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Three Years in Asia: Forgotten Buddhist Temples, Barefoot Children, and Unexpected Romance By Chris Wedding
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Between 2000 and 2003, Chris Wedding, a Kentucky native and North Carolina resident, taught in Japan with the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. During that time, he sent home letters... More > which described the 80,000 miles and 1,000 days of his life and travels in Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Australia. This book, with over sixty pictures, is based on these letters. It is part travelogue, part social and environmental commentary, and part humor. The book was inspired by the best-selling comedic travel writings of Bill Bryson. Those who have read Three Years in Asia call it “charming” and “an entertaining portrait of life in Japan” claiming that it makes them “laugh out loud” and feel as if they’re on the journey with the author to “the other side of the world.” 100% of the profits from the sale of this book go to charities which support children in need in Southeast Asia.< Less
Triumph Across The USA By Andrew Hayward Smith
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“Triumph Across The USA” documents a 14,000-mile solo motorcycle tour in 61 days. This book captures the people and the natural majesty of the United States through an introspective soul... More > and camera lens. “Triumph Across the USA” takes the reader to well-known and lesser-known highlights across 27 States. Travel guide, journal extracts and useful information on all of the places visited, full color photography throughout, and Facebook commentary included. 325 pages, full color.< Less
The Unexpected Circumnavigation: Unusual Boat, Unusual People, Part 2 – Australia to Oman, EBook2 By Christi Grab
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No one expected these thirty-something professionals to give up their successful careers to pilot their own small boat around the world, especially because they started with almost no boating... More > experience. Instead of the expected sailboat, they chose a 43 foot trawler powerboat, which many believed was incapable of crossing oceans. Most people expected them to fail. But they surprised the skeptics when they successfully circumnavigated the globe in two years, visiting 110 places along the way in thirty-four countries. Part 2 of The Unexpected Circumnavigation journals Christi and Eric’s travels to 21 fascinating destinations, ranging from popular to remote. You will feel what it is like to be on long sea passages, experience the local food and cultures and participate in unique tours and adventures, including SCUBA, exotic animals, nature's 600 foot tall "secret rooms" & villages untouched by modernization. Learn about the challenges, rewards, and surprises that come with both traveling and boating.< Less
The Yakushima Guide By Clive Witham
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Yakushima: A Yakumonkey Guide is the classic English guide to Yakushima now in its 3rd Edition. Everything you need to enjoy your visit to Yakushima is right here and right up-to-date! The 3rd... More > Edition includes: Getting to and getting around Yakushima. All types of accommodation from the free mountain huts and campsites to top-class resorts and everything inbetween. All the best restaurants, cafes, bakeries and bars are featured by area so you never need be far from lunch or dinner. See the sights with sections on waterfalls, rivers, beaches, parks, hot springs and museums. 16 hiking trails from gentle strolls to major expeditions, including the trail to Jomon Sugi and Miyanoura dake, have their own individual maps and full details of each route. All trails now have our original Yakumonkey coding system so you can easily combine trails to see the best of Yakushima. This really is a must-have guide and any visitor would be at a distinct loss without it.< Less
Why did the White Fella Climb the Rock; God, Chaos and Colonialism By Geoffrey Crothall
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A travelogue of ideas that explores the world through a series of interlocking themes, focusing most intensely on the relationship between European colonialists and Indigenous people, the Invaders... More > and the Invaded. The Invader initially sought to control and civilise the Invaded, to impose order on chaos, but gradually and inevitably that imposed order began to unravel in a string of beautiful, horrifying, sacred and profane patterns. It is these patterns, layered and linked together, that form the book’s narrative so that fragments of coloured glass glinting in the desert light of South Africa transport us to the kaleidoscopic Watts Towers in South Central Los Angeles. And a comedy routine about flags takes us through Cambodia, Zimbabwe and Mexico. The book spans five continents and reflects the author’s own intellectual, emotional and spiritual journey over the last two decades.< Less
Carboniferous Fossils of Winter Hill & surrounding areas. By Dave Lane
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Winter Hill once probably looked exactly the same as the picture on the cover of this book! How do we know? Because we find fossils of this landscape under the surface of Winter Hill and in the... More > surrounding areas. The area was around 300 million years ago a delta or swamp environment with a tropical climate, and was situated on or around the earths equator. This book tries to paint a picture of that period through the fossils that we find in the area to give people a real insight into the environment that existed at that time. The proof of the past can be discovered by anyone who takes the time and trouble to search. The fossils are there - hidden often, hard to discover maybe - but they ARE there.< Less
Walking the French Alps By Charles Shere
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The account of a walk from Lake Geneva to Nice, 400 miles through the French Alps, taken by a man in his seventies, a sidekick in his sixties, and a 15-year-old grandson. Appendix describes gear,... More > accommodations, and a bibliography. With black and white photos.< Less
