This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
This informative but concise history of China and Southeast Asia is perfect for travelers, students, teachers, and businesspeople.
Albert Einstein's brain floats in a Tupperware bowl in a gray duffel bag in the trunk of a Buick Skylark barreling across America. Driving the car is journalist Michael Paterniti. Sitting next to him is an eighty-four-year-old pathologist named Thomas Harvey, who performed the autopsy on Einstein in 1955 -- then simply removed the brain and took it home. And kept it for over forty years. On a cold February day, the two men and the brain leave New Jersey and light out on I-70 for sunny California, where Einstein's perplexed granddaughter, Evelyn, awaits. And riding along as the imaginary fourth passenger is Einstein himself, an id-driven genius, the original galactic slacker with his head in the stars. Part travelogue, part memoir, part history, part biography, and part meditation, Driving Mr. Albert is one of the most unique road trips in modern literature.
10 Great Walking Tours Through the Most Colorful Neighborhoods in Chicago Follow Frommer's for an up-close-and-personal look at Chicago. Discover the landmark architecture, ethnic neighborhoods, historic homes, and spectacular lakefront that make the Second City second to none. LET FROMMER'S TAKE YOU TO: * The Loop, an open-air showroom of architectural innovation and contemporary sculpture, from the Sears Tower to works by Picasso, Calder, and Miro * The Magnificent Mile, lined with sleek skyscrapers and elegant shopping centers * The glittering Gold Coast, a tree-shaded stretch of historic homes along Lake Michigan * Oak Park, home to Frank Lloyd Wright's early architectural achievements With easy-to-use directions and maps-and the best places to take a break along the way
California’s very first farm guide has arrived. Visit California Farms, by Erin Mahoney Harris, highlights more than 40 family-owned farms, sustainable wineries, certified humane ranches, and urban farms throughout California—from Mendocino to San Diego County. Before you embark on a road trip to any part of the Golden State, you’ll want to flip through the pages of this gorgeous and easy-to-reference guide, which features full-color photographs and detailed information about relaxing and idyllic farm stays, enriching classes and workshops, educational farm tours, and enlightening volunteer opportunities. Visit California Farms is a must-have for everyone who cares about where our food comes from and how agriculture affects the planet. The guide includes farm visits that will delight anyone—from romantic couples to families with kids—whether you want to get your hands dirty, enjoy delicious meals, or just become more in tune with the farming lifestyle.
Central Asia has long stood at the crossroads of history. It was the staging ground for the armies of the Mongol Empire, for the nineteenth-century struggle between the Russian and British empires, and for the NATO campaign in Afghanistan. Today, multinationals and nations compete for the oil and gas reserves of the Caspian Sea and for control of the pipelines. Yet “Stanland” is still, to many, a terra incognita, a geographical blank.
The legendary achievements of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are undeniable hallmarks of baseball history. Much has been written about the two men as teammates, but Ruth and Gehrig's relationship away from the field is rarely, if ever, explored. In Gehrig and the Babe, Tony Castro portrays Ruth and Gehrig for what they were: American icons who were remarkably different men. For the first time, readers will learn about a friendship driven apart, an enduring feud which wove its way in and out of their Yankees glory years and chilled their interactions until July 4, 1939—Lou Gehrig Day at Yankee Stadium—when Gehrig’s famous farewell address thawed out their stone silence.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Copenhagen is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Enjoy all the fun of the fair at Tivoli Gardens, relive history at the engrossing Nationalmuseet, or be inspired at Louisiana, one of Europe's great modern art museums; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Copenhagen and begin your journey now!
Discover how the whole family can enjoy a visit to the Big Apple, from the top of the Empire State Building to a hot dog cart in Central Park, from exciting museums and shops to any number of historic carousels. The best things to do in New York City are all approached from a family-friendly angle. The book is organized around "hubs"--major sights around which to plan your day--and provides kid-friendly restaurants, age-range suitability information, ideas for letting off steam, and detailed maps showing the nearest parks, playgrounds, and public bathrooms. Plus there are activities for rainy days, and Kids' Corners in every chapter featuring cartoons, quizzes, and games to keep young travelers happy all day long.
Experience the inimitable natural beauty of The Last Frontier The breathtaking sights to be found in the state of Alaska defy comparison. A vast and remote region of mostly untouched nature, Alaska is truly a destination best explored by car. Veteran author, photographer, and Alaska explorer, Taz Tally provides turn-by-turn directions, stunning photographs, and detailed visitor's information for the very best drives and detours in the state. Following the sage wisdom Tally has gained from decades of driving, hiking, and photographing Alaska's wide territory, you wan't waste a second of your journey. Whether you're looking to drive along Alaska's incredible shores or bask in the majesty of Denali, North America's tallest peak, Backroads & Byways of Alaska is an essential companion. 60 color photographs and 10 maps
For nearly three decades, diplomats, students, business people and governments have relied on Dr. Margaret Nydell's seminal work as the essential guide to comprehending an immensely varied culture. Covering all aspects of Arab life, from religion and society to social norms and communication styles, this all-encompassing guide reveals what the often misunderstood Arab culture is really like. Each chapter, including the examples, all statistics and charts, and each country overview has been extensively updated to reflect current events. This candid and readable guide for non-specialists promotes understanding between modern-day Arabs and Westerners without pushing a political agenda. It beautifully captures the contrasts and characteristics of a great, largely misunderstood civilization and brings them vividly to life.
