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  • Amazon Woman

    An extraordinary and inspiring chronicle of one woman’s harrowing journey to become the first female to kayak the entire Amazon River.Part memoir, part feminist manifesto, Amazon Woman shows what incredible feats we are capable of and will encourage people, especially women, across all backgrounds and ages to find the courage and strength to live the life they’ve imagined.This 148-day journey ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • What Really Happens in Vegas

    True Stories of the People Who Make Vegas, Vegas

    What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—until now. James Patterson shows the real Vegas in a dazzling journey through “lively tales of those who labor and dream in Sin City" (Kirkus).Las Vegas is on Luxury Standard Time: every clock in the airport is a Rolex.No dream is too big, no wish is too small—the VIP hosts in Vegas fulfill guests’ every (legal) desire.Jackpots hit when least expected. The ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Lafcadio Hearn: American Writings (LOA #190)

    Some Chinese Ghosts / Chita / Two Years in the French West Indies / Youma / selected journalism and letters

    Series Book 190 - The Library of America
    Featuring a wide range of writings from Hearn’s time in America, this collection is a stunning showcase of the Greek-Irish author’s uniquely decadent literary flair and keen eye for observationA translator of Flaubert and Gautier, Lafcadio Hearn was the master of a gaudy and sometimes self-consciously decadent literary style, but he was also a tough-minded and keenly observant reporter, with an ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Ay, Cuba!

    A Socio-Erotic Journey

    The NPR reporter offers an “engaging and enlightening” window into late-90s Cuba, “from the cafes in Havana to the mysterious lairs of Santiago de Cuba” (Kirkus Reviews).For NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu, reporting from Cuba on the eve of Pope John Paul II’s 1998 visit was an opportunity to understand the realities of life in a country that has long been the subject of stereotypes and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    An Inquiry Into Values

    THE CLASSIC BOOK THAT HAS INSPIRED MILLIONSA penetrating examination of how we live and how to live betterFew books transform a generation and then establish themselves as touchstones for the generations that follow. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is one such book. This modern epic of a man’s search for meaning became an instant bestseller on publication in 1974, acclaimed as one of the ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Reach of Rome

    A Journey Through the Lands of the Ancient Empire, Following a Coin

    Translated by Gregory Conti ...
    In this unconventional and accessible history, Italian best-seller Alberto Angela literally follows the money to map the reach and power of the Roman Empire. To see a map of the Roman Empire at the height of its territorial expansion is to be struck by its size, stretching from Scotland to Kuwait, from the Sahara to the North Sea. What was life like in the Empire, and how were such diverse peoples ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Toward Antarctica

    An Exploration

    “The most original piece of travel writing about the Antarctic region I have read in years . . . Bradfield is a literary tour guide in the best sense.” —Elizabeth Leane, author of Antarctica in Fiction: Imaginative Narratives of the Far SouthA poet and a naturalist, Elizabeth Bradfield documents and examines her work as a guide on ships in Antarctica through poetry, prose, and photographs, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • To the Elephant Graveyard

    by Tarquin Hall ...
    “Introduces us to the darker side of the Asian elephant. It is more of a thriller than a straightforward travel book . . . insightful and sensitive.” —Literary ReviewOn India’s northeast frontier, a killer elephant is on the rampage, stalking Assam’s paddy fields and murdering dozens of farmers. Local forestry officials, powerless to stop the elephant, call in one of India’s last licensed elephant ... Read more

    $10.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Living the Vanlife

    On the Road Toward Sustainability, Community, and Joy

    Discover what it’s really like to live and work full-time on the road in a camper van from eco-vanlifer and founder of the Diversify Vanlife movement, Noami Grevemberg.Feeling dissatisfied with her office job and her “stationary home,” in 2016 Noami Grevemberg took a bold step. She quit her job, sold her belongings, and set out in her 1985 VW Vanagon to pursue a life of simplicity and travel with ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2020

    Series series Best American
    A collection of the best science and nature writing published in North America in 2019, guest edited by New York Times best-selling author and ground-breaking physicist Dr. Michio Kaku.“Scientists and science writers have a monumental task: making science exciting and relevant to the average person, so that they care,” writes renowned American physicist Michio Kaku. “If we fail in this endeavor, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Lost City of Z

    A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

    by David Grann ...
    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon and The Wager comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction “with all the pace and excitement of a movie thriller”(The New York Times) that unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century—the story of the legendary British explorer who ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Mysteries of the Gobi

