Travel (158)

West Coast Walking A Naturalist's Guide (Updated Reprint 2017)

ISBN: 9781927145425

Author: Kerry-Jane Wilson    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

The West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island arguably boasts the greatest range of the country’s natural attractions. From the warm, temperate nikau palm fo...


The West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island arguably boasts the greatest range of the country’s natural attractions. From the warm, temperate nikau palm forests at Karamea to the cool beech forests of Haast, from the alpine heights of Arthur’s Pass to the dramatic Paparoa coast, glaciers that descend into valleys filled with unique podocarp rainforests, plus pristine lakes and lagoons – the West Coast has it all. New Zealand is a centre of endemicity, with over 80% of our native non-marine birds, reptiles, flowering plants, gymnosperms, land-snails and insects restricted to this country, and hundreds of those species are found on the West Coast. The Coast is an essential destination for any overseas naturalist or bird-watcher, and a place New Zealanders interested in nature should return to time and again. This remote part of the country is New Zealand as tourists and many Kiwis imagine it to be. Remote and wild it may seem, yet most of its natural attractions are accessible from sealed roads and well-formed paths, some even wheelchair accessible. This book presents an introduction to the West Coast’s physical environment, plants and animals, and a guide to the walks, lakes and highways of the region. Short easy paths are described in some detail, along with the plants, animals and natural features to look for along the way. Longer, more demanding trails are described in less detail. The lakes and lagoons are best explored by kayak, and guidance is given for the paddling naturalist. An essential guide to the region’s natural attractions since its publication in 2013, West Coast Walking has been reprinted and includes updates and minor corrections.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 368


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2018


$39.95
Walking London

ISBN: 9781504800181

Author: Andrew Duncan    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

"Walking London" is the essential companion for any urban explorer visitor or native committed to discovering the true heart of one of the world's greatest capi...


"Walking London" is the essential companion for any urban explorer visitor or native committed to discovering the true heart of one of the world's greatest capital cities. In 30 original walks, distinguished historian Andrew Duncan reveals miles of London's endlessly surprising landscape. From wild heathland to formal gardens, cobbled mews to elegant squares and arcades, bustling markets to tranquil villages Duncan reveals the pick of the famous sights, but also steers walkers off the tourist track and into the city's hidden corners. Handsomely illustrated with specially commissioned color photographs and complete route maps, the book provides full details of addresses, opening times and the best bars and restaurants to visit en route.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 147 x 211 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2016


Tags: September 2017   Travel   Transport
$27.99
London's Best Pubs

ISBN: 9781504800204

Authors: Peter Haydon, Tim Hampson    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

This thirst-inducing exploration of London's pubs offers the latest lowdown on 115 hangouts. It's easy to find the perfect place, as pubs are listed by special ...


This thirst-inducing exploration of London's pubs offers the latest lowdown on 115 hangouts. It's easy to find the perfect place, as pubs are listed by special interest and organized by neighbourhood, with maps guiding the reader to their chosen drinking hole.Every entry details the available ales on tap, highlighted by photographs that showcase the unique character of each destination.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 170 x 208 mm


$29.99
Enchanted Lands

ISBN: 9783791382159

Authors: Roland Michaud, Sabrina Michaud    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Roland and Sabrina Michaud, now in their eighties, have spent most of their lives together exploring Africa and Asia. Their travels have taken them to far-flung...


