Traveling the 38th Parallel: A Water Line around the World

By David Carle

Between extremes of weather farther north and south, the thirty eighth North parallel line marks a temperate, heart range the place human societies have thrived because the starting of civilization. It divides North and South Korea, passes via Athens and San Francisco, and bisects Mono Lake within the jap Sierra Nevada, the place authors David and Janet Carle make their domestic. Former park rangers, the authors set out on an around-the-world trip looking for water-related environmental and cultural intersections alongside the thirty eighth parallel. This publication is a chronicle in their adventures as they meet humans confronting demanding situations in water provide, toxins, wetlands loss, and habitat safety. on the center of the narrative are the riveting tales of the passionate individuals—scientists, educators, and native activists—who are suffering to maintain the various world's so much impressive, but threatened, landscapes.

Traveling principally outdoor of towns, clear of well-beaten vacationer tracks, the authors go Japan, Korea, China, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Greece, Sicily, Spain, Portugal, the Azores Islands, and the United States—from Chesapeake Bay to San Francisco Bay. The tales they assemble offer stark contrasts in addition to reaffirming similarities throughout assorted cultures. Generously illustrated with maps and pictures, Traveling the thirty eighth Parallel files devastating environmental losses but in addition inspiring earnings made during the efforts of devoted contributors operating opposed to the percentages to guard those fragile places.

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Down To The Sea In Ships: Of Ageless Oceans and Modern Men

By Horatio Clare

For millennia, the seaways have carried our items, cultures and concepts, the terrors of conflict and the bounties of peace - they usually have by no means been busier than they're this present day. yet even though our normality is dependent upon transport, it's a global which passes mostly unconsidered, unseen and unrecorded. Out of sight, in each lonely nook of each sea, via each evening, on a daily basis, and each possible climate, tiny crews of seafarers paintings the large ships which preserve landed existence afloat. those usual males (and they're quite often males) stay amazing lives, topic to pressures we all know - households, relationships, goals and fears - and to risks and problems we will in simple terms think, from hurricanes and pirates to years of confinement in detrimental, if no longer hellish, environments.

Horatio Clare joins box ships, vacationing within the corporation in their crews and captains. jointly they event unforgettable trips: the 1st, from East to West (Felixstowe to la, through Suez) is wealthy with Mediterranean historical past, torn with storm nights and gilded with an unearthly Pacific peace; the second one northerly passage, from Antwerp to Montreal, reeks of diesel, wuthers with gales and is going to frozen areas of the North Atlantic, in deep wintry weather, the place the ocean itself turns out haunted.

In Clare's bright prose a latest does conflict with implacable forces, because the ships pass seas of historical past and incident, whereas seafarers spread the tales in their lives, telling their stories and yarns. a gorgeous and terrifying portrait of the oceans and their human topics, and a desirable research of massive enterprise afloat, all the way down to the ocean in Ships is a relocating tribute to people who reside and paintings at the nice waters, faraway from land.

'Magnificent' Robert Macfarlane

'Tremendous' The Times

Literary Awards
Winner of the Stanford Dolman commute booklet of the Year

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The Rough Guide to Laos

By Steve Vickers, Edward Aves

The tough consultant to Laos is the last word go back and forth advisor to this mesmerizing and unspoiled nook of Southeast Asia.

Discover Laos's highlights. The tough advisor to Laos positive factors lovely full-color images, transparent maps and precise insurance of all points of interest and actions, from the UNESCO international historical past web site of Luang Prabang to the outstanding waterfalls of the excessive Bolaven Plateau to the attractive 4 Thousand Islands (Si Phan Don), and extra. The tough consultant to Laos additionally comprises distinct historical past on Laos's ethnic hill tribes and suggestion on the place to trek and which publications are so much reliable.

Inside this guidebook you can find precise useful recommendation on what to determine and do and will depend on updated descriptions of the simplest inns and guesthouses, eating places, bars, outlets and journey operators for all budgets.

Make the main of some time on the earth with The tough advisor to Laos.

About Rough Guides: For thirty years, adventurous tourists have grew to become to Rough Guides for up to date and intuitive details from professional authors. With opinionated and energetic writing, sincere experiences, and a powerful cultural historical past, Rough Guides go back and forth books carry greater than 200 locations to life.

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Best Hikes Near Houston (Best Hikes Near Series)

By Keith Stelter

Who says you want to go back and forth faraway from domestic to move on a good hike? In Best Hikes close to Houston author Kieth Stelter information the simplest hikes inside an hour's force of the higher Houston quarter excellent for the city and suburbanite hard-pressed to discover nice outdoors activites with regards to domestic. each one featured hike contains distinctive hike specifications, a quick hike description, trailhead position, directional cues, and a close map.

