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More than a laugh out loud travel memoir, Dear Bob and Sue: Season 2 will bring to life the joy of discovery, the pure satisfaction of accomplishment, and the humor that comes with experiencing new places and activities. Season 2 is the follow-up to Dear Bob and Sue, a charming and sometimes irreverent chronicle of a middle-aged couple as they visit each of the country’s fifty-nine national parks, testing their mettle and stretching their endurance.

In their second book of the series, follow Matt and Karen as they work their way around the western United States discovering some of our most beautiful public lands, hidden gems, and revisiting a few of their favorite national parks. This book is not a hiker’s guide, though you will feel as if you are right there with them on some of the most amazing trails the country has to offer. Through a series of emails written to their friends, Bob and Sue, the couple brings the reader along on their adventures, sharing their experiences as they hike the lesser known parks and national monuments. By the end of the book, you’ll be itching to drag out your hiking boots, dust off your tent, and discover the culinary joy of eatin...
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Welcome to Disneyland
A visual history of the world’s megalopolis of magic

Walt Disney dreamed for decades about opening the ultimate entertainment venue, but it wasn’t until the early 1950s that his handpicked team began to bring his vision to life. Together, artists, architects, and engineers transformed a dusty tract of orange groves about an hour south of Los Angeles into one of the world’s most beloved destinations.

Today, there are Disney resorts from Paris to Shanghai, but the original Disneyland in Anaheim, California, which has been visited by more than 800 million people to-date, remains one of America’s most popular attractions. From the day it opened on July 17, 1955, Disneyland brought history and fairy tales to life, the future into the present, and exciting cultures and galaxies unknown to our imaginations.

This bountiful visual history draws on Disney’s vast historical collections, private archives, and the golden age of photojournalism to provide unique access to the concept, developm...
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Park rangers and local guides uncover sights seldom seen and experiences often missed in 32 amazing national parks. Leave the crowds behind and discover Yellowstone's Lamar Valley, the Everglades' Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail, and Yosemite's exquisite Snow Creek Trail. Lamar Valley is home to many of the park's wolf packs; the Everglades is the domain of the pink flamingo; and astounding views of Yosemite's Half Dome and Tenaya Canyon are accessible on an easy day hike. The majority of national park visitors often stick to the most celebrated trails and scenic overlooks, missing a whole world of stunning scenery in the process. National Geographic’s best picks, informed by rangers, superintendents, and frequent park visitors offer
all the inspiration and information you need to plan your visit beyond the well-trodden, touristy spots in these 32 great national parks. Stunning photographs, informative sidebars, and easy-to-use maps will help make your next national park adventure memorable.
 


FEATURED PARKS:
EAST: Acadia - Shenandoah - Great Smoky Mountains - Biscayne - Everglades
SOUTHWEST & ROCKIES: Big Bend - Petrified Forest - Grand Canyon -...
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National Geographic's dazzling photography book of visual wonders, shot by some of the world's finest photographers, reveals a world very few will have the chance to see for themselves. This New York Times bestseller features striking images of places, events, natural phenomena, and manmade heirlooms seldom seen by human eyes. It's all here: 30,000-year-old cave art sealed from the public; animals that are among the last of their species on Earth; volcanic lightning; giant crystals that have grown to more than 50 tons; the engraving inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch. With an introduction by National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, whose work has taken him from the Peruvian Andes to the deepest caves of Papua New Guinea, Rarely Seen captures once-in-a-lifetime moments, natural wonders, and little-seen objects from the far reaches of the globe....
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Dark secrets are revealed in Vatican City in this Gabriel Allon thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva.

In Munich, a Jewish scholar is assassinated. In Venice, Mossad agent and art restorer Gabriel Allon receives the news, puts down his brushes, and leaves immediately. And at the Vatican, the new pope vows to uncover the truth about the church’s response to the Holocaust—while a powerful cardinal plots his next move.

Now, as Allon follows a trail of secrets and unthinkable deeds, the lives of millions are changed forever—and the life of one man becomes expendable...

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Gabriel Allon, Daniel Silva's protagonist in an interesting series about a Mossad spy who doubles as an art restorer, returns in a fascinating tale of Vatican complicity in the Holocaust. Author Silva, a political journalist turned espionage writer, has done his homework on some recently unearthed documents and written a fast-paced novel that will reawaken the discussion regarding whether the Catholic Church turned a blind eye to Nazi atrocities against Jews in occupied countries during World War II, and if so, why. Allon rema...
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Travel writing “as luminous as the Mediterranean air” from the acclaimed author of the Alexandria Quartet, who is featured in PBS’s The Durrells in Corfu (Time).
 
Born in India, acclaimed British novelist and poet Lawrence Durrell lived in Corfu as a young man, enjoying salt air, cobalt water, and an unfettered bohemian lifestyle, along with his brother, Gerald, who would also go on to be a writer and a naturalist. Their real-life family is portrayed in the PBS Masterpiece production, The Durrells in Corfu. Over the following decades, he rambled around the Mediterranean, making homes in Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece, always bringing his poet’s eye to document his experiences.
 
Blue Thirst: In the first of a pair of lectures, given during a 1970s visit to California, Durrell recalls his family’s time living on the Greek island of Corfu, expanding on his eloquent memoir, Prospero’s Cell. When the Second World War came to the Mediterranean, Durrell was swept into diplomatic service, an adventure he vividly recounts in his powerful second lecture.
 
“[Durrell’s] travel books arrive like long letter...
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The highly anticipated finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches
 
After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.
 
With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign edition...
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Follow one day in the real lives of seven kids from around the world—Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia!

In Japan, Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda, Daphine likes to jump rope. While the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days—and this one world we all share—unites them.

This genuine exchange provides a window into traditions that may be different from our own as well as mirrors reflecting our common experiences. Inspired by his own travels, Matt Lamonthe transports readers across the globe and back with this luminous and thoughtful picture book....
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It’s never too late to have the time of your life . . .

Heartwarming, hilarious and joyful – the perfect read for anyone who loved Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, A Man Called Ove, Ruth Jones and Jojo Moyes.

Evie Gallagher is regretting her hasty move into a care home. She may be seventy-five and recently widowed, but she’s absolutely not dead yet. And so, one morning, Evie walks out of Sheldon Lodge and sets off on a Great Adventure across Europe.

But not everyone thinks Great Adventures are appropriate for women of Evie’s age, least of all her son Brendan and his wife Maura, who follow a trail of puzzling text messages to bring her home.

When they finally catch up with her, there are shocks in store . . . because while Brendan may have given up on life and love, Evie certainly has not.

'Lovely . . . a book that assures that life is far from over at seventy' Cathy Hopkins, bestselling author of The Kicking the Bucket List

’Brimming with warmth, humour and a love of life… a wonderful escapade’ Fiona Gibson, bestselling author of The Woman Who Uppe...
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Winner of the 2017 IACP Award: Literary or Historical Food Writing

Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner: Culinary Travel

Amazon Best Book of November (2016): Cookbooks, Food and Wine

Financial Times Best Books of 2017: Food and Travel

"Goulding is pioneering a new type of writing about food. His last book, Rice, Noodle, Fish, took an immersive approach to Japan that combined travel, social observation and food lore. His new book on Spain offers little cooking advice but an inquisitive foodie intellectual's experience." (Financial Times)

Crafted in the same “refreshing” (AP), “inspirational” (Publishers Weekly) and “impeccably observed” (Eater.com) style that drove Rice, Noodle, Fish, Roads & Kingdoms again presents a book that will change the way readers eat and travel abroad. The second in their series of unexpected and delightful gastro-tourism books, Grape, Olive, Pig is a deeply personal exploration of a country where eating and living are inextricably linked. As Anthony Bourdain said: “Any reasonab...
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From Tom Coyne—the author of the New York Times bestselling A Course Called Ireland, hailed as “a joy from start to finish” by The Wall Street Journal—comes the heartfelt and humorous celebration of his quest to play golf on every links course in Scotland, the birthplace of the game he loves.

For much of his adult life, bestselling author Tom Coyne has been chasing a golf ball around the globe. When he was in college, studying abroad in London, he entered the lottery for a prized tee time in Scotland, grabbing his clubs and jumping the train to St. Andrews as his friends partied in Amsterdam; later, he golfed the entirety of Ireland’s coastline, chased pros through the mini-tours, and attended grueling Qualifying Schools in Australia, Canada, and Latin America. Yet, as he watched the greats compete, he felt something was missing. Then one day a friend suggested he attempt to play every links course in Scotland, and qualify for the greatest championship in golf.

The result is A Course Called Scotland, a hilarious golf and travel adventure throughout the birthplace of the sport and home to some of the oldest and most beloved courses...
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Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher, brings you the world...ranked. What will be number 1, you ask? We have the answer.

This compilation of the 500 most unmissable sights and attractions in the world has been ranked by Lonely Planet's global community of travel experts, so big name mega-sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal battle it out with lesser-known hidden gems for a prized place in the top 10, making this the only bucket list you'll ever need. This definitive wish list of the best places to visit on earth is packed with insightful write-ups and inspiring photography to get you motivated to start ticking off your travel list. What's your number 1?

Authors: Lonely Planet

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themsel...
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The beloved author Peter Mayle, champion of all things Provence, here in a final volume of all new writing, offers vivid recollections from his twenty-five years in the South of France--lessons learned, culinary delights enjoyed, and changes observed.

Twenty-five years ago, Peter Mayle and his wife, Jennie, were rained out of a planned two weeks on the Côte d'Azur. In search of sunlight, they set off for Aix-en-Provence; enchanted by the world and life they found there, they soon decided to uproot their lives in England and settle in Provence. They have never looked back. As Mayle tells us, a cup of café might now cost three euros--but that price still buys you a front-row seat to the charming and indelible parade of village life. After the coffee, you might drive to see a lavender field that has bloomed every year for centuries, or stroll through the ancient history that coexists alongside Marseille's metropolitan bustle. Modern life may have seeped into sleepy Provence, but its magic remains.

With his signature warmth, wit, and humor--and twenty-five years of experience--Peter Mayle is a one-of-a-kind guide to the continuing appeal of Provence...
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A guide so thorough it will send you packing...
Backpacking remains one of the most popular, and inexpensive, outdoor activities in America. The Complete Idiot's Guide (r) to Backpacking and Hiking helps anyone prepare and plan for a rewarding adventure. Covers planning, training, shopping and packing for the trip.
-How to live on the trail
-First aid and other safety tips
-Practical time- and money-saving hints
-What gear is necessary and what isn't
-Special considerations when travelling with groups or pets

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A guide so thorough it will send you packing...
Backpacking remains one of the most popular, and inexpensive, outdoor activities in America. The Complete Idiot's Guide (r) to Backpacking and Hiking helps anyone prepare and plan for a rewarding adventure. Covers planning, training, shopping and packing for the trip.
-How to live on the trail
-First aid and other safety tips
-Practical time- and money-saving hints
-What gear is necessary and what isn't
-Special considerations when travelling with groups or pets

...
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Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award, White Heat is the first book in the gripping Edie Kiglatuk Mystery Series, with "an Arctic setting so real it’ll give you frostbite" (Dana Stabenow, author of A Cold Day for Murder)

Half Inuit and half outsider, Edie Kiglatuk is the best guide in her corner of the Arctic. But as a woman, she gets only grudging respect from her community's Council of Elders. While Edie is leading two tourists on a hunting expedition, one of them is shot and killed. The Council wants to call it an accident, but Edie and police sergeant Derek Palliser suspect otherwise. When the other tourist disappears, Edie sets off into the far reaches of the tundra for answers.

A stunning debut novel, White Heat launches a formidable new series set amidst an unforgiving landscape of ice and rock, of spirit ancestors, and never-rotting bones.

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Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award, White Heat is the first book in the gripping Edie Kiglatuk Mystery Series, with "an Arctic setting so real it’ll give you frostbite" (Dana Stabenow, author of A Cold Day for Murder)

Half Inuit and...
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"A spectacular achievement and one of the very best travel books I have read." —Simon Winchester, Wall Street Journal


Declaring independence in 1945, Indonesia said it would "work out the details of the transfer of power etc. as soon as possible." With over 300 ethnic groups spread across over 13,500 islands, the world’s fourth most populous nation has been working on that "etc." ever since. Author Elizabeth Pisani traveled 26,000 miles in search of the links that bind this disparate nation.

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From the publisher of Under the Tuscan Sun comes another extraordinary memoir of a woman embarking on a new life—this time in the South of France. Thirty years ago, James Beard Award-winning author Georgeanne Brennan set out to realize the dream of a peaceful, rural existence en Provence. She and her husband, with their young daughter in tow, bought a small farmhouse with a little land, and a few goats and pigs and so began a life-affirming journey. Filled with delicious recipes and local color, this evocative and passionate memoir describes her life cooking and living in the Provenal tradition....
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From a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer comes an exuberant memoir of personal loss and longing, and finding connection on the remote Azorean Islands of the Atlantic Ocean.

Reporter Diana Marcum is in crisis. A long-buried personal sadness is enfolding her—and her career is stalled—when she stumbles upon an unusual group of immigrants living in rural California. She follows them on their annual return to the remote Azorean Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, where bulls run down village streets, volcanoes are active, and the people celebrate festas to ease their saudade, a longing so deep that the Portuguese word for it can’t be fully translated.

Years later, California is in a terrible drought, the wildfires seem to never end, and Diana finds herself still dreaming of those islands and the chuva—a rain so soft you don’t notice when it begins or ends.

With her troublesome Labrador retriever, Murphy, in tow, Diana returns to the islands of her dreams only to discover that there are still things she longs for—and one of them may be a most unexpected love.

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Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award

Grand Prize Winner, Banff Mountain Book Festival



"Forever on the Mountain grips even non-climbers with its harrowing scenes of thorny relationships tested by extraordinary circumstances." —Washington Post


In 1967, seven young men, members of a twelve-man expedition led by twenty-four-year-old Joe Wilcox, were stranded at 20,000 feet on Alaska’s Mount McKinley in a vicious Arctic storm. Ten days passed while the storm raged, yet no rescue was mounted. All seven perished in what remains the most tragic expedition in American climbing history.


Revisiting the event in the tradition of Norman Maclean’s Young Men and Fire, James M. Tabor uncovers elements of controversy, finger-pointing, and cover-up that make this disaster unlike any other.

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Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award

Grand Prize Winner, Banff Mountain Book Festival



"Forever on the Mountain grips even non-climbers with its harrowing scenes of thorny relationships tested by extraordinary circumstances." —Washington P...
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The first publication of Albert Einstein’s travel diary to the Far East and Middle East

In the fall of 1922, Albert Einstein, along with his then-wife, Elsa Einstein, embarked on a five-and-a-half-month voyage to the Far East and Middle East, regions that the renowned physicist had never visited before. Einstein's lengthy itinerary consisted of stops in Hong Kong and Singapore, two brief stays in China, a six-week whirlwind lecture tour of Japan, a twelve-day tour of Palestine, and a three-week visit to Spain. This handsome edition makes available, for the first time, the complete journal that Einstein kept on this momentous journey.

The telegraphic-style diary entries--quirky, succinct, and at times irreverent―record Einstein's musings on science, philosophy, art, and politics, as well as his immediate impressions and broader thoughts on such events as his inaugural lecture at the future site of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a garden party hosted by the Japanese Empress, an audience with the King of Spain, and meetings with other prominent colleagues and statesmen. Entries also contain passages that reveal Einstein's stereotyping of members of...
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Get behind the wheel, turn the key, and feel the breeze. Hit the Road features the individuality of overland vehicles, their passionate owners, and the inspiring journeys that celebrate a life on the move.

There's a worldwide movement of people escaping the buzz of cities and diving into nature-packed camping trips and weekends away. Recharged, some head back on Sunday evening; others keep driving for months on end as they visit new countries, experience new cultures, and collect new memories. Hit the Road excites as a collection of overland adventures that put the focus on those who have decided to leave the average life behind--and not just millennials. Their rides range from the classic Volkswagen camper to cozy refurbished Airstream trailers and unstoppable fully-equipped 4×4 Adventuremobiles. The journey continues with stunning photography from the deserts of Africa to snow-tipped mountains in Mongolia. Experts share their experiences, their tips and tricks, and their favorite campfire-friendly recipes for life on four wheels. Are you ready to hit the road?...
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A “masterful” history of the city and its holy wars past and present, from the New York Times–bestselling author of Constantine’s Sword (The Boston Globe).
 
How did this ancient Middle Eastern city become a transcendent fantasy that ignites religious fervor unlike anywhere else on earth? Jerusalem, Jerusalem journeys through centuries of conflict among Jews, Christians, and Muslims, right up to the present-day Israeli-Palestinian struggle—with fascinating examinations of how the idea of the holy city has shaped not just the region’s history but the world’s.
 
 

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A Q & A With Author James Carroll

Q: How did you become so personally invested in Jerusalem?

A: When I was young, I was a Catholic priest. After the turmoil of the Sixties, as I began to lose my grip on the priesthood, I needed to retreat...
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The Adventurist is one man's story, a story that will change the way you think about travel, survival, where you have been, and where you are going.

Enter the world of Robert Young Pelton (if you dare), adventurer extraordinaire, author of Come Back Alive and The World's Most Dangerous Places (required reading at the CIA), and host of his TV series, Robert Young Pelton's The World's Most Dangerous Places.

A breakneck autobiography, The Adventurist blasts across six continents and spans four decades of hard-core living with its dispatches of mayhem, adventure in exotic locales, survival against formidable odds, memories of the pivotal events, and memorable portraits of the people that have shaped Pelton's obsessive spirit.

Be shelled with the Talibs on the front lines of Afghanistan; hang out with hit men and rebels in the Philippines; survive a plane crash in Borneo; narrowly escape a terrorist bombing in Africa; dance with headhunters in Sarawak; crew with pirates in the Sulu Sea; explore the events that led Pelton to his unusual calling (including how he honed his survival skills at "the toughest boys' s...
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A wise, passionate account of the pleasures of travelling solo

In our increasingly frantic daily lives, many people are genuinely fearful of the prospect of solitude, but time alone can be both rich and restorative, especially when travelling. Through on-the-ground reporting and recounting the experiences of artists, writers, and innovators who cherished solitude, Stephanie Rosenbloom considers how being alone as a traveller--and even in one's own city--is conducive to becoming acutely aware of the sensual details of the world--patterns, textures, colors, tastes, sounds--in ways that are difficult to do in the company of others.

Alone Time is divided into four parts, each set in a different city, in a different season, in a single year. The destinations--Paris, Istanbul, Florence, New York--are all pedestrian-friendly, allowing travelers to slow down and appreciate casual pleasures instead of hurtling through museums and posting photos to Instagram. Each section spotlights a different theme associated with the joys and benefits of time alone and how it can enable people to enrich their lives--facilitating creativity, learning, self-reliance, as ...
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“Italy is a beautiful but complicated place, not so much a country as a collection of cultures and cuisines. Matt Goulding expertly navigates it’s wonders and eccentricities with wisdom and great passion.” -Anthony Bourdain 

 

"Goulding is pioneering a new type of writing about food." -Financial Times 

 

This is not a cookbook. This is something more: a travelogue, a patient investigation of Italy’s cuisine, a loving profile of the everyday heroes who bring Italy to the table. Pasta, Pane, Vino is the latest edition of the genre-bending Roads & Kingdoms style pioneered under Anthony Bourdain’s imprint in Rice, Noodle, Fish ( 2016 Travel Book of the Year, Society of American Travel Writers ) and Grape, Olive, Pig ( 2017 IACP Award, Literary Food Writing). 

 

Town by town, bite by bite, author Matt Goulding brings Italy to life through intimate portraits of its food culture and the people pushing it in new directions: Three globe-trotting brothers who became the mozzarella kings of Puglia; the pizza police of Naples and the innovative pies that stay one step ahead of the rules; the Barolo Boys...
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'The pace of this kind of travel has not much changed since Fogg set out in 1872. Trains may be a little faster, but there are certainly no high-speed rail links yet across India, China or the USA. Passenger services have practically disappeared from the world's shipping lanes ... Recourse to air travel, even as a convenient means of escape, was not allowed.'

Following the route taken by Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier, Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club to circumnavigate the world. The rules were simple, but nothing else about the trip was straightforward...

From a tour of Venice on a rubbish barge to ship spotting at the Suez Canal and the bicycle rush hour and snake snacks in China, this is an unparalleled tribute to man's ability to make life difficult for himself.

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Now optioned as a TV series for HBO, with executive producer George R. R. Martin!

An award-winning literary author enters the world of magical realism with her World Fantasy Award-winning novel of a remarkable woman in post-apocalyptic Africa. 


In a post-apocalyptic Africa, the world has changed in many ways; yet in one region genocide between tribes still bloodies the land. A woman who has survived the annihilation of her village and a terrible rape by an enemy general wanders into the desert, hoping to die. Instead, she gives birth to an angry baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand. Gripped by the certainty that her daughter is different—special—she names her Onyesonwu, which means "Who fears death?" in an ancient language.

It doesn't take long for Onye to understand that she is physically and socially marked by the circumstances of her conception. She is Ewu—a child of rape who is expected to live a life of violence, a half-breed rejected by her community. But Onye is not the average Ewu. Even as a child, she manifests the beginnings of a remarkable and unique magic. As she grows, so do her abilities,...
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When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Miss Norma—newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage—rose to her full height of five feet and told the doctor, “I’m ninety years old. I’m hitting the road.” 

And so Miss Norma took off on an unforgettable around-the-country journey in a thirty-six-foot motor home with her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their dog Ringo. 

As this once timid woman says “yes” to living in the face of death, she tries regional foods for the first time, reaches for the clouds in a hot air balloon, and mounts up for a horseback ride. With each passing mile (and one educational visit to a cannabis dispensary), Miss Norma’s health improves and conversations that had once been taboo begin to unfold. Norma, Tim, and Ramie bond in ways they had never done before, and their definitions of home, family, and friendship expand. Stop by stop, state by state, they meet countless people from all walks of life—strangers who become fast friends and welcome them with kindness and ope...
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
NPR • Entertainment Weekly • Kirkus Reviews • The Christian Science Monitor

In the picturesque village of Guzmán, Spain, in a cave dug into a hillside on the edge of town, an ancient door leads to a cramped limestone chamber known as “the telling room.” Containing nothing but a wooden table and two benches, this is where villagers have gathered for centuries to share their stories and secrets—usually accompanied by copious amounts of wine.
 
It was here, in the summer of 2000, that Michael Paterniti found himself listening to a larger-than-life Spanish cheesemaker named Ambrosio Molinos de las Heras as he spun an odd and compelling tale about a piece of cheese. An unusual piece of cheese. Made from an old family recipe, Ambrosio’s cheese was reputed to be among the finest in the world, and was said to hold mystical qualities. Eating it, some claimed, conjured long-lost memories. But then, Ambrosio said, things had gone horribly wrong. . . .

By the time the two men exited the telling room that evening, Paterniti was hooked. Soon he was ...
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The best crowd-pleasing recipes from widely acclaimed country inns and bed & breakfasts in the United States are collected in this unique cookbook and travel guide. More than 340 inns and 1,500 recipes are collected here, some from the finest chefs in America, while others represent the best in mouth-watering homestyle cooking.

More than a cookbook, Best Recipes from American Country Inns and Bed & Breakfasts is organized alphabetically - state-by-state. It is a reliable guide to the inns themselves, including addresses, phone numbers, and a listing of activities available at each inn. There are two extensive indexes. One allows you to find the inns by city and state, and the other allows the reader to find any recipe or type of recipe quickly and easily.

Kitty and Lucian Maynard have written two similar books, The American Country Inn and Bed & Breakfast Cookbook, Vol. I and Vol. II. These have been selections of Book-of-the-Month Club, the Better Homes and Gardens Book Club, and Family Bookshelf. The first book was featured on the back of Just Right cereal boxes. Reviews rave about the excellent, tasty recipes:

"Everything we tried was ...
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This spiral bound format features maps that are 35% larger than those found in Rand McNally's standard Midsize Atlas. This updated North American atlas contains maps of every U.S. state and Canadian province, an overview map of Mexico, plus detailed maps of over 50 North American cities, all conveniently packaged for travel. Contains mileage chart showing distances between 77 cities and national parks with driving times map. Spiral binding allows the book to lay open easily.

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Rand McNally presents five of our favorite national parks big and small, east and west that showcase this country's astonishing beauty, highlight essential visitor information, and offer insightful travel tips.
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“As if waking up from a nightmare, I thought, If I am going to be traumatized, I might as well be traumatized in Paris, right?”

Devastated by the unexpected end of her decades-long marriage, renowned spiritual teacher and intuitive guide Sonia Choquette undertook an equally unexpected move and relocated to Paris, the scene of many happy memories from her life as a student and young mother. Arriving in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, she found a Paris as traumatized by this unforeseen event as she had been by her divorce. Together, over the following years, she and the city she loves began a journey of healing that involved deep soul-searching and acceptance of new, sometimes uncomfortable, reality.

In this follow-up to Walking Home, Sonia shares her intimate thoughts and fears, as well as the unique challenges of setting up a new life in a foreign land. From moving into a freezing, malodorous apartment, to a more pleasant—yet haunted—flat across the Seine, to her current light-filled home, Sonia shares how these changes parallel her inner transformation.

Along the way, Sonia regales readers with vivid stories of her un...
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The heart-stopping memoir, soon to be a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, and directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Everest).

Young and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé, Richard Sharp, set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami's hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn't anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. They found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Hours later, Tami awakened to find the boat in ruins and Richard nowhere in sight.

Adrift is the story of Tami's miraculous 41 day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue. It's a tale of love and survival on the high seas - an unforgettable story about resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love.

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Ordinary Magic: Promises I Kept to My Mother Through Life, Illness, and a Very Long Walk on the Camino de Santiago cover
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A terrifying diagnosis. An unbreakable bond. And one unforgettable journey.



”An epic love letter . . . Stunning, unique, unlike anything I've read before.” -- Julia Scheeres, Jesus Land: A Memoir

Cameron Powell has always struggled with goodbyes. On the day his marriage ends, he finds out his mother's cancer has returned-and this time there may be no escape. Faced with the prospect of more chemo and surgery, his German-born mother, Inge, vows to conquer a 500-mile trek across Spain, and Cameron pushes aside his fears to walk by her side.

Joined by a misfit band of adventurers - a politically incorrect Spaniard, a theatrical Frenchwoman, a teenager who's never been far from home - Cameron and Inge write a fierce and funny travelogue about the rocky heights and hidden valleys of the Camino de Santiago. As a Camino memoir in the tradition of James Hitt or Bill Bryson, Ordinary Magic delivers.

But the hardest stretch comes three years later, when Inge's health declines -- and Cameron, ready or not, must accept the challenge to remain as present to his mother as he can. As their journey shrinks to...
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The heart-stopping memoir, soon to be a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, and directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Everest).

“An inspirational and empowering read.”—Shailene Woodley

Young and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami’s hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn’t anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. They found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Hours later, Tami awakened to find the boat in ruins, and Richard nowhere in sight.

Adrift is the story of Tami’s miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue. It’s a tale of love and survival on the high seas-- an unforgett...
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A riveting narrative look at one of the most colorful, dangerous, and peculiar places in America's historical landscape: the strange, wonderful, and mysterious Mississippi River of the 19th century.
 
Beginning in the early 1800s and climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg in 1863, Wicked River brings to life a place where river pirates brushed elbows with future presidents and religious visionaries shared passage with thieves. Here is a minute-by-minute account of Natchez being flattened by a tornado; the St. Louis harbor being crushed by a massive ice floe; hidden, nefarious celebrations of Mardi Gras; and the sinking of the Sultana, the worst naval disaster in American history. Here, too, is the Mississippi itself: gorgeous, perilous, and unpredictable. Masterfully told, Wicked River is an exuberant work of Americana that portrays a forgotten society on the edge of revolutionary change.

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John M. Barry is the author of five previous books, including the highly acclaimed and award-winning studies Rising Tide: The Great Mississ...
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Once upon a time, salad was iceberg lettuce with a few shredded carrots and a cucumber slice, if you were lucky. A vegetable side was potatoes—would you like those baked, mashed, or au gratin? A nice anniversary dinner? Would you rather visit the Holiday Inn or the Regency Inn? In Grand Forks, North Dakota, a small town where professors moonlight as farmers, farmers moonlight as football coaches, and everyone loves hockey, one woman has had the answers for more than twenty-five years: Marilyn Hagerty. In her weekly Eatbeat column in the local paper, Marilyn gives the denizens of Grand Forks the straight scoop on everything from the best blue plate specials—beef stroganoff at the Pantry—to the choicest truck stops—the Big Sioux (and its lutefisk lunch special)—to the ambience of the town's first Taco Bell. Her verdict? "A cool pastel oasis on a hot day."

No-nonsense but wry, earnest but self-aware, Eatbeat also encourages the best in its readers—reminding them to tip well and why—and serves as its own kind of down-home social register, peopled with stories of ex–postal workers turned café owners and prom queen waitresses. Filled with reviews of the mom-and-pop dine...
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More than just a companion to the hugely popular Travel Channel show, No Reservations is Bourdain's fully illustrated journal of his far-flung travels. The book traces his trips from New Zealand to New Jersey and everywhere in between, mixing beautiful, never-before-seen photos and mementos with Bourdain's outrageous commentary on what really happens when you give a bad-boy chef an open ticket to the world. Want to know where to get good fatty crab in Rangoon? How to order your reindeer medium rare? How to tell a Frenchman that his baguette is invading your personal space?
This is your book. For any Bourdain fan, this is an indispensable opportunity to hit the road with the man himself.

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New available in paperback, a true-life adventure story with everything: page-turning suspense, remarkable acts of courage, wrenching despair, and a triumphant, life-affirming ending.

Red Sky in Mourning is the story of Tami Oldham Ashcraft's 41-day journey to safety, which she survived through fortitude and sheer strength of character. Interspersed with flashbacks to her romance with her doomed fiancé Richard, this survival story offers an inspiring reminder that even in our darkest moments we are never truly alone....
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Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You and Your Waistline | Book Summary | OneHourReads

In Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution, Steven Gundry records his ground breaking discovery on how to lose weight, keep fit, and generally live a healthy life. His theory premises on the fact that our genes are responsible for the unhealthy eating habits that have brought about countless chronic diseases plaguing man today.

Our genes play a fundamental role in determining how we eat in the first place. Basically, they enforce on us a diet that ensures their own survival, while destroying our bodies. Gundry proposes a new way of restoring optimum health and total wellbeing: reprogramming our genes by eating right. He advocates the ideal diet as one reminiscent of what our earliest ancestors ate.

This book contains a comprehensive, well detailed summary and key takeaways of the original book by Steven Gundry. It summarizes the book in detail, to help people effectively understand, articulate and imbibe the original work. This book is not meant to replace the original book but to serve as a companion to it
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The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers In ‘Healthy Foods’ That Cause Disease And Weight Gain | Book Summary | OneHourReads

In the book “\The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers In ‘Healthy Foods’ That Cause Disease And Weight Gain”, Dr. Steven Gundry sets out to demystify long-held myths about plant-based foods. These foods, believed for the most part, to be healthy, have been responsible for hurting the human body for so long.

Gundry exposes the real cause of weight problems, and if you’re one of those people who seem to be eating right and doing all the right exercises, yet suffering weight problems and related diseases, then you’ll want to read this book. Gundry’s book contends that your weight loss efforts are failing not because of any fault of yours, but because you’re mostly misinformed.

