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On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey
by Paul Theroux

Language

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
3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won't Teach You in School (S...
by , Fernando D鉚ez de Urdan...

Language

English

Pages

496

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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No matter how much Spanish you study, it鈥檚 nearly impossible to fully convince the native-speakers that you鈥檝e got it. Even those estudiantes perfectos who have seemingly mastered speaking a foreign language in a classroom run into problems in real-life situations. <i>3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won鈥檛 Teach You in School</i> goes beyond classroom Spanish by thoroughly explaining expressions, idioms, and quirks used daily by native speakers. This must-have manual also includes information on pronunciation, manners, abbreviations, and culture, making it much more than a phrase book! Learn within these pages everything you need to know to speak colloquial Spanish, including: <ul><li>Translation of common proverbs: like <i>When in Rome, do as the Romans do</i>.</li><li>Slang: Like 隆Alivianate!鈥?cheer up or get high</li><li>Dual words: like integro and entero鈥攚ith the same meaning.</li><li>False cognates: Words that are similar but have very different meanings in English and Spanish</li></ul> So next time you plan a trip or just want to impress your friends, pick up <i>3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won鈥檛 Teach You in School</i> and drop the stuffy high school phrase book!
Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar, Premium Third E...
by Gilda Nissenberg

Language

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>
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step ...
by Mark Adams

Language

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?
Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research
by , Edward F. Ricketts

Language

English

Pages

598

Publication Date

July 08, 2009

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The collaboration of two friends鈥攐ne a novelist, one a marine biologist鈥攑roduced a volume in which fascinating popular science is woven into a narrative of man鈥檚 dreams, his ideals, and his accomplishments through the centuries. <i>Sea of Cortez</i> is one of those rare books that are all things to all readers. Actually the record of a brief collecting expedition in the lonely Gulf of California, it will be science to the scientist, philosophy to the philosopher, and to the average man an adventure in living and thinking.<br /><br /> The teeming and wildly competitive world of the sand flats is seen in terms of history, politics, ethics, and sociology; a starfish is important, not only because it is a new variety, but because it is essential to the delicate balance of the whole region in which it is found. Steinbeck and Ricketts are the opposite of 鈥減ure鈥?scientists: it is not only their work that fascinates them, but the complicated and enormously exciting implications of that work.<br /><br /> <i>Sea of Cortez</i> is a book to be read and remembered on two levels. It is a journey through a remote and beautiful corner of the world, a diary filled with the daily excitements and triumphs of skillful and energetic men. It is also an invitation to see the world anew from a fresh vantage point and perhaps with a broader and more understanding spirit.
Portuguese: How to Get Really Good at Portuguese: Learn Portugues...
by Polyglot Language Learnin...

Language

English

Pages

95

Publication Date

December 22, 2018

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Millions of people learn Portuguese but only a very small percentage of learners can actually speak it fluently. Why is that?<br /><br />People in general are quick to point out that some are naturally built more than others to learn Portuguese and other languages. This is not necessarily true, however, since we have all come to learn and speak our native language fluently.<br /><br />If you find yourself overwhelmed trying to study and review thousands of Portuguese phrases and vocabulary words or are struggling to speak Portuguese with native speakers, try this book! This is not a basic Portuguese for beginners textbook designed to teach Brazilian Portuguese or European Portuguese but a book that will teach you how to learn Portuguese the smart way and get you to fluency faster using highly effective language learning methods and techniques.<br /><br />There exists hundreds of Portuguese language coursebooks, Portuguese phrase books, and basic Portuguese for beginners textbooks, but without smart language learning techniques and strategies, you are likely to forget what you have studied and reviewed and especially during a conversation. There exists an easier and more fun way to build your overall Portuguese language ability.<br /><br />In <i>How to Get Really Good at Portuguese</i>, discover how you can easily conquer the Portuguese language using highly effective methods and strategies used by polyglots (language learning experts). <b>This includes both European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese</b>. These methods and techniques can even be used to learn Portuguese phrases, vocabulary, and grammar from TV shows, movies, videos, music, and video games.<br /><br />Learn Portuguese smarter and faster starting today!
Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World
by Nell Stevens

