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  • WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS : THE MAKINGS OF A TRAVELLER
    WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS : THE MAKINGS OF A TRAVELLER
    MURPHY DERVLA
    ISBN: 9781906011406
    Title: WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS : THE MAKINGS OF A TRAVELLER
    Author: MURPHY DERVLA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A first-hand account of the life of travel writer Dervla Murphy in which she tells of her early life in Lismore, Co. Waterford, in her rather unusual household. Her father was the county librarian and her mother a chronic invalid. An only child, Dervla was allowed from the age of seven to freely roam on her own. At ten, she cycled ten miles to a local mountain, climbed it, then lost herself on the way down, and was forced to stay out all night - much to the distress of her parents. Living in a house that was crumbling around their ears, she reveals how her family hid a Republican who was later hanged, how she tested herself (with hot water) to increase her pain threshold, how she avoided an insane and shrieking maid, who was convinced that Dervla's parents were fried eggs, and how she helped another maid give birth under the kitchen table. An early love of books and writing, led her to enter a writing competition arranged by a local newspaper, and she won first prize for five weeks in a row.

    Imprint: ELAND
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • WHITE MOUNTAIN : Real and Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas
    WHITE MOUNTAIN : Real and Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas
    TWIGGER ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781474604369
    Title: WHITE MOUNTAIN : Real and Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas
    Author: TWIGGER ROBERT
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Home to mythical kingdoms, wars and expeditions, and strange and magical beasts, the Himalayas have always loomed tall in our imagination. Overrun at different times by Buddhism, Taoism, shamanism, Islam and Christianity, they are a grand central station of the world's religions. They are also a plant hunter's paradise, a climber's challenge, and a traveller's dream.

    In his quest to explore the region's seismic history, Twigger seeks out the Nagas, who helped his grandfather build a camp for Allied soldiers near Imphal during the Second World War and takes the most scenic bike ride in the world from Lhasa to Kathmandu. The result is a sweeping, fascinating and surprising journey through the history of the world's greatest mountain range.

    Imprint: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • WHITE SANDS : EXPERIENCES FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD
    WHITE SANDS : EXPERIENCES FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD
    DYER GEOFF
    ISBN: 9781925355086
    Title: WHITE SANDS : EXPERIENCES FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD
    Author: DYER GEOFF
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From one of Britain's most original writers, White Sands is a creative exploration of why we travel. Episodic, wide-ranging, funny and smart, the linked journeys recall the themes of Dyer's Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It - - albeit with the wisdom of (middle) age.

    From a trip to the Lightning Field in New Mexico to chasing Gauguin's ghost in French Polynesia, from falling for someone who may or may not be a tour guide in Beijing's Forbidden City to tracking down the house of an intellectual hero in Los Angeles, Dyer pursues all permutations of the peak experience - - including the trough experience.

    In his trademark style he blends travel writing, essay, criticism and fiction with a smart and cantankerous wit that is unmatched. This is a book for armchair travellers and procrastinating philosophers everywhere.



    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • WILD : A JOURNEY FROM LOST TO FOUND - FILM TIE IN
    WILD : A JOURNEY FROM LOST TO FOUND - FILM TIE IN
    STRAYED CHERYL
    ISBN: 9781782394860
    Title: WILD : A JOURNEY FROM LOST TO FOUND - FILM TIE IN
    Author: STRAYED CHERYL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America - from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington state - and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on a map. But it held a promise - a promise of piecing together a life that lay in ruins at her feet.

    Imprint: ATLANTIC BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • WILD BEAUTY : A Photographic Field Guide to Australia's Biggest Oldest and Rarest Natural Treasures
    WILD BEAUTY : A Photographic Field Guide to Australia's Biggest Oldest and Rarest Natural Treasures
    HUNTER VANESSA
    ISBN: 9781741175110
    Title: WILD BEAUTY : A Photographic Field Guide to Australia's Biggest Oldest and Rarest Natural Treasures
    Author: HUNTER VANESSA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Over the course of four years, journalist Graham Lloyd and photographer Vanessa Hunter sought out Australia’s wildest, most significant and least known natural phenomena.

    Wild Beauty is an intimate showcase of 26 of these places, which represent the country’s oldest, tallest, longest and more special natural treasures. It offers a glimpse into Australia's rare – and rarely seen – wildernesses, many of which are considered the most spectacular of their kind on Earth.

    From a blindfolded helicopter ride to view a stand of king’s holly, the world's oldest plant, in Tasmania’s South-West Wilderness Area to swimming up close to the world's largest mass migration of minke whales near the Great Barrier Reef, this book offers a rare glimpse into the little known and secret places that shelter endangered species and spectacular landscapes.

