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Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, 5th
Chris Scott
1873756801
Aug 2005
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Review
"Does for adventure riding books what "Saving Private Ryan" does for war movies."
--Motorcycle Consumer News

"An absolute must for those who are thinking about seeing the world on their bike."
--Inside Motorcycles (Canada)

"Whether you're just dreaming of an adventure, or you've already started planning, you must read this book... Chris Scott's a veteran of serious travel."
--Bike magazine (UK)


Life of Pi
Yann Martel
0156027321
May 1, 2003
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Book Review
Yann Martel's imaginative and unforgettable Life of Pi is a magical reading experience, an endless blue expanse of storytelling about adventure, survival, and ultimately, faith. The precocious son of a zookeeper, 16-year-old Pi Patel is raised in Pondicherry, India, where he tries on various faiths for size, attracting "religions the way a dog attracts fleas." Planning a move to Canada, his father packs up the family and their menagerie and they hitch a ride on an enormous freighter. After a harrowing shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean, trapped on a 26-foot lifeboat with a wounded zebra, a spotted hyena, a seasick orangutan, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker ("His head was the size and color of the lifebuoy, with teeth"). It sounds like a colorful setup, but these wild beasts don't burst...


Confessions of a College Freshman: A Survival Guide for Dorm Life, Biology Lab, the Cafeteria, and Other First-Year Adventures
Zach Arrington
1589196600
March 2001
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The Last Frontier: Incredible Tales of Survival, Exploration, and Adventure from Alaska Magazine
Jill Shepherd
1592285686
July 2004
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Taken from the pages of Alaska Magazine and its predecessor, The Alaska Sportsman, these stories represent 67 years of work by Alaskan writers. The tales are as diverse as the writers themselves, ranging from a memoir piece by a nurse who managed a hospital in Barrow in 1921 to a present-day account of a bear-watching trip to Mount Katmai by mystery writer Dana Stabenow. One chapter recounts the exploits of the 97th Division of the Army Corps of Engineers, an all-black unit that helped build the Alaska Highway in 1942-43. Another tells the frightening tale of a man trapped beneath a capsized fishing boat in the Gulf of Alaska. Selected for their clear depiction of Alaska, past and present, the 59 stories are accompanied by reproductions of Alaska Magazine covers dating from 1935 to 2002. A noteworthy addition to...


Hiking Alabama
Joe Cuhaj
0762711027
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The premier guide to over 48 of the greatest hikes in the state. This one-of-a-kind guide to the "State of Surprises" takes hikers to the summits of the last of the Appalachian Mountain chain, the deep and wild canyons and rivers of Central Alabama, and the pristine white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Walk along the beaches of Gulf Shores with a variety of endangered species of wildlife, visit towering waterfalls at the Sipsey Wilderness, climb the rocky cliffs of the highest mountain in the state, Cheaha Mountain. Hiking Alabama takes readers to these and many more of the state's hidden hiking destinations, giving them a most unique look into the state's history, culture, and its incredible beauty.

Inside hikers will find: detailed maps, accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each hike,...


The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Michael Chabon
0312282990
August 25, 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Like the comic books that animate and inspire it, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is both larger than life and of it too. Complete with golems and magic and miraculous escapes and evil nemeses and even hand-to-hand Antarctic battle, it pursues the most important questions of love and war, dreams and art, across pages brimming with longing and hope. Samuel Klayman--self-described little man, city boy, and Jew--first meets Josef Kavalier when his mother shoves him aside in his own bed, telling him to make room for their cousin, a refugee from Nazi-occupied Prague. It's the beginning, however unlikely, of a beautiful friendship. In short order, Sam's talent for pulp plotting meets Joe's faultless, academy-trained line, and a comic-book superhero is born. A sort of lantern-jawed equalizer clad in dark blue...


