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Getting to Cuba: Yes You Can!: Havana Edition
by , Zach Wolff

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English

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Publication Date

March 26, 2017

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A guide to Cuba is useless unless you know how to get there! We’ve done the work and experienced first-hand what it takes to make your dream of visiting Cuba a reality. <br /><br />After learning that cruise ships were going to start sailing from the United States to Cuba, we felt the urgency to visit before the culture became diluted by an influx of American tourists. Due to the complex history and animosity between the United States and the island nation, travel to Cuba has been shrouded in mystery for most Americans. We wanted to see the authentic Cuba and didn't want to spend a fortune in the process. Despite so many unanswered questions, we took the plunge and booked our airfare and accommodations...<br /><br />Since then, we have culled through all the conflicting information and verified the steps necessary for successful travel to Cuba. Everything we wish we knew before we traveled is included in this invaluable book. Join us on a narrative journey of our first visit to the island in February 2017 with glimpses of Havana that you won't find in the conventional guides. <br /><br />We did the research and have compiled the most up-to-date information for you. This book provides the details you need including:<br />- Airlines and booking<br />- Accommodations<br />- Visa regulations for travelers from the U.S.<br />- Tourist cards and Cuban medical insurance<br />- Understanding Cuba's dual monetary system<br />- Cell phone and internet use on the island<br />- Tips for sightseeing<br /><br />Bonus materials include:<br />*Detailed packing lists with recommended medications.<br />*A review of an indispensable app that can be used offline, with maps and recommendations of attractions.<br />*Havana Bingo - a friendly competition for up to 10 players to complete as a fun scavenger hunt through the city.
A Half Century Among the Siamese and the Lāo: an Autobiography...
by Daniel McGilvary

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English

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Publication Date

March 28, 2017

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Daniel McGilvary (1828-1911) was an American Presbyterian missionary who played an important role in the expansion of Protestantism in Northern Siam. In 1912, his autobiography was published posthumously, titled "A Half Century Among the Siamese and the Lāo."<br /><br />This autoboiography is one of the significant missionary volumes of our era. The author has properly been classed with Carey and Judson and Paton and Chalmers and Mackay. He here traces for us his career from the early days in North Carolina, and in Princeton Seminary, through the years of missionary service in Bangkok and Pechaburi, to the long decades of devoted labor in Northern Siam. It was a long life of eighty-three years, and it covered the entire period of missionary work among the Lao peoples. <br /><br />There is no more fascinating story in fiction or in that truth which is stranger than fiction, than the story of his discovery of a village of strange speech near his station at Pechaburi, Siam, his learning the language of the villagers, his long journey with his friend, Dr. Jonathan Wilson, into what was then the unknown region of northern Siam. pushing his little boat up the great river and pausing not until he had gone six hundred miles northward and arrived at the city of Chiengmai. The years that followed were years of toil and privation, of loneliness and sometimes of danger; but the missionaries persevered with splendid faith and courage until the foundations of a prosperous Mission were laid. In all the marked development of the Lao Mission, Dr. McGilvary was a leader—the leader.<br /><br />In this autobiography he describes the experiences of those pioneer days, and continues the narrative as far as his last long itinerating journey in 1898. The recital is modest, intelligent, informing, inspiring. It suggests how much we owe to our representatives in these distant fields and how great is our obligation to carry forward the work they have begun. This volume will be enjoyed not only by those who are interested in the missions of our church, but by all who are fascinated by books of adventure, or who are concerned with the evangelization of the world. <br /><br />He led the way into regions beyond and was the pioneer explorer into the French Lao States, eastern Burma, and even up to the borders of China. Go where you will in northern Siam, or in many sections of the extra-Siamese Lao States, you will find men and women to whom Dr. McGilvary first brought the Good News. He well deserves the name so frequently given him even in his life-time 'The Apostle to the Lao.'<br /><br />Throughout his life, his colleagues and the general public held McGilvary in great esteem, and businesses and government offices in Chiang Mai were officially closed in mourning on the day of his death.<br /><br /><br />Contents<br />I. CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH<br />II. MINISTERIAL TRAINING<br />III. BANGKOK<br />IV. PECHABURI—THE CALL OF THE NORTH<br />V. THE CHARTER OF THE LAO MISSION<br />VI. CHIENGMAI<br />VII. PIONEER WORK<br />VIII. FIRST-FRUITS<br />IX. MARTYRDOM<br />X.THE ROYAL COMMISSION<br />XI. DEATH OF KAWILOROT<br />XII. THE NEW REGIME<br />XIII. EXPLORATION<br />XIV. THE FIRST FURLOUGH<br />XV. MUANG KEN AND CHIENG DAO<br />XVI. SEEKERS AFTER GOD<br />XVII. THE RESIDENT COMMISSIONER<br />XVIII. WITCHCRAFT<br />XIX. THE EDICT OF RELIGIOUS TOLERATION<br />XX. SCHOOLS—THE NINE YEARS' WANDERER<br />XXI. SECOND FURLOUGH<br />XXII. A SURVEYING EXPEDITION<br />XXIII. EVANGELISTIC TRAINING<br />XXIV. STRUGGLE WITH THE POWERS OF DARKNESS<br />XXV. CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES PLANTED<br />XXVI. A FOOTHOLD IN LAMPUN<br />XXVII. A PRISONER OF JESUS CHRIST<br />XXVIII. CIRCUIT TOUR WITH MY DAUGHTER, 1890<br />XXIX. LENGTHENING THE CORDS AND STRENGTHENING THE STAKES<br />XXX. AMONG THE MUSO VILLAGES—FAMINE<br />XXXI. Chieng Bung and the Sipsawng Panna<br />XXXII. THIRD FURLOUGH—STATION AT CHIENG RAI<br />XXXIII. THE REGIONS BEYOND<br />XXXIV. THE CLOSED DOOR<br />XXXV. CONCLUSION<br />
Boomtown: The Days of Gushers, Go-Devils, and Nitro Shooters
by Randy McNutt

