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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>
Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen [A C...
by Leela Punyaratabandhu

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English

Pages

238

Publication Date

May 13, 2014

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<b><b>Thai takeout meets authentic, regional flavors in this collection of 100 recipes for easy, economical, and accessible Thai classics--from the rising star behind the blog聽</b><i>She Simmers</i></b>.<br /><br />Who can say no to a delicious plate of Pad Thai with Shrimp; a fresh, tangy Green Papaya Salad; golden Fried Spring Rolls; or a rich, savory Pork Toast with Cucumber Relish? Thai food is not only one of the most vibrant, wonderfully varied cuisines in the world, it also happens to be one of the tastiest, and a favorite among American eaters.<br /><br /> The good news is, with the right ingredients and a few basic tools and techniques, authentic Thai food is easily within reach of home cooks. Take it from Leela Punyaratabandhu, a Bangkok native and author of the popular Thai cooking blog <i>She Simmers</i>. In her much-anticipated debut cookbook, Leela shares her favorite recipes for classic Thai fare, including beloved family recipes, popular street food specialties, and iconic dishes from Thai restaurant menus around the world.<br /><br /> All of Leela鈥檚 recipes have been tested and tweaked to ensure that even the busiest cook can prepare them at home. With chapters on key ingredients and tools, base recipes, one-plate meals, classic rice accompaniments, and even Thai sweets, <i>Simple Thai Food</i> is a complete primer for anyone who wants to give Thai cooking a try. By the end of the book, you鈥檒l be whipping up tom yam soup and duck red curry that will put your local takeout joint to shame. But perhaps more importantly, you鈥檒l discover an exciting new world of Thai flavors and dishes鈥攊ncluding Stir-Fried Chicken with Chile Jam, Leaf-Wrapped Salad Bites, and Crispy Wings with Three-Flavored Sauce鈥攖hat will open your eyes to all the wonderful possibilities that real Thai cooking has to offer.
Wuhan Coronavirus: A Concise & Rational Guide to the 2020 Outbrea...
by Tyler J. Morrison

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

January 26, 2020

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<b>The most comprehensive book available about COVID-19. Contains 270+ pages created from more than 300 hours of research. (Updated on February 28, 2020)</b><br /><br />The newest coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19 (previously 2019-nCoV ARD), has spread to more than 55 nations and sickened 83,000+ people. This concise, 271-page guide to the illness offers a rational, non-alarmist approach from an Amazon #1 best-selling author. <br /><br />Learn everything you need to know about the virus that originated in Wuhan, China, including what a coronavirus is, how you can protect yourself, the truth behind some of the most prevalent rumors, a detailed timeline of the outbreak, what several of the medical studies and experts have told us, and much more. <b>Per the CDC's announcement that everyone should begin preparing for the inevitable outbreak in the United States, this book also includes a starter list of items that can help you get through a lock down or self-isolation period.</b> <br /><br /><b>Suitable for individuals, families, healthcare professionals, educators, business owners, and anyone else who needs to develop a better understanding of how to protect the general public. This international best-seller will soon be translated for South Korean readers by Open Books, a renowned South Korean publisher.</b><br /><br /><b>Chapter List:</b> <br /><br />-Introduction<br /><br />SECTION ONE<br />-What is a Coronavirus?<br />-Where Did the Wuhan Coronavirus Come From?<br />-Who is Most at Risk?<br />-What Are the Symptoms?<br />-How is the Virus Spread?<br />-How Can I Keep Myself Safe?<br />-What Supplies Would I Need?<br />-How the Coronavirus Affects the Body<br />-Are Pets Safe From the Virus?<br />-What Exactly is a Pandemic?<br />-Infections and Deaths<br /><br />SECTION TWO <br />-What's the Truth About Common Rumors?<br />-Why Do Experts Believe That China's Numbers Are Being Under-Reported? <br />-What is a Global Public Health Emergency?<br />-Drone Technology Used to Fight the Virus in China<br /><br />SECTION THREE <br />-Wuhan: Profile of a City Before the Outbreak<br />-A Brief History of Wuhan<br />-Wuhan Noodles<br />-Punk City<br /><br />SECTION FOUR<br />-A Timeline of the Coronavirus (Mid December 2019 - Feb. 28, 2020)<br />-What's Next?<br />-Resources <br /><br />The Wuhan Coronavirus (AKA COVID-19, 2019-nCoV, and 2019-nCoV ADR) has sickened more people than SARS and MERS combined and has already killed almost 2,900 people. Countries affected by the coronavirus include China, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, Malaysia, Macau, Russia, France, the United States, South Korea, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Britain, Vietnam, Italy, India, the Philippines, Nepal, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Finland, Sweden, Belgium, Iran, Spain (La Gomera island), Afghanistan, Bahrain, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Omar, Kuwait, Austria, Croatia, Algeria, Iraq, Brazil, Greece, Pakistan, North Macedonia, Georgia, Norway, Romania, Denmark, Estonia, Netherlands, San Marino, Nigeria, Lithuania, New Zealand, Belarus, and Northern Ireland.<br /> <br />These detailed 271 pages (last updated February 28, 2020) come from the author behind many other helpful guides, including <i>Surviving Flu Season: An Influenza Survival Guide for You and Your Pets</i> and <i>Pete Buttigieg: An Unofficial Concise Guide to the 2020 Presidential Candidate.</i>
Walking with Ghosts in Papua New Guinea: Crossing the Kokoda Trai...
by Rick Antonson

