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1 A Traveler's Greece: Exploring the History and Culture of Mainland Greece [MultiFormat]
by William J. Bonville
  This is not just another travel book. Nor is it your standard history book. It is a literary adventure that takes you exploring the history and culture that made Greece what it was and is. Call it history on the hoof, your personal discovery of a whole new kind of travel experience. Sit with Agamemnon in the palace chamber where he gathered his chiefs to plan the expedition against Troy. Stand on the knoll at Thermopylae where remnants of the Spartan three hundred were cut down by a storm of Per... more info>> (Published: 2005)

Words: 107168 - Reading Time: 306-428 min.
Category: Travel
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2 50 Best Girlfriends Getaways in North America, 2nd Edition [Secure eReader]
by Marybeth Bond
  Ten information-packed chapters make up this engaging guide to women's travel for the growing number of women--young, old, single, married, divorced, and widowed--who are hitting the road. The guide covers everything from fabulous birthday getaways to the best places to heal, shop, and bond with friends and family. The trip choices range widely and and entice--and suit every occasion, mood, and pocketbook. From fun-filled weekends in New York, Quebec, and San Francisco to festive forays to Las V... more info>>
Category: Travel

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3 A Baby in a Backpack to Bhutan: An Australian Family in the Land of the Thunder Dragon [Secure eReader]
by Bunty Avieson
  When novelist and former editor Bunty Avieson's husband found his work led him to India and the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, Bunty decided to take her young baby and travel with him. This resulting travel narrative outlines the joys and horrors of travelling in the developing world with a small child.
Category: Travel

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4 A Basketful of Snowflakes: One Mallorcan Spring [Secure eReader]
by Peter Kerr
  It's the peak of orange harvesting season at the Kerrs' little farm in the entrancing Tramuntana Mountains of Mallorca, and the family are trying to relax into their new life on the sunny Spanish island. But it's also crunch time and, after an eventful first year, hard facts have to be faced. Will all the work they've invested in restoring their finca provide them with a decent living, or will their dream turn into a nightmare? Will Peter's new-found aptitude for manananess delay their home impr... more info>>
Category: Travel/General Nonfiction

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5 A Traveler's Two Sicilies: Exploring the History and Culture of Southern Italy and Sicily [MultiFormat]
by William J. Bonville
  Travel at its best meets culture and its history first hand at street level on shoeleather. These Sicilian walks meet that criterion. Take this book in hand. Use it to enjoy a unique travel experience. Let it guide you through a region that for millennia lent primary impulses to world history while sorting out a destiny of its own. The Two Sicilies even today are a world apart in mood. Europe seems left behind. The feel of the place is that different. Imagine a cultural recipe that blends the fl... more info>> (Published: 2005)

Words: 116492 - Reading Time: 332-465 min.
Category: Travel
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6 Adrift In China [Secure eReader]
by Simon Myers
  This is not an objective account. How could it be, having consumed such a slice of my life? China is the third largest country in the world, holds nearly a quarter of the earth's population and claims a recorded history going back more than 3,000 years. Foreigners' reactions to China and its people veer from one extreme to the other, as if the gargantuan size of the place demands a sweeping response. This is understandable. Time is needed for such a big and complex country, and time is something... more info>> (Published: 2004)
Category: Travel/History
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7 Alaska Highway Adventure Guide [Portable Document Format (PDF)]
by Lynn Readicker-Henderson
  The most comprehensive and enjoyable guide to traveling the highway, from British Columbia up to Prudhoe Bay. Covers Fairbanks, Anchorage, Denali National Park, Valdez and much more. Filled with inside tips on where to see wildlife, the sites you shouldn't miss, the best places to camp. You'll also find information on sidetrips along alternate highways: the Top-of-the-World, the Haines, the Stewart-Cassiar, the South Klondike, the Richardson and the Glen. A one-stop resource for Alaska-bound tra... more info>> (Published: 2006)
Category: Travel

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8 Alaska Highway Adventure Guide 4th edition [MultiFormat]
by Ed Readicker-Henderson
  The far north was once a land feared by many, traveled by few. Now it's the kind of place people travel hundreds of miles to visit. This quiet sanctuary of quiet rivers and lakes that come in all shades of blue and green, is also home to some of the most unusual wildlife in the Americas--caribou, bison, whales, musk oxen. This is the most detailed guide to traveling the Alaska Highway, a road that is a feat of engineering in itself. The authors detail all the major towns along the way from Briti... more info>> (Published: 2006)

Words: 203549 - Reading Time: 581-814 min.
Category: Travel
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9 Alive and Well in Pakistan: A Human Journey in a Dangerous Time [Secure eReader]
by Ethan Casey
  How wide is the gulf in understanding between the West and the Muslim world? How real is the risk of nuclear war on the subcontinent? What will be the long term effects of the Afghan Wars? How widespread--and how justified--is resentment towards the US and the West? Ethan Casey examines these compelling questions while living, working and teaching in Lahore, Pakistan--a Muslim country on the frontline of the US-declared 'war on terror'.
Category: Travel/Travel

