Author: Barbara Vesey
Publisher: Travel Publishing (UK)
Release Date: 2000-01-01
An easy to use travel guide noted for its wealth of interesting geographical and historical information and by its concentration on the more secluded and less well-known visitor attractions and places to eat and stay, while, of course, covering the more established places of interest. Includes line drawings of each place, addresses and telephone numbers .
New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.
Author: Paul Anthony Jones
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
Release Date: 2012-11-07
Did you know... ...that the oldest tree in Wales is a yew in Llangernyw in Conwy, thought to be around 4,000 years old? ... that London is one of only three cities worldwide to have hosted both the Olympic and Commonwealth Games? ... that Ebenezer Place in Wick, Caithness, is officially recognised as the shortest street in the world, at a mere 206 cm (81 in.) in length? From a Scottish waterfall three times the height of Niagara Falls to the last foreign invasion of Britain and the birthplace of the first Oscar-winning Welshman, The British Isles: A Trivia Gazetteer brings together hundreds of remarkable facts and feats each pertaining to a different location from across Britain and Ireland. As much an accessible and informative reference book as it is an entertaining miscellany, it aims to expand our knowledge of these extraordinary islands while uncovering and celebrating some of their most remarkable people and places.
Author: Laura Whitaker
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2013-11-21
With extracts taken from the extensive Whitaker's archive, Whitaker's Britain provides a unique historical perspective of the last 150 years, featuring remarkable anecdotes, facts and figures from the extraordinary Whitaker's Almanack archive.
Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Whitaker's Britain draws on an extensive archive which dates back to 1868 when Joseph Whitaker first published Whitaker's Almanack. With its combination of facts, figures and commentary on subjects as diverse as politics, finance, royalty and astronomy, Whitaker's Almanack was such an unprecedented success that it had to be reprinted immediately and is still published annually today. Whitaker's archive provides a unique window into a fascinating world. Old editions are extraordinary cultural and social artefacts, offering a real historical insight of all the major historical events from the last century-and-a-half as they were recorded at the time. Whitaker's Britain includes detailed digests of historical events, extensive information on the British Empire and the Royal Family plus annual summaries, written at the time, on subjects as wide-ranging as 'Science and Invention', 'The Weather' and 'The Royal House'. There is also an 8-page colour insert of brand new infographics, using re-formatted data from the original editions to give a comparative history across the decades, and a selection of truly remarkable advertisements, reproduced in their original form.