Rants from the Hill [EPUB]

Rants from the Hill [EPUB]
Rants from the Hill: On Packrats, Bobcats, Wildfires, Curmudgeons, a Drunken Mary Kay Lady, and Other Encounters with the Wild in the High Desert by Michael P Branch
2017 | EPUB | 14.57MB

“If Thoreau drank more whiskey and lived in the desert, he’d write like this.”—High Country News

Welcome to the land of wildfire, hypothermia, desiccation, and rattlers. The stark and inhospitable high-elevation landscape of Nevada’s Great Basin Desert may not be an obvious (or easy) place to settle down, but for self-professed desert rat Michael Branch, it’s home. Of course, living in such an unforgiving landscape gives one many things to rant about. Fortunately for us, Branch—humorist, environmentalist, and author of Raising Wild—is a prodigious ranter. From bees hiving in the walls of his house to owls trying to eat his daughters’ cat—not to mention his eccentric neighbors—adventure, humor, and irreverence abound on Branch’s small slice of the world, which he lovingly calls Ranting Hill.

Bizarre London: Discover the Capital's Secrets & Surprises [EPUB]

Bizarre London: Discover the Capital's Secrets & Surprises [EPUB]
Bizarre London: Discover the Capital's Secrets & Surprises by David Long
2014 | EPUB | 0.88MB

A fascinating tour of London's strangest and most intriguing locations. Ranging from architectural evidence of past incidents and stories of life beneath the city, to anecdotes of magic, mystery, and murder, this is a perfect companion for anyone curious about London.

It includes: A Museum of Magical Curiosities; The City's Lost Tunnels and Citadels; The Ghost of a She-Wolf; The Bawdy House Riots; The Story of “Jack the Stripper”; The Atmospheric Railway; The Thames Ringway Bicycle Race; A Banker Hanged at Newgate; The Crossdressing Highwayman; Bluebottles, Rozzers and Woodentops; The Hidden Statue of a Beaver; The “Belgravia of Death”; Whitehall’s Licensed Brothel; Pin-Makers, Mole-Takers and Rat Catchers; Drinking in “The Bucket of Blood”; London's Most Haunted House.

Tunnels, Towers & Temples: London's 100 Strangest Places [EPUB]

Tunnels, Towers & Temples: London's 100 Strangest Places [EPUB]
Tunnels, Towers & Temples: London's 100 Strangest Places by David Long
2007 | EPUB | 19.52MB

Filled with fascinating factoids, this distinctive reference uncovers the hidden stories, curious histories, and comic coincidences behinds dozens of locations around the city of London. The sites addressed include the extensive networks of tunnels running beneath high street pavements; secret transport and signalling networks criss-crossing the metropolis; a street where you can legally drive on the right; and a future Russian Tsar working incognito in an English naval dockyard. This is the perfect reference for getting off the beaten path and finding the hidden city beneath the skin of modern London.

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