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Tent Life in Siberia

by George F. Kennan

First published in 1870, this book is a thrilling account by telegraph operator George Kennan, who signed on to build a telegraph line across Siberia in the 1860s. Though the Trans-Siberian telegraph line failed, we are left today with this tale of virtual first contact with a land and a people.

Thai Ways

by Denis Segaller

Written by an Englishman who has spent most of his adult years in Thailand, the pieces in this collection were originally published as columns in Thailand's English-language newspaper. Topics include language, food, festivals, worship, the calendar, and "do's and don'ts" for visitors. This book will be of value to anyone planning a trip to Thailand or anyone who wishes to learn more about the country.

Thailand - Culture Smart!

by Roger Jones

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 successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken "Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel "... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel "...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer "...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine "...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times From the Trade Paperback edition.

Thailand: A Global Studies Handbook

by Timothy D. Hoare

Hoare (humanities and religion, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas) draws on his own experience and knowledge from numerous visits to Thailand, dissertation field research in Bangkok, and 15-plus years of marriage to a Thai native in creating a reference text for students, travelers, business people, and interested general readers. The text includes narrative chapters on Thai history, geography, demographics, economy, social institutions, and contemporary issues. It also contains a timeline of key events in Thailand's history; an alphabetical listing of significant people, places, and events; a concise guide to Thai language, food, and etiquette; a directory of business, cultural, government, and tourist organizations; and an annotated bibliography of print and non-print resources.

That '70s Cruise

by Chuck Klosterman

Originally collected in Chuck Klosterman IV and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Rock, this essay is about a cruise.

THE EVERYTHING® FAMILY GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY 3rd Edition

by Jesse J. Leaf

Five boroughs, two major league baseball teams, 12,000 yellow taxis, and more must-see attractions than you can count-New York City has it all. And The Everything Family Guide to New York City, 3rd Edition has all you need to enjoy your visit! This one-stop resource is packed full of insider tips and maps, including: Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and other landmarks Greenwich Village, Soho, Chinatown, and additional unique neighborhoods Central Park, Times Square, and Broadway Coney Island, the Bronx Zoo, sports stadiums, sunny beaches, world-class museums-and more!You'll also find completely updated details on the best hotels, restaurants, attractions, and shopping-plus quick and easy tips for handling subways, taxis, and the city streets themselves. This comprehensive reference is the one book you and your family needs in the city that never sleeps!

THE EVERYTHING® FAMILY GUIDE TO WASHINGTON D.C. 3rd Edition

by Jesse Leaf

The Everything Family Guide to Washington D.C., 3rd Edition includes all the most interesting and popular D.C. destinations. This informative and fun guide takes you from the White House and the monuments to the expansive Smithsonian and other museums, with important travel information such as: Famous landmarks and points of interest The best hotels for your money Activities for kids of all ages Where to dine-with and without the kids This completely revised and updated edition features an expanded section on special interest attractions like the African-American Civil War Memorial, the National Japanese American Memorial, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Holocaust Museum, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The Everything Family Guide to Washington D.C., 3rd Edition offers all your family needs to plan a trip and get the most out of it.

Theatre of Fish: Travels through Newfoundland and Labrador

by John Gimlette

An extraordinary journey across the magnificent, delinquent coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. John Gimlette's journey across this harsh and awesome landscape, the eastern extreme of the Americas, broadly mirrors that of Dr Eliot Curwen, his great-grandfather, who spent a summer there as a doctor in 1893, and who was witness to some of the most beautiful ice and cruelest poverty in the British Empire. Using Curwen's extraordinarily frank journal, John Gimlette revisits the places his great-grandfather encountered and along the way explores his own links with this harsh, often brutal, land. At the heart of the book however, are the "outporters," the present-day inhabitants of these shores. Descended from last-hope Irishmen, outlaws, navy deserters and fishermen from Jersey and Dorset, these outporters are a warm, salty, witty and exuberant breed. They often speak with the accent and idioms of the original colonists, sometimes Shakespearean, sometimes just plain impenetrable. Theirs is a bizarre story; of houses (or "saltboxes") that can be dragged across land or floated over the sea; of eating habits inherited from seventeenth-century sailors (salt beef, rum pease-pudding and molasses) of Labradorians sealed in ice from October to June; of fishing villages that produced a diva to sing with Verdi; and of their own illicit, impromptu dramatics, the Mummers. This part-history-part-travelogue exploration of Newfoundland and Labrador's coast and culture by a well-established travel writer is a glorious read to be enjoyed by both armchair tourist, and anyone contemplating a visit to Canada's far-eastern shores.