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English

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Publication Date

March 29, 2017

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"Boomtown" is the incredible tale of the 1890s oil-boom ghost towns in Wood County, Ohio, a place obsessed with black gold. "It was the day of the gusher!" one historian wrote. Another wrote, "Girls! Booze! Gambling!" You could all that and more at the European Hotel, where some oil workers once obtained a cannon and shot a hole through the wall for the fun of it. Blinky the piano player was the first to emerge, unhurt, but later he was blown to bits in a nitro blast. Yes, Wood County's shanty towns were explosive places that helped Standard Oil build its international reputation on a huge patch of derricks. Out in the flat countryside, between the derricks and ramshackle towns, you could hear massive explosions when nitro blew wagons and drivers to atoms. As one reporter observed, nitro was "death in bottled-up form." The towns, all gone now, were rough and tumble places where whiskey ruled and oil flowed twenty hours a day, seven days a week. In this chapter from the award-winning nonfiction book "Ghosts," writer Randy McNutt travels to Wood County to find the real story behind the nation's once-largest oil field. There he meets Max Schaffer, a retired barber who grew up in the oil towns. Max is the keeper of oil lore. Together they head out into the countryside to explore the ghosts of Ohio's oil business, hole-in-the-wall towns named Six Points, Oil Center, Bays, Galatea, Rudolph, Mermill, and others. From Mermill to Cygnet in the 1890s, a distance of only ten miles, there were twenty-one post offices, twenty-five churches, thirty-two grocery stores, six doctors, and hundreds of boarding houses. Four workers shared each double bed. They worked twelve hours a day, seven days a week, in shifts. When two of them went to work, another immediately went to sleep. This was how the hot-bed system came to be known. The beds were always warm. Nitro shooters--they had a perilous job--ran nitro from town to town, field to field. One bump of a wooden wagon wheel could mean death. Often the explosions occurred near or in towns. Nitro shooters didn't worry about old age. Nitroglycerine, used to blast oil up from beneath the surface of the earth, was widely available then. A factory near Bowling Green made 1,300 quarts a day. You could walk in and buy it as easily as you could a gallon of paint. By 1897, 14,000 wells had been drilled in Wood County, and a thousand derricks stood in a fifteen-square-mile area. Oil companies could drill wells anywhere they wanted, even next to people's houses. Surprised farmers would come home to find an oil-drilling machine in their front yard. One man said, "About all my folks got out of it was gaslights. At one time, we had ten of them, all close to us. One in our front yard burned twenty-four hours a day with an eight-foot flame." The whole area was a wild, crazy place, brimming with prostitutes, gamblers, mud ditches, lightning strikes on oil tanks, shanties, boardwalks, roughnecks named the Terror and the Pittsburgh Kid, workers making $1.75 a day, drunks tumbling into ditches, alcohol flowing like a swollen creek, and more, so much more. Our nation was built on the oil of Wood County. Welcome to Boomtown!
FORTUNE, FOLLY, AND A THOUSAND FATES: A Disastrously Impulsive Ho...
by Graham Wales

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English

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March 29, 2017

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<p>Fresh off their vows of lifelong commitment and fidelity, Graham and Trish Wales threw themselves into the unknown venture of what was destined to be a classical African overland safari. Almost immediately, things began to go wrong.</p><p>Without any prior organization, knowledge, research, or planning (and being guided only by a vague and somewhat arbitrary goal and end destination), the chaos set in before even leaving their arrival city of Cape Town, South Africa. It only got worse from there, as they made their way through a nearly infinite series of unexpected and only sometimes controllable calamities brought on by their hasty choice of car, Mother Nature, police, and their own poor decisions.</p><p>Sustained by the bonds of matrimony, God Almighty, and Africa's unrivaled natural splendor, Graham and Trish pushed on through each trial and made it to the end, either limping across the finish line or triumphantly conquering the journey. They're not quite sure which.</p><p>Either way, with all its African-sized twists and turns, highs and lows, and predictable unpredictability, it was a honeymoon never to be forgotten. For better or for worse.</p> <hr /><p><strong>Author information</strong></p><p>Graham and Trish Wales are born world travelers of their own breed, currently living a quiet suburban life in North Carolina with their two kids, biding their time until they can head off on adventure again with their expanded family.</p><p>For more information, visit FortuneFollyand1000fates.com   </p>
Business and Social Etiquette: How to get on with people worldwid...
by Frederick Marsh

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English

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March 29, 2017

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This book is for travelling executives, tourists and students as well as those who have either direct or indirect contact with people in other countries in their capacity as hosts or marketeers. In our own country we know the language, codes of behaviour and social customs, but in international relations we are faced with unfamiliar situations. It is a mistake to think that our good home-bred manners will be universally understood and simply speaking the foreign language of a country combined with abundant goodwill will not guarantee a successful relationship.<br />Ordinary actions such as speaking on the telephone, making an appointment, greeting people, making gestures, or standing apart or close when in conversation can be misinterpreted and behaviour we regard as normal may be inappropriate in another country, having not only a negative effect but causing offence. What may seem to us a typical gesture, such as nodding our head in affirmation or shaking our head to indicate a negative response, may convey a different meaning in some countries and an offer of gifts to communicate pleasure can be perceived by the recipient to be linked with sorrow. Our actions and their reactions may lead to embarrassment to either or both parties. The author has travelled the globe for business and pleasure and has written extensively in British and international Trade publications.
Rapporto a Kazantzakis: La traversata di Creta a piedi (Italian E...
by Luca Gianotti

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Italian

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134

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March 30, 2017

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Luca Gianotti ha percorso per primo l’isola di Creta a piedi in 29 giorni, camminando da Est a Ovest, attraversando le sue tre grandi catene montuose per poi camminare in riva al mar Libico, incontrando sul cammino paesi, villaggi, chiesette e monasteri in cui si respira un’aria piena di storia e di miti. Questo libro è il racconto di quel cammino, uno dei più belli al mondo, che ora è diventato la Via Cretese. Ma è anche una storia di incontri con persone di oggi e del passato, con la letteratura, la musica e le arti di questa terra incantata, che fece nascere la nostra civiltà mediterranea e che ha ancora molto da insegnarci. Un viaggio profondo, a passo rigorosamente lento, nell’isola che Nikos Kazantzakis definiva la “perfetta sintesi tra Oriente e Occidente”.
Beautiful World Escapes: A Complete Guide to the Isle of Wight
by Lian Slayford

