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  • Moon Travel Guides: Your World, Your Way
    In the timeless city of Jerusalem, the past feels ever-present. Thousands of years of epic history are visible on every stone of this thriving capital. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing mix of ancient and modern with Moon Jerusalem.
    What you'll find in Moon Jerusalem:
    Strategic itineraries from three days to a week in Jerusalem, featuring pilgrimage destinations and historical sites for three of the worlds major religions Full-color guidebook with vibrant, helpful photos, all in an easy-to-navigate formatDetailed directions and maps for exploring on your own, as well as tips for choosing the best tours (the Saturday tours are free!)Activities and ideas for every traveler: Wind through the tightly packed shops of the Old City, and try your hand at the time-honored custom of haggling. Explore archaeological and cultural sites like the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Church of the Nativity. Walk where many believe Jesus Christ was resurrected in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and look out over old and new Jerusalem from a rooftop café with a plate of shakshuka. Gain insight into the history of the Holocaust at Yad Vashem, and meditate on the sweeping views of the Jerusalem forest. Taste your way through Jerusalem's famous market the Shuk, or stay after the sun goes down to watch it turn into a lively street partyCurated advice from journalist and local expert Genevieve Belmaker, who shares what shes learned from her years living in this ancient and beautiful cityBackground info on the landscape, culture, and political historyEssential insight for travelers on safety, LGBTQ travel, local customs and etiquette, visas, and transportation in and around the cityAdditional resources like Hebrew and Arabic phrasebooks and suggested reading, packaged in a book slim enough to fit in your coat pocket
    With Moon Jerusalem's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insiders view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.
    Expanding your trip? Try Moon Israel & The West Bank. Hoping to country-hop? Check out Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast.


  • Moon Travel Guides: Your World Your Way
    Few places in the world can compete with the beauty and influence of these three extraordinary cities. Experience the best of Italy's art, culture, food, and history with Moon Rome, Florence & Venice.
    What you'll find in Moon Rome, Florence & Venice:
    Curated trip advice for foodies, outdoor adventurers, honeymooners, art lovers, history buffs, and moreLocal perspective from Italy expert and Rome resident Alexei J. Cohen on his adopted home countryFull color photos and detailed maps throughoutStrategic itineraries designed for 1-5 days in each city that can be combined for a 2-week vacationSuggestions for side trips from each city, including Assisi, Siena, Pisa, and LuccaHonest advice on where to stay, how to get around, and where to find the best regional cuisine-from pizza al taglio in Rome to gelato in Florence and fritto misto in VeniceTimeless attractions and offbeat recreation ideas: Cycle the Villa Borghese or take a cooking class. Rent a kayak and explore the winding canals of Venice, or go horseback riding down an ancient Roman street. Hike to sprawling hilltop views of Florence, meander through historic museums, or catch the Gregorian chants being sung at the Duomo on Sunday mornings. Stroll through Venice's fish markets, spend a few hours in a campo or piazza basking in the afternoon sun, or take a gondola ride to the best spot in town for wine and romance Accurate, up-to-date information including background on the landscape, plants and animals, history, and cultural customs of each cityHandy tools such as an Italian phrasebook and pronunciation guide, tips for traveling with children or as a senior, recommended reading lists, and suggestions for LGBTQ+ travel
    With Moon Rome, Florence & Venice's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.
    Craving more of the Mediterranean? Try Moon Croatia & Slovenia. Hopping to the next European city? Try Moon MapGuide Paris or Moon MapGuide London.

  • Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure
    With five national parks within a day's drive of one another, southern Utah is a dream destination for spectacular outdoor adventure and staggering natural beauty. Moon Zion & Bryce is the ultimate guide to crafting a memorable journey through this diverse and thrilling landscape.
    Moon Zion & Bryce features:
    Full coverage of southern Utah's five national parks and their surrounding regions: Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, and Capitol Reef National ParkItineraries for every timeline and travel style, ranging from one day in each park to a week-long road trip covering all of them, including: Avoiding the Crowds, Red Rocks Road Trip, Ancient Rock Art, Best Day Hikes, and Family FunFull-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps of each park Strategies for getting to the parks and traveling between them, with suggestions on the best places to stop along the way to eat, rest, or exploreExpert tips for travelers looking to go backpacking, canyoneering, mountain biking, rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding, or hiking, plus essential packing and health and safety informationThe top activities and unique ideas for exploring each park: Find the best spot for photographing the sunrise, or embark on an adrenaline pumping white-water rafting excursion down the Colorado River. Enjoy the serenity of Bryce in the winter season with a cross-country ski day, or take a week-long summer road trip to hit every spot on your list. Explore the beautiful remains of ancient Native American rock art on display all over the parks, or discover the creative, energetic spirit of nearby MoabValuable insight from seasoned explorers and regional experts Bill McRae and Judy JewellWhere to stay inside and outside the parks, including the best spots to pitch a tent, park your RV, or relax at an upscale resortUp-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservationsCoverage of gateway cities and towns, including Moab and less crowded areas like Kodachrome Basin and EscalanteRecommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with petsThorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and historyHitting more of North America's incredible national parks? Try Moon Grand Canyon, Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton, or Moon Glacier National Park. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip.

