Explore some of the world’s most iconic places on our flagship private jet journey. During this breathtaking trip around the world, explore cultural and natural treasures that have inspired and captured the imagination of humankind for centuries! And you'll travel in supreme comfort aboard our custom Boeing 757, outfitted with fully reclining flatbed seats with space for just 48 guests.

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 Moai on Easter Island  Moai on Easter Island  Historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu  Textile artisans, Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco. Credit: Richard Stanoss  Australia's Great Barrier Reef  Masked Butterfly Fish, the Great Barrier Reef  Clown fish amid the anemone, the Great Barrier Reef  Swimming with tortoise, Great Barrier Reef  Sunrise at Angkor Wat  Monk at Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat  Monks at Angkor Wat  The ethereal Taj Mahal  The Taj Mahal, Agra  The Taj Mahal, Agra  The newly restored Palace of the Winds in Jaipur  Viewing lions during a game drive  Elephants at a watering hole  Giraffes on the savanna  Wildebeest, cranes, and flamingos along the water, Ngorongoro Crater  The Treasury at Petra  Petra's dramatic Treasury from the siq  Nomadic tent in Jordan's Wadi Rum  Djemaa El Fna at dusk, Marrakech  Design and architecture of Morocco

Around the World: A Private Jet Journey

24 days from $99,950

Explore some of the world’s most iconic places on our flagship private jet journey. During this breathtaking trip around the world, explore cultural and natural treasures that have inspired and captured the imagination of humankind for centuries! And you'll travel in supreme comfort aboard our custom Boeing 757, outfitted with fully reclining flatbed seats with space for just 48 guests.

or Call 866-903-7650


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The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, United States

Located directly on the beach, The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale is an elegant retreat on Florida’s Gold Coast. Relax by the heated infinity pool or in the shade of an oceanfront cabana, and recharge in your spacious guest room with a balcony that overlooks the ocean or intracoastal waterway. Sumptuous marble bath features separate tub and shower and premium bath essentials. There is a full-service restaurant as well as a café poolside. Also on site is an expansive fitness center and full service spa.

Number of nights: 2

Belmond Monasterio

Cusco , Peru

Originally constructed over 300 years ago as the San Antonio Seminary, the Belmond Hotel Monasterio has been restored to provide all the luxury, ease, and comforts of a modern hotel property. Guest rooms reflect their origins as the home for the Jesuit seminarians, decorated in a combination of modern and traditional Spanish colonial styles. Set in the center of town, the hotel is surrounded by shops where you can find local handicrafts, textiles, and jewelry. All guest rooms are oxygen-enriched and equipped with telephone, mini bar, in-room safe, cable television, and hair dryers. 

Number of nights: 3

Hotel Costa del Sol Trujillo Centro

Trujillo, Peru

Attentive and warm service greets guests to the North Coast of Peru at the Hotel Costa del Sol Trujillo Centro. With a prime location at the corner of the city’s main plaza, it is only 10 minutes away from the Incan Chan Chan ruins and the Sun and Moon Temples. The hotel features a variety of services and amenities, including a bar, restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, and fitness center. 

Number of nights: 3

Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa

Easter Island, Chile

This property uses natural materials, such as cypress trunks and volcanic rock, to create seamless harmony with the landscape. The spacious sea view deck allows for peaceful stargazing and relaxation.

Number of nights: 2

Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

Nadi, Fiji

The beautiful waterfront resort unfolds across 26 acres of lush gardens with views extending across Nadi Bay. Every one of the 296 luxury rooms and suites faces the ocean. Fresh seasonal dining, proud displays of local Fijian culture, and an abundance of recreational facilities including a full spa await. 

Number of nights: 1

Pullman Sea Temple Resort & Spa

Port Douglas, Australia

Set on nearly 10 acres, the Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa features extensive gardens and water features, including a lagoon-style pool with waterfalls, pool bar, and direct beach access. Guest rooms are equipped with all the modern amenities and private balconies or terraces. 

Number of nights: 2

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor

Siem Reap , Cambodia

Located just five miles from Angkor Wat, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor hotel has been restored to its original colonial architecture and features steam baths, a stunning 35-meter lap pool, and shops full of local crafts. Rooms are appointed with high ceilings and four-poster bed. There is a full-service restaurant as well as a charming lounge on site. 

Number of nights: 3

Rambagh Palace

Jaipur, India

Originally built in 1835, Rambagh Palace has stepped gracefully through many royal transitions—from the home of the queen’s favorite handmaiden, to royal guesthouse and hunting lodge and later as the residence of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his queen, Maharani Gayatri Devi. Today, this hotel offers 78 stunningly restored guest suites, which were the chambers of the former Maharaja. The palace retains its elaborate splendor, extravagantly decorated with hand-carved marble jalis or latticework, sandstone balustrades, cupolas, and chattris or cenotaphs, and elaborate Mughal Gardens. Each Palace guest room has been redesigned for comfort with a four-poster bed or twin bed, walk-in wardrobe, and a spacious bathroom. The property features several award-winning restaurants and a sprawling spa facility with a host of treatment options to choose from.

