Himalaya Bound: An American's Journey with Nomads in North India [AZW3]
25 July 2016, 01:10
2015 | AZW3 | 2.61MB
For forty-four days, Michael Benanav lived and travelled with the Van Gujjars, a forest-dwelling tribe of nomadic buffalo herders in northern India. He went to document their traditional way of life, but there was trouble on the trail: the Uttarakhand forest department threatened to block nomadic families from the pastures they relied on for the survival of their herds.A fascinating account of life on the road with nomads, this book tells the story of one family s quest to save their buffaloes, and themselves. It portrays an intimate picture of the hopes, fears,hardships and joys of people who wonder if there is still a place for them on this planet.
The Camper Van Bible: Live, Eat, Sleep [EPUB]
23 July 2016, 05:43
2016 | EPUB | 176.55MB
The Camper Van Bible is THE definitive glovebox bible for anyone who owns or 'would die for' a camper van. In this book Martin Dorey, acknowledged camper van expert and presenter of BBC2's 'One Man and His Campervan', delves headfirst into the nitty gritty of camping and camper vans.
The book covers all aspects of the camper van life, including:
- Owning and living day to day with a camper van (LIVE)
- Cooking and eating in your camper (EAT)
- Sleeping in your camper (SLEEP)
- Keeping you and your van going (REPEAT)
Packed with stunning photography, and oodles of vital, definitive and authoritative information, plus some tasty recipes too, this book will be essential for both dreamers and do-ers alike. It will appeal to all areas of the market, from the Classic VW owners and the owners of modern VWs to owners of all makes of camper vans, smaller motorhomes, and the tented camper markets too.
Heed the advice, drool over the pictures.
Then go and do it.
Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design [EPUB]
07 June 2016, 02:56
2016 | EPUB | 135.0MB
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, the woman who launched the restoration of Central Park in the 1980s, now introduces us to seven remarkable green spaces in and around New York City, giving us the history—both natural and human—of how they have been transformed over time.
Here we find: The greenbelt and nature refuge that runs along the spine of Staten Island on land once intended for a highway, where mushrooms can be gathered and, at the right moment, seventeen-year locusts viewed. Jamaica Bay, near John F. Kennedy International Airport, whose mosaic of fragile, endangered marshes has been preserved as a bird sanctuary on the Atlantic Flyway, full of egrets, terns, and horseshoe crabs. Inwood Hill, in upper Manhattan, whose forest once sheltered Native Americans and Revolutionary soldiers before it became a site for wealthy estates and subsequently a public park. The Central Park Ramble, an artfully designed wilderness in the middle of the city, with native and imported flora, magnificent rock outcrops, and numerous species of resident and migrating birds. Roosevelt Island, formerly Welfare Island, in the East River, where urban planners built a “new town in town” in the 1970s and whose southern tip is the dramatic setting for the Louis Kahn–designed memorial to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Freshkills, the unusual twenty-two-hundred-acre park on Staten Island that is being created out of what was once the world’s largest landfill. The High Line, in Manhattan’s Chelsea and West Village neighborhoods, an aerial promenade built on an abandoned elevated rail spur with its native grasses and panoramic views of the Hudson River and the downtown cityscape.
Full of the natural history of the parks along with interesting historical facts and interviews with caretakers, guides, local residents, guardians, and visitors, this beautifully illustrated book is a treasure trove of information about the varied and pleasurable green spaces that grace New York City.