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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 reader is taken on a culinary tour from Mexico, travelling southwards through Central and South America as they discover each region and its gastronomy. This book provides the practical guidance to recreate the magic of these meals at home. The food has a complex layering of flavours and techniques that leaves one in a constant state of amazement. The recipes are also adapted for South Africa, where certain ingredients are difficult to find.
'A nostalgic experience, informative, humorous, charming, but pervaded by the bitter-sweet scent of regret' Daily Mail 'Fort has an eye for the quirky, the absurd, the pompous and a style that, like the road, is always on the move' Sunday Telegraph 'A lovely book...At last someone has celebrated the romance of the British road' Guardian The A303 is more than a road. It is a story. One of the essential routes of English motoring and the road of choice to the West Country for thousands of holidaymakers, the A303 recalls a time when the journey was an adventure and not simply about getting there. In this fully revised and updated edition, Tom Fort gives voice to the stories this road has to tell, from the bluestones of Stonehenge, Roman roads and drovers paths to turnpike tollhouses, mad vicars, wicked Earls and solstice seekers, the history, geography and culture of this road tells a story of an English way of life.
If you love Victoria Hislop, Lucinda Riley and Elizabeth Edmondson, you'll love this perfect holiday read from the author of Islands of Secrets and Villa of Secrets. Sent away to a convent school in Dublin at the age of five, Irini McGuire has always had a strained and distant relationship with her mother, Bridget, a celebrated archaeologist who lives on the paradise island of Santorini. So, when Irini receives news that Bridget has been injured at a dig and is in a coma, she knows it is finally time to return to the island of her birth. Reading through her mother's notes at her bedside, Irini starts to realise how little she knows about Bridget's life. Now, driven by rumours that her mother's injury was no accident, Irini must uncover the dark secrets behind her family's separation. Will she discover the truth about her parents and her past before it is too late? What readers have said about Patricia Wilson's Islands of Secrets and Villa of Secrets: 'Island of Secrets is a book full of raw emotions, family vendettas, hidden secrets and three very strong women. It's a book I enjoyed very much and one which fans of Victoria Hislop and Debbie Rix are sure to enjoy' 'So well written and utterly heartbreaking . . . a story that needs to be told' 'Page-turning, enthralling and heartbreaking by turns' 'Made me laugh and cry, just couldn't put this book down' 'A perfect read' 'Heart-wrenching and heart-warming at the same time' 'What a thoroughly engrossing book' 'Written with such depth and understanding'
"If you're looking for yet another photography-led coffee table showpiece of New York's skyline, look away. NYPD police inspector Tom Miller's book has - like most of the buildings it explores - much more substantial foundations." National Geographic Traveller Based on the popular blog Daytonian in Manhattan, Seeking New York investigates the back stories of Manhattan's architecture and monuments. Alongside the expected account of architects, dates and styles, it reveals the human history of the buildings and statues: the scandals, the tribulations, the joys and achievements, the humanity, indeed, of the New Yorkers who lived within these walls. Meet Dorothy Parker, S.J.Perelman, Talullah Bankhead and Irving Berlin at the Algonquin Round Table; Maisie Plant, who persuaded her husband to sell his Fifth Avenue palazzo to Cartier for $100 and a pearl necklace; James and Abby Gibbons, whose Chelsea home was one of the stations on the Underground Railroad by which fugitive slaves found their way from the South to Canada. Perhaps you would rather not meet Jack the Rat, who for a dime would bite the head off a live mouse (for a quarter he'd do the same to a rat); or Ivan Poderjay, who left his bride's apartment for their honeymoon - with her body in a steamer trunk. Here the ever-changing face of Manhattan is captured through the structures and their stories.
Stop dreaming and get going! An itinerary-in-photos for people who love to travel, from Patricia Schultz, author of the #1 bestselling book of the same name. Each month features a new destination with daily gorgeous images of eye-catching sites--on and off the beaten path--plus a map and detailed text about the featured location. Admire the cherry blossoms of the Imperial Palace's East Garden in Tokyo one month, then zip-line over Whistler, ride the railway up the Jungfrau in Switzerland, and stroll leisurely through South Carolina's Low Country gardens. Picture-a-Day(R) Wall Calendars include hundreds of gorgeous full-color and black-and-white photographs that indulge our hobbies, curiosities, and obsessions. Each month's grid includes a large image with informative text, plus additional images for nearly every day of the year.
'Ideal for anyone looking to add a little more joy to their journeys' -- Woman's Way 'A timely exhortation to slow down and become more mindful of what has been lost by trading in analog pleasures for digital ones' -- Perceptive Travel Unlike almost every travel book, this one is not about where to go, but how to go. As our daily lives are dominated by devices and an always-connected mentality, more people are using their precious vacation time as an excuse to unplug and re-engage with their surroundings?and themselves. Away & Aware is a beautifully illustrated guide to more mindful travel, with tips and advice for planning off-the-grid trips, minimalist packing, unplugging on the road, connecting with local culture, travelling with children, and easing back into the real world after returning from a trip.
