New Arrivals in Travel

The Rough Guide to California

Nick Edwards

The new full-color Rough Guide to California is the definitive guide to the most alluring state in the U.S. It's full of insider tips on how to unearth the best that the Golden State has to offer: authentic Mexican food in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego; countless hiking trails and ski areas in the towering Sierra Nevada range; road trips on Historic Route 66 and the stunning Pacific Coast Highway; tastings in the best California wineries; and camping in the pristine state and national parks.

Smartly designed with stunning photography and packed with some of the most easy-to-use maps you'll find in any guidebook, The Rough Guide to California contains fun and adventurous itineraries, savvy lists of hotspots, heaps of recommendations, and detailed practical information to help you take advantage of everything this nearly 900-mile-long state has to offer. Whatever your budget, this guide will help you explore California's bounty of natural and cultural wonders, find top-notch places to eat and sleep, and make the most of every minute of your vacation.

Now available in ePub format.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide to France: The South of France

DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide France: The South of France, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip to France.

This thorough guide covers Languedoc-Roussillon, Carcassonne, Canal du Midi, Pont du Gard, Provence and the Côte d'Azur, Palais des Papes, Avignon, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Marseille, Saint-Tropez, Nice, Corsica, Golfe de Porto, and Bonifacio. The guide also includes dedicated "Kids Corners" that feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games, and riddles to inform, surprise, and entertain young travelers as they explore everything the South of France has to offer.

With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, language tips, budget guidance, age range suitability, and activities for every area, DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide France: The South of France is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel.

Now available in ePub format.

The Rough Guide to Sicily

The new full-color Rough Guide to Sicily is the ultimate travel guide to the Mediterranean's most captivating island. Discover the highlights of Sicily through stunning photography, color-coded street maps, and detailed listings of hotels, B&Bs, campsites, restaurants, cafés, and bars.

Climb the active volcanoes of Etna, Stromboli, and Vulcano and see the ancient Greek temples of Agrigento, Segesta, and Selinunte. Laze on unspoiled beaches, dive the waters of Ustica and the Aeolian islands, and see the world's first bikinis in a mosaic at the Roman Villa of Piazza Armerina. Sample the street food of Palermo, shop at the markets of Catania, visit the island city of Siracusa, and follow in the footsteps of TV detective Montalbano to the glorious Baroque towns of the Val di Noto. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Sicily.

Now available in ePub format.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide to Italy: Florence & Central Italy

DK Eyewitness Family Guide Florence and Central Italy epub, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel info, budget guidance, age range suitability and activities for each sight, Family Florence and Central Italy epub is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel.

In Family Guide Florence and Central Italy epub:

- Detailed information on getting there, getting around, where to stay and eat and a brief history of Italy

- 'Hubs', built around major sights, from the Uffizi to Pisa map the perfect day out, with suggestions for what to see, when to go and how to get there

- Dedicated 'Kids Corners' feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games and riddles to inform, bamboozle and entertain young travellers

- 'Letting off steam' suggestions and eating options around all 'hubs' enable the entire family to recharge their batteries

- Maps outlining the nearest parks, playgrounds and public toilets

- Language section lists essential words and phrases

- 'Take shelter' suggests indoor activities for rainy days

- Plus, DK's illustrations and reconstructions of the city, to give real cultural insight

Regions in Family Guide Florence and Central Italy epub:

- Florence

-Florence as an Art City

-Duomo and Baptistry

-The Uffizi

-Boboli Gardens

- Tuscany

-Siena

-Lucca

-Pisa

-Montalcino

-San Gimignano

-Arezzo

-Pitigliano

- Emilia-Romagna

-Bologna

-Rimini

-Parma

-Modena

- Umbria and Le Marche

-Assisi

-Perugia

-Spoleto

-Orvieto

-Urbino: Palazzo Ducale

-Ascoli Piceno

Oddball Michigan: A Guide to 450 Really Strange Places

Jerome Pohlen
There’s more to Michigan than beautiful forests, shuttered factories, and miles and miles of stunning shoreline. Armed with this offbeat travel guide, you’ll soon discover the strange underbelly of the Great Lakes State. Michigan has monuments to fluoridation, snurfing, the designer of the Jefferson nickel, and the once-famous Mr. Chicken, as well as festivals honoring tulips, Christmas pickles, and a 38-acre fungus. It’s where you’ll find the World’s Largest Lugnut, the Nun Doll Museum, Joe’s Gizzard City, the Teenie-Weenie Pickle Barrel Cottage, Howdy Doody, and Thomas Edison’s last breath. The state also has its share of weird history—it’s where Harry Houdini perished on Halloween night in 1926, where skater Tanya Harding’s posse whacked Nancy Kerrigan, and where the Kellogg brothers invented popular breakfast cereals and less-popular yogurt enemas. Along with humorous histories and witty observations, Oddball Michigan provides addresses, websites, hours, fees, and driving directions for each of its 450 entries.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Turkey

The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Turkey is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. This new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions.

The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide will help you discover everything region-by-region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets, while detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus, or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Turkey effortlessly.

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Honolulu & O'ahu

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Honolulu & O'ahu in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best Barcelona has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists--from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 ways to avoid the crowds.

The guide is divided by area, each with its own photo gallery and with clear maps pinpointing the top sights. You also can view each location in Google Maps if reading on an Internet-enabled device. Plan each day with our itineraries and discover Honolulu's famous beaches and incredible natural preserves as well as O'ahu's historic buildings, treasured monuments, and flourishing arts and culture scene. You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore every corner of these cities in DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Honolulu & O'ahu, now with a sleek new eBook design.

The Rough Guide to Paris

Ruth Blackmore

The Rough Guide to Paris is the ultimate insider's guide to Europe's most elegant and romantic city. Inspirational photography, neighborhood-by-neighborhood accounts, and detailed, full-colour maps help you get the most out of a visit to Paris, whether that means the Eiffel Tower and a boat trip on the Seine, or visits to offbeat art galleries and hidden-away gardens.

Frank, incisive reviews take you straight to the best of the city's cafés, restaurants and nightlife venues, from the ultra-stylish to the magnificently traditional, and tell-it-like-it-is listings help you find the right accommodation for your budget, whether that's a boutique design hotel on the Left Bank, a grand classic on the Right, or just a perfect budget hideaway. The Rough Guide to Paris is the perfect companion for a city break or a longer stay.

Now available in ePub format.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide to Italy: The South & the Islands

DK Eyewitness Family Guide Southern Italy and the Islands epub, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel info, budget guidance, age range suitability and activities for each sight, Family Guide Southern Italy and the Islands epub is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel.

In Family Guide Southern Italy and the Islands epub:

- Detailed information on getting there, getting around, where to stay and eat and a brief history of Italy

- 'Hubs', built around major sights, from Pompeii to Capri map the perfect day out, with suggestions for what to see, when to go and how to get there

- Dedicated 'Kids Corners' feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games and riddles to inform, bamboozle and entertain young travellers

- 'Letting off steam' suggestions and eating options around all 'hubs' enable the entire family to recharge their batteries

- Maps outlining the nearest parks, playgrounds and public toilets

- Language section lists essential words and phrases

- 'Take shelter' suggests indoor activities for rainy days

- Plus, DK's illustrations and reconstructions of the city, to give real cultural insight

Regions in Family Guide Southern Italy and the Islands epub:

- Herculaneum and Campania

-Herculaneum

-Naples

-Pompeii

-Ischia

-Capri

- Puglia and the South

-Gran Sasso and Campo Imperatore

-Trani

-Ostuni

-Lecce

-Matera

- Sicily

-Agrigento: Valley of the Temples

-Palermo

-Mount Etna

-Catania

-Siracusa

-Noto

- Sardinia

-Alghero

-Cagliari

Now available in ePub format.

The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rob Humphreys

This new, full-color Rough Guide to the Scottish Highlands & Islands is the definitive travel guide to this untamed region, with detailed, stylish maps and stunning photography to bring it all to life. From the deserted white strands of South Harris to moody Glen Coe, this is the perfect place to drop off the radar, whether you're camping wild or staying in a boutique hideaway. The Munro summits are as much of a challenge as ever, and the Highlands are also packed with countless other opportunities for adventure, from world-class sea kayaking and mountain biking to near empty surf-breaks.

Whether you're traveling by car, bike, or public transportation, this guide's comprehensive travel advice will help you find your way around easily and point you in the direction of incredible animals such as puffins and whales. Up-to-date and honest reviews of all the best accommodations and home-grown, fresh eating options for all budgets will all ensure that you maximize your time in the most stunning part of Scotland.

Now available in ePub format.

Top 10 Corsica

Dorling Kindersley

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Corsica in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best Corsica has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists--from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 ways to avoid the crowds.

