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Travel and Ethnology in the Renaissance: South India through European Eyes, 1250-1625

Travel and Ethnology in the Renaissance: South India through European Eyes, 1250-1625

by: Joan-Pau Rubies

 

This book offers a wide-ranging and ambitious analysis of how European travellers in India developed their perceptions of ethnic, political and religious diversity over three hundred years. It analyses the growth of novel historical and philosophical concerns, from the early and rare examples of...


ISBN: 9780521770552

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Subject: People and Places, Travel and tourism

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Calcutta

Calcutta

by: Geoffrey Moorhouse

 

Calcutta, the Victorian seat of the British Raj, is the second city in the Commonwealth, the fourth city in the world. Amazingly, Geoffrey Moorhouse's 'black and memorable text', as The Times called it, is the first full-length study of Calcutta since 1918.


ISBN: 9780140095579

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Subject: People and Places, Travel and tourism

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Dancing in Cambodia

Dancing in Cambodia

by: Amitav Ghosh

 

Amitav Ghosh presents a compelling chronicle of the turmoil of our times. 'The Town by the Sea' records his experiences in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands just days after the tsunami; and in 'September 11' he takes us back to that fateful day when he retrieved his young daughter from school in...


ISBN: 9788175300170

Publisher: Sangam Books Ltd

Subject: People and Places, Travel and tourism

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Maps of My Life

Maps of My Life

by: Guy Browning

 

Guy Browning, author of the No 1 bestselling "Never Hit a Jellyfish with a Spade" and popular longstanding "Guardian" columnist, finally turns his unique attention to a rich new comic seam - his own deeply eccentric and far-flung upbringing. Weaned on maps, educated by maps, surrounded by maps...


ISBN: 9780224082723

Publisher: Vintage

Subject: People and Places, Travel and tourism

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Water Road: An Odyssey Through England by Narrowboat

Water Road: An Odyssey Through England by Narrowboat

by: Paul Gogarty

 

The account of a four-month circumnavigation by narrowboat of "The Grand Cross", the inland waterway linking the Thames to the Humber, Severn and Mersey. Entering the world's most concentrated canal network, Gogarty sails into England's past and future, with all its exultations and darkness.


ISBN: 9781861055156

Publisher: Anova Books

Subject: People and Places, Travel and tourism

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Design Culture Now: National Design Triennial

Design Culture Now: National Design Triennial

by: Donald Albrecht

 

A survey of American design that cuts across the disciplines of architecture, product design and graphic design. It accompanies the first in a series of triennials to be held at the Smithsonian National Design Museum, covering the period 1997-2000 and involving over 80 individuals and firms.


ISBN: 9781856692106

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

Subject: Arts and Creativity, Travel and tourism

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Prisoner in Rio

Prisoner in Rio

by: Steven Berkoff

 

When Berkoff went to Rio to work with Ronnie Biggs on the screen version of Bigg's life in Brazil he wrote a diary of his experiences there. It comments, among other things, on the rich set and the poverty in the favellas and also describes the making of the film. This is Berkoff's second travel...


ISBN: 9780091741099

Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd

Subject: People and Places, Travel and tourism

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The Image of the World: 20 Centuries of World Maps

The Image of the World: 20 Centuries of World Maps

by: Peter Whitfield

 

This illustrated work charts the history of the world map from classical times up to the satellite images of the present day. The 70 examples included are accompanied by an informative commentary.


ISBN: 9780712303385

Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division

Subject: People and Places, Travel and tourism

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Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure

Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure

by: Michael Palin

 

Michael Palin is a popular brand in his own right The combination of palin and travel is always a winner Basil Pao one of the best topographical photographers working today


ISBN: 9780297825289

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co

Subject: People and Places, Travel and tourism

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Between Extremes: A Journey Beyond Imagination

Between Extremes: A Journey Beyond Imagination

by: Brian Keenan

 

During their four year incarceration in a Lebanese cell the authors envisaged walking in the High Andes and across Patagonia. Five years after their release Keenan and McCarthy travelled to Chile to fulfil this dream. The story of their journey revisited the past experiences whilst allowing them...


ISBN: 9780593042649

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd

Subject: People and Places, Travel and tourism

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