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Secret Marvels of the World: 360 extraordinary places you never knew existed and where to find them

Lonely Planet. · Lonely Planet
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Featuring communist bunkers, burning gas craters and at least one sponge-rock fluorescent grotto built by Polish monks, this book reveals weird and wonderful sights the crowds don't reach.

We've all heard of India's Taj Mahal, but what about Karna Mata Temple? It's a building teeming...
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Just Show Up: And Other Enduring Values from Baseball's Iron Man

Cal Ripken Jr. · Harper
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Iron Man Cal Ripken Jr.the 19-time All-Star, World-Series winning legend, American League MVP, and record holder who played 2,632 consecutive gamesoutlines eight rules for the game of baseball and life, drawn from the lessons he has learned on and off the field.

Cal...

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Pitch by Pitch: My View of One Unforgettable Game

Bob Gibson · Flatiron Books
Pages: 243
Format: Hardcover

Pitch by Pitch gets inside the head of Bob Gibson on October 2, 1968, when he took the mound for game one of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers and struck out a record seventeen batters.

With the tension rising in the stadium, an uproarious crowd behind him, and the record...

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The Language of the Game: How to Understand Soccer

Laurent Dubois · Basic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Just in time for the 2018 World Cup, a lively and lyrical guide to appreciating the drama of soccer
Soccer is not only the world's most popular sport; it's also one of the most widely shared forms of global culture. The Language of the Game is a passionate and engaging introduction...
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Imperiled Ocean: Human Stories from a Changing Sea

Laura Trethewey · Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An exploration of the earth's last wild frontier, filled with high-stakes stories that explores a vast territory undergoing tremendous change and the people and places facing an uncertain future.

On a life raft in the Mediterranean, a teenager from Ghana wonders whether...

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The Voices of Baseball: The Game's Greatest Broadcasters Reflect on America's Pastime

Kirk McKnight · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

With careers spanning two to three times that of an average player, baseball's best broadcasters have no shortage of history to offer. They have witnessed opening days, no hitters, slugfests, and perfect games, all from arguably the best seats in the house. From former Baltimore Orioles...
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Billion-Dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football

Gilbert M. Gaul · Viking
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"A penetrating examination of how the elite college football programs have become 'giant entertainment businesses that happened to do a little education on the side.'" - Mark Kram, The New York TimesTwo-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Gilbert M. Gaul offers a riveting...
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A Walk in the Wood: Meditations on Mindfulness with a Bear Named Pooh

DISNEY STORYBOOK ART TEAM. · Disney Editions
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Part inspiration, part information narrative for our story is based on walking meditation, also known as mindful walking; an active practice thatrequires you to be consciously aware and moving in the environment rather than sitting with your eyes closed.Just as The Life-Changing Magic...
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Backpacker Hidden Gems: 100 Greatest Undiscovered Hikes Across America

MAREN HORJUS · Falcon Guides
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Nothing against the Bright Angel Trail, the Narrows, the Presidential Traverse, or Half Dome, which are all certainly worth of their popularity, but hikers don't need another resource pointing them toward those conga lines. It's time we rewrite the backpacker's life list. Enter Backpacker...
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