The guide is divided by area, each with its own photo gallery and clear maps pinpointing the top sights. You also can view each location in Google Maps if reading on an Internet-enabled device. Plan each day with our itineraries and see the sights in individual areas. You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore every corner of the city in DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Corsica, now with a sleek new eBook design.

Rough Guides Snapshot Brazil: Rio de Janeiro

The Rough Guide Snapshot to Rio de Janeiro is the ultimate travel guide to this vibrant part of Brazil. It leads you through the city and surrounding state with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the Corcovado's dramatic statue of Christ and Carnaval parades, to the Costa Verde's golden strands and the cobbled streets of Paraty. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars, and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend, or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Brazil, with all the practical information you need for traveling in and around Brazil, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, festivals, and football.

Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Brazil (October 2014).

The Rough Guide to Barcelona

Jules Brown

The new Rough Guide to Barcelona is the ultimate all-around guidebook to one of Europe's most vibrant, exciting, and stylish cities. In full color with dozens of spectacular photos throughout, this guide not only gives you the finest coverage of Barcelona's historical sights and famous architecture, including the magnificent Gaudí creations like the Sagrada Família, but also has a keen eye for offbeat attractions and in-the-know sights.

From quirky museums to neighborhood markets, from city beaches to urban parks, this guide covers it all. There are up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, bars, restaurants, and clubs for all budgets, so whether you're looking for a hideaway boutique hotel or the best gin and tonic in town, you'll find it in The Rough Guide to Barcelona.

Now available in ePub format.

Exploring Nature in Illinois: A Field Guide to the Prairie State

Michael Jeffords
Loaded with full color photographs and evocative descriptions, Exploring Nature in Illinois provides a panorama of the state's overlooked natural diversity. Naturalists Michael Jeffords and Susan Post explore fifty preserves, forests, restoration areas, and parks, bringing an expert view to wildlife and landscapes and looking beyond the obvious to uncover the unexpected beauty of Illinois's wild places. From the colorful variety of birds at War Bluff Valley Audubon Sanctuary to the exposed bedrock and cliff faces of Apple River Canyon, Exploring Nature in Illinois will inspire readers to explore wonders hidden from urban sprawl and cultivated farmland. Maps and descriptions help travelers access even hard-to-find sites while a wealth of detail and photography offers nature-lovers insights into the flora, fauna, and other aspects of vibrant settings and ecosystems. The authors also include diary entries describing their own impressions of and engagement with the sites. A unique and much-needed reference, Exploring Nature in Illinois will entertain and enlighten hikers, cyclers, students and scouts, morning walkers, weekend drivers, and anyone else seeking to get back to nature in the Prairie State.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide to Italy: Rome & Lazio

DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy: Rome and Lazio, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip to Italy.

This thorough guide covers Rome, Rome's churches and fountains, the Colosseum, Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori, Villa Borghese, the Vatican, Lazio, Monte Circeo National Park, and the Pontine Islands. The guide also includes dedicated "Kids Corners" that feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games, and riddles to inform, surprise, and entertain young travelers as they explore everything Rome and Lazio have to offer.

With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, language tips, budget guidance, age range suitability, and activities for every area, DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy: Rome and Lazio is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel.

Now available in ePub format.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide to France: Central France & the Alps

DK's Family Guide Central France and the Alps epub, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel info, budget guidance, age range suitability and activities for each sight, Family Guide Central France and the Alps epub is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel.

In Family Guide Central France and the Alps epub:

- Detailed information on getting there, getting around, where to stay and eat and a brief history of France

- 'Hubs', built around major sights from Chamonix to the Parc Régional Naturel du Haut-Jura, map the perfect day out, with suggestions for what to see, when to go and how to get there

- Dedicated 'Kids Corners' feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games and riddles to inform, bamboozle and entertain young travellers

- 'Letting off steam' suggestions and eating options around all 'hubs' enable the entire family to recharge their batteries

- Maps outlining the nearest parks, playgrounds and public toilets

- Language section lists essential words and phrases

- 'Take shelter' suggests indoor activities for rainy days

- Plus, DK's illustrations and reconstructions of the city, to give real cultural insight

Regions in Family Guide Central France and the Alps epub:

- Burgundy and Franche-Comté

-Dijon

-Vézelay

-Cluny

-Parc Régional Naturel du Haut-Jura

- The Rhône Valley and French Alps

-Lyon

-Chamonix

-Briançon

-Gorges de l'Ardèche

- The Massif Central

-Aven Armand

-Le Puy-en-Velay

-Château de Murol

Now available in ePub format.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy

DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip to Italy. The guide also includes dedicated "Kids Corners" that feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games, and riddles to inform, surprise, and entertain young travelers as they explore everything Italy has to offer.

