Author: David Nikel
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2019-04-23
Explore magnificent fjords, museum-hop in Oslo, and bask in the glow of northern lights: Get to know your inner Viking with Moon Norway. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries including three days in Oslo, the best of Norway in one week, four days in Arctic Norway, and a two-week fjord road trip Strategic advice for outdoor adventurers, families, history buffs, foodies, road-trippers, and more Do more than sightsee: Hike to cliffs that soar over glacial lakes and take the perfect photo of Geirangerfjord's slender waterfalls. Hop in the car and drive over islets and skerries on the Atlantic Road, wander through fishing villages along Norway's dramatic coastline, or admire the architecture in cosmopolitan Oslo. Savor sustainable salmon at Michelin-starred restaurants, taste farm-to-table delicacies, or mingle with the locals at a neighborhood pub. See the impressive restored vessels at the Viking Ship Museum or trek to the best spots to see the mystical aurora borealis dance across the sky Discover the real Norway with expert insight from Norwegian transplant David Nikel Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Helpful tools including a Norwegian phrasebook, packing suggestions, and travel tips for international visitors, families with kids, seniors and LGBTQ+ travelers Detailed background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and culture With Moon Norway's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of Norway. Exploring more of Northern Europe? Try Moon Copenhagen & Beyond or Moon Iceland.
Author: David Nikel
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2019-05-28
One of Europe's fastest growing cities, Oslo is brimming with art, culture, and outdoor adventure. Discover the best of Norway's colorful capital with Moon Oslo. Inside you'll find: A range of flexible itineraries, from three days in the city to island-hopping in the Oslofjord, plus day trips to Frederikstad and Lillehammer Strategic advice designed for history buffs, nightlife-seekers, foodies, and more Unique experiences and can't-miss sights: Visit the waterfront opera house, National Gallery, or Royal Palace for a taste of Norwegian culture, or tour the Viking Ship Museum to explore the country's ancient past. Wander the Akerselva Riverwalk, sample some of Oslo's delicious traditional foods, or splurge on seasonal Scandinavian delights at one of the city's four Michelin-starred restaurants. Go island-hopping by sailboat, explore skerries, lighthouses, and quaint fjordside towns, or take the metro to the cross-country ski trails surrounding the city Expert advice from expat-turned-local David Nikel on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around Full-color photos and detailed maps for exploring on your own Thorough background information on the landscape, history, and culture Handy tools including a Norwegian phrasebook and tips for visitors with disabilities, business travelers, and more With Moon Oslo's practical tips and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Exploring beyond the city? Try Moon Norway. For more Nordic adventures, check out Moon Iceland or Moon Reykjavík.
Author: Johan Harstad
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2012-04-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Three teenagers are going on the trip of a lifetime. Only one is coming back. It's been more than forty years since NASA sent the first men to the moon, and to grab some much-needed funding and attention, they decide to launch an historic international lottery in which three lucky teenagers can win a week-long trip to moon base DARLAH 2-a place that no one but top government officials even knew existed until now. The three winners, Antoine, Midori, and Mia, come from all over the world. But just before the scheduled launch, the teenagers each experience strange, inexplicable events. Little do they know that there was a reason NASA never sent anyone back there until now-a sinister reason. But the countdown has already begun. . .
Six degrees south of the Arctic Circle lies the city of Oslo. Though the sun both rises and sets here all year round, life is not without its challenges, especially for expatriates and those with their hearts in other lands. We must accept the darkness in order to appreciate the light. A woman struggles to free herself from a tainted relationship... A man takes it upon himself to atone for the racism in his own country... An office worker accepts the violent consequences of embracing his true nature... A shadow falling past a window changes everything for a man who has given up hope... North of the Sun, South of the Moon: New Voices From Norway is a collection of short stories, essays and poetry written by those who have chosen a life of extremes: darkness and light, isolation and camaraderie, the familiar and the foreign. These evocative, poignant stories offer a nuanced look at the complex experience of adapting to life in the north.
Author: William Ross
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2012-10
In his travel report from 1848 William Ross describes his yacht journey to Scandinavia. His well written and detailed account of the experiences and discoveries made during this journey are supplemented by references to mid-nineteenth century social, cultural and literary debates.Reprint of the original edition from 1849.
Author: Tim Moore
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Guided by the fastidious journals of an eminent Victorian adventurer by the name of Lord Dufferin, Time Moore sets off to prove his mettle in the most stunningly inhospitable place on Earth-the Arctic. Armed only with his searing wit, wicked humor, and seasickness pills, our pale suburbanite-wracked by second thoughts of tactical retreat-confronts mind-numbing cold, blood-thirsty polar bears, a convoy of born-again Vikings, and, perhaps most chilling of all, herring porridge. When he is not humiliating himself through displays of ignorance and incompetence, Moore casts a sharp eye on the local flora and fauna, immersing readers in the splendors and wonders of this treacherously beautiful region. A deliciously and inexhaustibly funny book, Frost on My Moustache deserves to be placed alongside those by Evelyn Waugh, Eric Newby, and Bill Bryson.
