Il Giro Del Mondo In Barcastop

Autore: Alberto Di Stefano
ISBN: 9788807885556
Grandezza: 23,73 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 126
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Qui Touring

Grandezza: 51,49 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8858
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The Journeyer

Autore: Gary Jennings
Editore: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429999946
Grandezza: 43,81 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8498
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Marco Polo was nicknamed "Marco of the millions" because his Venetian countrymen took the grandiose stories of his travels to be exaggerated, if not outright lies. As he lay dying, his priest, family, and friends offered him a last chance to confess his mendacity, and Marco, it is said, replied "I have not told the half of what I saw and did." Now, in his new novel The Journeyer, Gary Jennings has imagined the half that Marco left unsaid as even more elaborate and adventurous than the tall tales thought to be lies. From the palazzi and back streets of medieval Venice to the sumptuous court of Kublai Khan, from the perfumed sexuality of the Levant to the dangers and rigors of travel along the Silk Road, Marco meets all manner of people, survives all manner of danger, and, insatiably curious, becomes an almost compulsive collector of customs, languages and women. In more than two decades of travel, Marco was variously a merchant, a warrior, a lover, a spy, even a tax collector - but always a journeyer, unflagging in his appetite for new experiences, regretting only what he missed. Here - recreated and reimagined with all the splendor, the love of adventure, the zest for the rare and curious that are Jennings's hallmarks - is the epic account, at once magnificent and delightful, of the greatest real-life adventurer in human history. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The World

Autore: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 9781743600658
Grandezza: 76,89 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2151
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Offers an A to Z guide to every country, providing maps and facts about each and highlighting the must see sites.

A Walk In The Woods

Autore: Bill Bryson
Editore: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0385674546
Grandezza: 70,99 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7003
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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.

Cruising In Seraffyn

Autore: Lin Pardey
Editore: Lin and Larry Pardey
ISBN: 1929214502
Grandezza: 27,86 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 737
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A fun and exciting guide to the world of living out at sea. This book will teach you what you need to know inorder to live safely, economically and cheaply when spending moths at sea. If nothing else, this book will send you chasing for your dreams, whether it be to take an adventure at sea or just about anyhting else. This is the first of a four-book series which begins on the journey that Lin and Larry Pardey began 34 years ago in their self-built 24-foot engineless cutter, Seraffyn. In this journey, we explore places such as Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Islands of the Atlantic ocean. Throughout the book, we learn about people and customs, we learn about the tricks of boating, we learn about surviaval. This 25th anniversary edition includes a new forward, new appendixes, and a color photo album showing Lin, Larry and the Serraffyn during those months at sea.


Autore: Joseph Conrad
Editore: Trajectory Inc
ISBN: 1632096889
Grandezza: 40,64 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4290
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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Typhoon" is a 1903 classic tale and is one of Joseph Conrad's best works. Everyone is aboard the steamer, Nan-Shan, on her way to the south when a typhoon strikes. Will Captain Macwhirr and his crew survive?

A Sea Vagabond S World

Autore: Bernard Moitessier
Editore: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574090215
Grandezza: 53,25 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3536
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Bernard Moitessier was one a gifted writer and of the greatest ocean voyagers of all time.

The Luneburg Variation

Autore: Paolo Maurensig
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466896388
Grandezza: 64,91 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7089
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At the opening of this amazing fiction from Paolo Maurensig, The Luneburg Variation, a cadaver is discovered, the body of a wealthy businessman from Vienna, apparently a suicide without plausible motivation. Next to the body is a chessboard made of rags with buttons for pieces whose positions on the board may hold the only clue. As the plot of this passionately colored, coolly controlled thriller unfolds, we meet two chess players—one a clever, persecuted Jew, the other a ruthless, persecuting German—who have faced each other many times before and played for stakes that are nothing less than life itself.

Are Men Necessary

Autore: Maureen Dowd
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101205555
Grandezza: 65,26 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5673
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Outspoken, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Op-Ed columnist Maureen Dowd tackles the hot-button topic of gender politics in this “funny, biting, and incisive take on women's place in American society today.”* Are men afraid of smart, successful women? Why did feminism fizzle? Why are so many of today’s women freezing their faces and emotions in an orgy of plasticity? Is “having it all” just a cruel hoax? In this witty and wide-ranging book, Maureen Dowd looks at the state of the sexual union, raising bold questions and examining everything from economics and presidential politics to pop culture and the “why?” of the Y chromosome. In our ever-changing culture where locker room talk has become the talk of the town, Are Men Necessary? will intrigue Dowd's devoted readers—and anyone trying to sort out the chaos that occurs when sexes collide. THE INSPIRATION FOR WHITNEY CUMMINGS' FORTHCOMING HBO® COMEDY PILOT "A LOT"