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Leon Nell’s sixth book to explore another captivating part of South
Africa reveals a bounty of treasures that give the West Coast, or
Weskus as locals call it, its particular allure.
Framed by the Atlantic in the west and the winding N7 highway in the east, the West Coast is a place of varied landscapes and vast contrasts: from moody and at times tempestuous seas and windswept beaches, to verdant vineyards and kaleidoscopic swathes of wildflowers in spring. Wild yet tranquil, playful yet contemplative, dramatic yet understated – its eclectic offering beckons residents and travellers alike.
This stunning depiction of geology in Namibia combines searingly beautiful photography with clear explanations of how the varied landscapes formed.
Arranged chronologically (starting 13.8 billion years ago), the chapters each deal with a particular event or process that has resulted in the formation under discussion. These include the early beginnings of the Earth, meteorites, canyons and limestone caves, vast desert landscapes, moonscapes and bizarrely-shaped rocks, and Namibia’s astonishing underwater lakes and reservoirs.
Picture-driven, with accessible text, this book features all the highlights of Namibian landscapes and landforms. A treat for travellers real and virtual – those on the road as well as those in armchairs.
Scenic Cape Town takes the reader on a photographic tour of the City, starting with Robben Island and Table Mountain, running through the City Centre, the Malay Quarter, Gardens and the Waterfront. Then along the Atlantic Seaboard through to Cape Point, back along the False Bay coastline to Constantia, Kirstenbosch and Southern Suburbs. The West Coast, Stellenbosch and the Winelands are also featured ending with Hermanus, Gordons Bay and Cape Agulhas. Mark Skinner’s photography is outstanding, and all the photography featured has been specially commissioned for this book. Mark contributed most of the Cape material for the highly successful Scenic South Africa.
A concise introduction and extended captions are provided by Sean Fraser who wrote the text for Scenic South Africa, and Seven Days in Cape Town.
The art history of New Mexico never stopped growing and innovating. Sample some of the latest practitioners of the visual arts in this beautifully reproduced calendar. By brush and by pen, these New Mexico-based artists render the state's people, pueblos, canyons, and mountains with exuberant palettes and intriguing points of view.
"Travels With George...is quintessential Philbrick -- a lively, courageous, and masterful achievement."--Boston Globe Does George Washington still matter? Bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick argues for Washington's unique contribution to the forging of America by retracing his journey as a new president through all thirteen former colonies, which were now an unsure nation. Travels with George marks a new first-person voice for Philbrick, weaving history and personal reflection into a single narrative. When George Washington became president in 1789, the United States of America was still a loose and quarrelsome confederation and a tentative political experiment. Washington undertook a tour of the ex-colonies to talk to ordinary citizens about his new government, and to imbue in them the idea of being one thing--Americans. In the fall of 2018, Nathaniel Philbrick embarked on his own journey into what Washington called the infant woody country to see for himself what America had become in the 229 years since. Writing in a thoughtful first person about his own adventures with his wife Melissa and their dog Dora, Philbrick follows Washington's presidential excursions: from Mount Vernon to the new capital in New York; a month-long tour of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island; a venture onto Long Island and eventually across Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. The narrative moves smoothly between the eighteenth and twenty-first centuries as we see the country through both Washington's and Philbrick's eyes. Written at a moment when America's founding figures are under increasing scrutiny, Travels with George grapples bluntly and honestly with Washington's legacy as a man of the people, a reluctant president, and a plantation owner who held people in slavery. At historic houses and landmarks, Philbrick reports on the reinterpretations at work as he meets reenactors, tour guides, and other keepers of history's flame. He paints a picture of eighteenth century America as divided and fraught as it is today, and he comes to understand how Washington compelled, enticed, stood up to, and listened to the many different people he met along the way--and how his all-consuming belief in the Union helped to forge a nation.
