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The Dolce Vita Diaries: Stories from an Olive

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Cathy Rogers

The Dolce Vita Diaries: Stories from an Olive Grove

Editura: Friday Books

Anul aparitiei: 2010

A deliciously different travelogueIn 2005, Cathy and Jason threw in successful careers as TV presenters and producers to become olive farmers in Italy. With their one year old daughter and Italian dictionary in tow, they found themselves in the middle of a European nowhere untouched by modernity.They were on a steep learning curve in more-or-less everything - finding out how to prune an olive tree so that a sparrow can pass through its branches, learning what beauty products are de rigeur in the changing rooms of a local Italian football team, being trained, by a local Italian choir, how to sing in English but with an Italian accent - and learning the rigorous rules of when one is allowed to consume a cappuccino. Armed with their indefatigable love of food, they headed off many a potentially tricky situation by cooking their way out of it, a sure route to the heart of any Italian.They discover that olive farming is dominated by the big boys and desperate to turn their new home into a way of making a living they cast around for ideas of how they can do so. A flash of inspiration led them to launch an 'Adopt-an-Olive-Tree' scheme. For a fee buyers could adopt a tree, receive produce ...

  

North of Ithaka: A Granddaughter Returns to Greece

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Eleni N. Gage

North of Ithaka: A Granddaughter Returns to Greece and Discovers Her Roots

Editura: St. Martin's Griffin

Anul aparitiei: 2006

In "North of Ithaka," Eleni Gage returns to the remote Greek village of Lia, where her father was born and her grandmother murdered, to rebuild the ruins of her namesake's home and come to terms with her family's tragic history. In doing so, she leaves behind a sparkling social life and successful career to continue the tale of a family and a place which her father, Nicholas Gage, made famous over twenty years ago with his international bestseller, "Eleni." Along the way she survives humorous misadventures, absorbs fascinating folklore, and comes to understand that memories of the dead can bring new life to the present. Part travel memoir and part family saga, "North of Ithaka" is, above all, a journey home. "A tale of homecoming and reconciliation, 'North of Ithaka' proves the regenerative powers of home."--"The ""New York"" Sun" "Gage's vivid personal account captures the seasonal rhythms and everyday dramas of Greek life beyond the familiar resort islands, revealing a place that is, in the most traditional sense, old-world."--"Travel & Leisure""""Imbued with forgiveness, with the rebuilding of lives and houses, and moving on from tragedy...In coming full circle ...

  

Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at

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Jeremy Mercer

Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co.

Editura: Picador USA

Anul aparitiei: 2006

Wandering through Paris's Left Bank one day, poor and unemployed, Canadian reporter Jeremy Mercer ducked into a little bookstore called Shakespeare & Co. Mercer bought a book, and the staff invited him up for tea. Within weeks, he was living above the store, working for the proprietor, George Whitman, patron saint of the city's down-and-out writers, and immersing himself in the love affairs and low-down watering holes of the shop's makeshift staff. Time Was Soft There is the story of a journey down a literary rabbit hole in the shadow of Notre Dame, to a place where a hidden bohemia still thrives.

  

Out of Africa

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Isak Dinesen

Out of Africa

Editura: Modern Library

Anul aparitiei: 1992

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time In this book, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her: of primitive festivals: of big game that were her near neighbors--lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes--and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelievably ladylike and beautiful. The Random House colophon made its debut in February 1927 on the cover of a little pamphlet called "Announcement Number One." Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, the company's founders, had acquired the Modern Library from publishers Boni and Liveright two years earlier. One day, their friend the illustrator Rockwell Kent stopped by their office. Cerf later recalled, "Rockwell was sitting at my desk facing Donald, and we were talking about doing a few books on the side, when suddenly I got an inspiration and said, 'I've got the name for our publishing house. We ...

