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Practice Makes Perfect Complete Spanish Grammar, Premium Third Ed...
by Gilda Nissenberg

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

February 12, 2016

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<p><i><b>Build your confidence in your Spanish skills with practice, practice, practice!</b></i></p><br />From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all those aspects of Spanish grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. <i>Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar</i> focuses on the practical aspects of Spanish as it's really spoken, so you are not bogged down by unnecessary technicalities. Each unit features crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises in a variety of formats--including multiple choice, fill-in sentences and passages, sentence rewrites, and creative writing--perfect for whatever your learning style. Whenever possible, explanations include comparisons you to understand the basic logic behind the rules and to remember correct usage. This new edition includes: <ul><li>Time-saving vocabulary panels that eliminate having to look words up</li> <li>Advice on how to avoid common mistakes</li> <li>A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks</li> <li>Supporting audio recordings, flashcards, and auto-fill glossary available online and via app</li> </ul>
DANCING WITH DEATH: An Epic and Inspiring Travel Adventure
by Jean-Philippe Soul茅

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English

Pages

398

Publication Date

January 14, 2019

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鈥淎n unforgettable escapade of ultimate danger and discovery鈥︹€?lt;br />- Readers' Favorite <br /><br />Fans of Jon Krakauer will devour this gripping tale of adventure, <br />survival, and a search for life鈥檚 deeper meaning.<br /><br />Two men, three years, seven countries, 3000 miles鈥?lt;br /><br />The Central American Sea Kayak Expedition 2000 is an inspiring journey of exploration, endurance, and self-discovery that takes Jean-Philippe Soul茅 and his traveling partner Luke Shullenberger from Baja California all the way to Panama.<br /><br />During this unfathomably grueling expedition, they face every manner of threat, from sharks, crocodiles, and bandits to stormy seas, malaria, and their own mortality鈥攁ll in search of a deeper connection to Mother Nature and the indigenous people who revere her most.<br /><br />This riveting memoir of physical and emotional endurance will leave you breathless as you experience their victories, misfortunes and sacrifices. An evocative, gripping narrative coupled with award-winning photographs that is a must-read for those who love travel, outdoor adventure, and cultural exploration鈥攁nd for the dreamers who've been told they can't, but stubbornly refuse to listen.
Oaxaca Journal
by Oliver Sacks

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

March 06, 2012

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Since childhood, Oliver Sacks has been fascinated by ferns: an ancient class of plants able to survive and adapt in many climates. Along with a delightful group of fellow fern aficionados鈥攎athematicians, poets, artists, and assorted botanists and birders鈥攈e embarks on an exploration of Southern Mexico, a region that is also rich in human history and culture. He muses on the origins of chocolate and mescal, pre-Columbian culture and hallucinogens, the vibrant sights and sounds of the marketplace, and the peculiar passions of botanists. What other species would comb ancient Zapotec ruins on their hands and knees, searching for a new type of fern? Combining Sacks's enthusiasm for natural history and the richness of humanity with his sharp and observant eye for detail, Oaxaca Journal is a rare treat.<br />
The Rough Guide to Mexico (Travel Guide eBook) (Rough Guides)
by Rough Guides

