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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
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 1 New York Times bestseller - now a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam Tom Holland Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson In 1925 the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization He never returned Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called The Lost City of Z In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett s quest for Z and his own journey into the deadly jungle as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century Look for David Grann s new book Killers of the Flower Moon available now
Updated and redesigned Rand McNally s Signature World wall map features eye-catching bold and vivid colors that make this the perfect reference piece sure to stand out in any home classroom or office The precise detail and digital accuracy shows color-matching relief and other physical features without sacrificing the maps readability Printed on high quality paper World Features Map centered on Africa allowing viewers to see continents complete and intactClearly labeled country and city names for easy locationLatitude and longitude indicationsFolded MapProduct dimension 50 x 32
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the City of Light Paris With the self-guided tours in this book you ll explore the grand Champs-Elys es the eye-popping Eiffel Tower and the radiant cathedral of Notre-Dame Learn how to save money and avoid the lines at the Louvre and Orsay Museums Enjoy the ambience of Parisian neighborhoods and take a day trip to the glittering palace of Versailles or to the Champagne-soaked city of Reims Then grab a caf cr me at a sidewalk caf and listen to the hum of the city You ll see why Paris remains at the heart of global culture Rick s candid humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants in delightful neighborhoods You ll learn how to navigate the Paris M tro and which sights are worth your time and money More than just reviews and directions a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket
The MILEPOST is Alaska s best known and most extensive travel guide It was first published in 1949 as a 72-page mile-by-mile guide to the recently opened to the public Alaska Alcan Highway The 2017 edition has more than 700 pages of detailed travel information on 30 major routes including the Alaska Highway which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year and 60 side trips totaling more than 15 000 miles of road in Alaska Yukon Northwest Territories British Columbia and Alberta The quintessential reference to Alaska travel The MILEPOST offers mile-by-mile descriptions of all highways with details on accommodations camping sightseeing attractions and services as well as fascinating facts on the history and wildlife of the North Trip planning help and answers to frequently asked questions are addressed in the Travel Planning section with features on crossing the border traveling with pets the Alaska ferry system and suggested itineraries The MILEPOST includes more than 100 city and road maps the wildly popular pull-out Plan-A-Trip Map more than 600 photos and free access to a digital edition of the book
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Ireland With this guide you can explore lively Dublin quaint Kilkenny and the moss-draped ruins of the Ring of Kerry Navigate meandering back roads that lead to windswept crags on the dramatic Dingle Peninsula Explore Ireland s revered past by following St Patrick s footsteps to the Rock of Cashel Marvel at Newgrange the mysterious mound older than the pyramids then connect with today s Irish culture by grabbing a pint at the local pub enjoying the fiddle music and jumping into conversations that buzz with brogue 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 on what is worth your time and money More than just reviews and directions a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket
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 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 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
Many people dream of escaping modern life but most will never act on it This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years making this dream a reality not out of anger at the world but simply because he preferred to live on his own A New York Times bestsellerIn 1986 a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts drove to Maine and disappeared into the forest He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later when he was arrested for stealing food Living in a tent even through brutal winters he had survived by his wits and courage developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water and to avoid freezing to death He broke into nearby cottages for food clothing reading material and other provisions taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life why did he leave what did he learn as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude community and what... makes a good life and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way and succeeded more
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