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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 In 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
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
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
First it was a media sensation Then it became the 1 international bestseller A Long Way Home Now it s Lion the major motion picture starring Dev Patel Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara nominated for six Academy Awards 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
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
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
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 finest guidebook ever written for Maui Now you can plan your best vacation--ever This all new seventh edition is a candid humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the island Best-selling author and longtime Hawai i resident Andrew Doughty unlocks the secrets of an island so lush and diverse that many visitors never realize all that it has to offer Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails secluded beaches pristine reefs delicious places to eat colorful craters hidden waterfalls and so much more Every restaurant activity provider business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes Maui so exciting