This book contains a comprehensive, well detailed summary and key takeaways of the original book by Steven R. Gundry M.D. It summarizes the book in detail, to help people effectively understand, articulate and imbibe the original work by Dr. Gundry. This book is not meant to replace the original book but to serve as a compa...
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From the star of No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain's New York Times-bestselling chronicle of travelling the world in search the globe's greatest cuilnary adventures

The only thing "gonzo gastronome" and internationally bestselling author Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. Inspired by the question, "What would be the perfect meal?," Tony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail, and in the process turns the notion of "perfection" inside out. From California to Cambodia, A Cooks' Tour chronicles the unpredictable adventures of America's boldest and bravest chef.

Fans of Bourdain will find much to love in revisting this classic culinary and travel memoir.

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A Cook's Tour is the written record of Anthony Bourdain's travels around the world in his search for the perfect meal. All too conscious of the state of his 44-year-old knees after a working life standing at restaurant stoves, but with the unlooked-for jackpot of Kitchen Confidential as collateral, Mr. Bourdain evidently concluded he needed a bit more wind under his wings.

The idea of "perfect m...
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From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating and funny journey into Alaska, America's last frontier, retracing the historic 1899 Harriman Expedition.

In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university," populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet John Muir. Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity. More than a hundred years later, Alaska is still America's most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws a million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and a natural resources larder waiting to be raided. As ever, it remains a magnet for weirdos and dreamers.

Armed with Dramamine and an industrial-strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Using the state's intricate public ferry system, the Alaska Marine Highway System, Adams travels three thousand miles, following the George W. Elder's itinerary north through Wrangell, Juneau,...
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A British journalist retraces the legendary 1874 expedition of H. M. Stanley in this “remarkable marriage of travelogue and history” (Max Hastings, author of Armageddon).
 
When Daily Telegraph correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to Africa in 2000,. he quickly became obsessed with the Congo River and the idea of recreating H. M. Stanley’s nineteenth-century journey along the nearly three-thousand-mile waterway. Despite repeated warnings that his plan was suicidal, Butcher set out for the Congo’s eastern border with just a backpack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots.
 
Making his way in an assortment of vehicles, including a motorbike and a dugout canoe, helped along by a cast of characters from UN aid workers to a pygmy rights advocate, he follows in the footsteps of the great Victorian adventurer. Butcher’s forty-four-day journey along the Congo River is an unforgettable story of exploration, survival, and history come to life.
 
“Quite superb . . . a masterpiece.” —John le Carré, #1 New York Times–bestselling author
 
“Do NOT try to repeat Tim Butcher’s audacious and terrifying Co...
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Sal Paolantonio of ESPN takes readers inside the improbable 2017 championship season of the Philadelphia Eagles—from training camp to the first Super Bowl title in franchise history. This is the inside story you will get nowhere else—from the team’s storybook start to the nail-biting victory over the New England Patriots in Minneapolis, featuring the “Philly Special,” perhaps the most memorable play in Super Bowl history.

Through exclusive interviews, readers will learn how the Eagles overcame Carson Wentz’s season-ending injury, how the team defied the odds and the critics and how they beat the greatest dynasty in modern pro football. With exclusive inside access, Paolantonio reveals a rare look into the dynamic between head coach Doug Pederson, back-up quarterback and eventual Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles, and the many individuals who stepped up and answered the call at the right times.

Paolantonio captures the mood of the team week by week, every step of the way, profiling numerous key players, coaches, and much, much more.
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Here Is Where chronicles Andrew Carroll’s eye-opening – and at times hilarious -- journey across America to find and explore unmarked historic sites where extraordinary moments occurred and remarkable individuals once lived. Sparking the idea for this book was Carroll’s visit to the spot where Abraham Lincoln’s son was saved by the brother of Lincoln’s assassin. Carroll wondered, How many other unmarked places are there where intriguing events have unfolded and that we walk past every day, not realizing their significance? To answer that question, Carroll ultimately trekked to every region of the country -- by car, train, plane, helicopter, bus, bike, and kayak and on foot. Among the things he learned:
 
*Where in North America the oldest sample of human DNA was discovered
 
* Where America’s deadliest maritime disaster took place, a calamity worse than the fate of the Titanic
 
*Which virtually unknown American scientist saved hundreds of millions of lives
 
*Which famous Prohibition agent was the brother of a notorious gangster
 
*How a 14-year-old farm boy’s brainstorm led to the creation o...
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Norman Lewis’s fascinating, humorous, and powerful memoir of six decades spent traveling the globe

The consummate gentleman adventurer, writer Norman Lewis spent more than half a century exploring the globe and chronicling the amazing things he found. In The World, the World, with his usual literary deftness and narrative skill,Lewis recounts a life spent traveling.

Beginning with a life-altering encounter on a train in 1937, Lewis takes us from his eclectic Gordon Street home in London to the far reaches of Indochina, Vietnam, Guatamala, India, and more. He also documents his time in the British Intelligence Corps, his encounters with the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Ian Fleming, and his publishing experiences with Jonathan Cape. At once witty, insightful, and poignant, The World, the World is an essential volume for established Lewis fans and new readers alike.

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Norman Lewis’s fascinating, humorous, and powerful memoir of six decades spent traveling the globe

The consummate gentleman adventurer, writer Norman Lewis spent more than half a century exploring the globe...
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Showcasing the new talent of Tokyo's vibrant food scene, Andrea Fazzari profiles 31 chefs who are shaping the future of one of the world's most dynamic cities.

In a luxe collection filled with portraits, interviews, and recipes, author and photographer Andrea Fazzari explores the changing landscape of food in Tokyo, Japan. A young and charismatic generation is redefining what it means to be a chef in this celebrated food city. Open to the world and its influences, these chefs have traveled more than their predecessors, have lived abroad, speak other languages, and embrace social media. Yet they still remain distinctly Japanese, influenced by a style, tradition, and terroir to which they are inextricably linked. This combination of the old and the new is on display in Tokyo New Wave, a transporting cookbook and armchair travel guide that captures this moment in Japanese cuisine and brings it to a savvy global audience....
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THE ESSENTIAL INSTANT POT RECIPES FOR BEGINNERS: Easy & Most Delicious Foolproof Recipes for Your Whole Family with Beginners Guide (Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook) (Instant Pot Cookbook). cover
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Enjoy Quick and Foolproof Recipes - The Easy Way!

We know you want to become a master chef in the kitchen! We know you want to impress your guests, friends and all your loved ones with your great culinary skills. The Essential Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners provides you with the tools required to make the best dishes in the world with your Instant Pot. This cookbook consists of 250+ easy and most delicious foolproof recipes that are hand-picked and specially tried in our kitchen to help you master the instant pot from your very first meal. The ingredients are well listed and each recipe is accompanied by a foolproof instruction to help you make delicious meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner without breaking a sweat. With this fabulous cookbook, you will learn how to make the best dishes in the world in the easiest way possible. You'll discover lots of tips, step-by-step guide for beginners and consist of 250+ quick and foolproof recipes under various chapters such as:
  • Meaning and Benefits of Pressure Cooking
  • Function Keys of Your Instant Pot & Cleaning Tips
  • Instant Pot Must-Have Tools (Accessories)
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    From travel writer Jedidiah Jenkins comes a long-awaited memoir of adventure, struggle, and lessons learned while bicycling the 14,000 miles from Oregon to Patagonia.

    On the eve of turning thirty, terrified of being funneled into a life he didn't choose, Jedidiah Jenkins quit his dream job and spent the next sixteen months cycling from Oregon to Patagonia. He chronicled the trip on Instagram, where his photos and profound reflections on life soon attracted hundreds of thousands of followers and got him featured by National Geographic and The Paris Review.

    In this unflinchingly honest memoir, Jed narrates the adventure that started it all: the people and places he encountered on his way to the bottom of the world, and the internal journey that prompted it. As he traverses cities, mountains, and exotic locales, Jenkins grapples with the questions of what it means to be an adult, his struggle to reconcile his sexual identity with his conservative Christian upbringing, and his belief in travel as a way to "wake us up" to life back home.

    A soul-stirring read for the dreamer in each of us, To Shake the Sleeping Self is an u...
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    Get the magazine that's all about road trips to Yellowstone National Park and what to do once you get there. Our Yellowstone edition helps 875,000 readers plan their vacation. The 2017 annual Yellowstone edition has 128 pages filled with insider tips and hidden gems. Learn about America's first national park, including which entrance is closest to the attractions you want to see, a park map, a fun guide to where to camp and where to hike and a wildlife guide. To make the most of your time in the park, follow our "48 Hours of Yellowstone" photo itinerary. Then get inspired by our centerfold photo of the sunset at Grand Prismatic. In addition to the National Park Journal, Yellowstone edition, we produce three additional in-depth park editions, including the Grand Canyon edition, Rocky Mountain edition and Yosemite edition. Every journey to this remote national park starts with you and your family departing from an airport or home town, so we show you our favorite six road trips to the park. Whether you start in Texas, California, Utah, Colorado or Chicago, you'll find roadside attractions that you won't want to pass up. The final road trip is for those who want to add to the...
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    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • President Reagan's dramatic battle to win the Cold War is revealed as never before by the award-winning anchor of Special Report with Bret Baier.

    "An instant classic, if not the finest book to date on Ronald Reagan.” — Jay Winik

    Moscow, 1988: 1,000 miles behind the Iron Curtain, Ronald Reagan stood for freedom and confronted the Soviet empire. 

    In his acclaimed bestseller Three Days in January, Bret Baier illuminated the extraordinary leadership of President Dwight Eisenhower at the dawn of the Cold War. Now in his highly anticipated new history, Three Days in Moscow, Baier explores the dramatic endgame of America’s long struggle with the Soviet Union and President Ronald Reagan’s central role in shaping the world we live in today.

    On May 31, 1988, Reagan stood on Russian soil and addressed a packed audience at Moscow State University, delivering a remarkable—yet now largely forgotten—speech that capped his first visit to the Soviet capital. This fourth in a series of summits between Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, ...
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    A New York Times bestseller

    Finding love and freedom in a pen, a paintbrush...and Paris

    How much money does it take to quit your job?

    Exhausted and on the verge of burnout, Janice poses this question to herself as she doodles on a notepad at her desk. Surprisingly, the answer isn't as daunting as she expected. With a little math and a lot of determination, Janice cuts back, saves up, and buys herself two years of freedom in Europe.

    A few days into her stop in Paris, Janice meets Christophe, the cute butcher down the street-who doesn't speak English. Through a combination of sign language and franglais, they embark on a whirlwind Paris romance. She soon realizes that she can never return to the world of twelve-hour workdays and greasy corporate lingo. But her dwindling savings force her to find a way to fund her dreams again. So Janice turns to her three loves-words, art, and Christophe-to figure out a way to make her happily-ever-after in Paris last forever....
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    Make bird watching in Wisconsin even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela’s famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There’s no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don’t live in Wisconsin. This book features 111 species of Wisconsin birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don’t know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps, and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see....
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    Designed as a quick reference tool and an easy aid to study, this volume features 770 basic phrases that cover most everyday situations. Subjects include travel and transportation; shopping and stores; food; medical and emergency situations; entertainment; and postal, banking, and other services. Includes a phonetic pronunciation guide and an index.
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    The 2019 Rand McNally Road Atlas marks the 95th edition of America's #1 Road Atlas! The most trusted and best-selling US atlas on the market, this updated edition contains maps of every U.S. state and Canadian province, an overview map of Mexico, and detailed inset maps of over 350 cities and 20 U.S. national parks. Road construction and conditions contact information for every state conveniently located above the maps. Contains mileage chart showing distances between 90 North American cities and national parks along with a driving times map.

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    Rand McNally presents six of our favorite national parks big and small, east and west that showcase this country's astonishing beauty, highlight essential visitor information, and offer insightful travel tips.
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    RV Camping in Corps of Engineers Parks: Guide to over 600 Corps-managed campgrounds on nearly 200 lakes around the country cover
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    Your complete guide to all RV-friendly camping areas operated by the Corps of Engineers. This guide is perfect for RV travelers because all the hike-in, boat-in and tent only camping areas are not included, making it very easy to locate campgrounds that can accommodate RVs.

    Of all the public lands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has some of the best parks and campgrounds available. In fact, they are the largest federal provider of outdoor recreation in the nation.

    Detailed campground information includes:

    • Season of operation
    • Number and type of sites
    • Number of sites with hookups
    • Camping fees
    • Amenities and Facilities
    • Directions

    If you enjoy camping in Corps of Engineers campgrounds, this book is for you.

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    Everyone wants to escape their boring, stagnant lives full of inertia and regret. But so few people actually have the bravery to run – run away from everything and selflessly seek out personal fulfillment on the other side of the world where they don’t understand anything and won’t be expected to. The world is full of cowards. Tim Anderson was pushing thirty and working a string of dead-end jobs when he made the spontaneous decision to pack his bags and move to Japan. It was a gutsy move, especially for a tall, white, gay Southerner who didn’t speak a lick of Japanese. But his life desperately needed a shot of adrenaline, and what better way to get one than to leave behind his boyfriend, his cat, and his Siouxsie and the Banshees box set to move to “a tiny, overcrowded island heaving with clever, sensibly proportioned people who make him look fat”? In Tokyo, Tim became a “gaijin,” an outsider whose stumbling progression through Japanese culture is minutely chronicled in these sixteen hilarious stories. Despite the steep learning curve and the seemingly constant humiliation, the gaijin from North Carolina gradually begins to find his way. Whether playing drums on the fly in...
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    “Let’s go, shall we? Just the two of us?”


    “I consider Galloway the country’s best kept secret: a place where time holds its breath, where ancient ruins dot the countryside in moss-covered splendor, where the natives are friendly and tourists are few, only because they don’t know what they’re missing.
    “So, ten days in bonny Scotland. You’ll join me, aye?”
    –from My Heart’s in the Lowlands

    Best-selling novelist Liz Curtis Higgs invites you to take an entertaining journey through the South West of Scotland, known as Dumfries and Galloway. Without crossing the pond, changing time zones, or driving on the left side of the road, you’ll explore quaint villages and crumbling castles, old bookshops and charming tearooms in the delightful company of a guide whose love for this quiet nook of Scotland illuminates every page.

    The verdant hills and glens of the Lowlands are awash in history, rich with culture, and peopled with engaging characters. The setting for Higgs’s acclaimed series of historical novels, Dumfries and Galloway also serves as her home away from home. Her decade-long love affair with this unique ar...
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    100 Things to Do in Traverse City Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die) cover
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    If one of life's major quests is for balance, it's no surprise that Traverse City keeps topping national best lists. Here, visitors and locals come for the life balance the serenity offered by the lapping of waves along hundreds of miles of sandy beach, a dark sky just made for wishing upon stars, the simplicity of picking up dinner at a roadside farm stand or from a chef who got her start at one. There's a balance, too, of the simple and the elevated, as local chefs get noticed on the national stage, wineries scoop up international competition awards, and galleries attract acclaimed artists. There's an old legend claiming that a dip in the waters of the 45th parallel, which passes through the region, will cure all that ails you. Others think simply a visit with the right mindset and at least one beach bonfire before you go might do the same. Discover for yourself in 100 Things to Do in Traverse City Before You Die....
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    How to Retire Overseas: Everything You Need to Know to Live Well (for Less) Abroad cover
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    The definitive guide for anyone dreaming of a move to paradise.

    Whether motivated by a desire for adventure, or the need to make the most of a diminished nest egg, more and more Americans are considering an overseas retirement. Drawing on her more than three decades of experience helping people relocate happily and successfully, Kathleen Peddicord shows how living in an unconventional retirement destination can cost less than a traditional home in Florida or Arizona. Peddicord addresses all of the essential issues, including:

    ? Death
    ? Taxes
    ? Health Care
    ? Bank Accounts

    Whether readers are interested in relatively unknown havens like Nicaragua, well-traveled areas in Italy, or need some help deciding, How to Retire Overseas is the ultimate guide to making retirement dreams come true.

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    An old man wearing a brown robe is found wandering disoriented in the Arizona desert. He is miles from any human habitation and has no memory of how he got to be there, or who he is. The only clue to his identity is the plan of a medieval monastery in his pocket. So begins the mystery of Timeline, a story that will catapult a group of young scientists back to the Middle Ages and into the heart of the Hundred Years' War. Timeline cements Michael Crichton's place as the king of the high-concept thriller, and a master storyteller to boot.

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    When you step into a time machine, fax yourself through a "quantum foam wormhole," and step out in feudal France circa 1357, be very, very afraid. If you aren't strapped back in precisely 37 hours after your visit begins, you'll miss the quantum bus back to 1999 and be stranded in a civil war, caught between crafty abbots, mad lords, and peasant bandits all eager to cut your throat. You'll also have to dodge catapults that hurl sizzling pitch over castle battlements. On the social front, you should avoid provoking "the butcher of Crecy" or Sir Oliver may lop your head off with a swoosh of his broadsword or cage and i...
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    "I've loved every one of Susanna's books! She has bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters—sure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go!"— DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander

    SOMEWHERE IN THE HEART OF LEGEND
    LIES THE KEY TO HER TERRIFYING DREAMS

    The charm of spending the Christmas holidays in South Wales, with its crumbling castles and ancient myths, seems the perfect distraction from the nightmares that have plagued literary agent Lyn Ravenshaw since the loss of her baby five years ago.

    Instead, she meets an emotionally fragile young widow who's convinced that Lyn's recurring dreams have drawn her to Castle Farm for an important purpose—and she's running out of time.

    With the help of a reclusive, brooding playwright, Lyn begins to untangle the mystery and is pulled into a world of Celtic legends, dangerous prophecies, and a child destined for greatness.

    Don't miss the next enchanting novel from Susanna Kearsley, Bellewether, coming August 2018!

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    ***NATIONAL BEST SELLER***

    A vivid, surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place in America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media. A realistically positive and provocative view of the country between its coasts.

    For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-engine prop airplane. Visiting dozens of towns, they have met hundreds of civic leaders, workers, immigrants, educators, environmentalists, artists, public servants, librarians, business people, city planners, students, and entrepreneurs to take the pulse and understand the prospects of places that usually draw notice only after a disaster or during a political campaign.

    The America they saw is acutely conscious of its problems—from economic dislocation to the opioid scourge—but itis also crafting solutions, with a practical-minded determination at dramatic odds with the bitter paralysis of national politics. At times of dysfunction on a national level, reform possibilities have often arisen from the local level. The Fallowses describe America in the middle of one of these creative waves. T...
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    An introspective and beautiful dual memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and her daughter. Look out for Ann Kidd Taylor's new novel, The Shark Club, which will be published in June 2017. 

    Sue Monk Kidd has touched millions of readers with her novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair and with her acclaimed nonfiction. In this intimate dual memoir, she and her daughter, Ann, offer distinct perspectives as a fifty-something and a twenty-something, each on a quest to redefine herself and to rediscover each other.

    Between 1998 and 2000, Sue and Ann travel throughout Greece and France. Sue, coming to grips with aging, caught in a creative vacuum, longing to reconnect with her grown daughter, struggles to enlarge a vision of swarming bees into a novel. Ann, just graduated from college, heartbroken and benumbed by the classic question about what to do with her life, grapples with a painful depression. As this modern-day Demeter and Persephone chronicle the richly symbolic and personal meaning of an array of inspiring figures and sites, they also each give voice to that most protean of connections...
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    The book that cracks the code, from the incomparable Patricia Wells. An acclaimed authority on French cuisine, Ms. Wells has spent more than 30 years in Paris, many as former restaurant critic for The International Herald Tribune. Now her revered Food Lover’s Guide to Paris is back in a completely revised, brand-new edition.

    In 457 entries—345 new to this edition, plus 112 revisited and reviewed classics—The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris offers an elegantly written go-to guide to the very best restaurants, cafés, wine bars, and bistros in Paris, as well as where to find the flakiest croissants, earthiest charcuteries, sublimest cheese, most ethereal macarons, and impeccable outdoor markets. The genius of the book is Ms. Wells’s meritocratic spirit. Whether you’re looking for a before-you-die Michelin three-star experience (Guy Savoy, perhaps, or Restaurant Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée) or wanting to sample the new bistronomy (Bistrot Paul Bert, Le Comptoir du Relais) or craving something simple and perfect (L’As du Fallafel, or Breizh Café for crêpes), Patricia Wells tells you exactly where to go and why you should go ...
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    Journey to the Center of the Earth is one of literature's earliest works of science fiction. It vividly animates a fantastical subterranean world as an intrepid crew, led by the eccentric Otto Lidenbrock, traverses the planet's core and its various bizarre obstacles: giant mushrooms and insects, a herd of mastodons, prehistoric humans, a treacherous pit of magma, and more.

    Tim Curry, narrator of the customer favorite A Christmas Carol, returns for an encore performance that delivers a range of distinct character voices and captures the energy and enthusiasm of a time when scientific exploration was a brand new adventure.

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    "A provocative, enlightening, humorous, and impressively executed guide to Amsterdam's twilight world." - Kirkus Reviews

    Amsterdam Exposed tells the true one-of-a-kind story of an innocent exchange student who moves to Amsterdam hoping to write a book about the red light district and everything that follows. It’s an American abroad story, and also a love story; it’s an uplifting tragedy, full of humor from beginning to end; it’s an Amsterdam survival guide; a sympathetic look at a societal problem; a little piece of policy; a sweet farewell to a world just about gone; and, ultimately, as close as you can come to a free trip to Amsterdam without leaving your couch. In sum, Amsterdam Exposed takes readers deep into the district on a journey never before possible, forever reshaping their understanding of one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world, and the women who work there. If you’ve ever spent time in Amsterdam, or dreamed of doing so, this book’s for you....
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    The Eat, Pray, Love for busy executives, Take Off Your Shoes invites the reader to join a journey of self-rediscovery.

    A hard-charging CEO of a large enterprise, Ben Feder discovers that he is losing the very things that sustained him over his years of business success. Unsettled by his insight and determined to rebuild family relationships and rejuvenate his sense of purpose, he risks his career on a life-altering physical and emotional journey. Together with his wife and children, Feder sets off for an exotic island on a self-prescribed sabbatical year. That experience transforms them all.

    If 10% Happier made you more mindful, and Wild more adventuresome, Take Off Your Shoes will ground you and help you find your soul.

    The writing is honest and moving, baring the author’s innermost struggles and fears, and enticing the reader to share his quest. As Feder navigates the thrills and pitfalls of his time away, he draws us into remarkable examinations of values and priorities in adult life....
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    Laminated and spiral bound Motor Carriers' Road Atlas for heavy-duty users
    The #1 selling trucker's road atlas in North America is as tough as the rig you're driving. With its laminated pages and spiral binding, the Deluxe Motor Carriers' Road Atlas can stand up to all of the wear-and-tear from the road. Save time and money with this easy to use atlas.


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    Durable, laminated pages stand up to stains and liquids, and won't show signs of normal wear-and-tear
    Tough spiral binding allows the book to lay open easily
    Detailed coverage of state and national designated routes
    Updated restricted routes, low clearance, and weigh station locations
    22-page mileage directory including more than 40,000 truck-route-specific, city-to-city mileage
    Road construction and conditions hotlines
    Updated coverage of hazardous materials regulations
    Easy-to-use chart of state and provincial permit agency phone numbers and websites

    Dimensions: 11.25 x 15.375...
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    In the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, something lethal is on the move.

    Scuba divers travel from all over the world to visit the little island of Bonaire, with its crystal-clear waters and a host of beautiful marine life. After three years in the “Divers Paradise”, divemaster Boone Fischer thought he’d seen it all; but on a routine afternoon dive, he spots something that will turn his tranquil life upside down.

    From the arid shores of the ABC Islands to the tropical jungles of Venezuela—from the ocean depths of the Southern Caribbean, to the lush islands of the Northern Leewards, Deep Shadow takes Boone and the reader on an action-packed adventure filled with danger and suspense.

    "The age-old adage of ‘write what you know’ becomes very important when you write about a technical subject like scuba diving. When you get all the details right, and throw in just the right amounts of action, humor, romance, and suspense, you have a novel like this." - Wayne Stinnett, bestselling author of Fallen Out.

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    A rollicking true-crime adventure and a thought-provoking exploration of the human drive to possess natural beauty for readers of The Stranger in the Woods, The Lost City of Z, and The Orchid Thief.

    On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, 20-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying. Once inside the museum, the champion fly-tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins - some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's, Alfred Russel Wallace, who'd risked everything to gather them - and escaped into the darkness.

    Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist high in a river in northern New Mexico when his fly-fishing guide told him about the heist. He was soon consumed by the strange case of the ...
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    The memoir of a young diplomat’s wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris—one dish at a time

    When journalist Ann Mah’s diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures à deux. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a year-long post—alone. Suddenly, Ann’s vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light is turned upside down.

    So, not unlike another diplomatic wife, Julia Child, Ann must find a life for herself in a new city.  Journeying through Paris and the surrounding regions of France, Ann combats her loneliness by seeking out the perfect pain au chocolat and learning the way the andouillette sausage is really made. She explores the history and taste of everything from boeuf Bourguignon to soupe au pistou to the crispiest of buckwheat crepes. And somewhere between Paris and the south of France, she uncovers a few of life’s truths.

    Like Sarah Turnbull’s Almost French and Julie Powell’s New York Times bestseller Julie and Julia, Mastering the Art of French Eating is interwo...
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    Under the Tuscan Sun meets the wide-open sea . . . An Embarrassment of Mangoes is a delicious chronicle of leaving the type-A lifestyle behind -- and discovering the seductive secrets of life in the Caribbean.

    Who hasn’t fantasized about chucking the job, saying goodbye to the rat race, and escaping to some exotic destination in search of sun, sand, and a different way of life? Canadians Ann Vanderhoof and her husband, Steve did just that.

    In the mid 1990s, they were driven, forty-something professionals who were desperate for a break from their deadline-dominated, career-defined lives. So they quit their jobs, rented out their house, moved onto a 42-foot sailboat called Receta (“recipe,” in Spanish), and set sail for the Caribbean on a two-year voyage of culinary and cultural discovery.

    In lavish detail that will have you packing your swimsuit and dashing for the airport, Vanderhoof describes the sun-drenched landscapes, enchanting characters and mouthwatering tastes that season their new lifestyle. Come along for the ride and be seduced by Caribbean rhythms as she and Steve sip rum with their island neighbors, hike lush rain...
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    “Absorbing . . . Though it's non-fiction, The Feather Thief contains many of the elements of a classic thriller.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air

    “One of the most peculiar and memorable true-crime books ever.” —Christian Science Monitor

    A rollicking true-crime adventure and a captivating journey into an underground world of fanatical fly-tiers and plume peddlers, for readers of The Stranger in the WoodsThe Lost City of Z, and The Orchid Thief.

    On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying. Once inside the museum, the champion fly-tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins—some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's, Alfred Russel Wallace, who'd risked eve...
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    If you dream of packing up your four-wheeler, your snow boots and camera, and setting off to explore the wilderness, A Lap Around Alaska will give you a rare glimpse into the Land of the Midnight Sun, of moose, bear, and bald eagles, of monumental glaciers and scenery so staggering it brings tears to your eyes.
    Find out what it's really like to cross 1,400 miles of the Alaskan Highway and travel some of the loneliest and most spectacular parts of America and Canada, all without leaving your easy chair. Join author Shawn Inmon and his twenty year old Subaru Outback on his epic solo road trip through British Columbia, Yukon, and Alaska. Part personal odyssey, part travel memoir, take an expedition into one of North America’s last remaining wildernesses.

    If you hunger for untouched beauty and want to experience the majesty of the pristine North for yourself—Shawn saved the passenger seat just for you.
    This book also includes two bonus memoirs of life in Alaska in the 1970s—My First Alaskan Summer and My Matanuska Summer.
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    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.


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    Out of Africa is Karin Blixen's love letter to the country she called home for nearly 20 years. Arriving in British East Africa (now Kenya) from Denmark in 1914, Blixen--Isak Dinesen was her pen name--was immediately seduced by the landscape of the Ngong hill country, not to mention the animals and people who inhabited it. Her descriptions bring this wonderland alive for readers: out on safari, she recalls the movements of a group of giraffes, "in their queer, inimitable, vegetative gracefulness, as if it were not a herd of animals but a family of rare, long-stemmed, speckled gigantic flowers slowly advancing." Blixen laces into her reverie the account of her coffee plantation--which ultimately succumbed to high altitude, droughts, and tumbling international coffee prices--and tales of her friendships with other colonials in Nairobi. But one should read her memoir for the stories she tells of cooking with her Kiku...
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    Give road-weary eyes a break with this spiral-bound Large Scale edition featuring all the accuracy you've come to expect from Rand McNally, only bigger. Updated atlas contains maps of every U.S. state that are 35% larger than the standard atlas version plus over 350 detailed city inset and national park maps and a comprehensive, unabridged index. Road construction and conditions contact information for every state conveniently located on map pages. Contains mileage chart showing distances between 77 North American cities and national parks with driving times map. Tough spiral binding allows the book to lay open easily.
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    Rand McNally presents five of our favorite national parks big and small, east and west that showcase this country's astonishing beauty, highlight essential visitor information, and offer insightful travel tips.
    Tell Rand! As much as we work to keep our atlases up to date, conditions change quickly and new construction projects begin frequently. If you know of something we haven't captured in our atlas, let us know at randmcnally.com/tellrand.
    Tourism websites and phone numbers for every U.S. state and Canadian province on map page...
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    'Fantastic Turkish-Cypriot food' - Yotam Ottolenghi

    'Welcome to the extremely tasty world of modern Turkish-Cypriot food - what a stunning and beautiful book' - Peter Gordon

    'This woman can bloody cook' - Grace Dent, Evening Standard

    'Keep an eye out for Selin Kiazim, because she is going places, in every conceivable way' - Giles Coren, The Times

    'Swoon' - Time Out London

    With influences from the Mediterranean, Southern Europe and the Middle East, Turkish-Cypriot food offers incredible flavour combinations unique to its region. Oklava: The Cookbook celebrates the culinary delights of this area in a way no cookbook has done before.

    Oklava translates simply as 'rolling pin'. For Selin Kiazim, this word conjures up memories of her Turkish-Cypriot grandmother: a rolling pin was never far from her hands, which meant a delicious treat was imminent. The same can be said for this book. These sensational recipes will take you on a journey from home-cooked meals and summers spent in North Cyprus to an exciting interpretation of modern Turkish-Cypr...
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    Special 99 cent price for Kindle Edition before price increases to $5.99 on Tuesday April 17.



    Enjoy the best of Maui with the most current information.



    What if you could plan the best vacation possible to Maui by investing in this book? What if you could have an incredible vacation in Maui with a few simple steps? Imagine being in Maui with the best guide to enjoy the best Restaurants, Desserts, Food Trucks, Beaches, and Locations while on Vacation in Paradise.



    Eleven-time Amazon bestselling author, Paul G. Brodie, offers his comprehensive guide to help you enjoy the best of Maui and has included over 80 pictures from his Maui trips in this book.



    Here are a few things that you will get out of Maui.

    In this book, you will discover.

    •Where you should consider staying from areas ranging from Kihei, Lahaina, Upcountry, and Paia
    •The best time of the year to go to Maui (hint, there no official off-season)
    •How to book your Flights and Car Rental at the Best Price including Paul's latest Car Rental strategy that will save y...
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    The world has changed forever.

    • Governments have expanded their reach over their citizens’ lives,
    • Power is being consolidated by an elite few, and
    • The world economy has become more volatile and unpredictable. 

    Meanwhile, the internet, a globalizing world economy, and the emergence of the developing world present opportunities to anyone willing to make simple changes to their life. 

    Geography is no longer a limitation for those willing to follow Andrew Henderson’s ‘Five Magic Words’ and “Go where you’re treated best.” 

