Wilfred Thesiger was born in Addis Ababa and educated at Eton and Oxford. In the spirit of TE Lawrence, Thesiger spent five years exploring the deserts of Arabia. This book narrates his stories, including two crossings of the Empty Quarter, among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels.
This is a narrative account of a journey around Britain tasting all that the night has to offer - the sights, the sounds, the smells, the people, the animals. It's also a reflection on our relationship with the hours of darkness, providing an illuminating and inspiring tour of Britain by night.
Paraguay - the name conjures up everything most exotic and extreme in South America. It's a place of hellish jungles, dictators, fraudsters and Nazis, utopian experiments, missionaries and lurid coups. This book reveals Paraguay as the most beautiful and captivating countries in the world.
Australian Wildlife Guide - Wildlife information including expert tips on birdwatching and tracking, itineraries, species classification, key habitats and reserves. Also features practical advice on photography and identification, native, endemic and introduced species such as koala, kangaroo, platypus, Sydney, diving, Great Barrier Reef, outback.
Culture Smart guides help travellers have a more meaningful and successful time abroad through a better understanding of the local culture. Chapters on values, attitudes, customs, and daily life will help you make the most of your visit, while tips on etiquette and communication will help you navigate unfamiliar situations and avoid faux pas.
The Best Things in Life are Free is packed full of money-saving tips for the global traveller. From parks, museums and exercise classes that are free, to insider ideas on food and experiences offered at great value, this book features over 60 major cities around the world and promises to help anyone on a budget to make the most of their trip.
Following A Month by the Sea, her acclaimed exploration of life in Gaza, Dervla Murphy describes with passionate honesty the experience of living with and among Jewish Israelis and Palestinians in both Israel and Palestine
Robert Twigger goes to the Far East in search of the world's longest snake - 'echoes of Gerald Durrell's trips crossed with Redmond O'Hanlon's foray into the heart of Borneo . . . a fantastic book' DAILY MAIL
After almost drowning while playing cricket on the Goodwin Sands, Rod Edmond sets out to walk the East Kent coastline from Thanet to Folkestone, to explore its geography, its history of invasion and defence, and investigate how its fabled White Cliffs mark a border that has sometimes offered refuge and at other times refused entry.
From investigations of caves and megaliths to canals and airspace, this book reveals a country with countless competing centres and ceaselessly shifting borders - a land where one person's sleepy, unexceptional province will always be the busy heart of another's map. It opens our eyes to the layered landscape of a very large small island.
Described as 'Britain's greatest living nature writer', the author has revealed his passion for the natural world in eloquent stories for BBC Wildlife Magazine. This title features his favourite pieces and presents a view of the changing natural landscape in which we live.
The Camino de Santiago cuts across Spain from the Pyrenees in the east to Santiago de Compostela in the west, leading you through the varied and beautiful ancient kingdoms of northern Spain. This guide provides invaluable information on transport, food & accommodation to ensure that your trip includes the best of this medieval pilgrim route.
Guidebook and map book to walking the 784km Camino Frances from St Jean-Pied-de-Port in southern France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, including an additional route to Finisterre. Split into 6 sections and 36 customisable stages, the guide lists over 500 pilgrim hostels. The map book covers the entire route, which can be walked in 4-5 weeks.
This Village to Village Guide to the Camino de Santiago is a comprehensive guidebook to walking the Way of Saint James, from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela (the Camino Frances), and also the Camino Finisterre to Muxia and Finisterre.