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Hellingen

Simon Warren
Authors:
Simon Warren

Moon Travel

Moon Southwest Road Trip (Second Edition)

Tim Hull
Authors:
Tim Hull

Wind-carved red rocks, brightly-painted adobe houses, and miles of open desert road: explore the beauty of the Southwest with Moon Southwest Road Trip. Inside you'll find:Maps and Driving Tools: 32 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions for the entire route, and full-color photosthroughoutEat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: With lists of the best hikes, views, and more, you can revel in the glitz of Las Vegas, shop the markets of Santa Fe, and sample Tex-Mex cuisine. Marvel at the sandstone spires of Monument Valley and the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, or go mountain biking in Moab or swimming in Havasu FallsFlexible Itineraries: Drive the entire two-week road trip, or follow strategic routes like a Route 66 road trip or a week-long tour of the national parks, as well as suggestions for spending time in Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce, Arches and Canyonlands, Santa Fe, and TaosLocal Expertise: Road warrior and Arizona local Tim Hull shares his love of the Southwest (including where to find the best fiery chiles!) How to Plan Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas and how to avoid traffic, plus tips for driving in different road and weather conditions and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road-trippers with kidsCoverage of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada With Moon Southwest Road Trip's practical tips, flexible itineraries, and local know-how, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road.

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Back in the Frame

Jools Walker
Authors:
Jools Walker

Jools Walker re-discovered cycling aged twenty-eight after a ten-year absence from the saddle. When she started blogging about her cycle adventures under the alias Lady Vélo, a whole world was opened up to her. But it's hard to find space in an industry not traditionally open to women - especially women of colour.Shortly after getting her first bike, Jools was diagnosed with depression and then, in her early thirties, hit by a mini-stroke. Yet, through all of these slow punctures one constant remained: Jools' love of cycling.In Back in the Frame Jools talks to the other female trailblazers who are disrupting the cycling narrative as well as telling the story of how she overcame her health problems, learned how to ride her own cycle path and even found a love of Lycra shorts.

Robinson

100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of Italy

Simon Warren
Authors:
Simon Warren

From the Gavia Pass to Mount Etna, from The Stelvio to The Zoncalan, these climbs are legends in Italy and the building blocks of the Giro d'Italia. Technology may advance, training and diet may evolve, but these world-famous mountains are a constant. They have witnessed triumph and despair, courage and heartache, they are where champions are made and where dreams are shattered. And yes, the greatest arenas of Italy's greatest race are open 365 days of the year for any of us to ride. So take up the challenge, emulate your heroes and make your mark on the hundred greatest cycling climbs of Italy.

Moon Travel

Moon Newfoundland & Labrador

Andrew Hempstead
Authors:
Andrew Hempstead

Immerse yourself in the beauty and adventure of these Canadian provinces with Moon Newfoundland & Labrador. *Strategic itineraries in an easy-to-navigate format covering the two-week Best of Newfoundland and Labrador*Curated advice from local Andrew Hempstead, who shares the secrets of his beloved islands with you*Full-colour with vibrant, helpful photos*Detailed maps and directions with driving times and mileage*Activities and ideas for every traveler: Spot wildlife like moose, foxes, and loons by hiking the rugged scenery of the islands or sail alongside knowledgeable skippers to see whales and icebergs. Try your hand at sportfishing or venture out into the wilderness of the Torgnat Mountains. Follow the the Irish Loop to enjoy stunning scenery out your car window. Picnic at a clifftop Lighthouse or sample the smogasboard of seafood fresh from the Atlantic*In-depth coverage of St. John's and the Avalon Peninsula, Burin Peninsula, Bonavista Peninsula, Clarenville, Deer Lake, Port-aux-Basques, Gors Morne National Park, Labrador*Background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment*Essential insight for travellers on recreation, transportation, and accommodations, packaged in a book light enough to toss in your bagWith Moon Newfoundland and Labrador's practical tips and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Expanding your trip? Try Moon Atlantic Canada, or Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip.

