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  • Download E-books Time and Tide: A Walk Through Nantucket (Crown Journeys) PDF

    By Frank Conroy

    Frank Conroy first visited Nantucket with a gang of school buddies in 1955. They got here on a whim, and for Conroy it used to be the start of a lifelong love affair with this "small, cozy oasis within the ocean." This e-book, half trip diary, half memoir, is a hauntingly evocative and private trip via Nantucket: its sweeping dunes, rugged moors, distant seashores, mystery fishing spots, and hidden forests and cranberry bathrooms. Admirers of Conroy’s vintage and acclaimed memoir Stop-Time will back relish what James Atlas, writing within the big apple instances, known as his "genius for shut observation."

    In Time and Tide, Conroy recounts the island’s heritage from the consideration days of the whaling increase to the current, while tourism dominates. He vividly inspires the conflict of cultures among the operating category and the super-rich, with the delicate ecology of the island continually within the stability. yet so much attention-grabbing of all, he tells his personal story--of taking part in jazz piano within the island’s bars; of elevating a barn within the early '60s with assistance from a number of hippie carpenters; of leasing an previous, failed bar with island buddies and turning it into the Roadhouse, a membership "that used to be to be ours, the year-rounders, and to hell with the summer time people." There’s a fabulous tale of his first golfing online game, performed on an historic nine-hole direction with buddies, a part-time sommelier and a builder from the South who invented the one-handed pepper mill.

    This is a booklet that revels in friendship, tune, background, and the beautiful panorama of a different American position, and is a superb paintings through one in all our best modern writers.

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  • Download E-books Frommer's 500 Places to See Before They Disappear PDF

    By Holly Hughes

    500 thoughtfully selected treasures that might motivate and enlighten tourists of all ages

    This booklet allows passionate tourists and the eco-conscious to benefit approximately and plan a trip to work out infrequent cultural, ancient, and common locations sooner than they're irrevocably altered or maybe long gone endlessly. integrated are one of a kind landscapes, fragile ecosystems, infrequent chook habitats, areas to determine the final closing species of huge video game within the wild, cityscapes in danger, vanishing cultural kitsch, petroglyphs, and extra. This Second Edition deals new reports and updates on such issues because the Gulf Coast after the BP oil spill, the consequences of earthquakes in Asia and Haiti, and enhancements and growth within the struggle to maintain threatened places.

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  • Download E-books The World's Creepiest Places PDF

    By Bob Curran

    There are a few areas on the planet the place people without problems are usually not cross. not only haunted areas, yet websites the place historical forces nonetheless carry sway. we will realize such destinations by way of the responses they evoke inside of us--that feeling we name "the creeps." yet simply the place are those locations, and why do they terrify us? within the World's Creepiest locations, Dr. Curran visits a few of these websites, their background and traditions and exploring the creepy feeling they evoke in those who were there. His travels diversity widely--from his local eire and during the empty deserts of the center East, to the misty hills of Tibet and again via Europe to the US. he is not purely searching for ghosts, but additionally for sinister humans, vampires, the dwelling lifeless, doors to different worlds--even venturing as regards to the Gates of Hell itself! this isn't only a ghostly trip publication. it is should you are looking to discover the bizarre, out-of-the-way destinations of our planet and try out the bounds of the truth many people take without any consideration. We dare you to take the adventure with us!

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  • Download E-books The World, the World: Memoirs of a Legendary Traveler PDF

    By Norman Lewis

    Norman Lewis’s attention-grabbing, funny, and strong memoir of six a long time spent touring the globe

    The consummate gentleman adventurer, author Norman Lewis spent greater than part a century exploring the globe and chronicling the fantastic issues he came across. on the earth, the realm, together with his ordinary literary deftness and narrative skill,Lewis recounts a lifestyles spent traveling.

    Beginning with a life-altering stumble upon on a educate in 1937, Lewis takes us from his eclectic Gordon highway domestic in London to the a ways reaches of Indochina, Vietnam, Guatamala, India, and extra. He additionally records his time within the British Intelligence Corps, his encounters with the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Ian Fleming, and his publishing reports with Jonathan Cape. without delay witty, insightful, and poignant, the area, the realm is a vital quantity for proven Lewis enthusiasts and new readers alike.

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  • Download E-books Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain PDF

    By George Mahood

    **THE AMAZON number one HUMOUR, number 1 go back and forth AND no 1 game BESTSELLER**

    "...spent final evening guffawing lots my espresso got here out my eyes..."

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    "...funny, absolutely engrossing and really particularly moving..."

    "...one of the main heart-warming, really humorous books i've got learn in an extended time..."

    "...not many books preserve me up 'till 4am, endangering my marriage within the process... learn it now..."

    "...for the cost of part a pint of beer you will fill a minimum of four pint glasses with tears of laughter..."

    FREE nation: A Penniless event the size of Britain

    The plan is easy. George and Ben have 3 weeks to cycle a thousand miles from the ground of britain to the pinnacle of Scotland. there's only one small challenge… they've got no motorcycles, no outfits, no foodstuff and no cash. atmosphere off in exactly a couple of Union Jack boxer shorts, they try to depend on the generosity of the British public for every little thing from nutrients to lodging, outfits to sneakers, and motorcycles to beer.