  

The Hills of Tuscany: A New Life in an Old Land

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Ferenc Mate

The Hills of Tuscany: A New Life in an Old Land

Editura: Albatross Publishers

Anul aparitiei: 2010

Ferenc Mate's enthusiastic prose is infectious. He brings to life the real Tuscany: thecontadini neighbors, country life--the harvest, grape, and olive picking, wine making, mushroom hunting, woodcutting--the holidays, and of course the never-ending, mouthwatering meals.

  

Down the Road in South American: A Bicycle Tour

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Cindie Travis, Tim Travis

Down the Road in South American: A Bicycle Tour Through Poverty, Paradise, and Place in Between

Editura: Down the Road Publishing

Anul aparitiei: 2008

Tim and Cindie's around the world bicycle touring adventures continues in this second book about exploring South America. This part of the journey was even more challenging with the highest mountains, coldest nights, and the most dangerous situations yet.

  

Down the Road in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

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Tim Travis, Cindie Travis

Down the Road in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

Editura: Down the Road Publishing

Anul aparitiei: 2010

"Freedom is addictive" Bicycle touring, for the Travises, is the purest realization of a free life. Tim and Cindie travel farther outside their comfort zone than ever before. They encountered oppressive communism, thieves; and a fist fight with a drunken man in rural Vietnam. Exposure to War and Genocide were reminders of how precious life can be. Despite all this the Travises once again were humbled by the warmth and friendliness of humanity.

  

Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York

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Adam Gopnik

Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York

Editura: Vintage Books USA

Anul aparitiei: 2007

Not long after Adam Gopnik returned to New York at the end of 2000 with his wife and two small children, they witnessed one of the great and tragic events of the city's history. In his sketches and glimpses of people and places, Gopnik builds a portrait of our altered New York: the changes in manners, the way children are raised, our plans for and accounts of ourselves, and how life moves forward after tragedy. Rich with Gopnik's signature charm, wit, and joie de vivre, here is the most under-examined corner of the romance of New York: our struggle to turn the glamorous metropolis that seduces us into the home we cannot imagine leaving.

  

What Can We Believe Where?: Photographs of the

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Robert Adams

What Can We Believe Where?: Photographs of the American West

Editura: Yale University Art Gallery

Anul aparitiei: 2010

Since taking up photography in the mid-1960s, Robert Adams (born 1937) has quietly become one of the most influential chroniclers of the evolving American landscape. Carefully edited by Adams from a remarkable body of work that spans over four decades, What Can We Believe Where? Photographs of the American West, 1965-2005 presents a narrative sequence of more than 100 tritone images that reveals a steadfast concern for mankind's increasingly tragic relationship with the natural world. Adams's understated yet arresting pictures of the vast Colorado plains, the rapid suburbanization of the Denver and Colorado Springs areas, and the ecological devastation of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States register with subtle precision the complex and often fragile beauty of the scenes they depict. The most accessible collection of Adams's work to date, this compact and thought-provoking volume is an essential addition to the bookshelves of students, photographers, and anyone interested in the recent history of the American West and its wider implications.

  

Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa

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Hans Silvester

Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa

Editura: Thames & Hudson

Anul aparitiei: 2009

In the Omo Valley the local Surma and Mursi tribes decorate the territory of their naked bodies with whatever nature offers, such as leaves, flowers, grasses, butterfly wings and snail shells as well as the occasional pen top or Kalashnikov cartridge. The author captures these decorations to form a parade of African fashion. Page dim. 282 x 219 x 20 Weight: 1028 grams

  

Stephen Shore

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Michael Fried, Christy Lange, Joel Sternfeld

