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The Art of Travel

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by Alain de Botton
The Art of Travel is Alain de Botton's travel guide with a difference. Few activities seem to promise us as much happiness as going travelling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, a place with more interesting weather, customs and landscapes. But although we are inundated with advice on where to travel to, we seldom ask why we go and how we might become more fulfilled by doing so.
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The Old Ways

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by Robert Macfarlane
In "The Old Ways" Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove - roads and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes criss-crossing the British landscape and its waters, and connecting them to the continents beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep ...
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Agents of Empire: Knights, Corsairs, Jesuits and Spies in the Late Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean World

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by Malcolm, Noel
In the second half of the sixteenth century, most of the Christian states of Western Europe were on the defensive against a Muslim superpower - the Empire of the Ottoman sultans. There was violent conflict, from raiding and corsairing to large-scale warfare, but there were also many forms of peaceful interaction across the surprisingly porous frontiers of these opposing power-blocs. Agents of Empire describ...
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The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine

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by Plokhy, Serhii
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How the World Works

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by Chomsky Noam
With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics. Divided into four sections and originally published in the US as individual short books which have collectively sold over half a million copies, "How the World Works" is a collection of speeches and interviews with Chomsky by David Barsamian, edited by Arthur Naiman. It includ...
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Diamond Street: The Hidden World of Hatton Garden

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by Rachel Lichtenstein
Hatton Garden is one of the most secret streets in England, home for two centuries to a deeply private working community of diamond and jewellery dealers. Intimately connected to the area both personally (her family run a jewellery business there) and professionally (as an artist archivist of London's streets), Rachel Lichtenstein is uniquely placed to explore the extraordinary history of this mysterious qu...
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Trawler - A Journey Through the North Atlantic

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by Redmond O'Hanlon
Redmond O'Hanlon helps decimate the oceans by joining a deep-sea trawler crew on one of their gut-wrenching, roller-coaster forays into the north atlantic. A rarely documented way of life and its privations & hazards is vividly brought to the reader as the author mucks in with the crew and shares his fascination with the bizarre fish brought to the surface.
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Broken Republic

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by Arundhati Roy
This title features three new essays by India's fiercest, most outspoken and fearless political activist. War has spread from the borders of India to the forests in the very heart of the country. Combining brilliant analysis and reportage by one of India's iconic writers, "Broken Republic" examines the nature of progress and development in the emerging global superpower, and asks fundamental questions about...
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Orwell in Spain

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by George Orwell
This volume collects together, for the first time ever, Orwell's writings on his experience of the Spanish Civil War - the chaos at the Front, the futile young deaths for what became a confused cause, the antique weapons and the disappointment many British Socialists felt on arriving in Spain to help. Orwell in Spain includes the complete text of Homage to Catalonia.
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The News: A User's Manual

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by De Botton, Alain
Alain de Botton explores our relationship with 'the news' in this book full of his trademark wit and wisdom. Following on from his bestselling Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton turns now to look at the manic and peculiar positions that 'the news' occupies in our lives. We invest it with an authority and importance which used to be the preserve of religion - but what does it do for us? Mixing current af...
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The Art Of Camping - The History And Practice Of Sleeping Under The Stars

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by Matthew de Abaitua
Could there be another way of life? Can I survive with less stuff? Should I run for the hills? These are all good questions that people have asked before, throughout history, and which have inspired people to set up camp. But now camping is part of the drive for self-sufficiency, a reaction against mass tourism, a chance to connect with the land, to experience a community, to leave no trace ...From packing ...
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The Tao Of Travel

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by Paul Theroux (ed.)
Paul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe by collecting the best writing on travel from the books that shaped him, as a reader and a traveller.
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