Paradise: A Book About Man's Unending Search For Paradise by Koo, Edwin
Paradise is a photographic monograph about an author's search for paradise in one of the most controversial places in recent history: the Swat valley of Pakistan. Paradise is at once an introspective journey, as well as a biographical sketch of Swat valley. Through the documentation of daily life and extraordinary happenings in Swat, the author discovers the fragility of Man's interpretation of paradise, as well as the resilience of the human spirit in the face of hell-on-earth. With a sequence of 75 carefully-selected black-and-white images and five chapters of personal notes from his journey, the 164-page volume is the author's attempt to answer the eternal question: "What is paradise?". Accompanied by a free copy of "Visage: A Book Comprising Vignettes of the Process and People behind the Legendary Martell Cognac". This book is available for pre-order.
Unforeseen Mile, The: A Journey Across America by Quistography (Photos)
In The Unforeseen Mile: A Journey across America, Quist Tsang crisscrosses America with a keen eye on capturing even the most fleeting moments of inspiration, emotion and nostalgia. From a backyard barbeque to a wedding ceremony, to the majesty of the Mohave Desert and streets of New York, each image offers a glimpse of something quintessential about American culture - and into Tsang's own uniquely free spirited soul.
7 Days In Myanmar by Falconer, John; Denis Gray Et Al
Now, for the first time ever, the rich culture, stunning landscapes and diverse peoples of Myanmar are presented in a unique visual time capsule. Here is the new Myanmar as seen over a single week by a team of thirty famous photographers from eleven different countries. Their mission? To capture the life and spirit of Myanmar from every angle in every corner of the country. Featuring essays that provide context on Myanmar's history and culture and hundreds of outstanding original photographs, 7 Days in Myanmar shows why the world is watching Myanmar and why Myanmar is ready for the world.
Natural Wonders: Mountain, Rainforest And Reef by Hutton, Wendy
With its superb photography, highly readable text and diversity of locations, Natural Wonders: Mountain, Rainforest & Reef takes the reader on a voyage of discovery. From the coral reefs of Southeast Asia to the snowy mountains of Hokkaido in Japan, from the rich diversity of the rainforest to live volcanos, from misty cloud forest to idyllic islands, this book brings each and every habitat to life. Gibbons and orangutans, exquisite birds and jewel-bright insects, snakes and sea turtles, orchids and mangroves - all the richness of the wildlife and plants of eight different regions is captured here.
Delhi, Agra & Jaipur (Dk Eyewitness Travel) by Chaturvedi, Anuradha; Et Al
This fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns in Delhi, Agra & Jaipur effortlessly.
Mecca The Blessed, Medina The Radiant The Holiest Cities Of Islam by Seyyed Hossein Nasr; Ali Kazuyoshi Nomachi (Photo)
This informative and beautiful presentation of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina and their significance may well be unique high quality photographs and explanatory text shows the devotion and diversity of the pilgrims from all over the world and the beauty and history of the holy sites and buildings. The specially-permitted photography is by Japanese Ali Kazuyoshi Nomachi and the text by scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Glossary.
Indonesia (Tuttle Travel Pack) by Hoffman, Linda
The "Tuttle Travel Pack Indonesia" takes you to the top 15 places to visit in Indonesia, and details the amazing array of things you can do in each location--including the old and modern worlds of Jakarta, the ancient temple of Borobudur, the beaches famous for surfing and sea sport, and so much more. With well thought-out, easy-to-use, easy-to-carry and packed with historical information, handy lists, 31 detailed maps, a large pull out map, photographs, and useful notes for planning your journey.
My Private China by Kuo, Alex
What do normal people in China look forward to when they get up in the morning? What about the personal friend of Chairman Mao - and how does his granddaughter relate to him after the murderous Cultural Revolution? For the last 73 years, American Book Award winner Alex Kuo has travelled back-and-forth between America and China. These letters and essays portray the private China, and provide indispensable cultural information for anyone interested in the People's Republic in the 21st century.
Middle Kingdom Ride, The: 2 Brothers, 2 Motorcyles, An Epic Journey Around China by Pyle, Colin; Ryan Pyle
Circumnavigate China on a motorbicycle? Perhaps a harebrained dream but achieved by the two Canadian Pyle brothers in 65 days in 2010. Here they share the tale of many unexpected events and sights, unforeseen tests of endurance, thrills and misunderstandings as well as glorious sights and examples of human kindness. With sketch maps and colour photographs.
Dream Cities: Inspirational Urban Escapes by Mason, Anthony
Here are scenic photostudies with a descriptive commentary and information insets for 50 of the world's most "inspirational" cities.
