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True North: Hunting Fossils Under the Midnight Sun
by Lou Marincovich

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English

Pages

308

Publication Date

May 15, 2017

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As a bored child in a working class family, Lou Marincovich imagined a life of adventure and strong emotions—and got far more than he anticipated. Inspired to become a paleontologist by a children’s book on dinosaurs, he plunged into realms of life where intellectuals rarely go, working hardhat jobs on offshore oil drilling platforms in equatorial Africa and Alaska to put himself through grad school and laboring beside cutthroat coworkers, one of whom he was barely stopped from murdering. Later, as an internationally recognized paleontologist, he spent three decades researching fossil mollusks in the surreal landscapes of remotest Alaska, Arctic Canada and Siberia. In the course of documenting faunal and climate changes in the Arctic over the span of 60 million years, he solved the mystery of Bering Strait’s age; discovered an unnamed river; survived a helicopter crash, several bush plane accidents, a near-drowning in an icy river, landslides, and punishing storms; and saved his own life by shooting a charging grizzly with his last bullet. <br /><br />In addition to finding the adventure he craved as a young man, Marincovich was rewarded by surprising and profound spiritual experiences, during one of which he found his soul mate. This is a unique story of youthful yearning, high adventure, moral lapses, scientific discovery and love.
Rome Travel Guide: An Easy Guide to Exploring the Top Attractions...
by Traveler Republic Republi...

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English

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Publication Date

March 17, 2017

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An Easy Guide to Exploring the Top Attractions, Food Places, Local Life, and Everything You Need to Know
The Cruise of the Corwin: Journal of the Arctic Expedition of 188...
by John Muir

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English

Pages

189

Publication Date

December 19, 2016

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<b>On July 8, 1879, the USS Jeanette departed San Francisco for the Bering Strait with the intention of finding a route to the North Pole.<br /><br />With the ship crushed by the pressure of the ice, its captain, George W. De Long, and twenty of its crew never made it back to America.</b><br /><br />The federal government called upon her captain, Calvin L. Hooper, to venture northwards and find out what happened to the USS Jeanette and the missing men. <br /><br />Built out of the finest Oregon fir, fastened with copper, galvanized iron, and locust-tree nails, the Corwin was the perfect ship for Arctic exploration where her sturdy sailing qualities were to prove of the utmost importance. <br /><br />John Muir, Scottish naturalist and explorer, sensing the possibilities of science and adventure in the exploration of this unknown Arctic land, immediately made himself available for the Corwin’s expedition. <br /><br />During the cruise Muir kept a daily record of his experiences and observations, these along with the numerous letters he wrote form the basis of this fascinating account.<br /><br />As well as describing the day by day events of the Corwin in its search for any survivors of the Jeanette, Muir also recorded his encounters with Alaskan natives, describing how they survived this brutal environment. He drew upon his experience as a naturalist to beautifully capture the flora and fauna of this landscape.<br /><br /><em>The Cruise of the Corwin: Journal of the Arctic Expedition of 1881 in search of De Long and the Jeannette</em> remains a fascinating read for anyone interested in late nineteenth century exploration, or for anyone wishing to find out more about the world of the Arctic circle. <br /><br />John Muir’s work is particularly relevant to modern times as it depicts a world that is coming increasingly under threat as the effects of global warming threaten the lands through which he traveled. During his lifetime he was particularly passionate in advocating preservation of wilderness in the United States, and he was instrumental in protecting Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. This book was published in 1917, three years after Muir had died in 1914.
Instagram Marketing: Learn how you can grow any Instagram page to...
by Pamela Russell

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English

Pages

46

Publication Date

March 18, 2017

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<h1> Do You Want 1 Million Followers on Instagram?</h1><br /><br /><p>Instagram, one of the hottest image-sharing social media platforms, currently boasts over 400 million active users every month. I have been involved in the marketing industry for a long time, from television ads and infomercials, I have always loved my job. Recently, I have grasped the opportunities offered by the power of social media to expand my reach globally. I have grown five pages to over 1 million followers on Instagram—that’s a lot of people regularly checking every single one of my posts daily. . </p><br /><br /><h1> Millions of Potential Customers available with just a <i>Click of a Button </i></h1><br /><br /><p>In this book I will explain key digital marketing strategies I have personally developed to quickly capture and engage a very large following on Instagram. From analyzing your competitors and developing an understanding for your target audience all the way to outsourcing your page’s day-to-day activities, this book will teach you everything you need to reach 1 million followers in 6 months!</p><br /><br /><h3> Inside You Will Learn...</h3><br /><ul><br /><li>Fundamental Concepts for Digital Marketing</li><br /><li> Define your <b>Target Audience</b></li><br /><li> Determine what your <b>Customers Value</b></li><br /><li> Develop Content Strategy </li><br /><li>Blueprint to 100,000 followers</li><br /><li>Blueprint to 1 Million followers</li><br /></ul><br />
Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8,000-Meter Peak
by Maurice Herzog

