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Western Ecuador is famed for its astonishingly diverse birdlife, from colorful hummingbirds and outrageous toucans to more difficult groups like raptors, flycatchers, and ovenbirds. Here is the ultimate photographic guide to the spectacular birds of this region. Featuring nearly 1,500 stunning color photos of 946 species, this richly detailed and taxonomically sophisticated field guide will help you with even the toughest identification... more...

Discover the natural beauty, breathtaking scenery, and gorgeous vistas of Utah's national parks--known locally as -The Mighty Five---all from the comfort of your living room. This stunning collection of photographs will inspire you to seek out new vistas every day no matter where your daily journey takes you. Filled with insightful historical information and iconic photographs, this book is the perfect way to bring the outdoors into your home.

So you’re off to explore the big, wide world: head filled with possibilities and hiking boots laced. But a big trip brings big questions, like How do I go about choosing and packing a bag? How should I handle money abroad? and What the hell do I do when my hostel dorm is filled with snorers? Luckily, this handy guide is filled with essential tips, advice, and hacks to make your adventures on the road... more...

Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger's record of his extraordinary journey through the parched "Empty Quarter" of Arabia. Educated at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life-"the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets." In the spirit of T. E. Lawrence, he set out to explore the deserts of Arabia, traveling among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their... more...

A love letter from two Americans to their adopted city, Tasting Rome is a showcase of  modern dishes influenced by tradition, as well as the rich culture of their surroundings.    Even 150 years after unification, Italy is still a divided nation where individual regions are defined by their local cuisine. Each is a mirror of its city’s culture, history, and geography. But cucina romana is the country’s greatest standout.  ... more...


On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the epic story of an enormous apartment building where Communist true believers lived before their destruction The House of Government is unlike any other book about the Russian Revolution and the Soviet experiment. Written in the tradition of Tolstoy's War and Peace, Grossman’s Life and Fate, and Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago, Yuri Slezkine’s gripping narrative tells... more...

Guidebook to walking and trekking in the Maritime Alps on the border of Italy and France, just north of Nice. It includes 18 graded day walks, on both the French and the Italian sides, ranging from 6km to 20km in length and suitable for a range of abilities. There are also 6 long treks, including a 5-day traverse of the Parc National du Mercantour and a 7-day traverse of the Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime. Detailed route... more...

Formally inaugurated in Potsdam in 1933, the Third Reich was regarded by Hitler as the greatest in a line of mighty German empires. His mystical belief that this empire would last a 1000 years proved unfounded, but not before a world war which resulted in the loss of at least 60 million lives. This atlas charts the rise and fall of Hitler's Nazi state, from the first mass meeting of the NSDAP in Munich in 1920, through the relentless territorial... more...

"...not that I intend to die, but when I do, I don't want to go to heaven, I want to go to Claridge's" Spencer Tracy "I love to check myself into Claridge's now and then for a few nights - just to spoil myself" Jade Jagger "When I pass through the revolving doors into the glamorous lobby of Claridge's in London, I always feel a thrill. You enter a world of sophistication and wonderful service... Claridge's is my ultimate treat." Lulu Guinness An art... more...

Whether you want to explore the markets of Marrakesh, kitesurf in wind-swept Essaouira or go on a camel safari in the Saharan desert - Insight Guide Morocco helps you get the best out of this enchanting land. Inside Insight Guide Morocco:A thoroughly overhauled edition by our expert authors.Stunning photography brings this stunning country and its people to life. Highlights of the country's top attractions, such as the nightly... more...