The Best Travel Writing 2005: True Stories from around the World

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This title is the second in our series of annual collections of the best travel writing. Many of these stories are original while some have appeared in other Travelers’ Tales titles or elsewhere. But the common thread connecting them is fresh, lively storytelling and compelling narrative to make the reader laugh, weep, wish he were there, or be glad he wasn’t.
The 30 stories cover the globe, from encountering the spirit of Odysseus in the Mediterranean to restaging the "Rumble ...
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San Francisco, CA 2005 Soft Cover First Edition, First Printing New in None as Issued jacket BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE. 2005 annual anthology of awarding winning travel ... narratives. First-person travel accounts---perspectives from sociology, economics, anthropology, history, geography, politics, biology, and cultural studies not excluding criminology. The first narrative is Deborah Fryer's acccount of re-setting an alarm clock for an iman in the medieval town of Djenne in Timbaktu. Armchair travelling to far reaches. Read more Show Less

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Overview


This title is the second in our series of annual collections of the best travel writing. Many of these stories are original while some have appeared in other Travelers’ Tales titles or elsewhere. But the common thread connecting them is fresh, lively storytelling and compelling narrative to make the reader laugh, weep, wish he were there, or be glad he wasn’t.
The 30 stories cover the globe, from encountering the spirit of Odysseus in the Mediterranean to restaging the "Rumble in the Jungle" in Malawi to probing the culture of the working men in the Tokyo fish market. The points of view and perspectives are global in reach and the themes are as eclectic as all of our books, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, absolute hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, women’s solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781932361162
  • Publisher: Travelers' Tales Guides, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Series: Travelers' Tales Series
  • Pages: 335
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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