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The Gringo Guide To Moving To Mexico.: Everything You Need To Kno...
by Ra煤l Jim茅nez

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English

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130

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July 19, 2019

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<h1>Living The Mexican Dream!!</h1><br /><br /><p>Imagine living in a place where your dollars are worth almost 20 times more than in the US, but that is also modern and close enough so you'll never feel homesick.</p><br /><br /><p>A place with beautiful beaches, tasty food, affordable housing and healthcare.</p><br /><br /><p>A place where the locals are friendly and there's always something fun to do.</p><br /><br /><p>If you strive for living a laidback lifestyle, in place rich with folklore and culture where you can also learn some Spanish on the go, then Mexico is the right place for you.</p><br /><br /><p>My name is Ra煤l Jim茅nez (Yes, like the player from the Mexican national soccer team), writer of the Amazon best seller on Mexican slang "MEXISLANG", and also an online Spanish teacher who has taught over 200 students from all over the world, including Gabriel Wyner, the writer and founder of "Fluent Forever".</p><br /><br /><p>I've been teaching online for more than 3 years, and during this time, I've noticed how many people were learning Spanish to travel to Mexico and Latin America, and besides language questions, I always got a lot about what places were the best to visit, or what kind of documents people needed if they wanted to stay here; because of this, I started writing this book.</p><br /><br /><p>This book is made for people who:</p><br /><br /><ul><br /><li>Want to know the process and documentation necessary to become a temporary or permanent resident of Mexico.</li><br /><li>Want to know your money's worth and the general cost of living in Mexico.</li><br /><li>Want to know about safety from the drug war and the most expat friendly places in Mexico.</li><br /><li>Want to know about real state, and housing in Mexico.</li><br /><li>Want to be prepared for the culture shock and the language barrier when moving to Mexico.</li><br /><li>Want information about working and paying taxes in Mexico.</li><br /></ul><br /><br /><h1>Get "The Gringo Guide To Moving to Mexico" now, so you can make an informed decision before you move.</h1><br />
The Enlightenment Collection
by , Steppenwolf Press

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English

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2099

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December 06, 2019

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The Enlightenment included a range of ideas centered on the sovereignty of聽reason聽and聽the evidence of the senses聽as the primary sources of聽knowledge聽and advanced ideals such as聽liberty,聽progress,聽toleration,聽fraternity,聽constitutional government聽and聽separation of church and state. In France, the central doctrines of the Enlightenment philosophers were聽individual liberty聽and聽religious tolerance, in opposition to an聽absolute monarchy聽and the fixed dogmas of the聽Roman Catholic Church. The Enlightenment was marked by an emphasis on the聽scientific method聽and聽reductionism, along with increased questioning of religious orthodoxy鈥攁n attitude captured by the phrase聽<i>Sapere aude</i>聽(Dare to know).<br /><br />The Enlightenment Collection brings together the greatest works to emerge from this incredible period of human intellectual creativity.聽<br /><br />Featuring:<br />Meditations on First Philosophy, by Rene Descartes<br />The Ethics, by Baruch Spinoza<br />Essay Concerning Human Understanding, by John Locke<br />An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, by David Hume<br />The Social Contract, by Jean Jacques Rousseau<br />The Age of Reason, by Thomas Paine<br />Manifesto of the Communist Party, by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels<br />On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau<br />and<br />On the Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin
The Mystery of Easter Island: The Story of an Expedition
by Katherine Routledge

