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Fifty Places to Sail Before You Die Sailing Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

Landlubbers joke that sailors are always wanting to head off to the ends of the earth, but Chris Santella takes that life-changing desire very seriously. In this, the third installment in his immensely successful “Fifty Places” series, Santella assembles a crew of the world’s greatest championship racers and professional adventurers and persuades them to disclose their favorite destinations around the globe. Interviewees include some of the best-known men and women in the sport: Tom Whidden and Gary Jobson (members of the winning 1987 America’s Cup crew), Jeff Johnstone (of J-Boats), award-winning sailing writer Lin Pardy, and many others. The amazingly diverse places they’ve selected range from clubby East Coast ports (Marblehead, Annapolis), to idyllic tropical refuges (Ilha Grande, Brazil; the Polynesian atoll of Mopelia), to some of the most hair-raisingly treacherous waters on earth (Cape Horn). Coastlines around the world—even Antarctica and the Arctic—are represented, and the chosen spots include some spectacular inland waters, such as the Bras d’Or Lakes and the North Channel of Lake Huron. For each of the 50 places, the sailor recommending the venue spins an entertaining yarn about his or her experience there, and each description is accompanied by a "make you want to go there now" photograph.

Skybound A Journey In Flight

'A soaring gift of a book' Owen Sheers 'Remarkable' Mark Vanhoenacker, author of Skyfaring 'Stunning . . . a love letter to nature' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love In her mid-thirties Rebecca Loncraine was diagnosed with breast cancer. Two years later, and after months of gruelling treatment, she flew in a glider for the first time. In that engineless plane, soaring 3,000 feet over the landscape of her childhood with only the rising thermals to take her higher and the birds to lead the way, she fell in love. If illness meant Rebecca had lost touch with the world around her, gliding showed her a way to learn to live again. And so Rebecca travelled from the Black Mountains in Wales to New Zealand's Southern Alps and the Nepalese Himalayas to chase her new-found passion: her need to fly with the birds, to push herself to the boundary of her own fear. Skybound is the story of that obsession and of Rebecca's incredible journey from the ground, into the sky and back again. Taking in the history of unpowered flight, and with extraordinary descriptions of flying in some of the world's most dangerous and dramatic locations, this is a nature memoir with a unique perspective; it is about the land we know and the sky we know so little of, it is about memory and self-discovery. Just as she finished writing Skybound Rebecca became ill again. She died in September 2016. And yet, Skybound is still a book about learning to live again: deeply moving, thrilling and euphoric, this is a book for anyone who has ever looked up and wanted to take flight.

Ireland 1001 Things You Need to Know

In this enthralling celebration of the places and people that make the country unique, Richard Killeen takes the reader on a tour of Ireland that reveals its rich and surprising history, including its heroes and villains, legends and folklore. As well as exploring the nation's rich literary and sporting heritage, Ireland: 1,001 Things You Need to Know also reveals the best of the country for those visiting today, from Dublin pubs to the nation's finest beaches. This captivating miscellany holds a treasure trove of information that tells the story of this alluring and bewitching country anew.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Paris

Discover how the whole family can enjoy Paris--from the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre to Notre Dame and Disneyland® Paris--with this colorful, kids-oriented travel guide. The best places to visit in Paris and surrounding area are approached from a family-friendly angle. The guide is organized around "hubs"--major sights around which to plan your day--and gives child-friendly eating options from a selection of Parisian restaurants and cafes, age-range suitability info, places for letting off steam, detailed maps, activities for rainy days, and plenty of ideas things to do with kids beyond the major Paris attractions. Plus there are Kids' Corners in every chapter with cartoons, quizzes, and games to keep young travelers happy all day long.

Paris Precincts (The Precincts)

Discover where the hippest Parisians eat, drink, and shop in this insider's guide Welcome to Paris, city of light. Hidden behind its grand boulevards and majestic buildings is a tapestry of streets where past and present blend. Paris Precincts is your guide to the treasures within. Weave your way among speciality shops, bars, cafes, and eateries, where you will find style, elegance, and a vibrant creativity to awaken your senses and inspire your imagination. As the many movies and books tell us, Parisians know how to eat, drink, and shop. Here's your chance to find out where they go... and maybe begin your own love affair with Paris.

