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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown
by Paul Theroux

Language

English

Pages

490

Publication Date

April 05, 2004

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<DIV>In <I>Dark Star Safari</I> the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances.<BR /><BR /> Gauging the state of affairs, he talks to Africans, aid workers, missionaries, and tourists. What results is an insightful meditation on the history, politics, and beauty of Africa and its people, and "a vivid portrayal of the secret sweetness, the hidden vitality, and the long-patient hope that lies just beneath the surface" (Rocky Mountain News). In a new postscript, Theroux recounts the dramatic events of a return to Africa to visit Zimbabwe.</DIV>
The Eye of the Elephant: An Epic Adventure in the African Wildern...
by , Delia Owens

Language

English

Pages

324

Publication Date

October 29, 1993

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Customer Reviews
<DIV><B>The authors of <I>Secrets of the Sahara</I> battle the elephant poachers of Zambia in this “exciting . . . part adventure story, part wildlife tale” (<I>The Boston Globe</I>).</B><BR /><BR /> Intelligent, majestic, and loyal, with lifespans matching our own, elephants are among the greatest of the wonders gracing the African wilds. Yet, in the 1970s and 1980s, about a thousand of these captivating creatures were slaughtered in Zambia each year, killed for their valuable ivory tusks. When biologists Mark and Delia Owens, residing in Africa to study lions, found themselves in the middle of a poaching fray, they took the only side they morally could: that of the elephants.<BR />  <BR /><I>The Eye of the Elephant</I> recounts the Owens’ struggle to save these innocent animals from decimation, a journey not only to supply the natives with ways of supporting their villages, but also to cultivate support around the globe for the protection of elephants. Filled with daring exploits among disgruntled hunters, arduous labor on the African plains, and vivid depictions of various wildlife, this remarkable tale is at once an adventure story, a travelogue, a preservationist call to action, and a fascinating examination of both human and animal nature.</DIV>
Cry of the Kalahari
by , Delia Owens

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

April 22, 2014

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<P>This is the story of the Owens’ travel and life in the Kalahari Desert. Here they met and studied unique animals and were confronted with danger from drought, fire, storms, and the animals they loved. This best-selling book is for both travelers and animal lovers.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Germany
by DK Travel

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

February 19, 2019

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<p>The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this spellbinding country.</p><p>Admire art and architecture in Berlin, walk the medieval streets of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, visit the fairy-tale Schloss Neuschwanstein, sample delicious Riesling wines in the Moseltal, or stop off for a beer at the Hofbräuhaus--Munich's most famous beer hall: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Germany with this indispensable travel guide.</p><p>Inside <b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Germany</i></b>:<br />- Over 60 color maps help you navigate with ease<br />- Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need<br />- Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Germany designed for every interest and budget<br />- Illustrations and floor plans show the inside of icons such as the elegant Schloss Charlottenburg in Berlin, the engrossing Deutsches Museum in Munich, majestic Heidelberg Castle, and more<br />- Color photographs of Germany's historic cities including artsy Berlin and cosmopolitan Munich, historic sights, postcard-perfect towns, fairy-tale castles, breathtaking scenery, and more<br />- Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the country's history and culture, flora and fauna, literature, music and art, scientists and inventors, world-famous beers, medieval castles, traditional festivals, classic cuisine, and more<br />- Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Berlin; Brandenburg; Saxony-Anhalt; Saxony; Thuringia; Munich; Bavaria; Baden-Württemberg; Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland; Hesse; North Rhine-Westphalia; Lower Saxony, Hamburg, and Bremen; Schleswig-Holstein; and Mecklenburg-Lower Pomerania<br />- Essential travel tips--our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop, and sightsee, plus useful phrases and visa and health information.</p><p><b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Germany</i></b> is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Germany.</p><p>On a city break? Try our<b><i> DK Eyewitness Travel Top 10 Berlin</i></b>.</p>
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Italy: 2019 (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDES)
by DK Travel