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English

Pages

349

Publication Date

March 17, 2019

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<h2><b>Easter Island is one of the most remote locations on earth.<br /><br />Located over two thousand miles off the coast of Chile, the Rapa Nui people live isolated from the rest of the world. </h2></b><br /><br />The inhabitants, who had settled on the island at some point between 300 and 1200 A.D., had developed their own unique culture, language, mythology, art and sculpture.<br /><br />Europeans had first stumbled upon the island and its inhabitants in 1722, yet even by the early twentieth century little was known or understood about Rapa Nui.<br /><br />Katherine Routledge, a British archaeologist and anthropologist, decided to organize an expedition to the island and record the fascinating way of life and beliefs of the Rapa Nui.<br /><br />With support from the British Association for the Advancement of Science, the British Museum and the Royal Geographical Society, and a crew borrowed from the Royal Navy, Routledge and her husband set out on their ship, the <em>Mana</em>, on 25th March 1913.<br /><br />Routledge in her book, <em>The Mystery of Easter Island</em>, documents all the aspects of this lengthy expedition, including the year-long journey travelling across the Atlantic, visiting Madeira, Grand Canary, the Cape Verde Islands, Brazil, Argentina, sailing through the Strait of Magellan, and finally Chile before landing on Easter Island in March 1914.<br /><br />While on the island Routledge records in brilliant detail how the inhabitants lived, their oral history and legends that had been passed down through generations, their religious beliefs and cults prior to the emergence of Christianity on Easter Island, as well as the famous the prehistoric remains on the island including the huge numbers of Moai statues.<br /><br />The final section of the book covers the return section of the voyage, visiting Pitcairn Island, Tahiti, the Hawaiian islands, San Francisco, going through the Panama canal, Jamaica and various other Caribbean islands before finally finishing the journey in Southampton.<br /><br />Katherine Routledge published her survey of Easter Island 1919 as <em>The Mystery of Easter Island</em>, which became a popular travel book in the early twentieth century. She suffered from schizophrenia for most of her life and was eventually institutionalized in 1929 and she passed away there in 1935.<br />
Meet me in Mexico: The curse of the traveler begins in Latin Amer...
by CM Scotts

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English

Pages

205

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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"This book is not a backpacker field guide. Troy would never allow it." - The author <br />One winter morning I awoke to realize I was homeless. That afternoon my warm and comfortable condo was claimed by the tax man. The money was gone, my girl was gone and my car was on blocks. That night, in great despair, I received a message. <br />"Sell everything. Meet me in Mexico." <br />In the San Francisco airport, I held my passport and a 60-liter backpack. My journey as Perro sin casa began. <br />The homeless dog ventured from the colorful streets of Mexico City to the ghetto of Buenos Aires. Along the way, I found love, friendship, infections, adventure, confusion, and death. <br />When I embarked upon this journey the plan was no plan. Wherever the wind took me, wherever the train stopped, Perro sin casa was home. <br />After writing this book it is clear - traveling in a strange land is what brought this homeless dog to life.
Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan
by John Lloyd Stephens

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English

Pages

700

Publication Date

June 09, 2019

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<b>In 1839, President Martin Van Buren sent John Lloyd Stephens as Special Ambassador to Central America.<br /><br />What he found was a state of civil war, but what he found on the ground would change our view of Central American civilization forever.</b><br /><br />Although his political mission was doomed from the beginning, Stephens spent the next two years exploring the wild jungles and wilderness of Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico, visiting and recording ancient Mayan sites.<br /><br />Many of these Mayan ruins had been visited previously but it was through the explorations and writings of John Lloyd Stephens that the wider world truly became fascinated with the civilization of the Maya peoples.<br /><br />Stephens records his two journeys into Mesoamerica in brilliant detail as he describes not only the beauty of ancient cities like Cop謾n and Uxmal, along with forty-two other ancient sites, but also the trials and tribulations that he and his men faced as they cut their way through thick jungles, fought off waves of mosquitos, and avoided robberies and contracting fevers.<br /><br /><em> Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan</em> is a remarkable work of archaeological discovery. Stephens鈥?book is essential reading for anyone interested in the civilizations of Central America and the archaeological remains that have left behind.<br /><br />As well as recording a civilization that had long since passed, Stephens鈥?account provides insight into Central America and the people that lived there during the mid-nineteenth century as it was undergoing turbulent political change.<br /><br />Edgar Allan Poe described Stephens鈥?book as 鈥減erhaps the most interesting book of travel ever published鈥? and his journeys have recently been the subject of a New York Times bestseller, <em>Jungle of Stone</em>.<br /><br />John Lloyd Stephens was an American explorer, writer, and diplomat. Stephens was a pivotal figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization throughout Middle America. His book was published in two volumes in 1841, this edition however contains both volumes in one book. After completing this work he joined the Panama Railroad Company as Vice President but was struck down by malaria in 1852.<br />
Insurgent Mexico (1914)
by John Reed

