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1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERSOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREAt 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 One of the Best Books of the Year NPR The Boston Globe Entertainment Weekly Vogue St Louis Dispatch
Birnbaum s Walt Disney World has been re-imagined It boasts a bold new look and variety of added features including a complete restaurant roundup with expanded details on all the dining options in Disney World as well as a new chapter dedicated to Disney Cruise Line We ll guide guests as they choose a Disney cruise ship and potentially pair a sailing with a stay at a Walt Disney World resort the ultimate Disney land-and-sea adventure And as always since ours is the only guidebook that s official this book includes the most accurate information on prices changes and new attractions for 2015 A Walt Disney World visit requires more advance preparation than ever Our Getting Ready to Go chapter offers insight into Disney s new MagicBand program and will help guests plan their vacation like a pro The 2015 Birnbaum Guide features bigger and bolder charts and maps and lots of color photos-making the Birnbaum vacation planner a solid souvenir Thorough descriptions of all theme park shows and attractions will help vacationers get the most bang for their buck And money-saving tips will help stretch those precious vacation dollars As Disney and The Force join forces we ve got the scoop on new rides shows and character greetings from the Star... Wars realm We deliver the details on the newest shows and attractions throughout Walt Disney World including the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train coaster and other newcomers in the Magic Kingdom s Fantasyland Our expanded Good Meals Great Times chapter includes coverage of WDW restaurants lounges the Disney Dining Plan Epcot Food Wine Festival special dining opportunities and more The handy new Trip Tracker is the perfect place to jot down Disney Dining confirmation numbers Fastpass assignments and other important info Downtown Disney is morphing into the massive and immersive Disney Springs We ll share the scoop as this dining shopping and entertainment enclave more than doubles in size There are Hidden Mickeys all over Walt Disney World We will direct guests to some of our theme park favorites More hot tips and valuable coupons than ever before more
Getting to Know ArcGIS for Desktop is a workbook that introduces the principles of GIS via hands-on exercises Readers are shown how to use ArcGIS for Desktop software tools to display and present maps and data and then query and analyze the data The third edition has been reorganized and includes new topics such as exploring online resources and raster data and contains new exercises data and learning tools Known for its broad scope clarity and reliability Getting to Know ArcGIS for Desktop is equally well-suited for classroom use independent study and as a reference A data DVD for working through the exercises is included with the book and access to a 180-day trial of ArcGIS 10 1 for Desktop is provided
Give road-weary eyes a break with this spiral-bound Large Scale edition featuring all the accuracy you have 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 projects and updates highlighted for every state and 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 FeaturesRead about the winning teams and small towns from the 3nd annual Best of the Road contest 6 Great Drives Special road trips hand picked by our editorsVote for your favorite Road Atlas cover from the past 90 years at randmcnally com roadatlascoversUse this book with the Rand McNally Road Atlas Ebook Learn more at randmcnally com mobileTourism websites and phone numbers for every U S state and Canadian province on map pages
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
If you purchase The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World in ebook format receive free monthly updates via your device so you ll be in the know about important changes making your vacation planning better than ever Compiled and written by a team of experienced researchers whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World digs deeper and offers more than any other guide The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World explains how Disney World works and how to use that knowledge to make every minute and every dollar of your vacation count With advice that is direct prescriptive and detailed it takes the guesswork out of travel by unambiguously rating and ranking everything from hotels restaurants and attractions to rental car companies With an Unofficial Guide in hand and authors Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa as guides find out what s available in every category from best to worst and use step-by-step detailed plans to help make the most of time at Walt Disney World
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
The ultimate gift for the food lover In the same way that 1 000 Places to See Before You Die reinvented the travel book 1 000 Foods to Eat Before You Die is a joyous informative dazzling mouthwatering life list of the world s best food The long-awaited new book in the phenomenal 1 000 Before You Die series it s the marriage of an irresistible subject with the perfect writer Mimi Sheraton award-winning cookbook author grande dame of food journalism and former restaurant critic for The New York Times 1 000 Foods fully delivers on the promise of its title selecting from the best cuisines around the world French Italian Chinese of course but also Senegalese Lebanese Mongolian Peruvian and many more the tastes ingredients dishes and restaurants that every reader should experience and dream about whether it s dinner at Chicago s Alinea or the perfect empanada In more than 1 000 pages and over 550 full-color photographs it celebrates haute and snack comforting and exotic hyper-local and the universally enjoyed a Tuscan plate of Fritto Misto Saffron Buns for breakfast in downtown Stockholm Bird s Nest Soup A frozen Milky Way Black truffles from Le P rigord Mimi Sheraton is highly opinionated and has a gift for supporting her... recommendations with smart sensuous descriptions you can almost taste what she s tasted You ll want to eat your way through the book after searching first for what you have already tried and comparing notes Then following the romance the practical where to taste the dish or find the ingredient and where to go for the best recipes websites included more
The finest guidebook ever written for Kaua i Now you can plan your best vacation--ever This all new ninth 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 dine relaxing resorts exciting waterfalls colorful canyons 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 Kaua i so exciting The most up-to-date and accurate information available anyplace with up-to-the-minute changes posted to our website Frank brutally honest reviews of restaurants hotels and activities show you which companies really are the best and which to avoid--no advertisements Driving tours let you structure your trip your way point out sights not to be missed along the way and are complemented by over 100 spectacular color photographs15 specially-created maps in an easy-to-follow format with mile markers--so you ll always know... where you are on the island Clear concise directions to those hard-to-find places such as deserted beaches tropical jungles hidden waterfalls rugged scenic coastlines water-filled lava pools and scores of other hidden gems listed nowhere else Exclusive chapter on Kaua i s beaches with detailed descriptions including ocean safety Unique Adventures chapter and 70 pages of exciting activities from ATVs to ziplines Fascinating sections on Hawai i s history culture language and legends Companion website with links to every business events calendar over 70 resort reviews complete with aerial photos--so you ll know if oceanfront really means oceanfront The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook covers it all--from the mile-high summit of Mt Wai ale ale to the sparkling underwater reefs This is the best investment you can make for your Kaua i visit Whether you are a first time visitor or a longtime kama aina you will find out more about Kaua i from this book than from any other source Discover the island of your dreams with The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook more
The finest guidebook ever written for Maui Now you can plan your best vacation--ever This all new sixth 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