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  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Christopher McDougall
    Format:   Deckle Edge]
    Publisher:   Knopf (2009, May 5th).
    Pages:   304

    An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians of have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner, Chris McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America's best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall's incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run. more

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  • Frommer's Vancouver and Victoria (Frommer's Color Complete)

    Frommer's Vancouver and Victoria (Frommer's Color Complete)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Chris McBeath
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Frommers; 17 edition (2012, Feb 14th).
    Pages:   384

    This book features hundreds of full-color photos to bring these two award-winning cities to life.Completely updated, Frommer's Vancouver & Victoria also includes coverage of Whistler and the Pacific Rim National Park.Information on how to explore all the post Winter Olympic Games attractions.Our author shows you all the highlights -- from the Museum of Anthropology and Granville Island in Vancouver, to Butchart Gardens and the Fairmont Empress in Victoria -- and takes you outdoors to explore the area's parks, mountains, beaches, and wildlife.You'll get authoritative and candid hotel and restaurant reviews to help map out the choices that best suit your tastes and budget.Plus, you'll have shopping and nightlife, detailed walking tours, accurate neighborhood maps, public transportation information, and coverage of Whistler and the Pacific Rim National Park, and moreall at your fingertips. more

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  • Lonely Planet Italy

    Lonely Planet Italy

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Paula Hardy
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Lonely Planet; 10 edition (2012, Mar 1st).
    Pages:   968

    Lonely Planet's #1 selling European country guide!Visitors to Italy are bombarded by sights, scenes and flavors – palaces and museums overflowing with art, Renaissance gardens, gourmet food markets. Come enjoy the vita bella (beautiful life).This full-color guide with 3D illustrations of major highlights and insightful features on seasonal and regional food and outdoor activities is essential for those wanting to see the best Italy has to offer!15 authors, 13 volcanoes, 7600km of coastline and hundreds of Renaissance masterpiecesInspirational photos, pull-out city map, 3D plans of iconic sights, comprehensive planning tools, special Eat & Drink Like a Local feature and in-depth background more

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  • The Rough Guide to Bolivia

    The Rough Guide to Bolivia

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   James Read
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Rough Guides; 3 edition (2012, Feb 20th).
    Pages:   384

    Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Bolivia is the ultimate travel guide to one of South America's most captivating countries. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your list and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets. We know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out. In The Rough Guide to Bolivia: Over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing Area-by-area chapter highlights Top 5 boxes 'Things not to miss' section Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Bolivia. more

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  • The Rough Guide to South Africa

    The Rough Guide to South Africa

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Tony Pinchuck
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Rough Guides; 7th Revised edition edition (2012, Jan 30th).
    Pages:   736

    Full-colour throughout, "The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland" is the ultimate travel guide to these spectacular countries. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style, "Rough Guides" cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your to-pack list, and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets. We know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out. "The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland" features: over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing; area-by-area chapter highlights; Top 5 boxes; and, things not to miss section. more

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  • Frommer's Switzerland (Frommer's Complete Guides)

    Frommer's Switzerland (Frommer's Complete Guides)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Darwin Porter
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Frommers; 15 edition (2012, Feb 21st).
    Pages:   512

    The best of the great outdoors, from hiking the Swiss mountains to exploring the sparkling lakes of central Switzerland--and even strolling along the palm-lined waterfront promenades in the Ticino.Insider advice on planning your ideal ski vacation, whether you prefer schussing down a Swiss mountainside in isolation and retiring to a peaceful mountain hut or hitting the slopes with a crowd and spending the evening mingling with Europe's glitterati.Our authors guide you to the most unforgettable "only in Switzerland experiences," such as the Zibelemärit onion festival in Bern and the marvel of Swiss engineering that is the Glacier Express.The best of Swiss art and architecture, from the historic cathedrals of Bern and Basel to the Museum Rietberg in Zurich. more

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  • Frommer's Greek Islands (Frommer's Complete Guides)

    Frommer's Greek Islands (Frommer's Complete Guides)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Sherry Marker
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Frommers; 7 edition (2012, Feb 28th).
    Pages:   512

    If it's Ancient Greece you're interested in, our authors will guide you from the Acropolis to the islands (the geographical and spiritual center of the Cyclades). In the 21st century, they'll point you toward the best resorts, hotels, nightlife and shopping."Greeks may not live to eat, but they certainly take what they eat, and how it is prepared very seriously," says our (well-fed) author, who takes you from kafeneion (coffee house) to ouzeri to psistaria (for grilled meats), tavernas and beyond.An entire chapter gives you a rundown on cruising the Greek Islands, from picking the right cruise, to budgeting, getting ready to go, and a summary of some of the ships, from large to small, that ply the Mediterranean.Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. more

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  • Frommer's Scotland (Frommer's Complete Guides)

    Frommer's Scotland (Frommer's Complete Guides)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Lesley Anne Rose
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Frommers; 12 edition (2012, Jan 24th).
    Pages:   476

    Frommer's Scotland details the best overall travel experiences, from pub crawls and best hikes to best bike rides and Luxury hotels. From eating and drinking to film, music, ancient ruins and active itineraries the book aims to cover comprehensively everything a visitor would want to know from a trip to Scotland. With significant chapters on Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen the book also has thorough content on the Western Highlands, the Hebridean Islands, the Orkney and Shetland Islands.Frommer's Scotland includes:The Best of Scotland: The best handpicked experiences from all over ScotlandCulture: Informative insights into the cultural and historical background of Scotland and the best of its contemporary scene.Suggested Scotland Itineraries including the must-see destinations in around the country. more

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  • Thailand (Country Travel Guide)

    Thailand (Country Travel Guide)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   China Williams
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Lonely Planet; 14 edition (2012, Mar 1st).
    Pages:   824

    “Friendly and fun-loving, exotic and tropical, cultured and historic, Thailand beams with a lustrous hue from its gaudy temples and golden beaches to the ever-comforting Thai smile.” – China Williams, Lonely Planet Travel WriterOur PromiseYou can trust our travel information because Lonely Planet authors visit the places we write about, each and every edition. We never accept freebies for positive coverage so you can rely on us to tell it like it is.Inside This Book…37 weeks of in-depth research150+ temples245 bowls of noodles consumed3219 km of coastlineInspirational photosAt-a-glance practical infoPull-out city mapIn-depth backgroundComprehensive planning toolsEasy-to-read layout more

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  • Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks

    Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Oliver Berry
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Lonely Planet; 3 edition (2012, Mar 1st).
    Pages:   288

    “From snowcapped mountains and pristine valleys to shimmering lakes and glittering glaciers, few places on earth can match Banff, Jasper and Glacier when it comes to sky-topping scenery.” – Oliver Berry, Lonely Planet WriterOur PromiseYou can trust our travel information because Lonely Planet authors visit the places we write about, each and every edition. We never accept freebies for positive coverage so you can rely on us to tell it like it is.Inside This Book…2 expert authors798 hours of in-park research133 miles of trails hiked42 wild animals spottedInspirational photosClear, easy-to-use mapsActivities featureHelpful hiking and camping chartsComprehensive planning toolsIn-depth background more

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