One photographer. One complete picture. We present 24 hours in the life of one of the world's most iconic cities. From sunrise to after sunset, from famous landmarks to lesser-known neighbourhoods, this celebration of Paris is packed with local insights and visual stories to showcase what makes the city truly great. As a chronological day-in-the-life story, this photobook captures the city's early risers to late-night clubbers, its chaotic, busy streets and oases of calm, striking architecture and green, open spaces. As a portrait of local life, it provides an intimate, insider's guide to Paris, documenting its patchwork of neighbourhoods and the people who call them home. PhotoCity Paris is the perfect book for those who dream of visiting the city, while making a great companion for those who know and love the City of Light. Also available: PhotoCity London and PhotoCity New York. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.
One photographer. One complete picture. We present 24 hours in the life of one of the world's most iconic cities. From sunrise to after sunset, from famous landmarks to lesser-known neighbourhoods, this celebration of New York is packed with local insights and visual stories to showcase what makes the city truly great. As a chronological day-in-the-life story, this photobook captures the city's early risers to late-night clubbers, its chaotic, busy streets and oases of calm, striking architecture and green, open spaces. As a portrait of local life, it provides an intimate, insider's guide to New York, documenting its patchwork of neighbourhoods and the people who call them home. PhotoCity New York is the perfect book for those who dream of visiting the city, while making a great companion for those who know and love the Big Apple. Also available: PhotoCity London and PhotoCity Paris. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more
Packed with over 150 amazing coffee experiences in 37 countries, from its birthplace in East Africa, to modern-day Cuba, the United States, Australia and the UK, this follow-up to our hugely popular Global Beer Tour features legendary espresso bars, plantation tours, urban roasteries and must-visit cafes.
Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Colorado is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hit the slopes in Aspen, discover the Old West in Durango or marvel at the splendor of the Rockies, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Colorado and begin your journey now!
Gold Panning Colorado is the premiere reference source for anyone who is interested in getting started or continuing their gold prospecting in Colorado. Containing accurate, up-to-date prospecting information for all known panning areas in Colorado. The write-ups for each locale include driving directions, GPS coordinates, historical information, land ownership restrictions, full-color photos, and geological background. Features include: Full-color images GPS coordinates Geology basics Tools of the trade for every level of collector Rules and regulations Polishing, preserving, crafting, and displaying your treasures
Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. With its old-world charm, musical heritage, and alpine landscapes, Vienna and Austria offer choices for every traveler. Fodor’s Vienna and the Best of Austria captures the top experiences and attractions throughout the country, with intriguing features on tantalizing Austrian cuisine and wine, tips for finding the best ski resorts, and insights into hiking in the pastoral Salzkammergut region. Vienna and Austria spring to life with classic experiences such as visiting Mozart’s birthplace and touring the famous Schonbrunn Palace.
A modern-day glimpse into the surprising reality of life in Iran. Iran: A destination that is seldom seen by westerners yet often misunderstood. A country that simultaneously “enchants and enrages” those who visit it. A place where leading a double life has become the norm. In Couchsurfing in Iran, award-winning author Stephan Orth spends sixty-two days on the road in this mysterious Islamic republic to provide a revealing, behind-the-scenes look at life in one of the world’s most closed societies. Through the unsurpassed hospitality of twenty-two hosts, he skips the guidebooks and tourist attractions and travels from Persian carpet to bed to cot, covering more than 8,400 kilometers to recount “this world’s hidden doings.” Experiencing daily what he calls the “two Irans” that coexist side by side―the “theocracy, where people mourn their martyrs” in mausoleums, and the “hide-and-seek-ocracy, where people hold secret parties and seek worldly thrills instead of spiritual bliss”―he learns that Iranians have become experts in navigating around their country’s strict laws. Though couchsurfing is officially prohibited in Iran―the state fears spies would be able to travel undetected through the country―more than a hundred thousand Iranians are registered with online couchsurfing portals. And thanks to these hospitable, English-speaking strangers, Orth gets up close and personal with locals, peering behind closed doors and blank windows to uncover the inner workings of a country where public show and private reality are strikingly opposed.
Perfect Camping for You in Minnesota! The Land of 10,000 Lakes provides a spectacular backdrop for some of the most scenic campgrounds in the country. But do you know which campgrounds offer the most privacy? Which are the best for first-time campers? Outdoors writer and Minnesota resident Tom Watson traversed the entire state―from Zippel Bay State Park’s birch-jack pine forest, overlooking the incomparable Lake of the Woods, to the Blue Mound prairies of the southwest―and compiled the most up-to-date research to steer you to the perfect spot! Best Tent Camping: Minnesota presents 50 private, state park, and state and national forest campgrounds, organized into three distinct regions. Selections are based on location, topography, size, overall appeal, and reliable management, and every site is rated for beauty, privacy, spaciousness, safety and security, and cleanliness―so you’ll always know what to expect. The new full-color edition of this proven guidebook provides everything you need to know, with detailed maps of each campground and key information such as fees, restrictions, dates of operation, and facilities, as well as driving directions and GPS coordinates. Whether you seek a quiet campground near a fish-filled stream or a family campground with all the amenities, grab Best Tent Camping: Minnesota. It’s an escape for all who wish to find those special locales that recharge the mind, body, and spirit. This guide is a keeper.
Discover the magic of the Pacific Northwest—with kids! Handcrafted for Northwest parents, educators, and caregivers that want to spark a love of nature, 50 Hikes with Kids highlights the most kid-friendly hikes in Oregon and Washington. These hikes are perfect for little legs—they are all under four miles and have an elevation gain of 900 feet of less. Some are even accessible by stroller. Every entry includes the essential details: easy-to-read, trustworthy directions; a detailed map; hike length and elevation gain; bathroom access; and where to grab a bite to eat nearby. Full-color photographs highlight the fun things to see along the trail.