    During the main hilarious event, George and Ben come upon a few of nice Britain's such a lot eccentric and amazing characters and locate themselves within the such a lot ridiculous occasions. loose kingdom is certain to make you giggle (you will also shed a tear). it's going to fix your religion in humanity and go away you with an important smile in your face and a hot feeling inside.

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  • Download E-books Insight Guides: Brazil PDF

    By Insight Guides

    This fresh version perception consultant to Brazil has been absolutely revised and up-to-date, and contours a wealth of inspiring full-colour images, together with double web page spreads of a few of the main remarkable perspectives. the pinnacle ten points of interest are pointed out to teach you some of the best of this varied state and that can assist you plan your journey priorities, together with vacationing the outstanding Corcovado and the old cities of Minas Gerais. A 'Best of' part highlights the main specified stories Brazil has to supply, besides own tips on what to determine and do. An in-depth 'Places' part covers the whole state region-by-region, with the entire relevant websites cross-referenced by means of quantity to the accompanying full-colour maps. extra maps contained in the back and front covers allow fast orientation and simple navigation. Colour-coded sections hide heritage and fascinating positive aspects on every thing from 'Baroque Architecture' to 'Riches of the Amazon'. A complete 'Travel Tips' part info delivery, lodging for all budgets, consuming out, actions, and an A-Z of different sensible details, together with necessary touch numbers, to make sure your journey is going easily. the original mix of insightful exploration along functional suggestion implies that this advisor really is a excitement to learn sooner than, in the course of and after your stopover at.

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  • Download E-books Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff PDF

    By Fred Pearce

    A 2008 Indie subsequent choose

    In Confessions of an Eco-Sinner, Fred Pearce surveys his domestic after which units out to trace down the folk in the back of the creation and distribution of every little thing in his way of life, from his socks to his computing device to the foodstuff in his refrigerator. It’s a desirable portrait, by means of turns sobering and hopeful, of the consequences the world’s greater than six billion population have on our planet—and of the operating and dwelling stipulations of the folks who produce every one of these items.

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  • Download E-books Royal London (DK Eyewitness Travel) PDF

    By Michael Leapman

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    The royal relatives are a vital a part of what makes London so iconic, and the DK Eyewitness Royal London will express you the entire points of interest and ceremonies attached to this so much celebrated of monarchies.

    Whether you must soak up the regal splendour of Buckingham Palace or Hampton court docket, relive William and Kate's marriage ceremony in Westminster Abbey or witness the Royal Salutes on the foreboding Tower of London, you'll locate it here.

    DK Eyewitness Royal London is split into seven chapters, together with committed sections to museums and galleries in addition to parks and gardens, with illustrative photographs throughout.

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  • Download E-books New Europe PDF

    By Michael Palin

    Until eventually the early Nineties, whilst the Berlin Wall got here tumbling down, traveling in the back of the iron curtain used to be by no means effortless. In project his new trip via japanese Europe, inhaling its wealthy background, and beautiful attractions and chatting with its assorted peoples, Michael fills what has been a void in his personal event and that of very many others. NEW EUROPE is particularly a lot a voyage of discovery, from the snows of the Julian Alps to the wonderful thing about the Baltic sea, he unearths himself in international locations he'd slightly heard of, many unexpected and mysterious, all with tragic histories and lots more and plenty brighter futures. in the course of his 20-country experience Palin meets Romanian lumberjacks, drives the 8.58 preventing educate from Poznan to Wolsztyn, treads the catwalk at a Budapest model exhibit, learns approximately mine-clearing in Bosnia and watches Turkish gentlemen wrestling in olive oil. as with every his bestselling books, in his uniquely enjoyable kind, Palin opens up a brand new and undiscovered international to hundreds of thousands of readers.

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  • Download E-books A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration (Travelers' Tales Guides) PDF

    By Michael Shapiro

    In a feeling of position, journalist/travel author Michael Shapiro is going on a pilgrimage to go to the world's nice go back and forth writers on their domestic turf to get their perspectives on their careers, the writer's craft, and most significantly, why they selected to dwell the place they do and what that position capacity to them. The e-book chronicles a tender writer’s conversations along with his heroes, writers he is learn for years who encouraged him either to pack his baggage to shuttle and to choose up a pen and write. Michael skillfully coaxes a collective portrait via his interviews, permitting the authors to talk in detail concerning the writer's existence, and the way position affects their paintings and perceptions.

    In each one bankruptcy Michael units the scene through describing the writer's atmosphere, putting the reader squarely within the locale, no matter if it's Simon Winchester's Massachusetts, Redmond O'Hanlon's London, or Frances Mayes's Tuscany. He then we could the author discuss existence and the area, and during quiet probing attracts out interesting observation from those striking humans. For Michael it’s a dream come real, to satisfy his mentors; for readers, it truly is a fascinating window onto the dual landscapes of serious commute writers and the area during which they live.

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