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Havana without Makeup: Inside the Soul of the City

HERMAN PORTOCARERO · Turtle Point Press
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

"The story Portocarero weaves here is rich and fascinating, and vital to understanding an often mysterious place." - Patrick Oppmann, CNN Havana Correspondent and Bureau Chief Havana without Makeup is the ultimate insider's view of Havana, a wide-ranging exploration of its complex...
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What I Found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician's Guide to Rebuilding America's Communities—One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, and Open-Mike Night at a Time

Dar Williams · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A beloved folk singer presents an impassioned account of the fall and rise of the small American towns she cherishesDubbed by the New Yorker as "one of America's very best singer-songwriters," Dar Williams has made her career not in stadiums, but touring America's small...
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The Rockefeller Family Gardens: An American Legacy

Larry Lederman · The Monacelli Press
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

Larry Lederman takes readers on a privileged photographic tour through the Rockefeller family gardens in the Hudson Valley and Maine. The Rockefeller family is synonymous with great wealth, extraordinary philanthropy, and exceptional stewardship of unspoiled landscapes. In their private...
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Arabia Felix: The Danish Expedition of 1761-1767

Thorkild Hansen · NYRB Classics
Pages: 381
Format: Paperback

A riveting account of a landmark expedition that left only one survivor, now back in print for the first time in decades.Arabia Felix is the spellbinding true story of a scientific expedition gone disastrously awry. On a winter morning in 1761 six men leave Copenhagen by sea - a botanist,...
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Curious Encounters with the Natural World: From Grumpy Spiders to Hidden Tigers

Michael R Jeffords · University of Illinois Press
Pages: 232
Format: Paperback

Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post have circled the globe--and explored their neighborhood--collecting images of the natural world. This book opens their personal cabinet of curiosities to tell the stories of the pair's most unusual encounters. From the "necking" battles...
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The Longevity Plan: Seven Life-Transforming Lessons from Ancient China

John D M d / DayJane Ann/ LaplanteMatthew Day · Harper
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From a renowned Johns Hopkins- and Stanford-educated cardiologist at Intermountain Medical Center - a hospital system that President Obama has praised as an "island of excellence" - comes the story of his time living in Longevity Village in China, and the seven lessons he learned...
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Lonely Planet Laos

LONELY PLANET. · Lonely Planet
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Laos is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Whiz through the jungle on ziplines in Bokeo Nature Reserve, dine on French cuisine in historic...
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Ghost Towns of the West

Philip Varney · Voyageur Press
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

Ghosts Towns of the West is the essential guidebook to the glory days of the Old West!Ghost Towns of the West blazes a trail through the dusty crossroads and mossy cemeteries of the American West, including one-time boomtowns in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico,...
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Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York

Justin Davidson · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

From New York magazine's architecture critic, a walking and reading guide to New York City - a historical, cultural, architectural, and personal approach to seven neighborhoods throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, including six essays that help us understand the evolution...
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Southern Illinois Birds: An Annotated List and Site Guide

WDouglas Robinson · Southern Illinois University Press
Pages: 486
Format: Paperback

Designed to help bird watchers in the field and at home discover the significance of their observations, Southern Illinois Birds documents current knowledge of the birds of southern Illinois by surveying both the published literature on the subject and the unpublished field notes of active...
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