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The Alps: Hiking the Haute Route

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Solo Faces

ALP14
James Salter
North Point Press
1998
218
0865473218
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The story of an American climber who, dissatisfied with his everyday life, travels to the Alps of southern France to tackle mountain peaks. The prose is glorious and the mountain-climbing scenes are as vivid as they get. Much of the action takes place in and around Chamonix.
$15.00

Killing Dragons, The Conquest of the Alps

ALP16
Fergus Fleming
Grove Press
2001
398
0802138675
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Fleming spins lively tales of man against nature in this entertaining history of the eccentrics, adventurers and publicity-hounds who sought to conquer the Alps, including Whymper and his first ascent of the Matterhorn 150 years ago.
$14.00

Chamonix to Zermatt, The Walker's Haute Route

ALP21
Kev Reynolds
Cicerone
2015
240
1852847808
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to the classic Haute Route, covering each segment of the long-distance walk, and including an introduction to the region.
$24.95

The Alps Adventure Map

ALP43
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2013
1
1566956404
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A waterproof, tear-resistant map of the Alps at a scale of 1:400,000. Includes detailed elevations and the locations of natural attractions.
$11.95

Switzerland Southwest 552 Map

SWZ34
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2003
1
206100783X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travelers map at a scale 1:200,000, covering from Zurich south to Zermatt and Aosta and across to Geneva.
$11.95

La Place de la Concorde Suisse

SWZ14
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1994
150
0374519323
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
McPhee deploys his usual insight and wonderful prose on the phenomenon of the Swiss army, presenting an irreverent portrait of Switzerland and the Swiss mindset.
$16.00

Swiss Watching, Inside Europe's Landlocked Island

SWZ73
Diccon Bewes
Nicholas Brealey
2012
324
1857885872
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An international bestseller. Diccon Bewees, a neutral Brit, covers cheese, chocolate, William Tell, bureaucracy and banks, all with humor and thorough research. His cultural portrait of the one-of-a-kind nation includes tips on local customs, greetings and etiquette. Second edition.
$19.95

The Alps, A Cultural History

ALP30
Andrew Beattie
Oxford University Press
2006
256
0195309553
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Beattie explores the turbulent past and vibrant present of the Alps, where early pioneers of tourism, mountaineering and scientific research have each left their mark.
$40.95

Why Switzerland?

SWZ04
Jonathan Steinberg
Cambridge University Press
2015
400
0521709555
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A masterly overview of the idiosyncrasies of Switzerland, its history, language, politics and identity as a naysayer at the center of Europe.
$39.99

Eiger Dreams, Ventures Among Men and Mountains

ALP10
Jon Krakauer
Lyons Press
2009
192
1599216108
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A collection of some of Krakauer's (Into Thin Air) best journalism, these stories and essays focus on the mindset and determination of world-class mountaineers, including Alpine and Himalayan climbers.
$14.95

Scrambles Amongst the Alps: In the Years 1860-69

ALP02
Edward Whymper
National Geographic
2002
320
0792269233
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Edward Whymper’s classic account of Victorian-era mountaineering captures the geography, beauty and allure of the Alps.
$16.00

A Tramp Abroad

EUR78
Mark Twain, David Eggers (Introduction), Kerry Driscoll (Introduction)
Random House
2003
400
0812970039
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Written 11 years after Innocents Abroad, this is Twain's second foray into European travel. Filled with his characteristic wit and humorous observations, it documents his journeys through Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy. Now with an introduction by Dave Eggers.
$17.00

Coming Out Swiss, In Search of Heidi, Chocolate and My Other Life

SWZ82
Anne Herrmann
University of Wisconsin Press
2014
264
029929840X
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Part memoir, part history, part travelogue, Anne Hermann’s passionate celebration of what it means to be Swiss intertwines personal revelation with cultural fact.
$26.95

Near Death in the Mountains, True Stories of Disaster and Survival

GEN451
Ceci Kuhne (Editor)
Vintage Books
2008
528
0307279359
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
These choice selections from the classics of mountaineering span five continents.
$16.00

A Farewell to Arms

ITL384
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
2014
330
1476764522
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in snowy Switzerland and the rainy Italian Lake Country during WWI, this semi-autobiographical novel chronicles the romance between a British nurse and an American ambulance driver. This edition collects all of the alternate endings, along with early drafts of other essential passages
$17.00

Cham

ALP39
Jonathan Trigell
Serpent's Tail
2009
1852429585
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A young British author who lives in Chamonix, Trigell captures the beauty of the region, the allure of the slopes and the decadent vibe of the ski bum sub-culture in this edgy thriller.
$16.95

Homestead

ALP11
Rosini Lippi
Lightning Source
1999
210
0395977711
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set firmly in a small village in the Austrian Alps, these 12 interlinking stories are almost ethnographic in their rich detail of small town life. The stories range from the turn-of-the-century to the present, accurately charting change in the remote village.
$13.95

Hotel du Lac

SWZ05
Anita Brookner
Vintage Books
1995
184
0679759328
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Funny, stylish and spellbinding, Brookner's novel tracks the story of a romance novelist seeking evasive peace and quiet at the luxurious Hotel du Lac in Switzerland. Winner of the Man Booker Prize.
$15.95

The Magic Mountain

SWZ07
Thomas Mann
Modern Library
1996
755
0679772871
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this classic novel of ill health in a sanatorium in the Swiss mountains, the author explores disease as a symbol of the sick, capitalistic society of pre-World War I Europe.
$19.00

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

Wild Flowers of Britain & Northern Europe

EUR371
Andrew Cleave
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
160
1909612448
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A colorful field guide featuring commonly encountered species of the fields and gardens of Europe.
$14.95

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White Spider, The Classic Account of the Ascent of the Eiger

ALP09
Heinrich Harrer
Putnam
1998
364
0874779405
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The classic tale of a young climber and the first ascent of the north face of the Eiger in 1938. This edition includes photographs, maps and a chronology of attempts on the north face.
$15.95