Features over 40 original, full color photographs by author. Includes a pull-out, full color map of the hiking trails in the Superstition Mountains. Author is an award-winning photographer and author of over a dozen books, including the forthcoming Hiking the Grand Canyon (Skyhorse, 2017). His work has appeared in a number of publications, including National Geographic, LIFE, Newsweek, and People. The Superstition Mountains, a small range in central Arizona, are one of the state's biggest tourist attractions attracting half a million visitors every year.
Cool, Gray City of Love brings together an exuberant combination of personal insight, deeply researched history, in-depth reporting, and lyrical prose to create an unparalleled portrait of San Francisco. Each of its 49 chapters explores a specific site or intersection in the city, from the mighty Golden Gate Bridge to the raunchy Tenderloin to the soaring sea cliffs at Land's End.
This unique approach captures the exhilarating experience of walking through San Francisco's sublime terrain, while at the same time tying that experience to a history as rollicking and unpredictable as the city herself. From her absurd beginnings as the most distant and moth-eaten outpost of the world's most extensive empire, to her instantaneous fame during the Gold Rush, from her apocalyptic destruction by earthquake and fire to her perennial embrace of rebels, dreamers, hedonists and misfits of all stripes, the City by the Bay has always followed a trajectory as wildly independent as the untrammeled natural forces that created her.
This ambitious, eclectic, and beautifully written book draws on everything from on-the-ground reporting to obscure academic papers to the author's 40-year life in San Francisco to create a rich and insightful portrait of a magical corner of the world. Complete with hand-drawn maps ofthe 49locations, this handsome package will sit comfortably on the short shelf of enduring books about places, alongside E. B. White's Here is New York, Jose Saramago's Journey to Portugal, or Alfred Kazin's A Walker in the City.
Jay Griffiths is a tour guide for anyone who has ever wished to commune with the side of our human psyche that remains in touch with the wild. Equally at home among the sea gypsy” Bajo people who live off the coast of Thailand and forage their food from the ocean floor, drinking the psychedelic ayahuasca plant with Amazonian shamans, or joining an Inuit whale hunt at the northern tip of Canada, Griffiths takes readers on an adventure both charted and un-chartable. She divides her meditations on these travels into sections named after the ancient elemental properties of the universeEarth, Air, Fire, Ice, and Waterbecause her subject matter is not merely the places traveled to but the depths of mind and the cultural narratives revealed by place. It is a universal story told of far-flung groups of humans, with vastly different ways of life, connected through the varied wilderness that sustains them. By describing the ways in which human societies and the human mind have developed in response to the wilder elements of our homelands, Savage Grace reveals itself as a benediction for the emotional, intellectual, and physical nourishment that people continue to draw from the natural world. Under the sway of Griffiths’ charisma, her poetic prose, and her deeply learned and persuasive case for the wild roots of our shared human being, we learn that we are all, each and every one of us, a force of nature.
Berlitz Pocket Guide Budapest is aconcise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vividphotography to highlight the very best that this stunning spa-city has tooffer. The Where To Go chapter details all the key sights: Buda's Castle Hill,with its cobbled streets and quaint houses; the Hungarian National Gallery,filled with masterpieces from the Hungarian Impressionists; the Liszt Museum,home of Hungary's greatest composer; and of course the Royal Palace and itsfine museums. There are also excursions to nearby Szentendre, Visegr�d andEzstergom and further afield to Hungary's seaside at Lake Balaton. Handy mapson the cover help you get around with ease.
To inspire you, the book offers a rundownof the Top 10 Attractions in the city, followed by an itinerary for a PerfectDay in Budapest. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend yourspare time, from taking to the waters in the myriad spas and wellness centresto catching a performance at the Hungarian State Opera House.
You'll also be armed with backgroundinformation, including a brief history of the city and an Eating Out chaptercovering its hearty cuisine. There are carefully chosen listings of the besthotels and restaurants, and an A-Z to equip you with all the practicalinformation you will need.
Hailed as Germany’s Patricia Highsmith, Hammesfahr has written a dark spellbinding novel which stood at the top of the bestseller list for 15 months. It has been reprinted seven times and sold over 600,000 copies at home. Reviews to be expected in the New York Times, Washington Post, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, web mystery sites as well as the feminine press. Although available in many other languages this is the first time her work is translated into English.
Millions of people, who live alone and are without a partner, avoid everyday leisure pursuits for fear of being seen to be on their own. Many people in a relationship never do anything on their own. This step-by-step guide helps such people to conquer their fear, and build the confidence to pursue the things that they enjoy doing, regardless of their relationship status.
This book is an amalgamation of two Korea Through Photographs volumes: From Seoul to Jeju and From the DMZ to Daegu. As noted in the other two volumes, South Korea is worth a stop on any traveler’s itinerary and can provide a varied range of adventures within a short time and on a very small budget. This book contains hundreds of images from journeys spanning several months through the following locations: the cities of Seoul, Busan and Daejeon, and the provinces of Chungcheongbuk/nam-do, Gangwon-do, Jeollanam-do, Jeju-do, the DMZ, Everland amusement park and the Korean Folk Village (in the province of Gyeonggi) and the cities of Andong, Gyeongju and Pohang (in North Gyeongsang province) and a special chapter on the city of Daegu. From old temples and burial mounds, to skincare shops and central business districts, traditional markets and historical attractions, everything from scenery, architecture, food, people and consumer goods are shown in hundreds of beautiful photographs.
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