"Cool, Gray City of Love" brings together an exuberant combination of personal insight, deeply researched history, in-depth reporting, and lyrical prose to create an unparalleled portrait of San Francisco. Each of its 49 chapters explores a... read more

Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco
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'In 1973 (Matthiessen) joined with George Schaller, a field biologist, to Crystal Mountain in the Himalayas, to study the wild blue sheep of the region called bharal. They also hoped to see the rare snow leopard, an almost mythical creature which Schaller once glimpsed on... read more

Nophoto
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Greek Pilgrimage is a meditation on classical Greece, journeying through its great sites, monuments, and cultural works. On the way, it examines the country's pivotal role in the foundation of the modern world. We who are born into the West are all Greeks. Here lie our roots. The ancient Greeks invite... read more

Greek Pilgrimage: In Search of the Foundations of the West
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This is an enchanting and fascinating insight into Japanese landscape, culture, history and future. Originally written in Japanese, this passionate, vividly personal book draws on the author's experiences in Japan over thirty years. Alex Kerr brings to life the ritualized world... read more

Lost Japan
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Hailed as Newby's 'masterpiece', 'Love and War in the Apennines' is the gripping real-life story of Newby's imprisonment and escape from an Italian prison camp during World War II. After the Italian Armistice of 1943, Eric Newby escaped from the prison camp i... read more

Love and War in the Apennines
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In this enthralling book van der Post establishes his role as a distinguished explorer and writer describing the rediscovery of the Bushmen, outcast survivors from Stone Age Africa. "Pass world!: I am the dreamer that remains; The man clear cut against the l... read more

The Lost World of the Kalahari
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A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet - then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best prayer flags in India. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she wa... read more

Nine Lives:In search Of The Sacred In Modern India
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Julian Green was born to American parents in Paris in 1900, and spent most of his life in the French capital. Paris is an extraordinary, lyrical love letter to the city, taking the reader on an imaginative journey around its secret stairways, courtyards, alleys and hidden places. Wh... read more

Paris
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This title comes with an introduction by Robert Macfarlane. Lopez's journey across our frozen planet is a celebration of the Arctic in all its guises. A hostile landscape of ice, freezing oceans and dazzling skyscapes. Home to millions of diverse animals and people. The stage to massive migrations by ... read more

Arctic Dreams
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If you want to be able to talk about a place, the best thing to do is stay at home. Extensive travel and the experience of foreign cultures seem to be becoming an essential requirement for the modern citizen. However, actually visiting these places may not be the best way to discover them, as literatu... read more

How to Talk About Places You've Never Been: On the Importance of Armchair Travel
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In Brazil, you can commune with spirits and you can party with gods. In Brazil, you can learn a lot about life, heroes, and possibilities.
We might think we know about Brazil. We've watched the World Cup, we've heard about the danger and the corruption, we've seen the sam... read more

In Brazil
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In October 1958, Pan American World Airways began making regularly scheduled flights between New York and Paris, courtesy of its newly minted wonder jet, the Boeing 707. Almost overnight, the moneyed celebrities of the era made Europe their playground. At the same time, the dream of international trav... read more

Jet Set: The People, the Planes, the Glamour, and the Sex in Aviation's Glory Years
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