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Lonely Planet Egypt (Travel Guide)
by , Jessica Lee

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

June 01, 2015

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<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet Egypt</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. Visit the ancient wonders of the Pyramids of Giza, cruise the Nile to a waterside temple, or see the glittering finds in the Egyptian Museum; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Egypt and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside <I>Lonely Planet Egypt Travel Guide</I>:</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, art, literature, cuisine, etiquette, sports, politics, landscapes, wildlife, architecture <LI><B>Over 102 maps</B> <LI><B>Covers</B> Cairo, the Nile Valley, Minya, Luxor, Esna, Siwa Oasis, Western Desert, Alexandria, Suez Canal, Red Sea Coast, Sinai 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 Egypt,</I></B> our most comprehensive guide to Egypt, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. </P><UL> <LI>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out <B><I>Discover Egypt, </I></B>a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions<B> </B>or Lonely Planet's<B> <I>Africa</I> </B>or<B> <I>Middle East</I> </B>travel guides,<B> </B>for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.<B> </B></LI></UL><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Sattin and Jessica Lee </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 traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P>
The LawDog Files: African Adventures
by D. Lawdog

Language

English

Pages

152

Publication Date

August 10, 2017

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LawDog had the honor of representing law and order in the Texas town of Bugscuffle as a Sheriff's Deputy, where he became notorious for, among other things, the famous Case of the Pink Gorilla Suit. But long before he put on the deputy's star, he grew up in Nigeria, where his experiences were equally unforgettable. In THE LAWDOG FILES: AFRICAN ADVENTURES, LawDog chronicles his encounters with everything from bush pilots, 15-foot pythons, pygmy mongooses, brigadier-captains, and Peace Corp hippies to the Nigerian space program.<br /><br />THE LAWDOG FILES: AFRICAN ADVENTURES are every bit as hilarious as the previous volume, as LawDog relates his unforgettable experiences in a laconic, self-deprecating manner that is funny in its own right. Africa wins again, and again, and again, but, so too does the reader in this sobering, but hilarious collection of true tales from the Dark Continent.
Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival
by Jeffrey Gettleman

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

May 16, 2017

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<p><strong>From Jeffrey Gettleman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist, comes a passionate, revealing story about finding love and finding a calling, set against one of the most turbulent regions in the world.</strong></p><p><br />A seasoned war correspondent, Jeffrey Gettleman has covered every major conflict over the past twenty years, from Afghanistan to Iraq to the Congo. For the past decade, he has served as the East Africa bureau chief for the <em>New York Times,</em> fulfilling a teenage dream.</p><p><br />At nineteen, Gettleman fell in love, twice. On a do-it-yourself community service trip in college, he went to East Africa—a terrifying, exciting, dreamlike part of the world in the throes of change that imprinted itself on his imagination and on his heart.</p><p><br />But around that same time he also fell in love with a fellow Cornell student—the brightest, classiest, most principled woman he’d ever met. To say they were opposites was an understatement. She became a criminal lawyer in America; he hungered to return to Africa. For the next decade he would be torn between these two abiding passions.</p><p><br />A sensually rendered coming-of-age story in the tradition of <em>Barbarian Days</em>, <em>Love, Africa</em> is a tale of passion, violence, far-flung adventure, tortuous long-distance relationships, screwing up, forgiveness, parenthood, and happiness that explores the power of finding yourself in the most unexpected of places.</p>
Service Disrupted: My Peace Corps Story
by Tyler E. Lloyd