Number of nights: 2

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Serengeti, Tanzania

Located within the Serengeti National Park, this lodge features 77 guest rooms, all with stunning views of the Serengeti plains. This property combines the intimacy of a lodge and the facilities expected of a much larger hotel, such as an infinity pool, restaurants serving a mix of African and international cuisine, a bar, a fitness center, a spa, and a Discovery center where you can learn more about the people and wildlife in the region. 
African textiles, local art, and grand four-poster beds draped in decorative mosquito netting create the ideal retreat after a thrilling African safari. Guest rooms offer en suite bathrooms with hair dryer, satellite TV and audio channels, and a deck for relaxing while looking for wildlife. 

Number of nights: 3

Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge

Serengeti , Tanzania

Set on 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape, this all-suites retreat is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes' drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater that is said to have the most dense concentration of wildlife in Africa. This property features 20 spacious private log villas with bed and sitting area and a fireplace as well as spacious bathrooms with large rain showers. There is a restaurant and lounge plus a swimming pool and spa on-site. 

Number of nights: 3

Mövenpick Resort Petra

Petra, Jordan

The Mövenpick Resort Petra was chosen for its prime location just a short stroll from the entrance to Petra, one of the world’s most fascinating ancient cities. The property blends Middle Eastern craftsmanship with a more modern western design. Guest rooms feature contemporary furnishings and fixtures and spacious bathrooms. There are several dining options available including a casual coffee bar, lounge, poolside café and more formal restaurants offering a variety of fare.  

Number of nights: 2

Discovery Bedu Camp

Petra, Jordan

Remote and secluded, these tented suites are tastefully decorated to blend in with the local surroundings and allow for mesmerizing views at sunset and spectacular stargazing at night. Each tented suite has a private deck with views of the stunning desert landscape, sand dunes, and mountains. The suites contain either a king size bed or two twin beds with a small sitting area as well as a space for luggage and hanging closet. There are en suite bathrooms with hot & cold rain shower, a copper washbasin, and private flushable toilet. 

See the Tripadvisor page for Discovery Bedu Camp.  

Number of nights: 2

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco

Four Seasons Resort Marrakech features lofty views of the Atlas Mountains and sun-filled Marrakech. Luxury hotel rooms are as calming and secluded as they are inspiring and open. The resort also features five outstanding resort restaurants, bars, and trendy lounges.

Number of nights: 2

La Maison Arabe

Marrakech, Morocco

Experience the soul of Moroccan hospitality at this luxurious riad-hotel set in the heart of the ancient medina of Marrakech. An authentic haven of tranquility that echoes the city’s rich history, heritage, and culture. The hotel features just 32 rooms and suites, charming havens of comfort and refinement, which are set around the patio or on the garden side of the hotel, or in the privacy of the adjoining douiria. Guest rooms are each unique in layout and design, combining contemporary elegance with Moroccan decorative elements. Most have a fireplace and a private balcony or terrace where you can enjoy a drink under the stars. Bathrooms are crafted from Moroccan marble and granite. 

Number of nights: 2

Activity Level

Activity Level 3:  Moderate / Active


Our Around the World itinerary is an active and ambitious program that will be taken at a moderate pace with many early morning departures and longer days so you can experience the best of these nine incredible destinations. This trip will travel great distances and experience frequent time zone changes, which can affect energy levels. You should be physically active and in good general health, especially prior to departure. This trip will include plenty of physical activities—including walking, hiking, and snorkeling—in addition to activities designed to offer cultural or historical context. Each excursion offered will entail a different level of physical expectation, with many that will require walks from one to three miles and last from two to three hours. At some locations you will be traveling to high altitudes including Cusco, Peru at 11,200 feet; Machu Picchu, Peru at 8,000 feet; and for those who choose the Ngorongoro Crater alternate, at 8,000 feet. If you wish to avoid these destinations, alternative choices are available. All excursions will take place rain or shine and some of the destinations will be warm with strong sun. In more remote spots, expect to walk and hike along groomed trails, some that can have steep inclines and declines. There may be trails and pathways that can be uneven and sandy or rocky, with uneven steps, pebbles, mud, and exposed roots or that will be slippery and muddy if it has recently rained. Specific inoculations will be required to take part in this journey. Details on how to prepare for this trip and information on each day’s activities, including weather, packing suggestions, and “what to expect” will be included with your Pre-Tour documents.

Countries on this itinerary are not immune to events that could require an itinerary change. Weather, political occurrences, and visits by dignitaries can require extra flexibilily to accommodate the unexpected event or events.

This Private Jet Journey is appropriate for: Travelers who are reasonably fit and healthy, enjoy days full of discovery and adventure, and are comfortable with many early mornings to see the most of these destinations. *As part of registering for this trip, all participants will need to be evaluated by their private physician to be sure the program and pacing is suitable for them. 

For travelers who do require a slower pace, extra assistance, or the use of a cane or walking stick, arrangements can be made for private touring at each destination if necessary, at the discretion of tour staff. Any extra cost for such arrangements will be the responsibility of the individual guest.

A Note About COVID-19 Protocols

The destinations on this journey are being thoroughly monitored now and will be throughout the trip via expert in-country consultants and partners, and with proprietary disease prevalence and trend data tools. If there is an increased risk visiting any of the countries, there is an ability to change the itinerary as needed, even while the trip is under way, which is one of the advantages of private jet travel. This program will also include a dedicated physician who will screen and monitor guests, staff, and flight crew health both prior to departure and throughout the trip. There will also be a daily monitoring of guests and staff as well as testing, as required by the destinations on the trip, and administered by the on-board physician. Additional cleaning and hygiene protocols will be in place. Hotel partners and in-country operations teams will ensure that hygiene standards and practices meet our elevated requirements. Personal hygiene kits expressly developed for this trip will be distributed to guests and refreshed throughout the journey.


Boeing 757

The Boeing 757 Private Jet is configured to accommodate just 48 guests with a large and spacious cabin with 2 x 2 seating across a single-aisle and custom-made leather flatbed seats that offer a full flat 180-degree recline and a host of additional recline options for your ultimate comfort as you fly. Seats are equipped with individual power connections to recharge batteries for cameras or laptop computers, with standard U.S. outlet compatibility. There is an in-flight entertainment system to give you a variety of options for relaxation, and an onboard presentation system for when enrichment activities are offered. Your friendly and helpful cabin crew of seven are there to greet you at each destination and make the jet a home-away-from-home as you fly. An onboard chef plans and supervises all food preparation, and in-flight menus feature dishes using only the freshest ingredients. The jet carries a wide variety of beverages, and bottled water is always available. 

Your professional crew also include:

  • Two pilots
  • Engineer
  • Luggage/arrivals manager
  • Chef
  • Trip physician
  • Expedition leader
  • Assistant expedition leaders
  • Destination experts including a Smithsonian Journeys Expert
 Fiji Islands

Boeing 757

The Boeing 757 Private Jet is configured to accommodate just 48 guests with a large and spacious cabin with 2 x 2 seating across a single-aisle and custom-made leather flatbed seats that offer a full flat 180-degree recline and a host of additional recline options for your ultimate comfort as you fly. Seats are equipped with individual power connections to recharge batteries for cameras or laptop computers, with standard U.S. outlet compatibility. There is an in-flight entertainment system to give you a variety of options for relaxation, and an onboard presentation system for when enrichment activities are offered. Your friendly and helpful cabin crew of seven are there to greet you at each destination and make the jet a home-away-from-home as you fly. An onboard chef plans and supervises all food preparation, and in-flight menus feature dishes using only the freshest ingredients. The jet carries a wide variety of beverages, and bottled water is always available. 

Your professional crew also include:

