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DOCUMENTOS INSOLITOS (Spanish Edition)
by NANDO BARROS

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Spanish

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Publication Date

March 29, 2017

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CARTAS Y DOCUMENTOS BIOGRAFICOS DE ECHOS INSOLITOS Y CURIOSOS EN LOS SIGLOS GLORIOSOS DE ESPAÑA. ESTOS SON LOS VERDADEROS DESCLASIFICADOS.
Don't Hold Your Breath
by LeRoy French

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English

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Publication Date

March 29, 2017

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This is the life story of adventurer/photographer LeRoy French. The reader will be taken on some amazing journeys, from shark attacks, boat sinking's, incredible scuba dives to leaving a California lifestyle and moving his entire family to a Caribbean Island. One of the most ferocious shark attacks ever recorded is explained in full detail along with Mr. French's eventual recovery. Exciting encounters in Micronesia, Mexico and other remote destinations will keep you on the edge of your seat. This is truly a story of a lifestyle that most people only dream of. Mr. French has an insatiable desire for adventure along with a "Love Affair with the Ocean."
FLASK 2011: A Bicycle Journey from Florida to Alaska
by Craig Randleman

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English

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Publication Date

March 28, 2017

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One man's journey through the entirety of North America by bicycle, whose adventure includes backpacking and rock climbing in the National Parks and wilderness of both the United States and Canada. Enjoy the whimsical descriptions of the physical and emotional challenges of a five-month solo adventure from the sandy beaches of Florida, through the heart of the Rocky Mountain chain, and into the wilds of Alaska.<br /><br />Excerpt:<br /><br />What normally takes about 30 minutes takes me nearly two hours but I finally manage to wrestle the wet tarp, tent, lines, and poles over the uneven terrain and into a semblance of shelter. My brain and hands are rigid with cold and decisions seem to take as long as does any movement. It is a deliberate effort to move from one task to another and fight through the sluggishness and pain from the cold. The bags finally in and arranged to keep things dry in this leaking, inhospitable site, I must now undress outside without getting all the dry stuff wet. The bag and clothes must remain dry if I’m to recover so I shed the wet gear outside in the torrent, reach into the tent for the small hand towel in the small dry bag, and then comically towel off while simultaneously crawling into the tiny dry space created by the wet tent fabric. Now even colder, getting dressed is difficult but eventually I have most of my clothes on and I’m stuffed in the dry sleeping bag with my puffy jacket around my numb feet. It takes an hour for the shivers to subside enough that I can eat the food Karen had bagged for me. But now fed and with warmth returning to my torso, I sense the worst is over and fall asleep completely exhausted.<br /><br />An hour or so later, I awake with a start. My mind still cannot grasp that the day’s frightening events are safely past. I am numb from trying to avoid thinking about the situation. At the moment, the tent and dry clothes and sleeping bag are a wonderful respite but the truth is that I’m still worried. In fact, I’m scared. It’s easily still 50K to Muskeg and then another 30K to Grand Cache and it seems appropriate to try to make one of those tomorrow but I’m dreading the effort it will take and wondering if my body and mind are strong enough to deal with the maelstrom two days in a row. I’m very tired and this often leads to intense emotional vulnerability. I start to cry. I miss my wife and just want to be curled up in bed next to her – safe, warm, and coddled. The sobbing deepens as my mind wonders, “Why did you ever think you could do this?! You fool!” Everything about the adventure now seems too hard by a lot and there is no rationalizing the failure that this situation highlights: a failure of toughness, resilience, preparation, and fortitude.<br /><br />“You’re no adventurer. You made it this far out of dumb luck and when that runs out, you crumble.”<br /><br />“You’re a fraud.”
Mission Rusangu: Memories from Rusangu Secondary School Zambia
by Joyce Griffith

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English

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Publication Date

March 28, 2017

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Five years of intrigue and fun as an English teacher in the African country of Zambia.
Carry On: Stan Zuray's Journey from Boston Greaser to Alaskan Hom...
by , Stan Zuray

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English

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Publication Date

June 23, 2017

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In 1960s inner city Boston, Stan Zuray had nothing but a life of crime ahead of him. As he grew older, he found himself searching for more. Soon, deep in The Interior of Alaska, he found what he was looking for. <br /><br />Life in the remote Tozitna River Valley kept Stan on the knife's edge between deadly cold, grizzly bears, famine, and one unruly sled dog with a grudge. Humbled by nature, his life then made a complete reversal. His story tells of the complete reformation of a man, as his heart and mind change focus from crime, to survival.
Thirty Days In Quito: Two Gringos and a Three-Legged Cat Move to ...
by K. Kris Loomis

