Travel (180)

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
Into The Arctic Ice

ISBN: 9783791386706

Author: Esther Horvath    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Follow the expedition of the Polarstern, an Arctic icebreaker that is making exploration history and taking climate research to the next level, through this pho...


Follow the expedition of the Polarstern, an Arctic icebreaker that is making exploration history and taking climate research to the next level, through this photographic journey. Since September 2019, a team of 600 researchers from 19 countries have united in a common mission known as MOSAiC— the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate—whose mission is to chart conditions in the Arctic for one continuous year. This illustrated account of that incredible voyage features amazing images from acclaimed photographer Esther Horvath, who documents every step of the expedition. Learn how researchers prepare for the journey with survival training. Watch as they plow through the ice and set up a network of research stations that drift along on a floe across the North Pole. See them take ice samples, measure wind and temperature, and study every element of the atmosphere, terrain, and ocean to obtain data that will help shape the course of climate science for generations to come. Horvath’s camera captures life on board the vessel, visits by curious polar bears, the wonders of the Arctic sky, the endless waves of wind-blown snow and ice, and the beauty and ferocity of some of the most brutal conditions on earth. Accompanying these pictures are texts and commentary by researchers taking part in the expedition. This stunning book offers a front-row seat to the most important climate research project in recent history and helps readers grasp why studying the Arctic is essential to our survival on this planet.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 245 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 02-10-2020


$135.00
Mediterranean Planet

ISBN: 9782490952106

Author: Laurent Ballesta    Publisher: Hemeria

The Mediterranean... Knowing that man has been traveling these waters for thousands of years, it's easy to imagine that the sea no longer holds any secrets. Kno...


The Mediterranean... Knowing that man has been traveling these waters for thousands of years, it's easy to imagine that the sea no longer holds any secrets. Knowing that it has been conquered and mistreated, easy to imagine that it's also been devastated. And yet, the Mediterranean remains a thriving body of water still waiting to be fully explored. Over its depths lie extensive and abundant territories that mankind has barely gotten to know: the coral reefs. These biodiversity 'hotspots' whose beauty rivals that of the reefs lie in the "twilight zone" between 60 and 120m (196 and 393 ft) below the surface, where less than 1% of light actually penetrates. Study, illustrate and expose the unfamiliar part of the teeming undersea life of the Mediterranean: such is the challenge undertaken by Laurent Ballesta, famous photographer, biologist and leader of expeditions. Mediterranean Planet forms a sequel to Laurent Ballesta's latest works: Secrets d'Oceans (Oceans' Secrets), Adelie Terre& Mer (Adelie Earth & Sea) and 700 requins dans la nuit (700 Sharks in the Dead of Night). It represents the accomplishment of his personal endeavors during the eponymous July 2019 expedition, while also providing closure to the more comprehensive effort underway in the Mediterranean. This publication is thus a compilation of the biologist-photographer's most spectacular shots from 2010 through the present day. Accompanied by minimal textual content, the photographs of rare creatures never before illustrated exhibiting unusual behavior tell the story with each page turned of natural history and lived history. From the extraordinary biodiversity of the coral reefs to the seascapes far beneath the surface, Laurent Ballesta has embarked on an excursion into these otherworldly ecosystems that actually exist on Earth and make up the Mediterranean Planet. This book also conforms with the longstanding tradition of works that pay tribute to the marine world by offering unique insights into an ecosystem that has not yet unveiled all its secrets. After several deep-sea diving expeditions spanning the globe under the "Gombessa" flag, the Gombessa V "Mediterranean Planet" campaign is Laurent's last at the helm. A World First, this expedition meant Laurent Ballesta and three other divers would cohabitate for 28 days inside a 5-m2 pressurized module designed for both saturation diving and deep sport diving, from Marseille to Bandol, Carqueiranne to Saint-Tropez, Sainte-Maxime to Antibes, and finally from Antibes to Monaco.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 300 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2020


$199.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2021
Great Escapes Mediterranean. The Hotel Book. 2020 Edition

ISBN: 9783836578097

Author: Angelika Taschen    Publisher: Taschen

The azure-blue Mediterranean restores the body, mind and soul! Discover the most breathtaking destinations and places to dream of in this updated, lavishly illu...


