The Complete Idiot's Guide to RVing, 3E

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Published: 2012-06-05

ISBN: 9781615641895

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

Synopsis

BRENT PETERSON is former editor of RV View, a magazine devoted to the technical aspects of owning an RV, and is editor-at-large for Woodall’s Publishing, home to seven consumer titles about RV travel. Brent is a frequent contributor to Coast to Coast and Roads to Adventure magazines, and his weekly “RV Guy” column, detailing his unique take on RVing, appears in 35 online newspaper Web sites.

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Price: $19.95


Naples Declared

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Published: 2012-05-10

ISBN: 9780399159176

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: A Marian Wood Book/Putnam

Synopsis

It is a city of seemingly irreconcilable opposites, simultaneously glorious and ghastly. And it is Ben Taylor’s remarkable ability to meld these contradictions into a whole that makes this the exciting and original book it is. He takes his stroll around the bay with the acute sensitivity of a lover, the good humor of a friend, and the wisdom of a seeker who has immersed himself in all aspects of this contrapuntal culture. His curiosity leads him to many byways, both real and metaphoric, and his passion for this ancient city and its people becomes, in his graceful prose and amusing anecdotes,

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Price: $26.95


Turn Right at Machu Picchu

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Published: 2012-04-24

ISBN: 9780452297982

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Plume

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What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu?In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and “discovered” Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer’s perilous path in search of the truth—except he’d written about adventure far more than he’d actually lived it. In fact, he’d never even slept in a tent.Turn Right at Machu

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The Ragged Edge of the World

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Published: 2012-03-27

ISBN: 9780452297746

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Plume

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A pioneering work of environmental journalism that vividly depicts the people, animals and landscapes on the front lines of change’s inexorable march. A species nearing extinction, a tribe losing centuries of knowledge, a tract of forest facing the first incursion of humans-how can we even begin to assess the cost of losing so much of our natural and cultural legacy?For forty years, environmental journalist and author Eugene Linden has traveled to the very sites where tradition, wildlands and the various forces of modernity collide. In The Ragged Edge of the World, he takes us from pygmy

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Walt Disney World, 2012 Edition

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Published: 2011-09-06

ISBN: 9781615641123

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

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Features the most up-to-date ride ratings, prices, and hotel, park, and dining information. Includes itineraries, planning cards, and maps.

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Price: $18.95


Turn Right at Machu Picchu

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Published: 2011-06-30

ISBN: 9780525952244

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Dutton Adult

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What happens when an adventure travel expert-who’s never actually done anything adventurous-tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? July 24, 1911, was a day for the history books. For on that rainy morning, the young Yale professor Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and encountered an ancient city in the clouds: the now famous citadel of Machu Picchu. Nearly a century later, news reports have recast the hero explorer as a villain who smuggled out priceless artifacts and stole credit for finding one of the world’s greatest archaeological sites. Mark Adams

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Price: $26.95


The Ragged Edge of the World

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Published: 2011-03-17

ISBN: 9780670022519

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

A noted environmental writer relives his experiences of how earth’s far corners have yielded to or resisted modernity. For forty years Eugene Linden has explored global environmental issues in books and for publications ranging from National Geographic and Time to Foreign Affairs. Linden’s diverse assignments have brought him to ragged edges of the globe, the sites where modernity, tradition, and wildlands collide. A money and ideas from the West have seeped into places like Polynesia, the Amazon, and the Arctic, Linden has witnessed dramatic transformations. Even in the Ndoki, celebrated as the

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Best Family Destinations

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Published: 2011-01-04

ISBN: 9781615640478

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

Synopsis

The top cities, beaches, amusement parks, and more! Travel writer Kyle McCarthy, with the assistance of the one of the top family travel sites, FamilyTravelForum.com, takes readers through five U.S. regions, Canada, and Mexico, uncovering the top 150 destinations for family travelers. ?Categories include top cities, cultural sites, beaches, amusement parks, outdoor adventures, historical areas, mountain towns, and much more ?FamilyTravelForum.com is ranked second on Google and third on Bing for people searching “family travel”

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Price: $18.95


Bicycle Diaries

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Published: 2010-09-28

ISBN: 9780143117964

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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A round-the-world bicycle tour with one of the most original artists of our day. Urban bicycling has become more popular than ever as recession- strapped, climate-conscious city dwellers reinvent basic transportation. In this wide-ranging memoir, artist/musician David Byrne-who has relied on a bike to get around New York City since the early 1980s-relates his adventures as he pedals through an engages with some of the world’s major cities. From Buenos Aires to Berlin, he meets a range of people both famous and ordinary, shares his thoughts on art, fashion, music, globalization, and the

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Price: $16.00


AN Irreverent Curiosity

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Published: 2010-07-06

ISBN: 9781592405497

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Gotham

Synopsis

Read David Farley’s posts on the Penguin Blog. A tour through the centuries and through a bizarre Italian town in search of an unbelievable relic: the foreskin of Jesus Christ In December 1983, a priest in the Italian hill town of Calcata shared shocking news with his congregation: the pride of their town, the foreskin of Jesus, had been stolen. Some postulated that it had been stolen by Satanists. Some said the priest himself was to blame. Some even pointed their fingers at the Vatican. In 2006, travel writer David Farley moved to Calcata, determined to find the missing foreskin, or

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Price: $16.00


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