Roland and Sabrina Michaud, now in their eighties, have spent most of their lives together exploring Africa and Asia. Their travels have taken them to far-flung places, including Yemen, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey. Throughout their journeys Roland and Sabrina photographed and wrote about what they saw. This breathtaking account of their travels features nearly 500 color images that capture, with sensitivity, curiosity, and delight, the people they met and the landscapes they traversed. Organized into sections that focus on particular regions, the book takes readers to the monasteries and villages of China, the tents of Mongolian nomads, and the black rocks of northern Pakistan. Many of their images are indelible studies of faces: the weathered faces of Kazakhstani men, their heads wrapped in turbans; or the shy veiled face of an Iranian mother nursing her child atop a camel as she travels from summer pastures to the Persian Gulf. Throughout the book the Michauds' eloquent commentary gives context to these remarkable images, and offers their uniquely humane perspective on what it means to encounter incredible beauty, harsh landscapes, and unfamiliar surroundings.Best of all, it describes the pleasures of meeting people whose joys, sorrows, and struggles we all share.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 408


Dimensions: 220 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 15-12-2016


$140.00
Banaras Holy City

ISBN: 9783791382241

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Banaras, also known as Varanasi, is a Northern Indian city on the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh. One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the w...


Banaras, also known as Varanasi, is a Northern Indian city on the banks of the Ganges in Uttar Pradesh. One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, it is also one of the holiest in the Hindu faith. In this large-format book, the landscape and spirituality of this beautiful city come to life through the lens of award-winning photographer Christopher Roche. Spending two years covering the city's daily events, Roche turned his lens toward the alleyways of the old quarter and the ghats along the river, the holy men, temples, shrines, and religious ceremonies. He depicts the ubiquitous lingams and yonis, as well as the city s fabled burning Ghats, rarely photographed due to cultural restrictions. Banaras teems with life, color, and emotion. In his large, brilliantly hued images, Roche manages to capture the throbbing vitality of this important city as no one ever has before.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 300 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 15-06-2016


Tag: Travel
$140.00
One Year On a Bike

ISBN: 9783899559064

Author: Martijn Doolaard    Publisher: Gestalten

Martijn Doolaard traded the convenience of a car and the distractions of daily life for a cross-continental cycling journey: a biped adventure that would take h...


Martijn Doolaard traded the convenience of a car and the distractions of daily life for a cross-continental cycling journey: a biped adventure that would take him from Amsterdam to Singapore. Leaving behind repetitive routines, One Year on a Bike indulges in slow travel, the subtlety of a gradually changing landscape, and the lessons learned through traveling. Venturing through Eastern European fields of yellow rapeseed to the intimate hosting culture and community in Iran, One Year on a Bike is a vivid chronicle of what can happen when the norm is pointedly replaced by exceptional self-discoveries and beautiful sceneries. Doolaard shares the gear and knowledge that made his trip possible alongside the passionate curiosities that served as his impetus. 


Bind: hardback


Pages: 368


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2017


$120.00
Paris

ISBN: 9783961710010

Author: Serge Ramelli    Publisher: TeNeues

The breathtaking cityscapes of Serge Ramelli are finally available in a small flexicover edition and an unbeatable price The metropolis of Paris, presented with...


The breathtaking cityscapes of Serge Ramelli are finally available in a small flexicover edition and an unbeatable price The metropolis of Paris, presented with Serge Ramelli’s dramatic vision A fabulous and fascinating tour of the city in an incomparable light Film and photography meld into a black-and-white work of art Paris is the City of Light, love, and savoir vivre. And this world-class capital is surely one of the planet’s most photographed destinations, whether by tourists snapping a quick souvenir shot or professionals with high-end cameras. The brief preview we provide here shows how special this city really is. Paris has never been showcased as impressively, meaningfully, or dramatically as it is by the French photographer Serge Ramelli. His vision of the city—like all of his images—is unmistakably inspired by cinema. In addition to his second passion, filmmaking (which he does when he’s not taking pictures), he is also fascinated by the films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Ridley Scott. Ramelli’s interpretation of the bustling metropolis of Paris is at once impressive and fabulous. Pulsing with life both day and night, the city appears nearly devoid of people—a heavily symbolic place with many facets to explore, shining with an inimitable light.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 140 x 174 mm


Publication Date: 07-03-2017


$22.99
Citix60 - Milan

ISBN: 9789881320469

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

A world capital of fashion and design and Italy’s second largest city, Milan is a major travel destination with numerous art museums and galleries, a vibrant ...


