25 chapters, 100,000 words, 120 illustrations
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HOW TO SEE THE WORLD
Art of Travel - European and World Backpacking
The following are recommended reading.
Chatwin, Bruce. The Songlines. New York: Viking Press, 1987. Chatwin investigates Australian Aboriginal dreaming tracks and presents a good case for travel as an innate part of humanity.
Council on International Educational Exchange. Work, Study, and Travel Abroad: The Whole World Handbook. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. Updated every two years, this book presents an overview of over 1200 work and study opportunities in over eighty countries.
----Going Places: The High School Students' Guide to Study, Travel, and Adventure Abroad. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995. Written for ages twelve to eighteen, with several hundred programs described.
----Volunteer! The Comprehensive Guide to Volunteer Service in the U.S. and Abroad. New York: CIEE, 1996. Updated every two years.
Dawood, Richard, M.D. Travelers' Health: How to Stay Healthy All Over the World. New York: Random House, 1994. With six hundred pages of advice from sixty British and American travel medicine specialists, this is the most complete travelers' health guide.
Dessery, Bradford L., and Robin, Marc R. The Medical Guide for Third World Travelers: A Comprehensive Self-Care Handbook. San Diego: K-W Publications, 1992. This is a good health guide by two nurses with practical experience.
Fletcher, Colin. The Complete Walker III. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984. Dubbed the "hiker's Bible," this is a highly detailed look at the gear and philosophy of a wilderness backpacker who has also written several other books.
Griffith, Susan. Teaching English Abroad. Oxford: Vacation Work, 1994. This is over three hundred pages on the subject, including numerous personal accounts. Distributed in the U.S. by Petersen's Guides, Princeton, NJ (tel. 800-338-3282).
----Work Your Way Around the World. Oxford: Vacation Work, 1990. Griffith's comprehensive encyclopedia on thousands of working opportunities for travelers. Inspirational reading. Also distributed in the U.S. by Petersen's Guides.
Hall, Edward T. The Silent Language. Garden City, New York: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1959. A groundbreaking work on nonverbal communication.
----The Hidden Dimension. Garden City, New York: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1966. Hall focuses on how cultures uniquely use and perceive space.
----The Dance of Life: The Other Dimension of Time. Garden City, New York: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1983. Hall investigates how cultures are affected by unique perceptions of time.
Miller, Stuart. Understanding Europeans. Santa Fe: John Muir Publications, 1990. This is an incisive book by an American former professor of European comparative literature who has lived and worked extensively in Europe. It also helps you understand Americans.
Pei, Mario. Talking Your Way Around the World. New York: Harper & Row, 1971. Interesting reading on languages by the popular linguist, although you won't quite be speaking Indo-European come page 288.
Schroeder, Dirk G. Staying Healthy in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Chico, CA: Moon Publications, 1993. Another good travelers' health book.
Walsh, Allison, ed. Able to Travel: True Stories by and for People with Disabilities. London: Rough Guides, 1994. Six hundred pages of information and inspiration. Core of the book is dozens of accounts written by disabled travelers.
World Music. London: Rough Guides, 1994. Seven hundred pages on world music including (to name a few) Celtic, Balkan, Maghreb, Gulf, Indian, Caribbean, African, Latin, and North American. Rough Guide also produces a companion CD/cassette.
Guatemala Reading List
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