The Ice at the End of the World
An Epic Journey into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future
Greenland’s icy expanses have long drawn explorers and scientists. The first part of this book follows the footsteps of Nansen and other early visitors; the second records the exploitation of the country’s resources since 1949, assessing the effect of global warming on its ice sheets and what that means for the planet as a whole.
Strolling Through Florence
The Definitive Walking Guide to the Renaissance City
Beginning with ‘Florence in a Day’, this guide to the great Renaissance city is arranged in ten walking tours, each with options to visit additional sites if energy permits. Mario Erasmo provides an introduction to the history of the city, and his commentary for each itinerary gives details of the significant works of art to be seen in the museums and galleries, as well as the sculptures, monuments and buildings along the route.
Life, Death and Revolution in Egypt
Foreign correspondent Peter Hessler lived in Cairo through the tumultuous years following the Arab Spring of 2011. Here, he draws parallels between the rise and fall of Mohammed Morsi and the coup that brought Sisi to power and the long timeline of Egypt’s history. The people he encounters – archaeologists, politicians, a teacher and a gay translator – all struggle with the chaos, corruption and repression that ensued.
Why the Dutch are Different
A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands
Married to a Dutch woman and living in Rotterdam, Ben Coates sets out to understand his adopted homeland, exploring the history that created a prosperous, peaceful state and how its citizens are beginning to question the future of its liberal culture.
Great American Railroad Journeys
Historical Companion to the BBC Series
In his popular TV travel series, Michael Portillo followed 19th-century railway guides, tracing the history and development of each destination since their original publication. This historical companion to the BBC series focuses on the railways of America, telling the story of the first pioneers, engineering mavericks and tycoons and how the railroad helped to shape the country before and after the Civil War, and into the 20th century.
Escape to Ikaria
All at Sea in the Aegean
In the late 1970s Nick and Ros sold their Welsh farm and took their three children to the Greek island of Ikaria, with just a few hundred drachmas and no knowledge of the language. Soon their lives were entwined with those of the islanders. Looking back after 40 years, Nick recalls night fishing, work on building sites, a kindly nun, and an enigmatic visitor called Artemis. Slightly off-mint.
A Tokyo Romance
Writer, historian and journalist Ian Buruma arrived in Tokyo as a film student in 1975, aged 23. There he discovered a surreal mix of traditional and modern culture: temples and shrines alongside neon signs, Japanese pop, murky old bars and cabarets. He recalls his exploits in the world of avant-garde theatre, encounters with carnival acts and fashion photographers, and moments on set with Akira Kurosawa.
The Liquid Continent
Travels through Alexandria, Venice and Istanbul
First published as a trilogy, this travelogue explores the three great maritime cities of the eastern Mediterranean. Delving into their cosmopolitan histories and culture, shaped by Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Turks, Jews and many others, it reveals these ancient ports to be rooted in – and linked by – not the landmasses of Europe, Asia and Africa on which they stand, but a ‘continent’ of their own: the sea itself.
The Rough Guide to England
Rough Guides: Eleventh edition
The diversity of England’s landscapes, history and culture is explored in this volume, which features moorland locations and coastal highlights such as Durdle Door, examples of architecture from Ely Cathedral to the Shard, and extensive information on visiting London.
The Rough Guide to Ireland
Rough Guides: Twelfth edition
From the rock formations of the Giant’s Causeway to the lakes and mountains of Killarney National Park, this guide to the Emerald Isle covers popular locations and lesser known landmarks as well as the cultural heritage of cities including Dublin and Belfast, home of the long-running International Arts Festival.
Highlighting the cultural and geographic diversity of Western Europe, from the cosmopolitan centre of Lisbon to Austria’s alpine attractions and the ancient monuments of Greece, this guide focuses on the main attractions of each country and introduces its heritage, art and architecture.
Island of Myth and Magic
This introduction to Sardinia’s landscape, people and history explores some of its rich and varied archaeological sites: the prehistoric megaliths known as nuraghe, Bronze-Age towers, Roman ruins and medieval castles. Geographically arranged, and with 16 pages of colour photographs, it also celebrates the island’s distinctive cultural events such as Barbagia’s ghoulish carnival and Sedilo’s terrifying S’Ardia horse race.
