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Garbology

Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash

by Edward Humes

Hardcover, 277 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27, published April 19 2012 | purchase
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of No Matter How Loud I Shout identifies trash as America's largest export, discussing how the nation reached current garbage levels while explaining what families, communities and countries are doing to reverse waste trends.

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In My Father's Country

In My Father's Country

An Afghan Woman Defies Her Fate

by Saima Wahab

Hardcover, 346 pages, Random House Inc, $25, published April 24 2012 | purchase
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  • Saima Wahab

Relates the author's decision, years after her father was taken away by the KGB, to relocate to her uncle's home in America, where she pursued an education and worked as an interpreter before becoming a cultural adviser for the U.S. Army.

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Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

by Rosecrans Baldwin

Paperback, 286 pages, St Martins Pr, $15, published June 25 2013 | purchase
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Francophile Rosecrans Baldwin haphazardly relocates to Paris, despite his lack of French language skills. He describes how the region considerably differed from his expectations, and how he tapped into his American optimism to overcome cultural challenges.

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The Sweet Life in Paris

The Sweet Life in Paris

Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious-and Perplexing-City

by David Lebovitz

Paperback, 282 pages, Random House Inc, $14, published March 1 2011 | purchase
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North to the Orient

North to the Orient

by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Paperback, 147 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $12.95, published June 1 1966 | purchase
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  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The Lindberghs' experiences on a flight to the Orient via the Great Circle Route in 1931

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Man Seeks God

Man Seeks God

My Flirtations With the Divine

by Eric Weiner

Paperback, 349 pages, Twelve , $14.99, published November 6 2012 | purchase
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  • My Flirtations With the Divine
  • Eric Weiner

After a health scare, an atheist travels the world searching for an experience of the divine, from meditating with Tibetan lamas in Nepal and unblocking his chi in China, to studying the Kabbalah in Israel.

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The Unconquered

The Unconquered

In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes

by Scott Wallace

Paperback, 494 pages, Broadway, $16, published July 24 2012 | purchase
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  • In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes
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A National Geographic writer describes his harrowing journey with 34 other people into the depths of the Amazon rain forest, in an attempt to track one of the last uncontacted tribes on the planet, the "People of the Arrow," a group of deft archers who defend themselves with a vengeance.

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Holidays in Heck

Holidays in Heck

by P. J. O'Rourke

Hardcover, 265 pages, Atlantic Monthly Press, $24, published November 1 2011 | purchase
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A follow-up to Holidays in Hell, P.J. O'Rourke's latest book collects classic travel pieces written throughout the author's post-retirement years, a period marked by his haphazard journeys with and without family to places like China, Kyrgyzstan and America.

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The Beautiful and the Damned

The Beautiful and The Damned

A Portrait of the New India

by Siddhartha Deb

Paperback, 253 pages, Faber & Faber, $15, published September 18 2012 | purchase
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  • Siddhartha Deb

This portrait of globalized India is based on the author's undercover assignment for The Guardian, during which he worked at a Delhi call center and traveled through the subcontinent, observing its cultural contradictions and the human cost of monumental changes.

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Nine Lives

Nine Lives

In Search of the Sacred in Modern India

by William Dalrymple

Paperback, 275 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published June 14 2011 | purchase
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  • In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
  • William Dalrymple

Examines how traditional religions are observed in present-day India through the experiences of such individuals as a Tantric practicing middle-class woman from Calcutta, a prison warder from Kerala who is worshipped as an incarnate deity, and a Jain nunwho watched a friend ritually starve.

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Travels in Siberia

Travels in Siberia

by Ian Frazier

Paperback, 529 pages, St Martins Press, $20, published September 27 2011 | purchase
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  • Ian Frazier

The author of Great Plains examines the unforgivable region of Siberia, including its geography, resources, native peoples and history, in a book full of Mongols, fur seekers, tea caravans, American prospectors, prisoners and exiles of every kind and so much more.

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The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard

by Peter Matthiessen

Paperback, 336 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published September 30 2008 | purchase
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Decoding Air Travel

Decoding Air Travel

A Guide to Saving on Airfare and Flying in Luxury

by Nicholas Kralev

Paperback, 265 pages, Createspace, $39.95, published June 16 2011 | purchase
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  • A Guide to Saving on Airfare and Flying in Luxury
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A former foreign correspondent explains how to save money and improve your travel experience when buying airline tickets.

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In a Sunburned Country

In a Sunburned Country

by Bill Bryson

Paperback, 335 pages, Random House Inc, $15.99, published May 1 2001 | purchase
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  • Bill Bryson

The author takes readers on a tour of the land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes.

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Travels With Charley in Search of America

Travels With Charley

In Search of America

by John Steinbeck

Paperback, 210 pages, Penguin Group USA, $15, published March 28 2005 | purchase
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Steinbeck records his emotions and experiences during a journey of rediscovery in his native land.

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The Sex Lives of Cannibals

The Sex Lives of Cannibals

Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific

by J. Maarten Troost

Paperback, 272, Random House Inc, $14, published June 1 2004 | purchase
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  • J. Maarten Troost

The author discusses his two-year stay on a remote South Pacific island, a place where he anticipated a romantic paradise but instead experienced humorous misadventures and a host of environmental challenges.

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