A lavishly illustrated account of human travel with a foreword by Simon Reeve, from the voyages of the Vikings to the flight to the Moon.
Journeys have arisen from all manner of impulse, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply the quest for adventure. Journey is a stunning visual guide to the stories of human movement and endeavour, from The Silk Road to the epic Voyager missions.
Discover ancient maps, biographies of conquerors, explorers, and travellers, stories of scientific discovery and technological innovation, stunning works of art, and catalogues of travel-related memorabilia.
This truly worldwide account is a glorious celebration of human journeys, and will make an impressive gift for any lover of travel and history.
Takes you straight to the best attractions Mexico has to offer. This guide includes cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the city's architecture, as well as 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. It also includes detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets.
Spanning geography, communications, politics, sport, history, culture, design and art, this book features flags, covering over 400 flags and flag history, explaining the widespread use and significance of flags and flag design.
Suitable for inspiration and armchair travellers everywhere, this title takes you from the Algarve to Auckland and from Iceland to Israel, with the Top 10 for each destination. It provides themed lists for each destination, including Culture & Tradition, Natural Wonders, Festivals and Moments in History.
An epic guide to the most intrepid mountaineers in history Written in association with the Royal Geographical Society and The Alpine Club, Mountaineers tells the story of the pioneers who first conquered the giddy heights of our planet. Full of great tales of endurance and perseverance, more than 100 of the top mountaineers are profiled, from Hannibal to Hillary. Share in their triumphs and tragedies from the comfort of your living room as journal extracts and neverbeforeseen photographs and maps from the unpublished archives of the RGS and The Alpine Club help recreate historyyes'>#39;s greatest ascents.
Mountaineers introduces you to a host of intriguing characters, from the Brits who insisted on hauling cases of vintage champagne up to Everest base camp in 1924, to the Italian Duke of the Abruzzi who took 10 iron bedsteads up Alaskayes'>#39;s Malaspina glacier. Along the way youyes'>#39;ll also find out about the important scientific discoveries that have shaped the course of human history and enjoy accounts of great bravery, fellowship and good humour in the face of adversity, all making Mountaineers a fascinating read for anyone with a spirit of adventure.
A practical, pocket-sized guide to achieving high performance. It helps you find out how to improve your performance and boost productivity by prioritising tasks and managing your time effectively. It also helps you learn to improve your skills, develop drive and lead effectively.
Covers every region of the world, from the Atacama Desert to the Zagros Mountains. This title features digital landscape modelling combined with important roads, railways, rivers and settlements that give a complete global overview. It is presented in handy pocket size, suitable for your bag or desk.
Presents a portrait of China, the world's oldest civilization - past, present and future. This title features seven hundred photographs that explore various aspects of the world's oldest civilization; from China's stunning landscapes, extraordinary 4,000 year history to ancient philosophical traditions which are still alive.
An atlas that features 193 nations of the world. It features detailed maps that highlight landscape, industry, land use, population, climate and environmental issues.
From Antigua to New Zealand, this guide helps you to discover the flags of the world. It shows each country of the world using the small-scale map and helps to find out about over 300 national, international, official and provincial flags from across the globe. It also includes flags for Montenegro, Kosovo and Lesotho.
Highlights some of the world's most spectacular places and the best time to visit them. This work helps readers to explore the Great Barrier Reef, cruise the Galapagos Islands or marvel at the mighty Victoria Falls.
A guide that offers a selection of 27 weird and extraordinary hotels from around the world each offering an unforgettable and original place to stay. It provides advice on getting to each hotel as well as three interesting and often unusual activities to do nearby.
Ultimate Food Journeys is the essential 'what to eat where' guide for foodies who love to travel and for travellers who love to eat. DK's ultimate gastronomic tour of the globe reveals the origins of the world's most famous dishes and the best places to eat them. From Boeuf Bourgignon in France to Tapas in Spain and soul food in Louisiana to tacos in Mexico, this beautifully illustrated book is arranged continent by continent with clear maps and mouth-watering photography. Expert authors introduce destinations and select the best or most interesting things to eat, uncovering the origins of the dish and exploring the ingredients. They recommend the best places to eat the area's speciality, chosen for the quality of the cooking, as well as the experience of dining there. Ultimate Food Journeys makes finding the ideal foodie getaway easier than ever. Search by time of year, type of vacation, type of food or simply flick through the pages and be inspired. Take a taste-bud led tour of the world with Ultimate Food Journeys.
Profiles more than 100 of the top mountaineers, from Hannibal to Hillary. This book introduces you to a host of intriguing characters, from the Brits who insisted on hauling cases of vintage champagne up to Everest base camp in 1924, to the Italian Duke of the Abruzzi who took 10 iron bedsteads up Alaska's Malaspina glacier.