Travel Guides

Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found

At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America - from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington state - and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on a map. But it held a promise - a promise of piecing together a life that lay in ruins at her feet.

Wall Memorials and Heritage: The Heritage Industry of Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie

Analysing the transformation of Berlin’s former Allied border control point, "Checkpoint Charlie," into a global heritage industry, this volume provides an introduction to, and a theoretically informed structuring of, the interdisciplinary international heritage debate. This crucial case study demonstrates that an unregulated global heritage industry has developed in Berlin which capitalizes on the internationally very attractive – but locally still very painful – heritage of the Berlin Wall. Frank explores the conflicts that occur when private, commercial interests in interpreting and selling history to an international audience clash with traditional, institutionalized public forms of local and national heritage-making and commemorative practices, and with the victims’ perspectives.

Canals across Scotland: walking, cycling, boating, visiting: the Union Canal, the Forth & Clyde Canal, country parks, Roman Wall

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British Columbia: A Natural History of Its Origins, Ecology, and Diversity with a New Look at Climate Change

This revised and expanded edition of an award-winning book not only explores British Columbia's stunning ecology but also features an increased focus on climate change. With expanded sections on the province’s geological history, updated information on the mountain pine beetle and the future of B.C.’s biodiversity, and fresh information on many other topics, this edition includes new illustrations, photos, sidebars, and new and revised maps.Both an authoritative reference and an easy-to-read guide, this revised edition is a must for anyone who wants detailed and up-to-date information about British Columbia’s dazzling natural world.

Frommer’s Istanbul day by day

Day by Day guides have headed the best-seller lists in every year of the past decade, and the reason for their success is that they deal with fast-emerging touristic favorites. Istanbul is the latest example of an immensely-popular new destination. In 184 compact pages profusely illustrated with four-color photos and maps, Frommer's Day by Day Guide to Istanbul takes you to and through the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace (and its harems), the Grand Bazaar (operated since 1460), the many Turkish Baths, and more, while never failing to list the practical choices in lodgings, meals, shops, and other attractions.

Insight Guides: Experience San Francisco

Whatever you're in the mood for, San Francisco offers a wealth of things to do, all against the backdrop of that iconic bay, steep hills and a famously diverse culture. Be inspired to visit by the new Insight Guide Experience San Francisco, a beautifully-packaged full-colour guide to this exciting northern California city.

 

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