• Travel

The Book Lover's Guide to Florida


Author: Kevin M. McCarthy
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561640218
Category: Travel
Page: 512
View: 450
Here is the book lover's literary tour of Florida, an exhaustive survey of writers, books, and literary sites in every part of the state. The state is divided into ten areas and each one is described from a literary point of view. You will learn what authors lived in or wrote about a place, which books describe the place, what important movies were made there, even the literary trivia which the true Florida book lover will want to know. You can use the book as a travel guide to a new way to see the state, as an armchair guide to a better understanding of our literary heritage, or as a guide to what to read next time you head to a bookstore or library.Nine writers, most of whom live in the area they wrote about, collaborated on this book: Gary Harmon, David Nolan, Richard Adicks, Stuart B. McIver, Gisela Casines, Kevin McCarthy, David Warner, Edgar Hirschberg, and Dean DeBolt. Each writer exhaustively researched the books about, set in, or by authors who live in the area. The Book Lover's Guide to Florida offers ample evidence that Florida has a literary history worthy of careful study.

    • Travel

The Book Lover's Guide to Florida


Author: Kevin M. McCarthy
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561640126
Category: Travel
Page: 512
View: 614
"Here is the book lover's literary tour of Florida, an exhaustive survey of writers, books, and literary sites in every part of the state. The state is divided into ten areas and each one is described from a literary point of view. You will learn what authors lived in or wrote about a place, which books describe the place, what important movies were made there, even the literary trivia which the true Florida book lover will want to know. You can use the book as a travel guide to a new way to see the state, as an armchair guide to a better understanding of our literary heritage, or as a guide to what to read next time you head to a bookstore or library."--Publisher.


    • Cooking

The Booklovers' Guide To Wine

A Celebration of the History, the Mysteries and the Literary Pleasures of Drinking Wine
Author: Patrick Alexander
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633536076
Category: Cooking
Page: 394
View: 1173
Learn why great wines and great writers are a wonderful blend The pleasures of great wine and great writers: Under the careful guidance of his father, Patrick Alexander began drinking wine with his meals at the age of five. At the same age, encouraged by his mother, he began a lifelong love-affair with books. The twin pleasures of wine and writing remained his passion for the next sixty-five years. He has raised his own children in many of the world’s great wine growing regions, from Bordeaux and Piedmont in Europe to the Santa Cruz mountains of California while researching and writing his definitive guide to the novels of Marcel Proust. History of wine and some of the best wines: For the past six years, Patrick has been teaching a sold-out wine appreciation class at the nation’s No.1 independent bookstore, Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida. The Booklover’s Guide to Wine is based on this very successful class and blends Patrick’s passion for the culture and history of wine and his love of literature for the world's great writers. A literary twist on traditional food and wine pairings, this book explores how great wines and great writers can be combined to enhance the enjoyment of both. The book describes the history of wine from the time of Noah to the birth of two-buck Chuck. It explores the significance of terroir and varietal, the differences between Old World and New World wines and explains why England, a small island with almost no vineyards, is such a dominant force in the world of wine. The book also shows the relationship between: • Charles Dickens with Cabernet Sauvignon • Jane Austin with Chardonnay • Shakespeare with Sherry • and, J.R.R. Tolkien with Albariño This fact-filled, jargon free guide to wine, bursting with entertaining anecdotes, literary quotes and compelling humor will teach you everything you always wanted to learn about wine but were too scared to ask. Learn about wine: Patrick Alexander originally developed the Wine Appreciation program when he worked at the University of Miami as Director of the Office of Professional Advancement. In the summer of 2011, after Patrick had left UM in order to focus on writing, Mitchell Kaplan suggested he offer his program at Books & Books during the quiet summer months. “It seems a pity to waste all that research” Mitchell said “and you never know; our book customers might want to learn about wine while enjoying great writers .” Six years, twenty-three sold-out classes, and four-hundred satisfied students later, Patrick Alexander's Wine Appreciation Program has become one of the highlights of Books & Books event programming. Patrick is also a published author and his writings include Marcel Proust’s Search for Lost Time and The Nigerian Letter. Now, by reading The Booklovers' Guide To Wine you can also experience what Patrick's students have come to love and appreciate about great wines and great writers.

    • Travel

Food Lovers' Guide to® Orlando

The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings
Author: Ricky Ly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762795069
Category: Travel
Page: 336
View: 9991
The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings The ultimate guides to the food scene in their respective states or regions, these books provide the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Engagingly written by local authorities, they are a one-stop for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including: • Favorite restaurants and landmark eateries • Farmers markets and farm stands • Specialty food shops, markets and products • Food festivals and culinary events • Places to pick your own produce • Recipes from top local chefs • The best cafes, taverns, wineries, and brewpubs

