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This stunning depiction of geology in Namibia combines searingly beautiful photography with clear explanations of how the varied landscapes formed.
Arranged chronologically (starting 13.8 billion years ago), the chapters each deal with a particular event or process that has resulted in the formation under discussion. These include the early beginnings of the Earth, meteorites, canyons and limestone caves, vast desert landscapes, moonscapes and bizarrely-shaped rocks, and Namibia’s astonishing underwater lakes and reservoirs.
Picture-driven, with accessible text, this book features all the highlights of Namibian landscapes and landforms. A treat for travellers real and virtual – those on the road as well as those in armchairs.
A wide-ranging exploration of South Africa's Mother City, Scenic Cape Town is both strikingly visual and full of detail. With photographs by Mark Skinner and text by Sean Fraser, the book pays tribute to the different kinds of beauty Cape Town has on offer - its cultural heritage, historical charm and natural splendour. From the brightly-coloured houses of the Malay Quarter and the bustle of Green Point market, to the nature reserve at Cape Point and the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton, Scenic Cape Town presents the city in all its magnificence. Now in its second edition, this classic coffee-table book has been is revised and updated to include forty per cent new images.
- The first photographic field guide for the birds of Cuba - Includes all 378 recorded species - Updated status and distribution taxonomy Cuba is home to a diverse avifauna, rich with endemic species. The island is also home to a range of regional scarcities and acts as an important stopping point for migrants as they cross the Caribbean. This comprehensive photographic guide provides full coverage of every species on the Cuban list. The images have been carefully selected to show key features, while the concise text is designed to aid field identification, providing essential information on aging and sexing, voice, similar species, habitat, and behavior. Each species account includes a map showing distribution on the island and is accompanied by notes on world range and status in Cuba. Packed with spectacular images, this book is the definitive guide to the avifauna of Cuba and an essential companion for any bird-watcher or naturalist visiting this beautiful and bird-rich island.
This is a thoroughly revised edition of the Historical Atlas of Colorado, which was coauthored by Tom Noel and published in 1994. Chock-full of the best and latest information on Colorado, this new edition features thirty new chapters, updated text, more than 100 color maps and 100 color photos, and a best-of listing of Colorado authors and books, as well as a guide to hundreds of tourist attractions. Colorado received its name (Spanish for ""red"") after much debate and many possibilities, including Idaho (an ""Indian"" name meaning ""gem of the mountains"" later discovered to be a fabrication) and Yampa (Ute for ""bear""). Noel includes other little-known but significant facts about the state, from its status as first state in the Union to elect women to its legislature, to its controversial ""highest state"" designation, elevated by the 2013 legalization of recreational cannabis. Noel and cartographer Carol Zuber-Mallison map and describe Colorado's spectacular geography and its fascinating past. The book's eight parts survey natural Colorado, from rivers and mountains to dinosaurs and mammals; history, from prehistoric peoples to twenty-first-century Color-oddities; mining and manufacturing, from the gold rush to alternative energy sources; agriculture, including wineries and brewpubs; transportation, from stagecoach lines to light rail; modern Colorado, from the New Deal to the present (including politics, history, and information on lynchings, executions, and prisons); recreation, covering not only hiking and skiing but also literary locales and Colorado in the movies; and tourism, encompassing historic landmarks, museums, and even cemeteries. In short, this book has information - and surprises - that anyone interested in Colorado will relish.
The many layers of New Mexico's art, history, culture, and landscape crystallize within the lenses of the photographers gathered here. Each month you'll be treated to award-winning images selected by the editors of New Mexico Magazine for its annual contest. From glorious landscapes to intimate moments, the Land of Enchantment comes to life.
The art history of New Mexico never stopped growing and innovating. Sample some of the latest practitioners of the visual arts in this beautifully reproduced calendar. By brush and by pen, these New Mexico-based artists render the state's people, pueblos, canyons, and mountains with exuberant palettes and intriguing points of view.
London a Pictorial Journey is a new collection of 500 stunning, full colour photographs of London by world-renowned travel photographer, Steve Vidler, previous creator of many popular titles, including Portrait of London. As you turn the pages, follow Steve Vidler on a pictorial journey from Greenwich in the East through the heart of London to Windsor in the West. This beautifully presented hardback book offers a visual journey that captures the essence of the capital city.
"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines..." The small but feisty heroine, Madeline, and her charming world have been loved by children and adults alike for eighty years. Take a trip to Paris in this timeless picture book classic. First published in 1939, MADELINE and its sequels have been adapted into numerous formats, spawning television series and a live action feature film. "The illustrations are stunningly beautiful and touchingly eccentric" The Guardian "No one has ever written more delightful stories" New York Herald Tribune
"Madeline, Madeline, where have you been?" "We've been to London to see the Queen." The small but feisty heroine, Madeline, and her charming world have been loved by children and adults alike for eighty years. Take a trip to London in this timeless picture book classic. First published in 1939, MADELINE and its sequels have been adapted into numerous formats, spawning television series and a live action feature film. "The illustrations are stunningly beautiful and touchingly eccentric" The Guardian "No one has ever written more delightful stories" New York Herald Tribune
The largest known collection of ledger art ever acquired by one
individual is Mark Lansburgh's diverse assemblage of more than 140
drawings, now held by the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College
and catalogued in this important book. The Cheyennes, Crows,
Kiowas, Lakotas, and other Plains peoples created the genre known
as ledger art in the mid-nineteenth century. Before that time,
these Indians had chronicled the heroic achievements of their
warriors and chiefs on rock, buffalo robes, and tipi covers. As
they came into increasing contact with American traders, the
artists recorded their experiences in pencil and crayon drawings on
paper bound in ledger or account books. The drawings became known
as ledger art.
