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Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic
by British Library

Language

English

Pages

215

Publication Date

October 20, 2017

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<b>The official companion book to the British Library exhibition and the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans!</b><br />As the British Library unveils a very special new exhibition in the UK, <em>Harry Potter: A History of Magic</em>, readers everywhere are invited on an enchanting journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, from Care of Magical Creatures and Herbology to Defense Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, and more in this eBook uncovering thousands of years of magical history.<p>Prepare to be amazed by artifacts released from the archives of the British Library, unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, and incredible illustrations from artist Jim Kay.</p><p>Discover the truth behind the origins of the Philosopher’s Stone, monstrous dragons, and troublesome trolls; examine real-life wands and find out what actually makes a mandrake scream; pore over remarkable pages from da Vinci’s notebook; and discover the oldest atlas of the night sky.</p><p>Carefully curated by the British Library and full of extraordinary treasures from all over the world, this is an unforgettable journey exploring the history of the magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.</p>
Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches
by John Hodgman

Language

English

Pages

267

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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<b>“I love everything about this hilarious book except the font size.” <b>—Jon Stewart</b><br /><br />Although his career as a bestselling author and on <i>The Daily Show With Jon Stewart</i> was founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn’t seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore. Everyone is doing it now. </b><br />  <br /> Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only with the awful truth: John Hodgman is an older white male monster with bad facial hair, wandering like a privileged Sasquatch through three wildernesses: the hills of Western Massachusetts where he spent much of his youth; the painful beaches of Maine that want to kill him (and some day will); and the metaphoric haunted forest of middle age that connects them.<br />  <br /> <i>Vacationland </i>collects these real life wanderings, and through them you learn of the horror of freshwater clams, the evolutionary purpose of the mustache, and which animals to keep as pets and which to kill with traps and poison. There is also some advice on how to react when the people of coastal Maine try to sacrifice you to their strange god.<br />  <br /> Though wildly, Hodgmaniacally funny as usual, it is also a poignant and sincere account of one human facing his forties, those years when men in particular must stop pretending to be the children of bright potential they were and settle into the failing bodies of the wiser, weird dads that they are.
L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home
by David Lebovitz

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<b>Bestselling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving ex-Pat life in Paris, using his perplexing experiences in apartment renovation as a launching point for stories about French culture, food, and what it means to revamp one's life. Includes dozens of new recipes.</b><br />  <br /> When David Lebovitz began the project of updating his apartment in his adopted home city, he never imagined he would encounter so much inexplicable red tape while contending with the inconsistent European work ethic and hours. Lebovitz maintains his distinctive sense of humor with the help of his partner Romain, peppering this renovation story with recipes from his Paris kitchen. In the midst of it all, he reveals the adventure that accompanies carving out a place for yourself in a foreign country—under baffling conditions—while never losing sight of the magic that inspired him to move to the City of Light many years ago, and to truly make his home there.
Score of a Lifetime: 25 Years Talking Chicago Sports
by Terry Boers

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

November 15, 2017

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<DIV>For 25 years, Chicago sports fans invited Terry Boers into their homes, cars, and offices as one of the premier voices of WSCR radio. Covering the latest championships and trades, and always ready to offer up timely takes, Boers was a Windy City constant until his retirement in 2017. In his highly-anticipated memoir, Boers delivers a trove of lively anecdotes and personal reflections from his life and journey through sports media--from raucous banter with Mike Ditka during The Score's early days to the Cubs' World Series celebration in 2016. A must-read for any of the thousands of listeners who made Boers part of their daily routine, <I>The Score of a Lifetime</I> is a freewheeling, frank portrait of a man, a career, a station no one thought would survive, and a city that loves its sports.</DIV>
Titanic 1912: The original news reporting of the sinking of the T...
by Ken Rossignol

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

March 27, 2012

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The original facts and details of the Titanic disaster from the newspapers of the world bring forward the story in a vivid and striking way! <br />Join the news stories in action as the first reports told of the RMS Titanic being towed to Halifax and all the passengers saved in erroneous first reports. <br />Learn how the survivors were saved and about the heroes of the night who sacrificed their own lives so that others may live.<br />The story of the heroes and the wonderful new wireless device that was so critical in saving lives as well as startling new details of a fire on board the Titanic which had been burning since the ship left port in Southampton. These details and others were on the front pages of great newspapers beginning hours after the ship sank. The U.S. Senate convened a hearing three days following the plunge to the ocean floor by the greatest ship ever built to that day.<br />Why did Capt. Smith ignore warnings of ice fields ahead? <br />Why were there only enough lifeboats for one-third of the passengers? <br />Was the ship speeding? <br />See the best photos and graphics that survive from the original coverage in this great book AND in the paperback version now available on Amazon. <br />This book on Kindle by a 21st century reporter looking back at the most significant disaster to that day in the 20th century will help you separate the facts from the fiction.
A Beginner's Guide to Living in an RV: Everything I Wish I Knew B...
by Alyssa Padgett

