Down To The Sea In Ships: Of Ageless Oceans and Modern Men

By Horatio Clare

For millennia, the seaways have carried our items, cultures and ideas, the terrors of warfare and the bounties of peace - they usually have by no means been busier than they're this present day. yet even though our normality is dependent upon delivery, it's a international which passes principally unconsidered, unseen and unrecorded. Out of sight, in each lonely nook of each sea, via each evening, on a daily basis, and each that you can think of climate, tiny crews of seafarers paintings the enormous ships which preserve landed lifestyles afloat. those traditional males (and they're commonly males) reside striking lives, topic to pressures we all know - households, relationships, goals and fears - and to hazards and problems we will be able to simply think, from hurricanes and pirates to years of confinement in damaging, if no longer hellish, environments.

Horatio Clare joins box ships, vacationing within the corporation in their crews and captains. jointly they adventure unforgettable trips: the 1st, from East to West (Felixstowe to la, through Suez) is wealthy with Mediterranean heritage, torn with hurricane nights and gilded with an unearthly Pacific peace; the second one northerly passage, from Antwerp to Montreal, reeks of diesel, wuthers with gales and is going to frozen areas of the North Atlantic, in deep wintry weather, the place the ocean itself turns out haunted.

In Clare's shiny prose a contemporary does conflict with implacable forces, because the ships go seas of background and incident, whereas seafarers spread the tales in their lives, telling their stories and yarns. a gorgeous and terrifying portrait of the oceans and their human topics, and a desirable examine of massive enterprise afloat, right down to the ocean in Ships is a relocating tribute to those that reside and paintings at the nice waters, faraway from land.

'Magnificent' Robert Macfarlane

'Tremendous' The Times

Literary Awards
Winner of the Stanford Dolman trip publication of the Year

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Fodor's England 2016: with the Best of Wales (Full-color Travel Guide)

With its impossible to resist mixture of storied historical past and cosmopolitan pizzazz, England draws greater than three million american citizens every one year. Fodor's England captures the main memorable attractions and reports in marvelous colour, from brilliant historical homes and age-mellowed cities to comfortable nation pubs and London's state of the art galleries.

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Frommer's EasyGuide to Walt Disney World and Orlando 2014 (Easy Guides)

By Jason Cochran

Selling for a cheaper price than any comparable guidebook, and intentionally restricted to a brief 256 pages, this EasyGuide is an workout in developing easily-absorbed shuttle info. It emphasizes the genuine stories in each one destination:the most vital sights, the vintage approach to drawing close a selected vacation spot; the easiest offerings for lodgings and nutrients; the easiest how you can maximize the joy of your remain. since it is "quick to learn, mild to carry", it really is known as an "EasyGuide", and displays Arthur Frommer's life of adventure in featuring transparent and concise shuttle advice.

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The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

By Eric Weiner

"Laugh. imagine. Repeat. many times. If somebody advised me this ebook was once this strong, i would not have believed them."

--Po Bronson, writer of What may still I Do With My Life?

"Think Don Quixote with a dismal humorousness and a style for cannabis and also you start to snatch Eric Weiner, the trendy knight-errant of this mad, unhappy, clever, and witty quest throughout 4 continents. I will not break the joys by way of telling if his undertaking succeeds, other than to claim that happiness is examining a e-book as interesting as this."

--Tony Horwitz, writer of Confederates within the Attic

Part international affairs discourse, half humor, and half twisted self-help consultant, The Geography of Bliss takes the listener from the USA to Iceland to India looking for happiness, or, within the crabby author's case, moments of "un-unhappiness." The publication makes use of a beguiling mix of shuttle, psychology, technology and humor to enquire now not what happiness is, yet the place it really is. Are humans in Switzerland happier since it is the main democratic state on the earth? Do voters of Qatar, awash in petrodollars, locate pleasure in all that money? Is the King of Bhutan a visionary for his initiative to calculate Gross nationwide Happiness? Why is Asheville, North Carolina so rattling satisfied? With enticing wit and marvelous insights, Eric Weiner solutions these questions etc, supplying tourists of all moods a few fascinating new principles for sunnier locations and tendencies.

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Knives on the Cutting Edge: The Great Chefs' Dining Revolution

A respectful but unvarnished tribute to the best cooks in Europe and the us who over the past twenty years have led a revolution not like any within the background of dining.

