In Patagonia

In Patagonia Author Bruce Chatwin
ISBN-10 1101503149
Release 2003-03-25
Pages 240
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The masterpiece of travel writing that revolutionized the genre and made its author famous overnight An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes. Fueled by an unmistakable lust for life and adventure and a singular gift for storytelling, Chatwin treks through “the uttermost part of the earth”—that stretch of land at the southern tip of South America, where bandits were once made welcome—in search of almost-forgotten legends, the descendants of Welsh immigrants, and the log cabin built by Butch Cassidy. An instant classic upon publication in 1977, In Patagonia is a masterpiece that has cast a long shadow upon the literary world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Was mache ich hier

Was mache ich hier Author Bruce Chatwin
ISBN-10 3596103622
Release 1994
Pages 389
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Was mache ich hier has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Was mache ich hier also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Was mache ich hier book for free.

The Old Patagonian Express

The Old Patagonian Express Author Paul Theroux
ISBN-10 9780141930770
Release 2011-11-24
Pages 448
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The Old Patagonian Express tells of Paul Theroux’s train journey down the length of North and South America. Beginning on Boston’s subway, he depicts a voyage from ice-bound Massachusetts to the arid plateau of Argentina’s most southerly tip, via pretty Central American towns and the ancient Incan city of Macchu Pichu. Shivering and sweating by turns as the temperature and altitude rise and plummet, he describes the people he encountered – thrown in with the tedious, and unavoidable, Mr Thornberry in Limón and reading to the legendary blind writer, Jorge Luis Borges, in Buenos Aires. Witty, sharply observed and beautifully written, this is a richly evocative account of travelling to ‘the end of the line’.

Winter in Fireland

Winter in Fireland Author Nicholas Coghlan
ISBN-10 9780888646385
Release 2012-08-15
Pages 400
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After tough assignments as a Canadian diplomat abroad, Nicholas Coghlan and his wife Jenny unwind by sailing Bosun Bird, a 27foot sailboat, from Cape Town, South Africa, across the South Atlantic and into the stormy winter waters around Tierra del Fuego, South America. Coghlan recounts earlier adventures in Patagonia when, taking time off from his job as a schoolteacher in Buenos Aires in the late 1970s, he and Jenny explored the region of southern Argentina and Chile over three successive summers. This time, as they negotiate the labyrinth of channels and inlets around snow-covered Fireland, he reflects on voyages of past explorers: Magellan, Cook, Darwin, and others. Sailing enthusiasts and readers of true adventures will want to add Coghlan's world-wise narrative to their libraries.

Literary Non Fiction A Writers Artists Companion

Literary Non Fiction  A Writers    Artists  Companion Author Sally Cline
ISBN-10 9781474268318
Release 2015-11-19
Pages 288
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Literary Non-Fiction: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing in a wide range of genres, from travel writing to feminist polemic and writing on nature, history, death, friendship and sexuality. Part 1 explores the full range of genres and asks the question: what is literary non-fiction? Part 2 includes tips by such bestselling literary non-fiction writers as: Lisa Appignanesi, Rosemary Bailey, Gillian Beer, Bidisha, Lizzie Collingham, William Dalrymple, Stevie Davies, Colin Grant, Rahila Gupta, Philip Hoare, Siri Hustvedt, Alice Kessler-Harris, Barry Lopez, Richard Mabey, Robert Macfarlane, Sara Maitland, Neil McKenna, Caroline Moorehead, Susie Orbach, Jennifer Potter, Susan Sellers, Dava Sobel, Diana Souhami, Dale Spender, Francis Spufford, Daniel Swift, Colin Thubron, Natasha Walter, Sara Wheeler and Simon Winchester. Part 3 offers practical advice - from planning and researching to writing a proposal and finding an agent or a publisher when your work is complete.