A world capital of fashion and design and Italy’s second largest city, Milan is a major travel destination with numerous art museums and galleries, a vibrant performing arts scene, and numerous international events such as the Milan Furniture Fair, the largest of its kind in the world. It also boasts incredible parks and gardens even throughout its urban center, its own local cuisine which can be sampled at any number of Michelin rated restaurants and over 1,500 years of architectural landmarks. Prepare to be romanced!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 132


Dimensions: 115 x 166 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2017


Tags: February 2017   Travel
$19.99
Mallorca

ISBN: 9783832769147

Author: Michael Poliza    Publisher: TeNeues

A perceptive and very personal portrait of Mallorca—Michael Poliza’s unique photographs and thoughtful selection of motifs makes this so much more than a co...


A perceptive and very personal portrait of Mallorca—Michael Poliza’s unique photographs and thoughtful selection of motifs makes this so much more than a conventional travel guide The island’s stunning variety of landscapes are captured in a single photo book Wherever you live, no matter the season, Poliza’s photos will make you long for sunshine and the sea   Rich with promise: one of teNeues’s most successful and revered artists uncovers an inimitable tourist destination for international travelers. Nature photographer Michael Poliza has already published nearly a dozen books—­including bestsellers like Africa, Eyes Over Africa, and AntArctic—and as an organizer of high-end nature adventure treks, he has a particularly keen sense for unique locations. For his latest tome, he focused on a place of legendary beauty that brims unexpected surprises: ­Mallorca. It’s no wonder that Mallorca has certain qualities in common with tapas, the island’s culinary specialty. The great thing about tapas is that you don’t have to make a meal out of just one ingredient; you can taste a bit of this and have a nibble of that and enjoy a broad spectrum of flavors. And that is the perfect way to describe the vacation mecca of Mallorca, which boasts an attractive mix of old and modern architecture, lively beaches and secluded bays, and the vibrant city of ­Palma and quaint mountain villages. On the ground or from the air, Michael Poliza paints an intimate picture of Mallorca and its most exciting locales—the salt mounds of Es Trenc, Cala sa Nau, the Cap de Formentor lighthouse, and the serpentine road to Sa Calobra—and fulfills his promise magnificently.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2017


$115.00
Modern Living Homes Away From Home

ISBN: 9783961710133

Author: Claire Bingham    Publisher: TeNeues

his volume features beautiful holiday homes where we would happily check in for a month Rustic retreats, opulent villas, and cozy beach houses from New Zealand ...


his volume features beautiful holiday homes where we would happily check in for a month Rustic retreats, opulent villas, and cozy beach houses from New Zealand to South Africa to Cornwall to Malibu Includes useful advice to decorate your own travel-inspired home It’s fair to say we all love a holiday. That perfect countryside retreat, captivating beach house, or remote island villa offers an experience that lingers beyond a stolen weekend or those carefree two weeks. But how do you grab some of that global glamour and transport it back home? Featuring fabulous homes from Puglia to New Zealand, Modern Living—Homes Away From Home is packed with ideas on how to replicate the look and bring the spirit of escapism to your door. Bringing together two of our favorite pleasures—architecture and travel—design writer Claire Bingham takes a tour of some of the world’s most inspiring escapes. From ultra-contemporary, simple rustic, or opulently-styled spaces, this volume goes off grid in search of the world’s most beautiful rural abodes, decoding the design details that give them their unique sense of style. With hotels increasingly going for a “home-from-home” vibe, they are now a great source of inspiration for home decor. That beautifully-patterned tile flooring in the bathroom or an eclectic mix of furniture in the bedroom? There are many effects that can be replicated at home, too. Homes Away From Home gives the lowdown on the latest trends and how to use them, so next time you’re on holiday and in an interior you love, you can figure out what you’ve fallen for and take the ideas home.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 17-07-2017


$89.99
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