With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, language tips, budget guidance, age range suitability, and activities for every area, DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel.

Now available in PDF.

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: St Petersburg

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 St. Petersburg in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best St. Petersburg has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists--from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 ways to avoid the crowds.

The guide is divided by area, each with its own photo gallery and clear maps pinpointing the top sights. You also can view each location in Google Maps if reading on an Internet-enabled device. Plan each day with our itineraries and see St. Petersburg's theaters and museums as well as its splendid castles, palaces, and monuments. You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore every corner of the city in DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 St. Petersburg, now with a sleek new eBook design.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide to Italy: Venice & Northeast Italy

DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy: Venice & Northeast Italy, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip to Italy.

This thorough guide covers Venice, the Grand Canal, the Basilica di San Marco, Campo Santa Margherita, Arsenale and Museo Storico Navale, the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, the Verona Arena, Lake Garda, Riviera del Brenta, Padua, Treviso, Trieste, Trentino-Alto Adige, Bolanzo, and Merano. The guide also includes dedicated "Kids Corners" that feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games, and riddles to inform, surprise, and entertain young travelers as they explore everything Venice and Northeast Italy have to offer.

With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, language tips, budget guidance, age range suitability, and activities for every area, DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy: Venice & Northeast Italy is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel.

Now available in ePub format.

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Andalucia & Costa Del Sol

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Andalucia & Costa Del Sol in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best these areas have to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists--from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 ways to avoid the crowds.

The guide is divided by area, each with its own photo gallery and clear maps pinpointing the top sights. You also can view each location in Google Maps if reading on an Internet-enabled device. Plan each day with our itineraries and see the sights in individual areas. You'll find the insider knowledge you need to explore every corner of these wonderful destinations in DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Andalucia & Costa Del Sol, now with a sleek new eBook design.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide to France: Southwest France

DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide France: Southwest France, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip to France.

This thorough guide covers Périgord, Quercy and Gascony, Lascaux II, Rocamadour, Albi, Poitou and Aquitaine, Futuroscope, La Rochelle, Angoulême, Bordeaux, the Pyrenees, Bayonne, Pic du Midi de Bigorre, and Grotte de Niaux.The guide also includes dedicated "Kids Corners" that feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games, and riddles to inform, surprise, and entertain young travelers as they explore everything Southwest France has to offer.

With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, language tips, budget guidance, age range suitability, and activities for every area, DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide France: Southwest France is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel.

Now available in ePub format.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide to France: Northeast France

DK's Family Guide Northeast France epub, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel info, budget guidance, age range suitability and activities for each sight, Family Guide Northeast France epub is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel.

In Family Guide Northeast France epub:

- Detailed information on getting there, getting around, where to stay and eat and a brief history of France

- 'Hubs', built around major sights from the Battlefield of Verdun to Parc Astérix, map the perfect day out, with suggestions for what to see, when to go and how to get there

- Dedicated 'Kids Corners' feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games and riddles to inform, bamboozle and entertain young travellers

- 'Letting off steam' suggestions and eating options around all 'hubs' enable the entire family to recharge their batteries

- Maps outlining the nearest parks, playgrounds and public toilets

- Language section lists essential words and phrases

- 'Take shelter' suggests indoor activities for rainy days

- Plus, DK's illustrations and reconstructions of the city, to give real cultural insight

Regions in Family Guide Northeast France epub:

- Alsace and Lorraine

-The battlefield of Verdun

-Colmar

- Champagne

-Reims Cathedral

-Château Fort de Sedan

- Le Nord and Picardy

-Nausicaá, Boulogne-sur-Mer

-Parc Astérix

Now available in ePub format.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Mallorca, Menorca & Ibiza

The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Mallorca, Menorca & Ibiza is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. This new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions.

The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide will help you discover everything region-by-region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets, while detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus, or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Mallorca, Menorca & Ibiza effortlessly.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide France

DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide France, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip to France. The guide also includes dedicated "Kids Corners" that feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games, and riddles to inform, surprise, and entertain young travelers as they explore everything France has to offer.

With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, language tips, budget guidance, age range suitability, and activities for every area, DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide France is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel.

Now available in PDF.

Top Selling in Travel

Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter.  How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild.

Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir.  In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his  cash.  He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented.  Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away.  Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild.

Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life.  Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless.  Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons.