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10 Autumn Rambles in New England [MultiFormat]
by Michael J. Tougias
  From Connecticut's "Quiet Corner" to the Berkshires of Massachusetts, from the Green Mountains of Vermont to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Hidden side-roads, hiking trails, shops, historic sites, festivals, quaint villages, cool streams, slect accommodations. (Published: 2000)

Words: 44216 - Reading Time: 126-176 min.
Category: Travel

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11 Background Notes: Caribbean, January 2004 [Secure eReader]
by U.S. Department of State
  Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago. Each country's brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, ... more info>>
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12 Background Notes: East Africa, June, 2006 [Secure eReader]
by U.S. Department of State
  Bureau of African Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Each country’s brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal government officials), economy (GDP; land, climate, and dem... more info>>
Category: Travel

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13 Background Notes: East Asia, November, 2005 [Secure eReader]
by U.S. Department of State
  Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Each country's brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal go... more info>>
Category: Travel
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14 Background Notes: Eurasia, August, 2006 [Secure eReader]
by U.S. Department of State
  Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Each country’s brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal government officials), economy (GDP; land,... more info>>
Category: Travel

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15 Background Notes: Pacific, July, 2006 [Secure eReader]
by U.S. Department of State
  Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Each country’s brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and princi... more info>>
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16 Background Notes: Southern Europe, October 2005 [Secure eReader]
by U.S. Department of State
  Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Andorra, Cyprus, France, Greece, Holy See, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, and Turkey. Each country's brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal government officials), economy (GDP; land, climate, and demograp... more info>>
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17 Background Notes: West Africa, April, 2006 [Secure eReader]
by U.S. Department of State
  Bureau of African Affairs country background notes for international travelers to Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea--Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Each country’s brief, factual background note summarizes its geography, people (population, ethnic groups, languages, health, and religion), history, culture, government and political conditions (type, political parties and principal governmen... more info>>
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18 Belgium - Culture Smart! !: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture [Secure eReader]
by Mandy Macdonald
  Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successfu... more info>>
Category: Travel

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19 Belize Adventure Guide 6th Edition [Portable Document Format (PDF)]
by Vivien Lougheed
  The only English-speaking country in Central America, Belize is home to 500 species of birds, innumerable Maya ruins, as well as the world's second largest barrier reef. Over 80% of the land remains covered with primeval forest and 30% has been set aside as national parks/preserves. Completely rewritten, the 6th edition has a great layout that makes for easy navigation and is filled with abundant new information. All manner of tips and recommendations for the first-time or veteran Belize travele... more info>> (Published: 2007)
Category: Travel

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20 Berserk in the Antarctic: Sailing to the World's Most Uninhabitable Continent [Secure eReader]
by David Mercy
  Three men in a boat--as never seen before ... "This is suicide!" Manuel screamed frantically. So begins David Mercy's amazing true story of his journey to Antarctica in a 27-foot sailing boat. After a year travelling through South America to Tierra del Fuego, the only continent he had never visited beckoned to him across treacherous waters. Ships booked for scientific expeditions wouldn't take him, and tourist cruises didn't appeal. Then he saw a little boat in the harbour, its name inscribed on... more info>>
Category: Travel/General Nonfiction
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21 Bon Courage [Secure eReader]
by Richard Wiles
  A dilapidated, rat-infested stone barn set amidst thirteen acres of overgrown woodland and unkempt pasture might not be many people's vision of a potential dream home. But for English couple Richard and his wife Al, the cavernous, oak-beamed building in a sleepy hamlet of the Limousin region of France is perfect. Tussles with French bureaucracy allied with fierce storms that wreak havoc on the property do little to dampen resolve as they immerse themselves in the calm of this quiet corner of Fra... more info>> (Published: 2004)
Category: Travel/General Nonfiction
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22 Bonne Chance!--Building a Life in Rural France [Secure eReader]
by Richard Wiles
  Deep in the Limousin countryside, Richard Wiles bought his dream home. But little did he expect to be living full time in the dilapidated farmhouse while struggling to finish the conversion during the insect plagues of summer and the harsh blizzards of winter. Watched by his bemused neighbours, Richard also pursues his more unusual dreams of raising llamas, hot-air ballooning and marathon running whilst trying to keep the roof over his head. Told with unfailing humour and optimism, this is a uni... more info>>
Category: Travel/People

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23 Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country
by Louise Erdrich
  For more than twenty years Louise Erdrich has dazzled readers with the intricately wrought, deeply poetic novels which have won her a place among today’s finest writers. Her nonfiction is equally eloquent, and this lovely memoir offers a vivid glimpse of the landscape, the people, and the long tradition of storytelling that give her work its magical, elemental force. In a small boat like those her Native American ancestors have used for countless generations, she travels to Ojibwe home ... more info>>
Category: Travel/General Nonfiction

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24 Botswana - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture [Secure eReader]
by Michael Main
  Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successfu... more info>>
Category: Travel

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25 Brazil - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
by Sandra Branco
  Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successfu... more info>>
Category: Travel

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