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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
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
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
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
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
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
As Walt Disney World continues to grow and evolve trust Birnbaum to guide you through it all -- Disney s Animal Kingdom is completing its 14-acre growth spurt-the largest expansion in Walt Disney World theme park history Turn to Birnbaum for details on all the latest additions to this park s immersive celebration of nature Among them Pandora-The World of AVATAR set to open in 2017 invites guests to a land themed to the blockbuster film AVATAR The 2017 edition of Birnbaum s Official Guide to Walt Disney World explores this escapist realm that includes a glowing forest floating mountains flying Banshees and a bona fide E-Ticket attraction AVATAR Flight of Passage Sunset Safaris A new nighttime adventure takes over the popular Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction Birnbaum offers insight on how to make the most of an evening visit to Animal Kingdom and experience the magically extended orange glow of the setting sun Animal Kingdom now offers its own version of a Disney park kiss good night with the brand-new after-dark extravaganza known as Rivers of Light Birnbaum sheds light on this combination of live performances water screens swirling animal images and floating lanterns-taking place on and around the Discovery River -- The Force... continues to gain strength at Walt Disney World In addition to a sneak-peek at Star Wars Land currently under construction at Disney s Hollywood-themed park Birnbaum gives the low-down on all the current fun courtesy of Darth Vader and company Fireworks have blasted back into the Disney s Hollywood Studios and Birnbaum explains where and when to view the seasonally presented Star Wars-themed pyrotechnic display Do your youngsters fancy themselves proud Padawans We can direct them to the all-new Jedi Training Company where they can learn to harness the Force wield a light saber and fight the Dark Side -- What s it like to be a toy in Andy s backyard WDW guests will find out soon - Toy Story Land is on its way Birnbaum offers a first look at what to expect when this new 11-acre play land is complete -- Put on your dancing shoes - Club Disney is a lively new dance party where the walls come alive with classic Disney animation We ll tell you where to find it -- Get the scoop on new and newly-enhanced theme park shows and attractions including Epcot s beloved Soarin recently re-imagined and now known as Soarin Around the World plus Frozen Ever After the wildly popular new family-friendly dark ride that transports guests to Elsa s Ice Palace and other Arendelle must-sees -- Speaking of Anna and Elsa we ll tell you the best way to meet them and even belt out Let It Go and other Frozen favorites with the revered royal duo -- Disney Cruise Line weighs anchor a mere 50 miles from Walt Disney World making a surf-and-turf vacation a tempting possibility for many a Disney guest A special Birnbaum bonus chapter guides guests from possibility to reality laying out all the details for pairing a Disney Cruise with a visit to Walt Disney World more
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
First it was a media sensation Then it became the 1 international bestseller A Long Way Home Now it s Lion a major motion picture starring Dev Patel Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again At only five years old Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia Despite his gratitude Brierley always wondered about his origins Eventually with the advent of Google Earth he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India One day after years of searching he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family A Long Way Home is a moving poignant and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds It... celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit hope more
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