This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland

by Gretel Ehrlich

Gretel Ehrlich has been obsessed by an island, a terrain, a culture, and the men and women who long for and love the complex frailties and treacherous beauty of a world defined by ice.

This Land: A Guide to Central National Forests

by Robert H. Mohlenbrock

A comprehensive guide to the facilities and natural features in the 43 national forests in Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming.

This Land: A Guide to Eastern National Forests

by Robert H. Mohlenbrock

Part armchair travelogue, part guide book, this projected three-volume series--divided into the western, central, and eastern United States--will introduce readers to all 155 national forests across the country. This Land is the only comprehensive field guide that describes the natural features, wildernesses, scenic drives, campgrounds, and hiking trails of our national forests, many of which--while little known and sparsely visited--boast features as spectacular as those found in our national parks and monuments. Each entry includes logistical information about size and location, facilities, attractions, and associated wilderness areas. For about half of the forests, Robert H. Mohlenbrock has provided sidebars on the biological or geological highlights, drawn from the "This Land" column that he has written for Natural History magazine since 1984. Superbly illustrated with color photographs, botanical drawings, and maps, this book is loaded with information, clearly written, and easy to use.

This Land: A Guide to Western National Forests

by Robert H. Mohlenbrock

Part armchair travelogue, part guide book, this projected three-volume series--divided into the western, central, and eastern United States--will introduce readers to all 155 national forests across the country. This Land is the only comprehensive field guide that describes the natural features, wildernesses, scenic drives, campgrounds, and hiking trails of our national forests, many of which--while little known and sparsely visited--boast features as spectacular as those found in our national parks and monuments. Each entry includes logistical information about size and location, facilities, attractions, and associated wilderness areas. For about half of the forests, Robert H. Mohlenbrock has provided sidebars on the biological or geological highlights, drawn from the "This Land" column that he has written forNatural Historymagazine since 1984. Superbly illustrated with color photographs, botanical drawings, and maps, this book is loaded with information, clearly written, and easy to use.

This Land Is Your Land: Alabama

by Ann Heinrichs

Describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Alabama.

This Land Is Your Land: Arkansas

by Ann Heinrichs

Describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Arkansas.

This Land Is Your Land: California

by Ann Heinrichs

Describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of California.

This Land Is Your Land: Connecticut

by Ann Heinrichs

Describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Connecticut.

This Land Is Your Land: Georgia

by Ann Heinrichs

Describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Georgia.

This Land Is Your Land: Hawai'i

by Ann Heinrichs

Describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Hawai'i.

This Land Is Your Land: Idaho

by Ann Heinrichs

Describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Idaho.

This Land Is Your Land: Indiana

by Ann Heinrichs

Describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Indiana.

This Land Is Your Land: Kansas

by Ann Heinrichs

Describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of the state of Kansas. Includes bibliographical references and index.

This Land Is Your Land: Kentucky

by Ann Heinrichs

Describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Kentucky.

This Land Is Your Land: Louisiana

by Ann Heinrichs

Describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Louisiana.

This Land Is Your Land: Maine

by Ann Heinrichs

Describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Maine.

This Land Is Your Land: Maryland

by Ann Heinrichs

Describes the geography, history, government, people, culture, and attractions of Maryland.

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