In "Atlanta and Environs," historian Franklin M. Garrett wrote that
Oakland Cemetery is "Atlanta's most tangible link between the past
and the present." Within its forty-eight acres are more than
seventy thousand personal stories--of settlers and immigrants who
forged a city from a rowdy railroad camp, former slaves who carved
out lives in a segregated world, soldiers in blue and gray who were
cut down in a brutal civil war, and civic and business visionaries
who rebuilt the Phoenix City from the ashes of war and carried it
to prominence on the international stage.
Dink mens aan Wes-Afrika, dink jy aan woestyn en kamele, Bedoeiene en swaar tekstielweefstof, silwer juweliersware en stomende speserye. Tog is daar naas die bykans mistieke idille-beeld mediaflitse van honger en armoede, politieke onstabiliteit en diktatorskap, vrees en verskrikking. As vryskutjoernalis in Dakar kry Louw die geleentheid om lande soos Senegal, Togo, Ghana, die Ivoorkus en Burkina Faso nie net as “toubab” (Westerling) en toeris te besoek nie, maar kry sy ook glimpse van die streek se hartklop: onreg, ongelykheid en onmag wat dekades na die val van kolonialisme nog die vinger wys na Europese hebsug ... maar ook die kuns, die kleur en die ritme van ’n leefstyl so diep verweef met die waai van die wind, die skakerings van sandduine en die val van die Afrika-son dat dit byna anderkant Westerse woordeskat le. Anderkant ’n eerste kyk. Anderkant Timboektoe.
There's nothing the British love more than discussing the weather and debating what it's going to do next. This handy-sized guide explains what causes the weather and easy ways to make your own forecasts. Will I need to take an umbrella this afternoon? Does a red sky tonight really mean fine weather tomorrow? What do those funny shaped clouds mean? To answer these questions and more, you need How to Read the Weather, a handy pocket-sized guide to the most important subject in the world. Renowned weather expert Storm Dunlop - yes, really - takes you through the basics of what makes the weather and shows you how to read the signs to know what's going to happen next. Along the way he also reveals some of the most unusual and dramatic weather events in our history. From barometers to blizzards, cloud bursts to cross winds, this book is perfect for the armchair meteorologist, or for those planning their next walk or camping trip.
Every autumn, thousands of migrating Red-tailed Hawks arrive on the southern Great Plains to spend the winter, and Oklahoma is one of the best places to observe this amazing phenomenon. Above the prairie, as Oscar Hammerstein wrote, they make ""lazy circles in the sky,"" but not for entertainment, theirs or ours. Author Jim Lish draws on more than forty years' experience as a professional biologist and ornithologist to present almost two hundred color photographs of Red-tails and relate important lessons in southern Great Plains biodiversity, underscoring the place of the Red-tailed Hawk in Oklahoma's tallgrass prairie ecology. Winter's Hawk introduces the reader to the hawk's biology, social behavior, and useful role in limiting destructive rodent populations. In sharing many anecdotes from his long experience in the field, Lish describes the hunting techniques of Red-tails, their competition with other raptors, and their behavior in the presence of human observers. He describes the subtle differences in plumage, and other characteristics between the various subspecies of Red-tailed Hawks that winter here. His account of their behavior includes intergenerational warfare, in which young Red-tails are frequently the losers. Detailed and scientifically accurate, this informal, jargon-free account will appeal to birders, sportsmen, naturalists, and falconers, as well as biologists. Red-tails can see ultraviolet light, which enables them to easily locate trails left by rodents. Cotton rats are by far their most important winter food, but they also eat carrion, large snakes, medium-sized mammals, and smaller birds. The main motive for the birds' behavior, Lish reminds us, is survival, and he includes birds'-eye views of the hazards Red-tails face: foot injuries, damage to feathers, starvation, electrocution, and illegal shooting. A treasure trove of rich descriptive writing and astonishing photographs, Winter's Hawk inspires readers to help preserve these magnificent birds of prey so that future generations may see a Red-tail standing sentinel over a field or circling above it.
Monumental New York! highlights thirty of the most fascinating statues and memorials found throughout Upstate New York. D'Imperio leads readers through the state's rich history as he explores some of the famous and lesser-known monuments of the region. You will meet the canal diggers who muscled their way across the state trenching "Clinton's Ditch" and learn about the "Female Paul Revere." Featuring memorial tributes to such well-known historical figures as John Brown, FDR, and Carl Sagan, the book also includes the site of Upstate New York's infamous Civil War prison camp and the chilling "Jerry Rescue Monument." These monuments are scattered from cities such as Albany and Buffalo to the many little-known towns that populate the state. Each chapter offers detailed information on the history and significance of each monument as well as useful travel information about the area. D'Imperio's engaging narrative, detailed research, and infectious enthusiasm for Upstate New York make this an ideal guidebook, one that visitors and residents alike will treasure for years to come.
Warned by a Hong Kong fortune-teller not to risk flying for a whole year, Tiziano Terzani – a vastly experienced Asia correspondent – took what he called 'the first step into an unknown world… It turned out to be one of the most extraordinary years I have ever spent: I was marked for death, and instead I was reborn.'
"Terzani is already something of a legend. He is a wonderful journalist. But he is much more than that. His book is not the self-important tale of a journalist but the progress of a modern, sceptical and emotional pilgrim – and wilful showman… part autobiography, part journey through the comforting past, the unbearable present and the unwelcoming future, and part prophecy… He has written magnificently all his life. Never better than now."
"One of the most interesting and unusual travel books I have ever read."
"A great book written in the best traditions of literary journalism… profound, rich and reflective."
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