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Give 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 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 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
1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERNOW 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
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
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
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 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 Use 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
1 Indie Next Pick for July 2015 Amazon Best of the Month Apple Best of the Month Absorbing Winning The many layers in The Oregon Trail are linked by Mr Buck s voice which is alert and unpretentious in a manner that put me in mind of Bill Bryson s comic tone in A Walk in the Woods Dwight Garner The New York TimesAn epic account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way in a covered wagon with a team of mules an audacious journey that hasn t been attempted in a century which also chronicles the rich history of the trail the people who made the migration and its significance to the country Spanning two thousand miles and traversing six states from Missouri to the Pacific coast the Oregon Trail is the route that made America In the fifteen years before the Civil War when 400 000 pioneers used the trail to emigrate West scholars still regard this as the largest land migration in history it united the coasts doubled the size of the country and laid the groundwork for the railroads Today amazingly the trail is all but forgotten Rinker Buck is no stranger to grand adventures His first travel narrative Flight of Passage was hailed by The New Yorker as a funny cocky gem of a book and with The Oregon Trail he brings... the most important route in American history back to glorious and vibrant life Traveling from St Joseph Missouri to Baker City Oregon over the course of four months Buck is accompanied by three cantankerous mules his boisterous brother Nick and an incurably filthy Jack Russell terrier named Olive Oyl Along the way they dodge thunderstorms in Nebraska chase runaway mules across the Wyoming plains scout more than five hundred miles of nearly vanished trail on foot cross the Rockies and make desperate fifty-mile forced marches for water The Buck brothers repair so many broken wheels and axels that they nearly reinvent the art of wagon travel itself They also must reckon with the ghost of their father an eccentric yet loveable dreamer whose memory inspired their journey across the plains and whose premature death many years earlier has haunted them both ever since But The Oregon Trail is much more than an epic adventure It is also a lively and essential work of history that shatters the comforting myths about the trail years passed down by generations of Americans Buck introduces readers to the largely forgotten roles played by trailblazing evangelists friendly Indian tribes female pioneers bumbling U S Army cavalrymen and the scam artists who flocked to the frontier to fleece the overland emigrants Generous portions of the book are devoted to the history of old and appealing things like the mule and the wagon We also learn how the trail accelerated American economic development Most arresting perhaps are the stories of the pioneers themselves ordinary families whose extraordinary courage and sacrifice made this country what it became At once a majestic journey across the West a significant work of history and a moving personal saga The Oregon Trail draws readers into the journey of a lifetime It is a wildly ambitious work of nonfiction from a true American original It is a book with a heart as big as the country it crosses more
1 best-selling guide to Iceland Lonely Planet Iceland is your passport to the most relevant up-to-date advice on what to see and skip and what hidden discoveries await you Splash around in the Blue Lagoon s geothermal water catch a glimpse of the celestial Northern Lights or take a boat trip among the icebergs all with your trusted travel companion Get to the heart of Iceland and begin your journey now Inside Lonely Planet s Iceland Travel Guide Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation phone numbers websites transit tips prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating sleeping sight-seeing going out shopping hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer more rewarding travel experience - history politics landscapes wildlife literature music cinema art architecture customs cuisine Free convenient pull-out Reykjavik map included in print version plus over 37 maps Covers Reykjavik the Westfjords the Highlands North Iceland East Iceland South Iceland the Golden Circle... Southwest Iceland the Eastfjords Akureyri Hunafloi and more eBook Features Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice Lonely Planet Iceland our most comprehensive guide to Iceland is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled Looking for a guide focused on Reykjavik Check out Lonely Planet s Pocket Reykjavik a handy-sized guide focused on the can t-miss sights for a quick trip Looking for more extensive coverage Check out Lonely Planet s Scandinavia guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer Authors Written and researched by Lonely Planet Carolyn Bain and Alexis Averbuck About Lonely Planet Since 1973 Lonely Planet has become the world s leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination an award-winning website mobile and digital travel products and a dedicated traveller community Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves Best-selling guide to Iceland Source Nielsen BookScan Australia UK and USA more
A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys and reawakens our capacity to be amazed The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity to the realm of the mundane Mark Vanhoenacker a 747 pilot who left academia and a career in the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight asks us to reimagine what we both as pilots and as passengers are actually doing when we enter the world between departure and discovery In a seamless fusion of history politics geography meteorology ecology family and physics Vanhoenacker vaults across geographical and cultural boundaries above mountains oceans and deserts through snow wind and rain renewing a simultaneously humbling and almost superhuman activity that affords us unparalleled perspectives on the planet we inhabit and the communities we form
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America majestic mountains silent forests sparking lakes If you re going to take a hike it s probably the place to go And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you ll find He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy or just foolhardy folks he meets along the way and a couple of bears Already a classic A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in
The most complete USA interstate highway exit directory ever printed Find any service you need in the windshield not the rear view mirror Gas food lodging and a host of other recognized national and local brands Updated annually 512 pages light weight and easy to use format No batteries easily find points of interest 5 or 500 miles ahead
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