Travel (168)

Angkor's Temples in the Modern Era : War, Pride, and Tourist Dollars

ISBN: 9786164510463

Author: John Burgess    Publisher: River Books

A comprehensive examination of Angkor's last 120 years. Over 180 unusual and little-known photographs. Accessible scholarly treatment of one of the world's most...


A comprehensive examination of Angkor's last 120 years. Over 180 unusual and little-known photographs. Accessible scholarly treatment of one of the world's most iconic sites. Insights into Angkor's importance for the Khmer people. Insightful reflections on Angkor's transformation as a tourist destination. John Burgess masterfully brings to life the modern history of Cambodia s fabled Angkor temples, from their discovery by French explorers in the mid-19th century, through the decades of French colonialism, to the tragic wars and genocide in the latter part of the 20th century. He explains how the temples miraculously survive while so much of Cambodia has been lost or changed forever... An invaluable and riveting book about one of the greatest man-made wonders of the world. -Jon Swain, author of River of Time: A Memoir of Vietnam and Cambodia John Burgess, a seasoned journalist who has visited Cambodia many times since 1969, has written five absorbing books about Angkorian civilisation, including two finely imagined novels. His latest, Angkor's Temples in the Modern Era, is deftly written, sumptuously illustrated, and highly recommended. - David Chandler, author of A History of Cambodia John Burgess brings his writing skills and expert knowledge to the story of Angkor's relationship with the modern world. More than a thousand years ago, the Khmer civilization arose in what is now Cambodia. Its famous sandstone temples, such as Angkor Wat, are, except for the Cambodian people themselves, that civilization's sole survivors. Yet, despite many international attempts to protect the temples, the ravages of the 20th and 21st centuries wars, tourism, greed, politics, and plunder are a far greater a threat than the jungle ever was. Burgess' book is a must-read. - Stanley Cloud, former Saigon and Washington bureau chief of Time magazine 187 photographs. 1 map


Bind: paperback


Pages: 268


Dimensions: 170 x 232 mm


Publication Date: 04-03-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   March 2021   History   Travel
$59.99
DUE > 31st May 2021
Journey To The Centre Of My Being

ISBN: 9789387242647

Author: Jim Wilson    Publisher: Zen Publications

Jim Wilson is an adventurer: mountaineering; Antarctic exploration; adventure films with Sir Edmund Hillary (on one of which he drove a jet boat up Mother Gang...


Jim Wilson is an adventurer: mountaineering; Antarctic exploration; adventure films with Sir Edmund Hillary (on one of which he drove a jet boat up Mother Ganga from ocean to sky); climbing and school building with Sir Edmund in the Everest region of Nepal; and sailing to Pacific islands in a small yacht. These physical adventures provide an exciting backdrop to this book. But Jim is also a religious adventurer. He relates in depth, with clarity and humour, his long journey in search of a satisfying way of understanding and experiencing the true nature of his self, and of his place in this mysterious universe. Studying Western philosophy and theology moved him away from intense involvement in the liberal Christianity of his parents. So he looked to India, inexhaustible source of inspiration. For two years he studied Indian philosophy and religion at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Then he taught for 23 years in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, returning many times to India and Nepal. Though profoundly moved by the religions he studied and taught about, he was unable to accept the metaphysical beliefs underpinning them. Increasingly, though, he became fascinated by modern scientific discoveries about the universe, and about our planet and the evolution of life on it. So he wove together elements from religious and scientific traditions. In particular, he took Adi Shankara’s Advaita, also known as spiritual monism, and applied it to the physical universe, adding in also feelings and attitudes from New Zealand’s indigenous Maori religion. He now believes that the centre of his being is the physical energy of the universe, with which, therefore, he is at one. He finds this deeply satisfying in understanding, and emotionally and morally experiencing, his place on this planet and in the universe. Because it owes so much to spiritual monism he calls it physical monism, or physical Advaita.


