Best of
Travel

1995

The Long Way


Bernard Moitessier - 1995
    For seven months, the veteran seafarer battled storms, doldrums, gear-failures, knock-downs, as well as overwhelming fatigue and loneliness. Then, nearing the finish, Moitessier pulled out of the race and sailed on for another three months before ending his 37,455-mile journey in Tahiti. Not once had he touched land.

A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East


Tiziano Terzani - 1995
    . . . It turned out to be one of the most extraordinary years I have ever spent: I was marked for death, and instead I was reborn."Traveling by foot, boat, bus, car, and train, he visited Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. Geography expanded under his feet. He consulted soothsayers, sorcerers, and shamans and received much advice--some wise, some otherwise--about his future. With time to think, he learned to understand, respect, and fear for older ways of life and beliefs now threatened by the crasser forms of Western modernity. He rediscovered a place he had been reporting on for decades. And reinvigorated himself in the process.

The World's Most Dangerous Places


Robert Young Pelton - 1995
    Featuring 25 countries, The World′s Most Dangerous Places, 5th Edition offers a brief up-to-the-minute history of each nation, provides tips on how to get in, out and around safely, and uncovers their dangers, from diseases, land mines, and kidnapping to mercenaries and militias. Completely revised, this edition has a number of countries who have been added to the hot list.With firsthand accounts of breathtaking adventure in each country, the book also provides the latest indispensable information on contacts for nongovernmental and rescue organizations, environmental groups, political activists, training schools in outdoor survival, commando techniques, and other potentially life-saving advice.

Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape


Galen A. Rowell - 1995
    Here Rowell assembled eighty of his finest images, along with the stories behind them—what he was after and how he achieved it.The photographs (and the details of their creation) are arranged in eight exhibits according to visual themes, reflecting Rowell’s fascination with the infinitely varying qualities of light found in mountain landscapes. He explains how film and the human eye see differently, how he selected and composed the content of his work, how he worked with optical phenomena and natural light, and how equipment and adventure interact in the field.The engaging text also recounts Rowell’s development as a photographer, his philosophy and techniques for creating “dynamic landscapes,” and his adventures in remote, dangerous, and beautiful places—from California’s Yosemite Valley to almost-inaccessible peaks in China.

The Mountains of My Life (Modern Library Exploration)


Walter Bonatti - 1995
    He climbed with an audacity and panache that epitomized the purest spirit of alpinism, and inspired an entire generation of climbers. Jon Krakauer calls him one of my heroes. He is not only a mountaineer of astonishing talent and vision, but one of the world's most engaging writers about mountaineering.Bonatti has also been dogged by controversy and often been at odds with the climbing community. The Mountains of My Life not only collects the best of Bonatti's writing telling of adventures in the Alps, the Himalayas, and little-known South American peaks it also tells Bonatti's version of what really happened on the Italian expedition that made the first ascent of K2 in 1954. Bonatti's selfless actions helped avert disaster, yet in the expedition's aftermath he found himself cast as a scapegoat. Part detective story, part hair-raising adventure, part meditation on his craft, The Mountains of My Life is as awe-inspiring and controversial as its author, and is beautifully illustrated with Bonatti's own photos.

River of Time


Jon Swain - 1995
    From the writer immortalized in the Academy Award-winning film The Killing Fields.

Around the World in 80 Days: Companion to the PBS Series


Michael Palin - 1995
    British actor and comedian Michael Palin -- best known to American audiences for his work in Monty Python and the film A Fish Called Wanda -- follows in the footsteps of Jules Verne's fictional adventurer Phileas Fogg and circles the globe in 80 days.

Savages


Joe Kane - 1995
    Includes eight pages of photos.

Rick Steves' Scandinavia


Rick Steves - 1995
    Explore the sleek, modern capital cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Tallinn. Cruise through Stockholm's scenic archipelago, and sample the Baltic charms of Tallinn. Delve deep into Norway's scenic Sognefjord and bike through the idyllic Danish countryside on the castaway island of Ærø. And take some time out from sightseeing to get your blood pumping in a steamy Finnish sauna.Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

In Light of India


Octavio Paz - 1995
    Translated by Eliot Weinberger.

Looking for the Lost: Journeys Through a Vanishing Japan


Alan Booth - 1995
    Whether retracing the footsteps of ancient warriors or detailing the encroachments of suburban sprawl, he unerringly finds the telling detail, the unexpected transformation, the everyday drama that brings this remote world to life on the page. Looking for the Lost is full of personalities, from friendly gangsters to mischievous children to the author himself, an expatriate who found in Japan both his true home and dogged exile. Wry, witty, sometimes angry, always eloquent, Booth is a uniquely perceptive guide. Looking for the Lost is a technicolor journey into the heart of a nation. Perhaps even more significant, it is the self-portrait of one man, Alan Booth, exquisitely painted in the twilight of his own life.

Travels With Boogie: 500 Mile Walkies and Boogie Up the River in One Volume


Mark Wallington - 1995
    And they did it. Then, undaunted, they took on the treacherous waters of the Thames. Not exactly as Mark had planned, however: this time his companion was to be the delectable Jennifer - but she was held up at the office, and when Boogie was dropped off at the kennels the other dogs complained.Travels with Boogie is a witty and fascinating account of a mismatched couple and of the people they meet and places they visit.

Egypt


Jane Dunford - 1995
    This fully updated guide includes street maps of cities and towns, plus unique illustrated cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of the must-see sights. Vibrant full-color photography will help you visualize your destinations as you discover Egypt one region at a time. Detailed listings will inform you of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets. Explore local festivals and markets, day trips and excursions to see ancient pyramids, and find your way effortlessly around the region. DK's insider tips and cultural insight will help you explore every corner of Egypt, as if you were a local."DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt" showing you what others only tell you.

The Serpents of Paradise: A Reader


Edward Abbey - 1995
    It includes essays, travel pieces and fictions to reveal Ed's life directly, in his own words.The selections gathered here are arranged chronologically by incident, not by date of publication, to offer Edward Abbey's life from the time he was the boy called Ned in Home, Pennsylvania, until his death in Tucson at age 62. A short note introduces each of the four parts of the book and attempts to identify what's happening in the author's life at the time. When relevant, some details of publishing history are provided.

