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Trail of Feathers: In Search of the Birdmen of Peru
by Tahir Shah

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

December 19, 2011

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<div>A shrunken head from Peru and a feather with traces of blood are the clues that launch Tahir Shah on his latest journey. Fascinated by the recurring theme of flight in Peruvian folklore, Shah sets out to discover whether the Incas really were able to “fly like birds” over the jungle, as a Spanish monk reported. Or were they drug-induced hallucinations? His journey, full of surreal experiences, takes him from the Andes Mountains to the desert and finally, in the company of a Vietnam vet, up the Amazon deep into the jungle to discover the secrets of the Shuar, a tribe of legendary savagery. <p>Tahir Shah’s flair for the unusual reveals Peru as we’ve never seen it. With his trademark humor, abundant curiosity, and oddball assortment of companions, he offers a journey that is no less illuminating than it is hilarious—and true.</p></div>
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step ...
by Mark Adams

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

June 30, 2011

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Customer Reviews
<b>THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLING TRAVEL MEMOIR<br /><br />What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu?<br /><br /></b>In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and “discovered” Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer’s perilous path in search of the truth—except he’d written about adventure far more than he’d actually lived it. In fact, he’d never even slept in a tent.<br /><br /><i>Turn Right at Machu Picchu</i> is Adams’ fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world’s most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what <i>was</i> Machu Picchu?
Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar, Premium Third E...
by Gilda Nissenberg

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

February 12, 2016

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Customer Reviews
<p><i><b>Build your confidence in your Spanish skills with practice, practice, practice!</b></i></p><br />From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all those aspects of Spanish grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. <i>Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar</i> focuses on the practical aspects of Spanish as it's really spoken, so you are not bogged down by unnecessary technicalities. Each unit features crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises in a variety of formats--including multiple choice, fill-in sentences and passages, sentence rewrites, and creative writing--perfect for whatever your learning style. Whenever possible, explanations include comparisons you to understand the basic logic behind the rules and to remember correct usage. This new edition includes: <ul><li>Time-saving vocabulary panels that eliminate having to look words up</li> <li>Advice on how to avoid common mistakes</li> <li>A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks</li> <li>Supporting audio recordings, flashcards, and auto-fill glossary available online and via app</li> </ul>
Spanish Short Stories for Beginners: Learn Latin American Spanish...
by , Camila Sánchez

Language

English

Pages

294

Publication Date

October 05, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<h1>Powerful and proven, a timeless method to develop your Spanish. Build experience before you ever encounter a native speaker. </h1><br /><p>Prepare for your next adventure by reading bilingual short stories in simple Spanish. 10 short stories written predominantly in the present tense and in a manner spoken throughout Latin America. This book will supercharge your confidence and solidify your foundation in Spanish. <b>It is the most useful collection of Spanish short stories available for beginners. </b></p><br /><h1>What’s inside </h1><br /><ul><h3><br /><li>10 Short Stories that are entertaining and insightful. 3 chapters per story.</li><br /><li>Chapter previews.</li><br /><li>Multiple Choice Questions to test your comprehension and the answer keys.</li><br /><li>Useful vocabulary lists at the end of each chapter for your reference and to help you review.</li><br /><li>An English translation below each paragraph.</li><br /></h3><h3></h3></ul><br /><p>Bilingual text effectively provides contextual definitions of vocabulary often confused when using a separate dictionary. It also enables greater insight into the use of idiomatic or colloquial phrases. If you are truly a novice, an English translation will also provide the necessary assistance you need to navigate the dialog and settings. </p><br /><p>This collection of short stories is an indispensable resource that will engage your imagination transforming the learning process into something fun you can do every day! Make fewer mistakes when speaking Spanish, boost your vocabulary, and expand your comprehension.<br /></p><h1> Learn faster and retain more with Spanish short stories for beginners. ¡Bienvenidos a su futuro! </h1><br /><br />
Lonely Planet Mexico (Travel Guide)
by , Tom Masters

Language

English

Pages

896

Publication Date

September 01, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><I>Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* </I></p> <p><B>Lonely Planet’s <I>Mexico </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. Gather all your senses and dive head-first into the ancient Maya world at exquisite Palenque; sample the freshest local specialities from street food stalls and innovative restaurants; and soak in the colours of Oaxaca City’s fiestas, architecture, and arts scene. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Mexico and begin your journey now!</p> <p>Inside <B>Lonely Planet’s <I>Mexico</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> Mexico City, Around Mexico City, Veracruz, Yucatán Peninsula, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Central Pacific Coast, Western Central Highlands, Northern Central Highlands, Baja California, Copper Canyon, Northern Mexico</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>Mexico </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>Traveling just around Cancun? Check out <B>Lonely Planet’s <I>Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan </I></B>for a comprehensive look at all the region 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>
Lonely Planet Chile & Easter Island (Travel Guide)
by , Mark Johanson

