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In a Sunburned Country
by Bill Bryson

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English

Pages

436

Publication Date

September 01, 2000

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<b>Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. This time in Australia.</b><br /><br />His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller <i>A Walk in the Woods</i>. <i>In A Sunburned Country</i> is his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiousity.<br /><br />Despite the fact that Australia harbors more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else, including sharks, crocodiles, snakes, even riptides and deserts, Bill Bryson adores the place, and he takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond that beaten tourist path. Wherever he goes he finds Australians who are cheerful, extroverted, and unfailingly obliging, and these beaming products of land with clean, safe cities, cold beer, and constant sunshine fill the pages of this wonderful book. <br /><br />Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide.
The Dresden Files Collection 1-6 (The Dresden Files Box-Set Book ...
by Jim Butcher

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

December 28, 2010

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<b>The first six novels featuring Harry Dresden—Chicago’s only professional wizard—are a perfect introduction to the # 1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series that <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> describes as “<i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i> starring Philip Marlowe.”</b><br />  <br /><i>STORM FRONT</i><br /><i>FOOL MOON</i><br /><i>GRAVE PERIL</i><br /><i>SUMMER KNIGHT</i><br /><i>DEATH MASKS</i><br /><i>BLOOD RITES</i>
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
by Tony Horwitz

Language

English

Pages

496

Publication Date

August 01, 2003

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<p><b>In an exhilarating tale of historic adventure, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>Confederates in the Attic</i> retraces the voyages of Captain James Cook, the Yorkshire farm boy who drew the map of the modern world</b></p><p> Captain James Cook's three epic journeys in the 18th century were the last great voyages of discovery. His ships sailed 150,000 miles, from the Artic to the Antarctic, from Tasmania to Oregon, from Easter Island to Siberia. When Cook set off for the Pacific in 1768, a third of the globe remained blank. By the time he died in Hawaii in 1779, the map of the world was substantially complete. </p><p>Tony Horwitz vividly recounts Cook's voyages and the exotic scenes the captain encountered: tropical orgies, taboo rituals, cannibal feasts, human sacrifice. He also relives Cook's adventures by following in the captain's wake to places such as Tahiti, Savage Island, and the Great Barrier Reef to discover Cook's embattled legacy in the present day. Signing on as a working crewman aboard a replica of Cook's vessel, Horwitz experiences the thrill and terror of sailing a tall ship. He also explores Cook the man: an impoverished farmboy who broke through the barriers of his class and time to become the greatest navigator in British history.</p><p>By turns harrowing and hilarious, insightful and entertaining, BLUE LATITUDES brings to life a man whose voyages helped create the 'global village' we know today.</p>
Caravan Parks Australia Wide 5: Australia's favourite, most compl...
by , Heatley Gilmore

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English

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Publication Date

November 18, 2018

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RV Travellers - choosing where to stay is easy with Caravan Parks Australia Wide 5. Australia's favourite, most complete and easy to use Caravan Park guide.<br /><br />Over 20 years of research and knowledge has been transferred into our easy to use guides, in a simple format that makes it easier for you choose where to stay. We have also listened to feedback from our readers, and improved the layout in our latest edition (making sure font sizes stayed the same) so the book is lighter and easier to travel with.<br /><br />In Caravan Parks 5, we have over 2,240 caravan park listings, 876 public dump points, 1830 pet friendly caravan parks with the very latest Hema maps. You can see facilities of each at a glance - with coloured symbols that tell you everything from where you can bring your pet (do call the park before you arrive), to boat ramps and big rigs!<br /><br />As the third owner of Parks, our first RV trip around Australia with our four children was life changing. We are passionate about giving everyone the opportunity to experience the freedom of life on the road – and we know our guides will help you make memories that are priceless.<br /><br />When we see our books, they are circled and scrawled on, with tips from other travellers swapped over firesides and camp kitchens. Make sure you use it to plan your travels, not just navigate your way around each state.<br /><br />We look forward to many more hours on the road, chatting at happy hours, verifying parks and camps so you can experience the best of travel in Australia.<br /><br />As the most comprehensive Caravan and Tourist park guide in Australia, Caravan Parks Australia Wide 5th edition is a must have travelling companion. Finding a park that meets your needs has never been easier.<br /><br />EASIER FOR YOU TO CHOOSE WHERE TO STAY<br />Produced by the authors of Camps Australia Wide, on our travels, we recognised a need for a comprehensive and easy to use caravan park guide in a simple format. You can compare facilities and price ranges at a glance, make your decisions easy!<br />100% VERIFIED <br />Every site is verified, includes HEMA maps and public dump points, identifies places that are pet friendly, or have cabins if required, and there is a free update service on the website.<br />OVER 2240 TOURIST PARKS AND CARAVAN PARKS<br />If you only stay in caravan parks, this is the only book you will need - as it includes all states and all caravan park affiliations. If you also free camp, or stop in station stays and show grounds, national parks and reserves, use it in conjunction with your Camps Australia Wide book, which only lists  caravan parks that are low cost or where other camping locations are limited.<br />EVERYTHING AN RV TRAVELLER NEEDS<br />We aim to list all the caravan parks and tourist parks in Australia. Each state has HEMA maps included - with numbered caravan symbols to show park's locations. Plus we have a  free update service on our website. It makes it easy to check the route you are travelling, and plan trips.<br />TAKE YOUR PET ON THE ROAD<br />Every park has a symbol that tells you straight away if your pooch or pet will be welcome. We strongly recommend that you contact the park of your choice prior to arrival as the allowance of pets is often conditional. This can be seasonal, animal size or a change in park policy.<br />INCLUDES PUBLIC DUMP POINTS <br />To make it easier to dispose of your "black water" waste, we provide a public dump point list, and placed a symbol on the map indicating location. The list has addresses & GPS co-ordinates, as well as symbols to show suitability for cassettes, holding tanks (whether a fee is applicable) together with access for big rigs. Dump points within caravan parks are included in the facilities list for the site.<br />FREEDOM TO DISCOVER AUSTRALIA<br />If you like the idea of not knowing where you are going to sleep that night – then this is perfect for you – and if you like to plan ahead? The guide has everything you’ll need, encompassing caravan and tourist parks across the whole of Australia.
Two Old Fools Down Under
by Victoria Twead

Language

English

Pages

351

Publication Date

December 01, 2019

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*New York Times bestselling author* <br />When Vicky and Joe wave goodbye to their beloved Spanish village, they face their future in Australia with some trepidation. Now they must build a new life amongst strangers, snakes, and spiders the size of saucers. Accompanied by their enthusiastic new puppy, Lola, adventures abound, both heartwarming and terrifying.<br />Will the Two Old Fools embrace the Aussie way of life or is it time to stop gallivanting around the globe and return to Britain?
Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greate...
by Jeff Gordinier

Language

English

Pages

222

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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<b>A food critic chronicles four years spent traveling with René Redzepi, the renowned chef of Noma, in search of the most tantalizing flavors the world has to offer.</b><br /><b> </b><br /><b>“Gordinier takes us into the fabulously obsessive realm of the world’s most fascinating chef—and he does it with the voice of a poet.”—Ruth Reichl, author of <i>Save Me the Plums</i></b><br /> <br /><i>Hungry</i> is a book about not only the hunger for food, but for risk, for reinvention, for creative breakthroughs, and for connection. Feeling stuck in his work and home life, writer Jeff Gordinier happened into a fateful meeting with Danish chef René Redzepi, whose restaurant, Noma, has been called the best in the world. A restless perfectionist, Redzepi was at the top of his game but was looking to tear it all down, to shutter his restaurant and set out for new places, flavors, and recipes.<br /> <br />This is the story of the subsequent four years of globe-trotting culinary adventure, with Gordinier joining Redzepi as his Sancho Panza. In the jungle of the Yucatán peninsula, Redzepi and his comrades go off-road in search of the perfect taco. In Sydney, they forage for sea rocket and sandpaper figs in suburban parks and on surf-lashed beaches. On a boat in the Arctic Circle, a lone fisherman guides them to what may or may not be his secret cache of the world’s finest sea urchins. And back in Copenhagen, the quiet canal-lined city where Redzepi started it all, he plans the resurrection of his restaurant on the unlikely site of a garbage-filled lot. Along the way, readers meet Redzepi’s merry band of friends and collaborators, including acclaimed chefs such as Danny Bowien, Kylie Kwong, Rosio Sánchez, David Chang, and Enrique Olvera.<br /><i> </i><br /><i>Hungry</i> is a memoir, a travelogue, a portrait of a chef, and a chronicle of the moment when daredevil cooking became the most exciting and groundbreaking form of artistry.<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><i><b>Hungry</b></i><br /><br />“In <i>Hungry,</i> Gordinier invokes such playful and lush prose that the scents of mole, chiles and even lingonberry juice waft off the page.”<b>—<i>Time</i></b><br /><br />“This wonderful book is really about the adventures of <i>two</i> men: a great chef and a great journalist. <i>Hungry</i> is a feast for the senses, filled with complex passion and joy, bursting with life. Not only did Jeff Gordinier make me want to jump on the next flight (to Mexico, Copenhagen, Sydney) in search of the perfect meal, but he also reminded me to stop and savor the ride.”<b>—Dani Shapiro, author of <i>Inheritance</i></b>
Honeymoon for One: Gay Romance
by Keira Andrews

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 27, 2018

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<b>The wedding is off, but the love story is just beginning.</b><br /><br />Betrayed the night before his wedding by the supposed boy of his dreams, Ethan Robinson escapes the devastating fallout by going on his honeymoon alone to the other side of the world. Hard of hearing and still struggling with the repercussions of being late-deafened, traveling by himself leaves him feeling painfully isolated with his raw, broken heart. <br /><br />Clay Kelly never expected to be starting life over in his forties. He got hitched young, but now his wife has divorced him and remarried, his kids are grown, and he’s left his rural Outback town. In a new career driving a tour bus on Australia’s East Coast, Clay reckons he's happy enough. He enjoys his cricket, a few beers, and a quiet life. If he's a bit lonely, it's not the end of the world. <br /><br />Clay befriends Ethan, hoping he can cheer up the sad-eyed young man, and a crush on an unattainable straight guy is exactly the safe distraction Ethan needs. Yet as the days pass and their connection grows, long-repressed desires surface in Clay, and they are shocked to discover romance sparking. Clay is the sexy, rugged <i>man</i> of Ethan’s dreams, and as the clock counts down on their time together, neither wants this honeymoon to end.<br /><br /><i>Honeymoon for One</i> is a gay romance by Keira Andrews featuring an age gap, sexual awakening, a slow burn of newfound friends to lovers, first-time m/m sex, and of course a happy ending.
Lonely Planet New Zealand (Travel Guide)
by , Sofia Levin

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English

Pages

704

Publication Date

September 01, 2018

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<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* </i></p> <p><b>Lonely Planet’s <i>New Zealand </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. Glide through turquoise waters past pods of orcas in Bay of Islands; try black-water rafting in astonishing Waitomo Caves; watch the ground breathe steam in volcanic Rotorua; and hit the slopes in Queenstown and Wanaka – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now!</p> <p>Inside <b>Lonely Planet’s <i>New Zealand</i></b>:</p> <ul> <li><b>Colour </b>maps and images throughout</li> <li><b>Highlights </b><b>and itineraries</b> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests</li> <li><b>Insider tips</b> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots</li> <li><b>Essential info </b><b>at your fingertips</b> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices</li> <li><b>Honest reviews for all budgets</b> - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss</li> <li><b>Cultural insights</b> provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics</li> <li><b>Covers</b> Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland, Waikato & the Coromandel Peninsula, Taupo & the Central Plateau, Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty, the East Coast, Wellington & Around, Marlborough & Nelson, the West Coast, Christchurch & Canterbury, Dunedin & Otago, Queenstown & Wanaka, Fiordland & Southland</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><li><b>Effortlessly navigate </b>and jump between maps and reviews </li><li><b>Add notes</b> to personalise your guidebook experience </li><li><b>Seamlessly flip </b>between pages </li><li><b>Bookmarks and speedy search </b>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash </li><li><b>Embedded links </b>to recommendations' websites </li><li><b>Zoom-in </b>maps and images </li><li><b>Inbuilt dictionary </b>for quick referencing </li></ul><p><b>The Perfect Choice: </b><b>Lonely Planet’s <i>New Zealand </i></b>is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.</p> <p>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out <b>Lonely Planet’s <i>New Zealand’s North Island </i></b>or <b><i>New Zealand’s South Island </i></b>for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.</p> <p><b>About Lonely Planet: </b>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.</p> <p><i>‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times</i></p> <p><i>‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)</i></p> <p>*Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017</p><p><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
by Rita Golden Gelman

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English

Pages

312

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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<b>The true story of an ordinary woman living an extraordinary existence all over the world.</b><br /><br /><b>“Gelman doesn’t just observe the cultures she visits, she participates in them, becoming emotionally involved in the people’s lives. This is an amazing travelogue.” —<i>Booklist</i></b><br /><br />At the age of forty-eight, on the verge of a divorce, Rita Golden Gelman left an elegant life in L.A. to follow her dream of travelling the world, connecting with people in cultures all over the globe.<br /><br />In 1986, Rita sold her possessions and became a nomad, living in a Zapotec village in Mexico, sleeping with sea lions on the Galapagos Islands, and residing everywhere from thatched huts to regal palaces. She has observed orangutans in the rain forest of Borneo, visited trance healers and dens of black magic, and cooked with women on fires all over the world. Rita’s example encourages us all to dust off our dreams and rediscover the joy, the exuberance, and the hidden spirit that so many of us bury when we become adults.
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
by J. Maarten Troost

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

June 08, 2004

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<b>The laugh-out-loud true story of a harrowing and hilarious two-year odyssey in the distant South Pacific island nation of Kiribati—possibly The Worst Place on Earth.<br /></b><br />At the age of twenty-six, Maarten Troost—who had been pushing the snooze button on the alarm clock of life by racking up useless graduate degrees and muddling through a series of temp jobs—decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to Tarawa, a remote South Pacific island in the Republic of Kiribati. He was restless and lacked direction, and the idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. He should have known better.<br /><br /><i>The Sex Lives of Cannibals</i> tells the hilarious story of what happens when Troost discovers that Tarawa is not the island paradise he dreamed of. Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles through relentless, stifling heat, a variety of deadly bacteria, polluted seas, toxic fish—all in a country where the only music to be heard for miles around is “La Macarena.” He and his stalwart girlfriend Sylvia spend the next two years battling incompetent government officials, alarmingly large critters, erratic electricity, and a paucity of food options (including the Great Beer Crisis); and contending with a bizarre cast of local characters, including “Half-Dead Fred” and the self-proclaimed Poet Laureate of Tarawa (a British drunkard who’s never written a poem in his life).<br /><br />With <i>The Sex Lives of Cannibals</i>, Maarten Troost has delivered one of the most original, rip-roaringly funny travelogues in years—one that will leave you thankful for staples of American civilization such as coffee, regular showers, and tabloid news, and that will provide the ultimate vicarious adventure.

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