Month: February 2017

  • Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City (National Geographic Directions)

    By Anna Quindlen

    Anna Quindlen first visited London from a chair in her suburban Philadelphia home—in certainly one of her loved adolescence secret novels. She has been again to London numerous occasions because, in the course of the pages of books and in individual, and now, in Imagined London, she takes her personal readers on a journey of this maximum of literary cities.

    While manhattan, Paris, and Dublin also are vividly portrayed in fiction, it really is London, Quindlen argues, that has continuously been the big name, either as a result primacy of English literature and the specificity of urban descriptions. She bases her view of the town on her personal targeted literary map, monitoring the footsteps of her favourite characters: the locations the place Evelyn Waugh's brilliant younger issues danced until eventually sunrise, or the place Lydia Bennett eloped with the dastardly Wickham.

    In Imagined London, Quindlen walks in the course of the urban, relocating inside of blocks from the good books of the nineteenth century to the detective novels of the 20 th to the hot modernist culture of the twenty first. With wit and beauty, Imagined London supplies this superb urban its complete due within the panorama of the literary imagination.

    Praise for Imagined London:

    "Shows simply how a lot a analyzing adventure can increase a actual journey." —New York instances publication Review

    "An based new paintings of nonfiction... humans could be encouraged by means of this book." —Ann Curry, Today

    "An affectionate, richly allusive tribute to the city." —Kirkus Reviews
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  • Hunter Travel Guides Cruising the Mediterranean: A Guide to the Ports of Call (Cruising the Mediterranean)

    By Larry H. Ludmer

    It is a thorough replace for this cruising season, with wide info on each vessel vacationing within the Med. the writer, a cruising veteran, covers all evidence from point of carrier, cabin dimension, decor and structure, to send facilities, passenger/crew ratio and eating recommendations. crusing routes are reviewed candidly, and the pitfalls and bonuses of every are given, making you an informed cruise tourist. Port profiles are adapted to the cruising customer - taxi excursions, dockside telephones, the simplest outlets, plus an inventory of operators who're accustomed to cruise schedules and should get you again for your send on time. you will find strolling excursions and out-of-town points of interest keyed to precise maps. The assurance contains Portugal, Spain, France, Monaco, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Black Sea, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and the Atlantic Isles of the Canaries, Madeira and the Azores.
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  • The Best of Outside: The First 20 Years

    The man-eating proclivities of Komodo dragons.  The complex artwork of being a cowgirl. A picaresque ramble with a merry band of tree-cleaners.  The big-wave crusaders of the world's top surfers.  For the prior two decades, outdoor journal has set the normal for unique and fascinating studies on go back and forth, event, activities, and the environment.

    Along the best way, lots of America's  best newshounds and storytellers--including such writers as Jon Krakauer, Tim Cahill, E. Annie Proulx, Edward Abbey, Thomas McGuane, David Quammen, and Jane Smiley--have made the journal a venue for a few of their so much compelling work.  The better of Outside represents the best the award-winning journal has to provide: thirty tales that diversity from excessive motion to excessive comedy.  Whether it really is Jonathan Raban crusing the open sea, Susan Orlean celebrating Spain's first lady bullfighter, or Jim Harrison taking the wheel on a cross-country highway journey, every bit should be characterised in a notice: unforgettable.  Commemorating outdoors magazine's 20th anniversary, The better of Outside is without doubt one of the such a lot exciting and provocative anthologies of the last decade.
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  • Budget Rest Areas around Queensland

    By Paul Smedley

    Funds leisure components round Queensland is the main finished listing of relaxation parts alongside Queensland’s significant roads and highways. for each leisure region, there's details on amenities, a photograph and maps that pinpoint the precise place. even if it’s to plot the place you cease for a cuppa or to discover a budget-friendly position to forestall for the evening, this book could be a fantastic better half in your subsequent street journey. the hot variation comprises new info on leisure components with playgrounds for households.
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  • Afoot and Afield: San Francisco Bay Area: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide

    By David Weintraub

    This identify within the acclaimed Afoot & Afield sequence comprises greater than a hundred rigorously defined journeys within the nine-county zone. integrated are the entire famous favorites: Mt. Tamalpais, element Reyes nationwide beach, Henry W. Coe and Mt. Diablo country parks, and Rancho San Antonio Open area defend. The publication additionally positive aspects extra distant parks and preserves, from the rugged Sonoma coast to hidden canyons south of San Jose, in addition to neighborhood open areas and state parks from the East Bay hills to the Santa Cruz Mountains.
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  • The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic: A "Walk" in Austin (Crown Journeys)

    By Kinky Friedman

    Kinky Friedman, the unique Texas Jewboy, takes us on a rollicking, rock-and-rolling travel of his favourite urban: Austin.

    Maybe you need to recognize which eating place President Bush premiums as his favourite Austin burger joint. or perhaps you will have a glimpse of Willie Nelson’s domestic existence (hint: Willie performs loads of golf). possibly you must get the simplest view of the Mexican free-tail bats as they make their nightly flights to and from the Congress street Bridge. or even you’re itching to profit the heritage of a urban that birthed Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and numerous different tune legends. It’s all right here in The nice Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic, the marginally insane, amazingly sensible, and completely kick-ass advisor to the good urban in Texas through none except Kinky Friedman.

