Travel

The Best American Travel Writing 2016

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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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,” they are questions worthy of examination. While the various contributors to this collection all travel for different reasons, one thing is for certain—they 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, their insights into the world and the human condition are illuminating and enthralling, providing an answer: This is why I like to travel. The Best American Travel Writing 2016 includes Michael Chabon, Alice Gregory, Paul Theroux, Dave Eggers, Helen Macdonald, Sara Corbett, Stephanie Pearson,Thomas Chatterton Williams, Pico Iyer, and others BILL BRYSON, guest editor, is the best-selling author of A Walk in the Woods; A Short History of Nearly Everything; One Summer: America, 1927; The Road to Little Dribbling; and numerous other books. JASON WILSON, series editor, is the author of Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits; Spaghetti on the Wall; and the forthcoming Why Wine Matters. He has written for the Washington Post Magazine, The New Yorker, the New York Times, and many other publications, and has won awards for Best Food Column from the Association of Food Journalists four times.
Literary Collections

The Best American Series 2017

Author: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 100

View: 632

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 2017 editions: The Best American Short Stories edited by Meg Wolitzer The Best American Essays edited by Leslie Jamison The Best American Mystery Stories edited by John Sandford The Best American Nonrequired Reading edited by Sarah Vowell The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Charles Yu The Best American Travel Writing edited by Lauren Collins The Best American Science and Nature Writing edited by Hope Jahren The Best American Sports Writing edited by Howard Bryant 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.
Sports & Recreation

The Best American Sports Writing 2016

Author: Rick Telander

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 591

For more than twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has curated the year’s finest sports journalism. Continuing the tradition in a long line of notable guest editors is Rick Telander, acclaimed journalist, author, and champion of the written word. His choices are defined by one shared thread: effort, on the part of athletes and writers alike. The physical strength it takes to play professional hockey and football, or for a forty-two-year-old writer to learn how to dunk in six months. The mental and emotional toughness needed to turn around a losing team, or to speak out about a coach. The careful striving to make everything seem effortless. This edition encompasses it all. The Best American Sports Writing 2016 includes Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham, L. Jon Wertheim and Ken Rodriguez, Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, Brett Popplewell, Alexandra Starr, Wright Thompson and others RICK TELANDER is a Chicago Sun-Times senior sports columnist and the Basketball Evangelist for Slam magazine. He has also written for Sports Illustrated and ESPN: The Magazine, and has been featured seven times in The Best American Sports Writing. He is the author of eight books, including Heaven Is a Playground and From Red Ink to Roses. GLENN STOUT, series editor of The Best American Sports Writing since its inception, is the author of Young Woman and the Sea and Fenway 1912.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Best American Magazine Writing 2016

Author: Sid Holt

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

View: 655

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).
Fiction

حقيقة الخديعة

Author: دان براون

Publisher: Naufaul

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 471

View: 729

Efterretningsagenten Rachel Sexton og videnskabsmanden Michael Tolland skal undersøge sagen om en meteor på Nordpolen, der skulle bevise, at der er liv andre steder i rummet, men sagen er politisk sprængstof
Literary Collections

The Best American Travel Writing 2017

Author: Lauren Collins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

View: 461

A collection of the best travel writing by American authors written in 2016
Fiction

يوميات دراجة نارية

Author: إرنستو تشي غيفارا

Publisher: ktab INC.

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 589

تضيف هذه السلسلة إلى المشروع الجغرافى العربى ( ارتباد الآفاق ) فضاء جديداً يساهم في بلورة الأفق الذى نتطلع إليه و إذا كان الانشغال الأساسى للمشروع منذ البداية بالمؤلفات التى وضعها الرحالة و الجغرافيون العرب و المسلمون لما أصاب هذا الأدب من إهمال كبير على مدار الأزمنة الحديثة
Business & Economics

التأثير: علم نفس الإقناع

Author: Robert B. Cialdini

Publisher: العبيكان للنشر

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 829

التأثير, الكتاب الكلاسيكي حول عملية الإقناع, يشرح مبادئ علم النفس التي تقف وراء قول الناس «نعم» لأي طلب كان, كما يشرح كيفية تطبيق فهم هذه المبادئ. الدكتور روبرت سيالديني مدرّس خبير في حقلي التأثير والإقناع المتناميين بسرعة. إن هذا الكتاب الذي ينظر إليه في الأوساط العلمية نظرة مرموقة جداً؛ فهو حصيلة خمس وثلاثين سنة من الأبحاث الدقيقة المعتمدة على الأدلة القوية، إضافة إلى برنامج استمر ثلاث سنوات من الدراسة الميدانية لما يدفع الناس إلى تغيير سلوكهم. سوف نتعلم المبادئ الستة الأساسية, وكيف نستعملها كي نصبح مهرة في فن الإقناع- وكيف ندافع عن أنفسنا ضد من يحاول أن يستغلنا بإقناعنا بما يريد. هذا الكتاب مثالي لجميع الناس العاملين في جميع نواحي الحياة. سوف تغيّر مبادئ التأثيرشخصيتك تغييراً إيجابياً قوياً وتقودك نحو النجاح. العبيكان للنشر
Fiction

الجبل السحري

Author: توماس مان

Publisher: ktab INC.

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 993

View: 361

يقول الكاتب إنها قمة لم يصل إليها أحد من قبل فى تاريخ الادب والفكر والثقافة بألمانيا.وذلك ما تكلم به الكثيرون هذه الحقيقة تذيع فى العالم لتصل الى بلده من جديد. وهذه القصة عبارة عن سبعة فصول منها فى بداية الفصل الاول فى منتصف الصيف,كان شاب متواضع مسافرا موطنه هامبورغ الى دافو_ بلائر فى إقليم غريسونز.فى زيارة تمتد لثلاثة اسابيع.