Final Fantasy Chronicles Official Strategy Guide
BradyGames
0744000734
July 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
BradyGames FINAL FANTASY CHRONICLES Official Strategy Guide contains complete walkthroughs of both FINAL FANTASY IV and Chrono Trigger games, including area maps, bestiaries, and boss strategies. Comprehensive weapon, armor, and accessory lists for both games. The Chrono Trigger section covers tech and magic lists along with secrets and tips to access every ending. The FINAL FANTASY IV section covers character classes, bestiaries, and locations of key items.

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BradyGames FINAL FANTASY CHRONICLES Official Strategy Guide contains complete walkthroughs of both FINAL FANTASY IV and Chrono Trigger games, including area maps, bestiaries, and boss strategies. Comprehensive weapon, armor, and accessory lists for both games. The Chrono Trigger section covers tech and...


Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
Joe Simpson
0060730552
February 2004
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Book Review
Concise and yet packed with detail, Touching the Void, Joe Simpson's harrowing account of near-death in the Peruvian Andes, is a compact tour de force that wrestles with issues of bravery, friendship, physical endurance, the code of the mountains, and the will to live. Simpson dedicates the book to his climbing partner, Simon Yates, and to "those friends who have gone to the mountains and have not returned." What is it that compels certain individuals to willingly seek out the most inhospitable climate on earth? To risk their lives in an attempt to leave footprints where few or none have gone before? Simpson's vivid narrative of a dangerous climbing expedition will convince even the most die-hard couch potato that such pursuits fall within the realm of the sane. As the author struggles ever higher, readers learn of...


Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison
0679732764
March 14, 1995
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Book Review
We rely, in this world, on the visual aspects of humanity as a means of learning who we are. This, Ralph Ellison argues convincingly, is a dangerous habit. A classic from the moment it first appeared in 1952, Invisible Man chronicles the travels of its narrator, a young, nameless black man, as he moves through the hellish levels of American intolerance and cultural blindness. Searching for a context in which to know himself, he exists in a very peculiar state. "I am an invisible man," he says in his prologue. "When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination--indeed, everything and anything except me." But this is hard-won self-knowledge, earned over the course of many years.

As the book gets started, the narrator is expelled from his Southern Negro college ...



Star Fox Adventures Official Strategy Guide
Tim Bogenn
0744001226
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
BradyGames Star Fox Adventures Official Strategy Guide provides expert strategy to help gamers restore peace on Dinosaur Planet. The 3-D maps pinpoint key items and upgrades, while expert strategy for finding all four missing SpellStones will make saving the planet a feasible task. Detailed explanations on how to beat even the most difficult Krazoa tests, plus puzzle solutions for all brainteasers, including the most complex ones like the Electric Floor. Tips for finding every secret, enabling players to discover the locations of all the Cheat Wells, as well as the identity of the Krazoa Spirit!

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BradyGames Star Fox Adventures Official Strategy Guide provides expert strategy to help gamers restore peace on Dinosaur Planet. The 3-D maps pinpoint key...


Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You (Spiderwick Chronicles)
Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator)
0689859414
October 25, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Spiderwick fans will adore this gorgeous guidebook to the fantastical creatures featured in Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi's spectacular series. The superdeluxe, lavishly illustrated "field guide" features 142 information-packed pages, 41 full-color plates, 6 spectacular gatefolds, 6 watercolor landscapes, scores of black-and-white and color sketches, and enough information to satisfy even the most demanding faerie enthusiast. Not only will readers learn all about the 14 fantastical creatures featured in the series, but they'll be delighted and astonished by an additional 15 creatures featured in this elaborate volume--including mermaids, gargoyles, and more. And if that weren't enough, we've included dozens of snippets from Arthur Spiderwick's personal journal--information that links the Guide specifically to the...


Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals
Richard D. Estes
1890132446
October 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Anyone who goes on safari will want to make room in his or her suitcase for this treasure. Estes, who is affiliated with Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institute as a research associate, spent over eight years doing fieldwork in Africa and over 17 years leading safaris. His admirable qualifications as an expert on the social ecology of African mammals are reflected in the text, which describes approximately 86 species of African mammals. Introductory chapters give practical advice on how to observe animals, including tips on using binoculars and photographic equipment. Other chapters are arranged by standard taxonomic classification. Estes first covers the characteristics of families and subfamilies and then goes into even more detail on the individual species, charting behaviors one can expect to see and...


The Spiderwick Chronicles (Boxed Set) : The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgrath (Spiderwick Chronicles) [BOX SET]
Holly Black (Illustrator), Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator)
0689040342
September 21, 2004
Hardcover
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Review
New York Times Book Review With their evocative gothic-style pencil drawings and color illustrations, rhyming riddles, supernatural lore, and well-drawn characters, these books read like old-fashioned ripping yarns.

Review
New York Times Book Review With their evocative gothic-style pencil drawings and color illustrations, rhyming riddles, supernatural lore, and well-drawn characters, these books read like old-fashioned ripping yarns.

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Hiking Yosemite National Park
Suzanne Swedo
0762730552
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This fully revised and updated guide to hiking in Yosemite National Park will help readers choose and plan a day hike or backpacking trip best suited to their time, energy, experience, and personal preferences. There are fifty-nine classic day hikes and overnight backpacking trips meticulously prepared by backcountry guide Suzanne Swedo.


Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman
Alice Steinbach
0812973607
April 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Steinbach had so much fun running off to Europe to find herself, as recounted in her first book (Without Reservations), she decided to quit her job writing for the Baltimore Sun and devote herself to similar educational adventures. Following the advice of Japanese poet Basho ("To learn of the pine, go to the pine"), Steinbach takes off again and recounts eight endeavors, including studying French cooking in Paris, attending a Jane Austen convention in England and meeting geishas in Kyoto. She captures the uniqueness of each setting, aided by a sharply curious sensibility she claims stems as much from her childhood admiration for Nancy Drew as from her reportorial training. That spirit of openness also enables her to strike up many spontaneous conversations easily, frequently launching other discoveries. A search...


Adventure Guide to Anguilla Antigua St. Barts St. Kitts St. Martin Including Sint Maarten, Barbuda & Nevis
Paris Permenter
155650909X
Oct 2000
Paperback
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The Sunday Telegraph
Directs you into the great outdoors; the information on trekking, canoeing, wildlife refuges, golf courses is well researched.

Book Description
The first edition of this book, Adventure Guide to the Leeward Islands, won second place in the Best Book category of SATW's Central States Chapter. Each of the islands in this chain - Anguilla, St. Martin/Sint Maarten, Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts & Nevis - has its own history, culture and ecology, offering a cultural melange for those on an island-hopping vacation. Rainforest, beaches, wetlands, mangrove swamps and offshore shoals afford an unlimited variety of places in which to create your own adventure vacation. The Adventure Guide to the Leeward Islands is THE ultimate resource if you�re heading for some fun in the...


Captivating: A Guided Journal: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul
John Eldredge
0785207007
July 2005
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Book Description

Every little girl has dreams of being rescued by the hero, of being swept away into a great adventure, of being the beautiful princess. Sadly, when women grow up, they are taught to be tough, efficient, and independent. Many Christian women are tired, struggling under the weight of the pressure to be a "good servant," a nurturing caregiver, passionate lover, or capable home manager.

What the Wild at Heart Field Manual did for men, the Captivating: A Guided Journal can do for women. By revealing the three distinctly female desires every woman shares, John and Stasi Eldredge invite participants to recover their feminine hearts, which may have suffered many wounds but were originally defined in the image of a passionate God.

