Author: David Nikel
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Explore Your World Your Way Travel writer and Norwegian resident David Nikel shares his expert perspective on Norway's best, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience. Whether you're hoping to see the famed northern lights, explore Norway's beautiful fjords and mountains, or visit its beautiful and historical cities, Moon Norway has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like “The Best of Norway by Rail” and “Norway for Families,” expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Nikel's trustworthy advice, Moon Norway provides the tools for planning your perfect trip! Moon Norway covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including: Oslo Southern Norway Bergen and the Gateway to the Fjords Ålesund and The Atlantic Coast Trondheim and Central Norway Bodø and Lofoten The Norwegian Arctic
Author: David Nikel
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-12-05
Moon Travel Guides: Your World Your Way One of Europe's fastest growing cities, Oslo offers visitors a perfect mixture of art, culture, and wilderness. Discover Norway's vibrant capital with Moon Oslo. Strategic itineraries for any budget or timeline, from three days in the city to island-hopping in the Oslofjord, plus day trips to Frederikstad and Lillehammer Unique attractions and can't-miss activities: Visit the waterfront opera house, National Gallery, or Royal Palace for a taste of art and culture, or tour the Viking Ship Museum to explore Norway'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, vibrant 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 LGBTQ+ travel, visitors with disabilities, and business travelers Focused coverage of Downtown Oslo, Frogner & Bygødy, Grunerløkka, Frognerseteren, Nordmarka, Østmarka, and Hovedøya With Moon Oslo's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view 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 Reykavíc.
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: 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. . .
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.
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).
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.