When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris.  He is said  to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Bill Bryson
A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER

Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakesand to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.

For a start there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz's overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson's acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America's last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods has become a modern classic of travel literature.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Travels with Charley in Search of America

John Steinbeck
To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the tress, to see the colors and the light—these were John Steinbeck's goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years. With Charley, his French poodle, Steinbeck drives the interstates and the country roads, dines with truckers, encounters bears at Yellowstone and old friends in San Francisco. And he reflects on the American character, racial hostility, on a particular form of American loneliness he finds almost everywhere, and on the unexpected kindness of strangers that is also a very real part of our national identity.


Rick Steves' Paris 2014

Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the City of Light—Paris.

With the self-guided tours in this book, you’ll explore the grand Champs-Elysées, the eye-popping Eiffel Tower, and the radiant cathedral of Notre-Dame. Learn how to save money and avoid the lines at the Louvre and Orsay Museums. Enjoy the ambience of Parisian neighborhoods, and take a day trip to the glittering palace of Versailles, or to the Champagne-soaked city of Reims. Then grab a café crème at a sidewalk café and listen to the hum of the city. You’ll see why Paris remains at the heart of global culture.

Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants in delightful neighborhoods. You’ll learn how to navigate the Paris Métro, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

Rick Steves' Italy 2014

Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Italy.

From the beaches to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta, Italy has it all. With this book, you’ll trace Italian culture from Rome’s Colosseum to Michelangelo’s David to the bustling elegance of Milan. Experience the art-drenched cities of Venice and Florence, explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum, and learn how to avoid the lines at the most popular museums. Discover the villages of Tuscany and Umbria and the lazy rhythms of the Cinque Terre. Shop at local market stalls, sip a cappuccino at an outdoor café, and pick up a picknic lunch at an allimentari. Relax and enjoy the life of Bella Italia!

Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You’ll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

Foreign Babes in Beijing: Behind the Scenes of a New China

Rachel DeWoskin

“For a real insider’s look at life in modern China, readers should turn to Rachel DeWoskin.”—Sophie Beach, The Economist

Determined to broaden her cultural horizons and live a “fiery” life, twenty-one-year-old Rachel DeWoskin hops on a plane to Beijing to work for an American PR firm based in the busy capital. Before she knows it, she is not just exploring Chinese culture but also creating it as the sexy, aggressive, fearless Jiexi, the starring femme fatale in a wildly successful Chinese soap opera. Experiencing the cultural clashes in real life while performing a fictional version onscreen, DeWoskin forms a group of friends with whom she witnesses the vast changes sweeping through China as the country pursues the new maxim, “to get rich is glorious.” In only a few years, China’s capital is transformed. With “considerable cultural and linguistic resources” (The New Yorker), DeWoskin captures Beijing at this pivotal juncture in her “intelligent, funny memoir” (People), and “readers will feel lucky to have sharp-eyed, yet sisterly, DeWoskin sitting in the driver’s seat”(Elle).

Rick Steves' Germany 2014

Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Germany.

This guidebook takes you from fairy-tale castles, alpine forests, and quaint villages to the energetic Germany of today. Get the details on cruising the romantic Rhine or summiting the Zugspitze. Have a relaxing soak at a Black Forest mineral spa or take an exhilarating summer bobsled ride in the Bavarian Alps. Flash back to Berlin’s turbulent past at Checkpoint Charlie; then celebrate the rebirth of Dresden and its glorious Frauenkirche.

Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You’ll learn which sights are worth your time and money, and how to get around Germany by train, bus, and car. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

The Food Lover's Guide to Paris: The Best Restaurants, Bistros, Cafes, Markets, Bakeries, and More, Edition 5

Patricia Wells

The book that cracks the code, from the incomparable Patricia Wells. An acclaimed authority on French cuisine, Ms. Wells has spent more than 30 years in Paris, many as former restaurant critic for The International Herald Tribune. Now her revered Food Lover’s Guide to Paris is back in a completely revised, brand-new edition.

In 457 entries—345 new to this edition, plus 112 revisited and reviewed classics—The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris offers an elegantly written go-to guide to the very best restaurants, cafés, wine bars, and bistros in Paris, as well as where to find the flakiest croissants, earthiest charcuteries, sublimest cheese, most ethereal macarons, and impeccable outdoor markets. The genius of the book is Ms. Wells’s meritocratic spirit. Whether you’re looking for a before-you-die Michelin three-star experience (Guy Savoy, perhaps, or Restaurant Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée) or wanting to sample the new bistronomy (Bistrot Paul Bert, Le Comptoir du Relais) or craving something simple and perfect (L’As du Fallafel, or Breizh Café for crêpes), Patricia Wells tells you exactly where to go and why you should go there. You no longer have to rely on the iffy “reviews” of Yelp or Trip Advisor.

