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Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City and a True Story of Deadly Adv...
by Christopher S. Stewart

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

January 07, 2014

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<p>"I began to daydream about the jungle...."</p><p>On April 6, 1940, explorer and future World War II spy Theodore Morde (who would one day attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler), anxious about the perilous journey that lay ahead of him, struggled to fall asleep at the Paris Hotel in La Ceiba, Honduras.</p><p>Nearly seventy years later, in the same hotel, acclaimed journalist Christopher S. Stewart wonders what he's gotten himself into. Stewart and Morde seek the same answer on their quests: the solution to the riddle of the whereabouts of Ciudad Blanca, buried somewhere deep in the rain forest on the Mosquito Coast. Imagining an immense and immaculate El Dorado鈥搇ike city made entirely of gold, explorers as far back as the Spanish conquistador Hern謾n Cort茅s have tried to find the fabled White City. Others have gone looking for tall white cliffs and gigantic stone temples鈥攏o one found a trace.</p><p>Legends, like the jungle, are dense and captivating. Many have sought their fortune or fame down the R鉚o Patuca鈥攆rom Christopher Columbus to present-day college professors鈥攁nd many have died or disappeared. What begins as a passing interest slowly turns into an obsession as Stewart pieces together the whirlwind life and mysterious death of Morde, a man who had sailed around the world five times before he was thirty and claimed to have discovered what he called the Lost City of the Monkey God.</p><p>Armed with Morde's personal notebooks and the enigmatic coordinates etched on his well-worn walking stick, Stewart sets out to test the jungle himself鈥攁nd to test himself in the jungle. As we follow the parallel journeys of Morde and Stewart, the ultimate destination morphs with their every twist and turn. Are they walking in circles? Or are they running from their own shadows? <em>Jungleland</em> is part detective story, part classic tale of man versus wild in the tradition of <em>The Lost City of Z</em> and <em>Lost in Shangri-La</em>. A story of young fatherhood as well as the timeless call of adventure, this is an epic search for answers in a place where nothing is guaranteed, least of all survival.</p>
BAD KARMA: The True Story of a Mexican Surf Trip from Hell
by Paul Wilson

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English

Pages

264

Publication Date

November 10, 2019

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In the summer of 1978, twenty-one-year-old Paul Wilson jumps at the chance to join two local icons on a dream surf trip to mainland Mexico, unaware their ultimate destination lies in the heart of drug cartel country. Having no earthly idea of where he鈥檒l get the money to pay his share, and determined to prove his mettle, he does the only thing he can think of: He robs a supermarket. And, if karma didn鈥檛 already have enough reason to doom the trip, he soon learns one of his companions is a convicted killer on the run, and the other an unscrupulous cad. Mishap and misfortune rule the days, and mere survival takes precedence over surfing. <br />Original photographs (including pre-kingpin El Chapo), and Wilson鈥檚 strong narrative style, combine to make this true story personal鈥攊n the tradition of Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, and Barbarian Days, A Surfing Life by William Finnegan鈥攅xcept this tale had to wait for the statute of limitations to expire before it could be told.<br /><br /><strong>鈥淏ad Karma is one badass piece of work.鈥?lt;em> 鈥?Jan Goode</em></strong><br /><br /><strong>鈥淗angin with El Chapo. Wow.鈥?lt;em> 鈥?JBA</em></strong><br /><br /><strong>鈥淗aven鈥檛 read a book this fun in 30 years.鈥?lt;em> 鈥?Tracy</em></strong><br /><br /><strong>鈥淥ne of the funniest true stories I've ever read.鈥?lt;em> 鈥?Penny Pennell</em></strong><br /><br /><strong>鈥淧aul鈥檚 writing is so colorful, so real...鈥?lt;em> 鈥?Jean Ready Froning</em></strong><br /><br /><strong>鈥淲hat an awesome adventure! Easy reading that I couldn鈥檛 put down.<em> 鈥?Laura Herron</em></strong><br /><br />
The Adventurer's Son: A Memoir
by Roman Dial

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English

Pages

363

Publication Date

February 18, 2020

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<p><strong>鈥淎 brave and marvelous book. A page-turner that will rip your heart out.鈥?鈥擩on Krakauer</strong></p><p>In the tradition of聽<em>Into the Wild</em>聽comes an instant classic of outdoor literature, a riveting work of uncommon depth:聽<em>The Adventurer鈥檚 Son</em>聽is Roman Dial鈥檚聽extraordinary account of his two-year quest to unravel the mystery of his son鈥檚 fate.</p><p>In the predawn hours of July 10, 2014, the聽twenty-seven-year-old聽son of preeminent Alaskan scientist and National Geographic Explorer Roman Dial, walked alone into Corcovado National Park, an untracked rainforest along Costa Rica鈥檚 remote Pacific Coast that shelters miners, poachers, and drug smugglers. He carried a light backpack and machete. Before he left,聽Cody Roman Dial聽emailed his father: <em>鈥淚 am not sure how long it will take me, but I鈥檓 planning on doing 4 days in the jungle and a day to walk out. I鈥檒l be bounded by a trail to the west and the coast everywhere else, so it should be difficult to get lost forever.鈥?lt;/em></p><p>They were the last words Dial received from his son.</p><p>As soon as he realized Cody Roman鈥檚 return date had passed, Dial set off for Costa Rica. As he trekked through the dense jungle, interviewing locals and searching for clues鈥攖he authorities suspected murder鈥攖he desperate father was forced to confront the deepest questions about himself and his own role in the events. Roman had raised his son to be fearless, to be at home in earth鈥檚 wildest places, travelling together through rugged Alaska to remote Borneo and Bhutan. Was he responsible for his son鈥檚 fate? Or, as he hoped, was Cody Roman safe and using his wilderness skills on a solo adventure from which he would emerge at any moment?<br /></p><p>Part detective story set in the most beautiful yet dangerous reaches of the planet, <em>The Adventurer鈥檚 Son</em> emerges as a far deeper tale of discovery鈥攁 journey to understand the truth about those we love the most.聽 </p><p><em>The Adventurer鈥檚 Son</em>聽includes fifty black-and-white photographs.</p>
On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey
by Paul Theroux

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English

Pages

448

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>Legendary travel writer Paul Theroux drives the entire length of the US鈥揗exico border, then goes deep into the hinterland, on the back roads of Chiapas and Oaxaca, to uncover the rich, layered world behind today鈥檚 brutal headlines.</b><br /><br /> Paul Theroux has spent his life crisscrossing the globe in search of the histories and peoples that give life to the places they call home. Now, as immigration debates boil around the world, Theroux has set out to explore a country key to understanding our current discourse: Mexico. Just south of the Arizona border, in the desert聽region of Sonora, he finds a place brimming with vitality, yet visibly marked by both the US Border Patrol looming to the north and mounting discord from within. With the same humanizing sensibility he employed in <i>Deep South, </i>Theroux stops to talk with residents, visits Zapotec mill workers in the highlands, and attends a Zapatista party meeting, communing with people of all stripes who remain south of the border even as their families brave the journey north.<br /><br /> From the writer praised for his 鈥渃uriosity and affection for humanity in all its forms鈥?(<i>New York Times Book Review</i>), <i>On the Plain of Snakes</i> is an exploration of a region in conflict.<br /> 聽
Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar, Premium Third E...
by Gilda Nissenberg

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

February 12, 2016

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<p><i><b>Build your confidence in your Spanish skills with practice, practice, practice!</b></i></p><br />From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all those aspects of Spanish grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. <i>Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar</i> focuses on the practical aspects of Spanish as it's really spoken, so you are not bogged down by unnecessary technicalities. Each unit features crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises in a variety of formats--including multiple choice, fill-in sentences and passages, sentence rewrites, and creative writing--perfect for whatever your learning style. Whenever possible, explanations include comparisons you to understand the basic logic behind the rules and to remember correct usage. This new edition includes: <ul><li>Time-saving vocabulary panels that eliminate having to look words up</li> <li>Advice on how to avoid common mistakes</li> <li>A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks</li> <li>Supporting audio recordings, flashcards, and auto-fill glossary available online and via app</li> </ul>
Fodor's Essential Costa Rica 2020 (Full-color Travel Guide)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

