Trustee from the Toolroom by Nevil Shute

By Nevil Shute

Keith Stewart is a quiet and unassuming guy known as upon to adopt a rare job. a talented maker of miniature operating types, he lives a modest existence dedicated to his pastime. but if his sister and her prosperous husband die in a shipwreck on a coral reef within the Pacific—while attempting to smuggle out of britain their complete fortune in diamonds hidden within the keel in their yacht—Keith turns into trustee for his orphaned niece. to save lots of her from destitution he needs to shuttle midway worldwide and chance an extended voyage in a small boat in inhospitable waters to recuperate her inheritance. during his adventure-filled quest, a colourful and foreign forged of characters mobilize to assist him, and this humble guy discovers he has extra neighbors and admirers than he can have dared to visualize.

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Hiking and backpacking by Marni Goldenberg; Bruce Martin; Wilderness Education

By Marni Goldenberg; Bruce Martin; Wilderness Education Association (U.S.)

"Hiking and backpacking are nice leisure-time actions - yet earlier than heading out, you must know the way to make sure a secure, environmentally sound, and stress-free climbing and backpacking event. mountain climbing and Backpacking presents that info and lots more and plenty more." "Master academics take you step-by-step in the course of the practise and the abilities and methods you want to understand for a winning event. they supply you with Read more...

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A Tide of Shadows by Tom Bielawski

By Tom Bielawski

Carym of Hyrum is a revered village hero. that's till he's wrongly accused of uprising and homicide. kept from execution by the hands of the professionals through the very band of rebels he despises, Carym needs to probability every little thing to pay off the criminals for his freedom by means of project a deadly quest for a vial of water from the legendary Everpool.

Meanwhile, a dismal wizard in league with the evil god, Umber, leads a military bent at the conquest of the whole Northern Continent. He, too, seeks the Everpool, yet for a lot extra sinister reasons and his strong minions hunt Carym at each flip.

A shake up is going on within the heavens because the offspring of the daddy God warfare with one another and with Him for dominance over the peoples of Llars.

In order to arrive the Everpool Carym needs to learn how to care for his new powers, avoid enormous hunters, defend opposed to betrayal, and withstand the evil temptations that threaten to crush him like a Tide of Shadows.

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One for the Road by Tony Horwitz

By Tony Horwitz

"A high-spirited, comedian ramble into the savage Outback populated by means of irreverent, beer-guzzling frontiersmen." --Chicago Tribune

"A interesting perception into what we're all approximately at the highways and byways alongside the outback track." --The Telegraph (Sydney)

Swept off to dwell in Sydney through his Australian bride, American author Tony Horwitz longs to discover the unique reaches of his followed land. So sooner or later, armed simply with a backpack and fantasies of the open highway, he hitchhikes off into the striking vacancy of Australia's outback.
What follows is a hilarious, hair-raising trip into the new purple middle of a continent so desolate that civilization dwindles to a gasoline pump and a pub. whereas the outback's terrain is inhospitable, its scattered population are something yet. Horwitz entrusts himself to Aborigines, opal diggers, jackeroos, card sharks, and sunstruck wanderers who degree distance within the variety of beers fed on en path. alongside the way in which, Horwitz discovers that the outback is as treacherous because it is colourful. Bug-bitten, sunblasted, dust-choked, and bloodied by way of a near-fatal coincidence, Horwitz endures seven thousand miles of the world's so much forbidding actual property, and a few very extraordinary own encounters, as he winds his option to Queensland, Alice Springs, Perth, Darwin--and 100 bush pubs in between.
Horwitz, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of 2 nationwide bestsellers, Confederates within the Attic and Baghdad with out a Map, is the suitable travel consultant for somebody who has ever dreamed of a real Australian adventure.

"Lively, fast paced and fun . . . a continually fascinating and interesting account." --Kirkus Reviews

"Ironical, perceptive and refined . . . can have readers getting out their maps and itching to stick with Horwitz's tracks. . . . the interior trip is his most interesting success; he permits the reader into his center, to move vacationing with him there, sharing his adventures of the spirit." --Sunday Times (London)

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Magic Lantern (Rogue Angel, Book 36) by Alex Archer, Mel Odom

By Alex Archer, Mel Odom

In past due 1700s Paris, a tender yet promising illusionist dabbles within the arcane paintings of phantasmagoria. yet at his second of maximum triumph—unveiling a mystical lantern acknowledged to open a door to the chinese language spirit world—he is violently struck down by means of a vengeful phantom….