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 26, 2011

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<DIV><B>One of <I>Sports Illustrated</I>’s Top 100 Sports Books of All Time: A gripping firsthand account of one of the most daring climbing expeditions in history.</B><BR /><BR /> Annapurna I is the name given to the 8,100-meter mountain that ranks among the most forbidding in the Himalayan chain. Dangerous not just for its extreme height but for a long and treacherous approach, its summit proved unreachable until 1950, when a group of French mountaineers made a mad dash for its peak. They became the first men to accomplish the feat, doing so without oxygen tanks or any of the modern equipment that contemporary climbers use. The adventure nearly cost them their lives.<BR /><BR /> Maurice Herzog dictated this firsthand account of the remarkable trek from a hospital bed as he recovered from injuries sustained during the climb. An instant bestseller, it remains one of the most famous mountaineering books of all time, and an enduring testament to the power of the human spirit.<BR /><BR />  </DIV>
South: Shackleton's Endurance Expedition
by Ernest Shackleton

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

March 06, 2013

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<div>In 1914, as Europe braces for an unfathomably deadly war, explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets sail for Antarctica to do the impossible: traverse the continent. He has a ship (the aptly named Endurance), a head brimming with optimism, and 28 men willing to follow him on an expedition across some of the most treacherous terrain on the planet. But Shackleton’s optimism doesn't last long. Despite his experience in the Antarctic, disaster strikes early on when the Endurance is trapped in packed ice and slowly crushed, forcing Shackleton and his men off the ship and stranding them in a sea of ice. <br /><BR><I>South</I> is the legendary story of Shackleton and his crew’s struggle to survive the elements and return home alive. Written by Shackleton, <I>South</I> is a truly astonishing story of human fortitude. It is the story of a voyage that lasts nearly three years—a firsthand account of hurricane-force winds, subzero temperatures, glaciers, icebergs, freezing water, starvation, and lethal, terrifying storms. It is a tale unlike any to come before or since. Shackleton’s record of his journey made him famous around the world and transformed him into a symbol of achievement and hope in an age of darkness and war.</div>
Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in...
by Blair Braverman

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

July 05, 2016

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<p><strong>A rich and revelatory memoir of a young woman reclaiming her courage in the stark landscapes of the north.</strong></p><p>By the time Blair Braverman was eighteen, she had left her home in California, moved to arctic Norway to learn to drive sled dogs, and found work as a tour guide on a glacier in Alaska. Determined to carve out a life as a “tough girl”—a young woman who confronts danger without apology—she slowly developed the strength and resilience the landscape demanded of her. </p><p>By turns funny and sobering, bold and tender, <em>Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube</em> brilliantly recounts Braverman’s adventures in Norway and Alaska. Settling into her new surroundings, Braverman was often terrified that she would lose control of her dog team and crash her sled, or be attacked by a polar bear, or get lost on the tundra. Above all, she worried that, unlike the other, gutsier people alongside her, she wasn’t cut out for life on the frontier. But no matter how out of place she felt, one thing was clear: she was hooked on the North. On the brink of adulthood, Braverman was determined to prove that her fears did not define her—and so she resolved to embrace the wilderness and make it her own. </p><p>Assured, honest, and lyrical, <em>Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube</em> paints a powerful portrait of self-reliance in the face of extraordinary circumstance. Braverman endures physical exhaustion, survives being buried alive in an ice cave, and drives her dogs through a whiteout blizzard to escape crooked police. Through it all, she grapples with love and violence—navigating a grievous relationship with a fellow musher, and adapting to the expectations of her Norwegian neighbors—as she negotiates the complex demands of being a young woman in a man’s land.</p><p>Weaving fast-paced adventure writing and ethnographic journalism with elegantly wrought reflections on identity, <em>Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube</em> captures the triumphs and the perils of Braverman’s journey to self-discovery and independence in a landscape that is as beautiful as it is unforgiving. </p>
Arctic Dreams
by Barry Lopez

