• Welcome!
Total books

Lifestyle

Arts & Languages
168
Food & Wine
114
Home & Garden
142
Travel
117

Sort by
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.

Fifty Places to Sail Before You Die Sailing Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

Landlubbers joke that sailors are always wanting to head off to the ends of the earth, but Chris Santella takes that life-changing desire very seriously. In this, the third installment in his immensely successful “Fifty Places” series, Santella assembles a crew of the world’s greatest championship racers and professional adventurers and persuades them to disclose their favorite destinations around the globe. Interviewees include some of the best-known men and women in the sport: Tom Whidden and Gary Jobson (members of the winning 1987 America’s Cup crew), Jeff Johnstone (of J-Boats), award-winning sailing writer Lin Pardy, and many others. The amazingly diverse places they’ve selected range from clubby East Coast ports (Marblehead, Annapolis), to idyllic tropical refuges (Ilha Grande, Brazil; the Polynesian atoll of Mopelia), to some of the most hair-raisingly treacherous waters on earth (Cape Horn). Coastlines around the world—even Antarctica and the Arctic—are represented, and the chosen spots include some spectacular inland waters, such as the Bras d’Or Lakes and the North Channel of Lake Huron. For each of the 50 places, the sailor recommending the venue spins an entertaining yarn about his or her experience there, and each description is accompanied by a "make you want to go there now" photograph.

Skybound A Journey In Flight

'A soaring gift of a book' Owen Sheers 'Remarkable' Mark Vanhoenacker, author of Skyfaring 'Stunning . . . a love letter to nature' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love In her mid-thirties Rebecca Loncraine was diagnosed with breast cancer. Two years later, and after months of gruelling treatment, she flew in a glider for the first time. In that engineless plane, soaring 3,000 feet over the landscape of her childhood with only the rising thermals to take her higher and the birds to lead the way, she fell in love. If illness meant Rebecca had lost touch with the world around her, gliding showed her a way to learn to live again. And so Rebecca travelled from the Black Mountains in Wales to New Zealand's Southern Alps and the Nepalese Himalayas to chase her new-found passion: her need to fly with the birds, to push herself to the boundary of her own fear. Skybound is the story of that obsession and of Rebecca's incredible journey from the ground, into the sky and back again. Taking in the history of unpowered flight, and with extraordinary descriptions of flying in some of the world's most dangerous and dramatic locations, this is a nature memoir with a unique perspective; it is about the land we know and the sky we know so little of, it is about memory and self-discovery. Just as she finished writing Skybound Rebecca became ill again. She died in September 2016. And yet, Skybound is still a book about learning to live again: deeply moving, thrilling and euphoric, this is a book for anyone who has ever looked up and wanted to take flight.

Ireland 1001 Things You Need to Know

In this enthralling celebration of the places and people that make the country unique, Richard Killeen takes the reader on a tour of Ireland that reveals its rich and surprising history, including its heroes and villains, legends and folklore. As well as exploring the nation's rich literary and sporting heritage, Ireland: 1,001 Things You Need to Know also reveals the best of the country for those visiting today, from Dublin pubs to the nation's finest beaches. This captivating miscellany holds a treasure trove of information that tells the story of this alluring and bewitching country anew.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Paris

Discover how the whole family can enjoy Paris--from the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre to Notre Dame and Disneyland® Paris--with this colorful, kids-oriented travel guide. The best places to visit in Paris and surrounding area are approached from a family-friendly angle. The guide is organized around "hubs"--major sights around which to plan your day--and gives child-friendly eating options from a selection of Parisian restaurants and cafes, age-range suitability info, places for letting off steam, detailed maps, activities for rainy days, and plenty of ideas things to do with kids beyond the major Paris attractions. Plus there are Kids' Corners in every chapter with cartoons, quizzes, and games to keep young travelers happy all day long.

Paris Precincts (The Precincts)

Discover where the hippest Parisians eat, drink, and shop in this insider's guide Welcome to Paris, city of light. Hidden behind its grand boulevards and majestic buildings is a tapestry of streets where past and present blend. Paris Precincts is your guide to the treasures within. Weave your way among speciality shops, bars, cafes, and eateries, where you will find style, elegance, and a vibrant creativity to awaken your senses and inspire your imagination. As the many movies and books tell us, Parisians know how to eat, drink, and shop. Here's your chance to find out where they go... and maybe begin your own love affair with Paris.

By the Shore Explore the Pacific Northwest Coast Like a Local

From whale watching to squid jigging to making your own sea salt, this adventure guide to the iconic Pacific Northwest coast has something for vacationers and locals alike! Celebrate the wild beauty of the Northwest Coast as you learn how to catch and cook seasonal seafood, including recipes that can be prepared over a driftwood fire, enjoy beach activities for adults and kids, learn the basics of water sports including kayaking and paddleboarding, and get ideas for outdoor adventure opportunities and travel itineraries from paddle camping to beach hikes to road trips. Also includes wildlife ID guides and seasonal natural events like meteor showers and the solstice and oceanside festivals. The book covers the coastal areas of Oregon (from Astoria to Florence); Washington (including Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula); and British Columbia, Canada (including Vancouver Island). Gorgeously illustrated with line drawings and color photographs, this book is a visual treat for the armchair adventurer, as well as a practical guide to take with you on your next outing.

Rick Steves European Festivals

It's party time in Europe! Bestselling author Rick Steves explores the best festivals in Europe, from the Running of the Bulls in Spain to Carnival in Venice. There will be no museums! And no art galleries! Just Europeans having lots of fun. Across Europe, festival traditions go back centuries and are filled with time honored pageantry and ritual. Entire communities hurl themselves with abandon into the craziness. We'll careen all over Europe: the Palio horse races in Siena, the Highland games near Edinburgh, the colorful masquerade of Carnival in Venice, Slovenia, and Luzern, Easter festivities in Andalucía, Tuscany, and Greece, the springtime April Fair in Sevilla, Bastille Day in Paris, the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Oktoberfest in Munich, and Christmas markets and traditions in Nurnberg and Switzerland. With fascinating insights, rich history, and vivid photos, this great gift book captures the spirit of Europe's rich and fun-loving heritage. Hang on to your party hats!

Sort by