Travel (162)

Into The Arctic Ice

ISBN: 9783791386706

Author: Esther Horvath    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Follow the expedition of the Polarstern, an Arctic icebreaker that is making exploration history and taking climate research to the next level, through this pho...


Follow the expedition of the Polarstern, an Arctic icebreaker that is making exploration history and taking climate research to the next level, through this photographic journey. Since September 2019, a team of 600 researchers from 19 countries have united in a common mission known as MOSAiC— the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate—whose mission is to chart conditions in the Arctic for one continuous year. This illustrated account of that incredible voyage features amazing images from acclaimed photographer Esther Horvath, who documents every step of the expedition. Learn how researchers prepare for the journey with survival training. Watch as they plow through the ice and set up a network of research stations that drift along on a floe across the North Pole. See them take ice samples, measure wind and temperature, and study every element of the atmosphere, terrain, and ocean to obtain data that will help shape the course of climate science for generations to come. Horvath’s camera captures life on board the vessel, visits by curious polar bears, the wonders of the Arctic sky, the endless waves of wind-blown snow and ice, and the beauty and ferocity of some of the most brutal conditions on earth. Accompanying these pictures are texts and commentary by researchers taking part in the expedition. This stunning book offers a front-row seat to the most important climate research project in recent history and helps readers grasp why studying the Arctic is essential to our survival on this planet.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 245 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 02-10-2020


$135.00
Wanderlust USA

ISBN: 9783899559859

Publisher: Gestalten

Long-distance trekking, short day trips out of town, an extended weekend escapade; the first series installment of our bestselling Wanderlust has it all. Experi...


Long-distance trekking, short day trips out of town, an extended weekend escapade; the first series installment of our bestselling Wanderlust has it all. Experienced outdoor enthusiasts and those lacing-up their boots for their first time: prepare to hike the diverse American landscape. Whether aiming to conquer epic expeditions, or simply complete a day hike to recharge, paths of every size await the intrepid wayfarer in Wanderlust USA, a book that serves as a blueprint for adventurous souls in search of new summits. Stunning photography and insightful tips from veteran long-distance hiker Cam Honan bring many bucolic treks to life, including the unmissable California ancient redwoods and misty waterfalls of Yosemite Park, as well as Utah's dramatic canyons, and the Atlantic cliffs of Maine.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2019


Tags: September 2019   Travel
$120.00
Lets Go To Italy

ISBN: 9783899558388

Author: Monika Utnik-Strugala    Publisher: Gestalten

Italy is more than just the home of pizza, pasta and gelato! Discover the Colosseum in Rome and join the Carnival party in Venice―children will love this fun-...


Italy is more than just the home of pizza, pasta and gelato! Discover the Colosseum in Rome and join the Carnival party in Venice―children will love this fun-filled journey into the heart and soul of Italy. Italy has something for everyone! Did you know that pizza comes from Naples, and that Italians celebrate Carnival with a masquerade ball? Whether you’re fascinated by the history of Pompeii or would simply be happy with a big scoop of tasty gelato, dive into the wonders of Italy. Join us as we travel across the beautiful country―pick up some Italian phrases to order your favorite dishes when you go on holiday, learn about all of the brave heroes and clever inventors in Italian history, and find out about the origins of the most delicious food you can find on the planet. From the Dolomites in the north, to Mount Etna in Sicily, Let’s Go to Italy! invites you to come along and explore the food, culture, history, and geography of this incredible country.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 150 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 30-08-2019


$48.00
Remote Places To Stay

ISBN: 9783899559866

Author: Debbie Pappyn    Publisher: Gestalten

Discover magical, remote locations around the world, from Africa to the Arctic, that will help you disconnect from modern life and enter a state of wonder. Sile...


Discover magical, remote locations around the world, from Africa to the Arctic, that will help you disconnect from modern life and enter a state of wonder. Silence. Calm. Open spaces. These are the new luxuries. In this turbulent era it has become ever more crucial to disconnect and slow down. Remote Places to Stay shares 22 out-of-the-way places where you can get off the grid and reconnect to the essentials, surrounded by raw pristine nature. Some of these remote places are only accessible by foot, others by train, small boat, or bush plane—but they are all places with a very strong sense of space. From lavish to spare architecture, from the Arctic to the desert landscapes of Africa, from a peaceful retreat in the Himalayas to a secret convent in the south of Italy, each exceptional retreat has been carefully selected to inspire and spark a state of wonder. Exploring the pages of Remote Places to Stay is a visual journey you will never forget.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 312


Dimensions: 205 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2019


Tags: August 2019   Travel
$120.00
Slow Trains to Venice

ISBN: 9781786857613

Author: Tom Chesshyre    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you love trains? Do you love adventure? If so, join Tom Chesshyre on his meandering rail journey across Europe from London to Venice. Escaping the rat race ...


Do you love trains? Do you love adventure? If so, join Tom Chesshyre on his meandering rail journey across Europe from London to Venice. Escaping the rat race for a few happy weeks, Chesshyre indulges in the freedom of the tracks. From France (dogged by rail worker strikes), through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland he goes, travelling as far east as Odessa by the Black Sea in Ukraine. With no set plans, simply a desire to let the trains lead the way, his trip takes him onwards via Hungary, the Balkans and Austria. Along the way he enjoys many an encounter, befriending fellow travellers as well as a conductor or two. This is a love letter to Europe, written from the trackside.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 144 x 222 mm


Publication Date: 10-05-2019


$45.00
The World of Custom Trucks

ISBN: 9781908397645

Authors: Ferdy De Martin, Xavier Stefaniak    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Although truck efficiency and performance are priorities for operators and drivers, their pride in their vehicles shows itself in the way that so many are custo...


