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Why the Dutch are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands

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by Coates, Ben
*A SCOTSMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR* Stranded at Schiphol airport, Ben Coates called up a friendly Dutch girl he'd met some months earlier. He stayed for dinner. Actually, he stayed for good. In the first book to consider the hidden heart and history of the Netherlands from a modern perspective, the author explores the length and breadth of his adopted homeland and discovers why one of the world's smallest ...
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DON'T RUN, Whatever You Do : My Adventures as a Safari Guide

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by Allison, Peter
The Okavango Delta, Botswana: a lush wetland in the middle of the Kalahari desert. Aged 19, Peter Allison thought he would visit for a short holiday before going home to get a 'proper job'. But Peter fell in love with southern Africa and its wildlife and before long had risen to become a top safari guide. In Don't Run, Whatever You Do, you'll hear outrageous-but-true tales from the most exciting safaris. Yo...
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Don't Look Behind You!: True Tales of a Safari Guide

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by Allison, Peter
In Peter's own words: These are the stories of a not particularly brave safari guide... "As a child I knew that I was afraid of heights, and while uncomfortable admitting any phobia, was glad to have only one. Then I met my first crocodile. Now I know that there are at least two things in the world that unhinge my knees with fear, sour my breath, and overwhelm me with an urge to squeeze my eyes shut and...
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Slow Train to Switzerland: One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Years - and a World of Change Apart

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by Bewes, Diccon
In June 1863 an English lady set off by train on the trip of a lifetime: Thomas Cook's first Conducted Tour of Switzerland. A century and a half later, travel writer Diccon Bewes, author of the bestselling Swiss Watching, decided to go where she went and see what she saw. Guided by her diary, he followed the same route to discover how much had changed and how much hadn't. She went in search of adventure...
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American Ways

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by Gary Althen
Whether you're a business person visiting for a week or a foreign student visiting for a semester, American Ways, A Cultural Guide to the United States covers all your basic needs-from the trends and customs of day-to-day activities to the more esoteric customs regarding cultural values, politics, education, religion and relationships. In this revised edition, Gary Althen and Janet Bennett have added mater...
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The Geography of Thought - How Asians and Europeans Think Differently

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by Richard Nisbett
When Richard Nisbett showed an animated underwater scene to his American students, they zeroed in on a big fish swimming among smaller fish. Japanese subjects, on the other hand, made observations about the background environment...and the different "seeings" are a clue to profound underlying cognitive differences between Westerners and East Asians. As Professor Nisbett shows in The Geography of Thought peo...
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Don't Tell Mum I work on the rigs

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by Paul Carter
A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization. He has been shot at, hijacked and held hostage; almost died of dysentery in Asia and toothache in Russia; watched a Texan lose his mind in the jungles of Asi...
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When I Fell From the Sky

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by Koepcke Juliane
On Christmas Eve 1971, the packed LANSA flight 508 from Lima to Pucallpa was struck by lightning and went down in dense jungle hundreds of miles from civilization. Of its 93 passengers, only one survived. Juliane Koepcke, the seventeen-year-old child of famous German zoologists. She'd been thrown from the plane two miles above the forest canopy, but had sustained only a broken collarbone and a cut on her le...
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The Leader's Way

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by The Dalai Lama
Born out of a decade of discussion and collaboration between an international management consultant and the head of state and spiritual leader of Tibet, "The Leader's Way" is an inspiring manifesto for leading change which can have an impact at every level. To deal with the world's economic and environmental problems requires a different kind of leadership which see things as they really are and understands...
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This is Not a Drill

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by Paul Carter
More toe-curling adventures from the oil fields. Hectic, hellraising and hilarious, world-class rig-pig Paul Carter's at it again: breaking machinery, defying death and causing mayhem - Just another glorious day in the oilfield! This time, he's stuck in the middle of the Russian sea on a rig staffed by a crew from Azerbaijan. The choppers are older than him and can only fly by line of sight, turning back r...
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Swiss Watching

