Travel Books & Guides

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    Already a classic among sailors, Nichols tell the true story of the inaugural 1968 Golden Globe sailing race: the first single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the world. "One of the most gripping sea stories I have ever read." (Sebastian Junger). It lay like a gauntlet thrown down; to sail around the world alone and non-stop. No one had ever done it, no one knew if it could be done. In 1968, nine men - six Englishmen, two Frenchmen and an Italian - set out to try, a race born of coincidence of their timing. One didn't even know how to sail. They had more in common with Captain Cook or Ferdinand Magellan than with the high-tech, extreme sailors of today, a mere forty years later. It was not the sea or the weather that determined the nature of their voyages but the men they were, and they were as different from one another as Scott from Amundsen. Only one of the nine crossed the finishing line after ten months at sea. The rest encountered despair, sublimity, madness and even death.
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    Winner of 1988's Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature and the 1989 NCR Book Award, Touching the Void is the heart-stopping account of Joe Simpson's terrifying adventure in the Peruvian Andes. He and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, reached the the summit of the remote Siula Grande in June 1985 shortly before disaster struck. A few days later, Simon staggered back to their non-climbing companion with tragic news. What happened to Joe, and how the pair dealt with the psychological traumas that resulted when Simon was forced into to cut the rope, makes not only an epic of survival but a compelling testament of friendship. In 2003, the book was adapted into a documentary film that won the Best British Film award at the BAFTAs.

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    The revised edition of the classic cycling guide by Harold Briercliffe of 1950. Used as the inspiration for the Britain by Bike television series and a vital part of the award-winning Britain by Bike book by Jane Eastoe, the original book is reproduced along with suggested cycling routes in the Central England region for today's cyclists. Harold Briercliffe was the Alfred Wainwright of cycling and his books provide great insight into cycling in various parts of the UK in the 1940s. Harold's fascinating description of the towns, villages and roads of Britain at the time is a joy for all those who love these isles and especially for cyclists looking for inspiration. Many roads have changed over the decades and are now too busy for enjoyable cycling, so Mark Jarman, along with Sustrans, have made suggestions for alternative routes in the region for today's cyclists. The book includes the original photographs taken by Harold Briercliffe and the original illustrations. The Cycling Touring Guide: Southern England covers cycle routes in the Thames Valley and the Cotswolds, The Isle of Wight, The New Forest, between London and the South Coast, and routes along the South Coast. The cycle routes vary in length from half day and day-long trips to weekend and week-long tours.
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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. Included in Rick Steves' Pocket Vienna-- Sights: the Academy of Fine Arts, Am Hof Square, City Hall, To Freud Museum, Mozarthaus Vienna Museum, the Opera, St. Peter's Church, and more Walks and Tours: Vienna City Walk, St. Stephen's Cathedral Tour, Ringstrasse Tram Tour, Hofburg Imperial Apartments Tour, Hofburg Treasury Tour, Kunsthistorisches Museum Tour
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    "The Rough Guide Phrasebook Portuguese" is the definitive phrasebook to help you make the most of your time in Portugal. Whether you want to book a hotel room, ask what time the train leaves or buy a drink from the bar, this new phrasebook will help you communicate with the locals in no time with a dictionary of over 5,000 words. The free audio downloads, recorded by native Portuguese speakers, can be downloaded to your computer or MP3, allowing you to listen to the correct pronunciation of essential dialogues, ideal for practicing before you go or while you're there. There's even a regional pronunciation guide and "Rough Guide" travel tips, so wherever you are you can get around and speak the lingo. "The Rough Guide Phrasebook Portuguese" has an extensive two-way dictionary packed with vocabulary and a helpful menu and drinks list reader, perfect for choosing the right dish in any restaurant. With this phrasebook in your pocket you'll never run out of things to say! Make the most of your trip to Portugal with "The Rough Guide Phrasebook Portuguese".