  • Two pilots
  • Engineer
  • Luggage/arrivals manager
  • Chef
  • Trip physician
  • Expedition leader
  • Assistant expedition leaders
  • Destination experts including a Smithsonian Journeys Expert
 Fiji Islands
Reading List
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
By: Mark Adams
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu?In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and “discovered” Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer’s perilous path in search of the truth—except he’d written about adventure far more than he’d actually lived it. In fact, he’d never even slept in a tent.Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams’ fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world’s most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what was Machu Picchu?
The Last Days of the Incas
By: Kim MacQuarrie
The epic story of the fall of the Inca Empire to Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in the aftermath of a bloody civil war, and the recent discovery of the lost guerrilla capital of the Incas, Vilcabamba, by three American explorers.In 1532, the fifty-four-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his four brothers, to the shores of Peru. Unbeknownst to the Spaniards, the Inca rulers of Peru had just fought a bloody civil war in which the emperor Atahualpa had defeated his brother Huascar. Pizarro and his men soon clashed with Atahualpa and a huge force of Inca warriors at the Battle of Cajamarca. Despite being outnumbered by more than two hundred to one, the Spaniards prevailed—due largely to their horses, their steel armor and swords, and their tactic of surprise. They captured and imprisoned Atahualpa. Although the Inca emperor paid an enormous ransom in gold, the Spaniards executed him anyway. The following year, the Spaniards seized the Inca capital of Cuzco, completing their conquest of the largest native empire the New World has ever known. Peru was now a Spanish colony, and the conquistadors were wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. But the Incas did not submit willingly. A young Inca emperor, the brother of Atahualpa, soon led a massive rebellion against the Spaniards, inflicting heavy casualties and nearly wiping out the conquerors. Eventually, however, Pizarro and his men forced the emperor to abandon the Andes and flee to the Amazon. There, he established a hidden capital, called Vilcabamba—only recently rediscovered by a trio of colorful American explorers. Although the Incas fought a deadly, thirty-six-year-long guerrilla war, the Spanish ultimately captured the last Inca emperor and vanquished the native resistance.
Lost City of the Incas (Phoenix Press)
By: Hiram Bingham
A special illustrated edition of Hiram Bingham's classic work captures all the magnificence and mystery of the amazing archeological sites he uncovered. Early in the 20th century, Bingham ventured into the wild and then unknown country of the Eastern Peruvian Andes--and in 1911 came upon the fabulous Inca city that made him famous: Machu Picchu. In the space of one short season he went on to discover two more lost cities, including Vitcos, where the last Incan Emperor was assassinated.
The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire
By: Ramiro Matos Mendieta, Jose Barreiro, David Penney, John Oschendorf
This compelling collection of essays explores the Qhapaq nan (or Great Inca Road), an extensive network of trails reaching modern-day Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. These roads and the accompanying agricultural terraces and structures that have survived for more than six centuries are a testament to the advanced engineering and construction skills of the Inca people. The Qhapaq nan also spurred an important process of ecological and community integration across the Andean region. This book, the companion volume to a National Museum of the American Indian exhibition of the same name, features essays on six main themes: the ancestors of the Inca, Cusco as the center of the empire, road engineering, road transportation and integration, the road in the Colonial era, and the road today. Beautifully designed and featuring more than 225 full-color illustrations, The Great Inka Road is a fascinating look at this enduring symbol of the Andean peoples' strength and adaptability.
Smithsonian Journeys Cultural Guide: Peru
By: Smithsonian Journeys
For the savvy, cosmopolitan traveler who wants to delve into Peru's history and cultureSmithsonian Journeys Cultural Guide: Peru is a travel guide like none other: it gives a vital overview of the history, geography, foodways, and culture of this remarkable destination. This e-book original from Smithsonian Journeys, the Smithsonian Institution's worldwide educational travel program, provides all the cultural and historical information travelers need to inform their visit to Peru.Readers discover the rich tradition of Peruvian trade so they can see it at play in the contemporary markets they will visit, such as the Mercado Indio in Lima. They learn all about the diverse plants and wildlife of the region so they can spot a Quetzal bird, pinpoint a blade of Ichu grass, and even distinguish between an alpaca and a llama. They study the Incas' monumental achievements in architecture, astronomy, art, and engineering so they will be even more awestruck at the base of the mighty Machu Picchu.Peru lives up to its name--in the ancient Quecha language of the Incas, it means "land of plenty"--and Smithsonian Journeys Cultural Guide: Peru lives up to the reputation of the Smithsonian by providing travelers with the knowledge they need to make the most of the journey of a lifetime.
Seeing the Universe From Here: Field Notes from My Smithsonian Travels
By: G. Wayne Clough
As the Smithsonian Institution's twelfth Secretary, Dr. G. Wayne Clough traveled extensively to connect with researchers and gain a better understanding of the scope of the Institution's work. While the Smithsonian is comprised of nineteen museums and galleries, a National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities, it also has a research presence in more than one hundred countries.During his six years as secretary, Dr. Clough kept a detailed journal of his experiences and discoveries while on his travels, ranging from anthropology in Antarctica to pre-Columbian history in Peru from astrophysics in the Andes and the mountains of Hawaii to coral reef ecosystems off the coast of Belize, and from climate change in Wyoming to preserving endangered species in Kenya and Panama. Seeing the Universe From Here offers a firsthand perspective of the Smithsonian's global relevance in these progressive fields.
The Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics:2nd (Second) edition
By: Carlos Iván Degregori (Editor), Robin Kirk (Editor) Orin Starn (Editor)
Peru Reader: History, Culture, Politics 2ND EDITION by Orin Starn. Duke UP,2005
Among Stone Giants: The Life of Katherine Routledge and Her Remarkable Expedition to Easter Island
By: Van Tilburg Ph.D., Jo Anne
The Statues that Walked: Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island
By: Hunt, Terry, Lipo, Carl
Easter Island's Silent Sentinels: The Sculpture and Architecture of Rapa Nui
By: Kenneth Treister, Patricia Vargas Casanova, Claudio Cristino
It may be the most interesting and yet loneliest spot on earth: a volcanic rock surrounded by a million square miles of ocean, named for the day Dutch explorers discovered it, Easter Sunday, April 5, 1722. Here people created a complex society, sophisticated astronomy, exquisite wood sculpture, monumental stone architecture, roads, and a puzzling ideographic script. And then they went about sculpting amazing, giant human figures in stone.This richly illustrated book of the history, culture, and art of Easter Island is the first to examine in detail the island’s vernacular architecture, often overshadowed by its giant stone statues. It shows the conjecturally reconstructed prehistoric pole houses; the ahu, the sculptures’ platform, as a spectacular expression of prehistoric megalithic architecture; and the Easter Island Statue Project’s inventory of the colossal moai sculptures.This publication is made possible in part by a generous contribution from Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund.
The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific
By: Paul Theroux
In one of his most exotic and breathtaking journeys, the intrepid traveler Paul Theroux ventures to the South Pacific, exploring fifty-one islands by collapsible kayak. Beginning in New Zealand's rain forests and ultimately coming to shore thousands of miles away in Hawaii, Theroux paddles alone over isolated atolls, through dirty harbors and shark-filled waters, and along treacherous coastlines. This exhilarating tropical epic is full of disarming observations and high adventure.
Natural History (Smithsonian)
By: DK
A landmark in reference publishing and overseen and authenticated by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Natural History presents an unrivaled visual survey of Earth's natural history. Giving a clear overview of the classification of our natural world-over 6,000 species-Natural History looks at every kingdom of life, from bacteria, minerals, and rocks to fossils to plants and animals. Featuring a remarkable array of specially commissioned photographs, Natural History looks at thousands of specimens and species displayed in visual galleries that take the reader on an incredible journey from the most fundamental building blocks of the world's landscapes, through the simplest of life forms, to plants, fungi, and animals.
Wildlife of the World (Dk Smithsonian)
By: DK Publishing
Wildlife of the World takes you on a journey through some of the most scenic and rich animal habitats — from the Amazon rain forests to the Himalayas, the Sahara to the South Pole — meeting the most important animals in each ecosystem along the way.In Wildlife of the World truly spectacular portrait-style photography brings you "face-to-face" with individual animals in up-close and engrossing profiles on how the animals interact with their environments, mate, survive, and even play.From the shaggy musk ox foraging in the Canadian high arctic to the angered Scottish wildcat prowling the Highlands to the rock-climbing gelada monkey of Ethiopia, each animal featured in Wildlife of the World plays a key role in its environment. An additional eighty-page illustrated reference section on the animal kingdom explains the animal groups and profiles additional species.Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide, 3rd Edition
By: DK
With more than 1 million copies sold, this updated and revised celebration of the animal kingdom features photos and descriptions of over 2,000 species and habitats.Bringing animals, habitats, and up-to-date research to life for readers around the world, Animal explores the creatures that have fascinated and inspired humans for years, from intrepid Emperor penguins to fierce Siberian tigers, to the very intelligent and highly communicative humpback whale. This updated edition introduces the olinguito, the adorable, recently discovered mammal that looks like a cross between a cat and a teddy bear, and the Skywalker gibbon found in the tropical forests of Yunnan Province in southwest China and Myanmar. Perfect for gift-giving.Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
Island Home: A Landscape Memoir
By: Tim Winton
A beautiful, evocative, and sometimes provocative memoir of Australia’s unique landscape, and how that singular place has shaped Tim Winton and his writing. From boyhood, Winton’s relationship with the world around him―rock pools, sea caves, scrub, and swamp―has been as vital as any other connection. Camping in hidden inlets, walking in high rocky desert, diving in reefs, bobbing in the sea between surfing sets, Winton has felt the place seep into him, and learned to see landscape as a living process. In Island Home, Winton brings this landscape―and its influence on the island nation’s identity and art―vividly to life through personal accounts and environmental history. Wise, rhapsodic, exalted―in language as unexpected and wild as the landscape it describes―Island Home is a brilliant, moving portrait of Australia from one of its finest writers.
The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's Founding
By: Robert Hughes
