From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro. Fueled by a powerful curiosity-and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-up-Michael Crichton´s journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling-swimming with mud sharks in Tahiti, tracking wild animals through the jungle of Rwanda. This is a record of those travels-an exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual depths of the inner world. It is an adventure of risk and rejuvenation, terror and wonder, as exciting as Michael Crichton´s many masterful and widely heralded works of fiction.
A sparkling new translation of the most famous travel book ever written, in a collectible clothbound edition Marco Polo´s voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China. Afterward, he served Kublai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions in the Far East. His subsequent account of his travels offers a fascinating glimpse of what he encountered abroad: unfamiliar religions; new customs and societies; the spices and silks of the East; the precious gems, exotic vegetation, and wild beasts of faraway lands. Evoking a remote and long-vanished world with color and immediacy, Marco Polo´s book revolutionized Western ideas about the then-unknown East and remains one of the greatest travel accounts of all time. Nigel Cliff´s new translation, based on the original medieval sources, is a fresh, authoritative rendering, with a lively introduction and notes. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Award-winning author Helon Habila has been described as ´´a courageous tale teller with an uncompromising vision...a major talent´´ (Rawi Hage). His new novel Travelers is a life-changing encounter with those who have been uprooted by war or aspiration, fear or hope. A Nigerian graduate student who has made his home in America knows what it means to strike out for new shores. When his wife proposes that he accompany her to Berlin, where she has been awarded a prestigious arts fellowship, he has his reservations: ´´I knew every departure is a death, every return a rebirth. Most changes happen unplanned, and they always leave a scar.´´ In Berlin, Habila´s central character finds himself thrown into contact with a community of African immigrants and refugees whose lives previously seemed distant from his own, but to which he is increasingly drawn. The walls between his privileged, secure existence and the stories of these other Africans on the move soon crumble, and his sense of identity begins to dissolve as he finds that he can no longer separate himself from others´ horrors, or from Africa. A lean, expansive, heart-rending exploration of loss and of connection, Travelers inscribes unforgettable signposts-both unsettling and luminous-marking the universal journey in pursuit of love and home.
An original and comprehensive look at what it is we seek when we set off on an adventure abroad - and at how we can travel better, so that our experiences overseas become truly transformative and memorable.
Das letzte Vierteljahrundert im Leben des Kenny Wayne Shepherd glich einem spannenden Roadtrip. Die Zeiten, in denen der junge Revolverheld aus Louisiana mit seinen feuerwalzengleichen Gitarrensoli und seinem Songwriting jenseits aller Normen erstmals die Bluesrockszene der frühen 90er Jahre aufmischte, liegen weit zurück. Der inzwischen 41-jährige hat sich weiterentwickelt und dringt mit seiner Fender Strat in Ebenen vor, an die andere sich nicht ansatzweise heranwagen. Mit einer Ehrlichkeit, die nur durch Erfahrung und vielen Meilen auf dem Tacho möglich sind, taucht er tief in menschliche Wahrheiten und Sorgen ein. Im Mai 2019 setzt er mit ´´TheTraveler´´ seine Reise fort. Kenny Wayne Shepherds letztes Studioalbum ´´Lay It On Down erschien 2017 und wurde für seine ´´Wutanfälle an der Gitarre´´ und sein ´´durchdachtes Songschreiberhandwerk´´ (Classic Rock) gelobt. Doch für den Bandleader ist sein Publikum das wahre Maß seines Erfolges. ´´Für mich ist es am Wichtigsten, dass meine Fans mir sagen, wie sehr ein Song sie beeinflusst hat oder dass sie in der ersten Reihe mitsingen. Bei ´Lay It On Down´ ist genau das passiert.´´ Doch die letzten 25 Jahre haben Shepherd eines gelehrt: So ewas wie ´Mission erfüllt´ gibt es für ihn nicht. Formate: - CD Jewel Case mit 16 S. Booklet - Limited LP 180 Gr. Vinyl Burgunderrot inkl. MP3 Download Code - Black LP 180 Gr. Vinyl inkl. MP3 Download Code.
Now including a foreward by Bill Buford and photographs of Gellhorn with Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, Gary Cooper, and others, this new edition rediscovers the voice of an extraordinary woman and brings back into print an irresistibly entertaining classic. ´´Martha Gellhorn was so fearless in a male way, and yet utterly capable of making men melt,´´ writes New Yorker literary editor Bill Buford. As a journalist, Gellhorn covered every military conflict from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam and Nicaragua. She also bewitched Eleanor Roosevelt´s secret love and enraptured Ernest Hemingway with her courage as they dodged shell fire together. Hemingway is, of course, the unnamed ´´other´´ in the title of this tart memoir, first published in 1979, in which Gellhorn describes her globe-spanning adventures, both accompanied and alone. With razor-sharp humor and exceptional insight into place and character, she tells of a tense week spent among dissidents in Moscow; long days whiled away in a disused water tank with hippies clustered at Eilat on the Red Sea; and her journeys by sampan and horse to the interior of China during the Sino-Japanese War.
Official Joint Guide of the heritage administrations. This volume contains more than 200 detailed portraits of Germany´s finest stately homes, castles, gardens , abbesys and Roman remains. Apart from superb Illustrations and key facts about the history and significance of these sites, the book lists opening times, addresses,and telephone and fax numbers. A full map of Germany and enlargements of its individual states provide a detailed overview, making journey planning easier.
Lonely Planet: The world´s leading travel guide publisher Take a journey through every country in the world. 850 images. 230 countries. One complete picture. With details of every United Nations-approved country in the world, and a few more principalities and dependencies besides, Lonely Planet´s Travel Book is the ultimate introduction to a world of travel and the essential travel reference book for every household! Each country is profiled by Lonely Planet´s expert authors and features details of when to visit, what to see and do, and how to learn more about the country´s culture from its film, music, food and drink. Every entry has a map and statistics about the country. All brand new, incredible photography illustrates each country, depicting what life is like in each nation from photographic portraits of people, beautiful landscape photographs and vibrant street photography. This premium packaged 448-page book with beautiful rainbow foil on the cover will make an impressive gift. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world´s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet´s mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers´ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ´Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.´ - New York Times ´Lonely Planet. It´s on everyone´s bookshelves; it´s in every traveller´s hands. It´s on mobile phones. It´s on the Internet. It´s everywhere, and it´s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.´ - Fairfax Media (Australia)