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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
The book that started the Quiet RevolutionAt least one-third of the people we know are introverts They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion who favor working on their own over working in teams It is to introverts Rosa Parks Chopin Dr Seuss Steve Wozniak that we owe many of the great contributions to society In Quiet Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture She also introduces us to successful introverts from a witty high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions Passionately argued superbly researched and filled with indelible stories of real people Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and equally important how they see themselves Now with Extra Libris material including a reader s guide and bonus content
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt McKinley His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless He had given 25 000 in savings to charity abandoned his car and most of his possessions burned all the cash in his wallet and invented a new life for himself Four months later his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild Immediately after graduating from college in 1991 McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car stripped it of its license plates and burned all of his cash He would give himself a new name Alexander Supertramp and unencumbered by money and belongings he would be free to wallow in the raw unfiltered experiences that nature presented Craving a blank spot on the map McCandless simply threw the maps away Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister he vanished into the wild Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless s short life Admitting an interst that borders on obsession he... searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless Digging deeply he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind the complex charged bond between fathers and sons When McCandless s innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naivet pretensions and hubris He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge Krakauer brings McCandless s uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows and the peril adversity and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality Mesmerizing heartbreaking Into the Wild is a tour de force The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer s stoytelling blaze through every page more
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
Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting William Burroughs on controlled substances Updike on adultery a coming-of-age story seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard Sports IllustratedIncluded in President Obama s 2016 Summer Reading List Barbarian Days is William Finnegan s memoir of an obsession a complex enchantment Surfing only looks like a sport To initiates it is something else a beautiful addiction a demanding course of study a morally dangerous pastime a way of life Raised in California and Hawaii Finnegan started surfing as a child He has chased waves all over the world wandering for years through the South Pacific Australia Asia Africa A bookish boy and then an excessively adventurous young man he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds some of them right under our noses off the coasts of New York and San Francisco It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu He shows us a world turned upside down for... kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them Youthful folly he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay on Maui is served up with rueful humor As Finnegan s travels take him ever farther afield he discovers the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria Throughout he surfs carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing unprecedented lucidity Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story an intellectual autobiography a social history a literary road movie and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting little-understood art Praise for Barbarian Days Without a doubt the finest surf book I ve ever read But on a more fundamental level Barbarian Days offers a clear-eyed vision of American boyhood Like Jon Krakauer s Into the Wild it is a sympathetic examination of what happens when literary ideas of freedom and purity take hold of a young mind and fling his body out into the far reaches of the world The New York Times Magazine Incandescent I d sooner press this book upon on a nonsurfer in part because nothing I ve read so accurately describes the feeling of being stoked or the despair of being held under But it s also about a writer s life and even more generally a quester s life more carefully observed and precisely rendered than any I ve read in a long time Los Angeles Timesmore
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Italy From the beaches to the Alps from fine art to fine pasta Italy has it all With this book you ll trace Italian culture from Rome s Colosseum to Michelangelo s David to the bustling elegance of Milan Experience the art-drenched cities of Venice and Florence explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and learn how to avoid the lines at the most popular museums Discover the villages of Tuscany and Umbria and the lazy rhythms of the Cinque Terre Shop at local market stalls sip a cappuccino at an outdoor caf and pick up a picnic lunch at an allimentari Relax and enjoy the life of Bella Italia Rick s candid humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants He ll help you plan where to go and what to see depending on the length of your trip You ll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money More than just reviews and directions a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket
2017 Road AtlasOverviewThe Rand McNally Road Atlas is the most trusted and best-selling US atlas on the market This updated North American atlas contains maps of every U S state and Canadian province an overview map of Mexico and detailed inset maps of over 350 cities and 20 U S national parks Road construction and conditions contact information for every state conveniently located above the maps Contains mileage chart showing distances between 90 North American cities and national parks along with a driving times map 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 pages
The finest guidebook ever written for Maui Now you can plan your best vacation--ever This all new seventh edition is a candid humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the island Best-selling author and longtime Hawai i resident Andrew Doughty unlocks the secrets of an island so lush and diverse that many visitors never realize all that it has to offer Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails secluded beaches pristine reefs delicious places to eat colorful craters hidden waterfalls and so much more Every restaurant activity provider business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes Maui so exciting
The most complete USA Interstate highway exit directory ever printed Every major and most minor routes every exit Find gas food lodging camping shopping and so much more in the windshield not the rear view mirror 25th edition over one million miles traveled in updating and over one million copies sold The gold standard exit bible upon which seasoned savvy travelers depend Saves time and a whole lot of frustration
In time for the National Park s 100th birthday this flagship best-selling guide is fully revamped and updated with all new text photographs and design National Geographic writers hit all 59 national parks including Pinnacles the newest in the crown for intensive on-the-ground research 300 photos and 80 colorful maps complete the extraordinary package Practical and comprehensive coverage includes engaging individual park descriptions and brief history travel planning tips itineraries and directions activities park lodges and hotels visitor center contact information and camping information Well-known national parks writers provide new insights into the parks and share favorite spots for viewing scenery wildlife sunsets and more in this Centennial edition
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