Explore the art of mindful travel with Kinfolk, the pioneers in "slow living," their philosophy of simplicity, authenticity, intentionality and community. With nearly 450,000 copies in print, the Kinfolk series has applied this philosophy to entertaining (The Kinfolk Table), interior design (The Kinfolk Home), and living with nature (The Kinfolk Garden). Now they have turned their attention to "slow travel," offering readers a road map for planning trips that foster meaningful connections with local people and authentic experiences of local culture. Go museum hopping in Tasmania, or birdwatching in London. Explore the burgeoning fashion community in Dakar. Take a bicycle tour through Idaho, or a train trip from Oslo to Bergen. Drawing on the magazine's global community of writers and photographers, Kinfolk Travel takes readers to over 20 location across five continents, with travel tips from locals, stunning images, and thoughtful essays.
Thomas is ready to go on his travels in this fun-filled sticker activity book!
Spot all your favourite engine friends as they head out on their holidays. Packed full of mazes, puzzles, spot the differences and colouring, this sticker activity book is the perfect companion to your family holidays. Designed to keep young engineers entertained on long car rides, flights and train rides. Plus, over 100 stickers!
Thomas has been teaching children lessons about life and friendship for over 75 years. He ranks alongside other beloved characters such as Paddington Bear, Winnie the Pooh and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage.
The second edition of Lonely Planet's The Best Things in Life are Free is the ultimate guide for travellers who want to find the best value for their next trip. From parks, museums and exercise classes that are free, to insider ideas on food and drink experiences offered at great value. Continent by continent, our on-the-ground experts provide planning tips plus plenty of recommendations to pinpoint bargains. Presented in a beautiful hardback format that features details such as debossing and foil on the cover, this is the perfect book for any traveller on a budget that's wanting to get the best bang for their buck. Featuring money-saving tips for 130 cities and regions across 85 countries Each continent has its own chapter that features a toolkit with an introduction to its top budget destinations as well as transport and accommodation information. Themed experiences include Arts & Culture; Festivals & Events; Food & Drink; Outdoors & Adventure; Wellness; and Wildlife Encounters. Africa Recommendations for 17 countries including: Egypt, Mauritius, Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania Special feature: - Africa's Best Affordable Wildlife Encounters Asia Recommendations for 18 countries including: China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand Special features: - Terrific Temples at Tiny Prices - Asia's Best Cheap Gourmet Grub - Asia's Best Discount Wildlife Encounters - Best Wet & Wild Activities - Asia's Best Low-Cost Treks Europe Recommendations for 22 countries including: France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain Special features: - Europe's Best Places to Escape a Crowd - Europe's Best Free Museums & Galleries - Food-Market Magic - Europe's Best Wild Swimming - Europe's Best Tours By Public Transport - Europe's Best Free Walking Tours North & Central America Recommendations for 10 countries including: USA, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Nicaragua Special features: - Top 10 All-American Adventures - Best Street Food - Best National Park Wonders - Free Sports Experiences South America Recommendations for 10 countries including: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay Special features: - Ruins That Won't Wreck Your Budget - Wine Tasting on a Budget - How to Party at Carnival in Rio - South America's Wildest Experiences Oceania Recommendations for 8 countries including: Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Tahiti Special features: - Top Cultural Encounters - Best Free Walks - Best Aquatic Adventures About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, videos, 14 languages, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day.
New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world, attracting about 65 million visitors every year. On first impression, it is loud, busy, and expensive, with New Yorkers fighting against the crowds to get to the other side of 42nd Street and yellow taxicabs speeding down Broadway. Many residents are squeezed into tenement buildings and skyscrapers where rents are sky-high and apartments are small, but still - there's something special about America's beloved Big Apple. Packed with trivia, historical facts and more, The Little Book of New York tells you all you need to know about the city that never sleeps. From its iconic landmarks to the world-class museums and theaters that put NYC on the world map, this manual is a must for those who love the Big Apple, for those who are yet to visit, and for those desperate to return. 'London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it.' Dorothy Parker In nineteenth-century New York, enough oysters were consumed to use their shells to pave Pearl Street in Manhattan and to use as lime for the Trinity Church masonry.
