Author: Petra de Hamer
Publisher: BIS Publishers
Release Date: 2015-07-20
This is the first DIY city guide series on the market, kicking off with three of the most popular European destinations: London, Paris, and Berlin. These guides are colouring and creative activity books, travel notebooks, and city guides in one. Each book contains beautiful illustrations of the city for you to colour in or finish, inspirational to-do lists, and fun facts about the city. But it also leaves plenty of space for your own stories, drawings, pictures, tickets, notes, and tips. With this journal you create your own city guide full of memories and tips about your trip to Paris, to cherish as a keepsake of your trip to the city and to inspire friends to go there, too.
Want to take the kids to trek in Nepal or Patagonia? Dive in Micronesia or Catalina? Explore Cambodia or Colombia? Beach-hop in Croatia or Sri Lanka? ROAM publishes REAL tales of family vacations to unique and exciting destinations. Our editors collaborate with intrepid parent travelers to share their good - and the not-so-good - experiences, as well as the must-know details that will enable other families to follow in their footsteps. The ROAM Journal provides more than 50 unusual and compelling vacation ideas, inspiring families to find new places to explore together. The 19 for 2019 feature excerpts the most interesting ROAM Reports of the year and provides links to complete details online. If you're looking for winter, spring, summer and weekend holiday inspiration, you'll find it all inside! From Europe to Africa, South America to Asia, and California to New England, ROAM helps you find your family adventure!
Cruise Travel is the world's leading cruise vacation magazine. Whether you're an experienced cruiser, a first-timer, or just dreaming of a cruise vacation, Cruise Travel is for you. Every issue is packed with full color features on the best cruise ships as well as complete deck plans for our "Ship of the Month" feature. Also included, is a complete cruise calendar featuring cruises throughout the U.S. and the world. Embarkation ports, all ports-of-call, and itineraries are also featured as well as complete costs of the cruises. Reviews of new and classic vessels, tips on shore excursions and shopping, and much more all written by industry leading travel writers and photographers.
Author: Roger Taylor
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release Date: 2007
Photography emerged in 1839 in two forms simultaneously. In France, Louis Daguerre produced photographs on silvered sheets of copper, while in Great Britain, William Henry Fox Talbot put forward a method of capturing an image on ordinary writing paper treated with chemicals. Talbot’s invention, a paper negative from which any number of positive prints could be made, became the progenitor of virtually all photography carried out before the digital age. Talbot named his perfected invention "calotype," a term based on the Greek word for beauty. Calotypes were characterized by a capacity for subtle tonal distinctions, massing of light and shadow, and softness of detail. In the 1840s, amateur photographers in Britain responded with enthusiasm to the challenges posed by the new medium. Their subjects were wide-ranging, including landscapes and nature studies, architecture, and portraits. Glass-negative photography, which appeared in 1851, was based on the same principles as the paper negative but yielded a sharper picture, and quickly gained popularity. Despite the rise of glass negatives in commercial photography, many gentlemen of leisure and learning continued to use paper negatives into the 1850s and 1860s. These amateurs did not seek the widespread distribution and international reputation pursued by their commercial counterparts, nearly all of whom favored glass negatives. As a result, many of these calotype works were produced in a small number of prints for friends and fellow photographers or for a family album. This richly illustrated, landmark publication tells the first full history of the calotype, embedding it in the context of Britain’s changing fortunes, intricate class structure, ever-growing industrialization, and the new spirit under Queen Victoria. Of the 118 early photographs presented here in meticulously printed plates, many have never before been published or exhibited.
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.
Author: James Boswell
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2015-06-04
Genre: Literary Collections
Edinburgh-born James Boswell, at twenty-two, kept a daily diary of his eventful second stay in London from 1762 to 1763. This journal, not discovered for more than 150 years, is a deft, frank and artful record of adventures ranging from his vividly recounted love affair with a Covent Garden actress to his first amusingly bruising meeting with Samuel Johnson, to whom Boswell would later become both friend and biographer. The London Journal 1762-63 is a witty, incisive and compellingly candid testament to Boswell's prolific talents.