Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile

By Taras Grescoe

Taras Grescoe rides the rails worldwide and makes a chic and impassioned case for the approaching finish of auto tradition and the arriving transportation revolution

"I am proud to name myself a straphanger," writes Taras Grescoe. The belief of public transportation in the United States is frequently unflattering―a squalid final lodge for people with one too many drunk-driving fees, too negative to find the money for assurance, or too decrepit to get at the back of the wheel of a automobile. certainly, a century of auto-centric tradition and town making plans has left many of the kingdom with public transportation that's underfunded, in poor health maintained, and in poor health conceived. yet because the call for for petroleum is speedy outpacing the world's provide, a revolution in transportation is lower than manner.

Grescoe explores the ascendance of the straphangers―the becoming variety of those who depend upon public transportation to move in regards to the company in their day-by-day lives. On a trip that takes him round the world―from manhattan to Moscow, Paris, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Bogotá, Phoenix, Portland, Vancouver, and Philadelphia―Grescoe profiles public transportation right here and out of the country, highlighting the folk and ideas which may support undo the wear and tear that car-centric making plans has performed to our towns and create handy, cheap, and sustainable city transportation―and higher urban living―for all.

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The Towers of Trebizond: A Novel (FSG Classics)

Hailed as "an utter pride, the main exceptional witty and fascinating e-book i've got learn given that i cannot have in mind whilst" by means of The manhattan Times while it was once initially released in 1956, Rose Macaulay's The Towers of Trebizond tells the gleefully absurd tale of Aunt Dot, Father Chantry-Pigg, Aunt Dot's deranged camel, and our narrator, Laurie, who're touring from Istanbul to mythical Trebizond on a convoluted challenge. alongside the best way they are going to stumble upon spies, a Greek sorcerer, a precocious ape, and Billy Graham with a busload of evangelists. half travelogue, half comedy, it's also a meditation on love, religion, doubt, and the problems, ethical and highbrow, of being a Christian within the glossy world.

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Lonely Planet Peru (Country Travel Guide)

By Carolina Miranda, Katy Shorthouse, Luke Waterson, Beth Williams

No one is aware Peru like Lonely Planet, and our unbeatable seventh variation promises the foremost to its mythical previous and intriguing current. Watch the solar upward thrust over Machu Picchu, store at colourful crafts markets, puzzle over the mysterious Nazca traces and pattern chic ceviche. we will take you there - and beyond.

Lonely Planet publications are written via specialists who get to the center of each vacation spot they stopover at. This absolutely up-to-date version is jam-packed with actual, useful and sincere suggestion, designed to offer you the data you must utilize your trip.

In This Guide:

Full-Color outdoor bankruptcy positive aspects climbing, mountaineering and surfing
Extensive insurance of Lima's world-renowned culinary scene
Fascinating full-color bankruptcy unearths Peru's historical websites and cultures

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The Rough Guide to Belize (Rough Guide to ...)

By Greg Ward, Annelise Sorenson

The tough advisor to Belize is the last word shuttle advisor to this precise kingdom, with transparent maps and specified assurance of all of the most sensible sights, from the sun-washed cayes to hovering Mayan pyramids.

Discover Belize's highlights with attractive images and in-depth info on every little thing from the country's awesome Barrier Reef - the longest within the Western Hemisphere - to its mist-shrouded jungles. locate exact useful suggestion on what to determine and do in Belize, hoping on updated descriptions of the easiest hotels, lodges, spas, eating places and actions for all budgets. discover each nook of Belize with transparent, trouble-free maps.

Make the main of some time in the world with The tough consultant to Belize.

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Indonesia Travel Atlas: Indonesia's Most Up-to-date Travel Atlas

By Periplus Editors

Discovering your method round the a variety of areas of Indonesia is a breeze with this useful Tuttle commute Atlas. Designed for the adventurous traveller and containing the entire maps you'll want in your explorations, this atlas comprises many perspectives which are to be had nowhere else.
This Atlas is comfortably divided into the most important areas of Indonesia: Jakarta, West Java, vital Java, East Java, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku and Papua. all of the a hundred and forty four maps during this atlas is gifted in a logical, easy-to-follow demeanour, with emphasis at the so much frequently-visited components. All towns, cities, villages, areas of curiosity and nature reserves are listed for fast reference.
Comprehensive: certain insets of significant towns, trip locations and company hubs in Indonesia
Informative: distinctive destinations of all renowned attractions, resorts, eating places, temples, purchasing department shops and different crucial locations.
Practical: The convenient dimension, well-designed key maps and finished index assist you locate locations you're looking for quickly.
Reliable: The maps during this atlas are completely researched and often up to date via the major writer of Asia Pacific maps.