By the Shore Explore the Pacific Northwest Coast Like a Local

From whale watching to squid jigging to making your own sea salt, this adventure guide to the iconic Pacific Northwest coast has something for vacationers and locals alike! Celebrate the wild beauty of the Northwest Coast as you learn how to catch and cook seasonal seafood, including recipes that can be prepared over a driftwood fire, enjoy beach activities for adults and kids, learn the basics of water sports including kayaking and paddleboarding, and get ideas for outdoor adventure opportunities and travel itineraries from paddle camping to beach hikes to road trips. Also includes wildlife ID guides and seasonal natural events like meteor showers and the solstice and oceanside festivals. The book covers the coastal areas of Oregon (from Astoria to Florence); Washington (including Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula); and British Columbia, Canada (including Vancouver Island). Gorgeously illustrated with line drawings and color photographs, this book is a visual treat for the armchair adventurer, as well as a practical guide to take with you on your next outing.

Rick Steves European Festivals

It's party time in Europe! Bestselling author Rick Steves explores the best festivals in Europe, from the Running of the Bulls in Spain to Carnival in Venice. There will be no museums! And no art galleries! Just Europeans having lots of fun. Across Europe, festival traditions go back centuries and are filled with time honored pageantry and ritual. Entire communities hurl themselves with abandon into the craziness. We'll careen all over Europe: the Palio horse races in Siena, the Highland games near Edinburgh, the colorful masquerade of Carnival in Venice, Slovenia, and Luzern, Easter festivities in Andalucía, Tuscany, and Greece, the springtime April Fair in Sevilla, Bastille Day in Paris, the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Oktoberfest in Munich, and Christmas markets and traditions in Nurnberg and Switzerland. With fascinating insights, rich history, and vivid photos, this great gift book captures the spirit of Europe's rich and fun-loving heritage. Hang on to your party hats!

Explorer's Guide Buffalo & Niagara Falls (Explorer's Complete)

An all- new guide to the famous vacation destination The Empire State is home to some of the nation’s most astounding natural and cultural wonders. From beautiful Lake Erie to the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains mountains to historically rich Buffalo, this region has the makings for a world-class destination for any traveler. Native New Yorker and veteran travel author Christine Smyczynski shows readers the best ways to enjoy not just the awe-inspiring power and vistas of Niagara Falls, but all the attractions and lesser-known treasures of western New York as well. As with every Explorer’s Guide, you’ll get the latest, most thoroughly researched recommendations for everything from eating, sleeping, exploring, local festivals, transportation options, and much more. Full color photographs bring the destination alive, while color maps and clear, concise directions guide you in your travels. Brand new in its first edition, this guide is unparalleled in its coverage of this beautiful area. 100 illustrations and 10 maps

Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region A Guide to the Best Hiking Adventures in Southern Utah, 3rd Edition

Lace up your boots and sample the finest trails in southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante region and the stunning 1.2-million-acre Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. With thorough descriptions and detailed maps, this book leads you to both well-known and little-used trails. Whether traveling down remote desert roads or up serene canyons, you will be rewarded with vivid memories and a yearning to return.

The Wickaninnish Cookbook Rustic Elegance on Nature's Edge

From the Wickaninnish Inn--the award-winning Relais & Châteaux property in Tofino, British Columbia--comes a rustically luxurious cookbook to celebrate their sensational west coast cuisine Perched between the majestic old-growth forests of Tofino and the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, the Wickaninnish Inn is a destination like no other. In this evocative cookbook, the "Wick," as it is affectionately known, welcomes you into the warmth to share the celebrated cuisine of Inn's The Pointe Restaurant. Since the Wick first opened in 1996, it has been regarded for its rustic elegance, warm hospitality, and incredible west coast cuisine. This cookbook highlights the innovative dishes (and the stories behind them) that have made The Pointe a destination dining experience like no other, and paints a vivid picture of spectacular natural surroundings, west coast life, and scenic ocean-to-table dining. Memorable recipes from the Wick are coupled with signature recipes from current and former chefs--Warren Barr, Rod Butters, Matthias Conradi, Mark Filatow, Justin Laboissiere, Duncan Ly, Andrew Springett, and Matt Wilson--and combine cutting edge techniques with fresh, seasonal ingredients, to create a distinctly contemporary, west coast cookbook. Inside you will find both sophisticated and accessible recipes that speak to the Inn's longstanding commitment to farm- and ocean-fresh ingredients, and strike a harmonious balance between the bounties of land and sea that surround the Inn. The Wickaninnish Cookbook offers a chance to visit life on nature's edge, and discover dishes from one of the most prestigious kitchens in Canada.