Talking to the Ground: One Family's Journey on Horseback Across the Sacred Land of the Navajo


Douglas Preston - 1995
    They were retracing the route of the Navajo deity Naay+(c)+(c)' neizgh+in+, the Slayer of Alien Gods, on his quest to restore beauty and balance to the Earth. More than a travelogue, Preston's account of the journey is a tale of two cultures meeting in a sacred land."

100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range


William L. Sullivan - 1995
    This edition has been replaced by an updated, expanded third edition.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife


Peter Alden - 1995
    This guide is packed with nearly 600 stunning color photographs of African habitats and animals, and provides a wealth of information on more than 850 species compiled by veteran safari leaders and experts in African wildlife. The parks and reserves for which the continent is famous are described in thorough detail, taking the reader on an unforgettable virtual safari.

Knopf MapGuide: Paris


Knopf Guides - 1995
    Discover Paris through 8 districts and 6 mapsLatin Quarter/ The islands/ MontparnasseOrsay/ Louvre/ OperaLes Halles/ Le MaraisInvalides/ Champ-de-Mars/ TrocaderoGrands Boulevards/ MontmarteBastille/ Faubourg Saint-Antoine/ OberkampfMenilmontant/ Belleville/ La VillettePlace d’Italie/ Bibliotheque Nationale/ BercyFor each district there is a double-page of addresses (restaurants — listed in ascending order of price — cafés, bars, music venues and stores) followed by a fold-out map for the relevant area with the essential places to see (indicated on the map by a star *). These places are by no means all that Paris has to offer but to us they are unmissable. The grid-referencing system (A B2) makes it easy for you to pinpoint addresses quickly on the map.Transportation and hotels in ParisThe last fold-out consists of a transportation map and 4 pages of practical information that include a selection of hotels. A thematic index lists all the sites and addresses featured in this guide.

The Pillars of Hercules


Paul Theroux - 1995
    . . . We are delighted, along with Theroux, by the politeness of the Turks, amazed by the mountainous highlands in Syria, touched by the gesture of an Albanian waitress who will not let him pay for his modest meal. . . . The Pillars of Hercules [is] engrossing and enlightening from start (a damning account of tourists annoying the apes of Gibraltar) to finish (an utterly captivating visit with Paul Bowles in Tangier, worth the price of the book all by itself)."--Chicago Tribune"ENTERTAINING READING . . . WHEN YOU READ THEROUX, YOU'RE TRULY ON A TRIP."--The Boston Sunday Globe"HIS PICARESQUE NARRATIVE IS STUDDED WITH SCENES THAT STICK IN THE MIND. He looks at strangers with a novelist's eye, and his portraits are pleasantly tinged with malice."--The Washington Post Book World"THEROUX AT HIS BEST . . . An armchair trip with Theroux is sometimes dark, but always a delight."--Playboy"AS SATISFYING AS A GLASS OF COOL WINE ON A DUSTY CALABRIAN AFTERNOON . . . With his effortless writing style, observant eye, and take-no-prisoners approach, Theroux is in top form chronicling this 18-month circuit of the Mediterranean."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Notes from a Small Island


Bill Bryson - 1995
    ("I had recently read," Bryson writes, "that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another, so it was clear that my people needed me.") But before departing, he set out on a grand farewell tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home.Veering from the ludicrous to the endearing and back again, Notes from a Small Island is a delightfully irreverent jaunt around the unparalleled floating nation that has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie's Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wallop and Titsey. The result is an uproarious social commentary that conveys the true glory of Britain, from the satiric pen of an unapologetic Anglophile.

The Impossible Country: A Journey Through the Last Days of Yugoslavia


Brian Hall - 1995
    . . presented with sympathy and frequently with humor . . . [of] a disparate people who were never united except by their resentment of a foreign conqueror." - Atlantic MonthlyIn The Impossible Country, Brian Hall relates his encounters with Serbs, Croats, and Muslims-- "real people, likeable people" who are now overcome with suspicion and anxiety about one another. Hall takes the standard explanations, the pundits' predictions, and the evening news footage and inverts our perceptions of the country, its politics, its history, and its seemingly insoluble animosities.

Beyond The Devil's Teeth


Tahir Shah - 1995
    Roughing it for most of journey, Shah shared his travels and his tales with a diverting mix of eccentric characters.

Ethiopia: The Bradt Travel Guide


Philip Briggs - 1995
    For first-time visitors, Philip Briggs supplies plenty of practical advice on how to bridge the cultural gap and plan a trouble-free trip. Heritage hotspots in a land thought to be the cradle of civilization and resting place of the Ark of the Covenant include the architecturally fascinating rock-hewn church of Lalibela, the unofficial eighth wonder of the world, and ancient palaces and staelae at Axum. Ethiopia boasts nine national parks and several wildlife sanctuaries, all of which are detailed in Philip Briggs's comprehensive text.This guide features:>Where to find some of East Africa's rarest wildlife, including the Simien wolf, walia ibex, and gelada baboon>Ethiopia's national parks and wildlife sanctuaries>Traveling the Northern Historic Circuit>Addis Ababa in detail: where to stay, eat, and drink, plus nearby sightseeing

Lonely Planet Mexico


Lonely Planet - 1995
    Explore the ancient Maya world, go horse-riding through fragrant pine forest, and experience Mexico City's hopping cultural scene; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Mexico and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Mexico Travel Guide: Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, cuisine, ancient ruins, culture, arts, landscapes, nature, customs, etiquette Over 120 maps Covers Mexico City, Veracruz, Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Central Pacific Coast, Tijuana, the Copper Canyon, Northern Mexico, Baja California, Northern Central Highlands and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Mexico, our most comprehensive guide to Mexico, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Looking for a guide focused on Cancun, Cozumel and the Yucatan? Check out Lonely Planet Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan guide for a comprehensive look at all this region has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition

Galen Rowell's Vision: The Art of Adventure Photography


Galen A. Rowell - 1995
    The illuminating essays in Galen Rowell's Vision are grouped into four chapters covering the fundamental aspects of the art of adventure photography as practiced by one of its masters: "Goals," transforming dreams into realities through personal vision; "Preparations," pushing the limits of equipment, film, and technique; "Journeys," merging visions with realities; and "Realizations," communicating one's worldview through photography. Throughout, Rowell includes examples of some of his most memorable images and relates fascinating anecdotes from his extraordinary photographic career.

Goa Freaks: My Hippie Years in India


Cleo Odzer - 1995
    Goa Freaks begins in the mid 1970s and tells of Cleo's love affair with Goa, a resort in India where the Freaks (hippies) of the world converge to partake in a heady bohemian lifestyle. To finance their astounding appetites for cocaine, heroin, and hashish, the Freaks spend each monsoon season acting as drug couriers, and soon cleo is running her own "scams" in Canada, Australis, and the United States. (She even gets her Aunt Sadie in on the action.) Wish her earnings she builds a veritable palace on the beach- the only Goa house with running water and a flushing toilet. Cleo becomes the hostess of Anjuna Beach, holding days-long poker games and movie nights and, as her money begins to run out, transforming the house into a for-profit drug den. Tracing Cleo's love affairs, her stint hiding out at the ashram of the infamous Bhagwan Rajneesh, and her sometimes-harrowing drug experiences, Goa Freaks: My Hippie Years in India is candid and compelling, bringin to life the spirit of a now-lost era.

Thai for Beginners


Benjawan Poomsan Becker - 1995
    Teaches all four language skills speaking, listening (when used in conjunction with the cassette tapes), reading and writing . Offers clear, easy, step-by-step instruction, building on what has beenpreviously learned. Used by many Thai temples in America. Recommended books to be studied along with Thai for Beginners are Thai for Travelers (a practical Thai phrase book) and Speak like a Thai series by the same author.

On the Road with Charles Kuralt


Charles Kuralt - 1995
    Taking to the highways, he has met the little-known and the famous, and shared them with the rest of us. This heartwarming book reminds us again of some of the extraordinary people he has met over the years in words and photographs, and provides the exact words of the interviews, so that we can permanently enjoy his visits with people we have come to know and care for, again and again.

The Paris Mapguide: The Essential Guide La Vie Parisienne


Michael Middleditch - 1995
    Its colorful, informative maps are easy to read and convenient to handle-no unfolding necessary. As terrific as the easily readable maps are, however, there is much more here. Packed into these 64 pages is a surprising amount of information about the many different sights and activities to see and do in and around the City of Light.

Travelers' Tales India: True Stories


James O'Reilly - 1995
    Some have said India stands for "I’ll Never Do It Again." Many more are drawn back time after time because India is the best show on earth, the best bazaar of human experiences that can be visited in a lifetime. India dissolves ideas about what it means to be alive, and its people give new meaning to compassion, perseverance, ingenuity, and friendship. India—monsoon and marigold, dung and dust, colors and corpses, smoke and ash, snow and endless myth—is a cruel, unrelenting place of ineffable sweetness. Much like life itself. Journey to the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, the world’s biggest party, with David Yeadon and take "A Bath for Fifteen Million People"; greet the monsoon with Alexancer Frater where the Indian and Pacific Oceans meet; track the endangered Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros through the jungles of Assam with Larry Habegger; encounter the anguish of the caste system with Steve Coll; discover the eternal power of the "monument of love," the Taj Mahal, with Jonah Blank; and much more.

Black Sea


Neal Ascherson - 1995
    What makes the Back Sea cultures distinctive, Ascherson agrues, is the way their comonent parts came together over the millennia to shape unique communities, languages, religions, and trade. As he shows with skill and persuasiveness, Black Sea patterns in the Caucasus, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Turkey, and Greece have linked the peoples of Europe and Asia together for centuries.

Moroccan Interiors


Lisa Lovatt-Smith - 1995
    The diversity is breathtaking: the rural pis? architecture of the south is a far cry from the Hispano-Mooresque ornamental beauty of the imperial cities. Moroccan Interiors are as endlessly varied as the country itself, from the restored palaces in the medina of Marrakesh (where aesthetes of the international set now live) to humble troglodyte fishermen's homes at Sidi Moussa d?Aglou. The colorful palette of this country and the light there themselves suffuse these very different homes with a vitality that is as distinctive to modern Morocco as it is a reflection of contemporary trends in d?cor worldwide. The author: Lisa Lovatt-Smith was born in 1967 in Barcelona of British parents. She has since lived in London, Madrid and Milan. At eighteen she began a meteoric career at the various international editions of Vogue. She has since decided to concentrate on writing in Paris, her chosen home, where she lives with her daughter.

One Room in a Castle: Letters from Spain, France and Greece


Karen Connelly - 1995
    Connelly allows the reader private glimpses of her world, and the world at large with a new collection of letters and stories based on her travels in Spain, France and Greece.''. . . beautifully written . . . mixes -autobiography, fiction, poetry and wide open spaces."--The Calgary Herald

Monet's Garden: Through the Seasons at Giverny


Vivian Russell - 1995
    Four chapters trace the garden through the different seasons of the year, paying special attention to the atmosphere and light that so preoccupied Monet and became the focus of his life as a painter. Throughout, the work done by Giverny's present-day gardeners is analysed to reveal the practical techniques of maintaining the most-visited garden in the world.

Strange Worlds Amazing Places


Reader's Digest Association - 1995
    Includes a 29-page gazetteer, over 500 color illustrations--photos, prints, drawings and renderings of 84 places--and a world map and 84 locator maps.

