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The sea life is embedded in Christian Lamb's DNA. In this delightful memoir she takes her readers on board with her, chronicling her adventures as she cruises the world, to every continent and across every sea, spanning a lifetime. As a passionate plantswoman, an inquisitive historian, and an insatiable traveller, Christian follows the routes of her heroes, the seafarers, botanists and explorers of old, and rediscovers their stories in person, setting them in the context of the modern world. And all along the way, from New York to Patagonia, New Zealand to Moscow, the shipboard characters accompanying the author round out this wry and witty narrative, a charming account of sailing the ocean and exploring the furthest corners of the earth in eighty years.
Utah's history is overflowing with legends. For the past 25 years, Dale bascom has been collecting stories, maps, and documentation about Utah's folklore. In Following the Legends, he attempts to draw the line between fact and fiction in the quest for treasure and adventure.
Paul Theroux, the author of the train travel classics The Great Railway Bazaar and The Old Patagonian Express, takes to the rails once again in this account of his epic journey through China. He hops aboard as part of a tour group in London and sets out for China's border. He then spends a year traversing the country, where he pieces together a fascinating snapshot of a unique moment in history. From the barren deserts of Xinjiang to the ice forests of Manchuria, from the dense metropolises of Shanghai, Beijing, and Canton to the dry hills of Tibet, Theroux offers an unforgettable portrait of a magnificent land and an extraordinary people.
35 incredible walks along Britain's beautiful coastal paths. In this boxed collection of walking cards you'll find a variety of routes around Britain's stunning seaside areas. Each card has a different route fully described and illustrated on a large scale, 1:25 000 map and include our highly recommended, nearby charming places to stay. * Inspirational walks on handy, pocket size cards * Box includes transparent sleeve so if it rains you can pop the walking card into the sleeve to protect it from the elements * Recommended charming places to stay are included with each walking route so you can combine a great walk with a truly memorable overnight stop * A variety of family walks in every seaside setting: clifftop, beach, marshy coast and some urban routes * Ideal for visitors and adventurous locals Pocket a card, leave the box on your bookshelf and enjoy a glorious day on the coast.
We have never been more conscious of our impact on the environment. At work, home and in nature, we strive to find balance with our surroundings - but how can you indulge your love of exploring the world without damaging it in the process?
How to Travel Guilt Free is the Wanderlust magazine guide to eco-friendly travel. Whether you're enjoying a staycation or heading off on a round-the-world trip, Wanderlust's expert travel writers have 100 essential tips to make your adventures green, every step of the way. From where to go, how to get there, what to take and what to avoid, How to Travel Guilt Free will change the way you approach your every expedition. Helping you to tune in with the delicate balance of incredible destinations around the world, embrace mindful voyages and ultimately find a kind, honest and harmonious new travel philosophy.
One of the things we all deeply crave, and all richly deserve, is a more exciting life. We know well enough that many things have to be routine, hard and a little bit boring. But we also rightly sense that, if only we can find a way, our lives could be rendered intermittently more joyful, intense, thrilling and beautiful. This is a guide to the more exciting life we know could be ours. It isn't about the outward things we might do: travel, parachute out of airplanes or learn a foreign language. This is a book of psychology and about how we can nurture a sense of inner liberation, accept our desires and aspirations and then have the courage to set ourselves free. Perhaps for too long we have resigned ourselves to things that aren't fair or necessary, we have felt too constricted (and perhaps unloved) to communicate well with others and the proper expansion of our characters has been sacrificed for the sake of compliance. Now is a chance to recover some of our spirit, and to become open to the full intensity, beauty and mystery of life and to the richness of our own possibilities. Here is a guide to that more exciting life we know should - and can - be ours.
Guidebook to 32 walks in the hills of Shropshire. The walks, which are graded easy, moderate or hard, range from 3 miles (5km) to 12 miles (19km) and can be walked in all seasons. The selected routes take in highlights such as The Wrekin, Wenlock Edge, Long Mynd and Stiperstones, Castle Ring and Bury Ditches. Many routes start near delightful towns and villages including Church Stretton, Ludlow and Bishops Castle. Featuring 1:50K OS mapping (shown at 1:40K for greater clarity), step-by-step route descriptions, as well as information on accommodation, getting around, bases for the Shropshire hills and history of the region, the guide details everything you need to walk in Shropshire - and more. From Neolithic standing stones, Bronze Age stone circles, and hilltop forts dating back to the Iron Age, Shropshire offers more than just picturesque landscapes and rewarding walking. Discover history on the hills as well as natural beauty, all within easy driving distance from Birmingham and Manchester.
"An extraordinary adventure."
In 1996 a 9,500-year-old skeleton unearthed beside the Columbia River galvanized anthropologists with the possibility that prehistoric humans reached North America from northern Japan by crossing the ocean in small open boats. In "In the Wake of the Jomon," world-class kayaker and science writer Jon Turk relates his successful attempt to re-create this perilous migration, a voyage that "Paddler" magazine named one of the ten greatest sea kayak expeditions of all time.
For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide(R) has set the
standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors
experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the
endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.
At a time when Americans were so riveted by questions about their place in a newly hostile world and were swearing off air travel, Elinor Burkett did not just take a trip -- she took a headlong dive into enemy territories.
Her yearlong odyssey began with her assignment as a Fulbright Professor teaching journalism in Kyrgyzstan, a faded fragment of Soviet might in the heart of Central Asia -- a place of dilapidated apartments, bizarre food, and demoralized citizens clinging to the safety of Brother Russia. She then journeyed to Afghanistan and Iraq -- where she mingled with tense Iraqis, watching the gathering storm clouds of an American-led invasion -- as well as Iran, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, China, and Vietnam.
Whether she's writing about being served goat's head in a Kyrgyz yurt, checking out bowling alleys in Baghdad, or trying to cook a chicken in a crumbling apartment, Burkett offers an eclectic series of adventures that are alternately comical, poignant, and discomfiting.
Arizona's Scenic Roads and Hikes directs visitors toward the very best the state has to offer. Travel from sun-kissed deserts to the summits of snow-capped mountains, from the cosmic abyss of the Grand Canyon to the red rocks of Sedona and the soaring monoliths of Monument Valley. Visit ancient Native American villages, chase Old West legends, and get your kicks on Route 66. In this captivating new guide Roger Naylor features all twenty-seven of Arizona's state-designated scenic and historic roads, including five National Scenic Byways. The stunning drives are arranged by region and include starting and ending points, mileage, maps, photos, full descriptions, and suggestions on locally owned places to eat and sleep. Each road trip is paired with attractions and activities including nearby hiking trails. Create a lifetime of memories while exploring the details of Arizona's endlessly diverse and amazing scenery. Travel writer Roger Naylor exclaims, "Welcome to my world".
Day Walks in the Cairngorms features 20 circular routes between 6.3 and 18.4 miles (10.2km and 29.6km) in length, spread across the Cairngorms National Park. Researched and written by local and experienced authors Helen and Paul Webster, founders of the Walkhighlands website, the walks range from gentle rambles to more challenging day walks, all through stunning and varied terrain. Enjoy riverside walks along the Spey and Dee, discover hidden lochans at Clais Fhearnaig, explore the ancient forests of Rothiemurchus or tackle the famous Munros of Braeriach, Ben Macdui and Cairn Gorm. Examine geological features such as The Vat, see the results of rewilding projects at Glen Feshie and find tranquility at the breathtaking Uath Lochans. Together with stunning photography, each route features Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, details of distance and navigation information, and refreshment stops and local information.
This attractive, highly detailed and superbly illustrated guidebook covers 60 varied routes describing fell, lakeside and woodland walks of 2 to 9 miles in the UK's favourite walking destination that is the beautiful Lake District.Split into seven geographic areas, the guide covers 60 graded walks, ranging from low level family strolls to easy fellwalks, and lengthier more challenging fellwalks. Each walk is accompanied by its own map and more than 200 inspirational colour photographs compliment the route descriptions. This is an ideal guidebook for both the regular Lakeland walker and the occasional visitor.Mica guidebooks have a growing reputation for thoughtfully designed, highly illustrated guidebooks with detailed maps and concise descriptions.
Spanning the grand history of China from the Prehistoric 1500 B.C. to the 2008 Olympics, the perfect-for-classrooms chart crams facts, maps, time lines and dynasty breakdowns all into an easy-to-follow format. Learn how rulers were defeated, when heroes emerged to defend the country, when epic novels were written and more!
In this first title, A Bushveld Safari, Jabu the Shangaan guide takes the reader on a trail through the lowveld, or more specifically, through the Kruger National park. Chapters are organised to illuminate a range of topics, such as 'Bushveld supermarket' (items from nature that have practical applications), 'Feeding levels' (showing how and where different animals feed - from roots and grass through to the tree tops), 'Self defence' (how animals defend themselves), and 'The night shift' (focusing on the habits of nocturnal animals). In each scenario, Jabu discusses the balance and efficiency of nature, points out its extraordinary features , and explains how people have, in the past, lived in harmony with nature - and why it's important for us to continue to do so.
The Sailors Classics library introduces a new generation of readers to the best books ever written about small boats under sail
When the 46-foot Tzu Hang sailed from Australia into the vast Southern Ocean in December 1956, her crew of three couldnt know what terror awaited them.
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