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  • The Scorpion-Fish

    On an unamed Island that can only be Ceylon, the traveller checks into his 117th rented room, abandoned by his lover, poor and feverish. A book on Indian insects deepens his morbid fascination with the crawling inhabitants of the room-'a pretty world of killers'- barely distinguishable from the insect like habitues of the local cafe, the charlatans and fake exorcists, the indolent landowners, ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Shanghai Free Taxi

    Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China

    As any traveler knows, some of the best and most honest conversations take place during car rides. So, when a long-time NPR correspondent wanted to learn more about the real China, he started driving a cab--and discovered a country amid seismic political and economic change.China--America's most important competitor--is at a turning point. With economic growth slowing, Chinese people face ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula

    series Travel Guide
    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet's Oman, UAE & the Arabian Peninsulais your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Feel the desert's allure in Oman's Sharqiya Sands, dine at the top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, and see faith expressed in the masterpieces ... Read more

    $21.99 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

  • The Frozen River: Seeking Silence in the Himalaya

    by James Crowden ...
    ‘A tour de force of luminous writing.’ Mark Cocker, SpectatorIn 1976 James Crowden left his career in the British army and travelled to Ladakh in the Northern Himalaya, one of the most remote parts of the world. The Frozen River is his extraordinary account of the time he spent there, living alongside the Zangskari people, before the arrival of roads and mass tourism.James immerses himself in the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Singapore: World City

    by Kim Inglis ...
    With stunning photographs and insightful commentary this travel pictorial and Singapore travel guide captures the dynamism of a remarkable Pacific nation.In just a few short decades, Singapore has transformed itself from a tiny island off the coast of mainland Asia into a global superpower in banking, IT, education, biotech, transportation and many other fields. The fascinating story of how this ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Chaat

    Recipes from the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India: A Cookbook

    “A sumptuous whistle-stop tour of India’s diverse food ways. Maneet has penned a love letter to the best of Indian food.”—Padma Lakshmi, host and executive producer of Top Chef and Taste the NationIACP AWARD WINNER • LONGLISTED FOR THE ART OF EATING PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Food Network • Salon • Epicurious • Garden & Gun • WiredExplore the ... ... 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

    $8.99 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

    $20.99 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

  • 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

    $2.62 USD

  • Lion (Movie Tie-In)

    **First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller A Long Way Home. Now it’s Lion, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara—nominated for six Academy Awards!This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China (Second Edition)

    The modern classic that redefined the travel food memoir, with a new foreword from Bee Wilson.Fuchsia Dunlop, the first Westerner to train at the prestigious Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine, “has done more to explain real Chinese cooking to non-Chinese cooks than anyone” (Julia Moskin, New York Times). In Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper, Dunlop recalls her rapturous encounters with China’s ... 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

  • Becoming a Mountain

    Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime

    by Stephen Alter ...
    “With a naturalist’s eye and a poet’s pen, a victim of violence looks to the Himalayas for healing” in this memoir (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).Stephen Alter was raised by American missionary parents in the hill station of Mussoorie, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he and his wife, Ameeta, now live. Their idyllic existence was brutally interrupted when four armed intruders invaded ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit? True Stories of Expat Women in Asia

    by Shannon Young ...
    In this collection, twenty-six women reveal the truth about expatriate life in modern East Asia through original works of memoir and creative non-fiction. Their experiences are varied and unique, demonstrating that expat women's lives go far beyond the stereotypical. The writers hail from a dozen different countries and walks of life. Some are well-known; others are fresh voices adding nuance to ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • There's Something I Want to Tell You: True Stories of Mixed Dating in Japan

    by Yuta Aoki ...
    Ever wondered what it's like to date Japanese men and women? How will culture affect your dating life? This book explores the dating histories of 15 people of 8 nationalities, including straight and LGBT people. Some of them came to Japan because of their job, and others by choice, but they have one thing in common: struggling with dating Japanese men and women. Nadia, a black American woman, ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • CultureShock! Sri Lanka

    A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

    series Culture Shock series
    Chock-full of useful tips and information, this book covers a wide range of practical issues, such as how to get your blue card, ways to get settled into your new home, and how to conduct business in the Sri Lankan environment. Find out how to communicate with the Sri Lankans and how to enjoy their delicious curries without needing a fire extinguisher! Discover what lies beneath the Sri Lankan ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • The Ogre

    Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent

    Some mountains are high; some mountains are hard. Few are both.On the afternoon of 13 July 1977, having become the first climbers to reach the summit of the Ogre, Doug Scott and Chris Bonington began their long descent. In the minutes that followed, any feeling of success from their achievement would be overwhelmed by the start of a desperate fight for survival. And things would only get worse ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Seven Years in Tibet

    In this vivid memoir that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Heinrich Harrer recounts his adventures as one of the first Europeans ever to enter Tibet. Harrer was traveling in India when the Second World War erupted. He was subsequently seized and imprisoned by British authorities. After several attempts, he escaped and crossed the rugged, frozen Himalayas, surviving by duping government ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • A Geek in Japan

    Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony (Revised and Expanded with New Topics)

    by Hector Garcia ...
    Created specifically for fans of Japanese "cool culture," A Geek in Japan is one of the most iconic, hip, and concise cultural guides available.Reinvented for the internet age, it is packed with personal essays and hundreds of photographs and presents all the touchstones of traditional and contemporary culture in an entirely new way. A Geek in Japan decodes the mysteries of the Japanese language, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Thailand Take Two

    Thailand Take Two, #2

    Book 2 - Thailand Take Two
    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

    $4.99 USD

  • Korea

    A Walk Through the Land of Miracles

    In the late 1980s, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester set out on foot to discover the Republic of Korea - from its southern tip to the North Korean border - in order to set the record straight about this enigmatic and elusive land.Fascinating for its vivid presentation of historical and geographic detail, Korea is that rare book that actually defines a nation and its people. ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Red Dust

    A Path Through China

    by Ma Jian ...
    In 1983, at the age of thirty, dissident artist Ma Jian finds himself divorced by his wife, separated from his daughter, betrayed by his girlfriend, facing arrest for “Spiritual Pollution,” and severely disillusioned with the confines of life in Beijing. So with little more than a change of clothes and two bars of soap, Ma takes off to immerse himself in the remotest parts of China. His journey ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $5.99 USD