The azure-blue Mediterranean restores the body, mind and soul! Discover the most breathtaking destinations and places to dream of in this updated, lavishly illustrated book: from the cave-like suites at Perivolas, in a majestic position high above the Aegean on Santorini, to the Hôtel Le Corbusier in Marseille, a place of pilgrimage for lovers of architecture. Every hotel is presented with spectacular photos, a short text and essential information such as the address and directions for arriving, as well as tips for books to pack.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 238 x 302 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2020


$140.00
The Eiffel Tower

ISBN: 9783836584418

Author: Bertrand Lemoine    Publisher: Taschen

"The Tower is also present to the entire world... a universal symbol of Paris... from the Midwest to Australia, there is no journey to France which isn't made, ...


"The Tower is also present to the entire world... a universal symbol of Paris... from the Midwest to Australia, there is no journey to France which isn't made, somehow, in the Tower's name." - Roland Barthes When Gustave Eiffel completed his wrought iron tower on Paris's Champ de Mars for the World's Fair in 1889, he laid claim to the tallest structure in the world. Though the Chrysler Building would, 41 years later, scrape an even higher sky, the Eiffel Tower lost none of its lofty wonder: originally granted just a 20-year permit, the Tower became a permanent and mesmerizing fixture on the Parisian skyline. Commanding by day, twinkling by night, it has mesmerized Francophiles and lovers, writers, artists, and dreamers from all over the world, welcoming around seven million visitors every single year. Based on an original, limited edition folio by Gustave Eiffel himself, this fresh TASCHEN edition explores the concept and construction of this remarkable building. Step by step, one latticework layer after another, Eiffel's iconic design evolves over double-page plates, meticulous drawings, and on-site photographs, including new images and even more historical context. The result is at once a gem of vintage architecture and a unique insight into the idea behind an icon.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 296 x 420 mm


Publication Date: 19-05-2021


$90.00
Bikepacking

ISBN: 9783967040135

Author: Stefan Amaro    Publisher: Gestalten

They say that what matters is the journey and not the destination, and that couldn't be more accurate when one goes bikepacking. Choosing the path less travelle...


They say that what matters is the journey and not the destination, and that couldn't be more accurate when one goes bikepacking. Choosing the path less travelled, exploring the surroundings at every pedal of the way, and embracing the freedom it offers: long-distance cycling is more than a method of transportation - it's a vibrant travelling philosophy. Bikepacking is the ultimate publication to discover the adventurous spirit of bikepacking. Exploring journeys in different regions around the world, introducing the people and culture around it, and giving you the lowdown of all the tips and tricks, this book presents the insights and inspiration to plan your own expeditions, no matter how experienced (or not) you are. Pack your bag and prep your bike, the journey awaits!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-07-2021


Tags: June 2021   Christmas 2021   Travel
$120.00
Lifes A Beach

ISBN: 9783967040098

Publisher: Gestalten

There's no two ways about it: life is better by the beach. The salty air, the sound of the waves and, above all, the relaxed way of life. This low-key attitude ...


There's no two ways about it: life is better by the beach. The salty air, the sound of the waves and, above all, the relaxed way of life. This low-key attitude to living manifests itself in how we decorate our homes by the sea. Life's A Beach takes readers into beach homes around the world - from the hills of New Zealand to beaches of Brazil to the remote islands of the Aegean - exploring the many ways to decorate a cozy home by the sea. Handmade touches, natural materials and eclectic interiors all imbue a sense of wellbeing, and are found throughout the homes in Life's a Beach. From humble little beach cottages to extraordinary modern bungalows, these spaces are designed for respite and relaxation, and for enjoying the beachy surrounds.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2021


$120.00
Waffle Travels New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473559892

Author: Hayley Elliott-Kernot    Publisher: Round Door Design

Explore with Waffle as he visits New Zealand's most famous attractions. Waffle is a large cat who loves to travel. On this adventure, Waffle explores many wonde...


Explore with Waffle as he visits New Zealand's most famous attractions. Waffle is a large cat who loves to travel. On this adventure, Waffle explores many wonderful places : from the light house in Cape Reinga, to the Waitomo Caves, to the Moeraki Boulders. Each English place name is accompanied by the Maori translation, encouraging children to use both names (Milford Sound / Piopiotahi) The New Zealand map helps children to learn where places are and the information pages provide fun facts about Aotearoa!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 60


Dimensions: 215 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2021


$20.00
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