Included are 40 recipes from some of her favorite chefs and purveyors and, of course, all the practical information: addresses, websites, email, hours, closest métro stop, specialties, and more.

Lonely Planet 48 Hours in New Orleans: City Trip from USA's Best Trips Travel Guide

Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York Times
Two perfect days in New Orleans

Whether you're a local looking for a long weekend escape, or a visitor looking to explore, Lonely Planet's Trips series offers the best itineraries - and makes it easy to plan the perfect trip time and again.

Everyone knows road-tripping is the ultimate way to experience the USA. You can drive up, down, across, around or straight through every state on the continental map. We're here to help you narrow down the options. Whether you're on a quest for that perfect Pacific Northwest microbrewery pint, fresh lobster right off the boat in Maine or the coolest classic all-night diners in New Jersey, we've got you covered. Our authors drove, paddled, walked, cycled, rode the rails and hopped buses all across the country to bring you their 99 favorite trips across the US.

This eBook-only offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips, which includes 99 themed itineraries across America. The trip chosen for this eBook includes:

  • Activities for every interest, from strolling through the French Quarter to experiencing live New Orleans jazz to learning about the history of Mardi Gras at Presbytere
  • Food & drink for every taste, from beignets, po'boys and oysters to cocktails at Bourbon Street's most historic watering hole
  • Hotel recommendations range from painterly rooms at Degas' House to sexy, modern accommodations with dazzling rooftop views
  • Easy-to-use map for your trip

Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips is written and researched by Sara Benson, Amy Balfour, Alison Bing, Becca Blond, Jennifer Denniston, Lisa Dunford, Alex Leviton, David Ozanich, Danny Palmerlee, Brandon Presser and Karla Zimmerman.

Check out Lonely Planet's other eBook guides including USA's Best Trips, Washington, Oregon & Pacific Northwest, Best California Trips and more.

Rick Steves' Ireland 2014

Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Ireland.

With this guide, you can explore lively Dublin, quaint Kilkenny, and the moss-draped ruins of the Ring of Kerry. Navigate meandering back roads that lead to windswept crags on the dramatic Dingle Peninsula. Explore Ireland’s revered past by following St. Patrick’s footsteps to the Rock of Cashel. Marvel at Newgrange, the mysterious mound older than the pyramids; then connect with today’s Irish culture by grabbing a pint at the local pub, enjoying the fiddle music, and jumping into conversations that buzz with brogue.

Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You’ll get up-to-date recommendations on what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

Rick Steves' Switzerland

Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when visiting Switzerland. This book guides you through bustling Zürich and charming Luzern, colorful with flower-bedecked bridges. Crisscross the mountains on cable cars, trains, and hiking paths. Find an alpine retreat in the cliff-hanging village of Gimmelwald. Marvel at the Matterhorn, relax in Lugano, and take an unforgettable swim in Bern. Cruise Lake Geneva and savor the cozy small-town atmosphere of Appenzell. After a day of sightseeing and hiking the Alps, treat yourself to a glass of local wine, cheese fondue, and delicious Swiss chocolate. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants in cities, villages, and resort towns. You'll learn how to plan scenic rail journeys, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die, the second edition: Completely Revised and Updated with Over 200 New Entries

Patricia Schultz
The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast.

Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz,but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm.

The world is calling. Time to answer.

Lonely Planet Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao: Chapter from Caribbean Islands Travel Guide

Lonely Planet
'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York Times

This eBook offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's latest Caribbean Islands guide book and includes:
  • 'Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao' chapters
  • Directory, Transportation, Health, Language and Glossary chapters
  • Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao maps

This guide is the result of research by dedicated authors and local experts who immersed themselves in Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao, finding unique experiences, and sharing practical and honest advice, so you come away informed and amazed. This guide includes up-to-date reviews of the best places to stay, eat, sights, cultural information, maps, transport tips and a few best kept secrets - all the essentials to get to the heart of Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao.

Coverage includes:

  • Understanding Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao, History, Culture, Landscape & Wildlife, Directory A-Z, Getting There & Away, Getting Around
  • Aruba - Oranjestad, Resort Area, Northwest Coast, Northeast Coast, Arikok National Wildlife Park and San Nicolas
  • Bonaire - Kralendijk, North of Kralendijk, Rincon, Washington-Slagbaai National Park, East of Kralendijk, Lac Bay and South of Kralendijk
  • Curacao - Willemstad, Southeast of Willemstad, North of Willemstad, Kleine St Michel, West Coast, Playa Lagun, Knip Beaches, Westpunt and East Coast.

