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Volunteer
  • Author : Lonely Planet
  • Release : 01 July 2017
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Pages : 304 Pages
  • ISBN : 1787010015
  • Category : Travel

Synopsis:
Are you looking for a more meaningful travel experience? Do you want to give back to the communities you visit, make a genuine connection with locals, meet like-minded travellers and build your skills? International volunteering opens up all these opportunities and this book has all the advice you need to get there. Much more than just a resource directory, Volunteer is packed with invaluable information and full-colour inspiration to get you planning your perfect short- or long-term volunteer experience anywhere in the world. Whether it's monitoring sea turtles in Greece, helping set up handicraft businesses in Ghana or building community centres in Guatemala, you'll find amazing opportunities in this fully updated, comprehensive new edition. Written by passionate, well-travelled Lonely Planet writers advised by a team of experts in the field, this user-friendly guide promises to make your plans a reality. Chapters include: 1.

Retrospect of Western Travel
  • Author : Harriet Martineau
  • Release : 28 January 2022
  • Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
  • Pages : 202 Pages
  • ISBN : 9780765602145
  • Category : Travel

Synopsis:
Martineau's classic American travel narrative has long been unavailable. This new abridgment of the original 1838 edition offers an unsurpassed firsthand view of Jacksonian America. Here are Martineau's penetrating condemnation of slavery and her championship of abolition and women's rights; her incisive portraits of Jackson, Clay, Calhoun, Webster, Garrison, Emerson, and the Beechers; her critical observations of American schools, asylums, colleges, and prisons; and more. Historian Daniel Feller, author of The Jacksonian Promise, introduces the narrative, identifies the major characters, and provides an index for easy use.

Ticket to Paradise  A Journey to Find the Australian Colony in Paraguay Among Nazis  Mennonites and Japanese Beekeepers
  • Author : Ben Stubbs
  • Release : 01 May 2012
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Pages : 320 Pages
  • ISBN : 0730497380
  • Category : History

Synopsis:
In the wilds of Paraguay live blue-eyed South Americans with surnames like Smith and McCreen. This is the intriguing story of their ancestors, an idealistic Australian journalist called William Lane, and a colony called New Australia. In 1893, Australian journalist William Lane dreamed of creating a utopia where his socialist ideals could flourish, far away from his home in Queensland. He enlisted 238 followers and convinced them to sail across the Pacific with him to Paraguay, where he intended to create a paradise where brotherhood would be the order of the day and where hard work would reap its own rewards. And then reality set in. Expecting green and fertile fields, the New Australians found instead a dustbowl; expecting wine, women and song, they realised that their leader wanted them to remain abstemious and monogamous. this was not paradise but a kind of hell and Lane woudl face open rebellion from his followers. In 2010,

Monsters of North Carolina
  • Author : John Hairr
  • Release : 01 August 2013
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Pages : 123 Pages
  • ISBN : 0811712044
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

Synopsis:
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Alone Across the Arctic
  • Author : Pam Flowers
  • Release : 15 March 2011
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Pages : 120 Pages
  • ISBN : 1941821642
  • Category : Travel

Synopsis:
Eight sled dogs and one woman set out from Barrow, Alaska, to mush 2,500 miles. ALONE ACROSS THE ARCTIC chronicles this astounding expedition. For an entire year, Pam Flowers and her dogs made this epic journey across North America arctic coast. The first woman to make this trip solo, Pam endures and deals with intense blizzards, melting pack ice, and a polar bear. Yet in the midst of such danger, Pam also relishes the time alone with her beloved team. Their survival—-her survival—-hinges on that mutual trust and love.

Frenchmen  Desire  Good Children     and Other Streets of New Orleans
  • Author : John Churchill Chase
  • Release : 18 June 2014
  • Publisher : Quid Pro Books
  • Pages : 280 Pages
  • ISBN : 1610272390
  • Category : History

Synopsis:
Bourbon? Calliope? St. Claude? Craps Street??! New Orleans history, legend, and myth are humorously and colorfully told through its street names, in a famous book all the locals grew up with — and tourists will enjoy — by cartoonist and humorist John Churchill Chase. The new ebook edition takes Chase's second and best edition and makes it more usable to the digital reader, adding a fully-linked index, active Contents, linked notes and cross-references, all the cartoons from the original, and more. It is searchable and properly formatted for e-readers, pads, and smartphones, and features all the drawings and map sketches of the original Second Edition, even including (unlike other versions) the cover inset drawings and the original dustjacket. A quality digital republication from Quid Pro Books and its Quaint Press imprint, this ebook still makes locals and visitors laugh while learning the sometimes embarrassing truths behin

