China Days: A Visual Journal from China's Wild West [EPUB]

China Days: A Visual Journal from China's Wild West [EPUB]
China Days: A Visual Journal from China's Wild West by Henrik Drescher
2014 | EPUB | 49.44MB

The nation of China is a constant source of fascination, yet we rarely glimpse life beyond its urban centers. Far west of Beijing and Shanghai, in the remote Chinese province of Yunnan, pioneering artist Henrik Drescher settled over a decade ago. While residing in his adopted home, Drescher records his experiences and observations in his illustrated notebooks, capturing everyday life in settings ranging from street markets to mountainscapes. These richly illustrated pages are compiled here for the first time. Drescher's loyal fans will appreciate this window onto the life of the artist at the height of his powers, while those with an interest in Chinese culture will marvel at this rarely seen view of a country in the global spotlight.

Basic Illustrated Map and Compass [EPUB]

Basic Illustrated Map and Compass [EPUB]
Basic Illustrated Map and Compass by Cliff Jacobson
2008 | EPUB | 5.97MB

Richly illustrated and information-packed tools for the novice or handy reference for the veteran, BASIC ILLUSTRATED books distill years of knowledge into affordable and visual guides. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, the BASIC ILLUSTRATED series shows you what you need to know.

Discover how to:

  • Choose and use the right type of compass
  • Use a map and compass in concert with a GPS receiver
  • Read and understand contour lines and other map features
  • Plot a course and find your way through the wilderness
  • Use the stars to navigate rivers, streams, and trails at night
  • Find and order the maps you need

Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain [EPUB]

Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain [EPUB]
Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain by George Mahood
2013 | EPUB | 1.31MB

The plan is simple. George and Ben have three weeks to cycle 1000 miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland. There is just one small problem… they have no bikes, no clothes, no food and no money. Setting off in just a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts, they attempt to rely on the generosity of the British public for everything from food to accommodation, clothes to shoes, and bikes to beer.

During the most hilarious adventure, George and Ben encounter some of Great Britain's most eccentric and extraordinary characters and find themselves in the most ridiculous situations. Free Country is guaranteed to make you laugh (you may even shed a tear). It will restore your faith in humanity and leave you with a big smile on your face and a warm feeling inside.

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