In this bestselling account of the colonization of Australia, Robert Hughes explores how the convict transportation system created the country we know today. Digging deep into the dark history of England's infamous efforts to move 160,000 men and women thousands of miles to the other side of the world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Hughes has crafted a groundbreaking, definitive account of the settling of Australia. Tracing the European presence in Australia from early explorations through the rise and fall of the penal colonies, and featuring 16 pages of illustrations and 3 maps, The Fatal Shore brings to life the incredible true history of a country we thought we knew.
Aboriginal Australians: A History Since 1788
By: Richard Broome
A powerful history of black and white encounters in Australia since colonization, this fully updated edition remains the only concise survey of Aboriginal history since 1788 In the creation of any new society, there are winners and losers. So it was with Australia as it grew from a colonial outpost to an affluent society. Richard Broome tells the history of Australia from the standpoint of the original Australians: those who lost most in the early colonial struggle for power. Surveying two centuries of Aboriginal-European encounters, he shows how white settlers steadily supplanted the original inhabitants, from the shining coasts to inland deserts, by sheer force of numbers, disease, technology, and violence. He also tells the story of Aboriginal survival through resistance and accommodation, and traces the continuing Aboriginal struggle to move from the margins of a settler society to a more central place in modern. Since its first edition in 1982, Broome's Aboriginal Australians has won acclaim as a classic account of race relations in Australia. This fully rewritten fourth edition continues the story, covering the uneven implementation of native title, the plight of remote Aboriginal communities, the "Intervention," and the landmark apology to the "stolen generations" by Federal Parliament.
Angkor and the Khmer Civilization (Ancient Peoples and Places)
By: Michael D. Coe
The ancient city of Angkor has fascinated Westerners since its rediscovery in the mid-nineteenth century. A great deal is now known about the brilliant Khmer civilization that flourished among the monsoon forests and rice paddies of mainland Southeast Asia, thanks to the pioneering work of French scholars and the application of modern archaeological techniques such as remote sensing from the space shuttle. The classic-period Khmer kings ruled over their part-Hindu and part-Buddhist empire from AD 802 for more than five centuries. This period saw the construction of many architectural masterpieces, including the huge capital city of Angkor, with the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat, the world's largest religious structure. Numerous other provincial centers, bound together by an impressive imperial road system, were scattered across the Cambodian Plain, northeast Thailand, southern Laos, and the Delta of southern Vietnam. Khmer civilization by no means disappeared with the gradual abandonment of Angkor that began in the fourteenth century, and the book's final chapter describes the conversion of the Khmer to a different kind of Buddhism, the move of the capital downriver to the Phnom Penh area, and the reorientation of the Khmer state to maritime trade.Angkor and the Khmer Civilization presents a concise but complete picture of Khmer cultural history from the Stone Age until the establishment of the French Protectorate in 1863, and is lavishly illustrated with maps, plans, drawings, and photographs. Drawing on the latest archaeological research, Michael D. Coe brings to life Angkor's extraordinary society and culture. 130 illustrations, 22 in color
Presenting Cambodia
By: Mick Shippen
Given the splendours of Angkor Thom together with another 90 temple sites within the Angkor Archaeological Park, it is no wonder that Cambodia is dubbed the 'Kingdom of Wonder'. In its listing, UNESCO described Angkor as 'an exceptional testimony to a lost civilization'.  But Cambodia is also a revitalized modern country with new infrastructure and many living traditions, as well as stunning countryside and quiet beaches. Mick Shippen's informative and entertaining text illustrated by his distinctive and highly personal photography present a wide-ranging introduction to the many facets of Cambodia for resident and visitor alike. The main text is accompanied by sidebars or box stories that highlight details of particular interest, provide anecdotal information and give a lively and reader-friendly look to the book. The book is divided into two parts, the first part giving an overview of the landscapes, people, history, modern economy and culture of Cambodia, and the second looking in detail at the five main regions: Phnom Penh and Around; the North-west; Siem Reap and Angkor; the South Coast and the East.
Modern India: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
By: Craig Jeffrey
India is widely recognized as a new global powerhouse. It has become one of the world's emerging powers, rivaling China in terms of global influence. Yet people still know relatively little about the economic, social, political, and cultural changes unfolding in India today. To what extent are people benefiting from the economic boom? Does caste still exist in India? How is India's culture industry responding to technological change? And what of India's rapidly changing role internationally?This Very Short Introduction looks at the exciting world of change in contemporary India. Craig Jeffrey provides a compelling account of the recent history of the nation, investigating the contradictions that are plaguing modern India and the manner in which people, especially young people, are actively remaking the country in the twenty first century. One thing is clear: India is a country that is going to become increasingly important for the world over the coming decades. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
India: A History. Revised and Updated
By: John Keay
