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On April 15, 1912, the HMS Titanic sank, killing 1,517 people and leaving the rest clinging to debris in the frozen waters of the North Atlantic awaiting rescue. Here, historian Nick Barratt tells the ship’s full story, starting from its original conception and design by owners and naval architects at the White Star Line through its construction at the shipyards in Belfast. Lost Voices From the Titanic offers tales of incredible folly and unimaginable courage—the aspirations of the owners, the efforts of the crew, and of course, the eyewitness accounts from those lucky enough to survive.I
Ein faszinierender Einblick in die spirituelle Welt Asiens»In diesem Jahr darfst du nicht fliegen. Nicht ein einziges Mal.« Aufgrund der Warnung eines chinesischen Wahrsagers vor einem Flugzeugabsturz begann für den Asienkorrespondenten des SPIEGEL ein ungewöhnliches Jahr der Reisen mit allem, was keine Flügel hat. Entstanden ist ein faszinierender Länderbericht mit tiefen Einblicken in asiatische Lebensweisen zwischen materialistischer Moderne und traditionellen magischen Praktiken.
Discover the freedom of open roads with Lonely Planet Grand Tour of Italy Road Trips, your passport to encountering Italy by car. Featuring four amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you’ll visit on the way. Follow the trail of bohemians and intellectuals from hedonistic beach towns to Renaissance jewels, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to Italy, rent a car, and hit the road!Inside Lonely Planet Grand Tour of Italy Road Trips :Lavish colour and gorgeous photography throughoutItineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interestsGet around easily – easy-to-read, full-colour route maps, detailed directionsInsider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road – local driving rules, parking, toll roadsEssential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, pricesHonest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks missUseful features – including Detours, Walking Tours and Link Your TripCovers Turin and the Riviera, Genoa, Venice, Padua, Florence and Tuscany, Rome and Lazio, Naples and more
Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisherThe best-selling Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography is written by internationally renowned travel photographer Richard I’Anson. He shares his wealth of experience and knowledge about travel photography in this jargon-free guide to taking better photographs.This new edition has been thoroughly updated and refreshed with up-to-the minute advice, information and instructions on how to take amazing travel photographs using the latest digital cameras.
Take a trip to old Japan with William Scott Wilson as he travels the ancient Kiso Road, a legendary route that remains much the same today as it was hundreds of years ago. The Kisoji, which runs through the Kiso Valley in the Japanese Alps, has been in use since at least 701 C.E. In the seventeenth century, it was the route that the daimyo (warlords) used for their biennial trips—along with their samurai and porters—to the new capital of Edo (now Tokyo). The natural beauty of the route is renowned—and famously inspired the landscapes of Hiroshige, as well as the work of many other artists and writers.
Thai takeout meets authentic, regional flavors in this collection of 100 recipes for easy, economical, and accessible Thai classics–from the rising star behind the blog She Simmers.Who can say no to a delicious plate of Pad Thai with Shrimp; a fresh, tangy Green Papaya Salad; golden Fried Spring Rolls; or a rich, savory Pork Toast with Cucumber Relish? Thai food is not only one of the most vibrant, wonderfully varied cuisines in the world, it also happens to be one of the tastiest, and a favorite among American eaters.T
Seasoned travel writers W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell offer an in-depth look at the national parks of southeastern Utah, from the awe-inspiring sandstone cliffs of Zion to the otherworldly rock formations of Arches. The authors provide suggestions for great trip ideas, such as the Best of Southern Utah’s National Parks and Standing High: The Best Vistas. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this handbook has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. With advice on hiking the remote corners of Canyonlands, mountain biking in Slickrock Canyon, and finding the best brewpub in Moab, Moon Zion & Bryce gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire Kuala Lumpur from the glittering Petronas Towers, climb the Telaga Tujuh waterfalls in Langkawi, or glide through the water village of Kampung Ayer; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei and begin your journey now!Inside Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei Travel Guide:Colour maps and images throughoutHighlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interestsInsider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spotsEssential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, pricesHonest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks missCultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – outdoor adventures, cuisine, history, culture, politics, religion, arts, media, environmentOver 90 mapsCovers Bandar Seri Begawan, Tutong, Jalan Labi, Seria, Kuala Belait, Temburong District, Bangar, Pulau Selirong, Batang Duri, Peradayan Forest Reserve, Ulu Temburong National Park and more
