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'OUT ON THE LAND' is dedicated to my best friend Michal Broniewicz,who is recovering from Multiple Sclerosis.Intro by Michal: Growing up in a small border town between Poland and the Czech Republic,... More > amongst high-rise buildings in the projects, we became friends through commonly shared passion for snowboarding, travelling and meeting new people. Luckily for Marcin and myself, there were mountains only an 1.5 hours from where we lived, so we attempted to head there as often as we could. As time passed by, our journeys became longer, and we started to see that our Spot Map was quickly filling up.Gradually,our focus began to shift, that is how our plan for a trip to Alaska was born. AK was our unobtainable then, albeit perfect destination. Exotic travels finally became attainable, and after 10 years our Alaskan plan seemed possible, if not very realistic. Unfortunately, my plans were hampered by sickness and I missed Marcin in Canada by 3 days as he finished his AK journey.Read on and be inspired...< Less
Yamakiri-warrior of the mist By Stuart Campbell
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This is the 2nd book in the Black Dove series. 14th century feudal Japan-After the Kenmu restoration Japan had experienced a short time of peace, this saw Go-Daigo rise to power and the dismemberment... More > of the Kamakura Shogunate. However, dissatisfied with Go-Daigo’s reluctance to meet the promises he has made in return for their support, the Samurai are now regrouping under the leadership of one of the old Minamoto Clan leaders-Takauji Ashikaga. In the midst of this uprising and after years of solitude, a highly skilled Ninja descends from his mountain retreat. His goal is to rid himself of the inner demons from his turbulent past that continue to haunt him. Borne out of witnessing the futility of war and its effect on people, especially himself, he is reluctant to continue on the warrior path. Along the way, he is confronted with people and places from his past, these draw out his inner demons and cause him to realise that his inner battles prove far more difficult to fight than any physical opponent.< Less
The Silverado Squatters By Robert Louis Stevenson
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The scene of this little book is on a high mountain... It is no place of pilgrimage for the summary globe-trotter; but to one who lives upon its sides. Mount Saint Helena soon becomes a centre of... More > interest. It is the Mont Blanc of one section of the Californian Coast Range, none of its near neighbours rising to one-half its altitude.... It feeds in the spring-time many splashing brooks. From its summit you must have an excellent lesson of geography: seeing, to the south, San Francisco Bay,...; eastward, across the cornlands and thick tule swamps of Sacramento Valley, to where the Central Pacific railroad begins to climb the sides of the Sierras; and northward, for what I know, the white head of Shasta looking down on Oregon. Three counties, Napa County, Lake County, and Sonoma County, march across its cliffy shoulders. Its naked peak stands nearly four thousand five hundred feet above the sea; its sides are fringed with forest; and the soil, where it is bare, glows warm with cinnabar.< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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