    • Self-Help

A Lover's Guide to Happiness


Author: Yamuel Bradley
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450043054
Category: Self-Help
Page: 72
View: 9187
Sometimes, love comes when one least expects. Caught unaware, he or she often stumbles on the things to say or do. Many can’t find the words to say to their significant other or person of interest because of fear. Author Samuel Bradley remedies this problem by providing A Lover’s Guide to Happiness to help keep the flame of love alive. There is a difference between love and infatuation or lust. Everyone wants love, but not everyone can love. Love is not of the flesh but of the spiritual being within the soul of the human heart. Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud. Thus, when one grasps true love, he must hold on to it and nurture it. How one goes about winning true love varies, with some needing more help than others. A guide can greatly improve one’s chances. A Lover’s Guide to Happiness opens the pathway to forever happiness if used properly. If a person desires to be in love with his partner and cherish them until death do they part, then this book will help him. Filled with sweet passages, notes, messages, and letters, it can help readers gain confidence in expressing themselves to their significant other. At the same time, it can increase understanding between both partners, thereby strengthening their bond and laying a solid foundation for their love. This book is a lover’s paradise, a leap of faith for those in denial of love lost through selfish passion and endless tyranny. It allows the words the heart has craved to speak to break free little by little through love potions, until the words can fall freely and sweetly from the lips.


    • Health & Fitness

The End of Old Age

Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life
Author: Marc E. Agronin, M.D.
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738219991
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 240
View: 9161
The acclaimed author of How We Age, whose "descriptive powers are a gift to readers" (Sherwin Nuland), presents a hopeful and practical model of aging--a guide to understanding how we can all make the journey better. As one of America's leading geriatric psychiatrists, Dr. Marc Agronin sees both the sickest and the healthiest of seniors. He observes what works to make their lives better and more purposeful and what doesn't. Many authors can talk about aging from their particular vantage points, but Dr. Agronin is on the front lines as he counsels and treats elderly individuals and their loved ones on a daily basis. The latest scientific research and Dr. Agronin's first-hand experience are brilliantly distilled in The End of Old Age--a call to no longer see aging as an implacable enemy and to start seeing it as a developmental force for enhancing well-being, meaning, and longevity. Throughout The End of Old Age, the focus is squarely on "So what does this mean for me and my family?" In the final part of the book, Dr. Agronin provides simple but revealing charts that you can fill out to identify, develop, and optimize your unique age-given strengths. It's nothing short of an action plan to help you age better by improving how you value the aging process, guide yourself through stress, and find ways to creatively address change for the best possible experience and outcome.

    • Nature

A Guide to Florida Grasses


Author: Walter Kingsley Taylor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 361
View: 3993
"The first opportunity for both the native plant enthusiast and professional botanist to tackle the difficult family--presented in such a manner that it will make identifying the grasses a pleasure!"--Paul Martin Brown, editor, North American Native Orchid Journal "A unique and important work that will assist many in identifying and appreciating an extremely important but challenging group of plants"--Paul A. Schmalzer, plant ecologist, Kennedy Space Center Grasses comprise approximately a third of the Earth's vegetative cover and, as a group, have a wider distribution than any other plant family. From wheat, rice, and sugarcane to bamboo and bermudagrass, humans have depended on grasses as sources of food, food for animals, lawns, and construction material for millennia. A Guide to Florida Grasses offers an introduction to this vital and frequently neglected plant family. This richly illustrated reference includes complete details pertaining to the identification, structure, distribution, and uses of more than 200 of the most common grasses found in Florida and nearby states. With over 500 color images--some picturing species that have never been described with a published image--correctly identifying and selecting members of this important plant family has never been easier. Environmentalists, hikers, and nature lovers can take this book into the field or enjoy it at home. A Guide to Florida Grasses will be accessible and invaluable to professional botanists, commercial landscapers, homeowners, and plant enthusiasts alike.

    • Nature

Florida's Living Beaches

A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber
Author: Blair Witherington
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561649880
Category: Nature
Page: 400
View: 5270
A newly updated edition of the comprehensive bestselling guide to all things found on Florida's 700 miles of sandy beaches. Over 1400 identified beach features, animals, shells, plants, minerals, and manmade objects, with over 1300 full-color images and over 500 maps and 400 pages.

    • Cooking

Food Lovers' Guide to Seattle

Best Local Specialties, Markets, Recipes, Restaurants, and Events
Author: Keren Brown
Publisher: Globe Pequot
ISBN: 9780762770175
Category: Cooking
Page: 248
View: 1052
The ultimate guide to Seattle's food scene provides the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate local culinary offerings. Written for residents and visitors alike to find producers and purveyors of tasty local specialties, as well as a rich array of other, indispensable food-related information including: food festivals and culinary events; specialty food shops; farmers markets and farm stands; trendy restaurants and time-tested iconic landmarks; and recipes using local ingredients and traditions."