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

October 01, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* </i></p> <p><b>Lonely Planet’s <i>Chile & Easter Island </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. Strap on your pack and hike through winding forests to behold the granite mountain spires of Las Torres; watch sunset turn the Valle de la Luna intense purple, gold, pink and yellow; and puzzle over the giant statues of Easter Island. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Chile & Easter Island and begin your journey now!</p> <p>Inside <b>Lonely Planet’s <i>Chile & Easter Island</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>Over </b><b>97 maps</b> for easy navigation</li> <li><b>Covers</b> Santiago, Middle Chile, Southern Heartland, Archipielago Juan Fernandez, Norte Grande, Norte Chico, Sur Chico, Chiloé, Northern Patagonia, Southern Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Easter Island</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 Chile & Easter Island </b>is our most comprehensive guide to Chile and Easter Island, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.</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>TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category</i></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>
Hartwood: Bright, Wild Flavors from the Edge of the Yucatán
by , Mya Henry

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 20, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<B>Winner, IACP Cookbook Award for Culinary Travel<BR /><BR /> Named a Best & Most Beautiful Cookbook of the Year by <I>Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, Departures, Fine Cooking, Food52, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Vice, Yahoo!,</I> and more</B><DIV><BR /> The best things happen when people pursue their dreams. Consider the story of Eric Werner and Mya Henry, an intrepid young couple who gave up their restaurant jobs in New York City to start anew in the one-road town of Tulum, Mexico. Here they built Hartwood, one of the most exciting and inspiring restaurants in the world. Mya Henry took on the role of general manager, seeing to the overall operations and tending to the guests, while Eric Werner went to work magic in the kitchen. <BR /><BR /> The food served at Hartwood is “addictive,” says Noma chef René Redzepi, adding, “It’s the reason people line up for hours every single day to eat there, even though their vacation time is precious.” <BR /><BR /> Werner’s passion for dazzling flavors and natural ingredients is expertly translated into recipes anyone can cook at home. Every dish has a balance of sweet and spicy, fresh and dried, oil and acid, without relying heavily on wheat and dairy. The flavoring elements are simple—honeys, salts, fresh and dried herbs, fresh and dried chiles, onions, garlic—but by using the same ingredients in different forms, Werner layers flavors to bring forth maximum deliciousness. The recipes are beautifully photographed and interspersed with inspiring, gorgeously illustrated essays about this setting and story, making <I>Hartwood</I> an exhilarating experience from beginning to end.<BR />  </DIV>
Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon
by Yossi Ghinsberg

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 09, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<div><b>“A powerful story of self-discovery, survival in the wild.” —<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /><br />Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive.<br /><br />The basis of an upcoming motion picture, <i>Jungle</i> is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.</div>
Spanish Short Stories for Beginners: Learn Latin American Spanish...
by , Camila Sánchez

Language

English

Pages

308

Publication Date

November 30, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<h1>Powerful and proven, a timeless method to develop your Spanish. Build experience before you ever encounter a native speaker. </h1><br /><p>Prepare for your next adventure by reading bilingual short stories in simple Spanish. 10 short stories written predominantly in the present tense and in a manner spoken throughout Latin America. This book will supercharge your confidence and solidify your foundation in Spanish. <b>It is the most useful collection of Spanish short stories available for beginners. </b></p><br /><h1>What’s inside </h1><br /><ul><h3><br /><li>10 Short Stories that are entertaining and insightful. 3 chapters per story.</li><br /><li>Chapter previews.</li><br /><li>Multiple Choice Questions to test your comprehension and the answer keys.</li><br /><li>Useful vocabulary lists at the end of each chapter for your reference and to help you review.</li><br /><li>An English translation below each paragraph.</li><br /></h3><h3></h3></ul><br /><p>Bilingual text effectively provides contextual definitions of vocabulary often confused when using a separate dictionary. It also enables greater insight into the use of idiomatic or colloquial phrases. If you are truly a novice, an English translation will also provide the necessary assistance you need to navigate the dialog and settings. </p><br /><p>This collection of short stories is an indispensable resource that will engage your imagination transforming the learning process into something fun you can do every day! Make fewer mistakes when speaking Spanish, boost your vocabulary, and expand your comprehension.<br /></p><h1> Learn faster and retain more with Spanish short stories for beginners. ¡Bienvenidos a su futuro! </h1><br /><br />
Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands (Travel Guide)
by , Jade Bremner

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

August 01, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><I>Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* </I></p> <p><B>Lonely Planet’s <I>Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands </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. Delve into the past in Quito’s vibrant Centro Historico, hike around Cotopaxi for million-dollar views, and spot blue-footed boobies and red-billed tropicbirds in Punta Suarez – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands and begin your journey now!</p> <p>Inside <B>Lonely Planet’s <I>Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands</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> Quito, Northern Highlands, Central Highlands, Cuenca & the Southern Highlands, The Oriente, North Coast & Lowlands, South Coast, The Galapagos Islands</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>Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands</I></B>is our most comprehensive guide to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.</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>

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