Pimsleur Italian Level 1 CD: Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs [Lessons 1-30]


Pimsleur Language Programs - 1995
    The best part is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically-proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If you’ve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didn’t stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try.Why Pimsleur? - Quick + Easy – Only 30 minutes a day. - Portable + Flexible – Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life. - Proven Method – Works when other methods fail. - Self-Paced – Go fast or go slow – it’s up to you. - Based in Science – Developed using proven research on memory and learning. - Cost-effective – Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers. - Genius – Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn. - Works for everyone – Recommended for ages 13 and above. What’s Included? - 30, 30-minute audio lessons - 60 minutes of reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading Italian designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent - in total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers - a Reading Booklet and a User’s GuideWhat You’ll Learn In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills. In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident. In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future. Reading Lessons begin in Lesson 9 to provide you with an introduction to reading Italian. In addition, the combined Reading Lessons are included after Lesson 30. These Reading Lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. The Pimsleur Method We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his “secrets”:The Principle of Anticipation In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind.Core Vocabulary Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don’t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson.Graduated Interval Recall Reminders of new words and structures come up at the exact interval for maximum retention and storage into your long-term memory.Organic Learning You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture.Learning in Context Research has shown that learning new words in context dramatically accelerates your ability to remember. Every scene in every Pimsleur lesson is set inside a conversation between two people. There are no drills, and no memorization necessary for success.Active Participation The Pimsleur Method + active learner participation = success. This method works with every language and every learner who follows it. You gain the power to recall and use what you know, and to add new words easily, exactly as you do in English.The Italian Language Italian is the official language of Italy and San Marino, and one of the official languages of Switzerland, Croatia, and Slovenia. Italian is spoken by about 58 million people in Italy, 24,000 in San Marino, 840,000 in Switzerland, another million in other European countries, and approximately 5 million in North and South America. Historically, Italian is a daughter language of Latin. Italian uses the Roman alphabet and the pronunciation of the language follows the spelling very closely.Tech Talk - CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.

A Boat in Our Baggage: Around the World with a Kayak


Maria Coffey - 1995
    Unlike many travelers, they talked to the natives of these places about politics, religion, and economics, with good-humored though often sobering results. Fresh, frank, and observant, this is a wonderful piece of travel writing.

Wainwright: The Biography


Hunter Davies - 1995
    Yet despite many bestselling books and three television series, Wainwright remained an intensely private person. With full access to Alfred Wainwright's private letters and unpublished material, Hunter Davies reveals a man more passionate, witty and generous than readers of his guides have come to expect. His biography throws a new and surprising light on a man who has been an enigmatic and misunderstood person. 'Hunter Davies tells this absorbing tale with the self-effacing manner it needs. To Wainwright's many fans, it is pure nectar' - Paul Johnson, Sunday Telegraph

Where the Indus is Young


Dervla Murphy - 1995
    Accompanied only by a gallant polo pony, they encountered conditions that tested the limits of their ingenuity, endurance, and courage. Hair-raising, gloriously subjective, and with the quirky vitality of fiction, the resulting book is a classic of travel writing

Water, Ice, And Stone: Science and Memory on the Antarctic Lakes


Bill Green - 1995
    Bill Green goes to the lakes of Antarctica to do scientific field research, but finds in his own memories and in the beauty and brutality of a lonely, dangerous land, something of the awe and wonder that are the inspirations for scientific inquiry.

Small World


Martin Parr - 1995
    In 2002 a major retrospective exhibition was initiated by The Barbican in London and is touring internationally to 2008.

A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic


E.C. Pielou - 1995
    It is packed with answers to naturalists' questions and with questions—some of them answered—that naturalists may not even have thought of.

Voyage of a Summer Sun: Canoeing the Columbia River


Robin Cody - 1995
    For the next eighty-two days, Cody would steer his canoe around massive dams, through killer rapids, and across reservoirs the size of small states, plunging 2,750 feet in 1,200 miles and passing right through his hometown of Portland, Oregon, before reaching the open sea. Undertaken with no particular goal in mind, with no great point to prove, the solo voyage would churn up myth, memory, and unexpected truths about the magnificent natural phenomenon that dominates the landscape, economy, and spirit of the Pacific Northwest. To the tent-dwelling canoeist, animals play an often funny, sometimes scary, role - bear, moose, coyote, beaver, deer, osprey, heron, loon. But, as Cody soon realizes, "nature, in real time, is not a dependable entertainment." Untethered thought takes over, and human contact, human language, is craved. Cody's cravings are met by a host of colorful riverfolk: Virginia Wyena, the grandmother of seventeen who pronounces for him the unspellable Wanapum name for the Columbia; Wayne Houlbrook, a would-be adventure guide and actual companion through daunting Redgrave Canyon; Mary Yadernuk, a seventy-three-year-old trapper of the old school; Ben Seibold, a "wood butcher" on hand for the raising of Grand Coulee Dam during the Great Depression; Lucille Worsham, who counts the fish swimming by her station down in the bowels of Bonneville Dam; even a couple of anonymous gossiping teenagers in a hardware store. A consummate listener, Cody learns that few are satisfied with the contortions the modern Columbia has been made to undergo for the sake of hydraulic and nuclear power, and that the environment is indeed in grave cris

Rick Steves' Spanish Phrase Book and Dictionary


Rick Steves - 1995
    Rick Steves, bestselling author of travel guides to Europe, offers well-tested phrases and key words to cover every situation a traveler is likely to encounter. This handy guide provides key phrases for use in everyday circumstances, complete with phonetic spelling; an English-Spanish and Spanish-English dictionary; the latest information on European currency and rail transportation, and even a tear-out cheat sheet for continued language practice as you wait in line at the Guggenheim Bilbao. Informative, concise, and practical, Rick Steves' Spanish Phrase Book and Dictionary is an essential item for any traveler's mochila.

Gem Trails of Arizona


James R. Mitchell - 1995
    Maps, detailed text and photos lead the collector to sites as diverse as the rocks and minerals found there. Color photos highlight specimens from azurite to wulfenite. Indexed by location and by mineral. Includes glossary.

Aama in America: A Pilgrimage of the Heart


Broughton Coburn - 1995
    In 1988, Aama came to visit him—on a trip prescribed by village priests as a way for the eighty-four-year-old, four-foot-eight woman to earn merit by making a difficult journey late in life. Aama in Americais a vivid chronicle of what became a twenty-five-state, coast-to-coast adventure. Guided by the perpetual curiosity and deeply spiritual orientation of their ingenious, unpredictable travel companion, Coburn and his fiancée gradually began to view their country from an entirely new perspective. "Beneath the uniform, commercial, man-made epidermis of our country," Coburn writes, "Aama found a culture and landscape that was alive and sacred, and she steered us toward it."Aama in America is on one level an offbeat American travelogue. But on another it is a profound exploration of beliefs, values, and lost spirituality, a rediscovery of the spiritual that lies beneath the surface of America, and a singular account of the meeting of two widely divergent cultures.