Great Desert Explorers
Compared with polar explorers, those who charted the world’s deserts are less remembered. This book presents 60 short biographies of people including JL Burckhardt, discoverer of Abu Simbel, Gertrude Bell who mapped Iraq, and Burke and Wills, whose trek across Australia cost them their lives. Illustrated with maps and photographs, it is arranged geographically with an introduction to each region.
Mumbai to Mecca
In 2003 the Bulgarian-born German writer Ilija Trojanow donned the garb of a pilgrim and set out from his home in Mumbai for Mecca. Here, he recounts his experience of the Hajj – the pilgrimage to Islam’s most sacred site – ‘through the eye of a Westerner, but with the heart of a Muslim’.
From Cape Wrath to Finisterre
Part travel book, part musings on life from the deck of a yacht, this is Larsson’s homage to Celtic lands and waters, from the westernmost point of Spain (Finisterre) to the north of Scotland (Cape Wrath). Admitting to ‘rootlessness and impermanence’, Larsson reflects on the difficulties of an alternative way of life, but also the opportunities it presents.
Stealing with the Eyes
Imaginings and Incantations in Indonesia
As a young trainee anthropologist in the 1990s, Will Buckingham travelled to the remote Tanimbar Islands in Indonesia. Looking back two decades later, he recalls his friendship with three sculptors, and how their art embodied the islanders’ history, philosophy and myth. His experiences of magic and sickness would lead him to question, and eventually abandon, his anthropological studies.
England's Lost Colony
In the 1650s a group of Cavaliers fled Cromwell’s England for the lush coast of Surinam, where they established a colony named after its founder, Sir Francis Willoughby. While leadership of the colony shifted from its democratic foundation towards autocracy, its impact on the indigenous people came to reflect that of empire more widely. As planters and traders were joined by soldiers and mercenaries, the land described by Aphra Behn as ‘delightful and wonderful’ became one of terror and slavery.
Explore Naples and the Amalfi Coast
Built over many centuries, Naples is an unruly city, and the ideal base for touring the Amalfi coast, Pompeii and the islands. With insider tips and recommendations, this guide suggests the best locations for sampling limoncello and Neapolitan pizza, shopping, and taking cultural and architectural tours.
The Most Beautiful Country Towns of Provence
This celebration of small Provence towns takes the reader from the Alps and the Luberon to the vineyards of the Var and coastal resorts like Hyères. Photographs of terracotta roofs, fountains in village squares and Roman remains accompany brief guides to the history and culture of each place featured, including L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue’s antique markets, and Grasse, perfume capital of the world.
Beyond the Map
Unruly Enclaves, Ghostly Places, Emerging Lands and Our Search for New Utopias
Not marked on any official map, new islands are emerging from the ocean, villages are disappearing beneath it, sea-forts declare independence and utopian communities are founded. This book explores 39 such extraordinary places, among them the elusive Minkies in the English Channel, map-makers’ trap streets and the new Arctic being revealed as a result of global warming.
Travels with Henry James
Before embarking on his career as a novelist, Henry James published travel pieces for US periodicals. The 21 articles collected here take him from New England to Paris in the aftermath of the Commune, to London, Rome, Florence and Venice. They prefigure the powers of observation, and visit many of the locations, that would feature in his novels.
Last Man Off
A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas
For a 23-year-old marine biologist, working on a deep-sea fishing boat in the South Atlantic was the perfect job – but when a storm struck and the captain suffered a heart attack, it became a battle for survival. Here, Matt Lewis recalls how he led the crew into three lifeboats, and how they survived for hours in the Antarctic waters before being rescued.
The Silk Road
Following the ancient trade route from the city of Xi’an, where the terracotta warriors earned the city its Unesco World Heritage status, to Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, this guide presents a history of the road’s significance and details attractions including Tehran’s National Archaeological Museum.
With Alpine sports, hiking trails in the Black Forest and water sports along its Baltic coastline, Germany’s varied landscape lends itself to outdoor pursuits, detailed in this volume alongside its numerous art collections and architectural heritage, from Gothic castles to Bauhaus.
Revealing stark contrasts between its remote farming villages, the cosmopolitan culture of Lisbon and the Algarve, and the verdant landscape of Madeira, this introduction to Portugal also includes special features on its culinary and architectural history and Fado, its traditional melancholy songs.
Travels Through Forgotten Italy
Written during the same Italian sojourn as Lady Chatterley’s Lover, these six essays on the ancient Etruscans share several of the novel’s themes. As Lawrence describes his visits to Etruscan painted tombs, he meditates on this enigmatic civilization’s uninhibited self-expression, which he contrasts with the darker, more oppressive Italy of Mussolini. This edition features a new foreword by Michael Squires.
