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At Home: Historic Houses of Central and Western Massachusetts
$22.95
Description

With its rich history of prominent families, Massachusetts is home to some of the most historic residences in the country. In the central and western half of the Commonwealth, these include Edith Wharton's The Mount, the Salisbury Mansion in Worcester, Herman Melville's Arrowhead in Pittsfield, and the Dickinson Homestead and the Evergreens in Amherst.

In At Home: Historic Houses of Central and Western Massachusetts, Beth Luey examines the lives and homes of acclaimed poets and writers, slaves who won their freedom, Civil War -enlistees, socialites, and leading merchants. Drawing on architectural and genealogical texts, wills, correspondence, and diaries, Luey situates the stories of these notable homes and the people who inhabited them in the context of broader economic, social, and political transformations. Filled with vivid details and fresh perspectives, each chapter is sure to inspire first-time visitors and seasoned travelers alike. All the homes are open to the public.

ISBN
9781625344656
By
Revocable Trust, Michael And Beth Luey
Publisher
Bright Leaf
Item Condition
New
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New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781625344656
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History
Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums
$7.07
Description
In this exuberant celebration of the world's museums, great and small, revered writers like Ann Patchett, Julian Barnes, Ali Smith, and more tell us about their favorite museums, including the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York, the Musée Rodin in Paris, and the Prado in Madrid. These essays, collected from the pages of The Economist's Intelligent Life magazine, reveal the special hold that some museums have over us all.

Acclaimed novelist William Boyd visits the Leopold Museum in Vienna--a shrine to his favorite artist, Egon Schiele, whom Boyd first discovered on a postcard as a University student. In front of her favorite Rodins, Allison Pearson recalls a traumatic episode she suffered at the hands of a schoolteacher following a trip to the Musée in Paris. Neil Gaiman admires the fantastic world depicted in British outsider artist Richard Dadd's "The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke," a tiny painting that also decorated the foldout cover of a Queen album, housed in the Victorian room of Tate Britain's Pre-Raphaelite collection. Ann Patchett fondly revisits Harvard University's Museum of Natural History--which she discovered at 19, while in the throes of summer romance with a biology student named Jack.

Treasure Palaces is a treasure trove of wonders, a tribute to the diversity and power of the museums, the safe-keepers of our world's most extraordinary artifacts, and an intimate look into the deeply personal reveries we fall into when before great art.

ISBN
9781610396806
By
The Economist
Publisher
The Economist
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
692224
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C
A Polar Affair: Antarctica's Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins
$29.95
Description

George Murray Levick was the physician on Robert Falcon Scott's tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned for an Antarctic winter, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Victorian morals that they were quickly suppressed and seemingly lost to history.

A century later, Lloyd Spencer Davis rediscovers Levick and his findings during the course of his own scientific adventures in Antarctica. Levick's long-suppressed manuscript reveals not only an incredible survival story, but one that will change our understanding of an entire species.

A Polar Affair reveals the last untold tale from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. It is perhaps the greatest of all of those stories--but why was it hidden to begin with? The ever-fascinating and charming penguin holds the key. Moving deftly between both Levick's and Davis's explorations, observations, and comparisons in biology over the course of a century, A Polar Affair reveals cutting-edge findings about ornithology, in which the sex lives of penguins are the jumping-off point for major new insights into the underpinnings of evolutionary biology itself.

ISBN
9781643131252
By
Davis, Lloyd Spencer
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Item Condition
New
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New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781643131252
Location
Nature
Listening to the Wind (Seedbank)
$18.00
Description
Here is Connemara, experienced at a walker's pace. From cartographer Tim Robinson comes the second title in the Seedbank series, a breathtakingly intimate exploration of one beloved place's geography, ecology, and history.

We begin with the earth right in front of his boots, as Robinson unveils swaths of fiontarnach--fall leaf decay. We peer from the edge of the cliff where Robinson's house stands on rickety stilts. We closely examine an overgrown patch of heather, a flush of sphagnum moss. And so, footstep by footstep, moment by moment, Robinson takes readers deep into this storied Irish landscape, from the "quibbling, contentious terrain" of Bogland to the shorelines of Inis Ní to the towering peaks of Twelve Pins.

