Machu Picchu - Mark Adams

Hiram Bigham III was an adventurer and explorer (some say he was the model for Indiana Jones) credited with “discovering” Machu Picchu in 1911. In Turn Right at Machu Picchu (Plume, $16), Mark Adams retraces Bingham’s journey on Peru’s Inca Trail, offering insights and historical and biographical stories along the way. Equally compelling is the author’s own story, as he leaves his New York office and laces up his hiking boots. Accompanied by a seasoned guide and local porters, Adams proves his mettle as he makes two separate trips to the sacred Inca site. Machu Picchu is an astonishing place, and Adams’s mixture of historical reporting and contemporary travel writing provides a fascinating vantage point.
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ISBN: 9780452297982
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Published: Dutton - April 24th, 2012

Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities - Vahram Muratyan

Paris Versus New York is a witty graphic design book that is perfect for anyone who loves either The City of Lights or The Big Apple. Muratyan’s artwork originally appeared on his blog, but became so popular, that he turned it into an entire book. This little guy is the perfect small coffee table book that every apartment needs. If you fall in love with these pictures like I did, check out Muratyan’s website and order some larger prints of your favorites.

Paris versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities By Vahram Muratyan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143120254
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Penguin Books - January 31st, 2012

The Geography of Bliss - Eric Weiner

Where are you most happy? If you can't come up with an answer right away, you aren't alone. Longtime NPR correspondent and lifelong curmudgeon, Eric Weiner attempts to answer that questions for himself in The Geography of Bliss. Weiner visits the happiest, and least happy places on earth, from Iceland to Bhutan, Moldova to the UAE. He asks researchers, artists, gurus and laymen: “Are you happy? Why?” As humorous as it is insightful, this is a book for the optimist and the pessimist, for both the road warrior and the armchair traveler. Read The Geography of Bliss and then ask yourself, where am I most happy? You might be surprised by your answer.
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World By Eric Weiner Cover Image
ISBN: 9780446698894
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Published: Twelve - January 5th, 2009