Moon Travel

Moon Atlantic Canada (Eighth Edition)

Andrew Hempstead
Authors:
Andrew Hempstead

From flower-filled alpine meadows to cosmopolitan cityscape, you can craft your perfect adventure with Moon Atlantic Canada. *Strategic itineraries in an easy-to-navigate format so you can make the most of your time in each of the four provinces, including itineraries for scenic drives, ocean adventures, and a two-week Best of Atlantic Canada*Honest advice from local Andrew Hempstead, who shares the secrets of his rugged coastline with you*Full-colour photos and detailed maps and directions with driving times and mileage*Fun activities and unique ideas: Kayak to an uninhabited island for a picnic lunch, or sample local oysters at waterfront restaurants. Follow the Cabot trail or the Irish Loop to enjoy stunning scenery out your car window. Hike the great outdoors or bike through beautiful UNESCO protected towns. Stay at quaint colonial inns, or camp out under the stars. See if you can spot one of the world's rarest whales, or indulge your literary side by visiting sights from Anne of Green Gables*In-depth coverage of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and Labrador*Background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment*Essential insight for travellers on recreation, transportation, and accommodations, as well as information on hike accessibility packaged in a book light enough to toss in your bagWith Moon Atlantic Canada's practical tips and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Visiting just one province? Check out Moon Newfoundland & Labrador or Moon Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island. Expanding your trip? Try Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip.

Virago

Turning

Jessica J. Lee
Authors:
Jessica J. Lee

'The water slips over me like cool silk. The intimacy of touch uninhibited, rising around my legs, over my waist, up to my collarbone. When I throw back my head and relax, the lake runs into my ears. The sound of it is a muffled roar, the vibration of the body amplified by water, every sound felt as if in slow motion . . .' Summer swimming . . . but Jessica Lee - Canadian, Chinese and British - swims through all four seasons and especially loves the winter. 'I long for the ice. The sharp cut of freezing water on my feet. The immeasurable black of the lake at its coldest. Swimming then means cold, and pain, and elation.'At the age of twenty-eight, Jessica Lee, who grew up in Canada and lived in London, finds herself in Berlin. Alone. Lonely, with lowered spirits thanks to some family history and a broken heart, she is there, ostensibly, to write a thesis. And though that is what she does daily, what increasingly occupies her is swimming. So she makes a decision that she believes will win her back her confidence and independence: she will swim fifty-two of the lakes around Berlin, no matter what the weather or season. She is aware that this particular landscape is not without its own ghosts and history.This is the story of a beautiful obsession: of the thrill of a still, turquoise lake, of cracking the ice before submerging, of floating under blue skies, of tangled weeds and murkiness, of cool, fresh, spring swimming - of facing past fears of near drowning and of breaking free.When she completes her year of swimming Jessica finds she has new strength, and she has also found friends and has gained some understanding of how the landscape both haunts and holds us.This book is for everyone who loves swimming, who wishes they could push themselves beyond caution, who understands the deep pleasure of using their body's strength, who knows what it is to allow oneself to abandon all thought and float home to the surface.

Little, Brown

England's Cathedrals

Simon Jenkins
Authors:
Simon Jenkins
Piatkus

This Road I Ride

Juliana Buhring
Authors:
Juliana Buhring

In December 2012, Juliana Buhring became the first woman to circumnavigate the world by bicycle. With only a few months of training and little sponsorship, support or money she left from Naples on 23 July 2012 to cycle the world. Raised in a religious cult as a child, Juliana finally broke away as a young adult and found her soul mate - an explorer seeking the source of unmapped rivers in Africa. When he was killed by a crocodile, her world went dark. To escape her grief, she decided to set herself a challenge. Having never seriously ridden a bike, she set out to ride around the world. 18,000 miles, 152 days, 4 continents, 19 countries, 29 punctures, 6 big mountains, 1 desert and a cyclone later, she made it back just days before Christmas with a Guinness World Record. Empowering, inspiring, often humorous, This Road I Ride is testimony to the power of sheer will to overcome any obstacle. Discover a true story of adventure, blood, sweat and gears.

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Me and My Bike

Donato Cinicolo
Authors:
Donato Cinicolo
Moon Travel

Moon Living Abroad in Japan (3rd ed)

Ruthy Kanagy
Authors:
Ruthy Kanagy

Born in Tokyo and raised in Hokkaido, Ruthy Kanagy is an expert on Japanese culture. In Moon Living Abroad in Japan, Kanagy lends her insight on how to navigate the language and culture of Japan, outlining all the information needed in a smart, organized, and straightforward manner. Whether it's an apartment in Tokyo or a mountain retreat in Nagano, there's a place that matches your budget, needs, and dreams,and Kanagy uses her firsthand knowledge of Japan to ensure that you have all the tools you need to obtain visas, arrange your finances, find employment, and choose schools for your kids.Packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, plus extensive colour and black and white photos, illustrations, and maps, Moon Living Abroad in Japan will help you find your bearings as you settle into your new home and life abroad.

