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  7. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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The Meaning of Travel: Philosophers Abroad Audiobook

The Meaning of Travel: Philosophers Abroad

Author: Emily Thomas Narrator: Esther Wane Release Date: June 2020

How can we think more deeply about our travels? This was the question that inspired Emily Thomas's journey into the philosophy of travel. Part philosophical ramble, part travelogue, The Meaning of Travel begins in the Age of Discovery, when philosophers first started taking travel seriously. It meanders forward to consider Montaigne on otherness, John Locke on cannibals, and Henry Thoreau on wilderness. On our travels with Thomas, we discover the dark side of maps, how the philosophy of space fueled mountain tourism, and why you should wash underwear in woodland cabins . . . We also confront profound issues, such as the ethics of 'doom tourism' (travel to 'doomed' glaciers and coral reefs), and the effect of space travel on human significance in a leviathan universe. The first ever exploration of the places where history and philosophy meet, this book will reshape your understanding of travel.

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Reports from Hell Audiobook

Reports from Hell

Author: Chas Smith Narrator: Peter Berkrot Release Date: June 2020

A gonzo ride through war-torn Yemen as only Chas Smith, the award-winning author of Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell and Cocaine + Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair, could provide. Follow Smith and his misfit band of merrymakers as they search for the true origins of Al Qaeda and endeavor to ride the unsurfed waves of Yemen all while exploring the slim opportunities for fun in the margins of our global war on terror and at any cost-even if it means eventual kidnapping by Hezbollah.

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Korea - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture Audiobook

Korea - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture

Author: James Hoare Narrator: Charles Armstrong Release Date: May 2020

Apart from the headline-making politics, not much is known in the West about the Korean people and their ancient culture. Yet those who visit Korea, whether North or South, find a land of great interest. The Koreans, when not constrained by politics or other considerations, are friendly and sociable, and the peninsula has areas of outstanding natural beauty. The South's cities, if not always beautiful, are vibrant and alive. The North, while very different, is complex and fascinating. The standoff between the two countries of the Korean Peninsula is a legacy of the Cold War and a potential flashpoint for future conflict. Despite a brief thaw in relations a few years ago, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the north, a secretive single-party socialist state with a centralized industrial economy, conducted nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009. The Republic of Korea (ROK) in the south meanwhile, a free-market democracy, has become a rising economic power and, in 2010, became the first former aid recipient to join the OECD Development Assistance Committee. This new, updated edition of Culture Smart! Korea looks at the changing social and economic situation and provides real insights into thinking and behavior in both countries. It indicates the pitfalls to avoid and introduces listeners to some of the many delights of the Korean peninsula.

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Gathered Around the Campfire: S'mores and Stories Under the Stars Audiobook

Gathered Around the Campfire: S'mores and Stories Under the Stars

Author: Melody A. Carlson Narrator: Susan Hanfield Release Date: May 2020

Whether your idea of camping is in a tiny tent, a luxury RV, or somewhere in between, nothing beats having fun with family and friends in the fresh air. Relive favorite memories of childhood vacations and get excited for future outdoor adventures with these humorous and heartwarming recollections from bestselling author and camping enthusiast Melody Carlson. Pack your gear and hit the road with Melody as you encounter: Campfire Connections-how a simple offer of firewood sparks a friendship. Lolly the Bear-an unexpected guest with a sweet tooth pays a morning visit. The Worst Camping Trip Ever-a pregnant woman and a torrential downpour make for a hasty midnight departure. Best-Laid Plans-all it takes is one unhappy camper to spoil an outing. Fireworks on the Fourth-an explosive clash between generations ends with a promise of unconditional love. Along the way, you'll enjoy inspirational quotes and practical tips to make your next camping experience even 's'more' of a success. So gather 'round and get ready for some unforgettable stories.