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English

Pages

325

Publication Date

April 25, 1914

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American journalist John 'Jack' Reed writes, on the scene, describing the Mexican Revolution of 1914. He gives an excellent and realistic account of the Mexican Indians and peons that have suffered under a brutal dictatorship. He writes about the time he spent in Northern Mexico with Pancho Villa and the war in the desert. It was hard for him as a Gringo as most Americans had only gone to Mexico to pluner the enviornment. Read "The White Rose' by Bruno Traven and his other 'jungle' series books about the exploitation of Indian Mexican's. Many would say that Jack Reed took over from Jack London in his war reporting, since Jack had just died in 1914. Jack Reed's other famous book "Ten Days That Shook The World" is about the Red October (Boleshvik) Russian Revolution - the movie "Reds" by Warren Beaty is Jack Reed's story. A Collector's Edition.
Idle Days in Patagonia (1893)
by William Henry Hudson

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English

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278

Publication Date

February 10, 2018

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<b> 鈥淎s a stylist, Mr. Hudson has few if any living equals.鈥?-Galsworthy, Nobel Prize author<br />鈥淎lmost mystic.鈥?-The Yale Review<br /> 鈥淗e takes his place among the immortals 鈥?nobody who has once fallen under the spell of Mr. Hudson's writing ever again escapes.鈥?-Fortnightly Review<br />鈥淪ure artistry 鈥?it took me wholly captive.鈥?- Pennsylvania Gazette<br />鈥淎 master of prose style.鈥?-The Academy</b><br /><br />When the country below the Rio Negro was an unknown wilderness, Hudson went to Patagonia to secure specimens of a rare species of birds but was shipwrecked on the coast of Patagonia, and had a weary tramp to El Carmen. Afterwards, when on a visit to a friend, he met with a revolver accident which rendered him partially helpless and restricted the field of his observations. <br /><br />In these enforcedly idle days he made minute and careful observations of the bird animal and human life about him and of the physical features of the country which he compiled in his widely acclaimed 1893 book 鈥淚dle Days in Patagonia.鈥?His work provides a very vivid picture of both animate and inanimate nature in one of the least known portions of the Southern Hemisphere.<br /><br />The study of nature, which is the proper study of the naturalist, has no specialized limits in Mr. Hudson's practice. It is of unrestricted range, and is marked by qualities of sympathy and insight that are natural to the poet. There is not an object that falls within his study as a naturalist, be it some item of the mere catalogue of common things, or some beautiful or grandiose product of nature, that is not transmuted by his imagination, and revealed in its true, its primal relation to man. <br /><br />Anything but a pleasing picture is drawn of the struggle the he has with Nature in his new home. Animals, birds, insects, and even inanimate forces are all arrayed against him, but the author considers even the severity of the struggle conducive to the well-being of the individual concerned. An interesting account of leaf-cutting ants is given and the bird-music of South America is stoutly defended and favorably compared to that of Europe.<br /><br />It appeared that the idler, riding in the gray monotonous waste, found himself each day falling into a singular mental state, and remaining there until his return at nightfall to the river and the habitations of man. He concluded afterward that it must have been the mental state of the pure savage or quasi-animal, a case of atavism and return to an ancient prime, induced by the hypnotism of the desert. <br /><br />Hudson relates the story of an encounter between ranchers and natives: <br /><br />鈥淭hey drove their animals into the corral, and, after unsaddling and turning loose the beasts they had ridden, were about to catch fresh horses, when a troop of Indians was spied charging down upon them. "Follow me, boys!" shouted Marcos, for there was no time to lose, and away they rushed to the river, throwing off their clothes as they ran. In a few moments they were in the water swimming for life, the shouts of the savages ringing in their ears鈥?But when they approached it and were beginning to congratulate themselves on their escape, they were suddenly confronted with another party of mounted Indians, standing a few yards back from the margin and quietly waiting their arrival鈥?鈥?<br /><br />About the author:<br /><br />William Henry Hudson (1841 鈥?922) was an author, naturalist, and ornithologist. Hudson was born in Quilmes, near Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was the son of Daniel Hudson and his wife Catherine n茅e Kemble, United States settlers of English and Irish origin. He spent his youth studying the local flora and fauna and observing both natural and human dramas on what was then a lawless frontier, publishing his ornithological work in Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society, initially in an English mingled with Spanish idioms. He had a special love of Patagonia.<br /><br />Other works by Hudson include:<br /><br />The Purple Land<br />Green Mansions<br />Birds of La Plata<br />Tales of the Pampas<br />
Barbarous Mexico: An Indictment of a Cruel and Corrupt System (1...
by John Kenneth Turner

