Travel (209)

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
Glass Half Full

ISBN: 9781849539913

Author: Caro Feely    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Hail at harvest time is every wine grower’s nightmare. For Seán and Caro Feely, a couple whose love of wine led them to create a flourishing organic vineyard...


Hail at harvest time is every wine grower’s nightmare. For Seán and Caro Feely, a couple whose love of wine led them to create a flourishing organic vineyard in France six years previously, it’s become a chilling reality. But natural disasters are hardly a challenge when compared to the emotional havoc of approaching menopause and the hard work involved in keeping a long-lasting relationship fresh. Join Caro as she juggles family duties, a growing business and the challenges of making natural wine in harmony with the environment. Could yoga be the secret to balance in life and wine? And will she reach the other side with her marriage, her farm and her sanity intact?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 11-04-2017


Tags: April 2017   Biography   Travel
$24.99
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
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
The Flyfisher

ISBN: 9783899556742

Author: Thorsten Struben    Publisher: Gestalten

The perfect balance for those searching for a bit of peace and quiet and an outdoor activity: fly fishing combines connecting with nature, the defining of perso...


The perfect balance for those searching for a bit of peace and quiet and an outdoor activity: fly fishing combines connecting with nature, the defining of personal aesthetics, and physical activity. The Flyfisher shows the most beautiful fishing spots, self-tied flies, and the right equipment for this increasingly popular lark of leisure. Equal parts outdoor meditation and escapism, fly fishing appeals to a diverse audience. The dedicated focus on the task at hand makes daily life fade away and the fly fisher is free to connect with the soothing sounds of the water while awaiting a catch. From rod to reel to weighted line, the art of fly fishing is rife in details. Filled with photos of anglers and their habitats, the craftsmanship of tying flies, and expert discussions on the right gear to wear to wade into a favorite river, The Flyfisher is the first comprehensive discussion of this multifaceted sport. It is as much about the triumphant catch as the craft of building bait paired with the art of appreciating the overall experience as well as the method.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$120.00
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
For the Love of London

ISBN: 9781786850010

Author: Julian Beecroft    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Have you ever wondered… Why the Queen asks permission to enter the City? Where in London you are required to drive on the right? What is the history behind Pe...


Have you ever wondered… Why the Queen asks permission to enter the City? Where in London you are required to drive on the right? What is the history behind Pearly Kings and Queens? From the garden suburbs to the action-packed centre, the city of London reveals layer up on layer of history, culture, delights – and secrets. Whether you’re intrigued by London’s glittering social past or fascinated by its seedy underbelly, For the Love of London will take you on a tour encompassing architecture, royalty, landmark events, historical figures, crime, culture and a host of surprising facts about the world’s finest city. 


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 135 x 204 mm


Publication Date: 07-03-2017


Tags: March 2017   Travel   Humour & Gift
$24.99
The Backpacker’s Survival Guide

ISBN: 9781849539845

Author: Tamsin King    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

So you’re off to explore the big, wide world: head filled with possibilities and hiking boots laced. But a big trip brings big questions, like how do I go abo...


So you’re off to explore the big, wide world: head filled with possibilities and hiking boots laced. But a big trip brings big questions, like how do I go about choosing and packing a bag, how should I handle money abroad, and what the hell do I do when my hostel dorm is filled with snorers? Luckily this handy guide is filled with essential tips, advice and hacks to make your adventures on the road truly unforgettable. 


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 07-02-2017


Tags: March 2017   Travel   Humour & Gift
$19.99
CitixFamily : Barcelona

ISBN: 9789887714897

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

The ultimate travel guide for hip parents on the go, CITIXFamily complements the bestselling CITIX60 series by providing city specific supplements tailor-made f...


The ultimate travel guide for hip parents on the go, CITIXFamily complements the bestselling CITIX60 series by providing city specific supplements tailor-made for families with young children. Tour some of the worlds great cities with expert advice from local creative parents for making the most of your trip and introducing younger ones to the joys of traveling. Each colorful and charmingly illustrated volume includes a folded city guide with map of kid friendly attractions, a memory card game, postcards, and a journal for young travelers. Viction:ary launches the series with Barcelona, Copenhagen, London, New York, Paris and San Francisco, all carefully designed to help create unforgettable experiences for you and your children.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 127 x 197 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2016


Tags: November 2016   Travel
$34.99 $17.50
Ascension : The Story of a South Atlantic Island

ISBN: 9781910723326

Author: Duff Hart-Davis    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

The bleak, volcanic island of Ascension, 800 miles from its nearest neighbour St Helena, was described by a Victorian naval officer as ‘one of the strangest p...


The bleak, volcanic island of Ascension, 800 miles from its nearest neighbour St Helena, was described by a Victorian naval officer as ‘one of the strangest places on the face of the earth’. It is still exceedingly odd. Uninhabited when it was taken over by the British in 1815, it was an almost perfect natural vacuum – a triangular heap of lava and ash. When the Royal Marines brought in plants and animals, some flourished, others died. Tropical forest now clothes the peak of Green Mountain, and feral donkeys haunt the plains. As sea birds swarm around the coast, radar stations monitor space from the tops of rust-red cinder cones, and primeval, giant green turtles lumber up the beaches to nest. The island’s history is short but extraordinary.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2016


$49.99
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