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The Bible on Location Off the Beaten Path in Ancient and Modern Israel

In this innovative guidebook Julie Baretz takes readers to twenty-one off-the-beaten-path locations in Israel where Bible stories are said to have happened. At each site she sets the scene by relating the historical context of the event, then follows with the biblical text itself and her own lively commentary. Captivating and complex Bible characters bring the locations to life as they face social, ethical, and spiritual dilemmas not unlike our own today. Baretz’s narratives draw on history, archaeology, academic scholarship, and rabbinic literature for interpretations that enhance the meaning of the biblical events. Each story is told in the voice of Baretz as the tour guide—knowledgeable yet informal and friendly. The Bible on Location traces the chronology and narrative arc of the historical books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, Ezra, and Nehemiah. The book begins with the Israelites’ arrival in the land of Israel (following the exodus from Egypt and the forty years of wandering) and continues over more than six hundred years, until the return of the Jewish exiles from Babylon to their homeland. Baretz’s descriptions are accompanied by colorful maps and photographs that put actual and armchair visitors in the middle of the action. Each location reveals a new episode in the biblical narrative and provides inspiration and commentary that will enhance visits to the various sites.

Talk to the Snail Ten Commandments for Understanding the French

Have you ever walked into a half-empty Parisian restaurant, only to be told that it's "complet"? Attempted to say "merci beaucoup" and accidentally complimented someone's physique? Been overlooked at the boulangerie due to your adherence to the bizarre foreign custom of waiting in line? Well, you're not alone. The internationally bestselling author of A Year in the Merde and In the Merde for Love has been there too, and he is here to help. In Talk to the Snail, Stephen Clarke distills the fruits of years spent in the French trenches into a truly handy (and hilarious) book of advice. Read this book, and find out how to get good service from the grumpiest waiter; be exquisitely polite and brutally rude at the same time; and employ the language of l'amour and le sexe. Everything you need is here in this funny, informative, and seriously useful guide to getting what you really want from the French. Stephen Clarke is a British journalist and the internationally bestselling author of A Year in the Merde and In the Merde for Love, which describe the misadventures of Paul West in France. He himself has lived in France for twelve years. Praise for A Year on the Merde: "Clarke renders the flavor of life in Paris impeccably: the endless strikes, the sadistic receptionists, the crooked schemes by which the wealthy and well-connected land low-rent apartments...Clarke's eye for detail is terrific."-Washington Post "Call him the anti-Mayle. Stephen Clarke is acerbic, insulting, un-PC and mostly hilarious."-San Francisco Chronicle "Combines the gaffes of Bridget Jones with the boldness of James Bond...Clarke's sharp eye for detail and relentless wit make even the most quotidian task seem surreal."-Publishers Weekly

Yankee's New England Adventures Over 400 Essential Things to See and Do

The experts at New England s iconic Yankee magazine have distilled nearly a century of experience and knowledge into the guide you have been waiting for. Yankee s New England Adventures is the go-to source for in-depth travel information, with the same stunning photography and practical know-how they bring to you every month. Whether you are interested in exploring the vibrant culture of tiny villages or big cities, eating outstanding meals in colonial inns or vintage diners, rambling through art museums or up steep wooded hills, this is the guide for you. An island stuck in the 19th century? A walk-in, stained-glass globe? A place where you can eat Thanksgiving dinner every day of the year? From the golden dunes of Nantucket to the alpine tundra of the White Mountains, from the blue waters of Lake Champlain to the green grass of Boston Common, travelers and residents alike will find over 400 local secrets, out-of-the-way places, and unique experiences in all six states of this remarkable region of America. Live the Yankee lifestyle and get on the road with Yankee s New England Adventures.