A Passion for Paris
Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light
Part memoir, part history, part travelogue, this book explores how the enduring glamour of Paris sprang from its history of riot and rebellion, and its subversive artistic tradition. As the author wanders through the city’s streets, parks and cafés, he encounters the shades of Balzac and Baudelaire, Picasso and Gertrude Stein, amid the lingering scents of absinthe and hashish.
Paris-Orly’s history starts in 1910, when the empty land was used as an amateur flying field, before being requisitioned for the war effort. This fully illustrated celebration recounts its early military role, the birth of the trade and commercial hub it became, the development of the infrastructure, and the growth of the city of Orly around the aviation business.
Travel the Liberation Route Europe
Sites and Experiences Along the Path of the World War II Allied Advance
Arranged by country, this illustrated guide covers key sites across the UK, France, Italy and Germany, including the Churchill War Rooms, the D-Day beaches, Monte Cassino and the Ardennes, alongside sombre memorials to life under occupation. An introduction and timeline explain the course of the liberation.
Bruges and Ghent
Pocket Rough Guide
This is a pocket guide to two contrasting Belgian cities: Bruges, with its canals lined with medieval buildings, and a world-class collection of early Flemish paintings in the Groenige Museum; and Ghent, also rich in historic architecture, alongside bustling markets and celebrated restaurants.
While famed for the sandy beaches and nightlife of the Costa del Sol, Southern Spain’s wider attractions and traditions are also explored in this handbook, including the World Heritage Doñana National Park, the Moorish heritage of Córdoba and the bustling city of Seville.
This guide to Sardinia takes in the historic capital Cagliari, a fortress town hewn from limestone hills; the wild east coastline; and the Spanish heritage of Alghero, exploring the flora and fauna as well as the Nuragic monuments – stone towers built about 1700 BCE – that are unique to the island.
Provence and the French Riviera
Covering the lavender fields and hillside villages as well as the glamorous coastal resorts, this volume reveals the diversity of southern France, with special features on topics including the Cannes film festival, wine production and the region’s artistic legacy.
You Are Here
Nicholas Crane presents six different perspectives from which to understand our world, starting with the Earth as a planet, then narrowing in on how it has been shaped by water and human activity, from our evolution to our ability to create megacities and map our environment. A final chapter looks at the present ecological crisis and the role of geography in our response to it.
The Immeasurable World
Journeys in Desert Places
Throughout history, many travellers have seen deserts as hostile, desolate places; but William Atkins was drawn to them. Travelling to five continents over three years, he visited Oman’s Empty Quarter, Australia’s nuclear test grounds, China’s Gobi Desert, the dried-out Aral Sea, and the arid regions of the American West. Illustrated with maps of each area, his travelogue explores the history, the people, the cultures, the folklore and the symbolism of these forbidding places.
The Haunted Beauty
With superb colour photographs, Julian Beecroft’s book is a pictorial tour of the world’s least visited places, inaccessible for reasons ranging from military secrecy and political paranoia to the sheer difficulty of getting there. Places covered include isolated monastic settlements such as Skellig Michael off the coast of Ireland; the closed cities of the former USSR; enclaves of elites and ghettoes of minorities; Cold War bunkers; and locations remote even today, such as the Berber towns of the Maghreb.
My Midsummer Morning
Rediscovering a Life of Adventure
With middle age approaching, the travel writer Alastair Humphreys decided to realize a long-standing ambition: to retrace his hero Laurie Lee’s 1935 walk through Spain, supporting himself by busking on the violin. Unfortunately, he couldn’t play the violin. In this memoir he tells how he overcame his fears, living simply, sleeping on hilltops, and meeting strangers on the hot and dusty road.
The Natural Heritage of the World
The Most Beautiful National Parks, Protected Areas and Biosphere Reserves on Earth
The world’s wild places offer a refuge for endangered species, an information bank for scientists, and a priceless gift to the human spirit. Illustrated with colour photographs, this book explores all 229 areas of natural beauty on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites before 2016. They range from Lapland’s Arctic wastes to the Great Barrier Reef and include the primeval beech forests of the Carpathians, the natural parks of North America, the Amazon rainforests and the reserves of East Africa.
