In 1945, New York City stood at the pinnacle of its cultural and economic power. From its beguilingly idiosyncratic architectural style to its unmistakable slang, post-War New York springs to life through Morris's brisk, affectionate prose.
His father Brian taught Rory Stewart how to walk, and walked with him on journeys from Iran to Malaysia. Now they have chosen to do their final walk together along 'the Marches' - the frontier that divides their two countries, Scotland and England. This book is about their experiences and a chronicle of contemporary Britain.
During the years he spent among the Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq Wilfred Thesiger came to understand, admire and share a way of life that had endured for many centuries. This book provides an account of his time spent among them. It pays tribute to the hospitality, loyalty, courage and endurance of the people.
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first climb of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper and his party in July1865, this large format pictorial book features over 100 pages of photographs, together with extracts from Whymper's book The Ascent of the Matterhorn, & details of Wallace's attempt to traverse the summit, 150 years later in.
The course of the Meander is so famously indirect that the river's name has come to signify digression. In this title, at every twist and turn of the author's journey, from the Meander's source in the uplands of Central Turkey to its mouth on the Aegean Sea, he illuminates his account with a wealth of cultural, historical and personal asides.