The Cusp of Dreadfulness

The Cusp of Dreadfulness Author Margaret Winslow
ISBN-10 9781491787410
Release 2016-02-05
Pages 222
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It was December 1974 when Margaret Winslow arrived in Punta Arenas, the only city on the Strait of Magellan, prepared to begin her doctoral thesis project. With both excitement and dread, she looked forward to working on familiar rocks in a dynamic region and exploring Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia. But first, she had to cross the trackless southern Andes on foot. In the sequel to her award-winning travel-adventure memoir, Over My Head, Dr. Winslow recounts her ongoing field experiences from the 1970s through the 1990s during intense political paroxysms in Chile and Argentina. Her unforgettable adventures include being arrested and interrogated by the Argentine Navy, a close brush with death on a flight over the Strait of Magellan, and the rescue of an injured child at an isolated farm. Her fascinating narrative includes the frightening details of an assault by a fisherman that hurled the previously intrepid traveler into a state of intense agoraphobia that she had to overcome if she was to survive, return to the wilderness, and work mostly alone. The Cusp of Dreadfulness continues a geologist’s recounting of her struggles through the wilderness of southern South America during a time of brutal transformation.

Book Lust to Go

Book Lust to Go Author Nancy Pearl
ISBN-10 9781570617010
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 320
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Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, Nancy Pearl's reading recommendations will send you on your way.

CultureShock Chile

CultureShock  Chile Author Susan Roraff
ISBN-10 9789814435307
Release 2011-02-15
Pages 278
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CultureShock Chile has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from CultureShock Chile also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full CultureShock Chile book for free.

Der Vizek nig von Ouidah

Der Vizek  nig von Ouidah Author Bruce Chatwin
ISBN-10 3864060451
Release 2015-05-04
Pages 190
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Der Vizek nig von Ouidah has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Der Vizek nig von Ouidah also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Der Vizek nig von Ouidah book for free.

It Was Snowing Butterflies

It Was Snowing Butterflies Author Charles Darwin
ISBN-10 9780141398563
Release 2015-02-26
Pages 64
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'The vessel drove before her bows two billows of liquid phosphorus' A selection of Darwin's extraordinary adventures during the voyage of the Beagle Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Charles Darwin (1809-1882). Darwin's Autobiographies, On the Origin of Species, The Descent of Man, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals and The Voyage of the Beagle are available in Penguin Classics.

The Right Sort of Woman

The Right Sort of Woman Author Precious McKenzie
ISBN-10 9781443837088
Release 2012-01-17
Pages 160
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The rhetoric surrounding Empire, freedom, and adventure are nowhere more striking than in nineteenth-century British women’s travel writing. The Right Sort of Woman charts the progression of British feminism in relationship to exploration of the Empire. Precious McKenzie introduces us to the lesser known writings of Florence Douglas Dixie, Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond, and Isabel Savory, and also revisits the more widely read travel texts of Isabella Bird Bishop and Mary Kingsley. Their travel writings explore the hotly debated Victorian ideologies of femininity, equality, and fitness. McKenzie contends that British women travel writers found opportunities for freedom when traveling abroad. Women travelers could participate in what were traditionally men’s sports – hunting, riding, canoeing, shooting, mountaineering – when far away from strict Victorian social codes of behavior. Because of their athletic pursuits while abroad, British women travelers found their health improved as did their self-reliance and self-confidence. McKenzie considers how sports shaped the British feminist movement and then became integral to the revolutionary image of the New Woman at the fin de siècle.

The Face on Your Plate The Truth About Food

The Face on Your Plate  The Truth About Food Author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
ISBN-10 9780393338157
Release 2010-04-26
Pages 288
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The best-selling author of When Elephants Weep explores our relationship with the animals we call food.

