Author: Alexei J. Cohen
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Moon Travel Guides: Your World Your Way Few places in the world can compete with the beauty and influence of these three extraordinary cities. Experience the best of Italy's art, culture, food, and history with Moon Rome, Florence & Venice. What you'll find in Moon Rome, Florence & Venice: Curated trip advice for foodies, outdoor adventurers, honeymooners, art lovers, history buffs, and more Local perspective from Italy expert and Rome resident Alexei J. Cohen on his adopted home country Full color photos and detailed maps throughout Strategic itineraries designed for 1-5 days in each city that can be combined for a 2-week vacation Suggestions for side trips from each city, including Assisi, Siena, Pisa, and Lucca Honest advice on where to stay, how to get around, and where to find the best regional cuisine-from pizza al taglio in Rome to gelato in Florence and fritto misto in Venice Timeless attractions and offbeat recreation ideas: Cycle the Villa Borghese or take a cooking class. Rent a kayak and explore the winding canals of Venice, or go horseback riding down an ancient Roman street. Hike to sprawling hilltop views of Florence, meander through historic museums, or catch the Gregorian chants being sung at the Duomo on Sunday mornings. Stroll through Venice's fish markets, spend a few hours in a campo or piazza basking in the afternoon sun, or take a gondola ride to the best spot in town for wine and romance Accurate, up-to-date information including background on the landscape, plants and animals, history, and cultural customs of each city Handy tools such as an Italian phrasebook and pronunciation guide, tips for traveling with children or as a senior, recommended reading lists, and suggestions for LGBTQ+ travel With Moon Rome, Florence & Venice's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Craving more of the Mediterranean? Try Moon Croatia & Slovenia. Hopping to the next European city? Try Moon MapGuide Paris or Moon MapGuide London.
Author: Susan Van Allen
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
Release Date: 2014-09-18
Following the critically acclaimed 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, Susan Van Allen adds new gems to her selection of the best spots for female travelers in Italy's most popular cities, (Rome, Florence, and Venice), along with enticing Golden Day itineraries to make vacation dreams come true. Like a savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear, she guides readers to masterpieces where women are glorified — from Rome's Pieta to Florence's Birth of Venus, best spots for wine tasting, chocolate, and gelato, artisan shopping experiences to meet leather craftsmen or glass blowers, and places for adventures — from rolling pasta to rowing like a gondolier. Plus, there are fresh, practical tips, giving readers insider's secrets for what to pack, the best places to get their hair styled, and how to bargain for souvenirs. Whatever your mood or budget, whether it's your first or 21st visit to Italy, 50 Places in Rome, Florence, and Venice Every Woman Should Go opens the door to extraordinary experiences that fully immerse travelers in the beautiful, fascinating, and delicious pleasures of the Bel Paese.
Author: John Moretti
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Make Your Move! If you've imagined yourself creating a new life abroad, but don't know where to start, Moon Living Abroad in Italy has the honest and practical answers you need to make it happen. Making a life-changing move has never been easier. Moon Living Abroad in Italy provides: Practical information on setting up the essentials, including visas, finances, employment, education, and healthcare Strategic advice on planning a fact-finding trip before making the move Essential tips on how to find a place to live that fits your needs, whether you're a renter or a buyer A thorough survey of the best cities and regions to live and why A deep exploration of the many regions, provinces, and individual cultures that Italy encompasses, enabling you to discover the best new home for you Interviews with other expats who share their personal experiences building successful lives abroad Special tips for those with children or pets Firsthand insight from someone who's done it all In Moon Living Abroad in Italy, experienced expat, Milan local, and Italy expert John Moretti provides honest advice and essential tools for anyone looking to make a new home abroad.
