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It s time to get off the beaten path Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world Talk about a bucket list here are natural wonders the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand or a baobob tree in South Africa that s so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably Architectural marvels including the M C Escher-like stepwells in India Mind-boggling events like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia Turkmenistan s 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh eccentric bone museums in Italy or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches still on display in Devon England Created by Joshua Foer Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird the unexpected the overlooked the hidden and the mysterious Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is And with its compelling descriptions hundreds of photographs surprising charts maps for every region of the world it is a book to enter... anywhere and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer Anyone can be a tourist ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer more
Now a 1 New York Times Bestseller In the summer of 2010 photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project -to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York His audience steadily grew from a few hundred followers to at present count over eighteen million In 2013 his book Humans of New York based on that blog was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the NY Times Bestseller List where it has appeared for over forty-five weeks Now Brandon is back with the Humans of New York book that his loyal followers have been waiting for Humans of New York Stories Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of New York the dialogue he s had with them has increasingly become as in-depth intriguing and moving as the photos themselves Humans of New York Stories presents a whole new group of people in stunning photographs with a rich design and most importantly longer stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor Let Brandon Stanton and the Humans of New York he s photographed astonish you all over again
New And Improved 2nd Edition Have you Ever wonder what it would be like to be a Pokemon Pikachu In this book you will meet Pika the little wimpy Pikachu who has caught by Ash the trainer Would Pika adapt or react to the new change Is Pikachu really different from us You ll be surprised at what you discover So jump into this Pokemon Go adventure and find out Diary of a wimpy Pikachu is a must-read for any kid or adult who has never grown up who loves Pokemon and Pokemon Go P S Don t stop here remember to follow the adventures in this series Gotta Grab em All Book 2 Diary Of A Wimpy Pikachu 2 Pokemon Go Adventure Book 3 Diary Of A Wimpy Pikachu 3 Pokemon Go Escapee Book 4 Diary Of A Wimpy Pikachu 4 Pokemon Go Revenge Book 5 Diary Of A Wimpy Pikachu 5 Pokemon Go Unity Book 6 Diary Of A Wimpy Pikachu 6 Catch The Legendary Pokemon Book 7 Diary Of A Wimpy Pikachu 7 Pokemon Go Legendary Birds Book 8 Diary Of A Wimpy Pikachu 8 The God Of All Pokemon
To celebrate America s amazing national parks Lonely Planet the world s leading travel publisher takes you on an informative and gorgeous tour of all 59 parks with our lavishly finished hardcover gift guide packed with detailed itineraries and practical tips on what to do and see in each park to get you started planning your next adventure America s national parks are full of timeless marvels that still rejuvenate the soul the world s largest trees in Sequoia its most spectacular geothermal site in Yellowstone the grandest canyon Perhaps the movement s most eloquent description that is still resonates came from national parks advocate John Muir Thousands of tired nerve-shaken over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home that wildness is a necessity Fortunately for the nerve-shaken over-civilized people of then and now President Woodrow Wilson created the National Parks Service NPS on August 25 1916 though the drive to protect some of America s most remarkable wild spaces to be used and preserved for the benefit of mankind began in the 1860s From Acadia to Zion this beautiful introduction to America s preserved natural treasures is packed with landscape photography original wildlife... illustrations and practical information You will surely be inspired to rediscover these incredible spaces and find out why they re worth celebrating and you ll have all the tools to plan the first of many exciting trips This book is intended to be a practical introduction to each of America s 59 national parks distilled by Lonely Planet s expert authors We highlight the best activities and trails explain how to get there and where to stay show you the wildlife to watch out for and suggest ideal itineraries Whether you re lucky enough to have a park on your doorstep or need to travel further we hope that the following pages inspire you both the iconic and lesser-known gems that make up the USA s diversely breathtaking expanses Covers all 59 US National Parks Acadia American Samoa Arches Badlands Big Bend Biscayne Black Canyon of the Gunnison Bryce Canyon Canyonlands Capitol Reef Carlsbad Caverns Channel Islands Congaree Crater Lake Cuyahoga Valley Death Valley Denali Dry Tortugas Everglades Gates of the Arctic Glacier Glacier Bay Grand Canyon Grand Teton Great Basin Great Sand Dunes Great Smoky Mountains Guadalupe Mountains Haleakal Hawaii Volcanoes Hot Springs Isle Royale Joshua Tree Katmai Kenai Fjords Kings Canyon Kobuk Valley Lake Clark Lassen Volcanic Mammoth Cave Mesa Verde Mt Rainier North Cascades Olympic Petrified Forest Pinnacles Redwood Rocky Mountain Saguaro Sequoia Shenandoah Theodore Roosevelt Virgin Islands Voyageurs Wind Cave Wrangell-St Elias Yellowstone Yosemite Zion 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 more