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English

Pages

278

Publication Date

July 14, 2019

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<b>"A tale of human misery, of avarice, and brutality as terrible as one can well conceive.鈥?-Spectator<br />"A thrilling narrative of the heartless cruelty that is practiced at our very doors." -The Pacific Unitarian<br />"A stirring and confounding description of the dark side of life in the southern republic." - Hearst's International <br />"Turner must realize that the barbarities of the Diaz regime were angelic as compared to the deeds of the 'Imps of Hell' who now ravage the country." -Thrilling Stories of Mexican Warfare (1916)</b><br /><br />From 1908-1911, the John Kenneth Turner, posing as an American investor seeking to buy a tobacco plantation, was involved in the revolutionary movement in Mexico, and Turner's 1910 book "Barbarous Mexico," criticizing the corruption and brutal labor system under the regime of Porfirio Diaz played a role in accelerating the revolution.<br /><br />When Turner arrived in Mexico, he found a country with a written constitution and written laws, which for the most part are almost as fair and democratic as our own, but with neither constitution nor laws in operation. A country without political freedom, freedom of speech or press, a jury, system, or political parties, and a country where slavery in its most dreadful form is a fact.<br /><br />In relating an interview with one government official about enslavement of Yaqui tribe members, Turner writes: <br /><br />"'These Yaquis,' he said, 'sell in Yucatan for $65 apiece鈥攎en, women and children. Who gets the money? Well, $10 goes to me for my services. The rest is turned over to the secretary of war. This, however, is only a drop in the bucket, for I know this to be a fact, that every foot of land, every cow, every burro, everything left behind by the Yaquis when they are carried away by the soldiers, is appropriated for the private use of authorities of the state of Sonora.'"<br /><br />To get some idea of the treacheries and unspeakable cruelties perpetrated upon the Yaquis, one must read John Kenneth Turner鈥檚 chapters on this topic in 鈥淏arbarous Mexico.鈥?For thirty years campaigns of extermination were waged against them under all sorts of pretexts, and thousands were sold into slavery as far south as Yucatan. But the lands seized from them were apportioned not only among influential Mexicans, but also among Americans and other foreigners.<br /><br />In describing the "Diaz System" of maintaining power Turner notes that "in order to impose his rule upon an unwilling people General Diaz found it necessary not only to reward the powerful of his country and to be free and easy with the foreigner, but also to strip the people of their liberties to the point of nakedness. He took away from them all governmental powers, rights and securities and all powers to demand the return of these things."<br /><br />About the author: <br /><br />John Kenneth Turner (1879-1948) was an American publisher, journalist, and author.<br />
The Happy Hunting-grounds (1920)
by Kermit Roosevelt

