Vanishing Tales from Ancient Trails

Author: James Dorsey

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312440104

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 5635

Adventure traveler James Dorsey takes readers around the world to not only explore ancient trails, but to help immerse readers in the old traditions of lands that seem to be disappearing in the modern world. This book of short stories takes readers on a descriptive journey through parts of Asia, Africa and South America. "James Dorsey is no ordinary travel writer. In this remarkable book, ranging from Southeast Asia to West Africa, he takes us inside tribal cultures that many readers will be surprised to learn still exist. The author's sincere fascination with remote lands and the ancient practices of their inhabitants often makes him as much participant as observer. That a 21st-century man could yet invoke the spirit of a Stanley or a Shackleton makes "Vanishing Tales from Ancient Trails" all the more a must-read." - Dick Russell, author of "Eye of the Whale: Epic Passage from Baja to Siberia."

The Best Travel Writing, Volume 11

True Stories from Around the World

Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger,Sean O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1609521188

Category: Travel

Page: 312

View: 4628

The Best Travel Writing, Volume 11 is the latest in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisines and cultures. Includes winners from the annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing. Introduction by Rolf Potts In The Best Travel Writing, Volume 11, readers will: Piece together the puzzle of life in rural Cambodia Reawaken the joy of travel on a bus ride through Mexico Reexamine war memories with former soldiers in Vietnam Learn the ropes and the art of sailing with a "good captain" on the Pacific Find a true soul sister in the highlands of Ecuador Follow Vincent van Gogh's footsteps in France Survive (or not) a home invasion in Brazil...and much more

The Best Travel Writing, Volume 10

True Stories from Around the World

Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger,Sean O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1609520882

Category: Travel

Page: 344

View: 6711

The Best Travel Writing, Volume 10 is the latest in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisines and cultures. Includes winners from the annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing.

The Soul of a Great Traveler

10 Years of Solas Award-Winning Travel Stories

Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger,Sean O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1609521242

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 3338

For ten years the editors of Travelers' Tales have run a writing competition to find the best travel story of the year: The Solas Awards. Over those years, thousands of stories have come across their desks, from writers famous and unknown, covering all corners of the globe with stories of adventure and discovery, love and loss, humor and absurdity, grief and joy. In this collection appear all of the top prize winners of the last ten years, stories that bring readers along for journeys that are inspiring, uplifting, and, very often, transformative. These tales are powerful, moving testaments to the richness of our world, its cultures, people, and places. In this book, readers will: Deposit a loved one's ashes in a Bolivian River Find the Celtic soul you never knew you had in rural Ireland Grope through the maze of sorcery and madness in Cameroon Rediscover your sense of self on a return to Russia after many years away Follow the spirit of John Wesley Powell down the Grand Canyon in Arizona Engage loss and the specter of death in Mexico Face your deepest fears alone in an Alaskan winter Encounter the realities of prostitution in Thailand Absorb the rhythms and soul of Flamenco in Spain Fall in love with a home in rural France and make it your own... and much more

Baboons for Lunch

And Other Sordid Adventures

Author: James Michael Dorsey

Publisher: Travelers' Tales Guides

ISBN: 9781609521394

Category: Travel

Page: 250

View: 2042

BABOONS FOR LUNCH And Other Sordid Adventures is a rollicking collection of travel stories by an explorer who has spent two decades visiting the most remote tribal societies on earth. It is adventure travel, storytelling, literature, and humor, from the world's most remote corners as an intrepid city dweller encounters ancient peoples for the first time.

The Honey Spinner

Author: Grace Pundyk

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741960886

Category: Animals and civilization

Page: 388

View: 683

As you're spreading honey on your morning toast you probably aren't thinking about arms funding, terrorists, corporate scandals, contamination, smuggling rackets or environmental distaster. But according to the CIA, the honey business is crucial to Al Qaeda's operation, Chinese honey has been found to contain bee-drugs...

Tales from Indian Country

Authentic Stories and Legends from the Great Uintah Basin

Author: George Emery Stewart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Legends

Page: 315

View: 6531

Stories and legends from Uintah and Duchesne counties.

