Category : Social Science
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9781101199558
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, from the author of the memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence Drawing together many histories--of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores--Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. She profiles some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction--from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja--finding a profound relationship between walking and thinking and walking and culture. Solnit argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in our ever more car-dependent and accelerated world.

Category : Social Science
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 0140286012
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, from the author of the memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence Drawing together many histories--of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores--Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. She profiles some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction--from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja--finding a profound relationship between walking and thinking and walking and culture. Solnit argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in our ever more car-dependent and accelerated world.

Category : Literary Collections
Editor : Granta Books
ISBN : 9781783780754
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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What does it mean to be out walking in the world, whether in a landscape or a metropolis, on a pilgrimage or a protest march? In this first general history of walking, Rebecca Solnit draws together many histories to create a range of possibilities for this most basic act. Arguing that walking as history means walking for pleasure and for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit homes in on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from the peripatetic philosophers of ancient Greece to the poets of the Romantic Age, from the perambulations of the Surrealists to the ascents of mountaineers. With profiles of some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction - from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Rousseau to Argentina's Mother of the Plaza de Mayo, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja - Wanderlust offers a provocative and profound examination of the interplay between the body, the imagination, and the world around the walker.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Dell
ISBN : 9780307567048
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Wanderlust is the story of Audrey Driscoll. Orphaned young, Audrey has grown up caring for her eccentric millionaire grandfather and her demanding younger sister, Annabelle, who assume she will always be there for them. Sheltered yet restless, responsible beyond her years yet hungering for experience, Audrey is hopelessly bound until she herself makes the daring decision to leave. As the 1930s unfold, alone, camera in hand, she will shock friends and outrage family as she plunges headlong into the wider world. Crossing the Atlantic aboard the luxurious Queen Mary, Audrey meets James and Violet Hawthorne, who will draw her into a sophisticated circle of artists and expatriates. And it is they who will introduce her to Charles Parker-Scott, in who Audrey will come to recognize a twin soul, a man propelled by relentless curiosity and driven by conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. Together they will spend an exquisite summer at Cap d'Antibes, then board the Orient Express on an adventure that will carry them to a remote outpost in China. But at the farthest reaches of this journey Aubrey must choose again. Japan has attacked China. Charles knows he must return to Europe at once. But Audrey becomes involved with a besieged orphanage and decides to remain in China without Charles, caring for the abandoned children until help arrives. In time Audrey will return to America with a daughter of her own. While she must come home to San Francisco to confront a world irrevocably changed by time, she finds she cannot stay. From prewar Germany to London during the Blitz, from a wrenching reunion with Charles to a war zone in North Africa, again and again she must choose between the dictates of her conscience and the yearnings of her heart. For Audrey Driscoll and the men and women whose lives touch hers, wanderlust is the inescapable element. Born at a time when women were expected to stay close to home and fulfill traditional roles, Audrey is compelled to follow the thread of events that will destroy the complacency of the past and shape the future. From Europe to China, from San Francisco to North Africa, she is irresistibly drawn into a man's world of conflict, discovery, and danger. In a vivid novel of breathtaking scope, Danielle Steel has once again surpassed herself in creating an unforgettable tale of men and women caught in the tides of personal drama and historic event. Wanderlust is Danielle Steel's finest journey.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Lauren Blakely Books
ISBN :
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Language : en
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A charming British hero, the woman who tempts him, and a hands-off arrangement that's oh-so-hard to maintain... My bags are packed and I'm ready to go. All I have to do is board a plane, and I'll be on my way to fulfilling a promise I made long ago. Bonus points -- my last week in Paris looks to be even better when I meet a gorgeous, clever American woman and make plans to take her back to my flat that night. But before we can get together for what would surely be a fantastic final fling, my boss hits me with a double whammy. My previous client didn't pay, so the trip's postponed, and the new client I now desperately need is none other than the tempting American I'm about to take home. Time to keep my hands to myself. And as I do, we get to know each other while we wander the streets of Paris together, where I discover she's witty, kind and has a delicious zest for life. Trouble is, I'm taking off for the other side of the world any day now. What could go wrong with falling in love in Paris? Everything, if one of you is leaving...

