Beyond the Horizon

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Focus on Africa: Wildlife, Conservation, and Man


by David S. Anderson & David R. Bridge


The "Focus on Africa" project believes that the best way to ensure the survival of Africa's wildlife lies in making it a real, sustainable, economic asset to local populations. This book features more than 125 stunning photographs taken by 136 mostly ordinary people while raveling eight countries on standard one or two week "ecotour" safaris. 
591.96 Anderson
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Sister Wendy's Grand Tour: Discovering Europe's Great Art


by Wendy Beckett


Features a Grand Tour of ten of continental Europe's "cities of art" - including Madrid, Florence, Rome, Venice, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Berlin, Paris, Antwerp, Amsterdam, and the Hague. More than 60 masterpieces are presented with interpretations and brief lives of all the artists. 
759.94 Beckett
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In a Sunburned Country


by Bill Bryson


Travel writer Bill Bryson chronicles the experiences he had and profiles the people and wildlife he encountered while traveling through Australia. The book is a funny and fact filled adventure Down Under which Bryson finds to be a shockingly under-discovered country with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet.
919.404 Bryson
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Traveling with Che Guevara: The Making of a Revolutionary


by Alberto Granado


In 1952 Alberto Granado, a young doctor, and his friend Ernesto Guevara, a 23 year old medical student from a distinguished Buenos Aires family, decided to explore their continent. They set off from Cordoba in Argentina on a Northn 500cc motorbike and traveled through Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela. The duo's adventures vary from the suspenseful (stowing away on a cargo ship, exploring Incan ruins) to the comedic (falling in love, drinking, fighting) to the serious (volunteering as firemen and at a leper colony). They worked as day laborers along the way - as soccer coaches, medical assistants, and furniture movers. The poverty and exploitation of the native population started the process that was to turn Ernesto - the debonair, fun loving student - into Che, the revolutionary who had a profound impact on the history of several nations. 
918.0435 Granado
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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon


by David Grann


In 1925, the legendary British Explorer, Percy Fawcett, ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization located deep in the deadly wilderness. He never returned. In this book, journalist David Gram tells the epic story of Fawcett's quest for the "Lost City of Z" as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century. 
918.1 Gann  and  SP 918.1 Gann
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Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945


by Tony Judt


The first truly European history of contemporary Europe, from Lisbon to Leningrad, based on research in six languages and covering 34 countries across 60 years, using a great deal of material from newly available sources. The book integrates international relations, domestic politics, ideas, social change, economic development, and culture - high and low - into a single grand narrative.
940.55 Judt
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Deities and Demons of the Far East


by Brian P. Katz


Provides an overview of Indian, Japanese, and Chinese religious and mythological traditions.
299.5 Katz
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Antarctica and the Arctic: The Complete Encyclopedia


by David McGonigal & Others


An in depth up to the minute look at the Arctic, Antarctica, and the sub-Antarctic islands, including geology and geography, flora and fauna, current scientific research, and conservation issues. The book also features: individual species notes for more than 100 animals; storis of polar exploration; more than 80 thematic maps showing wildlife distribution and explorer's routes; and more than 1,000 color photographs and illustrations. 
998 Antarctica
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Among African Apes: Stories and Photos From the Field


by Martha M. Robbins & Christophe Boesch


An up close and personal glimpse into the lives of wild chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas produced by world renowned primatologists.
599.8809 Among
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Martin Yan's Asia: Favorite Recipes from Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and Japan


by Martin Yan

  
The rich and varied cuisines of Asia are one of America's fastest growing culinary phenomena. Chef, teacher, and public television star, Martin Yan, offers more than 150 recipes from five different Asian cultures, all adapted for the home cook. Step by step instructions are included for each recipe.
641.595 Yan