Author: Steve Watkins
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books
Release Date: 2006
30 amazing and inspirational travel and holiday ideas that can be experienced in a two-week vacation or less -- the personal favorites of a well-traveled writer and photographer taken from around the world.
"I cannot imagine a better guide to the transition between school and undergraduate geography than this short, informative and confidently-argued book. Written without fuss but based on solid learning and clear thinking, it tackles head-on a question many professional academic geographers would rather avoid." - Alisdair Rogers, University of Oxford "A beautiful little book that helps to introduce the core concepts of geography and provides an ideal framework for relating other fields of knowledge and academia." - Stefan Zimmermann, University of Osnabruck What is Geography? Geography is a fundamental fascination with, and a crucial method for, understanding the way the world works. This text offers readers a short and highly accessible account of the ideas and concepts constituting geography. Drawing out the key themes that define the subject, What is Geography? demonstrates how and why these themes - like environment and geopolitics- are of fundamental importance. Including discussion of both the human and the natural realms, the text looks at key themes like environment, space, and place - as well as geography's methods and the history of the discipline. Introductory but not simplified, What is Geography? will provide students with the ability to understand the history and context of the subject without any prior knowledge. Designed as a key transitional text for students entering undergraduate courses, this book will be of interest to all readers interested in and intrigued by the "geographical imagination".
From the #1 travel magazine in the country, a collection of travel tales from some of today's finest writers Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly transporting body of work, pairing exotic locales with writers of the highest caliber: Russell Banks writes on the Everglades, Francine Prose explores the secrets of Prague, Robert Hughes takes us on a tour of Italy, and more. From the most beautiful gardens to visit in Japan to the best free things to do in Provence, this book is as enlightening as it is entertaining. Whether off to the other side of the globe or to their favorite reading chair, wanderers of every sort will find this book truly indispensable. Other featured writers and places include: Nik Cohn on Savannah Philip Gourevitch on Tanzania Shirley Hazzard on Capri Pico Iyer on Iceland and Ethiopia Nicole Krauss on Japan Suketu Mehta on the Himalayas Edna O'Brien on Bath Patricia Storace on Provence and Athens James Truman on Iran Gregor Von Rezzori on Romania Edmund White on Jordan Simon Winchester on Mount Pinatubo William Dalrymple on his pilgrimage to Santiago John Julius Norwich on the Vatican Jan Morris on Hawaii
This ulitmate collection of 80 favorite, unforgettable destinations features more than 2,000 vibrant photographs and provides cultural and historical background information, describes what visitors can expect, suggests activities, gives helpful tips and recommends places to stay.
Author: Steve Watkins
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Adventure travel
UNFORGETTABLE THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE will help you search out a host of unusual and amazing activities and experiences to be had in fabulous places all around the world during a regular two-week holiday or less. Follows on from the success of the first book in the series, UNFORGETTABLE PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE, which in its first year will so far have been published in 14 editions across Europe, Asia and America. In UNFORGETTABLE THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE, international travel writers and photographers Steve Watkins and Clare Jones draw on their years of experience and select 40 of their personal favourite adventures of a lifetime. The recommendations range from tracking spirit bears on Princess Royal Island, Canada to sailing down the Nile on a felucca in Egypt. Aimed at style-conscious travellers looking for new sights and experiences, proposed future titles in the series include UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEYS TO MAKE BEFORE YOU DIE.
Another spellbinding trip around the globe with some of today's most celebrated writers and journalists Condé Nast Traveler is the preeminent travel magazine in the United States, boasting a readership of 3.5 million. This second collection of the award-winning magazine's best travel writings, includes essays by luminaries such as, Robert Hughes, Russell Banks, E. L. Doctorow, André Aciman, Pico Iyer, and Edna O'Brien. As the world becomes smaller and ever more accessible, interest in travel writing is only growing greater. So whether readers are preparing for their own journeys or just indulging in an armchair adventure, this new volume of The Condé Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys will open their eyes to the world.
Historical tours, self-guided walks, challenging hikes, and adventurous explorations are highlighted in a guide to some of the most beautiful destinations around the world, including the Garden Route in South Africa and the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Original.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.