London is one of the most visited cities in the world, attracting around 30 million visitors every year. But why is it that the UK's capital city has such pulling power? From its foundation in Roman times over 2,000 years ago, we take a look at the things that have shaped this magnificent city and made it the fascinating destination that it is today. 'You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford' Samuel Johnson 'In London, everyone is different, and that means anyone can fit in' Paddington Bear
A gorgeous summer read about new beginnings from the Sunday Times bestseller. Home is where the heart is...but what if your heart is broken? When Judith loses her partner, she loses her life in Malta too - including the beautiful view from her sun-warmed balcony of the sparkling blue waters of Sliema Creek. Back in England, Judith finds a spare room in her sister's house where she grew up - but with it comes a whole host of family dramas. Nursing a broken heart, Judith knows she must find happiness again - and rebuild her life on her own terms. Could an island in the sun be the answer she is looking for? A wonderfully escapist summer read, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Carole Matthews. **Previously published as Uphill All the Way** 'I love all of Sue Moorcroft's books!' Katie Fforde 'Effortlessly engaging!' Heat 'Must read!' Daily Express
THE BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK AND INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER You can save hundreds of lives. Or the one that matters most . . . 'A NAIL-BITER OF A THRILLER' SHARI LAPENA 'HYPNOTICALLY GOOD' LEE CHILD 'FEELS LIKE A BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE' LISA JEWELL 'THE BOOK OF THE SUMMER' SUN The atmosphere on board the first non-stop flight from London to Sydney is electric. Celebrities are rumoured to be among the passengers in business class, and the world is watching the landmark journey. Flight attendant Mina is trying to focus on the passengers, instead of her troubled five-year-old daughter back at home - or the cataclysmic problems in her marriage. But soon after the plane takes off, Mina receives a chilling anonymous note. Someone wants to make sure the plane never reaches its destination. They're demanding her cooperation . . . and they know exactly how to get it. It's twenty hours to landing. A lot can happen in twenty hours . . . 'The queen of nail-biting suspense' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'Utterly riveting, with so many jaw-dropping twists and turns' LUCY FOLEY 'A rip-roaring finale' GUARDIAN 'Propulsive - will have you questioning "what would you do?" at every turn' KARIN SLAUGHTER 'Mackintosh is a pro' NEW YORK TIMES 'Taking the locked room mystery to a new, white-knuckle extreme, this is electrifying' HEAT 'When Clare Mackintosh goes high concept, she doesn't mess around' LINWOOD BARCLAY 'An incredibly tense read that has a satisfyingly clever ending' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'A thrilling rollercoaster of a story. It'll leave you breathless' JANE FALLON 'A smart pay-off' THE TIMES, THE BEST THRILLERS FOR JUNE 'A tense, convincing, nail-biter of a thriller' ADELE PARKS, PLATINUM MAGAZINE 'A banger of a book with a truly agonising "what would you do?"' RUTH WARE 'A thrilling, chilling gut-punch of a book' RED 'Why did no one warn me how bloody addictive it is?' TAMMY COHEN 'I dare anyone to read this high-octane, tense thriller on a flight' PRIMA 'I got wrong-footed, then I got whiplash! Mind-blowing' SANDIE JONES 'The year's most intriguing high-concept plot' DAILY EXPRESS 'Full of mystery, tension and emotion. An incredible thriller' ALLIE REYNOLDS 'Buckle up for some edge-of-your-plane-seat action' FABULOUS 'A stunning twist' LITERARY REVIEW 'Mackintosh has raised her game' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW 'Heart-stopping' CRIME FICTION MONTHLY
Dink mens aan Wes-Afrika, dink jy aan woestyn en kamele, Bedoeiene en swaar tekstielweefstof, silwer juweliersware en stomende speserye. Tog is daar naas die bykans mistieke idille-beeld mediaflitse van honger en armoede, politieke onstabiliteit en diktatorskap, vrees en verskrikking. As vryskutjoernalis in Dakar kry Louw die geleentheid om lande soos Senegal, Togo, Ghana, die Ivoorkus en Burkina Faso nie net as “toubab” (Westerling) en toeris te besoek nie, maar kry sy ook glimpse van die streek se hartklop: onreg, ongelykheid en onmag wat dekades na die val van kolonialisme nog die vinger wys na Europese hebsug ... maar ook die kuns, die kleur en die ritme van ’n leefstyl so diep verweef met die waai van die wind, die skakerings van sandduine en die val van die Afrika-son dat dit byna anderkant Westerse woordeskat le. Anderkant ’n eerste kyk. Anderkant Timboektoe.