This collection of Zen essays by the author of Zen Flesh, Zen Bones offers an enlightening perspective on a variety of topics. From the introduction: Not all of us can be exuberant travelers though we all dream of faraway places. Not all of us can sec the subliminal with a penetrating eye, though many of us yearn to shake off the philistine shells that restrict our lives to the prosaic. Here, then, is your chance! In the privacy of your den, on the commode, in the library wherever you find reading most pleasurable reps invites you t o share his experiences vicariously. Within these pages, if you synchronize properly, you may find yourself in Tahiti where you "breathe this flowered air, drink the cascading water, cat the fruits and just sleep" until "you too become sweet."
Author: Daniel B. Botkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2012-09-14
Why do we keep talking about so many environmental problems and rarely solve any? If these are scientific issues, then why can't scientists solve them or at least agree on what to do? In his new book, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell, ecologist Daniel Botkin explains why. For one thing, although we live in a world of constantly changing environments and talk a lot about climate change, most of our environmental laws, policies, and scientific premises are based on the idea that the environment is constant, never changing, except when people affect it. For another, we have lost contact with nature in personal ways. Disconnected from our surroundings, we lack the deep understanding and feelings about the environment to make meaningful judgments. The environment has become just another one of those special interests that interferes with our lives. Poised to be a core text of the twenty-first century environmental movement, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell challenges us to think critically about our role in nature.
Author: Anthony Dix
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release Date: 2014-02-04
While the campaign in Norway from April to June 1940 was a depressing opening to active hostilities between Britain and Nazi Germany, it led directly to Churchill's war leadership and The Coalition. Both were to prove decisive in the long term.??This well researched work opens with a summary of the issues and personalities in British politics in the 1930s. The consequences of appeasement and failure to re-arm quickly became apparent in April 1940. The Royal Navy, which had been the defence priority, found itself seriously threatened by the Luftwaffe's control of the skies. The economies inflicted on the Army were all too obvious when faced by the Wehrmacht. Losses of men and equipment were serious and salutary.??As the Author describes, the campaign itself was fought in three phases: the landings in support of the Norwegians, the evacuation from Central Norway which led to Chamberlain's resignation and, finally, the campaign in the North which remained credible until the fall of France. At the same time he covers the political background and activity in London and cabinet in-fighting.??The Norway Campaign and the Rise of Churchill 1940, with its informed mix of politics and war fighting, provides a well informed and balanced overview of the opening campaign of the Second World War and its immediate and wider consequences.??As featured in the Dover Express, Folkestone Herald and Essence Magazine.
Bringing together some of the most recognized and influential researchers and scientists in various space-related disciplines, Lunar Settlements addresses the many issues that surround the permanent human return to the Moon. Numerous international contributors offer their insights into how certain technological, physiological, and psychological challenges must be met to make permanent lunar settlements possible. The book first looks to the past, covering the Apollo and Saturn legacies. In addition, former astronaut and U.S. Senator Harrison H. Schmitt discusses how to maintain deep space exploration and settlement. The book then discusses economic aspects, such as funding for lunar commerce, managing human resources, and commercial transportation logistics. After examining how cultural elements will fit into habitat design, the text explores the physiological, psychological, and ethical impact of living on a lunar settlement. It also describes the planning/technical requirements of lunar habitation, the design of both manned and modular lunar bases, and the protection of lunar habitats against meteoroids. Focusing on lunar soil mechanics, the book concludes with discussions on lunar concrete, terraforming, and using greenhouses for agricultural purposes. Drawing from the lunar experiences of the six Apollo landing missions to the many American and Soviet robotic missions to current space activities and research, this volume summarizes the problems, prospects, and practicality of enduring lunar settlements. It reflects the key disciplines, including engineering, physics, architecture, psychology, biology, and anthropology, that will play significant roles in establishing these settlements.
Gudrun Thorne-Thomsen (1873-1956) was a Norwegian storyteller. Born Gudrun Nielsen in Norway, in 1888 she moved to America. She trained as a teacher and worked in Chicago. Her craft as a storyteller began publicly through a programme at the Chicago Public Library where she shared the old Norse folk tales she had learned as a child. She lectured on folklore and storytelling at the Carnegie Library School of Pittsburgh and the Western Reserve Library School. In 1923, she moved to California where she continued to work as a teacher. Her works include: East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon (1912), The Birch and the Star (1915), The Sky Bed (1944), In Norway (1948) and Storytelling and Stories I Tell (1956).