Fully revised with forty thousand new words that take the reader up to present-day India, John Keay’s India: A History spans five millennia in a sweeping narrative that tells the story of the peoples of the subcontinent, from their ancient beginnings in the valley of the Indus to the events in the region today. In charting the evolution of the rich tapestry of cultures, religions, and peoples that comprise the modern nations of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, Keay weaves together insights from a variety of scholarly fields to create a rich historical narrative. Wide-ranging and authoritative, India: A History is a compelling epic portrait of one of the world’s oldest and most richly diverse civilizations.
Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India
By: Gidla, Sujatha
Taj Mahal (Wonders of the World)
By: Giles Tillotson
An enduring monument of haunting beauty, the Taj Mahal seems a symbol of stability itself. The familiar view of the glowing marble mausoleum from the gateway entrance offers the very picture of permanence. And yet this extraordinary edifice presents a shifting image to observers across time and cultures. The meaning of the Taj Mahal, the perceptions and responses it prompts, ideas about the building and the history that shape them: these form the subject of Giles Tillotson’s book. More than a richly illustrated history―though it is that as well―this book is an eloquent meditation on the place of the Taj Mahal in the cultural imagination of India and the wider world.Since its completion in 1648, the mausoleum commissioned by the fifth Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, has come to symbolize many things: the undying love of a man for his wife, the perfection of Mughal architecture, the ideal synthesis of various strands of subcontinental aesthetics, even an icon of modern India itself. Exploring different perspectives brought to the magnificent structure―by a Mughal court poet, an English Romantic traveler, a colonial administrator, an architectural historian, or a contemporary Bollywood filmmaker―this book is an incomparable guide through the varied and changing ideas inspired by the Taj Mahal, from its construction to our day. In Tillotson’s expert hands, the story of a seventeenth-century structure in the city of Agra reveals itself as a story about our own place and time.
The Tree Where Man Was Born (Penguin Classics)
By: Peter Matthiessen
A timeless and majestic portrait of Africa by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise A finalist for the National Book Award when it was released in 1972, this vivid portrait of East Africa remains as fresh and revelatory now as on the day it was first published. Peter Matthiessen exquisitely combines nature and travel writing to portray the sights, scenes, and people he observed firsthand in several trips over the course of a dozen years. From the daily lives of wild herdsmen and the drama of predator kills to the field biologists investigating wild creatures and the anthropologists seeking humanity's origins in the rift valley, The Tree Where Man Was Born is a classic of journalistic observation. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by groundbreaking British primatologist Jane Goodall.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals
By: Richard D. Estes
Since its original publication in 1993, The Safari Companion has been the best field guide to observing and understanding the behavior of African mammals. An indispensable tool for naturalists traveling to Africa, this new edition has been revised to acknowledge the enthusiasm to those watching these magnificent animals at zoos and wildlife parks, and on film. The Safari Companion enables readers to recognize and interpret visible behavioral activities, such as courtship rituals, territorial marking, aggression, and care of young. Each account of over 80 species includes a behavioral table in which the unique actions of the hoofed mammals, carnivores, and primates are described for easy reference. In addition, useful maps show the major national boundaries, vegetation zones, and game parks relevant to the guide. The book includes an extensive glossary, as well as tips on wildlife photography, a list of organizations working to protect African wildlife, and advice on where and when to see the animals.
Africa: A Biography of the Continent
By: John Reader
In 1978, paleontologists in East Africa discovered the earliest evidence of our divergence from the apes: three pre-human footprints, striding away from a volcano, were preserved in the petrified surface of a mudpan over three million years ago. Out of Africa, the world's most ancient and stable landmass, Homo sapiens dispersed across the globe.  And yet the continent that gave birth to human history has long been woefully misunderstood and mistreated by the rest of the world.In a book as splendid in its wealth of information as it is breathtaking in scope, British writer and photojournalist John Reader brings to light Africa's geology and evolution, the majestic array of its landforms and environments, the rich diversity of its peoples and their ways of life, the devastating legacies of slavery and colonialism as well as recent political troubles and triumphs. Written in simple, elegant prose and illustrated with Reader's own photographs, Africa: A Biography of the Continent is an unforgettable book that will delight the general reader and expert alike.
Serengeti Spy: Views from a Hidden Camera on the Plains of East Africa
By: Anup Shah
In these terrific action photos of wildlife on the African savannah in the Serengeti and the Massai Mara, Anup Shah reveals these creatures as never seen before, using remote hidden cameras that have been planted across the plains. This is life on the plains in all its dynamism, cruelty and vitality, the circle of life in action. Readers will find themselves literally face to face with hyenas as they feed on a kill, with elephants communing in a watering hold, playful lion cubs, wildebeests leaping across a ravine, inquisitive monkeys who have discovered the camera and gaze directly into the lens and cheetahs peering back under their tails towards the camera. Many of these animals have actually noticed the camera, mostly by the sound of it clicking away and their interest is clearly piqued; they're certainly not accustomed to encounters with a camera on the ground of their home turf. This is primarily a visual journey through the African plains, but captions written by the author will impart interesting facts about the animals, as well as any activity of interest that may have occurred while the photo was being taken.
Out of Africa: and Shadows on the Grass
By: Isak Dinesen
With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya.
Circling the Sun: A Novel
By: Paula McLain
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BOOKPAGE, AND SHELF AWARENESS • “Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of The Paris Wife will be captivated by Circling the Sun, which . . . is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing.”—Ann Patchett, Country LivingPaula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman—Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa.Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature’s delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships.Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it’s the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl’s truest self and her fate: to fly.Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain’s powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit.Praise for Circling the Sun“In McLain’s confident hands, Beryl Markham crackles to life, and we readers truly understand what made a woman so far ahead of her time believe she had the power to soar.”—Jodi Picoult, author of Leaving Time“Enchanting . . . a worthy heir to [Isak] Dinesen . . . Like Africa as it’s so gorgeously depicted here, this novel will never let you go.”—The Boston Globe“Famed aviator Beryl Markham is a novelist’s dream. . . . [A] wonderful portrait of a complex woman who lived—defiantly—on her own terms.”—People (Book of the Week)“Circling the Sun soars.”—Newsday“Captivating . . . [an] irresistible novel.”—The Seattle Times“Like its high-flying subject, Circling the Sun is audacious and glamorous and hard not to be drawn in by. Beryl Markham may have married more than once, but she was nobody’s wife.”—Entertainment Weekly“[An] eloquent evocation of Beryl’s daring life.”—O: The Oprah Magazine“Markham’s life is the stuff of legend. . . . McLain has created a voice that is lush and intricate to evoke a character who is enviably brave and independent.”—NPR“Bold, absorbing fiction.”—New York Daily News“Paula McLain has such a gift for bringing characters to life. I loved discovering the singular Beryl Markham, with all her strengths and passions and complexities.”—Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before YouFrom the Hardcover edition.
West with the Night: A Memoir
By: Beryl Markham
A new edition of a great, underappreciated classic of our timeBeryl Markham's West with the Night is a true classic, a book that deserves the same acclaim and readership as the work of her contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Isak Dinesen. If the first responsibility of a memoirist is to lead a life worth writing about, Markham succeeded beyond all measure. Born Beryl Clutterbuck in the middle of England, she and her father moved to Kenya when she was a girl, and she grew up with a zebra for a pet; horses for friends; baboons, lions, and gazelles for neighbors. She made money by scouting elephants from a tiny plane. And she would spend most of the rest of her life in East Africa as an adventurer, a racehorse trainer, and an aviatrix―she became the first person to fly nonstop from Europe to America, the first woman to fly solo east to west across the Atlantic. Hers was indisputably a life full of adventure and beauty. And then there is the writing. When Hemingway read Markham's book, he wrote to his editor, Maxwell Perkins: "She has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer . . . [She] can write rings around all of us who consider ourselves as writers . . . It is really a bloody wonderful book." With a new introduction by Sara Wheeler―one of Markham's few legitimate literary heirs―West with the Night should once again take its place as one of the world's great adventure stories.
Married to a Bedouin
By: Marguerite van Geldermalsen
'"Where you staying?" the Bedouin asked. "Why you not stay with me tonight - in my cave?"' Thus begins Marguerite van Geldermalsen's story of how a New Zealand-born nurse came to be married to Mohammad Abdallah Othman, a Bedouin souvenir-seller from the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. It was 1978 and she and a friend were travelling through the Middle East when Marguerite met the charismatic Mohammad who convinced her that he was the man for her.A life with Mohammad meant moving into his ancient cave and learning to love the regular tasks of baking shrak bread on an open fire and collecting water from the spring. And as Marguerite feels herself becoming part of the Bedouin community, she is thankful for the twist in fate that has led her to this contented life. Marguerite's light-hearted and guileless observations of the people she comes to love are as heart-warming as they are valuable, charting Bedouin traditions now lost to the modern world.
A History of Jordan
By: Robins, Philip
Living in Morocco
By: Barbara & René Stoeltie
In a Land Not So Far Away Arabian Nights in contemporary Morocco Though it lies just across the Mediterranean from Europe, barely a stone’s throw from Spain’s southernmost tip, Morocco couldn’t possibly be farther away. With its mountainous and desert landscapes, labyrinthine souks, delectable cuisine, exquisite rugs and textiles, vibrant mosaics, fragrant odors, mesmerizing music, and welcoming people, Morocco is a most alluring and tantalizingly exotic destination. Digging a little deeper into the myth of Morocco, Barbara and René Stoeltie bring us this eclectic selection of homes to demonstrate all that is most wonderful about the Moroccan style: from tiled, turquoise swimming pools and lavish gardens to carved wooden furniture and jade-colored marble fountains. With more than 500 pages featuring brand new, unpublished photographs, flipping through these fairy tale–like visions of exotic havens (ideally while sipping a steaming cup of sweet, fragrant mint tea) will instantly whisk you away. About the series:Bibliotheca Universalis―Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together more than 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm’s delight―never bore, always excite! Text in English, French, and German
24x36 World Wall Map by Smithsonian Journeys - Tan Oceans Special Edition (24x36 Laminated)
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