Literature, Travel, and Colonial Writing in the English Renaissance, 1545-1625

By Andrew Hadfield

What was once the aim of representing international lands for writers within the English Renaissance? This leading edge and wide-ranging research argues that writers usually used their works as cars to mirror at the nation of up to date English politics, relatively their very own loss of illustration in public associations. occasionally such analyses took the shape of displaced allegories, wherein writers contrasted the benefits loved, or hazards suffered, via international matters with the political stipulations of Tudor and Stuart England. somewhere else, extra frequently in explicitly colonial writings, authors reflected at the difficulties of presidency whilst confronted with the potentially violent construction of a brand new society. If Venice used to be in general held up as a beacon of republican liberty which England may do good to mimic, the phobia of tyrannical Catholic Spain was once ever current - inspiring and haunting a lot of the colonial literature from 1580 onwards. This stimulating booklet examines fictional and non-fictional writings, illustrating either the shut connections among the 2 made by way of early sleek readers and the issues desirous about the standard assumption that we will make experience of the earlier with the kinds on hand to us. Hadfield explores in his paintings representations of Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the a long way East, deciding on pertinent examples instead of trying to embody a complete insurance. He additionally bargains clean readings of Shakespeare, Marlowe, extra, Lyly, Hakluyt, Harriot, Nashe, and others.

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101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers

By Candy B. Harrington, Charles Pannell

Photographs via Charles Pannell.

Overview

101 obtainable vacation trips: commute rules for Wheelers and gradual Walkers is the 1st guidebook committed solely to wheelchair-accessible locations, accommodations and leisure possibilities. Penned via sweet B. Harrington, the editor of rising Horizons, this new name specializes in the holiday making plans wishes of wheelchair-users and sluggish walkers.

101 obtainable Vacations comprises vacation spot info on over a hundred and one towns, accommodation strategies, nationwide parks, vacationer points of interest and leisure actions round the state. The booklet is geared up so readers can look for a vacation according to their particular pursuits or shuttle kinds. in contrast to different guidebooks which are equipped geographically, 101 obtainable Vacations contains sections starting from street journeys and the nice open air to ancient Haunts and Cruisin. And final yet no longer least, there's Candy's alternatives, which incorporates a number of many of the author's favourite journeys, locations and activities.

Candy describes the entry of all sights, accommodation concepts and vacationer attractions, instead of simply mentioning that anything is or isn't obtainable. in any case, accessibility is within the eye of the beholder; and what could be obtainable to 1 individual will be jam-packed with hindrances to somebody else.

Says Harrington, There's an international of commute offerings available in the market for wheelers and gradual walkers. And this e-book comprises lots of these offerings; besides up-to-date assets, info and entry information to lead them to a fact.

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Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2016 (11th Edition)

By Lonely Planet

From the world's top guidebook writer, Lonely Planet's most sensible in shuttle 2016 is the most recent version of the once a year headline-making, agenda-setting bestseller.

Be an in-the-know traveller this 12 months with Lonely Planet's selection of the most popular tendencies, locations, trips and all-around most sensible shuttle stories for the yr forward. Drawing at the wisdom, ardour and miles travelled through Lonely Planet's employees, authors and on-line group, we current a year's worthy of shuttle idea to take you phenomenal and into a few unforgettable experiences.

Whether it's due to a wearing occasion, a revitalised infrastructure, a unique anniversary or simply that air of secrecy of 'right now', every one vacation spot featured has gone through our agonising choice procedure to win a spot on Lonely Planet's hallowed most sensible in commute record ­- now in its eleventh edition.

Highlights:

Lonely Planet ranks to most sensible 10 nations, areas and towns to go to in 2016
16 most sensible trip lists to provide you clean rules for exploring the area from a brand new perspective
More than 35 occasions mapped out by means of month within the 2016 shuttle planner

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Top 10 Cairo and the Nile: The 10 Best of Everything (DK Eyewitness Travel)

By Andrew Humphreys

Overview

DK Eyewitness shuttle consultant: best 10 Cairo and the Nile will lead you directly to some of the best this sector has to provide. The advisor is split via zone with eating place stories for every, in addition to concepts for resorts, cafes, and locations to shop.

Rely on dozens of best 10 lists, from the pinnacle 10 museums to the head 10 occasions and fairs. There's even an inventory of the head 10 issues to prevent. no matter if you're searching for the issues to not omit on the best 10 attractions or are looking to locate the easiest arts and tradition, this consultant is the appropriate better half.

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First Stop in the New World: Mexico City, the Capital of the 21st Century

By David Lida

The definitive publication on Mexico urban: a colourful, seductive, and paradoxical metropolis-the second-biggest urban on the earth, and a imaginative and prescient of our city future.

First cease within the New World is a street-level landscape of Mexico urban, the most important city within the western hemisphere and the cultural capital of the Spanish-speaking global. Journalist David Lida expertly captures the kaleidoscopic nature of lifestyles in a urban outlined by means of excitement and chance, ecstatic pleasure and appalling tragedy-hanging in limbo among the built and underdeveloped worlds. With this literary-journalist account, he establishes himself because the final chronicler of this bustling megalopolis at a key second in its-and our-history.

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The Dark Side of Disney

By Leonard Kinsey

THE darkish aspect OF DISNEY finds all the counsel, methods, scams, and tales that they do not wish you to understand approximately! Unabashedly unafraid of offending the family-oriented audiences catered to by way of different Disney shuttle publications, writer Leonard Kinsey offers intrepid tourists entry to the seamy, raunchy, and infrequently hilarious underbelly of Walt Disney international.

From cautionary stories of scoring unlawful tickets, to exciting bills of exploring off-limits parts, to chronicles of drug-induced debauchery, this thoroughly unauthorized guidebook will swap how you take into consideration traveling at "The Happiest position on Earth".

"Pack the trunks and go away the youngsters at Grandma's as the darkish part is ready to make your subsequent Disney holiday the simplest one ever!"
-Chris Mitchell, writer of solid MEMBER exclusive

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Cathedrals of the Flesh: My Search for the Perfect Bath

By Alexia Brue

A sensual journey of the world's nice bathing cultures.

People trip to Greece for the ruins, Turkey for the Haghia Sophia, and Russia for St. Basil's, yet Alexia Brue travels with a unique itinerary: to go to the baths. What starts as an blameless holiday quick turns into an obsession, because the writer ventures to Turkey, Greece, Russia, Finland, and Japan to pattern the variety of spa cultures and bathing traditions the area has to supply.

Caught up within the tide of exploration and crossing paths with fellow tourists alongside the best way, Alexia drifts more and more clear of the lifestyles she left in the back of in manhattan urban. Hoping to discover a thriving neighborhood bathtub scene, she dips into hamams, banyas, saunas, and onsen, discovering either unhappiness and bliss.

At as soon as deeply own and hugely informative, packed with intimacies, discoveries, and unforeseen twists, Cathedrals of the Flesh is the candid and playful account of 1 woman's choice to keep on with her ardour, eventually inspiring readers to do the same.

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Falling in Honey: How a Tiny Greek Island Stole My Heart

By Jennifer Barclay

"This publication will make you snort and cry and snicker back. i did not wish it to end."―Emma Woolf, writer of An Apple a Day

The most sensible presents in existence are the presents We provide Ourselves...

Eat Pray Love meets My immense fats Greek marriage ceremony with a sprinkling of Mamma Mia in this unforgettable trip from heartbreak to happiness. One wintry weather, while her love existence falls aside, Jennifer Barclay comes to a decision on 3 presents to Self. One and are lowering her workload and staying clear of relationships. The 3rd is a month by myself on a tiny, wild Greek island. it is a probability to discover one other type of contentment, one who comes from keeping an octopus on your arms. She comes to a decision to stick longer, yet simply while every thing is falling into position back, the strangest factor happens...

"Barclay's appealing memoir remembers either Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love (2006) and the motion picture My titanic fats Greek Wedding, delivering glimpses into the lives of individuals in a small Greek village and the method of therapeutic from a damaged heart."―Booklist

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Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II

By Robert Kurson

Within the culture of Jon Krakauer’s Into skinny Air and Sebastian Junger’s The excellent Storm comes a real story of riveting event during which weekend scuba divers hazard every thing to unravel a superb ancient mystery–and make historical past themselves.

For John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep break diving was once greater than a game. trying out themselves opposed to treacherous currents, braving depths that brought about hallucinatory results, navigating via wreckage as perilous as a minefield, they driven themselves to their limits and past, brushing opposed to demise greater than as soon as within the rusting hulks of sunken ships.
But within the fall of 1991, now not even those brave divers have been ready for what they discovered 230 ft lower than the outside, within the frigid Atlantic waters sixty miles off the coast of latest Jersey: a global conflict II German U-boat, its ruined inside a macabre wilderness of twisted steel, tangled wires, and human bones–all buried less than a long time of accrued sediment.
No picking marks have been seen at the submarine or the few artifacts dropped at the skin. No historian, professional, or executive had a clue as to which U-boat the lads had stumbled on. in reality, the authentic documents all agreed that there easily couldn't be a sunken U-boat and workforce at that location.

Over the subsequent six years, an elite staff of divers launched into a quest to resolve the secret. a few of them wouldn't stay to determine its finish. Chatterton and Kohler, initially sour competitors, will be drawn right into a friendship that deepened to a virtually mystical feel of brotherhood with one another and with the drowned U-boat sailors–former enemies in their state. because the men’s marriages frayed less than the strain of a shared obsession, their dives grew extra bold, and every discovered that he was once searching greater than the identities of a misplaced U-boat and its anonymous crew.

Author Robert Kurson’s account of this quest is right now exciting and emotionally complicated, and it really is written with a vibrant experience of what divers truly adventure after they meet the risks of the ocean’s underworld. the tale of Shadow Divers usually turns out too extraordinary to be real, however it all occurred, 200 thirty toes down, within the deep blue sea.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Squeamish About Sushi: Food Adventures in Japan

While consuming out in Japan might be an exotically scrumptious eating event, it isn't with out its power pitfalls. How do you inform a toxic piece of puffer-fish from an harmless piece of sushi? Squeamish approximately Sushi is a tantalizing, tongue-in-cheek consultant to jap food--an critical reference for ex-pats, viewers, and Japanophiles everywhere!

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