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  • A Brief History of Japan

    Samurai, Shogun and Zen: The Extraordinary Story of the Land of the Rising Sun

    This fascinating history tells the story of the people of Japan, from ancient teenage priest-queens to teeming hordes of salarymen, a nation that once sought to conquer China, yet also shut itself away for two centuries in self-imposed seclusion.First revealed to Westerners in the chronicles of Marco Polo, Japan was a legendary faraway land defended by a fearsome Kamikaze storm and ruled by a ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Going to Extremes

    In Going to Extremes writer, presenter and Oxford geography don Nick Middleton visits Oymyakon in Siberia, where the average winter temperature is -47 degrees and 40% of the population have lost their fingers to frostbite while changing the car wheel.Next he travels to Arica Chile where there have been fourteen consecutive years without a drop of rain and so fog is people's only source of water. ... Read more

    $9.89 USD

  • Shadow of the Silk Road

    by Colin Thubron ...
    Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey along the greatest land route on earth. Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey, Colin Thubron covers some seven thousand miles in eight months. Making his way by local bus, truck, car, donkey cart and camel, he travels from the tomb of the Yellow Emperor, the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Buddha or Bust

    In Search of Truth, Meaning, Happiness, and the Man Who Found Them All

    Why does an idea that’s 2,500 years old seem more relevant today than ever before? How can the Buddha’s teachings help us solve many of the world’s problems? Journalist Perry Garfinkel circumnavigated the globe to discover the heart of Buddhism and the reasons for its growing popularity—and ended up discovering himself in the process.The assignment from National Geographic couldn’t have come at a ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Ghetto at the Center of the World

    Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong

    There is nowhere else in the world quite like Chungking Mansions, a dilapidated seventeen-story commercial and residential structure in the heart of Hong Kong’s tourist district. A remarkably motley group of people call the building home; Pakistani phone stall operators, Chinese guesthouse workers, Nepalese heroin addicts, Indonesian sex workers, and traders and asylum seekers from all over Asia ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • Cambodia - Culture Smart!

    The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

    series Culture Smart! #18
    Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes ... Read more

    $11.39 USD $9.99 USD

  • 悠遊京都:探索京都庭園、佛寺、神社、河川、町家

    by 林明德 ...
    本書簡介京都為日本首都達一千二百年,是日本歷史主要舞台,到處都是景點,到處都是歷史,也到處都有故事。本書帶你悠遊京都的佛寺、神社、庭園、町家、河川,有一般觀光客的觀點,也有專家的觀點。主題文章,讓你了解京都精彩之處;四十張京都景點地圖讓你輕鬆找到相關景點位置;一百多張照片,讓你如臨現場。每個地點都附經緯度及地址,讓你掌握景點精確位置,方便旅遊規劃。即使不去京都,也可以利用地圖軟體在網上悠遊一番。希望透過本書,你能成為悠遊自在的旅行家。本書內容本書分成五個部分:庭園、河川、佛寺、神社、文化。庭園篇介紹庭園的歷史、不同種類的庭園。接著介紹建議參觀的庭園,帶大家分析了解這些看似深奧但有趣的庭園。京都庭園寢殿造庭園-平安前期淨土式庭園-平安後期禪宗之庭-鎌倉後... ... Read more

    $6.99 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

    $1.99 USD

  • What Really Happened In Wuhan

    A Virus Like No Other, Countless Infections, Millions of Deaths

    Walkley Award-winning journalist, Sharri Markson is the Investigations Editor at The Australian and host of prime-time show Sharri on Sky News Australia.The origins of Covid-19 are shrouded in mystery. Scientists and government officials insisted, for a year and a half, that the virus had a natural origin, ridiculing anyone who dared contradict this view. Tech giants swept the internet, censoring ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens

    Reportage

    Translated by Ottilie Mulzet ...
    Known for his brilliantly dark fictional visions, László Krasznahorkai is one of the most respected European writers of his generation and the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. Here, he brings us on a journey through China at the dawn of the new millennium. On the precipice of its emergence as a global power, China is experiencing cataclysms of modernity as its harsh Maoist ... Read more

    $20.19 USD

  • Bhutanese Tales of the Yeti

    Bhutanese Tales of the Yeti is a collection of twenty-two stories set in four different regions of Bhutan. The presence of the yeti is ubiquitous to the kingdoms of the Himalayas, where beliefs and attitudes related to it go beyond scientific judgment and analysis. The Bhutanese consider the yeti, or the migoi, to be an essential part of the backdrop of their existence. Believed to possess ... Read more

    $7.95 USD

  • Beyond the Sky and the Earth

    A Journey into Bhutan

    by Jamie Zeppa ...
    Jamie Zeppa was 24 when she left a stagnant life at home and signed a contract to teach for two years in the Buddhist hermit kingdom of Bhutan. Much more than just a travel memoir, Beyond the Sky and the Earth is the story of her time in a Himalayan village, immersed in Bhutanese culture and the wonders of new and lasting love. Whether you're travelling to Bhutan, looking for the best travel ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