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English

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Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>Acclaimed travel writer Rick Antonson (<i>Full Moon Over Noah鈥檚 Ark</i>) tackles his most challenging adventure yet: a formidable trail through the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea.</b><br /> 聽<br /> Rick Antonson has traveled to parts of the world that are not simply exotic but sometimes damned near inaccessible. He has climbed to the summit of Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey, traveling beyond to Iraq and Iran and Armenia. He has undertaken an improbable overland journey to the ancient city of Timbuktu, an enlightening look into efforts to preserve the city鈥檚 priceless manuscripts. Now he has traversed the notorious Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea, a country some call 鈥渢he last wild place on earth.鈥?lt;br /><br /> The trail is a narrow, 60-mile footpath featuring rough jungle, 6,000 feet in elevation change, and punishing weather extremes. In a country unfairly locked in Western misperceptions, the track is inhospitable terrain yet home to hospitable indigenous peoples, who live among the rusting reminders of the Japanese, Australian, and American armies that clashed in some of the deadliest protracted combat of World War II.<br /><br /> In <i>Walking With Ghosts in Papua New Guinea</i>, Antonson shares a journey of physical and mental endurance in his inimitable way, in the company of a mixed band of resolute adventurers, blending fascinating historical context with the tribulations of unexpected discoveries in faraway lands.<br /> 聽
Into Thin Air
by Jon Krakauer

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

November 12, 1998

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<b>National Bestseller聽</b><br /><br />A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for <b>Into Thin Air</b>, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster.<br /><br />By writing <b>Into Thin Air</b>, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas. He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer's highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber's death. Clearly, Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster, and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically, he seems unable to view those instances objectively. In the end, despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others' actions, he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself. <br /><br />This updated edition of <b>Into Thin Air</b> includes an extensive new postscript that sheds fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedy.聽聽"I have no doubt that Boukreev's intentions were good on summit day," writes Krakauer in the postscript, dated August 1999. "What disturbs me, though, was Boukreev's refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision. Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasn't the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients." As usual, Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility. But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since <b>Into Thin Air</b>'s denouncement of guide Boukreev, Krakauer's tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at G. Weston De Walt, who coauthored <b>The Climb</b>, Boukreev's version of events. And in a touching conclusion, Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev, in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points. Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev, but the Russian later died in an avalanche on another Himalayan peak, Annapurna I. <br /><br />In 1999, Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters--a prestigious prize intended "to honor writers of exceptional accomplishment."聽聽According to the Academy's citation, "Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer.聽聽His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic, solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless, who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness, delves even more deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind."
The Silk Roads: A New History of the World
by Peter Frankopan

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English

Pages

657

Publication Date

February 16, 2016

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Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia has been thrust into the global spotlight in recent years. Frankopan teaches us that to understand what is at stake for the cities and nations built on these intricate trade routes, we must first understand their astounding pasts. <br />聽<br />Frankopan realigns our understanding of the world, pointing us eastward. It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures and religions. From the rise and fall of empires to the spread of Buddhism and the advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to the great wars of the twentieth century鈥攖his book shows how the fate of the West has always been inextricably linked to the East.<br /><br /><b>Also available: <i>The New Silk Roads</i>, a timely exploration of the dramatic and profound changes our world is undergoing right now鈥攁s seen from the perspective of the rising powers of the East.</b>
The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier
by Ian Urbina

