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Lonely Planet Thailand (Thailand, 10th Ed) by Joe Cummings, Sandra Bao, Steven Martin, China Williams
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Hotter than a 'rat-shit pepper', this best-selling guide gives you the goods on surviving crazy Bangkok, exploring exotic landscapes and discovering what lies behind that famous Thai smile.

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Lonely Planet Russian Phrasebook: With Two-Way Dictionary (Russian Phrasebook, 3rd Ed) by James Jenkin, Inna Zaitseva
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Text: English, Russian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Sources of Chinese Tradition by William Theodore De Bary, Irene Bloom, Joseph Adler
Publisher : Columbia University Press
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This masterful compilation is the most comprehensive sourcebook of chinese civilization ever published in a Western language.

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Lonely Planet India (India, 10th Ed) by Sarina Singh, Arnold Barkhordarian, Charlotte Beech
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From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks f...


Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books
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Home becomes elusive in this story about immigration and acculturation, pieced together through old pictures and salvaged family tales. Both the narrator and his grandfather long to return to Japan, but when they do, they feel anonymous and confused: "The funny thing is, the moment I am in one country, I am homesick for the other." Allen Say's prose is succi...


River Town : Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler
Publisher : Perennial
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In 1996, 26-year-old Peter Hessler arrived in Fuling, a town on China's Yangtze River, to begin a two-year Peace Corps stint as a teacher at the local college. Along with fellow teacher Adam Meier, the two are the first foreigners to be in this part of the Sichuan province for 50 years. Expecting a calm couple of years, Hessler at first does not realize the social, cu...


Fruits by Shoichi Aoki
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If you ever wondered where the catwalk got its claws, then the portraits gathered in photographer Shoichi Aoki's book Fruits, from the streets of Harajuku in Tokyo, point the way to an extraordinarily imaginative and invariably stunning glut of mongrel fashion heists. A best-of collection from the fanzine of the same name, and published for the f...


Black Earth: A Journey through Russia after the Fall by Andrew Meier
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"How do you explain a state in decay?" the author of this engrossing, beautifully written book asks about a country where "the death of an ideology has displaced millions," a third of the households are poor, and epidemics of HIV, TB, suicide, drug abuse and alcoholism are rife. Meier, a Moscow correspondent for Time magazine from 1996 to 2001, attempted t...


Lonely Planet China (China, 8th Ed) by Damian, Harper, Marie Cambon, Katja Gaskell, Thomas Huhti, Bradley Mayhew, Korina Miller, Mielikki Org
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From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there, chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks ...


Lonely Planet Japan (Lonely Planet. Japan, 8th Ed) by Chris Rowthorne, Andrew Bender, John Ashburne, Sara Benson, David Atkinson, Craig McLachlan
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From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there, chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks ...


Lonely Planet Vietnam (Vietnam, 7th Ed) by Mason Florence, Virginia Jealous
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From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks f...


Insight Map Beijing: Fleximap Plus Travel Information by American Map Publishing
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The Ends of the Earth : From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia, a Journey to the Frontiers ofAnarchy by Robert D. Kaplan
Publisher : Vintage
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"The future here could be sadder than the present," writes Robert Kaplan in a chapter about the African nation of Sierra Leone. From Kaplan's perspective, the same could be said of virtually the entire Third World, which he spends the bulk of this book visiting and describing. Kaplan, an acclaimed foreign correspondent and author of Balkan Ghosts, is congenitally pess...


Lonely Planet Cambodia (Cambodia, 4th Ed) by Nick Ray
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Go your own way in Cambodia with the most extensive guide to the kingdom: discover awe-inspiring temples, explore remote mountainous regions, laze on tranquil beaches or live it up in cosmopolitan Phnom Penh.

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Iron and Silk by Mark Salzman
Publisher : Vintage
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In 1982, Salzman flew off to teach English in Changsha, China. He writes of bureaucrats, students and Cultural Revolution survivors, stripping none of their complexity and humanity. He's gentle with their idiocies, saving his sharpest barbs for himself (it's his pants that split from zipper to waist whilst demonstrating martial arts in Canton). Though dribs of history...


Culture Shock: India (Culture Shock! Guides) by Gitanjal Kolanad, Gitanjali Kolanad
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You'll never feel intimidated and awkward about the customs and etiquette of another country again. With the insights provided in this CULTURE SHOCK! Guide, you'll learn to see beyond the stereotypes and misinformation that often precede a visit to a foreign land. Whether you plan to stay for a week or for a year, you'll benefit from such topics as understanding...


Eyewitness Travel Guides: India (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by Abha Narain Lamba, Dorling Kindersley Publishing
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Grade 4-8-Exquisite photographs and concise information introduce readers to the history, traditions, and culture of this nation. Two-page overviews tackle a spectrum of topics from the first civilizations through the impact of technology on today's society. Each section includes a paragraph of information and numerous, colorful photographs and reprod...


Climbing Chamundi Hill : 1001 Steps with a Storyteller and a Reluctant Pilgrim by Ariel Glucklich
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Religion scholar Glucklich (Sacred Pain: Hurting the Body for the Sake of the Soul) presents 30 ancient Hindu folktales, slotting them into the contrived story of an unnamed American biologist in South India. While walking barefoot near the sacred site of Chamundi Hill (simply because he wants to dry his wet sneakers), the narrator meets P.K. Shivaram, a r...


Chasing the Sea: Lost Among the Ghosts of Empire in Central Asia by Tom Bissell
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Bissell's first journey to the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1996 was cut short by heartache and illness. Memories of that failure dog his return in 2001 to write about the rapidly deteriorating ecosystem of the Aral Sea. Once the size of Lake Michigan, the sea has already lost most of its water and will likely disappea...


In The Empire of Genghis Khan: An Amazing Odyssey Through the Lands of the Most Feared Conquerors in History by Stanley Stewart
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Stewart, a British journalist and travel writer (Old Serpent Nile), takes a 1,000-mile horseback journey across Mongolia, the homeland of Genghis Khan. The author has a gift for merging history and anecdote and succeeds in engaging the reader throughout this informed narrative. Although their culture is dying out, nomadic Mongolians still live in gers (woo...


St. Petersburg (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by Catherine Phillips, Christopher Rice, Melanie Rice, Dorling-Kindersley
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Gateway to Japan by June Kinoshita, Nicholas Palevsky
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Prisoners of Hope : The Story of Our Captivity and Freedom in Afghanistan by Heather Mercer, Stacy Mattingly, Dayna Curry
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This is the eagerly anticipated story of the two Christian aid workers from Waco, Tex., who were imprisoned by the Taliban in Afghanistan shortly before the September 11 attacks on America. Because so many Americans followed their plight in the press, the behind-the-scenes details of their 105-day ordeal will inevitably be riveting. Unfortunately, the narr...


Fodor's Japan, 16th Edition : The Guide for All Budgets, Completely Updated, with Color Photos and Many Maps by Fodor's
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No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go. In this completely up-to-date guide our experts who live in Japan give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do -- from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Fodor's Japan show...


Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey by V.S. Naipaul
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Naipaul's controversial account of his travels through the Islamic world was hailed by The New Republic as "the most notable work on contemporary Islam to have appeared in a very long time."

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