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Many scientific papers and popular articles have been written on the topic of space tourism, describing everything from expected market sizes to the rules of 3-dimensional microgravity football. But what would it actually feel like to be a tourist in space, to be hurled into orbit on top of a controlled explosion, to float around in a spacecraft, and to be able to look down on your hometown from above the atmosphere? Space tourism is... more...

Universal navigation is accessible primarily through smart phones providing users with navigation information regardless of the environment (i.e., outdoor or indoor). Universal Navigation on Smartphones provide the most up-to-date navigation technologies and systems for both outdoor and indoor navigation. It also provides a comparison of the similarities and differences between outdoor and indoor navigation systems from both a technological stand... more...

The search to find one’s own limits and surpass them is what defines us as human beings. By consciously choosing to walk the path of most resistance, we come to a better understanding of ourselves, and our potential for physical, mental and emotional growth. And nowhere is this universal journey better represented than in the crucible of extreme endurance sports, where athletes are truly pushed beyond the bounds of what seems possible. Direct from... more...

The Northwest coast can be as deadly as it is beautiful, as demonstrated by the hundreds of shipwrecks that have occurred in these waters. This fascinating book chronicles nine of the most dramatic maritime disasters of the twentieth century and uncovers the true stories behind these ships and their terrible fates.

A food writer travels the Silk Road, immersing herself in a moveable feast of foods and cultures and discovering some surprising truths about commitment, independence, and love. Feasting her way through an Italian honeymoon, Jen Lin-Liu was struck by culinary echoes of the delicacies she ate and cooked back in China, where she’d lived for more than a decade. Who really invented the noodle? she wondered, like many before her. But also: How had food... more...



A collection of lively liquid masterpieces from around the world. Unusual alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages discovered by the author on every continent. From Mint Juleps to Shanghai Cossack Punch.

The tourism industry is in a constant state of flux, where trends and attitudes are frequently susceptible to outside influences, including factors such as technological and economic change. The Business of Tourism by Chris Holloway and Claire Humphreys is the ideal textbook to help readers not only understand these new changes but look at them with a critical eye and predict future trends. This book is an essential text for students of tourism... more...

Get your best grades with this Cambridge International AS and A Level Geography Revision Guide. - Manage your own revision with step-by-step support from experienced examiners Garrett Nagle and Paul Guinness - Use specific case studies to improve your knowledge of geographical patterns, processes and changes - Get the top marks by applying geographical terms accurately with the help of definitions and key words Use the Revision Guide to prepare for... more...

Why do thousands of African men become convinced—despite what doctors tell them—that their penises have, simply, disappeared. Why do people across the world become convinced that they are cursed to die on a particular date—and then do? Why do people in Malaysia suddenly “run amok”? In The Geography of Madness, acclaimed magazine writer Frank Bures investigates these and other “culture-bound” syndromes, tracing each seemingly baffling... more...