Hazel Hendry is a remarkable woman. She worked tirelessly raising money for charities, and particularly for TEARFUND, including walking the form of a cross from John Oa Groats to Lands End and from Ramsgate to Fishguard in Wales. When the Croatian War began, the founder of TEARFUND, George Hoffman, told her, a Hazel, the people of Croatia need your helpa . So she raised money to send over 50 lorries, full of much needed supplies of food, furniture, medical equipment and toiletries, into Croatia. She travelled personally with many of them during and after the war. Hazel delivered aid right to the Front Line risking her life to help people who had lost their homes, livelihoods, and families. This book is about her experiences during those dangerous years, and the people who helped her and those that she helped. It is based on journals which she kept at the time and later recollections of particular people and events. As such, it is a vivid account of how the Croations in the War Zone suffered at the hands of the Chetniks who would attack their villages while leaving neighbouring villages in Croatia where Serbs lived unscathed. Some of the details that she recalls are not for the squeamish, but the way in which her faith supported her throughout this period shines through on every page.
The ideal gift for su doku enthusiasts this Christmas. For anyone who loves the challenge of Su Doku but manages to solve them within minutes, you can now enjoy the extended mental workout and ultimate endurance test of a five grid interlinked system. This is Su Doku multiplied: every column, row and 3x3 box must contain the digits 1 to 9. Where the puzzles overlap, the rows and columns do not go beyond their usual 9x9 length but the interlocking boxes give you more clues - and more complexity. With another 100 new Samurai puzzles to vex you for hours, lose yourself in the four levels of this book: 10 Easy 40 Mild 40 Difficult 10 Super difficult Even the speediest of Su Doku solvers will be agonising over these ultra-complex, extended brainteasers. These are the most difficult Su Doku puzzles in The Times range.
Brother and sister Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn enjoyed a rare bond: they were intimate companions and theirs was one of the most significant musical relationships of the 19th century. They shared and commented on each other's compositions, each highly appreciative of the other but also offering frank, critical advice. Their travels produced some great music - Felix's best loved works, the Hebrides Overture and the Scottish Symphony, were inspired by his 1829 visit to Scotland, whilst Fanny's innovative piano cycle Das Jahr was a musical response to the tour of Italy she made in 1839-40. Combining letters and sketches with an accompanying narrative describing their journeys, this is a wonderful celebration of the two Mendelssohns and a portrait of Scotland and Italy of the time as seen through the eyes of two of the Romantic movement's most acclaimed composers.
An introductory text for students and practitioners, this work explains the foundational concepts of tourism in South Africa, as well as the socio-economic and ecological impacts of the industry. It provides practical guidelines on accommodation, catering, transport, and attractions, while also addressing legislation and policies that affect the South African tourism industry. Diagrams and tables that complementing concepts, review questions and assignments, and a list of related websites are also included.
