The Best American Travel Writing 2016

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN : 0544812166
Pages : 322 pages
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Download or read book The Best American Travel Writing 2016 written by Bill Bryson and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection gathers the best travel essays from The New Yorker, Harpers, GQ and more—featuring Paul Theroux, Alice Gregory, Dave Eggers and others. Why do I travel? Why does anyone of us travel? Bill Bryson poses these questions in his introduction to The Best American Travel Writing 2016, and though he admits, “I wasn’t at all sure I knew the answer,” these questions start us on the path of some fascinating explorations. While the various contributors to this collection travel for different reasons, they all come back with stories. Whether traversing the Arctic by dogsled, attending a surreal film festival in North Korea, or strolling the streets of a fast-changing Havana, some of today’s best travel writers share their experiences of the world and the human condition, offering, if not answers, than illumination and insight. The Best American Travel Writing 2016 includes Michael Chabon, William T. Vollmann, Helen Macdonald, Sara Corbett, Stephanie Pearson, Thomas Chatterton Williams, Pico Iyer, and others.

The Best American Travel Writing 2016

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ISBN : 9780544812093
Pages : 289 pages
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Download or read book The Best American Travel Writing 2016 written by Bill Bryson and published by . This book was released on 2016 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in 2016, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

The Best American Travel Writing 2017

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN : 1328745732
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book The Best American Travel Writing 2017 written by Lauren Collins and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2017-10-03 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of the best travel writing by American authors written in 2016

The Best American Magazine Writing 2016

Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN : 0231543646
Pages : 480 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (231 users)

Download or read book The Best American Magazine Writing 2016 written by Sid Holt and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2016-11-29 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This year's Best American Magazine Writing features outstanding writing on contentious issues including incarceration, policing, sexual assault, labor, technology, and environmental catastrophe. Selections include Paul Ford's ambitious "What Is Code?" (Bloomberg Businessweek), an innovative explanation of how programming works, and "The Really Big One," by Kathryn Schulz (The New Yorker), which exposes just how unprepared the Pacific Northwest is for a major earthquake. Joining them are Meaghan Winter's exposé of crisis pregnancy centers (Cosmopolitan) and a chilling story of police prejudice that allowed a serial rapist to run free (the Marshall Project in partnership with ProPublica). Also included is Shane Smith's interview with Barack Obama about mass incarceration (Vice). Other selections demonstrate a range of long-form styles and topics across print and digital publications. The imprisoned hacker and activist Barrett Brown pens hilarious dispatches from behind bars, including a scathing review of Jonathan Franzen's fiction (The Intercept). "The New American Slavery" (Buzzfeed) documents the pervasive exploitation of guest workers, and Luke Mogelson explores the purgatorial fate of an undocumented man sent back to Honduras (New York Times Magazine). Joshua Hammer harrowingly portrays Sierra Leone's worst Ebola ward as even the staff succumb to the disease (Matter). And in "The Friend," Matthew Teague's wife is afflicted with cancer, his friend moves in, and the result is a devastating narrative of relationships and death (Esquire). The collection concludes with Jenny Zhang's "How It Feels," an unconventional meditation on the intersection of teenage cruelty and art (Poetry).

The Best American Series

Publisher : HarperCollins
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ISBN : 1328764451
Pages : 120 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (328 users)

Download or read book The Best American Series written by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2016-10-18 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. This special edition contains selections from the following 2016 editions: The Best American Essays edited by Jonathan Franzen The Best American Mystery Stories edited by Elizabeth George The Best American Science and Nature Writing edited by Amy Stewart The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Karen Joy Fowler The Best American Short Stories edited by Junot Diaz The Best American Travel Writing edited by Bill Bryson The Best American Sports Writing edited by Rick Telander The Best American Nonrequired Reading edited by Rachel Kushner Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. The special guest editor then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected – and most popular – of its kind.

The Best American Infographics 2016

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ISBN : 0544867084
Pages : 160 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (544 users)

Download or read book The Best American Infographics 2016 written by Gareth Cook and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “When it comes to infographics…the best work in this field grabs those eyes, keeps them glued, and the grip is sensual—and often immediate. A good graphic says ‘See what I see!’ and either you do or you don’t. The best ones…pull you right in, and won’t let you go.” —From the introduction by Robert Krulwich The year’s most “awesome” (RedOrbit) infographics reveal aspects of our world in often startling ways—from a haunting graphic mapping the journey of 15,790 slave ships over 315 years, to a yearlong data drawing project on postcards that records and cements a trans-Atlantic friendship. The Best American Infographics 2016 covers the realms of social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and politics—including crisp visual data on the likely Democratic/Republican leanings of an array of professions (proving that your urologist is far more likely to be a Republican than your pediatrician). Here once again are the most innovative print and electronic infographics—“the full spectrum of the genre—from authoritative to playful” (Scientific American). ROBERT KRULWICH is the cohost of Radiolab and a science correspondent for NPR. He writes, draws, and cartoons at Curiously Krulwich, where he synthesizes scientific concepts into colorful, one-of-a-kind blog posts. He has won several Emmy awards for his work on television, and has been called “the most inventive network reporter in television” by TV Guide.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2016