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Pages: 230


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2019


Tags: March 2020   Biography   Travel
$39.99
Staying Healthy When You Travel

ISBN: 9781620083789

Author: Jane Wilson-Howarth    Publisher: Companion House

You’re finally packed and ready to go on the vacation you’ve been planning for months. But did you remember to plan for what happens if you get sick or stun...


You’re finally packed and ready to go on the vacation you’ve been planning for months. But did you remember to plan for what happens if you get sick or stung abroad? Author Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth is an expert in parasitology, vector ecology, and child health, and she’s also traveled around the world to treat the sick. She condenses all her years of medical experience into this incredibly helpful guide that’s packed with crucial case histories, advice on immunizations and other precautions to take, tables and maps that match disease risk to countries, tips to protect yourself from insects and worms, and so much more. So before you head to the airport, pack this book along with your first-aid kit and you’ll be good to go!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$39.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2020
The Soviet Space Program

ISBN: 9780764358555

Author: Eugen Reicht    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The N1 was the booster rocket for the Soviet manned moon program and was thus the direct counterpart of the Saturn V, the rocket that took American astronauts t...


The N1 was the booster rocket for the Soviet manned moon program and was thus the direct counterpart of the Saturn V, the rocket that took American astronauts to the moon in 1969. Standing 345 feet tall, the N1 was the largest rocket ever built by the Soviets and was roughly the same height and weight as the Saturn. Though initially ahead of the US in the space race, the Soviets lagged behind as the pace for being first on the moon accelerated. Massive technical and personnel difficulties, plus spectacular failures, repeatedly delayed the N1 program. After the successful American landings on the moon, it was finally canceled without the N1 ever achieving orbit. The complete history of this rarely known Soviet program is presented here, starting in 1959, along with detailed technical descriptions of the N1’s design and development. A full discussion of its attempted launches, disasters, and ultimate cancellation in 1974 completes this definitive history.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 29-11-2019


Tags: November 2019   History   Travel   Transport
$45.00
No Place To Go

ISBN: 9781911545354

Author: Lezlie Lowe    Publisher: Melville House UK

Embarking on a public toilet tour from London to San Francisco to Toronto, from pay potties to deserted alleyways, No Place To Go is a marriage of urbanism, soc...


Embarking on a public toilet tour from London to San Francisco to Toronto, from pay potties to deserted alleyways, No Place To Go is a marriage of urbanism, social narrative, and pop culture that shows the ways public toilets just don't work. Peel back the layers on public bathrooms and it's clear many more people want for good access than have it. Public bathroom access is about cities, society, design, movement, and equity. The real question is: Why are public toilets so crappy?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2019


Tags: October 2019   Travel
$27.99
Passages

ISBN: 9780473437077

Author: Linda Trubridge    Publisher: Hornpipe Press

Passages is a personal, yet universal story of a life in harmony with nature. When Linda, her husband David, and their two small boys, Sam and William, bought a...


Passages is a personal, yet universal story of a life in harmony with nature. When Linda, her husband David, and their two small boys, Sam and William, bought a yacht called Hornpipe and set sail for tropical waters, they cast off from all security. So began a nomadic adventure when they had to depend on their own resources, navigating by the sun and stars. This beautifully illustrated book presents a thrillingly honest, yet poetic reflection on the challenges of fulfilling a dream, as seen from a mother's perspective. Those ocean passages were a non stop roller coaster ride: "There were times when they plunged into the deepest trough of the wave and there were times when they rode, in exhilaration, the highest crest". Linda's literal and metaphorical passages braid together both past and present to reveal how her family's extraordinary voyages inspired their future accomplishments. "This story is for all explorers. The passages we weave through our lives find their truth in those we touch along the way: - Linda Trubridge


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Pages: 441


Dimensions: 155 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 02-11-2019


$39.99
The History of the American Space Shuttle

ISBN: 9780764357701

Author: Dennis Jenkins    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The flight campaign for the American space shuttle began on April 12, 1981, with the launch of STS-1 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and ended on July 2...