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English

Pages

513

Publication Date

August 20, 2019

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<b>"<b>A riveting, terrifying, thrilling story of a netherworld that few people know about, and fewer will ever see . . . The soul of this book is as wild as the ocean itself." --Susan Casey, best-selling author of </b><b><i>The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean</i></b><br /><br /><br /><b>A riveting, adrenaline-fueled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas.</b></b><br /><br />There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world's oceans: too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to rampant criminality and exploitation.<br /><br />Traffickers and smugglers, pirates and mercenaries, wreck thieves and repo men, vigilante conservationists and elusive poachers, seabound abortion providers, clandestine oil-dumpers, shackled slaves and cast-adrift stowaways -- drawing on five years of perilous and intrepid reporting, often hundreds of miles from shore, Ian Urbina introduces us to the inhabitants of this hidden world. Through their stories of astonishing courage and brutality, survival and tragedy, he uncovers a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation that emanates from the fishing, oil and shipping industries, and on which the world's economies rely. <br /><br />Both a gripping adventure story and a stunning expos茅, this unique work of reportage brings fully into view for the first time the disturbing reality of a floating world that connects us all, a place where anyone can do anything because no one is watching.
Open Mic Night in Moscow: And Other Stories from My Search for Bl...
by Audrey Murray

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English

Pages

398

Publication Date

July 24, 2018

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<p>The raucous and surprisingly poignant story of a young, Russia-obsessed American writer and comedian who embarked on a solo tour of the former Soviet Republics, never imagining that it would involve kidnappers, garbage bags of money, and encounters with the weird and wonderful from Mongolia to Tajikistan.</p><p>Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Siberia are not the typical tourist destinations of a twenty-something, nor the places one usually goes to eat, pray, and/or love. But the mix of imperial Russian opulence and Soviet decay, and the allure of emotionally unavailable Russian men proved strangely irresistible to comedian Audrey Murray.</p><p>At age twenty-eight, while her friends were settling into corporate jobs and serious relationships, Audrey was on a one-way flight to Kazakhstan, the first leg of a nine-month solo voyage through the former USSR. A blend of memoir and offbeat travel guide, this thoughtful, hilarious catalog of a young comedian鈥檚 adventures is also a diary of her emotional discoveries about home, love, patriotism, loneliness, and independence.</p><p>Sometimes surprising, often disconcerting, and always entertaining, <em>Open Mic Night in Moscow</em> will inspire you to take the leap and embark on your own journey into the unknown. And, if you want to visit Chernobyl by way of an insane-asylum-themed bar in Kiev, Audrey can assure you that there鈥檚 no other guidebook out there. (She鈥檚 looked.)</p>
The Coming Collapse of China
by Gordon G. Chang

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

September 15, 2001

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China is hot. The world sees a glorious future for this sleeping giant, three times larger than the United States, predicting it will blossom into the world's biggest economy by 2010. According to Chang, however, a Chinese-American lawyer and China specialist, the People's Republic is a paper dragon. Peer beneath the veneer of modernization since Mao's death, and the symptoms of decay are everywhere: Deflation grips the economy, state-owned enterprises are failing, banks are hopelessly insolvent, foreign investment continues to decline, and Communist party corruption eats away at the fabric of society. <br /><br />Beijing's cautious reforms have left the country stuck midway between communism and capitalism, Chang writes. With its impending World Trade Organization membership, for the first time China will be forced to open itself to foreign competition, which will shake the country to its foundations. Economic failure will be followed by government collapse. Covering subjects from party politics to the Falun Gong to the government's insupportable position on Taiwan, Chang presents a thorough and very chilling overview of China's present and not-so-distant future.
Protecting Yourself from the Wuhan Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scient...
by James D. Hunt

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English

Pages

18

Publication Date

February 03, 2020

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This handy guide provides detailed instructions about how to protect yourself from the the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China (known as 2019-nCoV) and is spreading throughout the world. At present, there is no vaccine. It鈥檚 important to take precautions to reduce the risk of catching the virus, especially for those who are chronically ill or otherwise have weaker-than-normal immune systems.<br /><br />The guide is organized into the following chapters:<br /><br />1. General protection measures<br />2. Protecting yourself at home<br />3. Protecting yourself at work<br />4. Protecting yourself while commuting/traveling<br /><br />The guide also includes a chapter on face masks and R95 regulators and explains the differences and advantages/disadvantages of using each for protection.<br /><br />All the methods in the guide are rooted in sound scientific research. <br /><br />It should be noted that this guide does not cover treatments, as at the present time there are no known, proven cures for the 2019-nCoV virus.

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