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The Art Of Travel by Alain De Botton

Title The Art of Travel
Author Alain De Botton
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2008-11-19
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780307481665
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

The Art Of Travel by Alain de Botton

Title The Art of Travel
Author Alain de Botton
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2003-05-29
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780141930268
Language English, Spanish, and French
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THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER 'Honest, funny and dripping with witty aphorisms. Extremely entertaining and enlightening [...] all the way to journey's end' Herald One of our greatest voices in modern philosophy, author of The Course of Love, The Consolations of Philosophy, Religion for Atheists and The School of Life, presents a travel guide with a difference - an exploration of why we travel, and what we learn along the way... Few activities seem to promise as much happiness as going travelling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, a place with more interesting weather, customs and landscapes. But although we are inundated with advice on where to travel to, we seldom ask why we go and how we might become more fulfilled by doing so. With the help of a selection of writers, artists and thinkers - including Flaubert, Edward Hopper, Wordsworth and Van Gogh - Alain de Botton provides invaluable insights into everything from holiday romance to hotel minibars, airports to sightseeing. The perfect antidote to those guides that tell us what to do when we get there, The Art of Travel tries to explain why we really went in the first place - and helpfully suggest how we might be happier on our journeys. 'Delightful, profound, entertaining. I doubt if de Botton has written a dull sentence in his life' Jan Morris 'An elegant and subtle work, unlike any other. Beguiling' Colin Thubron, The Times

The Art Of Travel by Alain de Botton

Title The Art of Travel
Author Alain de Botton
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2003-05-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 261
ISBN 9780140276626
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This title takes us on a journey through the satisfactions and disappointments of travelling. Dealing with such topics as airports, exotic carpets and mini-bars it reveals the hidden motivations, expectations and complications of our voyages into the wide world.

Title The Art of Travel with a Sketchbook
Author Mari Le Glatin Keis
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007-01-01
Category Art
Total Pages 99
ISBN 157421618X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this book, Mari gives six simple but effective tips to help launch you into the wonderful world of sketching.

The Art Of Travel by Philip Dodds

Title The Art of Travel
Author Philip Dodds
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-08-21
Category History
Total Pages 95
ISBN 9781134726745
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Art Of Travel by Francis Galton

Title The Art of Travel
Author Francis Galton
Publisher 群出版
Release Date 2014-09-24
Category Crafts & Hobbies
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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十九世紀末的「旅行」(travel)指的是具有拓荒、遠征、測量等明確目的之行動(expedition),蓋爾頓(Francis Galton)這本《旅行的藝術》所談論的「旅行」,正是就此而言。這樣的旅行對年輕人來說,是名利雙收的機會,老練的旅行者也可以接受各種調查委託而靠旅行維生,或是蒐集各地的物資,例如在非洲獵取象牙,也足以支持生活。當時,旅行經驗有助升遷,文筆不錯的話還可出書牟利。 本書誕生自相當切實的需求,原來,蓋爾頓1850~1851年探索非洲西南部時,苦尋不著參考資料,於是他決定自己蒐集旅人的零碎經驗,加以架構,整理原則,推敲出來的東西當可稱為「旅行的藝術」。 寫作背景既如此務實,蓋爾頓所謂的「藝術」也是條理分明而穩健。行前建設心理,評估自己適不適合旅行,這包括物質和心理條件。接著要組織探險隊——若你獨自上路,蓋爾頓給的建議很簡短:「嗜睡和聾聵之人不適合單獨旅行」,「時時保持清醒與警戒,團隊時時受惠,無庸贅言。」探險隊的成員,僕役、女人、通譯等,蓋爾頓一一提點其功能與挑選的原則,甚至附上跟僕役的合約範本。值得注意的是,此節蓋爾頓筆下的女人,簡直與馱獸無異;他對僕役的看法,今人怕也不大能接受。這些地方都能看出本書的時代侷限,卻也是了解十九世紀末英國帝國的材料。 蓋爾頓如此鉅細靡遺的探討了衣著、槍械、牲口、寢具、釣魚、尋路、繩結、木工等。這些項目,今人在「旅行」途中可能用不上,但蓋爾頓豐富的學識和實務見解,以及偶然拾得的洞見,仍然值得今人參考。 作者簡介 法蘭西斯.蓋爾頓 Francis Galton (1822-1911) 英國維多利亞時期的全才,懂心理學、人類學、優生學,堪稱熱帶冒險家、地理學家、發明家、彗星學家、統計學家等。蓋爾頓是提出演化論的查理斯.達爾文的遠房表弟,優生學的先鋒,由於研究優生學的緣故,也對統計學上的相關係數與迴歸有所貢獻。發表過關於指紋的論文與書籍。

