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A Guide to Rhode Island's Natural Places (USED)

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A Naturalist's Guide to the Virginia Coast (USED)

A Naturalist's Guide to the Virginia Coast (USED)

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Expert advice from the rangers on how to observe and study a variety of habitats, plants, birds, and mammals without disturbing the eco-system.A guide to coastal Virginia's wilderness areas, including Assateague, Chincoteague, First Landing/Seashore, False Cape, and The Nature Conservancy's Virginia Coast Reserve.
A Small Place (USED)

A Small Place (USED)

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A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John

"If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen . . ."

So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up.

Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, A Small Place cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.

A Year in Provence (USED)

A Year in Provence (USED)

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Peter Mayle's account of his first year in Provence describes anything from the local cuisine, hilarious tips for wooing fickle French contractors, handicapping goat races, enduring winter's icy mistral and much more. A NYT Bestseller for three years!

America's Hidden Corners: Places Off the Beaten Path (USED)

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"Discover 75 of America's best out-of-the-way escapes -- from historic small towns and quaint villages to unspoiled coastal regions and remote deserts and mountain ranges."

* Take the back roads to places nationwide that are well off the tourist routes. You'll uncover hidden corners you didn't know existed.
* Includes scenic itineraries, descriptive essays by seasoned travel writers, and easy-to-use, full-color maps that key you to the must-see sights.
* Detailed practical information highlights unique inns and B&Bs, annual festivals, hiking trails, antiquing -- everything you need to plan your perfect getaway.
* Vivid, color photos capture the beauty and special quality of each hidden corner.

American Smoke: Journeys to the End of Light (USED)

American Smoke: Journeys to the End of Light (USED)

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The visionary writer Iain Sinclair turns his sights to the Beat Generation in America in his most epic journey yet

"How best to describe Iain Sinclair?" asks Robert Macfarlane in The Guardian. "A literary mud-larker and tip-picker? A Travelodge tramp (his phrase)? A middle-class dropout with a gift for bullshit (also his phrase)? A toxicologist of the twenty-first-century landscape? A historian of countercultures and occulted pasts? An intemperate WALL-E, compulsively collecting and compacting the city's textual waste? A psycho-geographer (from which term Sinclair has been rowing away ever since he helped launch it into the mainstream)? He's all of these, and more."
Now, for the first time, the enigma that is Iain Sinclair lands on American shores for his long-awaited engagement with the memory-filled landscapes of the American Beats and their fellow travelers.
A book filled with bad journeys and fated decisions, American Smoke is an epic walk in the footsteps of Malcolm Lowry, Charles Olson, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder, and others, heated by obsession (the Old West, volcanoes, Mexico) and enlivened by false memories, broken reports, and strange adventures.
With American Smoke, Sinclair confirms his place as the most innovative of our chroniclers of the contemporary.

An Architectural Guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay Area (USED)

An Architectural Guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay Area (USED)

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An Architectural Guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay Area is the definitive guide to the history and architecture of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. This compendium has been written and photographed by Susan Cerny and twelve Bay Area experts and provides a historic record of how the area developed to became what it is today, and discusses transportation systems, city and suburban landscape plans, public parkland, California history, and economic, social, and political influences. Included are San Francisco Victorians, civic buildings, churches, parks, grand Period Revivals, and rustic Arts and Crafts homes, as well as significant vernacular buildings in less publicized neighborhoods and towns.

Features include:

Buildings by all major San Francisco Bay Area architects from the 1860s to the present.

More than 2,000 entries.

Architectural landmarks in every Bay Area county, arranged by chapter: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, and Marin.

More than 100 cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

A history of architectural styles popular in the Bay Area.

More than 20,000 copies sold of our previous architecture guide to the Bay Area.

Arizona (USED)

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Assisi (USED)

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Backroads of New England: Your Guide To New England's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures (PICTORIAL DISCOVERY GUIDE) (USED)

Backroads of New England: Your Guide To New England's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures (PICTORIAL DISCOVERY GUIDE) (USED)

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From the sandy shores of Cape Cod to the distinct ridges of Vermont's Mount Mansfield; from Connecticut's Quiet Corner to the Kancamagus Highway through the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire; and from tiny Lubec, Maine, at 'the Beginning of America', to the 'Graveyard of the Atlantic' at Point Judith, Rhode Island, thirty of New England's most varied and vibrant attractions are presented here, inviting you to explore them. This book is written and photographed by local experts and takes you on routes that lead to the area's most secluded and overlooked natural areas and sites that capture New England's colourful history. Whether you are planning a day trip, looking for unusual destinations, or simply want to learn more about the locale, 'Backroads of New England' will lead you deep into the soul of New England -- beyond the bustling cities and common tourist attractions.