    Searching for Wild Camels and Lost Cities in the Heart of Asia

    by John Hare ...
    John Hare is a star author and one of the most well-known explorers of his generation. The Gobi is a perennially fascinating part of the world - a desert that people love to read about. China, the environment/natural world, exploration and discovery: broad and topical appeal.The Gobi is the largest, coldest and driest desert in Asia. Its shifting sands conceal ancient cities, 3,000-year-old ... Read more

    $31.99 USD

  • Born to Run

    **NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The astonishing and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?“Equal parts quest, physiology treatise, and running history.... The climactic race reads like a sprint.... It simply makes you want to run.” —Outside Magazine**Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • God's Middle Finger

    Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre

    by Richard Grant ...
    From the acclaimed author of Dispatches From Pluto and Deepest South of All, a harrowing travelogue into Mexico’s lawless Sierra Madre mountains.Twenty miles south of the Arizona-Mexico border, the rugged, beautiful Sierra Madre mountains begin their dramatic ascent. Almost 900 miles long, the range climbs to nearly 11,000 feet and boasts several canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon. The rules of ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Standard Deviations

    Growing Up and Coming Down in the New Asia

    “I was twenty-three and I had set off for Asia to become a writer, intrigued by lurid tales of booms, busts, drugs, sex, violence, magic. There was a wicked sorcery in Asia, in the economic profligacy of the early nineties, in the way financiers and businessmen took a rapidly wiring and developing continent and looted billions, like a titanic parlor trick converting all that wealth into abandoned ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Hedgehog's Dilemma

    A Tale of Obsession, Nostalgia, and the World's Most Charming Mammal

    by Hugh Warwick ...
    In this wonderfully entertaining, adorable book, Hugh Warwick, an environmental writer and photographer, examines the relationship between the hedgehog and man, and how the hedgehog became so beloved. Traveling the globe in search of his quarry, Warwick eventually discovers a new breed called Hugh's Hedgehog. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Under the Holy Lake

    A Memoir of Eastern Bhutan

    by Ken Haigh ...
    Series series Wayfarer
    Inaccessible for most of its history, the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has long fascinated the West. Today, wealthy travelers are admitted in small groups, but in 1987, when Ken Haigh arrived as a volunteer to teach in a small high school, foreign travelers were as hard to find in the kingdom as telephones or toilet paper. Under the Holy Lake describes a two-year sojourn in the valley of ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Alps: A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi and Beyond

    “An entertaining, turbocharged race among the high mountain passes of six alpine countries.” —Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Book ReviewFor centuries the Alps have been witness to the march of armies, the flow of pilgrims and Crusaders, the feats of mountaineers, and the dreams of engineers. In The Alps, Stephen O’Shea ("a graceful and passionate writer"—Washington Post) takes readers up and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

    50th Anniversary Edition • With an introduction by Caity Weaver, acclaimed New York Times journalistThis cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Final Frontiersman

    Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness

    The inspiration for The Last Alaskans—the hit documentary series now on the Discovery+—James Campbell’s inimitable insider account of a family’s nomadic life in the unshaped Arctic wilderness “is an icily gripping, intimate profile that stands up well beside Krakauer’s classic [Into the Wild], and it stands too, as a kind of testament to the rough beauty of improbably wild dreams” (Men’s Journal) ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • A Walk in the Woods

    Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

    by Bill Bryson ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The classic chronicle of a “terribly misguided and terribly funny” (The Washington Post) hike of the Appalachian Trail, from the author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body“The best way of escaping into nature.”—The New York TimesBack in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native cou... ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Oh, Florida!

    How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country

    by Craig Pittman ...
    A New York Times BestsellerOh, Florida! That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables, and yet packing so many mixed messages. To some people, it’s a paradise. To others, it’s a punch line. As Oh, Florida! shows, it’s both of these and, more important, it’s a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest of the country. Without Florida there would be no NASCAR, no ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Memory Chalet

    by Tony Judt ...
    **A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year“[A] tremendously moving memorial to a first-class historian and essayist . . . humane, fearless, unsparingly honest.” —The Financial Times“[A] memorable collection from a memorable man.” —BookPage***"It might be thought the height of poor taste to ascribe good fortune to a healthy man with a young family struck down at the age of sixty by an ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • An Empire of the East

    Travels in Indonesia

    by Norman Lewis ...
    From Sumatra to East Timor and beyond, An Empire of the East is a fascinating look at a rapidly changing island nationIn An Empire of the East, renowned travel essayist Norman Lewis takes readers to Indonesia, where some thirteen thousand islands in the South Pacific are each colored with their own unique cultures and histories. With more than three hundred ethnic groups speaking two hundred fifty ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus