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101. The Story of Spain: The Dramatic
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102. Birnbaum's Walt Disney World for
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103. Restaurant Financial Basics
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104. To Asia with Love: A Connoisseurs'
105. Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the
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106. Thailand Fever
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107. The Most Scenic Drives in America:
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108. Fifty Places to Play Golf Before
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109. Java Persistence with Hibernate
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110. The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook:
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111. The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift
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112. Touching the Void: The True Story
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113. Rick Steves' Europe Through the
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114. China (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
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115. 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping
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116. Portuguese in 10 Minutes a Day®
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117. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account
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118. One Special Summer
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119. London (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
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120. Alaska by Cruise Ship: The Complete

101. The Story of Spain: The Dramatic History of Europe's Most Fascinating Country
by Not Avail
Paperback (30 April, 2004)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A great introduction to Spain
While visiting Spain with my wife we bought this book in Seville. I enjoyed every part of it especially the end of each chapter which holds a list of the monuments relevant to the history of that chapter. I took it on a trip to Spain with my wife and it made the trip magical.
2-0 out of 5 stars Trust the negative reviews and save your time
Is there substance?Yes, not a lot, but there is a brief overview of history here.
1-0 out of 5 stars Hollywood Movie
No wonder this book has not been translated into Spanish. It would be an absolute fiasco. "The Story of Spain" was so obviously designed to be a good seller among American tourists, that it would make an excellent Hollywood movie -such is the distortion of history!
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Subjects:  1. Europe - Spain & Portugal    2. History    3. History: World    4. Spain   


102. Birnbaum's Walt Disney World for Kids, by Kids 2007 (Birnbaum's Walt Disney World for Kids By Kids)
by Disney Editions
Paperback (01 October, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Will Stoke a Child's Enthusiasm!
When my husband and I were considering going to WDW for our anniversary, we happened to visit a Disney store in a mall. The manager gushed about WDW (doesn't everybody, really?) and showed us the Birnbaum's 2006 guide for kids. I thought we'd buy it, just to get an idea of what was in the parks and such. Read more

Subjects:  1. Children's 4-8 - Travel - General    2. Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction    3. Museums, Tours, Points of Interest    4. Special Interest - Family    5. Travel    6. Travel Guides - U.S.    7. United States - South - South Atlantic (General)    8. Juvenile Nonfiction / Travel    9. Travel & holiday guides    10. USA   


103. Restaurant Financial Basics
by Wiley
Paperback (02 October, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommendable
I used this book to teach financial management of restaurantes to pupils in a culinary school. It was very usefull and I highly recommend it, especially the chapter where you find the different forms of calculating the price of a dish.

5-0 out of 5 stars Helpful
This book provides confidence for people out here (like myself) that are considering starting their own business.No other texts on the subject have covered the pertinent issues as comprehensively as I would have liked.Very information and truly helpful. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business/Economics    4. Entrepreneurship    5. Finance    6. Hospitality industry    7. Industries - Hospitality, Travel & Tourism    8. Restaurant management    9. Business & Economics / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism    10. Finance & Accounting    11. Hotel & catering trades   


104. To Asia with Love: A Connoisseurs' Guide to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
by ThingsAsian Press
Paperback (July, 2004)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for your travel book library
As someone who's outgrown Lonely Planet and Let's Go guides, I found Fay's book to be an excellent guide for those looking for more in-depth perspective and history than simply finding a hostel or looking for the next watering hole. Pictures are gorgeous and one can easily tell a good deal of money went into the exquisite design.A great writer and guide, Kim is someone I wish I had along with me in my South East Asian travels!

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't understand the fuss
I bought this based on the reviews here on Amazon - and I'm sorry that I did. It doesn't contain any valuable information and the organization is odd for a guidebook. I just don't see the point of this guidebook.