Stephen Shore

Editura: Phaidon Press

Anul aparitiei: 2008

Stephen Shore's photographs of 'ordinary' America have had an extraordinary impact. He spent the 1970s crisscrossing the continent to assemble his two best known bodies of work, American Surfaces and Uncommon Places. These photographs focused on the minutiae of modern American life, unveiling the exceptional beauty to be found in banality and pioneering the two most important photographic idioms of the past thirty years: the diaristic snapshot (later taken up by such artists as Nan Goldin and Wolfgang Tillmans) and the monumentalized landscape (as practiced by Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky). Shore was also one of the first art photogaphers to work in colour, capturing the sky blues, mustard yellows and avocado greens of a nation whose chromatic enthusiasm occasionally outstripped its taste. mid-1960s he undertook a three-year a project shooting Andy Warhol's legendary studio, The Factory, at its creative peak, with a revolving cast of characters that included the Velvet Underground and Nico, Edie Sedwick and of course Warhol himself. Soon after, inspired by the intellectually fertile late-1960s New York art scene, Shore produced a body of Conceptual work seldom seen but fully ...

  

Pittsburg

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Randy Roberts, Janette Mauk

Pittsburg

Editura: Arcadia Publishing (SC)

Anul aparitiei: 2009

Pittsburg was purposely located in the center of the Cherokee-Crawford coal field of southeastern Kansas in 1876. The city s founders intended for the new mining camp to serve as a convenient shipping point for the tons of bituminous coal that would be extracted from the region. Little did the founders anticipate how quickly Pittsburg would become the dominant city in the rapidly industrialized southeastern corner of Kansas and one of the most populous cities in the state. Immigrants from over 50 ethnic groups came to Pittsburg to provide the necessary labor for the deep-shaft coal mines, the railroads, and many other industries. Pittsburg State University, established in 1903 as a manual training school, is one of the most significant features of modern-day Pittsburg and is widely recognized for excellence in academics and athletics."

  

Flywater: Fly-Fishing Rivers of the West

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Grant McClintock

Flywater: Fly-Fishing Rivers of the West

Editura: Universe Publishing(NY)

Anul aparitiei: 2010

The magic and majesty of America's greatest western fly-fishing rivers. Flywater brings us to the iconic creeks, springs, freestone rivers, and tailwaters that make the American West the world's premier destination for fly fishing. Grant McClintock's first book struck a chord with fishermen, and fifteen years later he takes the reader back to these fabulous places--from the storied Henry's Fork to the Yellowstone to the Thompson River in British Columbia. With extraordinary new photography and wisdom, McClintock revisits these home waters and discovers countless others as well. Flywater is a gallery of moments and places. From Idaho and Montana to Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, McClintock's rich photography of trout and steelhead waters surrounded by beautiful Western landscapes creates a compelling journey that the reader, whether fisherman or non-fisherman, will thoroughly enjoy. For the serious fly fisherman, this is an album of shared experiences. For the uninitiated, it is an artfully crafted guidebook to an exotic new world that really does exist on the streams and rivers of the American West.

  

Nols Expedition Planning

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Molly Absolon, Dave Anderson

Nols Expedition Planning

Editura: Stackpole Books

Anul aparitiei: 2011

- The guide for planning a successful trip, short or long - Research access to public land, domestic and international - Create a budget and find additional funding - Choose essential gear, with checklists for personal and group gear - Plan food and fuel requirements - How to prepare mentally and physically - Health issues, including insurance, illnesses, and injuries - Transportation and lodging - How to deal with risks in the wilderness - Leave No Trace principles for sustainable travel

  

Photographer's Guide to Yellowstone and the Tetons

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Joseph K. Lange

Photographer's Guide to Yellowstone and the Tetons

Editura: Stackpole Books

Anul aparitiei: 2009

Revised and updated edition with new photos and digital techniquesHow to prepare for a photographic expedition through Yellowstone and Grand Tetons national parksIncludes products and services section to assist in planning a tripA wealth of wonderful images can be found at Yellowstone and Grand Tetons national parks: dramatic geysers, glittering waterways, steaming fumaroles, majestic mountains, unique wild animals. With the help of the expert information in this guide designed especially for photographers, readers will be able to capture stunning photographs of their own. Where and when to go, how to find the best shots, what equipment to take and techniques to use, rules and regulations photographers need to know, how to avoid the crowds--all illustrated with brilliant color images from the author's collection.

