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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
With beguiling recipes and sumptuous photography A Kitchen in France transports readers to the French countryside and marks the debut of a captivating new voice in cooking When Mimi Thorisson and her family moved from Paris to a small town in out-of-the-way M doc she did not quite know what was in store for them She found wonderful ingredients from local farmers and the neighboring woods and most important time to cook Her cookbook chronicles the family s seasonal meals and life in an old farmhouse all photographed by her husband Oddur Mimi s convivial recipes such as Roast Chicken with Herbs and Cr me Fra che C pe and Parsley Tartlets Winter Vegetable Cocotte Apple Tart with Orange Flower Water and Salted Butter Cr me Caramel will bring the warmth of rural France into your home
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
No one knows the world like National Geographic and in this lavish volume we reveal our picks for the world s most fabulous journeys along with helpful information for readers who want to try them out Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic s travel writers Journeys of a Lifetime spans the globe to highlight the best of the world s most famous and lesser known sojourns It presents an incredible diversity of possibilities from ocean cruises around Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes Every continent and every possible form of transport is covered A timely resource for the burgeoning ranks of active travelers who crave adventurous and far-flung trips Journeys of a Lifetime provides scores of creative ideas trekking the heights of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania mountain biking in Transylvania driving through the scenic highlands of Scotland or rolling through the outback on Australia s famous Ghan train and dozens of other intriguing options all over the world Journeys of a Lifetime also features 22 fun Top 10 lists in all sorts of categories What are the world s top 10 elevator rides bridges to walk across trolley rides ancient highways or underground walking adventures Readers will love evaluating and debating the... selections Each chapter showcases stunning photography full-color maps evocative text and expert advice including how to get there when to visit and how to make the most of the journey all packaged in a luxurious oversize volume to treasure for years to come more
A haunting memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea s ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il s reign Every day three times a day the students march in two straight lines singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea Without you there is no motherland Without you there is no us It is a chilling scene but gradually Suki Kim too learns the tune and without noticing begins to hum it It is 2011 and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year the students sent to construction fields except for the 270 students at the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology PUST a walled compound where portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il look on impassively from the walls of every room and where Suki has accepted a job teaching English Over the next six months she will eat three meals a day with her young charges and struggle to teach them to write all under the watchful eye of the regime Life at PUST is lonely and claustrophobic especially for Suki whose letters are read by censors and who must hide her notes and photographs not only from her minders but from her colleagues evangelical Christian missionaries who don t know or choose to ignore that Suki doesn t share their... faith As the weeks pass she is mystified by how easily her students lie unnerved by their obedience to the regime At the same time they offer Suki tantalizing glimpses of their private selves their boyish enthusiasm their eagerness to please the flashes of curiosity that have not yet been extinguished She in turn begins to hint at the existence of a world beyond their own at such exotic activities as surfing the Internet or traveling freely and more dangerously at electoral democracy and other ideas forbidden in a country where defectors risk torture and execution But when Kim Jong-il dies and the boys she has come to love appear devastated she wonders whether the gulf between her world and theirs can ever be bridged Without You There Is No Us offers a moving and incalculably rare glimpse of life in the world s most unknowable country and at the privileged young men she calls soldiers and slaves more
The best-selling Reader s Digest travel book has 40 new content including over 200 new sites over 200 new full-color photographs and all-new up-to- date maps Off the Beaten Path spotlights over 1 000 of the United States most overlooked must- see destinations In a state-by-state A-to-Z format this budget-friendly vacation planner reveals the best-kept secret spots so that no matter where you live you can plan an unforgettable local vacation within an hour or two of your home Each of the featured sites has been verified by the respective state s tourist bureau as still being off the beaten path Revel in nature science art and culture and encounter the unexpected as you explore undiscovered gems This exciting new edition features 1 000 sites-more than 200 new sites and over 300 photographs-more than 200 brand new Brand-new detailed state road maps and revised and updated tourist information- plus links to the attraction s website New feature- Did You Know fact boxes and three new icons representing pet- friendly handicap-accessible and wi-fi compatible sites Sidebars containing seasonal events for each state Packed with innovative ideas for fun day trips and truly memorable vacations for travelers of every temperament penchant and... budget this unparalleled escape book leads you to New Hampshire s castle in the clouds pontoon boating through the Florida Everglades dinosaurs trails through Colorado an authentic jousting tournament in Virginia or a stroll down America s oldest street in New York City Plan an unforgettable vacation with this best-selling travel book-a super-easy reference that shows you where to go how to get there and what you need to know before you begin your adventure more