1-0 out of 5 stars Dreadful guide book
Badly organized, can't find anything quickly...most of the tips can be found in lonely guide for the various counries....in the end was totally useless on our trip to cambodia, laos, and vietnam... ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Asia - General    2. General    3. Reference - Guides (General)    4. Travel    5. Travel - Foreign    6. Travel - General    7. Travel / General   


105. Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
by Random House
Hardcover (08 November, 1994)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Perspective from Pluto
As I write this review, scientists around the world are in one more tizzy about whether Pluto is a planet, and exactly what a planet is.
5-0 out of 5 stars Let's take the first steps
This book really focuses on something I believe is of uttermost importance for human kind: our long-term survival as a species and the essential role of space exploration. Many ideas and facts presented in Pale Blue Dot have already been expressed elsewhere, not least in science-fiction, but here they are collected and presented to us in a formidable way, with the focus on the potentially new era awaiting us where we would finally quit our Earth cocoon and start expanding through the Universe. As a scientist, I believe that this is a realistic view even if it definitely won't happen in our lifetimes. Sagan gives very convicing arguments why it is necessary to take the first steps in this direction: now, without delay!

5-0 out of 5 stars A great sequel to Cosmos
The title of this book refers to Earth- all that our planet is in the big scheme of things is a Pale Blue Dot, as photographed by the Voyager spacecraft, departing our solar system. It's very humbling. Sagan went before his time, and didn't even get to see the landing of Mars Pathfinder in 1997, but that mission was renamed "The Sagan Memorial Mars Station." Whereas Cosmos talked about the past and future of space travel, this book talks about the future. It's written 20 years after "Cosmos" so builds upon what that book says. It used many charts and interesting pictures and graphs. This is better than "Cosmos" in my opinion, and is my favorite book ever. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Exploration    2. Outer space    3. Popular works    4. Science/Mathematics    5. Space Exploration    6. Popular astronomy    7. Science / General   


106. Thailand Fever
by Paiboon Publishing
Paperback (November, 2004)
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Sales Rank: 29107
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars "THAILAND FEVER"
WOW!!"THAILAND FEVER":Now I understand.What a GREAT culture.I'm speechless.

5-0 out of 5 stars A book to read carefully
Khun Vitida Vasant has written an excellent book on Thai culture.
4-0 out of 5 stars Very Insightful
Great book for anyone who would like to learn about Thai vs. Western values concerning dating, marriage, and family. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Thai (Siamese)    2. Thailand    3. Travel & holiday guides   


107. The Most Scenic Drives in America: 120 Spectacular Road Trips
by Reader's Digest
Hardcover (03 March, 2005)
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Isbn: 0762105801
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Taking a drive in the country has been popular since horse-and-buggy days. But while the roadtrip itch is as strong as ever, scenic drives get scarcer year by year. The answer is a collection of the 120loveliest drives in the U.S., providing maps and tours (with sites along the way itemized and lovinglydescribed), trip length, when to go, nearby attractions, and local information sources. Free time is at apremium these days; rather than waste your leisure time in highway gluts, it's worth taking directions tosome of the most beautiful drives the country still has to offer. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book!
I stumbled upon the 1997 edition of this book at a garage sale for $2.It makes me want to just quit my job and spend the rest of my life trying to check them off, one by one.The photos are so beautiful.The one thing I do wish they had though, was a trip completely mapped out for you based on how long it takes to drive and see everything.In other words, I wish it would say "First day, drive to this place, see this, this, and this.Stay overnight in this town.Second day, drive to this place..." etc.Because even though it tells you how far the drive is, it doesn't really say how long it would take you to visit the various places (obviously everyone is different, but a guideline would be really helpful)

5-0 out of 5 stars Majestic
The book has so many beautiful pictures of the picturesque places to drive in the US it made me want to jump in the car and go. Well, I did when I was in Massachusetts. I drove on the historic Mohawk Trail on my way to Williamstown, MA and let me tell you how breathtaking it really was. Take your kids on these drives for historical experience that's not only fun but also awe inspired.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
This book is great!We never plan a vacation or leave on one without this book.I have many travel books and this one is the best. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Automobile travel    2. General    3. Guidebooks    4. Scenic byways    5. Transportation    6. Travel - United States    7. United States    8. United States - General    9. Travel / United States / General   


108. Fifty Places to Play Golf Before You Die: Golf Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
by Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Hardcover (01 October, 2005)
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3-0 out of 5 stars O.K. Little Book
Notice that the title is not "The Fifty Greatest Golf Courses."My title would be, "Fifty Interesting Places to Play Golf."Whether it's my title or the real title, the emphasis is on "places to play," or "destinations," not golf courses per se.More than fifty golf courses are covered.Which is not to say that the book does not include a lot of great golf courses.The format is mini-coffee table, with several pages of text for each destination and one small picture for most of the destinations.The quality of the printing, photo reproduction and binding in my copy is excellent.The text for each destination has been volunteered by a different prominent golf person.For example, Nick Faldo writes about the Royal Melborne Golf Club (West Course) in the Australian state of Victoria.Alice Dye about the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course (see a connection there?).On the plus side are the quality of the color photos and the introduction (to me) of golf courses in some far away places (e.g., Bhutan, Morocco, India, places, however, I'll never get to).On the minus side, I don't have a prayer of playing some of the U.S. courses, even after I die (e.g., Pine Valley, Sand Hills, National Golf Links of America), which, honestly, the author points out.Finally, why not at least one photo for each destination?From the two page description of the Pacific Grove muni: "[T]he back nine . . . takes you right out to the water and combines incredible views of the Pacific and Monterey Bay with windswept bluffs reminiscent of some of the great courses of Scotland and Ireland."Why no photo of this course?From the two page description of the Torekov Golf Club in Sweden (my ancestral home): ". . .a links-oriented course. . . You can view the sea from all eighteen holes.In the summer, wildflowers are blooming everywhere . . . ."I want a photo, darn it!
5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Pictures, really nice gift.
Being a golfer, I got this as a gift from one of my relatives.I must say the pictures are outstanding.This book makes me want to travel more to other countries to experience the pleasure of these courses.This book will always have a permanent place in my library.For excellent golf instruction that helped me to drastically reduce my handicap, I recommend,
5-0 out of 5 stars A great gift item for the golfer on your list.
This really is an attractive volume, and it constitutes a sort of fantasy list of unique golf courses. The author has gone out of his way to avoid many of the "obvious" big name courses that golfers know from televised tournaments. This gives the book an added interest factor, as one can read about exotic courses in such out-of-the-way locales as Morocco and Oregon. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Directories    2. General    3. Golf    4. Golf - General    5. Golf courses    6. Golf resorts    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Sports & Recreation / Golf    10. Travel & holiday guides   


109. Java Persistence with Hibernate
by Manning Publications
Paperback (01 November, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 1481
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Subjects:  1. Computer Books: Languages    2. Computers    3. Computers - Languages / Programming    4. Internet - General    5. Programming Languages - Java    6. Computers / Languages / Programming    7. Computers / Programming Languages / General    8. Computers / Programming Languages / Java    9. Hibernate, Persistence, Java, SQL, object/relational mapping, ORM, Java Persistence, EJB, EJB 3.0, EJB3, Query, Cache, Persistent Object, Database, Data Management, Data Objects, Data Access Objects, DAO    10. Java & variants   


110. The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed (Ultimate Kauai Guidebook)
by Wizard Publications Inc.
Paperback (01 November, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 1955
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Book!!!!
We took this book with us on our honeymoon to Kauai.The recommendations were spot on.However (not the fault of the writers) service on the island is lacking in general. The maps were well done, and easy to use with the mile markers included.I would recommend reading this book BEFORE you leave to understand how the book is laid out.
5-0 out of 5 stars No Better Guidebook Out There
My wife and I were given this as a Christmas gift before we left to spend our Christmas on Kauai.The book was not only detailed with very in depth knowledge of many places throughout Kauai, but it was fun to read.The authors deliver useful information in a way that makes it sound like you are talking to them directly, as if leaning over the fence in your back yard and having them tell you about this great little place they found, or a restaurant that wasn't quite up to snuff.We are going back to Kauai, and before we leave, I am definitely getting the latest and greatest edition because there is just no other wway to experience all of Kauai except by using this excellent guide.