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ISBN : 0544527976
Pages : 370 pages
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Download or read book The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 written by Elizabeth George and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Anthony Award–winning author presents a “highly readable” anthology featuring mysteries by Stephen King, Megan Abbott, Elmore Leonard and more (Publishers Weekly). “What you’ll find in this volume are stories that demonstrate a mastery of plotting; stories that compel you to keep turning the pages because of plot and because of setting; stories that wield suspense like a sword; stories of people getting their comeuppance; stories that utilize superb point of view; stories that plumb one particular and unfortunate attribute of a character,” promises guest editor Elizabeth George in her introduction. The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 is a feast of both literary crime and hard-boiled detection, featuring a seemingly innocent murderer, a drug dealer in love, a drunken prank gone terribly wrong, and plenty of other surprising twists and turns. The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 includes entries by Steve Almond, Megan Abbott, Matt Bell, Lydia Fitzpatrick, Tom Franklin, Stephen King, Elmore Leonard, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and others. “There isn’t enough Xanax in anyone’s medicine cabinet to calm the jitters these 20 skillful stories will unleash on a worried world.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Best American Travel Writing 2018

Publisher : Mariner Books
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ISBN : 1328497690
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (328 users)

Download or read book The Best American Travel Writing 2018 written by Cheryl Strayed and published by Mariner Books. This book was released on 2018-10-02 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of the best travel writing published in 2017, selected by Cheryl Strayed.

The Best American Travel Writing 2020

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ISBN : 0358362032
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (358 users)

Download or read book The Best American Travel Writing 2020 written by Jason Wilson and published by Mariner Books. This book was released on 2020-11-03 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The year's best travel writing, as chosen by series editor Jason Wilson and guest editor Robert Macfarlane. Writing, reading, and dreaming about travel have surged, writes Robert MacFarlane in his introduction to the Best American Travel Writing 2020. From an existential reckoning in avalanche school, to an act of kindness at the Mexican-American border, to a moral dilemma at a Kenyan orphanage, the journeys showcased in this collection are as spiritual as they are physical. These stories provide not just remarkable entertainment, but also, as MacFarlane says, deep comfort, "carrying hope, creating connections, transporting readers to other-worlds, and imagining alternative presents and alternative futures." The Best American Travel 2020 includes HEIDI JULAVITS - YIYUN LI - PAUL SALOPEK - LACY JOHNSON - EMMANUEL IDUMA - JON MOOALLEM - EMILY RABOTEAU and others

The Best American Travel Writing 2021

Publisher : Mariner Books
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ISBN : 0358361311
Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book The Best American Travel Writing 2021 written by Jason Wilson and published by Mariner Books. This book was released on 2021-10-12 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of the year's best travel writing selected by Padma Lakshmi

The Best American Travel Writing 2019

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ISBN : 0358094232
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (358 users)

Download or read book The Best American Travel Writing 2019 written by Jason Wilson and published by Mariner Books. This book was released on 2019-10 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The year's best travel writing, as chosen by series editor Jason Wilson and guest editor Alexandra Fuller.