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English

Pages

528

Publication Date

December 03, 2019

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<b>Whether you want to surf on the Nicoya Peninsula, glide on a zipline through the rainforest in Monteverde, or stand in awe of Arenal Volcano, the local Fodor鈥檚 travel experts in Costa Rica are here to help! <i>Fodor鈥檚 Essential Costa Rica 2020</i> guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. </b><p>This <b>new edition</b> has been <b>FULLY-REDESIGNED</b> with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. </p><p><b>GET INSPIRED</b> </p><ul><b>鈥N ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE</b> to the top things to see and do <p><b>鈥OLOR PHOTOS</b> throughout to spark your wanderlust!</p><p><b>鈥HOTO-FILLED 鈥淏EST OF鈥?FEATURES </b>on the best beaches, eco-lodges, and food to try while you're there</p><p><b>鈥P-TO-DATE and HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS </b>covering the most recommended sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, performing arts, activities, side-trips, and more. </p></ul><p><b>GET PLANNING</b> </p><ul><b>鈥ULTIPLE ITINERARIES </b> to effectively organize your days and maximize your time<p><b>鈥PECIAL FEATURES</b> on 鈥淐hoosing a Beach,鈥?鈥淐offee, the Golden Bean,鈥?鈥淪urfing Costa Rica,鈥?and 鈥淐anopy Tours鈥?</p><p><b>鈥OVERS:</b> San Jos茅, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio, Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste, Lim貿n, Tamarindo, Jac貿, Osa Peninsula, and more</p></ul><b>GET GOING</b> <ul><b>鈥ORE THAN 35 DETAILED MAPS AND A FREE PULLOUT MAP</b> to navigate confidently <p><b>鈥RIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS </b>on when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money </p><p><b>鈥ISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS</b> providing rich context on the local people, government, sports, cuisine, geography, and more </p><p><b>鈥OCAL WRITERS</b> to help you find the under-the-radar gems</p><p><b>鈥PANISH LANGUAGE PRIMER </b>with useful words and essential phrases </p></ul><p>Planning on visiting other destinations in Central America? Check out <i>Fodor鈥檚 Belize and Fodor鈥檚 Canc煤n & the Riviera Maya.</i><br /><br /><br /></p><p><b>ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS:</b> Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor鈥檚 has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. For more travel inspiration, you can sign up for our travel newsletter at <b>fodors.com/newsletter/signup,</b> or follow us <b>@FodorsTravel </b>on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join our friendly community of travel experts at <b>fodors.com/community</b> to ask any other questions and share your experience with us! </p><p></p><p><b><i>IMPORTANT NOTE: </i></b><i>The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images included in the physical edition. </i></p><p></p>
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step ...
by Mark Adams

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

June 30, 2011

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<b>THE <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLING TRAVEL MEMOIR<br /><br />What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu?<br /><br /></b>In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and 鈥渄iscovered鈥?Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer鈥檚 perilous path in search of the truth鈥攅xcept he鈥檇 written about adventure far more than he鈥檇 actually lived it. In fact, he鈥檇 never even slept in a tent.<br /><br /><i>Turn Right at Machu Picchu</i> is Adams鈥?fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world鈥檚 most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what <i>was</i> Machu Picchu?
That Bear Ate My Pants: A Comedy Memoir... with Teeth and Claws! ...
by Tony James Slater

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English

Pages

393

Publication Date

June 22, 2011

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<p><strong>**THE AMAZON #1 MEMOIR, #1 HUMOR AND #1 TRAVEL BESTSELLER**</strong><br /></p><h3><p>There comes a time in every man鈥檚 life when he says to himself, "Good grief! I鈥檓 about to be eaten by a bear!"</p></h3><br />24-year-old Englishman Tony James Slater went to Ecuador, determined to become a聽<em>real</em>聽man.<br />It never occurred to him that 'or die trying' might be an option鈥?lt;br /></p><p>The trouble with volunteering in a South American animal refuge is that everything wants a piece of you. And the trouble with being Tony, is that most of them got one.<br /></p><p>Just how do you 'look after' something that鈥檚 trying it鈥檚 damnedest to kill you and eat you?</p><p>And how do you find love when you a) don鈥檛 speak the language, and b) are constantly covered in excrement and entrails?<br /></p><p>If only he鈥檇 had some relevant experience. Other than owning a pet rabbit when he was nine. And if only he鈥檇 bought some travel insurance...<br /></p><p><em>That Bear Ate My Pants</em>聽is the incredible TRUE story of one man's struggle to survive in an Ecuadorian animal refuge. Whether losing a machete fight with a tree, picking dead tarantulas out of a tank of live ones or sewing the head back on to a partially decapitated crocodile, Tony鈥檚 misadventures are ridiculous, unbelievable and always entertaining.<br /></p><p>If you love animals, you鈥檒l adore this hilarious and heart-warming tale of big cats, mischievous monkeys, and the humans that try to rescue them.<br /></p><p>Grab your copy of聽<em>That Bear Ate My Pants</em> today, for an adventure you鈥檒l never forget.<br /><br /></p><p><strong>**<em>That Bear Ate My Pants</em> is the first book in the <em>Adventure Without End</em> series. All these books are stand-alone, and can be read singly or together, in any order**</strong></p><strong>What readers are saying about聽<em>That Bear Ate My Pants:</em></strong></p><p>"鈥 laughed so hard I was screaming鈥?quot;<br />"鈥ove over Bill Bryson, there's a new talent on the block鈥?quot;<br />"鈥arning, do not read this book in a public place!"<br />"鈥itty, delightful, heart-rending, and just all-round enjoyable in every respect."<br />鈥溾€ am much more into mysteries and paranormal type stuff, but this has got to be one of the best books I have ever read!鈥?lt;br />"鈥ouching, tender, always funny, I laughed out loud, almost peed myself, and cried鈥?quot;<br />"鈥've recommended it to everyone I know. Now I'm recommending it to people I don't know!"<br />"鈥hen I finished the book I actually shed a few tears because I was so sorry the story had ended鈥?quot;<br />鈥淛ust read it. You won't find a story like it.鈥?lt;/p>
Lonely Planet Costa Rica (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

October 01, 2018

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<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher </i></p> <p><b>Lonely Planet's <i>Costa Rica </i></b>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Pick a river for some heart-pounding white-water rafting; lounge in a hammock or snorkel off uncrowded beaches on the Southern Caribbean Coast; and spot monkeys, crocs, toucans and iguanas. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Costa Rica and begin your journey now!</p> <p>Inside <b>Lonely Planet's <i>Costa Rica</i></b>:</p> <ul> <li><b>Colour </b>maps and images throughout</li> <li><b>Highlights </b><b>and itineraries</b> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests</li> <li><b>Insider tips</b> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots</li> <li><b>Essential info </b><b>at your fingertips</b> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices</li> <li><b>Honest reviews for all budgets</b> - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss</li> <li><b>Cultural insights</b> provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics</li> <li><b>Covers</b> San Jose, Central Valley & Highlands, Caribbean Coast, Northwestern Costa Rica, Arenal & Northern Lowlands, Peninsula de Nicoya, Central Pacific Coast, Southern Costa Rica & Peninsula de Osa</li> </ul> <p><b>The Perfect Choice: </b><b>Lonely Planet's <i>Costa Rica </i></b>is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.</p> <p><b>About Lonely Planet: </b>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.</p> <p><i>'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times</i></p> <p><i>'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves, it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)</i></p><p><b>eBook Features: </b>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </p><ul> <li><b>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</b> prevent roaming and data charges </li><li><b>Effortlessly navigate </b>and jump between maps and reviews </li><li><b>Add notes</b> to personalise your guidebook experience </li><li><b>Seamlessly flip </b>between pages </li><li><b>Bookmarks and speedy search </b>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash </li><li><b>Embedded links </b>to recommendations' websites </li><li><b>Zoom-in </b>maps and images </li><li><b>Inbuilt dictionary </b>for quick referencing </li></ul><p><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
The Great Book of Mexico: Interesting Stories, Mexican History & ...
by Bill O'Neill

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English

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Publication Date

February 11, 2020

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<p>How much do you know about Mexico? There鈥檚 so much to learn about America鈥檚 southern neighbor that it could fill several books and you still wouldn鈥檛 even know it all. In this trivia book, you鈥檒l learn about Mexico鈥檚 history (ancient and modern), pop culture, geography, folklore, and so much more!<br /><br /><strong>In The Great Book of Mexico, you鈥檒l learn: </strong><br /></p><ul><li>How did Mexico get its name?</li><li>What are the origins of the Mexican flag?</li><li>How did the Aztecs and Maya contribute to Mexican history?</li><li>Where are Mexico鈥檚 most haunted locales?</li><li>How did tequila start in Mexico and where?</li><li>What are some of Mexico鈥檚 top tourist spots?</li><li>What are the most popular sports in Mexico?</li><li>What is Mexico鈥檚 highest peak?</li><li>Where is Mexico鈥檚 lowest point?</li></ul><p><strong>And so much more!<br /></strong><br />This book is packed with trivia facts about Mexico. Some of the facts will make you scratch your head, while others will probably creep you out. There is no doubt, though, that all of the facts in this book will fascinate you.<br /></p><p><br />Whether you just have a passing interest in Mexico, or planning on visiting the country, or you already think you鈥檙e an expert on the state, you鈥檒l learn something you didn鈥檛 know in every chapter. You will be able to amaze all of your friends and family with your newfound knowledge about Mexico.<br /></p><p><br />So what are you waiting for? Open the pages and get started learning more about Mexico!</p>

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