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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro.

Fueled by a powerful curiosity--­and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-­up--­Michael Crichton's journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling--­swimming with mud sharks in Tahiti, tracking wild animals through the jungle of Rwanda. This is a record of those travels--­an exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual depths of the inner world. It is an adventure of risk and rejuvenation, terror and wonder, as exciting as Michael Crichton's many masterful and widely heralded works of fiction.

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is Doris Lessing's account of her first journey back to Africa, the land in which she grew up and in which so much of her emotion and her concern are still invested. Returning to Southern Rhodesia in 1956, she found that her love of Africa had remained as strong as her hatred of the idea of "white supremacy" espoused by its ruling class. evokes brilliantly the experience of thepeople, black and white, who have shaped and will shape a beloved country.

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Have you ever dreamed of abandoning your current life-­style and going adventuring on the high seas? Join the author and her husband on their sailing yacht Senta as they explore the coral islands of the Indian Ocean.

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In this vivid memoir that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Heinrich Harrer recounts his adventures as one of the first Europeans ever to enter Tibet. Harrer was traveling in India when the Second World War erupted. He was subsequently seized and imprisoned by British authorities. After several attempts, he escaped and crossed the rugged, frozen Himalayas, surviving by duping government officials and depending on the generosity of villagers for food and shelter. Harrer finally reached his ultimate destination-­the Forbidden City of Lhasa-­without money, or permission to be in Tibet. But Tibetan hospitality and his own curious appearance worked in Harrer?­s favor, allowing him unprecedented acceptance among the upper classes. His intelligence and European ways also intrigued the young Dalai Lama, and Harrer soon became His Holiness?­s tutor and trusted confidant. When the Chinese invaded Tibet in 1950, Harrer and the Dalai Lama fled the country together. This timeless story . . .

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There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are preparing for a road trip or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a downloadable walking tour is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical and architectural landmarks and provides pictures to help out when those pesky street addresses are missing. Every tour also includes a quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on American streets. There was nothing organic about the founding of Indianapolis. In 1820 the legislature in the original capital at Corydon appointed ten commissioners to select a site for a new capital. They mounted their horses and rode out to the geographic center of the new state of Indiana and designated a swampy spot along the White River to be "Indianapolis.­" Surveyor E.­P. Fordham laid out a square mile plot of land and Alexander Ralston, who had worked . . .

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»Markus Besold ist ein Bürgerschreck, Rumtreiber, Abenteurer und Mercedesfahrer. Jahrelang kurvte er mit seinem 200 D der W123-­Baureihe um den Globus, die Erlebnisse und Fotos hat er unter 'Reiseberichte' auf seiner Internetseite zusammengefaßt: brauner-­benz.­de« Oldtimer Markt 10/2008

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“Audrey opens up the country to us in a whole new way. She weaves the beauty, history and culture she has found in our national parks into a spellbinding story that makes me want to get out there even more.­” — Rue Mapp, founder, Outdoor Afro, California “Audrey’s love of nature bubbles over in her writing. Her love for the national parks is equaled only by her love for people.­” — Juan Martinez, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Wyoming. “It’s like reading the Bible. Audrey perceives the special connection between nature and God, and expresses it so beautifully.­” — Marie Fabry, educator, New York. “Audrey’s writing is so vivid, I feel like I am there with her, whether it’s in the wilds of Alaska or the historic town of Harpers Ferry, Virginia. This book is a welcome guide for anyone interested in history, beauty, nature, travel, adventure or just understanding what it means to be an American.­” — Al Calloway, historian and writer, Florida.

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In April 1992 a young man from a well-­to-­do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,­000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw . . .

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Join archaeologist Natasha Sheldon on a guided tour down the streets and through the ruined buildings of Pompeii. More than just a guidebook, Civic Pompeii shares intimate details surrounding each site, along with everything you'll need to fully appreciate this ancient city.

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