    As the world’s most sought-after expert on offshore tax planning, second passports, and global citizenship - cited by the BBC, Bloomberg, Elite Daily and more - Andrew has condensed his last ten years of investigative world travel into an unprecedented book to help entrepreneurs and investors keep more of their own money, live where they want, become citizens of the world, and improve their lives and the planet. 

    Direct. Honest. Experienced. Unapologetic. Practical. Transparent. Even funny. The Nomad Capitalist will show you how to take his “E-K-G” formula to:
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    A New York Times Bestseller



    "Sciolino’s sharply observed account serves as a testament to…Paris—the city of light, of literature, of life itself." —The New Yorker


    Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris Bureau Chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. "I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs," Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood’s rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows. It was here that Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted circus acrobats, Emile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel Nana, and François Truffaut filmed scenes from The 400 Blows. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents—the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who’s been running a transvestite cabaret...
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    It had never been done before. Not in 4000 years of Japanese recorded history had anyone followed the Cherry Blossom Front from one end of the country to the other. Nor had anyone hitchhiked the length of Japan. But, heady on sakura and sake, Will Ferguson bet he could do both.

    The resulting travelogue is one of the funniest and most illuminating books ever written about Japan. And, as Ferguson learns, it illustrates that to travel is better than to arrive.

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    Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and the brilliant curators of the British Library. It promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures. Each chapter showcases a treasure trove of artefacts from the British Library and other collections around the world, beside exclusive manuscripts, sketches and illustrations from the Harry Potter archive. There's also a specially commissioned essay for each subject area by an expert, writer or cultural commentator, inspired by the contents of the exhibition - absorbing, insightful and unexpected contributions from Steve Backshall, the Reverend Richard Coles, Owen Davies, Julia Eccleshare, Roger Highfield, Steve Kloves, Lucy Mangan, Anna Pavord and Tim Peake, who offer a personal perspective on their magical theme. Readers will be able to pore over ancient spell books, amazing illuminated scrolls that reveal the secret of the Elixir of Life, vials of dragon's blood, mandrak...
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    National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis unlocks the secret to maximizing perseverance--on and off the trail

    Jennifer Pharr Davis, a record holder of the FKT (fastest known time) on the Appalachian Trail, reveals the secrets and habits behind endurance as she chronicles her incredible accomplishments in the world of endurance hiking, backpacking, and trail running. With a storyteller's ear for fascinating detail and description, Davis takes readers along as she trains and sets her record, analyzing and trail-testing the theories and methodologies espoused by her star-studded roster of mentors. She distills complex rituals and histories into easy-to-understand tips and action items that will help you take perseverance to the next level. The Pursuit of Endurance empowers readers to unlock phenomenal endurance and leverage newfound grit to achieve personal bests in everything from sports and family to the boardroom....
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    From the author of the best seller Eat and Run, a thrilling new memoir about his grueling, exhilarating, and immensely inspiring 46 day run to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail.

    Scott Jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners. Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, accomplished on a vegan diet, he's finished first in nearly all of ultrarunning's elite events over the course of his career. But after two decades of racing, training, speaking, and touring, Jurek felt an urgent need to discover something new about himself. He embarked on a wholly unique challenge, one that would force him to grow as a person and as an athlete: breaking the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. North is the story of the 2,189 mile journey that nearly shattered him.

    When he set out in the spring of 2015, Jurek anticipated punishing terrain, forbidding weather, and inevitable injuries. He would have to run nearly 50 miles a day, every day, for almost seven weeks. He knew he would be pushing himself to the limit, that comfort and rest would be in short supply - but he couldn't ...
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    Designed specifically for Rick's travel audience (or users) these maps highlight choice destinations throughout Italy, from the Alpe di Suisi to Sicily, in a colorful, easy-to-use format on high-quality paper that lasts over many trips:

    • Cuts the Clutter: While big cities are left for navigational purposes, this map is otherwise stripped clean and filled in only with places that matter to travelers.
    • Guidebook-Friendly: At a glance, all the places you read about in Rick's Italy, Rome, Venice and Florence guidebooks pop right out in a crisp, easy-to-read format
    • Rail or Road: Includes important train lines and highways (and ferry routes) for easy route-planning, no matter how you'll get around.
    • The Back's Even Better: The reverse side includes detailed city-center maps of Rome, Venice and Florence, locating sights, hotels and restaurants from Rick's city guidebooks.
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    What's a wise, witty travel writer to do when she reaches forty and is still single? Wander the globe searching for romance and adventure, of course.

    On a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, to celebrate her fortieth birthday, Laura Fraser confronts the unique trajectory of her life. Divorced and childless in her thirties, she found solace in the wanderlust that had always directed her heart—and found love and comfort in the arms of a dashing Frenchman. Their Italian affair brought her back to herself—but now she wonders if her passion for travel (and for short-lived romantic rendezvous) has deprived her of what she secretly wants most from life: a husband, a family, a home.

    When her Parisian lover meets her in Oaxaca and gives her news that he’s found someone new, Laura is stunned and hurt. Now, it seems, she has nothing but her own independence for company—and, at forty, a lot more wrinkles on her face and fewer years of fertility. How is Laura going to reconcile what seem to be two opposite desires: for adventure, travel, great food, and new experiences, but also a place to call home—and a loving pair of arms to greet her there?

    And so, she ...
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    Buy Simon Ships Out ebook and get the audio version for £2.99. No. 1 Bestseller in Travel with Pets, Pets & Animal Care and Travelers & Explorers. Why not try Smoky, the next Animal Heroes book in the series, for only £2.99 too?
    When Simon, an orphaned young cat, is smuggled on board HMS Amethyst, his simple life amidst the streets of Hong Kong is transformed into an adventure fit for heroes. Bringing joy and compassion to those on board, Simon is the only cat to have been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal, the highest honour for animal gallantry in wartime. Based on the true events of Amethyst’s ‘Yangtze Incident’, Able Seacat Simon's quirky yet emotional cat’s eye narrative is sure to move and entertain all who read it.


    Able Seacat Simon's tale is a purrfect read for fans of A Street Cat Named Bob, Solomon's Tale, and Alfie the Doorstep Cat.


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    StreetSmart London Map by VanDam - City Street Map of London, England - Laminated folding pocket size city travel and Tube map with all museums, attractions, hotels and sights; 2018 Edition cover
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    VanDam's newly revised 2018 STREETSMART® LONDON ­Edition maps all top attractions including museums, monuments, architecture, hotels, shops and theaters plus the Tube at an immensely legible scale of 1:20,000 complete with 3-D building illustrations. Clear information design allows you to read the map from three feet away and has earned VanDam maps a place in the MoMA Collection. The map is film-laminated, accordion folded and pocket size.

    Coverage: London City Street Map 1:20,000; The West End & Theatreland Detail Map: 1:14,000; Hampstead Heath Detail map: 1:29,000; Inner London Overview Map: 1:95,000; London Tube Map Dimensions: 4 x 9 folded, 9 x 32 unfolded, fits into shirt pocket or purse.

    STREETSMART® LONDON is so legible you will instantly understand how The City connects with Covent Garden, Hampstead Heath with Hoxton, Kensington with Knightsbridge and Tate Modern with the Tower of London. From God's perspective to the most minute alleys our map will be a treasured companion during your stay. Despite a 2,000 year history the City never had an urban masterplan. Londontown is an agglomeration of medieval...
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    The Big 50: Cincinnati Reds is an amazing, full-color look at the 50 men and moments that made the Reds the Reds. Experienced sportswriters Chad Dotson and Chris Garber recount the living history of the Reds, counting down from No. 50 to No. 1. Big 50: Reds brilliantly brings to life the Reds remarkable story, from Johnny Bench and Barry Larkin to the roller coaster that was Pete Rose to the team’s 1990 World Series championship and Todd Frazier’s 2015 Home Run Derby win.
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    Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive.

    Lost in the Jungle is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.

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    Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into...
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    The British phenomenon and Sunday Times bestseller that has recieved rave reviews around the world.

    'Utterly gripping' Daily Mail

    'I loved every page' Clare Mackintosh

    'Ingenious' The Sunday Times

    'Masterly' Guardian

    Paul Morris is running out of money, friends and second chances. His new relationship might be his last hope of success.

    Alice is not like any of the women he's pursued in the past: wealthy, lonely, driven. When she invites Paul to her holiday home in Greece, he decides to do whatever it takes to make the romance stick.

    But the summer is not the idyll he had planned. Ten years ago, a thirteen-year-old girl went missing on the island, and now a fresh sighting and another attack unsettle the long hot days.

    For Paul is not be the only person with a plan... and his dreams of a life worth living may yet turn into a nightmare he cannot escape.

    'A killer twist' Woman & Home

    'If you've had a hole in your literary life since finishing Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, this is the book to fill it' Graz...
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    A CLASSIC FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA

    Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion.

    Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia

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    In this memoir of her buying, renovating, and living in an abandoned villa in Tuscany, Frances Mayes reveals the sensual pleasure she found living in rural Italy, and the generous spirit she brought with her. She revels in the sunlight and the color, the long view of her valley, the warm homey architecture, the languor of the slow paced days, the vigor of working her ga...
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    Longtime readers have come to understand that Outside’s true gift is in chronicling misadventure. That’s the common thread among the stories found in Out There—those memorable tales that begin with the promise that, even if no one’s life is necessarily hanging in the balance, something may go horribly awry at any moment, and that documenting this misfortune will inevitably yield rich comedic material or a surprisingly poignant moment. Or sometimes both. Out There chronicles fringe athletes, fitness freaks, and others obsessed by ill-advised dreams. It takes us to far-flung places no sane person would want to go. What ties this collection together are the incredible voices of legendary Outside contributors such as David Quammen, Tim Cahill, Susan Orlean, Wells Tower, Christopher Solomon, Patrick Symmes, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Nick Paumgarten, and many others, who turn their subjects into literary gold ...
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    Featured on the Netflix documentary series Chef’s Table

    “Elemental, fundamental, and delicious” is how Anthony Bourdain describes the trailblazing live-fire cooking of Francis Mallmann. The New York Times called Mallmann’s first book, Seven Fires, “captivating” and “inspiring.” And now, in Mallmann on Fire, the passionate master of the Argentine grill takes us grilling in magical places—in winter’s snow, on mountaintops, on the beach, on the crowded streets of Manhattan, on a deserted island in Patagonia, in Paris, Brooklyn, Bolinas, Brazil—each locale inspiring new discoveries as revealed in 100 recipes for meals both intimate and outsized. We encounter legs of lamb and chicken hung from strings, coal-roasted delicata squash, roasted herbs, a parrillada of many fish, and all sorts of griddled and charred meats, vegetables, and fruits, plus rustic desserts cooked on the chapa and baked in wood-fired ovens. At every stop along the way there is something delicious to eat and a lesson to be learned about slowing down and enjoying the process, not just the result.

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    How would you like a "Perfect" Walt Disney World Vacation? A vacation that's full of Fun, of memories that you'll be talking about forever. A trip that is Simple and full of Disney Magic?


    Doesn't that sound amazing?


    But...


    Planning a Walt Disney World vacation can be hard. There's so much information, it's hard to take it all in. A lot of it is inconsistent and sometimes downright wrong. Every friend you've ever had will tell you something different you just "have" to do, see or eat!


    It's just too much for any one person, right?


    Not to worry, Carl (Dad) Trent has your back. Dad's Simple Fun Magic Guide to Walt Disney World Planning is the answer to your problems.


    Dad has helped millions of people plan their trips to Walt Disney World. He will walk you through the steps you need to create your Simple, Fun, Magic plan for a vacation based on what you want. What you like.


    Would that help?


    From the moment you say, "I'm going to Walt Disney World" all the way through t...
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    A “stunning blend of reportage, travelogue, history and meditation” by the New York Times–bestselling author of King Leopold’s Ghost (Publishers Weekly).

    National Book Award finalist Adam Hochschild brings a lifetime’s familiarity with South Africa to bear in this eye-opening examination of a critical turning point in that nation’s history: the Great Trek of 1836–39, during which Dutch-speaking white settlers, known as Boers, journeyed deep into the country’s interior to escape the British colonial administration.
     
    The mass migration culminated with the massacre of indigenous Zulus in the 1838 Battle of Blood River. Looking at the tensions of modern South Africa through the dramatic prism of the nineteenth century, Hochschild vividly recreates the battle—and its contentious commemoration by rival groups 150 years later. In his epilogue, Hochschild extends his view to the astonishing political changes that have occurred in the country in recent decades—and the changes yet to be made.
     
    Hochschild’s incisive take on these events, noted Nadine Gordimer, “is far more than an outsider’s perception of the dram...
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    Forever Nomad is a comprehensive guide to world travel, for first time travelers, long-time nomads, and everyone in between. Learn all the tricks nomads use to get plane tickets for a fraction of what normal people pay, how to maximize points and loyalty programs, how to access airport lounges and other VIP perks, and how to work and make friends around the world. You’ll even discover how to have multiple homes around the world for less than it costs for a one-bedroom in your home city.

    Most importantly, learn how to travel in harmony with regular life, rather than have it become a stressful disruption as it is for most people.

    Forever Nomad is a book about making the entire world into your world, and doing so in a sustainable and enjoyable way....
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    My Grape Paris takes fans of Laura Bradbury’s Grape Series to the captivating world of Paris, where Laura has managed to organize an exchange year at the Sorbonne. Franck accompanies her, delighted to return to his native France. Over afternoons napping in an ancient Roman amphitheater and nights gallivanting around the Louvre, Laura dreams of becoming a sophisticated Parisian woman.

    However, Laura soon discovers that living in Paris is much more complicated than the fantasy. Besides inappropriate relatives and spiteful teachers, there are also questions that become impossible to ignore. Will Franck stay in Paris after Laura’s stint at the Sorbonne is up? Is their Parisian year the final hurrah for their romance? Find out in My Grape Paris, as Laura confronts love and heartbreak in the city of lights.

    Praise for Laura Bradbury's Grape Series:
    "Bradbury’s Grape Series feels like a series of honest and funny letters sent from a friend about her fascinating (and sometimes baffling) life in France. A beautiful read.”
    —JANICE MACLEOD, New York Times bestselling author of Paris Letters and A Paris Year

    “Bradbury’s Grape Series takes the...
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    The much anticipated first cookbook from Adam Richman, the irrepressible host of Man vs Food and NBC’s Food Fighters, delivers what his fans have been waiting for: a heaping helping of over-the-top flavors with a side order of the erudite humor that is his trademark.
     
    Having eaten his way from coast to coast and around the globe, Adam Richman has learned more than a little bit about what makes food taste good. He draws on all that knowledge and his lifelong dedication to seeking out memorable flavors and eating experiences in this high octane collection of dishes that are, quite simply, straight up tasty.
     
    The more than 100 diverse, dazzling, and downright delectable recipes reflect the flavor combinations, techniques, and ingredients Adam has encountered in his nonstop travels, all translated into easy-to-use recipes perfect for the home cook, and all given a distinctive Richman spin. But Straight Up Tasty is much more than a scrapbook of Adam’s culinary expeditions; it offers the perfect foodie flavor bomb for every occasion from a crowd-pleasing spread for game day to a turbocharged holiday feast.
     
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    Includes Bonus Movie Section! Q&A with author Kathy Bresnahan and Helen Hunt along with photos from the movie set. The Miracle Season is the story of 17-year-old volleyball player Caroline Found and the inspiration for the motion picture of the same name, starring Academy Award winners Helen Hunt and William Hurt. On August 11, 2011, Caroline Line Found was tragically killed in a moped accident on her way to visit her terminally ill mother, Ellyn. Caroline's death, and that of her mother twelve days later, shocked her Iowa City community and devastated her father, Ernie Found, and siblings, Gregg and Catharine. Faced with an overwhelming grief of their own, the Iowa City West volleyball team and coach, Kathy Bresnahan, attempted to move forward, hoping for some type of normalcy to return to their fractured lives. But how do you move forward playing a game that serves as a constant reminder of your fallen leader?

    Anyone who has struggled to overcome life s challenges will appreciate this story of strength, faith, perseverance and love....
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    From peglegged Peter Stuyvesant to CBGB’s, the story of the Bowery reflects the history of the city that grew up around it.

    It was the street your mother warned you about—even if you lived in San Francisco. Long associated with skid row, saloons, freak shows, violence, and vice, the Bowery often showed the worst New York City had to offer. Yet there were times when it showed its best as well.



    The Bowery is New York’s oldest street and Manhattan’s broadest boulevard. Like the city itself, it has continually reinvented itself over the centuries. Named for the Dutch farms, or bouweries, of the area, the path’s lurid character was established early when it became the site of New Amsterdam’s first murder. A natural spring near the Five Points neighborhood led to breweries and taverns that became home to the gangs of New York—the “Bowery B’hoys,” “Plug Uglies,” and “Dead Rabbits.” In the Gaslight Era, teenaged streetwalkers swallowed poison in McGurk’s Suicide Hall.



    A brighter side to the street was reflected in places of amusement and culture over the years. A young P.T. Barnum got his start there, and Harry Houdini learned showmans...
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    Full color map of Ireland at 9 miles to 1 inch, with clear, detailed road network and counties and new administrative areas shown in color. This double-sided map includes: Town and city names, rivers, lakes, spot heights, railway lines and canals are clearly shown. City/town center street plans of Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Dn Laoghaire, Galway, Limerick Londonderry/Derry and Waterford showing places of interest. Full place names index. Mileage chart. Car ferry routes. Key in English, French and German. Covers the whole of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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    ATTENTION: You can now buy the paperback version of this book at the current reduced price of $5.99 and get the kindle version at a discounted price of $0.99 instead of $2.99 using our Kindle Matchbook program cheers!

    Do you like fried foods? How about making it a bit healthier without the oil, and without losing the taste?

    Do you have an Air fryer, or recently bought one for your kitchen but have no clue on how to use it?

    The influence of technology has had a remarkable effect on every aspect of human life and this includes cooking. Air frying is a modern method of grilling, frying, baking, and roasting without the use of a copious amount of oil, yet providing a deep-fried taste and texture.

    This book, “The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook For Beginners” contains recipes with foolproof instructions to help you Fry, Bake, Grill And Roast With Your Air Fryer. The recipes are grouped into categories which include;

    • Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes,

    • Beef, Pork and Lamb recipes

    • Chicken/Poultry recipes

    • Fish/Seafood re...
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    Rick Steves' Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” Each colorful, compact book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.

    Rick Steves' Pocket Prague covers sights including: Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter, Wenceslas Square, Mucha Museum, Municipal House, the Museum of Communism, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle, and Lobkowicz Palace.
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    A flaneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles through city streets in search of adventure and fulfillment. Edmund White, who lived in Paris for sixteen years, wanders through the streets and avenues and along the quays, into parts of Paris virtually unknown to visitors and indeed to many Parisians. In the hands of the learned White, a walk through Paris is both a tour of its lush, sometimes prurient history, and an evocation of the city's spirit.


    The Flaneur leads us to bookshops and boutiques, monuments and palaces, giving us a glimpse the inner human drama. Along the way we learn everything from the latest debates among French lawmakers to the juicy details of Colette's life.


    Originally published as part of Bloomsbury's Writer and the City series, this book has sold consistently over the years, and will find a whole new audience in paperback.

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    If a place is best known by its particulars, then Edmund White is an expert on Paris. Fortunately, he's generous with his secrets: he reveals a Paris not found in any other guide in this first book in the Writer and the City series. White's Paris ...
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    The British naturalist and bestselling author of the Corfu Trilogy—the inspiration for the Masterpiece production The Durrells in Corfu—founds a zoo.
     
    In this trio of delightful memoirs, British wildlife preservation pioneer and national bestselling author Gerald Durrell recounts the ups and downs he faces in transforming his lifelong dream of creating a new kind of zoo into a reality.
     
    A Zoo in My Luggage: In 1957, Durrell and his wife travel to the British Cameroons in West Africa to begin assembling his menagerie. The greater challenge proves to be in safely transporting their exotic animals back to Britain and finding a home for them.
     
    “Animals come close to being Durrell’s best friends. . . . He writes about them with style, verve, and humor.” —Time
     
    The Whispering Land: On an eight-month journey in South America to expand his menagerie, Durrell and his wife travel across windswept Patagonian shores and through tropical forests in the Argentine, encountering fur seals, ocelots, penguins, parrots, pumas, and more.
     
    “An amusing writer who transforms this Argentine back...
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    Any travel guide to Rome will urge visitors to go the Colosseum, but none answers a simple question: Why is it called the Colosseum?

    The History of Rome in 12 Buildings: A Travel Companion to the Hidden Secrets of The Eternal City is compelling, concise, and fun, and takes you behind the iconic buildings to reveal the hidden stories of the people that forged the Roman Empire.

    Typical travel guides provide torrents of information but deny their readers depth and perspective. In this gap is the really good stuff--the stories that make the buildings come alive and vividly enhance any trip to Rome.

    The History of Rome in 12 Buildings will immerse you in the world of the Romans, one full of drama, intrigue, and scandal. With its help, you will be able to trace the rise and fall of the ancient world's greatest superpower:

  • Find the last resting spot of Julius Caesar.
  • Join Augustus as he offers sacrifices to the gods.
  • Discover the lie on the façade of the Pantheon.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Jesus.
  • And so much more....
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    In this compelling, beautiful memoir, award-winning writer Apricot Irving recounts her childhood as a missionary’s daughter in Haiti during a time of upheaval—both in the country and in her home.

    Apricot Irving grew up as a missionary’s daughter in Haiti—a country easy to sensationalize but difficult to understand. Her father was an agronomist, a man who hiked alone into the hills with a macouti of seeds to preach the gospel of trees in a deforested but resilient country. Her mother and sisters, meanwhile, spent most of their days in the confines of the hospital compound they called home. As a child, this felt like paradise to Irving; as a teenager, the same setting felt like a prison. Outside of the walls of the missionary enclave, Haiti was a tumult of bugle-call bus horns and bicycles that jangled over hard-packed dirt, the clamor of chickens and cicadas, the sudden, insistent clatter of rain as it hammered across tin roofs and the swell of voices running ahead of the storm.

    As she emerges into womanhood, an already confusing process made all the more complicated by Christianity’s demands, Irving struggles to understand her father’s choices. His un...
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    This beautiful family reference from National Geographic tells the story of America through its presidents, revolutionaries, visionaries, inventors, entertainers—and even its most notorious villains.

    Far more than an encyclopedia, this treasury tells the rich stories of the people who made America's history—and adds context with lush photographs, illustrations, timelines, artifacts, and more. Beginning with pre-colonial America and continuing through today, this beautifully illustrated book details the fascinating lives of the men and women who helped build the story of our nation. Arranged chronologically, it features more than 400 entries illustrated with lavish four-color photography and elegant illustrations. Intriguing stories and historical maps provide additional context in this comprehensive and enlightening look at America's storied past....
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    Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” This colorful, compact 220-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.

    Rick Steves Pocket Amsterdam includes the following walks and tours:

    • Amsterdam City Walk
    • Red Light District Walk
    • Jordaan Walk
    • Rijksmuseum Tour
    • Van Gogh Museum Tour
    • Anne Frank House Tour
    • Amstelkring Museum Tour
    • Amsterdam Museum Tour

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    Capture the ups and downs of daily life in this beautiful, hardbound 5-Year Journal. Each page is divided into five sections that allows you to record five years of the same day. 5-Year Journal measures 6 x 9 inches and features:
    •Month and day at the top of each page
    •Six lines per year
    •A two-page spread that records important dates
    •Pages for 366 days (including February 29)
    •No years specified – start journaling anytime...
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    From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher, From the Source is a groundbreaking cookbook series that introduces food lovers and travel enthusiasts to the world's most authentic local dishes by transporting them into the kitchens where they were perfected. Each country-specific edition features sumptuous original photography, up to 70 classic recipes, and inside stories and tips from the world's best local cooks, from street-food vendors to Michelin-starred chef patrons.

    With From the Source Thailand, you'll tour through Central Thailand's sophisticated, cosmopolitan cuisine layered with Chinese and Muslim influences, Northern Thailand's mild, seasonal dishes with ancient roots, Northeastern Thailand's full-flavoured, rustic cooking that doesn't skimp on spice, and Southern Thailand's spicy offerings, with an emphasis on seafood, chillies and salt.

    Authors: Lonely Planet, Austin Bush and Mark Wiens.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a de...
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    'You've had some pretty crazy ideas in your life, Newby, but this is the craziest.' Grandmother Wanda Newby was exasperated after continuous rain, snow, and gales that knocked from her bike. Twice.

    To avoid other tourists, Eric Newby had decided that the depths of winter would be the very best time to explore Ireland by mountain bike. More astonishing still, he managed to persuade Wanda, his long-suffering wife and life-long co-traveller, to accompany him - mainly, she admitted, to 'keep him out of trouble'. Lashed by winter storms, fuelled by Guinness and warmed by thermal underwear, their panniers laden with antique books on Ireland, the elderly adventurers cycle the highways and byways, encountering hospitable locals, swaying saints and ferocious dogs.

    From the shores of Donegal to the holy mountains, Newby guides the reader on a tale of mishap and magic, all in his own peculiar style of humour and charm, relishing his never-ending curiosity of the world and his insatiable quest for adventure.

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    In this commanding big-picture analysis of what went wrong in corporate America, Alex Berenson, a top financial investigative reporter for The New York Times, examines the common thread connecting Enron, Worldcom, Halliburton, Computer Associates, Tyco, and other recent corporate scandals: the cult of the number.

    Every three months, 14,000 publicly traded companies report sales and profits to their shareholders. Nothing is more important in these quarterly announcements than earnings per share, the lodestar that investors—and these days, that’s most of us—use to judge the health of corporate America. earnings per share is the number for which all other numbers are sacrificed. It is the distilled truth of a company’s health.

    Too bad it’s often a lie.

    The Number provides a comprehensive overview of how Wall Street and corporate America lost their way during the great bull market that began in 1982. With fresh insight, wit, and a broad historical perspective, Berenson puts the accounting fraud of the past three years in context, describing how decades of lax standards and shady practices contributed to our current economic troubl...
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    An indispensable guide, Frommer’s Ireland 2018 is a comprehensive and photo-filled look at one of the world’s most beloved destinations. Written by leading Emerald Isle expert Jack Jewers (he’s been writing Frommer guides to Ireland since 2006), it takes you to many places only locals know, along with giving tips and tricks for seeing the iconic sights…without having to hassle with crowds.



    Frommer’s Ireland 2018 is:



    Completely updated every year and printed in large, easy-to-read type



    Packed with colorful photos and helpful maps, including a full-color fold-out map



    Precise about pricing, with Euro and British Pound (for Northern Ireland) amounts listed for every attraction, restaurant, hotel, nightspot and shop in the guide―so there aren’t any nasty surprises



    Insightful about the culture and history of Ireland, so you’ll better understand the places you visit



    Also filled with no-holds-barred reviews, which will introduce you to the country’s most authentic lodgings (hotels, B&B’s, castles), eateries, museums, histor...
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    Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. “Utterly absorbing” (Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.

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    Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. “Utterly absorbing” (Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.
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    Drive-ins, diners and dives: Daymon Patterson, author of Eating Across America, is better known as Daym Drops, an American food critic, YouTube celebrity, and television presenter. He initially gained popularity on YouTube for his video review of a Five Guys takeoutmeal, which spawned a viral online song by the Gregory Brothers. He hosted Best Daym Takeout, a food-review oriented television program on the Travel Channel, based on his experiences and with certain aspects borrowed from his YouTube channel. "Best Daym Takeout", aired in 2013, with works featured on The Jimmy Fallon show. That's where Rachel Ray's Team found me, and brought me on for a few episodes before Rachel Ray offered me a position on the show as her Food Correspondent. I travel abroad, sampling dishes and many QSR locations, all to give them a Super Official Food Review from the front seat of my Truck.

    Cheap eats, food trucks and street food: Shows like Diners, Drive-ins and Dives have never been more popular. And they have inspired a movement. More and more, people are packing up their cars and road tripping ...
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    The Big 50: Minnesota Twins: The Men and Moments that Made the Minnesota Twins cover
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    The Big 50: Minnesota Twins is an amazing, full-color look at the 50 men and moments that have made the Twins the Twins. Experienced sportswriter Aaron Gleeman recounts the living history of the Twins, counting down from No. 50 to No. 1. The Big 50: Minnesota Twins brilliantly brings to life the Twins' remarkable story, from Harmon Killebrew and Kirby Puckett to the roller coaster that was the 1991 World Series to the rise of Joe Mauer and up to new stars like Miguel Sano.
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    A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the bestselling authors of The Mountain and No Shortcuts to the Top

    Ed Viesturs, one of the world's premier high-altitude mountaineers, explores the remarkable history of K2 and of those who have attempted to conquer it. At the same time, he probes the mountain's most memorable sagas in order to illustrate lessons about the fundamental questions mountaineering raisesquestions of risk, ambition, loyalty to one's teammates, self-sacrifice, and the price of glory. Viesturs knows the mountain firsthand. He and renowned alpinist Scott Fischer climbed it in 1992 and got caught in an avalanche that sent them sliding to almost certain death before Ed managed to get into a self-arrest position with his ice ax and stop both his fall and Scott's.

    Focusing on seven of the mountain's most dramatic campaigns, from his own troubled ascent to the 2008 tragedy, Viesturs crafts an edge-of-your-seat narrative that climbers and armchair travelers alike will find unforgettably compelling. With photographs from Vie...
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    “Adventure travel at its best.” —Kirkus, starred review • “Haunting.” —Booklist, starred review • "Quite a story–exciting, funny, and tragic–and Hoffman tells it extraordinarily well.” —Washington Post

    Two modern adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary “Wild Men of Borneo.” One found riches. The other vanished forever into an endless jungle. Had he shed civilization—or lost his mind? Global headlines suspected murder. Lured by these mysteries, New York Times bestselling author Carl Hoffman journeyed to find the truth, discovering that nothing is as it seems in the world’s last Eden, where the lines between sinner and saint blur into one.

    In 1984, Swiss traveler Bruno Manser joined an expedition to the Mulu caves on Borneo, the planet’s third largest island. There he slipped into the forest interior to make contact with the Penan, an indigenous tribe of peace-loving nomads living among the Dayak people, the fabled “Headhunters of Borneo.” Bruno lived for years with the Penan, gaining acceptance as a member of the tribe. However, when commercial logging began devouring the P...
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    When World War II broke out in Europe, the American army had no specialized division of mountain soldiers. But in the winter of 1939–40, after a tiny band of Finnish mountain troops brought the invading Soviet army to its knees, an amateur skier named Charles Minot “Minnie” Dole convinced the United States Army to let him recruit an extraordinary assortment of European expatriates, wealthy ski bums, mountaineers, and thrill-seekers and form them into a unique band of Alpine soldiers. These men endured nearly three years of grueling training in the Colorado Rockies and in the process set new standards for both soldiering and mountaineering. The newly forged 10th Mountain Division finally faced combat in the winter of 1945, in Italy’s Apennine Mountains, against the seemingly unbreakable German fortifications north of the Gothic Line. There, they planned and executed what is still regarded as the most daring series of nighttime mountain attacks in U.S. military history, taking Mount Belvedere and the sheer, treacherous face of Riva Ridge to smash the linchpin of the German army’s lines.

