Tourisme & Voyages

  • AFRICA

    John Reader

    • Vintage usa
    • 7 Septembre 1999

    In 1978, paleontologists in East Africa discovered the earliest evidence of our divergence from the apes: three pre-human footprints, striding away from a volcano, were preserved in the petrified surface of a mudpan over three million years ago. Out of Africa, the world's most ancient and stable landmass, Homo sapiens dispersed across the globe. And yet the continent that gave birth to human history has long been woefully misunderstood and mistreated by the rest of the world. In a book as splendid in its wealth of information as it is breathtaking in scope, British writer and photojournalist John Reader brings to light Africa's geology and evolution, the majestic array of its landforms and environments, the rich diversity of its peoples and their ways of life, the devastating legacies of slavery and colonialism as well as recent political troubles and triumphs. Written in simple, elegant prose and illustrated with Reader's own photographs, Africa: A Biography of the Continent is an unforgettable book that will delight the general reader and expert alike.

  • Anglais Old Glory

    Jonathan Raban

    • Vintage usa
    • 1 Mai 1998

    Hailed by critics, a chronicle of a journey by motorboat down the Mississippi River traces the vicissitudes of the waterway and the lives of the people along its banks with eloquence, wit, and erudition. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

  • Set against the harsh backdrop of the Arctic, a collection of real-life tales of adventure and survival in one of the most remote, desolate, and dangerous environments on Earth includes Roald Amundsen's expeditions to the North and South Poles and Ernest Shackleton and the doomed odyssey of the Endurance.

  • An anthology of adventure survival stories from around the world, including the tale of William Langewiesche confronting smugglers in the Sahara, and John Wesley Powell sailing the Colorado River in 1869 with a small crew and four boats. Original.

  • A quote-filled traveler's guide to the City of Lights is comprised of articles and essays by such contributors as Adam Gopnik, Mavis Gallant and Ruth Reichl as well as an A-to-Z listing of essential and less-mainstream visitor tips that cover recommended destinations and activities. Original. 10,000 first printing.

  • WRONG ABOUT JAPAN

    Peter Carey

    • Vintage usa
    • 31 Janvier 2006

    The Booker Prize-winning author describes how his shy young son's fascination with Japanese manga and anime led father and son on an odyssey to Tokyo, where they discover the intricacies of modern-day Japanese culture, from shitamachi and the Internet to kabuki and the samurai.

  • Anglais Paris in Mind

    Jennifer Lee

    • Vintage usa
    • 14 Juillet 2003
  • Anglais Cuba in Mind ; An Anthology

    Maria Finn Dominguez

    • Vintage usa
    • 15 Juin 2004

    Since Columbus arrived in 1492 and called Cuba "the most beautiful country that human eyes have ever seen," few places on earth have evoked such passion. The thirty-one writers in Cuba in Mind offer ample proof of the fascinations that have lured generations of travelers. In this richly varied anthology of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, we hear from such famous visitors as Anthony Trollope, Langston Hughes, Ernest Hemingway, and Graham Greene. Poets and journalists offer their responses, from Allen Ginsberg and Jayne Cortez to Alma Guillermoprieto and Robert Stone; and novelists weigh in with such fictional portrayals as Elmore Leonard's Cuba Libre and Pico Iyer's Cuba and the Night . Cuban exiles, immigrants, and their offspring provide their unique perspective, from Cristina García's essay "Simple Life" to excerpts from Oscar Hijuelos's novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love and from Carlos Eire's memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana . Embracing salsa and santeria, politics and baseball, the island's sparkling beaches and the teeming Havana streets, Cuba in Mind captures the vibrancy, the contradictions, the heat and the humor of Cuba as shown by some of the best writers in the English language. Contributors: Thomas Barbour - Jose Barreiro - Ruth Behar - William Cullen Bryant - Jayne Cortez - Stephen Crane - Andrei Codrescu - Eleanor Early - Carlos Eire - Kimi Eisele - Cristina García - Allen Ginsberg - Graham Greene - Alma Guillermoprieto - Elizabeth Hanly - Ernest Hemingway - Consuelo Hermer - Oscar Hijuelos - Langston Hughes - Pico Iyer - Elmore Leonard - Rosa Lowinger - Marjorie May - Tom Miller - Holly Morris - Ricardo Pau-Llosa - Robert Stone - Jim Shepard - Isadora Tattlin - Anthony Trollope - Walter D. Wilcox

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