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 Special priceMarcia Langton: Welcome to Country 2nd edition: Fully Revised & Expanded, A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia

Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country 2nd edition: Fully Revised & Expanded, A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia

Marcia Langton

The second edition of this landmark travel guide, written by one of this country's most highly respected First Nations voices.

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Mountains: Over Australia's Blue Horizon

Mountains: Over Australia’s Blue Horizon

Alasdair McGregor, Greg Mortimer

Alasdair McGregor traces the rise and fall of the Australian continent, from mountains of ice and fire to those of iron and those with their heads in the clouds

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Around the World in 80 Books

Around the World in 80 Books

David Damrosch

A transporting and illuminating voyage around the globe, through classic and modern literary works that are in conversation with one another and with the world around them

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The Dream of Europe: Travels in the Twenty-First Century

The Dream of Europe: Travels in the Twenty-First Century

Geert Mak, Liz Waters

In 1999, Geert Mak spent a year criss-crossing Europe, looking to define the continent on the verge of a new millennium.

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How to Be Italian

How to Be Italian

Maria Pasquale

Eat, drink, dress, travel and love la dolce vita

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My Forests: Travels with Trees

My Forests: Travels with Trees

Janine Burke

Join award-winning author and art historian Janine Burke in this enchanting and illuminating meander along forest trails within art, myth, history and present day.

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The Invention of Sicily: A Mediterranean History

The Invention of Sicily: A Mediterranean History

Jamie MacKay

A rich and fascinating cultural history of the Mediterranean's enigmatic heart

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The Walker

The Walker

Matthew Beaumont

A literary history of walking From Dickens to Zizek.

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The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars and Caliphs

The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars and Caliphs

Marc David Baer

A major new history of the six-hundred-year dynasty that connected East to West as never before.

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Craftland Japan

Craftland Japan

Uwe Roettgen, Katharina Zettl, Kengo Kuma

A photographic voyage to the remote studios of Japan's most fascinating and ingenious contemporary craftspeople.

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Florence: The Paintings & Frescoes, 1250-1743

Florence: The Paintings & Frescoes, 1250-1743

Ross King, Anja Grebe

The most comprehensive book on the paintings and frescoes of Florence - with nearly 2,000 beautifully reproduced artworks from the city's great museums and churches - is now available in a practical and elegant paperback format.

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Makers Paris

Makers Paris

Kate van den Boogert, Carrie Solomon

Meet the extraordinary community of artisans and creative entrepreneurs making their mark on Paris today.   

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The Paintings of the Vatican Museums

The Paintings of the Vatican Museums

Antonio Paolucci

The Vatican Museums hold a treasure trove of art and history, as well as an inestimable patrimony of our culture and our civilisation. This volume focuses on the paintings to be found in the collection - including The Sistine...

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New Map France

New Map France

Herbert Ypma

Following New Map Italy, the second book in Herbert Ypma's series is the ultimate visual guide to to the finest hotels and experiences France has to offer.

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 Special priceTravel Home: Design with a Global Spirit

Travel Home: Design with a Global Spirit

Caitlin Flemming, Julie Goebel, Peggy Wong

A road map for bringing far-flung design ideas back home, this edition shows how to curate interiors that reflect favorite places and experiences in ways that are beautiful and authentic.

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The Monocle Book of Japan

The Monocle Book of Japan

Tyler Brule, Andrew Tuck, Fiona Wilson, Joe Pickard

The Monocle team celebrates the endlessly fascinating and culturally rich country of Japan.

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The Pursuit of Art: Travels, Encounters and Revelations

The Pursuit of Art: Travels, Encounters and Revelations

Martin Gayford

Bestselling author of Modernists & Mavericks Martin Gayford recounts some of the extraordinary journeys he has made in the name of art.

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Around the World in 80 Trees

Around the World in 80 Trees

Jonathan Drori, Lucille Clerc

Trees are one of humanity's most constant and most varied companions. From India's sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration - not to mention the raw materials for everything from...

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The Land Where Lemons Grow

The Land Where Lemons Grow

Helena Attlee

A book about Italy's unexpected history, told through its citrus fruits. Combining travel writing with history, recipes, horticulture and art, it takes the reader on a unique and rich journey through Italy's cultural, moral,...

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Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins

Jess Walter

Somewhere on a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and views an apparition: a beautiful woman, a vision in white,...

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 Read reviewThe Odyssey

The Odyssey

Homer, Emily Wilson

A lean, fleet-footed translation that recaptures Homer's nimble gallop and brings an ancient epic to new life.

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Ghost Empire

Ghost Empire

Richard Fidler

A brilliant reconstruction of the saga of power, glory, invasion and decay that is the one-thousand year story of Constantinople. A truly marvellous book.' - Simon Winchester In 2014, Richard Fidler and...

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Only In Tokyo

Only In Tokyo

Michael Ryan, Luke Burgess

A compelling and rare window on this exciting food city through the lens of chefs and Japanophiles Michael Ryan and Luke Burgess.

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Brilliant Maps: An Atlas for Curious Minds

Brilliant Maps: An Atlas for Curious Minds

Ian Wright

See the world anew with this unique and beautifully designed infographic atlas.

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The Art of Travel

The Art of Travel

Alain de Botton

Provides an insight into everything from holiday romance to hotel mini-bars, airports to sight-seeing. This book suggests how we might be happier on our journeys.

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