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Make My Day Rome is a unique guide that allows you to effortlessly plan your perfect day. Flip through the sections and mix and match your itinerary for morning, afternoon and evening. Start the day with a visit to the Colosseum, spend the afternoon at St Peter's Basilica and then enjoy Trastevere nightlife in the evening; all with your trusted travel companion. Planning your city adventure has never been so easy and fun. Inside the Lonely Planet Make My Day Rome Travel Guide: *Build your own day from more than 2000 itinerary combinations *Insider tips get you to the heart of the city's must-see sights and experiences *Maps and transport planner help you get your bearings and navigate between sights *Restaurants and cafes close to your chosen destinations *Full colour images of every sight and activity *Essential need-to-know info about the city *Free, convenient pull-out Rome map The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Make My Day Rome, a fun, interactive way to plan your perfect day. * Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Rome's neighbourhoods? Check out Lonely Planet Rome. * Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Italy for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Discover Italy, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions. Authors: Written and researched by 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 themselves.
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    This bilingual dictionary is interactive, thanks to its unique 48-page Activity Section, in which users can try out their Italian on word puzzles, riddles and other fun language games.
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    When in Rome speak as Romans do! With this unique guide to learning Italian you can build your vocabulary and perfect your grammar using Hugo's proven system. Whether you are buying high fashion in Milan or being serenaded on a gondola in Venice, you will feel confident in understanding and speaking this beautiful language. Belissimo!
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    The Shortlist Brighton selects the very best of Brighton's sightseeing, restaurants, shopping, nightlife and entertainment, with Time Out's trademark expertise. It also takes you straight to the latest venues, tips you off to the news and fashions and gives the dates that matter. It's the best reference for anyone visiting Brightonin a handy size and easy to use format. Features include: full colour and illustrated throughout with exclusive photography, using original imagery to give a real sense of the place; the area guides not only cover the sightseeing in Brighton, but also restaurants, bars and shops - all plotted on maps handily located within the chapter; top lists of the must-see highlights; itineraries to help you plan your visit; and, critic's choices pick out the best Brighton sights, experiences and cultural highlights - at a glance Brighton restaurants and bars have been visited and reviewed anonymously by critics who pay their own way Brighton hotels independently reviewed.
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    This handsome notebook from Pendleton celebrates the rich heritage of America's natural treasures. A trail log, an index of national parks, hiking references, and a notes section for recording adventures in the great outdoors are punctuated with Pendleton's iconic park blanket patterns and vintage imagery from the archive.
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    In November 2016 we woke up to the news that the forthright presenter of a popular television programme had become the most powerful man on the planet. His name, sadly, was not Jeremy Clarkson, but we might not have been any more surprised if it had been. Because the world seems to have taken a decidedly odd turn since Jeremy last reflected on the state of things between the covers of a book. But who better than JC to help us navigate our way through the mess? And while he's being trying to make sense of it all he's discovered one or two things along the way, including - The disabling effects of being vegan - How Blackpool might be improved by drilling a hole through it - The problem with meditation - A perfect location for rebuilding Palmyra - Why Tom Cruise can worship lizards if he wants to It's all been a bit unsettling. But don't worry. If You'd Just Let Me Finish is Clarkson at his best. He may be as bemused, exasperated, amused and surprised as the rest of us, but in a world gone crazy, thank God someone has still got his head screwed on ... Praise for Clarkson: 'Brilliant...laugh-out-loud' - Daily Telegraph 'Outrageously funny...will have you in stitches' - Time Out 'Very funny...I cracked up laughing on the tube' - Evening Standard
