Travel (201)

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
New Zealand's South Island

ISBN: 9781877303555

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Stunning photography capturing the beauty of New Zealand's South Island


Stunning photography capturing the beauty of New Zealand's South Island


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2016


$19.99
Queenstown & Wanaka

ISBN: 9781877303616

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

This is a book of stunning scenery - a photographic celebration of some of New Zealand's best natural beauty. It is centred on Queenstown, known as the Southern...


This is a book of stunning scenery - a photographic celebration of some of New Zealand's best natural beauty. It is centred on Queenstown, known as the Southern Hemisphere's premier, four season alpine and lake resort - a world class destination, surrounded by majestic mountains, buzzing with tourists, and full of adventure activities. When combined with the surrounding region of the Southern Lakes, Central Otago and Fiordland, as in this book, you discover and experience towns and attractions of colourful and rich history, matched by spectacular landscapes.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 300 x 212 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2016


$45.00 $29.99
Set Free

ISBN: 9781849539609

Author: Emma Slade    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The man with the gun pushed me down onto the carpet. I tried to cower to make my body curl smaller, instinctively covering my head. ‘Oh God, please don’t ki...


The man with the gun pushed me down onto the carpet. I tried to cower to make my body curl smaller, instinctively covering my head. ‘Oh God, please don’t kill me.’ My words clung to my teeth and now my whole body was so cold. All I had left were these words. ‘Please. Please don’t kill me. Jesus. God. Please.’ Emma Slade was a high-flying debt analyst for a large investment bank, when she was taken hostage in a hotel room on a business trip to Jakarta. She thought she was lucky to come out of it unscathed, but over the ensuing weeks and months, as the financial markets crashed, Emma became her own distressed asset as the trauma following the event took hold. Realising her view on life had profoundly changed she embarked upon a journey, discovering the healing power of yoga and, in Bhutan, opening her eyes to a kinder, more peaceful way of living. From fast-paced City life to the stillness of Bhutan’s Himalayan mountains, Set Free is the inspiring true story of Emma’s astonishing life lived to extremes and all that that entails: work, travel, spirituality, Buddhism, relationships, and the underlying question of what makes a meaningful life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 06-04-2017


Tags: April 2017   Travel   Biography
$24.99
Paris : Art & Architecture

ISBN: 9783848009794

Author: Martina Padberg    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Paris is one of the artistic capitals of Europe. For centuries the city has produced, and been home to, countless artists and artistic movements. This volume wi...


Paris is one of the artistic capitals of Europe. For centuries the city has produced, and been home to, countless artists and artistic movements. This volume will help you find the best examples of each period in the city’s museums and architecture.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 480


Dimensions: 146 x 163 mm


$24.99 $12.99
Adventureman

ISBN: 9781849539692

Author: Jamie McDonald    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

At the age of nine, Jamie was told by doctors that he would never walk again. Twenty years later, he set off to run 5,000 miles coast to coast across Canada. Wh...


At the age of nine, Jamie was told by doctors that he would never walk again. Twenty years later, he set off to run 5,000 miles coast to coast across Canada. When Jamie decides to repay the hospitals that saved his life as a child, he embarks on the biggest challenge of his life: running the equivalent of 200 marathons back-to-back, solo and unsupported, in –40 degree weather, surviving all kinds of injuries and traumas on the road and wearing through 13 pairs of trainers. And he does it all dressed as the superhero, the Flash. Though his journey was both mentally and physically exhausting, it was the astounding acts of kindness and hospitality he encountered along the way that kept him going. Whether they gave him a bed for the night, food for the journey, a donation to his charity or companionship and encouragement during the long days of running, Jamie soon came to realise that every person who helped him towards his goal was a superhero too.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 06-02-2017


$24.99
Tuscany : Art & Architecture

ISBN: 9783848003211

Author: Anne Mueller von der Haegen    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Tuscany is a fascinating region to experience art and architecture in a unique and personal way. In every corner of Tuscany you CAN find century-old churches, c...


Tuscany is a fascinating region to experience art and architecture in a unique and personal way. In every corner of Tuscany you CAN find century-old churches, castles, beautiful manor houses, and villas. The museums in Tuscany are loaded with incredible masterpieces of art starting from Etruscan to Roman culture to medieval art of Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Piero Della Francesca. This richly illustrated guide is the perfect introduction to visiting Tuscany.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 626


Dimensions: 146 x 163 mm


$24.99 $12.99
Rome : Art & Architecture

ISBN: 9783848003204

Author: Brigitte Hintzen-Bohlen    Publisher: h f Ullmann

The magnificent panorama of the Eternal City unfolds before the readers’ eyes this richly illustrated guide. Even into the twentieth century, artists from eve...


The magnificent panorama of the Eternal City unfolds before the readers’ eyes this richly illustrated guide. Even into the twentieth century, artists from every corner of the globe were magically drawn to Rome, which served as their model and inspiration. If you are planning to visit Rome or you want to remember the great architecture that you visited, this resource is for you.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 626


Dimensions: 163 x 146 mm


$24.99 $12.99
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
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