The Secrets of Masonic Washington: A Guidebook to Signs, Symbols, and Ceremonies at the Origin of America's Capital

By James Wasserman

A completely illustrated advisor to the Masonic origins and present-day Masonic websites of Washington, D.C.

• offers a strolling travel of the Masonic websites and logos of the city

• Explores the serious position of Freemasonry within the founding of the United States

• via the writer of The Templars and Assassins

In this consultant to the Masonic underpinnings of America’s capital, James Wasserman finds the esoteric symbols and the religious and visionary rules that lie hidden within the structures, monuments, and actual format of Washington, D.C. His strolling journey of those Masonic websites comprises either the anticipated and unexpected--from the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol development to the Federal Reserve advanced, nationwide Academy of Sciences, and the Library of Congress. every one place contains descriptions, interpretations, and factors of the Masonic symbols and ritualistic meanings hidden inside of its constitution, all illustrated with modern colour and ancient black-and-white photos.

Wasserman explains the aim at the back of placing those symbols and Masonic designs into the capital and the way a majority of these monuments healthy into the religious imaginative and prescient held by way of the founding fathers. He unearths the popular position that Freemasonry performed within the 18th-century Enlightenment flow and indicates how within the New global of the United States, freed from monarchy and aristocracy, the guidelines of the Enlightenment have been in a position to flourish. This illustrated guidebook to the Masonic secrets and techniques of Washington, D.C., presents beneficial insights at the founding of the United States. it will likely be welcomed by way of scholars of esoteric paintings and symbolism, admirers of yankee background, and devotees of Dan Brown novels and National Treasure movies.

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Seafood Lover's Chesapeake Bay: Restaurants, Markets, Recipes & Traditions

By Mary Lou Baker, Holly Smith

Seafood Lover's Chesapeake Bay celebrates the simplest seafood the Maryland quarter has to provide. ideal for the neighborhood fanatic and the touring customer alike, each one book features the heritage of the seafood in each one sector; the place to find--and, most significantly, consume--the better of the simplest neighborhood choices; neighborhood fishmongers and markets; nearby recipes from neighborhood cooks and eating places; a seafood primer; seafood-related fairs and culinary occasions; and nearby maps. 

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In the Heart of the Amazon Forest (Penguin Great Journeys)

Encouraged via Penguins cutting edge nice rules sequence, our new nice trips sequence provides the main very good excursions, voyages, treks, expeditions, and travels ever writtenfrom Isabella Birds exaltation within the hazards of grizzlies, rattlesnakes, and cowboys within the Rocky Mountains to Marco Polos mystified studies of a big chicken that eats elephants in the course of his voyage alongside the coasts of India. every one fantastically packaged quantity bargains how to see the realm anew, to rediscover nice civilizations and legends, mammoth deserts and unspoiled mountain levels, strange flowers and weird new creatures, and masses extra.

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Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2015: The Best Trends, Destinations, Journeys & Experiences for the Year Ahead (Lonely Planet's the Best in Travel)

By Lonely Planet

The top locations to move and activities everywhere in the international in 2015! Drawing at the wisdom, ardour and miles travelled through Lonely Planet's employees, authors and on-line group, we current a year's worthy of commute idea to take you extraordinary and into a few unforgettable stories.

Whether it truly is due to a wearing occasion, a revitalised infrastructure, a distinct anniversary or simply that air of secrecy of 'right now', each one vacation spot featured has undergone our agonising choice approach to win a spot on Lonely Planet's hallowed most sensible in trip record ­- now in its 10th version.


  • Lonely Planet ranks to best 10 nations, areas and towns to go to in 2015
  • The top commute studies for the 12 months forward
  • 16 most sensible shuttle lists to offer you clean rules for exploring the area from a new point of view
  • More than 35 occasions mapped out month by means of month within the 2015 commute planner

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has turn into the world's prime trip consultant writer with guidebooks to each vacation spot on the earth, in addition to an award-winning site, a set of cellular and electronic trip items, and a devoted traveler neighborhood. Lonely Planet's challenge is to let curious guests to event the realm and to really get to the guts of the locations they locate themselves in.

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Lonely Planet Traveller (June 2015)

Lonely Planet traveler is the award profitable clever, attractive trip journal in case you are interested in the area. each factor is filled with rules for brand spanking new locations to move - with discoveries to be made within the united kingdom in addition to a lot additional afield - all subsidized up by way of the impartial, insider strategies that Lonely Planet is so popular for supplying. nutrients, track, video clips, artwork, structure, buying, old cultures, experience and natural world all motivate our go back and forth studies. within, you'll discover a caliber of commute writing and luxurious images absolute to 'take you there', even if you're at domestic.

