fun and awe-inspiring events into 365 unforgettable days. The discerning editors at Lonely Planet introduce nature hikes through Patagonia, the Up Helly Aa festival in Scotland (where they actually burn a Viking longship) and the glittering Yamayaki, Japan’s fire festival.
$19.99

Maps, Their Untold Stories

MAP44
Rose Mitchell
Bloomsbury USA
2014
256
1408189674
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
This ponderous collection of maps from the UK’s National Archives includes intriguing pieces like woodcut maps, a map printed on a lady’s glove and a settlers’ map of Roanoke, North Carolina.
$50.00

Metropolis, Mapping the City

WLD288
Jeremy Black
Bloomsbury USA
2015
224
1844862208
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
This enlightening reference for the urban explorer is a study of the many ways that a city can reveal itself. From ancient atlases to subway maps and skyline charts, Black looks at the development of mapping and the many ways cities are organized and depicted. A sumptuously illustrated volume.
$50.00

Where to Go When, The World's Best Destinations

WLD309
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2016
336
146545960X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Whether you'd like to dive the Great Barrier Reef or relax on the beaches of Croatia, this travel primer in the 'Where to Go When' series can steer you in the right direction. With over 130 destinations and experiences that cover the entire globe.
$20.00

African Heroes, Samburu-Maasai

EAF415
Matteo Guzzini (Photographer)
Random House
2014
176
8857219062
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Guzzini captures the rituals and travels of the mysterious Masaai communities of Tanzania and Kenya in beautiful, untouched photographs that honor the people and their land.
$55.00

By the Sea, A Photographic Voyage Around the Blue Planet

OCE214
Peter Guttman
Skyhorse
2015
256
1632203308
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
From the shores of Palau, all the way to the North Pole, award-winning photographer Guttman celebrates all things "seaside" in 240 color photos. A very attractive coffee table compendium.
$35.00

Cities That Shaped the Ancient World

WLD262
John Julius Norwich
Thames & Hudson
2014
240
0500252041
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
In this fascinating historical exploration, renowned historian J.J. Norwich profiles 40 important urban centers of the ancient world, from China and Mesoamerica to Europe and Ethiopia.
$40.00

India

IDA739
Steve McCurry, William Dalrymple (Introduction)
Phaidon Press
2015
208
0714869961
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
By turns beautiful, uplifting and affecting, this portfolio is by one of the most admired and decorated photographers working today. The vast array of pictures is a superb tribute to the world’s most colorful country. Includes an introduction by Scottish travel writing virtuoso William Dalrymple.
$59.95

India, In Word and Image

IDA540
Eric Meola (Photographer)
Welcome Books
2013
272
1599620499
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Meola deftly pairs colorful photographs of people, traditions, art and architecture with choice quotations by Salman Rushdie, R. K. Narayan, Jhumpa Lahiri and others in this dazzling visual celebration of the culture and pageantry of India.
$60.00

Ireland, In Word and Image

IRE319
Jay Adlersberg
Welcome Books
2013
276
1599621258
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Jay Adlersberg's visual celebration of Ireland is accompanied by literary excerpts and poetry from Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and many others. With 75 gorgeous color photographs.
$60.00

Migrations, Wildlife in Motion

BST253
Art Wolfe (Photographer), Barbara Sleeper (Introduction)
2016
168
1608877140
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
World-renowned photographer Art Wolfe draws readers into the primordial stirrings and energies of the planet's wildlife in this masterful photo collection, with unique compositions inspired by the work of artist M.C. Escher.
$35.00

Paris, Les Boulevards

FRA187
Charles Franck
Rizzoli International
2015
8
0847845044
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This reproduction of a Victorian-era book of lithographs in twelve gatefolds celebrates the Victorian-era romance of Paris, its wide streets filled with horse buggies, women in society hats and true French elegance.
$29.95

Passage to Burma

BMA80
Scott Stulberg
Skyhorse
2015
240
1634504852
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Scott Stulberg presents the teak and bamboo forests, temples and especially the people of Burma in hundreds of full-page color photographs in this illustrated journey.
$45.00

Passage to Cuba

CBA251
Cynthia Carris Alonso
Skyhorse
2015
240
1632206528
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A wonderful coffee table book that takes readers through the crumbling, baroque splendor of Havana. Subtitled "An Up-Close Look at the World's Most Colorful Culture."
$45.00

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Cuba

CBA143
Pierre Hausherr (Photographer), Francois Missen
Hyperion
2010
272
1579128548
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With full-page photographs, introductory essays on history, architecture, music, food and more, this oversized, illustrated paperback by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Francois Missen and photographer Pierre Hausherr captures the spirit of Cuba, its people, nature and culture.
$24.95

To the Arctic

ARC273
Florian Schulz (Photographer)
Mountaineers
2011
204
1594854874
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
From aerial photographs of the tundra in summer to stark winter landscapes and underwater images, Shultz showcases the cycle of an Arctic year in 160 color photographs in this sumptuous book, a companion to the 2012 IMAX film.
$45.00

