Download E-books The Bird Market of Paris: A Memoir PDF

By Nikki Moustaki

"This could be the most unusual cross-species love tale i have ever learn. half travelogue, half restoration memoir, and 100% compelling." -Gwen Cooper, writer of the New York Times bestselling Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless pussycat story, or How I realized approximately Love and lifestyles with a Blind ask yourself Cat

"[An] epiphany-provoking gem of a narrative, skillfully crafted, brilliant and wealthy with feeling." -Richard Blanco, Presidential Inaugural Poet and writer of The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood

"A gorgeous, unheard of memoir from a lady who really is aware and appreciates birds . . . an enthralling, heart-warming story and a pleasant, inspiring read." -Joanna Burger, writer of The Parrot Who Owns Me: the tale of a Relationship

Nikki Moustaki grew up in Eighties Miami, the single baby of oldsters who labored, performed, and traveled for luxurious activities motor vehicle dealerships. At domestic, her doting grandmother cooked for and fed her, however it was once her grandfather-an evening-gown fashion designer, riveting storyteller, and chook expert-who used to be her mentor and dearest companion.

Like her grandfather, Nikki fell not easy for birds. "Birds stuffed my childhood," she writes, "as blue stuffed the sky." Her grandfather confirmed her the way to hypnotize chickens, sneak up on pigeons, and deal with child birds. He gave her a white dove to unlock for good fortune on every one birthday. And he steered her to, sometime, stopover at the chicken industry of Paris.

But by the point Nikki graduated from university and moved to ny urban, she was once succumbing to an alcohol habit and used to be more and more not able to take care of her flock. while her grandfather died, guilt-ridden Nikki drank much more. In a last-ditch attempt to honor her grandfather, she flew to France hoping to go to the fowl industry of Paris to unlock a white dove. And there, whatever surprising occurred that stored Nikki's life.

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Download E-books Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge (Vintage Departures) PDF

By John Gimlette

Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana are one of the least-known areas in South the US: 9 hundred miles of muddy beach giving method to a woodland so dense that even this day there are almost no roads via it; a string of rickety coastal cities located among the mouths of the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers, the place dwelling is so tough that as many Guianese reside out of the country as of their homelands; an inside of watery, eco-friendly anarchy the place border disputes are frequently according to old Elizabethan maps, the place natural world are nonetheless being chanced on, the place hundreds of thousands of rivers stay as a rule impassable. And lower than the lens of John Gimlette—brilliantly offbeat, irreverent, and canny—these 3 small international locations are one of the such a lot wildly exciting areas on earth.

On an day trip that would final 3 months, he's taking us deep right into a striking global of swamp and jungle, from the hideouts of runaway slaves to the vegetation-strangled remnants of penal colonies and forts, from “Little Paris” to a payment outfitted round a satellite tv for pc release pad. He recounts the advanced, frequently strangely bloody, historical past of the region—including the notorious 1978 cult suicide at Jonestown—and introduces us to its population: from the world’s greatest ants to fluorescent red frogs to head-crushing jaguars; from indigenous tribes who nonetheless dwell via sorcery to descendants of African slaves, Dutch conquerors, Hmong refugees, Irish adventurers, and Scottish outlaws; from high-tech pirates to hapless pioneers for whom this gorgeous, unusually attractive global (“a kind of X-rated backyard of Eden”) has turn into domestic by way of selection or through force.

In Wild Coast, John Gimlette courses us via a fabulously interesting, eye-opening—and occasionally jaw-dropping—journey.

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Download E-books Living and Working in Switzerland: A Survival Handbook (Living & Working in Switzerland) PDF

By David Hampshire

Written in an exciting kind with a slightly of humor, residing and dealing in Switzerland is designed to supply rookies with the sensible info valuable for a comparatively ordinary lifestyles. It contents contain discovering a role, allows & visas, future health, lodging, finance, coverage, schooling, purchasing, put up place of work and phone providers, public shipping, motoring, television and radio, rest, activities and lots more and plenty, even more. it really is jam-packed with important info and insider find out how to aid reduce tradition surprise and decrease the rookies rookie interval to a minimal. dwelling and dealing in Switzerland is vital interpreting for someone making plans to spend a longer interval in Switzerland.

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Download E-books Fodor's San Diego: with North County (30th Edition) PDF

By Fodor's

Fodor’s correspondents spotlight the easiest of San Diego, together with appealing landscapes, the historical Gaslamp zone, and the place to consume the hottest seafood. Our neighborhood specialists vet each advice to make sure you utilize some time, even if it’s your first journey or your fifth.
MUST-SEE sights from SeaWorld to Balboa Park
excellent lodges for each finances
most sensible eating places to meet a number of tastes
attractive beneficial properties at the San Diego Zoo and the easiest beaches
helpful tips about whilst to move and how one can save
INSIDER point of view from neighborhood experts
colour images AND MAPS to motivate and advisor your journey

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Download E-books Fodor's South Florida 2015: with Miami, Fort Lauderdale & the Keys (Full-color Travel Guide) PDF