Luxury
  • Author : Patrizia Calefato
  • Release : 10 April 2014
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 160 Pages
  • ISBN : 0857853333
  • Category : Design

Synopsis:
Luxury has been both celebrated and condemned throughout history right up to the present day. This groundbreaking text examines luxury and its relationship with desire, status, consumption and economic value, exploring why luxury remains prominent even in the context of a global recession. Using approaches from cultural studies, semiotic research and aesthetics, Luxury presents a wide range of case studies including urban space and new technologies, travel, interior design, cars, fashion ads and jewellery to explore what luxury represents, and why, in the contemporary world. The book will be essential reading for students and scholars across a range of fashion studies, cultural studies and sociology, and anyone interested in the power and allure of luxury today.

The Amazins
  • Author : Triumph Books,
  • Release : 01 May 2014
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Pages : 176 Pages
  • ISBN : 1633190951
  • Category : Sports & Recreation

Synopsis:
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this beloved franchise, Triumph Books and the New York Post are jointly publishing The Amazins, a history of the Mets that includes all the highlights, the lowlights, the Hall of Famers, the underachievers, the great games and the memorable moments, virtually everything, in fact, from the rich history that makes their fans as passionate about their team as any in baseball.

Leaves from a Russian Diary   and Thirty Years After  Enlarged Edition
  • Author : Pitirim A. Sorokin
  • Release : 07 April 2017
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Pages : 235 Pages
  • ISBN : 1787204405
  • Category : History

Synopsis:
The reminiscences of a fiercely anti-Communist Petrograd professor, Pitirim A. Sorokin—from the February Revolution right through to his departure from Russia in September 1922. This is the enlarged edition published almost 30 years after the first 1924 publication and contains the additional section, “Thirty Years After,” in which the author describes how the Revolution that has since come of age has turned out to be simultaneously “a gigantic success and a colossal failure.” A fascinating read.

Day Hiking  The San Juans   Gulf Islands
  • Author : Craig Romano
  • Release : 21 May 2014
  • Publisher : Mountaineers Books
  • Pages : 320 Pages
  • ISBN : 1594857598
  • Category : Sports & Recreation

Synopsis:
Packable size filled with maps, elevation profiles, 130 photos, at-a-glance trail selection table, and more from a beloved trails author 1% of sales support trail maintenance in Washington As a hiking destination, the San Juan Islands of Washington and their sister islands to the north offer scores of parks and preserves, hundreds of miles of trails catering to hikers of all levels, and year-round accessibility. Day Hiking: The San Juans and Gulf Islands is divided into roughly four sections: Anacortes, for many the gateway to the region; the San Juan Islands themselves, including some key islands not served by Washington State Ferries; Victoria, Canada, providing easy access to the Gulf Islands, as well as other unique destinations; and the magical southern Gulf Islands. Author Craig Romano explores state parks, county parks, and provincial parks as well as some municipal and regional parks. He also features the recent expansio

WALDEN
  • Author : HENRY DAVID THOREAU
  • Release : 01 January 0101
  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Pages : 411 Pages
  • ISBN : 0987637XXX
  • Category : Literary Collections

Synopsis:
Walden (also known as Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's life for two years and two months in second-growth forest around the shores of Walden Pond, not far from his friends and family in Concord, Massachusetts. Walden was written so that the stay appears to be a year, with expressed seasonal divisions. Thoreau called it an experiment in simple living. Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of the Western World, with each chapter heralding some aspect of humanity that needed to be either renounced or praised. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, and manual for self reliance. (from Wikipedia). Walden was written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau and is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundi

Fodor s London 2020
  • Author : Fodor's Travel Guides
  • Release : 21 January 2020
  • Publisher : Fodor's Travel
  • Pages : 460 Pages
  • ISBN : 1640972293
  • Category : Travel

Synopsis:
For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details. Whether you want to pose in front of Big Ben, explore the Tower of London, or see the Queen’s home at Buckingham Palace, the local Fodor’s travel experts in London are here to help! Fodor’s London guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. GET INSPIRED AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do PHOTO-FILLED “BEST OF” FEATURES on London’s Best Museums, London’s Best Royal Sites, and London’s Best Outdoor Activities COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust! UP-TO-DATE and HONEST RECOMMENDATIO