Chilean Modern Architecture Since 1950

Chilean Modern Architecture Since 1950 Author Fernando Pérez Oyarzun
ISBN-10 9781603443333
Release 2010
Pages 193
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Chilean architecture--along with that of Sao Paolo and Mexico City--sets a benchmark for the intersection of modernism with vernacular influences in Latin America. Culture, landscape, and the geology of this earthquake-prone region have all served as important filters for the practice of post-1950s design in Chile. This volume introduces the modern architecture of Chile to readers in the United States. Looking primarily at domestic architecture as a lens for studying the larger movement, Fernando Perez Oyarzun considers the relationship between theory and practice in Chile. As he shows in his chapter, during the early 1950s the School of Valparaiso offered the possibility of developing experimental projects accompanied by theoretical statements. There, visual artists considered poetry the starting point of modern architecture and contributed their radically modern views to the design process of the project. Next, Rodrigo Perez de Arce examines the material context of architecture in Chile: the availability of materials and technologies, the frequency of violent earthquakes and related seismic activity, and the nation's craft-based, labor-intensive building practices. He applies these considerations to a series of case studies to demonstrate how they interact with cultural, historical, economic, and even political influences. In the book's final chapter, Horacio Torrent reviews the interplay between the architectonic culture and modern shapes that came into sharp focus in the 1950s in Chile. In another series of case studies, he highlights the formation of a system of concepts, thought processes, instruments, and values that have given Chilean architecture a certain singularity during the last fifty years.

The Indalo Quest

The Indalo Quest Author Tracy Saunders
ISBN-10 9781475926149
Release 2012-07
Pages 384
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"I'm digging in the dirt Trying to find The places I got hurt" Peter Gabriel ""Susan Gage died this morning"" These words were to exile Tracy Saunders from paradise in Costa Rica in search of her life's meaning. Who were the people who had come together in the past to produce the person she barely knew as her "self "? "The Indalo Quest" is an odyssey of self-discovery which takes the writer back to her birthplace in Wiltshire in search of roots, to Granada in search of adventure, and finally to peace and understanding at her dying mother's bedside. ""Intensely personal and poignant, and often uproariously funny, Tracy Saunders' book about travelling her way out of depression is sure to hit a nerve."" Katie Mitchell, Authors and Publisher's Directory

Travellers Tales of Wonder Chatwin Naipaul Sebald

Travellers  Tales of Wonder  Chatwin  Naipaul  Sebald Author Simon Cooke
ISBN-10 9780748675470
Release 2013-02-28
Pages 216
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Exploring travellers' tales of wonder in contemporary literature, this study challenges a sensibility of disenchantment with travel. It reassesses travel writing as an aesthetically and ethically innovative form in contemporary international literature, and demonstrates the crucial role of wonder in the travel narratives of writers such as Bruce Chatwin, V.S. Naipaul, and W.G. Sebald. Their 'travellers' tales of wonder' are read as a challenge to the hubris of thinking the world too well known, and an invitation to encounter the world - including its most troubling histories - with a sense of wonder.

Fashioning Appetite

Fashioning Appetite Author Joanne Finkelstein
ISBN-10 9780857733887
Release 2013-11-28
Pages 240
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It can no longer be said that we are just what we eat. In the contested sphere of gastronomy divided between the golden arches of McDonalds and the prized stars of Michelin where personal identity is expressed through a frenetic quest for socially-approved tastes and distinctions, where, when, how and with whom we eat has become just as fundamental in defining who we are. In this follow-on to her classic 1989 work Dining Out: A Sociology of Modern Manners, Joanne Finkelstein takes a fragment of social life, dining out in restaurants, and uses it to examine the nature and meaning of manners and social relations in the modern world.

Rethinking Prestige Branding

Rethinking Prestige Branding Author Wolfgang Schaefer
ISBN-10 9780749470043
Release 2015-05-03
Pages 272
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What makes someone covet a Kelly bag? Why are Cirque Du Soleil or Grey Goose so successful despite breaking all the conventions of their categories? What does Gucci's approach to marketing have in common with Nespresso's? And why do some people pay a relative fortune for Renova toilet paper or Aesop detergent even though they hardly ever 'advertise' and seem to have none of the 'functional performance advantages' conventional marketers would seek to demonstrate? Prestige brand experts JP Kuehlwein and Wolfgang Schaefer have dedicated themselves to studying what drives the success of prestige brands. Rethinking Prestige Branding collects their insights. Uncovering the secrets of why and how some brands are created more equal than others, Rethinking Prestige Branding includes over 100 case studies from Apple and Abercrombie & Fitch to Tate Modern and Tesla. Rather than re-telling brand success stories or re-hashing long-standing marketing principles, it takes readers on a colourful journey behind the scenes of today's marketing pros. This book will fascinate the marketing professional just as much as those who are simply curious as to how premium brands tick.