International Tourism Development and the Gulf Cooperation Council States

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317690877
Pages : 270 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book International Tourism Development and the Gulf Cooperation Council States written by Marcus L. Stephenson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-14 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the challenges facing the development of tourism in the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This region, which largely comprises the Arabian Peninsula, possesses some of the fastest growing economies in the world and is remarkably unique. It shares similar associations and affinities: tribal histories, royal kinship, political associations, Bedu cultural roots, Islamic heritage, rapid urbanization, oil wealth, rentier dynamics, state capitalist structures, migrant labour, economic diversification policies and institutional restructuring. Therefore, this volume takes the study of tourism away from its normative unit of analysis, where tourism in the region is being examined within the context of the Middle East and the wider Islamic and Arab world, towards an enquiry focusing on a specific geo-political territory and socially defined region. Although international tourism development in the region embodies a range of challenges, complexities and conflicts, which are deeply contextualized in this volume, the approach overall does not endorse the normative ‘Gulf bashing’ position that has predominated within the critical enquiries in the region. It presents a forward-looking and realistic assessment of international tourism development, examining development potentialities and constructive ways forward for GCC states and the region as a whole. This edited volume provides a real attempt to examine critically ways in which tourism and its development intersect with the socio-cultural, economic, political, environmental and industrial change that is taking place in the region. By doing so, the book provides a theoretically engaged analysis of the social transformations and discourses that shape our contemporary understanding of tourism development within the GCC region. Moreover, it deciphers tourism development’s role within the context of the GCC states undergoing rapid transformation, urbanization, ultra-modernization, internationalization and globalization. In addition to state-specific illustrations and destination case studies, the work provides insights into relatable themes associated with international tourism development in the region, such as tourism’s relationship with religion, heritage and identity, the environment and sustainability, mobility and cross-border movements, the transport industry, image production and destination branding, mega-development and political stability and instability. The book combines theory with diverse case study illustrations, drawing on disciplinary knowledge from such fields as sociology, political economy and social geography. This timely and original contribution is essential reading for students, researchers and academics in the field of tourism studies and related subject areas, along with those who have regional interests in Middle East studies, including Gulf and Arabian Peninsula studies.

The Best American Travel Writing 2015

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN : 0544569644
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (544 users)

Download or read book The Best American Travel Writing 2015 written by Jason Wilson and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2015-10-06 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of the year s best travel writing."

Wherever the Sound Takes You

Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN : 022647755X
Pages : 244 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (226 users)

Download or read book Wherever the Sound Takes You written by David Rowell and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2019-04-12 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: David Rowell is a professional journalist and an impassioned amateur musician. He’s spent decades behind a drum kit, pondering the musical relationship between equipment and emotion. In Wherever the Sound Takes You, he explores the essence of music’s meaning with a vast spectrum of players, trying to understand their connection to their chosen instrument, what they’ve put themselves through for their music, and what they feel when they play. This wide-ranging and openhearted book blossoms outward from there. Rowell visits clubs, concert halls, street corners, and open mics, traveling from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland to a death metal festival in Maryland, with stops along the way in the Swiss Alps and Appalachia. His keen reportorial eye treats us to in-depth portraits of musicians from platinum-selling legend Peter Frampton to a devout Christian who spends his days alone in a storage unit bashing away on one of the largest drum sets in the world. Rowell illuminates the feelings that both spur music’s creation and emerge from its performance, as well as the physical instruments that enables their expression. With an uncommon sensitivity and grace, he charts the pleasure and pain of musicians consumed with what they do—as all of us listen in.

Fear and Loathing Worldwide

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN : 1501333933
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (51 users)

Download or read book Fear and Loathing Worldwide written by Robert Alexander and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2018-07-26 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than 40 years, the radically subjective style of participatory journalism known as Gonzo has been inextricably associated with the American writer Hunter S. Thompson. Around the world, however, other journalists approach unconventional material in risky ways, placing themselves in the middle of off-beat stories, and relate those accounts in the supercharged rhetoric of Gonzo. In some cases, Thompson's influence is apparent, even explicit; in others, writers have crafted their journalistic provocations independently, only later to have that work labelled "Gonzo." In either case, Gonzo journalism has clearly become an international phenomenon. In Fear and Loathing Worldwide, scholars from fourteen countries discuss writers from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Australia, whose work bears unmistakable traces of the mutant Gonzo gene. In each chapter, "Gonzo" emerges as a powerful but unstable signifier, read and practiced with different accents and emphases in the various national, cultural, political, and journalistic contexts in which it has erupted. Whether immersed in the Dutch crack scene, exploring the Polish version of Route 66, following the trail of the 2014 South African General Election, or committing unspeakable acts on the bus to Turku, the writers described in this volume are driven by the same fearless disdain for convention and profound commitment to rattling received opinion with which the "outlaw journalist" Thompson scorched his way into the American consciousness in the 1960s, '70s, and beyond.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019

Publisher : Mariner Books
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ISBN : 1328519007
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (328 users)

Download or read book The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019 written by Sy Montgomery and published by Mariner Books. This book was released on 2019-10 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sy Montgomery, New York Times best-selling author and recipient of numerous awards, edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing. New York Times best-selling author of How to Be a Good Creature, The Soul of an Octopus, The Good Good Pig, and more, Sy Montgomery, selects the year's top science and nature writing from writers who balance research with humanity, and, in the process, uncover riveting stories of discovery across the disciplines.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018

Publisher : Mariner Books
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ISBN : 1328987809
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (328 users)

Download or read book The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018 written by Sam Kean and published by Mariner Books. This book was released on 2018-10-02 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Best-selling author Sam Kean edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing.