The perfect plan for booklovers!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
An Arabian Journey - One Man's Quest Through the Heart of the Middle East - cover

An Arabian Journey - One Man's Quest Through the Heart of the Middle East

Levison Wood

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

  • 1
  • 4
  • 0

Summary

In the vein of Wood's previous books Walking the Nile, Walking the Himalayas, and Walking the Americas, Arabia is a both a thrilling travelogue and a rich portrait of the people and cultures that Wood encounters along his journey. 
Arabiais likely to garner special international interest and coverage given its engagement with several geopolitical issues in the Middle East, such as the Syrian civil war, the terror of ISIS, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Arabia includes a full color, 16-page insert of photos taken throughout the expedition. 
Hudson Booksellers has selected Levison Wood as a guest of honor at their annual Hudson Show in Las Vegas this December. Previous guests of honor have included John Oliver and Trevor Noah. Following the Hudson Show, Hudson will specially promote Levison's books, including Arabia, throughout all of 2019. All of Wood's walking expeditions have been accompanied by a Channel 4 TV series, and Arabia is no exception: his documentary An Arabian Journey will premiere Fall 2019. The series for Walking the Nile and Walking the Himalayas have been sold throughout the world.
A Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller, Levison Wood's last book, Walking the Americas, was published in the UK alongside the release of Wood’s eponymous Channel 4 TV series, which reached over 2 million viewers per episode. It was also longlisted for the Banff Mountain Book award for adventure travel. In the US, Grove's 2017 publication of Walking the Americans garnered excellent reviews and was a New York Times Summer Reading pick in the Travel category, selected by Liesl Schillinger. Levison Wood’s 2016 book, Walking the Himalayas, won the Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year Award. Wood’s Eastern Horizons has been shortlisted for the Adventure Travel Book of the Year award in the UK. A former British paratrooper who served in Afghanistan, Wood is an accomplished writer, photographer, and explorer. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Wood was named one of “The 50 Most Adventurous Men” by Men’s Journal and a “Top 40 Traveller” by Condé Nast Traveler (UK).

Other books that might interest you

  • Londontown - A Photographic Tour of the City's Delights - cover

    Londontown - A Photographic Tour...

    Susannah Conway

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Londontown is a love letter in pictures to this bustling world capital. Photographer Susannah Conway takes us beyond the familiar sights to capture an authentic local experience of the city. Readers will travel with her as she crisscrosses London, shooting all the hippest, most exciting, and most historic neighborhoods, and sampling the city's effortless cool, vibrant street life, and timeless know-how. Mixing signature Polaroid shots with modern digital photos, this insider's slice of London life will appeal both to those living half a mile from Big Ben and Anglophiles anywhere.
    Show book
  • Strange Telescopes - Following the Apocalypse from Moscow to Siberia - cover

    Strange Telescopes - Following...

    Daniel Kalder

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    The acclaimed author of Lost Cosmonaut “takes us into a world of exorcism, cults and oddballs” living in Ukraine, Siberia, and the catacombs beneath Moscow (The Guardian).   In Lost Cosmonaut, travel writer and anti-tourist Daniel Kalder ventured into the most distant republics of the former Soviet Union. Now Kalder is back in Russia to explore some of its strangest communities and hidden places on a year-long odyssey from Moscow to the Arctic Circle.   The trek begins in the sewers of Moscow, where Kalder encounters a lost city inhabited by people known as “the Diggers.” After exploring the depths of this underground planet and meeting the eccentric Utopians who call it home, Kalder journeys to Ukraine, where exorcists chase down demons in the dubious afterglow of the Orange Revolution. In Siberia, he meets a man called Vissarion—a former traffic cop who is now known at the Jesus of Siberia, and to his thousands of followers, the true messiah.   Salvation and damnation collide in this colorful account of a truly unique adventure that “provides rare glimpses into the odd afterlife of a collapsed superpower” (Publishers Weekly).
    Show book
  • The Innocents Abroad - cover

    The Innocents Abroad

    Mark Twain

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    The book that made Mark Twain famous and introduced theworld to that obnoxious and ubiquitous character: the American tourist Based on a series of letters first published in American newspapers, The Innocents Abroad is Mark Twain’s hilarious and insightful account of an organized tour of Europe and the Holy Land undertaken in 1867.   With his trademark blend of skepticism and sincerity, Twain casts New World eyes on the people and places of the Old World, including London, Paris, Rome, Odessa, Constantinople, Damascus, and Jerusalem. He skewers the idiosyncrasies and pretensions of Americans abroad and delights in tormenting the local tour guides. In Lake Como, he insists that Lake Tahoe is nicer. In Genoa, he and his fellow travelers claim they’ve never heard of Christopher Columbus.   First published in 1869, The Innocents Abroad made Mark Twain a national celebrity. For the rest of the author’s life, it outsold all his other books, and remains one of the bestselling travelogues of all time. Part satire, part guidebook, it’s a must-read for fans of this inimitable author and anyone who has experienced the pleasure and the pain of being a tourist.   This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
    Show book
  • Under the Big Top - A Season with the Circus - cover

    Under the Big Top - A Season...

    Bruce Feiler

    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    Both a great American adventure and a rare entry into asheltered world, Under the Big Top describes one man's pursuit of every child's fantasy: running away to join the circus. Bruce Feiler's unforgettable year as a clown will forever change your view of one of the world's oldest art forms and remind you of how dreams can go horribly wrong -- and then miraculously come true.
    Show book
  • Honduras - cover

    Honduras

    Richard Arghiris

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Sliced, spliced and spread across a mountainous interior, Honduras is a collection of chaotic Latin cities, tropical sun-drenched beaches and swathes of beautiful hillside. Dive the stunning submarine world off the Caribbean coast, explore the cloud forest near Lago Yojoa or simply relax in a hammock in the Bay Islands; Footprint Honduras covers all the top attractions in this enchanting country, plus lesser-known sights off the beaten track. Provides recommendations for all budgets on where to eat, sleep and sample the best rum, as well as the low-down on adventure activities and scuba diving.
     
    • Essentials section with practical advice on getting there and around.
     
    • Highlights map so you know what not to miss.
     
    • Comprehensive listings including where to eat, sleep and relax.
     
    • Detailed street maps for Tegulcigalpa, Roatán & other key locations in the country
     
    • Slim enough to fit in your pocket.
     
    Loaded with advice and information, this concise Footprint guide will help you get the most out of Honduras without weighing you down.
    Show book
  • A Baby in a Backpack to Bhutan - An Australian Family in the Land of the Thunder Dragon - cover

    A Baby in a Backpack to Bhutan -...

    Bunty Avieson

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    When novelist and former editor Bunty Avieson's husband found his work led him to India and the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, Bunty decided to take her young baby and travel with him. This resulting travel narrative outlines the joys and horrors of travelling in the developing world with a small child.
    Show book