Baedekeriana By Michael Wild
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By Michael Wild, the Baedeker historian, this is an anthology of articles about, and extracts from, Baedeker guidebooks of the past. There is much to amuse and enlighten the reader, who is taken to... More > Troy, Poland under German occupation, the Berlin to Baghdad railway, India and many other fascinating places which one might otherwise never see.< Less
Backpacking Vegas By Chris Miller
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A trip to Las Vegas doesn't have to break the bank. When someone is killed in a car accident down the street from where he worked Chris Miller decides to get out of town and see Las Vegas. Despite... More > having very little money in the bank, and with only a few things in a backpack he hops the first flight west. At $10 a night the Hostel on the Strip becomes a temporary home away from home where he shares a dorm room with strangers and searches for meaning in the first post industrial city on Earth. This is the true story of how one person found themselves and experienced a personal transformation in Sin City.< Less
Okinawa Street Covers perfect bound By Fredric Martin
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In Okinawa, Japan the utility covers found on the street surfaces are works of art. They are beautifully designed and tell the observant pedestrian a great deal about the people, their passions, and... More > the communities where they are found. I've spent several years photographing these iron bas relief sculptures and I present them in this gallery just for you.< Less
Baedeker's Constantinople By Michael Wild
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This is the first official translation of Baedeker's "Konstantinopel und Kleinasien" by Michael Wild, Baedeker chronicler and historian. This title, published in 1914, covers not only... More > Constantinople but also Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Sofia and the route down the Danube to the Black Sea, as well as the railway routes. The Asia Minor section deals with Troy, Smyrna, Pergamon, Ephesus and the Greek islands including Rhodes. There is a useful introduction with tips for the traveller and essays on Byzantine & Turkish art, along with a comprehensive historical survey from 1500 B.C. to 1913 A.D.< Less
Research in French Municipal Archives By Anne Morddel
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This booklet contains twelve posts from the first six years of "The French Genealogy Blog" describing visits to various municipal archives around France, with discussions of some of the... More > unique documents found there. An appendix gives an explanation of the organization of the records in France's municipal archives. It follows on our first publication "French Genealogy From Afar" , which explains the basics of French genealogy, and without which this booklet may seem a bit confusing. It is our most sincere wish that you, Dear Reader, would find it of use in your preparation and planning of your own visits to France's archives.< Less
THE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO GUARDIA SANFRAMONDI By Clare Galloway
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Guardia Sanframondi is a hidden gem of a town, not far from Naples in Italy, whose historical centre is drawing visitors from as far away as Australia and China - folks enthusiastically seeking a... More > unique medieval home, great atmosphere and weather, and a high quality lifestyle - but on a budget. Here's the town in all its quirk and nuance, by the protagonist who set off the Guardia Renaissance movement - and who holds the Keys To The City: this is the insight without the sugar coating on how to navigate culture, language, climate - and the fun and games, of this magical town. Set yourself up with a solid foundation for your holiday (or your new life!) in Guardia Sanframondi, by reading this essential behind-the-scenes guide.< Less
ONE MILE AT A TIME By MARIE J. LEMAY & SUZANNE T. POIRIER
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A light, mirthful 21 month adventure through the lower 48 states. This book is not a travel log. Just the memories of two ladies sharing their dream trip.
Arizona Horse Camping Edition 2 By Kelly Allen
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Second Edition of Arizona horse camping. This book has lots of info on where to find places that you can camp with your horses or where you can Boon-dock and camp with your horses all over Arizona.... More > There are some trail maps, info to local tack stores, feed stores, local farriers, hoof trims and veterinary's. Some great reference web sites and facebook pages to help you plan the prefect trip south with your pets and horses.< Less
The City That Stays Up Way Past its Bedtime By Students from NEST+M
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Explore New York through eyes a little closer to the ground. Not all 150 of us are tall enough to ride all the rides in Coney Island (you must be 50 inches tall for the Thunderbolt; see p.66), but we... More > really are experts. Experience the wonder of touring a real submarine (see p. 43), discover a subway station in disguise (p. 14), view the offices of Spider-Man’s Daily Bugle (p. 35) and spend a night at the museum with Teddy Roosevelt (p.40). But be warned: with so much to see (and read!), you might be up past your bedtime.< Less
Cruising Authority By Barry Vaudrin
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The difinitive book on cruising. Cruising Authority is the perfect companion to take with you on a cruise and best read from the deckchair of a cruise ship while at sea. This book is a great value... More > because there are two discount coupons in the back page. Barry Vaudrin is an Authority on cruises, having worked as a Cruise Director and Entertainer on ships. With more than 300 cruises, Barry has traveled the world on cruise ships. Barry has a passion for the history of ocean liners and cruise ships.< Less
Echoes: Writers in Kyoto Anthology 2017 By John Dougill et al.