  • Moon Travel Guides: A New Way to Discover New Mexico From sandstone canyons and austere mesas, to snowcapped mountain peaks, discover an otherworldly landscape and unique culture with this guide to the Land of Enchantment.
    Moon New Mexico features:
    Curated trip advice for outdoor adventurers, culture mavens, history buffs, foodies, and moreFull-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughoutExpert insight with a local perspective from born-and-raised Santa Fe native Zora O'NeillStrategic itineraries for every budget and timeline-from a few days to three weeks-including: A Week in the Wild West, Not Just Hot Tamales, Black Stone, White Sands, Retro Route 66 and Beyond, Native New Mexico, Ancient and Modern, and Weird and WonderfulThe best drives through New Mexico, including Route 66, the Turquoise Trail, the Sunspot Highway, and a state-wide road tripHonest advice on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get aroundFocused coverage of Albuquerque, Sante Fe, Taos and North Central New Mexico, Las Vegas and the Northeast, Navajo Nation and the Northwest, Las Cruces and the Southwest, and Carlsbad Caverns and the SoutheastMust-see attractions and offbeat ideas: Wiggle through tiny tunnels on a dive into Carlsbad Caverns, or take a mountain biking tour of the badlands and white sand dunes. Wander a ghost town graveyard, visit the International UFO Museum in Roswell, or count the bullet holes in the ceilings of preserved 19th century saloons. Experience the Native American history and culture, including pueblo visits, ceremonial dances, and markets. Sample local cuisine, from Tucumcari cheese and Pecos beef to green-chile cheeseburgers, and explore the bustling nightlife, spirited art scene, and rich history of Santa FeAccurate, up-to-date information including background on the landscape, plants and animals, history, government, and local cultureHandy tools including a Spanish glossary, health and safety tips, and advice for families, seniors, international visitors, and LGBTQ+ travelersWith Moon New Mexico's myriad activities, practical advice, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.
    If you're exploring New Mexico's major cities, Try Moon Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip. Crossing National Parks off your bucket list? Try Moon Grand Canyon.

  • You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when visiting Switzerland.This book guides you through bustling Zürich and charming Luzern, colorful with flower-bedecked bridges. Crisscross the mountains on cable cars, trains, and hiking paths. Find an alpine retreat in the cliff-hanging village of Gimmelwald. Marvel at the Matterhorn, relax in Lugano, and take an unforgettable swim in Bern. Cruise Lake Geneva and savor the cozy small-town atmosphere of Appenzell. After a day of sightseeing and hiking the Alps, treat yourself to a glass of local wine, cheese fondue, and delicious Swiss chocolate.Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants in cities, villages, and resort towns. You'll learn how to plan scenic rail journeys, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

  • You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling to Croatia and Slovenia.With this guide, you'll explore charming towns and undiscovered natural wonders. Stroll atop the walls that encircle romantic Dubrovnik, wander through the Roman ruins in the heart of bustling Split, and set sail to the islands of Korcula and Hvar on the glimmering Adriatic. Feel the spray from the waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Drive mountain passes in Slovenia's idyllic Julian Alps. And take side-trips to Montenegro's dramatic Bay of Kotor and the Turkish-flavored city of Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
    Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

  • You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Norway.
    Rick Steves covers the essentials of Norway, including Oslo, Gudbrandsdal Valley, as well as Bergen. Visit the Oslo Cathedral, surround yourself with Gudbrandsdal Valley's time-worn hills and log cabins, or get immersed in history at Bergen's Hanseatic Quarter. You'll get Rick's firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).

  • Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure
    With five national parks within a day's drive of one another, southern Utah is a dream destination for spectacular outdoor adventure and staggering natural beauty. Moon Zion & Bryce is the ultimate guide to crafting a memorable journey through this diverse and thrilling landscape.
    Moon Zion & Bryce features:
    Full coverage of southern Utah's five national parks and their surrounding regions: Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, and Capitol Reef National ParkItineraries for every timeline and travel style, ranging from one day in each park to a week-long road trip covering all of them, including: Avoiding the Crowds, Red Rocks Road Trip, Ancient Rock Art, Best Day Hikes, and Family FunFull-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps of each park Strategies for getting to the parks and traveling between them, with suggestions on the best places to stop along the way to eat, rest, or exploreExpert tips for travelers looking to go backpacking, canyoneering, mountain biking, rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding, or hiking, plus essential packing and health and safety informationThe top activities and unique ideas for exploring each park: Find the best spot for photographing the sunrise, or embark on an adrenaline pumping white-water rafting excursion down the Colorado River. Enjoy the serenity of Bryce in the winter season with a cross-country ski day, or take a week-long summer road trip to hit every spot on your list. Explore the beautiful remains of ancient Native American rock art on display all over the parks, or discover the creative, energetic spirit of nearby MoabValuable insight from seasoned explorers and regional experts Bill McRae and Judy JewellWhere to stay inside and outside the parks, including the best spots to pitch a tent, park your RV, or relax at an upscale resortUp-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservationsCoverage of gateway cities and towns, including Moab and less crowded areas like Kodachrome Basin and EscalanteRecommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with petsThorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and historyHitting more of North America's incredible national parks? Try Moon Grand Canyon, Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton, or Moon Glacier National Park. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip.

  • Your World Your Way
    Travel writer and Irish transplant Camille DeAngelis shares her expert perspective on the Emerald Isle, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience.
    Whether you're looking forward to nursing a pint of Guinness in a real Irish pub or hoping to explore the lush and misty landscape of this Celtic island,Moon Dublinhas activities for every traveler. With itineraries like “Of Castles and Kings” and “Ghosts of Ancient Ireland,” expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Camille's trustworthy advice,Moon Dublinprovides the tools for planning your perfect trip!

  • Moon Travel Guides: A New Way to Discover New Mexico From sandstone canyons and austere mesas, to snowcapped mountain peaks, discover an otherworldly landscape and unique culture with this guide to the Land of Enchantment.
    Moon New Mexico features:
    Curated trip advice for outdoor adventurers, culture mavens, history buffs, foodies, and moreFull-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughoutExpert insight with a local perspective from born-and-raised Santa Fe native Zora O'NeillStrategic itineraries for every budget and timeline-from a few days to three weeks-including: A Week in the Wild West, Not Just Hot Tamales, Black Stone, White Sands, Retro Route 66 and Beyond, Native New Mexico, Ancient and Modern, and Weird and WonderfulThe best drives through New Mexico, including Route 66, the Turquoise Trail, the Sunspot Highway, and a state-wide road tripHonest advice on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get aroundFocused coverage of Albuquerque, Sante Fe, Taos and North Central New Mexico, Las Vegas and the Northeast, Navajo Nation and the Northwest, Las Cruces and the Southwest, and Carlsbad Caverns and the SoutheastMust-see attractions and offbeat ideas: Wiggle through tiny tunnels on a dive into Carlsbad Caverns, or take a mountain biking tour of the badlands and white sand dunes. Wander a ghost town graveyard, visit the International UFO Museum in Roswell, or count the bullet holes in the ceilings of preserved 19th century saloons. Experience the Native American history and culture, including pueblo visits, ceremonial dances, and markets. Sample local cuisine, from Tucumcari cheese and Pecos beef to green-chile cheeseburgers, and explore the bustling nightlife, spirited art scene, and rich history of Santa FeAccurate, up-to-date information including background on the landscape, plants and animals, history, government, and local cultureHandy tools including a Spanish glossary, health and safety tips, and advice for families, seniors, international visitors, and LGBTQ+ travelersWith Moon New Mexico's myriad activities, practical advice, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.
    If you're exploring New Mexico's major cities, Try Moon Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip. Crossing National Parks off your bucket list? Try Moon Grand Canyon.

  • Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” This colorful, compact 220-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.