5-0 out of 5 stars definitely recommend this one!
We love the REVEALED guide books.They are written by someone 'in the know' and who shares a lot of details so you can decide what is right for you on your trip.They are very descriptive, covering the island much more completely than any other guide books i have seen, and are very open and honest about what they think is worth the look, and what isn't.How refreshing!Not only that, but the writers are quite funny, so the books are fun to read, as well as very informative in various bits of history, culture, and island lore. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Travel    2. Travel - United States    3. Travel Guides - U.S.    4. United States - Pacific - Hawaii    5. United States - West - Pacific (General)    6. Guidebooks; Adventure Travel    7. Kauai, Hawaii    8. Travel / United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)   


111. The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
by Broadway
Paperback (08 June, 2004)
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Sales Rank: 11858
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars The title has nothing to do with the story
I enjoy this authors writing style as it is full of humor and commen sense that everyone can agree with.His other book, Getting Stoned with Savages, was also good and if you read you have to read the other!

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reading
This book is an account of the 2 years Troost and his wife spent on Tarawa, a desolate atoll that is part of Kiribati and quickly becoming a polluted slum.
3-0 out of 5 stars Mental Note: Don't Vacation On Tarawa.
One would think that "The Sex Lives of Cannibals" was a psychological reference book about the libidinous habits of Hannibal Lector and friends. Actually, it refers to the historical beginnings of the peoples on a remote Pacific island called Tarawa. The ancesters of those native to the atoll apparently lost their men to invading cannibals who went on to procreate with their women through force, creating a non-descript race of islanders. Not exactly what immediately comes to mind upon reading the title of J. Maarten Troost's first novel, a true story about his two year adventure on a small piece of land in the middle of the an endless bowl of water.
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Subjects:  1. Anthropology - Cultural    2. Australia & Oceania - General    3. Description And Travel    4. Essays & Travelogues    5. Ethnology    6. Ethnology And Ethnography    7. Kiribati    8. Social life and customs    9. Tarawa Atoll    10. Tarawa Atoll (Kiribati)    11. Travel    12. Travel - General    13. Travel / Australia & Oceania   


112. Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
by Harper Paperbacks
Paperback (January, 2004)
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Isbn: 0060730552
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The void of the mind...
Some of us are adrenalin junkies. We need to feel the rush, the tension and the accomplishment that comes with scaling 21,000-foot mountains, such as the Siula Grande. Then there are people like me, who would rather read of other's accounts of such incredible experiences. And Joe Simpson reaches your psyche in ways few other writers could. Part of it is just the knowledge and fearful horror of what he went through -- realizing that not only did he make it through the experience, but that he was able to articulate such inexpressible fears and feelings in such a vivid, moving way. Of course one can never truly understand what Joe Simpson experienced, but when one reads his words and begin to let your mind wonder into the "void", isn't the book as close as anyone would want to get? This vicarious adventurer says yes, yes, God yes.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good survival story
This book is worth reading & Joe Simpson is without a doubt a great writer. I do recommend this book if you like survival / adventure stories.
4-0 out of 5 stars Climb, Joe, Climb!!!
True Story of overcoming the mind and the mountain.
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Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. Case studies    4. General    5. Great Britain    6. Huayhuash, Cordillera    7. Mountaineering    8. Mountaineers    9. Peru    10. Search and rescue operations    11. Simpson, Joe    12. Special Interest - Adventure    13. Sports    14. Sports & Recreation    15. Sports - General    16. Yates, Simon    17. Sports & Recreation / Mountaineering   


113. Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2007: The Travel Skills Handbook (Rick Steves)
by Avalon Travel Publishing
Paperback (28 August, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 4399
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Bundle with Party Europe
Just as good as previous versions with lots of off the beaten path fun things to do. I brought it with a copy of Party Europe. It was a great combo. Rick Steves to chill, Party Europe to have the most fun possible.
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Subjects:  1. Europe - General    2. Europe - Western    3. Travel    4. Travel - Foreign    5. Travel Guides    6. Europe    7. Travel & holiday guides    8. Travel / Europe / General   


114. China (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
by DK Travel
Paperback (15 August, 2005)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good intro guide
I used two tour books to plan my trip to China: Eyewitness for the general details of the itinerary, and Lonely Planet for the logistical details. The Eyewitness guide has a massive amount of beautiful photographs and illustrations that help give the traveler an idea of the sights he or she can choose from, which is very important--unless you have a year or so to spare, planning a trip to China is as much about choosing what NOT to see as it is choosing what to see. I could also see this being the perfect guide for the more casual traveler; someone in a tour group or someone accompanying a designated "navigator."
5-0 out of 5 stars Great
We travel a lot and find some information books better than others.For China, we would recommend the Eyewitness Travel Guide. It is excellent. Very thorough; great photos; wonderful information and helpful, too!

