Travel (208)

Great Pubs of London

ISBN: 9783791382708

Author: George Dailey    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

For centuries the pub has been an essential part of London’s cultural and social fabric. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers through the doors of ...


For centuries the pub has been an essential part of London’s cultural and social fabric. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers through the doors of 25 historically and architecturally significant London pubs. Through photographs specially commissioned for this project, readers can explore these institutions—from snob screens to 400-hundred-year-old flagstone floors. Engaging texts highlight what makes each pub so special; their place in London’s history, the personalities who have frequented them, the events that occurred inside, and the ways pubs have contributed phrases such as “on the wagon” and “one for the road” to the modern lexicon. This book reveals why The Lamb and Flag in Covent Garden earned the nickname the “Bucket of Blood”, and features a pub that Charles Dickens described as a “great rambling queer old place”. Furthermore, the book muses over the chances that Casanova paid a visit to The Dog and Duck in Soho, and uncovers the location of Charles De Gaulle’s favorite wartime watering hole. These and other amusing anecdotal histories make this fascinating and luxuriously illustrated book a must-have for anyone with a love for the good old London pub.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2016


$79.99
Dive Atlas of the World

ISBN: 9781504800662

Author: Jack Jackson    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

The Dive Atlas of the World offers a global tour of dive sites, described and photographed by experts. From well-known classics to sites that have only recently...


The Dive Atlas of the World offers a global tour of dive sites, described and photographed by experts. From well-known classics to sites that have only recently been discovered, this global selection offers the discerning diver a feast of locations to choose from, including an expanded selection of Caribbean dive sites.Whether you favour muck diving and macro photography, wrecks, walls, reefs, caves, blue holes or the adrenaline rush of high-speed drift dive in a strong current (or all of these), you will find well-written, clearly mapped accounts of the top places where you can enjoy these dives.This book features contributions from local experts, leading writers and award-winning photographers such as Jack Jackson and Lawson Wood.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 270 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 10-06-2016


$105.00
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
Paris (small edition)

ISBN: 9783832734404

Author: Serge Ramelli    Publisher: TeNeues

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 touris...


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: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2016


$69.99
Havana

ISBN: 9783832734329

Author: Bernhard Hartmann    Publisher: TeNeues

Havana. Just saying the name evokes images of bright Caribbean colors, American cars with fins from the 50s, and once-glorious buildings fallen into ruin. Now t...


Havana. Just saying the name evokes images of bright Caribbean colors, American cars with fins from the 50s, and once-glorious buildings fallen into ruin. Now that this socialist island country is open once more, this picture will soon change. Now is the time to pause for a moment and take a closer look at Cuba’s capital city. Bernhard Hartmann starts on the streets, showing us cafes, shops, and boxing clubs, but he also takes us behind the facades of the mansions, whose well-worn charms immediately captivate the viewer. Crumbling plaster, cracked walls, worn stair treads―we see all of this in the pictures, and yet these places are vibrant and alive. Traces of bourgeois life, dignified and stylish, survive despite the adversity, masterfully captured in brilliant photographs.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 25-08-2016


$115.00 $89.99
Eighty Four Rooms

ISBN: 9783832734060

Publisher: TeNeues

The Eighty Four Rooms Collection invites you to enjoy 84 of the world’s most beautiful and unique boutique hotels. Regardless of your budget, it should always...


The Eighty Four Rooms Collection invites you to enjoy 84 of the world’s most beautiful and unique boutique hotels. Regardless of your budget, it should always be possible to travel with an eye for style and comfort. This is the philosophy behind the hotel platform of the same name, eightyfourrooms.com. Along with recommending the best rooms and suites, the book provides tips about the restaurants and bars you should visit to make your trip a truly unforgettable experience. Thanks to detailed guides on each property and local highlights, the book provides everything you need to be an insider. Each of our hand-picked choices undergoes a rigorous check of every facet of its operation. This is the only way to ensure that each hotel presented is truly best-in-class in terms of its surroundings and its fabulous signature style. We offer a wide variety of choices: places for rock stars to remain anonymous, romantic getaways, and luxurious ski resorts, as well as properties offering amazing views of the sea or big-city skyscapes. Bon voyage!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 246 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 19-07-2016


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$115.00
The World's Most Famous Marathons

ISBN: 9783848008315

Author: Enrico Aiello    Publisher: h f Ullmann

This book is a marvelous guide to 30 of the world's most famous or truly fascinating marathons. Sorted by month, you find the important venues in America, Europ...


