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Guidebook to 40 circular walks in Pembrokeshire in Wales. The routes, which range from 1 to 12 miles, take in the dramatic beauty of the national park and its coast, the Daugleddau and the Preseli Hills, while exploring wooded gorges, prehistoric hillforts and medieval castles. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 mapping. For each route, information is also given regarding parking and public transport options, as well as toilets and refreshments available along the way. The guide also includes a useful route summary table, plus information on tides, the terrain, and weather in the region. This collection of walks includes something for everyone, from novices to experienced ramblers. None of the walks demand technical skill and, in good weather, pose few navigational problems. Whether following the coast, wandering the hills or exploring the valleys and woods, the walking everywhere is superb and will invariably reveal something unexpected along the way.
Magnificent South Africa is a title which places its main emphasis on the country's wide-ranging landscapes, the extensive natural beauty and the unique cultural heritage. This pictorial souvenir enables the reader to sit back and be reminded of the wide variety of landscapes and their sheer magnificence. It is a title to have in the home, to take away after a visit to South Africa or to give as a special gift. The title is a truly captivating experience that can be entered into anywhere for a few moments’ of enjoyment or for passing time remembering various parts of the country. This title differs from the first in that it is renders a completely refreshing approach to a previously established title.
ne in the Peak District: Top 10 Walks series. Handy, pocket-sized, full colour walking guides written by experts.With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions, large scale Ordnance Survey maps, superb, eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, these guides set a new standard in clarity and ease-of-use. Featured walks include: Lyme Park, Longdendale, Carl Wark, Eyam, Macclesfield Forest Chapel, The Magpie Mine, Chatsworth, Lud's Church, Pilsbury Castle, and Nine Ladies Stone Circle.
The only fully illustrated guide to feature all the bird species of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands This portable and informative field guide describes the bird species found on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Fully updated, the guide presents all 347 species, both naturally occurring as well as introduced, and highlights 19 endemic species found nowhere else in the world. Species are sorted by habitat to facilitate identification and extra illustrations are provided for birds similar in appearance. The only fully illustrated guide to feature all 347 bird species in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Species sorted by habitat for easier identification Text and illustrations on facing pages for ease of identification Extensive introduction covering taxonomy, migration, biogeography, and conservation Useful information on birding hotspots throughout the region
"Cunningham's short book is a haunting, beautiful piece of work. . . . A magnificent work of art." --"The Washington Post""Easily read on a plane-and-ferry journey from here to the sandy, tide-washed tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, "Land's End" is that most perfect of companions: slender, eloquent, enriching, and fun. . . . A casually lovely ode to Provincetown." --"The Minneapolis Star Tribune""Cunningham rambles through Provincetown, gracefully exploring the unusual geography, contrasting seasons, long history, and rich stew of gay and straight, Yankee and Portuguese, old-timer and 'washashore' that flavors Cape Cod's outermost town. . . . Chock-full of luminous descriptions . . . . He's hip to its studied theatricality, ever-encroaching gentrification and physical fragility, and he can joke about its foibles and mourn its losses with equal aplomb." --"Chicago Tribune""A homage to the 'city of sand'. . . Filled with finely crafted sentences and poetic images that capture with equal clarity the mundanities of the A&P and Provincetown's magical shadows and light . . . Highly evocative and honest. It takes you there." --"The Boston Globe"
In Historic Columbus Crimes, the father-daughter team of David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker looks back at sixteen tales of murder, mystery and mayhem culled from city history. Take the rock star slain by a troubled fan or the drag queen slashed to death by a would-be ninja. Then there's the writer who died acting out the plot of his next book, the minister's wife incinerated in the parsonage furnace and a couple of serial killers who outdid the Son of Sam. Not to mention a gunfight at Broad and High, grave-robbing medical students, the bloodiest day in FBI history and other fascinating stories of crime and tragedy. They're all here, and they're all true
A particular feature of this 1925 Guide is the habit of quoting the cost of buildings and structures, where known. For example, the Forth Bridge, for which the cost is noted as having been GBP3,500,000 (including GBP800,000 for connecting lines). By the time of publication, the British railways had been brought into four groups, after the ravages of the Great War. However, what was to prove a more substantial threat to their dominance of the travel and tourist market had already arrived - chars-a-banc and motor 'buses provided the "favourite excursions".
As its title suggests, this book captures the essence of Japanese life and culture in 100 words. From well-known concepts like zen, kawaii and anime to their lesser-known counterparts waiting to be discovered by the West, Japan in 100 Words covers it all. Readers will learn more about: Chochin-decorative lanterns seen everywhere from shrines and temples to izakaya Fugu-the very carefully prepared delicacy of poisonous blowfish J-pop-the now widely popular musical genre Karoshi-literally translated as "overwork death" Omiai-the Japanese version of an arranged marriage And much more! The beautiful full-color illustrations bring these ideas, places and objects to life-making it the perfect addition to any Japanophiles library or a fun and useful introductory guide for a first-time visitor to Japan.
National Geographic takes you on a world tour like no other in its spellbinding new book, Wild Beautiful Places. Highlighting 50 of Earth's most pristine, scenic world-class photographers. Coupled with accessible, engaging descriptions and practical travel info, the book covers everything from otherworldly, secluded valleys to far-flung, soaring mountain ranges. National Geographic's hallowed image archive highlight old Society explorations in rugged, distant locations, and give a glimpse into the bygone days of these exotic places.
