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This glorious miscellany of good stories and fascinating facts about England, is the ultimate journey around the country, and includes history, legends, firsts, supremes, unusuals, inventions, birthplaces and gossip from each county.

In this witty and entertaining collection of travel tales, an acclaimed journalist explores his obsession with trains--and what his rail journeys have taught him about culture and identity. "I've gone around the world in installments. Every trip has been a revelation. I've watched regions, nations, and continents change moods and I've met more people on trains than in forty years of airplane flights. Every train trip has been a spectacle. Trains are... more...

In Cartographic Mexico, Raymond B. Craib analyzes the powerful role cartographic routines such as exploration, surveying, and mapmaking played in the creation of the modern Mexican state in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Such routines were part of a federal obsession—or “state fixation”—with determining and “fixing” geographic points, lines, and names in order to facilitate economic development and political... more...

A complete collection of photos, facts, autopsy profiles, theories, illustrations, maps, and more. Nine experienced winter hikers found dead. Crushed ribs and missing eyes are just a few of their horrific injuries. Their tent is found a mile away slashed and destroyed. What happened? Death of Nine guides you through that fateful night to unravel the clues and reveal the answer. From the radiation report to the autopsy profiles, Death of Nine explores... more...

Back's journal is particularly valuable because it is the only one that records the entire expedition; Franklin himself relied on it for his own published account of the journey. Both the journal and Back's earlier notes have been edited by Houston, who provides an introduction and extensive annotations, as well as synopses of the frank comments regarding the expedition recorded in the various journals of the Hudson's Bay fur trade... more...


Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Pocket Berlin is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Enjoy stunning views from the Reichstag, stroll through the sobering Holocaust Memorial and see artist murals on the Berlin Wall – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Berlin and begin your... more...

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Pocket Seoul is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander the labyrinthine streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, explore the grand Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung palaces and try some local cuisine at Namdaemun Market – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the... more...

Written by locals, Fodor’s Essential Japan is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Tokyo, Kyoto, and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Japan travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting countries in Asia. Japan offers something for every traveler, with opportunities to try outstanding... more...

Beyond the hill stations, the mall roads and the 'points' is the 'other Himalaya'. A Himalaya where flowers bloom in the green rolling meadows, the streams are bubbly, no pedal boats ply in the lakes, the glaciers can be felt and the passes crossed to more magical lands (where you might find flying lamas too). It's the real Himalaya and it's the real stories from the travels of people like you and me in this Himalaya that make this book. The grand plan... more...

In 2011, New Delhi celebrates its centenary as the capital of India. But Delhi is a city that has existed for centuries, it has silently witnessed empires come and go, and yet it continues to be a rich cultural, economic, political and historical hub. 14 Historic Walks maps well-known walking routes of Delhi, including world heritage sites like Qutub Minar, Lodi Gardens, Red Fort, and Humayun s Tomb. Swapna Liddle s narrative is crisp and breezy. It... more...