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Cold Latitudes
ISBN: PB: 9781602234376, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, April 2021
110 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Cold Latitudes is a memoir in essay form based on years of working in the Alaska Arctic and Antarctica. The author was privileged to see first-hand worlds that few will ever know, while participating in cutting-edge research at high latitudes. From s...
Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them
ISBN: PB: 9781684580392, University of Chicago Press, Brandeis University Press, April 2021
248 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 160 colour plates
As Boston approaches its four-hundredth anniversary, it is remarkable that it still maintains its historic character despite constant development. The fifty buildings featured in this book all pre-date1800 and illustrate Boston's early history. This...
Finding True North First-Hand Stories of the Booms that Build Modern Alaska
ISBN: PB: 9781602234437, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, March 2021
201 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Melting sea ice and simmering volcanoes. Sled dogs racing through unnamed valleys. These were the images that came to mind when Molly Rettig got a job at the local Fairbanks Daily News-Miner following journalism school. An environmentalist at heart,...
Wake of the Unseen Object Travels through Alaska's Native Landscapes
ISBN: PB: 9781602234307, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, January 2021
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 halftone, 1 map
A series of journeys to Alaska's remote roadless villages, during a time of great historical transition, brings us this enduring portrait of a place and its people. Alutiiq, Yup'ik, Inupiaq, and Athabascan subjects reveal themselves as entirely conte...
Secrets of the Great Ocean Liners
ISBN: HB: 9781851245307, Bodleian Library Publishing, November 2020
256 pp., 22.8x17.6 cm, 150 colour illus.
Before the advent of commercial transatlantic flights in the early 1950s, the only way to travel between continents was by sea. In the golden age of ocean liners, between the late nineteenth century and the Second World War, shipping companies ensure...
Town Prints and Drawings of Britain Before 1800
ISBN: HB: 9781851245178, Bodleian Library Publishing, November 2020
224 pp., 23.8x27.8 cm, 116 colour illus.
Provincial towns in Britain grew in size and importance in the eighteenth century. Ports such as Glasgow and Liverpool greatly expanded, while industrial centres such as Birmingham and Manchester flourished. Market towns outside London developed as c...
ISBN: PB: 9781734618112, University of Chicago Press, Campus Verlag, November 2020
262 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 116 halftones
In The Wanderer, Carole J. Garrison fulfills her bucket list by meeting with the people who fascinate her and the places that lead her to them. Through her journeys, she explores the unexpected human connections that transform the experience of trave...
Atlas of an Anxious Man
ISBN: PB: 9780857426314, Seagull Books, November 2020
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In "The Atlas of an Anxious Man", Christoph Ransmayr offers a mesmerizing travel diary – a sprawling tale of earthly wonders seen by a wandering eye. This is an exquisite, lyrically told travel story. Translated by Simon Pare, this unique account fol...
Tiny Hotels
ISBN: HB: 9783791386720, Prestel Publishing, September 2020
224 pp., 17x17 cm, 230 colour illus.
These days getting away from it all also means escaping the mundane atmosphere of big resorts and cookie-cutter experiences. Whether you are searching for a truly unique getaway in a beautiful corner of the world or looking for inspiration when desig...
Makers Paris The Artists, Artisans, and Iconoclasts Shaping the City
ISBN: HB: 9783791386225, Prestel Publishing, April 2020
256 pp., 27x21 cm, 225 colour illus.
This inspirational guide introduces you to the locals behind thirty-five of Paris's unique shops, studios, and more. Through beautifully illustrated spreads, immerse yourself in the daily practices of diverse creatives including fashion designer Isab...