Language

English

Pages

560

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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Customer Reviews
<p>Discover Italy with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you've even packed your suitcase - step back in time in Rome, explore the stunning Tuscan countryside, dive into some pizza in Naples or ride the waterways in Venice. The <b><i>DK Eyewitness Guide to Italy</i></b> covers the must-see sights and the hidden backstreets, so you won't miss a thing.</p><p>- <b>Gorgeous, all-new color photography</b> so you can imagine yourself there<br />- <b>Reasons to love Italy:</b> incredible architecture, natural wonders, breathtaking beaches - what will yours be?<br />- <b>See Italy from a different angle </b>- 36 pages of fresh ideas for exploring this spectacular country<br />- <b>A year-long calendar of events in Italy</b> gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons<br />-<b> Expert advice</b> covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe<br />- <b>Over 70 detailed, color maps</b> help you navigate the country with ease<br />- <b>Expert tips</b> to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds<br />- <b>The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop</b><br />- <b>Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries</b> take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route<br />- <b>Hand-drawn illustrations</b> show the inside of the must-see attractions, including Venice's Basilica di San Marco, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Vatican<br />- <b>Covers </b>Venice; the Veneto and Friuli; Trentino-Alto Adige; Milan; Lombardy and the Lakes; Valle d'Aosta and Piedmont; Liguria; Rome; Lazio; Florence; Tuscany; Umbria; Le Marche; Emilia-Romagna; Naples; Campania; Abruzzo, Molise and Puglia; Basilicata and Calabria; Sicily; and Sardinia </p><p><b>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Italy</b> is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip.</p><p>Traveling with kids? Try our <b>DK Eyewitness Family Guide to Italy</b>.</p>
INSTANT POT COOKBOOK #2019: Foolproof Recipes for Your Whole Fami...
by Rebecca Pace

Language

English

Pages

345

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<h1>Enjoy 575 delicious recipes - The quick and easy way!</h1><br /><b>Do you want to master the instant pot pressure cooker?</b><br /><b>Do you want to impress your family and guest with your great culinary skills?</b><br /><b>Do you want to make yummy meals in matter of minutes and keep feeding your family with healthy homemade meals?</b> <br />Well, we know you would. This book consists of 575 delicious recipes that are so easy to make, specially picked out to help you master your Instant Pot from your very first meal. The cooking instructions are written step by step and in a clear understandable manner for beginners.<br /><b>What this book is all about:</b><br /><ul><li>How to Make Stocks & Broths in your Instant Pot</li><br /><li>Easy-to-follow steps to make cooking easier and faster</li><br /><li>Over 575 creative delicious recipes for smart and busy people</li><br /><li>Big variety of modern recipes of any taste to surprise your family</li><br /><li>Big variety of modern recipes for any taste to surprise your family and friends</li><br /><li>Cookbook with beginner’s guide, troubleshooting tips, measurements & conversions</li><br />With this Instant Pot cookbook, you finally have an Instant Pot cookbook you can indulge in again and again when cooking. This is a must have tool for any instant pot user. <b>Grab your copy now!</b> There are so many reasons why you'll love this <b>Instant Pot Cookbook #2019.</b><br />
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Paris: 2019 (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDES)
by DK Travel

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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Customer Reviews
<p>Find your corner of Paris with this essential travel guide to this beautiful city, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you there before you've even packed your suitcase - get a bird's eye view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower, admire the art at the Louvre and the Pompidou Centre, or take a stroll along the Canal St-Martin. The <b><i>DK Eyewitness Guide to Paris</i></b> covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won't miss a thing.</p><p>- <b>Gorgeous, all-new color photography</b> so you can imagine yourself there<br />- <b>Reasons to love Paris: </b>iconic landmarks, mouth-watering cuisine, lively local markets and haute couture - what will yours be?<br />- <b>See Paris from a different angle</b> - 26 pages of fresh ideas for exploring the city<br />-<b> A year-long calendar of events in Paris</b> gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons<br />- <b>Expert advice </b>covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe<br />- <b>Over 15 detailed, color maps</b> help you navigate the city with ease<br />- <b>Expert tips</b> to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds<br />- <b>The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop</b><br />- <b>Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries</b> take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route.<br />- <b>Hand-drawn illustrations</b> show the inside of the must-see attractions, including Notre-Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, the Sacré-Coeur and the Panthéon<br />- <b>Covers </b>Île de la Cité and Île St-Louis; the Marais; Bastille and Oberkampf; République and Canal St-Martin; Belleville and Ménilmontant; La Villette; Montmartre and Pigalle; Opéra and Grands Boulevards; Louvre and Les Halles; Eiffel Tower and Invalides; Champs-Élysées and Chaillot; St-Germain-des-Prés; Latin Quarter; Jardin des Plantes and Place d'Italie; Montparnasse and Jardin du Luxembourg; plus sights beyond the city.</p><p><i><b>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Paris</b></i> is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip.</p><p>Staying longer? Try our<b><i> DK Eyewitness Guide to France.</i></b></p>
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New York City: 2019 (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL...
by DK Travel