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by Bewes Diccon
In Swiss Watching, Deacon Bewes looks inside Europe's landlocked "island" of Switzerland. Travelling around one of the most individual and misunderstood country in Europe, Bewes asks what lies beyond the emblematic stereotypes of the Swiss and what does life really look like from the inside?
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A Summer In Gascony

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by Martin Calder
The only travel writing book on Gascony, "A Summer in Gascony" is a charming and humorous tale of an extraordinary summer spent in this relatively unknown part of south-western France, the home of D Artagnan, Cyrano de Bergerac, gutsy red wine, fine sweet wine Armagnac and sunflowers. It is a tale of two love affairs: an idyllic summer romance and a lifelong love affair with Gascony with its village festiva...
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Almost French

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by Sarah Turnbull
A delightful twist on the travel memoir, Almost French takes readers on a tour fraught with culture clashes but rife with insight and deadpan humour - a charming true story of what happens when Sarah meets a very French Frenchman.
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How to Walk a Puma

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by Allison Peter
More thrilling adventures with the world's favourite safari guide "Plans are usually only good for one thing - laughing at in hindsight. So, armed with rudimentary Spanish, dangerous levels of curiosity and a record of poor judgement, I set off to tackle whatever South America could throw at me." Not content with regular encounters with dangerous animals on one continent, Peter Allison decided to ge...
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Modern Day Vikings - A Practical Guide to the Swedes

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by Robinowitz, Christina Johansson
Modern-Day Vikings is a window into contemporary Sweden. True to its title, the book traces many of Sweden's cultural traits back to its Viking heritage: self-sufficiency, fairness, egalitarianism, and democracy. But this just scratches the surface; the authors also examine the famous "cradle-to-grave" social democracy and the social and economic challenges brought on by immigration and other twenty-first c...
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Where the Wild Winds Are: Walking Europe's Winds from the Pennines to Provence

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by Nick Hunt
Shortlisted for a 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award. Nick Hunt sets off on an unlikely quest: to follow four of Europe's winds across the continent. His wind-walks begin on Cross Fell, the highest point of the Pennines, as he chases the roaring Helm - the only named wind in Britain. In southern Europe he follows the Bora - a bitter northerly that blows from Trieste through Sloven...
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Around India in 80 Trains

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by Rajesh, Monisha
In 1991, Monisha Rajesh's family uprooted from Sheffield to Madras in the hope of making India their home. Two years later, fed up with soap-eating rats, severed human heads and the creepy colonel across the road, they returned to England with a bitter taste in their mouths.
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Granada: The Light of Andalucia

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by Nightingale, Steven
Yearning for a change, Steven Nightingale took his family to live in the ancient Andalucian city of Granada. But as he journeyed through its hidden courtyards, scented gardens and sun-warmed plazas, Steven discovered that Granada's present cannot be separated from its past, and began an eight-year quest to discover more. Where once Christians, Muslims and Jews lived peacefully together and the arts and scie...
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Head Over Heel: Seduced by Southern Italy

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by Harrison, Chris
When Chris travelled from Sydney to Dublin, he never dreamed his life was about to change forever. There he meets Daniela - one L, smile as you say it to pronounce it correctly - and it's amore at first sight. Before he can say si, he's uprooted to follow her to her sun-kissed hometown of Andrano, Puglia, tucked in the heel of southern Italy. The whitewashed houses, olive groves and cobblestone lanes are be...
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Ride Like Hell and You'll Get There: Detours into Mayhem

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by Carter, Paul
ATTEMPTING 300KPH on an untested experimental motorcycle could be considered a perfect way to kill yourself, but Paul Carter is still, well, PAUL CARTER and danger at high speed is his second name. Whether discovering that being dyslexic means delivering your lines to camera back to front in the midst of filming a TV series, or starting a new business and travelling the world, or dealing with life's more so...
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