By Bob Cooper
'a guidebook that might just save your life' HERALD SUNBob Cooper's incredible bushcraft skills have been developed through more than 30 years of experience in Australia's harsh outback. He has picked up tools of survival from the experiences of living with traditional Aboriginal communities, instructing Special Forces units, lecturing with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service on desert survival in the Mexican Desert, delivering wilderness lessons in the UK and learning the skills of the bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana.Bob has put his own lessons to the test and showed that with the right knowledge of the land, you can survive in even the harshest of conditions. OUTBACK SURVIVAL tells you WHAT you need to do, and HOW, if you want to survive. Based on Bob's Big 5 techniques, he explains:WATER - how to find, purify and transportWARMTH - fire and wind-proofingSHELTER - against rain, cold, wind and sunSIGNALS - by day and nightFOOD - foraging and fishingThis new edition also features Bob's OUTBACK DRIVING guide.The outback of Australia is one of the most unforgiving regions of the world, but Bob Cooper is committed to protecting and enhancing the experience people have when venturing out into the bush.
Off Track Planet’s Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke: Completely Revised and Updated
By Off Track Planet
Reaching over four million online readers, Off Track Planet brings back its distinct voice and edgy style with this updated edition of Off Track Planet's Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke. With 20 percent brand-new material and 40 to 50 new photos, this revised edition explores the most interesting destinations around the world and is both inspiring and informativeThis completely revised and updated edition of Off Track Planet's Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke is an all-encompassing tome to the best travel destinations for the 20s and 30s crowd. The book includes updated and revised material including where to go and what to do, practical how-to tips and advice, and information on how to extend your stay through study abroad programs, volunteering, and more. Also included are OTP Tips and Fun Facts, and 200+ full-color photos throughout.
Off Track Planet's Travel Guide to 'Merica! for the Young, Sexy, and Broke
By Off Track Planet
The experts at Off Track Planet bring you a roadtripping guide to 'Merica. This guide includes all the information you'll need to take on the great nation of 'Merica, a country filled with rich culture, museums, shopping, sightseeing, partying, art and music, festivals, nightlife, and more. This edgy reference book will include information on fashion, climate, health and safety, budgeting, and where to stay, as well as show you how to navigate every mode of transportation from buses to Uber explore the finest art museums to the most tagged urban beauty discover bodegas, delis, corner stores, and tasting menus around the country visit weird landmarks take cheap must-do tours and crash anywhere from a hostel to a couch. Complete with pre-departure suggestions, OTP Tips and Fun Facts, as well as illustrated maps and 200+ full-colour photos, this comprehensive travel guide is equally as entertaining as it is informative.
By John Hughes-Wilson
From the ancient Greek and Roman origins of human intelligence to its use in the Catholic church to Francis Walsingham's Elizabethan secret service to the birth of the surveillance state in today's digital hi-tech age, Colonel John Hughes-Wilson, professional military-intelligence officer and author of the bestselling Military Intelligence Blunders and Cover-Ups, gives an extraordinarily broad and wide-reaching perspective on intelligence, providing an up-to-date analysis of the importance of intelligence historically and in the recent past. Drawing upon a variety of sources, ranging from first-hand accounts to his own personal experience, Hughes-Wilson covers everything from undercover agent handling to photographic reconnaissance to today's much misunderstood cyber welfare. This book stands apart from the rest in that it tells the real inside story from a controversial insider's point of view, lifting the veil on what really happened behind the scenes in the intelligence world during some of the most well-known military events that have shaped our lives. On Intelligence is looking for hard answers - there are some tough lessons to be learned from both intelligence failures and successes - why is crucial intelligence so often ignored, misunderstood or spun by politicians and seasoned generals alike? One of the leading military experts of our time, Colonel John Hughes-Wilson skilfully weaves together an accessible and readable narrative on intelligence, accompanied by his unrivalled professional insight.
Off Track Planet's San Francisco Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke
By Off Track Planet
No amount of fog can hold San Francisco down San Francisco's colourful activity echoes around its steep hills and sweeps through its valleys. From inspired bread-making at Tartine, to the freshly sprayed street murals of the Mission's Clarion Alley, the always loud and sparkly clubs of the Castro, and SOMA's emerging microbreweries, San Francisco is always packed with flavor and filled with energy. Whether it's pushing the boundaries of public nudity, making strides for gender equality, or baking up food fads, San Francisco is at the forefront of innovation, cradled in the multicultural history of the American west. In this guide you will:-Eat so many burritos in the Mission you'll need an extra seat on the flight home-Hang like a beatnik in North Beach-Drink the most delicious fussy cocktails in SOMA-Leather-bind your tender bits at the Folsom Street Fair-Break some (sourdough) bread at Fisherman's Wharf-and more!
