Once Is Enough

This undying vintage is an exhilarating actual tale of survival opposed to all odds.

‘There was once a unexpected sickening feel of catastrophe. I felt an exceptional lurch and heel, and a thunder of sound crammed my ears. i used to be wide awake, in a terrified second, of being pushed into front and facet of my bunk with great strength. whilst there has been a tearing cracking sound, as though Tzu cling used to be being ripped aside, and water burst solidly, raging into the cabin. there has been darkness, black forums, and that i fought wildly to get out, pondering Tzu grasp had already long past. Then abruptly i used to be status back, waist deep in water, and floorboards and cushions, mattresses and books have been sloshing in wild confusion around me.’

Miles Smeeton and his spouse Beryl sailed their 46-ft Bermuda ketch, Tzu dangle, within the wild seas of Cape Horn, following the tracks of the outdated crusing clippers during the world’s such a lot infamous waters. this is often a thrilling real tale of survival opposed to all odds, however it can also be a considerate publication which supplies hard-learned classes for different intrepid sailors.

As Nevil Shute writes in his foreword: ‘It has been left to Miles Smeeton to inform us in transparent and straightforward language simply the place the boundaries of security lie.’

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South Toward Home: Travels in Southern Literature

By Margaret Eby

A literary travelogue into the guts of vintage Southern literature.

What is it in regards to the South that has encouraged a lot of America's maximum literature? And why, once we ponder Flannery O'Connor or William Faulkner or Harper Lee, will we consider them not only as writers, yet as Southern writers? In South towards Home, Margaret Eby―herself a Southerner―travels during the South looking for solutions to those questions, vacationing the hometowns and stomping grounds of a few of our such a lot cherished authors. From Mississippi (William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright) to Alabama (Harper Lee, Truman Capote) to Georgia (Flannery O'Connor, Harry Crews) and past, Eby seems deeply on the areas that those authors lived in and wrote approximately. South towards Home unearths how those authors took the folks and areas they knew top and transmuted them into lasting literature.

Side by way of facet with Eby, we meet the guy who feeds the peacocks at Andalusia, the Georgia farm the place Flannery O'Connor wrote her strongest tales; we peek into William Faulkner's liquor cupboard to higher comprehend the fellow who claimed civilization begun with distillation and the "postage stamp of local soil" that encouraged him; and we cross looking for certainly one of New Orleans's iconic scorching puppy proprietors, a task held via Ignatius J. Reilly in John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces. From the library that confirmed Richard Wright that there has been a fashion out to the court on the center of To Kill a Mockingbird, Eby grapples with a land fraught with historical past and mythology, for, as Eudora Welty wrote, "One position understood is helping us comprehend all areas better."

Combining biographical aspect with professional feedback, Eby promises a wealthy and evocative tribute to the literary South.


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Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism

By Elizabeth Becker

During this “meticulously stated and infrequently stressful exposé of the commute industry." (The long island instances publication Review), Elizabeth Becker describes the size of this and its large influence at the global economic climate, the surroundings, and our culture.

Employing one out of twelve humans on this planet, the trip and tourism exploded on the finish of the chilly conflict. In 2012 the variety of travelers touring the area reached a thousand million. Now every little thing should be packaged as a travel: with the excessive fee of treatment within the united states, american citizens are reserving a holiday and an operation in nations like Turkey for a fragment of the fee at home.

Elizabeth Becker travels the area to take the degree of the company: France invented the go back and forth enterprise and continues to be its chief; Venice is expiring of over-tourism. In Cambodia, travelers move slowly over the temples of Angkor, jeopardizing helpful cultural websites. Costa Rica rejected elevating livestock for American fast-food eating places to guard their desolate tract for the extra profitable box of eco-tourism.

Dubai has reworked a patch of wilderness within the Arabian Gulf right into a great shopping center. Africa’s safaris are thriving, whilst its flora and fauna is threatened through international poachers. huge cruise ships are spoiling the oceans and ruining urban ports as their American-based businesses obtain good-looking earnings via tax loopholes. China, the enormous, is eventually inviting travelers and sending its personal out in droves. the USA, which invented the superior of tourism, has misplaced its aspect as a result of political battles. Becker finds shuttle as product. Seeing the tourism from the interior out, via her eyes and ears, we event a dizzying diversity of shuttle ideas although only a few quiet getaways. Her research is a primary exam of 1 of the most important and probably so much harmful organisations on this planet.

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Lonely Planet The Trans-Siberian Railway (Multi Country Guide) (4th Edition)

By Greg Bloom, Michael Kohn, Tom Masters, Mara Vorhees, Leonid Ragozin, Marc Di Duca, Anthony Haywood, Marc Bennetts

“The Trans-Siberian routes are a few of the maximum rail trips of the realm. Whichever one you decide, it’s a profitable adventure of fixing landscapes and tradition, humans and of lifestyles at the rails.” – Anthony Haywood, Lonely Planet Writer

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You can belief our go back and forth details simply because Lonely Planet authors stopover at the areas we write approximately, every version. We by no means settle for freebies for optimistic insurance so that you can depend upon us to inform it love it is.

Inside This Book…

8 authors
7 time zones
15,000+ km of railway track
Countless breathtaking vistas
Inspirational photos
Clear, easy-to-use maps
Comprehensive making plans tools
Life at the Rails feature
In-depth background
Easy-to-read layout

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Lonely Planet Scotland's Highlands & Islands (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's major shuttle advisor publisher

Lonely Planet Scotland's Highlands & Islands is your passport to the main suitable, up to date recommendation on what to determine and bypass, and what hidden discoveries wait for you. notice hundreds of thousands of types of whisky, take the problem of strolling the West Highland approach and have fun with a few of Europe's such a lot sought-after seafood; all along with your depended on commute better half. Get to the guts of Scotland's Highlands & Islands and start your trip now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Scotland's Highlands & Islands shuttle Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and pictures all through
  • Highlights and itineraries assist you tailor your journey for your own wishes and pursuits
  • Insider tips to save lots of time and cash and get round like a neighborhood, fending off crowds and hassle spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, mobile numbers, web pages, transit tips, costs
  • Honest experiences for all budgets - consuming, snoozing, sight-seeing, going out, procuring, hidden gem stones that almost all guidebooks pass over
  • Cultural insights provide you with a richer, extra worthwhile commute adventure - historical past, Highland tradition, panorama, natural world, meals & drink, castles, lochs & mountains, islands
  • Over 30 color maps
  • Covers Inverness, the Highlands, Orkney & Shetland, the West Highland manner and extra

The excellent selection: Lonely Planet Scotland's Highlands & Islands, our so much complete advisor to the quarter, is ideal for either exploring best points of interest and taking roads much less travelled.

  • Looking for extra huge assurance? try out Lonely Planet's Scotland advisor for a finished examine all of the state has to supply.

Authors: Written and researched through Lonely Planet, Neil Wilson, Andy Symington

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has turn into the world's top shuttle media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning web site, cellular and electronic trip items, and a devoted visitor neighborhood. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but in addition allows curious travelers to get off overwhelmed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the areas within which they locate themselves.

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Lonely Planet Nepal (Country Guide)

By Lindsay Brown, Bradley Mayhew, Trent Holden

“Where else are you able to trek for weeks one of the world’s maximum mountains, discover medieval temples after which song tigers via steamy jungle plains? truthfully, not anything comes even with reference to Nepal.” – Bradley Mayhew, Lonely Planet Writer

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You can belief our commute info simply because Lonely Planet authors stopover at the locations we write approximately, each version. We by no means settle for freebies for optimistic assurance so that you can depend on us to inform it love it is.

Inside This Book…
43 outstanding temples
182 momos consumed
7 significant treks described
57 maps
Inspirational photos
Clear, easy-to-use maps
Trekking feature
At-a-glance useful info
Comprehensive making plans tools
In-depth background

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Cuba (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

DK Eyewitness Travel's full-color guidebooks to hundreds and hundreds of locations world wide actually express you what others merely inform you. they've got turn into popular for his or her visible excellence, along with unheard of images, 3-D mapping, and particularly commissioned cutaway illustrations.

DK Eyewitness go back and forth Guides are the one courses that paintings both good for thought, as a making plans software, a pragmatic source whereas touring, and a memento following any journey.

every one consultant is full of the up to date, trustworthy vacation spot info each visitor wishes, together with broad resort and eating place listings, themed itineraries, lush images, and various maps.

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Fodor's Berlin (Travel Guide)

Fodor’s correspondents spotlight the simplest of Berlin, together with vital points of interest like Checkpoint Charlie, hip neighborhoods, and nice spots for currywurst. Our neighborhood specialists vet each suggestion to make sure you utilize a while, even if it’s your first journey or your 5th.
MUST-SEE points of interest from paintings galleries to the Reichstag
ideal inns for each price range
top eating places to fulfill various tastes
priceless positive factors on urban itineraries and best fairs
helpful pointers on while to head and how one can save
INSIDER point of view from neighborhood experts
Maps and colour images to lead and encourage your journey

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Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe

By Bill Bryson

In the early seventies, invoice Bryson backpacked throughout Europe—in seek of enlightenment, beer, and girls. He was once observed through an unforgettable sidekick named Stephen Katz (who may be gloriously usual to readers of Bryson's A stroll within the Woods). two decades later, he made up our minds to retrace his trip. the result's the affectionate and riotously humorous Neither right here Nor There.

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