Cooking with Italian Grandmothers

ITA193
Jessica Theroux
Welcome Books
2010
250
1599620898
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Theroux's tender culinary celebration brings together recipes, anecdotes and photographs of a dozen Italian grandmothers across Italy. Each chapter includes a map, essay, interview and (this is the best part) authentic recipes you'd actually want to make.
$40.00

Smithsonian Natural History, The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth

NAT235
Becky Alexander (Editor)
DK Publishing
2010
648
0756667526
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Jammed with eye-popping photographs and in-depth two-page spreads on species of particular interest, this bold visual encyclopedia squeezes as many of the plants, animals, rocks and minerals of a natural history museum as could fit between its commodious covers.
$50.00

Ocean Soul

OCE178
Brian Skerry
National Geographic
2011
264
1426208162
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Whales, seals, fishes of all sorts, coral reefs and other marine habitats are all showcased in this stunning tribute to the world's oceans by National Geographic explorer Brian Skerry.
$50.00

Lonely Planet Great Journeys

TVL536
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
256
1743217188
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Cleverly organized by type of travel (rail, overland, walks and pilgrimages), this enticing photo book covers the sweep of ancient trade routes, modern treks and iconic places, each with color photographs, travel tips and, we were pleased to see, armchair reading.
$24.99

World's Best Travel Experiences

TVL553
National Geographic Society
National Geographic
2012
320
1426209592
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The editors and photographers at National Geographic transport you to 400 beguiling spots in this colorful grab-bag of great places, covering the gamut from iconic cities to world monuments, wild places and storied countryside.
$40.00

The World Atlas of Beer

WLD235
Tim Webb
Sterling Publishing Company
2016
272
1454922176
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Not just an artfully illustrated guide to this delightful beverage -- its origins, brewing methods and technologies -- the oversized hardcover book also profiles 500 great beers.
$30.00

The Genius of Venice, Piazza San Marco and the Making of the Republic

ITA376
Dial Parrott
Rizzoli International
2013
413
0847840530
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
With 112 color illustrations and four maps, the Genius of Venice presents the magnificent buildings of the celebrated piazza as, in the words of John Ruskin, the "living books of history" in this handsome cultural history.
$40.00

Sacred Spaces, Turkish Mosques & Tombs

TKY273
Mary Cross
W. W. Norton & Company
2013
255
1593720556
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Photographer Mary Cross showcases the great mosques and tombs of the Ottoman period in Istanbul, Bursa and Edirne in this glorious book.
$75.00

Lonely Planet Great Escapes

TVL573
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
320
1743607512
PAPER
Travel Narrative
10/1/2013
0
0
0
0
Escape to Ecuador’s cloud forest, sleep under the stars in Kerala or meditate in Mallorca in this page-turning collection of photo-essays by the editors at Lonely Planet.
$24.99

Around the World in 500 Festivals

WLD249
Steve Davey
Kuperard
2013
272
1857336852
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An exquisitely designed large format book with 200 full-color photographs that capture the vibrancy and life of 500 unique festivals around the world. Includes photographic essays on featured festivals.
$24.95

The World's 100 Best Adventure Trips

EXP107
Jasmina Trifoni
White Star
2013
304
8854407550
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A presentation of 100 gripping adventures that introduces the reader to wild natural landscapes, different cultures and explorers who have tested the limits of what is possible. The journeys which are, by turns, short and epic, are inspirational for the traveler as well as the armchair traveler.
$29.95

Full Steam Ahead, A Golden Age of Cruises

TVL589
Boris Danzer-kantof
Trafalgar Square
2014
192
1902686799
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
With photographs, archival reprints and firsthand accounts, this coffee table history of cruising focuses on the freedom and romance of cruise vessels in their golden age.
$44.95

Brazil

BZL125
Regis St. Louis
Sterling Publishing Company
2014
320
1847960529
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This well-designed coffee table book serves as an excellent, colorful primer to the country and its history, covering the varied landscapes, diverse cultures and regional customs, including Carnival and soccer.
$49.95

City Parks, Public Places, Private Thoughts

GNL8
Catie Marron (Editor), Oberto Gili (Photographer)
HarperCollins
2013
302
0062231790
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This compenidum of city parks pays tribute to public spaces through vivd full-page photographs of parks around the world accompanied by reflections by esteemed travel writers including Andre Aciman, John Banville, Pico Iyer, Jan Morris and Simon Winchester.
$50.00

Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands, Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will

WLD269
Judith Schalansky
Penguin Putnam
2014
144
0143126679
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A unique modern classic, this pocket edition of the original atlas is an imaginative guide to the world's loneliest islands. Novelist and graphic designer Schalansky reveals the secrets of 50 remote islands, making them seem even more mysterious and alluring in the process. With color maps throughout, information on distance from the mainland, number of inhabitants (if any) and historical and scientific stories.
$20.00

World War I in 100 Objects

WAR213
Peter Doyle
Plume
2014
352
0142181595
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, this handsome volume showcases 100 historic wartime objects from badges and medals to vehicles, firearms and much more. Peter Doyle is a military historian and a professor at University College London.
$30.00