Categories

 > Travel > Pictorial

4,966 results were found

Sort by:

A History Lover's Guide to Washington, DC: Designed for Democracy...
by Alison Fortier

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

May 06, 2014

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>Experience the history of America鈥檚 capitol with this uniquely engaging and informative guidebook.</b><br /> 聽<br /> Alternating between site visits and brief historical narratives, this guide tells the story of Washington, DC, from its origins to current times. From George Washington鈥檚 Mount Vernon to the Kennedy Center, trek through each era of the federal district, on a tour of America鈥檚 most beloved sites. Go inside the White House, the only executive home in the world regularly open to the public. Travel to President Lincoln鈥檚 Cottage and see where he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. And visit lesser-known sites, such as the grave of Pierre L鈥橢nfant, the city鈥檚 Botanical Gardens, the Old Post Office, and a host of historical homes throughout the capital. This is the only guide you鈥檒l need to curate an unforgettable expedition to our shining city on a hill.
South of the Yangtze: Travels Through the Heart of China
by Bill Porter

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

August 01, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>A travel memoir with photos that explores one of the most fascinating regions of China.</b><br /> 聽<br /> A thousand years ago, the Yangtze River replaced the Yellow River as the center of Chinese civilization, and today the region known as Chiangnan remains a meaningful and evocative presence in the nation鈥檚 imagination. Ask a dozen Chinese what Chiangnan means, and they鈥檒l give you a dozen different answers. For some the word conjures forests of pine and bamboo. Others envision hillsides of tea, or terraces of rice, or lakes of lotuses and fish. Or they might imagine Zen monasteries, or Taoist temples, or artfully constructed gardens, or mist-shrouded peaks. Oddly enough, no one ever seems to mention the region鈥檚 cities鈥攚hich include some of the largest in the world.<br /> 聽<br /> Whatever else it might mean to people, Chiangnan is a landscape and a culture defined by mist, lacking the harder edges of the arid North. This memoir recounts Bill Porter鈥檚 travels there in 1991, following the old post roads that still connected its administrative centers and scenic wonders, its most famous hometowns and graves, its factories and breweries, its dreamlike memories and its mist. Joined on this journey by his poet and photographer friends, Finn Wilcox and Steve Johnson, he created <i>South of the Yangtze</i>, a record in words and images of an extraordinary time and place.
Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Place...
by National Geographic

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 27, 2015

Product Description
Customer Reviews
NatGeo takes you on a photographic tour of the world鈥檚 most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Travel to hundreds of the most breathtaking locales鈥攂oth natural and man-made鈥攊llustrated with vivid images taken by the organization's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, <i>Destinations of a Lifetime</i> has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience.
The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World (Lo...
by Lonely Planet

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

October 01, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</i> </p><p>Take a journey through every country in the world. 850 images. 230 countries. One complete picture. </p><p>With details of every United Nations-approved country in the world, and a few more principalities and dependencies besides, Lonely Planet's <i>Travel Book </i>is the ultimate introduction to a world of travel and the essential travel reference book for every household! </p><p>Each country is profiled by Lonely Planet's expert authors and features details of when to visit, what to see and do, and how to learn more about the country's culture from its film, music, food and drink. Every entry has a map and statistics about the country. </p><p>All brand new, incredible photography illustrates each country, depicting what life is like in each nation from photographic portraits of people, beautiful landscape photographs and vibrant street photography. </p><p>This premium packaged 448-page book with beautiful rainbow foil on the cover will make an impressive gift. </p><p><b>About Lonely Planet: </b>Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. </p><p><i>TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category</i> </p><p><i>'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times</i> </p><p><i>'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) </i></p><p><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
A Brief History of Saugerties
by Michael Sullivan Smith

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

June 20, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Beginning as a Dutch settlement, Saugerties is scenically positioned between the Hudson River and the base of the Catskills. In 1609, the great explorer Henry Hudson's first mate, Robert Juet, recorded a meeting with Native Americans in the area. In its early days, the land was part of the Kingston Commons, one of the first municipalities in the colonies to be governed by an elected body. The town's history was shaped by industry. In the nineteenth century, bluestone quarries and paper and lead mills drove its economy, and a century later, Saugerties became a commuter town for IBM's plants. Michael Sullivan Smith chronicles the rich history of Saugerties.
She Explores: Stories of Life-Changing Adventures on the Road and...
by Gale Straub

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

March 26, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b>For every woman who has ever been called outdoorsy comes a collection of stories that inspires unforgettable adventure.</b><br /><br />Beautiful, empowering, and exhilarating, <em>She Explores</em> is a spirited celebration of female bravery and courage, and an inspirational companion for any woman who wants to travel the world on her own terms.<br /><br />Combining breathtaking travel photography with compelling personal narratives, <em>She Explores</em> shares the stories of 40 diverse women on unforgettable journeys in nature: women who live out of vans, trucks, and vintage trailers, hiking the wild, cooking meals over campfires, and sleeping under the stars. Women biking through the countryside, embarking on an unknown road trip, or backpacking through the outdoors with their young children in tow.<br /><br />Complementing the narratives are practical tips and advice for women planning their own trips, including:<br /><br />鈥?Preparing for a solo hike <br />鈥?Must-haves for a road-trip kitchen<br />鈥?Planning ahead for unknown territory<br />鈥?Telling your own story <br /><br />A visually stunning and emotionally satisfying collection for any woman craving new landscapes and adventure.
Hamden Revisited (Images of America)
by Hamden Historical Society

