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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jeanette Foster
Publisher: FrommerMedia (2013, Nov 12th).
Selling for a lower price than any similar guidebook, and deliberately limited to a short 256 pages, this EasyGuide is an exercise in creating easily-absorbed travel information. It emphasizes the authentic experiences in each destination:the most important attractions, the classic method of approaching a particular destination; the best choices for accommodations and meals; the best ways to maximize the enjoyment of your stay. Because it is "quick to read, light to carry", it is called an "EasyGuide", and reflects Arthur Frommer's lifetime of experience in presenting clear and concise travel advice. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Bear Grylls
Publisher: William Morrow (2012, May 15th).
“Bear Grylls is a veritable superhero….The former UK Special Forces paratrooper has braved the world’s harshest environments.”—Hampton Sides, Outside Magazine“Bear Grylls is one tough, crazy dude.”—Washington PostAlready a #1 London Sunday Times Bestseller, Mud, Sweat, and Tears is the adrenaline-fueled autobiography of the mega-popular star of the hit survival series Man Vs. Wild, adventurer Bear Grylls. A former British Special Forces commando, a man who has always sought the ultimate in dangerous challenges, Bear’s true story reads like an outdoors action and adventure novel. But Bear’s story is true—full of breathtaking escapes and remarkable exploits that would make any Jack London or H. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: John Man
Format: Deckle Edge]
Publisher: William Morrow (2013, Feb 5th).
The first major pop history of the Japanese stealth assassins, John Man's Ninja is a meticulously researched, entertaining blend of mythology, anthropology, travelogue, and history of the legendary shadow warriors.Spies, assassins, saboteurs, and secret agents, Ninja have become the subject of countless legends that continue to enthrall us in modern movies, video games, and comics—and their arts are still practiced in our time by dedicated acolytes who study the ancient techniques.Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior, by British historian John Man, is as colorful and intriguing as the warriors it so vividly brings to life. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Michael Palin
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (2013, Aug 20th).
Michael Palin has traveled around the world, exploring countless countries for the BBC. Now, Palin treks Brazil for the first time for a new BBC series, which went on the air in October 2012, and discovers the incredible diversity of this nation, one of four new global superpowers. From the Venezuelan border and the forests of the Lost World to the headwaters of the Xingu, Palin encounters a diverse group of people, including the indigenous hunter-gatherers of the interior, the descendants of African slaves with their vibrant culture of rituals, festivals, and music, a large community of German descent who celebrate their patrimony at the biggest beer festival outside Munich, and the wealthy guachas of the Pantanal. His journey ends at the border with Uruguay and the spectacular Iguacu Falls. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability