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Ladies of the Field

by Amanda Adams

The first women archaeologists were Victorian era adventurers who felt most at home when farthest from it. Canvas tents were their domains, hot Middle Eastern deserts their gardens of inquiry and labor. Thanks...


Roman Daze

by Bronte Dee Jackson

It took only three days to fall in love with Rome. Like all infatuations, I expected it to wear off. I decided that I would leave when I no longer noticed the Coliseum. I am still waiting.'

Twenty years ago,...


Circle to Circle

by Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix

Plenty of retirees take a holiday. When Brian Rix retired after 36 years as a policeman in Victoria rather than hitching up the caravan, he put his wife, journalist Shirley Hardy-Rix, on the back of his motorcycle...


Waiting on a Train

by James McCommons & James Kunstler

During the tumultuous year of 2008--when gas prices reached $4 a gallon, Amtrak set ridership records, and a commuter train collided with a freight train in California--journalist James McCommons spent a year...


In Late Winter We Ate Pears

by Caleb Barber, Deirdre Heekin & Rowan Jacobsen

More than a cookbook, In Late Winter We Ate Pears is a love affair with a culture and a way of life. In vignettes taken from their year in Italy, husband and wife Caleb Barber and Deirdre Heekin offer glimpses...


Americashire

by Jennifer Richardson

When an American woman and her British husband decide to buy a two-hundred-year-old cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds, they’re hoping for an escape from their London lives. Instead, their decision about...


Seeing Red

by Lone Morch

Seeing Red: A Women’s Quest for Truth, Power, and the Sacred is an intimate memoir about one woman’s search for personal power—a journey of climbing inner and outer mountains that takes her to the holy...


Rooster in the Rice

by George Holmes Honadle

Rooster in the Rice captures the excitement of living, studying, and working in a foreign culture. Based on the view that there is a nether world between the edges of interacting cultures where the rules of...


Drive Around the World

by Danny Rosner Blay & Sandra Khazam

We've driven around Australia, how about we drive around the world?'

And with this one fanciful remark, the seeds were sown for what would become a worldwide adventure for one Melbourne family.

Fuelled by itchy...


Charting the Unknown

by Kim Petersen

This is Kim Petersen’s memoir recounting how she and her family navigated through death of a child, facing fear of the water, personally building a sixty-five-foot power catamaran and a four thousand mile...


An Audience with an Elephant

by Byron Rogers

An Audience with an Elephant is a compendium of the oddest and most eccentric travels - a travel book to set alongside Norman Lewis and Eric Newby for the sheer unpredictability of its encounters and its surreal...


Any Deadly Thing

by Roy Kesey

Following the critical success of his debut collection, All Over, and of his debut novel, Pacazo, Roy Kesey now brings us a new gathering of short stories, Any Deadly Thing. These stories first appeared in magazines...


The Last Human Cannonball:

by Byron Rogers

Byron Rogers' latest collection of travel pieces follows the winning formula of his first book for Aurum, "An Audience with an Elephant": in search of - and finding - a remarkable array of quirky, whimsical...


Porcelain Moon and Pomegranates: A Woman's Trek Through Turkey

by Üstün Bilgen-Reinart

For millennia, the land now called Turkey has been at the crossroads of history. A bridge between Europe and Asia, between West and East, between Christianity and Islam, the peninsula also known as Anatolia,...


The Greater Middle East

by H. K. Chang

Greater Middle East: Travelogue and Reflections is a history reader, cultural primer and notebook of a peripatetic rolled into a single volume. Raised in Taiwan and steeped in Chinese culture, Professor Chang...


The Romance of Poaching in the Highlands of Scotland - As Illustrated in the Lives of John Farquharson and Alexander Davidson, The Last of the Free-Foresters

by W. McCombie Smith

Contents Include: John Farquharson - Lonavey - Lost on the Grampians - A Glorious Twalt O' August! - A Dundonian's Lesson in Deerstalking - Two Days with John Farquharson - Athole Gamekeepers Cleverly Outwitted...


Spanish Visual Dictionary For Dummies

by Various

Spanish Visual Dictionary

Learn Spanish vocabulary faster!

It’s a fact—seeing something helps you remember it. This handy guide helps you build your Spanish vocabulary with full-color pictures illustrating...


Atlantis

by Carlo Piano, Renzo Piano & Will Schutt

Renowned architect Renzo Piano (the New Whitney Museum, the Pompidou Center, Potsdamer Platz, Cite Internationale, New York Times Building, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, etc.) and his son Carlo, a well-regarded...


Memoirs of a Traveling Mama

by Baden Horner,Amy

Memoirs of a Traveling Mama is one very down-to-earth, middle-aged woman’s account of her experiences in motherhood and the realization that she never seems to stop moving while awake. Her “travels” include...


Following the Equator - A Journey Around the World

by Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910), more commonly known under the pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, lecturer, publisher and entrepreneur most famous for his novels “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”...