Just as wild and essential as the countryside itself are its colorful characters, friends and legends and neighbors alike: a skeletal, story-filled sheep farmer; an engineer who builds bridges, both physical and metaphorical; a playboy prince and cricket champion; and an enterprising botanist who meets an unexpected demise. Within a landscape lie all other things, and Robinson rejoices in the universal magic of becoming one with such a place, joining with "[t]he sound of the past, the language we breathe, and our frontage onto the natural world."

Situated at the intersection of mapmaking and mythmaking, Listening to the Wind is at once learned and intimate, elegiac and magnificent--an exceptionally rich "book about one place which is also about the whole world" (Robert Macfarlane).

ISBN
9781571313706
By
Robinson, Tim
Publisher
Milkweed Editions
Item Condition
New
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New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781571313706
Location
Nature
Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth
$28.00
Description
For those who go in search of the isolation, silence and adventure of wild places it is--perhaps ironically--to the man-made shelters that they need to head; the outposts: bothies, bivouacs, cabins and huts. Part of their allure is their simplicity: enough architecture to shelter from the weather but not so much as to distract from the immediate environment around.

From the Cairngorms of Scotland to the fire-watching huts of Washington State, from Iceland's Houses of Joy to the desert of New Mexico, and from the frozen beauty of Svalbard to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, Richards visits the outposts and witnesses the landscapes, and asks: why are we drawn to wilderness? And how do wild places become a space for inspiration and creativity?

ISBN
9781786891556
By
Richards, Dan
Publisher
Canongate Books
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781786891556
Location
Nature
The Absent Hand: Reimagining Our American Landscape
$26.00
Description
"Of beach plums, ramps, and Ramada Inns: a quietly sensitive eminently sensible consideration of the landscapes of our lives . . . A gift. --Kirkus Reviews

Following her bestselling The Architect of Desire, Suzannah Lessard returns with a remarkable book, a work of relentless curiosity and a graceful mixture of observation and philosophy. This intriguing hybrid will remind some of W. G. Sebald's work and others of Rebecca Solnit's, but it is Lessard's singular talent to combine this profound book-length mosaic--a blend of historical travelogue, reportorial probing, philosophical meditation, and prose poem--into a work of unique genius, as she describes and reimagines our landscapes. In this exploration of our surroundings, The Absent Hand contends that to reimagine landscape is a form of cultural reinvention.

This engrossing work of literary nonfiction is a deep dive into our surroundings--cities, countryside, and sprawl--exploring change in the meaning of place and reimagining the world in a time of transition. Whether it be climate change altering the meaning of nature, or digital communications altering the nature of work, the effects of global enclosure on the meaning of place are panoramic, infiltrative, inescapable. No one will finish this book, this journey, without having their ideas of living and settling in their surroundings profoundly enriched.

ISBN
9781640092211
By
Lessard, Suzannah
Publisher
Counterpoint
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781640092211
Location
Nature
The Bad Side of Books: Selected Essays of D.H. Lawrence (New York Review Books Classics)
$19.95
Description
You could describe D.H. Lawrence as the great multi-instrumentalist among the great writers of the twentieth century. He was a brilliant, endlessly controversial novelist who transformed, for better and for worse, the way we write about sex and emotions; he was a wonderful poet; he was an essayist of burning curiosity, expansive lyricism, odd humor, and radical intelligence, equaled, perhaps, only by Virginia Woolf. Here Geoff Dyer, one of the finest essayists of our day, draws on the whole range of Lawrence's published essays to reintroduce him to a new generation of readers for whom the essay has become an important genre. We get Lawrence the book reviewer, writing about Death in Venice and welcoming Ernest Hemingway; Lawrence the travel writer, in Mexico and New Mexico and Italy; Lawrence the memoirist, depicting his strange sometime-friend Maurice Magnus; Lawrence the restless inquirer into the possibilities of the novel, writing about the novel and morality and addressing the question of why the novel matters; and, finally, the Lawrence who meditates on birdsong or the death of a porcupine in the Rocky Mountains. Dyer's selection of Lawrence's essays is a wonderful introduction to a fundamental, dazzling writer.
ISBN
9781681373638
By
Lawrence, D H
Publisher
NYRB Classics
Item Condition
New
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New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781681373638
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Essays
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
$16.99
Description

"Sometimes a story comes along that just plain makes you want to hug the world. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise is Dan Gemeinhart's finest book yet -- and that's saying something. Your heart needs this joyful miracle of a book." --Katherine Applegate, acclaimed author of The One and Only Ivan and Wishtree

A 2019 Parents' Choice Award Gold Medal Winner
Amazon's #1 Best Children's Book of 2019
A Junior Library Guild Selection

Five years.

