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Walking New York
Walking New York
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See the best of New York with this streamlined, itinerary-driven guide, created in a handy, take-along format. Part of a brand-new series from National Geographic that showcases the world's great cities, Walking New York is divided into the following sections: The Whirlwind Tours section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sights will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist's tour that's pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond. The Neighborhoods section of the book presents the city broken down into 15-odd itineraries that lead you on a step-by-step tour to the best sights in each of the city's greatest neighborhoods—from Lower Manhattan and The Villages to Central Park, Harlem, and the Outer Boroughs. Travel Essentials provides information on how to get to the city and how to get around, as well as hand-picked hotels and restaurants.


$14.95
$9.99
Hidden Alaska
Hidden Alaska
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A stunning visual story of a place of wonder and mystique for every American, this book features what is legendary and beloved about Alaska, a land of magnificent wilderness and beauty, virtually untouched by human ambition. It also focuses on the key point of interest in the state today: endangered Bristol Bay, which faces potential mining of the world's greatest deposits of copper and gold. Its pristine waters are the worlds' biggest salmon spawning grounds. If the gold is mined, the ecosystem is destroyed —but the impoverished locals have work for the next half-century. After that, the salmon and the mines are gone. Photographer Michael Melford, paired with noted environmental storyteller David Atcheson, addresses the dilemma by bowling us over with the beauty and importance of the place for all time. Underwritten by the Renewable Resources Coalition.


$24.00
Only Pack What You Can Carry
Only Pack What You Can Carry
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Magnetically written by former CEO of the North Carolina Council of Girl Scouts and award-winning CEO for New York's Children's Council of the Arts, this uniquely engaging travel narrative describes four keys to unlocking personal and spiritual fulfillment: solitude, introspection, challenge, and commitment. Through a series of compelling travel essays and deeply thoughtful memoirs, Janice Booth draws readers into each adventure—ranging from a solo hike through Northern California to galloping across the fields of Ireland to a short stint with the Circus Arts learning the flying trapeze—and shares her secrets to a fuller life through traveling alone. Step by step, she demonstrates why leaving everything—and everyone—behind for a few days (or more!) is the best path to inner strength, confidence, and true self-knowledge.


$24.00
$5.99
Walking Rome
Walking Rome
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travelogues and Memoirs

See the best of Rome with this streamlined, itinerary-driven guide, created in a handy, take-along format. Part of a brand-new series from National Geographic that showcases the world's great cities, Walking Rome is divided into the following sections: The Whirlwind Tours section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sights will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist's tour that's pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond. The Neighborhoods section of the book presents the city broken down into 15-odd itineraries that lead you on a step-by-step tour to the best sights in each of the city's greatest neighborhoods—from Rome's ancient heart to Laterano to Piazza di Spagna to Trastevere. Travel Essentials provides information on how to get to the city and how to get around, as well as hand-picked hotels and restaurants.


$14.95
Walking Paris
Walking Paris
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travelogues and Memoirs

See the best of Paris with this streamlined, itinerary-driven guide, created in a handy, take-along format. Part of a brand-new series from National Geographic that showcases the world's great cities, Walking Paris is divided into the following sections: The Whirlwind Tours section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sights will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist's tour that's pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond. The Neighborhoods section of the book presents the city broken down into 15-odd itineraries that lead you on a step-by-step tour to the best sights in each of the city's greatest neighborhoods—from The Islands and the Latin Quarter to the Champs-Elysees and Montmartre. Travel Essentials provides information on how to get to the city and how to get around, as well as hand-picked hotels and restaurants.


$14.95
Walking London
Walking London
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See the best of London with this streamlined, itinerary-driven guide, created in a handy, take-along format. Part of a brand-new series from National Geographic that showcases the world's great cities, Walking London is divided into the following sections: The Whirlwind Tours section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sights will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist's tour that's pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond. The Neighborhoods section of the book presents the city broken down into 15-odd itineraries that lead you on a step-by-step tour to the best sights in each of the city's greatest neighborhoods—from The City and Westminster to Kensington and Knightbridge. Travel Essentials provides information on how to get to the city and how to get around, as well as hand-picked hotels and restaurants.


$14.95
National Geographic Guide to State Parks of the U.S., 4th Edition
National Geographic Guide to State Parks of the U.S., 4th Edition
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Nominated for inclusion in this book by the 50 state parks directors, this stunning group of 200-plus state parks presents the diversity and beauty of these accessible gems. From Florida to Alaska, from the white water at Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania, to the dunes of Pink Coral Sand Dunes, Utah, from the 6-acre Iao Valley to the 204,000-acre Baxter, these parks represent the best cultural and natural areas protected within our state parks' system.


