This classic book contains a lovely collection of poetry on cats originally written by T.S. Elliot for his godchildren and friends, and the loveable felines featured in this book were the basis for the well-known and extremely popular musical 'Cats'. This book would make an excellent addition to the bookshelf of any home. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
The author here has put together over 400 exciting quizzes and interesting brain-teasers on 163 topics. While you leaf through the book you get charged with a spirit of challenge. The enormous variety of startling quizzes promises to stretch your mind to new horizons of thought and learning. Here is your guide to enriching knowledge and self-improvement. Some Glimpses: *On which island was Napoleon exiled? *Where is the dead sea? *Why do birds fly south? *Complete the following: To give the devil...; Every dog has...; Let things go sixes and... *Stings in action:A sting that adapts ; A sting that browns your bread ; A sting that cures fatigue #v&spublishers
Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey. An in-depth book, now with free app and eBook.Home to spectacular mountains, lush green valleys and a scenic coastline, Northern Spain is fast becoming a haven of green tourism. This new edition covers all the highlights, from the cultural Bilbao and elegant San Sebastian to the wine-growing region of La Rioja and the Picos de Europa mountain range� Over 346 pages of insider knowledge from local experts� In-depth on history and culture, from festivals and food and wine to the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela� Enjoy special features on Basque games, the Guggenheim in Bilbao, country museums and the region's distinctive granary stores� Includes innovative extras that are unique in the market - all Insight Guides to countries and regions come with a free eBook and app that's regularly updated with new hotel, bar, restaurant, shop and local event listings� Invaluable maps, travel tips and practical information ensure effortless planning � Inspirational colour photography throughout � Inventive design makes for an engaging reading experience
About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
From two noted experts-the first in-depth book on teaching your bird to talkTeaching a bird to talk isn't as difficult as it may seem. In this easy-to-follow guide, avian experts Diane Grindol and Tom Roudybush reveal how you can communicate with your parrot far beyond "hello" and, in turn, understand what your bird is trying to communicate to you.Teaching Your Bird to Talk compiles an impressive amount of background, training, and research regarding bird vocalizations, walking you step by step through the behavioral mechanics of training parrots to talk (as well as starlings, mynahs, and other birds). Whether you want your bird to mimic words, talk on cue, or have some understanding of what you are saying, this guide shows you the type of training you need to do with your bird. The book also takes a close look at the work of Dr. Irene Pepperberg-the world's foremost authority in the field of parrot intelligence and trainer of Alex the African Grey Parrot.* Identifies which species of bird are likely to talk and which aren't* Explores field research on regional languages and dialects of parrots in the wild* Features true stories from owners of talking birds* Explains how to handle problems with vocal parrots, such as screaming and using inappropriate language* Offers tips on feeding and housing birds, and finding an avian veterinarian
The story of steamboating in the Canadian West comes to life in the voices of those aboard the vessels of the waterways of the Prairies.
Their captains were seafaring skippers who had migrated inland. Their pilots were indigenous people who could read the shoals, sandbars, and currents of Prairie waterways. Their operators were businessmen hoping to reap the benefits of commercial enterprise along the shores and banks of Canada’s inland lakes and rivers. Their passengers were fur traders, adventure-seekers, and immigrants opening up the West. All of them sought their futures and fortunes aboard Prairie steamboats, decades before the railways arrived and took credit for the breakthrough.
Aboriginal people called them “fire canoes,” but in the latter half of the nineteenth century, their operators promoted them as Mississippi-type steamship queens delivering speedy transport, along with the latest in technology and comfort. Then, as the twentieth century dawned, steamboats and their operators adapted. They launched smaller, more tailored steamers and focused on a new economy of business and pleasure in the West. By day their steamboats chased freight, fish, lumber, iron ore, real estate, and gold-mining contracts. At night, they brought out the Edwardian finery, lights, and music to tap the pleasure-cruise market.
The Camino de Santiago has experienced a striking revival. Cutting across Spain from the Pyrenees in the east, to Santiago de Compostela in the west, it leads you through the varied and beautiful ancient kingdoms of northern Spain. This Footprint Handbook provides invaluable information on transport, accommodation, eating and entertainment to ensure that your trip includes the best of this medieval pilgrim route.
• Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and along the Camino de Santiago.
• Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and play.
• Includes information on tour operators and activities, from sampling red wine in La Rioja to the magnificent cathedral at Santiago.
• Detailed maps for the Camino de Santiago.
• Slim enough to fit in your pocket.
With detailed information on all the main sights, plus many lesser-known places of interest, Footprint Handbook Camino de Santiago provides concise and comprehensive coverage of Spain’s most famous historical route.
Insight Pocket Guides: ideal itineraries and top travel tips in a pocket-sized package.
Plan your trip, plan perfect days and discover how to get around - this pocket-sized guide is a convenient, quick-reference companion to discovering what to do and see in Sicily, from top attractions like buzzing Palermo, the Valley of the Temples and Mount Etna to hidden gems, including street markets and puppet theatres.
� Compact, concise, and packed with essential information about Where to Go and What to Do, this is an ideal on-the-move companion when you're exploring Sicily� Covers Top Ten Attractions, including buzzing Palermo, the Valley of the Temples and Mount Etna and Perfect Day itinerary suggestions� Offers an insightful overview of landscape, history and culture� Contains an invaluable pull-out map, and essential practical information on everything from Eating Out to Getting Around� Includes an innovative extra that's unique in the market - all Insight Pocket Guides come with a free eBook� Inspirational colour photography throughout� Sharp design and colour-coded sections make for an engaging reading experience
About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrasebooks, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
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