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    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER In the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, HMS Erebus undertook two of the most ambitious naval expeditions of all time. On the first, she ventured further south than any human had ever been. On the second, she vanished with her 129-strong crew in the wastes of the Canadian Arctic. Her fate remained a mystery for over 160 years. Then, in 2014, she was found. This is her story. _______________ BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK `Beyond terrific . . . I didn't want it to end.' Bill Bryson `Illuminated by flashes of gentle wit . . . It's a fascinating story that [Palin] brings full-bloodedly to life.' Guardian `This is an incredible book . . . The Erebus story is the Arctic epic we've all been waiting for.' Nicholas Crane `Thoroughly absorbs the reader. . . Carefully researched and well-crafted, it brings the story of a ship vividly to life.' Sunday Times `A great story . . . Told in a very relaxed and sometimes - as you might expect - very funny Palin style.' David Baddiel, Daily Mail `Magisterial . . . Brings energy, wit and humanity to a story that has never ceased to tantalise people since the 1840s.' The Times
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    This is your one-stop resource for Japanese usage and grammar. "Japanese Verbs & Essentials of Grammar" offers you clear and concise coverage of verbs and grammar basics - all in one book. You'll also get access to a free audio download of bonus online learning material. The book features all the major verbal and grammar concepts of the language. Each unit is devoted to one particular concept, enabling you to locate specific information quickly and easily. Explanations are concise yet thorough and are followed by numerous examples to assure complete understanding and mastery. The examples use contemporary language, reflecting real-life situations. Convenient tables throughout the book make verb tenses and other areas of grammar immediately accessible. It includes a special chapter on common expressions and useful vocabulary as well as practical appendices. It features a free 15-minute download of the first two chapters, Romanization and Pronunciation and The Japanese Writing System. Topics of this title include: Romanization and Pronunciation; The Japanese Writing System; General Information on Verbs; Kinds of Verbs; Desu; Verbs in a Sentence; Verb Base Chart; The Masu Form; Verb Endings - General Information; Base 1 Endings; Base 2 Endings; Base 3 Endings; Base 4 Endings; Base 5 Endings; Base 6 (TE-form) Endings; Base 7 (TA-form) Endings; The Informal Form; Informal Endings; Essentials of Grammar; Basic Principles; Demonstrative Forms ('Ko-so-a-do'); Particles; Conjunctions; Interrogatives; Interrogative + ka, mo, demo; Adjectives; Adjective Endings; Adverbs; Comparisons; Noun Expressions; Compound Nouns; Common Noun Prefixes & Suffixes; Relative Clauses; Relative Pronouns; Asking & Giving Directions; Idiomatic Characteristics of Some Common Words; Transitive & Intransitive Pairs; Honorifics; Numbers; Counters; Relative Time; Specific Time; Seasons & the Weather; The Family; Health & the Body; Wearing Clothes; and, Common Expressions & Useful Vocabulary.
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    Whether you're a regular globe-trotter or an armchair traveller, these 80 works conjure up the spirit of place for locations on every continent. Sometimes the setting of a novel is as important as the story - where would Dickens be without London, or Edith Wharton without New York? Who can read Jamaica Inn and not want to visit Bodmin Moor, or enjoy Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and not wonder whether perhaps Botswana should be on your bucket list? Covering every corner of the world, from the most visited cities of Europe to the rural outposts of Australia, there are classics by famous authors, alongside works by new writers. Sometimes a native of the country is best able to convey its true nature, but then an outside observer can recreate the attraction of the unknown. Whether you have already decided on a destination and want to get a feel for the place, or you are just looking for ideas for your next getaway, Around the World in 80 Novels is full of inspirational reads that will fire your imagination and have you reaching for your suitcase.
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    Over 100,000 miles to cover, one man, one bike and one hungry stomach. Having created his alter-ego, the Hungry Cyclist and with thousands of pedal-powered miles before him, Tom Kevill-Davies pushed off from New York City on one of the most ambitious gastronomic adventures ever undertaken. A ballsy travel memoir The Hungry Cyclist follows Tom's adventure into the hearts and minds of the people he meets. Revealing the diverse cultures of the Americas, Tom's journey from over the Rockies to Baja California, through Central America down all the way to Brazil via Colombia, gives the real flavour of this truly extraordinary landmass. This is a tale of death-battles with squadrons of mosquitoes, malodorous public toilets, of galloping dysentery one day, to drowning your sorrows with cowboys and dining with beauty queens the next. But above all it is an ambitious story of getting to where you want to be - even if you have to endure cactus-induced punctures, unforgiving desert heat, uphill struggles through never-ending cocaine plantations, or artfully dodge hungry bears, neurotic RV-driving Americans, angry rabid dogs and run-ins with local law authorities in the process.An amazing tale of what can happen when you get on your bike and go.