Lonely Planet's Caribbean Islands guide is researched and written by: Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Adam Karlin, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Brendan Sainsbury, Kevin Raub, Tom Masters, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Brandon Presser, Paul Clammer, Michael Grosberg, Karla Zimmerman, Emily Matchar, Nate Cavalieri

Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2014

Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Europe, including how to:

Plan your itinerary and maximize your time
Pack light—and right
Find good-value hotels and restaurants
Travel smoothly by train, bus, car, and plane
Avoid crowds and tourist scams
Hurdle the language barrier
Understand cultural differences and connect with locals
Save money while enjoying the trip of a lifetime

After 30 years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life’s work. He shares his favorite off-the-beaten-path towns, trails, and natural wonders. With this guidebook, you’ll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun.

This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea

Steven Callahan
Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. “Utterly absorbing” (Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Turkey

Suzanne Swan
DK Eyewitness Turkey travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions this fast-changing country has on offer. Packed with photographs and illustrations discover Turkey region by region; from the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar and Blue Mosque of Istanbul to the famous Roman remains at Ephesus. The guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs from the invigorating outdoor activities on offer in the Black Sea area to shopping for carpets, with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, resorts, restaurants, shops, and nightlife in each region for all budgets. You'll find 3D cutaways and floorplans of all the must-see sites of all the major Turkish cities and towns. DK Eyewitness Turkey explores the rich layers of culture, history, architecture and art of this diverse country not forgetting the best scenic routes and the country's magnificent bazaars, mosques and ruins. With up-to-date information on getting around by train, tram, bus, car and foot and all the sights, beaches, markets and festivals listed town by town, DK Eyewitness Turkey indispensable.

Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Learn about Dubai through lifelike dioramas, shop for dazzling jewellery at Deira's Gold Souq, or join a walking tour of the Bastakia Quarter; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, music, dance, architecture, politics, landscapes, and wildlife.
  • Free, convenient pull-out Dubai map (included in print version), plus over 22 neighbourhood maps
  • Useful features - including Day Trips, With Kids, and For Free
  • Coverage of Deira, Bur Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Jumeirah, New Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices)

  • Zoom-in maps and images bring it all up close and in greater detail
  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps let you stay offline to avoid roaming and data charges
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Easily navigate and jump effortlessly between maps and reviews
  • Speedy search capabilities get you to what you need and want to see
  • Use bookmarks to help you shoot back to key pages in a flash
  • Visit the websites of our recommendations by touching embedded links
  • Adding notes with the tap of a finger offers a way to personalise your guidebook experience
  • Inbuilt dictionary to translate unfamiliar languages and decode site-specific local terms

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi, our most comprehensive guide to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Dubai? Check out Lonely Planet's Pocket Dubai, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Josephine Quintero.

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, as well as an award-winning website, 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 and 2013 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)

Thailand Bar Girls, Angels and Devils

Peter Jaggs
Men have been coming to Thailand for many years now to enjoy the infamous night-life of cities like Pattaya, Bangkok and Phuket and to experience the girls that work in the thousands of bars around them. Some have found out to their cost that there are devils amongst the young women that ply their trade in the neon-lit forests of the country and others have been lucky enough to have discovered angels.Peter Jaggs has spent the best part of the past thirty years in Thailand and his previous books about the characters and locations on the seedier side of the streets of Thailand have reached best selling status in their respective categories on Amazon's lists as well as those of other distributors and have sold thousands of copies to date. His first work, 'From Beggar to Butterfly,' was described by the legendary Bernard Trink in a review in the Bangkok Post as one of the best books on Pattaya written. 'Thailand Bar-girls; Angels and Devils,' is in the same genre and written in very much the same style.During more than a quarter of a century in Pattaya the author has seen and heard many tales of true love, deception and even murder and death, with Thailand's bar-girls taking the part of the main players. This book contains the very best of them.Many of the stories are funny and others are heart-warming. Some are distressing and one or two are bizarrely insane.Once again, the author has produced another work that is a must-read for anyone intending to take a stroll down the bright lights of Thailand's night-streets and it will give those who read it an unparalleled insight into the world of the country's good-time girls and hookers that will prove invaluable for anybody planning a close encounter with Thailand's bar-girls, and the angels and devils amongst them. 'Peter Jaggs is a highly skilled writer supremely confident in his craft'Daniel Schwartz, Pattaya Trader Magazine'Jaggs is a rare kind of ex-pat, not only relishing the atmosphere of Pattaya and its charming women but he can communicate the romantic ups and downs with a perfectly targeted common touch'Richard Ravensdale, Vice President Pattaya ex-pats club