A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany


Aubrey Burl - 1995
    This new edition includes a section on “Druidical” circles, romantic creations of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Ethnic Dress: A Comprehensive Guide to the Folk Costume of the World


Frances Kennett - 1995
    Costume authority Frances Kennett explains how and why certain garments came into being, the construction of the garments, and provides information on the wide variety of materials used in their creation.

101 Activities for Kids in Tight Spaces: At the Doctor's Office, on Car, Train, and Plane Trips, Home Sick in Bed . . .


Carol Stock Kranowitz - 1995
    And if you can't, just think of your kids--all the time they have to spend in tight spaces--like cars, planes, trains, the doctor's office, the grocery store, being sick or housebound, waiting in line. Kids need room to move around, but there are many times when they just plain can't have it.While raising two exuberant boys, teaching preschool, leading Cub Scouts, and running a birthday party business, Carol Kranowitz came up with savvy, creative ways to keep kids content in tight spaces. Her activity ideas combine old standbys with new ones born of desperation and cramped quarters. They follow a philosophy that helps kids develop their different skills and abilities while entertaining themselves and interacting.You'll find great projects for every imaginable small space parents and children encounter:Fun Food for Tiny Kitchens: Ants on a Log, Footprints in the Snow, and Aiken Drum FacesIn the Urban Community: Windowsill Garden, Bug Jar, and Corn-on-the-SpongeWhen the Walls Seem to Be Closing In: Pillow Crashing, People Sandwich, and Teeter-TotterWhen what you've got is a small space and a restless child, what you need are 101 ingenious solutions--right away. Here they are--easy to implement, creative fun for the three to seven-year-old--activities that can turn tough moments into teachable, terrific ones.

Around and about Paris: From the Dawn of Time to the Eiffel Tower


Thirza Vallois - 1995
    Around and About Paris is the perfect companion to the city, written by someone who has known Paris inside-out for over 30 years.

The Beer Drinker's Guide to Munich


Larry Hawthorne - 1995
    More than 70 of Munich's best beer gardens, beer halls, pubs, and late-night hot spots are listed in detail. The colorful histories behind them are included, along with detailed maps and instructions on how to find each place. Information on Oktoberfest and other beer festivals make this guide as practical as it is entertaining. This revised edition pays for itself three times over with the enclosed beer coupons from some of Munich's most prized beer gardens. From Am Hopfengarten to Zur Schwaige, this guide's wisdom will make any trip to the Beer City a truly unforgettable travel experience.

Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas


Paul Humann - 1995
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Saving Graces


David Robinson - 1995
    David Robinson's exquisite photographs reveal the angelic beauty and mystery of these lifelike sculptures. In her foreword, Joyce Carol Oates explores the many implications of these grief-stricken, extremely provocative female figures.

The Lost Heart of Asia


Colin Thubron - 1995
    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of newly independent republics, Central Asia--containing the magical cities of Bukhara and Samarkand, and terrain as diverse as the Kazakh steppes, the Karakum desert, and the Pamir mountains--has been in a constant state of transition. The Lost Heart of Asia takes readers into the very heart of this little visited, yet increasingly important region, delivering a rare and moving portrayal of a world in the midst of change.

Ypres Salient and Passchendaele: Battlefield Guide


Tonie Holt - 1995
    They contain selections from the Holts' more detailed guides of the most popular and accessible sites plus handy tourist information, capturing the essential features of the Battles.The book contains many full color maps and photographs and detailed instructions on what to see and where to visit.

East of Lo Monthang


Peter Matthiessen - 1995
    By the 18th century, Lo had lost control over this trade and had been incorporated into the modern Kingdom of Nepal. Isolated deep in the Himalayas, Lo's hereditary Rajas retained most of their feudal powers and the area remained closed to the outside world until 1991. In the spring of 1992, author Peter Matthiessen and photographer Tom Laird travelled deep in the secret valley of Sao Kohla, tucked high in the northernmost reaches of the Himalayas. They were the first Westerners to venture there in 30 years. From the central city of Lo Monthang, known as "Mustang", Matthiessen and Laird, with an entourage of attendants and horsemen, began an expedition across arid plateaux and through narrow river chasms to reach precariously perched monasteries. They camped among nomad herdsmen who spent nights guarding their goats from predatory snow leopards. This book reveals an unknown land where peaks five miles high cast their shadows over the deepest canyon in the world and where mountain nomads spend their lives herding their flocks across desolate slopes and through desert valleys.

Wildlife Of Greater Brisbane


Queensland Museum - 1995
    From high mountain rainforests to the barest cityscape, the region is home to an astonishing variety of wild creatures, large and small, seen and unseen. Worms, snails, spiders, insects, fish, frogs, lizards, snakes, birds and mammals, many of them rare or endangered, survive alongside the region’s human inhabitants, sharing our homes, backyards, parks and bushlands.Wildlife of Greater Brisbane is one of Australia's most successful wildlife guides. Now in its second edition, the book features 428 pages of easy-to-read information and hundreds of brilliant, full colour photographs.

The Great Dragon's Fleas


Tim Ward - 1995
    Drawn to the study of Buddhist meditation, the author searched out monks and mystics who had dedicated their lives to spiritual excellence. The result is a rich weave of insights into faith, compassion, miracles, human suffering, reincarnation, and politics. The Great Dragon's Fleas is a spiritual odyssey that took the author through the backwaters of offbeat Asian subcultures in Tibet, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, and China. The journey begins with a private meeting with the Dalai Lama in India. It then moves to Kashmir and an Islamic cult that venerates Jesus and believes he survived crucifixion, came to India, and is said to be buried in the area. The author sets out to track down the tomb. Ward then travels to Ladakh to study meditation with a Buddhist lama called The Great Dragon.

Queen Mary


James Steele - 1995
    Put into service in 1936, she soon captured the imagination of the public on both sides of the Atlantic, and came to represent the spirit of an era that was characterized by elegance and style. With her speed and stateliness, the new liner provided a tangible symbol of the end of the Depression, making her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York a source of great national pride. Her Art Deco interiors were renowned for their craftsmanship and attention to detail, with everything from carpets to doorknobs specially designed by the best artists and craftsmen of the period. Contemporary with New York's finest Deco hotels and office blocks, such as the Chrysler Building, the Queen Mary provides a floating example of the streamlined style.