    • Travel

The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel

Best Destinations, Hotels, Events, and Advice to Please Your Pet-and You
Author: Kelly E. Carter
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426212771
Category: Travel
Page: 272
View: 4296
National Geographic’s ultimate resource for traveling with your furry friend features hundreds of dog-friendly places to pamper your pooch, from doggie daycare to canine couture. Special features include walks you can take with your dog, insider tips from local pet parents on how to best enjoy their area with a pup, and sidebars detailing unique opportunities for coddled canines, such as winery hikes in California wine country. New York Times bestselling author and pet parent Kelly E. Carter, and her beloved longhaired Chihuahua, Lucy, give you the inside scoop on pet-friendly hotels and restaurants, beaches, parks, and dog runs, plus the lowdown on events for four-legged visitors and dog-friendly attractions. A detailed introduction discussed everything you need to know when taking your pooch on vacation, including the lay of the land for road tripping and flying cross-country. From Sanibel Island, FL, to Whistler, BC, from Montreal QC, and Nantucket, MA to San Francisco, CA, The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel showcases 75 of the best pet-friendly vacation destinations across the U.S. and Canada.

    • Nature

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida


Author: Peter Alden
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 447
View: 431
Identifies one thousand types of Florida's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

    • Gardening

A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants


Author: Rufino Osorio
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813018522
Category: Gardening
Page: 345
View: 1308
Abundantly illustrated in full color, this guide provides detailed descriptions and methods of cultivation for 350 of Florida's most attractive and easily grown native plants, including ferns, wildflowers, shrubs, trees, vines, aquatics, and epiphytes (air plants). 359 color photos.

    • Reference

The Trivia Lover's Guide to the World

Geography for the Lost and Found
Author: Gary Fuller
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442214031
Category: Reference
Page: 270
View: 3074
Provides answers and explanations to one hundred fifty geography questions, addressing which of the U.S.'s contiguous states is most northerly and what the most recently settled country in the world is.

    • Gardening

The Plant Lover's Guide to Primulas


Author: Jodie Mitchell,Lynne Lawson
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604696451
Category: Gardening
Page: 248
View: 426
Primulas are available in a huge variety of colors—from subtle pales to shocking oranges—and shapes—from small varieties perfect for borders to long-stem candelabras. The Plant Lover’s Guide to Primulas, by nursery owners Jodie Mitchell and Lynne Lawson, offers insight into the 100 best varieties of garden primulas. Featuring information on growth, care, and design, along with suggested companion plants and hundreds of gorgeous color photographs, it covers everything a home gardener needs to introduce these delightful plants into their garden.

    • Literary Criticism

The Booklover's Guide to New Orleans


Author: Susan Larson
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807153087
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 264
View: 9122
The literary tradition of New Orleans spans centuries and touches every genre; its living heritage winds through storied neighborhoods and is celebrated at numerous festivals across the city. For booklovers, a visit to the Big Easy isn't complete without whiling away the hours in an antiquarian bookstore in the French Quarter or stepping out on a literary walking tour. Perhaps only among the oak-lined avenues, Creole town houses, and famed hotels of New Orleans can the lust of A Streetcar Named Desire, the zaniness of A Confederacy of Dunces, the chill of Interview with the Vampire, and the heartbreak of Walker Percy's Moviegoer begin to resonate. Susan Larson's revised and updated edition of The Booklover's Guide to New Orleans not only explores the legacy of Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner, but also visits the haunts of celebrated writers of today, including Anne Rice and James Lee Burke. This definitive guide provides a key to the books, authors, festivals, stores, and famed addresses that make the Crescent City a literary destination.

111 Places in Miami and the Keys That You Must Not Miss


Author: Gordon Streisand
Publisher: Emons Publishers
ISBN: 9783954516445
Category:
Page: 240
View: 5997
The ultimate insider's guide to Miami and the Keys; go off the beaten path to discover the hidden places, stories, and neighborhoods that reveal Miami's true character, history, and flavor Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide Appeals to both the local market (over 5 million people call the greater Miami area home) and the tourist market (nearly 14 million people visit Miami and the Keys every year) Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsMiami and the Keys are the cultural and geographical gateways to the United States; where Latin America gracefully blends into North America, and land embraces the sea. This unusual guide leads you along the fulcrum that is Miami and the Keys, laden with world-class architecture, sandy beaches, pristine waters, nightclubs, and trendy hotels. Beneath the well-polished surface lies a history and culture that strays far from the conventional, bubbling up through unexpected places, like a coral fortress built for a spurned lover, a divey laundromat that serves the sweetest cafe con leche you've ever had, or an enclave of houses built on stilts in the midst of the ocean. Lose yourself in a glass rainforest. Glide over the mysterious waters of the Everglades. Visit your own desert island. Drink the sweet nectar of the Cuban coffee gods. Venture into the "other" Miami, beyond the glitz and glamor, steeped in natural beauty and deep-seeded tradition. See why Ernest Hemingway called the Keys his home. Though teeming with tourists, there are still plenty of hidden gems to be unearthed, you just have to know where to look..."

    • Cooking

The Wine and Food Lover's Guide to Portugal


Author: Charles Metcalfe,Kathryn McWhirter
Publisher: Wine Appreciation Guild
ISBN: 9780955706905
Category: Cooking
Page: 446
View: 6057
This guide is for the independent traveller who loves good wine and food, but also wants to discover country - not just the beaches. The authors lead you around edible Lisbon and Porto, and the stunning countryside of undiscovered inland Portugal, keeping a special eye out everywhere for wine. Illustrated throughout with maps, photos and charts.