    This ain’t no traditional go back and forth advisor, neither. “Like such a lot different busy towns nowadays, Austin is not successfully traversed by way of foot,” Kinky explains. “You needs to keep in mind that ‘a stroll in Austin’ is essentially a religious kind of thing.” As should be anticipated from this politically wrong country-singer-turned-bestselling-mystery-author, the Kinkster’s travel incorporates a bunch of belongings you won’t ?nd in a Frommer’s advisor, from descriptions of Austin’s impressive timber and instructions to skinny-dipping websites to lists of haunted locations and quizzes and puzzles. So wear your cowboy hat and your brontosaurus-foreskin boots and head down south with the single publication you want to get to the large middle of this nice urban.
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  • The Teatime Islands: Adventures in Britain's Faraway Outposts

    By Ben Fogle

    Welcomed with open palms, derided as a pig-ignorant vacationer and infrequently mocked mercilessly for his hassle, Ben Fogle visited the final flag-flying outposts of the British Empire.

    With warning, dignity and a spare pair of pants thrown to the wind, he got down to realize simply precisely who would select to continue to exist islands as distant as those and - extra importantly - attempted to determine precisely why. touchdown himself on islands so remoted, wind-swept, barren and simply damned unusual that they could have Robinson Crusoe considering two times, Fogle:

    - nearly turns into lunch at the adequately named Carcass Island

    - will get deported from Pitcairn for being either a secret agent and a smuggler

    - Uncovers the tale of the tyrant who turned St Helena's such a lot unwilling and least well known guest

    - And witnesses a shark assault from a good distance.

    Why he went, what he did while he obtained there and the way precisely he bought again in a single piece makes for an eye-opening yet affectionate check out existence in those designated, unusual places.

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  • The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home

    By Pico Iyer

    From the acclaimed writer of Video Nights in Kathmandu comes this exciting new e-book that deciphers the cultural ramifications of globalization and the emerging tide of globally displacement.

    Beginning in l. a. foreign Airport, the place city life?shops, providers, sociability?is to be had and not using a city, Pico Iyer takes us on a travel of the transnational village our international has turn into. From Hong Kong, the place humans truly dwell in self-contained resorts, to Atlanta's Olympic Village, which turns out to inadvertently commemorate a type of company universalism, to Japan, the place in the middle of alien surfaces his condominium development is termed "The Memphis," Iyer ponders what the note "home" can potentially suggest in an international whose face is blurred by means of its cultural fusion and its alarmingly speedy cost of switch.
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  • Adventure on the High Teas: In Search of Middle England

    By Stuart Maconie

    Every body talks approximately 'Middle England'. occasionally they suggest whatever undesirable, like a lynch mob of day-by-day Mail readers, and occasionally they suggest whatever strong, like a pint of ale in a sleepy Cotswold village in summer time twilight. yet simply the place and what's center England? Stuart Maconie didn't be aware of both, so he packed his Thermos and sandwiches and trigger to discover out...

    Is center England approximately culture and decency or closed minds and bigotry? Is it maypoles and evensong, or flooded industry cities and binge drinkers within the park? And is Slough fairly as undesirable as Ricky Gervais and John Betjeman make out? From Shakespeare to JK Rowling, Vaughan Williams to Craig David, William Morris to B&Q, Stuart Maconie leads the day trip, with lots of stop-offs for tea and scones, to find the reality.
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  • Scandinavia (Insight Guides)

    By Fran Parnell, Joan Gannij

    Insight consultant Scandinavia is your complete consultant to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Full-color photographs all through mix with vigorous textual content to encourage you to find this massive and interesting region.

    Our inspirational better of Scandinavia part outlines most sensible sights and actions to not leave out, whereas positive factors by means of neighborhood writers hide an entire variety of topics – from taking the Hurtigruten postal boat up the coast of Norway to journey the fjords to glossy Danish layout and the recognition of Nordic delicacies. We discover the Scandinavian love of the good outdoor, and what to do if you’re invited for a tumbler of schnapps.

    Lively and interesting essays on background and tradition hide quite a lot of topics, from the legacy of the Vikings to the foods and drinks, whereas the locations chapters can help you intend your journey to this typical panorama of gleaming fjords and rocky mountains, glassy lakes and dashing rivers, dense forests and frozen tundra.

    The capital towns of Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki are given the targeted consciousness they should assist you plan your journey. those vivid towns condominium the most inspirational museums and best paintings collections in Europe, with concert events and fairs bringing song and lifestyles to the streets; and Turku was once deservedly selected as a ecu Capital of tradition in 2011.

    Major websites are cross-referenced with the targeted maps that can assist you get round, whereas the trip tips offer you the entire making plans info you’ll desire, and our writers offer you their own options approximately the place to devour and the place to stay.
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