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This book illuminates the forgotten history of whisky smuggling through illustrated articles and features the importance of whisky to Scotland then and now.
This is a history book that does exactly what it says on the tin. It concisely documents the story of Scotland, from the first written words, the Picts and the Scots, the coming of the Christians, right through to Mary Queen of Scots, the Jacobite Rising and even up to Brexit.
A virtual tour of the Acoma Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum, near Albuquerque in New Mexico.
A look at the first colonial settlement in America and its history.
The BBC documentary about the popular TV show
A practical, armchair travel guide that explores eighty of the most iconic literary locations from all over the globe that you can actually visit.
An inspiring resource for Minecraft players to learn more about the architecture and history of their travel destinations. Find lesson plans about building landmarks, cities, and more. There are also some prebuilt historic places to explore and build in.
A Brief History of Bali: Piracy, Slavery, Opium and Guns: The Story of an Island Paradise by Willard Hanna and Tom Hannigan
A look at the history of Bali, Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination.
A Brief History of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, And Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia’s Largest Nation by Tim Hannigan
A look at the history of Indonesia outside of the political realm.
The story of a logger-turned-environmentalist who committed environmental terrorism by felling a rare, ancient golden Spruce. The book details the story of logging in Canada and what the forests mean to coastal First Nations.
Learn about the nature and history of Seattle through these guided walks by David B. Williams.
Novel Destinations: A Travel Guide to Literary Landmarks from Jane Austen’s Bath to Ernest Hemingway’s Key West by Shannon McKenna Schmidt, Joni Rendon
A guide for bibliophiles to more than 500 literary sites across the United States and Europe.
Beautifully photographed and easy to use guide to identify and learn about the most common intertidal plants and animals of the PNW.
The classic walking guide to Istanbul by Hilary Summer-Boyd and John Freely, published over 70 years ago, in a revised and updated version.
An animated adaptation of China’s favorite adventure story, Journey to the West (better known in the English speaking world as Monkey, or Adventures of Monkey).
This incredible memoir details the shockingly mostly-true story of one man’s surreal adventures living in Mumbai, India in the 1970s-80s. It provides a vivid and accurate portrayal of the city and India in general, and many of the places mentioned in the book are still open today.
Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us.
Bill Bryson shares his experience on his walk along the Appalachian Trail from its start in Georgia to its finish in Maine. The terrain includes mountains, streams, lakes -and the occasional parking lot – told from a wry and humorous perspective.
In Neither Here nor There he brings his unique brand of humor to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia.
Bill Bryson’s wit, research and superb writing scintillates once again in the telling of an incredibly exciting time in American history when multiple events and people helped shape the nation. Featured icons include Charles Lindbergh, Calvin Coolidge, and Babe Ruth, to name a few.
Real recipes straight from the kitchen of a Malaysian family — this unique cookbook will show you well how to replicate the goodness of the Malaysian street food scene and beyond.
Jho Low’s criminal activity in the financial world is detailed in what reviewers are calling a “thrilling” read about global intrigue, criminal activity and wealth porn. Low’s home country of Malaysia figures into the scene. Nothing short of a wildly fascinating thriller, only true.
Jim Baker’s walk through Malaysia and Singapore reveal the intertwined nature of this region’s politics and history. A compelling read for anyone interested in visiting the area either virtually or in real time.
Life and diversity were vibrant. And, while it still is, deforestation and palm oil plantations have caused serious hurt – to the tune of nearly 70% clearing. International pressure has forced Malaysia’s hand in taming this travesty, but the fight is still far from over.
Malaysia’s Borneo Tiger and other diverse wildlife face serious threats. As the country has one of the most precious ecosystems in the world, it is a main focus of conservation organizations to protect it.
Laurie Lee’s explorer soul took him across the country; from the Galician port city of Vigo, over the Sierra de Guadarrama and into Madrid, and along the Costa del Sol — during a period of rare peace in Europe during those times.
Goulding provides another well-researched look at what he refers to as his ‘adoptive home’ of Spain. He includes elements of its history, culinary scene, and everything in-between.
Conrad Rudolph chronicles his journey on this important pilgrimage.
Excellent and useful website about nature journaling including videos, free lessons, workshops, books for sale, and many resources for educators.
The Northwest Nature Guide: Where to Go and What to See Month by Month in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia
Month by month nature guide for exploring the Pacific Northwest
Useful pocket guide to learn about the wildlife of the Galapagos!
An informative and moving documentary about the Duwamish and Suquamish peoples.
Former BBC journalist Bridgette Kendall soberly outlines how decisions agreed to in the Hall of Mirrors over 100 years ago, shaped future wars in Germany, Yugoslavia, Vietnam, Poland, and Iraq.
Historian Aurora Van Goeth’s blog with all kinds of details about the Sun King.
Free online course exploring the culture of modern China.
Explore wondrous locations within the pages of this book. It covers locations, events, and beautiful structures alike around the world that engage the mind and inspire wonder. – Oliver, age 12
High quality free online course about medieval manuscripts and history in general, and specifically the Book of Kells.
A film documenting a cello player who travels through Ireland learning the stories behind Irish Airs.