That's how long Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, have lived on the road in an old school bus, criss-crossing the nation.

It's also how long ago Coyote lost her mom and two sisters in a car crash.

Coyote hasn't been home in all that time, but when she learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demolished--the very same park where she, her mom, and her sisters buried a treasured memory box--she devises an elaborate plan to get her dad to drive 3,600 miles back to Washington state in four days...without him realizing it.

Along the way, they'll pick up a strange crew of misfit travelers. Lester has a lady love to meet. Salvador and his mom are looking to start over. Val needs a safe place to be herself. And then there's Gladys...

Over the course of thousands of miles, Coyote will learn that going home can sometimes be the hardest journey of all...but that with friends by her side, she just might be able to turn her "once upon a time" into a "happily ever after."

This title has common core connections.

ISBN
9781250196705
By
Gemeinhart, Dan
Publisher
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781250196705
Location
Children's
Wyoming Easy Finder
$11.89
ISBN
9780528988202
Publisher
Rand McNally
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
703946
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C
A Traveller In Italy
$5.89
Description
The Tuscan landscape, writes H. V. Morton, "is embroidered everywhere by human living, and there is scarcely a hill, a stream, a grove of trees, without its story of God, of love or death." Morton's stories and observations of Tuscany, Lombardy, Emilia, and Veneto, whether relating to the fantastic reconstruction of the La Scala opera house or the superstitious lovers at Juliet's Tomb, make his style as engaging as the landscape and people he evokes.
ISBN
9780306810787
By
Morton, H V
Publisher
Da Capo Press
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
624446
Location
C
Walk the Land : A Journey on Foot through Israel
$12.17
Description

After years of running a hostel in Eilat, the author and her husband felt the need for renewal. In their fifties they decided to walk the 600-mile Israel National Trail. Judith describes their 42-day trek through spectacular scenery, Arab towns and villages, past Jewish, Muslim, Druze, and Christian holy sites. They discover sights seldom seen by tourists, physical challenges and spiritual tests, cultural encounters and historical insights, and lessons about peace, faith, and endurance. For readers interested in the geography and people of Israel and the Middle East, hiking trails of the world, and middle-aged people taking risks and adventures.