Language

English

Pages

285

Publication Date

August 04, 2017

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Giving over two years of your life as a Peace Corps Volunteer is admirable, but giving up his life is more than Tyler Lloyd signed up for. Service Disrupted is an engaging memoir in which Tyler tells of his adventures and his eagerness to share his knowledge of gardening and agriculture with the kind and quirky villagers in Burkina Faso, Africa. But when he learns that his end of service medical exam showed a positive HIV test, Tyler’s mind becomes consumed with emotion, worry, and despair. The ups and downs will keep you reading to the end with a new respect for Peace Corps Volunteers and the African people. You’ll be both fascinated and saddened by the Sub-Saharan people who have become much more than a village to Tyler, as he awaits the answer to what his future holds.<br /><br />Get ready for the emotional story of a Peace Corps Volunteer who will enlighten you with the highs of his service and imprison you with the lows.<br /><br />- -<br /><br />Interested in hearing more stories from Peace Corps Volunteers? Visit mypeacecorpsstory.com and listen to current and returned volunteers tell their story on the My Peace Corps Story podcast.
Lonely Planet Morocco (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

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<P><I>#1 best-selling guide to Morocco</I><I>*</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet</I></B> <B><I>Morocco</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 medina and tanneries in Fez, hop between kasbahs and oases in the Draa Valley, or catch a wave at Taghazout; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Morocco and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside <I>Lonely Planet</I> <I>Morocco</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 - festivals, trekking, medina life, music, environment, cuisine, arts and crafts, architecture, history, religion, etiquette <LI><B>Free, convenient pull-out Marrakesh map</B> (included in print version), plus over 80<I> </I>maps <LI><B>Covers</B> Marrakesh, Casablanca, Draa Valley, Tangier, High Atlas, Rif Mountains, Western Sahara, Agadir, Fez, Moulay Idriss, Taroudannt, Sidi Ifni, Assilah, Volubilis, Chefchaouen<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><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B><I>Lonely Planet</I></B> <B><I>Morocco</I>,</B> our most comprehensive guide to Morocco, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. </P><P>Looking for a guide focused on Marrakesh? Check out <B><I>Lonely Planet</I> <I>Pocket</I> <I>Marrakesh</I></B> a handy-sized guide<I> </I>focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. </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 traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers 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 </I>Morocco<I>. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA</I> </P>
TANZANIE 2018/2019 Carnet Petit Futé (Carnet de voyage) (French ...
by , Jean-Paul Labourdette

Language

French

Pages

380

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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Ici vous attend la gorge d'Olduvaï, appelée également le berceau de l'humanité ; le Kilimandjaro aux neiges éternelles et sommet de l'Afrique ; Zanzibar aux couleurs chatoyantes, sa mer turquoise et ses palmiers penchés ; la route des épices enfin. Et puis, les hommes… On y rencontre plus de 120 tribus se partageant le territoire de manière pacifique. De la gigantesque tribu des Bantou représentant 98 % de la population à celle des Masaï, la plus connue, des centaines de groupes ethniques se côtoient sur les terres sacrées de Tanzanie. Terre d'histoire, de rencontres et d'accueil, terre des hommes de bonne volonté, des paysages enchanteurs et d'animaux en liberté, la Tanzanie est véritablement plurielle.
Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide
by Peter Allison

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

June 03, 2014

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<DIV><DIV>A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: “only food runs!” <i>With a new introduction and new material from the author</i><BR><BR>In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide’s-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world’s fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to stop the impulse to run as far away from them as he can, as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions. <BR>No one could make up these outrageous-but-true tales: the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more “fashionable” hot pink ensemble; the lost tourist who happened to be drunk, half-naked, and a member of the British royal family; establishing a real friendship with the continent’s most vicious animal; the Japanese tourist who requested a repeat performance of Allison’s being charged by a lion so he could videotape it; and spending a crazy night in the wild after blowing a tire on a tour bus, revealing that Allison has as much good-natured scorn for himself. <BR>The author’s humor is exceeded only by his love and respect for the animals, and his goal is to limit any negative exposure to humans by planning trips that are minimally invasive—unfortunately it doesn’t always work out that way!<BR><BR></div>New story: People often ask safari guides about the experience that frightened them the most. In this story Peter Allison tells of the time he became aware of unseen danger, and knew that somewhere within meters of him was a hunting lioness.<span> Peter Allison is originally from Sydney, Australia. His safaris have been featured in <i>National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler</i>, and on television programs such as <i>Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures.</i> He travels frequently to speaking appearances, and splits most of his time between Botswana, Sydney, and San Francisco.<BR><BR></span><br /></div>
A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among ...
by Robert M. Sapolsky

