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Seeing Lhasa


British Depictions of the Tibetan Capital 1936-1947

Clare Harris; Tsering Shakya

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Serindia 2003
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During the 1930s and 1940s the British cultivated close political and social ties with Tibet. British and Tibetans ate and drank together, watched filDuring the 1930s and 1940s the British cultivated close political and social ties with Tibet. British and Tibetans ate and drank together, watched films and played football together against the magnificent backdrop of Lhasa's palaces and monasteries. Based on an exhibition at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, and illustrated with many period photographs and a unique set of watercolours by the Indian artist Kanwal Krishna, this book offers an intriguing glimpse into a vanished way of life. ...more
 

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The Great Wall Revisited


From the Jade Gate to Old Dragon's Head

William Lindesay


Harvard University Press 2007
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Equipped with a camera and a file of vintage photographs, William Lindesay travelled the length of the Great Wall of China in search of the settings cEquipped with a camera and a file of vintage photographs, William Lindesay travelled the length of the Great Wall of China in search of the settings captured by intrepid 19th and 20th century travellers such as William Geil and Aurel Stein. The result is a set of 72 then- and-now comparisons, accompanied by descriptions of each site. Juxtaposed with historic eyewitness accounts and biographical sketches of the original photographers, they offer a unique vision of history unfolding around a timeless monument. <@@@> ...more
 

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Panther Soup


A European Journey in War and Peace

John Gimlette


Arrow 2009
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May 1945 found Europe in chaos, its infrastructure wrecked, its cities thronged with refugees. Accompanied by US veteran Putnam Flint, the award-winniMay 1945 found Europe in chaos, its infrastructure wrecked, its cities thronged with refugees. Accompanied by US veteran Putnam Flint, the award-winning travel writer John Gimlette sets out to uncover the legacy, and meet the survivors, of that titanic conflict. Starting in Marseille, the pair make their way though France and Germany to Austria, providing a quirky, erudite and moving insight into the ideals and ideologies of the continent. ...more
 

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An Inland Voyage



Robert Louis Stevenson


John Beaufoy 2011
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As a young man, Robert Louis Stevenson and his friend Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson made a canoe voyage along the rivers - mostly the Oise - and canals As a young man, Robert Louis Stevenson and his friend Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson made a canoe voyage along the rivers - mostly the Oise - and canals of Belgium and Northern France. Offering a glimpse of life along 19th century European waterways, this is Stevenson's account of their voyage, from the Antwerp docks, where the canoes - Cigarette and Arethusa - 'made a great stir' to a 'dismal' marionette performance of Pyramus and Thisbe in Precy. ...more
 

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Following the Equator



Mark Twain


Beaufoy 2010
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Mark Twain was already a world-famous author when, in 1895, he embarked on a worldwide lecture tour to recoup the losses of his bankrupt publishing coMark Twain was already a world-famous author when, in 1895, he embarked on a worldwide lecture tour to recoup the losses of his bankrupt publishing company. In this classic account, full of his characteristic wit and descriptive brilliance, he describes his journey across America to Vancouver and thence across the Pacific to Australia, where he travels extensively in the outback, before arriving in India, a country that captivates him. ...more
 

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Islands


A Trip through Time and Space

Peter Conrad


Thames & Hudson 2009
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From the myth of Atlantis to Peter Pan, islands have haunted the imagination of poets, artists, 'runaways, beachcombers, and children who refuse to grFrom the myth of Atlantis to Peter Pan, islands have haunted the imagination of poets, artists, 'runaways, beachcombers, and children who refuse to grow up'. In this lyrical, erudite and highly personal book, the Tasmanian-born literary scholar Peter Conrad visits every corner of the globe to investigate the retreats of escapists and ascetics and explain why islands exert such a powerful appeal. No jacket. ...more
 

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Rome from the Ground Up



James HS McGregor


Harvard University Press 2005
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Rome was not built in a day; indeed it has been redesigned many times around different centres, as an ancient trading port on the Tiber, an imperial pRome was not built in a day; indeed it has been redesigned many times around different centres, as an ancient trading port on the Tiber, an imperial power based on the Palatine and a Christian city centring on the Lateran and Vatican. Beginning with the shaping of the ground on which Rome first rose, McGregor has produced an unusual, multifaceted portrait of these contiguous cities' complex and shifting historical, architectural, political and social realities. ...more
 

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Lough Swilly


A Living Landscape

Andrew Cooper

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Four Courts 2011
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The great sea lough that cuts deep into Donegal boasts spectacular scenery and a rich diversity of wildlife, including minke whale and basking shark, The great sea lough that cuts deep into Donegal boasts spectacular scenery and a rich diversity of wildlife, including minke whale and basking shark, and played a key role in Irish history as the scene of the 1607 Flight of the Earls. With stunning illustrations and chapters written by experts in various fields, this book explores the lough from a range of perspectives - its geology, marine environment, archaeology and history, its maritime heritage and its people. ...more
 

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Venice: The Grand Canal


Righthand Side from Santa Lucia Station to San Marco

Daniele Resini


Vianello Libri 2004
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Wonders of the World



Sandra Forty


T&J 2009
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Everest Expeditions



Chris Bonington


Weidenfeld 2002
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More than half a century after Hillary and Tenzing's successful ascent, Everest remains the mountaineer's ultimate goal - and most lethal challenge. TMore than half a century after Hillary and Tenzing's successful ascent, Everest remains the mountaineer's ultimate goal - and most lethal challenge. This volume brings together Chris Bonington's three published accounts of his attempts on the peak: the first charts his 1972 climb, defeated by savage winds and bitter cold; the second, his triumphant ascent three years later; and the third, the tragic 1982 expedition, on which two climbers perished. ...more
 

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War, Revolution and Society in the Rio de la Plata, 1808-1810


Thomas Kinder's Narrative of a Journey to Madeira, Montevideo & Buenos Aire

Malyn Newitt

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Signal 2010
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Siberia


A Cultural History

AJ Haywood


Signal 2010
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Russian Frontiers: Eighteenth-Century British Travellers


In the Caspian, Caucasus and Central Asia

Beatrice Teissier


Signal 2011
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Roman Provence


A History and Guide

Edwin Mullins


Signal 2011
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