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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Customer Reviews
<p>Find your corner of New York City with this essential travel guide to this great city, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you there before you've even packed your suitcase - step back in time at Ellis Island and Lower East Side Tenement Museum, get a bird's eye view of New York City from the Top of the Rock, or Central Park. The <b><i>DK Eyewitness Guide to New York City</i></b> covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won't miss a thing.</p><p>- <b>Gorgeous, all-new color photography</b> so you can imagine yourself there<br />- <b>Reasons to love New York City: </b>world-class museums, lively local markets, jazz and Jewish food - what will yours be?<br />- <b>See New York City from a different angle</b> - 26 pages of fresh ideas for exploring the city<br />- <b>A year-long calendar of events in New York City</b> gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons<br />- <b>Expert advice</b> covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe<br />- <b>Over 15 detailed, color maps</b> help you navigate the city with ease<br />- <b>Expert tips</b> to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds<br />- <b>The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop</b><br />-<b> Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries</b> take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route.<br />- <b>Hand-drawn illustrations</b> show the inside of the must-see attractions, including Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, the Guggenheim, Grand Central Terminal, United Nations, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Cathedral of St. John the Divine.<br />- <b>Covers </b>Lower Manhattan; Lower East Side; Chinatown, Little Italy, and Nolita; SoHo and Tribeca; Greenwich Village; East Village; Gramercy and the Flatiron District; Chelsea and the Garment District; Midtown West and the Theater District; Lower Midtown; Upper Midtown; Upper East Side; Central Park and the Upper West Side; Harlem and Morningside Heights; and Brooklyn, plus sights beyond the city in Upper Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.</p><p><i><b>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New York City</b></i> is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip.</p><p>Staying longer? Try our <i><b>DK Eyewitness Guide to the USA</b></i>.</p>
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>
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Amsterdam: 2019 (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUI...
by DK Travel

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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Customer Reviews
<p>Find your corner of Amsterdam with this essential travel guide to this historic city, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you there before you've even packed your suitcase - stroll along atmospheric canals, reflect at the Anne Frank House, explore the Rijksmuseum, or relax in Vondelpark. The <br /><b><i>DK Eyewitness Guide to Amsterdam</i></b> covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won't miss a thing.</p><p>- <b>Gorgeous, all-new color photography</b> so you can imagine yourself there<br />- <b>Reasons to love Amsterdam:</b> world-class museums, canal cruising and funky street art - what will yours be?<br />- <b>See Amsterdam from a different angle</b> - 22 pages of fresh ideas for exploring the city<br />- <b>A year-long calendar of events in Amsterdam</b> gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons<br />- <b>Expert advice</b> covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe<br />- <b>Detailed, color maps</b> help you navigate the city with ease<br />- <b>Expert tips</b> to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds<br />- <b>The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop</b><br />- <b>Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries</b> take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route.<br />- <b>Hand-drawn illustrations</b> show the inside of the must-see attractions, including Oude Kerk, Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and the Museum Willet-Holthuysen<br />- <b>Covers </b>Nieuwe Zijde, Oude Zijde, the Central Canal Ring and Eastern Canal Ring, Museum Quarter, Jordaan and the Western Islands, Plantage, Noord, plus sights beyond the city.</p><p><b>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Amsterdam</b> is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip.</p><p>Planning a shorter break? Try our <b>DK Eyewitness Top 10 Amsterdam</b> guide.</p>

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