    Drawing on unique cooperation from veterans of the 10th Mountain Division and ...
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    StreetSmart Washington DC Map by VanDam - Laminated pocket City Street Map of Washington DC with special National Mall detail and travel guide with ... sights, hotels and Metro map, 2018 Edition cover
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    VanDam's newly released 2018 MALLSMART WASHINGTON DC­ Edition maps all top attractions including museums, memorials, monuments, major architecture, hotels, the Smithsonian, government and association buildings, the National Mall and the Metro system for all of Washington DC at an immensely legible super-scale of 1:9,500 complete with 3-D building illustrations. Clear information design allows you to read the map from three feet away and has earned VanDam maps a place in the MoMA Collection. The map is film-laminated, accordion folded and pocket size.

    Coverage: Mall Map: 1:9,500 Washington DC Street Map 1:16,000 Beltway Map: 1:238,000 Capital MetroTransit MapMemorial

    Dimensions: 4 x 9 folded, 9 x 24 unfolded, fits into shirt pocket or purse.

    MALLSMART WASHINGTON DC is so legible you will instantly understand the National Mall and how it connects to other parts of the District and Old Town Alexandria. You get God's perspective on Monument City as well as the minute details. This 18th Century city grid with grand diagonal avenues designed by Pierre L'Enfant is a metaphor for the division of power in the Republic. A right triangle with Pennsylvania Av...
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    The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi Study Guide with DVD: Come to the Land Where It All Began cover
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    A lifetime student of Scripture, popular television personality Kathie Lee Gifford has been traveling to Israel since she was seventeen years old. Having a Jewish father, she has always felt what she calls "a deep resonance in my very being for the Jewish people and Land of the Covenant—Israel." But it wasn't until she started studying the original texts in Hebrew and Greek and hiking the land with teachers like Ray Vander Laan that she finally began to find what her soul had been longing for.

    In this six-session video curriculum, Kathie Lee invites group participants to join her as she revisits some of these sites in Israel that have impacted her life and recounts events that happened there. As she shares her story, she will be accompanied by co-author Rabbi Jason Sobel, a Messianic Jewish Rabbi who will provide fascinating background details and eye-opening revelations that make the story of the New Testament come alive. Kathie Lee and Rabbi Sobel will take participants beyond the typical "Sunday School" teaching so prevalent in churches today to examine the true texts of the Bible.

    Something profound happens when we follow along the ancient paths in the a...
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    A local’s treasure map to the sites where Parisians know to go to be oh-so-Parisian.

    Finally, the “must-do, must-visit, must-see” travel list given to you by the Parisian friend you’ve been longing to have. Charmingly illustrated throughout, this practical guide will transport readers to the delightful sites and discoveries of Paris. Vibrant watercolors illustrate destinations including architectural marvels, gardens, historical highlights, cultural hubs, markets, food and wine favorites, and lots of little “je ne sais quoi’s” that make Paris so magical. Cultural musings, accessible histories, anecdotes, and informative details accompany the illustrations throughout, making this volume truly as practical as it is beautiful.

    The book features seven specially curated daylong walking tours. Winsome watercolor maps of the “promenades” with colorful icons of suggested sites guide readers through the romantic, winding Parisian streets, passing cafés, historical sights, small galleries, outdoor markets, and the kind of authentic and timeless places that one hopes to find when imagining the city. The careful artistry, insider’s musings, and approachable readab...
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    That lifestyle is what the people in the Mediterranean regions have been following for hundreds of years. Now, with this book, you too can experience the full benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

    Composed in easy to read chapters with uncomplicated jargons, this book will lend you a ...
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    Try Not to Suck: The Exceptional, Extraordinary Baseball Life of Joe Maddon cover
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    With his irreverant personality, laid-back approach, and penchant for the unexpected, Joe Maddon is a singular presence among Major League Baseball managers. Whether he's bringing clowns and live bear cubs to spring training or leading the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series victory in 108 years, Maddon is always one to watch.  In Try Not to Suck, ESPN's Jesse Rogers and MLB.com's Bill Chastain fully explore Maddon's life and career, delving behind the scenes and dissecting that mystique which makes Maddon so popular with players and analysts alike. Packed with insight, anecdotes, and little-known facts, this is the definitive account of the curse-breaker and trailblazer at the helm of the Cubs' new era.
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    REVISED NOV 2017

    Streetwise Paris Map is a laminated city center travel map of Paris, France. The accordion-fold pocket size travel map has an integrated metro map including lines & stations.

    Coverage includes:
    Main Paris Map 1:14,000
    Paris Metro Map
    Map of France

    Dimensions: 4" x 8.5" folded, 8.5" x 38" unfolded

    There are more clichés about Paris than there are tourists at the Louvre, but the fact is that underneath each overused hackneyed cliché is a glistening kernel of truth. The City of Light, the City of Love and the City of Romance, familiar platitudes, but once you experience it for yourself you understand why. There is a je ne sais quoi allure to this city that beguiles, but never completely reveals what makes it so universally appea...
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    The Cook's Atelier: Recipes, Techniques, and Stories from Our French Cooking School cover
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    The debut cookbook from The Cook’s Atelier—the international culinary destination and cooking school in Burgundyis a beautifully photographed resource on classic French cuisine and an atmospheric chronicle of a family’s life in a charming French village.
     
    Mother and daughter American expats Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini always dreamed of living in France. With a lot of hard work and a dash of fate, they realized this dream and cofounded The Cook’s Atelier, a celebrated French cooking school in the storybook town of Beaune, located in the heart of the Burgundy wine region. Combining their professional backgrounds in food and wine, they attract visitors from near and far with their approachable, convivial style of cooking.
     
    Featuring more than 100 market-inspired recipes and 300 exceptional photographs, this comprehensive reference is an extension of their cooking school, providing a refreshingly simple take on French techniques and recipes that every cook should know—basic butchery, essential stocks and sauces, pastry, dessert creams and sauces, and preserving, to name a few. Seasonal menus build on this foundation...
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    The recent economic crisis in Greece has, paradoxically enough, created better conditions for tourism. The Greeks are painfully aware that tourism is their best-functioning remaining industry. They value the visitor as never before, treat them with a warmth and courtesy that exceeds what you’ll find in other parts of Europe. And more people are therefore coming here in unprecedented numbers.

    To bring the current message of Greek tourism to a reading public, we've called upon the research and writing talents of one of America's foremost travel journalists. Stephen Brewer has been writing travel guides for almost three decades. As an editor and writer, he has focused not just on the Frommer guides but on European coverage for such magazines as Esquire, Connoisseur and Geo.

    In Frommer's Athens and the Greek Islands, he brings tremendous insight into how to best approach and understand both the famed and lesser-known (but still fascinating) historic sights of Athens and the adjoining Peloponnese, as well as the recreational resorts and life of the enchanting Greek islands.

    The book contains:
    -Helpful maps, including a ha...
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    Rand McNally's folded map featuring the Western United States is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around this part of the country, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, state, and county highways, along with clearly indicated points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and more.
    You'll see why Rand McNally folded maps have been the trusted standard for years.

    Regularly updated, full-color maps
    Clearly labeled Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways
    Detail maps of major cities, a mileage chart, and a Mileages & Driving Times Map
    Indications of parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and more
    Easy-to-use legend
    Detailed index
    Convenient folded size

    Coverage Area

    States covered: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

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    Measures 9.5" x 4.125" and folds out to 40" x 28"....
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    Chasing a dream is never easy, but if you go far enough, it will set you free.

    Captain Liz Clark spent her youth dreaming of traveling the world by sailboat and surfing remote waves. When she was 22, she met a mentor who helped turn her desire into reality. Embarking on an adventure that most only fantasize about, she set sail from Santa Barbara, California, as captain of her 40-foot sailboat, Swell, headed south in search of surf, self, and the wonder and learning that lies beyond the unbroken horizon. 

    In true stories overflowing with wild waves and constant challenges, at the whim of the weather, of relationships sweet and sour, of nature’s marvels and colorful cultures, Liz captures her voyage in gripping detail in this memoir, sharing tales of sailing in high seas, of solitude and surprises, of finding connection to the earth and commitment to living in harmony with it. She witnesses how her dream leads her to understanding the unity of all things.

    More than ten years, 20,000 miles, countless adventures, and one cat later, she’s still out there....
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    A classic memoir of self-invention in a strange land: Ian Buruma's unflinching account of his amazing journey into the heart of Tokyo's underground culture as a young man in the 1970's

    When Ian Buruma arrived in Tokyo in 1975, Japan was little more than an idea in his mind, a fantasy of a distant land. A sensitive misfit in the world of his upper middleclass youth, what he longed for wasn’t so much the exotic as the raw, unfiltered humanity he had experienced in Japanese theater performances and films, witnessed in Amsterdam and Paris. One particular theater troupe, directed by a poet of runaways, outsiders, and eccentrics, was especially alluring, more than a little frightening, and completely unforgettable. If Tokyo was anything like his plays, Buruma knew that he had to join the circus as soon as possible.

    Tokyo was an astonishment. Buruma found a feverish and surreal metropolis where nothing was understated—neon lights, crimson lanterns, Japanese pop, advertising jingles, and cabarets. He encountered a city in the midst of an economic boom where everything seemed new, aside from the isolated temple or shrine that had survived the firestorms and ea...
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    The hunters and trappers of the far west were a brave, hardy and adventurous set of men, and they had peculiarities in their characters that cannot be found in any other people.

    Their character is a compound of two extremes — recklessness and caution — and isolation from the world makes them at all times self-reliant.


    From the time they leave civilization they — metaphorically speaking — carry their lives in their hands.

    In moments of the greatest peril, or under the most trying circumstances, they never lose their presence of mind, but are ready to take advantage of any incident that may occur to benefit themselves or foil their enemies.

    James Marsh’s fascinating book gives brilliant insight into the life of Isaac P. Rose, who was one such man who forged his own path in the wilderness of the far west.

    Four Years in the Rockies is a wonderful account of one mountain man’s life at the height of the fur industry in the nineteenth century as he overcomes adversity, learns from those around him, including famous figures like Kit Carson and Nathaniel Wyeth, and becomes one of the most successful trappers o...
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    What do you do when your world ends?
    At twenty-eight years old, Krista Schlyer sold almost everything she owned and packed the rest of it in a station wagon bound for the American wild. Her two best friends joined her—one a grumpy, grieving introvert, the other a feisty dog—and together they sought out every national park, historic site, forest, and wilderness they could get to before their money ran out or their minds gave in.

    The journey began as a desperate escape from urban isolation, heartbreak, and despair, but became an adventure beyond imagining. Chronicling their colorful escapade, Almost Anywhere explores the courage, cowardice, and heroics that live in all of us, as well as the life of nature and the nature of life.

    This eloquent and accessible memoir is at once an immersion in the pain of losing someone particularly close and especially young and a healing journey of a broken life given over to the whimsy and humor of living on the road.
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    Rise and dine! If there’s one meal of the day to get passionate about—no matter where you’re from in this great land—it’s breakfast with all the fixings.

    Featuring down-home diners, iconic establishments, and the newest local hot spots, America’s Best Breakfasts is a celebration of two of this nation’s honored traditions: hitting the open road and enjoying an endless variety of breakfasts. Even without a road trip, you can re-create favorites that will satisfy any time of day, including:
     
    - Shrimp and Grits, Hominy Grill, Charleston
    - Croque Monsieur Sandwiches, Tartine, San Francisco
    - Kimchi Pancakes, Sunshine Tavern, Portland
    - Filipino Steak with Garlic Fried Rice, Uncle Mike’s, Chicago
    - Cannoli French Toast, Café Lift, Philadelphia
    - Brioche Cinnamon Buns, Honey Bee, Oxford
    - Morning Glory Muffins, Panther Coffee, Miami...
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    Locals, veteran visitors, and first-timers are equally delighted when they hear the story of a wealthy old Charlestonian woman who was once asked why she so seldom traveled. Puzzled, she replied, ''My dear, why should I travel when I'm already here?'' Charleston has become the darling of the Southeast United States, thanks to the city's blend of grace, beauty, history, and oh-so-Southern dining and hospitality. Charleston has a way of charming visitors with its lush Lowcountry landscape, Civil War history, antebellum plantations, cultural and artistic opportunities, James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs and restaurants, shopping, and the gracious and welcome reception from residents. 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die is filled with easy-to-follow suggestions of where to go, what to see, can't-miss dining, outdoor recreation, events and entertainment, and where to shop 'til you drop-along with seasonal activities, suggested itineraries, and lots of insider tips....
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    From the internationally acclaimed and Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and the Benjamin Black mysteries--a vividly evocative memoir that unfolds around the author's recollections, experience, and imaginings of Dublin.

    As much about the life of the city as it is about a life lived, sometimes, in the city, John Banville's "quasi-memoir" is as layered, emotionally rich, witty, and unexpected as any of his novels. Born and bred in a small town a train ride away from Dublin, Banville saw the city as a place of enchantment when he was a child, a birthday treat, the place where his beloved, eccentric aunt lived. And though, when he came of age and took up residence there, and the city became a frequent backdrop for his dissatisfactions (not playing an identifiable role in his work until the Quirke mystery series, penned as Benjamin Black), it remained in some part of his memory as fascinating as it had been to his seven-year-old self. And as he guides us around the city, delighting in its cultural, architectural, political, and social history, he interweaves the memories that are attached to particular places and moments. The result is both a wonde...
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    Life in a Medieval City is the classic account of the year 1250 in the city of Troyes, in modern-day France. Acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies focus on a high point of medieval civilization - before war and the Black Death ravaged Europe - providing a fascinating window into the sophistication of a period we too often dismiss as backward.

    Urban life in the Middle Ages revolved around the home, often a mixed-use dwelling for burghers with a store or workshop on the ground floor and living quarters upstairs. A developed economy, focusing on textiles, farming, and financial services, could be found in the town center, where craftsmen competed for business while adhering to the guilds' codes of conduct. There were schools for the children, though only boys could attend and the lessons were taught in Latin by a priest. The church was a hub of both religious and civic life; services were lively and filled with song, and baptisms and other special occasions brought neighbors together to celebrate. The weddings of wealthier townsfolk were lavish affairs full of song and dance and drinking that could sometimes last for weeks.

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    •The ultimate insider's guide to Queens
    •Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides
    •Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 170 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide
    •Appeals to both the local market (nearly 2.3 million people call Queens home) and the tourist market (over 50 million people visit New York City every year!)
    •Fully illustrated with 111 full-page colour photographs

    Staggering ethnic diversity, rich cultural history, and a robust arts scene make Queens one of the most exciting destinations in all of New York City. See and taste the world, travel back in time, and experience nature all without leaving the confines of Queens.

    Home to immigrants from Azerbaijan to Vietnam and everywhere in between, Queens is truly a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. Eat your way through China, Malaysia, Romania, and visit a Tibetan dumpling speakeasy - no passport necessary. Visit the birthplace of re...
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    A new title from the author/illustrator of the hugely popular All the Buildings in New York, this is a charmingly illustrated journey to Paris, told one building at a time.

    All the Buildings in Paris is a love letter to Paris, told through James Gulliver Hancock’s unique and charming drawings of the city’s diverse architectural styles and streetscapes. This unusual combination of the artistic and the technical presents the Parisian cityscape as a colorful, one-of-a-kind journey through the streets of this historical city.

    The book showcases beloved iconic buildings and structures, such as Notre Dame, the Louvre, and of course the Eiffel Tower. The latest modern landmarks are featured, such as the Centre Pompidou and the Grande Arche, along with celebrated cultural institutions, such as the Musee d’Orsay and the Palais Garnier Opera House. The book also includes the everyday buildings that may not be famous but whose stylishness or eccentricity make up an important part of Paris and its architectural landscape.

    Parisians and tourists alike will savor this volume that uniquely celebrates the energy, spirit, and history of one of t...
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    From acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of their classic book on day-to-day life in medieval cities, which was a source for George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.

    Evoking every aspect of city life in the Middle Ages, Life in a Medieval City depicts in detail what it was like to live in a prosperous city of Northwest Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The year is 1250 CE and the city is Troyes, capital of the county of Champagne and site of two of the cycle Champagne Fairs—the “Hot Fair” in August and the “Cold Fair” in December. European civilization has emerged from the Dark Ages and is in the midst of a commercial revolution. Merchants and money men from all over Europe gather at Troyes to buy, sell, borrow, and lend, creating a bustling market center typical of the feudal era. As the Gieses take us through the day-to-day life of burghers, we learn the customs and habits of lords and serfs, how financial transactions were conducted, how medieval cities were governed, and what life was really like for a wide range of people.

    For serious students of the medieval era and anyone wishing to learn ...
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    A lively, witty history of the iconic Italian drinking establishment, a meeting place for literary and artistic luminaries for nearly a century.
     
    On the short list of the world’s most famous watering holes—Willi’s Wine Bar in Paris, Jo’s Bar in Prague, the Antico Caffè Greco in Rome—Harry’s Bar in Venice stands virtually without peer. Just off the Palazzo San Marco, Harry’s is known for its timeless decor and luxurious ambience, which have often been imitated but never duplicated. Though technically a restaurant—carpaccio was invented there in 1950—Harry’s has, since 1931, been the preferred place to “bend the elbow” for a diverse assemblage of writers, artists, models, actors, and business tycoons. Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, Sinclair Lewis, and Truman Capote are among the celebrity tipplers who have sampled its famous cocktails (most notably the now-ubiquitous Bellini, first concocted there sometime between 1934 and 1948).
     
    Arrigo Cipriani’s colorful, anecdotal memoir gives us the view from behind the bar, blending stories from the life of his father, Giuseppe, legendary cofounder of Harry’s, with mixocological secrets and tales ...
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    Hike vast glaciers, marvel at steaming volcanic lakes, and explore the land of the midnight sun: with Rick Steves on your side, Iceland can be yours!

    Inside Rick Steves Iceland you'll find:

    • Comprehensive coverage for exploring Iceland, whether you've got a long layover in Reykjav?k or two weeks to dive into the whole country
    • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
    • Top sights and hidden gems, from the stunning northern lights to hidden hikes and cozy bookstores
    • How to connect with local culture: Soak in the famous Blue Lagoon, sample smoked fishes, and chat with locals in stark and lovely rural towns
    • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
    • The best places to eat, sleep, and relax
    • Self-guided walking tours of lively Reykjav?k and art and history museums
    • Complete, mile-by-mile driving tours, including the Golden Circle, the Ring Road, and more, with recommendations of Iceland's most scenic...
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    When it was first published in 1998, The Backpacker's Field Manual set the standard for comprehensive backpacking books. Now exhaustively updated to offer a more complete view of backpacking today, it covers the latest developments in gear—such as Global Positioning Systems and ultralight hiking equipment—first aid, and Leave No Trace comping, and includes a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics. Beginners and experienced hikers alike will find this book indispensable for trip planning strategies and also as a quick reference on the trail for:

    BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS—how to forecast the weather, identify trees, bear-proof your campsite, wrap an injured ankle, and more--illustrated with more than 100 line drawings.

    TRICKS OF THE TRAIL—time-tested practical lessons learned along the way

    GOING ULTRALIGHT—downsizing suggestions for those who want to lighten up

    Every traveler knows that space in a backpack is limited, so on your next trip, carry the only guide you'll ever need—this one—and take to the great outdoors with confidence.

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    When it was first published in 1998, The Backpacke...
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    Try to lose weight but get no result? Love to eat good food but have no time to cook? Here is the best solution for you in this year - 2018 The Only Weight Watchers Instant Pot Cookbook For 2018 you should have.

    This Weight watchers Freestyle and Flex instant pot recipes will help you save time and lose weight effortless and easy. It Features Healthy and tasty Weight Watchers Freestyle Recipes For the New 2018 Program, with many Zero Points recipes that will help you burn Fat Rapidly.

    Unique Features of The Weight Watchers Instant Pot cook book •This Instant Pot cookbook contains 100% Original Weight Watchers Smart Points Recipes •Freestyle Recipes Comes with Freestyle Points, Nutritional Values and Serving Size •Most of the Meals can be prepared in 20min or Less •Discover the latest change with WW Freestyle Plan •Tips and Tricks to making Healthy & Delicious Weight Watchers Recipes with an Instant Pot Grab the book that change your life this year, you will be healthier, free and enjoy good food....
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    International Bestseller: The famed travel writer and author of In Patagonia traverses Australia, exploring Aboriginal culture and song—and humanity’s origins.

    Long ago, the creators wandered Australia and sang the landscape into being, naming every rock, tree, and watering hole in the great desert. Those songs were passed down to the Aboriginals, and for centuries they have served not only as a shared heritage but as a living map. Sing the right song, and it can guide you across the desert. Lose the words, and you will die.
     
    Into this landscape steps Bruce Chatwin, the greatest travel writer of his generation, who comes to Australia to learn these songs. A born wanderer, whose lust for adventure has carried him to the farthest reaches of the globe, Chatwin is entranced by the cultural heritage of the Aboriginals. As he struggles to find the deepest meaning of these ancient, living songs, he is forced to embark on a much more difficult journey—through his own history—to reckon with the nature of language itself.
     
    Part travelogue, part memoir, part novel, The Songlines is one of Bruce Chatwin’s final—and most ...
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    "Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight," our pilots still intone. But who are they kidding?

    In Full Upright and Locked Position, former FAA chief counsel and senior aviation policy official Mark Gerchick unravels the unseen forces and little-known facts that have reshaped our air travel experience since September 11, 2001. With wry humor and unique insight, Gerchick takes us past the jargon, technicalities, and all-is-well platitudes to expose the new normal of air travel: from the packed planes and myriad hassles of everyday flying to the alchemy of air fares, the airlines' endless nickel-and-diming, and the elusive hope of escape from steerage. We find out what pilots do in the cockpit, what's really worth worrying about when it comes to airline safety, and why we get sick on planes. Meanwhile, Gerchick ponders the jarring disconnect between our quaint expectations of "service with a smile" and the grim reality of cramped seats, no-free-lunch, and "watch-yer-knees.

    "With sympathy for both fliers and airlines, Gerchick shows how the new "business-all-business" airline industry has finally learned to make money, even in the face of crushing fuel cos...
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    "Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight," our pilots still intone. But who are they kidding?


    Former FAA chief counsel and senior aviation policy official Mark Gerchick unravels the unseen forces and little-known facts that have reshaped our air travel experience since September 11, 2001.


    With wry humor and unique insight, Gerchick takes us past the jargon, technicalities, and all-is-well platitudes to expose the new normal of air travel: from the packed planes and myriad hassles of everyday flying to the alchemy of air fares, the airlines’ endless nickel-and-diming, and the elusive hope of escape from steerage. We find out what pilots do in the cockpit, what’s really worth worrying about when it comes to airline safety, and why we get sick on planes. Meanwhile, Gerchick ponders the jarring disconnect between our quaint expectations of "service with a smile" and the grim reality of cramped seats, no-free-lunch, and "watch-yer-knees."


    With sympathy for both fliers and airlines, Gerchick shows how the new "business-all-business" airline industry has finally learned to make money, even in the face of crushing fuel costs, and get m...
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    A rare and intimate glimpse at life in Cuba at the end of the twentieth century
     
    For NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu, reporting from Cuba on the eve of Pope John Paul II’s 1998 visit was an opportunity to understand the realities of life in a country that has long been the subject of stereotypes and misconceptions. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cuba was the last place to witness a “laboratory of pre-post-communism,” as it toed the line between its socialist past and its uncertain future.
     
    On the streets of Havana and the beaches of Santiago de Cuba, Codrescu met people from all walks of life—from prostitutes and fortunetellers to bureaucrats and writers—eager to share their stories. Uncensored and compassionate, his interviews reveal a world where destruction and beauty, poverty and pride exist side by side. Traveling with photographer David Graham, whose powerful images illustrate the energy pulsing through everyday life in Cuba, Codrescu captures the humanity of a nation that is lost when it’s reduced to a political symbol. With the United States resuming relations with Cuba for the first time in decades, Ay,Cuba! Continue Reading
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    How the City of Light gave her lessons in life: an Australian beauty journalist shares her obsession with Paris - the city that has been her guide through a lifelong journey of self-discovery.

    Katrina Lawrence first fell in love with Paris at the age of five, and since then her roads have continually led her back to this most beautiful of cities.

    Taking us on a journey around Paris's most spectacular sights, hidden secrets and most beguiling nooks and crannies, Katrina tells us the story of why this city has been her constant inspiration through all stages of life. Musing on everything Parisian, from femininity to feminism, politics to perfume, and of course, those stylish Parisiennes who captivate us, from Brigitte Bardot and Madame de Pompadour to Simone de Beauvoir and Catherine de Medici, Katrina shares the essential life lessons that Paris has taught her.

    Written with warmth, gaiety, elegance and insight, Paris Dreaming is the ultimate chic, personal and charming memoir - not just for women who love Paris, but for anyone in search of that elusive good life.

    'A delightful memoir and ode to the City of Light, Paris Dreaming celebra...
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    When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin his long, dangerous descent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly toward the top.  No one had noticed that the sky had begun to fill with clouds. Six hours later and 3,000 feet lower, in 70-knot winds and blinding snow, Krakauer collapsed in his tent, freezing, hallucinating from exhaustion and hypoxia, but safe. The following morning, he learned that six of his fellow climbers hadn't made it back to their camp and were desperately struggling for their lives. When the storm finally passed, five of them would be dead, and the sixth so horribly frostbitten that his right hand would have to be amputated.

    Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of the bestseller Into the Wild. On assignment for Outside Magazine to report on the growing commercialization of the mountain, Krakauer, an accomplished climber, went to the ...
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    In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter....

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    What would possess a gifted young man recently graduated from college to literally walk away from his life? Noted outdoor writer and mountaineer Jon Krakauer tackles that question in his reporting on Chris McCandless, whose emaciated body was found in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness in 1992.

    Described by friends and relatives as smart, literate, compassionate, and funny, did McCandless simply read too much Thoreau and Jack London and lose sight of the dangers of heading into the wilderness alone? Krakauer, whose own adventures have taken him to the perilous heights of Everest, provides some answers by exploring the pull the outdoors, seductive yet often dangerous, has had on his own life....
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    "Nearly every page has some crack piece of travel wisdom ... an accessible, inspiring journey." -Kirkus

    The Sell-Your-House, See-the-World Life!

    Reunited after thirty-five years and wrestling a serious case of wanderlust, Lynne and Tim Martin decided to sell their house and possessions and live abroad full-time. They've never looked back. With just two suitcases, two computers, and each other, the Martins embark on a global adventure, taking readers from sky-high pyramids in Mexico to Turkish bazaars to learning the contact sport of Italian grocery shopping. But even as they embrace their new home-free lifestyle, the Martins grapple with its challenges, including hilarious language barriers, finding financial stability, and missing the family they left behind. Together, they learn how to live a life-and love-without borders.

    From glittering Georgian mansions in Ireland to the windswept coasts of Portugal, this euphoric, inspiring memoir is more than a tale of second chances. Recently featured on NPR's Here and Now, as well as in the New York Times, Home Sweet Anywhere is a road map for anyone who dreams of tu...
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    The remarkable story of one woman's search for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II--a life that sparked a heroic career, but also hid a secret past.

    Dr. Anne Spoerry treated hundreds of thousands of people across rural Kenya over the span of fifty years. A member of the renowned Flying Doctors Service, the French-born Spoerry learned how to fly a plane at the age of forty-five and earned herself the cherished nickname, "Mama Daktari"--"Mother Doctor"--from the people of Kenya. Yet few knew what drove her from post-World War II Europe to Africa. Now, in the first comprehensive account of her life, Dr. Spoerry's revered selflessness gives way to a past marked by rebellion, submission, and personal decisions that earned her another nickname--this one sinister--working as a "doctor" in a Nazi concentration camp.
    In Full Flight explores the question of whether it is possible to rewrite one's troubled past simply by doing good in the present. Informed by Spoerry's own journals, a trove of previously untapped files, and numerous interviews with those who knew her in Europe or Africa, John Heminway takes readers on a remarkable journey across a...
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    From the author of the bestseller Eat and Run, a thrilling new memoir about his grueling, exhilarating, and immensely inspiring 46-day run to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail.

    Scott Jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners. Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, accomplished on a vegan diet, he's finished first in nearly all of ultrarunning's elite events over the course of his career. But after two decades of racing, training, speaking, and touring, Jurek felt an urgent need to discover something new about himself. He embarked on a wholly unique challenge, one that would force him to grow as a person and as an athlete: breaking the speed record for the Appalachian Trail. North is the story of the 2,189-mile journey that nearly shattered him.

    When he set out in the spring of 2015, Jurek anticipated punishing terrain, forbidding weather, and inevitable injuries. He would have to run nearly 50 miles a day, every day, for almost seven weeks. He knew he would be pushing himself to the limit, that comfort and rest would be in short supply -- but he couldn't have imagined the p...
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    “Get your head into the clouds with Aerial Geology.” —The New York Times Book Review

    Aerial Geology is an up-in-the-sky exploration of North America’s 100 most spectacular geological formations. Crisscrossing the continent from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska to the Great Salt Lake in Utah and to the Chicxulub Crater in Mexico, Mary Caperton Morton brings you on a fantastic tour, sharing aerial and satellite photography, explanations on how each site was formed, and details on what makes each landform noteworthy. Maps and diagrams help illustrate the geological processes and clarify scientific concepts.

    Fact-filled, curious, and way more fun than the geology you remember from grade school, Aerial Geology is a must-have for the insatiably curious, armchair geologists, million-mile travelers, and anyone who has stared out the window of a plane and wondered what was below.
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    Travels with NPR host David Greene along the Trans-Siberian Railroad capture an overlooked, idiosyncratic Russia in the age of Putin.


    Far away from the trendy cafés, designer boutiques, and political protests and crackdowns in Moscow, the real Russia exists.


    Midnight in Siberia chronicles David Greene’s journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway, a 6,000-mile cross-country trip from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok. In quadruple-bunked cabins and stopover towns sprinkled across the country’s snowy landscape, Greene speaks with ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years.


    These travels offer a glimpse of the new Russia—a nation that boasts open elections and newfound prosperity but continues to endure oppression, corruption, a dwindling population, and stark inequality.


    We follow Greene as he finds opportunity and hardship embodied in his fellow train travelers and in conversations with residents of towns throughout Siberia.


    We meet Nadezhda, an entrepreneur who runs a small hotel in Ishim, fighting through corrupt layers of bureaucracy every day. Greene spends a jo...
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    Explore Japan's busy city streets, historic temples, and beautiful culture. Experience Tokyo, Kyoto, and the rest of Japan's exciting cities.

    Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Japan.

       • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
       • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
       • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
       • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
       • Area maps marked with sights.
       • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
       • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
       • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

    With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Japan truly shows you this country as no one else can.

    Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience th...
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    Valentines Gifts for Her: Word Search Puzzle Book as a Valentines Day Gift for Her: Valentines Day Gifts for Girlfriend, Wife, or Mom

    This is the perfect Valentine's gift. Your significant other or family member will enjoy this thoughtful gift! The fortunate recipient of your gift will have access to:

    •Instructions
    •Lots of Puzzles!
    •Answer Key

    There is an answer key for each and every puzzle so that they can check their completed puzzles or give themselves a hint when stumped. Never feel confused with this comprehensive and accurate answer key.

    Anyone who loves word searches or a new challenge will love this book!...
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    Here Paulo Coelho details his journey across Spain along the legendaryroad of San Tiago, which pilgrims have travelled since Middle Ages. On this contemporary quest, he encounters a Chaucerian variety of mysterious guides and devilish opponents and learns to understand the nature of truth through the simplicity of life. The Pilgrimage holds an important place in Paulo Coelho's literary canon. His first book, it not only paved the way for his phenomenal novel The Alchemist , but it also fully expresses his humanist philosophy and the depth of his unique search for meaning.

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    Here Paulo Coelho details his journey across Spain along the legendaryroad of San Tiago, which pilgrims have travelled since Middle Ages. On this contemporary quest, he encounters a Chaucerian variety of mysterious guides and devilish opponents and learns to understand the nature of truth through the simplicity of life. The Pilgrimage holds an important place in Paulo Coelho's literary canon. His first book, it not only paved the way for his phenomenal novel The Alchemist , but it also fully expresses his humanist philosoph...
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    Pauline Frommer's highly-personal guide to her own home city has, in previous editions, twice been named "Best Guidebook of the Year" by the North American Travel Journalists Association. It has been the best-selling guide to the city for the last four years. Though she deals with luxury choices as well as bargains, she makes a special effort to overcome New York's reputation for stratospheric prices, ferreting out scores of moderately-priced options in lodgings, meals, attractions, entertainment and more.



    Like all Easy Guides, this annually-researched and popular best-seller is "Quick to Read, Light to Carry"―and colorfully written.



    Fully updated yearly, and printed in large, easy-to-read type, the book contains:



    Handy pull-out map and bulleted maps throughout



    Self-guided walking tours



    Exact prices and subway directions for every listing in the book



    Opinionated advice on what to see and what to skip



    Insightful discussions of New York’s history and culture

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    Change the world one trip at a time. In this illuminating collection of stories and lessons from the road, acclaimed travel writer Rick Steves shares a powerful message that resonates now more than ever.

    With the world facing divisive events and movements like the rise of nationalism, Trump, Brexit, Erdogan, and more, there's never been a more important time to travel.

    Rick believes the risks of travel are widely exaggerated, and that fear is for people who don't get out much. After years of living out of a suitcase, he still marvels at how different cultures may find different truths to be self-evident. By sharing his experiences from Europe, Central America, Asia, and the Middle East, Rick shows how we can learn more about own country by viewing it from afar.

    With gripping stories from Rick's decades of exploration, this fully revised edition of Travel as a Political Act is an antidote to the current climate of xenophobia. When we travel thoughtfully, we bring back the most beautiful souvenir of all: a broader perspective on the world that we all call home.

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    How much would you risk to change your life? After Spiegel bestselling-author Adam Fletcher is accidentally tear-gassed in street protests in Istanbul, he goes on a journey to change his humdrum life, taking his eccentric German girlfriend, Annett, along with him. Their quest to better understand themselves (and everyone else) threatens their world view, sanity, and relationship.

    Don’t Go There is a hilarious travel memoir full of interesting characters, uncomfortable moments, unusual destinations, and British humour that will appeal to lovers of Bill Bryson, Douglas Adams, and David Sedaris.

    Whether freezing in a blizzard in China, ruining a mass dance in North Korea, experiencing the corruption of Soviet-breakaway Transnistria, pondering the apocalypse in Chernobyl, getting stopped by police boats on the way to the newest country in the world (libertarian utopia Liberland), or meeting the devil incarnate on a night bus in Moldova, Adam keeps his sense of humour and his fascination for the weird things people do to each other when they think no one is looking, in the places few of us ever go.

    Take a trip with Adam Flet...
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    A guidebook for kids and adults who are looking for adventure in Sacramento and beyond, bursting with 1,001 local activity ideas. Use this treasure trove as a jumping off point for exploring our rich, historic, cultural region and its rich, natural beauty and varied landscapes, not to mention the abundance of educational opportunities and museums. Local author Sabrina Nishijima uncovers all the hidden gems for kids in Sacramento (or people who want to feel like a kid!) and visitors who step into this magical region. Local illustrator Sarah Golden contributes charming kid-friendly artwork.

    FROM BACK OF COVER:

    Ready to create your family adventure bucket list for Sacramento?

    Plan out the BEST YEAR EVER with this pocketful of creative ideas. 1,001 Things To Do In Sacramento With Kids (& The Young At Heart) is a comprehensive guide that lists everything kid-friendly in Sacramento--from all the everyday staples (parks, museums, theaters) to the eclectic and visionary.

    Wanna go on a swan tour? #7
    Bend through a laser maze? #382
    Use a 3D printer or button maker for free? #671, #22


    You can do it...
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    “Rebecca West’s magnum opus . . . one of the great books of our time.” —The New Yorker
     
    Written on the brink of World War II, Rebecca West’s classic examination of the history, people, and politics of Yugoslavia illuminates a region that is still a focus of international concern. A magnificent blend of travel journal, cultural commentary, and historical insight, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon probes the troubled history of the Balkans and the uneasy relationships among its ethnic groups. The landscape and the people of Yugoslavia are brilliantly observed as West untangles the tensions that rule the country’s history as well as its daily life.
     
    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.
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    Described as the "quintessential reference" for Alaska travelers, The MILEPOST® offers mile-by-mile descriptions of more than 15,000 miles of road in Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Columbia and Alberta. It's 700-plus pages detail accommodations, camping, sightseeing, attractions and services,as well as fascinating facts on the history and wildlife of the North. Trip planning help and answers to frequently asked questions are addressed in the Travel Planning section, with features on crossing the border, traveling with pets, the Alaska ferry system, driving conditions, railroads, tours and wildlife. Suggested itineraries are mapped out to help travelers plan their trips.

    The 2018 edition of The MILEPOST® is the 70th edition of this classic travel guide, which was first published in 1949 as a 72-page guide to the recently opened Alaska ("Alcan") Highway. A history of the Alaska Highway is included in The MILEPOST.

    The MILEPOST® has more than 100 city and road maps; the wildly popular pull-out Plan-A-Trip Map; more than 600 photos; and free access to a digital edition for print book buyers.

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    “An astonishing work.”
    —Julian Fellowes, Creator and Executive Producer of “Downton Abbey”

    “A book well worthy of marking the centenary of the crystal-clear night when the immense ship slid to her terrible doom.”
    —Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman

    It has been one hundred years since the sinking of the passenger liner Titanic in the North Atlantic, yet worldwide fascination with the epic tragedy remains as strong as ever. With Voyagers of the Titanic, Richard Davenport-Hines gives us a magnificent history of the people intimately connected with the infamous ship—from deal-makers and industry giants, like J.P. Morgan, who built and operated it; to Molly Brown, John Jacob Astor IV, and other glittering aristocrats who occupied its first class cabins; to the men and women traveling below decks hoping to find a better life in America. Commemorating the centennial anniversary of the great disaster, Voyagers of the Titanic offers a fascinating, uniquely original view of one of the most momentous catastrophes of the 20th century.

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    You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Great Britain.

    With this guide, you'll explore the misty isle of Great Britain, from lively London to the lush green fields of Wales and the craggy beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Wander the sheep-dotted hillsides of the Lake District, and stroll the promenade at the kitschy beach resort of Blackpool. On Edinburgh's Royal Mile, ask a proud Scot about the local whisky. Trace Britain's history from prehistoric Stonehenge to Roman Bath, and from stout Welsh castles to Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon. After a busy day of sightseeing, relax at a neighborhood pub, sharing a chat and a pint with a friendly local.

    Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants in big cities and small villages. You'll learn how to travel by train, bus, or car and discover which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
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    Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

    Australia teems with cultural and natural treasures. Its diverse habitats are home to countless strange and amazing creatures, while its extensive coastlines include a wealth of beautiful beaches. With color photos throughout, Fodor's Essential Australia captures the country's stunning diversity, from vineyards to Outback adventures, from hikes through Tasmania to fine dining in Sydney, from tropical rainforests to majestic underwater reefs.
     
    This travel guide includes:
    · Dozens of full-color maps 
    · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
    · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
    · Major sights such as Tasmanian Wilderness, Fraser Island, Sydney Opera House, and the Kakadu National Park
    · Coverage of Sydney; New South Wales; Melbourne; Victoria; Tasmania; Brisbane and its beaches; the Great Barrier Reef; Adelaide and South Australia; the Outback; Uluru; Perth and Western Australia...
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    Gripping narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic story of a remarkable young Texan pianist, Van Cliburn, who played his way through the wall of fear built by the Cold War, won the hearts of the American and Russian people, and eased tensions between two superpowers on the brink of nuclear war.

    In 1958, an unheralded twenty-three-year-old piano prodigy from Texas named Van Cliburn traveled to Moscow to compete in the First International Tchaikovsky Competition. The Soviets had no intention of bestowing their coveted prize on an unknown American; a Russian pianist had already been chosen to win. Yet when the gangly Texan with the shy grin took the stage and began to play, he instantly captivated an entire nation.

    The Soviet people were charmed by Van Cliburn’s extraordinary talent, passion, and fresh-faced innocence, but it was his palpable love for the music that earned their devotion; for many, he played more like a Russian than their own musicians. As enraptured crowds mobbed Cliburn’s performances, pressure mounted to award him the competition prize. "Is he the best?" Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev demanded of the judges. "In that case . . . give h...
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    The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York’s Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties’ most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica.

    It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe Ruth, of freewheeling fun. The Great War was over and American optimism was higher than the stock market. What better moment to launch an expedition to Antarctica, the planet’s final frontier? There wouldn’t be another encounter with an unknown this magnificent until Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon.

    Everyone wanted in on the adventure. Rockefellers and Vanderbilts begged to be taken along as mess boys, and newspapers across the globe covered the planning’s every stage. And then, the night before the expedition’s flagship set off, Billy Gawronski—a mischievous, first-generation New York City high schooler desperate to escape a dreary future in the family upholstery business—jumped into the Hudson River and snuck aboard.

    Could he get away with it?

    From the soda shops of New York’s Lower East Side to the dance halls of sultry Francophone Tahiti, all the way to Antarctica’s blinding white and ...
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    Makes a perfect gift! This is a gift that would be useful for your special person, couple or family. This Journal has pages for you to fill in your Bucket list, Target date and a Tick box when it is complete. Beautiful black cover with 110 pages. Convenient size of 6 x 9 inches. Also available - My Bucket List, Bucket List for Couples & Bucket List....
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    NPR's Best Books of 2017
    Best Books on Food of 2017, The Guardian
    Best Food-Focused Memoirs, Eater
    Top 10 Narrative Food & Drink Books, Booklist
    20 Best Cookbooks, The Telegraph


    In the tradition of Elizabeth Gilbert and Ruth Reichl, former New Yorker editor Emily Nunn chronicles her journey to heal old wounds and find comfort in the face of loss through travel, home-cooked food, and the company of friends and family.

    One life-changing night, reeling from her beloved brother’s sudden death, a devastating breakup with her handsome engineer fiancé and eviction from the apartment they shared, Emily Nunn had lost all sense of family, home, and financial security. After a few glasses of wine, heartbroken and unmoored, Emily—an avid cook and professional food writer—poured her heart out on Facebook. The next morning she woke up with an awful hangover and a feeling she’d made a terrible mistake—only to discover she had more friends than she knew, many of whom invited her to come visit and cook with them while she put her life back together. Thus began the Comfort Food Tour.

    Searching for a way forward...
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    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    “A gripping, triumphant adventure” (Los Angeles Times) from bestselling author Dave Eggers, the incredible true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.


    Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleaguered but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.

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    An Amazon Best Book of February 2018: The Monk of Mokha is an unblinking, open account of a San Francisco-based Yemeni American’s success story. The sincerity and subject matter will make some cynics uneasy, and cynics would do well to avoid this book, or be less cynical. Following in the path of What is the ...
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    This is a vastly expanded and revised edition of the 2001 classic that sold a quarter million copies, now updated after a decade,containing many gripping accounts of all known fatal mishaps in the most famous of the World's Seven Natural Wonders. Also available as an very limite, signed and numbered editionof 380 hardcover copies, under a separate ISBN and order item listing....
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    Whether you are planning a romantic Italian getaway, packing a knapsack for
    your junior year abroad, or just want to engage your Italian business associate in everyday conversation, Italian Made Simple is the perfect book for any self-learner. Void of all the non-essentials and refreshingly easy to understand, Italian Made Simple includes:

    * basics of grammar
    * vocabulary building exercises
    * pronunciation aids
    * common expressions
    * word puzzles and language games
    * contemporary reading selections
    * Italian culture and history
    * economic information
    * Italian-English and English-Italian dictionaries

    Complete with drills, exercises, and answer keys for ample practice opportunities, Italian Made Simple will soon have you speaking Italian like a native.


    From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    Whether you are planning a romantic Italian getaway, packing a knapsack for
    your junior year abroad, or just want to engage your Italian business associate in everyday conversation, Italian Made Simple is the perfect book for any self-learner. ...
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    Hold on to your seat! Get your popcorn! Be ready!



    What happens when your best friends that you have know for years are swingers? You know them very well and they are really nice people and they invite you and your spouse to a Swinger's Week Vacation. What do you do?



    If you're in the non swinging couple, what happens if your wife decides she kind of likes the idea and wants to give it a go? How do you go for that if you are a very jealous man? A very jealous man that has been cheating on his wife for many years.



    What happens if you're the husband in the swinging couple, you have been swinging for years, but it's your wife that has become addicted to swinging and maybe you have had enough?



    What happens if you are single, decide to go on vacation to one of the most beautiful resorts in the world, and when you get there, you find out it is a couples swinger's week at the resort? What do you do?

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    National Bestseller 

    In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days.




    From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    Who hasn't dreamed, on a mundane Monday or frowzy Friday, of chucking it all in and packing off to the south of France? Provençal cookbooks and guidebooks entice with provocatively fresh salads and azure skies, but is it really all Côtes-du-Rhône and fleur-de-lis? Author Peter Mayle answers that question with wit, warmth, and wicked candor in A Year in Provence, the chronicle of his own foray into Provençal domesticity.

    Beginning, appropriately enough, on...
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    Walk in the footsteps of the Medici, sip aperitivi, and discover the cultural heart of Italy: with Rick Steves on your side, Florence and Tuscany can be yours!

    Inside Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany you'll find:

    • Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Florence and Tuscany
    • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
    • Top sights and hidden gems, from the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo to a 600-year-old perfumery
    • How to connect with local culture: Let a street musician serenade you on the Ponte Vecchio, stroll through a morning market sampling freshly-made pasta, and sip full-bodied wines with Montalcino locals at a corner enoteca
    • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
    • The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of wine
    • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums
    • Detailed maps for exploring on the go, including driving tours through t...
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    National Bestseller 

    In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days.

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    Who hasn't dreamed, on a mundane Monday or frowzy Friday, of chucking it all in and packing off to the south of France? Provençal cookbooks and guidebooks entice with provocatively fresh salads and azure skies, but is it really all Côtes-du-Rhône and fleur-de-lis? Author Peter Mayle answers that question with wit, warmth, and wicked candor in A Year in Provence, the chronicle of his own foray into Provençal domesticity.

    Beginning, appropriately enough, on New Year's Day with a divine luncheon in a quaint restaurant, Mayle...
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    Why having your windows up in a mob surrounding your vehicle is not the best strategy.
    Why riots and contact lenses don't mix
    What four things do bad guys do right before they attack you?
    Why RUN, HIDE & FIGHT during an active killer/shooter event is wrong and what is better.
    Why soft skills constitute 75% of self-protection and what exactly they are.
    A less than ten dollar security kit that will keep you safe in sketchy hotels.
    Scams to avoid and tricks the pickpockets use so you don't lose your money to them.
    ATM, Vehicles, Hotels, On Foot, In Planes and Airports...it's all covered.
    Home security tips
    Which martial arts work and which ones don't and how to pick a good instructor.
    Resources used by the pros.

    Self Defense tips for men and women from a lifetime of protecting clients in hostile environments. Includes avoidance and awareness skills of the professional protection agent as well as dynamic, pressure tested techniques.

    The problem with the majority of self-defense books is they begin with the victim being attacked. "The bad guy...
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    This “interesting, insightful book” by the author of Deep South reveals “a side of Britain few visitors see” (The New York Times Book Review).

    After eleven years as an American living in London, the renowned travel writer Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise around the coast of Great Britain to find out what the British were really like. The result is this perceptive, hilarious record of the journey. Whether in Cornwall or Wales, Ulster or Scotland, the people he encountered along the way revealed far more of themselves than they perhaps intended to display to a stranger. Theroux captured their rich and varied conversational commentary with caustic wit and penetrating insight.

    “A sharp and funny descriptive writer . . . Theroux is a good companion.” —The Times (London)

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    This “interesting, insightful book” by the author of Deep South reveals “a side of Britain few visitors see” (The New York Times Book Review).

    After eleven years as an American living in London, the renowned travel writer Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise around the coast...
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    Here is a fresh perspective on the last tumultuous years of the Soviet Union and an exquisitely poetic travelogue.With a keen grasp of Russia's history, a deep appreciation for its architecture and iconography, and an inexhaustible enthusiasm for its people and its culture, Colin Thubron is the perfect guide to a country most of us will never get to know firsthand. Here, we can walk down western Russia's country roads, rest in its villages, and explore some of the most engaging cities in the world. Beautifully written and infinitely insightful, Among the Russians is vivid, compelling travel writing that will also appeal to readers of history and current events—and to anyone captivated by the shape and texture of one of the world's most enigmatic culture.

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    Here is a fresh perspective on the last tumultuous years of the Soviet Union and an exquisitely poetic travelogue.With a keen grasp of Russia's history, a deep appreciation for its architecture and iconography, and an inexhaustible enthusiasm for its people and its culture, Colin Thubron is the perfect guide to a country most of us will never get to know firsthand. Here, we ...
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    Covering all of Iceland's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use top-10 lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you, this newly revised, updated, and redesigned pocket travel guide will lead you straight to the very best attractions. See stunning glaciers and geysers or the bewitching Northern Lights, visit the beautiful national parks, or experience the vibrancy of Reykjavik with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Iceland.

    Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Iceland. Key features include:

       • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Iceland.
       • Expanded and far more comprehensive, the new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
       • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
       • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like popular attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
       • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on ins...
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    THE Comprehensive Guide to Universal Orlando

    The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando by Seth Kubersky is packed with detailed, specific information on every ride, show, and restaurant in the resort, including insider details on Harry Potter's Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, as well as the new waterpark Volcano Bay.

    Compiled and written by a former Universal Orlando employee, and based upon decades of research from a team whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum, The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando provides step-by-step detailed touring plans that allow you to make the most of every minute and dollar during your Universal Orlando vacation.

    The guide includes info on where to find the cheapest Universal Orlando admission tickets, how to save big on Universal on-site hotel rooms and skip the regular lines in the parks, when to visit Universal Orlando for the lightest crowds, and everything else you need to know for a stress-free Universal Orlando experience.
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    You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling to Croatia and Slovenia.

    With this guide, you'll explore charming towns and undiscovered natural wonders. Stroll atop the walls that encircle romantic Dubrovnik, wander through the Roman ruins in the heart of bustling Split, and set sail to the islands of Korcula and Hvar on the glimmering Adriatic. Feel the spray from the waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Drive mountain passes in Slovenia's idyllic Julian Alps. And take side-trips to Montenegro's dramatic Bay of Kotor and the Turkish-flavored city of Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
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    After fifteen years of living like a vagabond on her reporter's schedule, Julia Reed got married and bought a house in the historic Garden District. Four weeks after she moved in, Hurricane Katrina struck. The House on First Street is the chronicle of Reed's remarkable and often hilarious homecoming, as well as a thoroughly original tribute to our country's most original city.

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    • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map

    National Geographic's New Zealand Adventure Map is an expertly researched, comprehensive map, designed to meet the needs of adventure travelers. With accurate and detailed information of the area, the map pinpoints hundreds of diverse and unique recreational, ecological, cultural, and historic destinations, including many lesser known ones. This information is not available in traditional road maps, such as areas for camping, surfing, skiing, playing golf and fishing, as well as airports and airfields, harbors, beaches, waterfalls and hot springs. In addition to this special content, the map also includes an index with the locations of cities and towns and a clearly marked road network complete with distances and designations for for roads and highways, as well as secondary routes for those seeking to travel off the beaten path.

    The map covers the North and South Islands, Stewart Island and inset maps show many of the numerous outlying islands, including Chatham, Campbell, Antipodes, Kermadec and Auckland Islands. The North Island map includes Auckland, Bay of Islands, The Coromandel and Waitomo Caves, while th...
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    Wander the lavender fields of Provence, climb the Eiffel Tower, and bite into a perfect croissant: with Rick Steves on your side, France can be yours!

    Inside Rick Steves France 2018 you'll find:

    • Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to France
    • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
    • Top sights and hidden gems, from Louvre and the Palace of Versailles to neighborhood restaurants and delicate macarons
    • How to connect with local culture: Stroll through open-air markets in Paris, or bike between rustic villages and local vineyards
    • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
    • The best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a vin rouge
    • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and museums
    • Vital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place
    • Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the ...
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    The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York’s Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties’ most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica.

    It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe Ruth, of freewheeling fun. The Great War was over and American optimism was higher than the stock market. What better moment to launch an expedition to Antarctica, the planet’s final frontier? There wouldn’t be another encounter with an unknown this magnificent until Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon.

    Everyone wanted in on the adventure. Rockefellers and Vanderbilts begged to be taken along as mess boys, and newspapers across the globe covered the planning’s every stage. And then, the night before the expedition’s flagship set off, Billy Gawronski—a mischievous, first-generation New York City high schooler desperate to escape a dreary future in the family upholstery business—jumped into the Hudson River and snuck aboard.

    Could he get away with it?

    From the soda shops of New York’s Lower East Side to the dance halls of sultry Francophone Tahiti, all the way to Antarctica’s blinding white and ...
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    Walk in the steps of Socrates, test the acoustics of the amphitheater of Epidavros, and set sail for Santorini: with Rick Steves on your side, Greece can be yours!

    Inside Rick Steves Greece: Athens & The Peloponnese you'll find:

    • Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Greece
    • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
    • Top sights and hidden gems, from the Parthenon and the Agora to the small towns and beaches of the Peloponnesian Peninsula
    • How to connect with culture: Go back in time at the National Archaeological Museum, sample olives and feta in the Mediterranean sunshine, or sip ouzo at a local taverna
    • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
    • The best places to eat, sleep, and relax
    • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums
    • Detailed maps for exploring on the go
    • Useful resources including a packing list, a Greek phrase book, a ...
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    Buckle up for the next installment in our 'Epic' series and the follow-up to Epic Bike Rides of the World. Epic Drives of the World, a beautiful hardback, showcases 50 of the greatest road trips on Earth, from classic routes in America, Australia and Europe, to incredible adventures in Asia and Africa.

    Organised by continent, each route features a first-hand account, awe-inspiring photographs, illustrated maps and practical advice on when to go, how to get there, where to stay and what to eat. From Hawaii's Hana Highway and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Road, to Utah's National Park Circuit and Germany's Black Forest High Road, Epic Drives of the World will inspire any motorist to hit the open road.

    African and Middle East drives include:

    • The self-drive Safari (Zambia)
    • Crossing the Kalahari (Botswana)
    • Passing over the Panorama Route (South Africa)
    • Marrakesh to Taroudannt (Morocco)
    • Cruising Clarence Drive (South Africa)

    The Americas drives include:

    • The Highway to Hana in Hawaii (USA)
    • The Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia)
    • The Pacific Coast Highway (USA)
    • Cro...
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    Throughout history, precious stones have inspired passions and poetry, quests and curses, sacred writings and unsacred actions. In this scintillating book, journalist Victoria Finlay embarks on her own globe-circling search for the real stories behind some of the gems we prize most. Blending adventure travel, geology, exciting new research, and her own irresistible charm, Finlay has fashioned a treasure hunt for some of the most valuable, glamorous, and mysterious substances on earth.

    With the same intense curiosity and narrative flair she displayed in her widely-praised book Color, Finlay journeys from the underground opal churches of outback Australia to the once pearl-rich rivers of Scotland; from the peridot mines on an Apache reservation in Arizona to the remote ruby mines in the mountains of northern Burma. She risks confronting scorpions to crawl through Cleopatra’s long-deserted emerald mines, tries her hand at gem cutting in the dusty Sri Lankan city where Marco Polo bartered for sapphires, and investigates a rumor that fifty years ago most of the world’s amber was mined by prisoners in a Soviet gulag.

    Jewels is a unique and often exhilaratin...
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    Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.



    With an array of dazzling photographs, this book deftly guides the traveler through all the sights and experiences--from Connemara to Georgian Dublin to pub culture to Irish dance--that make the Emerald Isle one of Europe's most popular destinations.

     

    This travel guide includes:

    · Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information

    · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks

    · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path

    · In-depth breakout features on Dublin's literary heritage, Irish traditions from pub life to dance and music, shopping tips, and Belfast's Titanic history

    · Major sights such as The Rock of Cashel, The Giant's Causeway, Newgrange, Book of Kells, The Blarney Stone, Ring of Kerry, and Aran Islands

    · Coverage of Dublin; The Midlands; The Southeast; County Cork; The Southwest; County Clare, Galway City, and the Aran Isl...
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    This collection of wide-ranging essays from the New York Times–bestselling travel writer is “a steamer trunk full of delights” (Chicago Sun-Times).

    The journeys of Paul Theroux take place not only in exotic, unexpected places of the world but in the thoughts, reading, and emotions of the writer himself. A gathering of people, places, and ideas in fifty glittering pieces of gold.

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    This collection of wide-ranging essays from the New York Times–bestselling travel writer is “a steamer trunk full of delights” (Chicago Sun-Times).

    The journeys of Paul Theroux take place not only in exotic, unexpected places of the world but in the thoughts, reading, and emotions of the writer himself. A gathering of people, places, and ideas in fifty glittering pieces of gold.
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    This ISBN: 9780078022982 is a student textbook only. It will not come with online access code. Online Access code sold separately at ISBN: 9781259684692 Natural Disasters, 10th edition focuses on explaining how the normal processes of Earth concentrate their energies and deal heavy blows to humans and their structures. Students have a natural curiosity about natural disasters and why they occur. This text explains why natural disasters occur by interweaving the themes of Energy sources, Plate tectonics, climate change, Earth Processes, geologic time, the complexities of multiple variables operating simultaneously throughout the text. Detailed and interesting Case histories are also intertwined with current content to give students a broad historical understanding of our dynamic and evolving planet....
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire Kuala Lumpur from the glittering Petronas Towers, climb the Telaga Tujuh waterfalls in Langkawi, or glide through the water village of Kampung Ayer; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a ri...
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    Rome is called the Eternal City, and ancient ruins and Renaissance masterpieces still dot this modern metropolis: with Rick Steves on your side, Rome can be yours!

    Inside Rick Steves Rome 2018 you'll find:


    Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Rome
    Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
    Top sights and hidden gems, from the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel to corner trattorias serving crispy fresh pizza and that perfect scoop of gelato
    How to connect with local culture: Savor a plate of cacio e pepe, celebrate with the locals at a festival, or chat with fans about the latest soccer (calico, to locals) match
    Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
    The best places to eat, sleep, and experience la dolce far niente
    Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums
    Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the go
    Useful resources including a packing list, It...
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    This illustrated and fully updated edition of Lonely Planet's pocket-sized bestseller contains our best-ever tips, tricks and trade secrets for stress-free travelling, all brought to life and made easy to understand with stylish, witty illustrations.

    Find out where the best seats are on a plane, how to avoid bug bites and which essential gadgets you should never leave home without.

    Featuring contributions from a range of travel writers, industry experts and staff, this book contains the ultimate insider secrets for travellers and ensures you stay safe and happy on the road.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

    TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

    'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, li...
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    Everyone dreams about quitting their job and moving to a tropical country. Greg and Jen Seymour did just that, leaving lucrative careers for a simplified life in the mountains of Costa Rica.

    Costa Rica Curious is part memoir, part travelogue, and part get off your ass motivation book. Learn how one couple left the earn-more spend-more treadmill that is dubbed the American Dream and found a more rewarding way to live. One where experiences are valued over things.

    In addition to “why” they chose a move to Central America, Seymour shows “how” they moved including the couple’s decision making process and budget. Their adventure is not all rainbows and volcanos but through it all they learned a better way of life by redefining what is meant by the American Dream.

    Written in a humorous style Costa Rica Curious is the perfect book for someone looking for a change or just interested in Central America travel....
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    In April 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of emigrants led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors.

    In this gripping narrative, New York Times best-selling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most infamous events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah's journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.

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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet's San Antonio, Austin & Texas Backcountry Road Trips. Featuring four amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way, get to know Buddy Holly's Lubbock, visit a dance hall in Gruene, and hike Big Bend's scenic trails, all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road!

    Inside Lonely Planet's San Antonio, Austin & Texas Backcountry Road Trips:

    • Lavish color and gorgeous photography throughout
    • Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests
    • Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-color route maps, detailed directions
    • Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of...
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    The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how the valuable resources should be used: Russians exploiting a fur empire; explorers checking rival advances; prospectors stampeding to the clarion call of "Gold!"; soldiers battling out a decisive chapter in world war; oil wildcatters looking for a different kind of mineral wealth; and always at the core of these disputes is the question of how the land is to be used and by whom.

    While some want Alaska to remain static, others are in the vanguard of change. Alaska: Saga of a Bold Land shows that there are no easy answers on either side and that Alaska will always be crossing the next frontier.

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    "Gripping and superb. This book will steal the night from you." —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival


    On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface.


    Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, "Which one are you?"


    This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley’s famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

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    Bring home the beauty of the Caribbean. Lively and serene, the Caribbean is a stunning wealth of people and places that spread over 7,000 islands. Visit the sun-drenched beaches, colorful hillsides and turquoise waters without leaving home. This 2018, 12"" x 12"" wall calendar is a top-selling format and has thirteen full-color images with a 4-month bonus spread featuring January 2019 - April 2019....
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    Ever wondered what it would be like to go inside an Amish home, make Amish friends, or go to an Amish wedding? In this sequel to Ashley's Amish Adventures: An Outsider Living With the Amish, now you can experience it all for yourself in this 100% true short read for middle grade readers and young adults.



    Notice: This short read is a genuine journal written by a 20-year-old girl doing research in an Amish community, so it is NOT written like an Amish romance novel.

    This series shows what day-to-day life is really like inside an Amish community.

    In this second book of the series, bestselling author Ashley Emma returns to the Amish community of Unity, Maine to attend an Amish wedding and brings along her twelve-year-old dance student, Hailey. Because of this journal's 30+ incredible photos, you will literally get to see the places you are reading about as you read.

    In the first book, twenty-year-old Ashley experiences the Amish way of life as she rides in buggies, attends church, makes cheese from scratch, helps make 100 quarts of applesauce, bakes Amish desserts in a bakery, learns Amish cus...
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    "If you are looking for insight into the REALITY of daily life in an Old Order Amish settlement then this personal journal is for you..." -Psl1721, Amazon Customer

    This book will literally show how the Amish of Unity, Maine live their everyday lives with its fascinating photos.

    Ever wondered what it would be like to live in an Amish community? Now you can experience what Amish life really looks like in this 100% true story for middle grade readers and young adults.



    Please notice: The 2 books in this series are 100% authentic, actual journals written by a 20-year-old girl doing research in an Amish community, so they are NOT written like Amish novels.

    Join bestselling author Ashley Emma as she travels to the Amish community of Unity, Maine and stays with three Amish families for a total of a week a half as part of her research for her Amish novels.

    This unique journal's rare photos literally show you the places you are reading about--even what the inside Amish homes look like.

    Come along on the fascinating journey as Ashley learns everything she can about the Amish as she rides ...
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    From fairy-tale castles and alpine forests to quaint villages and modern cities: with Rick Steves on your side, Germany can be yours!