Istria Rough Guides Snapshot Croatia (includes Pula, the Brijuni islands, Rovinj, Porec, Novigrad, Pazin, Motovun and Buzet)

Jonathan Bousfield
The Rough Guide Snapshot to Istria is the ultimate travel guide to this charming part of Croatia. It guides you through the region with reliableinformation and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from Pula's immense amphitheatre to tiny Hum, the self-proclaimed"smallest town in the world". Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, bars and nightlife, ensuring you havethe best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide toCroatia, with all the practical information you need, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, festivals and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Croatia. Now available in ePub format.

Rick Steves' Walk: Vienna City Center

Rick Steves
Rick Steves’ Walks eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe’s most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Walk: Vienna City Center, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a walk through Vienna's center—including where to start, how much time you need, and what’s worth stopping for—all for less than the cost of a cappuccino. With Rick’s knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you’ll also learn some interesting historical facts about the things you encounter along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America’s expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Walk: Vienna City Center is a tour guide in your pocket—and on your smartphone.

Rick Steves’ Walks and Tours are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.

Cairo and the Pyramids: Rough Guides Snapshot Egypt

Dan Richardson
The Rough Guide Snapshot to Cairo and the Pyramids is the ultimate travel guide to this iconic part of Egypt. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the Egyptian Museum and the Coptic churches of Old Cairo to the pyramid fields at Giza and Dahshur. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars, and nightlife--ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Egypt, with all the practical information you need for traveling in and around the region, including transportation, food and drink, pricing, health care, cultural tips, and shopping. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Egypt.

Moon Ontario

Carolyn Heller
Professional travel writer Carolyn Heller shares the best ways to experience all that Ontario has to offer, from scuba diving shipwrecks in the Great Lakes to dining on contemporary fare at Toronto's hottest restaurants. Heller leads readers to the highlights of this fascinating region with trip ideas such as Food and Wine Touring, Active Adventures, and History and Culture—providing different approaches for different kinds of travelers. Complete with tips on enjoying more than just the falls on the Niagara peninsula, hopping a ferry to Pelee Island for wine-tasting and relaxation, and ice skating on the world's longest skating rink in Ottawa, Moon Ontario gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Travel Barcelona, Spain for Smartphones and Mobile Devices - City Guide, Phrasebook, and Maps

MobileReference
An illustrated city guide, phrasebook, and maps. Indulge Yourself with a personal tour guide on Your PDA. Fully illustrated. Historical overviews. Interesting facts. Street Map, Transportation Maps, and more. Museums hours and tickets info. Navigate from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases. Access the guide anytime, anywhere - at home, on the train, in the subway, during a flight. Add Bookmarks. Text annotation and mark-up. Table of Contents. Chapters | A-Z Index. General. Maps. Phrasebook. Transport. By Area. Attractions. Landmarks. Culture. Eat & Drink. Catalonia. Spain. Uni.

Britannia in Brief: The Scoop on All Things British

Leslie Banker
When it comes to Britain, most Americans don’t know (Union) Jack. Fortunately, now an Anglo-American husband-and-wife team are here to help with a smart, funny, and handy guide that minds the gap between fact and fiction. From Whigs and Windsors to wankers and Wales, this spit-spot-on reference covers all manner of British history, society, culture, language, and everyday life, including

• the class system, title envy, and a thumbnail sketch of British dynasties
• highlights of the social season (yes, they have a social season)
• Parliament, prime ministers, and a wild variety of political parties
• British sports 101, including football (by which we mean soccer), cricket, rugby, snooker, and darts
• answers to the pressing question: What’s on the telly?
• British culinary delights, from Marmite to late-night tikka masala
• odd pronunciations (e.g., how “St. John” becomes “Sin Jun”)
• cockney slang, or why you should never get caught “telling porkies on the dog”
• Londoners’ pride in the Tube and the truth about trainspotting

So whether you’re traveling to England on business or for pleasure, dating a Brit, hoping to comfort a homesick Londoner (whip up a treacle tart, recipe included), or simply curious about life across the pond, Britannia in Brief is the perfect companion.


From the Trade Paperback edition.