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English

Pages

888

Publication Date

August 01, 2019

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<p><strong>World-renowned 'tell it like it is' guidebook available</strong><br /><br />Discover Mexico with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with comprehensive practical information and our experts' honest and independent recommendations.<br /><br />Whether you plan to see the sprawling Mayan ruins at Chich茅n Itz謾, listen to mariachi in Mexico City, go diving off Isla Cozumel or try Mexico's favourite tipple in Tequila,聽<em>The Rough Guide to Mexico</em>聽will help you discover the best places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way.<br /><br />Features of聽<em>The Rough Guide to Mexico</em>:<br /><strong>- Detailed regional coverage:</strong>聽provides in-depth practical information for each step of all kinds of trip, from intrepid off-the-beaten-track adventures, to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas. Regions covered include: Mexico City, Acapulco, Inland Jalisco, The Baj鉚o, Veracruz, Copper Canyon, Baja California, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tabasco, The Yucat謾n.<br /><strong>- Honest independent reviews:</strong>聽written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, and recommendations you can truly trust, our writers will help you get the most from your trip to Mexico.聽<br /><strong>- Meticulous mapping:</strong>聽always full-colour, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around the colonial town of Guanajuato, the beautiful beaches of Baja, and many more locations without needing to get online.<br /><strong>- Fabulous full-colour photography:</strong>聽features a richness of inspirational colour photography, including the rich wildlife of Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve and the ancient temples at Bonampak.<br /><strong>- Things not to miss:聽</strong>Rough Guides' rundown of Mexico's best sights and top experiences, from Real de Catorce and The Z貿calo to El Taj鉚n and Tulum.<br /><strong>- Itineraries:</strong>聽carefully planned routes will help you organise your trip, and inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences.<br /><strong>- Basics section:</strong>聽packed with essential pre-departure information including getting there, getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more.<br /><strong>- Background information:</strong>聽comprehensive Contexts chapter provides fascinating insights into Mexico, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.<br /><br /><strong>About Rough Guides:</strong>聽Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.</p>
Mexico CIty: An Opinionated Guide for the Curious Traveler
by Jim Johnston

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

August 06, 2015

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Mexico City, as one of the largest metropoli on the planet, can overwhelm even the most adventurous visitor. Thankfully, Mexico City: An Opinionated Guide for the Curious Traveler lends a thorough, guiding hand to help make the visitor's stay outstanding. Written by a longtime resident who knows the city inside and out, this travel guide delivers detailed walking tours of the city that include the most popular tourist sights as well as lesser-known spots. Johnston knows where to stay, what to do, and where to eat: everything from authentic market food to sophisticated Mexican cuisine.What began as a collection of notes to share with good friends is now available to every newcomer looking for a joyful, memorable stay in Mexico City.<br />"This is the guidebook that I want. Wonderfully written, airtight information, organized in the smartest possibly way. I can't imagine a better Mexico City guide for these times."-Tony Cohan, author of Mexican Days and On Mexican Time"<br /><br />Johnston is the friend you wish you had in every great city, toting you from palace to museum to park but never missing the exquisite pasteler鉚a, the grand hotel lobby or the clean public bathroom."-San Francisco Chronicle
Fifty Big Experiences on Ambergris Caye, Belize: A Small Things G...
by Rebecca Coutant

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English

Pages

153

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

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<p><strong>Belize has SO much to offer - but where do you start? 聽</strong></p><p>SURE you want to聽snorkel with sting ray and sharks, of course, you want to see the Blue Hole聽but there is so much more that makes Ambergris Caye magic. For this author, it is the small things that made her fall in love with Belize鈥檚 most popular destination, Ambergris Caye. 聽Little BIG Experiences.</p><p>50 Big Experiences gives you the inside scoop on:</p><ul><li>Golf cart Adventures</li><li>Where to get the best local eats from breakfast tacos to fresh fruit popsicles</li><li>How you can live like a local</li><li>Try some DIY fly fishing</li><li>An afternoon trip to Caye Caulker</li><li>And lots more from someone who lives on Ambergris Caye...</li></ul><p>This humorous, informational, tips and trivia-filled guide includes maps, a bonus 9 activities for your 鈥渞equired鈥?afternoon trip to Caye Caulker (our sister island just 30 minutes away) and lots and lots of things to do.</p><p>Small BIG experiences that will have you dreaming of returning to Belize.</p><p><strong>** Soft Copy Book available at the end of July</strong></p><p><em>''Rebecca Coutant takes readers off the beaten track on a local's journey through Ambergris Caye with her聽informative, humorous guide...a must-read for anyone visiting Belize's most popular destination. '' 鈥?Ali聽Wunderman, author of Frommer's guidebook to Belize</em></p>
Bad Karma: The True Story of a Mexican Surf Trip from Hell
by Paul Wilson

