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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
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
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
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
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
Staying up to date with world events and constantly changing political boundaries is easy with Rand McNally s World Wall Map Our world wall map changes as the world does and frequent updates and reprints assure you that accurate information available This eye-catching wall map s combination of bold colors and detailed cartography make it a handy reference piece that s sure to stand out in any home classroom or office This map looks great framed too Gall Stereographic projection which shows countries and continents truer to their relative size Map centered on Africa allowing viewers to see continents complete and intact Color-matching relief to show mountain ranges and other elevation changes Clearly labeled country and city names for easy location Latitude and longitude indications Compact folded size for easy storage when not on the wall
A collection of stories and 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes from popular food blogger David Lebovitz reflecting the way Parisians eat today and featuring lush photography taken around Paris and in David s Parisian kitchen It s been ten years since David Lebovitz packed up his most treasured cookbooks a well-worn cast-iron skillet and his laptop and moved to Paris In that time the culinary culture of France has shifted as a new generation of chefs and home cooks most notably in Paris incorporates ingredients and techniques from around the world into traditional French dishes In My Paris Kitchen David remasters the classics introduces lesser-known fare and presents 100 sweet and savory recipes that reflect the way modern Parisians eat today You ll find Soupe l oignon Cassoulet Coq au vin and Croque-monsieur as well as Smoky barbecue-style pork Lamb shank tagine Dukkah-roasted cauliflower Salt cod fritters with tartar sauce and Wheat berry salad with radicchio root vegetables and pomegranate And of course there s dessert Warm chocolate cake with salted butter caramel sauce Duck fat cookies Bay leaf poundcake with orange glaze French cheesecake and the list goes on David also shares stories told with his trademark wit... and humor and lush photography taken on location around Paris and in David s kitchen reveals the quirks trials beauty and joys of life in the culinary capital of the world more
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
Anyone interested in learning about geographic concepts will appreciate this concise text that highlights important concepts The fifth edition presents authoritative content currency and outstanding cartography and continues to build on its strength for understanding maps with the help of additional question types New coauthor Jan Nijman also helps provide a current view of the field With its up-to-date information and accessible introduction this text is engaging for any student
The 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 projects and updates highlighted for every state and 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 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
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