The Last Heathen: Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in Melanesia

In 1892, the Bishop of Tasmania set sail for Melanesia with the rationale of rescuing islanders from lives of worry, black magic and cannibalism. Over a hundred years later, his nice grandson, Charles Montgomery, the bishop's direction throughout the South Pacific, searching out the spirits and myths his missionary forebear had sought to destroy.

Montgomery explored distant seashores the place gospel and empire by no means took carry. He rubbed shoulders with barefoot preachers, witch medical professionals and gun-toting rebels, in basic terms to find that the pagan spirits have been extra tenacious than the missionaries had imagined. Melanesians had stirred Jesus and Mary into an already highly spiced broth of ancestor worship, ghosts, shark gods and magic. via confrontations with a extraordinary solid of characters -- the randy ethnographer, the soft-talking murderer, the leper prophet -- the adventure turns into a debate at the nature of magic, fantasy and religion, and a metaphor for the reworking energy of story.

The final Heathen marks the debut of an exhilarating younger author who charts his adventures with ardour, perception and grace.

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Pocket Rough Guide Las Vegas (Rough Guide Pocket Guides)

By Greg Ward

The Pocket tough advisor to Las Vegas is the definitive consultant to the ever-changing leisure capital of the area. it truly is filled with up to the moment experiences of the Strip's shiny eating scene, from cut price buffets to the most recent gourmand eating places; bursting with information on Sin City's no-holds-barred nightlife and incredible indicates; and whole of find out how to gamble, even if blackjack, poker, or roulette is your online game. Get the entire lowdown on Las Vegas's world-famous casinos, from Caesars Palace to the Cosmopolitan, and spot how they have grown from their murky Mob-owned roots to the fancy fantasylands of today.

The Pocket tough consultant to Las Vegas will also help you locate the simplest lodging offers on the town; the place to choose up the easiest buying deals; which of the thrill-rides and roller-coasters offers you the main bang to your greenback; and the way to make a short getaway to close by ordinary wonders just like the Grand Canyon and Zion nationwide Park.

Travel such as you suggest it, with The Pocket tough advisor Las Vegas, which incorporates a full-color, removable map that well stows within the again cover.

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Magic Prague

By Angelo Maria Ripellino, Michael Henry Heim, David Newton Marinelli

This ebook makes an attempt to move past the vacationer cliche of Prague because the 'golden urban' to convey out all of the secret, ambiguity, gloom, lethargy and hidden fascination of the town at the Vltava. Ripellino slips into the fashion of melodrama and ghost tales as he writes of the time of Rudolf II, the alchemists, the Jewish region, the Golem, the pubs, the funereal malevolence of its structure, of Holan and Kafka, of Meyrink and the Czech Dadaists. With this dense solid of characters Ripellino brings out the sorcery of the Bohemian capital in a compelling mixture of truth and fiction. This enormous fresco of Prague existence presents even more than a literary and cultural historical past of the town; it truly is either a party and a requiem. 'The urban of the Vltava, capital of outdated Bohemia, is as a lot a frame of mind as a actual position. It used to be the centre of magic within the Renaissance, the very alembic of Europe, and nonetheless keeps its attractiveness for secret and rank intrigue ...This is a haunting, clotted, mad masterpiece. it's not a simple learn, however it is a profitable one. As I shut the e-book, the magic urban sinks again into its historic dreaming, and that i remember a stunning line from a poem through Jarolsav Seifert, quoted through Ripellino: "The shadow enters darkness and guy enters earth." ' John Banville, Observer

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Lonely Planet San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Road Trips (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Alison Bing

Lonely Planet: The world's top shuttle advisor publisher

Whether exploring your individual yard or someplace new, observe the liberty of the open highway with Lonely Planet San Francisco Bay region & Wine state highway Trips. that includes 4 outstanding highway journeys, plus up to date suggestion at the locations you will stopover at alongside the best way, discover San Francisco, Napa Valley and Sonoma County, all along with your depended on trip better half. leap within the vehicle, ensue the tunes, and hit the line!

Inside Lonely Planet San Francisco Bay sector & Wine nation highway Trips:

  • Lavish colour and beautiful photography throughout
  • Itineraries and making plans advice to choose the correct adapted routes in your wishes and pursuits
  • Get round easily - easy-to-read, full-color course maps, distinct instructions
  • Insider tips to get round like a neighborhood, stay away from hassle spots and be secure at the highway - neighborhood riding principles, parking, toll roads
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, cell numbers, web content, costs
  • Honest studies for all budgets - consuming, snoozing, sight-seeing, hidden gemstones that the majority guidebooks leave out
  • Useful features - together with Stretch Your Legs, Detours, hyperlink Your journey
  • Covers San Francisco, San Francisco Bay region, Marin County, Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Russian River, Bohemian road and extra

The ideal selection: Lonely Planet San Francisco Bay sector & Wine kingdom street Trips is ideal for exploring the San Francisco Bay quarter within the vintage American means - through highway journey!

  • Looking for a advisor considering San Francisco? try out Lonely Planet San Francisco for a accomplished examine all of the urban has to supply, Discover San Francisco, a photo-rich consultant to the city's preferred sights, or Pocket San Francisco, a handy-sized guide focused at the can't-miss attractions for a fast journey.
  • Looking for extra wide assurance? Lonely Planet California, our such a lot accomplished advisor to the area, is ideal for exploring either most sensible points of interest and lesser-known gem stones, or try out Discover California, a photo-rich consultant to the region's most well liked points of interest.

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  • For extra US road-tripping rules, try out Lonely Planet's Road Trips guides to Route 66 andPacific Coast Highways and Lonely Planet's Best Trips guides to California, New England, Southwest united states, Pacific Northwest, Florida & the South, big apple & the Mid-Atlantic, and USA.
  • Or begin with our FREE SAMPLER '3 of the USA's most sensible street journeys' with excerpts from each one Road Trips advisor that will help you choose which zone to discover first.
  • Also, try out Lonely Planet's Road Trips courses to Chateaux of the Loire Valley, Normandy & D-Day Beaches, and Provence & Southeast France and Lonely Planet's Best Trips guides to Italy, France, and Ireland for a few ecu street journey notion.

Authors: Written and researched by means of Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has develop into the world's best commute media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning web site, cellular and electronic trip items, and a committed vacationer neighborhood. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but additionally allows curious tourists to get off overwhelmed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the areas during which they locate themselves.

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Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople: From The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates (New York Review Books Classics)

By Patrick Leigh Fermor

Continuing the epic foot trip throughout Europe started in A Time of Gifts

The trip that Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on in 1933—to pass Europe walking with an emergency allowance of 1 pound a day—proved so wealthy in reviews that after a lot later he sat all the way down to describe them, they overflowed into a couple of quantity. Undertaken because the storms of warfare accrued, and delivering a historical past for the occasions that have been starting to spread in important Europe, Leigh Fermor’s still-unfinished account of his trip has validated itself as a latest vintage. Between the Woods and the Water, the second one quantity of a projected 3, has garnered as many prizes as its celebrated predecessor, A Time of Gifts.

the outlet of the publication unearths Leigh Fermor crossing the Danube—at the very second the place his first quantity left off. A detour to the luminous splendors of Prague is through a visit downriver to Budapest, passage on horseback around the nice Hungarian undeniable, and a crossing of the Romanian border into Transylvania. distant castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering levels which are the hang-out of bears, wolves, eagles, gypsies, and quite a few sects are all savored within the method of the Iron Gates, the department among the Carpathian mountains and the Balkans, the place, for now, the tale ends.

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The Caravan of White Gold

By Michael Benanav

Maps reprinted from the unique e-book males of Salt

A 1,600 km odyssey throughout the sahara desolate tract. pushed to get a glimpse of an historic lifestyle prior to it disappeared from the planet endlessly, writer michael benanav launched into a 1600 kilometer odyssey via foot and by way of camel, via a swath of the sahara desolate tract so lethal it's known as 'the land of terror' through the nomads who pass it. becoming a member of up with the caravan of white gold -one of the final operating camel caravans on the planet -benanav an age-old alternate direction, transporting glowing slabs of reliable rock salt from mines deep within the wasteland to the industry in timbuktu. as soon as actually worthy its weight in gold, which supplies the caravan its identify, the salt at the present time is worthy simply pennies a pound, yet males nonetheless hazard their lives to haul it and promote it. Benanav lived for weeks one of the camel drivers as they traveled eighteen hours an afternoon for almost six weeks, via sandstorms and searing warmth. alongside the way in which, he realized tips to deal with and journey camels, turned a medic to injured salt miners, encountered an islamic tradition within which males -not girls -veil their faces and grappled with the dilemmas of cultural extinction created by way of the ever-spreading effect of globalization.

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Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

By Frommer's ShortCuts

Frommer's ShortCuts provide you with precisely what you wish in your journey to Capitol Reef nationwide Park, Utah--and no more.

In this e-book, you'll get a similar specialist suggestion that you'll locate in all Frommer's publications, from candid experiences and targeted maps to insider information from our neighborhood authors. Plus, we've further making plans and heritage details in addition to our signature "Best of" features.

This Frommer's ShortCuts to Capitol Reef nationwide Park, Utah comprises: Capitol Reef nationwide Park.

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Ghana - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

By Ian Utlley

Tradition clever! offers crucial info on attitudes, ideals and behaviour in numerous international locations, making sure that you just arrive at your vacation spot conscious of simple manners, universal courtesies, and delicate matters. those concise courses inform you what to anticipate, the right way to behave, and the way to set up a rapport along with your hosts. This inside of wisdom will assist you to avoid embarrassing gaffes and errors, think convinced in unusual occasions, and advance belief, friendships, and profitable enterprise relationships.

Culture shrewdpermanent! deals illuminating insights into the tradition and society of a specific state. it's going to assist you to show your visit-whether on enterprise or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching event. Contents include

customs, values, and traditions
historical, spiritual, and political background
life at home
leisure, social, and cultural life
eating and drinking
dos, don'ts, and taboos
business practices
communication, spoken and unspoken

"Culture clever has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday occasions Travel

"... the precise creation to the bizarre, remarkable and downright strange quirks and customs of assorted countries." international Travel

"...full of fascinating-as good as common-sense-tips that can assist you stay away from embarrassing fake pas." Observer

"...as worthy as they're entertaining." Easyjet Magazine

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a far off world." long island instances

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A Fork In The Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure and Discovery On The Road (Lonely Planet Travel Literature)

Lonely Planet: The world's top trip advisor writer

A Fork within the highway: stories of foodstuff, excitement and Discovery at the Road

2014 James Beard Award Nominee and 2014 Society of trip Writers origin Thomas Lowell go back and forth Journalism Bronze Award Winner for commute Book

Join us on the desk for this 34-course dinner party of unique tales from food-obsessed writers and cooks sharing their life-changing nutrients studies.

The doubtful pleasure of a Twinkie, the hunger-sauced rhapsody of fish heads, the grand party of an Indian marriage ceremony ceremonial dinner; the issues we consume and the folk we devour with stay robust signposts in our thoughts, lengthy after the plates were cleared. Tuck in, and bon appetit!

Featuring stories from: James Oseland, Frances Mayes, Giles Coren, Curtis Stone, Annabel Langbein, Neil Perry, Tamasin Day-Lewis, Jay Rayner, Madhur Jaffrey, Michael Pollan, Josh Ozersky, Marcus Samuelsson, Naomi Duguid, Jane and Michael Stern, Francine Prose, Ma Thanegi, Kaui Hart Hemmings, Rita Mae Brown, Monique Truong, Fuschia Dunlop, David Kamp, Mas Masumoto, Daniel Vaughn, Tom Carson, Andre Aciman, MJ Hyland, Alan Richman, Beth Kracklauer, Sigrid Nunez, Chang Rae Lee, Julia Reed, Gael Greene

About Lonely Planet: due to the fact 1973, Lonely Planet has develop into the world's major trip media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, a collection of inspiring commute pictorials, literature, and references, an award-winning site, cellular and electronic go back and forth items, and a committed tourist group. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but in addition permits curious tourists to get off crushed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the locations within which they locate themselves.

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Frommer's New York City day by day

By Brian Silverman

Frommer's manhattan urban daily Guide is the whole updated reference for viewers who are looking to maximize their remain within the smartest, such a lot time-efficient manner. With full-color all through with 1000's of evocative photographs, this valuable advisor deals stories on a wide range of sightseeing, accommodation, purchasing, eating and leisure techniques in all expense levels, and in addition comprises thematic and strolling excursions of the city's best-loved neighborhoods with Frommer's trademark candid and available expertise.

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