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
Published to mark the 100th anniversary of National Geographic cartography the prestigious and authoritative National Geographic Atlas of the World Tenth Edition is an essential guide to understanding today s increasingly interconnected world Illustrated maps and informational graphics chart rapidly changing global themes such as population trends urbanization health and longevity human migration climate change communications and the world economy The core of any atlas is the reference mapping section and the 10th Edition boasts the largest and most comprehensive collection of political maps ever published by National Geographic Completely updated and expanded by sixteen pages this section features new maps of Ireland Scotland England and Wales three detailed regional maps of Australia expanded coverage of Africa and a map of the strategically important area around the Mediterranean Sea encompassing North Africa and Southern Europe In addition special sections are dedicated to the Oceans Space and Flags and Facts These are followed by an expanded index with more than 150 000 place names The 10th Edition s high-quality construction and large format make it a centerpiece to gather around as well as the perfect reference tool for... understanding how the present and past continually collide in today s fast-paced world more
The only world atlas updated annually guaranteeing that users will find the most current geographic information Oxford s Atlas of the World is the most authoritative atlas on the market Full of crisp clear cartography of urban areas and virtually uninhabited landscapes around the globe the Atlas is filled with maps of cities and regions at carefully selected scales that give a striking view of the Earth s surface It opens with a fascinating look at world statistics a six-page special on The Future of the Oceans and Seas and satellite images of earth including eleven stunning new images sourced from NASA s latest Earth Observation Satellite Landsat 8 launched in 2013 The extraordinarily extensive front matter continues with a Gazetteer of Nations that has been comprehensively checked and updated to include recent economic and political changes and a 48-page Introduction to World Geography beautifully illustrated with tables and graphs on numerous topics of geographic significance such as the geology and atmosphere of Earth food and water supply biodiversity energy global conflict human health and standards of living The hundreds of city and world maps that form the body of the Atlas have been thoroughly updated for this 21st... edition Providing the finest global coverage available the Atlas of the World is not only the best-selling volume of its size and price but also the benchmark by which all other atlases are measured New to this Edition Eleven stunning new satellite images all sourced from NASA s latest Earth Observation Satellite Landsat 8 launched in 2013 Fact panels flags and text comprehensively checked and updated to include recent economic and political changes Climate Change and Global Warming spread updated in line with findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Updates to the depiction of the borders between Crimea and Ukraine and between Crimea and Russia Politically-colored maps of Crimea show disputed borders New graphics on rising sea-levels and Arctic sea ice New feature on the value of ecosystems Adds museums Hermitage Spaarpotten and Allard Pierson in Amsterdam Bangkok Art and Culture Centre Neues Museum in Berlin Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon Design Museum and Saatchi Gallery in London and the P rez Art Museum in Miami Adds new subway stations in Beijing Budapest and Delhi Adds light railway in Jerusalem and tram route in Edinburgh Renames Budapest International Airport Shows changes to street names in Cape Town eg Nelson Mandela Boulevard Adds new road tunnel in Istanbul joining Asia and Europe Adds new suburb name Hudson Yards and High Line elevated garden in New York Adds extra suburb names to Atlanta Seoul and Toronto Shows new suburbs and areas of reclaimed land to Singapore Shows Hornindalsvatnet in Norway Europe s deepest lake Adds new national parks Sierra de Guadarrama in Spain Gallipoli in Turkey and Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan India Shows reduced extent of Lake Urmia in Iran and Lake Razzaza in Iraq Shows major new rail links between Iran and Kazakhstan and between Iran and Azerbaijan Adds the world s most northerly railway line in the Yamal Peninsula Russia Adds Longtan Reservoir in Southern China and Tekeze Reservoir in Ethiopia Shows new provinces Monza and Brianza in Northern Italy Davao Occidental in the Philippines Kalimantan Utara in Indonesia Rangpur in Bangladesh Alborz in Iran and Jiwaka and Hela in Papua New Guinea Adds major new ports Ambarli in Turkey Songdo in South Korea Laem Chabang in Thailand Johor Port in Malaysia Ra s Al Khair in Saudi Arabia Morgan s Port in Texas and Itaguai near Rio de Janeiro Names new cities Iskandar Malaysia and Masdar City near Abu Dhabi Adds new resorts in Southwest Burma - Chaungtha and Ngwesaung Shows Telangana in regional type pending ratification of statehood by Indian Congress Adds new high speed rail lines under construction between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo Shows rail under construction between Kaduna and Abuja Nigeria Shows new administrative subdivisions in Oman Kenya Tanzania Namibia and Madagascar Shows major ore exporting ports Cape Lambert in Western Australia and Puerto Bolivar in Colombia Shows new heights for Aoraki Mount Cook and Mount McKinley Denali Names world s largest extinct volcano the Tamu Massif Northwest Pacific Adds regional names Kitikmeot Kivalliq Nunavik and Nunatsiavut in Northern Canada Shows Algodones Dunes in Southern Californiamore
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