Buried In The Sky: The Extraordinary Story Of The Sherpa Climbers On K2's Deadliest Day by Zuckerman, Peter; Amanda Padoan
When Edmund Hillary first conquered Mt. Everest, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay was at his side. Indeed, for as long as Westerners have been climbing the Himalaya, Sherpas have been the unsung heroes in the background. Based on unprecedented access and interviews, Buried in the Sky reveals their astonishing story for the first time. At once a gripping, white-knuckled adventure and a rich exploration of Sherpa customs and culture, Buried in the Sky re-creates one of the most dramatic catastrophes in alpine history from a fascinating new perspective.
Delirious Delhi: Inside India's Incredible Capital by Prager, Dave
A well-known US copywriter (and humorist) writes engagingly of the ups and downs of his and his wife's life as expats in Delhi. They find their life, along with the 16 million other inhabitants a highly-charged negative-and-positive experience. Photographs and many tales of insightful experiences, heroism, brutality, wisdom, delights and disasters give the reader a new and often alluring as well as alarming, picture of what life in ever-changing Delhi is like today - or perhaps it was yesterday. Colour photographs, index.
Teardrop Island, The: Following Victorian Footsteps Across Sri Lanka by Briggs, Cherry
Sir James Emerson Tennent, an eccentric officer of the UK government was sent to Sri Lanka as colonial secretary in 1845. He wrote of his journeying there 1845-48. In 2010, the author, a British teacher followed in his wake. In this book she writes of what she finds and refers to Tennent's notes and opinions in areas rarely visited by outsiders or not on the regular tourist tracks.
Tuttle Travel Pack: Japan by Goss, Rob
Selected for a wide range of budgets and interests, the Tuttle Travel Pack Japan offers a once-in-a-lifetime Japan sightseeing experience. With recommendations suited to both the seasoned and novice traveler, this easy-to-use and easy-to-carry guide is packed with valuable information.
Thrilling Cities by Morris, Jan (Intro)
These 13 essays by Ian Fleming originally appeared in 1959-1960 in the London Sunday Times and are now reissued with annotations by the travel-writer Jan Morris. Fleming viewed 13 of the world's cities in the company of both the great and famous and those familiar with aspects of the dark or shadowy life of the cities' undersides. Fifty years later many things have changed, perhaps not as many as we often think, and a relook at Hong Kong, Macao, Tokyo, Honolulu, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna, Geneva, Naples, and Monte Carlo could be illuminating.
Beijing & Shanghai (National Geographic Traveler) by Mooney, Paul; Andrew Forbes
This gorgeous National Geographic travel book, filled with copious, useful information and travel tips, guides you to the exquisite sights of Beijing and Shanghai, China's two most intriguing cities. Among its most popular features are cut-away illustrations of renowned buildings, detailed maps, and sumptuous photographs.
Earth From The Air, The: 10Th Edition Anniversary by Yan Arthus-Bertrand
Since its original publication in 1999, The Earth from the Air has been a touchstone for the environmental movement throughout the world. In this special anniversary edition, Arthus-Bertrand and a dozen experts on current environmental issues evaluate the past decade's progress. With over 100 striking new images and nine new essays, including frank discussions of climate change and the growing energy crisis throughout the world, Arthus-Bertrand juxtaposes earth's raw beauty with the evidence of humanity's negative impact upon our home.
Lonely Planet: Shanghai by
Concise, practical and informative. With illustrations and insets, the book's sections deal with: practical aspects of planning a trip including entertainment shopping and daily needs; exploring Shanghai's Bund and the city's environs; Shanghai's history, arts and architecture; the final section, "survival", deals with transport and language with a A-Z Directory, street plans and a fold-out map.
Lonely Planet: China by
The diverse and burgeoning life of today's China is introduced in the 12th 2011 edition of the Lonely Planet travel guide. The softback, no pocketbook, includes: guidance on planning, travel and towns, street plans, a pullout map of Beijing and Hong Kong, photographs and illustrations of monuments, historical sites and today's activities as well as and extensive listings of facilities advice for travel, accomodation, food, medical care, and dealing with emergencies.
Insight Guides: Kuala Lumpur by
With more detailed coverage spanning over 250 pages and over 600 photos capturing the variety of everyday life in Kuala Lumpur, this guide provides a highly visual introduction. Expanded and updated restaurant listings feature the best eateries to suit all budgets within each area, giving the address, phone number, opening times and price range, followed by a useful review. A new illustrated section covers all the top shopping areas, department stores and markets.