This book is a marvelous guide to 30 of the world's most famous or truly fascinating marathons. Sorted by month, you find the important venues in America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, from classics such as the New York City Marathon to the extraordinary courses like the Run Iceland in Iceland or the Two Oceans Marathon in South Africa. This lavishly illustrated volume provides the maps of all routes with their breathtaking views and architectural highlights as well as background information and valuable advice on what to eat and which clothes to wear for the event. In addition, one also fi nds travel tips and sightseeing locations in the area to enjoy once the marathon is over. With its wealth of substantial information and its gorgeous layout, this book is an outstanding gift for passionate runners, marathon fans, and those who aspire to become such.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 182 x 250 mm


$39.99 $19.99
The Journey

ISBN: 9783899555691

Author: Sven Ehmann    Publisher: Gestalten

Trains have always been the only truly cultivated way to travel. The slower rhythm from departure to arrival, the relaxed glide through the landscape, and the s...


Trains have always been the only truly cultivated way to travel. The slower rhythm from departure to arrival, the relaxed glide through the landscape, and the shift between city and country fill rail enthusiasts with great joy and are pleasures waiting to be discovered by the uninitiated. The Journey presents a varied selection of extraordinary travel opportunities by train from around the world. Featuring historic luxury wagons, spectacular panoramic railways, and timeless itineraries, it takes the reader for a ride through breathtaking canyons and romantic scenery. Striking images, informative geographical material, and personal experiences bring these train adventures, which range from the quick three-hour trip to the transcontinental journey lasting several days, to life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2015


Tags: April 2016   Travel
$120.00
The Ultimate Ski Book

ISBN: 9783832734114

Author: Gabriella Le Breton    Publisher: TeNeues

Higher, faster, further―skiing is more than a hobby, it’s a way of life. Originally an adventurous way to move through ice and snow, skiing is now the numbe...


Higher, faster, further―skiing is more than a hobby, it’s a way of life. Originally an adventurous way to move through ice and snow, skiing is now the number one wintertime recreational activity. More popular than ever before, the snow lures thousands of die-hard fans to the airy heights of the world’s mountains. Anyplace where even a few flakes fall, there are dedicated skiers―forever hunting for the longest run in the Andes, the most spectacular downhill in the Alps, the most legendary chalet in the Rockies. In this book, skiing expert Gabriella Le Breton assembles everything passionate skiers want to know, and a lot more―the most beautiful views, the most remote resorts, the best restaurants. And of course, real skiing legends have their say, providing tips for life on the two pieces of wood that mean everything.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


$115.00
Upgrade To Heaven

ISBN: 9783832734152

Authors: David Lowe, Marina Bauernfeind    Publisher: TeNeues

Anyone who travels extensively knows how great an upgrade feels―and this book has the upgrades already packed. Every hotel featured in this book will award th...


Anyone who travels extensively knows how great an upgrade feels―and this book has the upgrades already packed. Every hotel featured in this book will award the user an upgrade* when booking. Beautifully-designed pages with fantastic photos of gorgeous destinations will give any reader the travel bug. In about 300 pages, a selection of the world’s most beautiful hotels is showcased in a luxurious coffee table book format. Along with the fabulous descriptions and photos of each hotel, the book includes a card that allows the reader to make use of the upgrades offered. The even distribution of hotels around the world and the guarantee of a substitute offer if an upgrade is not available at the desired property make this brand-new global book concept irresistible to the smart elite traveler.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


Tags: September 2016   Travel
$135.00
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