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

June 23, 2014

Product Description
Customer Reviews
At the turn of the 20th century, the town of Hamden, Connecticut, 錕絫he Land of the Sleeping Giant,錕?was a patchwork of small hamlets, largely rural and agricultural. During the next 100 years, it would undergo a dramatic transformation; as orchards and fields gave way to factories and subdivisions, Hamden錕絪 population grew from only a few thousand at the beginning of the century to over 60,000. In the time of war needs, local industries like the Web Shop factory and High Standard Manufacturing retooled to meet demands. The middle of the century saw the appearance of some of the first shopping malls in the state, including Hamden Plaza. Major universities attracted workers, families, intellects, and authors. Hamden was the childhood home of poet laureate Donald Hall, the residence of playwright Thornton Wilder, and the birthplace of Ernest Borgnine. As the town錕絪 diversity grew, the community faced the challenges and opportunities of each generation and, inevitably, its identity evolved.
Pueblo (Images of America)
by , Jeffrey DeHerrera

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

January 16, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
At the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek, Native Americans were the first to inhabit Pueblo and its surroundings. Pueblo means "village" in Spanish, appropriate for an area that was settled in the early 1800s by people from present-day New Mexico with Spanish and Native American roots. A trading post established in 1842 was named "El Pueblo." The gold rush of 1858 attracted the first influx of people who saw more opportunity in Pueblo than in the goldfields. With its vision to become a great city with railroads, a steel mill, and smelters, Pueblo was soon known as the "Pittsburgh of the West." Employment and business opportunities invited emigrants from all over the world, creating a diverse city populated with people of many ethnicities. Pueblo has persevered through natural disasters and economic turmoil, building a thriving and resilient community through each chapter of its history.
Corning (Postcard History)
by Donald Angelo Carapella J...

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

January 18, 2010

Product Description
Customer Reviews
In the 1830s, when a feeder branch of the Erie Canal linked up with the Cheumung River, Corning first became connected to the rest of the world. By the 1880s, Corning had become a railroad town with trains going in all directions. Industrial growth in the 1890s led to the rise of businesses and factories, such as Corning Glass Works. Because Corning produced so much glass, it became known as the crystal city and grew into a tourist destination. A town with many accomplishments, Corning was once home to a minor-league baseball team and is the birthplace of Margaret Sanger, a birth control activist who founded the American Birth Control League, which became Planned Parenthood. From the 1890s until the 1960s, the growth of the community's businesses, parks, churches, and recreation were captured in postcards, many never published before.
Journeys of a Lifetime, Second Edition: 500 of the World's Greate...
by National Geographic

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b><b>Featuring 120 new destinations, this best-selling inspirational聽travel guide聽reveals 500聽celebrated and lesser-known destinations聽around the globe, from ocean cruises in Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Completely revised and updated for its 10th anniversary.</b></b><br /><br />Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's legendary travel writers, this fully updated, 10th anniversary edition of <i>Journeys of a Lifetime</i> spans the globe to highlight the best of the world's most celebrated and lesser-known sojourns. Offering a diverse array of possibilities, every continent and possible form of transport is covered, illustrated with glorious color photographs. With 16 new pages; new destinations like Cartegena, Colombia; and updated information throughout, this timely new edition is the perfect resource for travelers who crave adventurous trips--from trekking the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to mountain biking in Transylvania--and those searching for more specific experiences (the world's top small cruises, hot new museums around the world, secrets for following in the footsteps of film and TV heroes, and more). Each chapter features stunning photography, full-color maps, and practical tips, including how to get there, when to visit, and how to make the most of your journey. <br /><br />Informative and inspiring, this luxurious volume is a lifelong resource that readers will treasure for years to come.

Blog - Latest Entries

Roxane Gay 鈥?Difficult Women Review
For avid readers, the advent of the Kindle was a godsend. It allowed them to expand their personal libraries as much as they wanted without worrying about taking up too much space. Along with increasing the potential for library depth, the kindle has also allowed for a more diverse reading taste. You can now take risks on books that you previously wouldn鈥檛 have due to the Kindle eliminating ...

David Foster Wallace 鈥?Brief Interviews with Hideous Men & Girl with Curious Hair Reviews
The technology of the Kindle allows you to carry a library with you wherever you go. And, like a library, your Kindle collection should be vast and diverse. Aside from the New York Times Bestseller list, it can be hard to know which books are worth your time to download. Luckily, the literary cannon spans for generations. Of the most recent generation of literary greats, David Foster Wallac...

Junot Diaz 鈥?The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Review
Kindle technology allows you to build an impressive collection of stories without filling shelves upon shelves with books. This convenience makes it possible to experiment with your reading choices without making the commitment to order a book, wait for its arrival, and sticking it on your shelf. I鈥檝e found that the Kindle has made me a much more adventurous reader. With this new-found ad...

Ernest Hemingway 鈥?The Old Man and the Sea Review
As you start to increase your kindle collection, it is wise to download a variety of things to read. And sure, the latest serial novel is a great addition to the collection, but sometimes you need a literary classic. Luckily, there is a plethora of classics to choose from. When it comes to literary classics, there are few authors with a better reputation than Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, so...

Stephen King鈥檚 On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For fans of the suspense and horror genres, Stephen King is a household name. Chances are, if you read the genres at all, your kindles are filled with a novel or two of his. But King鈥檚 prolific career has not stayed within the genre. In fact, one of King鈥檚 greatest efforts came in the form of a nonfiction memoir. King鈥檚 On Writing blends personal memoir and advice on writing craft tha...

More >>

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

$25 Amazon.com Gift Card giveaway

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com


河南快赢481开奖视组走