National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of the world s most spectacular destinations inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip Hundreds of the most breathtaking locales both natural and man-made are illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization s world-class photographers These images coupled with evocative text feature a plethora of visual wonders ancient monoliths scenic islands stunning artwork electric cityscapes white-sand seashores rain forests ancient cobbled streets and both classic and innovative architecture Loaded with hard service information for each location Destinations of a Lifetime has it all when to go where to eat where to stay and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience
This New York Times bestselling Nordic tale in the tradition of The Snowman The Polar Express and the many books of Jan Brett will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas This is one to pull out every year and savor Long ago a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa s elves So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday then she straps on her skis and heads out into the snowy landscape From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa A generous trim-size matte cover extraordinary photographs and foiled title make this a special book for the holiday season And don t miss the other Wish books The Reindeer WishThe Tiny WishThe Brave Little Puppy The Puppy s Wish -- coming soon
2017 Large Scale Road AtlasOverviewGive road-weary eyes a break with this spiral-bound Large Scale edition featuring all the accuracy you ve come to expect from Rand McNally only bigger Updated atlas contains maps of every U S state that are 35 larger than the standard atlas version plus over 350 detailed city inset and national park maps and a comprehensive unabridged index Road construction and conditions contact information for every state conveniently located above the maps Contains mileage chart showing distances between 77 North American cities and national parks with driving times map Tough spiral binding allows the book to lay open easily Other FeaturesBest of the Road - Our editor s favorite road trips from our Best of the Road collection follows scenic routes along stretches of coastline both east and west to forests mountains and prairies and through small towns and big cities For a weekend or a week there s something for everyone Tell Rand As much as we work to keep our atlases up to date conditions change quickly and new construction projects begin frequently If you know of something we haven t captured in our atlas let us know at randmcnally com tellrand Tourism websites and phone numbers for every U S state and... Canadian province on map pagesmore
From the National Park Foundation the official charity of America s National Parks comes this remarkable wall calendar filled with breathtaking images from America s beautiful national parks Each month showcases two photos of National Park Foundation-supported sites plus detailed information about each
1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERAt twenty-two Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything In the wake of her mother s death her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed Four years later with nothing more to lose she made the most impulsive decision of her life With no experience or training driven only by blind will she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State and she would do it alone Told with suspense and style sparkling with warmth and humor Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened strengthened and ultimately healed her NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREOne of the Best Books of the Year NPR The Boston Globe Entertainment Weekly Vogue St Louis Dispatch
It has been called the last great American sports story a quest that has spanned more than a century and captivated millions of fans In 2016 the Chicago Cubs were at last baseball s champions breaking the Curse of the Billy Goat and shedding the label of lovable losers once and for all Led by manager Joe Maddon and built around rising stars Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo the Cubs brought the Fall Classic back to the ivy-covered confines of Wrigley Field for the first time since 1945 and won the franchise s first championship since 1908 in unforgettable fashion Re-live the Cubs magical postseason run with Won for the Ages This photo-packed collection of memories stories and player profiles produced by the staff of the Chicago Tribune is the perfect look back at the sweet 16 season