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English

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March 23, 2017

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<b>Ever wonder what it would be like to pick up one day and move abroad?</b> <br /><br />In the summer of 2013, Kris Loomis and her husband sold all their worldly possessions and, along with their three-legged cat, Triplet, did just that. They left their comfy life behind and moved to Ecuador!<br /><br />Follow along as they battle ‘mañana’ time, stinky buses, and the dreaded ‘Frankenstein’ shower. Will they adjust to South American culture? Will Triplet learn to meow in Spanish? Will the stupid black beans ever cook at that altitude?<br /><br /><i>Thirty Days In Quito: Two Gringos and a Three-Legged Cat Move to Ecuador</i> is a humorous first-hand account of a couple stepping out of their comfort zone, holding on tight, and learning to breathe at 9,000 feet.<br /><br /><b>Also by K. Kris Loomis</b><br /><br /><i>How to Sneak More Yoga Into Your Life: A Doable Yoga Plan for Busy People</i><br /><i>How to Sneak More Meditation Into Your Life: A Doable Meditation Plan for Busy People</i><br /><i>The Monster In the Closet and Other Stories</i><br /><br />Visit www.kkrisloomis.com and get a FREE short story!<br /><br />You can connect with Kris on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest @kkrisloomis.<br /><br /><i>Thirty Days In Quito: Two Gringos and a Three-Legged Cat Move to Ecuador</i> is a fun read for anyone interested in travel or curious about other cultures, and future expats will get a glimpse of what moving abroad is <i>really</i> like!<br /><br /><br />
Sailing Alone Around the World(Annotated)
by Joshua Slocum

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English

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March 27, 2017

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<br /><br />Sailing Alone Around the World (1900) is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone. The book was an immediate success and highly influential in inspiring later travelers.<br />
Journeys Through Paradise: Pioneering Naturalists in the Southeas...
by Gail Fishman

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English

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Publication Date

March 22, 2017

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"This book is for those inhabited by the same desires that drove the early naturalists afield, who yearn to know wilder territory. We read it voraciously, as if in the understanding of how they loved we might also begin to do so, as if in the reliving of their lives we might recapture some vanishing part of the human psyche that must know wilderness."-- Janisse Ray, author of <i>Ecology of a Cracker Childhood</i><br /> <br /> "Like the naturalists she profiles, Gail Fishman takes us on an odyssey through a time when the extraordinary diversity of the southeastern United States was first being explored and described. . . . Entertaining."-- Steve Gatewood, executive director, Society for Ecological Restoration, Tucson<br /><br />"Fishman modernizes the men and their explorations by retracing the terrain that they explored, wrote about, drew and painted. The result is an intriguing and appealing lesson in biographical and scientific history and a literary reading experience that will appeal to a wide audience."-- William W. Rogers, professor of history emeritus, Florida State University<br /><br />Following the original steps of pioneering naturalists, Gail Fishman profiles thirteen men who explored North America’s southeastern wilderness between 1715 and the 1940s, including John James Audubon, Mark Catesby, John and William Bartram, John Muir, and Alvan Wentworth Chapman. The book is also Fishman’s personal travelogue as she experiences the landscape through their eyes and describes the changes that have occurred along the region’s trails and streams.<br /><br />Traveling by horseback, boat, and foot, these naturalists--dedicated to their task and blessed with passion and insatiable curiosity--explored gentle mountains, regal forests, and shadowy swamps. Their interests ran deeper than merely cataloging plants and animals. They identified the continent’s foundations and the habits and histories of the flora and fauna of the landscape. Fishman tells us who they were and what compelled them to pursue their work. She evaluates what they accomplished and measures their importance, also pointing out their strengths and failings. And she paints an engaging picture of what America was like at the time.<br /><br />Fishman combines natural history and American history into a series of portraits that recapture the American Southeast as it was seen by those who first tramped through the wilderness and whose voices from the beginning urged the preservation of wild places.<br /><br /><b>Gail Fishman</b>, a freelance writer who lives in Tallahassee, has worked for the Florida Defenders of the Environment, The Nature Conservancy, and the National Audubon Society. She is a volunteer for the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and helped form the St. Marks Refuge Association.
Addicted (Text Only)
by Tony Adams

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

April 20, 2017

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<p>First published in 1998 and now available as an ebook.</p><p>It has not been possible to include the illustrations in this edition.</p><p>Inspirational Arsenal captain and England international, Tony Adams is a legend of the modern game. But behind the on-the-field successes is the story of a man who has fought and continues to win a battle against alcoholism.</p><p>Adams writes what it was like playing with the best players in the game, from Gazza to Dennis Bergkamp; and working with some of the most successful managers, including George Graham, Terry Venables, Glenn Hoddle and Arsene Wenger.</p><p>But above all, his story is that of a winner, a man who has brought the intense determination he has shown on the field to his recovery from illnesses off it.</p><p>Adams recalls graphically and openly his descent into alcohol addiction, which at one point saw him jailed for drink-driving. Just as he was finding his feet again after the slow rehabilitation process, problems with his marriage surfaced and soon after Adams found himself heading for a divorce. He talks honestly about that traumatic period in his life and also about the pressures and demands of being a top-class footballer in the modern era.</p><p>Taken from the 1999 paperback edition, Adams also gives a detailed account of Arsenal’s 1998–99 season, and the mood in the Highbury dressing-room after the previous season’s double-winning success.</p>

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