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This anthology collects writings by established and new writers associated with Kyoto. The contents range widely from fiction to non-fiction: an extract from a novel, a short story, and a fantasy;... More > articles on child-rearing, ceramics, the tokonoma, and the spirit of rocks; contemporary free verse, poetry with a Taoist flavor, and new translations of Basho. Also included are three winning entries from the Writers in Kyoto Competition, and two longer pieces about that giant of Japanology, Lafcadio Hearn, who continues to cast a shadow more than a hundred years after his death. Rounding out the anthology is an essay by Alex Kerr, leading commentator on present-day Japan, together with illustrations by award-winning designer, John Einarsen.< Less
Pilot's Operating Manual: Aeronca 7AC By Aeronca Aircraft Corporation
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This manual has been prepared to inform the pilot of systems and features incorporated into the Aeronca Model 7AC. When this model was manufactured a Pilot’s Operating Handbook (POH) was not... More > released. This particular handbook has been compiled utilizing published materials from similar models of the Champion, such as the USAF Series L-16A and L-16B. This manual does NOT replace the FAA approved placards and operating limitations in a specific aircraft. If a difference exists between this manual and the FAA approved placards/operating limitations, the FAA approved placards and operating limitations shall be the authority.< Less
Rubber Suits & Lukewarm Soup By Steven Randall
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"..don’t read this review, just log on to Amazon and buy this book” - Flyer Magazine “..this book is well-written and engaging” - Pilot Magazine. All author proceeds... More > donated to the Douglas Bader Foundation. A desire to become a professional pilot against the odds and without the benefit of wealthy relatives leads to a journey through some unusual jobs including theft investigator, car salesman, loans agent, and finance company repo man. When the opportunity to join an airline is abruptly halted by bureaucracy, a determination to continue flying results in an accidental career as one of the busiest oceanic ferry pilots in the world. Fly along on nine very different delivery flights and experience the literal highs and lows of these dangerously exciting journeys across our oceans. Read about flights from dirt tracks in Russia, fuel leaks in Iceland, mechanical issues in war-torn Africa, low fuel across the Pacific and flying through the waves of the Atlantic Ocean!< Less
COLOMBA’S INDIA DIARY By Colomba Joulin-Batejat
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Christmas 2017. We have decided to discover India and walk on the path of Gandhi This book represents our discovery of India (the South): an amazing country so rich in beauty, colors and creativity.
A Gathering of Extraordinary Individuals: Thomas Mack Wilhoite/Kenitra American High School, Morocco, 1956-1976 By Douglas E. Campbell
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We are a gathering of extraordinary individuals who met under extraordinary circumstances. Coming of age in a small high school in Morocco decades ago, we have something unique in common, and... More > decades later it has somehow never left us. We are the Sultans of Thomas Mack Wilhoite/Kenitra American High School. Be it the first graduating class of three Seniors in 1956 to the last Class of 1976, our experiences as students were sharply tuned to our environment. We were not strangers in a strange land; we were welcomed by the Moroccan people as if we were visiting relatives. The sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Morocco were absorbed by hundreds of students no matter what span of years we were there. We can all relate, and laugh at, similar experiences of our teenage years growing up in and around Kenitra/Port Lyautey, Mehdia Beach, Rabat, and other nearby military bases. Within this book are the memories of those days as told by the former students and teachers of our school.< Less
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains: One Woman’s Travels Through the Rockies of Colorado and Wyoming in the 1870s (Hardcover) By Isabella L. Bird
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This evocative and lively travelogue by Isabella L. Bird lifts the veil of the culture of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains as it was in the 1870s. We find in this classic travel book an authentic... More > and eloquent portrayal of the beautiful peaks and breath-taking landscapes of rural North America. Braving the craggy landscape on horseback and on foot, the author manages to conquer some of the area's most awe-inspiring ranges, while also observing life in several settlements and towns around the state of Colorado. The sheer toughness of the author shines through each of her letters. Her descriptions do not flinch from accuracy, as she notes the sub-zero temperatures, fierce drafts of wind, and other perils of the untamed landscape. Most notably of all however is Isabella Bird's steely determination and doggedness in confronting, and surmounting, the Rocky Mountains.< Less
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains: One Woman’s Travels Through the Rockies of Colorado and Wyoming in the 1870s By Isabella L. Bird
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This evocative and lively travelogue by Isabella L. Bird lifts the veil of the culture of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains as it was in the 1870s. We find in this classic travel book an authentic... More > and eloquent portrayal of the beautiful peaks and breath-taking landscapes of rural North America. Braving the craggy landscape on horseback and on foot, the author manages to conquer some of the area's most awe-inspiring ranges, while also observing life in several settlements and towns around the state of Colorado. The sheer toughness of the author shines through each of her letters. Her descriptions do not flinch from accuracy, as she notes the sub-zero temperatures, fierce drafts of wind, and other perils of the untamed landscape. Most notably of all however is Isabella Bird's steely determination and doggedness in confronting, and surmounting, the Rocky Mountains.< Less
BWCC Yearbook 2018 By Ryan Foland
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This is the 2018 Yearbook for the Blue Water Cruising Club. Blue Water Cruising Club exists for the purpose of bringing together a group of people who enjoy the ownership and family use of cruising... More > boats and who want to increase their pleasure by associating with friends having similar interests.< Less