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Meet Me In Atlantis

Author : Mark Adams
ISBN : 9781925095661
Genre : Travel
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The New York Times bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu sets out to uncover the truth behind the legendary lost city of Atlantis. A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: everything we know about the famous city of Atlantis comes from the work of Plato. Then he made a second, stranger discovery: amateur explorers are still actively searching for the sunken city all around the world, based entirely on the clues Plato left behind. Meet Me in Atlantis is Adams's enthralling account of his quest to solve one of history's greatest mysteries. It is a travelogue that takes readers to fascinating locations to meet irresistible characters, an intriguing examination of ancient codes in Plato's writings, and a deep, often humorous look at the human longing to rediscover a lost world. Mark Adams is the author of the acclaimed history Mr. America, which the Washington Post named a Best Book of 2009. A writer for many publications, including GQ, Outside and the New York Times, he lives near New York City with his wife and children. ‘The collision between Adams’ youthful zeal and journalistic sensibilities provide an arresting dichotomy to an absorbing search...Fact or fiction, Atlantis, as the author ably demonstrates, still has the power to enthral inquiring minds.’ Kirkus ‘Adam’s informal prose acts as a remedy transforming an academic topic into a work of travelogue, investigative journalism, and serious philosophical examination.’ Publishers Weekly ‘Writing with the same jaunty style as Turn Right at Machu Picchu, Adams merrily entertains the lost-cities audience.’ Booklist ‘Adventurous, inquisitive and mirthful, Mark Adams gamely sifts through the eons of rumor, science, and lore to find a place that, in the end, seems startlingly real indeed.’ Hampton Sides, author of In the Kingdom of Ice ‘Adams maintains a journalistic scepticism and a buoyant sense of humour, making Atlantis a gripping journey.’ Entertainment Weekly ‘An entertainingly written guide to discerning history from myth and sorting out the knowledge from the nutjobs.’ New Zealand Listener ‘Never less than entertaining...touching and revealing.’ Australian ‘Meet Me in Atlantis is like a detective story that tries to assemble all the evidence in one place, but it’s also a travelogue and a comprehensive history...An informative and engrossing read.’ Good Reading ‘Funny, engaging and skeptical, Meet Me In Atlantis is the ultimate travelogue to nowhere.’ Vacations and Travel

Turn Right At Machu Picchu

Author : Mark Adams
ISBN : 9781922079954
Genre : Travel
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What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and 'discovered' Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archaeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer's perilous path in search of the truth—except Adams had written about adventure far more than he'd actually lived it. In fact, he'd never even slept in a tent. Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams's fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world's most majestic, historic and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: what was the purpose of Machu Picchu?

Riddle Of The Labyrinth

Author : Margalit Fox
ISBN : 9781847659705
Genre : History
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The decoding of Linear B is one of the world's greatest stories: from the discovery of a cache of ancient tablets recording a lost prehistoric language to the dramatic solution of the riddle nearly seventy years later, it exerts a mesmerising pull on the imagination. But this captivating story is missing a crucial piece. Two men have dominated Linear B in popular history: Arthur Evans, the intrepid Victorian archaeologist who unearthed Linear B at Knossos and Michael Ventris, the dashing young amateur who produced a solution. But there was a third figure: Alice Kober, without whose painstaking work, recorded on pieces of paper clipped from hymn-sheets and magazines and stored in cigarette boxes in her Brooklyn loft, Linear B might still remain a mystery. Drawing on Kober's own papers - only made available recently - Margalit Fox provides the final piece of the enigma, and along the way reveals how you decipher a language when you know neither its grammar nor its alphabet as well as the stories behind other ancient languages, like the dancing-man Rongorongo of Easter Island.

The Lost City Of Z

Author : David Grann
ISBN : 0385529228
Genre : History
File Size : 68. 30 MB
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This New York Times bestseller is soon to be a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, and Robert Pattinson and directed by James Gray. In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century. Look for David Grann’s new book, Killers of the Flower Moon, coming April 18, 2017.

