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The Future Is Wild
The Future Is Wild The Future Is Wild How wonderful it would be if we could only peek out of our windows and see how the world would be 200 million years from now! What kind of creatures, birds, mammals, flowers, organisms, and humans, would inhabit planet Earth? Authors Dougal Dixon and John Adams with the support of several […]
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Rick Steves’ Paris 2002
Rick Steves’ Paris 2002 Rick Steves’ Paris 2002 It is refreshing to read a travel guidebook that is devoid of hundreds of hotel and restaurant listings and concentrates mainly on the principal attractions of a city. Rick Steves’ book Paris 2002 published by Avalon Travel Publishing can be described as having a tour guide at your personal disposal. The […]
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Around the Bloc
Around the Bloc Around The Bloc Around The Bloc is not for the faint-hearted, romantic, dreamy traveler who wants to experience a culture without too much discomfort. But it is for the true explorer, the adventurer who relishes assimilating into a way of life by living in and with the people. Ms. Griest’s bloc focuses on three communist […]
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Golden Earth
Golden Earth Golden Earth Golden Earth is not a good book. It is not even an excellent book to while away long summer afternoons with. Instead, it transcends the genre of travel writing to assume its true place amongst the great literature of the last century. Reading anything by Lewis is always a quasi-religious experience. With a […]
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San Diego
San Diego San Diego The author’s first few words, “Birthplace of California, San Diego was destined to find its place in the sun,” is probably a most deserving description of this beautiful city. Once again Ulysses Travel Guides has published an excellent travel guide authored by Caroline Béliveau entitled San Diego. What I liked about this book […]
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Moon Handbooks Alberta: Including Banff, Jasper and the Canadian Rockies
Moon Handbooks Alberta: Including Banff, Jasper and the Canadian Rockies Moon Handbooks Alberta: Including Banff, Jasper, and the Canadian Rockies Recently, as I was searching the Internet for travel guidebooks that uniquely deal with Alberta, Canada, I was surprised to discover that my choices were very limited. However, I did notice a travelguide book now in its fifth edition, published by Avalon Travel, authored by […]
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Blue Nile: Ethopia’s River of Magic and Mystery
Blue Nile: Ethopia’s River of Magic and Mystery Blue Nile: Ethopia’s River of Magic and Mystery Many of us have never heard of the Blue Nile or, as it is called in Arabic, the Al Bahr al-Azraq. It is one of the two main tributaries of the Nile, the other being the White Nile that meets up with the Blue Nile in Khartoum, […]
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Algonquin Voices: Selected Stories of Canoe Lake Women
Algonquin Voices: Selected Stories of Canoe Lake Women Algonquin Voices: Selected Stories of Canoe Lake Women Canada’s Algonquin Park, located about a 3-4 drive from Toronto, was first created in 1893 as a wildlife sanctuary and to conserve the headwaters of the rivers that flow out of the park. Located on the edge of Canada’s “shield” or wilderness, it is Ontario’s oldest and […]
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Paris for Free (Or Extremely Cheap)
Paris for Free (Or Extremely Cheap) Paris For Free (Or Extremely Cheap) One of the complaints we often hear about Paris is that it so expensive to visit. In fact it has a reputation of being one of the most expensive cities in the world. Mark Beffart’s slim guidebook Paris For Free (Or Extremely Cheap) dispels this belief, and as my […]
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Venice in Context: The Independent Traveler’s Guide to Venice
Venice in Context: The Independent Traveler’s Guide to Venice Venice in Context: The Independent Traveler’s Guide to Venice How would you like to visit Venice with your own personal professional tour guide walking next to you and pointing out the magnificent art and history of this ancient city? Robert Wayne has authored, as part of his European series, a fascinating book entitled Venice in […]
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