ISBN
9780975961957
By
Pex, Judith Galblum
Publisher
Cladach Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
703193
Location
C
Fodor's The Carolinas & Georgia (Full-color Travel Guide)
$5.54
Description
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Filled with color photos as stunning as the region itself, Fodor's The Carolinas and Georgia delivers the best of the South from the pristine waters of the Outer Banks to genteel Charleston and bustling Atlanta and everywhere in between. Beaches, golf courses, mountains, Southern food, and historical and cultural sites keep travelers coming back. This travel guide includes: - Dozens of full-color maps - Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks - Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what's off the beaten path - In-depth breakout features on plantations, Great Smoky Mountains, and Charleston's historic district - Coverage of The North Carolina Coast; Central North Carolina; Asheville and the North Carolina Mountains; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Myrtle Beach, SC, and the Grand Strand; Charleston, SC; Hiltonhead, SC, and the Lowcountry; The Midlands and the Upstate, SC; Savannah, GA; Georgia's Coastal Isles and the Okefenokee; Southwest Georgia; Atlanta, GA; Central and North Georgia Planning to focus your trip? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Charleston and Savannah.
ISBN
9781101878064
By
Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher
Fodor's
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
705699
Location
C
Oxford: An Architectural Guide
$5.54
Description
Few cities have a greater concentration of significant architecture than Oxford, England. Within a city of only 130,000 inhabitants there are important buildings, many of them of great beauty, from every period from the eleventh century to the present. In Oxford: An Architectural Guide, Geoffrey Tyack chronicles the architectural development of Oxford--both University and City--from its origins to the late twentieth century, explaining the idiosyncrasies of Oxford's architectural history, and placing the buildings within their historical context.
This copiously illustrated, chronological guide to the glories of Oxford's architecture places the emphasis on what can actually be seen. Tyack suggests a number of walks around Oxford and its immediate environs, providing an ideal companion for the city's visitors and an excellent reference book for architectural enthusiasts. With its lucid style and clear, user-friendly design, Oxford: An Architectural Guide is a unique guide to one of England's most beautiful cities.
ISBN
9780198174233
By
Tyack, Geoffrey
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
702617
Location
C
Secret New York - An Unusual Guide: Local Guides by Local People
$4.99
Description
Discover Secret Gardens, decipher ancient riddles on tombstones, visit a disturbed Indian burial ground, observe the stars and planets through a university telescope, frown at a bronze statue of Lenin, harvest mastodon food in Central Park, enjoy the aroma of a roomful of dirt, find a Venetian palazzo above a former stable, spot the forbidden island that was once declared a sovereign nation by a guy in a rowboat, track down a townhouse concealing a subway tunnel, walk under the canopy of the primeval forest, read a memorial plaque to an event that happened in another dimension, fall into a trance before a piece of subway art that flickers and moves, have your bicycle blessed in church. New York offers endless opportunity to step off the program and peer into the city's fascinating past and present. Secret New York - An Unusual Guide is an indispensible resource for those who thought they already knew everything about America's metropolis, or want to begin exploring it hidden places.
ISBN
9782361950248
By
Rives, T M
Publisher
Jonglez Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
578295
Location
C
Off the Beaten Path
$6.63
Description
Thoroughly updated, this handbook spotlights over 1,000 of America's most overlooked must-see destinations in a state-by-state, A-Z format. 300 color photos.
ISBN
9780762104246
Publisher
Readers Digest
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
641203
Location
A
The Age of Kali
$4.99
Description
Featured in the pages of The Age of Kali are flashy Bombay drinks parties and violent village blood feuds as well as a group of vegetarian terrorists intent on destroying India's first Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet.
ISBN
9780006547754
By
Dalrymple, William
Publisher
Flamingo
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
564130
Location
C
Lonely Planet Scandinavia (Travel Guide)
$4.99
Description

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Scandinavia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise through Norway's majestic fjords, float in Iceland's Blue Lagoon or sample Copenhagen's finest new-Nordic cuisine; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Scandinavia and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Scandinavia Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife and cuisine.
  • Over 45 maps
  • Covers Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Tallinn and more
  • The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Scandinavia, our most comprehensive guide to Scandinavia, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet Travel Guides, our most comprehensive guides that both cover the top sights and take the roads less travelled.
  • Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Andy Symington, Anna Kaminski, Anthony Ham, Carolyn Bain, Cristian Bonetto, Peter Dragicevich.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    ISBN
    9781743215692
    By
    Kaminski, Anna
    Publisher
    Lonely Planet
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    624382
    Location
    C
    National Geographic Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to Eastern Europe
    $5.89
    Description
    Journalist, author, and travel expert Ruth Ellen Gruber presents a new edition of her acclaimed 1992 guide to Jewish heritage sites in Eastern Europe. Widely acknowledged as the best and most comprehensive book of its kind, this is the only Jewish travel guidebook that takes visitors to hundreds of fascinating sites in small villages and remote hamlets as well as major cities.

    This expanded and updated edition includes new coverage of Austria, Ukraine, and Lithuania in addition to Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and all of the former Yugoslavia, areas that are the ancestral home to the great majority of North American Jews. Gruber provides specific historical and cultural information about these Central and Eastern European nations. Then she journeys across each country, exploring Jewish roots in major cities and small shtetls, describing the vestiges of each Jewish community and offering personal insights and reflections on the various people she meets.

    Readers will find a wealth of practical travel information throughout, including a language guide, listings of useful local addresses, and up-to-date details on sites that have only recently become accessible to visitors. From exploring the massive 16th-century synagogue in the historic Polish town of Pincrow to strolling among the 12,000 headstones crowded into the old Jewish cemetery in Prague, to meeting resident Jews proudly embracing their ancient culture in Slovenia, this volume takes you on a very special and memorable tour.

