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By Frank Bures

Jon Ronson meets David Grann during this attention-grabbing, wildly unique event and trip tale approximately how tradition could make us pass completely insane

The Geography of insanity is an research of "culture-bound" syndromes, that are a long way stranger than they sound. Why is it, for instance, that a few males think, opposed to all cause, that vandals stole their penises, even if they're in solid actual form? within the Geography of insanity, acclaimed journal author Frank Bures travels world wide to track culture-bound syndromes to their sources—and within the strategy, tells a impressive tale concerning the unusual issues we all think.

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'I am interested by humans turning their daft desires right into a fact. How did they do it and why?'

Driven by way of his personal ardour for amassing Hunter Davies has packed his notepad and trigger looking for Britain's maddest museums. As he explores those hidden gem stones he quickly discovers that they're in all places and they rejoice with regards to every thing, from lawnmowers in Southport to pencils in Keswick.

But as Hunter travels up and down the rustic he involves have an understanding of that it is not in basic terms the collections which are interesting, it is also the folk who've placed them jointly. even if they seem to be a guy who loves his Heinz rather a lot he is replaced his identify to Captain Beany or a kleptomaniac classic Radio buff, those eccentric creditors are Britain's most interesting and will reside in no different kingdom within the world.

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By J. Maarten Troost

With The intercourse Lives of Cannibals, Maarten Troost validated himself as probably the most attractive and unique trip writers round. Getting Stoned with Savages back unearths his wry wit and infectious pleasure of discovery in a side-splittingly humorous account of existence within the farthest reaches of the area. After grueling years at the island of Tarawa, scuffling with feral canine, machete-wielding friends, and a scarcity of beer every day, Maarten Troost used to be in no hurry to come to the South Pacific. yet as time went on, he learned he felt remarkably misplaced one of the trappings of twenty-first-century the US. whilst he chanced on himself maintaining down a job—one that would potentially result in a career—he knew it used to be time for him and his spouse, Sylvia, to repack their luggage and trigger for components unknown.

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Download E-books Lonely Planet Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands (Travel Guide) PDF

By Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis

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Download E-books Fatal North PDF

By Bruce Henderson

It all started as President Ulysses S. Grant's bid for foreign glory after the Civil War—America's first try and succeed in the North Pole. It ended with Captain Charles Hall's loss of life below suspicious situations, dissension between sailors, scientists, and explorers, the ship's abandonment and eventual sinking. Then got here a brutal fight for survival by way of thirty-three males, girls and youngsters, stranded at the polar ice—and dramatic rescues by means of whaling ships. whilst information of the disastrous day trip and accusations of homicide reached Washington D.C., it ended in a national scandal, an professional research, and a central authority cover-up. The secret of the captain's dying remained unsolved for almost a hundred years. but if Charles Hall's frozen grave in northern Greenland was once opened, and hair and fingernail samples have been retrieved, forensic scientists have been ultimately capable of achieve a surprising end. Now, telling the entire tale for the 1st time, no 1 big apple occasions bestselling writer Bruce Henderson—whose works were praised as "compelling" (Los Angeles occasions e-book assessment) and "compulsively readable" (San Francisco Examiner)—has researched unique transcripts of the U.S. army inquests, own papers of Captain corridor, post-mortem and forensic stories in relation to the century-old crime, the ship's unique log, own journals saved by way of crewmen, and hero-survivor George Tyson's diary and relations papers to carry to lifestyles essentially the most mysterious tragedies of yank arctic exploration.

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By W. H. Hudson

Afoot in England, first released in 1909, recounts the author's wanderings from village to village around the south of britain, from Surrey to Devon and Cornwall, and alongside the East Anglian coast.His paintings speaks powerfully of the easy pleasures of the English countryside.Despite a long time dwelling in poverty in London, while his nation rambles have been an break out from a existence that then held few different pleasures, Hudson finally completed popularity together with his books concerning the English geographical region, which in flip helped to foster the back-to-nature circulate of the Nineteen Twenties and 1930s.This version is brought through Robert Macfarlane, Fellow of Emmanuel university Cambridge, and a latest explorer of Britain's wild locations. he's the writer of Mountains of the brain and The Wild locations.

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