Dom Joly was born in Beirut and lived there until he was eighteen. He lived through the civil war, went to school with Osama Bin Laden, and learned to ski and speak French and Arabic. At the age of seven he was sent to an English boarding school, where he would spend term times before returning to his war-torn home. It was a schizophrenic existence. Dom's parents divorced when he was eighteen and he moved permanently to the UK, becoming a diplomat, a political journalist and then famous as a man who dressed as a giant squirrel. He has only been back to Lebanon twice since. Then he read about an attempt to encourage tourism in this long-suffering country. The Lebanon Mountain Trail. This is a hiking trail that runs from the Syrian border in the north of Lebanon, along the spine of the country's mountain range all the way to the Israeli border in the south. The trail takes thirty days to complete. Dom immediately decided that he must hike the trail in 2018, the year of his fiftieth birthday, and invited two friends along. Essentially this is a bonding adventure that just so happens to take place right in the middle of the most important geopolitical region of our times. The Hezbollah Hiking Club is a funny, heart-warming travel book full of insight into the Middle East, religion, friendship and growing old disgracefully . . . It's three men on a camel . . . without the camel.
**From the bestselling author of THE WALKER'S GUIDE TO OUTDOOR CLUES AND SIGNS and HOW TO READ WATER, The Sunday Times Book Of The Year** Tristan Gooley, author of THE NATURAL NAVIGATOR demonstrates how it is possible to connect profoundly with the lands we travel through. In THE NATURAL EXPLORER he combines the work of the some of the most insightful travellers of the past two thousand years with his own experience. The most rewarding travel experiences do not depend on our destination or the length of our journey, but on our levels of awareness. A short walk can compare with an epic journey, when we take the time to focus on the things that dramatically enrich each journey. Exploration is no longer about hardship or long distances, it is about celebrating the sense of connection and discovery that is possible in all our travels.
The ultimate holiday planner, packed with over 130 of the world's most spectacular places and arranged in a handy month-by-month guide. Explore the Great Barrier Reef, cruise the Galapagos Islands or laze on the palm-fringed beaches of Malaysia safe in the knowledge that you are visiting at the very best time of the year. Search by month or type of holiday, or simply flick through the pages for inspiration. With suggested itineraries and insider advice, the world is at your fingertips. Inside Where to Go When: The World's Best Destinations: - The month-by-month colour-coded design helps you find information quickly - Each monthly section organises destinations into 6 themes, so you can search for places according to your interests - Itineraries guide you through the world's most stunning locations - Experts suggest the best things to see and do in each destination, from heli-skiing in Whistler to celebrating New Year's Eve in Sydney - Includes at-a-glance practical information on getting there, getting around, weather, accommodation and eating out - A foreword by TV personality Craig Doyle - Contains handy insider tips - Colour photographs of every featured destination - Covers St Petersburg, Havana, Whistler, Kyoto, Victoria Falls, Reykjavik, Copenhagen, Manu National Park, Santorini, Tibet, Rajasthan, Lapland and much more About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's award-winning travel books take the work out of planning your next adventure, with inspirational images, tips, and information to enrich your journey. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
A daily escape to paradise! A calendar for travelers, beach-combers, and dreamers. Kick off your shoes, switch your phone to airplane mode, and indulge in the luxury of pure escape. With hundreds of lush, full-color photographs, Islands is a gorgeous gallery of retreats for your desktop, each one a place that is truly apart, with page after transfixing page of glittering, crystalline waters and snow-white sands. Tropical landscapes, with piercing sunrises and Edenic blue skies. Windswept palm trees gently whispering in the breeze. And remote beaches that make the rest of the world slip away, leaving you in a haven of bliss. Page-a-Day(R) Gallery Calendars include 160 sheets of glossy, high quality paper printed with gorgeous full-color photographs. Each calendar is packaged in a clear plastic box that opens into a desktop easel for elegant, inspiring display.
THE trusted source of information for a successful Walt Disney World vacation The best-selling independent guide to Walt Disney World has everything you need to plan your family's trip--hassle-free. Whether you are planning your annual vacation to Walt Disney World or preparing for your first visit ever, this book gives you the insider scoop on hotels, restaurants, and attractions. The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2020 explains how Walt Disney World works and how to use that knowledge to make every minute and every dollar of your vacation count. With an Unofficial Guide in hand, and with authors Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa as guides, find out what's available in every category, from best to worst, and get step-by-step, detailed plans to help make the most of your time at Walt Disney World.
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.
A visual homage to the world's most photogenic city. Paris Page-a-Day(R) Gallery Calendar serves up Parisian culture in a calendar, including the most recognizable landmarks, iconic sights, best-kept secrets. More than 300 gorgeous, glossy full-color and vintage black and white photographs radiate with timeless, irresistible romance. A Citro n rounds a residential street of charming stone houses in Montmarte. Carved limestone facades bring historical detail to modern streetscapes. In full springtime bloom, the Jardin du Luxembourg provides tranquility and shade for reading or daydreaming. And golden tartelettes au citron adorn patisserie windows, while delectable, savory cheeses line the Aligre Market. Throughout, quotes speak to the city's bohemian soul: When one thinks of the banks of the Seine one thinks simultaneously of artists, for the two belong together.--Paul Bowles. Page-a-Day(R) Gallery Calendars include 160 sheets of glossy, high quality paper printed with gorgeous full-color photographs. Each calendar is packaged in a clear plastic box that opens into a desktop easel for elegant, inspiring display.
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