The Big Tiny

Author : Dee Williams
ISBN : 014218179X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Dee Williams's life changed in an instant, with a near-death experience in the aisle of her local grocery store. Diagnosed with a heart condition at age forty-one, she was all too suddenly reminded that life is short, time is precious, and she wanted to be spending hers with the people and things she truly loved. That included the beautiful sprawling house in the Pacific Northwest she had painstakingly restored - but, increasingly, it did not include the mortgage payments, constant repairs, and general time-suck of home ownership. A new sense of clarity began to take hold: Just what was all this stuff for? Multiple extra rooms, a kitchen stocked with rarely used appliances, were things that couldn't compare with the financial freedom and the ultimate luxury - time - that would come with downsizing. Deciding to build an eighty-four-square-foot house - on her own, from the ground up - was just the beginning of building a new life. Williams can now list everything she owns on one sheet of paper, her monthly housekeeping bills amount to about eight dollars, and it takes her approximately ten minutes to clean the entire house. It's left her with more time to spend with family and friends, and given her freedom to head out for adventure at a moment's notice, or watch the clouds and sunset while drinking a beer on her (yes, tiny) front porch. The lessons Williams learned from her 'aha' moment post-trauma apply to all of us, every day, regardless of whether or not we decide to discard all our worldly belongings. Part how-to, part personal memoir, The Big Tiny is an utterly seductive meditation on the benefits of slowing down, scaling back, and appreciating the truly important things in life. 'Visitors to [Dee Williams'] property may be forgiven for thinking someone had taken up residence in a beautifully built pine-and-cedar toolshed out back . . . [an] affecting memoir . . . she writes in The Big Tiny of finding a centeredness and peace in her little house, of being less fearful, more alive. Some of the best passages are when she describes the sensory experience of being inside: smelling raw cedar and knotty pine; listening to the weather.' Steven Kurutz, The New York Times '[N]o one makes the idea of living in a home the size of an area rug more appealing than Dee Williams . . . Williams' inspiring memoir will resonate with anyone on a quest to downsize, de-stress, let go or feel at home . . . an endearing, funny writer . . . [The Big Tiny] is a book as intimate and draw-you-in-close as Williams' little abode. She reveals her fear and fearlessness, allowing readers to feel like visitors across her tiny table, knees touching, her dog by your side.' Janet Eastman, The Oregonian '[A] delightful encounter with the Tina Fey of the sustainability world, an empowered woman unafraid to admit she accidentally glued her hair to her house, as well as an incisive thinker on contemporary experience . . . a hilarious and poignant memoir . . . Williams does more than share the travails of building, moving into and living in her bitty abode. She writes a down-to-earth manifesto for living life with intention and for geeking out, diving in, caring too deeply and trying too hard in general.' Mary Louise Schumacher, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 'In The Big Tiny, Dee Williams creates a portrait of humanity through her own compelling experience. That she has written about home and life with such humor and vulnerability, and in her own unique vernacular, makes her story all the more universal.' Jay Shafer, author of The Small House Book 'Williams has built an engaging and inspiring how-to/memoir that goes beyond the DIY perspective.' Booklist 'The Big Tiny is irresistible. Dee Williams is as much fun o

Make Something Up

Author : Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN : 9781448189793
Genre : Fiction
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Twenty-one stories and a novella that will disturb and delight, from the author of Fight Club. The absurdity of both life and death are on full display. In 'Zombies', the best and brightest of a high school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In 'Knock, Knock', a son hopes to tell one last off-colour joke to his dying father , while in 'Tunnel of Love', a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing 'relief' to dying clients. And in 'Excursion', Fight Club fans will be thrilled to find a side of Tyler Durden never seen before. Funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant; these stories represent everything readers have come to love and expect from Chuck Palahniuk.

Clementine

Author : Sara Pennypacker
ISBN : 9781423198598
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Clementine is having not so good of a week. On Monday she''s sent to the principal''s office for cutting off Margaret''s hair. Tuesday, Margaret''s mother is mad at her. Wednesday, she''s sent to the principal...again. Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her. Friday starts with yucky eggs and gets worse. And by Saturday, even her mother is mad at her. Okay, fine. Clementine is having a DISASTROUS week.

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