  • You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Budapest.
    Following this book's self-guided walks, you'll explore Europe's most underrated city. Soak with Hungarians in a thermal bath, sample paprika at the Great Market Hall, and take a romantic twilight cruise on the Danube. Wander through the opulence of Budapest's late-19th-century Golden Age. View relics of the bygone communist era at Memento Park. For a break, head into the countryside for Habsburg palaces and Hungarian folk villages.
    Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll learn which sights are worth your time and money and how to get around like a local. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

  • Discover Utah with Moon Travel Guides!
    From remote deserts and arid mountain ranges, to colorful canyons and world-famous national parks, Moon Utah reveals the best of this adventurous state.
    What you'll find in Moon Utah:
    Strategic itineraries from a weekend getaway to Salt Lake City, to ten days covering the entire state, curated for history buffs, families, outdoor adventurers, budget travelers, and moreDetailed maps and helpful reference photos throughoutHow to plan a national parks road trip covering Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Capitol Reef, and CanyonlandsMust-see attractions and offbeat ideas: Hike or mountain bike across canyons, rugged mountain ranges, and glistening salt flats, or hit the slopes at a Park City ski resort. Admire ancient Native American rock art or cliff dwellings, and walk beside fossilized dinosaur footprints. Explore historic Mormon sites in Salt Lake City, or wander through old mining towns. Go rafting down the Colorado River, canyoneering through the Narrows, or climb to the famed Delicate Arch just in time to watch the sun setting over the captivating hoodoosHonest recommendations from Utah experts and lifelong explorers W.C. McRae and Judy Jewell on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay, from ski resorts to budget motelsAccurate, up-to-date information including the best ways to get around, plus background on the landscape, wildlife, history, and local lawsAdvice for LGBTQ+ travelers, international visitors, seniors, and travelers with disabilitiesWith Moon Utah's myriad activities, practical advice, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.
    Coverage: Salt Lake City, Park City and the Wasatch Range, Provo and Central Utah, Dinosaur National Monument and vicinity, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, the Escalante region (including Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park), Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Moab
    Focusing on the parks? Try Moon Zion & Bryce or Moon Arches & Canyonlands. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip.

  • Moon Travel Guides: Make Your Escape!
    Moon Chesapeake Bay reveals the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay's historic cities, charming villages, and untouched natural treasures.
    What you'll find in Moon Chesapeake Bay:
    Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline, ranging from a long weekend in Baltimore to seven days on the Eastern ShoreCurated advice for beach-goers, family vacationers, history buffs, and more, including tips for a Chesapeake Bay road tripDetailed maps and handy reference photos throughoutMust-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Explore Baltimore's myriad museums, or browse the trendy boutiques in historic Annapolis. Hike verdant trails, go rock climbing, or try your hand at sailing. Relax on a quiet stretch of secluded shoreline, or stroll along the busy Virginia Beach boardwalk. Spot wild ponies roaming freely on Assateague Island, crack softshell claws at an authentic crab shack, and unwind with a drink as the boats sway gently in the harborHonest advice from Maryland expert Michaela Riva Gaaserud on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from historic inns to motels or beach campgrounds Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, traveling with pets, and travelers with disabilitiesThorough background on the culture, weather, wildlife, and historyWith Moon's local insight, diverse activities, and expert tips, you can plan your trip your way!
    Coverage of: Baltimore, Annapolis and Southern Maryland, Maryland's Eastern Shore, Assateague Island, Ocean City, Delaware beaches, and coastal Virginia (Northern Neck, Williamsburg and the Historic Triangle, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, and Virginia's Eastern Shore)
    For more beach adventures, try Moon Coastal Carolinas. Exploring more of the Mid-Atlantic? Try Moon Virginia & Maryland.

  • Discover Wisconsin with Moon Travel Guides!
    From lush forests and fertile farms to rushing rivers and tranquil lakes, experience Wisconsin's classic Midwestern charm with Moon Wisconsin.
    What you'll find in Moon Wisconsin:
    Strategic itineraries for any budget and timeline, from a long weekend in Milwaukee or Madison to a week-long getaway to Door CountyDetailed maps and handy reference photos throughoutCurated trip advice for history buffs, foodies, outdoor adventurers, and moreTop attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Check out a typical Wisconsin dairy farm and sample fresh wheels of cheese, or let the kids try their hand at churning their own butter. Kayak to sea caves, cycle through rolling hills filled with apple orchards, or hike around a secluded island. Hit the slopes at a ski resort, go snowmobiling across a frozen lake, or explore unique glacial topography on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Wander Milwaukee's historic downtown, check out the Harley-Davidson museum, and unwind with a locally brewed craft beerThe best road trips in Wisconsin, including the state's designated "Rustic Roads"Honest advice from native "cheesehead" Thomas Huhti on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from luxe hotels, to historic lodges and lakeside cabinsRecommendations for getting to Wisconsin and getting around, by plane, train, bus, or car (or even boat!)Thorough background on the culture, weather, wildlife, outdoor recreation safety, and historyWith Moon's expert advice, diverse activities, and local insight into the best of Wisconsin, you can plan your trip your way.
    Can't get enough of Wisconsin? Try Moon Wisconsin's Door County. For more Midwestern adventures, try Moon Minneapolis & St. Paul or Moon Michigan.