Fodor’s correspondents spotlight the easiest of South Florida, together with Miami’s artwork Deco District, Key West's Mallory sq., and castle Lauderdale's full of life shores. Our neighborhood specialists vet each suggestion to make sure you utilize a while, even if it’s your first journey or your fifth.
MUST-SEE sights from Palm seashore to the Florida Keys
ideal resorts for each funds
most sensible eating places to fulfill a number tastes
stunning positive aspects on  snorkeling and the Everglades
precious tips about while to head and how one can save
INSIDER viewpoint from neighborhood experts
colour photographs AND MAPS to encourage and advisor your journey

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Download E-books The Carbon Cycle: Crossing the Great Divide PDF

By Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles units out to find approximately international warming the difficult means -- Michael Palin, writer of all over the world in eighty Days and Pole to Pole

A splendidly wealthy and insightful narrative ... an awfully revealing sequence of vignettes. Kates workaday trust that the valuable objective of philosophy is to query the assumptions of our age retains even her so much summary reflections grounded in an admirable means. -- Jonathon Porritt, writer of Capitalism as though the area Matters

In 2006 outside thinker Kate Rawles cycled 4553 miles from Texas to Alaska, following the backbone of the Rocky Mountains as heavily as attainable. biking throughout unforgiving yet starkly appealing landscapes in either the USA and Canada deserts, excessive mountain passes, glaciers and finally all the way down to the ocean she encountered bears, wolves, moose, cliff-swallows, aspens and a unmarried, staggering lynx. alongside the best way, she talked to North americans approximately weather swap from truck drivers to politicians to determine what they knew approximately it, whether or not they cared, and in the event that they did, what they proposal they can do. Kate tells the tale of a visit during which she has to accommodate the rigours of biking for ten hours an afternoon in temperatures frequently in far more than a hundred° F, battling punctures, never-ending maintenance and inescapable, grinding fatigue . yet in recounting the actual fight of the sort of trip, she additionally does consistent conflict along with her personal principles and assumptions, aiding us to pass the nice divide among the place we're on weather switch and the place we have to be. will we take on weather swap whereas nonetheless holding our glossy Western existence intact? should still we positioned biofuel in our camper vehicles and RVs? Or will we want a lot deeper shifts in life, values and worldviews?

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Download E-books Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now--As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It PDF

By Craig Taylor

5 years within the making, Londoners is a clean and compulsively readable view of 1 of the world's such a lot interesting cities--a vivid narrative portrait of the London of our personal time, that includes unforgettable tales instructed through the genuine those that make town hum.

Acclaimed author and editor Craig Taylor has spent years traversing each nook of town, researching the main fascinating Londoners, together with the voice of the London Underground, a West finish rickshaw driving force, an East finish nightclub doorperson, a fixed soldier of the Queen's lifestyles shield at Buckingham Palace, and a pair who fell in love on the Tower of London--and now stay there. With candor and humor, this various cast--rich and negative, young and old, local and immigrant, women and men (and even a Sarah who was once a George)--shares indelible stories that catch town as by no means before.

Together, those voices paint a vibrant, epic, and absolutely unique portrait of twenty-first-century London in all its breadth, from Notting Hill to Brixton, from Piccadilly Circus to Canary Wharf, from an airliner flying into London Heathrow Airport to important Ben and Tower Bridge, and all the way down to the inner most tunnels of the London Underground. Londoners is the autobiography of 1 of the world's maximum towns.

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Download E-books Europe on 5 Dollars a Day, Then and Now PDF

By Dick Davis

Europe on five cash an afternoon, Then and Now
A own Photo-Journal
Hotels and bills Included

Dick Davis reprised the 1960's Grand journey in 2012. utilizing an outdated Europe on five money an afternoon as his easy guidebook, he coated all eight nations, eleven towns, flying to London then taking trains, attractive humans, directory lodges, traveling museums and artwork galleries, and continually recording reviews, costs and costs.

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Download E-books Viva Mexico! PDF

Flandrau used to be a tender wealthy American with somebody humorousness, and no prejudices other than opposed to Western uniformity. His trip booklet is greater than a ramble between areas; it's a trip one of the Mexican humans. His brother confirmed a espresso plantation in Mexico in 1903, and Charles travelled there along with his mom in 1904. The reviews received from this stopover at, in addition to different visits in next winters, shaped the foundation for Viva Mexico! which he d escribed as ""one lengthy, carelessly written yet soaking up romance."" ""A portrait that's either funny and profound""-Times Literary complement.

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Download E-books The Indochina Chronicles: Travels in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam PDF

By Phil Karber

During this insightful travelogue, American battle veteran Phil Karber takes you on a trip down the roads, rivers and rails of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. He writes insightfully concerning the political impression of the Vietnam conflict at the humans and areas, including an entire new point of view at the region's heritage and tradition. observed via a pal, London artist Simon Redington, they stick to the Mekong River from China to Saigon, to the notorious Tiger Cages on Con Son Island, and to the town sidewalks of Hanoi, the place the writer lived for 5 years. alongside the way in which, the tales will seize your mind's eye and delivery you to a gorgeous zone, undaunted through warfare and poverty. certainly, this ebook brings to lifestyles the tough realities of the region's heritage, tradition, politics and other people. including its unforgettable photographs of locals, veterans and expatriates, this transcends general expectancies of go back and forth literature.

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