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Overbooked: the Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism by Elizabeth Becker

Overbooked is about the power of travel, as the world’s business travel and tourism has a great impact, both good and bad, on tourists and their destinations. Becker, an investigative journalist by profession, puts together great stories and statistics. For … Continue reading

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I Married You for Happiness by Lily Tuck

This short novel takes place over the course of one night and opens with a death.  Nina is calling her husband, Phillip, for dinner and when he doesn’t answer, she immediately senses what has happened.  She decides to keep his … Continue reading

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100 Diagrams That Changed the World: from the Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the IPod by Scott Christianson

This great non-fiction book for readers of all ages presents the accumulated human knowledge of the last 32,000 years. The history of the world is represented via the most significant charts, sketches, drawings and illustrations. These are the 100 schematics … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go Now? (DVD) Directed by Nadine Labaki

If you think that a comedy about religious and ethnic tension is impossible or inappropriate, this movie will prove you wrong! Where Do We Go Now is a satirical fable depicting contemporary life in an isolated unnamed Middle Eastern village … Continue reading

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Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?: A Swashbuckling Tale of High Adventures, Questionable Ethics, and Professional Hedonism By Thomas Kohnstamm

Do Travel Writers Go to Hell describes the process of writing a travel book, including all the adventures and misfortunes that go along with the job. The author’s story is sometimes saucy and has brazen confessions revealing that his adventures … Continue reading

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Lonely Planet Book of Everything: A Visual Guide to Travel and the World by Nigel Holmes

This pictorial book is full of warnings and tips for various scenarios a world traveler might encounter. It’s filled with great information graphics, just the right amount of text, and is divided into seven sections: Understanding the World, Outdoor Survival, … Continue reading

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Just my type: a Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield

After reading Just My Type, people who previously had no idea that font matters will be smitten with typography design. Reading this book will make it impossible for readers to continue looking at magazines, road signs, logos and advertisements with … Continue reading

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Trishna (DVD)

Trishna gives a new twist to the traditional Bollywood cinema. It is the Tess of the d’Urbervilles transferred to contemporary India.  The viewer is instantly cheering for an unusual relationship between two young people of different social levels, but all along … Continue reading

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What Einstein Told His Cook by Robert L. Wolke

Did you ever wonder what the difference is between baking soda and baking powder, why there are so many different kinds of flour, and what is Dutch cocoa?  If so, you are just the type of advanced cook for whom … Continue reading

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Tasting Club by Dina Cheney

There is more to food tasting then just wine and cheese tasting parties. And this book tells us all about it.  It provides tips how to entertain a group of friends while indulging in the best the food world has … Continue reading

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