The flight campaign for the American space shuttle began on April 12, 1981, with the launch of STS-1 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and ended on July 21, 2011, with wheels stop of STS-135. During the 30 years and 135 missions in between, the program experienced triumphs and tragedies, amazed the world with its orbital exploits, and was frequently the subject of admiration, condemnation, pride, and despair. This book provides a detailed overview of the history of winged spacecraft and the development of the vehicle we call the "space shuttle," and provides a technical description of the orbiter, main engines, external tank, and solid rocket boosters. Two pages are dedicated to each of the 135 missions flown by the American space shuttle, including technical data, crew names, and photos of each mission. The Challenger and Columbia accidents are discussed, along with a discussion of what NASA did to fix the flaws and continue flying. The book concludes by covering the retirement of the vehicle and the delivery of the four remaining orbiters to their final display sites.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 217 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$135.00
Wanderlust USA

ISBN: 9783899559859

Publisher: Gestalten

Long-distance trekking, short day trips out of town, an extended weekend escapade; the first series installment of our bestselling Wanderlust has it all. Experi...


Long-distance trekking, short day trips out of town, an extended weekend escapade; the first series installment of our bestselling Wanderlust has it all. Experienced outdoor enthusiasts and those lacing-up their boots for their first time: prepare to hike the diverse American landscape. Whether aiming to conquer epic expeditions, or simply complete a day hike to recharge, paths of every size await the intrepid wayfarer in Wanderlust USA, a book that serves as a blueprint for adventurous souls in search of new summits. Stunning photography and insightful tips from veteran long-distance hiker Cam Honan bring many bucolic treks to life, including the unmissable California ancient redwoods and misty waterfalls of Yosemite Park, as well as Utah's dramatic canyons, and the Atlantic cliffs of Maine.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2019


Tags: September 2019   Travel
$120.00
Lets Go To Italy

ISBN: 9783899558388

Author: Monika Utnik-Strugala    Publisher: Gestalten

Italy is more than just the home of pizza, pasta and gelato! Discover the Colosseum in Rome and join the Carnival party in Venice―children will love this fun-...


Italy is more than just the home of pizza, pasta and gelato! Discover the Colosseum in Rome and join the Carnival party in Venice―children will love this fun-filled journey into the heart and soul of Italy. Italy has something for everyone! Did you know that pizza comes from Naples, and that Italians celebrate Carnival with a masquerade ball? Whether you’re fascinated by the history of Pompeii or would simply be happy with a big scoop of tasty gelato, dive into the wonders of Italy. Join us as we travel across the beautiful country―pick up some Italian phrases to order your favorite dishes when you go on holiday, learn about all of the brave heroes and clever inventors in Italian history, and find out about the origins of the most delicious food you can find on the planet. From the Dolomites in the north, to Mount Etna in Sicily, Let’s Go to Italy! invites you to come along and explore the food, culture, history, and geography of this incredible country.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 150 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 30-08-2019


$48.00
Remote Places To Stay

ISBN: 9783899559866

Author: Debbie Pappyn    Publisher: Gestalten

Discover magical, remote locations around the world, from Africa to the Arctic, that will help you disconnect from modern life and enter a state of wonder. Sile...


Discover magical, remote locations around the world, from Africa to the Arctic, that will help you disconnect from modern life and enter a state of wonder. Silence. Calm. Open spaces. These are the new luxuries. In this turbulent era it has become ever more crucial to disconnect and slow down. Remote Places to Stay shares 22 out-of-the-way places where you can get off the grid and reconnect to the essentials, surrounded by raw pristine nature. Some of these remote places are only accessible by foot, others by train, small boat, or bush plane—but they are all places with a very strong sense of space. From lavish to spare architecture, from the Arctic to the desert landscapes of Africa, from a peaceful retreat in the Himalayas to a secret convent in the south of Italy, each exceptional retreat has been carefully selected to inspire and spark a state of wonder. Exploring the pages of Remote Places to Stay is a visual journey you will never forget.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 312


Dimensions: 205 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2019


Tags: August 2019   Travel
$120.00
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