Assister à un match de rugby du Stade toulousain. Longer à vélo le canal du Midi. Contempler les chapiteaux du cloître de Moissac. S'en payer une bonne tranche (de foie gras !) sur le marché au gras de Samatan. Emprunter l'itinéraire des castelnaux et bastides. Swinguer au Festival de jazz de Marciac. Être saisi de vertige au cirque de Gavarnie. Faire une folie et passer une nuit au pic du Midi... Et puis le routard Midi toulousain (Pyrénées, Gascogne) c'est toujours des adresses souvent introuvables ailleurs, des infos remises à jour chaque année et des cartes et plans détaillés. Avec le Routard, tracez votre propre route ! Rencontres, découvertes, partage, voilà des valeurs que nous défendons !
Guide du Routard Pays Portes de Gascogne 2016 2017
Partez à la découverte du Pays Portes de Gascogne : un patrimoine et un environnement exceptionnel, une gastronomie incontournable, et des villes charmantes : Fleurance, Lectoure, L’Isle-Jourdain... sans oublier La Romieu, classé au Patrimoine Mondial par l'Unesco. • Toutes les infos utiles pour découvrir le territoire ; • Tous les bons plans pour profiter au maximum de votre séjour ; • Tous nos coups de cœur : des incontournables aux visites hors des sentiers battus ; • Des adresses soigneusement sélectionnées sur le terrain ; • Des anecdotes surprenantes ; • Des cartes avec les adresses positionnées.
Il faut s'attarder sur les marchés et écouter les boniments des marchands, s'exalter lors d'un match de rugby entre équipes locales ou participer aux fêtes patronales pour saisir l'âme de ce pays, cet attachement au terroir qui trouve sa consécration dans sa généreuse cuisine. Nourricier, authentique, enchanteur, le Sud Midi-Pyrénées parle autant à l'esprit qu'au corps. Vous trouverez dans le routard Midi Toulousain (Pyrénées, Gascogne) : une première partie haute en couleur avec des cartes et des photos, pour repérer plus facilement le pays dans son ensemble et nos coups de cœur ; des adresses souvent introuvables ailleurs ; des visites culturelles originales en dehors des sentiers battus ; des infos remises à jour chaque année puis des cartes et plans détaillés. Merci à tous les Routards qui partagent nos convictions : Liberté et indépendance d'esprit ; découverte et partage ; sincérité, tolérance et respect des autres !
The Silverado Squatters
Robert Louis Stevenson's unconventional 1880 honeymoon in an abandoned silver mining camp on the shoulder of Mount St. Helena provides the backdrop for this wonderful narrative of late 19th century California. ""Squatting"" for two months during a California summer with his new wife, Fanny Vandegrift, The Silverado Squatters provides readers with insight into life in the Napa Valley--with descriptions of the ""experiments"" with local wine growing, his visit to a petrified forest, his first use of the telephone, and the characters of the local people. Stevenson used his memories of this California honeymoon to create much of the descriptive detail found in 1883's Treasure Island.
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A Burden of Silence: My Mother's Battle with AIDS, is a heartwarming story of an affectionate bond between a daughter and her sixty-six year old mother who was transfused with HIV positive blood during heart bypass surgery. It will evoke emotions of faith, inspiration, anger, and overwhelming love. The reader will also smile at the funny, tender moments that Ms. Draper writes about in her story. "This is a devoted daughter's story of her elderly mother's painful and lonely journey through AIDS. Because her mother was not part of a so-called AIDS risk group, she felt ignored, rejected, stigmatized, and ashamed. For years, she suffered in excruciating silence. Nancy has given her mother's story a voice. There are lessons for everyone in this book lessons about acceptance, compassion, and forgiveness." -Ann Webster, Ph.D., director, HIV/AIDS Program, Mind/Body Institute, Boston, MA "Nancy Draper has written a tender account of a daughter's devotion to her dying mother. This story about a grandmother who developed AIDS from a contaminated blood transfusion, will inspire admiration for Ms. Draper's courage and persistence. It will also inspire rage against the blood banks that failed to screen blood donations adequately." -Ann Pozen, Psy.D., president, National Association for Victims of Transfusion-Acquired AIDS, Inc., Bethesda, MD "This book is a must read It teaches us about the importance of embracing AIDS patients as human beings. We need to provide them with compassion and empathy instead of treating them as if they were "dirty" untouchable, unworthy people. In the end, I believe it is people like Nancy's mother teaching us about love and acceptance. Hopefully, her dying in silence will wake us up!" -Maggie Sund, Ph.D., Central Oregon Counseling and Coaching "Nancy Draper's mother told her, I want you to write about me having AIDS because I don't want anyone else to suffer in silence like we have.' Nancy's mother must be very proud of her and this account of three years of fear, heartache, some good days and always deep love. Here Nancy tells the rest of a story that she summarized in our March 1999 issue and wrote under a pseudonym. Thanks, Nancy!"
From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition.
La Belle France
"A useful and charming introduction to a nation that has oh-so-definitely helped make the modern world what it is... Horne does a service in helping the reading navigate the complexities of French history." —Los Angeles Times From the aclaimed British historian and author of Seven Ages of Paris comes a sweeping, grand narrative written with all the verve, erudition, and vividness that are his hallmarks. It recounts the hugely absorbing story of the country that has contributed to the world so much talent, style, and political innovation. Beginning with Julius Caesar’s division of Gaul into three parts, Horne leads us through the ages from Charlemagne to Chirac, touring battlefields from the Hundred Years’ War to Indochina and Algeria, and giving us luminous portraits of the nation’s leaders, philosophers, writers, artists, and composers. This is a captivating, beautifully illustrated, and comprehensive yet concise history of France.
Rick Steves Europe
Designed specifically for Steves' travel audience, these maps highlight choice destinations throughout Europe, from Lisbon to Warsaw, Bergen to Crete, in a colorful, easy-to-use format on high-quality paper that lasts over many trips.
In 1999, the first edition of this book put Azerbaijan on the travel map. Packed with practical, cultural, and culinary information as well as scores of maps it helped visitors and residents alike to make the most of this beautiful, varied, and much under-estimated country. Caspian Business News praised the book as being in the "usual travel guide format but with an added feel for the country based on in-depth research". This expanded, thoroughly-updated third edition includes ever wilder excursions into the mystical mountains and reveals quaint old Pensar mosques, little-known 6th century church ruins, more bubbling mud volcanoes, and bizarre natural flares in the land where even water catches fire (at Archivan and Bärdä). Visitors can uncover a field full of rusting Soviet-era tanks and armored vehicles near Puta, take idyllic Caucasian hikes from the timeless village of Xinaliq, and explore 4WD routes to remote Allar and secret Sim. There are even more off-beat curiosities pinpointed such as the Perigala "fairy castle", the "hand tree" in Göychay, a cowpie pyramid near Agdash, and a grand disemboweled Lenin statue at Yevlax. Also featured in this fully revised third edition are: