Название: Insider London: A Curated Guide to the Most Stylish Shops, Restaurants, and Cultural Experiences Автор: Rachel Felder Издательство: Harper Design Год: 2017 Формат: EPUB Размер: 27 Мб Язык: английский / English
Sophisticated shopping and travel expert Rachel Felder, the author of Insider Brooklyn, takes you deep into the heart of the world’s most visited city—London—with her painstakingly curated selection of 200 not-to-be-missed destinations—major retailers, specialty boutiques, hotels, cultural venues, restaurants, cafes, and bars—hundreds of colorful photographs, a specially commissioned illustrated map, and an index of listings. In the past decade, London has consistently been the world’s top destination among international travelers, including nearly nineteen million visitors in 2015 alone. In this beautifully designed, practical, and portable compendium, Rachel, a widely published journalist specializing in fashion, beauty, travel, and trends, takes you on a unique, personalized tour of the city that is her second home.
Название: The Secret to Superhuman Strength Автор: Alison Bechdel Издательство: Mariner Books Год: 2021 Формат: EPUB Размер: 68 Мб Язык: английский / English
Comics and cultural superstar Alison Bechdel delivers a deeply layered story of her fascination, from childhood to adulthood, with every fitness craze to come down the pike: from Jack LaLanne in the 60s ("Outlandish jumpsuit! Cantaloupe-sized guns!") to the existential oddness of present-day spin class. Readers will see their athletic or semi-active pasts flash before their eyes through an ever-evolving panoply of running shoes, bicycles, skis, and sundry other gear. But the more Bechdel tries to improve herself, the more her self appears to be the thing in her way. She turns for enlightenment to Eastern philosophers and literary figures, including Beat writer Jack Kerouac, whose search for self-transcendence in the great outdoors appears in moving conversation with the author’s own. This gifted artist and not-getting-any-younger exerciser comes to a soulful conclusion. The secret to superhuman strength lies not in six-pack abs, but in something much less clearly defined: facing her own non-transcendent but all-important interdependence with others.
Название: Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die Автор: Chris Santella Издательство: Stewart, Tabori and Chang Год: 2010 Формат: EPUB Размер: 28 Мб Язык: английский / English
Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die is the latest offering in the bestselling Fifty Places series. Chris Santella, along with top expedition leaders, explores the world’s greatest walking adventures. Some, such as the Lunana Snowman Trek in Bhutan and the Kangshung Valley Trek in Tibet, are grueling multiweek adventures at high altitudes. Others, such as Japan’s Nakesando Trail, move leisurely from village to village, allowing walkers to immerse themselves in the local culture. Whether it’s climbing the Rwandan mountains to view mountain gorillas or strolling through bistros along Italy’s Amalfi Coast, there’s a memorable hike at everyone’s level within these 50 chapters. With commentaries from expert trekkers and insider tips that lead the reader off the beaten path, Santella has again captured the special characteristics that make these must-visit destinations.
Название: The Most Scenic Drives in America: 120 Spectacular Road Trips Автор: Reader's Digest Издательство: Reader's Digest Год: 2012 Формат: EPUB Размер: 20 Мб Язык: английский / English
The Most Scenic Drives in America is a comprehensive guide to the 120 most colourful, iconic and awe-inspiring byways of the United States and Canada. Written and produced in North America, it gives you the insider’s view of the best trips around the continent, from Hawaii to Nova Scotia. With over 750 colour photographs, up-to-date and user-friendly maps of every route, hundreds of little-known facts about each region and features highlighting special events, foods, local customs, festivals and more, this is the one book you will need to steer you on your next fly-drive holiday. Each drive includes information on mileage, the best season to travel, nearby attractions and the organisations and websites to contact for more details - all reviewed by the relevant tourist offices, National Park Services and travel experts across the US and Canada. If you have ever fancied driving the Icefields Parkway in Alberta, seeing the ‘fall’ colours in New England or heading for Yosemite, you will find all these and much more here to whet your appetite.
Название: The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Автор: Dermot Power Издательство: Harper Design Год: 2016 Формат: EPUB Размер: 160 Мб Язык: английский / English
Step inside the world of the talented art departments who, led by Academy Award®-winning production designer Stuart Craig, were responsible for the creation of the unforgettable characters, locations and beasts from the eagerly anticipated new adventure in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. The Art of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, edited by Dermot Power, concept artist on the film, takes you on a magical journey through a design process every bit as wonderful as that encountered by Newt Scamander in the wizarding world: from the earliest gatherings of the artists, designers and filmmakers to the magical time of the film’s production itself at Leavesden Studios.