Scotland offers astonishing variety: its sophisticated cities such as Edinburgh and Glasgow, and iconic landscapes of moors, mountains, and lochs, have strong allure. Americans make up the largest market of international visitors, with over 300,000 annually. St. Andrews is a pilgrimage for golfers; castles dot the country; and whisky distilleries are popular around the northeast and western islands. Scotland’s customs and products–from tartans and bagpipes to tweeds–are known worldwide, but there’s nothing like experiencing them firsthand.N
It’s been ten years since David Lebovitz packed up his most treasured cookbooks, a well-worn cast-iron skillet, and his laptop and moved to Paris. In that time, the culinary culture of France has shifted as a new generation of chefs and home cooks—most notably in Paris—incorporates ingredients and techniques from around the world into traditional French dishes.In My Paris Kitchen, David remasters the classics, introduces lesser-known fare, and presents 100 sweet and savory recipes that reflect the way modern Parisians eat today.
The Atlas of British Columbia is the first major cartographic study of the province to be published since 1956. Created through close co-operation between government, the private sector, and the unviersity, it is the successor to the British Columbia Atlas of Resources which, for twenty years, has been the standard reference work used by schools, industry, government, and the general public. The most recent data available have been used to give an accurate, comprehensive picture of British Columbia’s economy as it is today.
These 150 mouthwatering recipes, contributed by some of Minnesota’s best chefs, farmers, and foragers and accompanied by gorgeous photography, celebrate the state’s outstanding and unique cuisine. You’ll find dishes featuring fish from the lakes as well as morels and chanterelles, wild blueberries, wild game, beef and bison, orchard fruits, berries, dairy products, and much more. There are recipes inspired by German, Scandinavian, East Asian, and African traditions, as well as dishes from fairs and food trucks.
Wordsmiths and Warriors explores the heritage of English through the places in Britain that shaped it. It unites the warriors, whose invasions transformed the language, with the poets, scholars, reformers, and others who helped create its character. The book relates a real journey. David and Hilary Crystal drove thousands of miles to produce this fascinating combination of English-language history and travelogue, from locations in south-east Kent to the Scottish lowlands, and from south-west Wales to the East Anglian coast.
The Arctic Tundra and adjacent Boreal Forest or Taiga support the most cold-adapted flora and fauna on Earth. The evolutionary capacity of both plants and animals to adapt to these thermally limiting conditions has always attracted biological investigation and is a central theme of this book. How the polar biota will adapt to a warmer world is creating significant and renewed interest in this habitat. The Arctic has always been subject to climatic fluctuation and the polar biota has successfully adapted to these changes throughout its evolutionary history.
Cape Town Then and Now is a unique visual portrait of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula, contrasting rare archival photographs with stunning contemporary views. The book draws on the superb photographic collections of the Western Cape Archives, including the work of Arthur Elliott, Thomas Ravenscroft and Henry Steer. These images portray the changing Cape Town scene from the 1880s to the 1930s – landscape, architecture, transport, recreation and the march of history. Where possible, the modern-day photographs, which include spectacular aerial panoramas, have been shot from the same locations as the originals.
Selling for a lower price than any similar guidebook, and deliberately limited to a short 256 pages, this EasyGuide is an exercise in creating easily-absorbed travel information. It emphasizes the authentic experiences in each destination:the most important attractions, the classic method of approaching a particular destination; the best choices for accommodations and meals; the best ways to maximize the enjoyment of your stay. Because it is "quick to read, light to carry", it is called an "EasyGuide", and reflects Arthur Frommer’s lifetime of experience in presenting clear and concise travel advice.