See You Again in Pyongyang A Journey into Kim Jong Un's North Korea

From terrifying missile tests to the war of words between President Trump and Kim Jong Un--not to mention stranger-than-fiction stories of purges and assassinations--news from North Korea dominates global headlines. But what is life there actually like? In See You Again in Pyongyang, Travis Jeppesen, the first American to complete a university program in North Korea, culls from his experiences living, traveling, and studying in the country to create a multifaceted portrait of the country and its idiosyncratic capital city in the Kim Jong Un Era. Anchored by the experience of his five trips to North Korea and his interactions with citizens from all walks of life, Jeppesen takes readers behind the propaganda, showing how the North Korean system actually works in daily life. He challenges the notion that Pyongyang is merely a "showcase capital" where everything is staged for the benefit of foreigners, as well as the idea that Pyongyangites are brainwashed robots. Jeppesen introduces readers to an array of fascinating North Koreans, from government ministers with a side hustle in black market Western products to young people enamored with American pop culture. With unique personal insight and a rigorous historical grounding, Jeppesen goes beyond the media cliches, showing North Koreans in their full complexity. See You Again in Pyongyang is an essential addition to the literature about one of the world's most fascinating and mysterious places.

The Route 66 Photo Road Trip How to Eat, Stay, Play, and Shoot Like a Pro

The essential guide to enjoying and photographing the Mother Road “Rick Sammon has a super power: he makes any photographic technique or concept simple to understand.” ― PhotoFocus.com From legendary photographer Rick Sammon and his wife, Susan, The Route 66 Photo Road Trip is the perfect companion to enjoying and photographing everything that the country’s most famous highway has to offer, whether you’re hauling professional gear or just your phone! One of the earliest cross-country routes for the first American motor tourists, Route 66 still teems with nostalgic attractions and natural wonder. The Sammons guide you from Amarillo to Las Vegas, focusing on the thriving and historical southwest segment of the highway featuring classic venues like the 66 Diner and the Hotel Andaluz. This guide includes recommendations for dining and lodging, lists of attractions, hour- by- hour road itineraries, and essential tips for capturing memorable photographs by day or night, stopped or in a moving car, with a DSLR or an iPhone. 75 color photographs

Bel Canto A Theoretical and Practical Vocal Method

Mathilde Marchesi (1821–1913) was probably the most renowned singing teacher of the late nineteenth century. Herself the pupil of the great Manuel Garcia the Second and the associate of the unsurpassable divas of the middle nineteenth century, she also linked the traditional bel canto teaching method to the beginning of the twentieth century. Early in her career her work was praised enthusiastically by Rossini, who was for a time officially in charge of voice training in France; and toward the end of her career she prepared such superstars as Melba, Calvé, Eames, Aida, and others. This volume embodies Madame Marchesi's "vocal alphabet," or basic instructions and exercises that formed the voices of her great pupils. An introductory text discusses breathing, attack, registers, and similar matters, while the remainder of the book contains many exercises that teach voice management and projections. Marchesi's book is today even more important than when it first appeared, for it offers the basis for a construction of the bel canto training system. At the time the book appeared, the bel canto system had gone out of fashion in favor of more modern schools that seemed to offer more rapid maturation, voice volume, and dramatics. Today, a more realistic reevaluation has revealed that the bel canto system gave the singer much longer performing life, a more pleasing voice, and far greater musical ability. As Philip Miller states in his introduction, "a solidity, a sure technical mastery, an even scale with no register break . . . strong, even and secure trills, their coloratura masterly." In addition, the resurgence of interest in early-nineteenth-century opera renders a work like Marchesi's indispensable to the modern singer.

Black Panther Music from the Marvel Studios Motion Picture Score

(Piano Solo Songbook). 9 selections from the original score of this monster blockbuster movie produced by Marvel Studios. Piano solo arrangements of Ludwig Goransson's compositions are included: Ancestral Plane * Glory to Bast * Is This Wakanda? * Killmonger Vs T'Challa * A New Day * Spaceship Bugatti * United Nations/End Titles * Wakanda * Waterfall Fight.

