Best American Travel Writing 2000

ISBN-10: 0618074678
ISBN-13: 9780618074679
Edition: 2000
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Description: The extraordinary popularity of books and magazines dedicated to travel comes as no surprise, given that more and more Americans are traveling each year for business, pleasure, and especially adventure. Our fascination with travel has never been so  More...

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/26/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

The extraordinary popularity of books and magazines dedicated to travel comes as no surprise, given that more and more Americans are traveling each year for business, pleasure, and especially adventure. Our fascination with travel has never been so well represented as in this new addition to the Best American series: a wide-ranging compendium of the best travel writing published in 1999, culled from more than three hundred magazines, newspapers, and Web sites.This first collection of THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING reads like a good novel. Best-selling author Bill Bryson and series editor Jason Wilson have put together a book that will surprise knowledgeable travelers and entrance newcomers with the glories of new worlds. Articles by such well-loved writers as Bill Buford and Ryszard Kapuscinski are included, as are those by exciting new voices. Ranging across myriad landscapes, from Central Park in New York City to the Ouadane oasis in Saharan Mauritania, THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2000 showcases the diversity and creative power of travel writing today.

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on December 8, 1951. In 1973, Bryson went backpacking in England, where he eventually decided to settle. He wrote for the English newspapers The Times and The Independent, as well as supplementing his income by writing travel articles. Bryson moved back to the States in 1995. His first travel book, The Lost Continent, chronicles a trip in his mother's Chevy around small town America. Since then, he has written several more travelogues about the U. K. and the U. S., including bestsellers, A Walk in the Woods, I'm A Stranger Here Myself, and In a Sunburned Country. His other books include: Bill Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe, Made in America, The Mother Tongue, Bill Bryson's African Diary, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home: A Short History of Private Life, Walk About, and Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, the Genius of the Royal Society.

Jason Wilson is emeritus professor of Latin American literature at the University College London. He is the author of Octavio Paz: A Study of His Poetics, An A-Z of Modern Latin American Literature in English Translation, and Buenos Aires: A Cultural and Literary Companion.  

Foreword
Introduction
Boat Camp from The Washington Post Magazine
Lions and Tigers and Bears from The New Yorker
This Teeming Ark from Outside
The Toughest Trucker in the World from National Geographic Adventure
Hitchhiker's Cuba from Time
Natucket on My Mind from Town and Country
The Nile at Mile One from Outside
Spies in the House of Faith from The New Yorker
The First Drink of the Day from Conde Nast Traveler
Lard Is Good for You from Coffee Journal
The Truck from The New Yorker
Confessions of a Cheese Smuggler from National Geographic Traveler
Inside the Hidden Kingdom from Audubon
Weird Karma from Men's Journal
Zoned on Zanzibar from Escape
Storming The Beach from Salon Travel
The Last Safari from Talk
Winter Rules from Sports Illustrated
From the Wonderful People Who Brought You the Killing Fields from Outside
China's Wild West from The Atlantic Monthly
Exiled Beyond Kilometer 101 from The Atlantic Monthly
The Two Faces of Tourism from National Geographic Traveler
The Very Short History of Nunavut from Outside
One Man and His Donkey from The St. Petersburg Times
Marseille's Moment from Conde Nast Traveler
Contributors' Notes
Notable Travel Writing of 1999

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