Novel Destinations

Author: Shannon McKenna Schmidt
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426202776
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Tours five hundred literary landmarks throughout Europe and North America, and includes trip-planning advice for bibliophiles who want to visit sites such as James Joyce's Dublin and the New England landmarks of Louisa May Alcott.

The Stars My Destination

Author: Alfred Bester
Publisher: Ipicturebooks
ISBN: 9781876963460
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Gully Foyle, Mechanic's Mate 3rd Class, is the only survivor on his drifting, wrecked spaceship. When another space vessel, the Vorga, ignores his distress flares and sails by, Foyle becomes a man obsessed with revenge. He endures 170 days alone in deep space before finding refuge on the Sargasso Asteroid and then returning to Earth to track down the crew and owners of the Vorga. But, as he works out his murderous grudge, Foyle also uncovers a secret of momentous proportions.

Reading On Location

Author: Luisa Moncada
Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781847734679
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Reading on Location is a country-by-country guide to the regions and cities that feature in both well known and cult non-fiction and fiction. From the quintessential English city of Bath, featured in Jane Austen's Persuasion and the New Delhi of Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger to the Amazon of Mario Vargas Llosa's La Casa Verde and the New York of Paul Auster's New York Trilogy, this book is aimed at: - anyone wanting to learn more about a potential travel destination - anyone desiring to follow in the footsteps of a favourite fictional character, author or travel writer - anyone wishing to discover a particular destination through the eyes of a celebrated writer or protagonist Whether it's eating Sam Spade's favourite meal at John's Grill in San Francisco or running with the bulls in Pamplona in the company of Ernest Hemingway, Reading on Location enables readers and tourists alike to get the most from their journeys, while introducing them to a range of new literature on or about that location. Featuring helpful tips on other books set in the region under discussion, flagging film and TV adaptations of the volume in question, and also directing the reader to key tourist locations associated with the book or author featured, this guide is a must for anyone who loves travel or literature.

Destination Unknown

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062006630
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In Agatha Christie’s gripping international thriller Destination Unknown, a woman at the end of her rope chooses a more exciting way to die when she embarks upon an almost certain suicide mission to find a missing scientist. When a number of leading scientists disappear without a trace, concern grows within the international intelligence community. And the one woman who appears to hold the key to the mystery is dying from injuries sustained in a plane crash. Meanwhile, in a Casablanca hotel room, Hilary Craven prepares to take her own life. But her suicide attempt is about to be interrupted by a man who will offer her an altogether more thrilling way to die. . . .

Quite Early One Morning

Author: Dylan Thomas
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811202084
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A collection of stories, essays, and poems written by the noted Welsh poet over a 10-year period

The Way Of Wanderlust

Author: Don George
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 1609521064
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As a professional travel writer and editor for the past 40 years, Don George has been paid to explore the world. Through the decades, his articles have been published in magazines, newspapers, and websites around the globe and have won more awards than almost any other travel writer alive, yet his pieces have never been collected into one volume. The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George fills this void with a moving and inspiring collection of tales and reflections from one of America’s most acclaimed and beloved travel writers. From his high-spirited account of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on a whim when he was 22 years old to his heart-plucking description of a home-stay in a muddy compound in Cambodia as a 61-year-old, this collection ranges widely. As renowned for his insightful observations as for his poetic prose, George always absorbs the essence of the places he’s visiting. Other stories here include a moving encounter with Australia’s sacred red rock monolith, Uluru; an immersion in country kindness on the Japanese island of Shikoku; the trials and triumphs of ascending Yosemite’s Half Dome with his wife and children; and a magical morning at Machu Picchu.

The Economics Of Tourism Destinations

Author: Norbert Vanhove
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351263781
Size: 33.20 MB
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The measurement of tourism, for example analysing competitiveness and evaluating tourism projects, is not an easy task. Now in its third edition, The Economics of Tourism Destinations: Theory and Practice provides a succinct guide to the economic aspects of tourism for students and practitioners alike to decipher the methods of measurement of supply, demand, trends and impacts. This new edition has been revised and updated to include: Three new chapters: Tourism as a development strategy, Tourism export-led growth, and a dedicated chapter on Macro-evaluation of tourism projects and events, including the travel cost method and the contingent valuation method. New case studies from emerging destinations in Asia, Australia and America to show theory in practice. New and updated data throughout. Each chapter combines theory and practice and is integrated with international case studies. Combining macro- and micro-aspects of economics to the tourism destination, this is an invaluable resource for students learning about this subject, as well as being aimed at tourism researchers and policy-makers.

Revolution Is Not A Dinner Party

Author: Ying Chang Compestine
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429924559
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The summer of 1972, before I turned nine, danger began knocking on doors all over China. Nine-year-old Ling has a very happy life. Her parents are both dedicated surgeons at the best hospital in Wuhan, and her father teaches her English as they listen to Voice of America every evening on the radio. But when one of Mao's political officers moves into a room in their apartment, Ling begins to witness the gradual disintegration of her world. In an atmosphere of increasing mistrust and hatred, Ling fears for the safety of her neighbors, and soon, for herself and her family. For the next four years, Ling will suffer more horrors than many people face in a lifetime. Will she be able to grow and blossom under the oppressive rule of Chairman Mao? Or will fighting to survive destroy her spirit—and end her life? Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Ragtime

Author: E.L. Doctorow
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307762947
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be. An extraordinary tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War. The story opens in 1906 in New Rochelle, New York, at the home of an affluent American family. One lazy Sunday afternoon, the famous escape artist Harry Houdini swerves his car into a telephone pole outside their house. And almost magically, the line between fantasy and historical fact, between real and imaginary characters, disappears. Henry Ford, Emma Goldman, J. P. Morgan, Evelyn Nesbit, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata slip in and out of the tale, crossing paths with Doctorow's imagined family and other fictional characters, including an immigrant peddler and a ragtime musician from Harlem whose insistence on a point of justice drives him to revolutionary violence.