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English

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Publication Date

October 23, 2019

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<p>In the summer of 1978, twenty-one-year-old Paul Wilson jumps at the chance to join two local icons on a dream surf trip to mainland Mexico, unaware their ultimate destination lies in the heart of drug cartel country. Having no earthly idea of where he鈥檒l get the money to pay his share, and determined to prove his mettle, he does the only thing he can think of: He robs a supermarket. And, if karma didn鈥檛 already have enough reason to doom the trip, he soon learns one of his companions is a聽convicted killer on the run, and the other an unscrupulous cad.聽Mishap and misfortune rule the days, and mere survival takes precedence over surfing.</p><p>Original photographs (including pre-kingpin El Chapo), and聽Wilson鈥檚 strong narrative style, combine to make this true story personal鈥攊n the tradition of Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, and Barbarian Days,聽A Surfing Life by William Finnegan鈥攅xcept <em>this</em> tale had to wait for the聽statute of limitations to expire before it could be told.<br /><br />聽</p>
GALAPAGOS BIRDWATCHING: PHOTOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION
by , ELIZABETH CORAL

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English

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1703

Publication Date

June 18, 2015

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Galapagos Birdwatching is not only for serious birders but for anyone that want to know more about the birds seen on the islands. <br />All the residents are described, as well as migrants, and vagrants. Introduced and cultivated species are mentioned, even hypothetical species.<br />Looking for birds is made easy with a list of all the species seen in the regular visitor sites of Galapagos.<br />All birds are separated in seabirds, water- & shorebirds and landbirds; further into common = the residents; uncommon = the migrants and rare = the vagrants.<br />In each field, identification can be done with the help of photographs, chosen to point out the distinctive features of a bird.<br />Once identification is accomplished a description page with information on 鈥淪cientific Classification鈥? 鈥淓nglish and Spanish names鈥? 鈥淕eneral Description鈥? 鈥淣otes鈥? 鈥淲here to be found鈥?and 鈥淚UCN Status鈥?opens up. All this information detailed and updated.<br />Translations from English names to Dutch, French and German are provided, as well as a Glossary.<br />A book of interest for anyone preparing a trip to the islands or used as a field guide for visitors.<br />
Fodor's Essential Argentina: with the Wine Country, Uruguay & Chi...
by Fodor's Travel Guides

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English

Pages

464

Publication Date

November 20, 2018

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<b><p>Written by locals, <i>Fodor鈥檚 Essential Argentina</i> is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Argentina. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor鈥檚 in exploring one of the most exciting countries in South America.</p></b><p>From the scenic Mendoza wineries in the foothills of the Andes, to the cultural riches of Buenos Aires, to the gorgeous glacial terrain of Patagonia, Argentina offers experiences for all types of travelers. Whether you plan to marvel at the spectacular waterfalls of Iguazu Falls or the craggy, colorful hills in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, or you want to tango the night away in Buenos Aires, catch a fiery local soccer game, or try wind-skiing in Patagonia, <i>Fodor's Essential Argentina</i> helps travelers take in the most memorable sights and experiences of this culturally and geographically rich country.</p><b><p><i>Fodor鈥檚 Essential Argentina</i> includes:</p></b><b></b><ul><b>鈥P-TO-DATE COVERAGE:</b> Fully updated coverage of neighborhoods, must-see attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and more. New restaurants and hotels throughout Argentina showcase the best options at different price points and categories.</ul><b></b><ul><b>鈥LTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE:</b> A brief introduction and spectacular color photos capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout Argentina.</ul><b></b><ul><b>鈥ORGEOUS PHOTOS , DETAILED MAPS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES:</b> In-depth illustrated features cover iconic sights and experiences like Iguazu Falls, the Quebrada de Humahuaca, tango, gaucho country, Mendoza鈥檚 wineries, fly fishing, and Patagonian adventures. Additional features explore Argentina鈥檚 rich history. Additional, full-color photos and full-size street maps throughout help to inspire your must-see list and help you get around.</ul><b></b><ul><b>鈥TINERARIES AND RECOMMENDATIONS:</b> Check out the Great Itineraries section to help plan your time, whether its focus is Buenos Aires with time to take in waterfalls and wine or an itinerary that focuses on making your way to Patagonia. Entire chapters dedicated each to Side Trips from Buenos Aires and Side Trips to Uruguay helps you decide where to focus your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports, and the outdoors. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks in every category.</ul><b></b><ul><b>鈥NDISPENSABLE TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS:</b> Planners give useful, practical overviews of important travel information. A Calendar of Events helps visitors choose the best time to plan a visit around special festivals, parades, and events. Tips on Argentine wine, steak, markets, and sporting life give useful tools to dive into the culture.</ul><b></b><ul><b>鈥OVERS:</b> Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Salta, the Lake District, Iguazu Falls, Quebrada de Humahuaca, the wine regions, Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay, and Patagonia.</ul><b></b><p><b>ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS:</b> Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.</p><p>Planning on visiting more of South America? Check out <i>Fodor鈥檚 Chile</i> and <i>Fodor鈥檚 Peru</i>.</p>
The Conquest of the Incas
by John Hemming