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

November 01, 2007

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In the tradition of Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, Robert Sapolsky, a foremost science writer and recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant, tells the mesmerizing story of his twenty-one years in remote Kenya with a troop of Savannah baboons.<BR><BR>“I had never planned to become a savanna baboon when I grew up; instead, I had always assumed I would become a mountain gorilla,” writes Robert Sapolsky in this witty and riveting chronicle of a scientist’s coming-of-age in remote Africa. <BR> <BR>An exhilarating account of Sapolsky’s twenty-one-year study of a troop of rambunctious baboons in Kenya, <I>A Primate’s Memoir</I> interweaves serious scientific observations with wry commentary about the challenges and pleasures of living in the wilds of the Serengeti—for man and beast alike. Over two decades, Sapolsky survives culinary atrocities, gunpoint encounters, and a surreal kidnapping, while witnessing the encroachment of the tourist mentality on the farthest vestiges of unspoiled Africa. As he conducts unprecedented physiological research on wild primates, he becomes evermore enamored of his subjects—unique and compelling characters in their own right—and he returns to them summer after summer, until tragedy finally prevents him.<BR> <BR>By turns hilarious and poignant, <I>A Primate’s Memoir</I> is a magnum opus from one of our foremost science writers.
Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival
by Dean King

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

February 16, 2004

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<b>A masterpiece of historical adventure, <i>Skeletons on the Zahara</i> chronicles the true story of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month journey through the perilous heart of the Sahara.</b><br />The western Sahara is a baking hot and desolate place, home only to nomads and their camels, and to locusts, snails and thorny scrub--and its barren and ever-changing coastline has baffled sailors for centuries. In August 1815, the US brig <i>Commerce </i>was dashed against Cape Bojador and lost, although through bravery and quick thinking the ship's captain, James Riley, managed to lead all of his crew to safety. What followed was an extraordinary and desperate battle for survival in the face of human hostility, starvation, dehydration, death and despair.<br />Captured, robbed and enslaved, the sailors were dragged and driven through the desert by their new owners, who neither spoke their language nor cared for their plight. Reduced to drinking urine, flayed by the sun, crippled by walking miles across burning stones and sand and losing over half of their body weights, the sailors struggled to hold onto both their humanity and their sanity. To reach safety, they would have to overcome not only the desert but also the greed and anger of those who would keep them in captivity.<br />From the cold waters of the Atlantic to the searing Saharan sands, from the heart of the desert to the heart of man, <i>Skeletons on the Zahara</i> is a spectacular odyssey through the extremes and a gripping account of courage, brotherhood, and survival.
Blood River: The Terrifying Journey Through The World's Most Dang...
by Tim Butcher

Language

English

Pages

396

Publication Date

September 15, 2009

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<div>Published to rave reviews in the United Kingdom and named a <I>Richard & Judy</I> Book Club selection—the only work of nonfiction on the 2008 list—<I>Blood River</I> is the harrowing and audacious story of Tim Butcher’s journey in the Congo and his retracing of legendary explorer H. M. Stanley’s famous 1874 expedition in which he mapped the Congo River. When <I>Daily Telegraph</I> correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to Africa in 2000 he quickly became obsessed with the legendary Congo River and the idea of recreating Stanley’s journey along the three-thousand-mile waterway. Despite warnings that his plan was suicidal, Butcher set out for the Congo’s eastern border with just a backpack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots. Making his way in an assortment of vehicles, including a motorbike and a dugout canoe, helped along by a cast of characters from UN aid workers to a pygmy rights advocate, he followed in the footsteps of the great Victorian adventurer. An utterly absorbing narrative that chronicles Butcher’s forty-four-day journey along the Congo River, <I>Blood River</I> is an unforgettable story of exploration and survival.</div>

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