Following Donald Trump's victory in the 2106 Presidential Election, Brooke Williams loaded his pack, stepped off his porch in Castle Valley, Utah, and walked across the desert into the Mary Jane Wilderness. He needed the clarity and perspective he'd come to depend on wilderness to give him. He needed time alone to ponder what had just happened, and forget, if just for two nights. Brooke needed to reorient, recalibrate, and make a plan to cope for with the new political landscape. He turned toward the wilds hoping it would absorb the darkness which had enveloped him. Following the 2020 Presidential Election, Brooke walked across the same desert, again into the Mary Jane Wilderness. He hoped that camping in the same wild place might help him see what had changed in four years, and more importantly, what had not. Although there were votes still to be counted, slivers of light hinted at a new administration. The possibility of a new president and restored democracy contributed to the lighter mood he carried. But, there was more. Evolution by its broadest definition, is not necessarily improvement, but "adaptation to changing conditions" and conditions have changed in America. Racial injustice has been exposed, political decorum abandoned, truth sacrificed for power, the environment for profit. Radically changing conditions require radical adaptation. For Americans, this is time for evolution. Evolution requires wildness. Mary Jane Wild is the story of how Brooke Williams adapted--evolved-- to four of the most tumultuous years in American history.
Nori Jemil's ground-breaking practical photography book considers not just how to get better images, but also why and when to take them. It guides you to becoming a more confident and reflective travel photographer, as well as covering all the technical knowhow needed. Taking a journey around the seven continents, each chapter focuses on the main areas of travel imagery, from people and landscape to architecture and adventure. Bite-size advice on how to get the best from your camera is contextualised throughout the book, so you learn as you go. Travel photography has exploded across the world thanks to the huge leap in quality of both mobile phone cameras and bridge cameras, as well as the ease of public posting on social media. Award-winning travel photographer Nori Jemil has been riding the wave of these advances and has created a 'how to' guide with a difference. Her book is not an attempt to replicate other reference works on the subject, top-loading technical information and addressing an expert reader. Nor does it focus on gadgetry - the proliferation of new hardware means camera-based information can become obsolete quite quickly. Instead it is a travel companion, a book that can be read for the prose and stories, as well as the information it contains. It covers the main elements of travel photography in twelve sections, including advice from some of the best travel photographers working around the world. Technical information is embedded, given in the context of each shot, but personal travel stories are at the heart of every chapter, linked to a key travel image which also gives the full camera settings and detail of how and why it was taken. Nori Jemil is an award-winning photographer, writer, teacher and videographer. Her work has appeared in publications including National Geographic Traveller, BBC Travel, Adventure.com and Conde Nast Traveller. Over the past decade has won numerous awards, including Travel Photograph of the Year from Wanderlust travel magazine, and Travel Photographer of the Year from the British Guild of Travel Writers.
Festivals is a must-have guide to the world's best and most memorable music festivals - a list of all those you need to know and those you should experience. Discover the compelling stories behind the most significant and exciting events around the world which shape music and festival culture. This inspirational global guide showcases 50 bucket list festivals with photographs, posters, facts and figures, and draws attention to hundreds more to explore. Highlighting festival giants and jazz classics, pop powerhouses and indie favourites to dance scene darlings and punk rock adventures, we travel from Woodstock, Glastonbury, Coachella and Roskilde to Fuji Rock, Tomorrowland, Burning Man and Afro Punk. Here, the unique experience of a music festival is evocatively captured and an overview of the rise of the wonderful world of festival culture as we know it today revealed.
The ideal gift for puzzle book enthusiasts this Christmas. A challenging visual puzzle which will appeal to lovers of logic and deduction brain teasers. Use your mental agility to complete the grids using the train tracks. Puzzles included cover three levels of difficulty, 30 easy, 130 medium, 40 hard. How To Play: A map grid shows two towns, typically A and B. The objective of the puzzle is to lay down tracks to connect the two towns. Numbers around the outside of the grid tell you how many pieces of track are to be placed in each row and column. You can only use straight (horizontal and vertical) and curved (right and left) rails and the track cannot cross over itself. There is something very satisfying in the laying down of tracks. The puzzles are arranged in Easy, Medium and Hard, where difficulty is largely dependent on the size of the map grid (6x6, 8x8 and 10x10).
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