Knives at the slicing Edge is a culinary pilgrimage that examines the different present and significant megatrends reminiscent of the increase of megastar cooks, the fit consuming circulate, and the growing to be emergence of bolder flavors in connoisseur meals. via visits to the various world's maximum eating places, Bob Macdonald offers anecdotes, own insights, and thoughts that demystify the eating adventure and make ordering wine at a restaurant an relaxing pastime instead of a powerful ordeal.

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Chickens Eat Pasta: Escape to Umbria

Chickens devour Pasta is the story of ways a tender Englishwoman starts off a brand new lifestyles after staring at a video displaying a chook consuming spaghetti in a mediaeval hill village in important Italy. in contrast to a few fresh bestsellers, this isn't easily an account of a foreigner's circulation to Italy, yet a love tale written from the weird standpoint of either inside and out of doors of the tale. As occasions spread, the powerful storyline includes with it a wealthy portrayal of Italian lifestyles from the interior, with a assisting solid of memorable characters. alongside the best way, the e-book explores and captures the heat and color of Italy, in addition to many of the cultural alterations - among England and Italy, but additionally among neighborhood Italian life and behavior. it's a tale with a cheerful finishing. the writer and her husband are nonetheless married, with 3 young children, who love the previous residence at the hill (now a lot restored) virtually up to she does. Chickens devour Pasta is Clare's autobiography, and finally a love tale - with the home itself and with the guy that Clare met there and went directly to marry. in the event you yearn for a contented finishing, you will not be disillusioned. it is a tale that proves whatever is feasible for those who in simple terms test.

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Berlitz: Spain Pocket Guide

By Berlitz

This absolutely revised and up-to-date Berlitz Pocket consultant is full of the entire info you must take pleasure in Spain, in a really pocketable layout. areas to head and unmissable sights are explored inside of easy-to-use, colour-coded sections, so that you can find the knowledge you would like at a look. The country's best 10 points of interest are pointed out on a committed double-page unfold that will help you plan your journey and confirm that you simply see some of the best attractions, parts of normal good looks and extra. the new function an ideal travel deals most sensible thoughts for a very heavenly outing exploring Spain's so much memorable locations and linking the foremost attractions jointly. not just does the consultant offer in-depth info yet there are full-colour pictures all through offering a hugely visible advent to this wonderful vacation spot. complete color fold-out maps also are integrated to supply speedy orientation anyplace you're. A concise heritage bankruptcy and the convenient cultural assistance all through mix to provide you a deeper figuring out of the country's historical past. The the place to head part information Spain's must-see attractions, landmarks and museums, while What To Do covers the simplest of Spain's buying, actions, leisure and activities, in addition to rules for kids. The consuming Out bankruptcy recommends Spain's neighborhood specialities, and the great trip assistance part offers an A-Z precis of all of the specialist functional suggestion you will want, together with trustworthy techniques of lodges and eating places to fit all budgets, in addition to details on weather, future health, shipping, foreign money and lots more and plenty extra. Small in measurement yet immense on content material, this consultant can assist you get to the center of this actually interesting kingdom and all it has to supply.

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A Dragon Apparent: Travels in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam

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Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands: The First Comprehensive Guide to the Entire Ryukyu Island Chain

**Lowell Thomas Annual shuttle ebook Award Silver Medal Winner 2015**

Travel to the main inspiring tropical islands on the earth! every little thing you wish is during this one handy Okinawa shuttle guide—including a wide pull-out map.

Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands is the 1st finished trip consultant to the a hundred and fifty sub-tropical island chain that stretches throughout six hundred miles from Japan to Taiwan. those are the most stunningly attractive islands within the world!

Trek up lively volcanoes, soak in nature scorching springs, get pleasure from pristine white sand shorelines, and pattern Okinawa's marvelous homegrown delicacies. skilled writer Robert Walker tells you ways to get there, the place to head, the place to stick and what to do, including:

  • Ferry schedules and flights
  • accommodations on all inhabited islands
  • top seashores and surf spots
  • Hikes and nature walks
  • attractions compatible for households with children
  • historic and cultural landmarks

Illustrated with over two hundred colour pictures and forty maps, this ebook presents crucial trip how to support travelers steer clear of high priced error. it's also a wide fold-out map of Okinawa and the Ryukyu chain with insets for the foremost islands and towns.

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