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English

Pages

496

Publication Date

June 25, 2013

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<DIV><B>This <I>New York Times</I>–bestselling exploration of the Arctic, a National Book Award winner, is “one of the finest books ever written about the far North” (<I>Publishers Weekly</I>). </B><BR />  <BR /> “The nation’s premier nature writer” travels to a landscape at once barren and beautiful, perilous and alluring, austere yet teeming with vibrant life, and shot through with human history (<I>San Francisco Chronicle</I>). The Arctic has for centuries been a destination for the most ambitious explorers—a place of dreams, fears, and awe-inspiring spectacle. This “dazzling” account by the author of <I>Of Wolves and Men</I> takes readers on a breathtaking journey into the heart of one of the world’s last frontiers (<I>The</I><I> New York Times</I>).<BR />  <BR /> Based on Barry Lopez’s years spent traveling the Arctic regions in the company of Eskimo hunting parties and scientific expeditions alike, <I>Arctic Dreams </I>investigates the unique terrain of the human mind, thrown into relief against the vastness of the tundra and the frozen ocean. Eye-opening and profoundly moving, it is a magnificent appreciation of how wilderness challenges and inspires us.<BR />  <BR /> Renowned environmentalist and author of <I>Desert Solitaire</I> Edward Abbey has called <I>Arctic Dreams</I> “a splendid book . . . by a man who is both a first-rate writer and an uncompromising defender of the wild country and its native inhabitants”—and the<I> New Yorker </I>hails it as a “landmark” work of travel writing. A vivid, thoughtful, and atmospheric read, it has earned multiple prizes, including the National Book Award, the Christopher Medal, the Oregon Book Award, and a nomination for the National Book Critics Circle Award.<BR />  <BR /><I>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.</I><BR />  </DIV>
My Life with the Eskimo (1913)
by Vilhjálmur Stefánsson

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English

Pages

672

Publication Date

June 10, 2015

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Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879 – 1962) was a Canadian Arctic explorer and ethnologist. "My Life with the Eskimo" is the enthralling story of Stefansson’s Arctic journey over one thousand miles of ice, and his discovery of the new race, the blonde Eskimo. Stefansson's splendid volume is a mine of interesting observation for different branches of science. It is a fascinating book of description and adventure that has been written by the famous traveler and explorer, who has passed years of his life within the Arctic Circle. Mr. Stefansson has had a vast amount of material from which to draw and he has made his selection wisely. He has lived with the Eskimo for long periods; he knows their language; he has subsisted on their food; he has heard their legends; he has seen them in their daily lives as have few explorers. Consequently his remarks about this primitive and matter-of-fact people are shrewd, true, and frequently amusing. The experiences and tales which he recounts, mirroring the hardships and the inspirations of life in a fearful but wonderful country, compose a work quite the most absorbing on it that has ever been published.<br /><br /> In 1908 the American Museum of Natural History organized an expedition to the Arctic under the leadership of Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Rudolph M. Anderson. The object of this enterprise was to make anthropological and zoological studies on the coast between the Mackenzie River and Hudson Bay and on the adjacent islands. The expedition was to be known as the Stefansson-Anderson Arctic Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History. The plan of the leaders was to travel by land and water with a party of Eskimo and to depend entirely upon their own resources as to food and clothing. The Canadian Government also aided the expedition with funds and equipment for geographical and geological observations.<br /><br />Messrs. Stefansson and Anderson returned to the Museum in September, 1912, after four years of continuous exploration. A full statement of the itinerary is given in Stefansson's My Life with the Eskimo.<br /><br />Mr. Stefansson succeeded in visiting thirteen groups in that territory and determining approximately their respective habitats. He noted the peculiar suggestions of European blood among these Eskimo. <br /><br />This book originally published in 1913 has been reformatted for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the reformatting.
Lonely Planet Nicaragua (Travel Guide)
by , Alex Egerton

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

September 01, 2016

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<P><I>#1 best-selling guide to </I><I>Nicaragua</I> <I>*</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet</I></B> <B><I>Nicaragua</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. Kayak through Central America's largest mangrove forest, experience life on a coffee farm, or chill out on idyllic white-sand beaches; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Nicaragua and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside <I>Lonely Planet</I> <I>Nicaragua</I>:</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, architecture, land & wildlife, arts, cuisine <LI><B>Over 45 maps</B> <LI><B>Covers</B> Managua, Masaya, Los Pueblos Blancos, Granada, Southwestern Nicaragua, Leon, Northwestern Nicaragua, Northern Highlands, Caribbean Coast, San Carlos, Islas Solentiname, the Río San Juan 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><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B><I>Lonely Planet</I></B> <B><I>Nicaragua,</I></B> our most comprehensive guide to Nicaragua, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. </P><UL> <LI>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out <B><I>Lonely Planet</I> <I>Central America on a Shoestring.</I></B> </LI></UL><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet </P><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><P><I>*Best-selling guide to Nicaragua. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA</I> </P>

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