Category : Travel
Editor : Seal Press
ISBN : 9781580053976
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Spanning fifteen years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves’s insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures. Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exotic, both in culture and in romance. In the jungles of Papua New Guinea, she loses herself—literally—to an Australian tour guide; in Cairo, she reconnects with her high school sweetheart, only to discover the beginning of a pattern that will characterize her life over the long-term: while long-distance relationships work well for her, traditional relationships do not. Wanderlust, however, is more than a chronological conquest of men and countries: at its core, it’s a journey of self-discovery. In the course of her travels, Eaves finds herself and the sense of home she’s been lacking since childhood—and she sheds light on a growing culture of young women who have the freedom and inclination to define their own, increasingly global, lifestyles, unfettered by traditional roles and conventions of past generations of women.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 0441016278
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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When Sirantha Jax, a "jumper" who has the ability to navigate faster-than-light ships through grimspace, is asked by the government to lead a diplomatic mission to the planet of Ithiss-Tor, she must deal with Syndicate criminals, romance, and man-eating aliens along the way. Original.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : AuthorHouse
ISBN : 9781449079079
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Language : en
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Meet Sydney Taylor who is born with what I call Wanderlust, which is the impulse to wander or, as they say in modern times, a strong desire to travel and explore the world. From his birth in Greater London in a town called Leytonstone, England in 1887, follow his life as he runs away at a young age of fifteen to Canada. See and learn what he experiences as he starts his life-long work with the world's largest and oldest company, the Hudson Bay Company, which explored Canada and parts of the United States of America. See him as he travels across Canada, where he begins working in the wild, rough environment of the early 1900s trading with the Native Americans in outposts across northern Ontario. The story is based on the true-life journals of Sydney Taylor but the story is expounded on in such a fashionas to learn in detailabout the history and thegeography of everything he came into contact with. OfSydney Taylor, you can see from the beginning of the book that his life must have fashioned him into a person who would continually move to new places and,as such, hedeveloped a taste for travel or, as I call it, Wanderlust.

Category : Travel
Editor : Villard
ISBN : 9780375506499
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 384
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Wanderlust: Real-Life Tales of Adventure and Romance includes these forty-one scintillating and sizzling tales of serendipity: “On the Amazon” by Isabel Allende “Once Upon a Time in Italy” by Bill Barich “Naxos Nights” by Laurie Gough “Passionate and Penniless in Paris” by Maxine Rose Schur “Sleeping with Elephants” by Don Meredith “Romance in Romania” by Simon Winchester “Looking for Abdelati” by Tanya Shaffer “Special Delivery” by Lindsy van Gelder “England’s Decadent Delights” by Douglas Cruickshank “I Lost It at Club Med” by Po Bronson “Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow” by Taras Grescoe “Where the Hula Goddess Lives” by James D. Houston “In a French Cave” by Beth Kephart “How to Buy a Turkish Rug” by Laura Billings “The Dangers of Provence” by Peter Mayle “Hog Heaven: At the Memphis World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest” by David Kohn “Philosophy Au Lait” by David Downie “Your Money’s No Good Here” by Tim Cahill “Embraced in Spain” by Barry Yeoman “Italian Affair” by Laura Fraser “Tampax Nightmares” by Susan Hack “On Japanese Trains” by Sallie Tisdale “Oscar Night in Angkor Wat” by Jeff Greenwald “The Last Tourist in Mozambique” by Mary Roach “Inside Colombia” by Dawn MacKeen “Fade into Blue” by Amanda Jones “Navigating Nairobi” by Alicia Rebensdorf “Out of Africa” by Wendy Belcher “The Man Who Loved Books in Turkey” by Lisa Michaels “The Meaning of Gdańsk” by Jan Morris “How Zurich Invented the Modern World” by Carlos Fuentes “Storming The Beach” by Rolf Potts “Conquering Half Dome” by Don George “Looking for Mr. Watson” by Bill Belleville “Bewitched on Bali” by Pico Iyer “Lost in the Sahara” by Jeffrey Tayler “Fear, Drugs, and Soccer in Asia” by Karl Taro Greenfield “My Junior Year Abroad” by Edith Pearlman “Expatriate, with Olives” by Lucy McCauley “The Aussie Way of Wanderlust” by Tony Wheeler “When We’re Going to Be There” by Chris Colin

Category : Health & Fitness
Editor : Rodale
ISBN : 9781623363505
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Like the wildly popular festivals that have taken the yoga world by storm, Wanderlust is a road map for the millions of people engaged in cultivating their best selves. For the 20 million people who grab their yoga mats in the United States every week, this book gives a completely unique way to understand "yoga"--not just as something to do in practice, but as a broader principle for living. Wanderlust helps readers navigate their personal path and find their own true north, curating principles that embody the brand and lifestyle--authentic yoga practices, provocative thinking, music, art, good food, eco-friendly activities, and more. Each chapter includes expert yoga instruction by renowned teachers; inspiring music playlists to motivate readers to practice; thought-provoking art; awesome recipes for delicious, healthy foods to sustain a yoga regimen; and fun, unexpected detours. This wide array of ideas and beautiful visuals is designed to be hyper-stimulating--whether a reader follows the arc of the book from beginning to end or dips into chapters at random, she is sure to find something pleasing to the eye, to feel motivated to practice, and to want to reach for her deepest desires and dreams. This book brings the Wanderlust festival experience into any reader's home.