    Inside Rick Steves Germany 2018 you'll find:

    • Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip through Germany
    • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
    • Top sights and hidden gems, from the towering Zugspitze and jagged Alps to rustic villages and perfect strudel
    • How to connect with local culture: Wander a Kristkindlemarkt full of artisan holiday gifts, chat with fans about the latest fussball match, or strike up a conversation over a glass of berlinerweisse
    • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
    • The best places to eat, sleep, and relax
    • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and museums
    • Vital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place
    • Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for explori...
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    From the picture-perfect coastlines and waterways, lakes and mountains, to cities rich in history, you will quickly see all Italy has to offer. You may want to mark this one off your travel to-do list sooner than later! Location information provided. This 2018, 12"" x 12"" wall calendar is a top-selling format and has thirteen full-color photos with a 4-month bonus spread featuring January 2019 - April 2019....
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    365 Days in France Picture-A-Day Wall Calendar 2018 cover
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    France is the world’s #1 tourist destination with over 84 million visitors every year, and it’s no wonder with sights like these: The olive trees and purple lavender fields of Luberon. An idyllic villa overlooking the inviting waters of the Côte d’Azur. And, of course, the world-famous architecture of Paris—from Notre Dame Cathedral to the Louvre. Plus the dramatic white cliffs at Etretat, local wild oysters and mussels for sale in Cancale, and the charming Old Port of Bastia. With hundreds of stunning full-color photographs —one large image at the top of each page and smaller ones throughout the grids— and engaging text by James Beard Foundation Award Winner Patricia Wells, 365 Days in France offers a dreamy escape at every glance.
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    See America! Wall Calendar 2018 cover
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    A coast-to-coast celebration of America’s national treasures, inspired by the 1930s posters of the WPA and curated by the Creative Action Network’s See America project. Twelve bold, graphic posters celebrate the nation’s most glorious parks and historic landmarks: Stroll through the dense, sky-high trees of Olympic National Park. Breathe in the majestic serenity of Glacier Bay. And lose yourself in the magical wonders of Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. Each month is an invitation to reconnect with an iconic national treasure.

     
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    I think we all have a beautiful place in our mind. I have a wonderful place that made me happy a lot of times, years ago. But sometimes I think that I am the only person who likes this place and I'm asking myself if this place will be as beautiful as I thought when I will go back to visit it again. Perhaps I made it beautiful in my mind.
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    The Condor Prophecy: A Hiram Kane Adventure (The Hiram Kane Action Adventures Book 3) cover
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    An uprising looms...
    A revenge demanded by Inca Gods...
    A prophecy must be fulfilled!


    While on an expedition in the Andes to locate the lost Inca city of Vilcabamba, Hiram Kane’s team is infiltrated by not one but two different terrorist factions, each seeking the legendary Inca gold to fund nefarious strikes against their enemy.
    Catholics against Incans.
    The Eagle Alliance versus The Condor Uprising.
    Hiram Kane must defeat them both.
    The expedition soon devolves into the deadliest of treasure hunts, and amidst the wild Andean weather and lethal terrain, a dangerous race against time.

    Win, and Hiram Kane can prevent a new holy war.
    Lose, and the ancient prophecy will unleash catastrophic consequences the world over.


    The Condor Prophecy is the second instalment of the rip-roaring Hiram Kane adventure series, and perfect for fans of fast-paced, international action thriller writers such as Clive Cussler, Russell Blake & Scott Mariani.
    To dive into the breathtaking world of Hiram Kane, buy your copy of The Condor Prophecy TODAY!
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    The Most Comprehensive Guidebook to the Anza-Borrego Desert Region

    The Anza-Borrego and Western Colorado Desert Region is a vast, intriguing landscape that harbors a rich variety of desert plants and animals. For almost 40 years, Anza-Borrego Desert Region: Your Complete Guide to the State Park and Adjacent Areas of the Western Colorado Desert by Lowell and Diana Lindsay has been the most comprehensive guidebook for Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP), Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area, and the surrounding region, including federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) desert lands.

    Desert enthusiasts can prepare for adventure with this comprehensive guidebook, providing everything from trail logs and natural history to a Desert Directory of agencies, accommodations, and facilities. It is the perfect companion for hikers, campers, off-roaders, mountain bikers, equestrians, history buffs, and casual visitors.

    This easy-to-use guide includes a revised back-pocket map showing expanded boundaries for state park and state vehicular recreation areas, highway mileages, and comprehensive road and trail logs. The new 6th edition ...
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    Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame cover
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    A brilliant exploration of the rising phenomenon of megafires—forest fires of alarming scale, intensity, and devastation—that explains the science of what is causing them and captures the danger and heroism of those who fight them

    In Megafire, a world-renowned journalist and forest fire expert travels to the most dangerous and remote wildernesses, as well as to the backyards of people faced with these environmental disasters, to look at the heart of this phenomenon and witness firsthand the heroic efforts of the firefighters and scientists racing against time to stop it—or at least to tame these deadly flames.

    From Colorado to California, China to Canada, the narrative hopscotches the globe and takes readers to the frontlines of the battle both on the ground and in the air, and in the laboratories, universities, and federal agencies where this issue rages on. Through this prism of perspectives, Kodas zeroes in on a handful of the most terrifying and tumultuous of these environmental disasters in recent years—the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona that took the lives of nineteen elite “hotshot” firefighters, the Waldo Canyon Fire that ov...
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    The Next EXIT 2018 is the 27th updated edition of the iconic USA Interstate highway exit directory, which lists gas, food, lodging, shopping and many other services. The most complete directory ever printed, it will help you find everything you need in the windshield, not the rear view mirror....
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    Paris Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2018 cover
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    A mix of romantic black-and-white and sumptuous full-color photographs on coated paper, Paris Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar celebrates the known, the hidden, the lavish, the forgotten—all the corners of a city that lives as spectacularly in our imaginations as it does in the gleam of brass in a bustling bistro, the sheen of a rain-swept boulevard, the river light cast upward from the Seine, the fairytale colors of a macaron shop, the vibrant life of the Jardin du Luxembourg in full bloom, filled with people. A visual knockout.

    The Rolex of calendars, the Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar elevates what a calendar can be, incorporating engaging content with the weight, style, and visual richness usually reserved for art books. A sophisticated gift for collectors, connoisseurs, and aficionados—and an aesthetic upgrade for any desktop.
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    Tag along on this New York Times bestselling “witty, entertaining romp” (The New York Times Book Review) as Eric Winer travels the world, from Athens to Silicon Valley—and back through history, too—to show how creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times.

    In this “intellectual odyssey, traveler’s diary, and comic novel all rolled into one” (Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness), acclaimed travel writer Weiner sets out to examine the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. A “superb travel guide: funny, knowledgeable, and self-deprecating” (The Washington Post), he explores the history of places like Vienna of 1900, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, Song Dynasty Hangzhou, and Silicon Valley to show how certain urban settings are conducive to ingenuity. With his trademark insightful humor, this “big-hearted humanist” (The Wall Street Journal) walks the same paths as the geniuses who flourished in these settings to see if the spirit of what inspired figures like Socrates, Michelangelo, and Leonardo remains. In these places, Weiner asks, “What was in the air, and can we bott...
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    Travel Posters of the Future 2018 Wall Calendar cover
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    Louis Friedman, author of Human Spaceflight From Mars to the Stars, has said, "Human space exploration will continue well into the future. It will be exciting, focused on the exploration and settlement of Mars."

    The scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have spent many decades investigating our planets and the universe beyond and as a result have created some fantastic, imaginative travel destination posters bringing the idea of interplanetary travel to reality. Each page of Travel Posters of the Future 2018 Wall Calendar features a poster with a vision of the future that one day might just be a part of our brave new world. ...
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    Ah, the Beach! 2018 Calendar cover
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    Picture yourself on a sunlit, sugar sand beach before a turquoise sea. Now picture yourself on a different beach every month of the year! This “Wish You Were There!” calendar transports you to a tropical paradise all year long. You can almost hear the waves lapping at the sand in this large format calendar with its twelve dazzling full color photographs....
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    “The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper,” wrote Annie Dillard, “I cannot quite make it out.” Watch the ocean in this full color, twelve month calendar featuring magnificent seascapes and hear it talk to you as well. The large format wall calendar features six bonus months of July through December 2017; daily grids with ample room for jotting reminders; moon phases; U.S. and international holidays....
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    From one of the most respected authorities on Thai cooking comes this beautiful and deeply personal ode to Bangkok, the top-ranked travel destination in the world.

    Every year, more than 16 million visitors flock to Thailand’s capital city, and leave transfixed by the vibrant culture and unforgettable food they encounter along the way. Thai cuisine is more popular today than ever, yet there is no book that chronicles the real food that Thai people eat every day—until now.

     In Bangkok, award-winning author Leela Punyaratabandhu offers 120 recipes that capture the true spirit of the city—from heirloom family dishes to restaurant classics to everyday street eats to modern cosmopolitan fare. Beautiful food and location photography will make this a must-have keepsake for any reader who has fallen under Bangkok’s spell.

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    A stimulating exploration of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown from the author of Men Explain Things To Me

    Written as a series of autobiographical essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Rebecca Solnit's life to explore issues of uncertainty, trust, loss, memory, desire, and place. Solnit is interested in the stories we use to navigate our way through the world, and the places we traverse, from wilderness to cities, in finding ourselves, or losing ourselves. While deeply personal, her own stories link up to larger stories, from captivity narratives of early Americans to the use of the color blue in Renaissance painting, not to mention encounters with tortoises, monks, punk rockers, mountains, deserts, and the movie Vertigo. The result is a distinctive, stimulating voyage of discovery.


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    Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness: The Complete Book of Hygge (Hygge Life, Hygge Books, Hygge Habits, Hygge Christmas, Hygge Lifestyle, Art of Happiness, ... Concept of Hygge) (Hygge Lifestyle Books 1) cover
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    THE COMPLETE BOOK OF HYGGE! The fashion for everything Scandinavian once again swept the world. Now it has spread not only to minimalist furniture and designer clothes, but also to lifestyle. Career and personal growth is being replaced by the desire for comfort and small everyday pleasures. In the world, popularity of hygge is rapidly growing - the philosophy of a happy life that arose in Denmark. Hygge is a Danish word that denotes the state of comfort, peace of mind and security that we experience, when sitting by a fireplace, when the wind blows outside or it’s snowing. Warm, quiet lighting is also hygge, just as leisurely gatherings with friends or when you curl up with a book under the blanket. Mass interest in the phenomenon of hygge and the desire to be in a comfortable environment is a natural reaction to the increasingly troubled atmosphere in the world. Solving global problems is not so simple, but in the intervals between the salvation of the world you can enjoy the perfection of the little things. Hygge means the ability to appreciate the ordinary pleasures of life and enjoy the moment. Hygge is creating a warm atmosphere, enjoying good moments of life with yo...
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    The pages of Hike It Forward: Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Strong, Safe, and in the Spirit retell the experiences and adventures during a thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. The 2,186 mile hike encompassed fourteen states and involved over a hundred and fifty days of foot travel over the hills and mountains of the eastern part of the United States. From Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Mount Katahdin, Maine, this book records the author’s daily adventures and insights. The views from the top of fire towers in Tennessee, the peaceful ponds of the Maine wilderness, the extraordinary personalities of fellow hikers, and the wildlife of the trail combine to weave a story of victory and faith.
    There are several travel-logs recounting the journeys of thru-hikers, but this volume focuses on specific aspects of the hike with chapters on trail names, animals, hostels, trail angels, and hiking gear. This book records the adversities, blessings, and disappointments that the trail presented during the spring, summer, and fall of 2014. Laughter is a large part of a successful hike so smiles are laced throughout the chapters including humorous trail lessons on the rocks of Pennsylvania...
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    Siena seems at first glance a typical Italian city: within its venerable medieval walls the citizens sport designer clothes, wield digital phones, and prize their dazzling local cuisine. But unlike neighboring Florence, Siena is still deeply rooted in ancient traditions—chiefly the spectacular Palio, in which seventeen independent societies known as contrade vie for bragging rights in an annual bareback horse race around the central piazza.

    Into this strange, closed world steps Robert Rodi. A Chicago writer with few friends in town and a shaky command of conversational Italian, he couldn’t be more out of place. Yet something about the sense of belonging radiating from the ritual-obsessed Sienese excites him, and draws him back to witness firsthand how their passionate brand of community extends beyond the Palio into the entire calendar year. Smitten, Rodi undertakes a plan to insinuate himself into this body politic, learn their ways, and win their acceptance.

    Seven Seasons in Siena is the story of Rodi’s love affair with the people of Siena—and of his awkward, heartfelt, intermittently successful, occasionally disastrous attempts to bec...
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    A Thru-Hiking Trilogy: Three Trails - Three Adventures - A Three Book Compilation cover
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    Amazing journeys begin with a single step, but only the dedicated keep walking.

    Three books in one - Contains the first three thru-hiking adventures from Keith Foskett - Over 800 pages of adventure.

    Two nominations for Outdoor Book of the Year from The Great Outdoors Magazine.

    Book #1 - The Journey in Between

    Sometimes, the best adventures happen by chance.

    El Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way, is the fabled path that weaves 1,000 miles to its hallowed destination at Santiago de Compostella.

    Keith Foskett found himself at a crossroads. Until a chance meeting with a stranger in a Greek bar, he didn’t know which path to take.

    A week later, he found himself at the start of El Camino, and began a journey that would change him.

    From the pain of blisters and extremes of temperature to encountering kleptomaniacs, fake faith healers and being threatened with arrest in Spain for 'not sleeping', his hike was far from normal.

    This is the story of one man's walk, but it speaks to all who see life itself as a journey and are alive to the revelations that an escape to nature can bring. Writte...
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    This Is It: 2 hemispheres, 2 people, and 1 boat cover
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    They knew this moment would shape the rest of their cruising lives.

    With their incurable curiosity and desire for adventure, they sold all their belongings and flew to America in search of a boat.

    The pull of the ocean was too strong to ignore any longer. Four years prior, they circumnavigated the globe on their thirty-three foot boat, Mariah. Now they wanted a new challenge.

    From the perils at Pitcairn to the grand statues of Easter Island, Jackie and Noel set sail south to the remotest inhabited island in the world.

    Along the way, they lose a friend and come nail-bitingly close to losing their new boat, but they gained so much more: a voyage that left them breathless from fear and a journey of not only travel but of two truly nomadic gypsies.

    This is a story of storms of emotions and oceans, travel, love and relationships, and two people figuring out life and fulfilling their need to move and be challenged....
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    Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outside a Russian bath, Chef Bourdain travels the world over in search of the ultimate meal. The only thing Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling, and A Cook's Tour is the shotgun marriage of his two greatest passions. Inspired by the question, 'What would be the perfect meal?', Anthony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail. Our adventurous chef starts out in Japan, where he eats traditional Fugu, a poisonous blowfish which can be prepared only by specially licensed chefs. He then travels to Cambodia, up the mine-studded road to Pailin into autonomous Khmer Rouge territory and to Phnom Penh's Gun Club, where local fare is served up alongside a menu of available firearms. In Saigon, he's treated to a sustaining meal of live Cobra heart before moving on to savor a snack with the Viet Cong in the Mecong Delta. Further west, Kitchen Confidential fans will recognize the Gironde of Tony's youth, the first stop on his European itinerary. And from France, it's on to Portugal, where an entire village has been fattening a pig for months in anticipation of his arrival. And we're only halfway around...
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    Knee-deep in a swamp in the depths of the Bolivian jungle, hunting for anacondas in a pair of sandals, it occurred to George that perhaps he should have booked that all-inclusive honeymoon to the Maldives after all.

    Join George and Rachel on their hilarious journey through the wilds of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, as they climb volcanoes, fish for piranhas, trek through the Amazon rainforest, take death-defying bus rides, sample some of the continent’s strangest delicacies, and try to get to Machu Picchu.

    Armed only with a basic knowledge of Spanish, small backpacks, and bags of enthusiasm, they set off together on what promised to be a life-changing adventure....
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    Disney History at Its Best

    No one knows Disney history, or tells it better, than Jim Korkis, who presents an inaugural set of 28 stories from his Vault of Walt. Whether it’s Disney films, Disney theme parks, or Walt himself, Jim’s stories will charm and delight Disney fans of all ages.

    The best-selling Vault of Walt series has brought serious, but fun, Disney history to tens of thousands of readers. In this, its first volume, former Disney cast member and master storyteller Jim Korkis weaves his home-spun, entertaining tales, from the early years of Walt Disney to the present.

    Step inside the vault with Jim to hear about:

    • Warner Bros. animator Chuck Jones hated the four months he worked at the Disney Studio because the one job he wanted he couldn't get: Walt's
    • Renie Bardeau, Disneyland's chief photographer, who took shots of the famous and the powerful who visited the park
    • FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover's increasing distrust of Walt Disney—and Walt's growing FBI file
    • The unlikely collaboration between Walt and surrealist painter Salvador Dali
    • How Soviet Premier Nikita Khr...
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    A fascinating portrait of the eclectic tribes of India and the remote regions that they inhabit

    In the 1990s, the fifty-four million members of India’s tribal colonies accounted for seven percent of the country’s total population—yet very little about them was recorded. Norman Lewis depicts India’s jungles as being endangered by “progress,” and his sense of urgency in recording what he can about the country’s distinct tribes results in a compelling and engaging narrative. From the poetic Muria people whose diet includes monkeys, red ants, and crocodiles, to the tranquil mountain tribes who may be related to the Australian Aborigines, to the naked Mundas people who may shoot, with bow and arrow, anyone who laughs in their direction, Lewis chronicles the unique characteristics of the many tribes that find their way of life increasingly threatened by the encroachment of modernity.
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    Want to know where Chuck Palahniuk’s tonsils currently reside?

    Been looking for a naked mannequin to hide in your kitchen cabinets?

    Curious about Chuck’s debut in an MTV music video?

    What goes on at the Scum Center?

    How do you get to the Apocalypse Café?

    In the closest thing he may ever write to an autobiography, Chuck Palahniuk provides answers to all these questions and more as he takes you through the streets, sewers, and local haunts of Portland, Oregon. According to Katherine Dunn, author of the cult classic Geek Love, Portland is the home of America’s “fugitives and refugees.” Get to know these folks, the “most cracked of the crackpots,” as Palahniuk calls them, and come along with him on an adventure through the parts of Portland you might not otherwise believe actually exist. No other travel guide will give you this kind of access to “a little history, a little legend, and a lot of friendly, sincere, fascinating people who maybe should’ve kept their mouths shut.”

    Here are strange personal museums, weird annual events, and ghost stories. Tour the tunnels under downtown Portland. Visit swingers...
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    Explore London from the sacred stones of Westminster Abbey to the top of the London Eye: with Rick Steves on your side, London can be yours!

    Inside Rick Steves London 2018 you'll find:

    • Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring London
    • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
    • Top sights and hidden gems, from Trafalgar Square and the Victoria & Albert to where to find the best tikka masala or fish and chips
    • How to connect with local culture: Catch a show in Soho, meet the ravens at the Tower of London, and end your day at the pub sharing a pint and chat with a friendly Londoner
    • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
    • The best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a cup of tea
    • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums
    • Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the go
    • Useful resources including a packing list, popul...
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    Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica cover
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    As a first-hand account of the weird mysteries and horrors of voodoo, Tell My Horse is an invaluable resource and fascinating guide. Based on Zora Neale Hurston's personal experiences in Haiti and Jamaica, where she participated as an initiate rather than just an observer of voodoo practices during her visits in the 1930s, this travelogue into a dark world paints a vividly authentic picture of ceremonies and customs and superstitions of great cultural interest.

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    As a first-hand account of the weird mysteries and horrors of voodoo, Tell My Horse is an invaluable resource and fascinating guide. Based on Zora Neale Hurston's personal experiences in Haiti and Jamaica, where she participated as an initiate rather than just an observer of voodoo practices during her visits in the 1930s, this travelogue into a dark world paints a vividly authentic picture of ceremonies and customs and superstitions of great cultural interest.

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    Destination Earth: A New Philosophy of Travel by a World-Traveler (World Travel, Travel Writing, Travel Stories and Photos) cover
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    Gold Medal Winner: International Book Award in the Travel Category, 2017

    Gold Medal Winner: Independent Press Award in the Travel Category, 2017

    Silver Medal Winner: Reader's Favorite Award in the Travel Genre, 2017

    "In his book, Destination Earth, Nicos Hadjicostis shares the ultimate 'budget travel tip': how to make your travels transformational."Rick Steves, Travel Writer and TV Presenter

    "An epic journey with a master philosopher."Daniel Klein, New York Times best-selling author

    "I know a potential best seller when I see one. This will be soon! As a world traveler, I found Nicos's book to be spot on with his philosophies, introspection, and cultural experiences. It was delightful book to read."Tina Dreffin, Award-winning author of 'Bluewater Walkabout: Into Africa'

    "Destination Earth conveys the fascinating journey of an exceptional world-traveler. Nicos not only writes in an engaging style that allows readers to share his experiences, but his philosophical reflections provide unique insights into the process and value of educ...
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    100 Things Eagles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things...Fans Should Know) cover
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    With pep talks, records, and Eagles lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Philadelphia fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things Eagles covers the team's improbable run to Super Bowl XV, the Hoagiegate fiasco, the 1943 team merge, and how to tailgate Philly-style.
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    100 Things Steelers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (100 Things...Fans Should Know) cover
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    In this ultimate guide, true fans of Pittsburgh Steelers football will learn the origins of the team’s iconic logo, the best place to tailgate before kickoff, and how the legendary Steel Curtain defense got its nickname. Whether a die-hard booster from the days of Jack Ham or a new supporter of head coach Mike Tomlin, fans need to know these 100 essential pieces of Steelers knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities. This updated edition includes the Steelers’ 2010 AFC championship squad and key moments and personalities from the team’s past three seasons. From games at Heinz Field to highlights of a young Terry Bradshaw, this is a must-have resource for a true fan of the franchise....
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    America's Great Hiking Trails: Appalachian, Pacific Crest, Continental Divide, North Country, Ice Age, Potomac Heritage, Florida, Natchez Trace, Arizona, Pacific Northwest, New England cover
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    INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 GOLD Winner for Adventure & Recreation

    Society of American Travel Writers Eastern Chapter -- Gold Award

    Society of American Travel Writers Foundation -- 2015 Lowell Thomas Travel Award for Best Travel Book

     A hiker’s dream bucket list is embodied in this lavishly illustrated celebration of more than 50,000 miles of America’s most iconic trails. Celebrating the forty most important trails in America, this volume takes the reader through forty-nine states and eight national parks. Literally tens of millions of tourists and hikers visit these trails each year, some of which wind through the country’s most scenic natural wonders and virtually every major ecosystem in America. Each featured trail has its own section, complete with a map and photo gallery, and the reader explores what makes it one of the most magnificent hiking experiences anywhere in the world. Trail histories accompany detailed hiker-friendly descriptions that highlight the most scenic spots, with suggestions for shorter weekend and day hikes. The stunning photographs take the reader on a visual adventure conducted by Bart Smith, the first pe...
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    Book 3 of 3
    The finale of the Zombie Road tale. It's been a month since the outbreak and the survivors of the zombie apocalypse have started a new life in a walled city. There are still a few enemies that need to be dealt with, the kind that can think and plan, and they can be more devastating than a horde of the undead....
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    For those inclined to solve mysteries written into the landscape, this author’s lead is one they’ll want to follow.”—The Wall Street Journal

    When most of us go for a walk, a single sense—sight—tends to dominate our experience. But when New York Times–bestselling author and expert navigator Tristan Gooley goes for a walk, he uses all five senses to “read” everything nature has to offer. A single lowly weed can serve as his compass, calendar, clock, and even pharmacist.

    In How to Read Nature, Gooley introduces readers to his world—where the sky, sea, and land teem with marvels. Plus, he shares 15 exercises to sharpen all of your senses. Soon you’ll be making your own discoveries, every time you step outside!
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    Coloring has been proven to improve mindfulness and promote relaxation so color the world's 100 greatest places, as voted by travel experts at Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel publisher. There are 100 line drawings for you to color in, and at the back of the book, there are descriptions of each place so you can find out a little more about the most astounding places on earth. This book is guaranteed to exercise your creativity, focus your mind and inspire your inner traveller.

    This is Lonely Planet's bucket list. These are the places we think you should experience. It's the most thrilling, memorable, downright interesting places on this planet - and what's more, we've ranked them in order of their brilliance.

    How?

    With a longlist of thousands, which was whittled down to a shortlist, which was then voted on by everybody in the Lonely Planet community. With a little mathematical alchemy, we ended up with a definitive ranking. (For the full list of the 500 best sights in the world, check out our Ultimate Travel List.)

    This coloring book has sights that will humble you, amaze you and surprise you. And in these pages, these places are you...
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    Foreign correspondent Neely Tucker and his wife, Vita, arrived in Zimbabwe in 1997. After witnessing firsthand the devastating consequences of AIDS on the population, especially the children, the couple started volunteering at an orphanage that was desperately underfunded and short-staffed. One afternoon, a critically ill infant was brought to the orphanage from a village outside the city. She’d been left to die in a field on the day she was born, abandoned in the tall brown grass that covers the highlands of Zimbabwe in the dry season. After a near-death hospital stay, and under strict doctor’s orders, the ailing child was entrusted to the care of Tucker and Vita. Within weeks Chipo, the girl-child whose name means gift, would come to mean everything to them.

    Still an active correspondent, Tucker crisscrossed the continent, filing stories about the uprisings in the Congo, the civil war in Sierra Leone, and the postgenocidal conflict in Rwanda. He witnessed heartbreaking scenes of devastation and violence, steeling him further to take a personal role in helping anywhere he could. At home in Harare, Vita was nursing Chipo back to health. Soon she and Tucker deci...
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    In the summer of 1906, a Milwaukee businessman set out with his young sons and some friends to canoe and camp in the north woods of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and Canada. It was the first of several month-long journeys Howard Greene and “The Gang” would make over the years, each detailed in remarkable, handmade journals and documented in hundreds of large-format photographs. Reproduced here with a large selection of photographs and maps, these journals convey readers into a riverine world of outdoor adventure—a northland wilderness and way of life that were, even as Howard Greene charted their genuine charms, already vanishing. 

    Introduced and annotated by Greene’s daughter, these observant narratives run rapids and portage and paddle lakes and rivers, including the Chippewa, Wisconsin, St. Croix, and Presque Isle as well as traveling in areas now in Quetico Provincial Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Along the way Greene, a skilled photographer, captures images of logging and mining operations, primitive dams and even more primitive camping, trading posts, and many remote Native American villages. Through it all runs the story of fami...
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    National Geographic's World map is the standard by which all other reference maps are measured. The World map is meticulously researched and adheres to National Geographic's convention of making independent, apolitical decisions based on extensive research using multiple authoritative source,

    The Executive style World map uses an antique-style color palette and stunning shaded relief that provide a richness perfect for any decor. Drawn in the Winkel Tripel projection, distortions are minimized and unlike many other World maps, Greenland is show the same size as Argentina and not as the size of all of South America.

    Thousands of place names are carefully and artistically placed on the map to maintain legibility even in the heavily populated ares of Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Details include clearly defined international boundaries, cities, physical features, rivers, and ocean floor features. Corner inset maps feature vegetation and land use, and population density as well as the north and south polar regions.

    Poster sized maps make a perfect addition to any sized space. They are specially designed to maximize content in a smaller footprint...
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    Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die is the latest offering in the bestselling Fifty Places series. Chris Santella, along with top expedition leaders, explores the world’s greatest walking adventures. Some, such as the Lunana Snowman Trek in Bhutan and the Kangshung Valley Trek in Tibet, are grueling multiweek adventures at high altitudes. Others, such as Japan’s Nakesando Trail, move leisurely from village to village, allowing walkers to immerse themselves in the local culture. Whether it’s climbing the Rwandan mountains to view mountain gorillas or strolling through bistros along Italy’s Amalfi Coast, there’s a memorable hike at everyone’s level within these 50 chapters. With commentaries from expert trekkers and insider tips that lead the reader off the beaten path, Santella has again captured the special characteristics that make these must-visit destinations.

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    Grand tour: Weekend wonders across Europe

    This revised and updated edition of The New York Times 36 Hours Europe offers 130 expert itineraries to reveal the continent’s brightest gems and best-kept secrets. From Renaissance splendor in Florence to Flamenco in Seville, from luxurious Lake Como to easygoing Lisbon, you’ll find the antique and the cutting-edge, the renowned and the unexpected, and all distilled in neat 36-hour schedules, so you can transform your weekends into European adventures.

    Through ancient wonders, world capitals, and tiny places with infectious personalities, Europe packs some serious travel punches. With more than 50 countries across its length and breadth, the world’s second-smallest continent makes up for size with its intricate cultures and abundant charms, boasting artistic masterpieces and architectural marvels as much as natural splendor.

    Features:
    • More than 4,500 hours worth of insightful itineraries to make the most of your s...
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    "...not that I intend to die, but when I do, I don't want to go to heaven, I want to go to Claridge's" Spencer Tracy

    "I love to check myself into Claridge's now and then for a few nights - just to spoil myself" Jade Jagger

    "When I pass through the revolving doors into the glamorous lobby of Claridge's in London, I always feel a thrill. You enter a world of sophistication and wonderful service... Claridge's is my ultimate treat." Lulu Guinness

    An art deco jewel set in the heart of London's Mayfair, Claridge's - one of the world's best luxury hotels - has long been known for inspiring menus and exceptional dining from breakfasts and brunches, through lunch and afternoon tea, and on to drinks, dinner and the dessert cart. Claridge's: The Cookbook celebrates that heritage in style, with a collection of over 100 of the best-loved dishes and drinks from The Foyer, The ReadingRoom, the Bar and The Fumoir. With interludes ranging from the return of the "drunch" to the magic of Christmas, the extraordinary experience of dining at Claridge's is brought to life in book form.

    Delve into delectable dishes ...
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    Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die is the ninth addition to the bestselling Fifty Places series by Chris Santella. Biking has grown increasingly popular in recent years, as both a leisure and an extreme exercise activity, and Santella covers trips for cyclists of every level. Fifty Places to Bike covers environments as varied as the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia, the Indochina Trail in Vietnam, and the urban jungle of New York City. With a healthy mix of international and national locations, the 50 chapters capture the breathtaking vistas cyclists will enjoy around the world. As always, the places are brought to life with more than 40 stunning color photographs.

    Praise for Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die:

    “OMG views, killer hills and open road—the routes in Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die (in bookstores this month) have everything a pedal pusher could ask for.” —Fitness magazine

    “If you know someone who can't view a landscape without visualizing themselves traversing it on two wheels, Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die is a sound gift choice.” —The San Francisco Chronicle

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    Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's MostMystifying Nation or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid cover
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    The bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals returns with a sharply observed, hilarious account of his adventures in China—a complex, fascinating country with enough dangers and delicacies to keep him, and readers, endlessly entertained.

    Maarten Troost has charmed legions of readers with his laugh-out-loud tales of wandering the remote islands of the South Pacific. When the travel bug hit again, he decided to go big-time, taking on the world’s most populous and intriguing nation. In Lost on Planet China, Troost escorts readers on a rollicking journey through the new beating heart of the modern world, from the megalopolises of Beijing and Shanghai to the Gobi Desert and the hinterlands of Tibet.

    Lost on Planet China
    finds Troost dodging deadly drivers in Shanghai; eating Yak in Tibet; deciphering restaurant menus (offering local favorites such as Cattle Penis with Garlic); visiting with Chairman Mao (still dead, very orange); and hiking (with 80,000 other people) up Tai Shan, China’s most revered mountain. But in addition to his trademark gonzo adventures, the book also delivers a telling look at a vast and complex...
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    In The Japanese Mind, Roger Davies offers Westerners an invaluable key to the unique aspects of Japanese culture.

