Beautiful, vibrant, exuberant and welcoming, Brazil is truly a country to explore. From the miles of pristine and often deserted beaches along the coast to the mighty virgin forest of the Amazon, from the charm of cobbled colonial towns to the urban excitement of its busy metropolises, this guidebook will help you make the most of your visit to this magnificent country.
* Great coverage of the top activities and sights in the country, including carnivals, wildlife and waterfalls
* Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from birdwatching in the rainforest to unforgettable beaches
* Includes comprehensive information on everything from transport and practicalities to history, culture & landscape
* Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget
* Full-colour planning section to inspire you and help you find the best experiences
From the iconic sights of Rio de Janeiro to the powerful, tumbling waters of Iguacu Falls, Footprint's fully updated 9th edition will help you navigate this diverse destination.
Whether you’ve called London your home for decades or just arrived last night, there’s information in the Not For Tourists Guide to London that you need to know. This map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide will help you master this amazing city like an expert. Packed with over 150 maps and thousands of listings for restaurants, shops, theaters, and under-the-radar spots, you won’t find a better guide to London.Want to score tickets to a big Arsenal or Chelsea football match? NFT has you covered. How about royal sightseeing at Buckingham Palace? We’ve got that, too. The best Indian restaurant, theater experience, bookstore, or cultural sitewhatever you needNFT puts it at your fingertips. This light and portable guide also features: An invaluable street index A foldout map of the London Underground and bus system Profiles of over 100 neighborhoods Listings for museums, landmarks, the best shopping, and moreYou don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes to solve the mysteries of London: NFT has all the answers!
Whoever coined the phrase 'the middle of nowhere' must have had Broken Hill in mind, because that's where it was -- and still is, although the Road to Nowhere is now all-weather tarmac. Seven hundred miles due west of Sydney. Three hundred and thirty miles northeast of Adelaide. It sprawls about the low range of lode-bearing hills, and, when I was a child, was dominated by the artificial mountains of skimp, grey silt-like stuff that was left over once the ore was extracted from the mines. Most of the skimp dumps are gone now, reprocessed, when extraction techniques improved, for the ore they still contained. To me the town is all the poorer for their demise.
It was here that the mighty BHP-Billiton, largest resource company in the world, was born. It is also where I first saw the light of day -- although, unlike BHP (Broken Hill Proprietary Ltd.), my appearance in this place at that time was purely coincidental. This collection of stories is a memoir of what it was like to grow up in Broken Hill in the 1950s and 1960s. It was prompted by a question from one of my daughters, who grew up in a very different time and place. 'What was it like?' she asked. 'Back there. Back then.'
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This is acclaimed linguist and author David Nunan’s fascinating account of growing up in the Australian outback in the 1950s and 1960s.
(Publisher’s note: Spellings and vocabulary are Australian English; a glossary of terms that may be unfamiliar to North Americans is provided at the back of the book.)
The British author embarks on an awe-inspiring trek through 1930s West Africa in “one of the best travel books [of the twentieth] century” (The Independent). When Graham Greene left Liverpool in 1935 for what was then an Africa unmarked by colonization, it was to leave the known transgressions of his own civilization behind for those unknown. First by cargo ship, then by train and truck through Sierra Leone, and finally on foot, Greene embarked on a dangerous and unpredictable 350-mile, four-week trek through Liberia with his cousin, and a handful of servants and bearers, into a world where few had ever seen a white man. For Greene, this odyssey became as much a trip into the primitive interiors of the writer himself as it was a physical journey into a land foreign to his experience. “No one who reads this book will question the value of Greene’s experiment, or emerge unshaken by the penetration, the richness, the integrity of this moving record.” —The Guardian
Shaped by invasion, occupation, and immigration, by upheavals as diverse as the Great Fire, the Blitz, and the Big Bang, London’s history is unmatched for variety and drama. Choosing 100 places that best tell this incredible story, David Long shares his passion and expert knowledge of the city. From the early modern frost fairs, Victorian stations, and Saxon burial grounds to medieval plague pits, Roman barges, and modern business megaliths, each place gives a unique insight into a critical period of London’s evolution. With this detailed guide, readers will discover little-known gems among the famous landmarks and the hidden stories locked within. Illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white drawings and maps, this is the perfect companion for the armchair explorer as well as anyone wanting to discover the history of London with their feet.
Author’s first English-language work since his popular 2009 memoir, I’ll Never Be French, the best-selling and most well-known book in English about outsiders living in Brittany
France is in top 10 most popular expat destinations for Americans; around 100,000 currently living in the country; around 2-3 million Americans travel to France every year
Book appeals to both loyal fans and new discoverers as it both continues previous story and is readable on its own
Offers practical wisdom for visitors to France as well as an engaging narrative for the armchair traveler
Release date scheduled just before start of summer 2018 and vacation season
Author maintains updated website, mailing list that reaches ~1,000 fans, and quarterly newsletter with updates on book and life
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