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Not Quite Lost

Not Quite Lost

Travels Without a Sense of Direction

  • Author: Roz Morris
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781909905924
  • Category: England
  • Page: 186
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As featured on BBC radio For Bill Bryson fans. An eccentric couple take the road less travelled through the English countryside and meet lovelorn tourist guides, pushy shopkeepers, ESP students, immortality seekers and weary bodyguards. Cornwall, Devon, Shropshire, Lincolnshire, Somerset, Suffolk,

Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

  • Author: Harold Gatty
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486318931
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 288
  • View: 8584
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Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements of nature.

A Sense of Direction

A Sense of Direction

Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful

  • Author: Gideon Lewis-Kraus
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1594631492
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 374
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Offers accounts of the author's pilgrimages to three holy sites in search of personal direction, describing the hundreds of miles trekked and the people encountered along the way.

My Memories of a Future Life

My Memories of a Future Life

  • Author: Roz Morris
  • Publisher: Spark Furnace Books
  • ISBN: 9781909905931
  • Category:
  • Page: 368
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If your life now is another person's past... What echoes do you leave in their soul? Could they be the answers you need now? Carol is a gifted musician. Forced by injury to stop playing, she fears her life may be over. Enter her soulmate Andreq. Is he her future incarnation or a psychological figment? And can he help her discover how to live?

The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost

The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost

A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure

  • Author: Rachel Friedman
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 038534337X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 287
  • View: 5942
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Rachel Friedman has always been the consummate good girl who does well in school and plays it safe, so the college grad surprises no one more than herself when, on a whim (and in an effort to escape impending life decisions), she buys a ticket to Ireland, a place she has never visited. There she forms an unlikely bond with a free-spirited Australian girl, a born adventurer who spurs Rachel on to a yearlong odyssey that takes her to three continents, fills her life with newfound friends, and gives birth to a previously unrealized passion for adventure. As her journey takes her to Australia and South America, Rachel discovers and embraces her love of travel and unlocks more truths about herself than she ever realized she was seeking. Along the way, the erstwhile good girl finally learns to do something she's never done before: simply live for the moment.

Tales of a Female Nomad

Tales of a Female Nomad

Living at Large in the World

  • Author: Rita Golden Gelman
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 9780307421746
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 320
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Rita Golden Gelman is an ordinary woman who is living an extraordinary existence. At the age of forty-eight, on the verge of a divorce, Rita left an elegant life in L.A. to follow her dream of travelling the world, connecting with people in cultures all over the globe. In 1986 Rita sold her possessions and became a nomad, living in a Zapotec village in Mexico, sleeping with sea lions on the Galapagos Islands, and residing everywhere from thatched huts to regal palaces. She has observed orangutans in the rain forest of Borneo, visited trance healers and dens of black magic, and cooked with women on fires all over the world. Rita’s example encourages us all to dust off our dreams and rediscover the joy, the exuberance, and the hidden spirit that so many of us bury when we become adults.

The Direction of Time

The Direction of Time

  • Author: Hans Reichenbach
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486137252
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 304
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Distinguished physicist examines emotive significance of time, time order of mechanics, time direction of thermodynamics and microstatistics, time direction of macrostatistics, time of quantum physics, more. 1971 edition.

Lost in a Good Book

Lost in a Good Book

  • Author: Jasper Fforde
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780142004036
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 399
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In order to rescue the love of her life from the corrupt multinational Goliath, Thursday seeks out a believed-vanquished enemy from the pages of The Raven and finds unexpected assistance from Great Expectation's Miss Havisham. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.

Neither Here Nor There

Neither Here Nor There

  • Author: Bill Bryson
  • Publisher: Anchor Canada
  • ISBN: 0385674554
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 304
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Bryson brings his unique brand of humour to travel writing as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet and heads for Europe. Travelling with Stephen Katz--also his wonderful sidekick in A Walk in the Woods--he wanders from Hammerfest in the far north, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. As he makes his way round this incredibly varied continent, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before with caustic hilarity. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lost in the Cosmos

Lost in the Cosmos

The Last Self-Help Book

  • Author: Walker Percy
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453216340
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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“A mock self-help book designed not to help but to provoke; a chapbook to inveigle us into thinking about who we are and how we got into this mess.” —Los Angeles Times Book ReviewPublished at the height of the 1980s self-help boom, Lost in the Cosmos is Percy’s unforgettable riff on the trend that swept the nation. Filled with quizzes, essays, short stories, and diagrams, Lost in the Cosmos is a laugh-out-loud spin on a familiar genre that also pushes readers to serious contemplation of life’s biggest questions. One part parody and two parts philosophy, Lost in the Cosmos is an enlightening guide to the dilemmas of human existence, and an unrivaled spin on self-help manuals by one of modern America’s greatest literary masters.

Jungle (Movie Tie-In Edition)

Jungle (Movie Tie-In Edition)

A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon

  • Author: Yossi Ghinsberg
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN: 1510718702
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 324
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Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive. The basis of an upcoming motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jungle is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.

A Breath of Life

A Breath of Life

  • Author: Clarice Lispector,Johnny Lorenz,Benjamin Moser
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN: 0811219623
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 167
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"A mystical mediation on creation and death in which a man (a thinly disguised Clarice Lispector) infuses the "breath of life" into his creation [and] forms a dialogue between the god-like author and the speaking, breathing, dying creature herself: Angela Pralini"--P. [4] of cover.

Lifeform Three

Lifeform Three

  • Author: Roz Morris
  • Publisher: Roz Morris
  • ISBN: 9781909905948
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 264
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A forbidden life by night; the scent of bygone days; a past that lies below the surface. Paftoo is a groundsman in the last remaining countryside estate. His memories are regularly deleted to keep him productive. When he starts to have dreams, he is thrown into a battle for his memories, his soul and his cherished connection with Lifeform Three.

Directional Sense

Directional Sense

  • Author: Janet R. Carpman,Myron A. Grant
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780615562636
  • Category: Geographical perception
  • Page: 357
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Travels with Charley in Search of America

Travels with Charley in Search of America

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

  • Author: John Steinbeck
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101615168
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 240
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An intimate journey across and in search of America, as told by one of its most beloved writers, in a deluxe centennial edition In September 1960, John Steinbeck embarked on a journey across America. He felt that he might have lost touch with the country, with its speech, the smell of its grass and trees, its color and quality of light, the pulse of its people. To reassure himself, he set out on a voyage of rediscovery of the American identity, accompanied by a distinguished French poodle named Charley; and riding in a three-quarter-ton pickup truck named Rocinante. His course took him through almost forty states: northward from Long Island to Maine; through the Midwest to Chicago; onward by way of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana (with which he fell in love), and Idaho to Seattle, south to San Francisco and his birthplace, Salinas; eastward through the Mojave, New Mexico, Arizona, to the vast hospitality of Texas, to New Orleans and a shocking drama of desegregation; finally, on the last leg, through Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey to New York. Travels with Charley in Search of America is an intimate look at one of America's most beloved writers in the later years of his life—a self-portrait of a man who never wrote an explicit autobiography. Written during a time of upheaval and racial tension in the South—which Steinbeck witnessed firsthand—Travels with Charley is a stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

All Over the Place

All Over the Place

Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft

  • Author: Geraldine DeRuiter
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • ISBN: 1610397649
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 288
  • View: 2345
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Some people are meant to travel the globe, to unwrap its secrets and share them with the world. And some people have no sense of direction, are terrified of pigeons, and get motion sickness from tying their shoes. These people are meant to stay home and eat nachos. Geraldine DeRuiter is the latter. But she won't let that stop her. Hilarious, irreverent, and heartfelt, All Over the Place chronicles the years Geraldine spent traveling the world after getting laid off from a job she loved. Those years taught her a great number of things, though the ability to read a map was not one of them. She has only a vague idea of where Russia is, but she now understands her Russian father better than ever before. She learned that what she thought was her mother's functional insanity was actually an equally incurable condition called "being Italian." She learned what it's like to travel the world with someone you already know and love--how that person can help you make sense of things and make far-off places feel like home. She learned about unemployment and brain tumors, lost luggage and lost opportunities, and just getting lost in countless terminals and cabs and hotel lobbies across the globe. And she learned that sometimes you can find yourself exactly where you need to be--even if you aren't quite sure where you are.