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Billy Connolly's Route 66

Billy Connolly
Authors:
Billy Connolly

Britain's best-loved comedian hits the most famous highway in the world on an unforgettable journey.Billy Connolly, music-lover, biker, and scourge of the beige and bland the world over, has dreamed about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66 since he heard Chuck Berry belting out one of the greatest rock 'n' roll records of all time. And now he's finally had the chance to do it, travelling every mile on his custom-made trike in search of the real America that can still be found beyond the nation's freeways.Taking in both the essential icons and the hidden gems of the 'Mother Road', Billy also meets up with plenty of the memorable characters who call it home. With his instinct for a good story, and the infectious enthusiasm that has made him our most engaging national treasures, Billy Connolly is the ultimate guide to the ultimate road trip.

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Long Way Down

Charley Boorman, Ewan McGregor
Authors:
Charley Boorman, Ewan McGregor

After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. And after an inspirational UNICEF visit to Africa, they knew they had to go back and experience this extraordinary continent in more depth. And so they set off on their 15,000-mile journey with two new BMWs loaded up for the trip. Joining up with producer/directors Russ Malkin and David Alexanian and the Long Way Round team, their route took them from John O'Groats at the northernmost tip of Scotland to Cape Agulhas on the southernmost tip of South Africa. Riding through spectacular scenery, often in extreme temperatures, Ewan and Charley faced their hardest challenges yet. With their trademark humour and honesty they tell their story - the drama, the dangers and the sheer exhilaration of riding together again, through a continent filled with magic and wonder.

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Long Way Round

Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman
Authors:
Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman

'A highly readable and spiritually uplifting book about a dream come true' Wanderlust 'Touching and memorable ... one for armchair travellers and bike freaks' Daily MailFrom London to New York, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America. But as the miles slipped beneath the tyres of their big BMWs, their troubles started. Exhaustion, injury and accidents tested their strength. Treacherous roads, unpredictable weather and turbulent politics challenged their stamina. They were chased by paparazzi in Kazakhstan, courted by men with very large guns in the Ukraine, hassled by the police, and given bulls' testicles for supper by Mongolian nomads. And yet despite all these obstacles they managed to ride more than twenty thousand miles in four months, changing their lives forever in the process. As they travelled they documented their trip, taking photographs, and writing diaries by the campfire. Long Way Round is the result of their adventures - a fascinating, frank and highly entertaining travel book about two friends riding round the world together and, against all the odds, realising their dream.

Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly is a world-renowned, award-winning comedian, musician, presenter, author and actor.

Chris Sidwells

CHRIS SIDWELLS is a freelance writer, editor and photographer whose words and/or photographs appear in every edition of Britain's best-selling cycling magazine, Cycling Weekly. His most recent project has been to produce and edit ten very successful bookazines in a series called Cycling Legends for Time Inc, which carry the Cycling Weekly brand. Chris also writes for Cycle Sport and Cycling Active. In addition he has carried out commissions for Cycling Plus, GQ Magazine, Men's Fitness, Running Fitness, the Sunday Times, the Guardian and the BBC.He also works as a regular cycling pundit for several BBC local radio stations, including working on BBC Radio Sheffield's live coverage of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart in Yorkshire and the Tour de Yorkshire.Chris has written, or part-written, seventeen books on cycling, three of them coffee-table guide books, in the twelve years he has worked in this business, supplying photographs as well as words for three of them. His books, many of which have gone to multiple editions and been bestsellers in their genre, cover every aspect of cycling, and in total they have been translated into 24 languages. His most recent book is a collaboration with Chris Boardman called The Biography of the Modern Bike, published by Octopus in 2015. He is currently writing a book on the history of cycling jerseys, and under his own publishing brand The Pedal Press in 2015 he published the British pioneer professional Barry Hoban's autobiography, Vas-y Barry. Chris has a degree in geology, is a qualified cycling coach and fitness instructor and is an active cyclist with years of racing and riding experience in every aspect of the sport. He has won races in every cycling discipline, road, track and off-road, and in every age group from youths to masters.

Jessica J. Lee

Jessica J. Lee was born in Canada in 1986. She holds a doctorate in environmental history and aesthetics. Jessica lives in Berlin, where she continues her search for new lakes. This is her first book.

Simon Warren

SIMON WARREN has lived and breathed bikes and cycling for over twenty years. He's won a few races, held a first-category racing licence and competed - and struggled - at the highest level in the UK, but most of all he loves to ride his bike uphill. He spent seven years working as a designer at Cycling Weekly before leaving to broaden his horizons in 2003, although he still regularly contributes event reports to the magazine. He works in publishing and lives with his wife and daughter in Sheffield. Among many other cycling titles he is the author of the bestselling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs and Another 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs.www.100climbs.co.uk

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