Newly revised and updated, this convenient guide is the essential companion for visitors to London in the new century. Featuring colorful, informative, easy-to-handle maps that require no unfolding, the guide gives a comprehensive overview of what to see and do in and around England's capital city. -- Updated with information on all special millennium events, including a section on the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, and new developments such as Barkside -- Includes special features on Wren's London, Docklands, Hampstead Heath, and the British Museum -- Has everything you'll need to know about London museums, theaters, markets, jazz clubs and cabarets, parks, river and canal trips, tourist information centers, and selected restaurants, cafes, and pubs -- Lightweight and pocket-sized, with a complete street index -- perfect for on-the-go travelers.
A completely revised edition of the bestselling London streetmap Michael Middleditch has revised and updated his hugely successful London Mapguide?first published in 1983 and now in its eighth edition. Streets and sights are mapped and named, and there is a full index so that it can be used like the London A-Z. In addition, famous landmarks, places of entertainment etc are indicated on the maps. This edition has a brand-new spread on London architecture, and the Stratford Olympic area is fully incorporated into the book. At 72 pages of full-color maps this is the perfect book for every tourist and city-dweller.
Author: Knopf Guides
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Release Date: 2004-02-01
This opening fold-out contains a general map of Paris to help you visualize the 8 large districts discussed in this guide, and 4 pages of valuable information, handy tips and useful addresses. Discover Paris through 8 districts and 6 maps Latin Quarter/ The islands/ Montparnasse Orsay/ Louvre/ Opera Les Halles/ Le Marais Invalides/ Champ-de-Mars/ Trocadero Grands Boulevards/ Montmarte Bastille/ Faubourg Saint-Antoine/ Oberkampf Menilmontant/ Belleville/ La Villette Place d'Italie/ Bibliotheque Nationale/ Bercy For each district there is a double-page of addresses (restaurants -- listed in ascending order of price -- cafes, bars, music venues and stores) followed by a fold-out map for the relevant area with the essential places to see (indicated on the map by a star *). These places are by no means all that Paris has to offer but to us they are unmissable. The grid-referencing system (A B2) makes it easy for you to pinpoint addresses quickly on the map. Transportation and hotels in Paris The last fold-out consists of a transportation map and 4 pages of practical information that include a selection of hotels. A thematic index lists all the sites and addresses featured in this guide.
This map of Europe includes all lands eastwards to the Urals, southwards to North Africa (showing part of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia) and south-eastwards to Syria, Iraq and Iran. The map is political in colouring and shows main roads and railways, and principal oil and gas pipelines (including those of the North Sea). Information is included in English, German and French with a bottom panel showing all the national flags with international number plates and details of populations and currencies. Over 6,300 cities, towns and villages on a scale of 1:5,500,000 are included.
"- A clever combination of text, photographs and clear cartography - 6 colour-coded districts, each with its own large-scale fold-out map - A spread at the front highlights the 10 sights you shouldn't miss; one at the back highlights the 10 best things to do when in London - Details of more than 180 restaurants, bars, cafUs, shops, clubs, markets and art galleries - All the practical advice needed on the front and back horizontal fold-outs; plus a transport map and street index"
Author: Tim Jepson
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Release Date: 2014-11-04
For London lovers of all stripes, National Geographic London Book of Lists chronicles this ever-changing city from its ancient Roman origins to the present day. Organized with a minimum of organization, the 140 lists in this eclectic and hugely entertaining illustrated compendium cover the city’s best, worst, highest, smallest, first, last, and everything in-between. Among the many intriguing facts, stats, and snippets, you’ll discover: · Where you can find six old windmills within the confines of metropolitan London · Why the women’s restroom at an East End pub is especially popular with avant-garde artists · When a tornado razed nearly 600 houses and destroyed London Bridge · The address of the only London flat where the four members of the Beatles lived together · Why local children beat the stone boundaries outside the Tower of London with willow branches every three years · Where you can find London’s eight best waterfront pubs, seven greatest Victorian gin palaces, and ten most historic pubs · Which two famous London museums still show World War II bomb damage on their outer walls Royal palaces. Street markets. Stellar views. Cockney slang. Favorite meals of kings. Roman ruins. Secrets lost to time. With surprises on every page, National Geographic London Book of Lists takes you deep inside the city that never fails to fascinate. From the Hardcover edition.
The Periodic Table of Cocktails is a fun, concise, and appealingly geeky new concept to cocktail appreciation. The foundation of the book is a periodic table organized by cocktail styles (Martinis and Up, Fruity/Tropical, Highballs/Muddles, Collinses/Fizzes, etc.) and by predominant base alcohols across the chart’s rows (vodka, gin, tequila, etc.). If you like one cocktail in the table, you should enjoy all the cocktails that surround it. The book also offers the background history and make-it-yourself recipe for each of the more than 100 “elements” or cocktails. The book will be published with a companion volume, The Periodic Table of Wine.
Author: Tom Ang
Release Date: 2009-12-21
"Once an image is in digital form, what you can do with it is practically endless." Tom Ang Make sure you're picture perfect with this concise and easy-to-use guide to digital photography from expert photographer and bestselling author Tom Ang. Now available in ebook(PDF) format. Understand what to look for when buying cameras, software, or accessories. Follow the essentials of good picture-taking and get expert tips on how to make the most of your digital images from covering the basics to image manipulation and special effects. Plus, "quick fix" pages on how to solve common problems mean your camera can learn to lie. Get clicking and get outstanding results every time. Updates to this edition Ch. 1 Buyers' Guide (was Total Photography) A guide to cameras and accessories. All new products. Spreads newly presented as "Buyers' Guides", to help the reader decide which products are most suited to their needs. Ch. 2 Photo Techniques (was Photography for the Digital Age) Skills, trade secrets, and techniques of digital photography. Updated text, some new photographs. Ch. 3 A Compendium of Ideas (New, not in previous 2 editions) 36 pages of projects, concepts, subject areas, approaches, and ideas. All new text and photographs, taken from Digital Photographer's Handbook 4th edition. Ch. 4 All About Image Manipulation Filters, image effects, distortion, color control, and manipulation. Some minor reorganization of information, text updated. New text, images and layouts for Filter Effects, pp. 170-177. New spread on High Dynamic Range. Ch. 6 The Output Adventure Proofing and printing, uploading images to the web. Text updated. New spread on Creating a Website.
