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Ancient Ireland Guide

Ancient Ireland Guide

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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Ancient Shore: Dispatches from Naples

Ancient Shore: Dispatches from Naples

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Born in Australia, Shirley Hazzard first moved to Naples as a young woman in the 1950s to take up a job with the United Nations. It was the beginning of a long love affair with the city. The Ancient Shore collects the best of Hazzard's writings on Naples, along with a classic New Yorker essay by her late husband, Francis Steegmuller. For the pair, both insatiable readers, the Naples of Pliny, Gibbon, and Auden is constantly alive to them in the present.

With Hazzard as our guide, we encounter Henry James, Oscar Wilde, and of course Goethe, but Hazzard's concern is primarily with the Naples of our own time--often violently unforgiving to innocent tourists, but able to transport the visitor who attends patiently to its rhythms and history. A town shadowed by both the symbol and the reality of Vesuvius can never fail to acknowledge the essential precariousness of life--nor, as the lover of Naples discovers, the human compassion, generosity, and friendship that are necessary to sustain it.

Beautifully illustrated by photographs from such masters as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Herbert List, The Ancient Shore is a lyrical letter to a lifelong love: honest and clear-eyed, yet still fervently, endlessly enchanted.

"Much larger than all its parts, this book does full justice to a place, and a time, where 'nothing was pristine, except the light.'"--Bookforum

"Deep in the spell of Italy, Hazzard parses the difference between visiting and living and working in a foreign country. She writes with enormous eloquence and passion of the beauty of getting lost in a place."--Susan Slater Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

"The two voices join in exquisite harmony. . . . A lovely book."--Booklist, starred review

And the Monkey Learned Nothing

And the Monkey Learned Nothing

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Tom Lutz is on a mission to visit every country on earth. And the Monkey Learned Nothing contains reports from fifty of them, most describing personal encounters in rarely visited spots, anecdotes from way off the beaten path. Traveling without an itinerary and without a goal, Lutz explores the Iranian love of poetry, the occupying Chinese army in Tibet, the amputee beggars in Cambodia, the hill tribes on Vietnam's Chinese border, the sociopathic monkeys of Bali, the dangerous fishermen and conmen of southern India, the salt flats of Uyumi in Peru, and floating hotels in French Guiana, introduces you to an Uzbeki prodigy in the market of Samarkand, an Azeri rental car clerk in Baku, guestworkers in Dubai, a military contractor in Jordan, cucuruchos in Guatemala, a Pentecostal preacher in rural El Salvador, a playboy in Nicaragua, employment agents in Singapore specializing in Tamil workers, prostitutes in Colombia and the Dominican Republic, international bankers in Belarus, a teacher in Havana, border guards in Botswana, tango dancers in Argentina, a cook in Suriname, a juvenile thief in Uruguay, voters in Guyana, doctors in Tanzania and Lesotho, scary poker players in Moscow, reed dancers in Swaziland, young camel herders in Tunisia, Romanian missionaries in Macedonia, and musical groups in Mozambique. With an eye out for both the sublime and the ridiculous, Lutz falls, regularly, into the instant intimacy of the road with random strangers.
Andy Steves Europe

Andy Steves Europe

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Pick a Weekend, Pick a City, and Go!

This award-winning travel guide picks up where crowdsourcing leaves off, covering the skills you need for spur-of-the-moment trips to Europe's top destinations.

Follow three-day plans to explore each city. Learn which cities match your interests and which can be easily combined for a longer trip, including itineraries for Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Rome, and Venice.

See iconic sights. Check the Eiffel Tower, the London Eye, and the Colosseum off your bucket list, and use Andy's tips to save time and skip lines.

Hit the local hot spots. Chill at Amsterdam's coffee shops, study mixology at London's speakeasies, and bust moves at Barcelona's beach clubs.

Enjoy the best and cheapest local cuisine. Graze at boulangeries in Paris, pubs in Dublin, and aperitivo bars in Rome.

Become a temporary local. Engage with the culture to enjoy authentic, unforgettable experiences.

Master digital travel. Make the most of your money in Europe with apps and other digital resources.

Connect with other travelers. Head to the most popular hostels for a ready-made, real-life social network.