5-0 out of 5 stars DK China
This DK travel guide - like all of DK publications - is an excellent source of travel information on China.We always look for a DK guide when visiting a new city or country. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Asia - China    2. China    3. General    4. Guidebooks    5. Travel    6. Travel - Foreign    7. Foreign Language Study / Spanish   


115. 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive
by Gibbs Smith, Publisher
Paperback (23 June, 2003)
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Sales Rank: 11250
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A great guide to getting out of a survival situation.
Unless something is wrong with you, your goal when thrust into a survival situation is to get out of it as fast as you can. That is the premise of this book. You won't find detailed instructions on building and using a fire bow. You won't find recomendations on the biggest, baddest knife. The one used in the book has about a 4 inch blade and retails for less than $20. You will find practicle suggestions for fire. You will also find suggestions on assembling a survival kit that's thorough but not enormous. There is scientific discussion on the human body's reaction to the environment. All of this is presented in a humorous style. The book focuses on preparation for a survival situation and how to get out of it. Not learning flint knapping, snare building, dead falls, etc. I found the book informative and easy to read. Those offended by the few cartoon characters should get a life.

5-0 out of 5 stars 98.6 Rates a 100%
Down to earth, straight forward, factual, No BS here.
3-0 out of 5 stars Much better titles out there
Besides the dedication to "all Beings of Light," living "within a conscious understanding of our true Selves" and his gratitude for "all the Ascended and Cosmic Ones, to all the Archangels, Archeia, and angels, elementals, and Elohim"... and his characters "Elvis Parsley, Willy Nilly" and others, by the time you weed through all his flakey or cutesie fluff content, the meat on the bone is practical and useful, but lost.By three chapters in, I truly felt like I had wasted my time.
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Subjects:  1. Handbooks, manuals, etc    2. Outdoor Skills    3. Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Wilderness survival    6. Health & Fitness / Health Care Issues    7. Sports & Outdoor Recreation    8. TRAVEL & HOLIDAY   


116. Portuguese in 10 Minutes a Day® (10 Minutes a Day Series)
by Bilingual Books (WA)
Paperback (May, 2002)
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Isbn: 0944502377
Sales Rank: 19142
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good place to start
I am a native speaker trying to teach my hubby a few words for our trip to Brazil.I found the book very easy to use.Most nights he practiced by himself and I reviewed the material.He was able to get pretty good pronunciation using the books guidelines, but emphasis was harder.It think this is true anytime you are studying language through a book.The stickers were fun to use, we did label items around the house.After getting this book down we moved on to a CD ROM package which has been useful as well.My husband felt that the book did not do a very good job with teaching tenses and conjugating words.This is true, the books aim was to teach you useful phrases and words, you would still be limited in your ability to understand a native speakers anwers to your questions.However, after only one month he definitelty learned quite a bit.Even though I am fluent it is easier to work from a program, as learning from me is hit or miss, this way we have the basics covered.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great product
I enjoyed this book a lot. It is a great way for a beginner to pick up the basic words and phrases needed to communicate in Portuguese. When you actually follow the directions and spend the 10 minutes a day, you really pick up the language quickly! I like the way the book is written and found it easy to follow and understand. Great way to learn!

