America's Best Zoos: A Travel Guide for Fans and Families by Allen W. Nyhuis
Read by Butch Hoover. Reading time 18 hours 13 minutes.
Zoo enthusiasts profile sixty of the top U.S. zoological parks. The guide, which is organized geographically by region, describes each destination's featured exhibits, educational programs, live shows, and special attractions for children. Provides information on admissions and fees, hours of operation, driving directions from major highways, and viewing tips. 2008.
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Charles Kuralt's America by Charles Kuralt.
Read by Barry Bernson. Reading time 9 hours 15 minutes.
Following his retirement from CBS in 1994, Kuralt set out to spend a month each at favorite places during their best seasons. In his easygoing style, Kuralt describes the places he went and the people he met from Alaska to Key West and Louisiana to Maine. He comments on Charleston in the spring; Ketchikan, Alaska, in June; the lakes of Minnesota in July; and New York City at Christmas. Bestseller.
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Great American Vacations for Travelers with Disabilities by Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
Read by Rick Rohan. Reading time 51 hours 27 minutes.
This handbook for travelers with physical handicaps includes accessibility information in three categories--mobility, hearing, and vision--as well as names and addresses of specialized services and facilities. Destinations include major U.S. cities, numerous national parks, Pennsylvania Dutch country, and Walt Disney World.
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Great Vacations for You and Your Dog, USA by Martin Management Books.
Read by Christopher Walker. Reading time 5 hours 29 minutes.
State-by-state listing of U.S. facilities that accept dogs. Categories include ranches, dog camps, resorts, hotels, lodges, cabins, inns, and camping. Each entry gives a description, the dog policy, and the 1995 rates. Includes suggestions for vacationing with a dog in five major cities and general tips on traveling with dogs.
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How to Travel: A Guidebook for Persons with a Disability by Fred Rosen.
Read by Gregory Gorton. Reading time 3 hours 39 minutes.
A travel consultant for people with special needs outlines options for transportation, accommodations, dining out, and cruises. Offers practical advice to enhance a trip. Download How to Travel: A Guidebook for Persons with a Disability, DB57909
The Journals of Lewis and Clark by Meriwether Lewis.
Read by Randy Atcher. Reading time 15 hours 50 minutes.
These selections from the journals of Lewis and Clark tell of the explorations and discoveries the team of explorers made as they crossed North America from St. Louis to the Pacific coast from 1804 to 1806. They received their commission from President Jefferson, who foresaw the advantages of exploring the vast territory west of the Mississippi.
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King of the Road: The Beginner's Guide to RV Travel; Everything You Need to Know to Plan, Take, and Enjoy an RV Trip by Ted Pollard.
Read by John Rayburn. Reading time 8 hours 57 minutes.
Pollard begins by stating that traveling in an RV (recreational vehicle) is for everyone, including children, persons with medical problems, and the physically challenged. He makes recommendations on types of RVs to buy or rent and offers safety and trip-planning tips on topics such as packing, cooking, and handling emergencies.
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson.
Read by Bill Bryson. Reading time 7 hours 40 minutes.
Travel humorist reminisces about growing up in 1950s middle America. Recalls the simple pleasures of family life and teen culture under the shadow of the Cold War. 2006.
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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America by Bill Bryson.
Read by Guy Williams. Reading time 11 hours 30 minutes.
Writer describes his cross-country journey to revisit what he deems the "magic places" of his youth, beginning with his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa, and including the Rocky Mountains. Reminisces about his childhood and his father as he recounts adventures across thirty-eight states and 13,978 miles. Some strong language. 1989.
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The Old Patagonian Express: By Train through the Americas by Paul Theroux. Read by Jonathan Davis. Reading time 19 hours 20 minutes.
Overland adventures described by Theroux as he journeys by train from Medford, Massachusetts, through Central America and down the Andes mountains to remote Patagonia at South America's southern tip. His portrayal of cities, countryside, and people includes his meeting with Jorge Luis Borges, the blind poet and Nobel Prize winner. 1979.
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The One Hundred Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life by Pam Grout.
Read by Erin Jones. Reading time 10 hours 53 minutes.
Destinations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico offering opportunities to experience the arts, volunteer, learn something new, and focus on personal wellness. Activities include donating time at a national park, helping build homes for Habitat for Humanity, and getting pampered at a ski resort. Provides detailed travel information. 2007.
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One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey by Sam Keith.
Read by Peter Lavezzoli. Reading time 6 hours 27 minutes.
A day-to-day account of 1960s life in Alaska's Twin Lakes region based on the journals of Dick Proenneke, a retired mechanic and carpenter who set out to build a wilderness homestead. Chronicles the construction of Proenneke's cabin, his daily activities, and his adventures in nature. Includes 1998 Afterword. 1973.
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One Thousand Places to See in the U.S.A. and Canada before You Die by Patricia Schultz.
Read by Kerry Dukin. Reading time 79 hours 21 minutes.
Guide to museums, natural wonders, historic homes, classic ballparks, scenic byways, and more. Destinations are arranged geographically and include Alaska's Inside Passage, Alberta's Jasper National Park, California's Pacific Coast Highway, the Daytona Speedway, and the Library of Congress. Provides information on accommodations and best times to visit. Bestseller. 2007.
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The Portable Pet: How to Travel Anywhere with your Dog or Cat by Barbara Nicholas.