Bear Tales and Deer Trails

Author: Mike McConnell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469718812

Category: Travel

Page: 234

View: 5246

Bear Tales and Deer Trails is a collection of hunting stories that take you into the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Come along with Mike and his hunting partners as they stalk bears and deer for food as part of their subsistence lifestyle. Each chapter begins a new adventure in the bays, muskegs and mountains of Southeast Alaska. The stories are full of interesting characters, vivid descriptions of the landscape and a look into a disappearing way of life. You will find information about guns, hunting techniques and lore about the animals themselves. The stories are true and drawn from the authors personal experiences. This is the Tongass when wild was still part of wilderness!

Vanishing Trails of Romance

Legendary and Historical Tales and Events Gleaned Along Moccasin-winged Trails of Aztec and Indian, and the Blazed Trails of Explorer and Pioneer Settler in Enchanting Colorado ...

Author: Warren Edward Boyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 83

View: 5502

Tarzan the Untamed and Other Tales

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473201985

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 7130

From the vaults of The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to the fantastic worlds of one of the greatest adventure writers of all time, Edgar Rice Burroughs. The son of a Civil War veteran, Edgar Rice Burroughs was a prolific writer for the early pulp magazines. Famous the world over as the creator of Tarzan - and in SF circles for his Martian tales featuring John Carter - Burroughs is a household name. This omnibus collects six more tales of Tarzan of the Apes - perhaps the greatest pulp hero of all time: TARZAN THE UNTAMED, TARZAN THE TERRIBLE, TARZAN AND THE GOLDEN LION, TARZAN AND THE ANT MEN, TARZAN, LORD OF THE JUNGLE and TARZAN AND THE LOST EMPIRE.

Der große Trip

Tausend Meilen durch die Wildnis zu mir selbst

Author: Cheryl Strayed

Publisher: Kailash Verlag

ISBN: 3641046025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 9134

EAT, PRAY, LOVE meets Hape Kerkeling Gerade 26 geworden, hat Cheryl Strayed das Gefühl, alles verloren zu haben. Drogen und Männer trösten sie über den Tod ihrer Mutter und das Scheitern ihrer Ehe hinweg. Als ihr ein Outdoor-Führer über den Pacific Crest Trail in die Hände fällt, trifft sie die folgenreichste Entscheidung ihres Lebens: mehr als tausend Meilen zu wandern. Die berührende Geschichte einer Selbstfindung – voller Witz, Weisheit und Intensität, mit einer respektlosen Heldin, die man lieben muss.

Secret Tales of the Arctic Trails

Stories of Crime and Adventure in Canada's Far North

Author: David Skene-Melvin

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459715888

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 5879

From the paleolithic to high-tech oil drilling, the enduring saga of crime and punishment is told by these talented story-spinners in these tales of detection, mystery, and adventure.

Die Stadt des Affengottes

Eine unbekannte Zivilisation, ein mysteriöser Fluch, eine wahre Geschichte

Author: Douglas Preston

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641203929

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 1188

Eine wahre Indiana-Jones-Geschichte - eine archäologische Sensation Schon seit dem 16. Jahrhundert gab es Gerüchte über eine Provinz im Regenwald von Honduras, deren Städte reich und prachtvoll seien, ganz besonders die Weiße Stadt, auch Stadt des Affengottes genannt. Immer wieder machten sich Abenteurer und Archäologen auf die Suche nach den Zeugnissen dieser Zivilisation, die offenbar nicht zu den Mayas gehörte. Manchmal stießen sie tatsächlich auf Ruinen, aber eine wirkliche Erforschung war in dem von giftigen Schlangen und tödlichen Krankheitserregern verseuchten und vom Dschungel überwucherten Gelände unmöglich. Erst die moderne Lasertechnik, mit deren Hilfe das Gelände aus der Luft gescannt wird, ermöglichte genauere Hinweise, wo sich größere Ansiedlungen befinden. Um sie vor Ort zu untersuchen muss man sich allerdings auch heute noch auf den beschwerlichen Weg durch den Dschungel machen. Der Schriftsteller und Journalist Douglas Preston schloss sich kürzlich einer archäologischen Expedition an. Sie fand tatsächlich die eindrucksvollen Ruinen einer untergegangenen Stadt, aber sie zahlte am Ende auch einen hohen Preis.