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English

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224

Publication Date

January 18, 2015

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Kermit Roosevelt MC (1889 鈥? 1943) was a son of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. He was a graduate of Harvard University, a soldier serving in two world wars (with both the British and American Armies), a businessman, and a writer who explored two continents with his father. In this book Kermit recounts some of his hunting expeditions often with his president father.<br /><br />Contents<br />I. The Happy Hunting-grounds <br />II. In Quest Of Sable Antelope <br />III. The Sheep Of The Desert <br />IV. After Moose In New Brunswick<br />V. Two Book-hunters In South America<br /><br /><br />This book published in 1920 has been reformatted for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the reformatting.
Galapagos Birds: Wildlife Photographs from Ecuador's Galapagos Ar...
by , Herman Melville

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English

Pages

40

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September 04, 2011

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<b> Exotic Galapagos Islands Birds!</b><br /><br /><b>Glimpse the unique world of Galapagos Island birdlife through brief selections from the writings of world-famous visitors and the camera of a modern-day nature photographer.</b><br /><br />Nearly 200 years ago, British naturalist <b>Charles Darwin</b>, American novelist <b>Herman Melville</b>, and HMS <i>Beagle</i> <b>Captain Robert FitzRoy</b> of the Royal Navy all traveled to Ecuador's famous archipelago, the Galapagos Islands.<br /><br />All three visitors marveled at the unique birdlife they found during their Galapagos Islands travel, from the "man-of-war hawk . . . strong bandit birds, with long bills cruel as daggers" to "penguins . . . erect as men"<br /><br />Now, nature photographer <b>Moses Michelsohn</b> captures this exotic Galapagos Island birdlife in 25 striking color photographs.<br /><br /><br /><b><i>Galapagos Birds</i></b>聽(6,000 words, 40 pages in paperback) includes:<br /><br />~ Darwin's discussions of finches, mockingbirds, and other Galapagos Islands birds from <i>Voyage of the Beagle.</i><br />~ Melville's "Sketch Third. Rock Rodondo,"聽featuring descriptions of birdlife in this unique world,聽from <i>The Encantadas or The Enchanted Isles</i>.<br />~ Captain FitzRoy's musings on the cause of the Galapagos Island birdlife diversity that he saw during HMS <i>Beagle's</i> round-the-world survey voyage.<br />~ Moses Michelsohn's wildlife photographs of common Galapagos Island birds beloved by today's visitors.<br />~ Lynn Michelsohn's brief but insightful introductions to the Galapagos Island writings of Darwin, Melville, and FitzRoy.<br /><br /><b>Enjoy your visit to the Galapagos Islands!</b><div><div></div><br /><br /><div>Galapagos' Famous Early Visitors:<br /><br /><b>Charles Darwin</b>, a young British gentleman naturalist on his way to becoming a rural parson, won the post of naturalist on the round-the-world survey voyage of HMS <i>Beagle</i> that sailed from Plymouth, England in December 1831. It wasn't until 1859 that he published his theory of Evolution by Natural Selection inspired by the diversity of plants and animals he saw on the voyage of the Beagle, especially on the various Galapagos Islands.<br /><br /><b>Herman Melville</b> first glimpsed the Galapagos Islands as a young seaman on the whaler <i>Acushnet</i> out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Years later, after the failure of his novel <i>Moby-Dick</i>, he tried to regain his lost popularity by writing a series ten of magazine sketches, later published as <i>The Encantadas or The Enchanted Isles</i>, recalling this visit to the Galapagos Islands.<br /><br /><b>Captain Robert FitzRoy</b>, a career officer in the Royal Navy, selected young Charles Darwin both because of his desire to broaden the scientific scope of his primary mission to map the coast of South America and because of his desire for appropriate companionship during the five year voyage. FitzRoy remained a committed Creationist throughout his life, strongly opposed to Darwin's Theory of Evolution.<br /><br /><b>Enrich your visit to the Galapagos Islands with these glimpses of its famous birdlife.聽</b><br /> </div></div>

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