Country Driving

Author: Peter Hessler
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847679013
Size: 19,90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the summer of 2001, Peter Hessler, the long-time Beijing correspondent for the New Yorker, acquired his Chinese drivers licence. For the next seven years he travelled the country, tracking how the automobile and the improved transport system were transforming China. Hessler writes movingly of everyday people farmers, migrant workers and entrepreneurs who have reshaped the country during one of the most critical periods in its history. Country Driving illuminates the vast, shifting landscape of a traditionally rural nation that, having once built walls against outsiders, is building the roads and factory towns that will shape the twenty-first century.

Food Lit A Reader S Guide To Epicurean Nonfiction

Author: Melissa Brackney Stoeger
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693760
Size: 15,92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An essential tool for assisting leisure readers interested in topics surrounding food, this unique book contains annotations and read-alikes for hundreds of nonfiction titles about the joys of comestibles and cooking.

The Travel Book

Author: Lonely Planet
Editor: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1786573989
Size: 12,16 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Take a journey through every country in the world. 850 images. 230 countries. One complete picture. With details of every United Nations-approved country in the world, and a few more principalities and dependencies besides, Lonely Planet's Travel Book is the ultimate introduction to a world of travel and the essential travel reference book for every household! Each country is profiled by Lonely Planet's expert authors and features details of when to visit, what to see and do, and how to learn more about the country's culture from its film, music, food and drink. Every entry has a map and statistics about the country. All brand new, incredible photography illustrates each country, depicting what life is like in each nation from photographic portraits of people, beautiful landscape photographs and vibrant street photography. This premium packaged 448-page book with beautiful rainbow foil on the cover will make an impressive gift. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

From Chicken Feet To Crystal Baths

Author: Ian Mote
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 150490396X
Size: 13,67 MB
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I have been to every province in China, and the book is made up of travel stories – about the places I have been and the experiences I have had. For instance, I have been hosted in first-class establishments in Shanghai, been drunk with miners in Inner Mongolia, wandered out in the Gobi desert, and nearly been sick on the embalmed body of Chairman Mao. This book is about being a Western expat adjusting to life in Asia, first in Hong Kong and then in Shanghai. It is about negotiating with local people on whether prostitutes are required after dinner, singing Chinese songs in the middle of meetings, and finding the only spot in the country without an army of tourists spoiling the photos. I wish to share travel and living stories from Hong Kong and every province in China, through the eyes of one fascinated, curious, worried, reckless, adventurous, queasy, stunned, and quite tired English expat.

Age Of Ambition

Author: Evan Osnos
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448190606
Size: 19,95 MB
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*WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2014* A young army captain who risked execution to swim from free-market Taiwan to Communist China. A barber who made $150 million in the gambling dens of Macau. The richest woman in China, a recycling tycoon known as the ‘Wastepaper Queen’. Age of Ambition describes some of the billion individual lives that make up China’s story – one that unfolds on remote farms, in glittering mansions, and in the halls of power of the world’s largest authoritarian regime. Together they describe the defining clash taking place today: between the individual and the Communist Party’s struggle to retain control. Here is a China infused with a sense of boundless possibility and teeming romance. Yet it is also riven by contradictions. It is the world’s largest buyer of Rolls Royces and Ferraris yet the word ‘luxury’ is banned from billboards. It has more Christians than members of the Communist Party. And why does a government that has lifted more people from poverty than any other so strictly restrain freedom of expression? Based on years of research, Age of Ambition is a stunning narrative that reveals China as we have never understood it before.

Peking To Paris

Author: Dina Bennett
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1620878003
Size: 19,18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A thrill-seeking couple participates in a race from China to Paris between 128 antique cars and describes their emotional, romantic, tormented and triumphant ride through Mongolia, the Gobi, Siberia and the Baltic States in their 1940 Cadillac LaSalle.

Two Cracked Pots In China

Author: Lynne and Cliff Oliver
ISBN: 1304796728
Size: 14,62 MB
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God could have called thinner, younger, and wiser people for this journey to China, but He chose two Cracked Pots. This is a story of encouragement; a story of love; a story of hope; a reminder that God has a plan and purpose for every person and perfection is greatly overrated

Trans Siberian Road Trip Colour Edition

Author: John Bolger
ISBN: 9781973517580
Size: 15,52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Drive! Drive! Drive!This Version Including 78 Full Colour PhotographsThe route would take us through Japan to the ferry to Vladivostok. From 'Vlad' we would round the 'Bulge of China' to Mongolia - the last unroaded country. Weather, terrain, culture and much more besides would test us in every way, requiring skill as well as meticulous preparation. At the western extremity of Mongolia we would re-enter Russia for the 'Dash to England'. A fifteen thousand kilometre road trip across the largest continent on Earth in a twenty-one year-old Toyota HiLux that we had bought for just $1,500. Ultimately, the biggest test would be that of our friendship and whether it could survive twenty-four days and nights on the road...

A Sense Of Place

Author: Michael Shapiro
Editor: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 1932361812
Size: 15,10 MB
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In A Sense of Place, journalist/travel writer Michael Shapiro goes on a pilgrimage to visit the world's great travel writers on their home turf to get their views on their careers, the writer's craft, and most importantly, why they chose to live where they do and what that place means to them. The book chronicles a young writer’s conversations with his heroes, writers he's read for years who inspired him both to pack his bags to travel and to pick up a pen and write. Michael skillfully coaxes a collective portrait through his interviews, allowing the authors to speak intimately about the writer's life, and how place influences their work and perceptions. In each chapter Michael sets the scene by describing the writer's surroundings, placing the reader squarely in the locale, whether it be Simon Winchester's Massachusetts, Redmond O'Hanlon's London, or Frances Mayes's Tuscany. He then lets the writer speak about life and the world, and through quiet probing draws out fascinating commentary from these remarkable people. For Michael it’s a dream come true, to meet his mentors; for readers, it's an engaging window onto the twin landscapes of great travel writers and the world in which they live.

A Hore In China

Author: Jeanie Hore
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479744247
Size: 19,58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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In 2003 I was given the opportunity to go to China to teach English. I had a contract for one year. I realized that life in China was more interesting than anything I had experienced before so I stayed. This book contains many antidotes and stories about what happened to me, around me and in China generally. This is a first-hand view of everyday life in China.