The newly updated, full-color Rough Guide to Belgium and Luxembourg is the definitive guide to this underrated corner of Europe. Detailed accounts and crystal-clear maps reveal every nook and cranny of both countries, from the best Belgian beer bars to comic shops, chocolate, and carnivals.The Rough Guide to Belgium and Luxembourg is packed with historical context and well-informed insights into the superb sights, museums and galleries of the big cities — Ghent, Bruges, Antwerp, Brussels, and Luxembourg City — but it also departs from the urban centers for the forests and moorland of the Ardennes, the windswept beaches of the north coast, the WWI sites of Flanders, and Luxembourg’s remote hamlets.Y
A fun, fresh tribute to the Golden State, illustrated with gorgeous color photography, fascinating historical images, and cool memorabilia. Learn anew the legends, landmarks, and lore of historic sites, such as Bodie, Point Reyes, the Knights Ferry Bridge, Mission Santa Barbara, Carson Mansion in Old Town Eureka, Death Valley, Glacier Point, and Alcatraz. Delving into the people, places, and activities that have defined California through the years, this book explores all that makes California great: the Big Sur coast, the Monterey Jazz Festival, Napa Valley’s wine country, Hollywood, the redwood trees of Muir Woods, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite Valley, big game fishing, surfing, agriculture, politics, music, sports, and much, much more.
Settled in 1630 by English Puritans seeking religious freedom, Boston has always been a city prone to significant and monumental change. Even before it was incorporated as Boston, named after the town of Boston in Lincolnshire, England, the town’s name was changed from Shawmut. From that time, Boston has evolved from being the original center of town government at the Old State House to becoming the financial center of New England in the twentieth century.Downtown Boston captures many of Boston’s intriguing changes with photographs of the past and present.
The Rough Guide to Sardinia is the ultimate travel guide to one of the Mediterranean’s most fascinating islands.Discover Sardinia’s highlights with stunning photography, color-coded maps, and more listings and information than ever before. You’ll find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Sardinia, from museums and archaeological sites to mountain hikes and beaches, as well as up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, and restaurants for all budgets. This guidebook covers the major festivals, explores Sardinia’s checkered history and rich archaeology, and features lesser-known aspects of the island, such as its industrial heritage, literature, handicrafts, culinary quirks, and trekking opportunities.M
The Rough Guide to Canada is the ultimate guide to this vast and varied land.With plenty of recommendations for things to see and do, from Toronto and Montreal to Vancouver, and from the east coast to the far north, you’ll discover all the best this country has to offer.This guide is packed with practical advice on exploring Canada’s great outdoors, from hiking or skiing in the Rockies to canoeing through British Columbia’s lakes, and from whale watching to looking out for grizzly bears. Whether you’re camping in one of the many beautiful national parks, heli-skiing in the mountains, or going in search of the northern lights, this book will give you all the practical advice you need for an amazing adventure.M
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer. Explore the must-see Hagia Sophia, take in the beauty of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and don’t miss out on the incredible street food.Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul. • Detailed itineraries and "don’t-miss" destination highlights at a glance. • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. • Free, color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances.
The Contemporary Anglophone Travel Novel explores the themes of alienation and displacement in a genre of post-World War II novels that portrays the pursuit of an authentic travel experience in a culturally unfamiliar place. Levin explores two questions: why does travel to an "undiscovered" place—one imagined outside the bounds of modernity—remain an enduring preoccupation in western civilization; and how does the representation of adventure travel change in the era of mass culture, when global capitalism expands at a rapid pace.
When a Boeing 747 splits in two on take off, old questions resurface. Why would a Boeing 747 fall apart? What did Pan Am 103, TWA 800 and later, the Kalitta Air cargo carrier bound for Bahrain, have in common? Putting together design problems, known service issues, and questions of metal fatigue and failure, as well as examining whose interests were at stake, the author presents a highly provocative scenario to account for many of the most dramatic air accidents in recent decades, including the downing of Pan Am 103 at Lockerbie.
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