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    In 1844, Charles Dickens took a break from novel writing to travel through Italy for almost a year and "Pictures from Italy" is an illuminating account of his experiences there. He presents the country like a magic-lantern show, as vivid images ceaselessly appear before his - and his readers' - eyes. Italy's most famous sights are all to be found here - St Peter's in Rome, Naples, with Vesuvius smouldering in the background, the fairytale buildings and canals of Venice - but Dickens's chronicle is not simply that of a tourist. Avoiding preconceptions and stereotypes, he portrays a nation of great contrasts: between grandiose buildings and squalid poverty, and between past and present, as he observes everyday life beside ancient monuments. Combining thrilling travelogue with piercing social commentary, "Pictures from Italy" is a revealing depiction of an exciting and disquieting journey.
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    A region steeped in fable and myth, Provence is a cultural crossroads of European history. A source of inspiration to artists, poets, and troubadours, it is now an enviable refuge for the wealthy and fashionable. Nicholas Woodsworth, who was born in Ottawa, Canada, married into a Provencal family and has lived in the region for decades. Lovingly recounting vivid details of life in Provence, he provides here a welcome antidote to the typical rose-tinted, romantic view of it being a perennially sunny destination for tourists. The true Provencaux have always lived a hard life close to the land and the rhythms of the seasons. And it is in the revelation and understanding of these lives, of the Provencal people, that the truths of the region are to be found. As much a study of Provencal culture and history as a memoir and travel book, this is a deep and soulful investigation into a way of life that remains very distinct from that of the rest of France."
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    When on a whim Ginni Bazlinton signed up for a voyage to the planet's fifth largest and coldest continent she did not know what to expect. An icy wilderness governed by no nation, where virtually the only natives are penguins and seals, Antarctica was a vast unknown to her when she set off with a few fellow travellers on the rugged scientific vessel the Akademik Shokalskiy. Discoveries came thick and fast: the sheer beauty and alarming extremes of the landscape and climate - rocky voyages on dangerous seas - and the unexpected company of amazing wildlife from the legendary albatross, to huge whales, lazy seals and friendly penguins. As she learns more about the history of exploring the region, the science undertaken there and the extraordinary varied landscapes of vast mountains, rolling icebergs and sunken volcanoes childlike joy and peace gives way to deeper contemplation. For this grandmother 'from next door' her first hand encounter with a region unknown to many becomes the gateway to a profound fascination with the miracle that is Antarctica and a keener understanding of the wonder of the world itself and humanity's ambiguous role within it.
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    Experience the Life of the City Seattle is a world-class metropolis that hasn't outgrown its youthful exuberance. Take in the creative energy, innovative spirit, and optimism of the city with Moon Seattle. The Moon Seattle travel guidebook features: * Local author and reporter Allison Williams shares her expert perspective on her adopted city * Full-color guidebooks with striking and useful photos * Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps * Detailed itineraries, all accessible by public transit, as well as day trips outside the city: Best of Seattle (4 Days), Seattle with Kids (3 Days), A Rainy Day in Seattle, Best of Tech, Bainbridge Island, Mt. Rainier * Guided walks through the liveliest neighborhoods, including Downtown and Pioneer Square, Capitol Hill, and Ballardand suggestions on where to eat, drink, and play nearby * Strategic advice on the best ways to see iconic sights, including the top places to take in the view, get drinks, or people-watch * Activities and trip ideas for every traveler, such as exploring Seattles unique coffee culture, sampling some of the countrys best craft beer, listening to live music, visiting beautiful museums, shopping downtown, tasting seafood fresh from the Pacific, and enjoying the city skyline * Accurate and up-to-date background information on the landscape, history, culture, and arts * Helpful tools such as detailed tips on where to stay and an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go, all in a book light enough to fit in your messenger bag With Moon Seattle's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Road tripping along the Coast? Test-drive Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip, or Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip. Visiting more of the state? Check out Moon Washington. Want to experience more city life on the West Coast? Try Moon Portland.
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    Following the spirit of the world's longest coastal driving route, Paul Clements sets out to discover the real west of Ireland. Along the way he encounters memorable characters living on the Atlantic edge and presents a unique portrait of their lives. We meet the last man standing on a remote Galway island, listen to the banter at Puck Fair, and hear from a descendant of the original sixteenth-century wild Atlantic woman. Tagging along on his meandering journey is the swashbuckling presence of the Celtic sea god, Manannan Mac Lir. For his first travel book in 1991, Paul hitchhiked the same route. Now retracing his steps along the Wild Atlantic Way - this time by car and bike, on horseback and on foot - he looks at how Ireland has changed and realises everyone still has a story to tell. Laced with wry humour and endless curiosity, this is a distinctive mix of travel writing, social history and nature.