The Art Of Free Travel by Patrick Jones

Title The Art of Free Travel
Author Patrick Jones
Publisher NewSouth
Release Date 2015-10-01
Category Travel
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781742242125
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Patrick, Meg and their family had built a happy, sustainable life in regional Victoria. But in late 2013, they found themselves craving an adventure: a road trip. But theirs was a road trip with a difference. With Zephyr (10), Woody (1) and Zero their Jack Russell, they set off on an epic 6,000km year-long cycling journey along Australia’s east coast, from Daylesford to Cape York and back. Their aim was to live as cheaply as possible − guerrilla camping, hunting, foraging and bartering their permaculture skills, and living on a diet of free food, bush tucker, and the occasional fresh road kill. They spent time in Aboriginal communities, joined an anti-fracking blockade, documented edible plants, and dodged speeding cars and trucks on the country’s most dangerous highways. The Art of Free Travel is the remarkable story of a rule-breaking year of ethical living.

The Art Of Travel by Francis Galton

Title The Art of Travel
Author Francis Galton
Publisher London : J. Murray
Release Date 1860
Category Outdoor life
Total Pages 298
ISBN BL:A0017801894
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How To Travel by The School The School of Life

Title How to Travel
Author The School The School of Life
Publisher School of Life
Release Date 2019-10-08
Category Travel
Total Pages 132
ISBN 1999917960
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A practical guide to traveling in the best way possible, featuring 20 essays for inspiration and advice in a broad range of scenarios.

The Art Of Travel by Alain De Botton

Title The Art of Travel
Author Alain De Botton
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2015
Category Travel
Total Pages 86
ISBN OCLC:1012149663
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Xu Xiake 1586 1641 by Julian Ward

Title Xu Xiake 1586 1641
Author Julian Ward
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-12-16
Category Social Science
Total Pages 231
ISBN 9781136840487
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this, the first full-length study in English of China's best-known travel writer, new light is shed on the importance of the diaries of Xu Xiake (1587-1687) a compulsive traveller who spent a lifetime visiting and writing about China's 'beauty spots'. The general view of his work, that he brought a sober, analytical approach to a genre previously the domain of the dillentante and that his writing was 'utilitarian' and lacking in literary merit is cast aside, revealing Xu to be a figure of his age, his concerns perfectly in tune with the exuberant tastes of other late Ming literati. Essential background is provided with a survey of the history of Chinese travel writing in general with particular emphasis given to the late-Ming period and a resume of Xu Xiake's life. The core of the work examines the wealth of new information to be found in a longer version of Xu's account of his great journey to southwest China, rediscovered in the 1970s. Detailed study of Xu's use of language serves to underline the breadth of achievement of a man who utilised traditional and contemporary Chinese poetic language in order to express an emotional response to the landscape through which he passed. This is reinforced by a complete annotated translation of a deeply personal essay, written towards the end of Xu's life. The book covers a broad spectrum of voguish sinological subjects relating to late Ming China ranging from the huge growth in all forms of geographical writing to the anthropological analysis of the non-Han peoples of southwest China. This book will interest both seasoned sinologists and anyone who has spent time travelling in China or is interested in the art of travel writing.

The Art Of Sketching by Pascale Argod

Title The Art of Sketching
Author Pascale Argod
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016-01
Category
Total Pages 160
ISBN 8415967764
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Travel and sketch diaries tell us something about the experience gained through searching for the other and for oneself.

Title Zen and the Art of Travel
Author Eric Chaline
Publisher Sourcebooks Incorporated
Release Date 2000
Category Travel
Total Pages 319
ISBN 1570716161
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 by Philip Dodd

Title The Art of Travel
Author Philip Dodd
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 1982
Category Travel
Total Pages 164
ISBN 0714632058
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Week At The Airport by Alain De Botton