On project in London, archaeologist Annja Creed is weeding out a guy who claims to have came upon the Jekyll and Hyde potion. at the path of 1 interest, Annja reveals herself pulled towards one other mystery…the starting place of a wierd, out of date projector as soon as utilized by eighteenth-century illusionists. As Annja delves into its wealthy heritage, a depressing previous starts off to emerge. And an individual desires to harness the ability of this cursed artifact…risking every thing for the treasures it promises.

But Annja has a bit magic trick of her personal. one who she wields with lethal accuracy….

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The Complete Collection of Travel Literature. In Search of by Tahir Shah

By Tahir Shah

This version brings jointly Tahir Shah's complete choice of trip writing: from India to Africa to South the US, sign up for the writer on his strange adventures and expeditions round the world.

The first and final books within the assortment are of foreign travels. past the Devil's enamel is the author's first travelogue, and spans a trip from India, to Africa, to South the USA. Travels With Myself is a set of commute essays that span the author's international travels.

Sorcerer's Apprentice relies in India, and chronicles the author's extraordinary apprenticeship to a tyrannical grasp of illusion.

Trail of Feathers and apartment of the Tiger King are set in Peru. the previous information the author's look for the key of ways the traditional Incas flew like birds over the Amazon; the latter covers his excursion that sought for the misplaced Incan urban of Paititi.

In seek of King Solomon's Mines is decided in Ethiopia, because the writer searches for undiscovered mines recognized merely in...

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The Rome Prophecy by Jon Trace

By Jon Trace

Ex-priest Tom Shaman (The Venice Conspiracy) returns in a pulse-pounding, blazingly paced new event ideal for fanatics of Dan Brown and Sam Bourne.

A girl has been arrested within the streets of Rome. She's younger. She's appealing. She's coated in blood. and he or she claims to be an historic prophet looking for a paranormal amulet hidden someplace in the city.

Ex-priest Tom Shaman groups up with a headstrong policewoman to solve the secret. yet inside Rome's church buildings and corridors of strength, stealthy enemies are conspiring opposed to them. and shortly the woman's lethal visions start to come actual . . .

Biographical Notes

Jon hint is the pseudonym for the executive inventive Officer of 1 of the world's loargest international tv construction businesses. hint is usually an the world over released mystery author, an award-winning documentary maker, and author of multimedia interactive video games.

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The Mammoth Book of Mountain Disasters: True Accounts of

Author note: Hamish MacInnes (Editor)
Publish yr note: First released September thirtieth 2003

Caught manner up at the mountain, not anyone is secure, from the archetypal nightmare of Tony Kurtz, obvious to freeze to demise through his stranded rescuers as he hung off the Eiger, to occasions that spread out at the Grand Teton, the place rescuers narrowly escaped being clubbed to loss of life through their reluctant rescuees.

This choice of 35 first-hand money owed will surprise and encourage in equivalent degree. this is the unique draft of Joe Simpson's vintage Touching the Void and the 1st complete telling of Jamie Andrew's impressive rescue from the Alps, which made headlines in 1999. Plus a in particular commissioned account of the epic wintry weather rescue on Mount Ararat, 2000 - the main distant challenge ever undertaken through a helicopter-rescue group. And the rescuers personal grim battles for survival. Compiled via one of many world's most valuable mountaineers, this quantity spans 5 continents - from the Appalachians to Mount prepare dinner, from height Lenin to Siula Grande.

It contains many of the brightest stars of mountain climbing and mountain rescue: Joe Simpson, Doug Scott, Pete Sinclair, Milos Vrbe, Paul Nunn, Ludwig Gramminger, Karen Glazley, Ken Phillips and Blaise Agresti.

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Pegasus and the Fight for Olympus (Pegasus, Book 2) by Kate O'Hearn

By Kate O'Hearn

Reborn because the Flame, Emily has stored Olympus from destruction. The Olympic flame now burns powerful, and peace has been restored. yet now not for lengthy ...When the ugly Nirads start a brand new invasion, Emily and her associates develop into entangled within the clash as previous grudges are unearthed and new enemies are stumbled on. And the entire whereas, Emily yearns for her father, nonetheless a prisoner of the sinister CRU, someplace in long island. subscribe to Emily astride the amazing winged-stallion, Pegasus, as she embarks on a brand new flight of experience via worlds either previous and new. 'Anyone who enjoys mythology will locate a lot to like in Pegasus and the Flame. Kate O'Hearn serves up a successful mixture of sleek experience and vintage fantasy.' Rick Riordan, writer of the Percy Jackson sequence

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