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Wolf Kahn's America: An Artist's Travels
By Harry N. Abrams
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mpn: 9780810967960, ean: 9780810967960, isbn: 0810967960,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
The artist shares his unique perspective on the creative process--and many of his own paintings--as he details his journeys across America in search of inspiration while inviting readers to take a peek at his own creative process, recounting the adventures he has had and the people he has met along the way. 15,000 first printing. A popular painter who claims to hate traveling has written a ''travel book'' illustrated with his own brightly colored landscapes. What's that all about? Wolf Kahn's Am


This house of sky: Landscapes of a Western mind
By Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
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ean: 9780151900541, isbn: 015190054X,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews
The fifteenth anniversary edition of the author's classic memoirs includes a new introduction that provides new information on the making of the book. By the author of The House of Sky.6 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches 314 pages.


Rob Roy (Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels EUP)
By Brand: Edinburgh University Press
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ean: 9780748605699, isbn: 074860569X,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
Going back to the original manuscripts, a team of scholars has uncovered what Scott originally wrote and intended his public to read before errors, misreadings and expurgations crept in during production. Rob Roy is set in 1715, but it is less concerned with the Jacobite Rising than with the economic and political conditions which brought it about, and the remarkable entrepreneurial spirit of the new Hanoverian capitalists which resisted it. It celebrates the freebooting daring of the hero's fat


The Old Man and the Harley: A Last Ride Through Our Fathers' America
By Thomas Nelson Inc
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ean: 9781595551801, isbn: 1595551808,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
Ride with a father and his son on an amazing journey through America's past.In the summer of 1939, with the nation balanced between the Great Depression and the gathering winds of war, young Jack Newkirk set off on a rickety Harley to see both the New York and San Francisco World's Fairs. He had no way of knowing it was to e the autumn of his youth, and that his entire generation would soon be thrust into the most devastating conflict in history.Seven decades later, author John J. Newkirk retrac


The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
By Brand: Random House Audio
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ean: 9780739315231, isbn: 0739315234,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
BONUS FEATURE: Exclusive interview with the author.From one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language, a vivid, nostalgic and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the middle of the United States in the middle of the last century. A book that delivers on the promise that it is “laugh-out-loud funny.”Some say that the first hints that Bill Bryson was not of Planet Earth came from his discovery, at the age of six, of a woollen jersey of rare fineness. Across the m


The Curve of Time
By Whitecap Books Ltd.
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ean: 9781552853511, isbn: 1552853519,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
This is a biography and astonishing adventure story of a woman who, left a widow in 1927, packed her five children onto a 25-foot boat and cruised the coastal waters of British Columbia, summer after summer.Muriel Wylie Blanchet acted single-handedly as skipper, navigator, engineer and, of course, mum, as she saw her crew through encounters with tides, fog, storms, rapids, cougars and bears. She sharpened in her children a special interest in Haida culture and in nature itself. In this book, she


The Amazon from Source to Sea: The Farthest Journey Down the World's Longest River
By Worldwide Waterways, Inc.
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ean: 9780578509730, isbn: 0578509733,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 56 reviews
Fifty-year-old canoe racer-turned-explorer West Hansen is planning to kayak the Amazon River when he learns that everyone - cartographers, adventurers, even his own sponsor, National Geographic Society - has misplaced the source of the world's greatest river. One of exploration's great prizes is suddenly back up for grabs, and to claim it all Hansen has to shepherd a team of irascible Texans and international whitewater stars some 4,200 miles, from the crest of the Peruvian Andes to the Atlantic


The Walk West: A Walk Across America 2
By Quill (Harper)
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ean: 9780688112714, isbn: 0688112714,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
Beginning in New Orleans, Peter Jenkins continues his walk across America--with his bride Barbara. Lavishly illustrated with 48 pages of full-color and black-and-white photos, here is the story of the journey that captured a nation's heart, now available for the first time in trade paperback.


National Geographic Complete Birds of the World
By NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
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ean: 9781426204036, isbn: 1426204035,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
Covering every bird family on Earth, this definitive, easy-to-use volume is designed to inspire and inform both novice birders and experts who want an authoritative yet concise reference. It’s a fascinating colorful guide to all the birds on our planet, their identification, structures and plumages, habitats, behaviors, and ranges.The clear, accessible text provides a systematic presentation of information organized taxonomically by family based on the latest official guidelines, with detailed


Geographers Volume 28: Biobibliographical Studies, Volume 28
By Brand: Bloomsbury Academic
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mpn: 9780826437525, ean: 9780826437525, isbn: 0826437524,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
The Geographers Bio-bibliographical Series Volume 28 includes essays on Dick Chorley, the influential geomorphologist, Charles P. Daly, long-serving president of the American Geographical Society, Marion Newbigin, one of the leading women geographers of the early twentieth century and Peter Heyleyn, early modern humanist, historian and geographical author.The Geographers Bio-bibliographical Series Volume 28 includes essays on Dick Chorley, the influential geomorphologist, Charles P. Daly, long-s


