Written by two former UCSC students with a passion for fun, this book is a fabulous guide for the theme park fanatic. With fabulous photos and some background information on the parks, this book explores twenty different parks throughout California. Check out the section on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on page 92!
Almost too unbelievable to be true, this action adventure story is a
great page turner. Zuckoff balances thorough reporting with dramatic
retelling as he present the story of plane-crash survivors and the
isolated indigenous tribe members they encounter. While it must have
been a harrowing experience for those involved, the happy-ending of
their trials and the immense readability of the writing make this an
easy and entertaining read.
If you think of the Arctic as a barren, lifeless place, this is the book that will prove you wrong. Mind-blowing landscapes and amazing animals are part of the showcase of a rapidly changing world that few will ever see in person. Taken over the span of a year, with the addition of heartfelt stories, this stunning collection contains proof that the Arctic needs, and deserves, our protection.
The latest addition to the terrific Fifty Places series showcases 50 more ultimate destinations—from Bolivia to India to Wales—for fly fishers. Each location looks and sounds so alluring that even those of us who don’t do so already will be tempted to pack a bag and pick up a pole ourselves, and not just give this gorgeous book to our fly-fishing friends.
Beautifully written and rich with detail, Into the Silence is a classic account of exploration and endurance, and a timeless portrait of an extraordinary generation of adventurers, soldiers, and mountaineers. “Wade Davis has penned an exceptional book on an extraordinary generation. They do not make them like that any more. And there would always only ever be one Mallory. From the pathos of the trenches to the inevitable tragedies high on Everest this is a book deserving of awards. Monumental in its scope and conception it nevertheless remains hypnotically fascinating throughout. A wonderful story tinged with sadness.” —Joe Simpson, author of Touching the Void
This new anthology is a great gift for globetrotters. “If you have the slightest curiosity about the world beyond your living room then this is a collection to die for. What could be a better way to raise funds for Oxfam than to collect these nuggets of worldly wisdom from a galaxy of the very best travel writers? It’s impossible to read their contributions without wanting to go and get the rucksack out.” —Michael Palin
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say Our Bodies, Ourselves is one of the most essential books for any woman to own. Even today, so much of women’s health and sexuality is glossed over, not addressed, or made taboo that the comprehensive material and nonjudgmental presentation of OBO can feel like a lifesaver. This ninth edition includes new material, ranging from changes in the health-care system to transgender issues to organizing techniques for social activism.