Walking Loch Lomond and the Trossachs 70 walks, including 21 Munro summits (British Mountains), 2nd Edition

Guidebook to over 70 walking routes in the hills of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park in Scotland's Southern Highlands. Including 21 Munros on less-popular routes, as well as plenty of Corbetts and Grahams. Hill summits of Ben Lomond, the Cobbler, Ben Lui and the Arrochar Alps have plenty of routes to explore. The routes in this guide range from 1 to 17 miles, and are clearly graded for distance and difficulty, as well as dividing between low-level, mid-level and mountain walks. From short, loch-side strolls suitable for all walkers, to long, challenging mountain routes with rocky scrambling, the Loch Lomond and Trossachs hills have plenty to offer. The glen and mountains walks in this guide are divided into area: the Trossachs, Callander and Loch Lubnaig, Balquhidder and Lochearnhead, Crianlarich to Inveraran, Tyndrum, Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond West, Arrochar Alps and Glen Croe to Loch Goil. The hills and glens of the Trossachs and Loch Lomond are the first of the Highlands as you come from the south and first in the affections of many hill-goers. Slightly less savage than their northern counterparts, they have a rugged charm all of their own. Their ridges are wrinkly schist and grassy picnic places, their lower slopes are oakwoods and ferries cruise the lochs in between. This guidebook includes plenty of background information on the area, as well as practical information on getting to and around the region's walks, as well as advice on accommodation, what equipment to take, when to go, as well as interesting details on the schist rock that makes the hills, and important information on access in the hills and on Scottish estates.

Tourism and Indigeneity in the Arctic

This is the first book to exclusively address tourism and indigenous peoples in the circumpolar North. It examines how tourism in indigenous communities is influenced by academic and political discourses, and how these communities are influenced by tourism. The volume focuses on the ambivalence relating to tourism as a modern force within ethnic groups who are concerned with maintaining indigenous roots and traditional practices. It seeks to challenge stereotypical understandings of indigenousness and indigeneity and considers conflicting imaginaries of the Arctic and Arctic indigenous tourism. The book contains case studies from Canada, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia and will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers of tourism, geography, sociology, cultural studies and anthropology.

Rick Steves Snapshot Normandy, 4th Edition

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Normandy. Rick Steves and Steve Smith cover the essentials of Normandy, including Rouen, Honfleur, Bayeux, Mont St. Michel, and Dinan. Visit the Big Clock in Rouen that dates back to the Renaissance, or cross the causeway towards Mont St. Michel. You'll get Rick's firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket. Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).

Japan A Guide to Traditions, Customs and Etiquette Kata as the Key to Understanding the Japanese

This is the first book to explain in detail why the Japanese think and behave as they do. In Japan: A Guide to Traditions, Customs and Etiquette veteran Japanologist Boye Lafayette De Mente unlocks the mysteries of Kata — the cultural forms that shape and define Japanese etiquette, character and world view. These forms are responsible for creating the unique traits and talents which distinguishes the Japanese people. Kata governs virtually all interactions in Japan and remains the key to understanding Japanese business etiquette as well as daily communication. In seventy short, clear essays ranging from "The Art of Bowing" and "Importance of the Apology" to "The Compulsion for Quality" and "Exchanging Name Cards", De Mente unravels the complexities of Japanese culture and etiquette by exploring the origin, nature, use and influence of Kata in Japanese life. By virtually delving into Japanese history and the collective Japanese psyche, readers will experience the modern expressions of this ancient culture and specific way of thinking.

Fire and Steam A New History of the Railways in Britain

The opening of the pioneering Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railways' vital role in changing the face of Britain. Fire and Steam celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through the land to enable a country-wide network to emerge. From the early days of steam to electrification, via the railways' magnificent contribution in two world wars, the chequered history of British Rail, and the buoyant future of the train, Fire and Steam examines the social and economical importance of the railway and how it helped to form the Britain of today.

