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Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic Collection

Cheryl Ganz · Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Format: Hardcover

Every stamp and piece of mail tells a story. In fact, each often tells multiple stories, ranging from concept to art design to production to usage, often with tales of politics, history, technology, biography, genealogy, economics, geography, disaster, and triumph. The lens of philately...
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Off the Beaten Path: Stories of People Around the World

Ruth Colvin · Syracuse University Press; 1 edition
Format: Book

<p>From the Sunshine Coast of South Africa to a remote ashram in India, Colvin and her husband have traveled around the world, visiting sixty–two countries and providing literacy training in twenty–six developing countries. </p><p> </p><p> The founder...
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Abroad at Home: The 600 Best International Travel Experiences in North America

National Geographic · National Geographic Society
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Take a trip around the globe - without ever leaving North America. Ideal for those who don't want to spend the time or money to travel the world, this book presents a potpourri of international experiences in the United States and Canada. Discover the villages, neighborhoods, and regions...
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The Wild Places

Robert Macfarlane · Penguin Books
Pages: 340
Format: Print book

?An eloquent (and compulsively readable) reminder that, though we?re laying waste the world, nature still holds sway over much of the earth?s surface.? ?Bill McKibben Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the question that Robert Macfarlane poses to himself...
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Oregon Trail

Rinker Buck · Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Pages: 450
Format: Print book

The #1 New York Times bestseller: Rinker Buck's "awe-inspiring ... charming, big-hearted, impassioned ... fun to read" (The Boston Globe) account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way - in a covered wagon with a team of mules.Acclaimed in hardcover...
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Southern Living Off the Eaten Path: Second Helpings: Tasty eats and delicious stories from the South's less-traveled trails

Morgan Murphy · Oxmoor House
Format: Print book

Off the Eaten Path: Second Helpings takes you on the ultimate road trip and into some of the South's most tucked-away diners, drive-ins and dives with food critic and travel writer Morgan Murphy as he cruises the roads less traveled in 16 Southern states. More than a cookbook, Second...
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Following Atticus - Forty-Eight Peaks, One Little Dog and an Extraordinary Friendship

Tom Ryan · William Morrow
Format: Print book

Relates how the author and his dog named Atticus M. Finch attempted to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire's four-thousand-foot peaks twice to pay tribute to a friend who died of cancer and raise money for charity.
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Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art

Carl Hoffman · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 322
Format: Hardcover

The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world and his powerful, influential family guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling new evidence that finally tells the full, astonishing story.Despite exhaustive searches, no trace of Rockefeller...
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Washington, D.C.

DK · DK Travel; Pap/Map Re edition
Format: Paperback

Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2014. From Capitol Hill to Georgetown and everywhere in-between, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Washington D.C. is the ultimate guide to visiting the United States' capital. Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness...
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Radio Shangri-La: What I Discovered on my Accidental Journey to the Happiest Kingdom on Earth

Lisa Napoli · Broadway Books
Pages: 293
Format: Paperback

Lisa Napoli was in the grip of a crisis, dissatisfied with her life and her work as a radio journalist. When a chance encounter with a handsome stranger presented her with an opportunity to move halfway around the world, Lisa left behind cosmopolitan Los Angeles for a new adventure in the ancient...
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The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

Bill Bryson · Doubleday
Pages: 380
Format: Print book

Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, one of the bestselling travel books ever written. Now he has traveled about Britain again, by bus and train and rental car and on foot,...
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