    ISBN
    9781426200465
    By
    Gruber, Ruth Ellen
    Publisher
    National Geographic
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    774766
    Location
    L
    The Connecticut River Boating Guide: Source to Sea, 3rd Edition (Paddling Series)
    $11.89
    Description
    This is the all-new edition of the Connecticut River Boating Guide, the standard resource for boaters, canoeists, and kayakers. It includes thirty-two GPS-compatible maps that together map the entire length of the river. Data for twenty-eight river reaches include information on mileage, navigability, difficulty, sources of flow information, portages, camping, USGS maps and NOAA charts, special fishing regulations, boating facilities, and more. The narrative text accompanying the maps is a mile-by-mile description of the river with detailed information on landmarks, navigational hazards, conservation, wildlife, and history. The book is authored by, and published in cooperation with, the Connecticut River Watershed Council, the leading organization devoted to management of the river and its watershed.
    ISBN
    9780762740970
    By
    Connecticut River Watershed Council
    Publisher
    Falcon/The Globe Pequot Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    774758
    Location
    L
    Northern New England: Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine (The Smithsonian Guides to Natural America)
    $5.54
    Description
    Experience the splendor and mystery of America's great outdoors in this new series. Each guide is an information-packed reference, a useful trip planner, and a delighful armchair adventure.
    ISBN
    9780679761532
    By
    Wetherell, Walter
    Publisher
    Random House
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    708733
    Location
    B
    Rick Steves' French, Italian, and German Phrase Book and Dictionary
    $7.52
    Description
    Packed with words and phrases that help the modern, budget-conscious travelers get what they need and go where they want to go, this humorous guide even tells how to say "I'm a carnivore" in three different languages.
    ISBN
    9781566915342
    By
    Steves, Rick
    Publisher
    Rick Steves
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    708791
    Location
    B
    Solo: Life With an Electric Car
    $5.54
    Description
    In the spring of 1991, Noel Perrin flew from Vermont to California to pick up his newly outfitted electric car, a former gas-guzzling Ford. It would not be easy, but Perrin planned to drive Solo--as the car was soon dubbed--home, a 3,100-mile drive. Here is the picturesque story of the trip--from Solo's struggle with gravity at Donner Pass to an encounter with a man with four electric cars in Rotterdam, New York.
    ISBN
    9780393034073
    By
    Perrin, Noel
    Publisher
    W W Norton & Co Inc
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    708165
    Location
    B
    Rick Steves' Portugal
    $4.99
    Description
    Rick Steves' Portugal guides travelers through this increasingly popular European destination, from late night fado sing-alongs to lazy afternoon strolls through Porto's pictaresque riverfront district. Less crowded that its neighbor Spain, Portugal offers friendly locals and affordable prices. Rick Steves covers the sites worth exploring -- such as the Gulbenkian Museum, featuring an art collection spanning 2,000 years -- while dolling out expert advice on basic travel necessities such as a packing checklist, Portuguese language survival phrases, and etiquette. With Rick as your guide, you can enjoy Portugal's exotic architecture, windswept castles, and fresh seafood -- economically and hassle-free.
    ISBN
    9781598801194
    By
    Steves, Rick
    Publisher
    Rick Steves
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    708168
    Location
    B
    Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, 2nd: Canoe and Kayak Guide (AMC Quiet Water Series)
    $5.54
    Description
    Now completely revised and updated, with a new format that's easier to use, Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island describes 100 spectacular paddling destinations in southern New England.
    ISBN
    9781929173495
    By
    Wilson, Alex
    Publisher
    Appalachian Mountain Club Books
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    707672
    Location
    B
    China - Culture Smart!: the essential guide to customs & culture
    $4.99
    Description
    Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.
    Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include:
    * customs, values, and traditions
    * historical, religious, and political background
    * life at home
    * leisure, social, and cultural life
    * eating and drinking
    * do's, don'ts, and taboos
    * business practices
    * communication, spoken and unspoken
    "Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." "Sunday Times Travel
    .".". the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." "Global Travel
    .".".full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." "Observer
    .".".as useful as they are entertaining." "Easyjet Magazine
    .".".offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." "New York Times"
    ISBN
    9781857333046
    By
    Flower, Kathy
    Publisher
    Kuperard
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    707636
    Location
    B