Berlitz Pocket Guide Valencia (Berlitz Pocket Guides), 5th Edition

Berlitz Pocket Guides: iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Valencia Plan your trip, plan perfect days and discover how to get around - this pocket-sized guide is a convenient, quick-reference companion to discovering what to do and see in Valencia, from top attractions like La Lonja market and the City of Arts and Sciences, to the tapas bars and nightlife haunts of the atmospheric Barrio del Carmen.This will save you time, and enhance your exploration of this fascinating city. Compact, concise, and packed with essential information, this is an iconic on-the-move companion when you're exploring Valencia Covers Top Ten Attractions, including foodie heaven Mercado Central and the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences and Perfect Day itinerary suggestions Includes an insightful overview of landscape, history and culture Handy colour maps on the inside cover flaps will help you find your way around Essential practical information on everything from Eating Out to Getting Around Inspirational colour photography throughout Sharp design and colour-coded sections make for an engaging reading experience

Berlitz Pocket Guide Lanzarote & Fuerteventura (Berlitz Pocket Guides), 5th Edition

Berlitz Pocket Guide Lanzarote and Fuertaventura: iconic style, a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Lanzarote and Fuertaventura. Compact, concise, and packed with essential information about Where to Go and What to Do, this is an ideal on-the-move companion when you're exploring Lanzarote and Fuertaventura Covers Top Ten Attractions, including Teguise market, Timanfaya volcanic landscape and Fundacien Cesar Manrique, plus suggestions for a Perfect Tour, including a Arrecife, Mirador del Rio and La Graciosa, and Parque Nacional de Timanfaya Includes an insightful overview of landscape, history and culture Handy colour maps on the inside cover flaps will help you find your way around Essential practical information on everything from Eating Out to Getting Around Inspirational colour photography throughout Sharp design and colour-coded sections make for an engaging reading experience

The Big 50 St. Louis Cardinals The Men and Moments that Made the St. Louis Cardinals

The Big 50: St. Louis Cardinals is an amazing, full-color look at the 50 men and moments that make the Cardinals the Cardinals. St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Benjamin Hochman recounts the living history of the team, counting down from No. 50 to No. 1. Learn about and revisit the remarkable stories, featuring greats like Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, Mark McGwire, Albert Pujols, and Yadier Molina.

105 Hikes in and Around Southwestern British Columbia

The all-new, expanded follow-up to southwestern British Columbia’s best-selling hiking guidebook―now featuring trails on the islands and northern Washington. For nearly fifty years, David and Mary Macaree’s iconic 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia has been the province’s most popular and most trusted hiking guide, with more than 100,000 copies sold to date. Author Stephen Hui carries on the Macarees’ legacy in 105 Hikes in and around Southwestern British Columbia―an all-new, expanded follow-up inspired by their beloved classic. With an additional selection of trails on the Gulf Islands and in Washington’s North Cascades, options for hiking with children, and rainy day recommendations, 105 Hikes covers a wider area and wider range of abilities than its predecessor. Like the Macarees, Hui provides detailed information about how to get to each trailhead (including transit options, where available), distance and elevation gains, estimated hiking times, and points of natural or historical interest. But he also includes all-new features such as an at-a-glance summary of all the hikes in the book; tips for hiking safely and ethically; clear, topographical color maps; a rating system for hike quality and difficulty; Indigenous place names where appropriate; and shorter or longer options for every outing.

Backroads & Byways of Vermont, First Edition (Backroads & Byways)

An all new guide to the scenic routes of Vermont Vermont is bigger than it looks. This may be one of the country’s smallest states but the more you drive here, the more beauty you uncover. While drives do include popular resort towns, the focus is on getting away from tourist hubs. This brand- new first edition suggests drives through covered bridges to high roads with unexpected vistas, to waterfalls and swimming holes, to crafts studios and farms selling their own eggs or cheese or even prize- winning beer. See the Green Mountains with peaks rising more than 4,000 feet in places, or take in the orchard- patched hillsides and riverbanks spread along the floor of the Lake Champlain Valley. With clear, curated, field- tested navigation, easy- to- read maps, beautiful photography, and recommendations for lodging, dining, and more, this guide will help you make the most of every mile of your journey in Vermont. 75 photographs and 15 maps

