THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF LIFE AROUND TOWN

Download The Ultimate Book Of Life Around Town ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF LIFE AROUND TOWN book pdf for free now.

Town Is By The Sea

Author : Joanne Schwartz
ISBN : 9781554988723
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 38.37 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 150
Read : 486

A young boy wakes up to the sound of the sea, visits his grandfather’s grave after lunch and comes home to a simple family dinner with his family, but all the while his mind strays to his father digging for coal deep down under the sea. Stunning illustrations by Sydney Smith, the award-winning illustrator of Sidewalk Flowers, show the striking contrast between a sparkling seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig. With curriculum connections to communities and the history of mining, this beautifully understated and haunting story brings a piece of Canadian history to life. The ever-present ocean and inevitable pattern of life in a Cape Breton mining town will enthrall children and move adult readers.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Maximum City

Author : Suketu Mehta
ISBN : 0307574318
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 72.43 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 205
Read : 888

A native of Bombay, Suketu Mehta gives us an insider’s view of this stunning metropolis. He approaches the city from unexpected angles, taking us into the criminal underworld of rival Muslim and Hindu gangs, following the life of a bar dancer raised amid poverty and abuse, opening the door into the inner sanctums of Bollywood, and delving into the stories of the countless villagers who come in search of a better life and end up living on the sidewalks. As each individual story unfolds, Mehta also recounts his own efforts to make a home in Bombay after more than twenty years abroad. Candid, impassioned, funny, and heartrending, Maximum City is a revelation of an ancient and ever-changing world.
Category: Social Science

Painted Cities

Author : Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski
ISBN : 9781940450384
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 21.61 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 912
Read : 1282

To those outside it, Pilsen is a vast barrio on the south side of Chicago. To Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, it is a world of violence and decay and beauty, of nuance and pure chance. It is a place where the smell of cooking frijoles is washed away by that of dead fish in the river, where vendettas are a daily routine, and where a fourteen-year-old immigrant might hold the ability bring people back from the dead. Simultaneously tough and tender, these stories mark the debut of a writer poised to represent his city's literature for decades to come.
Category: Fiction

The Best Things In Life Are Free

Author : Lonely Planet
ISBN : 9781760341855
Genre : Travel
File Size : 37.67 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 325
Read : 701

Lonely Planet's The Best Things in Life are Free is packed full of money-saving tips, tricks and recommendations for the best-value sights and experiences around the world. From parks, museums and exercise classes that are free, to insider ideas on food and experiences offered at great value, this book features over 60 major cities around the world and promises to help any traveller on a budget to make the most of their trip. Includes parks and gardens, street markets and food trucks, viewing points, museums and galleries, free experiences, spectator sports, city beaches, and much more. For many, free and cheap things are not only appealing but essential for stretching the funds to last as long as possible for an extended journey. Yet, even on a short trip, many unforgettable blasts of freedom and discovery can happen on a thin budget. You quickly realise that cheap can mean much, much better. No fancy Roman trattoria dinner can truly rival the bread and cheese picnic in Villa Celimontana, a short walk from the Colosseum, on a visit to the Eternal City. Needless to say, the monetary value implied in the term 'free' can misrepresent what's on offer within these pages. The quality of an experience, after all, is not always attached to a price tag, such as the priceless experience of unearthing the world's secret wonders, whether that's swimming around Sydney's ocean pools or strolling the tombs and monuments of Delhi's Lodi Gardens. Additionally, it's an exaggeration to say that everything good is 100% free, so you'll find plenty of excellent value cheap things to experience throughout this book as well. Dip into your spare change for classy street food like a choripán (chorizo sandwich) in Buenos Aires, the best views of Hong Kong's skyline from the Star Ferry and a Boston brewery tour. After using the tips in this book, you'll be left with great memories, a happier you and a grateful wallet. Happy travels! Destinations covered: AFRICA Cape Town Marrakesh ASIA Bangkok Beijing Beirut Delhi Dubai Hong Kong Mumbai Shanghai Singapore Tokyo EUROPE Amsterdam Athens Barcelona Berlin Bruges Budapest Copenhagen Dublin Edinburgh Geneva Helsinki Istanbul Lisbon London Madrid Milan Moscow Oslo Paris Prague Reykjavik Rome Stockholm Venice Vienna NORTH AMERICA Austin Boston The Caribbean Chicago Detroit Las Vegas Los Angeles Miami New Orleans New York City Portland, OR San Diego San Francisco Seattle Toronto Vancouver Washington, DC SOUTH AMERICA Bogota Buenos Aires San Salvador Lima Rio de Janeiro Sao Paulo OCEANIA Brisbane Melbourne North Island, NZ South Island, NZ Sydney About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
Category: Travel

The Ultimate Book Of Vehicles

Author : Anne-Sophie Baumann
ISBN : 2848019425
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 36.52 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 451
Read : 586