Whether you're studying abroad or just looking to explore Europe without breaking the bank, Andy Steves' Europe will have you city-hopping like a pro.

Angels of Paris Looking Up in the Worlds Most Beautiful City

Angels of Paris Looking Up in the Worlds Most Beautiful City

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Angels are sculpted everywhere in Paris, not just on churches but in unexpected places: holding a lightning rod atop the Théâtre du Châtelet's roof, adorning a seventeenth-century gilded sundial inside a courtyard at the Sorbonne, hovering above a railroad headquarters where a beautiful stone frieze features young angels flying in to work on the tracks. Subtly, subliminally, the angels are a part of the fanciful and romantic spirit of Paris. Angels of Paris is the first book to explore this intriguing and extraordinary subject.

Angels of Paris features beautiful photographs taken from dawn to dusk, in all seasons, accompanied by text explaining the story behind the creation of each angel and of the location in which it is found. Organized chronologically, the book delves into the artistic trends and historic movements the angels reflect and the stories of the artists who created them and of those who commissioned them. Readers will learn about Paris's history, buildings, and monuments through the abundant, beautiful, and surprising depictions of angels from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.

Rosemary Flannery has found angels in friezes, plaques, and free-standing sculpture; on fountains and façades, clocks and sundials, monuments and mansions, rooftops and window frames. Angels of Paris is a unique way for lovers of Paris to learn more about the city in a new and unusual way.

Animals of the Serengeti

Animals of the Serengeti

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Containing 146 stunning color photos, Animals of the Serengeti is a remarkable look at the mammals and reptiles most likely to be encountered in the world-famous Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. With an eye-catching layout, accessible text, and easy-to-use format, this detailed photographic guide includes 89 species of mammal and reptile. Useful Top Tips--shared by local Tanzanian guides that work in the region--provide visitors with insights into behavioral habits and how to locate specific animals. Filled with vivid anecdotes, Animals of the Serengeti will enable any safari traveler to identify the area's wildlife with ease.

  • Covers the 89 species likely to be encountered in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Features male and female variations
  • Accessible text aimed at safari visitors of all levels
  • Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning

    Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning

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    A visually captivating, novelistic travelogue that chronicles the first civilian environmental cleanup expedition in Antarctica--an engaging true story told through anecdotes, journal entries, vignettes, recipes, and archival and contemporary photography.

    "The first thing that comes to mind about Antarctica is not likely the food. But if you are going there, it is the second." --Wendy Trusler and Carol Devine

    The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning is a unique journey through an austral summer, when a group of dedicated individuals--fifty-four people from five countries--picked up nearly three decades' worth of garbage during a three-month period in Antarctica.

    In this visually captivating polar journal, Wendy Trusler and Carol Devine transport readers back twenty years and thousands of miles to Bellinghausen, the Russian research station that became their temporary home. Devine, a humanitarian who piloted the project, and Trusler, a visual artist and cook, use journal entries, letters, provision lists, recipes, and menus to document their voyage. They share pithy, insightful observations on life, food, science, politics, and the environment. Showcased throughout are modern and vintage photos and vignettes from Antarctica's short history--all of which add delightful color and warm detail to this unique book.

    Trusler reveals the challenges of cooking in a makeshift kitchen during long, white nights at the bottom of the world. While the dozens of eco-tourists strive to help preserve the continent, she must figure out how to cook for all of them in the small camp kitchen, using limited ingredients. The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning includes forty-two eclectic, tasty, and hearty recipes tinged with Russian, Chinese, and South American influences, such as Honey Oatmeal Bread, Cheese Fondue, Great Wall Dumplings, Roasted Pepper Goulash with Smoked Paprika, Roast Leg of Pork, and Frozen Chocolate Cream. All beautifully photographed, these dishes reflect the expedition's colorful cultural fabric and the astonishing raw beauty of their surroundings--a continent uniquely devoted to peace, cooperation, and science.

