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? Kong? 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.
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 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: 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.
Insight Guides: Shanghai by
Full-colour Insight City Guide Shanghai gets under the skin of this amazing metropolis with detailed essays on its history and unique culture. Our Best of Shanghai section helps you prioritise your sightseeing, with the Places chapters covering the city from futuristic Pudong to the narrow lanes of the Old Town and the picturesque French Concession.
Insight Guides: Singapore by
Insight City Guide Singapore is the complete guide to the city, lavishly illustrated in full colour throughout with hundreds of inspiring photographs and packed with detailed information on what to see during your stay, from busy Chinatown to the holiday island of Sentosa. Authoritative essays explore Singapore's history and contemporary culture.
Insight Guides: Hong Kong by
With more detailed coverage spanning over 320 pages and over 600 photos capturing the variety of everyday life in Hong Kong, 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.
Insight Guides: The Silk Road by
Insight Guide Silk Road is the complete illustrated guide to one of the world's ultimate travel adventures. Passing right through the heart of Asia, the ancient trade route traverses a quarter of the globe from the heart of China to the Mediterranean via a vast, inhospitable expanse of mountains and desert. The guide covers all the sights along the way across 13 countries and 6 time zones, with authoritative chapters on the Silk Road's history and culture to put it all into context.
Insight Guides: Myanmar (Burma) by
Insight Guide Myanmar (Burma) is a comprehensive, full-colour travel guide to this enchanting country. This new edition of the Insight Guide Myanmar has been comprehensively overhauled to inspire and inform, and guide you to the best that this little-known country has to offer. Following on from the inspirational Best Of Myanmar section, the country's rich past and cultural heritage are described in a series of authoritative essays. Contemporary aspects of Burmese life - the changing political situation, the economy, food, architecture, wildlife - are also covered in depth.
Insight Guides: Malaysia by
The first part of the book details Malaysia's rich natural landscape, fascinating history, and dynamic modern culture. The Places section contains descriptive region-by-region accounts of where to go, complemented by attractive, detailed maps linked to the key sights by numbered dots. At the back of the book, the Travel Tips section provides all the practical information you'll need to plan a memorable trip, as well as selective listings giving our writer's pick of the best places to stay and eat.
Insight Guides: Laos & Cambodia by
Insight Guide Laos and Cambodia is the most comprehensive full colour travel guide to these two beguiling countries, and provides both inspiration and information to plan a memorable trip to Indochina. The Best Of section shows you the unmissable experiences - Angkor, the region's most spectacular sight, as well as the two contrasting capitals: laid-back, French-influenced Vientiane in Laos and Phnom Penh, Cambodia's animated capital on the banks of the Mekong River, plus relaxing beaches and islands.
Insight Guides: Japan by
Insight Guide Japan offers a uniquely comprehensive approach to getting the most out of one of Asia's most alluring destinations. Engaging History and Culture chapters explain the island's intriguing and proud past, and the factors influencing its future; from ancient Shinto temples and samurai legend, to the impact of Western influences and the tsunami of 2011. The burgeoning arts and crafts scene, architectural treasures and local cuisine are fully explored.
Myanmar; Burma In Style: An Illustrated History & Guide by Courtauld, Caroline
This fully revised and well illustrated third edition of Burma intelligently evokes the magic and mystery of Burma, once the richest nation in Asia. For armchair travellers and adventurers alike, this guide intelligently evokes the magic and mystery of what was once the richest nation in Asia. 87 Illustrations.
Rohtang Pass: A True Story Of Faith, Friendship And Fortitude In The Himalayas by Pang Ningyi
This thoughtful and informally written travelogue is by a young Singaporean doctor who graduated from NUS in 2009. He tells of his 2010 travels to a hospital and villages in Himachal Pradesh where journeying presented considerable hardship and danger. He explains how the work of the hospital and its non-materialist Indian Christian directors have had a profound impact on his own values and ideas. With many colour photographs and a reading list.
Decoding China: A Handbook For Travelling, Studying, Working In Today's China by Christensen, Matthew B.
Foreign travellers and students will welcome this pocketbook which offers guidance and information on many aspects of coping as a newcomer with daily life in China. The chapters offer basic advice information and relevant vocabulary on: travelling and transportation; eating; communications; banking; shopping; studying; work and employment; visiting and hosting; survival; and the conclusion explores "blending in". With appended addresses and website and a informative illustrated key to Chinese travel tickets, posters and signboards.
Thailand (Tuttle Travel Pack) by Algie, Jim (Text)
The author's 20 years of varied life in Thailand flavours this travel guide for budget-conscious and more comfortable tourists and the selection of visits and experiences highlighted. In Chapter One, descriptions and practical guidance are given for some 30 of the country's "must see" ancient and modern sites and facilities. Chapter Two explores seven of Thailand's regions and in Chapter Three the author discusses his personal recommendations and sets out his "best" list of things to do and see. Basic travel facts, addresses and other information follow. With many photo insets, index and pull-out map.
Beauty Of Trees, The by Jordan, Michael
This illustrated tour of the world's most extraordinary trees provides an insight into some of the natural world's most astonishing structures. Through 100 photographs, The Beauty of Trees tells the story of our relationship with trees throughout history. Each image is supported by information about the botany of the tree, along with the stories, traditions and legends associated with it. From the giant sequoias of California to the bonsai of Japan, the pink tulip tree of the Himalayas to the Scots pine - and even the humble acorn - award-standard photography and insightful text bring the majesty and mystery of the world's trees to life.