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    This handy guide to Dublin's architecture is filled with easy-to-follow walks through the city, with clear maps, expert architectural insights and fascinating historical detail, not to mention beautiful hand-drawn illustrations. Themes covered include hidden Dublin (including Isolde's Tower, the remains of a 13th-century defence tower discovered in the 1990s along with the skulls of a number of young men whose heads had been displayed on spikes); religious buildings (from Christ Church to the burial place of St Valentine); how buildings change their use over time (for example, City Hall, Bank of Ireland and Leinster House); and the buildings involved in the 1916 Rising (including the Royal College of Surgeons, City Hall, Liberty Hall, Kilmainham Gaol and, of course, the GPO).Dublin's long history has had a visible impact on its architecture: waves of invaders and the attempts by Dubliners to shake them off have left their mark, with the 1916 Easter Rising, for example, having led to the end of British rule but also left whole parts of the city in ruins. Each walk follows on from the one before and invites you to emulate Joyce's Leopold Bloom in strolling through the city.
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    Pathfinder(R) More Lake District covering parts of Ennerdale, Dalegarth and St Bees Head. This selection offers interest, regional variety and balance of routes in the Lake District providing the best walks in the area. From an easy stroll through Orrest Head to the much more challenging walks around Crummock Water, this volume contains something for everyone. Covering walks through the whole of the Lake District both popular and little know scenic routes including Rydal Water, Bowscale Fell and Castlerigg. -See walk locations by Looking Inside Inside: -28 great Lake District walks from 2 to 10 miles -Clear, large scale Ordnance Survey route maps -GPS reference for all Lake District waypoints -Where to park, good pubs and places of interest en route -All routes have been fully researched and written by expert outdoor writers -Beautiful photography of scenes from the walks Pathfinder(R) Guides are Britain's best loved walking guides. Made with durable covers, they are the perfect companion for countryside walks throughout Britain. Each title features circular walks with easy-to-follow route descriptions, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints. With over 70 titles in the series, they offer essential information for walkers throughout the country.
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    Join local writer and desert aficionado Jenna Blough for an unforgettable experience. With her unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon Joshua Tree & Palm Springs has everything you need to know to have a more personal and memorable experience. Moon Joshua Tree & Palm Springs has something for every traveler. From the relaxing resort town of Palm Springs to the rugged and pristine desert of Joshua Tree National Park, Moon Joshua Tree & Palm Springs is your go-to guide for getting to most out of your trip. Climb the twisted rocks of Joshua Tree and camp out far from any light pollution for unparalleled stargazing opportunities, or explore the Old Hollywood style and modern amenities of Palm Springs, from spas and art galleries to world class music festivals. With 46 expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this full-color guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience. Moon Joshua Tree & Palm Springs includes areas such as: Downtown Palm Springs Cochella Valley Desert Hot Springs Joshua Tree National Park 29 Palms Yucca Valley Find the Moon guide that best suits your trip! Spending more time in the area? Check out Moon California. Looking for more outdoor adventure? Try Moon Death Valley National Park.
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    Join author and longtime resident Tricia Cornell for an unforgettable experience. With her unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon Minneapolis & St. Paul has everything you need to know to have a more personal and memorable experience. From the beautiful trails surrounding the Twin Cities' two doezen lakes to their thriving culture and nightlife, Moon Minneapolis & St. Paul shows you what you need to know to plan the perfect trip for you. Enjoy diverse cuisine, with options like fresh mozzarella bars and b nh m sandwiches, or enjoy the thriving nightlife and theater scene in downtown Minneapolis. Along with trip ideas like "The Best of the Twin Cities" and itineraries outside the cities to places like the Mall of Maerica or the Minnesota Zoo, Lomax includes suggestions for the best places to boat, fish, ski, or golf in the greater twin cities area. With expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this full-color guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience. Find the Moon guide that best suits your trip! Exploring the area? Check out