A popular series of guidebooks for the modern-day traveler offering information on cities and countries around the world continues, presenting up-to-date backgrounds and descriptions, detailed maps, hundreds of photographs and much more, including walking and driving tours, visitor information directories and cultural sidebars. Original.
The End of the Ocean
Author: Maja Lunde
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HISTORY OF BEES Praise for The History of Bees: ‘Fans of Cloud Atlas andNever Let Me Go will love The History of Bees’ Good Housekeeping ‘Dystopian and electric, this book is set to blow minds everywhere' Stylist 'Haunting and poignant ... an important and wonderful book' Dave Goulson, bestselling author of Bee Quest ‘Spectacular and deeply moving. Lunde has elegantly woven together a tale of science and science fiction, dystopia and hope, and the trials of the individual and the strengths of family’ Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author ‘Such is the genius of debut novelist Maja Lunde that her tale of three eras—the long past, the tenuous present and the biologically damned future—is strung on the fragile hope of the survival of bees’ Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author ‘As a lover of honeybees and a fan of speculative fiction, I was doubly smitten by The History of Bees. Maja Lunde’s novel is an urgent reminder of how much our survival depends on those remarkable insects. It is also a gripping account of how—despite the cruelest losses—humanity may abide and individual families can heal’ Jean Hegland, author of Into the Forest ‘By turns devastating and hopeful, The History of Beesresonates powerfully with our most pressing environmental concerns. Following three separate but interconnected timelines, Lunde shows us the past, the present, and a terrifying future in a riveting story as complex as a honeycomb’ Bryn Greenwood, New York Times bestselling author ‘Here is a story that is sweeping in scope but intimate in detail’ Laura McBride, author of We Are Called to Rise
“The Delusions of Certainty is a unique book by an extraordinary author. Siri Hustvedt is a notable novelist, art scholar, and a philosopher of science. In this memorable and immensely enjoyable volume, Hustvedt rises above the exhausted debate over the two cultures, to demonstrate not just the possibility but also the advantages of combining the approaches of the arts, humanities, and sciences to illuminate a key aspect of the human condition: the mind-body problem.” —Antonio Damasio, bestselling author of Descartes’ Error and Self Comes to Mind “Siri Hustvedt proves her membership in the highest rank of neuroscientists and philosophers who probe the nature of thought and the workings of consciousness. A novelist and a student of psychoanalysis and neuroscience, Hustvedt can ask questions others cannot ask about imagination, identity, epistemology, gendered power, and mortality. Her authoritative knowledge and her courage to challenge the status quo guide the reader to fresh epiphanies about what counts as human nature. The work is, in the end, a work of freedom.” —Rita Charon, Columbia University “The Delusions of Certainty is the best book on the mind-body problem I have ever read. Perhaps only a great novelist and essayist can address what neuroscientists and philosophers fail to question. Siri Hustvedt takes the reader on an inspiring journey into highly relevant and often unanswered questions about what it means to be human.” —Vittorio Gallese, University of Parma Prizewinning novelist, feminist, and scholar Siri Hustvedt turns her brilliant and critical eye toward the metaphysical issues of neuropsychology in this lauded, standalone volume. Originally published in her “canonical” (Publishers Weekly) and “absorbing” (Kirkus Reviews) collection A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women, The Delusions of Certainty exposes how the age-old, unresolved mind-body problem has shaped—and often distorted and confused—contemporary thought in neuroscience, psychiatry, genetics, artificial intelligence, and evolutionary psychology.
The London Book
Author: Petra Dubilski
Publisher: Monaco Books
Lavishly illustrated, THE LONDON BOOK is a superb tribute to this much-loved capital combining over 300 stunning images with engaging text. This sumptuous coffee table book features page after page of visual delights capturing the major attractions of this unique and cosmopolitan metropolis, from the splendour of the royal palaces and historic cathedrals to the lush green parks, vibrant markets and world famous shops. A visual feast to captivate and tempt your customers and a fabulous souvenir all in one. ● Breathtaking images capture the essence of a remarkable city ● Special features and interesting facts bring to life the city's past and present ● An inspiring gift or the perfect souvenir
Lonely Planet Chicago
Author: Lonely Planet, Karla Zimmerman
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Chicago is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire Chicago's architecture on a river tour; visit the Art Institute of Chicago, or see a show at one of the city's 200 theaters; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Chicago and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Chicago: Full-color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, architecture, sports, cuisine, music, arts, cinema, literature Free, convenient pull-out Chicago map (included in print version), plus over 40 color maps Covers The Loop, Near North, Gold Coast, Old Town, Boystown, Wrigleyville, Andersonville, Uptown, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Ukrainian Village, Logan Square, Humboldt Park, West Loop, Pilsen, South Side, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Chicago, our most comprehensive guide to Chicago, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Looking for just the highlights of Chicago? Check out Pocket Chicago, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Journey Through Lower Saxony
Author: Georg Schwikart, Ernst Wrba
Publisher: Verlagshaus Wurzburg Gmbh & Company Kg
Wandering the second largest federal state in Germany, this guide reveals the vast range of scenery that Lower Saxony has to offer—from the North Sea’s islands and coast of East Frisia to the Emsland on the border to the Netherlands. The elevations of the Harz Mountains and the rivers of the Ems, Weser, Aller, and Elbe are also explored along with the rich and ancient history of the region, mirrored in its prehistoric burial mounds, the medieval cathedral at Braunschweig, the many edifices of the Weser Renaissance, the baroque gardens of Herrenhausen, and the neoclassical and Rococo houses of Osnabrück. Lower Saxony's many cultural, traditional, and natural assets are shown as being counterbalanced by a successful local economy, with several big car factories in the areas of Hannover, Braunschweig, and Wolfsburg. Beyond the big cities, this travel companion demonstrates how the region’s local customs are enthusiastically upheld, with fairy tales and legends telling of the Pied Piper of Hamelin and the witches of Brocken Mountain. Additional features focus on the coastal region of East Frisia, the artists' colony at Worpswede, the heath of Lüneburg with its moorland sheep, and a very special player in the history of the automobile: the VW Beetle.