Название: Insight Guides Taipei City Guide, 3rd Edition Автор: Insight Guides Издательство: Insight Guides Год: 2015 Формат: EPUB Размер: 94 Мб Язык: английский / English
Taiwanese culture preserves the best of ancient traditions, while embracing the newest in high-tech modernity, and nowhere is that better exemplified than in the country’s dynamic capital, Taipei. Whether you want to admire Taipei 101’s architecture, discover precious Chinese artefacts at the National Palace Museum, or indulge in feast of street food at Shilin Nightmarket, Insight City Guide Taipei will ensure that you have the quintessential Taipei experience. Features by local writers delve into topics including the arts scene, Taipei residents’ love of sports and shopping, and traditional remedies, while evocative accounts of the city’s districts bring Taipei to life, from Ximending’s youth culture and Datong’s Chinese heritage, to the east’s skyscrapers juxtaposed with hillside tea plantations. Full-color photography and maps help you navigate with ease and our detailed Travel Tips give you all the practical information you need to plan your trip.
Название: Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage Автор: Glyn Williams, Sophia Costley Издательство: University of California Press Год: 2010 Формат: EPUB Размер: 58 Мб Язык: английский / English
The elusive dream of locating the Northwest Passage―an ocean route over the top of North America that promised a shortcut to the fabulous wealth of Asia―obsessed explorers for centuries. While global warming has brought several such routes into existence, until recently these channels were hopelessly choked by impassible ice. Voyagers faced unimaginable horrors―entire ships crushed, mass starvation, disabling frostbite, even cannibalism―in pursuit of a futile goal. In Arctic Labyrinth, Glyn Williams charts the entire sweep of this extraordinary history, from the tiny, woefully equipped vessels of the first Tudor expeditions to the twentieth-century ventures that finally opened the Passage. Williams’s thrilling narrative delves into private letters and journals to expose the gritty reality behind the often self-serving accounts of those in charge. An important work of maritime history and exploration―and as exciting a tale of heroism and fortitude as readers will find―Arctic Labyrinth is also a remarkable study in human delusion.
Название: Fodor's Maui: with Molokai & Lanai, 19th Edition Автор: Fodor's Travel Издательство: Fodor's Travel Год: 2020 Формат: EPUB Размер: 80 Мб Язык: английский / English
Whether you want to hike in Maui’s national park, go snorkeling, or attend a luau, the local Fodor’s travel experts in Maui are here to help! Fodor’s Maui guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition travel guide has been fully-redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. Planning on visiting the rest of Hawaii? Check out Fodor’s state-wide guide to Hawaii, Essential Hawaii, as well as Fodor’s Big Island, Fodor’s Oahu, and Fodor’s Kauai.
Название: Приют для будущих мам: от плана до воплощения Автор: Студеникина М., Пущаев Ю., Новикова Е. Издательство: М.: Лепта Книга Год: 2015 Формат: pdf/djvu Страниц: 224 Размер: 10 mb Язык: русский
В книге все «проверено на себе», потому что в ее основе – реальный опыт построения московского кризисного центра «Дом для мамы», созданного в феврале 2012 года. Авторы постарались учесть ошибки, сделанные центром в начале работы, и выделить все ценное с учетом опыта и понимания, как должен жить такой проект.
Название: Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal Автор: Karen Falk Издательство: Chronicle Books Год: 2012 Формат: EPUB Размер: 76 Мб Язык: английский / English
Jim Henson's iconic puppet characters, fantastic worlds, and warm humor have delighted millions of people of all ages. His incredibly diverse body of work, from the Muppets to the world of The Dark Crystal, reveals his charm and genius to fans old and new. Compiled directly from The Jim Henson Company archives, Imagination Illustrated adapts the diary that Jim faithfully kept throughout his career, supplementing it with a trove of little-seen visual material, including rare sketches, personal and production photographs, storyboards, doodles, and much more. Throughout, archivist Karen Falk delves into the behind-the-scenes details of Henson's life and artistic process. Sure to delight anyone who has enjoyed Henson's creations—seeing early drawings of Kermit and Rowlf is like smiling over childhood photos of dear friends—this lovely book celebrates Jim's life and his magic.