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Frommer's Hawaii 2013

By Jeanette Foster

  • Full colour throughout.
  • Free full-color, foldout map.
  • Completely up-to-date each year.
  • Each of our candid lodge studies relies on a close own inspection. you will discover lavish beachfront lodges, intimate rain-forest B&Bs, family-friendly condos, and masses, even more. Our eating experiences are easily the simplest within the enterprise, no matter if you crave state-of-the-art Asian-fusion delicacies or a hearty, cheap plate lunch.
  • Our writer makes certain that you will really adventure the spirit of aloha, and she'll assist you avoid whatever that is overpriced, touristy, or inauthentic. With Frommer's in hand, you are going to comprehend the place to discover secluded seashores, mystery spots for snorkeling, the easiest clothing stores to settle on for every thing from diving to deep-sea fishing, and the place to discover the head galleries and shops.
  • Inside you will find broad assurance of family-friendly lodgings and actions, how one can get married within the islands, concepts for the easiest honeymoon hotels, and important suggestion on discovering the simplest airfares and package deal bargains. no matter if you need to watch the fiery spectacle on the large Island's volcano, play a demanding around of golfing, snorkel with sea turtles, or just sit back with a mai tai to monitor the sundown, you could layout the appropriate journey with Frommer's Hawaii.

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Budget Rest Areas around Tasmania

By Paul Smedley

Price range leisure parts round Tasmania is the main accomplished listing of leisure components alongside Tasmania’s significant roads and highways. for each leisure sector, there's details on amenities, a photograph and maps that pinpoint the precise place. even if it’s to devise the place you cease for a cuppa or to discover a budget-friendly position to forestall for the evening, this publication should be an incredible spouse in your subsequent highway journey. the recent variation comprises new info on relaxation parts with playgrounds for households.

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My Journey from Paris to Java

By Honoré de Balzac

My trip from Paris to Java is a brief myth diversion to the paranormal island of Java, the place Balzac, or relatively the narrateur, encounters a perilous poison-breathing tree, civilised monkeys, a love-sick sparrow and that epitome of Oriental desirability of his day - the ladies of Java. Written in advance of he begun at the multi-volume l. a. Comedie humaine, this charmingly small paintings was once however a lot enjoyed by way of Balzac and gives a wide ranging view of his mind's eye.

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Last-Minute Travel Secrets: 121 Ingenious Tips to Endure Cramped Planes, Car Trouble, Awful Hotels, and Other Trips from Hell

By Joey Green

The golden days of complimentary in-flight champagne and soft slumbering motor vehicle coaches at the Orient convey are mostly at the back of us. Say hi to $50 "leg room upgrade" charges and bedbug-infested lodges. What's a weary, annoyed tourist to do? Ask Joey eco-friendly for recommendation, that's what! A lifelong global explorer, eco-friendly has gathered greater than 100 of his top commute hacks to rescue your well-deserved holiday utilizing universal, easily-found items. many of the guidance could seem goofy at the start yet paintings in a pinch. Insert tampon ear plugs and forget about the stares—enveloped in silence, you could take pleasure in interpreting this book's a number of wonderful sidebars and engaging items of commute minutiae, comforted in understanding that you'll by no means see, or listen, these fellow passengers ever again. 

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Paris Noir: The Secret History of a City

Written usually in the course of the Nineteen Forties, Paris Noir unearths the various darker quarters of Paris at the Left financial institution, situated at the position Mauberge and Rue Mouffetard. on the time of the profession and simply afterwards Yonnet describes Paris among the wars -- popular from movie noir -- yet now disappeared. Yonnet concentrates at the humans, instead of areas, a mix of traditional staff, tradesmen, artists, con-men and criminals. He invests the realm with a feeling of poser, together with occasional supernatural occasions. this can be very well-written, usually utilizing the language and sang of the locals. For Dedalus it's the ideal counterfoil for J.K.Huysmans Parisian Sketches (2005), which confirmed the darker facet of Paris pre Haussman’s grand boulevards. • hide photo by means of well-known French photographer Robert Doisneau. • to be had for the 1st time in English.

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