The Geography of Madness: Penis Thieves, Voodoo Death, and the Search for the Meaning of the World's Strangest Syndromes

By Frank Bures

Jon Ronson meets David Grann during this interesting, wildly exciting experience and trip tale approximately how tradition could make us cross completely insane

The Geography of insanity is an research of "culture-bound" syndromes, that are a ways stranger than they sound. Why is it, for instance, that a few males think, opposed to all cause, that vandals stole their penises, even supposing they're in solid actual form? within the Geography of insanity, acclaimed journal author Frank Bures travels world wide to track culture-bound syndromes to their sources—and within the approach, tells a outstanding tale concerning the unusual issues we all think.

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Poland - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

The alterations in Polish lifestyles, tradition, economics, and improvement were outstanding. And the velocity of swap indicates little signal of abating. via twenty-five years of post-Communist transformation and ten years as a member of the ecu Union, a few Polish towns, like Warsaw, Kraków, Poznan, and Wroclaw, have skilled an monetary renaissance thank you principally to direct international funding, european money, and an inflow of holiday makers. a lot of the geographical region, and towns like Lódz and Lublin, even though, are shadows in their former selves. The mass emigration of Polish staff following eu integration has had as major an impact on Poland because it has at the vacation spot international locations, akin to the united kingdom. regardless of a problem of self belief within the country’s path, a swing towards political populism, and the tragic demise of the Polish president within the Smolensk catastrophe of 2010, Poland is the single european member to not have suffered fiscal contraction within the years following the 2007–08 international monetary predicament. That Poland maintains to advance in progress and impact is a testomony to the mythical Polish get to the bottom of within the face of adversity. This new, up to date version of Culture shrewdpermanent! Poland provides viewers with an perception into way of life in today’s Poland. From the country’s wealthy and tragic historical past to the expansion of a contemporary economic system, from the country rural geographical region to the Warsaw hipster scene, the reader will achieve an appreciation of Polish tradition a lot deeper than that to be present in traditional trip guides.

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Borneo, Celebes, Aru (Penguin Great Journeys)

By Alfred Russel Wallace

Racked with fever, almost broke and incomes a precarious dwelling via sending again to London the plumes of lovely birds, Wallace (1823-1913) finally turned the most heroic and admirable of all scientist-explorers. even if residing with Hill Dyaks or searching Orang-Utans or crusing on a junk to the unbelievably distant Aru islands, Wallace opens our eyes to a now lengthy vanished world.

Great trips permits readers to trip either round the planet and again during the centuries – but additionally again into principles and worlds scary, ruthless and harsh in numerous methods from our personal. Few examining reviews can start to fit that of attractive with writers who observed astounding things: nice civilisations, partitions of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and flora new to technology. studying those books is to work out the realm afresh, to rediscover a time while many cultures have been particularly unusual to one another, the place legends and tales have been taken care of as proof and during which rather a lot was once nonetheless to be discovered.

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Istanbul: Memories and the City

By Orhan Pamuk

A shimmering evocation, by means of turns intimate and panoramic, of 1 of the world’s nice towns, by means of its most well known author. Orhan Pamuk used to be born in Istanbul and nonetheless lives within the relations condominium development the place his mom first held him in her palms. His portrait of his urban is hence additionally a self-portrait, refracted via reminiscence and the melancholy–or hüzün– that every one Istanbullus proportion: the disappointment that comes of dwelling amid the ruins of a misplaced empire.With cinematic fluidity, Pamuk strikes from his glamorous, unsatisfied mom and dad to the beautiful, decrepit mansions overlooking the Bosphorus; from the dawning of his self-consciousness to the writers and painters–both Turkish and foreign–who may form his realization of his urban. Like Joyce’s Dublin and Borges’ Buenos Aires, Pamuk’s Istanbul is a effective come upon of position and sensibility, superbly written and immensely relocating.