    "Jehan de Mandeville", translated as "Sir John Mandeville", is the name claimed by the compiler of The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, a book account of his supposed travels, which probably first appeared in Anglo-Norman French, and first circulated between 1357 and 1371. Translated into many other languages it acquired extraordinary popularity. Despite the extremely unreliable and often ... Read more

    $2.77 USD

  • 我愛日本購物失心瘋

    by vera ...
    HIT ☆ 78萬粉絲狂熱期待的日本購物指南!王道 ☆ 9大主題必逛商店 × 日本店家大解析 × Vera私房必敗推薦暖心 ☆ 一書在手,店鋪資訊輕鬆掃即時看!激安 ☆ 秒懂日本購物規則,精準又省力,買遍全日本!日本好好逛!日本好好買!但你真的知道去日本必買什麼才不虛此行嗎?第1次去日本,第100次去日本都必須知道的「日本藥妝失心瘋俱樂部」版主Vera必逛必買店家大公開!/ 美妝 / 藥妝 / 百貨公司 / 商業設施 / 服飾配件 / 雜貨 / 家電 / 生活賣場 / 可愛小物 / 便利商店 / 超級市場 / 戶外露營 / 親子購物 / 烘焙手作 /★解析日本消費習慣、退稅服務區別,帶你買得更順手!★九大主題導引,詳盡的日本必敗購物指南!★APP輕鬆掃,日本店鋪資訊即時查看 !★日本商店的獨有特色條列,一眼看懂必逛要點!★集Vera閱商品無數的經驗之大全,精選店家必敗商品,跟著買就對了!< ... Read more

    $13.59 USD

  • No Way Down

    Life and Death on K2

    by Graham Bowley ...
    “No Way Down is both a gripping read and a clear-eyed investigation of the hubris, politics, and bad luck that brought on one of the worst disasters in modern mountaineering history.” — Michael Kodas, author of High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed“Graham Bowley’s No Way Down does a great job of putting you on the mountain. It is a refreshingly unadorned account of the true brutality ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • 1001+ Basic Phrases English - Kannada

    by Gilad Soffer ...
    "1001+ Basic Phrases English - Kannada" is a list of more than 1000 basic phrases translated from English to Kannada. Easy to use- great for tourists and English speakers interested in learning Kannada. Phrases divided into sections such as numbers, colors, time, days, body, greeting, weather, shopping, health, emergency, restaurant and more ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Lonely Planet Bangladesh

    series Travel Guide
    #1 best-selling guide to Bangladesh*Lonely Planet ***Bangladesh***is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise the Sundarbans spotting deer and tigers; stand amid the chaos of old Dhaka; or visit the lush Chittagong Hill Tracts, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Bangladesh and begin your ... Read more

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  • The Silk Roads

    A New History of the World

    Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia has been thrust into the global spotlight in ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Thailand Take Two

    Thailand Take Two, #2

    series Thailand Take Two #2
    Thailand Take Two looks at Thais and Thailand in a unique way. It is not a politically correct travel guide written to promote tourism and showing only the rosy side of Thailand.Real characters are introduced in the book to show how Thailand's culture is so different from Western concepts. Readers will meet bankers and bar-girls, the young and the old, the rich and the less well off. And get right ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • The River at the Center of the World

    A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time

    A stunning tour of China, its people, and its history. Chosen as one of the best travel books of 1996 by the New York Times Book Review.Rising in the mountains of the Tibetan border, the Yangtze River, the symbolic heart of China, pierces 3,900 miles of rugged country before debouching into the oily swells of the East China Sea. Connecting China's heartland cities with the volatile coastal giant, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Catfish and Mandala

    A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam

    A Vietnamese Bicycle Days by a stunning new voice in American letters.Andrew X. Pham dreamed of becoming a writer. Born in Vietnam and raised in California, he held technical jobs at United Airlines-and always carried a letter of resignation in his briefcase. His father had been a POW of the Vietcong; his family came to America as "boat people." His sister committed suicide, prompting Andrew to ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Coming Home to Tibet

    A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Belonging

    In this beautifully written memoir, a daughter travels to her mother's Tibetan homeland and finds both her own deep connections to her heritage and a people trying to maintain its cultural integrity despite Chinese occupation.After her mother dies in a car accident in India, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa decides to take a handful of her ashes back to her homeland in Tibet. Her mother left Tibet in her ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • In Singapore

    60 Fabulous Adventures in the City

    This book highlights the ‘best-of-the-best’ things to see and do in Singapore. Divided into five sections: cultural interest, walks, food & drink, just for fun and entertaining the kids, In Singapore provides a comprehensive insight to enjoying yourself in the country. Each of the 60 activities featured equips readers with what to expect along with all relevant information and a selection of full ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Super Cheap Japan

    Budget Travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima and Surrounding Areas

    series Super Cheap Japan #1
    Super Cheap Japan is the ultimate budget travel guide to Japan, full of the most useful, up-to-date information for a cheap holiday in Japan. With extensive tax-free shopping, crazily discounted train passes and an unbelievable exchange rate, there has never been a better time to visit. Unlike other guides, this book shows you exactly how, where and when you can save money. Go shopping for $4 ... Read more

    $4.99 USD