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Fodor's Argentina: with the Wine Country, Uruguay & Chilean Patagonia (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor’s correspondents spotlight the simplest of Argentina, together with Buenos Aires's cultural riches, Mendoza's scenic wine valleys, and Patagonia's rugged good looks. Our neighborhood specialists vet each advice to make sure you utilize a while, no matter if it’s your first journey or your fifth.
MUST-SEE sights from Iguazú Falls to the Lake District
excellent motels for each finances
most sensible eating places to fulfill various tastes
wonderful positive aspects on tango, gauchos, and wine
precious tips about whilst to head and how one can save
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Exploring Havasupai: A Guide to the Heart of the Grand Canyon

By Greg Witt

Deep within the Grand Canyon lies a spot of unrivaled good looks; a spot the place blue-green water cascades over fern-clad cliffs into travertine swimming pools, the place nice blue heron skim canyon streams, and the place sizeable cottonwoods and swish willows thrive within the coloration of majestic sandstone cliffs. Havasupai is a paradise enveloped in a single of the earth's so much rugged and parched landscapes. The Havasupai Tribe hasn't ever marketed its canyon and hasn't ever counseled a guidebook to organize viewers for a trip into the guts of the Grand Canyon — previously. Exploring Havasupai is the basic vacation spot advisor for these vacationing the realm. The guidebook is stuffed with insider assistance, attention-grabbing heritage, and crucial info. It identifies many new hikes, mines, springs and ancient websites by no means sooner than published in a Grand Canyon or Havasupai guidebook. information on canyon geology, climate styles, and the original wildlife upload intensity to a hiker's adventure. Exploring Havasupai comprises precise maps, path descriptions, wonderful full-color images, and exciting historic insights. this is often the must-have advisor for canyon viewers, no matter if arriving via helicopter, on horseback, or on foot.

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Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile

By Taras Grescoe

Taras Grescoe rides the rails worldwide and makes a chic and impassioned case for the upcoming finish of vehicle tradition and the arrival transportation revolution

"I am proud to name myself a straphanger," writes Taras Grescoe. The conception of public transportation in the USA is usually unflattering―a squalid final lodge for people with one too many drunk-driving fees, too terrible to have enough money assurance, or too decrepit to get in the back of the wheel of a motor vehicle. certainly, a century of auto-centric tradition and town making plans has left many of the state with public transportation that's underfunded, ailing maintained, and in poor health conceived. yet because the call for for petroleum is speedy outpacing the world's provide, a revolution in transportation is lower than method.

Grescoe explores the ascendance of the straphangers―the becoming variety of those that depend on public transportation to head in regards to the enterprise in their day-by-day lives. On a trip that takes him round the world―from big apple to Moscow, Paris, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Bogotá, Phoenix, Portland, Vancouver, and Philadelphia―Grescoe profiles public transportation right here and out of the country, highlighting the folks and ideas which can aid undo the wear that car-centric making plans has performed to our towns and create handy, cheap, and sustainable city transportation―and greater urban living―for all.

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A Tramp Abroad

By Mark Twain

This ebook used to be switched over from its actual variation to the electronic structure via a group of volunteers. you'll locate it at no cost on the internet. buy of the Kindle variation contains instant supply.

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Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve

“Expertly researched and interesting… Bissell is a superbly yes advisor to those mysterious men.… it is a critical e-book concerning the origins of Christianity that also is very humorous. How usually are you able to say that?” —The Independent 

A profound and relocating trip into the center of Christianity that explores the mysterious and infrequently paradoxical lives and legacies of the Twelve Apostles—a ebook either for these of the religion and for others who search to appreciate Christianity from the skin in.
Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John: Who have been those males? What was once their dating to Jesus? Tom Bissell offers wealthy and striking solutions to those old, elusive questions. He examines not only who those males have been (and weren’t), but in addition how their identities have taken form over the process millennia.
finally, Bissell unearths that the tale of the apostles is the tale of early Christianity: its competing models of Jesus’s ministry, its numerous schisms, and its final evolution from an imprecise Jewish sect to the worldwide religion we all know this day in all its kinds and diversifications. In his quest to appreciate the underpinnings of the world’s biggest faith, Bissell embarks on a years-long pilgrimage to the meant tombs of the Twelve Apostles. He travels from Jerusalem and Rome to Turkey, Greece, Spain, France, India, and Kyrgyzstan, vividly taking pictures the wealthy variety of Christianity’s world wide achieve. alongside the way in which, he engages with a bunch of characters—priests, paupers, a Vatican archaeologist, a Palestinian taxi motive force, a Russian monk—posing sharp questions that variety from the non secular to the philosophical to the political.
Written with heat, empathy, and infrequent acumen, Apostle is an excellent synthesis of shuttle writing, biblical background, and a deep, lifelong courting with Christianity. the result's an strange, erudite, and from time to time hilarious book—a spiritual, highbrow, and private event healthy for believers, students, and wanderers alike.

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