The Route 66 Photo Road Trip How to Eat, Stay, Play, and Shoot Like a Pro

The essential guide to enjoying and photographing the Mother Road “Rick Sammon has a super power: he makes any photographic technique or concept simple to understand.” ― PhotoFocus.com From legendary photographer Rick Sammon and his wife, Susan, The Route 66 Photo Road Trip is the perfect companion to enjoying and photographing everything that the country’s most famous highway has to offer, whether you’re hauling professional gear or just your phone! One of the earliest cross-country routes for the first American motor tourists, Route 66 still teems with nostalgic attractions and natural wonder. The Sammons guide you from Amarillo to Las Vegas, focusing on the thriving and historical southwest segment of the highway featuring classic venues like the 66 Diner and the Hotel Andaluz. This guide includes recommendations for dining and lodging, lists of attractions, hour- by- hour road itineraries, and essential tips for capturing memorable photographs by day or night, stopped or in a moving car, with a DSLR or an iPhone. 75 color photographs

Moon Olympic Peninsula (Travel Guide), 3rd Edition

Discover endlessly explorable terrain, miles of rugged coastline, and a diverse array of rainforests, lakes, waterfalls with Moon Olympic Peninsula. Inside you'll find: Flexible, strategic itineraries from a weekend in Olympic National Park to a week-long adventure on the peninsula Must-sees and unique experiences: Hike through wild elk habitats, dig for clams in the wet coastal sand, and soak your tired muscles in the remote Olympic Hot Springs. Kayak beneath snow-topped mountain peaks, fish the abundant rivers, and indulge in local delicacies like Dungeness crab. Wander through the intoxicating Hoh Rain Forest, hike the many trails of Olympic National Park, camp beneath starry skies, or relax with a glass of local Washington wine Local insight from Washington-born journalist Jeff Burlingame on when to go, where to stay, and what to bring Practical advice on how to get around the Olympic Peninsula, plus how to get there from nearby cities like Seattle and Tacoma Full-color photos and detailed, easy-to-use maps throughout Thorough information, including background on the landscape, wildlife, climate, and local culture With Moon Olympic Peninsula's expert advice and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way. Staying in the great outdoors? Try Moon Pacific Northwest Camping, Moon Oregon Camping, or Moon Washington Camping. Exploring more of the Pacific Northwest? Try Moon Oregon, Moon Washington, or Moon Seattle.

Top 10 Crete (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2018. True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Crete covers all the island's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you. Packed with culture and activities for travelers to enjoy, this guide has everything you'll need to plan a fantastic trip to Crete. Find beautiful beaches, monasteries, and parks that will take your breath away in picturesque Crete. Discover the top restaurants, bars, and cafés where you can experience local cuisine, and check out the best venues for music and theater. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect pocket-size companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists--from the Top 10 beach resorts to the Top 10 Venetian and Turkish castles; there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid! The guide is divided by area, covering all of Crete's highlights, and packed with reviews for restaurants and hotels. * Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip. * Expanded and far more comprehensive, the new laminated pull-out map includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use. * Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time. * New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-path ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more. * Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on the inside cover flaps, with selected street index. * New typography and fresh layout throughout. You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. A free pull-out map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index. The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Crete.

Discover Vietnam (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Discover Vietnam is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on Vietnam's top experiences. Float through misty Halong Bay, hike around Sapa Valley, or bike through Hoi An; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Vietnam and begin your journey now!

Tenerife Directions
Tenerife Directions Sented by Musa

Tenerife and La Gomera Directions gives you the best the islands have to offer - from the finest beaches to the pick of the hotels and bars. The "Ideas'' section is bursting with things to do – from cultural highlights to romantic hideaways and from outdoor activities to late night bars. The "Places" section is all you need to explore the island, with every attraction, walk, restaurant, bar and beach given a lively and opinionated write-up and organised by geographical area so you always know what''s immediately around you and what''s worth making a special trip to see. All the listings are referenced to easy-to-use maps pinpointing their location and are complimented by hundreds of specially commissioned photos.

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