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English

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March 29, 2017

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A Complete Guide to the Isle of Wight gives you all the information you need to know about planning your trip to the beautiful British island. Taking the reader on a fascinating journey through several thousand years of history and culture, readers will be enraptured with historical sites such as Shanklin Chine, the Needles, and Yarmouth Castle, and learn about lesser known attractions such as Bembridge Windmill, Quarr Abbey, and the Depozitory and many more, making A Complete Guide to the Isle of Wight the only guide you will ever need.
A Personal Guide to the Best Thrill Rides and Amusement/Water Par...
by Pete Trabucco

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English

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March 28, 2017

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This is a classic story of a man who, for most of his life, was afraid of roller coasters and <br />other thrill rides. Then at the age of forty, I was able to finally to see the drops and thrills <br />at amusement parks for what they really are—an exciting experience that will always take <br />your breath away and have you craving more! There is a certain magic to being at an <br />amusement park that you just don’t experience anywhere else.<br /><br />Many people asked me, “So why write a second book on amusement parks and roller <br />coasters?” My answer was easy. With the success of the first edition, the answer was quite <br />simply. “Why not?” This time around I also wanted to talk about our nation’s best water <br />parks and finest thrill rides. The intention of this book is to explore the best coasters and <br />parks around the country that I have experienced firsthand—to explain why these rides <br />are so breathtaking.<br /><br />In this latest edition, you can expect to find the most- innovative and most interesting rides <br />that this industry has to offer. You will also find everyday tips for amusement park safety <br />and a section on how to plan and pack for your amusement park experience. There are also <br />tips to getting through security for you and your family as well. Finally for those who are <br />still afraid of roller coasters and thrill rides, I have more tips on how to enjoy the ride and <br />beat that beast “in everyone’s head” that I call the “fear factor.” So sit down and strap <br />yourself in for another edition in my personal guide to ride series!
Around the World on Two Wheels: An Old Man's Journeys through 76 ...
by Hans Karlsson

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English

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March 23, 2017

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<p>Have you seen Hans Karlsson? If you live somewhere on this planet, he’s probably been there, riding through on his Honda Gold Wing. <em>Around the World on Two Wheels:</em> <em>An Old Man’s Motorcycle Journeys Through 76 Countries</em><em> </em>recounts the true adventures of a man who has ridden (and is riding) his bike to all corners of the globe. Hans Karlsson, age ninety-one, has been to Anchorage, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Lima, Sydney, Auckland, Paris, Moscow, Stockholm, Zurich, Glasgow, Damascus, Istanbul, Tehran, New Delhi, and about a thousand towns and villages in between. So come along with Hans and take in beautiful vistas, exotic locations, world-famous sites, little-traveled backstreets, and wonderful people of all kinds. You can never quite be sure what’s around the next bend or over the next hill, but, with Hans, you can always be sure it’ll be an adventure.</p>
Madagascar Wildlife (Bradt Travel Guides (Wildlife Guides))
by , Daniel Austin

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English

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192

Publication Date

November 12, 2014

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Lavishly illustrated and completely updated, this fourth edition of Bradt's Madagascar Wildlife is a celebration of the island's extraordinary flora and fauna, 90% of which is endemic. The pace of change in Madagascar's biodiversity is staggering, over the past decade a new species of frog has been discovered at a rate of one every six weeks, and this is the only guide to keep abreast of such scientific developments. Containing over 280 colour photographs, updated information on 22 of the country's top parks and reserves, plus lively species descriptions, this handbook is perfect for natural history enthusiasts and travellers alike.

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