by Wladimir Kaminer
Born in Moscow, Wladimir Kaminer emigrated to Berlin in the early '90s when he was 22. <i>Russian Disco</i> is a series of short and comic autobiographical vignettes about life among the émigrés in the explosive and extraordinary multi-cultural ...
by Nigel Barley
Sir Stamford Raffles was a British colonial trader who, in 1819, founded the island city-state of Singapore. Today, Singapore is a world alpha city ranked alongside London, New York, and Tokyo. In this intriguing book - part history, part ...eBook
Reflections From The Top
by Christine Gee, Garry Weare & Margaret Gee
<p>On 29 May 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first ever to set foot on the highest point on earth: the summit of Everest. It was a magical moment. Since then many men and women have striven to reach the top of this awesome ...
The Last Nights of Cleopatra
by Peter Stothard
Peter Stothard, Editor of the TLS, finds himself in Alexandria in the winter of 2010, after his flight to South Africa has been cancelled due to severe weather. Minded by two tourist guides/informers, he traces his own life-long interest in the ...eBook
Adventures in the World’s Most Polluted Places
by Andrew Blackwell
<p>The lifeless moonscape of Canada's oil sand strip mines.</p><p> </p><p> A vast vortex of plastic floating endlessly around the Pacific.</p><p> </p><p> An eerie abandoned town square in a radioactive Ukrainian wilderness.</p><p> </p><p> These ...
One Family, One Car, One Year, One Planet
by Danny Rosner Blay & Sandra Khazam
'We've driven around Australia, how about we drive around the world?' And with this one fanciful remark, the seeds were sown for what would become a worldwide adventure for one Melbourne family.Fuelled by itchy feet and a profound desire to ...eBook
Coast to Coast Across Africa
by Joseph Hone
<DIV><p>'Joseph Hone went to Zaire for the BBC. His aim was a series of talks about crossing Africa from coast to coast, as Stanley had done. That intention began, and ended, in Kinshasha... Having fallen in love in boyhood with the idea of ...