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Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman

By Alice Steinbach

"In some ways, i used to be an autonomous woman," writes Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Alice Steinbach. “For years I’d made my very own offerings, paid my very own money owed, shoveled my very own snow.” yet by some means she had develop into based in fairly in a different way. “I had fallen into the behavior of defining myself by way of who i used to be to people and what they anticipated of me.” yet who used to be she clear of the folks and issues that outlined her? during this beautiful publication, Steinbach searches for the reply to this question in probably the most attractive and intriguing locations on this planet: Paris, the place she reveals a soul mate; Oxford, the place she takes a direction at the English village; Milan, the place she befriends a tender girl approximately to be married. superbly illustrated with postcards from Steinbach’s trips, this revealing and witty booklet transports you right into a interesting internal and outer trip, an unforgettable voyage of discovery.

Praise for Without Reservations:

“A wealthy account of 1 woman’s trip via Europe and into the self.”
—Us Weekly

“I enjoyed going in addition to Alice Steinbach as she is going off in this infrequent, awesome event, an break out into researching herself and a few of the actually magical areas during this world.” —DOMINICK DUNNE

“More than a chronicle of the writer’s look for self-discovery, Without Reservations is a beautiful travelogue.”
—Chicago Tribune

“The most sensible books, just like the most sensible vacation trips, comprise unforeseen delights, surprises that improve the soul in addition to the senses. it is a publication approximately love, and longing, and the passage of time. It’s approximately wish, and braveness, and the resiliency of reminiscence. This booklet is a ceremonial dinner. Bon appétit!
—The Des Moines Register

“Beautifully written, transparent, insightful, considerate . . . Steinbach’s e-book can be taken in slowly and savored all of the way.”
—St. Petersburg Times

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The Heritage Trail explores ..... Devon and Cornwall - South West England (Regional Gems)

By Linda Lee, Laurie Jonas

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Between the rugged coastal surroundings of Cornwall, and the sheltered Riviera-style shores of Devon, every little thing from castles to cliff railways are available. Tin and copper mining has been conducted within the zone for hundreds of years, and a number of other ruinous mine workings now offer the most evocative landmarks. As farming and fishing supported the neighborhood groups, few grand structures have been built for the land-owning gentry. however, there are numerous attention-grabbing houses to discover during this quarter, in addition to folklore, legend and delusion. This booklet explores 30 websites from throughout either counties. in addition to an old assessment, every one article includes a color picture of the positioning in addition to a data panel containing establishing occasions, grid reference, deal with, mobile quantity, and site info (where applicable).

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The Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create freedom in business and adventure in life

By Natalie Sisson

Everyone has the fitting to construct a company from at any place and layout a life-style they love. That’s what this booklet will educate you to do. If you’ve constantly inspiration that having the liberty to do what you will have in case you wish was once only a pipe dream, then reassess. immediately there's extra chance than ever to : • package deal and promote your current wisdom and talents to earn adequate to paintings and dwell wherever • construct a ecocnomic on-line company out of your computing device that creates genuine effect on the earth • Use on-line instruments, social media and outsourcing to offer you extra time, funds and freedom • trip the area for much less and adventure the thrill of minimalism • stay lifestyles by yourself phrases and create your perfect way of life. This booklet uncovers the 3 phases of creating a freedom way of life enterprise together with the frame of mind you would like, the nuts and bolts of establishing a web company you're keen on and the blueprint to create your excellent way of life. After eight years of operating within the paperwork of the company international, Natalie Sisson hand over her high-paying activity to fly to Canada, commence a weblog and cofound a expertise corporation. in exactly 18 whirlwind months she realized find out how to construct an internet platform from scratch, after which left to begin her personal enterprise, which concerned flying to Argentina to devour empanadas, play final Frisbee and release her first electronic product. Strike ahead 5 years and she or he now runs a a number of six-figure enterprise from her computer, whereas dwelling out of a suitcase, and educating marketers around the world to construct a company and way of life they love. If you’re simply beginning out, this publication will assist you package deal and promote your wisdom and talents, or these of others and construct an internet platform to earn sufficient to paintings and dwell anyplace. If you’re an entrepreneur, this publication will aid you determine your corporation on-line, achieve an international viewers and construct a digital workforce to provide you extra time, cash and freedom. it is a sensible consultant to profit what it takes to be a electronic nomad and boost the freedom-based mind-set to really stay existence by yourself phrases. ----------------------------------- Editorial studies “Plenty of individuals are looking to shuttle the realm and run a enterprise from wherever, yet just a small percent of them rework their goals to truth. of these who take the plunge, few can clarify it good. Natalie Sisson is the fitting exception: a suitcase entrepreneur with a tune checklist, who may also exhibit you precisely how it’s performed. learn this publication and select your personal adventure.” ~ Chris Guillebeau, NYT bestselling writer of The $100 Startup “Natalie mixes the superior of enjoyable and concept with useful, actionable instruments to get you place for a possible situation self reliant company. whereas there's particular travel-related info, any entrepreneur will make the most of studying tips to have a lean, versatile business.” ~ Pamela narrow, writer, enterprise trainer “The Suitcase Entrepreneur” is a true gem: it includes extra assets than i've got visible in the other publication of its style, and is the last word one-stop-resource for budding suitcase marketers. this isn't a ebook that sketches out a dream and leaves you putting, it tells you precisely what that dream can appear like and the precise instruments you should use to get there, beginning now. ~ Marianne Cantwell, writer of most sensible vendor loose variety people “Natalie Sisson is a person who actually walks her trip speak: her standard day consists of a mix of event, working her enterprise, making significant friendships, conquering athletic feats and altering lives — and that’s only a baseline. This booklet is definitely the right jumping-off element for somebody who desires to create their very own freedom in paintings and life." Jenny Blake, writer, speaker and micro-business trainer at