The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs

The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs

Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals--and Other Forgotten Skills

  • Author: Tristan Gooley
  • Publisher: The Experiment
  • ISBN: 1615192417
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 416
  • View: 8178
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If you're walking with Tristan Gooley, leave your smartphone at home! Gooley's more than two decades of pioneering outdoor experience include research among the Dayak people of Borneo and the Tuareg of the Sahara. With his first book,The Natural Navigator, he started a renaissance in the rare art of reading nature's clues. Now, in The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs, Gooley has compiled more than 850 outdoor tips—many not found in any other book in the world—that will open readers' eyes to nature's hidden logic. He shares techniques for forecasting and tracking, and for walking in the country or city, along the coast, and by night. This is the ultimate resource on what the land, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals, and clouds can reveal—if you only know how to look!

People of the Book

People of the Book

A Novel

  • Author: Geraldine Brooks
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101158190
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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View our feature on Geraldine Books’s People of the Book. From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of March, the journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and war In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding—an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair—she begins to unlock the book’s mysteries. The reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book’s journey from its salvation back to its creation. In Bosnia during World War II, a Muslim risks his life to protect it from the Nazis. In the hedonistic salons of fin-de-siècle Vienna, the book becomes a pawn in the struggle against the city’s rising anti-Semitism. In inquisition-era Venice, a Catholic priest saves it from burning. In Barcelona in 1492, the scribe who wrote the text sees his family destroyed by the agonies of enforced exile. And in Seville in 1480, the reason for the Haggadah’s extraordinary illuminations is finally disclosed. Hanna’s investigation unexpectedly plunges her into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics. Her experiences will test her belief in herself and the man she has come to love. Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is at once a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity, an ambitious, electrifying work by an acclaimed and beloved author. From the Hardcover edition.

Inner Navigation

Inner Navigation

Why We Get Lost in the World and How We Find Our Way

  • Author: Erik Jonsson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9780743225038
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 352
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A FASCINATING INVESTIGATION OF HOW WE NAVIGATE THE PHYSICAL WORLD, INNER NAVIGATION IS A LIVELY, ENGAGING ACCOUNT OF SUBCONSCIOUS MAPMAKING. Why are we so often disoriented when we come up from the subway? Do we really walk in circles when we lose our bearings in the wilderness? How -- and why -- do we get lost at all? In this surprising, stimulating book, Erik Jonsson, a Swedish-born engineer who has spent a lifetime exploring navigation over every terrain, from the crowded cities of Europe to the emptiness of the desert, gives readers extraordinary new insights into the human way-finding system. Written for the nonscientist, Inner Navigation explains the astonishing array of physical and psychological cues the brain uses to situate us in space and build its "cognitive maps" -- the subconscious maps it employs to organize landmarks. Humans, Jonsson explains, also possess an intuitive direction frame -- an internal compass -- that keeps these maps oriented (when it functions properly) and a dead-reckoning system that constantly updates our location on the map as we move through the world. Even the most cynical city-dweller will be amazed to learn how much of this innate sense we use every day as we travel across town or around the world. Both a scientific and a human story, Inner Navigation contains a rich assortment of real-life insights and examples of the navigational challenges we all face, no matter where or how we live. It's a book that is as provocative to ponder as it is delightful to lose yourself in. Don't worry: Erik Jonsson will help you find your bearings.

A Field Guide to Getting Lost

A Field Guide to Getting Lost

  • Author: Rebecca Solnit
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101118719
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
  • View: 5511
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A stimulating exploration of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown from the author of Men Explain Things To Me Written as a series of autobiographical essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Rebecca Solnit's life to explore issues of uncertainty, trust, loss, memory, desire, and place. Solnit is interested in the stories we use to navigate our way through the world, and the places we traverse, from wilderness to cities, in finding ourselves, or losing ourselves. While deeply personal, her own stories link up to larger stories, from captivity narratives of early Americans to the use of the color blue in Renaissance painting, not to mention encounters with tortoises, monks, punk rockers, mountains, deserts, and the movie Vertigo. The result is a distinctive, stimulating voyage of discovery. From the Trade Paperback edition.