  

Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators: More Stories

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Jeff Klinkenberg

Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators: More Stories about Real Florida

Editura: University Press of Florida

Anul aparitiei: 2011

Bronze Medal, Nonfiction, Florida Book Awards Praise for Jeff Klinkenberg A skilled writer, he knows when to listen and when to nudge each short story along. Publishers Weekly Klinkenberg uncovers the beauty and mystery of his home state. Southern Living If Jeff Klinkenberg isn t careful, says Carl Hiaasen, he might give journalism a good name. Praise for Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators Another entry in Klinkenberg s] Real Florida crusade against anything false and manufactured with the stench of a theme park attached. Creative Loafing A great introduction to one of the state s finest writers. South Florida Sun-Sentinel Gracefully written, endlessly entertaining . . . a gift for all who love the real Florida St. Petersburg Times Florida native Jeff Klinkenberg grew up in Miami, began working in newspapers at age sixteen, and has been writing for the St. Petersburg Times since 1977. He is the only two-time winner of the Paul Hansell Distinguished Journalism Award, the highest honor given by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors. He is also the author of Seasons of Real Florida. "

  

Great Fishing Lodges of North America: Fly

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Paul Fersen

Great Fishing Lodges of North America: Fly Fishing's Finest Destinations

Editura: Rizzoli International Publications

Anul aparitiei: 2010

This exclusive tour of North America's most storied fishing lodges puts you on the premiere streams, rivers, lakes, and coasts with a fly rod in hand. Escape on the fishing trip of your dreams with Great Fishing Lodges of North America. From Alaska to Florida, Montana to Maine, and across Canada, this is a must-have for the fisherman who dreams of taking the once-in-a-lifetime trip, or wants to bring the "lodge lifestyle" home. With text by Orvis's Paul Fersen, Great Fishing Lodges of North America offers fascinating profiles of each destination, including detailed information on the local waters and its game fish, the lodge, amenities and activities, unique recipes, and game species and wildlife in the area. Images of each lodge and the surrounding countryside complement the beautiful, on-the-water photography by some of America's best outdoor photographers.

  

Hikes Around FT Collins

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Melodie Edwards, Melodie Edweards

Hikes Around FT Collins

Editura: Pruett Publishing Company

Anul aparitiei: 2008

Northern Colorado offers an exhilarating blend of recreational activities and beauty from alpine meadows and wild canyons to peaceful forests. There is plenty of room to roam among the thousands of acres of parks and natural areas in Fort Collins, Poudre Canyon, and North Park. Hikes Around Fort Collins has more than sixty-five trail descriptions. Each description includes a map, photographs, and detailed information, making this an indispensable reference for those wanting to explore the natural beauty in this region. Information on each trail includes: .Access .Distance .Difficulty .Starting and ending elevations .Connecting trails .Highlights .Detailed description

  

Fly Fishing Utah: A Quick, Clear Understanding of

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Steve Schmidt

Fly Fishing Utah: A Quick, Clear Understanding of Where to Fly Fish in Utah

Editura: No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

Anul aparitiei: 2005

Utah yelids extraordinary, uncrowded and little known fishing. Steve Schmidt, outfitter and owner of Western Rivers Fly Shop in Salt Lake City has explored these waters for morn than 28 years. Covers fly fishing mountain streams and lakes, tailwaters, bass waters and reservoirs.

  

Boston Freedom Trail

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Blanche M. G. Linden

Boston Freedom Trail

Editura: Back Bay Press

Anul aparitiei: 2007

This visual guide combines contemporary photography, historic imagery, and engaging text to provide a colorful introduction to Boston's Freedom Trail. Exclusive access takes the viewer inside Faneuil Hall and Paul Revere's house, to Old Ironsides at dawn, and to Park Street Church at sunset. Paintings by J. S. Copley and engravings by the multi-talented Revere illuminate the key players and events of Boston in the revolutionary period.

  
 
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