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Travel Atlas of Untamed Places Chris Fitch Silence Erling Kagge A Paris All Your Own Eleanor Brown HB $39.99 In a world that has increasingly become tamed by human activity, the true wild holds a growing mysticism. Rugged landscapes with unspoilt scenery invoke romantic visions of paradise, but there are also intense and powerful wildernesses that produce fear and awe alike. With beautiful maps and stunning photography, Atlas of Untamed Places is an intrepid voyage to nature’s most unusual, unpredictable and extraordinarily wild destinations. PB $29.99 Erling Kagge, the Norwegian adventurer and polymath, once spent 50 days walking solo in Antarctica with a broken radio. In this meditative, charming and surprisingly powerful book, he explores the power of silence and the importance of shutting out the world. Whether you're in deep wilderness or racing to get to work, you can experience perfect stillness if you know where to look. PB $26.99 While all 16 bestselling women writers featured here have written books connected to Paris, their personal stories of the city are wildly different. These Parisian memoirs range from laugh-out-loud funny to wistfully romantic to thoughtfully sombre and reflective. Perfect for armchair travellers and veterans of Parisian pilgrimages alike, readers will delight in these brand-new tales from their most beloved authors. Voyage of the Southern Sun Michael Smith Pilgrimage Derry Brabbs Going into Town Roz Chast PB $34.99 Michael Smith spent years restoring Melbourne’s Sun Theatre. He then set off on a rather different journey: to become the first person to fly solo around the world in an amphibious plane. With limited flying experience, no support team and only basic instruments in his flying boat, Smith risked his life to make aviation history. In seven months he made 80 stops around the globe, exploring cities and communities, and, of course, visiting cinemas. HB $59.99 Whether you’re truly making a pilgrimage, exploring the world, or simply hiking, Pilgrimage will lead you along a variety of deeply historical routes throughout Britain and Europe. Astounding photographs combine with absorbing text describing the history and key features of each route, as well as brief details of the distances and the number of days it takes to walk, and a list of websites to help plan your journey. HB $36.99 A native Brooklynite-turned-suburban commuter, Roz Chast has always been intensely alive to the spectacle that is Manhattan. For Chast, adjusting to life outside the city was surreal, but she recognised from their trips into town that the reverse was true for her kids. Told through Chast's funny and touching cartoons, Going Into Town is part New York stories, part personal and practical guide—an irresistible love letter to the city.