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''Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail''

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State — and she would do it alone.
Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her...

''The Road to Oxiana''

In 1933 the delightfully eccentric Robert Byron set out on a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad and Teheran to Oxiana -the country of the Oxus, the ancient name for the river Amu Darya which forms part of the border between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. His arrival at his destination, the legendary tower of Qabus, although a wonder in itself, it not nearly so amazing as the thoroughly captivating, at times zany, record of his adventures.
In addition to its entertainment value, The Road to Oxiana also serves as a rare account of the architectural treasures of a region now inaccessible to most Western travellers. When Paul Fussell "rediscovered" The Road to Oxiana in his recent book Abroad, he whetted the appetite of a whole new generation of readers. In his new introduction, written especially for this volume, Fussell writes: "Reading the book is like stumbling into a modern museum of literary kinds presided over by a benign if eccentric curator. Here armchair travellers will find newspaper clippings, public signs and notices, official forms, letters, diary entries, essays on current politics, lyric passages, historical and archaeological dissertations, brief travel narratives (usually of comic-awful delays and disasters), and--the triumph of the book--at least twenty superb comic dialogues, some of them virtually playlets, complete with stage directions and musical scoring."

''The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World''

Lonely Planet: The world''s leading travel guide publisher.Take a journey through every country in the world. 850 images. 230 countries. One complete picture. With details of every United Nations-approved country in the world, and a few more principalities and dependencies besides, Lonely Planet''sTravel Bookis the ultimate introduction to a world of travel and the essential travel reference book for every household! Each country is profiled by Lonely Planet''s expert authors and features details of when to visit, what to see and do, and how to learn more about the country''s culture from its film, music, food and drink. Every entry has a map and statistics about the country. All brand new, incredible photography illustrates each country, depicting what life is like in each nation from photographic portraits of people, beautiful landscape photographs and vibrant street photography...

''DESTINATIONS OF A LIFETIME: 225 OF THE WORLD'S MOST AMAZING PLACES''

NatGeo takes you on a photographic tour of the world''s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Travel to hundreds of the most breathtaking locales-both natural and man-made-illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization''s world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience.

''LONELY PLANET CANADA'S BEST TRIPS 1ST ED''

Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet’s Canada’s Best Trips. Featuring amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you’ll visit along the way, you can tour the Sea to Sky Highway, the country’s stunning coastline and the Cabot Trail – all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Canada’s Best 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, and 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 operation, phone numbers, websites, prices

  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

  • Useful features - including Stretch Your Legs, Detours, Link Your Trip

  • Covers British Columbia & Yukon Territory, Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island, and more

 

''THE BUCKET LIST: 1000 ADVENTURES BIG & SMALL''

We all have things we’d like to do—one day—but work, family, school, money, and responsibilities get in the way. This invaluable guide to fun, fantastic, and life-affirming activities features an eclectic range of ideas such as self-improvement, sports-related endeavors, natural wonders, cultural experiences, culinary delights, and more. From glassblowing in the Czech Republic to swimming with dolphins in New Zealand, The Bucket List is the perfect gift for the passionate traveler—an around-the-world, continent-by-continent listing of beaches, museums,monuments, islands, inns, restaurants, mountains, and more.
 Each activity is location-specific and as geographically unique as bird-watching in Kenya or driving through clouds in Sri Lanka, as well as other to-dos that can be done anywhere, such as sketching a sunset behind an architectural monument. In addition to classic outdoor pursuits, the book contains advice on how to achieve some of the most popular goals for people of all ages: direct a movie, learn to play an instrument, make pottery, protect an endangered species, name a star, try a new cuisine, or learn a new language. Whether you are more active or laid-back, serious-minded or lighthearted, you are bound to discover new, stimulating activities.

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