Books in category Travel – Special Interest

  • The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

    The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons
    J. W. Powell

    Full text of Powell's 1,000-mile expedition down the fabled Colorado in 1869. Superb account of terrain, geology, vegetation, Indians, famine, mutiny, treacherous rapids, mighty canyons. 240 illustrations.

  • Constructing Cultural Tourism

    Constructing Cultural Tourism
    Keith Hanley, John K. Walton

    Building on previous work on backpacking, this book takes the analysis of backpacker tourism further by engaging both with new theoretical debates into tourism experiences and mobilities as well as with new empirical phenomena such as the …

  • Weird Kentucky

    Weird Kentucky
    Jeffrey Scott Holland, Mark Sceurman, Mark Moran

    A guide to the odd and interesting history, places, and people in Kentucky.

  • The Sea Shall Embrace Them

    The Sea Shall Embrace Them
    David W. Shaw

    Describes the 1854 collision between the American steamship Arctic and the Vesta, a French ship, an accident that cost hundreds of lives, including many passengers left behind when the crew fled the ship in the lifeboats.

  • Access Africa

    Access Africa
    Gordon Rattray

    Explores the six major safari countries–Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa–specifically with limited mobility in mind, with explanations of flight and airport procedures, travel insurance and health concerns, and …

  • The Other Side of Everest

    The Other Side of Everest
    Matt Dickinson

    Anyone who has ever pushed beyond familiar limits of physical and psychological endurance will cherish this book. From the Hardcover edition.

  • You Can Be a Gymnast

    You Can Be a Gymnast
    Alix Wood

    In order to compete high on the rings, flip through the air, and doing walking handstands on the beam, gymnasts have to be strong, flexible, and confident.

  • Shipwrecked

    Shipwrecked!
    Evan L. Balkan

    A heady voyage through human suffering at the hands of unforgiving oceans, cruel captains, and implacable fate, this latest collection of Evan Balkan's impeccably researched true adventures details 14 major maritime disasters.

  • Zambesi

    Zambesi
    Lawrence Dritsas

    The result is a compelling account involving one of Victorian England's most feted heroes that offers important new insights in the the practice of expeditionary science in Victorian England.The most complete account of the Zambesi …

  • O que √ turismo

    O que é turismo
    Alexandre Panosso Netto

    Este livro introduz o leitor nas principais quest√Ķes suscitadas pelo tema, promovendo uma interessante reflex√£o sobre o turismo em suas mais diferentes abordagens e significados.

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