Monsoon


Steve McCurry - 1995
    Good monsoons mean prosperity and life, and poor ones are attended by famine and death. The monsoon is immune to control by government and technology alike.

The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany


James Bentley - 1995
    Tuscany has its grand cities—Florence and Siena—but their distinctive elegance is found on a more intimate scale in numerous small towns and villages.There is a richness in these small places, of architecture and artistic life, which lends them an interest and complexity shared by no other rural communities in Europe. Their sense of civilization is deep and ancient, but it is the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance which have left their mark, tempting travelers and settlers from abroad from the time of the Grand Tour to the present day. Here is the village of Settignano, where Michelangelo lived and which also boasts the glorious Renassiance garden of the Villa Gamberaia. Piero della Francesca's lovely Madonna del Parto decorates the tiny cemetery chapel of Monterchi. The medieval towers of San Gimignano loom over the town's squares and streets like the backdrop to some surreal stage set.James Bentley has chosen thirty-seven villages and small towns, both for their intrinsic beauty and for the part they have played in Tuscan history and culture. Page after page of Hugh Palmer's magnificent color photographs evoke the beauty and the wonder of this land. For the visitor, there are specially compiled listings of hotels, restaurants, and festivals to complete the tribute to Tuscany and its villages.

The Rough Guide to London


Rob Humphreys - 1995
    A full-colour section introduces many of London's highlights with expert coverage of all the sights, from Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament to lively Covent Garden and the refurbished South Bank. The guide includes comprehensive information on every corner of the city from swanky Kensington and Chelsea to trendy Clerkenwell and Hoxton and right out to Windsor. You'll find detailed accounts of all the palaces, museums and galleries, big and small, and why they're worth (or not worth) visiting as well as two new colour sections on the Thames and London for free. There are up-to-date reviews of many of the capital's hotels and restaurants and specialist sections on nightlife, the gay and lesbian scene and classical arts, all written by London-based experts. From Oxford Street to Camden Market, the guide comes complete with detailed information of the capitals best shopping-spots, plus maps and plans for every area.Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to London

Deep Enough for Ivorybills


James Kilgo - 1995
    Portraying a world both visceral and majestic, Deep Enough for Ivorybills establishes Kilgo not only in the sporting lineage of Robert Ruark and William Faulkner but also in the naturalist tradition of Annie Dillard and Loren Eisley.

Reluctant Pioneer: How I Survived Five Years in the Canadian Bush


Thomas Osborne - 1995
    The view 16-year-old Thomas Osborne first had of Muskoka was at night, trudging alone with his even younger brother along unmarked primitive roads to find their luckless father who, in 1875, had decided to make a new start for his beleaguered family on some "free land" in the bush east of the pioneer village of Huntsville, Ontario. The miracle is that Thomas lived to tell the tale.For the next five years Thomas endured starvation, falling through the ice and freezing, accidents with axes and boats, and narrow escapes from wolves and bears. Many years later, after returning to the United States, Osborne wrote down all his adventures in a graphic memoir that has become, in the words of author and journalist Roy MacGregor, "an undiscovered Canadian classic."Reluctant Pioneer provides a brooding sense of adventure and un- sentimental realism to deliver a powerful account of pioneer life where tragedies arrive as naturally as rain and where humour resides in irony.

Looking For George


Helena Drysdale - 1995
    They drank wine in Transylvanian forests and, avoiding the Securitate, camped together beneath the Carpathian moon. When she returned home, George wrote her letters criticising the Romanian regime, and asked her to marry him and to help him escape. Abruptly the letters stopped. After the revolution in 1989 Helena Drysdale returned to Romania, a country trapped in a labyrinth of post-Communist paranoia, in search of George.

Walking San Francisco on the Barbary Coast Trail


Daniel Bacon - 1995
    The Barbary Coast Trail(R) connects twenty of San Francisco's most important historic sites. This comprehensive guide takes you to all of them and reveals a world populated by Gold Rushers, shanghaiers, Bonanza Kings, railroad barons, visionaries, and the pioneer women who tamed them. The Barbary Coast Trail is San Francisco's official historical walking trail. A series of bronze medallions set in the sidewalk mark the trail as it winds its way through vibrant neighborhoods. You'll walk down Gold Rush-era streets and Chinatown alleys, past Barbary Coast melodeons and Bonanza King mansions on a journey of discovery. It's great fun for the whole family! Whether you're a life-long resident or a brief visitor, you'll quickly become immersed in the heart and soul of San Francisco. You'll explore areas devastated in 1906, then reclaimed from the ashes. You'll visit the birthplace of the Gold Rush. You'll walk through a graveyard of Gold Rush ships buried beneath the streets. You'll experience the vibrant culture of North Beach, where Beat writers and artists once congregated and where Italian immigrants established a presence. You'll visit the first Asian temple in North American and the first Catholic cathedral west of the Rockies. You'll walk the on the decks of historic ships. You'll find several local history museums, as well as many fine restaurants when you're ready to take break. It's all waiting for you on the Barbary Coast Trail.

California Fishing: The Complete Guide to Fishing on Lakes, Streams, Rivers, and the Coast (Moon Outdoors)


Tom Stienstra - 1995
    Pack up your rod and reel, stock your tackle box, and discover the best places to cast your line in the Golden State with Moon California Fishing.A Fishing Hole for Everyone: Pick the right spot for you with options ranging from lakes and streams to rivers and reservoirs, rated by number of fish, size of fish, and scenic beautyStrategic Lists: Choose from lists like best freshwater fisheries, best hike-in fisheries, best places to teach kids to fish, and more, including the top places to find California sport fish such as trout, salmon, and steelheadMaps and Directions: Find easy-to-use maps, driving directions, and details on where to parkSkip the Crowds: Have the water to yourself with Moon California Fishing's many off-the-radar spotsExpert Advice: Seasoned angler Tom Stienstra offers his experienced insight and honest opinions on each fisheryTips and Tools: Advice on permits, fees, and lodging, background information on climate and landscape, and detailed instructions for novice anglersWhether you're a veteran or a first-timer, Moon's comprehensive coverage and honest expertise will have you gearing up for your next adventure.Exploring more of the Golden State's great outdoors? Try Moon California Camping or Moon California Hiking.