Language

English

Pages

170

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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When my husband and I started full-time RVing, we knew nothing about RV living. We made it up as we traveled to all fifty states, constantly googling things like "how to RV" and "what is boondocking?" Meanwhile, we flooded the bathroom, took ice cold showers, and got stuck in the mud. <br /><br />Now, we've been full-timing for over three years and we've learned the ins and outs of RVing America. <br /><br />In this guide, I answer all of the most common questions we receive about RV living, from how to choose the right RV to how we get mail on the road, to how to find free camping.<br /><br />This guide is for anyone exploring the RV lifestyle and looking for RVing books to help make the transition easier. Also, because I want to make sure this book is valuable for you, below you can see a few specific areas of RVing I cover.<br /><br />A few topics I cover in the guide: <br />- How to find great internet on the road<br />- The costs of full-time RVing<br />- Whether or not to tow a car behind your RV<br />- What we do for health insurance while traveling<br />- The best RVing clubs and memberships<br />- Our favorite apps for RVers<br /><br />A few topics I DON'T cover, since I have zero experience in these areas, are:<br />- Traveling with kids<br />- How to downsize to an RV from a house<br />- How to travel with pets<br /><br />Transitioning to living on the road was the best decision my husband and I could have ever made. RVing has improved our marriage and our life together, and we've seen more of America than we could have ever imagined. <br /><br />While this book isn't about our story or why you should travel, it will be a useful tool as you find yourself asking a million different questions about what it's like living in an RV.<br /><br />Oh, and don't forget to use the #RVlife on Instagram once you start traveling. That's what all the cool kids do.
Eat Pray Love 10th-Anniversary Edition: One Woman's Search for Ev...
by Elizabeth Gilbert

Language

English

Pages

387

Publication Date

January 30, 2007

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<b>The 10th anniversary edition of one of the most iconic, beloved, and bestselling books of our time.<br /></b><br />Elizabeth Gilbert’s <i>Eat Pray Love</i> touched the world and changed countless lives, inspiring and empowering millions of readers to search for their own best selves. Now, this beloved and iconic book returns in a beautiful 10th anniversary edition, complete with an updated introduction from the author, to launch a whole new generation of fans. <br />  <br /> In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want—husband, country home, successful career—but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and set out to explore three different aspects of her nature, against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From the World's Happiest Pe...
by Dan Buettner

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b><i>New York Times</i> best-selling author Dan Buettner reveals the surprising secrets of what makes the world's happiest places—and shows you how to apply these lessons to your own life.</b><br />      In this inspiring guide, you’ll find game-changing tools drawn from global research and expert insights for achieving maximum fulfillment. Along the way, you'll:<br /> • Discover the three strands of happiness—pleasure, purpose, and pride—that feature prominently in the world's happiest places.<br /> • Take the specially designed Blue Zones Happiness Test to pinpoint areas in your life where you could cultivate greater joy, deeper meaning, and increased satisfaction.<br /> • Meet the world's Happiness All-Stars: inspiring individuals from Denmark to the United States who reveal dynamic, practical ways to improve day-to-day living.<br /> • Discover specific, science-based strategies for setting up a “life radius” of community, work, home, and self to create healthier, happiness-boosting habits for the long-term.
The Sweet Life in Paris:
by David Lebovitz

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

April 25, 2009

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<b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>My Paris Kitchen, </i>a deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights, cheese, chocolate, and other confections.<i><br /></i></b><br />Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city and after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he finally moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood. But he soon discovered it's a different world <i>en France</i>.<br /><br />From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men's footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is David's story of how he came to fall in love with—and even understand—this glorious, yet sometimes maddening, city.<br /><br />When did he realize he had morphed into <i>un vrai parisien</i>? It might have been when he found himself considering a purchase of men's dress socks with cartoon characters on them. Or perhaps the time he went to a bank with 135 euros in hand to make a 134-euro payment, was told the bank had no change that day, and thought it was completely normal. Or when he found himself dressing up to take out the garbage because he had come to accept that in Paris appearances and image mean everything. <br /><br />Once you stop laughing, the more than fifty original recipes, for dishes both savory and sweet, such as Pork Loin with Brown Sugar–Bourbon Glaze, Braised Turkey in Beaujolais Nouveau with Prunes, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cake, Chocolate-Coconut Marshmallows, Chocolate Spice Bread, Lemon-Glazed Madeleines, and Mocha–Crème Fraîche Cake, will have you running to the kitchen for your own taste of Parisian living.
Lonely Planet Mexico (Travel Guide)
by , Andy Symington

Language

English

Pages

896

Publication Date

August 01, 2016

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<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet Mexico </I></B>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the ancient Maya world, go horse-riding through fragrant pine forest, and experience Mexico City's hopping cultural scene; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Mexico and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside <I>Lonely Planet</I> <I>Mexico</I> Travel Guide:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Color </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Cultural insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, cuisine, ancient ruins, culture, arts, landscapes, nature, customs, etiquette <LI><B>Over</B> <B>120</B> <B>maps</B> <LI><B>Covers</B> Mexico City, Veracruz, Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Central Pacific Coast, Tijuana, the Copper Canyon, Northern Mexico, Baja California, Northern Central Highlands<I> </I>and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><STRONG>The Perfect Choice: </STRONG><I>Lonely Planet</I> <I>Mexico</I>, our most comprehensive guide to Mexico, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. </P><UL> <LI>Looking for a guide focused on Cancun, Cozumel and the Yucatan? Check out <B><I>Lonely Planet</I> <I>Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan </I></B>guide for a comprehensive look at all this region has to offer. </LI></UL><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P>

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