  • For over thirty years, Latin American Politics and Development has kept instructors and students abreast of current affairs and changes in Latin America. Now in its ninth edition, this definitive text has been updated throughout and features contributions from experts in the field, including twenty new and revised chapters on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. The fully updated foundational section includes new chapters on political economy and U.S.-Latin American relations and covers the changing context of Latin American politics, the pattern of historical development, political culture, interest groups and political parties, government machinery, the role of the state and public policy, and the struggle for democracy. In addition to detailed country-by-country chapters, Latin American Politics and Development provides a comprehensive regional overview.

  • International Human Rights examines the ways in which states and other international actors have addressed human rights since the end of World War II. This unique textbook features substantial attention to theory, history, international and regional institutions, and the role of transnational actors in the protection and promotion of human rights. Its purpose is to explore the difficult and contentious politics of human rights, and how those political dimensions have been addressed at the national, regional, and especially international levels.
    The fifth edition is substantially updated, rewritten, and revised throughout, including updates on multilateral institutions (especially the UN's Universal Periodic Review process and the Human Rights Council's Special Procedures mechanisms), regional systems, human rights in foreign policy (including a specific chapter on U.S. foreign policy), humanitarian intervention and the "responsibility to protect," and (anti)terrorism and human rights. The book also includes a new chapter on the unity (indivisibility) of human rights. Chapters include discussion questions, case studies for in-depth examination of topics (including new case studies on the U.N. Special Procedures, Myanmar, and Israeli settlements in West-Bank Palestine), and ten "problems" (including new entries on the war in Syria and hierarchies between human rights) tailored to promote classroom discussion.

  • This lucid account of Russian and Soviet history presents major trends and events from ancient Kievan Rus' to Vladimir Putin's presidency in the twenty-first century. Russia does not shy away from controversial topics, including the impact of the Mongol conquest, the paradoxes of Peter the Great, the "inevitability" of the 1917 Revolution, the Stalinist terror, and the Gorbachev reform effort. Tackling those topics and others, the new edition is updated to discuss the Russia-Georgia war of 2008, the 2013-2014 Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, the war in eastern Ukraine, and the Russian annexation of Crimea. Distinguished by its brevity and amply supplemented with useful images and suggested readings, this essential text provides balanced coverage of all periods of Russian history and incorporates economic, social, and cultural developments as well as politics and foreign policy.

  • For many Americans the mention of Africa immediately conjures up images of safaris, ferocious animals, strangely dressed "tribesmen," and impenetrable jungles. Although the occasional newspaper headline mentions authoritarian rule, corruption, genocide, devastating illnesses, or civil war in Africa, the collective American consciousness still carries strong mental images of Africa that are reflected in advertising, movies, amusement parks, cartoons, and many other corners of society. Few think to question these perceptions or how they came to be so deeply lodged in American minds. Mistaking Africa looks at the historical evolution of this mind-set and examines the role that popular media plays in its creation. The authors address the most prevalent myths and preconceptions and demonstrate how these prevent a true understanding of the enormously diverse peoples and cultures of Africa.
    Updated throughout, the fourth edition covers the entire continent (North and sub-Saharan Africa) and provides new analysis of topics such as social media and the Internet, the Ebola crisis, celebrity aid, and the Arab Spring. Mistaking Africa is an important book for African studies courses and for anyone interested in unraveling American misperceptions about the continent.

