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Riding the Dragon's Back: The Great Race to Run the Wild Yangtze
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,240. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014 by Desktop Adventure. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
The thrilling and true account of the competition to be the first river rafting team down the Yangtze, one of the world's longest and most mythic rivers. When a group of American rafters begins its trip high in the Tibetan Plateau, China's patriotic youth rush to the river to beat the foreigners down their own historic waterway, the "dragon" of the title.
Lance's Travels - UK
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Price: $3.20 USD. Words: 125,280. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
With a few of beers coursing through his veins and an upcoming 30th birthday on his mind Lance felt the need for one last bout of foolishness, so the next day he quit his job and gave notice on his flat. His plan was to spend the summer months travelling the UK. Four weeks later he departed, armed with little more than an antiquated Ford Mondeo, an unreliable Sat Nav and a genuine 1980s caravan.
44 Days Backpacking in China : The Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century, with the United States, Europe and the Fate of the World in Its Looking Glass
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 186,330. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Summary: “An intimate social, cultural and political look into historical and modern China, while comparing these observations to the history and current trends of the United States and Europe.”-Provided by publisher.
The Little Baobab: A Toubab in Africa
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 130,240. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A compilation of articles from the popular Little Baobab site. Simon Fenton relocated to Senegal and has been building a guest house against a back drop of floods, snakes and interfering witch doctors.
Athens - the Truth: Searching for Mános, Just Before the Bubble Burst
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 141,420. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Charmed for decades by the music of Oscar-winning Greek composer Mános Hadjidákis, David Cade explores Athens as news breaks at the end of 2009 that Greece is in serious financial difficulty. The author talks to Athenians, examines many of the city’s extraordinary attractions, and surveys key aspects of Greece’s modern history, its daily life, and its music.
Just One Cornetto: London to Sicily in a Small Motorhome
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 113,050. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Just one Cornetto is the delightful story of Keith and his wife Gail’s six-month, 11,000-kilometre winter journey round Italy including Sicily and his addiction to cream or chocolate filled cornetti. Who can resist encounters with Tony Blair’s friend; a ninety-year old boar hunter; or a local trying to get planning permission and being offered ‘help’ by a well-known organisation?
Mongolia: Travels in An Untamed Land
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 134,870. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
For seventy years Mongolia was all but closed to the west - a forbidden country, shrouded in darkness. Jasper Becker had long dreamed of exploring the sweeping land that lay just beyond China’s Great Wall and when communism disintegrated, he finally did. Setting out from Kublai Khan’s capital, Beijing, Becker was one of the first westerners to cross the border tracing the course of Yellow River.
A Traveler's Highway to Heaven: Exploring the History and Culture of Northern Spain on El Camino de Sanitago
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Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 129,010. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
The perfect travel companion that adds historical and cultural meat to the bones of the hiker’s El Camino experience for those who yearn to course El Camino de Santiago without handling the rigors of walking the 800 kilometer Way.
Jousting with Windmills - A Journey into the Heart of Spain
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 114,310. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Without a word of Spanish to his name, Mark was perfectly prepared to leave home behind and begin life in Spain teaching English. Under his arm was a copy of Don Quixote, which acted as his indirect guide to the nation's psyche. His ambition was to learn the language, travel the country, unlock Cervantes' novel and add to his outlook on life. What he hadn't counted on was precisely what happened.
New Zealand Travel Guide 2013
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,340. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
Travel information for locals exploring NZ or overseas visitors travelling to the country – this is the ultimate companion for discovering Kiwi activities, accommodation, transport, events and more. Packed with information about exploring the North Island and South Island of NZ.
Bird Poop Farang Smile/s
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 138,380. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Secrets of the White Devil Barbarians There are many smiles and now readers can examine the Barbarian smile/s at the end of each chapter. This work is a continuing look at the ups and downs of modernization in Thailand. Said progress makes Thailand one of the better choices for expat residence. The reason so far has been high-tech and low prices. This is a heady mix and attracts many foreigners e
Being Down, Looking Up: The Adventures of an Itinerant Shoeshiner
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,790. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This book is about an unusual journey. A few years ago Rob Walters decided to become a shoeshine boy. He stowed his shoeshine kit, a tent, and a few items of clothing in a trailer, connected the trailer to his push bike and set off from Oxford to visit the old shoe-making cities of middle England. Along the way he polished many shoes and gained a fascinating insight into his own country.
Boxed Set Volume 2
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,270. Language: British English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
"Thailand Take 2" is a no holds barred exposé of Thais and Thailand, presented through the words and actions of real Thais. These ordinary Thais show how Thailand’s culture is so different from that of the West."Escape to Thailand" is an account of an English expat’s move to Thailand and his early days here, a “fly on the wall” experience for the reader. Seeing what the average tourist never sees.
Travel Australia Guide
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 152,630. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This comprehensive guide features 230 Australian holiday destinations and focuses on the main attractions and points of interest each has to offer. Discover where the best lookouts are, the scenic attractions not to miss, what there is to do, the length and difficulty of national park walking trails, available facilities, free camps, caravan parks, dog boarding kennels and much more.
When Dreams and Fear Collide
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 114,960. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Extreme sports
This is the true firsthand account of the 1986 Sino-USA Upper Yangtze River Expedition, the only joint river rafting expedition approved by the highest authorities in China. But the death of a teammate, a so-called mutiny, and several all-Chinese rafting teams racing ahead of the expedition in an attempt to be first, turn a perfect trip into a voyage of drama, disaster and unexpected challenges.
Ride the Wings of Morning: Letters to and from Africa
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,510. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A conventional English girl arrived in South Africa, to help a friend run horseback safaris on a game reserve in the Northern Transvaal. It was 1992. There were yellow road signs declaring "Dit is die Volkstaat". Sophie had heard of "biltong" but knew nothing of Afrikaans culture.
Cut out the Middleman
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 102,750. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
In this novel By John Daysh tropical island life flips upside down as rat-race drop out Nick falls into a world of drugs and crime, while looking for was a slice of paradise in the sun.
Smart Guide Italy: Italy
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Series: Smart Guide Italy. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 403,450. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Italy may not look big on a map but if countries were measured in history, culture and gastronomy it would be enormous. To see everything is impossible and anyone considering buying a guide to Italy is both supremely ambitious and slightly crazy. If that describes you and you have the energy and time to undertake such a challenging journey then Smart Guide Italy can help guide you along the way.
2013 China Military and Security Report: People's Liberation Army (PLA), Space, Cyber Attacks on American Military, Technology, People's Republic of China Force Modernization, Taiwan
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,400. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This important DOD report from May 2013 provides extensive details on the status of the Chinese military. In addition to the new 2013 report, this unique ebook compilation includes seven other DOD annual reports for the years 2006 through 2012.
Salt and Emerald - a hesitant solo voyage round Ireland and the Irish
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 138,760. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Much more than adventurous travel, this book is an exploration of Ireland and her people, past and present. Observed with humour, sensitivity and insight, it is an engrossing account of encounters and experiences - astonishingly diverse - by a seasoned travelwriter. Everything from Dervla Murphy to the Mary Celeste. A journey packed with fact and anecdote that carries you along like the tide.