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  • French Revolutions
    French Revolutions (English, Paperback) Tim Moore

    Self-confessed loafter Tim Moore, seduced by the speed and glamour of the biggest annual sporting event in the world, sets out to cycle the course of the Tour de France. Racing old men on butchers' bikes and being chased by cows, Moore soon resorts to standard race tactics - cheating and drugs - in a hilarious and moving tale of true adventure.

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  • Spanish Steps
    Spanish Steps (Paperback) Tim Moore

    Being larger than a cat, the donkey is the kind of animal Tim Moore is slightly scared of. Yet intrigued by epic accounts of a pilgrimage undertaken by one in three medieval Europeans, and committed to historical authenticity, he finds himself leading a Pyrenean ass named Shinto into Spain, headed for Santiago de Compostela.

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  • Travels with My Donkey
    Travels with My Donkey (English, Paperback) Tim Moore

    Having no knowledge of Spanish and even less about the care and feeding of donkeys, Tim Moore, Britain's indefatigable traveling Everyman, sets out on a pilgrimage to the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela with a donkey named Shinto as his companion. Armed only with a twelfth-century handbook to the route and expert advice on donkey management from Robert Louis Stevenson, Moore and his...

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  • You Are Awful (But I Like You)
    You Are Awful (But I Like You) (Paperback) Tim Moore

    In You are Awful, Tim Moore drives his Austin Maestro round all the places on our beloved island that nobody wants to go to - our most miserable towns, shonkiest hotels, scariest pubs, and silliest sea zoos...

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  • The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold
    The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold (English, Hardback) Tim Moore

    Tim Moore and a rickety metal steed are back together?riding the entirety of the Iron Curtain, where history, mechanical failures, physical endurance, and humor come together for "the Bill Bryson on two wheels."

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  • French Revolutions
    French Revolutions (English, Paperback) Tim Moore

    The humorous account of an amateur's participation in the Tour de France documents his resolve to complete all 2,256 miles of the competition, his use of hay fever pills for ephedrine boosts, his addition of cheap wine to his water bottle, and his encounters with some of the race's top heroes, including Lance Armstrong. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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  • Gironimo!
    Gironimo! (Paperback) Tim Moore

    Tim Moore sets out to cycle the route of the first race. On a 100-year-old bike. That he built himself. The Giro is arguably the most brutal of the Grand Tours, and it began in style. This book tells the story of this historic race, as well as the travails of a middle-aged man cycling up a lot of mountains on a mainly wooden bicycle.

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  • Frost On My Moustache
    Frost On My Moustache (Paperback) Tim Moore

    * The 'laugh out loud helplessly in public, like an escaped psychopath' (OBSERVER) travelogue and rehabilitation of a Victorian hero - Lord Dufferin

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  • Gironimo!
    Gironimo! (English, Paperback) Tim Moore

    The 1914 Giro d'Italia: The hardest bike race in history. Eighty-one riders started and only eight finished after enduring cataclysmic storms, roads strewn with nails, and even the loss of an eye by one competitor. And now Tim Moore is going to ride it. And he's committed to total authenticity. . .

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  • Surviving the Suffering
    Surviving the Suffering (Paperback) Tim Moore $16.38
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  • Nul Points
    Nul Points (Paperback) Tim Moore

    The spangled insanity, the stubborn reinforcement of crude national stereotypes, the scoreboard shamelessly corrupted by cross-border friendship and hatred... throughout those long post-ABBA decades, the Eurovision Song Contest has been drawing 450 million of us to the sofa for all the wrong reasons.

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  • Continental Drifter
    Continental Drifter (Paperback) Tim Moore

    Tim Moore, 'a contender for Bill Bryson's crown as king of comic travels' (SUNDAY TIMES), charts the decline of the Grand Tour from sombre academy of cultural betterment to the Club 18-30 of the 1830s

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  • The Grand Tour
    The Grand Tour (English, Paperback) Tim Moore

    An uproarious travelogue traces the history of the Grand Tour and describes the author's own odyssey around Europe in the footsteps of seventeenth-century courtier Thomas Coryate, following a series of mishaps, missteps, and misadventures on an unforgettable voyage around the Old World. By the author of Frost on My Moustache. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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  • Frost on My Moustache
    Frost on My Moustache (English, Paperback) Tim Moore

    Following in the footsteps of a Victorian gentleman and pleasure seeker who was nearly killed on his voyage to the Arctic, the author writes a comic memoir of his own journey north through Iceland, Norway, Spitzbergen, and other points north of the Arctic Circle. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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  • I Believe In Yesterday
    I Believe In Yesterday (Paperback) Tim Moore

    An odyssey through 2,000 years of filth and fury, where men were men, the nights were black, the world was your outside toilet and everything tasted faintly of leeks.

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  • Zwei Esel auf dem Jakobsweg
    Zwei Esel auf dem Jakobsweg (German, Hardback) Tim Moore

    Eigentlich fallen Esel in eine Kategorie von Tieren, vor denen Tim Moore ziemliche Manschetten hat. Schließlich sind sie ja größer als Katzen. Eigentlich hielt er auch Pilger bisher bloß für unverbesserliche Freaks in vereiterten Kutten, die nur von Steckrüben ernährt und auf blutigen Knien über die Kontinente krochen - jenem heiligen Schrein entgegen, der all jenen himmlische Erlösung...

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  • Thermal Energy Harvesting for Application at MEMS Scale
    Thermal Energy Harvesting for Application at MEMS Scale (English, Paperback) Steven Percy, Chris Knight

    A wide range of technologies is discussed, including external combustion heat cycles at MEMS ( Brayton, Stirling and Rankine), Thermoacoustic, Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs), Multiferroics, Thermionics, Pyroelectric, Seebeck, Alkali Metal Thermal, Hydride Heat Engine, Johnson Thermo Electrochemical Converters, and the Johnson Electric Heat Pipe.

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  • Books, Bandits and Guns
    Books, Bandits and Guns (Paperback) Tim Moore, David Moore

    The son of a bookseller's life and journey seeing the changes from the Protectorate of the British East Africa to Kenya Colony to the independent Republic of Kenya.

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  • Learning Discourses and the Discourses of Learning
    Learning Discourses and the Discourses of Learning (English, Paperback) Helen Marriott, Tim Moore

    Learning Discourses and the Discourses of Learning is an edited collection of papers exploring issues of teaching and learning in academic settings. The key theme of the volume is 'discourses' - especially as these relate to institutional policies, disciplinary practices and students' processes of learning in the academy. Particular attention is paid to the experiences of second-language students...

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  • Surviving the Suffering
    Surviving the Suffering (English, Paperback) Tim Moore

    As a practicing cardiovascular surgeon, I have seen firsthand much suffering. The profession that I have chosen means that a few people under my care each year will die. I have seen all of the emotions man can feel under these circumstances, from rage to peace, from fear to calm, from sadness to hope. I have seen optimism cruelly crushed, and unsalvageable situations miraculously changed. ...

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