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Eragon (Inheritance, Book 1) [UNABRIDGED]
Christopher Paolini (Author), Gerard Doyle (Reader)
1400090687
February 10, 2004
Audio CD
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Book Review
Here's a great big fantasy that you can pull over your head like a comfy old sweater and disappear into for a whole weekend. Christopher Paolini began Eragon when he was just 15, and the book shows the influence of Tolkien, of course, but also Terry Brooks, Anne McCaffrey, and perhaps even Wagner in its traditional quest structure and the generally agreed-upon nature of dwarves, elves, dragons, and heroic warfare with magic swords.

Eragon, a young farm boy, finds a marvelous blue stone in a mystical mountain place. Before he can trade it for food to get his family through the hard winter, it hatches a beautiful sapphire-blue dragon, a race thought to be extinct. Eragon bonds with the dragon, and when his family is killed by the marauding Ra'zac, he discovers that he is the last of the Dragon Riders, fated to play a...



Universal Orlando
Kelly Monaghan
188714059X
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Travel Shelf, Bookwatch, February 2006
"Very highly recommended."

Book Description
The hippest guide to the world's hippest theme park complex details all the latest on Universal Orlando's attractions, resorts, dining, and shopping. Author Monaghan combines in-depth, first-hand reviews with his signature wit to give readers the specifics they need to plan their visit, make the most of their time, and get the most for their money.


The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
Sebastian Junger
0641646674

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Quicksilver: Adventure Games, Initiative Problems, Trust Activities and a Guide to Effective Leadership
Karl Rohnke, Steve Butler
0787221031
May 1996
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The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
Slavomir Rawicz
1558216847
December 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Cavalry officer Slavomir Rawicz was captured by the Red Army in 1939 during the German-Soviet partition of Poland and was sent to the Siberian Gulag along with other captive Poles, Finns, Ukranians, Czechs, Greeks, and even a few English, French, and American unfortunates who had been caught up in the fighting. A year later, he and six comrades from various countries escaped from a labor camp in Yakutsk and made their way, on foot, thousands of miles south to British India, where Rawicz reenlisted in the Polish army and fought against the Germans. The Long Walk recounts that adventure, which is surely one of the most curious treks in history. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review
"One of the most amazing, heroic stories of...


Photography Outdoors
Mark Gardner
0898868882
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
How many times have you gotten back from a great trip, had those rolls of film developed, and then discovered that what you thought was a fabulous shot of a grazing moose or the Eiffel Tower by moonlight turned out to be less than spectacular? For all you National Geographic hopefuls, this is the book for you. This slim volume packs a world of information between its covers: chapters on composing photographs, the character of light, and how to measure it to determine exposure are followed by ones on camera equipment and how to get the best shots while adventuring and traveling. The book is intended for anyone with a 35 mm camera, from the simplest point-and-shoot variety to the most sophisticated single-lens-reflex model. Best of all, the book is small enough and light enough to take along with you on your travels. --This...


Star Wars The New Essential Chronology (Star Wars Library)
Daniel Wallace
0345449010
October 25, 2005
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Book Description
At last, it’s the ultimate history of the spectacular Star Wars saga, lavishly illustrated and in full color for the first time.

With the completion of Episodes I, II, and III, the epic story that’s captivated millions can now be told in its entirety, from the time of the primordial Knights of the Old Republic and the Clone Wars to the birth of the Empire, from the destruction of the Death Star to the adventures of the New Jedi Order.

Beautifully illustrated by Mark Chiarello, Tommy Lee Edwards, and John Van Fleet, Star Wars: The New Essential Chronology offers the comprehensive and official chronicle of that extraordinary galaxy so far, far away. Herein you’ll find

• the most exciting and climactic events from all epochs of Star Wars–those...


The Sparrow
Mary Doria Russell
0449912558
September 8, 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
In 2019, humanity finally finds proof of extraterrestrial life when a listening post in Puerto Rico picks up exquisite singing from a planet which will come to be known as Rakhat. While United Nations diplomats endlessly debate a possible first contact mission, the Society of Jesus quietly organizes an eight-person scientific expedition of its own. What the Jesuits find is a world so beyond comprehension that it will lead them to question the meaning of being "human." When the lone survivor of the expedition, Emilio Sandoz, returns to Earth in 2059, he will try to explain what went wrong... Words like "provocative" and "compelling" will come to mind as you read this shocking novel about first contact with a race that creates music akin to both poetry and prayer. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition....