    Wild Beauty is a visual journey, brought to life with incredible stories about the people who fight, preserve and protect these special places.

    Imprint: EXPLORE
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • WILD PLACES
    WILD PLACES
    MACFARLANE ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781847080189
    Title: WILD PLACES
    Author: MACFARLANE ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Are there any wild places left in Britain and Ireland? Or have we tarmacked, farmed and built ourselves out of wilderness?

    Robert Macfarlane embarks on a wonder voyage in search of the wilderness that remains. A book about friendship and loss as well as history, memory and landscape, The Wild Places- Winner of the 2007 Boardman Tasker Prize for mountain literature - is further proof that Macfarlane is one of the finest writers in Britain today.

    Imprint: GRANTA
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • WILDWOOD : A JOURNEY THROUGH TREES
    WILDWOOD : A JOURNEY THROUGH TREES
    DEAKIN ROGER
    ISBN: 9780141010014
    Title: WILDWOOD : A JOURNEY THROUGH TREES
    Author: DEAKIN ROGER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Roger Deakin's "Wildwood" is a much loved classic of nature writing.

    "Wildwood" is about the element wood, as it exists in nature, in our souls, in our culture and our lives. From the walnut tree at his Suffolk home, Roger Deakin embarks upon a quest that takes him through Britain, across Europe, to Central Asia and Australia, in search of what lies behind man's profound and enduring connection with wood and with trees. Meeting woodlanders of all kinds, he lives in shacks and cabins, travels in search of the wild apple groves of Kazakhstan, goes coppicing in Suffolk, swims beneath the walnut trees of the Haut-Languedoc, and hunts bush plums with Aboriginal women in the outback.

    Perfect for fans of Robert Macfarlane and Colin Tudge, Roger Deakin's unmatched exploration of our relationship with trees is autobiography, history, traveller's tale and incisive work in natural history. It will take you into the heart of the woods, where we go 'to grow, learn and change'.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • WONDER TRAIL : TRUE STORIES FORM LOS ANGELES TO THE END OF THE WORLD
    WONDER TRAIL : TRUE STORIES FORM LOS ANGELES TO THE END OF THE WORLD
    HELY STEVE
    ISBN: 9781863958424
    Title: WONDER TRAIL : TRUE STORIES FORM LOS ANGELES TO THE END OF THE WORLD
    Author: HELY STEVE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Steve Hely, writer for 30 Rock, The Office and American Dad!, and recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, presents a travel book about his journey through Central and South America.

    Part travel book, part pop history, part comic memoir, The Wonder Trail is the story of Steve's riotous journey from Los Angeles to the bottom of South America.

    With a trail through Mexico City, ancient Mayan ruins, the jungles and coffee plantations and remote beaches of Central America, across the Panama Canal, by sea to Colombia, to the Amazon rainforest, to the Galápagos Islands, the Atacama Desert of Chile, and down to the jagged and wind-worn land of Patagonia at the very end of the Western Hemisphere, Hely encounters the colourful, the wild and the downright absurd. The Wonder Trail is a gallivant Steve-Hely style - razor-sharp, hilarious and fascinating.



    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD
    WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD
    CHERRY-GARRARD APSLEY
    ISBN: 9780099530374
    Title: WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD
    Author: CHERRY-GARRARD APSLEY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Worst Journey in the World is a gripping account of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. One of the youngest members of Scott's team, Apsley Cherry-Garrard was later part of the rescue party that found the frozen bodies of Scott and the three men who had accompanied him on the final push to the Pole. Despite the horrors that Scott and his men eventually faced, Cherry-Garrard's account is filled with details of scientific discovery and anecdotes of human resilience in a harsh environment, supported by diary excerpts and accounts from other explorers. A masterpiece of travel writing, The Worst Journey in the World is the most celebrated and compelling of all the books on Antarctic exploration.

    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • YEAR IN THE MERDE
    YEAR IN THE MERDE
    CLARKE STEPHEN
    ISBN: 9781740513739
    Title: YEAR IN THE MERDE
    Author: CLARKE STEPHEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Paul West, a young Englishman, arrives in Paris to start a new job - and finds out what the French are really like.

    They do eat a lot of cheese, some of which smells like pigs' droppings. They don't wash their armpits with garlic soap. Going on strike really is the second national participation sport after pétanque. And, yes, they do use suppositories.

    In his first novel, Stephen Clarke gives a laugh-out-loud account of the pleasures and perils of being a Brit in France. Less quaint than A Year in Provence, less chocolatey than Chocolat, A Year in the Merde will tell you how to get served by the grumpiest Parisian waiter; how to make perfect vinaigrette every time; how to make amour - not war; and how not to buy a house in the French countryside.

    Imprint: BLACK SWAN
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
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