Books in category Travel – Essays & Travelogues

  • Chattooga

    Chattooga
    John Lane

    A natural and cultural history of the Chattooga River, made famous by James Dickey's Deliverance, compares the myth of the river and the natural history of the river, and uses the Chattooga as a starting point for a meditation on endangered …

  • Rambles Beyond Railways

    Rambles Beyond Railways
    Wilkie Collins

    Rambles Beyond Railways recounts a walking tour of Cornwall that Collins and a friend took together, and the vivid writing and charming observations are served up in the author's inimitably warm and engaging style.

  • Rain

    Rain
    Melissa Harrison

    In Rain, Melissa Harrison explores our relationship with the weather as she follows the course of four rain showers, in four seasons, across Wicken Fen, Shropshire, the Darent Valley and Dartmoor.

  • Steamboats on the Western Rivers

    Steamboats on the Western Rivers
    Louis C. Hunter, Beatrice Jones Hunter

    Richly detailed definitive account covers every aspect of steamboat's development — from construction, equipment, and operation to races, collisions, rise of competition, and ultimate decline of steamboat transportation.

  • Romantic Geographies

    Romantic Geographies
    Amanda Gilroy

    As the essays demonstrate, romantic travelers went to war zones and imperial frontiers; they reported on hotels and health spas; their concerns included ethnography, medicine, politics, and aesthetics.

  • The Kingdom of Women

    The Kingdom of Women
    Choo WaiHong

    This is one of the last matrilineal societies on earth, where power lies in the hands of women.

  • El hombre de las dos patrias

    El hombre de las dos patrias
    Javier Reverte

    De modo que este es un trabajo sobre un hombre que nació entre dos patrias, que alentó dos almas, que vivió, pensó y escribió contracorriente.» La vida para Javier Reverte es como su literatura, una aventura, dos palabras que riman en …

  • Cuba Hot and Cold

    Cuba, Hot and Cold
    Tom Miller

    "A collection of renowned travel writer Tom Miller's best musings on the history and culture of Cuba"–Provided by publisher.

  • The Culture of Ancient Egypt

    The Culture of Ancient Egypt
    John A. Wilson

    A history of Egypt from primitive times to the decline of the empire traces the development of a distinct civilization

  • The Travels of Ibn Battuta

    The Travels of Ibn Battuta
    Ibn Battuta

    An engrossing account of a 1326 pilgrimage to Mecca provides vivid details of Morocco, Russia, India, China, and elsewhere. "The ultimate in real life adventure stories." — History in Review.

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