Hikers Guide to the Superstition Wilderness: With History and Legends of Arizona's Lost Dutchman Gold Mine (Hiking & Biking)


Jack C. Carlson - 1995
    Topographic and trailhead maps accompany clear and simple directions while text recounting the history and lore brings alive the colorful past of the Superstitions.

Light in the sea


David Doubilet - 1995
    Since 1971, Doubilet has explored the oceans for National Geographic, photographing scenes stranger than anything above water: the savage courtship dance of reef sharks, the coral-encrusted wreck of a sunken B-17, the eight-foot claw span of a 50-year-old crab.Light in the Sea, conveys, as few books can, the rewards of a demanding photographic specialty and the excitement of the world beneath the waves.

William Bartram on the Southeastern Indians


William Bartram - 1995
    Waselkov and Kathryn E. Holland Braund pull together from a variety of published and archival sources Bartram's observations on Southeastern Indians, particularly the Creeks, Seminoles, and Cherokees. . . . With this comprehensive compendium, the scope of Bartram's contributions to the fields of ethnohistory, anthropology, and historical archaeology can finally be understood."-Mississippi Quarterly "An exemplary work. . . . Waselkov and Braund have given scholars and fans of Bartram an invaluable source of his writing on the southeastern Indians and the tools and information with which to interpret and use his work."-American Indian Culture and Research Journal William Bartram on the Southeastern Indians is essential reading for anyone interested in the Native American Southeast. . . . As a primary source, the book is an invaluable collection of information; as a scholarly work, it is unparalleled in its informed presentation and critical review of Bartram's writings."-North Carolina Historical Review Gregory A. Waselkov is a professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Archaeological Studies at the University of South Alabama. He is the author of Old Mobile Archaeology and the coeditor (with Bonnie L. Gums) of Plantation Archaeology at Riviere aux Chiens, Ca. 1725-1848. Kathryn E. Holland Braund is an associate professor of history at Auburn University and the author of Deerskins and Duffels: The Creek Indian Trade with Anglo-America, 1685-1815 (Nebraska 1993).

More Women Travel: Adventures and Advice from More Than 60 Countries (1995)


Miranda Davies - 1995
    More Women Travel chronicles 93 tales from women who have traveled the world from Australia to Zimbabwe and all stops in between.

A Woman's World: True Stories of Life on the Road


Marybeth Bond - 1995
    The first special edition in the Travelers' Tales series, A Woman's World brings together more than 50 contemporary voices in which women tell their tales, offer pearls of advice and warning, and share their dreams and ambitions with fellow travelers.

Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson


James M. Gabler - 1995
    Author, Jim Gabler combines his expertise in history and his enthusiasm for wine, telling the story of the Nation's first wine connoisseur. Past winner of the Veuve Clicquot award: Wine Book of the Year. Hardcover. 318 pages.

In Search of Tusitala: Travels in the Pacific After Robert Louis Stevenson


Gavin Bell - 1995
    On his tour through Polynesia and Micronesia he finds haunting echoes of a fading culture which enchanted Stevenson and in Hawaii finds a man who possesses one of the finest private Stevenson collections.

Norman Lewis Omnibus: A Dragon Apparent; Golden Earth; and a Goddess in the Stones


Norman Lewis - 1995
    Omnibus containingA Dragon Apparent - Travels in Laos, Cambodia & VietnamGolden Earth - Travels in Burma (Myanmar)A Goddess in the Stones - Travels in India

Danger My Ally


Frederick Albert Mitchell-Hedges - 1995
    A. (Mike) Mitchell-Hedges' incredible odyssey spans almost forty years - searching Mayan ruins for traces of the legendary Atlantis, venturing into the wilds & the lost cities of southern Africa, battling giant sea creatures & prehistoric saurians, Mexican rebels and British newspapers, or making amazing archaeological discoveries. Mitchell-Hedges' remarkable tales let you relive the real-life adventures of this world-renowned British explorer, poet & philosopher." Contents include: Prologue: The Moment of Truth / Preparation / The Taste of Freedom / Escape to Norway / Death in the Blizzard / Escape to Canada / Gamblers of the Stone Jungle / Financial Suicide / The Wheel Spins Black / Pancho Villa's Prisoner / The Man from the East Side / The Girl from Ontario / Fulfilment / Arrest and Revolution / Into the Unknown / We become Gods / The Feast of the Hair-Cutting / The Big Fish of Jamaica / Battles with Sea Monsters / Disaster on the Rio Grande / The Circle of Fire / The Lost City of Lubaantun / Interlude For Frustration / The Pirates' Stronghold / The Outposts of Atlantis / Into a Lost World / Mating Dance of the Indians / The Oil of Love / Retirement? / The Skull of Doom and a Bomb / The Cyclone / The Last Look Round.

Vietnamese Phrasebook


Lonely Planet - 1995
    Or get talking and bring home souvenirs that no one can match. Open this phrasebook and make this trip your own.Our phrasebooks give you a comprehensive mix of practical and social words and phrases in more than 120 languages. Chat with the locals and discover their culture - a guaranteed way to enrich your travel experience.

Roald Amundsen: en biografi


Tor Bomann-Larsen - 1995
    It explores the drama, humour, and adventure of Amundsen's life, and reveals the character of this man who was prepared to do anything to reach his goal.

The Bird Who Cleans the World and Other Mayan Fables


Victor Montejo - 1995
    They deal with the themes of creation, nature, mutual respect, and ethnic relations and conflicts. Told here for the first time in English and illustrated with Mayan images, these stories and fables speak eloquently of an ancient culture, at once preserving its history and recreating its tradition. Includes figure and illustrations.

The Smithsonian Guides to Natural America: The Southwest: New Mexico and Arizona


Jake Page - 1995
    Featuring glorious color photos and maps throughout, this new edition of the Smithonian Guide to Natural America covers the parks, wilderness preserves, nature sanctuaries and scenic wonders to be found in Arizona and New Mexico.

Key West Color


Alan Maltz - 1995
    From solitary fly fishermen on the crystal-clear waters of the flats to the annual Fantasy Fest Parade, this experience of Key West is, first and foremost, a visually sensual one.

