The Art of Travel

Author: Alain De Botton

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307481662

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 8771

Any Baedeker will tell us where we ought to travel, but only Alain de Botton will tell us how and why. With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he brought to How Proust Can Save Your Life, de Botton considers the pleasures of anticipation; the allure of the exotic, and the value of noticing everything from a seascape in Barbados to the takeoffs at Heathrow. Even as de Botton takes the reader along on his own peregrinations, he also cites such distinguished fellow-travelers as Baudelaire, Wordsworth, Van Gogh, the biologist Alexander von Humboldt, and the 18th-century eccentric Xavier de Maistre, who catalogued the wonders of his bedroom. The Art of Travel is a wise and utterly original book. Don’t leave home without it. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Art of Travel

Essays on Travel Writing

Author: Philip Dodds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134726813

Category: History

Page: 95

View: 9717

First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Art of Travel

Or, Shifts and Contrivances Available in Wild Countries

Author: Sir Francis Galton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Travel

Page: 247

View: 3674

The Art of Travel

Author: Francis Galton

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780559131363

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 1253

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Zen and the Art of Travel

Author: Eric Chaline

Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated

ISBN: 9781570716164

Category: Travel

Page: 319

View: 7118

Zen is a spiritual journey that can transform and enrich our lives. Many of the great Zen masters were themselves world travelers, starting with Bodhidharma, who brought Zen from India to China in the sixth century. Divided into eight meditations, writer Eric Chaline examines how a deeper understanding of the Zen way of life can enrich every journey one takes, from a simple country ramble to an epic journey across the world.

The Art of Travel

Author: Sir Francis Galton

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 9780353568594

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 4994

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