Language

English

Pages

243

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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When she was twenty-seven, Nell Stevens鈥攁 lifelong aspiring novelist鈥攚on an all-expenses-paid fellowship to go anywhere in the world to write. Would she choose a glittering metropolis, a romantic village, an exotic paradise? Not exactly. Nell picked Bleaker Island, a snowy, windswept pile of rock in the Falklands. Other than sheep, penguins, paranoia, and the weather, there aren鈥檛 many distractions, but as Nell soon discovers, total isolation and 1,085 calories a day are far from ideal conditions for literary production. With deft humor, this memoir traces her island days and slowly reveals the life and people she has left behind in pursuit of her writing. It seems that there is nowhere she can run鈥攁n island or the pages of her notebook鈥攖o escape the big questions of love, art, and, ambition.
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鈥檚 number one travel guide publisher* </i></p> <p><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <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鈥檚 <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>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>The Perfect Choice: </b><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <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鈥檚 number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we鈥檝e printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You鈥檒l 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>TripAdvisor Travelers鈥?Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category</i></p> <p><i>鈥楲onely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.鈥?鈥?New York Times</i></p> <p><i>鈥楲onely 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.鈥?鈥?Fairfax Media (Australia)</i></p> <p>*Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017</p><p><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
Puertas y Aldabas de Cartagena (Spanish Edition)
by David Steckenreiter

Language

Spanish

Pages

69

Publication Date

January 03, 2012

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Ubicado en la costa norte de Am茅rica del Sur, se encuentra la "Joya del Caribe". Cartagena es una ciudad de inmensa proporci貿n y complejidad. Ella es rica y pobre, bella y fea, segura y peligrosa, todo en el mismo momento. Mientras que la historia es borrada de muchas ciudades, Cartagena est謾 inundada de historia. Se detiene en las calles, junto con los dioses. Yo conozco sus caras - Zeus, Poseid貿n, Hefesto. Yo puedo llevarte a sus puertas. <br /><br />Una libretta de fotos de las puertas de Cartagena.
Fodor's Essential Costa Rica 2019 (Full-color Travel Guide Book 1...
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

514

Publication Date

December 11, 2018

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<b><p>Written by locals, <i>Fodor鈥檚 Costa Rica 2019</i> is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Costa Rica travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor鈥檚 in exploring one of the most exciting countries in Central America.</p></b><p>Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in search of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and sun. In full-color and with helpful magazine-style illustrated features, <i>Fodor's Costa Rica</i> shows off the splendor of the country's stunning natural landscapes and its varied flora and fauna like no other guide.</p><p><i><b>Fodor鈥檚 Costa Rica</b></i><b> Includes:</b></p><ul><b>鈥P-TO-DATE COVERAGE:</b> Updated annually, Fodor鈥檚 Costa Rica provides a comprehensive guide to the country, including the newest hotel offerings on the Papagayo Peninsula.</ul><ul><b>鈥LTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE:</b> A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Costa Rica to inspire you.</ul><ul><b>鈥ETAILED MAPS:</b> Full color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.</ul><ul><b>鈥ORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES:</b> Full-color photos will help inspire you. Richly illustrated features cover canopy tours in the cloud forests, surfing for beginners and experts alike, sport-fishing off the Pacific coast, and bird-watching throughout the country. Costa Rica鈥檚 renowned national parks and eco-lodges are also covered in depth.</ul><ul><b>鈥TINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS:</b> Sample itineraries will help you plan and customize your own itinerary so you can make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. 鈥淔odor鈥檚 Choice鈥?designates our best picks in every category.</ul><ul><b>鈥NDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS:</b> Convenient overviews show each region and its highlights. A detail-rich chapter planning sections has on-target advice and tips for planning your time and for getting around the country by car and bus. Special features cover the country's varied landscapes and help you plan a vacation based on particular activities, such as wildlife-viewing, or topography.</ul> <ul><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.</ul><b></b><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.</p><p>Planning on visiting other destinations in Central America? Check out <i>Fodor鈥檚 Belize</i> and <i>Fodor's Canc煤n & the Riviera Maya</i>.</p>

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