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Travel & Adventure from the 2013 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our <a href="http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/2013-winter-newsletter">2013 Winter Newsletter</a>.

Lonely Planet's Beautiful World

The images in this book will take you to places far and wide, the kinds of places that you might never visit but that you can perhaps put on that “if” list we all have tucked away. These places are surprising, remarkable, remote, familiar—from fiery volcanic eruptions to Antarctic wind-sculpted icebergs; from the natural wonders of Belize’s Great Blue Hole to Yellowstone in Wyoming. Dive in and marvel over this beautiful world.

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ISBN: 9781743217177
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Published: Lonely Planet - October 15th, 2013

Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton

There are so many things that make New York unique, vibrant, and exciting, but perhaps nothing does so more than its people. In 2010, Brandon Stanton set out to construct a photographic census of New York City, but he soon broke down the wall between street photographer and subject, and began collecting quotes and short stories from the people he met. The result is the completely addictive blog (and now book) Humans of New York, which provides glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City. Both are absolutely compelling portraits of the residents of a city—and of humanity.

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$29.99
ISBN: 9781250038821
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 15th, 2013

Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City by Russell Shorto

Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt’s glorious portraits. “Most urban histories focus on bricks and mortar; not this one. Russell Shorto writes engagingly about how a city can engender ideas—order, tolerance, comfort, egalitarianism, entrepreneurship—and in turn be shaped by them. Amsterdam argues convincingly that Western liberalism has been greatly influenced by this small, modest, crazy-yet-conventional place.” —Witold Rybczynski

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ISBN: 9780385534574
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Published: Doubleday Books - October 22nd, 2013

Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas by Rebecca Solnit & Rebecca Snedeker

Like the best-selling Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, this book is a reinvention of the traditional atlas, one that provides a vivid, complex look at the multifaceted nature of New Orleans, a city replete with contradictions. Unfathomable City includes 22 full-color maps and a score of essays “exploring America’s deepest city through floods, sounds, memories, lemon ice, civil rights, and more.” Solnit is an incredible and acclaimed writer and intellectual. What a gift that she has focused her talents on the two cities where my heart--and so many others’--resides.

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ISBN: 9780520274044
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Published: University of California Press - November 18th, 2013

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