Off Track Planet's Brooklyn Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke
By Off Track Planet
Following in the successful footsteps of Off Track Planet's Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke , this brand-new book in the Off Track Planet series will focus entirely on Brooklyn, a huge destination spot for the 20s and 30s crowd. In recent years, Brooklyn has boomed in popularity and people visit from all over the world to explore the restaurant scene, bars, and culture that thrive in this popular city. This edgy reference book is divided into two parts. The first part covers what to expect in Brooklyn including fashion, health and safety, budgeting, and where to stay. The second part is organized by neighbourhood and what to do for fun including bars and partying, places to visit, shopping, eating, festivals, tattoo shops, sightseeing, and more. Complete with predeparture suggestions as well as OTP tips and fun facts, this comprehensive travel guide also includes 200+ photos and illustrated maps for each neighbourhood and is the only go-to guide to Brooklyn you'll need.
The Other Side of Paradise
By Julia Cooke
Change looms in Havana, Cuba's capital, a city electric with uncertainty yet cloaked in cliché, 90 miles from U.S. shores and off-limits to most Americans. Journalist Julia Cooke, who lived there at intervals over a period of five years, discovered a dynamic scene: baby-faced anarchists with Mohawks gelled with laundry soap, whiskey-drinking children of the elite, Santería trainees, pregnant prostitutes, university graduates planning to leave for the first country that will give them a visa. This last generation of Cubans raised under Fidel Castro animate life in a waning era of political stagnation as the rest of the world beckons: waiting out storms at rummy hurricane parties and attending raucous drag cabarets, planning ascendant music careers and black-market business ventures, trying to reconcile the undefined future with the urgent today.Eye-opening and politically prescient, The Other Side of Paradise offers a deep new understanding of a place that has so confounded and intrigued us.
oon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area (Fifth Edition)
By Ann Marie Brown
Avid hiker and experienced travel writer Ann Marie Brown knows the best places to hike in the San Francisco Bay Area, from ocean-front and mountain trails to scenic walks through Wine Country. This fifth edition of Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area includes new hikes, as well as a handy trail map for Marsh and South Pasture Loop. With helpful icons indicating access to historic sites, trails that are appropriate for children, wheelchair-accessible trails, and trailheads that can be accessed via public transportation, this guide is perfect for inexperienced and expert hikers alike. Complete with difficulty levels from 1 to 5, Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area provides hikers with first-rate expert advice and all the necessary tools to head outdoors.
Our Man In Hibernia
By Charlie Connelly
If you think you know Ireland, this book will make you think again. Each year on St Patrick's Day the eighty million people around the world claiming Irish ancestry celebrate their spiritual homeland. Millions more don leprechaun hats and swallow pints of Guinness in an annual global high-fiving of all things Irish. Charlie Connelly was one of them. As a Londoner claiming Irish roots he thought he knew what Ireland was all about. Then, when he was least expecting it, he went to live there.Our Man In Hibernia follows Charlie's adventures living among the Irish. In an engaging and frequently hilarious tale - we learn how a tree stump can draw legions of visitors from across the land and why being on a pig's back is a desirable thing - Charlie contrasts the cliched shamrock-strewn image with the reality of life in modern Ireland.
Our Lady Of The Sewers
By Paul Richardson
Paul Richardson's mission - 'to sieve out the ancient, perverse and eccentric from the new, nice and normal' - took him from coastal plain to mountainous peak. It also took him, often, by surprise. From ritual pig killings to wood-chopping competitions, from an alchemist who eats stone, to pilgrimages in the name of obscure Virgins, his journey into deep Spain is captivating, often hilarious, sometimes surprising - and always highly illuminating.'Richardson writes vividly about some of the wilder characters he meets ... read OUR LADY OF THE SEWERS if you want a glimpse of the surviving truth behind tour-operator cliches, and for a view of Spain that is becoming ever harder to find' SUNDAY TIMES'Puckish, witty, casually erudite . delivers acute and sharply observed portraits of both people and places' TLS