Vehicles, vehicles, vehicles—nearly 100 of them—in all shapes and sizes! A giant crane hovers over a construction site, a space ship roars into space. . . . Supersized spreads feature marvelously detailed illustrations that just beg to be pored over again and again. Best of all, lots of flaps, popups, pull-tabs, and rotating wheels bring the various vehicles to life. Readers will poke into a ship's hold, explore the innards of a garbage truck, and help demolish a house. Any child who's ever been intrigued by the roar of an engine will adore this extraordinary collection of things on the go, from the everyday to the nearly outrageous—yes, there's even a pooper-scooper scooter!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Naked City

Author : Sharon Zukin
ISBN : 9780199741892
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 77.37 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 676
Read : 653

As cities have gentrified, educated urbanites have come to prize what they regard as "authentic" urban life: aging buildings, art galleries, small boutiques, upscale food markets, neighborhood old-timers, funky ethnic restaurants, and old, family-owned shops. These signify a place's authenticity, in contrast to the bland standardization of the suburbs and exurbs. But as Sharon Zukin shows in Naked City, the rapid and pervasive demand for authenticity--evident in escalating real estate prices, expensive stores, and closely monitored urban streetscapes--has helped drive out the very people who first lent a neighborhood its authentic aura: immigrants, the working class, and artists. Zukin traces this economic and social evolution in six archetypal New York areas--Williamsburg, Harlem, the East Village, Union Square, Red Hook, and the city's community gardens--and travels to both the city's first IKEA store and the World Trade Center site. She shows that for followers of Jane Jacobs, this transformation is a perversion of what was supposed to happen. Indeed, Naked City is a sobering update of Jacobs' legendary 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Like Jacobs, Zukin looks at what gives neighborhoods a sense of place, but argues that over time, the emphasis on neighborhood distinctiveness has become a tool of economic elites to drive up real estate values and effectively force out the neighborhood "characters" that Jacobs so evocatively idealized.
Category: Social Science

Book Towns

Author : Alex Johnson
ISBN : 9781781012420
Genre : Travel
File Size : 42.39 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 630
Read : 485

From Hay-on-Wye in Wales to Ureña in Spain, Fjaerland in Norway to Jimbochu in Japan, around 40 semi-official book towns now exist around the world. But until now, there has been no complete directory of their location, history and charm. Book Towns takes readers on a richly illustrated tour of these captivating, dedicated havens of literature, outlining the origins and development of each community, and offering practical travel advice. Explore bustling book markets in Calcutta and Buenos Aires, and pop-up shops in old churches, ferry waiting rooms and stables. A stylish and original guide, it is the perfect gift for both book lovers and travel enthusiasts.
Category: Travel

Upton Sinclair Ultimate Collection 30 Books In One Volume

Author : Upton Sinclair
ISBN : 9788026879398
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 24.83 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 615
Read : 385

“I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.” This carefully edited collection of works by Upton Sinclair is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels The Jungle 100%: The Story of a Patriot The Moneychangers King Coal: A Novel The Metropolis A Prisoner of Morro; or, In the Hands of Enemy They Call Me Carpenter: A Tale of the Second Coming Damaged Goods (The Great Play 'Les Avaries' of Eugene Brieux) Jimmie Higgins A Captain of Industry: Being the Story of a Civilized Man King Midas: A Romance; or, Springtime and Harvest Love’s Pilgrimage Samuel the Seeker The Journal of Arthur Stirling; or, The Valley of the Shadow The Overman Sylvia’s Marriage Mark Mallory Novels A Cadet’s Honor; or, Mark Mallory's Heroism On Guard; or, Mark Mallory’s Celebration The West Point Rivals; or, Mark Mallory's Stratagem On Fitness and Health The Book of Life (Vol.1&2) The Fasting Cure On Parapsychology and Consciousness Mental Radio: Does it Work, and How? On Religion The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation On Yellow Journalism The Crimes of the "Times": A Test of Newspaper Decency" The Brass Check: A Study of American Journalism Plays The Machine The Naturewoman The Second-Story Man Prince Hagen The Pot Boiler: A Comedy in Four Acts Poetry and Letters Upton Sinclair (1878–1968) was an American author who wrote books in many genres, but in all of them advocating for the moral ethics, better life style for the working people and social justice. Writing during the Progressive Era, Sinclair describes the world of industrialized America from both the working man's point of view and the industrialist. He has also won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1943.
Category: Political Science

The Night Eternal

Author : Guillermo Del Toro
ISBN : 9780062066046
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 85.66 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 150
Read : 576

“The most credible and frightening of all the vampire books of the past decade.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Bram Stoker meets Stephen King meets Michael Crichton. It just doesn’t get much better than this.” —Nelson DeMille The stunning New York Times bestselling vampire saga that author Dan Simmons (Drood, The Terror) calls, “an unholy spawn of I Am Legend out of ‘Salem’s Lot,” concludes with The Night Eternal. The magnificent, if monstrously warped brainchild of cinematic horror master Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) and Chuck Hogan—whose novel Prince of Thieves, was praised as, “one of the 10 best books of the year” by Stephen King—The Night Eternal begins where The Strain and The Fall left off: with the last remnants of humankind enslaved by the vampire masters in a world forever shrouded by nuclear winter. Still, a small band of the living fights on in the shadows, in the final book of the ingenious dark fantasy trilogy that Newsweek says is, “good enough to make us break that vow to swear off vampire stories.”
Category: Fiction