    Antarctica

    Antarctica

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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Antarctica is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot penguins tobogganing along the ice, venture to the geographic South Pole, or cruise between the towering cliffs and looming icebergs of Lemaire Channel; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Antarctica and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Antarctica Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, expeditions, aviators, environment, politics, geology, ecosystems, and wildlife
  • Over 18 maps
  • Useful features - including Top Experiences, Planning Your Antarctic Adventure, and Icebergs & Glaciers
  • Coverage of the South Pole, the Antarctic Peninsula, Ross Ice Shelf, Lemaire Channel, Deception Island, Cuverville Island, Cape Royds, Cape Denison, Cape Evans, Port Lockroy, Paradise Harbor, and more
  • Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Alexis Averbuck.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

    TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

    'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

    'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

    Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Planner

    Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Planner

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    Each year, nearly 2,000 men, women and, occasionally, children set out to hike the more than 2,184 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine (or vice versa). Good preparation is often the key to whether they become part of the 25-28 percent who make it. For this adventure of a lifetime, the [i]Thru-Hike Planner[/i] will help you chart a course, work out a budget, choose gear, plan meals, get in shape and otherwise inspire. It comes with homework: charts and perforated worksheets and checklists and forms, all designed to be ripped out and spread over the kitchen table and then stuck in your pack. This edition underwent a total make-over in 2012, bringing together the up-to-date advice of recent hikers with the mileages and trends seen by the trail's managers. This 5th edition advances the mileages and shelters to 2012 status and includes new tips, including advice about smartphones, GPS, and other toys.
    Appian Way: Ghost Road, Queen of Roads

    Appian Way: Ghost Road, Queen of Roads

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    The Roman poet Statius called the via Appia "the Queen of Roads," and for nearly a thousand years that description held true, as countless travelers trod its path from the center of Rome to the heel of Italy. Today, the road is all but gone, destroyed by time, neglect, and the incursions of modernity; to travel the Appian Way today is to be a seeker, and to walk in the footsteps of ghosts.

    Our guide to those ghosts--and the layers of history they represent--is Robert A. Kaster. In The Appian Way, he brings a lifetime of studying Roman literature and history to his adventures along the ancient highway. A footsore Roman soldier pushing the imperial power south; craftsmen and farmers bringing their goods to the towns that lined the road; pious pilgrims headed to Jerusalem, using stage-by-stage directions we can still follow--all come to life once more as Kaster walks (and drives--and suffers car trouble) on what's left of the Appian Way. Other voices help him tell the story: Cicero, Goethe, Hawthorne, Dickens, James, and even Monty Python offer commentary, insight, and curmudgeonly grumbles, their voices blending like the ages of the road to create a telescopic, perhaps kaleidoscopic, view of present and past.

    To stand on the remnants of the Via Appia today is to stand in the pathway of history. With The Appian Way, Kaster invites us to close our eyes and walk with him back in time, to the campaigns of Garibaldi, the revolt of Spartacus, and the glory days of Imperial Rome. No traveler will want to miss this fascinating journey.

    Apple's America: The Discriminating Traveler's Guide to 40 Great Cities in U.S.

    Apple's America: The Discriminating Traveler's Guide to 40 Great Cities in U.S.

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    Written by a wandering culinary traveler, this fascinating tour of American cuisine takes readers through forty cities, covering architecture, landmarks, business, and culture as well as food. Original.
    Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

    Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

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    The perfect pocket reference for learning Arabic, make sure this helpful tool is packed when you next go on your travels.

    With over 6,000 fully illustrated terms arranged by theme, getting to grips with the Arabic language has never been easier. Whether you're traveling for business or leisure, buying food or train tickets, discussing work, or famous sights on the tourist trail, you'll gain confidence in your new language skills with this bilingual visual dictionary by your side.

    Photographs and comprehensive indexes combine to make finding the word you need a quick and easy task. The Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary also features an easy-to-use free audio app (available on the App Store and Google Play) enabling you to hear terms spoken out loud. Learn and retain all the key phrases and words you need to know and perfect your pronunciation.

    DK's bilingual visual dictionaries are truly bilingual; every section is written side by side in both languages - right from the contents to the index - meaning that this dictionary is easy to use for native speakers and learners alike. Whether you're studying a new language in the classroom or practicing on your travels, choose a DK bilingual visual dictionary to be part of your essential kit.

    Arabicâ English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

    Arabicâ English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

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    Newly revised and updated, the Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is a quick and intuitive way to learn and recall everyday words in Arabic.

