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Danziger S Travels

Author : Nick Danziger
ISBN : 9780586087060
Genre : Travel
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This account describes the author's adventures during an 18-month journey beyond forbidden frontiers in Asia. With minimal equipment and disguised as an itinerant Muslim, he hitch-hiked and walked through southern Turkey, and the Iran of the Ayatollahs, entering Afghanistan illegally in the wake of a convoy of Chinese weapons and then spent months dodging Russian helicopter gunships with the rebel guerillas. He was the first foreigner to cross from Pakistan into the closed western province of China since the revolution on 1949.
Category: Travel

The Global Politics Of Contemporary Travel Writing

Author : Debbie Lisle
ISBN : 9781139460965
Genre : Political Science
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To what extent do best-selling travel books, such as those by Paul Theroux, Bill Bryson, Bruce Chatwin and Michael Palin, tell us as much about world politics as newspaper articles, policy documents and press releases? Debbie Lisle argues that the formulations of genre, identity, geopolitics and history at work in contemporary travel writing are increasingly at odds with a cosmopolitan and multicultural world in which 'everybody travels'. Despite the forces of globalization, common stereotypes about 'foreignness' continue to shape the experience of modern travel. The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing, first published in 2006, is concerned with the way contemporary travelogues engage with, and try to resolve, familiar struggles about global politics such as the protection of human rights, the promotion of democracy, the management of equality within multiculturalism and the reduction of inequality. This is a thoroughly interdisciplinary book that draws from international relations, literary theory, political theory, geography, anthropology and history.
Category: Political Science

Anderson S Travel Companion

Author : Compiled by Sarah Anderson
ISBN : 9781351958394
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A selection of the best in travel writing, with both fiction and non-fiction presented together, this companion is for all those who like travelling, like to think about travelling, and who take an interest in their destination. It covers guidebooks as well as books about food, history, art and architecture, religion, outdoor activities, illustrated books, autobiographies, biographies and fiction and lists books both in and out of print. Anderson's Travel Companion is arranged first by continent, then alphabetically by country and then by subject, cross-referenced where necessary. There is a separate section for guidebooks and comprehensive indexes. Sarah Anderson founded the Travel Bookshop in 1979 and is also a journalist and writer on travel subjects. She is known by well-known travel writers such as Michael Palin and Colin Thubron. Michael Palin chose her bookshop as his favourite shop and Colin Thubron and Geoffrey Moorhouse, among others, made suggestions for titles to include in the Travel Companion.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Journey Through Ruins

Author : Patrick Wright
ISBN : NWU:35556023213655
Genre : City and town life
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A unique evocation of Britain at the height of Margaret Thatcher's rule, A Journey Through Ruins views the transformation of the country through the unexpected prism of every day life in East London. Written at a time when the looming but still unfinished tower of Canary Wharf was still wrapped in protective blue plastic, its cast of characters includes council tenants trapped in disintegrating tower blocks, depressed gentrifiers worrying about negative equity, metal detectorists, sharp-eyed estate agents and management consultants, and even Prince Charles. Written half a century after the blitz, the book reviews the rise and fall of the London of the post-war settlement. It remains one of the very best accounts of what it was like to live through the Thatcher years. This reissue includes a new introduction revisiting the book's East End starting point in Dalston Lane, four additional chapters, and an insert of photographs taken in and around Dalston in the year of the book's first appearance.
Category: City and town life

Photography In 100 Words

Author : David Clark
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215295341
Genre : Photography
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The question ‘What is photography?' is not an easy one to answer. Many thousands of words have been written in an effort to do so, in academic journals and in books by cultural commentators such as Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes. If we acknowledge that it is impossible to provide a definitive answer, can we at least distil the meaning of photography into somewhat fewer words, and get to the very essence of the medium without diminishing its importance as an art form? This book aims to do just that. David Clark has selected 50 iconic images by some of the world's greatest photographers and asked them to explain how the pictures were made and their creative approach. From these interviews he has chosen 100 words that encapsulate their philosophy, and which are picked out in bold in the text. The highlighted words work on two levels. As well as giving insights into iconic images from the photographers who took them, they build over the course of the book into a unique creative lexicon of the photographic medium - one which crystallises its many aims and functions, perspectives and meanings. Thought-provoking, insightful and inspirational, Photography in 100 Words will appeal to all photographers and anyone who seeks a better understanding of the medium. David Clark is a photography journalist and author. He was the senior features writer on Amateur Photographer magazine for nine years, during which time he met and interviewed many of the world's great photographers.
Category: Photography

Middle East On A Shoestring

Author : Tom Brosnahan
ISBN : 0864422083
Genre : Travel
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Discusses the languages, customs, and history of the region, and offers advice on visas, getting around, sightseeing, and other activities for budget-minded travelers
Category: Travel

Talking Book Topics

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ISBN : UOM:39015078416446
Genre : Talking books
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Includes audio versions, and annual title-author index.
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Talking Book Topics

Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
ISBN : PURD:32754081672796
Genre : Fiction
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007770964
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Missing Lives

Author : Rory MacLean
ISBN : IND:30000127716367
Genre : Photography
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An immense tragedy took place in the Balkans between 1991 and 2001 during the Yugoslav Wars, when tens of thousands of people vanished. This heartwrenching event is told through 15 stories, in a moving collaboration between Nick Danziger's photographic essays and Rary Maclean's words. Desperate searches ensued for the missing, who in almost every case had been murdered, leaving families waiting endlessly. Now, for the first time, DNA has been used to match blood and bone, reuniting families divided by death. Missing Lives gives a voice to these bereft communities.
Category: Photography


Author : Helen Loveday
ISBN : 9622176097
Genre : Travel
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For thousands of years Iran, or Persia as it was known, was a melting pot of civilizations. Persia was the centre of the world''s first empire. Subsequent invasions provided a rich culture and history which is described in this volume.'
Category: Travel

Danziger S Adventures

Author : Nick Danziger
ISBN : 9780586090817
Genre : Travel
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From the author of Danziger's Travels comes this book that travels from the glitterati of Palm Beach to a massacre of Kurdish refugees, from the Ayatollah Khomeini's funeral to Kabul under rocket fire. This book records the author's experiences in both words and pictures.
Category: Travel

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015033709570
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Cassette Books

Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021764787
Genre : Talking books
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Author : Michael Buckley
ISBN : 0864422075
Genre : Travel
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Thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date information available. With enthusiasm, wit, and a wealth of experience the authors go beyond the regular tourist routes and capture the diversity of China. "The best book for the nuts and bolts of independent travel in China".--San Francisco Examiner. Color photos.
Category: Travel


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ISBN : PSU:000021419614
Genre : Iran
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Central Asia

Author : Bradley Mayhew
ISBN : 0864426739
Genre : Travel
File Size : 47.83 MB
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Ancient civilisations, awe-inspiring landscapes and intricate architecture Central Asia is a challenging and fascinating destination. This guide helps you explore glittering mosques, honour local customs and negotiate the infamous bureaucracy. - 55 detailed maps - special sections on the Silk Road, architecture & peoples - details on how to organise home-stay accommodation - advice on getting visas, changing travellers cheques & exporting carpets
Category: Travel