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180° South: Conquerors of the Useless

By Yvon Chouinard

180° South takes readers behind the curtain of the movie, 180° South, made via Chris Malloy, to profit extra in regards to the those who made the unique overland trip to Patagonia in 1968, and the repeat trip over ocean and land forty years later. The ebook comprises tales of occasions and reviews that encouraged Chris Malloy, Yvon Chouinard, and Doug Tompkins to decide on paths dedicated to saving what is left of the wild global. Open it wherever and revel in the images through the world’s prime surf and mountaineering photographers Jeff Johnson, Jimmy Chin, Scotty Soen, and Danny Moder.

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The Fight in the Clouds: The Extraordinary Combat Experience of P-51 Mustang Pilots During World War II

By James P. Busha

This is as shut as you will get to a global battle II - period P-51 Mustang with no flying one yourself. The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang first all started showing in actual numbers in 1943, on the climax of the Allied crusade in global conflict II. capable of fly lengthy levels, it was once the right escort, protecting bombers secure all of the manner from Allied bases in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Pacific to quite a few Axis business goals and army installations and again. The Mustang might cross directly to offer pivotal air aid on D-Day, and by means of the tip of the conflict, the P-51 will be chargeable for approximately half all enemy plane shot down. In The struggle within the Clouds, aviation author and EAA Warbirds of the US editor James P. Busha narrates a spellbinding selection of stories of P-51 Mustang wrestle during the battle. Drawing on interviews performed with dozens of veteran P-51 pilots, the publication strains the development of warfare during the fascinating, chronologically geared up reviews of the boys who really flew the planes into struggle. you are going to come across Mustangs tangling with Soviet-built Yaks, a Mustang ace taking pictures down an Me 262 Stormbird, an epic long-range conflict over the Pacific Ocean, and a ranking of alternative riveting bills underscoring the P-51's versatility and its very important value to the Allied victory. strengthened by means of Busha's personal remark and historic research, in addition to a gallery of infrequent black-and-white interval pictures, The struggle within the Cloudsoffers a cockpit-seat view of 1 of WWII's so much celebrated plane and the lads who bravely flew it into harm's way.

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From China to Vietnam: A food journey along the Mekong River

By Luke Nguyen

From China to Vietnam is an evocative culinary event that explores Asia’s most renowned river. beginning in south-west China and touring via Myanmar, northern Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, prior to meandering right down to the enormous Mekong Delta in Vietnam, Luke Nguyen immerses himself within the cultures and groups who depend on this life-giving river. alongside the best way he discovers the neighborhood cuisines and learns the heart-warming tales from the folk he meets.

Filled with beautiful images and genuine recipes from every one area, From China to Vietnam captures the real essence of this very good river: its humans, foodstuff, tradition and wonder.

Luke Nguyen is the landlord of Sydney’s recognized purple Lantern eating places. He has written 4 past cookbooks and is the presenter of a number of SBS cooking indicates, together with Luke Nguyen’s better Mekong, the spouse to this e-book. Luke at the moment splits his time among Sydney and Vietna

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The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World Trivia: A Ride-by-Ride Exploration of the History, Facts, and Secrets Behind the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom

By Susan Veness

Test your wisdom of Disney's little-known evidence and history!

You've been to Disney international 1000's of occasions and will rattle off the full spiel for the Jungle Cruise from reminiscence, yet how a lot do you actually find out about those creative topic parks and their sights? From the quickest rides and the tallest sculptures to the parks' enthralling heritage and hidden gem stones, this minutiae problem does not leave out a unmarried element - irrespective of how small. jam-packed with Disney's best-kept secrets and techniques and proof, you are going to spend hours racking your mind attempting to work out solutions to questions resembling, "What is the identify of the award Walt Disney created for exact forged Members?" and "What is so detailed concerning the dentures Dr. Winch is selling at nation endure Jamboree?"

A treasure trove of not easy Disney global trivialities, this e-book is bound to stump even the most important Mickey Mouse fan!

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Lonely Planet Barcelona Pocket (Encounter)

By Anthony Ham

Lonely Planet's new-look Pocket courses offer you all of the best attractions and a local's view of town too you get the simplest of either worlds!

Barcelona may possibly simply be the good urban on the earth. fashion conscious and constantly in style, this can be a position the place the avant-garde and the normal collide day-by-day with striking effects. It s the place Gaudí meets Gothic, the place nutrients is lifestyles in all its scrumptious complexity, and the place the humanities (including the artwork of getting a great time) regularly take centre stage.

Inside this book:

-Local existence good points comprise the waterfront sector, Sunday within the Barri Gòtic, and the tapas bars of El Born

-Specialist walks comprise a journey of Modernista structures and a food-lover s walk

-Maps for each neighbourhood and a pull out urban map

-Quickstart consultant offers the entire uncomplicated details had to hit the floor running

-Contains crucial words yet a Lonely Planet Spanish phrasebook can be recommended

We understand simply because we move: each Lonely Planet consultant is a hundred% researched and updates via our authors on-the-ground

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