Title A Week at the Airport
Author Alain De Botton
Publisher Emblem Editions
Release Date 2010-09-21
Category Travel
Total Pages 112
ISBN 9780771026287
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The bestselling author of The Architecture of Happiness and The Art of Travel spends a week at an airport in a wittily intriguing meditation on the "non-place" that he believes is the centre of our civilization. In the summer of 2009, Alain de Botton was invited by the owners of Heathrow airport to become their first ever writer-in-residence. Given unprecedented, unrestricted access to wander around one of the world's busiest airports, he met travellers from all over the globe, and spoke with everyone from baggage handlers to pilots, and senior executives to the airport chaplain. Based on these conversations he has produced this extraordinary meditation on the nature of travel, work, relationships, and our daily lives. Working with the renowned documentary photographer Richard Baker, he explores the magical and the mundane, and the interactions of travellers and workers all over this familiar but mysterious "non-place," which by definition we are eager to leave. Taking the reader through departures, "air-side," and the arrivals hall, de Botton shows with his usual combination of wit and wisdom that spending time in an airport can be more revealing than we might think.

Title The Mobility of People and Things in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Author Elisabeth A. Fraser
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2019-07-23
Category Art
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781351042048
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For centuries artists, diplomats, and merchants served as cultural intermediaries in the Mediterranean. Stationed in port cities and other entrepôts of the Mediterranean, these go-betweens forged intercultural connections even as they negotiated and sometimes promoted cultural misunderstandings. They also moved objects of all kinds across time and space. This volume considers how the mobility of art and material culture is intertwined with greater Mediterranean networks from 1580 to 1880. Contributors see the movement of people and objects as transformational, emphasizing the trajectory of objects over single points of origin, multiplicity over unity, and mutability over stasis.

Kiss Tell by Alain De Botton

Title Kiss Tell
Author Alain De Botton
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1996
Category Biographers
Total Pages 257
ISBN 0330347594
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Told by a former girlfriend that he lacks the necessary quality of empathy, the narrator of Kiss & Tell decides to write a biography of the next person who walks into his life. At a party, he meets Isabel Rogers, a production assistant at a small stationery company in London, by all appearances an ordinary woman. Beginning his research, he encounters a host of problems, not the least of which are the disadvantages of being a man when understanding a woman is the goal. But as the narrator's relationship with Isabel deepens, she becomes remarkable, to him and to the reader. Her smallest quirks, private habits, family secrets, opinions, and stories are objects of the most painstaking investigation - and unexpectedly attractive to her biographer, who finds himself falling in love.

The Romantic Movement by Alain de Botton

Title The Romantic Movement
Author Alain de Botton
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 1996-05-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780312144036
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Traces the ups and downs in the relationship of Alice and Eric, complete with drawings and diagrams and a chorus of thinkers about love--from Descartes to Aretha Franklin

Vagabonding by Rolf Potts

Title Vagabonding
Author Rolf Potts
Publisher Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date 2003
Category Travel
Total Pages 205
ISBN 9780812992182
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A complete guide to the vagabond approach to travel espouses taking time off from one's normal routine--for weeks to years--to discover the wonders of the world for oneself, explaining how to plan and prepare for travel, simplify one's lifestyle and adapt to life on the road, handle travel adversity, and finally, reassimilate to ordinary life. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Title The Art of Stillness
Author Pico Iyer
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2014-11-04
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 96
ISBN 9781476784731
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug. Why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer, who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu, think that sitting quietly in a room might be the ultimate adventure? Because in our madly accelerating world, our lives are crowded, chaotic and noisy. There’s never been a greater need to slow down, tune out and give ourselves permission to be still. In The Art of Stillness—a TED Books release—Iyer investigate the lives of people who have made a life seeking stillness: from Matthieu Ricard, a Frenchman with a PhD in molecular biology who left a promising scientific career to become a Tibetan monk, to revered singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who traded the pleasures of the senses for several years of living the near-silent life of meditation as a Zen monk. Iyer also draws on his own experiences as a travel writer to explore why advances in technology are making us more likely to retreat. He reflects that this is perhaps the reason why many people—even those with no religious commitment—seem to be turning to yoga, or meditation, or seeking silent retreats. These aren't New Age fads so much as ways to rediscover the wisdom of an earlier age. Growing trends like observing an “Internet Sabbath”—turning off online connections from Friday night to Monday morning—highlight how increasingly desperate many of us are to unplug and bring stillness into our lives. The Art of Stillness paints a picture of why so many—from Marcel Proust to Mahatma Gandhi to Emily Dickinson—have found richness in stillness. Ultimately, Iyer shows that, in this age of constant movement and connectedness, perhaps staying in one place is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ever before. In 2013, Pico Iyer gave a blockbuster TED Talk. This lyrical and inspiring book expands on a new idea, offering a way forward for all those feeling affected by the frenetic pace of our modern world.