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Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door

Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door

Travel
Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door eBook Download You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Europe, including how to: - Plan your itinerary and maximize your time - Pack light-and right - Find good-value hotels and restaurants - Travel smoothly by train, bus, car, and plane - Avoid crowds and tourist scams - Hurdle the language barrier - Understand cultural differences and connect with locals - Save money while enjoying the trip of a lifetime After 30 years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life's work. He shares his favorite off-the-beaten-path towns, trails, and natural wonders. With this guidebook, you'll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun. ...
The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

Adventure, History, Nonfiction, Science, Travel
The Lost City of the Monkey God eBook Download A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without reveali
Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

Nonfiction, Sociology, Travel
Nomadland by Jessica Bruder eBook Download From the beet fields of North Dakota to the wilderness campgrounds of California to an Amazon warehouse in Texas, people who once might have kicked back to enjoy their sunset years are hard at work. Underwater on mortgages or finding that Social Security comes up short, they’re hitting the road in astonishing numbers, forming a new community of nomads: RV and van-dwelling migrant laborers, or “workampers.” Building on her groundbreaking Harper’s cover story, The End of Retirement, which brought attention to these formerly settled members of the middle class, Jessica Bruder follows one such RVer, Linda, between physically taxing seasonal jobs and reunions of her new van-dweller family, or “vanily.” Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tal
Imagine Wanting Only This eBook Download

Imagine Wanting Only This eBook Download

Autobiography, Comics, Memoir, Nonfiction, Sequential Art, Travel
Imagine Wanting Only This eBook Download A gorgeous graphic memoir about loss, love, and confronting grief When Kristen Radtke was in college, the sudden death of a beloved uncle and the sight of an abandoned mining town after his funeral marked the beginning moments of a lifelong fascination with ruins and with people and places left behind. Over time, this fascination deepened until it triggered a journey around the world in search of ruined places. Now, in this genre-smashing graphic memoir, she leads us through deserted cities in the American Midwest, an Icelandic town buried in volcanic ash, islands in the Philippines, New York City, and the delicate passageways of the human heart. Along the way, we learn about her family and a rare genetic heart disease that has been passed d...
Sunshine State by Sarah Gerard eBook Download

Sunshine State by Sarah Gerard eBook Download

Autobiography, Memoir, Nonfiction, Short Stories, Travel, Writing
Sunshine State by Sarah Gerard eBook Download Rising literary star and Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award finalist Sarah Gerard uses her experiences growing up along Florida’s gulf coast to illuminate the struggles of modern human survival—physical, emotional, environmental—through a collection of essays exploring intimacy, addiction, obsession, religion, homelessness, and incarceration. With the personal insight of The Empathy Exams, the societal exposal of Nickel and Dimed, and the stylistic innovation and intensity of her own break-out debut novel Binary Star, Sarah Gerard’s Sunshine State uses the intimately personal to unearth the deep reservoirs of humanity buried in the corners of our world often hardest to face. In the collection’s title essay, Gerard volunteers at th
From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

Death, History, Nonfiction, Science, Travel
From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death eBook Download A New York Times Bestseller The best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with “dignity.” Fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for their dead. In rural Indonesia, she observes a man clean and dress his grandfather’s mummified body. Grandpa’s mummy has lived in the family home for two years, where the family has maintained a warm and respectful relationship. She meets Bolivian natitas (cigarette- smoking, wish- granting human skulls), and introduces us to a Japanese kotsuage, in which relatives use chopsticks to pluck their loved- ones’ bones from cremation ash