  • You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Florence and Tuscany.With the self-guided tours in this book, you'll discover the geographic heart of Italy. Take the Renaissance Walk and tour the Uffizi Gallery to learn how Florence taught civilized living to the rest of Europe. Wander through the medieval city of Siena and find out what Pisa has to offer beyond the Leaning Tower. Relax in sunny Tuscan hill towns where you'll enjoy full-bodied wine, the world's best gelato, and the company of friendly locals.Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You'll learn how to get around by train, bus, or rental car and get up-to-date advice on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

  • As editor-in-chief for the alternative weekly Connect Savannah, Jim Morekis knows the must-see sights and local secrets of Charleston and Savannah, from exploring the French Quarter to kayaking in the Golden Isles. Morekis also includes unique trip strategies, such as Literary Lark, following the life and work of authors Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allen Poe, and John Berendt, and a Kayaker's Paradise tour. Including expert advice on walking Savannah's Historic District squares and dining on she-crab soup in Beaufort, Moon Charleston & Savannah gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.This full-color travel guide includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps.

  • Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides!
    The Yucatàn Peninsula is rich with history, culture, and natural wonders. Explore its vibrant cities, ancient ruins, and boundless beaches with Moon Yucatàn Peninsula.
    What You'll Find in Moon Yucatàn Peninsula:
    Unique insight from lifelong travelers and Yucatàn experts Liza Prado and Gary ChandlerCurated advice for culture buffs, honeymooners, foodies, outdoor adventurers, and more, whether you're visiting Mexico for a few days or a few weeksFull-color, vibrant photos throughoutDetailed maps for exploring on your own, and useful tips on public transportation, car and bike rentals, and air travelStrategic itineraries for every budget, passion, and timeline, including: The Best of the Yucatàn, A Family Affair, 10 Days of Ecoadventure, Classics of Yucatàn Cuisine, Pyramids and Palaces, Diving and Snorkeling, Cenote Hopping, and Into the WildFun ideas catered your individual travel style: Spend a day relaxing on the beach or standup paddle boarding (SUPing) on the crystal-clear water. Take a short walk from the shore to visit jaw-dropping Mayan ruins, or kayak through lush mangrove forests. Peruse the markets, museums, and churches of Mérida or Tulum. Sign up for a mountain bike tour through the jungle for a peek at hidden ruins, remote beaches, and dazzling wildlife. Find the best spots to fill up on authentic salbute and panucho, and stay up late for live music, cocktails, and fire dancers on the beachFocused coverage of Cancùn, Isla Cozumel, the Riviera Maya, Tulum and the Costa Maya, Chichén Itzà, Mérida, the Puuc Route, Campeche, and PalenqueThorough background information on the landscape, plants and animals, history, government, and cultureHandy tools including a Spanish glossary and phrasebook Essential tips on health and safety, visa information, and accommodations With Moon Yucatàn Pensinsula's myriad activities, practical advice, and insider tips, you can plan your trip your way.
    Can't get enough of the Yucatàn? Try Moon Cancùn & Cozumel. Exploring more of Mexico? Try Moon San Miguel de Allende.

  • Join local writer and desert aficionado Jenna Blough for an unforgettable experience. With her unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon Palm Springs & Joshua Tree has everything you need to know to have a more personal and memorable experience.
    Moon Palm Springs & Joshua Tree has something for every traveler. From the relaxing resort town of Palm Springs to the rugged and pristine desert of Joshua Tree National Park, Moon Palm Springs & Joshua Tree is your go-to guide for getting to most out of your trip. Climb the twisted rocks of Joshua Tree and camp out far from any light pollution for unparalleled stargazing opportunities, or explore the Old Hollywood style and modern amenities of Palm Springs, from spas and art galleries to world class music festivals.
    With 46 expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this full-color guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience.
    Moon Palm Springs & Joshua Tree includes areas such as:
    Downtown Palm Springs
    Coachella Valley
    Desert Hot Springs
    Joshua Tree National Park
    29 Palms
    Yucca Valley
    Find the Moon guide that best suits your trip!
    Spending more time in the area? Check out Moon California. Looking for more outdoor adventure? Try Moon Death Valley National Park.

  • @90@Rick Steves@95@#39; Walks eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe@95@#39;s most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In @28@Rick Steves' Walk: The Ramblas Ramble, Barcelona@018@, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a walk down Barcelona@95@#39;s main boulevard@95@#151;including where to start, how much time you need, and what@95@#39;s worth stopping for@95@#151;all for less than the cost of a cappuccino. With Rick@95@#39;s knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you@95@#39;ll also learn some interesting historical facts about the things you encounter along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America@95@#39;s expert on Europe, @28@Rick Steves' Walk: The Ramblas Ramble, Barcelona@018@ is a tour guide in your pocket@95@#151;and on your smartphone.@87@@87@Rick Steves@95@#39; Walks and Tours are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, Istanbul, and Barcelona.@91@

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