Led Zeppelin IV (Rock of Ages)

Led Zeppelin IV, often called heavy metal's greatest album, kicks off an exciting new series that takes a fresh, in-depth look at some of the greatest works from the most influential artists of the rock era. Fans may know the songs, but wait until they hear the stories behind them! The music contained in Led Zeppelin IV is part of the soundtrack to a generation. Released in 1971, it rocks, stomps, glides, and shimmers as it covers all the bases the band had mastered: heavy blues, barroom rock and roll, mandolin-driven folk, epic Tolkien-infused mysticism, acoustic Americana, and more. Certified gold one week after its release, the album went to #2 on the U.S. charts and #1 in the U.K. It remained on U.S. charts for 259 weeks. There probably isn't an aspiring rock guitarist anywhere who hasn't plucked out the notes and chords to "Stairway to Heaven" or "Black Dog," and yet many music lovers are unaware of the intriguing backstory to this genre-defining work. To this day there is confusion about what is the actual title of the album. And what about those mysterious symbols? Barney Hoskyns pierces those veils and more as he tells the fascinating story of the evocative set that cemented Led Zeppelin's standing as the biggest, baddest, loudest band in the world—and that remains today the apex of their art.

Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966

Dick Dale & the Del-Tones began holding weekend dances at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, California, in the summer of 1960. Over the next year and a half, Dale developed the sound and style that came to be known as "surf music." The result was the development of more powerful guitar amplifiers, a dramatic increase in the sales of Fender guitars and amplifiers, and a shift from New York to West Coast recording studios. More and more people were drawn to the sport of surfing, which became an important part of teen beach culture at the time. Even landlocked teenagers were captured by the moment, carrying surfboards atop their woodies in Phoenix or bleaching their hair blonde in St. Paul. For hundreds of thousands of kids, though, the attraction was not the connection to surfing; it was the connection to the music pioneered by Dick Dale.

Come from Away A New Musical PianoVocal Selections

(Vocal Selections). Twelve vocal arrangements with piano accompaniment are presented in this collection from this award-winning 2017 Broadway musical presenting the true story of airline passengers stranded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Includes: Blankets and Bedding * Costume Party * Finale * I Am Here * Me and the Sky * Prayer * Screech In * Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere (38 Planes Reprise) * Stop the World * 28 Hours * Welcome to the Rock * Wherever We Are.

Music Rights Unveiled A Filmmaker's Guide to Music Rights and Licensing

Music Rights Unveiled provides an inside look at the complex world of music rights for film and video and includes step-by-step guidance to navigate these tricky waters. Authors Brooke Wentz and Maryam Battaglia share their decades of expertise in this user-friendly guide, designed specifically with filmmakers and producers in mind. The book provides a brief history of the pricing of music in film, television and digital media markets, and explains the process by which music is licensed or acquired for films, highlighting pitfalls to avoid and strategies for success. Further features include: A discussion of new media platforms and the intricacies of the rights needed to use music on those platforms; Tips for working with key music staff on a production – the Composer, the Music Supervisor and the Music Editor; An in-depth explanation of building a budget for the music component of your media project.

Eight Lectures on Experimental Music

In this brilliant collection, path-breaking figures of American experimental music discuss the meaning of their work at the turn of the twenty-first century. Presented between 1989 and 2002 at Wesleyan University, these captivating lectures provide rare insights by composers whose work has shaped our understanding of what it means to be experimental: Maryanne Amacher, Robert Ashley, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, James Tenney, Christian Wolff, and La Monte Young. Collected here for the first time, together these lectures tell the story of twentieth-century American experimental music, covering such topics as repetition, phase, drone, duration, collaboration, and technological innovation. Containing introductory comments by Lucier and the original question and answer sessions between the students and the composers, this book makes the theory and practice of experimental music available and accessible to a new generation of students, artists, and scholars.

Songwriting Strategies for Musical Self-Expression and Creativity

A musical composer, guitar rocker, and lyric opera singer team up to write this sensational book on songwriting. This book includes everything you want to know about the core competencies of songwriting, elements of music, and lyrics. Features include writing song lyrics, crafting musical compositions, musical styles, getting a contract, sustaining a career, publishers and agents, recording, and even how to survive in the music industry. No matter what music genre you desire---blues, country, hip hop, gospel, punk, classical, alternative, jingles, or rock---this is the book for you. You will find this fascinating book filled with tips, quotes from famous songwriters and musicians, and numerous stories on songwriting that will keep you fully engaged.

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