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Par Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov. 1987
The 19th century Russian author's account of an 1852-1853 journey from St. Petersburg around the Cape of Good Hope, up…to Japan on the frigate "Pallada", concluding with an overland trek across Siberia. c1987. Uniform title: Fregat "Pallada".
Par Brian J Harvey. 2008
A biologist searches for a solution that will save many fish species from life-threatening dams. His adventures take him from…a fisheries patrol boat on the Fraser River to the great Tsukiji fish market in Japan, with stops in the Philippines, Thailand, and assorted South American countries. Portrays fishermen, fish farmers, and even fish cops in a new light, as well as scientists, shysters, and some very drunk, hairy Brazilian men in thongs. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some descriptions of violence. c2008.
Par Jerry Kobalenko. 2002
Ellesmere Island lays a mere 450 miles from the North Pole and has the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere…east of the Rockies. For more than a decade, Kobalenko has traced the routes of explorers and Inuits, and broken many new trails across the frozen terrain of Ellesmere Island. He investigates the motives and mistakes of the island's first explorers, searches for clues to the mysterious disappearance of scientist-explorer Dr. Hans Kruger and the murder of an Inuit guide. 2002.
Par Peter Levi. 1981
Greece as seen through the eyes of a sensitive traveller - English classicist, archaeologist, and former Jesuit priest, whose poetic…observations about the land and its people are interspersed with personal narrative. c1981.
Par Paul Theroux. 1992
Renowned travel writer Theroux embarks on an exotic exploration of the Pacific Islands. From New Zealand to Hawaii, with stops…in New Guinea, Fiji, Samoa and others, he explores the lush landscapes, encounters unique wildlife, and lives among the fascinating peoples who have made Oceania their home. c1992.
Par Pierre Berton. 1996
Berton relates the history of the Great Lakes and the humans who have lived around them. From their birth during…the Ice Age to the fight to save them from pollution, Berton tells the many stories which their shores have witnessed. 1996.
Par Ted Simon. 1997
The author recounts his 1500 mile journey, much of it on foot, through Eastern Germany, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and Romania,…making personal connections with people in the turbulent region, and learning more about himself and his parents who had escaped from there years before. 1997.
Par Colson Whitehead. 2003
Par Charles Wilkins. 1998
The author travelled over three-thousand kilometres in Canada in order to get the inside story on life with a travelling…circus. He vividly describes the seductive freedoms and horrific risks of traditional circus life. He also shares the lives of the circus performers and their motivations for becoming a member of a travelling troupe. 1998.
Par Joseph Jacobs Thorndike. 1993
A series of travelogues trace the East Coast of the United States. The author combines a walking tour from Quoddy…Head, Maine, southward to the Florida Keys; reflections on what the shoreline was and what it has become; impressions of places he has formed from the writings and paintings of others; an examination of problems; and a chronicle of what is being done to preserve the land, the sea, and the wildlife. 1993.
Par Stephen Coonts. 1992
In June 1991, Coonts and his son David set out on the first leg of a journey in a 1942…Stearman open-cockpit biplane. The trip will eventually take Coonts into each of the forty-eight continental United States. As he traverses the country, Coonts portrays life in small-town America as well as in big towns, and paints a picture of scorching deserts, dismal swamps, and soaring mountains. c1992.
Par Eric Newby. 1978
The author made the 6,000 mile journey from Moscow to the Pacific, on the Trans-Siberian railway in 1977. He was…accompanied by a Slovene (his wife), a German (photographer) and the official Russian guide. The result is a very individual travel book. 1978.
Par David Emblidge. 1996
A collection of travel diaries and registers, historical accounts, and other writings that portray the 2,140-mile recreational footpath running from…Georgia to Maine. Traces the wilderness trail northward, depicting its history, geology, scenery, wildlife, and lore. 1996.
Par Robert Louis Stevenson. 1988
In 1874, Stevenson left Edinburgh for San Francisco to join his fiancée. A shrewd and sympathetic observer, he produced a…vivid account of the sea passage to the New World, and the subsequent cross-country train journey to California. 1988.
Par Diego Audemard. 2007
C'est en tandems que Jean-Christophe Perrot et Diego Audemard ont choisi de réaliser leur projet "Raconte-moi la Terre" découvrir l'Afrique,…pendant toute une année, guidés par des personnes non et mal- voyantes. Avec leurs 27 copilotes, ils ont pédalé sur 13 500 kilomètres à travers douze pays, gravi à pied quatre sommets de plus de 4 000 mètres d'altitude, et réalisé qu'au-delà du défi physique, ils vivaient un véritable partage des sens. Le témoignage d'une expérience authentique, menée pour le plaisir de voir avec d'autres yeux. Une aventure où il faut être deux pour avancer, un aveugle et un voyant, un autochtone et un étranger. 2007.
Par Henry David Thoreau, Thierry Gillyboeuf. 2012
Diplômé de Harvard à l'âge de vingt ans, Henry David Thoreau renonce à enseigner dans l'école publique de Concord, sa…ville natale du Massachusetts. Pour gagner sa vie, il choisit le métier de géomètre, mais l'essentiel est ailleurs : dans la nature et dans la poésie. Son oncle l'a initié très jeune aux promenades dans la campagne et les bois qui entourent la ville. Avec son frère John, il décide à la fin de l'été 1840 de fabriquer un canoë et de faire un périple de sept jours sur la rivière Concord et le fleuve Merrimack. Lorsqu'il perd son frère en 1842, il entreprend d'exorciser sa douleur et son chagrin par l'écriture. En racontant leur expédition tranquille, il livre ses réflexions sur la littérature et la philosophie, sur les Indiens et l'histoire puritaine de la Nouvelle-Angleterre, sur les grands textes sacrés. Voyage intérieur autant qu'excursion fluviale, ce tout premier récit, inédit jusqu'ici en français, porte en germe ce qui fera la particularité de son livre le plus fameux, Walden. Grâce à lui, l'écrivain Thoreau a trouvé sa voix. 2012.
Par Tony Giles. 2010
Follows Tony Giles' journey of adventure as he travels across North America, Asia and Australasia. Full of drama, danger and…discovery, this travel biography is a young blind man's view of the world as he sets out to achieve his dream, dealing with disability while living life to the limit. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. c2010.
Par Al Purdy, Sam Solecki. 1995
A collection of essays, anecdotes, travel pieces, and criticism by Canadian poet Al Purdy. The pieces are divided into essays…on encountering the world through Canadian sensibilities, opinions on other writers like Charles Bukowski, Margaret Atwood, and Bliss Carman, and reviews of poets like bill bissett and Russian Anna Akhmatova. 1995.
Par Brian Hall. 1988
Par David Lamb. 1991
After covering bloody events in Middle East war zones, a foreign correspondent returns to America determined to take time off.…Lamb, also hoping to renew his boyhood enthusiasm for baseball, spends a summer observing sights, sounds, players, and fans in ballparks. This account chronicles his journey across the country and into the recesses of his memory. Some strong language. c1991.