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    • Hidden Tuscany : discovering art, culture, and memories in a well-known region's unknown places
    • Walking Amsterdam : the best of the city
      Walking Amsterdam : the best of the city
      Pip Farquharson.
      See the best of Amsterdam with this streamlined walking guide, complete with 11 step-by-step itineraries and maps, to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by National Geographic's famous eye for good pictures. More than just a guidebook, Walking Amsterdam is full of information about the city and its people. Walking Amsterdam is part of an exciting pocket-guide series from National Geographic that showcases the world's great cities. Travelers will find top-notch, streamlined, and useful local knowledge that goes beyond the Internet basics to ensure a rewarding, authentic, and memorable urban experience.
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    • Only in Spain : a foot-stomping, firecracker of a memoir about food, Flamenco, and falling in love
      Only in Spain : a foot-stomping, firecracker of a memoir about food, Flamenco, and falling in love
      Nellie Bennett.
      A sparky, witty and thoroughly enjoyable memoir of a girl who fell in love with flamenco dance and with Spain.
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    • The Emperor far away : travels at the edge of China
    • The Maine woods
      The Maine woods
      Henry David Thoreau
      " Posthumously published in 1864, The Maine Woods depicts Henry David Thoreau's experiences in the forests of Maine, and expands on the author's transcendental theories on the relation of humanity to Nature. On Mount Katahdin, he faces a primal, untamed Nature. Katahdin is a place "not even scarred by man, but it was a specimen of what God saw fit to make this world." In Maine he comes in contact with "rocks, trees, wind and solid earth" as though he were witness to the creation itself. Of equal importance, The Maine Woods depicts Thoreau's contact with the American Indians and depicts his tribal education of learning the language, customs, and mores of the Penobscot people. Thoreau attempts to learn and speak the Abenaki language and becomes fascinated with its direct translation of natural phenomena as in the word sebamook--a river estuary that never loses is water despite having an outlet because it also has an inlet. The Maine Woods illustrates the author's deeper understanding of the complexities of the primal wilderness of uplifted rocky summits in Maine and provides the reader with the pungent aroma of balsam firs, black spruce, mosses, and ferns as only Thoreau could. This new, redesigned edition features an insightful foreword by Thoreau scholar Richard Francis Fleck. Redesigned edition featuring an insightful foreword by Thoreau scholar Richard Francis Fleck. Fleck is a well-respected authority on Thoreau and the author of many books including Henry Thoreau and John Muir Among the Indians. Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. This book was first published in 1864 (composed partly of articles he had written earlier for periodicals) and still in print, is an insightful reporter's picture of a rugged wilderness the moment before being irrevocably altered by armies of loggers. Today the virgin forest seen by Thoreau is gone; trees have been cut, regrown, and harvested again. But modern travelers -- hikers, campers, hunters, fishers, canoeists or back road wanderers -- will still find, as Thoreau did, a land "more grim and wild than you had anticipated." It's also pin-drop tranquil, teeming with wildlife and, in places, challenging to reach. (NYTimes) Following Thoreau into the Maine Woods is hardly a new idea, but it is becoming easier. The Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail was inaugurated, delineating and celebrating Thoreau's passage on routes that Penobscot Indians had used for thousands of years. (NYTimes) Nature tourism is a $37 billion annual industry in the United States (Outdoor Industry Association). "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The interior circuit : a Mexico City chronicle
      The interior circuit : a Mexico City chronicle
      Francisco Goldman.
      "Goldman's story of his emergence from grief five years after his wife's death, symbolized by his attempt to overcome his fear of driving in the city. Embracing the DF (Mexico City) as his home, Goldman explores and celebrates the city, which stands defiantly apart from so many of the social ills and violence wracking Mexico ... [and] sets out to try to understand the menacing challenges the city now faces ... [resulting in] an account of one of the world's most remarkable and often misunderstood cities"--Amazon.com.
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    • Adventure Carolinas : your go-to guide for multi-sport outdoor recreation
      Adventure Carolinas : your go-to guide for multi-sport outdoor recreation
      Joe Miller.
      "Have you ever wanted to take up a new outdoor sport but thought, "Not me" or "Where do I begin"? In this unique take-it-with-you guide, Miller introduces you to sixteen adventure sports in the Carolinas, from water to land and through all four seasons. For each experience, Miller includes location, how to start, associated costs, organizations that can help you begin, physical and mental demands of each activity, and whether the activities are seasonal or competitive. Activities include mountain biking, flat-water and whitewater paddling, scuba diving, climbing, backcountry exploration, skiing, snowboarding and tubing, kiteboarding, hang gliding, and ziplining"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Hiking trails of the Great Smoky Mountains
    • Glacier National Park : must-do hikes for everyone
    • Olympic National Park & vicinity : must-do hikes for everyone
    • Day hiking : the San Juans and Gulf Islands
      Day hiking : the San Juans and Gulf Islands
      by Craig Romano.
      As a hiking destination, the San Juan Islands of Washington and their sister islands to the north offer scores of parks and preserves, hundreds of miles of trails catering to hikers of all levels, and year-round accessibility. Day Hiking: The San Juans and Gulf Islands is divided into roughly four sections: Anacortes, for many the gateway to the region; the San Juan Islands themselves, including some key islands not served by Washington State Ferries; Victoria, Canada, providing easy access to the Gulf Islands, as well as other unique destinations; and the magical southern Gulf Islands. Author Craig Romano explores state parks, county parks, and provincial parks as well as some municipal and regional parks. He also features the recent expansion of San Juan Island National Historic Park on San Juan Island and the recently created Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, spanning several of the southern Gulf Islands, both of which are not yet familiar to many hikers. While the star attractions are the ferry-accessed islands, Romano also features several of the larger islands that don't have ferry service (e.g., Stuart Island) making this guide of interest to paddlers and boaters who are looking for hikes too!
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    • Baseball road trips: the Midwest and Great Lakes
      Baseball road trips: the Midwest and Great Lakes
      Timothy M. Mullin.
      "The perfect travel guide for baseball fans who want to see more of the great ballparks in America's heartland, this handy guide gives you the tips for best lodging, great restaurants, and local attractions for the Major League and minor league cities and towns that dot the Midwest. With details about every ballpark from Major League Baseball to the Frontier League, this travel companion tells you the best places to sit, the best ballpark food to eat, and the best places to go around town when you are not at the ballpark. From taking in a AAA game with the Iowa Cubs in Des Moines and visiting the Field of Dreams to knowing how to best experience Target Field in the Twin Cities, Baseball Road Trips: The Midwest and Great Lakes is all you need to plan a dream baseball road trip"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • 102 ways to save money for and at Walt Disney World
    • The film lover's New York : legendary addresses that inspired great movies
    • Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail
      Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail
      Cheryl Strayed.
      At 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: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State -- and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than "an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise." But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone. Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.
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    • Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail
      Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail
      Cheryl Strayed.
      A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe, and built her back up again.
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    • Searching for pekpek : cassowaries and conservation in the New Guinea rainforest