$25.00
The Island: Martinique
The Island: Martinique
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In this compelling travel memoir, two-time PEN/Faulkner Award winner John Edgar Wideman explores Martinique's seductive natural beauty and culture, as well as its vexed history of colonial violence and racism. Attempting to decipher the strange, alluring mixture of African and European that is Creole, he and his French traveling companion develop a powerful attraction to one another which they find at once threatened and elevated by a third party—the island itself. A rich intersection of place, history, and the intricacies of human relations, Wideman's story gets deep into the Caribbean and close to the heart of the Creole experience.
$20.00
$13.99
Desert Memories: Journeys through the Chilean North
Desert Memories: Journeys through the Chilean North
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The Norte Grande of Chile, the world's driest desert, had ''engendered contemporary Chile, everything that was good about it, everything that was dreadful,'' writes Ariel Dorfman in his brilliant exploration of one of the least known and most exotic corners of the globe. For 10,000 years the desert had been mined for silver, iron, and copper, but it was the 19th-century discovery of nitrate that transformed the country into a modern state and forced the desert's colonization.


$21.00
$15.99
Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country - Hardcover
Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country - Hardcover
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Setting out with her infant daughter and the baby's father, an Ojibwe spiritual leader and guide, Louise Erdrich embarks on an evocative journey to the islands of her forebearers in southern Ontario. She arrives in a small boat on Lake of the Woods to visit powerful, centuries-old rock paintings that are still read by contemporary Ojibwe as ''teaching and dream guides'' and are appreciated as art works as well.


$20.00
Among Flowers - Hardcover
Among Flowers - Hardcover
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In this delightful hybrid of a book—part memoir and part travel journal—the bestselling author Jamaica Kincaid ventures deep into the mountains of Nepal with a small group of botanists in search of native Himalayan plants that will grow in her Vermont garden. Alighting from a plane in the Annapurna Valley, they are met by Maoist guerrillas—an event that recurs with alarming regularity throughout their trip. The group sets off into the mountains with Sherpas and bearers, crossing spectacular landscapes, Nepalese villages, and herds of yaks. In beautiful, introspective prose, Kincaid intertwines the harrowing Maoist encounters with botanical discoveries, fascinating daily details, and lyrical musings on gardens, nature, home, and family.
$20.00
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
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The surreal City of Angels is a unique amalgam of past and present, tradition and revolution, dreamscape and reality. Whether in history books or on the silver screen, the Los Angeles landscape has long served as an ever-shifting backdrop against which countless American anxieties and aspirations play out. New York-based novelist and short-story writer A. M. Homes distills the elusive, quixotic splendor of this most beguiling of great American cities. She checks us into the famed hotel Chateau Marmont and uses life at this iconic landmark as a multifaceted prism through which to view and experience Los Angeles culture, past and present.


$20.00
Sicilian Odyssey
Sicilian Odyssey
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A blending of art and cultural criticism, travel writing, and personal narrative, Sicilian Odyssey is Francine Prose's imaginative consideration of the diverse cultural legacies found juxtaposed and entangled on the Mediterranean island of Sicily. She writes of the intensity of Sicily, the "commitment to the extreme," where the history is more colorful, the sun hotter, the cooking earthier, the violence more horrific, the carnival more raucous, the politics more Byzantine than other places on Earth, and how much the island can teach us about the triumph of beauty over violence and life over death.


$20.00
The Edge of Maine
The Edge of Maine
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Geoffrey Wolff has spent more than 30 summers in Maine—sailing its coastal waters, climbing its rocky peaks, and communing with its natives. Now, with the voice of a skilled and passionate insider, Wolff brings readers into the heart of this region, explaining the characteristics that make it so unique. Deeply informative and stylishly written, The Edge of Maine is travel literature at its best.


$20.00
Into a Paris Quartier - Softcover
Into a Paris Quartier - Softcover
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As a child, Diane Johnson was in love with Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers, the story of the 17-century swashbuckling denizens of St. Germain-des-Pres, the famous area of Paris that sprang up in the ninth century around a large Benedictine abbey. Now, the bestselling author of Le Mariage and Le Divorce details both the history of this fascinating quarter and its unique daily life.


$10.95
Ten Best of Everything: Families
Ten Best of Everything: Families
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Family trips are the most popular form of leisure travel. This must-have guide is chock full of ten-best lists, sidebars, maps, and more. It's the perfect resource for planning a week-long vacation with grandparents, a dream trip across the country, or a short getaway close to home.


$21.95
Song Without Words
Song Without Words
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Through never-before-seen photographs and intriguing personal diaries, this beautiful book provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of Countess Sophia Tolstoy and her husband, Leo Tolstoy—one of the greatest authors of all time—set against the grand and terrifying backdrop of aristocratic Russia on the brink of its demise. Autobiographical in nature, yet global in its true scope, Song Without Words brings to light the gifts of a major figure whose previously unknown works enrich our knowledge of literature, photography, and history.


$25.00
$6.99
How I Learned English
How I Learned English
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All over the world there are people struggling to master the quirks and challenges of English. In today's America, many millions of them are Latino—and in this eloquent collection, nearly 60 Latino politicians, entertainers, athletes, and authors contribute fascinating, revealing, often touching essays on the very personal process each went through to achieve this common end. Their successes are inspiring. Their pieces, engaging and entertaining all, express the whole range of emotions that learning any new language entails. This wonderful, eclectic, inviting collection speaks to—and for—all of them, and goes directly to the heart of the national debate on language and immigration.


$16.95
$8.99