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Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History

Andrew Carroll · Crown Archetype
Format: Hardcover

Here Is Where chronicles Andrew Carrolls eye-opening and at times hilarious -- journey across America to find and explore unmarked historic sites where extraordinary moments occurred and remarkable individuals once lived. Sparking the idea for this book was Carrolls visit to the spot where...
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The Great Canadian Bucket List - Alberta

Robin Esrock · Dundurn
Format: Book

On his personal quest to check off the best of his home country, travel writer and host Robin Esrock catalogues must-sees, including nature, food, culture, history, adrenaline rushes, and quirky Canadiana. After spending years crafting the definitive Canadian Bucket List, hes packed in enough...
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Common Ground: Encounters with Nature at the Edges of Life

Rob Cowen · The University of Chicago Press
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

All too often, we think of nature as something distinct from ourselves, something to go and see, a place that's separate from the ordinary modern world in which we live and work. But if we take the time to look, we soon find that's not how nature works. Even in our parceled-out,...
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Malaysia & Singapore

Dorling Kindersley Inc. · Dk Publishing, 2016.
Pages: 356
Format: Print book

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Malaysia and Singapore is your in-depth guide to the very best of this region.Whether you want to discover the best places to spot colorful fish and jungle-dwelling animals like orangutans, or are looking to sample the incredible food in the ultra-modern metropolises...
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Hidden Cities: Travels to the Secret Corners of the World's Great Metropolises; A Memoir of Urban Exploration

Moses Gates · Tarcher
Format: Print book

In this fascinating glimpse into the world of urban exploration, Moses Gates describes his trespasses in some of the most illustrious cities in the world from Paris to Cairo to Moscow. Gates is a new breed of adventurer for the 21st century. He thrives on the thrill of seeing what...
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Conversations on the Hudson

Nick Hand · Princeton Architectural Press
Pages: 111
Format: Hardcover

One spring day in 2012, fresh from his circumnavigation of the British Isles, English designer Nick Hand set off on his bicycle from Brooklyn, New York, and pedaled north along the Hudson River toward its source in the Adirondack Mountains. His leisurely pace suited his simple agenda - to talk...
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Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World-from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief

Tom Zoellner · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 346
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory, entertaining account of the world's most indispensable mode of transportationTom Zoellner loves trains with a ferocious passion. In his new book he chronicles the innovation and sociological impact of the railway technology that changed the world, and could very well change...
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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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White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen's Fearless Journey into the Heart of the Arctic

Stephen R. Bown · Da Capo
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Among the explorers made famous for revealing hitherto impenetrable cultures - T. E. Lawrence and Wilfred Thesiger in the Middle East, Richard Burton in Africa - Knud Rasmussen stands out not only for his physical bravery but also for the beauty of his writing. Part Danish, part Inuit,...
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Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland

Dave Barry · G. P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 229
Format: Print book

A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Dave Barry. We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry...
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Lingo: Around Europe in Sixty Languages

Gaston Dorren · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Whether you're a frequent visitor to Europe or just an armchair traveler, the surprising and extraordinary stories in Lingo will forever change the way you think about the continent, and may even make you want to learn a new language.Lingo spins the reader on a whirlwind tour of sixty...
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A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France

Miranda Richmond Mouillot · Crown
Format: Hardcover

A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences In 1948, after surviving World War II by escaping Nazi-occupied France for refugee camps in Switzerland,...
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Hope Runs: An American Tourist, a Kenyan Boy, a Journey of Redemption

Claire Diaz-Ortiz · Revell,
Pages: 204
Format: Print book

Sammy Ikua Gachagua had lost his father to illness, his mother to abandonment, and his home to poverty. By age ten, he was living in a shack with seven other children and very little food. He entered an orphanage seeing it as a miracle with three meals a day, a bed to sleep in, and clothes...
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Strange Stones: Dispatches from East and West

Peter Hessler · Harper Perennial
Format: Paperback

Full of unforgettable figures and an unrelenting spirit of adventure, Strange Stones is a far-ranging, thought-provoking collection of Peter Hessler’s best reportage—a dazzling display of the powerful storytelling, shrewd cultural insight, and warm sense of humor that are the trademarks...
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Frommer's EasyGuide to Hawaii 2014

Jeanette Foster · FrommerMedia; Pap/Map edition
Format: Paperback

Selling for a lower price than any similar guidebook, and deliberately limited to a short 256 pages, this EasyGuide is an exercise in creating easily-absorbed travel information. It emphasizes the authentic experiences in each destination:the most important attractions, the classic method...
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