Obata's Yosemite: Art and Letters of Obata from His Trip to the High Sierra in 1927
By Brand: Yosemite Conservancy
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mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9780939666676, isbn: 0939666677,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews
Chiura Obata, a gifted Japanese-born artist from California, made his first trip to Yosemite in 1927. The trip left a lasting impression in a remarkable collection of sketches, postcards, and letters. This volume includes 80 full-color reproductions of Obata’s pencil sketches, watercolor paintings, and day-by-day narratives woven through his correspondences. Named one of the “Best Fifty books of 1993? by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the book is a unique and beautiful presentation o


Equations of Motion: Adventure, Risk and Innovation - an Engineering Autobiography
By Bentley Publishers
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ean: 9780837615707, isbn: 0837615704,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
William F. Milliken's handling research is fundamental to modern automobile design, and his definitive books on vehicle dynamics provide engineers and racers with practical understanding of chassis design for maximum performance. Equations of Motion is the story of Milliken's lifetime of experimentation and innovation in vehicle stability and control.In Equations of Motion: Adventure, Risk and Innovation, Milliken vividly recounts his experiences pushing airplanes and race cars beyond their limi


Brick by Brick: Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere
By Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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ean: 9781538130315, isbn: 1538130319,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
After a twenty-five-year career spent fighting for women’s rights around the globe at the expense of time with her family, Karen Sherman looked around and realized she didn’t really know her children and felt little connection to her husband. With her world—work, marriage, family—crashing down, she made the rash decision to move to Rwanda with her three sons, an experiment she dubbed “our year of living dangerously.” While her boys attended the international school, she worked to bet


Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA
By Random House Large Print
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ean: 9780593168219, isbn: 0593168216,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
“Fast and thrilling . . . Life Undercover reads as if a John le Carré character landed in Eat Pray Love.'' —The New York TimesAmaryllis Fox's riveting memoir tells the story of her ten years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting the world's most dangerous terrorists in sixteen countries while marrying and giving birth to a daughterAmaryllis Fox was in her last year as an undergraduate at Oxford studying theology and international law when her writing mentor Daniel Pear


I Am a Pilgrim, a Traveler, a Stranger (American Society of Missiology Monograph Series)
By Wipf and Stock
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ean: 9781498283007, isbn: 1498283004,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
In this book--part biography, part critical analysis--John Hubers introduces us to a man whose pioneering ministry in the Ottoman Empire has gone largely unnoticed since his memoir was penned in 1828, three years after his death in Beirut, by a seminary colleague. His name was Pliny Fisk, and he belonged to a cadre of New England seminary students whose evangelical Calvinism led them to believe that God was opening up a new chapter in the life of the Church that included an aggressive evangelism


Marjorie Merriweather Post: The Life Behind the Luxury
By GILES
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ean: 9781911282457, isbn: 191128245X,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews
Marjorie Merriweather Post led an extraordinary three-estate lifestyle detailed in the book Living Artfully: At Home with Marjorie Merriweather Post. Now, in The Life Behind the Luxury, Chung adds an array of delightful details, including the “Travel Luxe” chapter of journeys by private railcar, personal yachts, and customized aircraft. Post’s life was indeed one of luxury. Chung goes further, however, in revealing Post not only to be an elegant public figure, but also an astute business e


John Muir: The Eight Wilderness Discovery Books
By Brand: The Mountaineers Books
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mpn: Illustrations, facsims.,maps,ports., ean: 9780898863352, isbn: 089886335X,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
* Muir is perhaps the nation's greatest conservationist* His books reveal why he devoted his life to preserving the West's greatest natural treasuresThe name John Muir (1838-1914) has come to stand for the protection of wilderness both in the United States and abroad. This is a collection of his eight most influential works in a single volume. The collection represents the lifelong relationship between the landscape and an inspirational architect of the conservation movement. Arranged in the ord


Breaking the Limit: One Woman's Motorcycle Journey Through North America
By Brand: Hyperion
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ean: 9780786868704, isbn: 0786868708,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews
Breaking the Limit is one woman's account of riding her motorcycle from New Jersey to Alaska and back. Realizing that years of work and travel in other people's countries made her a stranger in her own, and with an invitation to meet her biological father for the first time, Karen Larsen set out on a fifteen-thousand-mile trip with nothing but her motorcycle and the barest of essentials.Larsen's journey tests the limits of her own endurance, challenges her long-held beliefs and values, and asks



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