    The Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary introduces a range of useful current vocabulary in thematic order, using full-color photographs and artworks to display and label all the elements of everyday life -- from the home and office to sport, music, nature, and the countries of the world -- with panel features on key nouns, verbs, and useful phrases.

    The Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary features:

  • A quick and intuitive way to learn and remember thousands of words.
  • A complete range of illustrated objects and scenes from everyday life.
  • Fast and effective learning for any situation, from home and office to shopping and dining out.
  • Detailed index for instant reference.
  • Handy size ideal for travel.
  • The illustrations in the Arabic-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary provide a quick and intuitive route to learning the language, defining the words visually so it is easier to remember them and creating a colorful and stimulating learning resource for the foreign-language and EFL/ESL student.

    Are We Almost There? Where to Go and What to Do With the Kids Chicago

    Are We Almost There? Where to Go and What to Do With the Kids Chicago

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    From Boston to Chicago, Miami to San Diego, America is chock-full of great cities and regions that are undeniably great places to spend a day, a weekend, or more. But where to take the kids? Whether one is a city-dwelling parent, a suburban day-tripper, or a vacationer, GPP Travel's new Are We Almost There? series shows where. Readers will feel like locals in the know with these easy-to-use, highly portable, and kid-friendly guides--which have all the latest information on where to keep the kids entertained without ever getting bored yourself. Soon they'll be the ones asking, "Are We Almost There?!" Each guide includes: - A clear, incredibly easy-to-use popout(R) map- Full-color interior, in a highly portable, 5 1/8 x 3 3/4 trim size- Information for families with children aged 2 to 12- Popular attractions such as museums, zoos, parks, and entertainment venues- Family-friendly places to stay and kid-friendly restaurants- A calendar of kid-friendly events
    Argentina

    Argentina

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    The 'Insight Guides' offer information on cultural and historical aspects of the area, including festivals, famous art galleries and monuments, as well as detailed practical information on accommodation and places to eat.
    Argentina Footprint Handbook

    Argentina Footprint Handbook

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    Immense, intense and dramatic, Argentina is a land of contrasts. From sophisticated Buenos Aires, home to grand baroque buildings and the mysteries of the tango, to the lush, jungled Iguazu Falls, down to the incredible frozen landscapes of Patagonia, Footprint's Argentina Handbook will ensure you discover the best of this incredible and varied country.Great coverage of sights and activities, from the plazas and vineyards of Mendoza to wild and icy UshuaiaLoaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from prehistoric cave art to Welsh tearoomsIncludes comprehensive information on everything from transport and practicalities to history, culture & landscapeAlso includes advice on accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budgetFull-color planning section to inspire travellers and help find the best experiencesFrom the colourful houses of La Boca to the crystalline waters around Bariloche, Footprint's fully updated 8th edition will help you navigate this elegant and atmospheric country.
    Arizona Kicks on Route 66

    Arizona Kicks on Route 66

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    Arizona is home to the longest intact portion of Route 66, stretching 158 miles from west of Ash Fork to the California border. In words and pictures, Naylor and Lindahl explore the history and nostalgia surrounding the "Mother Road," and the great swaths of Arizona that it passes through. They describe a wealth of spectacular and easy side trips that surround the highway. Arizona, the birthplace of Historic Route 66, is where you can still "get your kicks."
    Arkansas State Map

    Arkansas State Map

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    Description

    Rand McNally's Easy To Read State Folded Map is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around Arkansas, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways, along with clearly indicated parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and streets.

    The easy-to-use legend and detailed index make for quick and easy location of destinations. You'll see why Rand McNally folded maps have been the trusted standard for years.

    Regularly updated, full-color maps

    31% larger map with a bigger type size than the Rand McNally Folded Map

    Clearly labeled Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways

    Indications of parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and more

    Mileage and driving times map

    Detailed index

    Convenient folded size

    Coverage Area

    Detailed maps of: Buffalo National River, Fayetteville/Springdale/Rogers, Fort Smith, Hot Springs/Hot Springs National Park, Downtown Hot Springs, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Memphis, TN; Pine Bluff, Texarkana

    Product Details

    Dimensions (unfolded): 28" x 40".