Traveler's Guide to Alaskan Camping: Explore Alaska and the Yukon with RV or Tent
Mike Church
0974947113
April 2005
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Book Description
Detailed routes and advice for heading into the wilds of Alaska and northwestern Canada are provided in this guide for RV and tent campers. This grand tour of Alaska covers in detail the Alaskan Highway, routes throughout the Yukon and Alaskan outback, and the ferry system in southeast Alaska. Campgrounds throughout the region are listed with pictures, descriptions of amenities and recreational opportunities, maps, and contact information for each. Important details are discussed, including border crossings, budget planning, vehicle preparation or renting an RV, appropriate clothing, road conditions, and possible wildlife encounters. Recreational information on hiking, mountain biking, boating, rafting, kayaking, and viewing wildlife is also included.


Best Places Alaska
Kate Ripley
1570613745
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Home to fantastic fjords, breathtaking coastlines, rushing rivers, temperate rain forests, majestic mountains, glorious glaciers, a wealth of wildlife, and a rich cultural heritage, Alaska hosts 1.3 million tourists a year. Best Places Alaska offers these adventure-seekers newly updated recommendations on the finest sights and attractions of the Last Frontier. Written by a lifelong eighth-generation Alaskan and former award-winning newspaper reporter along with a crew of top-notch Alaskan writers, the third edition contains 50 percent new material, including a newly expanded section on cruise ships, new three-day planners, new details on Prince of Wales Island, and new sidebars. Readers will find detailed information on park outfitters, milepost stops, and festivals -- from salmon derbies and dog mushing races to...


The Everything Travel Guide to the Disneyland Resort, California Adventure, Universal Studios, and the A
Jason Rich
1580627420
Sept 2002
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Book Description
Hot tips, great deals, and all the latest information! As the happiest place on earth, it’s easy to see why Disneyland is a favorite vacation spot for families. With The Everything® Guide to The Disneyland Resort®, California Adventure®, Universal Studios®, and the Anaheim Area in hand, you’ll make the most of your trip out West. Containing the most up-to-date, accurate information, this expansive travel guide contains everything you need to plan the perfect getaway without missing any of the new and exciting attractions in the Anaheim/Southern California area. In The Everything® Guide to The Disneyland Resort®, California Adventure®, Universal Studios®, and the Anaheim Area, you’ll find useful ratings for all the rides, shows, and attractions for each member of...


Kingdom Hearts Official Strategy Guide (Official Strategy Guides Series)
Dan Birlew
0744001986
September 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
BradyGames' Kingdom Hearts Official Strategy Guide provides an all-inclusive walkthrough to help players successfully seal all the worlds, and area maps of each world that illustrate all key items. Hidden U.S. bosses, including Sephiroth, are revealed! Complete mini-game coverage of 99 Dalmatians, Jungle Slider, Mushrooms, and many more. The Gummi Garage shows gamers the ins-and-outs of building their own gummi ships. Exhaustive inventory and item lists. Plus-a bestiary, trinity locations, and magic spells. This Signature Series guide features a special cover treatement, bonus content, and a Sticker Activity Journal, to help players track their progress in the 99 Dalmatians mini-game. Gamers won't miss a single Trinity Mark with this cool poster!

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Backcountry Adventures Southern California: The Ultimate Guide to the Backcountry for Anyone With a Sport Utility Vehicle (Backcountry Adventures)
Peter Massey, Jeanne Wilson
1930193041
June 2002
Paperback
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AutoWeek
"To say we'd strongly recommend this book is an understatement."

4 Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Magazine
"The wealth of information is second to none, and the presentation makes it a pleasure to read."

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