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Fodor's Essential France

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice for more than 80 years. This is one of their latest, a loving look at 'la belle France'.

Making Waves

book cover image Marconi

A little over a century ago the world went wireless. Cables gave way to radio waves, a revolutionary means of transmitting information almost everywhere.

Fake History, Truly Scary

book cover image The Book Thieves

While the Nazi party was being condemned for burning books, they were already hard at work on an even greater crime: that is, re-writing our cultural heritage.

Naming & Reclaiming

book cover image Landmarks

The isolation wrought by modern life, says naturalist Robert MacFarlane, makes us think nature is uninteresting. However, the power of words can reclaim our so-called barren lands.

Verily, Dude!

book cover image How English Became English

Today, the English language is spoken by more than a billion people around the globe. But where did it come from ... and where might it be headed?

Four Kids. Four Walls.

book cover image Rise

Now that's uplifting. Equipped with only YouTube videos and a small bank loan, Cara Brookins built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew consisting of her four children.

Islam & Modernity

book cover image Letters To A Young Muslim

As the United Arab Emirates ambassador to Russia, Omar Saif Ghobash reflected on what it means to be a Muslim. This book is the result.

Seeing The Sites Anew

book cover image Guide to the National Historic Sites of Canada

Looking for ways to celebrate Canada 150? One of the best might be to visit the national historic sites of Parks Canada.

Route 66 A.D.

book cover image The Edge of Empire

Get your kicks from ancient Rome to Hadrian's Wall with Sextus Julius Severus, the new governor of Britannia, as your walking guide.

Roads Less Traveled

book cover image Atlas Obscura

If you think it might be time to get off the beaten path, this is the guide for you. Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the most curious places in the world.