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Better than fiction

Better than fiction



A collection of original travel stories told by some of the worlds best novelists, including Isabel Allende, Keri Hulme, Peter Matthiessen, Alexander McCall Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, Téa Obreht and DBC Pierre. Exhilaratingly varied in place, plot, and voice, these tales all share one common characteristic: They manifest a passion for the precious gifts that travel confers, from its unexpected but inevitably enriching lessons about other peoples and places to the truths sometimes uncomfortable but always enlarging it reveals about ourselves. ... a brilliant collection of travel stories ... threaded with great warmth, as readers are invited to travel in the company of these famous authors and experience their passions and revelations. Bookseller+Publisher






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Burma: beauty and the beast

Burma: beauty and the beast




Peter de Ruiter

'The best book on Burma for many years to come' Travel bookshop Stanley & Livingstone    Visitors to Burma are universally touched by the exquisite beauty of the country and its people, but the atrocities of the beast that has governed Burma for 50 years are less evident to the casual visitor. Award-winning Dutch writer and photographer Peter de Ruiter captures both in Burma: Beauty and the Beast, the most complete book on Burma currently available, and the only one of its kind published as an ebook. In this book, richly illustrated with 300 lively and often moving photos, Peter de Ruiter relates what he discovered while travelling in Burma. The photos and descriptions are supplemented by boxed texts chronicling the disheartening state of Burmese society: deplorable health care and educational systems, discrimination against ethnic minorities, and a regime that has been systematically exploiting the countrys natural resources and pocketing the profits. What emerges is a picture of 'a country moving back in time'.     Peter de Ruiter also writes about his experiences visiting Burmese refugees who are exploited by factory owners in Thailand, and adds in-depth stories on topics such as child soldiers and the illegal trade in Burmese teak. An interview with Thant Myint-U, grandson of former UN secretary-general U Thant, yields valuable insights on the future of the country. The volume concludes with a chapter on the pros and cons of travel to Burma and an extensive list of books and films.     Peter de Ruiter  Peter de Ruiter (1960) is known for his writings and photos on human rights, including, in particular, his book A world for children - Growing up without child labour. That volume has been published in Dutch, English and French and presented to the European Parliament, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations and the Dutch parliament. Together with associated exhibitions in Paris, London, Berlin and The Hague, the book has served as a highly effective instrument in the battle against child labour.     Websites www.aworldforchildren.net and www.burmatweets.com    ;

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Time zones, containers and three square meals a day

Time zones, containers and three square meals a day




Maria Staal

Deadly pirate attacks and a near collision with an oil tanker are just two of the dangers faced by the crews of today's container ships. 'Time Zones, Containers and Three Square Meals a Day', is the story of life on the high seas, where real adventures still exist. The author recounts her adventures on the container ship `MV Serenity River in this entertaining narrative travelogue. An unusual trip in a world that is usually hidden from view, and where working and living can become a struggle just because of the constant changing of the clocks. However, lifelong friendships are forged and dolphins play around the ship to the entertainment of everyone on board. But what happens when a hurricane force wind suddenly comes up in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and starts tossing the ship about like mad? 

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