Hector Terries, Distinguished Professor of History and a world famous, if controversial, figure in his field, arrives in Athens from Australia in 1985 hoping to discover what had happened to his former fiancee, Alathea, who had inexplicably disappeared without a trace from the city twenty-four years earlier. Though a convinced rationalist and materialist, he comes to feel that he is being haunted by the ghost of the missing woman, whose phantom he encounters on several occasions. Researching Alathea's disappearance, Hector becomes unwittingly involved in terrorist violence, official corruption, multiple murders, and romantic entanglements, as well as highly disquieting psychic phenomena, eventually uncovering hidden truths so devastating that his hitherto dogmatic scientism is shaken, leaving him transformed by the experience. He finally realises that though his misfortunes seem to stem from the chaotic and vicious era in which he is living, he has in fact been condemned from birth to play a fated role in a contemporary Greek tragedy, with its roots stretching back into a far-distant past."
Author: Jane Langton
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2012-03-06
Investigating a lighthearted prankster, Homer Kelly finds murder instead There are frogs in the pond at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. A balloon has been tied to one of the sculptures in the small museum’s hallowed halls. And, worst of all, someone has moved paintings while no one was looking. At most museums these pranks would be an annoyance, but at the Gardner—whose founder stipulated that the museum be disbanded if the original collection is ever disturbed—they could spell disaster. The Gardner’s board hires Harvard professor and former police lieutenant Homer Kelly to investigate the mischief. Hardly an art lover, Kelly has trouble taking the threat seriously at first. But when a museum patron is found dead after catching the prankster in the act, Homer springs into action. He may know nothing about art, but murder is something he understands all too well.
Glass Moon Over Images of Sand presents a collage of brief narratives woven to stir the imagination. In these pieces, the author creates absurd realism—the coexistence of the absurd within what people call human reality. This book speaks to its readers with real fiction of edited memories. This collection of short narratives exposes readers to contemplate yesterday as a dream. Romay describes it as something like what some writers experience within that encounter with absence when they internalize themselves into a sheet of blank paper in the present progressive digital world. Unquestionably, that “yesterday” that once was “today” is suspended in that labyrinth of memory. After all, this narrative subscribes to the premise that “Reality only exists in language.” The reason is that the reality of this work manifests itself if readers continue to read it—offering more than one reading.
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
Whether you're sipping espresso in Piazza del Duomo or relaxing lakeside, take on Italy at your own speed with Moon Milan & Beyond. Explore In and Around the City: Wander Milan's most interesting neighborhoods like Zona Tortona, Porta Romana, and Isola, and the nearby lake region, including Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda, and more Go at Your Own Pace: Choose from multiple itinerary options for exploring Milan, the lakes, and nearby towns designed for foodies, history buffs, art lovers, fashionistas, and more See the Sights: Marvel at Milan's skyline from the roof of the Duomo, see da Vinci's Last Supper, and wander through a 15th-century castle Get Outside the City: Stroll through the charming villages on the banks of Lake Como, relax on Lake Garda's sandy beaches, or cast your line at a secluded fishing island in the sprawling Lake Maggiore Savor the Flavors: Try traditional Milanese cuisine like ossobuco and risotto Milanese, grab an espresso and cornetto at a local café, and linger over a long lunch on a sunny piazza Experience the Nightlife: Immerse yourself in Milan's vibrant aperitivo culture, sample sparkling wines from the Lombardy region, and bar-hop through the city's bustling late-night scene Get to Know the Real Milan: Follow local suggestions from Milan transplant Lindsey Davison Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps Handy Tools: Background information on Milanese history and culture, plus tips on sustainable travel, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around Day trip itineraries, favorite local spots, and strategies to skip the crowds: Take your time with Moon Milan & Beyond. Exploring more of Italy? Check out Moon Rome, Florence & Venice or Moon Rome Walks.
Author: John Gribbin
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was the first scientist in the modern use of the term. Instead of relying on the works of Aristotle, he actually carried out experiments to test theories – legend has it that one of his experiments involved throwing weights off the Leaning Tower of Pisa. His astronomical observations with the telescope shattered the idea that the Earth was at the centre of the Universe, and led to his trial for heresy. He had a great lust for life, three children by a woman he never married, a biting, sarcastic with and the friendship of princes and (in spite of his run in with Pope Urban VIII) cardinals. An introduction, afterword and clear chronological table place Galileo’s work in the context of the development of scientific knowledge.