    Readers of this book will gain a clear understanding of what makes the Japanese, and their society, tick. Among the topics explored: aimai (ambiguity), amae (dependence upon others' benevolence), amakudari (the nation's descent from heaven), chinmoku (silence in communication), gambari (perseverance), giri (social obligation), haragei (literally, "belly art"; implicit, unspoken communication), kenkyo (the appearance of modesty), sempai-kohai (seniority), wabi-sabi (simplicity and elegance), and zoto (gift giving), as well as discussions of child-rearing, personal space, and the roles of women in Japanese society. It includes discussion topics and questions after each chapter.

    All in all, this book is an easy-to-use introduction to the distinguishing characteristics of Japanese society; an invaluable resource for anyone—business people, travelers, or students—perfect for course adoption, but also for anyone interested in Japanese culture.
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    Our annual bestseller, Lonely Planet's Best in Travel, ranks the hottest, must-visit countries, regions and cities for the year ahead. Drawing on the knowledge and passion of Lonely Planet's staff, authors, and online community, it presents a year's worth of inspiration to take travelers out of the ordinary and into the unforgettable - firmly setting the travel agenda for 2018.

    As self-confessed travel geeks, our staff collectively rack up hundreds of thousands of miles each year, exploring almost every destination on the planet. And every year, we ask ourselves: Where are the best places in the world to visit right now? It's a very hotly contested topic at Lonely Planet and dominates more discussion than any other. Best in Travel 2018 is our definitive answer.

    Now in a larger, hardback format, it makes for the perfect gift!

    Inside, you'll discover the:

    • Top ten countries, regions and cities
    • Best value destinations
    • Best culture trips for families
    • Best new openings and experiences
    • Best new places to stay
    • Top destination races, from walks and marathons to cycles and swims
    • Top veget...
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    At the intersection of compelling content and evocative illustration lies the Atlas Obscura wall calendar: it’s a year of wonder and wanderlust. From the people behind AtlasObscura.com and the New York Times #1 bestselling book comes a calendar that celebrates the thrill of discovery. Explore the world month by month with vintage-style travel posters of 12 strange, wondrous locations: the centuries-old root bridges of Cherrapunji, India, grown from tangled aerial tree roots; the Balls Pyramid of Australia, a barren sea spire in the South Pacific that is home to the world’s rarest insect; and 1,000 feet underground in Naica, Mexico, the Cave of the Crystals, some reaching up to 39 feet. Vibrant colors and a retro mid-century style make these posters instant wall upgrades for any bedroom, classroom, or office. Illustrated by Invisible Creature, the Seattle-based design studio whose clients range from LEGO to NASA. 
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    The only world atlas updated annually, guaranteeing that users will find the most current geographic information, Oxford's Atlas of the World is the most authoritative atlas on the market. Full of crisp, clear cartography of urban areas and virtually uninhabited landscapes around the globe, the Atlas is filled with maps of cities and regions at carefully selected scales that give a striking view of the Earth's surface. It opens with a fascinating look at world statistics, a six-page special on "Land and Maritime Boudaries," and satellite images of earth, including 8-10 stunning new images sourced from NASA's latest Earth Observation Satellite, Landsat 8, launched in 2013. The extraordinarily extensive front matter continues with a "Gazetteer of Nations" that has been comprehensively checked and updated to include recent economic and political changes, and a 48-page "Introduction to World Geography," beautifully illustrated with tables and graphs on numerous topics of geographic significance, such as climate change, world religions, employment, industry, tourism, and travel. The hundreds of city and world maps that form the body of the Atlas have been thor...
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    Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide is the only print edition of RV parks and campgrounds in North America.
    2018 Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide edition features an exclusive, expert rating system, with all evaluations completed in person by consultants in the field during the past 12 months, for privately owned parks. Plus, RVers enjoy detailed park listings including amenities, services, restrictions, camping rates, contact information, Good Sam Discount Locations, hundreds of dollars' worth of Camping World savings, pages of helpful RVing information, and much more!
    2018 Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide is a must-have travel resource for all RVers!...
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    Italy Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2018 cover
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    A gorgeous tribute in pictures to Bella Italia. More than 300 photographs—in sumptuous color and vintage black-and-white—transport viewers to Italy’s timeless wonders. Behold the exquisite marble facade of the Duomo in Florence. Wildflowers blooming along the Sardinian coast. Rainbow-hued houses in seaside Burano. Plus bottles of mouthwatering limoncello, the dramatic Trevi Fountain in Rome, and the snowy peaks of the Dolomites. It’s an elegant gift for admirers of Italy’s visual, cultural, and culinary richness.

    The Rolex of calendars, the Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar elevates what a calendar can be, incorporating engaging content with the weight, style, and visual richness usually reserved for art books. A sophisticated gift for collectors, connoisseurs, and aficionados—and an aesthetic upgrade for any desktop.
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    Watch Your F*cking Language Notebook: With A German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic Or Hindi Swear Word On Each Page (Books and Gifts for Men Who Have Everything) cover
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    Increase Creativity, Memory, and Intelligence!

    Scientist have f*cking studies that say swearing shows intelligence. Knowing that, are you the next Albert Einstein? Do you just need a little push and motivation to be a genius? Perhaps what's holding you back is the one dimensionality of your foul mouth. Why not learn how to tell someone how to "Go F*ck Off" in 8 different languages? Is that the only thing keeping you from your place in history along with Leonardo Da Vinci, Einstein, Stephen Hawking? Not anymore! Imagine how much your vocabulary will improve after purchasing the Watch Your F*cking Language Notebook. How much stress will you relieve cursing out that a$$h0!e who cut you off on the freeway in 5 different languages? Now that's genius! If your language patterns routinely result in sailors blushing, mothers covering their children's ears, then you definitely need the Watch Your F*cking Language Notebook!

    Increase Creativity
    Writing by hand has been associated with boosting creativity. Whether you're searching for th...
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    This best-selling memoir from Richard Proenneke's journals and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.  To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans has passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees by hand, and build a log cabin. . . to be self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available...to be not at odds with the world, but content with one's own thoughts, dreams and company.   Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them. This book is a moving account of the day-to-day explorations and activities Dick carried out alone....alone in the wilderness...and the constant chain of nature's events that kept him company.
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    Rick Steves Europe Through the Back Door: The Travel Skills Handbook cover
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    You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Europe, including how to:

    • Plan your itinerary and maximize your time
    • Pack light-and right
    • Find good-value hotels and restaurants
    • Travel smoothly by train, bus, car, and plane
    • Avoid crowds and tourist scams
    • Hurdle the language barrier
    • Understand cultural differences and connect with locals
    • Save money while enjoying the trip of a lifetime

      After 30 years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life's work. He shares his favorite off-the-beaten-path towns, trails, and natural wonders. With this guidebook, you'll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun.
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    What’s almost as good as going fishing? Hearing, telling, and swapping great fish stories. Shaun Morey is a fisherman, a connoisseur of fish stories, and a journalist with a novelist’s eye (and vice versa) in this collection of over 100 incredible (and true!) fishing stories.

    Here are Remarkable Catches—like the time Billy Sandifer caught a 1,000-pound tiger shark in the surf (he released it after nabbing a souvenir tooth). Grueling Battles—like Bob Ploeger’s record-breaking 37-hour fight with a Pacific salmon. Hilarious Feats of Bravery, like the exploits of Matt Watson, who leapt out of a helicopter to land on the back of a marlin. And, in what can only be considered poetic justice, Shocking Acts of Fish Aggression, like Mitchell Lee Franklin’s visit to the emergency room with a 5-pound catfish attached to his chest via an impaled dorsal fin. Includes illustrations, photos, and links to videos on the author’s website.

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    Por que Kerala, por que non Karnataka ou Nagaland ou Jharkhand, dinos que Karnataka House era un lugar bizarro e por que Naglaand sabía que non quería ir e por que non quería comer litti, pero se o meu pai preguntoulle entón diría Non hai ningún factor. "Foi a Kerala Bhawan ese día porque foi escrito na súa fronte ese día no Kerala Bhawan". Canteen Cane Pay Writer Hai Khainewallo Ka Name ".

    Oficina da casa Kerala no número tres na rúa na estrada moderna. A identidade é moi sinxela. Saín do metro de Patel Chowk e vimos a unha policía de Delhi. Eu sabería. O complexo é o cadrado máis perigoso de Delhi. Protesta, resistencia, folgas, bloqueos, a fame, a mente, sloganamichila, procesión de velas, sempre hai algo para facer, outros non.

    A policía teme que o que ve? Eu tamén fago Calquera xente sa pode facelo. Especialmente se fosen a policía en Delhi. Chaphutiya todo, ve todo pulsos e pescozo coello-zócolo no seu pulso, pero imaxina o que acontecería se o seu corazón está tremendo. Pola contra, tampouco podemos esquecernos da educación da nai. Non hai mellor fonte que a policía para pedir a estrada.Eliminar pola forza e medo para a cabeza e foi para a va...
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    Maio Mes Inicio Lado Claro Converterse Estaba indo Isto Para visitar Ir A posibilidade Matrimonio Deixar Nada menos Entón entón En Delhi De volta Ven e vir Ambos Na oficina Experiencia Comezar Anuncio Converterse Foi alí Entón Un dos Alto Fin de semana Acerca de Nas montañas Para visitar Ir O plan Isto Será feito Non Isto tamén Entender Non puiden.



    Así Dicir Que Vagando Saqueado Pagado É? A sala Non No Vagando Así Vagando non Uncle Chamar Fronte Colgado Empuñadura a man Flores Luchi Matrimonio Preparación Dhamadol No medio Rosa Pola mañá Levántase Eu son Unha vez Vostede mesmo Teña en conta que Será que isto Así Máis A "pm Días, a continuación, O outeiro Montañas, vacacións Deixar.



    Entón, entón Somos Xusto Eu fixen Delhi Confío Vagando Solteo Mantelo Debería ser Será Non Bauvat Despois Aqueles Isto Tres días Folklore En todo Gardar Mantelo , É o Na sección de viaxes O custo Facelo Tirar Si Demasiado En Voivay Oferta Dar A nosa Asombro Facelo Con Ambos lados Nai - E El dixo: "Si, Si, saída Veña. De novo Cando Indo É Non É. Onde? Pode ser Algo Xusto Ten feito? "



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    From gorgeous skylines and jaw-dropping aerials to hidden treasures, this timely collection showcases 300 striking images of NYC by more than 40 acclaimed Instagram photographers. New York City has become the most photographed city in the world on Instagram, and at no time has its humming energy been more passionately and extensively captured than right now. This first-of-its-kind book brings the Instagram experience into a beautifully curated collection that reveals New York City in a vivid, new light—whether it's dramatic views of must-see icons like the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge, or glimpses of quintessential city moments like “Manhattanhenge” and autumn in Central Park.
     
    The featured photographers, who range from hobbyists to professionals and collectively have millions of followers on Instagram, have made names for themselves through their distinctive styles and perspectives; together, their work paints a unique portrait of New York City rediscovered in the age of Instagram. Complementing the spectacular photography are lists for “Most Instagram-Worthy Spots” and “Most Instagram-Worthy Events”—the perfect guides for both photo enthusiasts ...
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    A Year of Living Prayerfully: How A Curious Traveler Met the Pope, Walked on Coals, Danced with Rabbis, and Revived His Prayer Life cover
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    Follow Jared on a 37,000-mile trip around the world as he...
    * Dances with Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn
    * Discovers the 330-year-old home of Brother Lawrence
    * Burns his clothes at the end of the Camino de Santiago
    * Attends the world's largest church in Seoul
    * Visits Westboro Baptist Church
    * Tries to stay out of trouble in North Korea
    * Meets the Pope and has lunch at the Vatican
    * Attempts fire walking (with only minor burns) 
      
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    While filming a documentary about sex trafficking, Jared and Michelle Brock felt a deep need for prayer in their personal lives. In an effort to learn more about prayer, the couple traveled the globe, exploring the great Judeo-Christian prayer traditions: in mountains and monasteries, in Christian communities and cathedrals, standing up and lying down, every hour and around the clock.

    A Year of Living Prayerfully is a fascinating, humorous, globe-trotting exploration of prayer that will help you grow your own prayer life. Jared's witty reflections on his fast-paced journ...
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    “Get your head into the clouds with Aerial Geology.” —The New York Times Book Review

    Aerial Geology is an up-in-the-sky exploration of North America’s 100 most spectacular geological formations. Crisscrossing the continent from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska to the Great Salt Lake in Utah and to the Chicxulub Crater in Mexico, Mary Caperton Morton brings you on a fantastic tour, sharing aerial and satellite photography, explanations on how each site was formed, and details on what makes each landform noteworthy. Maps and diagrams help illustrate the geological processes and clarify scientific concepts.

    Fact-filled, curious, and way more fun than the geology you remember from grade school, Aerial Geology is a must-have for the insatiably curious, armchair geologists, million-mile travelers, and anyone who has stared out the window of a plane and wondered what was below.
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    The Ugly Christmas Sweater Coloring Book For Adults: A Humorous Art Therapy Book for Relaxation and Calm (Fun, Hillarious and Unusual Ideas for White Elephant Gifts) cover
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    EMBRACE THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT WITH HUMOR | GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR UNDER $10

    There’s a popular song that proclaims Christmas to be the most wonderful time of the year. It may be the warm cozy feel you get after sipping a hot cup of cocoa on a cold day, the harmonious sounds of Christmas music that fill the air, or it may be the hypnotic view of snowflakes dancing carelessly in the wind as they fall from the heavens. Whatever it is, there’s something special about the Christmas season. One of the more “special” things you’ll find at this time of year is the ugly Christmas sweater. At no other time is it ok to step on the toes of fashion and proudly wear disdainfully tacky attire. However, as popular as they may be, some people just can’t seem to remove themselves from the throes of fashion. The Ugly Christmas Sweater Coloring Book For Adults allows these people to fully immerse themselves into unlimited ugly Christmas sweater revelry without sacrificing one’s fashion sense.

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    Celebrate the beauty of the world after dark—from starlit skies and glowing city streets to exquisite nocturnal creatures —with this magnificent new photography collection from National Geographic.

         The world is a different place after dark, and this breathtaking book illuminates the mesmerizing realm of all things nocturnal, with more than 250 glorious images. Page after page of vivid photographs explore the many nuances of night vision—from the sea by moonlight to night markets in Laos to the face of a child lit up by a screen in a darkened room. The range of images in these pages is breathtaking: A smoky jazz club. Flowers that bloom only at night. Phosphorescent fish. Lions photographed with infrared cameras. The Eiffel Tower, all lit up. Faces around a campfire. A stadium lit by floodlights. Earth from space. Elegant, sexy, and a little mysterious, this richly illustrated book is a stunning pathway to some of the world's most captivating sights....
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    Part memoir and part visual journey through the streets of modern-day Paris, France, A Paris Year chronicles, day by day, one woman’s French sojourn in the world’s most beautiful city. Beginning on her first day in Paris, Janice MacLeod, the author of the best-selling book, Paris Letters, began a journal recording in illustrations and words, nearly every sight, smell, taste, and thought she experienced in the City of Light. The end result is more than a diary: it’s a detailed and colorful love letter to one of the most romantic and historically rich cities on earth. Combining personal observations and anecdotes with stories and facts about famous figures in Parisian history, this visual tale of discovery, through the eyes of an artist, is sure to delight, inspire, and charm....
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    On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor’s Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. “Since learning of your long awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,” the letter began, “I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book.” The man went on to tell Talese an astonishing secret, that he had bought a motel to satisfy his voyeuristic desires. He had built an attic “observation platform,” fitted with vents, through which he could peer down on his unwitting guests.

    Unsure what to make of this confession, Talese traveled to Colorado where he met the man—Gerald Foos—verified his story in person, and read some of his extensive journals, a secret record of America’s changing social and sexual mores. But because Foos insisted on remaining anonymous, Talese filed his reporting away, assuming the story would remain untold. Now, after thirty-five years, he’s ready to go public and Talese can finally tell his story. The Voyeur’s Motel is an extraordinary work of narrative journalism, and one of the most talked about ...
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    1,000 Places to See Before You Die Picture-A-Day Wall Calendar 2018 cover
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    It’s a yearlong journey of a lifetime, and your expert guide is Patricia Schultz, author of the phenomenally successful 1,000 Places to See Before You Die® travel series. Each month, discover a new extraordinary location, from the Czech Republic to Buenos Aires to Italy’s glorious Amalfi Coast. Exceptional full-color photographs—one large image at the top of each page and smaller ones throughout the grids—are accompanied by detailed trip itineraries, maps, and captivating text that highlights local history, travelers’ tips, and more.
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    365 Days in Italy Picture-A-Day Wall Calendar 2018 cover
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    It’s a yearlong tour of Italy, the inimitable country that draws more repeat visitors than any other. From the lush vineyards and tall cypresses of Tuscany to the magnificent Aragonese Castle in Ischia Ponte, from the vista of Mt. Vesuvius at dawn to the architectural marvels of Rome, Italy comes alive in hundreds of gorgeous photographs by Steven Rothfeld  and detailed text by Patricia Schultz, author of the phenomenally successful 1,000 Places to See Before You Die series. With one large stunning image at the top of the page and smaller ones throughout the grids, it’s a full immersion in the singular beauty and culture of Italy,
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    In 2001, Sharon Pincott traded her privileged life as a high-flying corporate executive to start a new one with the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe. She was unpaid, untrained, self-funded and arrived with the starry-eyed idealism of most foreigners during early encounters with Africa. For thirteen years - the worst in Zimbabwe's volatile history - this intrepid Australian woman lived in the Hwange bush fighting for the lives of these elephants, forming an extraordinary and life-changing bond with them.

    Now remote from Robert Mugabe's rule, Sharon writes without restraint sequentially through the years, taking us on a truly unforgettable ride of hope and heartbreak, profound love and loss, adversity and new beginnings. This is the haunting, all-encompassing story we've been waiting for.

    Powerfully moving, sometimes disturbing and often very funny, Elephant Dawn is a celebration of love, courage and honour amongst our greatest land mammals. With resilience beyond measure, Sharon earns the supreme right to call them family.

    [The book includes 32 pages of colour photographs.]
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    Book #24 in the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series.

    SEVEN DAYS IN MAY, 1636

    It’s spring in Burgundy. The flowers are out and so are the cardinals—of Pope Urban’s renegade papacy, now on the run from the Vatican’s would-be usurper Borja. Most of the Church’s senior leaders have converged upon the city of Besancon, where the Pope plans to offer an ecumenical olive branch to the other Christian denominations with which Rome has been at war.

    Fortunately, Urban has up-time help. He can rely upon Cardinal-Protector Larry Mazzare’s theological savvy, Sharon Nichols’ medical skills, and her husband Ruy Sanchez’s keen-eyed experience as a body-guard-in-chief. And even though Urban has a new Papal Guard in the form of Owen Rowe O’Neill’s Wild Geese, Mike Stearns has loaned the Pope a small contingent of the Hibernian Battalion—just in case.

    Which is prudent, since Urban and his peace initiative are not merely at risk from Borja’s assassins. There is another, more deadly, team of professional killers in town, directed by the man who almost killed the Pope before: lethal Spanish mastermind Pedro Dolor.

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    An engrossing collection of travel essays from esteemed writer Norman Lewis

    Auberon Waugh called Norman Lewis “the best travel writer of our age, if not the best since Marco Polo,” and here, Lewis’s trademark elegant prose is on display, along with his uncanny ability to travel to a place at an important cultural moment. Whether hunting for treasure in Bolivia, discovering forgotten pyramids, or feeding sharks, he draws us into what he calls “the seductions of travel” with ease, delivering cultural experiences with his usual depth, integrity, and elegance. 
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    The first six novels featuring Harry Dresden—Chicago’s only professional wizard—are a perfect introduction to the # 1 New York Times bestselling series that Entertainment Weekly describes as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Philip Marlowe.”
     
    STORM FRONT
    FOOL MOON
    GRAVE PERIL
    SUMMER KNIGHT
    DEATH MASKS
    BLOOD RITES

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    The first six novels featuring Harry Dresden—Chicago’s only professional wizard—are a perfect introduction to the # 1 New York Times bestselling series that Entertainment Weekly describes as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Philip Marlowe.”
     
    STORM FRONT
    FOOL MOON
    GRAVE PERIL
    SUMMER KNIGHT
    DEATH MASKS
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    Blue Highways: A Journey into America cover
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    Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads.
    William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi."
    His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.

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    First published in 1982, William Least Heat-Moon's account of his journey along the back roads of the United States (marked with the color blue on old highway maps) has become something of a classic. When he loses his job and his wife on the same cold February day, he is struck by inspiration: "A man who couldn't make things go right could at least go. He could quit trying to get out of the way of life. Chuck routine. Live the real jeopardy of circumstance. It was a question of...
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    100 Things to Do in Tucson Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die) cover
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    Surrounded by mountains, bathed in desert warmth and steeped in Old West history, Tucson conjures up images of towering cacti, Spanish missions, cattle ranches, and cowboys. With its year-round sunny climate, it excels in opportunities to hike, bike, golf, and ride horses. Yet this southern Arizona city just 70 miles north of Mexico is also perched on the cutting edge of cuisine, music, public art, and artisanship - often embellished with its own quirky styles. 100 Things to Do in Tucson Before You Die delves deep into the mix of what makes Tucsonans love their home and visitors long to return: its Sonoran Desert ambiance, its bubbling cultural stew, its lively festivals, its dynamic melding of frontier and future. Whether you seek the best and most authentic in Tucson food and drink, music and entertainment, sports and recreation, history and culture, or shopping and fashion including a host of hidden gems you'll find it in this informative, easy-to- peruse guide....
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    The Reporter's Kitchen: Essays cover
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    Jane Kramer started cooking when she started writing. Her first dish, a tinned-tuna curry, was assembled on a tiny stove in her graduate student apartment while she pondered her first writing assignment. From there, whether her travels took her to a tent settlement in the Sahara for an afternoon interview with an old Berber woman toiling over goat stew, or to the great London restaurateur and author Yotam Ottolenghi's Notting Hill apartment, where they assembled a buttered phylo-and-cheese tower called a mutabbaq, Jane always returned from the field with a new recipe, and usually, a friend.

    For the first time, Jane's beloved food pieces from The New Yorker, where she has been a staff writer since 1964, are arranged in one place--a collection of definitive chef profiles, personal essays, and gastronomic history that is at once deeply personal and humane. The Reporter's Kitchen follows Jane everywhere, and throughout her career--from her summer writing retreat in Umbria, where Jane and her anthropologist husband host memorable expat Thanksgivings--in July--to the Nordic coast, where Jane and acclaimed Danish chef Rene Redzepi, of Noma, forage f...
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    Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: A True Story of Bad Breaks and Small Miracles cover
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    The Alaskan landscape—so vast, dramatic, and unbelievable—may be the reason the people in Haines, Alaska (population 2,400), so often discuss the meaning of life. Heather Lende thinks it helps make life mean more. Since her bestselling first book, If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name, a near-fatal bicycle accident has given Lende a few more reasons to consider matters both spiritual and temporal. Her idea of spirituality is rooted in community, and here she explores faith and forgiveness, loss and devotion—as well as raising totem poles, canning salmon, and other distinctly Alaskan adventures. Lende’s irrepressible spirit, her wry humor, and her commitment to living a life on the edge of the world resonate on every page. Like her own mother’s last wish—take good care of the garden and dogs—Lende’s writing, so honest and unadorned, deepens our understanding of what links all humanity.
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    Celebrate the Holiday Traditions of the Nutmeg State!

    A Connecticut Christmas is a photographic journey celebrating classic New England traditions, beauty, spirit, and community surrounding the holiday. From light displays to decorated churches and inns, spectacular private homes, festivals, carolers, town greens, and picturesque villages, this beautiful book of images and accompanying essays takes readers on a magical holiday tour through the Nutmeg State.
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    New Yorker staff writer A.J. Liebling recalls his Parisian apprenticeship in the fine art of eating in this charming memoir, Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris.

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    A man of Rabelaisian appetite, with the exquisite palate of the true gastronome and the literary flair to match, A.J. Liebling (1904-1963) was a formidable eater and a remarkable man, and his nostalgic recitation of his years and meals in Paris is a pleasure to read, dream on, and drool about.

    Liebling treasured a good appetite as a prerequisite for writing about food, as his accounts of substantial meals (two portions of cassoulet, one steak topped with beef marrow, and a dozen or so oysters, for example) attest. For the poised, precise, literary, and humorous flavor of his writing, you need only crack open the book--any page will do. Liebling recounts how to dine superbly without being lead astray by too much money, and he digresses magnificently on the evils of abstemiousness ("No sane man can afford to dispense with debilitating pleasures; no ascetic can be considered reliably sane"). In this age of diets and pragmatic health care, it's refreshing t...
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    Tiny Haines, Alaska, is ninety miles north of Juneau, accessible mainly by water or air—and only when the weather is good. There's no traffic light and no mail delivery; people can vanish without a trace and funerals are a community affair. Heather Lende posts both the obituaries and the social column for her local newspaper. If anyone knows the going-on in this close-knit town—from births to weddings to funerals—she does.

    Whether contemplating the mysterious death of eccentric Speedy Joe, who wore nothing but a red union suit and a hat he never took off, not even for a haircut; researching the details of a one-legged lady gold miner's adventurous life; worrying about her son's first goat-hunting expedition; observing the awe-inspiring Chilkat Bald Eagle Festival; or ice skating in the shadow of glacier-studded mountains, Lende's warmhearted style brings us inside her small-town life. We meet her husband, Chip, who owns the local lumber yard; their five children; and a colorful assortment of quirky friends and neighbors, including aging hippies, salty fishermen, native Tlingit Indians, and volunteer undertakers—as well as the moose, eagles, sea lions, and ...
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

    Want to know how to wear a kilt, kiss a stranger, prevent a hangover, get out of a sinking car, eat a lobster, greet an alien, predict the weather, play croquet and much, much more? The Book of Everthing has it all. Open the book! Dive in! We guarantee you'll learn something new. And, equipped for a world of smart, safe and exciting travel, you can use your witty know-how to make friends wherever you go.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Nigel Holmes.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.

    TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

    'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times<...
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    Secret Marvels of the World: 360 extraordinary places you never knew existed and where to find them (Lonely Planet) cover
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    Featuring communist bunkers, burning gas craters and at least one sponge-rock fluorescent grotto built by Polish monks, this book reveals weird and wonderful sights the crowds don't reach.

    • We've all heard of India's Taj Mahal, but what about Karna Mata Temple? It's a building teeming with rats so revered they enjoy A-list treatment with daily offerings of milk and fruit.
    • It's no secret that visitors to Berlin can see parts of its infamous Wall still standing in the city. Not so many people know that segments of the wall have travelled all around the world and can be found in places including Los Angeles, Japan and Iceland.
    • Stonehenge is one of the UK's most popular tourist sites. So why not beat the crowds and head to Nebraska instead, where you can marvel at a Carhenge - a replica of the great monolith site constructed entirely from vintage cars.

    This packed and fascinating title takes its readers on a journey through the world's lesser known marvels. Dive into an underworld of the planet's most surprising, fun, perplexing, kitsch and downright bizarre sights - and explore human stories and mysterious happenings that you won'...
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    When dark, sinister clouds loom, Victoria and Joe find themselves facing life-changing decisions. Happily, silver linings also abound in this, the fifth Old Fools chronicle.
    A fresh new face joins the cast of familiar characters but the return of a bad penny may be more than some can handle. What does the future hold for the Spanish village of El Hoyo and the two old fools?

    "Full of warmth, laughter, and some emotional tugs. I gave 5 stars before but Victoria just gets better, so how can I improve on that rating? 5 stars again but the BIGGEST, twinkliest stars." Julie Haigh, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer...
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    The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party cover
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    From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier

    “An ideal pairing of talent and material.… Engrossing.… A deft and ambitious storyteller.” – Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review

    In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes, and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors.

    In this gripping narrative, New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most legendary events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah’s journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative. Continue Reading

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    Ever wonder what it is really like to be a kid in a candy store? Go to a nearby Costco and you will find out.

    The Costco Experience Revised and Updated Edition: An Unofficial Survivor’s Guide takes you to, in, through, and out of this amazing center of shopping frenzy. The book provides keen insight, valuable shortcuts, and common sense thinking on how to make warehouse shopping a successful endeavor.

    But there’s more! Beyond helping you conquer Costco, The Costco Experience Revised and Updated Edition: An Unofficial Survivor’s Guide  provides organizational skills and techniques that you can use everywhere. Decision-making, prioritizing, negotiating, self-discipline, and other important attributes are applied to shopping at Costco in ways that help you live your life on your own terms. And the best part is that you transfer these skills to other parts of your daily routines. Costco is more than a warehouse store. Shopping at Costco is more than a purchasing exercise. Read the book and you will see why the Costco experience can be fun and profitable. It is almost therapy on the cheap, but a lot more entertaining.
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    Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil cover
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    Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a group offering humanitarian aid to this war-torn nation. Surrounded by men and women whose skills–as doctors, nurses, and therapists–seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother of two from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she soon found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her profession became known she was eagerly sought out by Westerners desperate for a good haircut and by Afghan women, who have a long and proud tradition of running their own beauty salons. Thus an idea was born.

    With the help of corporate and international sponsors, the Kabul Beauty School welcomed its first class in 2003. Well meaning but sometimes brazen, Rodriguez stumbled through language barriers, overstepped cultural customs, and constantly juggled the challenges of a postwar nation even as she learned how to empower her students to become their families’ breadwinners by learning the fundamentals of coloring techniques, haircutting, and makeup.

    Yet within the small haven of the beauty school, the line between teac...
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    1,000 Places to See Before You Die Page-A-Day Calendar 2018 cover
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    Travel around the world in 365 days with Patricia Schultz, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, as your personal tour guide. Here are hundreds of world wonders in full color, from South Africa’s rugged Garden Route to India’s Palace of the Winds to Venezuela’s Angel Falls, the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world at a whopping 3,212 feet. Plus Global Intelligence quizzes, Traveler in the Know tips, and quotes to inspire
    any traveler (actual and armchair).
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    Written by the founders of HoneyTrek.com, this inspiring book reveals hidden-gem destinations and insider tips for unforgettable couples travel.

    In these informative pages, Mike and Anne Howard—officially the World's Longest Honeymooners and founders of the acclaimed travel blog HoneyTrek—whisk you away to journeys of a lifetime. Drawing on their experience traveling together across seven continents, they curate the globe and offer tested-and-approved recommendations for intrepid couples, bringing culture, adventure, and romance to any couple--no matter their age or budget.

    Chapters are organized by type of destination (for example, beaches, mountains, and deserts) to help travelers discover new places and experiences based on their interests. Each entry focuses on a specific region, getting to the essence of each locale and its one-of-a-kind offerings. The authors reveal the best time to visit, the best places to stay, and recommended activities—each with their own adventure rating to illustrate level of intensity. Special features include funny and insightful stories from the Howards' own adventures, expert advice from other renowned traveling couples, an...
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    Breaking Vases: Shattering Limitations & Daring to Thrive - A Middle Eastern Woman's Story cover
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    Breaking Vases powerfully and vividly captures the rich heritage of one woman’s Middle East, along with its brutal realities, which followed Dima Ghawi from her native Jordan to her adopted country, the United States.

    Brought up in a small, conservative Christian community in Amman, Dima learned to be quiet and subservient to her elders and to men. When she was just five, Dima’s beloved grandmother warned that a woman’s greatest responsibility was to preserve her image—one as fragile as a glass vase—and the honor of her family’s reputation. Anything less was shameful. Yet her grandmother also planted a seed: the simple hope that Dima could graduate from college and become the first formally educated woman in her family.