Brought fully up to date, with new trails included and all booking information revised, this fourth edition of Hiking Trails of South Africa is the essential guide for every hiker. Written by well-known author Willie Olivier, this comprehensive guide describes more than 500 trails, offering something for everyone – from the casual ambler to the experienced hiker. Whether you want to explore the beautiful landscape of the Karoo, wander through fynbos in the Western Cape, see the lush indigenous forests of the Garden Route, admire the sandstone mountains of the Free State, spot game on a wilderness hike in Mpumalanga or Limpopo, or experience the majesty of the Drakensberg – you will find all the information you need in Hiking Trails of South Africa. All of the trails covered include information on available facilities, accommodation (where appropriate) and activities on offer. The book also provides an invaluable guide to selecting hiking equipment, staying safe on the trail and dealing with emergencies that may arise.
Ultimate Skiing Adventures takes you on a skiing voyage around the planet's biggest, best and most unusual ski destinations - from the huge mega-resorts of the French Alps to sailing along Iceland's north coast in search of great snow, there are exciting adventures that will appeal to everyone from novice to expert. The inspirational descriptions of 100 locations combine Alf Alderson's personal experience with the input of experts in all aspects of skiing and mountain sports and are accompanied by stunning full-page photography from some of the world's foremost ski photographers. This book allows you to escape onto the slopes in your own home. Perfect for planning your next ski trip or indulging in some armchair skiing of slopes that only the most adventurous will tackle. And it's not just about skiing - the contents cover avalanche rescue techniques, snow science, road trips, the work of ski patrollers and resorts so remote and obscure that you may never have heard of them. The book is divided into chapters on Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, Scandinavia and the Rest of the World. Discover where you will ski next - in reality or in your imagination.
Rough Guides Staycations Norfolk & Suffolk Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides. Inspirational and informative new pocket guide, with free eBook, making the most of holidaying at home in the UK through clearly laid-out walks and tours. Explore the best of Norfolk & Suffolk with this unique travel guide, packed full of insider information and stunning images. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see, top attractions like BeWILDerwood and Holkham Hall to Sutton Hoo, to discovering cultural gems, including punting in Cambridge, grabbing binoculars and bird-watching in Minsmere RSPB Nature Reserve and strolling down sprawling piers such as Southwold, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking and driving routes will save you time, and help you plan and enhance your staycation in Norfolk & Suffolk. Features of this travel guide to Norfolk & Suffolk: - 12 walks and tours: detailed itineraries feature all the best places to visit, including where to eat along the way - Local highlights: discover the area's top sights and unique attractions, and be inspired by stunning imagery - Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences - Historical and cultural insights: learn more about Norfolk & Suffolk's rich history with fascinating cultural insights throughout - Insider recommendations: where to stay and what to do, from active pursuits to themed trips - Rainy day recommendations: uncover plenty of options, whatever the weather throws at you - Practical full-colour maps: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy - Key tips and essential information: from transport to hours of operation, we've got you covered - New for 2021: the latest guidance to all the places you should discover in Norfolk & Suffolk - The ultimate travel tool: download the free eBook to access all this from your phone or tablet - Covers: The Brecks, King's Lynn to Holkham, Wells to Cromer, Norfolk Broads, Great Yarmouth, Southwold and Around, Aldeburgh and Around, Bury St Edmunds and Around, Cambridge, Around Cambridge, Colchester and Constable Country. Looking for a comprehensive guide to England? Check out Rough Guides England for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.
Bristol is one of the UK's biggest cities but is small enough to sometimes feel like a village. It is a city built on trading with much of its former maritime heritage now transformed into buzzing independent harbourside businesses in which to eat, drink and let your hair down. Both water and green spaces abound. And you'll have to get used to hills when exploring this cosmopolitan city because like Rome, Bristol was built on seven of them. Step away from the obvious - the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great Britain (both designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel), or the wonderful We The Curious where science and art collide - and discover unexpected treasures such as secret gardens, hidden memorials to the past and unusual modes of transport. Journey through the old haunts of world famous pirates; past the Oscar-winning animation studio home to Morph and Wallace & Gromit; along shopping streets that sell everything from handcrafted violin bows to locally-made gin; and through an indoor market selling everything from spices to fossils. If you know where to look, Bristol will unravel its secrets in front of your eyes.
One day as I was browsing through our local newspaper what I saw made my eyes sparkle. The headline said 'Secret Coverdale' and that made my memories drift far away. I have spent more than 25 years up there, making many friends and acquaintances. The story in my newspaper was saying how Secret Coverdale looks and how holiday-making tourists miss it as they tour around the Yorkshire Dales. They surely do. All the beautiful picturesque scenery they are missing. I thought to myself, I will write a brief story about Coverdale and send it to the newspaper to let their readers have a read of my times I spent up there. So, pen to paper, I wrote and wrote and kept on writing, and by the time I had finished I had more than 200 pages. Far too much to put in a newspaper, so I sent it to my publishers instead and they published it into a book. I tell of many things about Secret Coverdale, meeting many old characters of the dale and all the dales which surround Coverdale, all 700 square miles of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Together with 200 splendid photographs I took, making my book in excess of 400 pages, all in glossy hardback. You could say I know Secret Coverdale like the back of my hand.
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