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The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line 2015

The Unofficial consultant to the Disney Cruise Line 2015 is your no-nonsense, consumer-oriented advisor to Disney's cruise vacation trips. we will indicate the easiest of Disney's ships and itineraries, together with a few stellar eating places, top-notch kid's actions, and Castaway Cay, the most effective holiday islands within the Caribbean. we will additionally let you know which on-board leisure and eating places could be skipped, together with what to do as a substitute. alongside the best way we will help you get a better price, opt for the suitable stateroom, send, and itinerary, and the way to get to and out of your cruise with ease.

New for the 2015 variation, we are going to provide the run-down at the preferred shore expedition, together with reviews from tourists approximately their studies. to be able to get monetary savings and take tours of your individual, we are going to offer unique itineraries together with new maps that will help you discover the simplest that every port has to offer.

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Eating Viet Nam: Dispatches from a Blue Plastic Table

By Graham Holliday

A journalist and blogger takes us on a colourful and highly spiced gastronomic travel via Viet Nam during this interesting, offbeat go back and forth memoir, with a foreword through Anthony Bourdain.

 Growing up in a small city in northern England, Graham Holliday wasn’t partial to shuttle. yet in his early twenties, an image of Hanoi sparked a interest that propelled him midway around the globe. Graham didn’t are looking to be a vacationer in an alien land, even though; he was firm to dwell it. a standard man who loved making an attempt attention-grabbing meals, he moved to the capital urban and launched into a quest to discover genuine Vietnamese nutrients. In Eating Viet Nam, he chronicles his odyssey during this unusual, attractive land infused with chic smells and tastes.

Traveling during the again alleys and around the boulevards of Hanoi—where domestic chefs organize grills and stripped-down stands serving luxurious fare on blue plastic furniture—he risked dysentery, giardia, and diarrhea to find a culinary treasure-load that used to be really international and special. Holliday stocks each chunk of the intense clean dishes, stinky and bursting with taste, which he got here to like in Hanoi, Saigon, and the nation-state. the following, too, are the notable those who grew to become part of his new lifestyles, together with his spouse, Sophie.

A banquet for the senses, humorous, captivating, and continuously scrumptious, Eating Viet Nam will encourage armchair tourists, curious palates, and everybody itching for a flavor of adventure. 

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Fodor's In Focus Aruba (Full-color Travel Guide)

Tourists flock to Aruba for the sunny weather, excellent waters, and ideal shorelines. Aruba provides extra offerings than approximately the other Caribbean island, from world-class oceanfront inns outfitted with connoisseur eating places and high-dollar casinos to intimate local inns and diners now not far flung the seashore. Fodor's has all of it coated in an easy-to-carry, full-color consultant choked with every little thing you must recognize to plot the precise holiday.

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