Read by Michael McCullough. Reading time 2 hours 25 minutes.
A travel administrator with experience in taking her own pets along, offers some sensible advice on how and when to travel with pets. She emphasizes the need for thorough planning and alerts the reader to some federal and local restrictions on animal travel.
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Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul by Scott Weidensaul.
Read by Derald Breneman. Reading time 22 hours 27 minutes.
Fifty years later, a naturalist retraces the cross-country journey of Roger Tory Peterson and James Fisher who published Wild America in 1955. Assesses environmental changes that have taken place and nature's inherent resiliency. Notes the conservationist policies that have enabled America to remain, in his words, "a wild country." 2005.
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Soul of Nowhere: Traversing Grace in a Rugged Land by Craig Childs.
Read by Jim Zeiger. Reading time 7 hours 58 minutes.
Nature writer and author of The Secret Knowledge of Water (RC 52722) relates his adventures and personal discoveries exploring the cliffs, canyons, and caves of Arizona, Utah, and Mexico. Through observing ancient archaeological sites and remains of vanished cultures, Childs becomes part of a land of constant change and its "inalienable, voracious presence." 2002.
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The Ten Best of Everything: Passport to the Best; an Ultimate Guide for Travelers by Nathaniel Lande.
Read by Barry Bernson. Reading time 23 hours 25 minutes.
Recommendations for many aspects of luxury travel, including airlines, sporting events, products, markets, and lodging. Suggests itineraries for literary and historical journeys, such as exploring the Silk Road and touring English gardens. Provides advice from experts--like Arnold Palmer's favorite golf courses--descriptions of each selection, and contact information. 2008.
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Uncommon Carriers by John McPhee.
Read by Jack Fox. Reading time 8 hours 8 minutes.
New Yorker staff writer recounts travels with people who transport freight: riding coast-to-coast with an eighteen-wheel truck driver, cruising the Illinois River with a towboat pilot, and crossing the Midwest with a coal train conductor. Discusses a French sea captain school, lobster shipments, UPS delivery, and his companions' viewpoints. 2006.
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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson.
Read by Michael Consoli. Reading time 10 hours 6 minutes.
Bryson relates the adventures and misadventures of two totally unfit hikers as he and longtime friend Stephen Katz traverse the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail. Returning from more than twenty years in Britain, he set out to rediscover his homeland, but the two men find themselves awed by the terrain and stymied by the unfamiliar local culture. Some strong language. Bestseller.
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Walking the Big Wild: From Yellowstone to the Yukon on the Grizzly Bears' Trail by Karsten Heuer.
Read by Ralph Lowenstein. Reading time 10 hours 11 minutes.
Wildlife biologist and park warden documents his eighteen-month journey along the Rocky Mountains to assess the health of the ecosystem and the feasibility of a wildlife reserve network. Chronicles his personal and wilderness adventures over thousands of miles by foot, skis, and canoe with his border collie, Webster. 2004.
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Washington Schlepped Here: Walking in the Nation's Capital by Christopher Buckley.
Read by Jack Fox. Reading time 4 hours 7 minutes.
Satirical novelist leads four lighthearted walking tours through the District of Columbia's most familiar sites--from Union Station, across the Mall, and over the Potomac River to Arlington National Cemetery. Buckley visits the Smithsonian, presidential monuments, war memorials, Ford's Theatre, and other places of interest, offering informative tidbits and personal digressions. 2003.
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Way off the Road: Discovering the Peculiar Charms of Small-Town America by Bill Geist.
Read by Jack Fox. Reading time 6 hours 33 minutes.
Emmy Award-winning television news correspondent profiles unique places and people he calls "resourceful, eccentric...and at times just plain batty--yet oddly inspiring." Describes his encounters with the Grand Canyon mail carrier who makes deliveries by mule train and with the mayor and sole resident of Monowi, Nebraska. 2007.
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Weird U.S.: Your Travel Guide to America's Local Legends and Best-Kept Secrets by Mark Moran.
Read by Steven Carpenter. Reading time 12 hours .
A collection of seemingly fantastic tales corroborated with actual events and historical data whenever possible. Grouped not by geography but by broad topics including ancient mysteries, unexplained phenomena, bizarre beasts, local heroes and villains, ghosts, and cemeteries. Covers Emily's Bridge in Vermont and the Winchester Mystery House in California. 2004.
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The Wilderness of the Upper Yukon: A Hunter's Explorations for Wild Sheep in Sub-Arctic Mountainsby Charles Sheldon.
Read by Patrick Downer. Reading time 10 hours 18 minutes.
Author recounts his 1904-1905 field expeditions in Alaska to hunt bighorn sheep. Recalls traveling by steamboat and canoe, with packhorses, and on foot, sometimes in the company of friends. Describes the country landscape, weather, and wildlife he encountered. 1911.
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Wreck of the Carl D.: A True Story of Loss, Survival, and Rescue at Sea by Michael Schumacher.
Read by Ted Stoddard. Reading time 8 hours 23 minutes.
Recounts the November 1958 sinking of 638-foot limestone carrier Carl D. Bradley during a storm on Lake Michigan. Describes the tragedy that claimed thirty-three lives, the plight of survivors aboard a small raft, the search-and-rescue mission, and the impact on small-town Rogers City, Michigan--the home of most crew members. 2008.
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