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In a Sunburned Country
by Bill Bryson

Language

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. </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.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
by , Ella Morton

Language

English

Pages

481

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<DIV>It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.<BR /><BR /> Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England.<BR /><BR /> Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer.<BR /><BR /> Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.</DIV>
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>
A Long Way Home: A Memoir
by Saroo Brierley

Language

English

Pages

271

Publication Date

June 12, 2014

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<b><b>First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller <i>A Long Way Home</i>. Now it’s <i>Lion</i>, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara—nominated for six Academy Awards!</b><br /> <b><br /> This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again...</b><br /><br /></b>At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.<br /><br />Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.<br /><i><br />A Long Way Home </i>is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.
Lonely Planet New Zealand (Travel Guide)
by , Sofia Levin

Language

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><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 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><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>
Fodor's Essential Australia (Full-color Travel Guide Book 1)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

768

Publication Date

September 27, 2016

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. <br /><br />Australia teems with cultural and natural treasures. Its diverse habitats are home to countless strange and amazing creatures, while its extensive coastlines include a wealth of beautiful beaches. With color photos throughout, <i>Fodor's Essential Australia</i> captures the country's stunning diversity, from vineyards to Outback adventures, from hikes through Tasmania to fine dining in Sydney, from tropical rainforests to majestic underwater reefs.<br />  <br />This travel guide includes:<br />· Dozens of full-color maps <br />· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks<br />· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path<br />· Major sights such as Tasmanian Wilderness, Fraser Island, Sydney Opera House, and the Kakadu National Park<br />· Coverage of Sydney; New South Wales; Melbourne; Victoria; Tasmania; Brisbane and its beaches; the Great Barrier Reef; Adelaide and South Australia; the Outback; Uluru; Perth and Western Australia
Lonely Planet Australia (Travel Guide)
by , Virginia Maxwell

Language

English

Pages

1104

Publication Date

November 01, 2017

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<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet Australia</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. Cruise magnificent Sydney Harbour, grab a coffee in a Melbourne laneway or head off on an outback adventure; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside<I> Lonely Planet</I> <I>Australia </I>Travel Guide:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Colour </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, politics, Aboriginal Australia, environment, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, wine, sports, outdoor activities. <li><B>Covers</B> Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Perth, Darwin, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, Western Australia, the outback 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 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><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B><I>Lonely Planet</I></B> <B><I>Australia</I>,</B> our most comprehensive guide to <I>Australia</I>, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. </P></UL><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 traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. 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><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
The Miss Tutti Frutti Contest: Travel Tales of the South Pacific ...
by Graeme Lay

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

August 01, 2012

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This marvelous collection of travel stories from the South Pacific reveals Paul Gauguin's shocking Tahitian secrets, retraces the last tragic days of Robert Louis Stevenson, and recounts the author's own haunting by Herman Melville, as well as his attempts to seduce the Slovenian Olympic ski team in the Cook Islands.
Tracks: One Woman's Journey Across 1,700 Miles of Australian Outb...
by Robyn Davidson

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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Customer Reviews
<DIV><B>The incredible true story of one woman’s solo adventure across the Australian outback, accompanied by her faithful dog and four unpredictable camels.</B><BR /><BR /><I>I arrived in the Alice at five a.m. with a dog, six dollars and a small suitcase full of inappropriate clothes. . . . There are some moments in life that are like pivots around which your existence turns.</I><BR /><BR /> For Robyn Davidson, one of these moments comes at age twenty-seven in Alice Springs, a dodgy town at the frontier of the vast Australian desert. Davidson is intent on walking the 1,700 miles of desolate landscape between Alice Springs and the Indian Ocean, a personal pilgrimage with her dog—and four camels. <I>Tracks</I> is the beautifully written, compelling true story of the author’s journey and the love/hate relationships she develops along the way: with the Red Centre of Australia; with aboriginal culture; with a handsome photographer; and especially with her lovable and cranky camels, Bub, Dookie, Goliath, and Zeleika.<BR />  <BR /> Adapted into a critically acclaimed film starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver, <I>Tracks</I> is an unforgettable story that proves that anything is possible. Perfect for fans of Cheryl Strayed’s <I>Wild</I>.<BR />  </DIV>
Fodor's Essential New Zealand (Full-color Travel Guide Book 1)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

688

Publication Date

August 23, 2016

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Customer Reviews
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. <br /><br />New Zealand's sweeping vistas have captured the imagination of travelers around the world. Visitors flock here to sample world-class wines, snap up young designers' wares, and tour "Middle-earth." <i>Fodor's Essential New Zealand</i>, in full color, helps visitors make the most of their time, whether they choose to stay on the North or South Island or island-hop through the country.<br /><br />This travel guide includes:<br />· Dozens of full-color maps<br />· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks<br />· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path<br />· Major sights such as Abel Tasman National Park, Aoraki/Mt. Cook, Bay of Islands, The Coromandel, Hawke's Bay, Otago Peninsula, Queenstown and  Waitomo Caves<br />· Coverage of Auckland; Northland and the Bay of Islands; The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty; East Coast and the Volcanic Zone; North Island's West Coast; Wellington and the Wairarapa; Upper South Island and the West Coast; Christchurch and Canterbury; The Southern Alps and Fiordland; Otago, Invercargill, and Stewart Island

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