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The Best American Travel Writing 2012
William T. Vollmann, ed. Jason Wilson, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547808970.  Daedalus Item Code: 42536
 
National Book Award–winning novelist and social critic William T. Vollmann is also (since his travels among the mujahideen in 1982 Afghanistan) an inveterate travel writer. Here are 19 pieces he ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Travel Writing 2015
Andrew McCarthy, ed. Jason Wilson, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544569645.  Daedalus Item Code: 64521
 
In his introduction, guest editor Andrew McCarthy notes that the best travel writing is about "the anonymous and solitary traveler capturing a moment in time and place, giving meaning to his or her ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Travel Writing 2011
Sloane Crosley, ed. Jason Wilson, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547333366.  Daedalus Item Code: 22215
 
The author of the Thurber Prize finalist I Was Told There'd Be Cake as well as a columnist for London's Independent and a regular contributor to NPR, Sloane Crosley here tours the ... (Read More)
 
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Collected Nonfiction, Vol. 2: Selections from the Memoirs and Travel Writings
Mark Twain. Richard Russo, intro.
Publisher: Everyman's Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781101907726.  Daedalus Item Code: 69407
 
In this second volume of a two-volume set, Mark Twain's playful exuberance and storytelling gifts are on full display as he regales readers with real-life adventures, from his stint as a fledgling ... (Read More)
 
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The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light
Paul Bogard.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007428212.  Daedalus Item Code: 70166
 
(Winner of a 2014 Nautilus Silver Award) This is a panoramic tour of the deep night, from its brightest spots to the darkest skies we have left. A starry night is one of nature's most magical ... (Read More)
 
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The Expedition: A Love Story: Solving the Mystery of a Polar Tragedy
Bea Uusma. Agnes Broomé, trans.
Publisher: Head of Zeus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781781859629.  Daedalus Item Code: 64459
 
(Winner of Sweden's 2013 August Prize for Nonfiction) On July 11th, 1897, three men in a hydrogen balloon set out from Svalbard for the North Pole. Led by engineer August Soloman Andrée, they ... (Read More)
 
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The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession
Adam Leith Gollner.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476704999.  Daedalus Item Code: 64150
 
(A New York Times Editor's Choice) Delicious, lethal, hallucinogenic and medicinal, fruits have led nations to war, fueled dictatorships, and lured people into new worlds. An expedition ... (Read More)
 
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The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
Rinker Buck.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451659177.  Daedalus Item Code: 70070
 
More than a passage in history books about covered wagons headed west in the 19th century, the Oregon Trail itself still exists as hardened wheel ruts for much of its original 2200 miles. The last ... (Read More)
 
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Pacific: The Ocean of the Future
Simon Winchester.
Publisher: William Collins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780007550753.  Daedalus Item Code: 63683
 
(Named one of Library Journal’s 10 Best Books of 2015) The author of Atlantic and The Men Who United the States here gives us a colorful and provocative biography of the ... (Read More)
 
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Roads to Berlin: Detours and Riddles in the Lands and History of Germany
Cees Nooteboom.
Publisher: Maclehose Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781623658441.  Daedalus Item Code: 63114
 
(Winner of the German Order of Merit) In 1989, the Dutch-born author of Nomad Hotel and The Foxes Come at Night was living in Berlin, giving him a front row seat for the climax ... (Read More)
 
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Selkirk's Island
Diana Souhami.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781782060314.  Daedalus Item Code: 61314
 
(Winner of the 2001 Whitbread Biography Award) The author of Gertrude and Alice, Greta and Cecil, and The Trials of Radclyffe Hall, Diana Souhami here gives us a singular ... (Read More)
 
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Snakes with Wings & Gold-Digging Ants
Herodotus. Aubrey de Selincourt & John Marincola, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141025339.  Daedalus Item Code: 32345
 
Because so much of what we know of the ancient world comes from Herodotus, writing in the 5th century BC, he will always remain, as Cicero deemed him, the Father of Historians. At the same time, a ... (Read More)
 
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