Although truck efficiency and performance are priorities for operators and drivers, their pride in their vehicles shows itself in the way that so many are customised and decorated. Ferdy De Martin & Xavier Stefaniak have selected 29 examples of currently working trucks whose decoration is an art form, ranging from the delicate and subtle to transport rococo - a phantasmagoria of images in bright colours. The imaginative designs, high standard of craftsmanship and superb finish create unique vehicles that are immediately recognisable and attract devoted followers. Over 250 fantastic photographs are accompanied by concise captions that are both enthusiastic and illuminating; the authors do full justice to the trucks. The text is in English with synopses in French, and each truck is presented with a number of photographs to show off both the overall designs as well as the details of exteriors and interiors. This is a truly international selection of machines, with eighteen of the twenty-nine trucks featured from Europe, eight from North America and three from the UK. Original manufacturers include Volvo, Scania, Mercedes and Peterbilt.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 203 x 127 mm


Tag: Travel
$39.99
The Great Alone

ISBN: 9783899559774

Author: Tim Voors    Publisher: Gestalten

Time is precious. The world is waiting. Rediscover yourself. The Great Alone is the epic adventure of a relatable explorer. Why does a 44-year-old father leave ...


Time is precious. The world is waiting. Rediscover yourself. The Great Alone is the epic adventure of a relatable explorer. Why does a 44-year-old father leave his family for six months to walk 4,286km across America on the Pacific Crest Trail? What effect does it have on his marriage? on his children? and on himself? Following his intuition, Tim Voors decided to embark on a life-changing hike, feeling alive, being afraid, pushing through pain, confronting emptiness and starting a passionate romance with the wilderness. Tim Voors takes us through the physical, mental and spiritual journey he experienced on this epic hike. Climb into his backpack as he takes you through deserts, mountains, forests and raging rivers, where he forges magical friendships, rediscovers who he used to be, and implements those lessons on returning home.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 22-04-2019


Tags: May 2019   Travel   Biography
$69.99
Lake Vyrnwy : The Story of a Sporting Hotel

ISBN: 9781846892981

Author: Sir John Baynes    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Since 1890, the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel has been welcoming visitors to the shores of the beautiful Lake it calls its home. This book tells its fascinating story. The ...


Since 1890, the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel has been welcoming visitors to the shores of the beautiful Lake it calls its home. This book tells its fascinating story. The story of the evolution of this Victorian sporting hotel is matched only by the story of the Lake itself, which was, when constructed, the largest artificial reservoir in Europe, the waters held at bay by the first large masonry dam in the country. Built to provide water for the growing city of Liverpool 68 miles away, its construction also meant the relocation of the old village of Llanwddyn. Given the Lake’s remote location, the building of a hotel on its shores seemed a natural development. Early visitors included Liverpool dignitaries and others drawn to witness at first hand the extraordinary engineering project the new reservoir represented. But, as the engineers left the site and the Lake settled into its new surroundings, the Hotel came to represent a haven for visitors who came to fish or shoot, walkers, naturalists and artists or holidaymakers drawn simply by the peace and tranquillity the Hotel still offers to this day. Lake Vyrnwy captures in vivid detail the unique character and location of the Hotel, its fame as a renowned fishing destination, how the Hotel has moved with the times, and how, today, it remains an integral and important part of the local community, economy and culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2019


Tags: April 2019   History   Travel
$44.99
Mr Hudson Explores

ISBN: 9783899559743

Author: Mr Hudson    Publisher: Gestalten

Based on Mr Hudson’s identity, the book is featuring destinations for gays, but not necessarily gay destinations. It is about travelling in style for everyone...


Based on Mr Hudson’s identity, the book is featuring destinations for gays, but not necessarily gay destinations. It is about travelling in style for everyone who is looking for something different and special – no matter if men or women, travelling solo or as a couple. Mr Hudson Explores shows that every part of a trip is an incredible experience. The core content of the book will consist of 20 cities in the Northern Hemisphere and showcases the very best the destination has to offer. Each guide will give a general introduction to the city and, if applicable, its relevance for the gay community. It showcases various locations on culture and art, the most inspiring museum to visit, traditional and upcoming food places, best shopping experiences, music and nightlife: Where to go out, which bars do have the best drinks, and clubs you can have the most fun at the city’s best parties and concerts. Depending on the location, day trips and activities can be included. Luxury accommodations and places to stay complete the range. The book will not just give descriptions of the places but also background information, telling the story of the owner, history or anecdotes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 170 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2019


Tags: April 2019   Travel
$89.99
Two Wheels South

ISBN: 9783899559767

Author: Matias Cotea    Publisher: Gestalten

Go on the trip of a lifetime. Two Wheels South shows you how to realize your own journey. Two friends take the motorcycle trip of their life―From Brooklyn to ...


Go on the trip of a lifetime. Two Wheels South shows you how to realize your own journey. Two friends take the motorcycle trip of their life―From Brooklyn to Patagonia. Matias Corea shares his insights on how to prepare, choose the right motorcycle, what to pack, how to plan the route, where to camp and last but not least: How to prepare your mind. Setbacks and breaking down are part of the adventure, but preparation and being on the road teach you the confidence to tackle any problem. Follow Matias Corea and his friend Joel through the American South, Central America over the Darien Gap and beyond, over wooden cracking jungle bridges in Colombia and to dry lake high plateaus in Argentina. Feel the character of the roads and the smell of nature: Riding a motorcycle is one of the purest forms of traveling. After 7 months and 13 countries Matias and Joel have learned a lot while riding down south on their trusty BMW air-cooled G / S overland haulers and are ready to share their experience. Two Wheels South invites you on the experience of a lifetime.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2019


Tags: April 2019   Travel
$89.99
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