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English

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656

Publication Date

January 19, 2013

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The Conquest of the Incas, John Hemming's masterly and highly acclaimed account of one of the most exciting conquests known to history, has never been surpassed.<br /><br />From the first small band of Spanish adventurers to enter the mighty Inca empire to the execution of the last Inca forty years later, it is the story of bloodshed, infamy, rebellion and extermination, told as convincingly as if it happened yesterday. It also tells the social impact of the conquest, on ordinary Peruvians forced to work for Spanish masters or in hellish silver and mercury mines, on change of religion and government, and how survivors of the Inca elite reacted to the new order.<br /><br />FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED EBOOK EDITION FOR 2012<br />This 2012 e-book edition includes an extensive revision and update of the text, bibliography, notes and other end-material, to report the latest theories and discoveries. It also has a new appendix about recent finds of Inca ruins in Vilcabamba beyond Machu Picchu.<br /><br />A must-read book for anyone considering a trip to Peru or wanting to know more about the final days of the Inca empire.<br /><br /><br />PRAISE FOR THE CONQUEST OF THE INCAS<br />"The Conquest of the Incas is an extraordinary book. In it, rigorous historical research and profound analysis combine with stylistic elegance to produce a work that conveys to us, in all its richness and diversity, the tragic and fabulous history of the Inca realm; and it is as delightful to read as the best novels."<br />- Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian, Nobel Laureate in Literature<br /><br />"Simply put, The Conquest of the Incas by John Hemming is the bible for historians and archaeologists studying the final days of the Inca. There is no other book which is even in the same class. For South American scholars, visitors to Peru, or any adventurer, it is an unmatched must-read book. The publication of a new e-version insures that it will continue to inspire readers well into the future."<br />- Professor Brian S. Bauer, University of Illinois at Chicago, leading Inca archaeologist<br /><br />"It is distinguished by an extraordinary empathy, a feeling of one鈥檚 way into the minds of the 16th-century Spaniards and Indians鈥?it seizes hold of the imagination. It tells a dirty story. It makes you wonder why. It should be read."<br />- John Leonard, New York Times<br /><br />"It is a delight to praise a book of this quality which combines careful scholarship with sparkling narrative skill... his works brims with fresh facts and insights."<br />- Philip Magnus, The Sunday Times<br /><br />"A superbly vivid history distinguished by formidable scholarship, uncluttered language, a graphic sense of the craggy or desolate terrain in which the tragic combat took place."<br />- Dennis Potter, The Times<br /><br />"A mountain of a book鈥?but there is nothing arduous about the reading of it: the hard work has all been done by John Hemming. It is a superb work of narrative history鈥?quot;<br />- Antonia Fraser, Financial Times<br /><br />"To read Hemming鈥檚 Conquest was to be taken by a tireless traveler, scholar and expert guide... through the deserts, mountains and jungles in which the tragic conflict raged. Every description鈥?rang with the authority of one who had spent time there and read everything which both sides had to say."<br />- Ronald Wright, Times Literary Supplement

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