3-0 out of 5 stars Trying to Learn
This is a wonderful book if you are going to be in Brazil for a very short time. It is also a good beginner book. Unfortunately the pronunciations (esp at the end of words) is hard to understand. My husband is from Brazil and we will be going there soon. He had to correct me the majority of the time when I was pronouncing the words how this book has outlined how they should be pronounced. Overall it is a nice book but you might want need a tutor as well to get the sounds right.If you are going to be staying in Brazil for a longer time you will need a better book for sure. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. English    2. Europe - Spain & Portugal    3. Foreign Language - Dictionaries / Phrase Books    4. General    5. Grammar    6. Language    7. Portuguese    8. Portuguese language    9. Reference    10. Self-instruction    11. Textbooks for foreign speakers    12. Conversation and phrase books    13. Language self-study & phrasebooks    14. Portugal    15. Spain   


117. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
by Anchor
Paperback (19 October, 1999)
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Isbn: 0385494785
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Fast paced, educating account of extreme mountaineering
Mr. Krakauer's account of the deadly trip to the top of Mt. Everest has a credibility to the story that many other action filled, non-fiction works have.Due mostly to the fact that Mr. Krakauer was a reporter who was there, a member of a team who witnessed the way the disaster unfolded in one of the most unforgiving environments in the world.His book is a chronicle of the things that went wrong with the expedition, things that were red-flags to those there but were not heeded.Some of the book deals with the commercialization of Everest, where if you have the money, you can find a guide that will risk your life, his life and others lives to get you to the top.Some of those who died were Everest guides, people who knew the signs of things going wrong, yet they still made the fateful decision of pressing on for the summit.Part of the book, about Beck Weathers is amazing and does give some hope to the extents and abuse the human body can take with a certain frame of mind.Albeit, it cost him his hands and part of his face, the fact that he survived is amazing none-the-less.
5-0 out of 5 stars Read "The Climb," too...
I give "Above Thin Air" 5 stars because it is a magnificently written work about Everest, but Krakauer's venom towards Anatoli Boukreev was and is inexplicable when the facts of that night are laid bare.
4-0 out of 5 stars Non-Fiction at Its Best
I couldn't put this book down. To be honest with you, I rarely enjoy non-fiction, yet the way with which Krakauer creates tension - something that most likely is not that difficult as Everest on its own is a formidable place - is as effective as some of the best fiction writers out there. I was also impressed with how he was able to situate the expedition and the characters involved within the rich tradition of Everest mountaineering. His descriptions of Hall and Fischer are remarkable and he has immortalized them for the general public as they have been immortalized with climbers for years. I also like the way with which Krakauer is honest about what he is and is not sure about concerning his account. Being above 26,000 ft. makes it very difficult to be sure of what took place. Overall, I was quite impresed with this book. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Biography / Autobiography    2. Essays & Travelogues    3. Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)    4. Krakauer, Jon    5. Mountaineering    6. Mountaineering accidents    7. Mountaineering expeditions    8. Specific Groups - General    9. Sports    10. Sports & Recreation    11. Sports - General    12. Sports & Recreation / Mountaineering   


118. One Special Summer
by Rizzoli
Hardcover (11 April, 2006)
list price: $24.95 -- our price: $16.47
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Isbn: 0847827879
Sales Rank: 14127
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars For Jackie Kennedy's fans
For those who follow Jackie Kennedy's footsteps since her childhood, it is a fresh, elegant book to complete their collection. For all of us, it gives the taste of our age of innocence.

5-0 out of 5 stars Send Your Daughters to Europe, by Boat!!!!
I bought this book when I was in high school, and after studying the darling illustrations, and reading the story, I soooo longed to travel abroad, particularly by boat; and to mix with all the European dignitaries, socialites, and "Lah De Dahs" from across the pond. Now it's 30 years later, and having traveled quite extensively with my husband I still have that same longing, yet this time for my own daughters!This book and its charming illustrations make you want to send your daughter(s) or sons to Europe and travel amongst the noblesse.However impossible as that may seem to be, the good news is that today, anyone can take the Queen Mary or any number of magnificent ships (QEII available no longer) across the pond and waltz around Europe.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Charming Snapshot in History
This was such a delightful discovery, I can almost picture what it would have been like to have discovered the actual scrapbook and travel journal on which this book is based.It is a delightful glimpse into the pre-celebrity lives of the young Bouvier sisters.Not only is this a treat for fans of either Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, or her sister Lee Bouvier Radziwill, but it is also a wonderful book for people who are fans of vacation memoirs.No matter what your background is, there are laughs to be found in the trials and tribulations of a voyage--for instance, of sharing a ship cabin with a woman in her 90's, who has a penchant for walking around in the buff late at night.The drawings, done by Jackie Bouvier, are charming and funny.One hopes that people still take such sweet records of their vacations. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1929-1994    2. Description And Travel    3. Essays & Travelogues    4. Europe    5. Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy,    6. Travel    7. Travel - General    8. Women In The U.S.    9. Travel / Essays & Travelogues   


119. London (Eyewitness Travel Guides)
by DK Travel
Turtleback (20 March, 2006)
list price: $25.00 -- our price: $16.50
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Isbn: 0756615461
Sales Rank: 4775
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for a London vacation
I purchased this book 6 weeks before my trip to London - and it was money well spent!Before leaving, I planned my entire vacation using the D&K Travel guide (and tripadvisor dot com for reviews).The map section is excellent and accurate as I used it continually on walking tours as well as when on the buses and tube.I really loved the map section.The maps are broken down into sections of London with arrows at the edges of each map pointing to the page number that the map continues on (depending which direction you are following) - so no struggling with a huge unruly map.There is a handy tube (subway) guide at the back of the book.The book fit nicely into my purse, and this was very important to me as I wanted it with me at all times.Not only did I find the road maps terrific, but also the various overview maps of specific areas (i.e. Covent Garden, Russell Square, Westminster & Whitehall) which had recommended walking tours marked up.The individual attractions diagrams (i.e. Westminster Abbey, British Museum, National Gallery), were excellent too and right on the mark as I used them for planning exhibits to see in advance of the trip.Being a full color guide divided into locations, you'll find information easily and be able to organize a flowing itinerary.The tips section is excellent with bus, telephone, currency and many other important tidbits of info.As for the hotel/B&B selection, I found it limited, but the information accurate as to the accommodations listed.My vacation in London was fabulous and I truly think this book had a big part in my trips success.Almost all of the museums in London are free - enjoy!

5-0 out of 5 stars The One Best Guide to London
The City of London is one of the most fascinating urban areas on the planet.Its remarkable history, from its founding by the Romans and its long years as the center of the British Empire to its vibrant present as a cultural and commercial center provide venues of interest for almost everyone.
4-0 out of 5 stars Informative and easy-to-use resource
After looking through many other travel guides, mostly copy-dense volumes with only a section or two of color photos, I admit to having been skeptical of the utility of this large, colorful, profusely-illustrated book. Would it really have the in-depth info I wanted? I shouldn't have worried. When my wife and I took a vacation to London this spring, this (along with one or two more specialized guides) was the book we ended up taking with us.
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Subjects:  1. Europe - Great Britain - General    2. Europe - Gt. Britain/London    3. Guidebooks    4. London (England)    5. Travel    6. Travel - Foreign    7. Travel Guides    8. Travel / Europe / Great Britain   


120. Alaska by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising Alaska with Giant Pull-out Map (5th Edition)
by Ocean Cruise Guides
Paperback (30 March, 2005)
list price: $19.95 -- our price: $13.57
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Isbn: 0968838979
Sales Rank: 10770
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good book I found it helpful
I found thisbook helpful in deciding just which Inside Passage Cruise to take and which ship to book on.There is a lot of information that can become dated.That is why I got the latest edition.I am booking for early in the cruise season 2007 while reading it in 2006.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide to the wonders of this place!
Excellent general guidebook for cruisers to Alaska, especially
2-0 out of 5 stars Not A Winner
We bought three travel guides before our cruise to Alaska and this was by far the least valuable.The information isn't specific enough - it's very general. Look at a copy before you buy. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Alaska    2. Canada - Territories & Nunavut    3. Canada - Western Provinces    4. Cruise ships    5. Guidebooks    6. Ocean travel    7. Reference - Cruise Guides    8. Travel    9. Travel - United States    10. United States - Pacific - Alaska    11. United States - Pacific - Washington    12. United States - West - Pacific (General)   


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