nature-travel books
  • Nature & Travel books
  • The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters
    Views : 85
    Pages : 368

    by: Robert Muir-Wood

    Publisher: pBasic Books

    Book Description

    A fascinating examination of the “forensics of disasters.”

    Common sense teaches that advancing technology will reduce harm from hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, and fires, but the opposite is happening, writes Muir-Wood ( ... more

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    2016-09-06

    ISBN-10: 0465060943

    ISBN-13: 9780465060948

    Language: English

  • Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood
    Views : 255
    Pages : 208

    by: Wilma Dykeman

    Publisher: pThe University of North Carolina Press

    Book Description

    The first publication of a long-lost work by revered Appalachian writer Dykeman (1920-2006).

    Written in the early 1940s, just after her graduation from Northwestern University, Dykeman’s observations on nature display her charming abili ... more

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    2016-09-06

    ISBN-10: 1469629143

    ISBN-13: 9781469629148

    Language: English

  • Super Sushi Ramen Express: One Family's Journey Through the Belly of Japan
    Views : 470
    Pages : 336

    by: Michael Booth

    Publisher: pPicador

    Book Description

    A British food and travel writer takes his wife, two young sons, and a bubbly brand of humor to Japan in hopes of examining the food culture and losing a few of the pounds he has picked up living and cooking in Paris.

    In short, punch ... more

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    2016-09-06

    ISBN-10: 1250099803

    ISBN-13: 9781250099808

    Language: English

  • Don't Think Twice: Adventure and Healing at 100 Miles Per Hour
    Views : 91
    Pages : 336

    by: Barbara Schoichet

    Publisher: pG.P. Putnam's Sons

    Book Description

    How a cross-country motorcycle ride helped the author combat severe depression.

    “We’ve all had them—those unbelievably bad years in which one thing after another happens, and we begin to think that something greater than ourselves i ... more

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    2016-09-06

    ISBN-10: 1101981806

    ISBN-13: 9781101981801

    Language: English

  • Swimming in the Sink: An Episode of the Heart
    Views : 381
    Pages : 240

    by: Lynne Cox

    Publisher: pKnopf

    Book Description

    An open water swimmer’s memoir about how she survived a traumatic year marred by heartbreak and a life-threatening health crisis.

    Born covered in hair that made her look like “a little seal” and possessed of the remarkable ability t ... more

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    2016-09-06

    ISBN-10: 1101947624

    ISBN-13: 9781101947623

    Language: English

  • Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland
    Views : 259
    Pages : 416

    by: Miriam Horn

    Publisher: pW. W. Norton & Company

    Book Description

    Journalistic portraits of pioneering farmers, harvesters, and conservationists unafraid to fight for the protection of the American landscapes they cultivate.

    Covering territory from the rambling Northwest to the Louisiana bayou, journali ... more

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    2016-09-06

    ISBN-10: 0393247341

    ISBN-13: 9780393247343

    Language: English

  • Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France
    Views : 318
    Pages : 320

    by: Craig Carlson

    Publisher: pSourcebooks

    Book Description

    How the author created the ultimate American diner experience in Paris.

    Carlson’s love of all things French began when he was required to take a foreign language in high school. Learning French changed his perspective on the world, and ... more

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    2016-09-06

    ISBN-10: 1492632120

    ISBN-13: 9781492632122

    Language: English