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Big List of Books Beyond Borders

Click on the ones that you peeked at, flipped through, read partially (or if you've read cover to cover, check it off too)
The list (admittedly eclectic) is not all guide books or travel journals.The main idea is to encourage interest in books by writers from all genres who traveled and researched far "beyond their own borders" for their source material and stories.
This list groups titles by:
-travel guides
-Table books (ie photo albums etc)
-travel Literature (non fiction)
-Popular sciences
-humanities
-Memoirs (with traveling characters)
-travel Literature (fiction)
-Other Fiction (representing different cultural, geographic settings)
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Atlas Obscura (Joshua Foer)
Atlas Obscura (Joshua Foer)
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DK Eyewitness Travel Books (DK Publishing)
DK Eyewitness Travel Books (DK Publishing)
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1000 Places to See Before You Die
1000 Places to See Before You Die
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501 Must Visit Destinations (David Brown)
501 Must Visit Destinations (David Brown)
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The Travel Book (Lonely Planet)
The Travel Book (Lonely Planet)
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The Lonely Planet Story (Tony and Maureen Wheeler)
The Lonely Planet Story (Tony and Maureen Wheeler)
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Rick Steves' Travel as a Political Act (Rick Steves)
Rick Steves' Travel as a Political Act (Rick Steves)
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The Edible Atlas (Mina Holland)
The Edible Atlas (Mina Holland)
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Anthony Bourdain Omnibus (Anthony Bourdain)
Anthony Bourdain Omnibus (Anthony Bourdain)
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Lonely Planet's Global Coffee Tour (Lonely Planet Food)
Lonely Planet's Global Coffee Tour (Lonely Planet Food)
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The Drunken Botanist (Amy Stewart)
The Drunken Botanist (Amy Stewart)
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National Geographic Atlad of Beer: A Globe-Trotting Journey Through  the World of Beer (Mark W. Patterson, Nancy Hoalst-Pullen, Garrett Ol)
National Geographic Atlad of Beer: A Globe-Trotting Journey Through the World of Beer (Mark W. Patterson, Nancy Hoalst-Pullen, Garrett Ol)
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Pizza! (Nico Amandonico)
Pizza! (Nico Amandonico)
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Rice, Noodle, Fish (Matt Goulding)
Rice, Noodle, Fish (Matt Goulding)
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100 Million Years of Food (Stephen Le)
100 Million Years of Food (Stephen Le)
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Archaeology From Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past (Sarah Parcak)
Archaeology From Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past (Sarah Parcak)
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The Illustrated a Brief History of Time / the Universe in a Nutshell (Stephen Hawking)
The Illustrated a Brief History of Time / the Universe in a Nutshell (Stephen Hawking)
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Finding Zero: A Mathemetician's Odyssey to Finding the Origins of Numbers (Amir Aczel)
Finding Zero: A Mathemetician's Odyssey to Finding the Origins of Numbers (Amir Aczel)
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Proof! How the World Became Geometrical (Amir Alexander)
Proof! How the World Became Geometrical (Amir Alexander)
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Here's Looking at Euclid (Alex Bellos)
Here's Looking at Euclid (Alex Bellos)
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare (Stephen Greenblatt)
Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare (Stephen Greenblatt)
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How to Read Buildings (Carol Davidson Cragoe)
How to Read Buildings (Carol Davidson Cragoe)
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Bridges: A History of the World's Most Spectacular Spans (Judith Dupre)
Bridges: A History of the World's Most Spectacular Spans (Judith Dupre)
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Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History's Greatest Buildings (James Crawford)
Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History's Greatest Buildings (James Crawford)
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Collapse
Collapse
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Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
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Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change (Peter Calthorpe)
Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change (Peter Calthorpe)
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Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World (Wade Graham)
Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World (Wade Graham)
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Thunder From the East:  Portrait of a Rising Asia (Nicholas D. Kristof)
Thunder From the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia (Nicholas D. Kristof)
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China Wakes (Nicholas D. Kristof)
China Wakes (Nicholas D. Kristof)
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Blue Zones of Happiness (Dan Buettner)
Blue Zones of Happiness (Dan Buettner)
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Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks (Ken Jennings)
Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks (Ken Jennings)
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Junkyard Planet (Adam Minter)
Junkyard Planet (Adam Minter)
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Secondhand (Adam Minter)
Secondhand (Adam Minter)
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Last Chance to See (Douglas Adams & Mark Carwardine)
Last Chance to See (Douglas Adams & Mark Carwardine)
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Down and Delirious in Mexico City: The Aztec Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century (Daniel Hernandez)
Down and Delirious in Mexico City: The Aztec Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century (Daniel Hernandez)
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Turn Right at Machu Picchu
Turn Right at Machu Picchu
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Trail of Feathers: In Search of the Birdmen of Peru (Tahir Shah)
Trail of Feathers: In Search of the Birdmen of Peru (Tahir Shah)
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The Motorcycle Diaries (Che Guevara)
The Motorcycle Diaries (Che Guevara)
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In Patagonia (Bruce Chatwin)
In Patagonia (Bruce Chatwin)
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