Rick Steves' French, Italian, and German Phrase Book and Dictionary


Rick Steves - 1995
    Rick Steves, bestselling author of travel guides to Europe, offers well-tested phrases and key words to cover every situation a traveler is likely to encounter. This handy guide provides key phrases for use in everyday circumstances, complete with phonetic spelling; an English-French/Italian/German dictionary; the latest information on European currency and rail transportation, and even a tear-out cheat sheet for continued language practice. Informative, concise, and practical, Rick Steves' French, Italian and German Phrase Book and Dictionary is an essential item for any traveler's backpack.

David Gentleman's India


David Gentleman - 1995
    The result is not a romantic or nostalgic vision, but a study of a country in part patient, traditional, and unchanging, but one also renewed and transformed by its energy, inventiveness, and ingenuity.

Hiking, Cycling, And Canoeing In Maryland: A Family Guide


Bryan MacKay - 1995
    Bryan MacKay’s Hiking, Cycling, and Canoeing in Maryland has been the essential guide to outdoor recreation in the state's parks, preserves, and waterways for more than a decade. A lifelong resident of Maryland, MacKay combines in this book his love of outdoor activities and his knowledge of the places, plants, and animals of the region. For each of the 23 walks, 16 bicycle rides, and 19 canoe trips, he includes general information on the natural history and ecology of the site and a short essay that focuses on a topic of special interest—a particular plant or animal or an important conservation issue. Along with maps and detailed directions for each outing, the book also features beautiful pen-and-ink drawings by Sandy Glover of the Irvine Natural Science Center. The second edition provides updated information on the Capital Crescent Trail, North Point State Park (Black Marsh), Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area, and the Susquehanna River Trail, as well as current contact information for all parks and preserves.

Pennsylvania's Capitol


Ruth Hoover Seitz - 1995
    Tour of one of the most beautiful statehouses in the country, where architecture, sculpture, and art blend into a unified vision of the Keystone State.

The De Soto Chronicles Vol 1 2: The Expedition of Hernando de Soto to North America in 1539-1543


Lawrence Clayton - 1995
    De Soto and his army of over 600 men, including 200 cavalry, spent four years traveling through what is now Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas. For anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians the surviving De Soto chronicles are valued for the unique ethnological information they contain. These documents, available here in a two volume set, are the only detailed eyewitness records of the most advanced native civilization in North America—the Mississippian culture—a culture that vanished in the wake of European contact.

Haunted City: An Unauthorized Guide to the Magical, Magnificent New Orleans of Anne Rice


Joy Dickinson - 1995
    Maps & photos.

Nonconformist Art: The Soviet Experience 1956-1986


Thames & Hudson - 1995
    It shows how in the decades of the Cold War before perestroika, artists risked imprisonment, exile and poverty in their quest for individual expression. In opposition to the government-prescribed style of Socialist Realism, these artists worked in the prohibited styles of abstraction, surrealism, expressionism, photorealism and conceptualism, depicting forbidden subject matter concerned with politics, religion or eroticism. They produced a body of work that embraced a wide range of media from painting and sculpture to posters, banners and performance art. This text provides in-depth documentation of this period in Russian and Soviet art history. The 18 included essays offer a broad perspective on the subject, addressing a variety of issues and themes.

Writings from Japan: An Anthology


Lafcadio Hearn - 1995
    There, in the fading twilight of feudal Japan, he was able to interpret for the Western world - from a Japanese point of view and as no one had done before - the forces that had moulded the soul of this unknown people. In his "Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan" and in the dozen or so books that followed, he recorded the minutiae of life in the ancient Izumo province. This selection by Francis King gathers together the finest essays on the customs, lore and scenes of Japanese life from the individually uneven, and now largely neglected, published works of Hearn.

Basali! Stories by and about Women in Lesotho


K. Limakatso Kendall - 1995
    These stories in 'Sesotho-ised' English reveal a way of life and a way of perceiving that is unique in African literature. The stores offer glimpses of traditional healers, circumcision schools, witches, bride-prices, and extended rural family life.

The Walker's Companion


Nature Company - 1995
    Clear, accessible format, charts, diagrams, field tips, practical pointers, and historical profiles.

How to Say "Fabulous!" in 8 Different Languages: A Travel Phrase Book for Gay Men


Gerard Mryglot - 1995
    There are sections on:        •  Night Life: “Are there any gay bars around here?”      •  Shopping: “Those shoes! I must have those shoes!”      •  Opening Lines: “I am a flight attendant/choreographer/actor/owner of a greeting card store.”      •  Dining Out: “You’ve had worse things in your mouth!”      •  Parting Glances: “I never meant to hurt you.”   With How to Say “Fabulous!” in 8 Different Languages, you’ll always know how to speak the native tongue!

The Desert Road to Turkestan


Owen Lattimore - 1995
    THE DESERT ROAD TO TURKESTAN is Lattimore's elegant and spirited account of his harrowing expedition across the famous "Winding Road."Setting off to rejoin his wife for their honeymoon in Chinese Turkestan, Lattimore was forced to contend with marauding troops, a lack of maps, scheming travel companions, and blinding blizzard. Luckily he had with him not only his father's retainer, Moses, but a team of camel pullers and Chinese traders he had assembled to teach him the ropes about their mysterious and now extinct way of life.Lattimore's gifts as a linguist and his remarkable powers of observation lend his chronicle an immediacy and force that has lost now of its impact in the decades since its original publication.

The Romanov Legacy: The Palaces of St. Petersburg


Zoia Belyakova - 1995
    Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703, is famous for the beauty of its architecture. The interiors of the splendid palaces are much less well known, and this beautiful book reveals them in all their glorious detail. The palaces that have survived intact are still furnished and decorated as they were left at the beginning of the Communist Revolution, with sumptuous fabrics, furniture, glassware, china and detailed marquetry, all adding up to some of the most stunning interiors in the world. Many of those that were destroyed during the siege of Leningrad are being carefully and painstakingly restored to their full splendour. The Baroque grandeur of the Catherine Palace, the exquisite Chinese Palace - where Catherine the Great spent happy hours with her lover Grigory Orlov - and the tiny but perfect Yelagin Palace are but a few of the wonderful buildings that are featured within the book's pages.