Vanished Kingdoms

The History of Half-Forgotten Europe

Author: Norman Davies

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960485

Category: History

Page: 848

View: 2814

'The past is a foreign country' has become a truism, yet the past differs from the present in many unfamiliar ways and historical memory is extraordinarily imperfect. The degree to which we think of the European past as the history of France, Germany, Britain, Russia and so on, actually obstructs our view of former reality, and blunts our sensitivity to the ever-changing political landscape. Europe's past is littered with kingdoms, empires and republics which no longer exist but which were some of the most important entities of their day - 'the Empire of Aragon', which dominated the western Mediterranean in the thirteenth century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the largest country in Europe for part of the eighteenth century. This book shows the reader how to peer through the cracks of mainstream history-writing, and to catch a glimpse of the 'Five, Six or Seven Kingdoms of Burgundy'. How long will it be before the USSR, until recently one of the world's two superpowers, is wholly or half-forgotten as most of these? The histories of the lost echo across the centuries, mixed in with more familiar sounds. One of the purposes of this book is to help us hear them again more clearly, and appreciate where they came from. As in his earlier celebrated books Europe and The Isles, Norman Davies aims to subvert our established view what looks familiar in history and urges us to look and think again. This stimulating book, full of unexpected stories, observations and connections, gives us a fresh and original perspective on European history.

Pagan Holiday

On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists

Author: Tony Perrottet

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307558909

Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 6039

The ancient Romans were responsible for many remarkable achievements—Roman numerals, straight roads—but one of their lesser-known contributions was the creation of the tourist industry. The first people in history to enjoy safe and easy travel, Romans embarked on the original Grand Tour, journeying from the lost city of Troy to the Acropolis, from the Colossus at Rhodes to Egypt, for the obligatory Nile cruise to the very edge of the empire. And, as Tony Perrottet discovers, the popularity of this route has only increased with time. Intrigued by the possibility of re-creating the tour, Perrottet, accompanied by his pregnant girlfriend, sets off to discover life as an ancient Roman. The result is this lively blend of fascinating historical anecdotes and hilarious personal encounters, interspersed with irreverent and often eerily prescient quotes from the ancients—a vivid portrait of the Roman Empire in all its complexity and wonder. From the Trade Paperback edition.

So Close to Heaven

The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas

Author: Barbara Crossette

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030780190X

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 802

For more than a thousand years Tibet, Sikkim, Ladakh, and Bhutan were the santuaries of Tantric Buddhism. But in the last half of this century, geopolitics has scoured the landscape of the Himalayas, and only the reclusive kingdom of Bhutan remains true to Tantric Buddhism. As she travels through Bhutan and its neighbots, Crossette introduces readers to a world that has emerged from the middle ages only to find itself peering into the abyss of modernity. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Die letzten Meter bis zum Friedhof

Author: Antti Tuomainen

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644001375

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6881

«Großartig!» Aki Kaurismäki Jaako ist 37, als sein Arzt ihm eröffnet, dass er keine Grippe hat, sondern sterben wird, und zwar sehr bald: Jemand hat ihn über längere Zeit hinweg vergiftet. Das an sich ist schon geeignet, einem Mann so richtig den Tag zu verderben. Leider wird Jaako bei der Rückkehr nach Hause außerdem noch Zeuge, wie ihn seine Frau mit Petri betrügt, dem jungen, knackigen Angestellten ihrer gemeinsamen Firma. Der Firma, die in jüngster Zeit gefährlich Konkurrenz bekommen hat. Jaako beschließt herauszufinden, wer ihn um die Ecke bringen will. Und er wird sein Unternehmen für die Zeit nach seinem Tod fit machen. Der Handel mit den in Japan zu Höchstpreisen gehandelten Matsutake-Pilzen läuft nämlich ausgezeichnet, und in Finnlands Wäldern wachsen nun einmal die besten. Doch das neue Konkurrenzunternehmen kämpft wirklich mit harten Bandagen. Ist es da Jaakos Schuld, wenn es zu Toten kommt? Und hat er überhaupt Zeit für anderer Leute Sorgen? Denn so viel ist klar: Mit dem Tod vor Augen geht alles leichter, gilt es doch, jede Minute zu genießen. «Die letzten Meter bis zum Friedhof» ist nicht einfach ein Kriminalroman, sondern ein besonderes Buch: lustig und tragisch, berührend und skurril, lebensklug und nachdenklich, ein Roman, der trotz seines makabren Themas die Lebensgeister weckt, und eine schräge Lektüre, bei der man sich fühlt, als befände man sich in einem Film von Aki Kaurismäki.

Vanishing Trails

Ten Years of a Wanderer's Life

Author: Harrison Dale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Orient

Page: 240

View: 3141