Lonely Planet Sweden is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit the beautiful, stylish capital of Stockholm; hike, ski or dogsled Arctic wasteland; or curl up by the fire in a cosy cottage; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Sweden and begin your journey now!
Author: Pekka Hiltunen
Publisher: Anchor Books
A gripping psychological thriller debut by award-winning Finnish author Pekka Hiltunen - skilfully paced, intense and intelligent.
Hit the Road
Author: Gestalten, Sascha Friesicke
A weekend trip, a longer vacation off the beaten track, or a nomadic journey around the globe. HIt the Road features vans, overland vehicles, and their passionate owners-and celebrates a life on the move. Hit the Road - and leave your comfort zone behind. Step aboard a four-wheeled home that allows you the freedom to stay wherever you want, whenever you want, and however you want. WAtch the passing landscapes, follow the desire to see what is just over the horizon line, and escape from modern monotony. Be it the story of a couple that traveled across Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom in a Volkswagen T4 on a journey to enrich their culinary education to a trek from one tip of Canada to the other behind the wheel of a Honda Element with the aurora borealis as a guiding light to a group of friends who perseveringly drove a Porsche 944 from England to Cape Town: Hit the Road welcomes you to follow these nomads and their journeys with stunning photography and details of their intrepid transportation. RIdes range from classic Volkswagen Bullis to refurbished Airstream trailers and unstoppable 4x4s. FRom the deserts of Africa to the snow-capped mountains of Mongolia: prepare to hit the road.
Author: Sarah Kochav
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Provides an overview of the history of Israel and looks at its ruins and artifacts
Relax and flip through this book for a real in-depth jaunt through time and place! From the late 1800s until the advent of radio and television, stereoscope viewers were one of the most popular forms of home entertainment. Special cameras make stereoscopic cards, which feature two images set side-by-side. Seen through the viewer, the two photos merge to create a strikingly lifelike 3-D image. You can still experience the thrill of seeing world landmarks up close and personal, with an added dimension. Combine time travel with a trip to London, all from the comfort of your own home. Here is London in the great era of Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, brought to life in rare, original, three-dimensional photographs. Included are views of such iconic London sights as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and the famous Beefeaters, nighttime on the Thames, Petticoat Lane, the Tower Bridge, and London Bridgeâ??when it was still in London. The book's built-in stereoscopic lenses make viewing the photographs a snap. Extensive captions describe the history of each of the landmarks portrayed in the book. Experience the depth and realism no ordinary photograph or movie can offer, all in a tidy, bound book, so you can't lose your stereoscope viewer!
Journey Through Sweden
Author: Max Galli, Ulrike Ratay
Publisher: Verlagshaus Wurzburg Gmbh & Company Kg
The Moon Sister
Author: Lucinda Riley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From New York Times bestselling author and “remarkable reading phenomenon” (Lancashire Post) Lucinda Riley, The Moon Sister transports you to the grandeur of the remote Scottish Highlands and the gypsy caves of Granada, just as Spain descends into civil war, interweaving the stories of two women searching for their destinies, at the risk of potentially losing their chance at love. Tiggy D’Aplièse spends her days experiencing the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands doing a job she loves at a deer sanctuary. But when the sanctuary is forced to close, she is offered a job as a wildlife consultant on the vast and isolated estate of the elusive and troubled laird, Charlie Kinnaird. She has no idea that the move will not only irrevocably alter her future, but also bring her face-to-face with her past. At the estate, she meets Chilly, a gypsy who fled from Spain seventy years before. He tells her that not only does she possess a sixth sense passed down from her ancestors, but it was foretold long ago that he would be the one to send her back home… In 1912, in the poor gypsy community outside the city walls of Granada, Lucía Amaya-Albaycin is born. Destined to be the greatest flamenco dancer of her generation—and named La Candela, due to the inner flame that burns through her when she dances— Lucía is whisked away by her ambitious and talented guitarist father at the tender age of ten to dance in the flamenco bars of Barcelona. Her mother is devastated by the loss of her daughter and as civil war threatens in Spain, tragedy strikes the rest of her family. Now in Madrid, Lucía and her troupe of dancers are forced to flee for their lives, their journey taking them far across the water to South America and eventually, to North America and New York—Lucía’s long-held dream. But to pursue it, she must choose between her passion for her career and the man she adores. Featuring Lucinda Riley’s “addictive storytelling with a moving, emotional heart” (Dinah Jeffries), The Moon Sister follows these two women on their journey to discover their true futures—but at the risk of potentially losing the men they had hoped to build futures with.
Author: Dieter Glogowski
Publisher: C J Bucher Verlag Gmbh
It all started with a letter from Ladakh - an old monk asked his friend Dieter Glogowski to locate the Golden Tara, the gilded statue of a goddess important in Tibetan Buddhism and which had been lost during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Glogowski accepted the challenge and set off on an adventure that would take him from Tibet to Bhutan, Sikkim and Kailash. The long sojourn also became an inner journey. The author's account and photographs guide us on this quest to uncover the secret of the Golden Tara.
Author: H. B. Gibson
Examines the current state of the ancient, highly misunderstood art, exploring recent theories and research concerning its nature as well as its uses in psychotherapy and even physical medicine