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 The Road to McCarthy: Around the World in Search of Ireland Pete McCarthy 9780007162130

Pete McCarthy established one cardinal rule of travel in hisbestselling debut, McCarthy's Bar "Never pass a bar withyour name on it." In this equally wry and insightful follow-up, his characteristic good humor, curiosity, and thirst for adventuretake him on a fantastic jaunt around the world in search of hisIrish roots -- from Morocco, where he tracks down the unlikelychief of...

cena: 65,95
    
The Road to McCarthy: Around the World in Search of Ireland
 A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines Anthony Bourdain 9780060012786

The only thing "gonzo gastronome" and internationally bestselling author Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. Inspired by the question, "What would be the perfect meal?," Tony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail, and in the process turns the notion of "perfection" inside out. From California to Cambodia, A Cooks' Tour chronicles the unpredictable...

cena: 65,95
    
A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines
 Fire Sebastian Junger 9780060088613

A riveting collection of literary journalism by the bestselling author of The Perfect Storm, capped off brilliantly by a new Afterword and a timely essay about war-torn Afghanistan -- a superb eyewitness report about the Taliban's defeat in Kabul -- new to book form.

Sebastian Junger has made a specialty of bringing to life the drama of nature and human nature. Few writers have...

cena: 61,97
    
Fire
 So Many Enemies, So Little Time: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places Elinor Burkett 9780060524432
At a time when Americans were so riveted by questions about their place in a newly hostile world and were swearing off air travel, Elinor Burkett did not just take a trip -- she took a headlong dive into enemy territories.

Her yearlong odyssey began with her assignment as a Fulbright Professor teaching journalism in Kyrgyzstan, a faded fragment of Soviet might in the heart of Central Asia -- a...

cena: 65,95
    
So Many Enemies, So Little Time: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places
 Fly-Fishing the 41st: From Connecticut to Mongolia and Home Again: A Fisherman's Odyssey James Prosek 9780060555924

The New York Times has called James Prosek "the Audubon of the fishing world," and in Fly-Fishing the 41st, he uses his talent for descriptive writing to illuminate an astonishing adventure. Beginning in his hometown of Easton, Connecticut, Prosek circumnavigates the globe along the 41st parallel, traveling through Spain, Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, China, and Japan....

cena: 65,95
    
Fly-Fishing the 41st: From Connecticut to Mongolia and Home Again: A Fisherman's Odyssey
 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Robert M. Pirsig 9780060589462

One of the most important and influential books written in the past half-century, Robert M. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerful, moving, and penetrating examination of how we live . . . and a breathtaking meditation on how to live better. Here is the book that transformed a generation: an unforgettable narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's...

cena: 38,09
    
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
 Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire Simon Winchester 9780060598617

Simon Winchester, struck by a sudden need to discover exactly what was left of the British Empire, set out across the globe to visit the far-flung islands that are all that remain of what once made Britain great. He traveled 100,000 miles back and forth, from Antarctica to the Caribbean, from the Mediterranean to the Far East, to capture a last glint of imperial glory.

His adventures in...

cena: 65,95
    
Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire
 Seasons on Harris: A Year in Scotland's Outer Hebrides David Yeadon David Yeadon Bill Lawson 9780060741839

The Outer Hebrides of Scotland epitomize the evocative beauty and remoteness of island life. The most dramatic of all the Hebrides is Harris, a tiny island formed from the oldest rocks on earth, a breathtaking landscape of soaring mountains, wild lunarlike moors, and vast Caribbean-hued beaches. This is where local crofters weave the legendary Harris Tweed--a hardy cloth reflecting the...

cena: 51,89
    
Seasons on Harris: A Year in Scotland's Outer Hebrides
 Off Main Street: Barnstormers, Prophets, and Gatemouth's Gator: Essays Michael Perry 9780060755508

Whether he's fighting fires, passing a kidney stone, hammering down I-80 in an 18-wheeler, or meditating on the relationship between cowboys and God, Michael Perry draws on his rural roots and footloose past to write from a perspective that merges the local with the global.

Ranging across subjects as diverse as lot lizards, Klan wizards, and small-town funerals, Perry's...
cena: 65,95
    
Off Main Street: Barnstormers, Prophets, and Gatemouth's Gator: Essays
 Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present Peter Hessler 9780060826581

From the acclaimed author of River Town comes a rare portrait, both intimate and epic, of twenty-first-century China as it opens its doors to the outside world.

A century ago, outsiders saw Chinaas a place where nothing ever changes. Today the coun-try has become one of the most dynamic regions on earth. That sense of time--the contrast between past and present, and the rhythms...

cena: 113,55
    
Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present
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