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The Braindead Megaphone Audiobook

The Braindead Megaphone

Author: George Saunders Narrator: George Saunders Release Date: April 2020

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. The breakout book from 'the funniest writer in America'--not to mention an official 'Genius'--his first nonfiction collection ever. George Saunders's first foray into nonfiction is comprised of essays on literature, travel, and politics. At the core of this unique collection are Saunders's travel essays based on his trips to seek out the mysteries of the 'Buddha Boy' of Nepal; to attempt to indulge in the extravagant pleasures of Dubai; and to join the exploits of the minutemen at the Mexican border. Saunders expertly navigates the works of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Esther Forbes, and leads the reader across the rocky political landscape of modern America. Emblazoned with his trademark wit and singular vision, Saunders's endeavor into the art of the essay is testament to his exceptional range and ability as a writer and thinker.

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Bicycle Gourmets More Than A Year in Provence - Vol 3 - Collectors Edition Audiobook

Bicycle Gourmets More Than A Year in Provence - Vol 3 - Collectors Edition

Author: Christopher Strong Narrator: Christopher Strong Release Date: April 2020

Ever since leaving his San Francisco business to his associates, filmmaker Christopher Strong has been doing what many of us dream of doing:Cycling the French Country backroads with no fixed itinerary. Tasting the land and the people as well as the food and wine. As a result of those memorable meetings with exceptional people in amazing places, Christopher Strong has morphed into: The Bicycle Gourmet. With more than a few all tales to tell. And he's told them in his multi-media Lifestyle Adventure series: Treasures of France, on his YouTube channel, in two print books, Three audio books,numerous articles for major publications such as Forbes and the Huffington Post, and on his blog. Cleverly titled: BicycleGourmet.com Now, in this inspiring audio book, Christopher has selected his personal best. His favorite stories from taking the roads not taken. So now, all you have to do is close your eyes, open your ears, and glide down the French Country backroads - to enjoy -More, than a Year in Provence.

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Virga & Bone: Essays from Dry Places Audiobook

Virga & Bone: Essays from Dry Places

Author: Craig Childs Narrator: Rick Adamson Release Date: April 2020

From the author of The Secret Knowledge of Water and Atlas of a Lost World comes a deeply felt essay collection focusing upon a vivid series of desert icons-a sheet of virga over Monument Valley, white seashells in dry desert sand, boulders impossibly balanced. Craig Childs delves into the primacy of the land and the profound nature of the more-than-human.

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Lean Out: A Meditation on the Madness of Modern Life Audiobook

Lean Out: A Meditation on the Madness of Modern Life

Author: Tara Henley Narrator: Tara Henley Release Date: March 2020

'Beautifully written, brimming with insight and reassurance--I'm so grateful for this book.' -Olivia Sudjic, author of Exposure A deeply personal and informed reflection on the modern world--and why so many feel disillusioned by it. In 2016, journalist Tara Henley was at the top of her game working in Canadian media. She had traveled the world, from Soweto to Bangkok and Borneo to Brooklyn, interviewing authors and community leaders, politicians and Hollywood celebrities. But when she started getting chest pains at her desk in the newsroom, none of that seemed to matter. The health crisis--not cardiac, it turned out, but anxiety--forced her to step off the media treadmill and examine her life and the stressful twenty-first century world around her. Henley was not alone; North America was facing an epidemic of lifestyle-related health problems. And yet, the culture was continually celebrating the elite few who thrived in the always-on work world, those who perpetually leaned in. Henley realized that if we wanted innovative solutions to the wave of burnout and stress-related illness, it was time to talk to those who had leaned out. Part memoir, part travelogue, and part investigation, Lean Out tracks Henley's journey from the heart of the connected city to the fringe communities that surround it. From early retirement enthusiasts in urban British Columbia to moneyless men in rural Ireland, Henley uncovers a parallel track in which everyday citizens are quietly dropping out of the mainstream and reclaiming their lives from overwork. Underlying these disparate movements is a rejection of consumerism, a growing appetite for social contribution, and a quest for meaningful connection in this era of extreme isolation and loneliness. As she connects the dots between anxiety and overwork, Henley confronts the biggest issues of our time.

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Infused: Adventures in Tea Audiobook

Infused: Adventures in Tea

Author: Henrietta Lovell Narrator: Henrietta Lovell Release Date: March 2020

Henrietta Lovell is on a mission to revolutionize the way we drink tea by replacing industrially produced teabags with the highest quality tea leaves. Her quest has seen her travel to the Shire Highlands of Malawi, across the foothills of the Himalayas, and to hidden gardens in the Wuyi-Shan to source the world's most extraordinary teas. Infused invites us to discover these remarkable places, introducing us to the individual growers and household-name chefs Lovell has met along the way-and reveals the true pleasures of tea. The result is a delicious infusion of travel writing, memoir, recipes, and glorious photography, all written with Lovell's unique charm and wit.

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Last Chance To See Audiobook

Last Chance To See

Author: Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine Narrator: Matthew Baynton, Stephen Fry Release Date: March 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. Join Douglas Adams, bestselling and beloved author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and zoologist Mark Carwardine on an adventure in search of the world’s most endangered and exotic creatures. In this book, Adams’ self-proclaimed favourite of his own works, the pair encounter animals in imminent peril: the giant Komodo dragon of Indonesia, the lovable kakapo of New Zealand, the blind river dolphins of China, the white rhinos of Zaire, the rare birds of Mauritius island in the Indian Ocean and the alien-like aye-aye of Madagascar. Inimitably witty and poignant, Last Chance to See is both a celebration of our most extraordinary creatures and a warning about what we have to lose if we do not act soon. Featuring a fantastic new foreword by the authors' long-time friend Stephen Fry, and an afterword from Mark Carwardine that considers what has changed since the book was first published, Last Chance to See feels more urgent than ever before. ‘Douglas Adams’ genius was in using comedy to make serious points about the world’ Independent © Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine 1990 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Romania - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture Audiobook

Romania - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Author: Debbie Stowe Narrator: Charles Armstrong Release Date: February 2020

A land of mountains, hills, and fertile plains, Romania is a tourist destination waiting to be discovered. It is a rich and complex country: a place whose cities are home to beautiful parks and vibrant cultural scenes and whose people welcome guests warmly into their homes, sharing the best of whatever they have and partying into the night, suffused by Latin joie de vivre. Buffeted over time between three great powers-the West, Russia, and Turkey-Romania betrays the cultural influences of each, and it can be a difficult place to get a handle on. Culture Smart! Romania provides an indispensable tool for the foreign visitor, digging deep behind the clichés, explaining many of the behavioral quirks of the people, smoothing your path toward better understanding, and outlining the many attractions-cultural, social, and geographical-that await you in this underexplored part of Europe.

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Algren at Sea, Centennial Edition, 1909–2009: Who Lost an American? & Notes from a Sea Diary; Travel Audiobook

Algren at Sea, Centennial Edition, 1909–2009: Who Lost an American? & Notes from a Sea Diary; Travel

Author: Nelson Algren Narrator: Richard Poe Release Date: February 2020

Nelson Algren’s two travel writing books describe his journeys through the seamier sides of great American cities and the international social and political landscapes of the mid-1960s. Algren at Sea brings them together in one volume. Notes from a Sea Diary offers one of the most remarkable appraisals of Ernest Hemingway ever written. Aboard the freighter Malaysia Mail, Algren ponders his personal encounter with Hemingway in Cuba and the values inherent in Hemingway’s stories as he visits the ports of Pusan, Kowloon, Bombay, and Calcutta. Who Lost an American? is a whirlwind spin through Paris and Playboy clubs, New York publishing and Dublin pubs, Crete and Chicago, as Algren adventures with Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Brendan Behan, and Juliette Gréco.

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