A beautifully illustrated history of the world's most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega-cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Great City Maps explores and explains 30 of the world's greatest historical city maps, providing a captivating overview of cartography through the ages. The book's unrivaled reproduction of these fascinating and intricate documents provides graphic close-ups and reveals more than just pure geography-it offers insight into the cultures and beliefs of the great civilizations that gave rise to them. From classical cities like Rome and Jerusalem to modern hubs like New York and Tokyo, the stories behind each map are revealed: why it was created, who it was intended for, and how it was achieved. Profiles of key cartographers, planners, and artists give even further insight into the history of each urban masterpiece.
Author: Barry Lopez
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2013-06-25
This New York Times–bestselling exploration of the Arctic, a National Book Award winner, is “one of the finest books ever written about the far North” (Publishers Weekly). “The nation’s premier nature writer” travels to a landscape at once barren and beautiful, perilous and alluring, austere yet teeming with vibrant life, and shot through with human history (San Francisco Chronicle). The Arctic has for centuries been a destination for the most ambitious explorers—a place of dreams, fears, and awe-inspiring spectacle. This “dazzling” account by the author of Of Wolves and Men takes readers on a breathtaking journey into the heart of one of the world’s last frontiers (The New York Times). Based on Barry Lopez’s years spent traveling the Arctic regions in the company of Eskimo hunting parties and scientific expeditions alike, Arctic Dreams investigates the unique terrain of the human mind, thrown into relief against the vastness of the tundra and the frozen ocean. Eye-opening and profoundly moving, it is a magnificent appreciation of how wilderness challenges and inspires us. Renowned environmentalist and author of Desert Solitaire Edward Abbey has called Arctic Dreams “a splendid book . . . by a man who is both a first-rate writer and an uncompromising defender of the wild country and its native inhabitants”—and the New Yorker hails it as a “landmark” work of travel writing. A vivid, thoughtful, and atmospheric read, it has earned multiple prizes, including the National Book Award, the Christopher Medal, the Oregon Book Award, and a nomination for the National Book Critics Circle Award. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Author: Anna Quindlen
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Release Date: 2006-11-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Anna Quindlen first visited London from a chair in her suburban Philadelphia home—in one of her beloved childhood mystery novels. She has been back to London countless times since, through the pages of books and in person, and now, in Imagined London, she takes her own readers on a tour of this greatest of literary cities. While New York, Paris, and Dublin are also vividly portrayed in fiction, it is London, Quindlen argues, that has always been the star, both because of the primacy of English literature and the specificity of city descriptions. She bases her view of the city on her own detailed literary map, tracking the footsteps of her favorite characters: the places where Evelyn Waugh's bright young things danced until dawn, or where Lydia Bennett eloped with the dastardly Wickham. In Imagined London, Quindlen walks through the city, moving within blocks from the great books of the 19th century to the detective novels of the 20th to the new modernist tradition of the 21st. With wit and charm, Imagined London gives this splendid city its full due in the landscape of the literary imagination. Praise for Imagined London: "Shows just how much a reading experience can enrich a physical journey." —New York Times Book Review "An elegant new work of nonfiction... People will be inspired by this book." —Ann Curry, Today "An affectionate, richly allusive tribute to the city." —Kirkus Reviews
Author: Gerald Durrell
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2016-11-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A British naturalist and his wife acquire a menagerie of animals and set up their own zoo in this delightful memoir by the author of the Corfu Trilogy. For many years I had wanted to start a zoo. . . . Any reasonable person smitten with an ambition of this sort would have secured the zoo first and obtained the animals afterwards. But throughout my life I have rarely if ever achieved what I wanted by tackling it in a logical fashion. After a decade of supplying creatures for other people’s zoos, in 1957 Gerald Durrell and his wife set off on an adventurous journey to the Cameroons in West Africa, where they collected numerous mammals, birds, and reptiles. The wild nature of the animals created quite a bit of chaos, but the Durrells’ problems really began when they attempted to return to Britain with their exotic new friends. Not only did they have to get them safely home, they also had to find somewhere able and—more importantly—willing to house them. Told with wit and a zest for all things furry and feathered, Durrell’s A Zoo in My Luggage is a brilliant account of how a pioneer of wildlife preservation came to found a new type of zoo. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Author: Steven Johnson
Release Date: 2006-10-19
A National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year From Steven Johnson, the dynamic thinker routinely compared to James Gleick, Dava Sobel, and Malcolm Gladwell, The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner about a real-life historical hero, Dr. John Snow. It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure -- garbage removal, clean water, sewers -- necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure. As the cholera outbreak takes hold, a physician and a local curate are spurred to action-and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time. In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking, Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories and interconnectedness of the spread of disease, contagion theory, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry, offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in.
Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger's record of his extraordinary journey through the parched "Empty Quarter" of Arabia. Educated at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life-"the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets." In the spirit of T. E. Lawrence, he set out to explore the deserts of Arabia, traveling among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels. His now-classic account is invaluable to understanding the modern Middle East.