    At nineteen, hoping to free herself from cultural constraints and her father’s turbulent temper, she accepted a traditional marriage proposal from an older, affluent, and seemingly Western-minded jeweler. Newly married and in a state of naïve love, she happily uprooted her life in Amman and moved with him to California. But San Diego’s “Little Middle East” was not her American dream. She soon realized that her husband was more traditi...
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    Explore the fabric of America over hot coffee and penny candy.

    Step through the wooden doors of a New England general store and step back in time, into a Norman Rockwell painting and into the heart of America. New England’s General Stores offers a nostalgic picture of this colonial staple and, fortunately, steadfast institution of small towns from Connecticut to Maine. This is where children of each generation take their first allowance to buy their very own penny candy. Locals have swapped stories at these counters from gossip to whispers of revolution. In tough times, the general store treated customers like family, extending credit when no one else would. Stubborn as New Englanders themselves, the general store has refused to become a mere sentimental relic of an earlier age. ...
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    Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service (Disney Institute Book, A) cover
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    Exceeding expectations rather than simply satisfying them is the cornerstone of the Disney approach to customer service. Now, in honor of the tenth anniversary of the original Be Our Guest, Disney Institute, which specializes in helping professionals see new possibilities through concepts not found in the typical workplace, is revealing even more of the business behind the magic of quality service. During the last twenty-five years, thousands of professionals from more than thirty-five countries and more than forty industries have attended business programs at Disney Institute and learned how to adapt the Disney approach for their own organizations.
    Be Our Guest highlights the successes many of these companies have achieved, plus the key processes and best practices that have made Disney a trusted and revered brand around the world for more than eighty-five years....
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    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Atlas: Prima Official Guide cover
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    Nintendo Switch Overview: Learn the details of every addition to the Nintendo Switch version of Skyrim.

    Detailed Overworld Maps: We pinpoint all Hold Capitals, Strongholds, and important locations.

    Maps for More Than 150 Locations: Our maps list related quests, enemies encountered, and items found for each location.

    Over 300 Collectibles Located: We gather and detail Skill Books, Unique Items, Unusual Gems, and more for each Hold.

    Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Includes a code to access the eGuide, a web-access version of the guide optimized for a second-screen experience.

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    Jesus for Japan: Bridging the Cultural  Gap to Christianity (Bridging the Cultural Gap to Christianity in Japan Book 1) cover
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    Christian growth in Japan has been slow. This book fills a cultural gap, bridging the messages of Jesus and Paul to our gospel mission in Japan. It is a collection of insights from Japanese literature, the arts, and religion. No other work to date has attempted to include this much information in one book, focusing on Japanese opinions, research and theology.
    Not only those working in Japan, struggling with language, culture and frustrating questions will benefit from the insights presented here, but also missiologists, theologians and students of cross-cultural evangelism. They will find this ground-breaking book to be organized in such a way that they can easily utilise the principles and guidelines it offers in their own spheres of work and study.

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    Score of a Lifetime: 25 Years Talking Chicago Sports cover
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    For 25 years, Chicago sports fans invited Terry Boers into their homes, cars, and offices as one of the premier voices of WSCR radio. Covering the latest championships and trades, and always ready to offer up timely takes, Boers was a Windy City constant until his retirement in 2017. In his highly-anticipated memoir, Boers delivers a trove of lively anecdotes and personal reflections from his life and journey through sports media--from raucous banter with Mike Ditka during The Score's early days to the Cubs' World Series celebration in 2016. A must-read for any of the thousands of listeners who made Boers part of their daily routine, The Score of a Lifetime is a freewheeling, frank portrait of a man, a career, a station no one thought would survive, and a city that loves its sports.
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    The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide, Second Edition: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail cover
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    Whether you're a first-time backpacker, an occasional weekend warrior, or a seasoned long-distance trekker, this guide is a must for any backpacking, hiking, or camping trip. Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka—accomplished adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer—shares his knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. Skurka recounts what he's learned from more than 30,000 miles of long-distance hikes, including the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails, and the 4,700-mile Alaska-Yukon Expedition.

    A show-and-tell guide to clothing, footwear, backpacks, shelter and sleep systems, camp stoves, and more, as well as tips on foot care, campsite selection, and hiking efficiency, this single book contains all the knowledge you'll need to hit the trail.

    This second edition features 16 new pages (including food on the trail and other essentials), and updates all gear recommendations.


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    Explore every centimeter of Paris, from the top of the Eiffel tower to the ancient catacombs below the city: with Rick Steves on your side, Paris can be yours!

    Inside Rick Steves Paris 2018 you'll find:

    • Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Paris
    • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
    • Top sights and hidden gems, from Notre-Dame and the Palace of Versailles to where to find the perfect croissant
    • How to connect with culture: Chat with artisans in open-air markets, take in the works of Degas, and browse the multi-colored displays of macarons
    • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
    • The best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a glass of vin rouge
    • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums and churches
    • Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the go
    • Useful resources including a packing list, French phrase book, a historic...
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    Os pasos do ser humano están a suceder paso a paso, se é o mesmo que o resto dos animais, ou porque non o é, a curiosidade de todos estes días son moitos dos meus días. Ao parecer, paréceme que era moi tímido. Si, quizais houbo un pouco máis grande de tamaño, ou a la tiña un pouco máis de pelo, pero iso é todo un cambio menor. Non estou falando sobre estes cambios. Ese é o cambio que tivemos, o ombreiro é recto, a mandíbula entrou. Estou falando dun gran cambio. No noso libro de historia, hai capítulos como a queima de lume, descubrimento de rodas, agricultura, que hai no libro de Baghsingh? Non o creo así. Por que non Cando souberon queimar o lume, non aprendemos del, pero parecía máis estraño, máis incrible para min. (É tan incrible que ás veces todos saben, non o sabemos, aínda non son capaces de borrar todos os estacas forestais, talvez hai tigres no bosque, o wifi da oficina, quizais moitas veces máis rápido que nós, o tamponado non é obxecto , A descarga está ao ollo do ollo. Con todo, o progreso dos tigres pode ser algo completamente diferente de nós. A conexión a internet rápida non é a única condición da civilización. (Non hai dúbida sobre iso de moitas maneiras)....
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    Wander rustic towns, emerald valleys, lively cities, and moss-draped ruins: with Rick Steves on your side, Ireland can be yours!

    Inside Rick Steves Ireland 2018 you'll find:

    • Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip through Ireland with deep dives into each region
    • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
    • Top sights and hidden gems, from the Rock of Cashel and the Ring of Kerry to distilleries making whiskey with hundred-year old recipes
    • How to connect with local culture: Hoist a pint at the corner pub, enjoy traditional fiddle music, and jump into conversations buzzing with brogue
    • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
    • The best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a Guinness
    • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and awe-inspiring museums
    • Vital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place
    • Detailed maps, including a fol...
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    Celebrate the call of the open road with the Wanderlust: Trekking the Road Less Traveled wall calendar. Wanderlust illuminates the spirit of walking and the lure of adventures that await those who veer off the beaten path. Spectacular photographs of less-traveled paths by adventure photographer Justin Bailie are paired with quotes from great walking enthusiasts past and present, including Wendell Berry, John Muir, and Henry David Thoreau.

    • 12" x 12" wall calendar (12" x 24" open).
    • A year of spectacular nature photography from all over the world on your wall.
    • Frameable artbook-quality printing.
    • The perfect gift for the hiking and outdoor enthusiast.
    • Showcases spectacular photographs of less-traveled paths throughout the western United States.
    • Printed on paper sourced from a combination of sustainably managed forests and recycled materials.
    • Published by Amber Lotus, an independent carbon-negative US company that has planted more than half a million trees since 2008.
    • This calendar features US and Canadian legal holidays, phases of the moon, and important observances of the world's major religions. Continue Reading
    A Beginner's Guide to Living in an RV: Everything I Wish I Knew Before Full-Time RVing Across America cover
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    When my husband and I started full-time RVing, we knew nothing about RV living. We made it up as we traveled to all fifty states, constantly googling things like "how to RV" and "what is boondocking?" Meanwhile, we flooded the bathroom, took ice cold showers, and got stuck in the mud.

    Now, we've been full-timing for over three years and we've learned the ins and outs of RVing America.

    In this guide, I answer all of the most common questions we receive about RV living, from how to choose the right RV to how we get mail on the road, to how to find free camping.

    This guide is for anyone exploring the RV lifestyle and looking for RVing books to help make the transition easier. Also, because I want to make sure this book is valuable for you, below you can see a few specific areas of RVing I cover.

    A few topics I cover in the guide:
    - How to find great internet on the road
    - The costs of full-time RVing
    - Whether or not to tow a car behind your RV
    - What we do for health insurance while traveling
    - The best RVing clubs and memberships
    - Our favorite apps for RVers

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    During three consecutive 100-loss seasons, Houston Astros management asked fans to be patient, promising them there was a plan in place that would result in success. That patience was rewarded with the ultimate prize in 2017, as the Astros knocked off the Los Angeles Dodgers in thrilling fashion to claim the first World Series crown in team history. During the regular season they ran away with the American League West, winning the division by a massive 21 games. Anchored by a dynamic offense and boosted by the late-season acquisition of a resurgent Justin Verlander, this historic team would not be denied on their way to the long-awaited title. 
     
    Packed with superb coverage and vivid color photography from the Houston Chronicle, Astros Strong: Houston's Historic 2017 Championship Season guides fans through the Astros' entire amazing journey – from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and resiliency of the Houston community, to the Astros' quick work of the powerful Red Sox in the ALDS; from their hard-fought ALCS win over the young Yankees, all the way through their incredible World Series triumph over the dominant Dodgers. This commemo...
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    Primitiva Basado en agricultura Na sociedade Principal Deus Estaba alí O mundo O mundo Grans O Vegetación Fonte Así Primitiva Na sociedade O mundo Converterse Te levabas A avoa(Primordial Nai). Así como Persoas Vistas, Mulleres Fillo O nacemento Dá. A - A Macho Introdución Sobre min Primitiva Sociedade Estaba alí Ignorante A xente cre Misterioso CreatividadeGloria Mulleres En orde A avoa Terra Peers O Contraparte Converterse Te levabas. Deste xeito Deus O Mulleres Poder reprodutivo Centro Facelo En media Te levabas Antigo Un Credo -urbaratabada (Fertilidade Cult). Del Comezar Foi feito Matrilineal Na sociedade Poder reprodutivo Como ama de casa A xente cre Fabuloso Foi feito Diferentes Feminidade Varios No país Varios Chamado. Nana, Anat, Allat, isatara, sibili, Isis, nai, nena, Artemis Etc. As mulleres son Usado para Ela Deus de Adorador Cum Sacerdote Sexualidade Estaba alí Festival de PujaÓrgano Con el tamén Sería Sacrificio animal.

    Ao comezo Isto é A avoa Estaba alí Non casados Hermafrodita Despois Matrilineal Sociedade Cando Patriarcal Na sociedade Transformado Hall, o Feministas Mate Fabuloso É iso Seguinte Na era En orde En orde Son Deus masculina Co...
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    A classic of Japanese history, this book is the preeminent work on the history of Japan.

    Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a single-volume, complete history of the nation of Japan. Starting in ancient Japan during its early pre-history period A History of Japan covers every important aspect of history and culture through feudal Japan to the post-cold War period and collapse of the Bubble Economy in the early 1990's. Recent findings shed additional light on the origins of Japanese civilization and the birth of Japanese culture.

    Also included is an in-depth analysis of the Japanese religion, Japanese arts, Japanese culture and the Japanese People from the 6th century B.C.E. to the present. This contemporary classic, now updated and revised, continues to be an essential text in Japanese studies. Classic illustrations and unique pictures are dispersed throughout the book.

    A History of Japan, Revised Edition includes:
    • Archaic Japan—including Yamato, the creation of a unified state, the Nana Period, and the Heian period.
    • Medieval Japan— including rule by the military houses, the ...
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    Covering the U.S.A. and Canada like never before, and for the first time with full-color photographs, here are 1,000 compelling, essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places. Pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Just for Laughs festival, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, the Oyster Bar and the country’s best taco, lush gardens and coastal treks at Point Reyes, rafting the Upper Gauley (if you dare). Plus resorts, vineyards, hot springs, classic ballparks, the Talladega Speedway, and more. Includes new attractions, like Miami’s Pérez Art Museum and Manhattan’s High Line, plus more than 150 places of special interest to families. And, for every entry, what you need to know about how and when to visit.

    “Patricia Schultz unearths the hidden gems in our North American backyard. Don’t even think about packing your bag and sightseeing without it.” —New York Daily News
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    ** New York Times bestseller **

    "Exceptionally funny and entertaining book" - Romonko

    Animals behaving badly, other people's misfortunes and the most bizarre true crime story ever. French Fried is the unfortunately true account of Chris Dolley's first eight months in France and has been described as 'A Year in Provence with Miss Marple and Gerald Durrell.'

    Just when Chris and Shelagh think nothing more could possibly go wrong, they discover that Chris's identity has been stolen and their life savings - all the money from their house sale in England that was going to finance their new life in France - had disappeared. A bank account had been opened in Chris's name in Spain to take the proceeds.

    Then they're abandoned by the police forces of four countries who all insist the crime belongs in someone else's jurisdiction. The French say it's an Irish crime as that's where the money was held. The Irish say it's French as that's where all the correspondence came from. The British say it's nothing to do with them even though forged British passports were used to open the bank account in Spain. And the Spanish are on holiday - and can't...
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    This beautiful journey through the Amazon invites readers to search their souls and follow Jesus wherever the river runs—experiencing the adventure of knowing the poor and forgotten people He loves.
    In Wherever the River Runs, Kelly Minter invites us on a jungle adventure down a river teeming with piranhas, caymans, a beautiful people, and, especially, God’s presence. Her honest and engaging narrative pulls back the curtain on one of the most captivating places on earth as well as on parts of the gospel we may be able to recite but have never fully believed.
    For anyone feeling complacent in their American Christianity, Kelly’s story of the forgotten people of the Amazon and how they transformed her understanding of the gospel, is sure to inspire.
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    Kelly Minter is an acclaimed author, Bible teacher, and musician. Her bestselling Bible studies include Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break and Ruth: Loss, Love & Legacy, and her books Water into Wine, No Other Gods, and The Fitting Room. She speaks to women around the world and partners with Justice and Mercy Amazon, an organi...
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    A Taste of Paris is a delectable culinary history of the gastronomic capital of the world, written by David Downie, the critically acclaimed author of Paris, Paris and A Passion for Paris.

    “A joyous romp through time . . . The streets and tables of Paris will never be the same and I could not be more grateful.” ―Alice Waters

    In his trademark witty and informative style, David Downie embarks on a quest to discover “What is it about the history of Paris that has made it a food lover’s paradise?” Long before Marie Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake!” (actually, it was brioche), the Romans of Paris devoured foie gras, and live oysters rushed in from the Atlantic; one Medieval cookbook describes a thirty-two part meal featuring hare stew, eel soup, and honeyed wine; during the last great banquet at Versailles a year before the Revolution the gourmand Louis XVI savored thirty-two main dishes and sixteen desserts; yet, in 1812, Grimod de la Reynière, the father of French gastronomy, regaled guests with fifty-two courses, fifteen wines, three types of coffee, and seventeen liqueurs.

    Following the contours of history and th...
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    Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés, breathtaking façades around every corner--in short, an exquisite romanticism that has captured the American imagination for as long as there have been Americans.

    In 1995, Adam Gopnik, his wife, and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of New York City for the urbane glamour of the City of Light. Gopnik is a longtime New Yorker writer, and the magazine has sent its writers to Paris for decades--but his was above all a personal pilgrimage to the place that had for so long been the undisputed capital of everything cultural and beautiful. It was also the opportunity to raise a child who would know what it was to romp in the Luxembourg Gardens, to enjoy a croque monsieur in a Left Bank café--a child (and perhaps a father, too) who would have a grasp of that Parisian sense of style we Americans find so elusive.

    So, in the grand tradition of the American abroad, Gopnik walked the paths of the Tuileries, enjoyed philosophical discussions at his local bistro, wrote as violet twilight fell on the arrondissements. Of course, as readers of Gopnik's belo...
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    Like Dim Sum for the curious mind.

    Practical Curiosity delivers a collection of easily consumable insights into what it means to be a well rounded, curious and passionate individual. From carefully crafted professional advice to altering how you engage with your peers, Practical Curiosity is passionate, and unlike any other inspirational book you’ve read.

    Alex Berger combines a series of grounded thought exercises with comical and insightful life advice drawn from first-hand experiences and tailored directly to explaining many of the key challenges that arise in the lives of driven individuals.

    This is the perfect read for polymaths with a thirst for knowledge or if you’ve been attracted by the ideal of being a renaissance man or woman and often struggle with the complexities that result from being a highly driven generalist.

    In Practical Curiosity, you will gain new ways of exploring and relating to key parts of a life well lived. At the same time, you will gain tools and strategies for explaining topics you’ve long struggled to communicate with friends, loved ones, and colleagues....
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    From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta: with Rick Steves on your side, Italy can be yours!

    Inside Rick Steves Italy 2018 you'll find:


    Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to Italy
    Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
    Top sights and hidden gems, from the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelato
    How to connect with local culture: Savor a delicious plate of cacio e pepe, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (calico, to locals)
    Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
    The best places to eat, sleep, and experience la dolce far niente
    Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and museums
    Vital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place
    Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the go
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    The 10th anniversary edition of one of the most iconic, beloved, and bestselling books of our time.

    Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love touched the world and changed countless lives, inspiring and empowering millions of readers to search for their own best selves. Now, this beloved and iconic book returns in a beautiful 10th anniversary edition, complete with an updated introduction from the author, to launch a whole new generation of fans.
     
    In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want—husband, country home, successful career—but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and set out to explore three different aspects of her nature, against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.


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    In this hilarious memoir, a pampered city girl falls head over little black heels in love with a Peace Corps poster boy and follows him— literally to the ends of the earth.

    Eve Brown always thought she would join the Peace Corps someday, although she secretly worried about life without sushi, frothy coffee drinks and air conditioning.  But with college diploma in hand, it was time to put up or shut up. So with some ambivalence she arrived at the Peace Corps office, sporting her best safari chic attire, to casually look into the steps one might take to become a global humanitarian, a la Angelina Jolie.  But when Eve meets John, her dashing young Peace Corps recruiter, all her ambivalence flies out the window. She absolutely must join the Peace Corps and win John's heart in the process. After spending a year in the jungle in Ecuador, she runs back to the states, vowing to stay within easy reach of a decaf cappuccino for the rest of her days. 

    Just as she's getting reacquainted with the joys of toilet paper, John gets a job with CARE and Eve must decide if she’s up for life in another third world outpost. Before you can say, "pass th...
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    "Bookshops is the best kind of biblio-mystery, in which a cultivated and civilized detective guides us through the labyrinth of the world's stores, stopping to talk for a while, before plunging off on the next fascinating diversion. Jorge Carrion brings page-turning excitement to the extended essay form." ―Iain Sinclair

    Jorge Carrion collects bookshops: from Gotham Book Mart and the Strand Bookstore in New York City to City Lights Bookshop and Green Apple Books in San Francisco and all the bright spots in between (Prairie Lights, Tattered Cover, and countless others). In this thought-provoking, vivid, and entertaining essay, Carrion meditates on the importance of the bookshop as a cultural and intellectual space. Filled with anecdotes from the histories of some of the famous (and not-so-famous) shops he visits on his travels, thoughtful considerations of challenges faced by bookstores, and fascinating digressions on their political and social impact, Bookshops is both a manifesto and a love letter to these spaces that transform readers’ lives.

    Jorge Carrion is a writer and literary critic. His published works include essays, nov...
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    A memoir of desert travel—by camel and horseback—from a beloved author

    An internationally renowned writer of mystery fiction, Mary Roberts Rinehart knows her way around an exotic setting. When faced with the Pyramids, the Nile, and the sprawling Egyptian desert in her own life, she does not fall in with the crowd of tourists waiting in line at the tombs of the Pharaohs. Instead, she hikes up her skirt, plants her pumps in the sand, and hops on a camel. She has but one question: Where am I supposed to sit?

    On a hundred-mile expedition into the Egyptian desert, Rinehart does her best to master the herky-jerk of this desert beast. But traveling with an entourage of well-mannered people, she finds that desert living is not completely stripped of the comforts of home. Upon returning to the United States, Rinehart makes an excursion out west, which, she finds, is where the true adventure begins.
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    Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive.

    The basis of an upcoming motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jungle is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.
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    A passionate ode to the magic of Spain, composed by one of its most ardent admirers

    Fifteen years after the events described in his acclaimed autobiographies, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning and A Moment of War, Laurie Lee returned to Spain, the land of his youth and experience. He found a country bowed but not broken, where the heavy gloom of the recent past was shot through with the vibrant rays of tradition: the exquisite ecstasy of the flamenco, the pomp and circumstance of the bullfight, the eternal glory of Christ and church.

    From the smuggler’s paradise of Algeciras to the Moorish majesty of Granada, Lee paints the wonders of Spain with a poet’s brush. To read A Rose for Winter is to be transported to one of the most enchanted places on earth.
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    President Woodrow Wilson created the National Park Service on August 25, 1916. Celebrate thirteen striking photos of iconic points of interest throughout the year. This 2018, 12"" x 12"" wall calendar is a top-selling format and has thirteen full-color photos with a 4-month bonus spread featuring January 2019 - April 2019....
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    Looking for a great meal? Discover a selection of 855 scrumptious restaurants, all recommended, in the MICHELIN Guide New York City 2018. Trained anonymous inspectors use the famous Michelin food star rating system to create the ultimate restaurant guide to the city, offering a wealth of tasty cuisines for all budgets. Visitors and locals alike can rely on this annually updated guide with its helpful maps, handy thematic indexes and objective descriptions for a memorable culinary experience....
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    From the New York Times bestselling author of My Paris Kitchen, a deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights, cheese, chocolate, and other confections.

    Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city and after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he finally moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood. But he soon discovered it's a different world en France.

    From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men's footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is David's story of how he came to fall in love with—and even understand—this glorious, yet sometimes maddening, city.

    When did he realize he had morphed into un vrai parisien? It might have been when he found himself considering a purchase of men's dress socks with cartoon characters on them. Or perha...
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    Master the art of fully living, one life goal at a time.

    Do you want to experience your one life—your whole life—to its fullest measure?

    In this stirring book, author, blogger and lifestyle entrepreneur, Tal Gur offers his own transformational journey as an inspiring example and practical guide to implementing the art of fully living to its fullest potential. You’ll learn how to actualize your potential by forging all aspects of your life through the process built into your life goals.

    Once you discover “the art of fully living,” there is no going back; it will feel unacceptable to settle for less than your dreams—and what’s more, you’ll dream even more wildly, aspiring to action with greater clarity of purpose, broader horizons of possibility, and holistic vision across all areas of your life.

    The very structure of this book models Tal’s immersive approach to goal-driven living: each chapter of The Art of Fully Living is dedicated to a year of focus—socializing, fitness, freedom, contribution, love, adventure, wealth, relationship, spirituality, and creativity—and follows Tal’s endeavors as he works toward fulfilling 10...
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    From the New York Times bestselling author of My Paris Kitchen, a deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights, cheese, chocolate, and other confections.

    Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city and after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he finally moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood. But he soon discovered it's a different world en France.

    From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men's footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is David's story of how he came to fall in love with—and even understand—this glorious, yet sometimes maddening, city.

    When did he realize he had morphed into un vrai parisien? It might have been when he found himself considering a purchase of men's dress socks with cartoon characters on th...
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    Amazing MN is a book for proud or homesick Minnesotans with 272 pages of state and city rankings, unusual information, stunning design, and a touch of whimsy.

    With less than 2% of the nation's population, Minnesota is a model for prosperity, creativity, and quality of life. This is a book about Minnesota. It's not the usual tourism hype about Paul Bunyan or the best bed-and-breakfasts. It's about the fabric of the state its constant investment in the arts, its dedication to the environment, its balanced economy, its educational attainment, and, above all, its water. Water. In a world short of water. These 500-plus rankings and facts will surprise even the most well-read Minnesotans. Minnesota is home to: The largest Hindu and Buddhist temples in the nation. The quietest place on Earth. The largest sports complex in the world. The least likely place in the world for an earthquake. The safest drivers in the nation. If you're from Minnesota, send this to an out-of-state friend to explain why you put up with about 50 stinky days a year. If you're not a Minnesotan, come join us. We re the state of the future....
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    Humour is a joyous thing. It enables us to recognise the ridiculous, and to empathise with life’s disasters.

    Take the lives of a self-deprecating couple from England, steeped in life’s troubles, and whisk them across the Channel. Laugh with them as they encounter hilarious situations en France – from troublesome workmen, the infamous bureaucracy, and even sex à la française!

    Take notes on this transition from English doom and gloom to la belle vie française, and follow the exploits of this oh-so-recognisable English couple.

    What could possibly go wrong?
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    Travel to the wilds of Cameroon with the conservationist whose work inspired Masterpiece production The Durrells in Corfu on public television.

    In 1949, Gerald Durrell embarks with fellow zoologist Kenneth Smith on an expedition to collect rare animals in the British Cameroons in West Central Africa. There, he meets the Nero-like local ruler, the Fon of Bafut, who likes a man who can hold his liquor—will Durrell be able to get on his good side?
     
    In this unique memoir, set off on a journey with the famed British naturalist’s group of hunters and his pack of motley hunting dogs as they encounter an array of exotic creatures, including flying mice, booming squirrels, a frog with a mysterious coat of hair, and teacup-size monkeys; and witness the joys and problems of collecting, keeping, and transporting wild animals from Africa to England.
     
    This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.
     
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    The ultimate companion to the hit TV show includes all 18 seasons of extensively tested recipes and ratings! Explore more than 1,100 chef-tested recipes, techniques, tips and tricks from our test kitchen experts for results that will get rave reviews from friends, family, and colleagues. Short on time? No problem! We're also sharing our recommendations for ingredients and equipment from our testing process to save you time! Finally, learn what happens in the test kitchen before the cameras start rolling, what's really involved in our recipe development process, and what lengths we'll go to in order to produce a "best" recipe....
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    Travel with Matt and Karen as they float down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. In September 2016, they experienced the trip of a lifetime with 14 friends and a crew of 10 while traveling in wooden dories through the canyon. Dories, Ho! is a story of their adventure and discovery.

    Similar to their first travel memoir Dear Bob and Sue, this book is as much about their relationship as it is their fantastic trip. Matt and Karen’s quirky writing style is both humorous and irreverent. It’s fun, laugh out loud, and an easy read.

    While not intended to be a traditional guidebook, anyone contemplating a river trip through the Grand Canyon will benefit from this firsthand account. The reader will feel as if they’ve traveled with the authors on their journey to and through Grand Canyon National Park.

    If you are looking for a story that will make you laugh and inspire you to get out and see our incredible national parks, Dories, Ho! is for you.
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    “My entire twenties had been heading toward destinations. Degrees. Capitol Hill. Peru. Now, I stared at thirty and life remained one great puzzle.” - Jerry Beller

    There is something symbolic about turning thirty…. a silent coming of age that anoints you in the full crown of adulthood. People get married, find themselves in settled careers, buy houses and generally know where they are going in their lives.

    For Jerry Beller, those staples and expectations went by the wayside. Life had taken a turn and all his carefully laid out plans shattered. Instead of joining his friends in the ‘real world,' Jerry went underground, finding in the nightlife and counterculture of Nashville a home he didn’t know he was missing.

    1987 was a time of transformation for the entire world. Reagan ruled, and Thatcher filled the airwaves, inspiring Patriotism on both sides of the pond and resistance in young souls. Nowhere was the rebuttal to the societal norms felt more strongly than at Nashville’s Urban Lounge, a nightclub filled with the rejects of time – and the ones that would eventually change the world.

    Turning 30 is a book for reb...
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    An adrenaline-fueled travel memoir of life in the wild among the planet’s most ferocious and fascinating predators.

    Over the last forty years, New York Times–bestselling author  Alan Dean Foster has journeyed around the globe to encounter nature’s most fearsome creatures. His travels have taken him into the heart of the Amazon rain forest on the trail of deadly tangarana ants, on an elephant ride across the sweeping green plains of central India in search of the elusive Bengal tiger, and into the waters of the Australian coast to come face-to-face with great white sharks.
     
    Packed with pulse-pounding adventure and spiked with rapier wit, Predators I Have Known is a thrilling look at life and death in the wild.
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    The information that follows is based upon my own experiences living on the road, dating back to just after World War II. If you can imagine yourself in any of the following categories, this book is for you!

    Save on Your Rent Payment

    In hard times, one of the best ways to cut expenses quickly and for as long as you need relief, is to stop paying rent. True, even an old truck or cargo trailer will cost something, but often these pay for themselves in less than a year. A bonus is that when you sell it, you may get the major part of your money back.

    Low-Cost Vacations

    The cost of lodging, even on a three-week vacation, can easily run up to $2,000 or more. However, if you’ve got a light-weight fiberglass or converted cargo trailer—set up for cooking—even a two or three month holiday may be affordable.

    Permanent living

    Tens of thousands of Americans and Canadians live full time in a motorhome. There are prices for all budgets, from just over $2,000 to well over $1,000,000!

    High Adventure

    Travel up the Alaska Highway—a trip you will never forget!

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    The qu...
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    Warrior and writer, genius and crank, rider in the British cavalry’s last great charge and inventor of the tank—Winston Churchill led Britain to fight alone against Nazi Germany in the fateful year of 1940 and set the standard for leading a democracy at war.

    Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a dazzling display of facts more improbable than fiction, and an investigation of the contradictions and complexities that haunt biography. Gretchen Craft Rubin gives readers, in a single volume, the kind of rounded view usually gained only by reading dozens of conventional biographies.

    With penetrating insight and vivid anecdotes, Rubin makes Churchill accessible and meaningful to twenty-first-century readers with forty contrasting views of the man: he was an alcoholic, he was not; he was an anachronism, he was a visionary; he was a racist, he was a humanitarian; he was the most quotable man in the history of the English language, he was a bore.

    In crisp, energetic language, Rubin creates a new form for presenting a great figure of history—and brings to full realization the depiction of a ma...
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    The Detroit Red Wings are one of the most successful and unparalleled teams in the NHL, with 11 Stanley Cup victories and a perpetual playoff presence. Author Ken Daniels, as the longtime play-by-play voice for the Wings, has gotten to witness more than his fair share of that action up close and personal. Through singular anecdotes only Daniels can tell as well as conversations with current and past players, this book provides fans with a one-of-a-kind, insider's look into the great moments, the lowlights, and everything in between. Citizens of Hockeytown will not want to be without this book.
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    Follow the supreme adventurer, Tristan Jones, as he takes a solitary and intrepid six-year voyage on his small craft, The Sea Dart. Covering a distance twice the circumference of the globe, from the lowest body of water in the world--The Dead Sea--to the highest--Lake Titicaca in the Andes--Jones finds himself "a thousand times beyond the limit of endurance." With tenacity stronger than any obstacle, Jones refuses to give up his adventure, even after falling prey to several disasters that could have killed him. Struggling against the mighty current of the Amazon, hauling his boat over the Andes Mountains and capsizing off the Cape of Good Hope do not discourage him. This gripping story is a testament to his indomitable spirit and thirst for danger.

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    Follow the supreme adventurer, Tristan Jones, as he takes a solitary and intrepid six-year voyage on his small craft, The Sea Dart. Covering a distance twice the circumference of the globe, from the lowest body of water in the world--The Dead Sea--to the highest--Lake Titicaca in the Andes--Jones finds himself "a thousand times beyond the limit of endurance." With tenacity str...
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