Exploring Collections from the Endeavour Voyage 1768–1771
Young, wealthy and passionate about plants, Joseph Banks sailed with Captain Cook on Endeavour’s 1768 voyage in search of a southern landmass predicted by geographers. They visited Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia, with Banks collecting and recording plants, wildlife, landscape and artefacts. This volume brings together some of the riches brought home on Endeavour, including maps, drawings and paintings, landscapes and Maori and Aboriginal objects, along with portraits of Banks himself. Foreword by Sir David Attenborough.
Ernest Shackleton’s third Antarctic expedition in 1914–17 aimed to cross the southern continent via the Pole, but when their ship Endurance was crushed by ice floes, the team escaped to the relative safety of Elephant Island. From there, Shackleton and three of his men made the perilous trek to fetch help. A story of tremendous endurance and courage, this is Shackleton’s account of one of the most famous Antarctic expeditions. First published in 1919.
Make the Most of Your Time on Earth
The Rough Guide to the World
The 1,000 once-in-a-lifetime destinations in this volume offer something for everyone, be it sleeping in a Tudor castle or wild camping in Arabia. Each geographically arranged entry highlights an active pursuit, such as kayaking in Alaska or big-game watching in Kenya.
Tenerife and La Gomera
Pocket Rough Guide
This companion to the largest of the Canary Islands and its smaller neighbour covers the shopping and nightlife of the capital, Santa Cruz, and the rugged volcanic landscapes of the interior, alongside activities such as hiking, whale-watching and stargazing.
Published in 2013 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reaching the summit of Everest on 29 May 1953, this volume looks at several earlier British attempts on the mountain and presents hundreds of photos taken by members of the expeditions. Slightly off-mint.
The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence
Ranging from Vaucluse to the Alps, the Graeco-Roman heritage of Provence is revealed in this tour. Brief histories of villages including Lacoste, Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Entrevaux are illustrated with over 200 photographs depicting ancient churches, shady squares and cobbled lanes.
Off the Deep End
A History of Madness at Sea
As well as isolation, cramped conditions and alcoholism, there are many reasons why madness is ‘seven times more likely’ at sea. In this survey of maritime distemper, Nic Compton documents numerous cases of mental illness on board ships, yachts and lifeboats, many of which led to suicide and occasionally cannibalism. Particularly poignant is the story of Donald Crowhurst, the singlehanded sailor who, becoming delusional, faked his position in a 1968 round-the-world race, and seemingly jumped overboard to his death.
The World of Tides
A Journey Through the Coastal Waters of Planet Earth
Spring tides occur at full moon and new moon, when the sun and moon align and combine their gravitational pull, significantly increasing the energy of tides and associated phenomena such as bores, rapids, waves and whirlpools. William Thomson visits the world’s most dramatic tidal landscapes, explaining by means of stylish graphics, environmental science and entertaining anecdote the twice-daily motion of coastal waters ranging from the Skookumchuck Narrows in British Columbia to the giant waves over the Nazaré Canyon in Portugal.
The Places in Between
In 2002, shortly after the fall of the Taliban, Rory Stewart walked 300 miles through the remote highlands of Afghanistan. His account describes the landscape, society and his encounters with opium growers and mujahedin fighters. An afterword to this new edition reflects how more than a decade of foreign engagement has failed through a fundamental misunderstanding of the country’s traditions.
Japan's Season of Fire and Farewells
For decades, Pico Iyer has spent part of each year in Japan with his wife Hiroko. Called back by her father’s sudden death, he embarks on a cycle of rituals honouring the departed. In this meditation on human nature and mortality, he introduces his ailing mother-in-law; his estranged brother-in-law; and the elderly men and women of the ping-pong club, traversing the autumn of their years in different ways.
Strange Journeys that Obliterated Convention
Remarkable for their creativity, the intrepid travellers in these tales include two prisoners of war whose escape from Turkey in 1917 was aided by a Ouija board, and Auguste Piccard, who explored the atmosphere via helium-filled balloon in 1931. Also featured are Grayson Perry’s pilgrimage to Bavaria with a teddy bear, and filmmaker Andrew Kötting’s tour of the world with a giant inflatable of his father.
The Canary Islands
A Cultural History
An award-winning journalist and native Canarian explores every island in the archipelago to describe their geology, ecology, history, mythology, folklore and cuisine. Earlier writings, and the recollections of older generations remembered from his youth, depict the islands before mass tourism.
A former resident, Schürer explores the juxtaposition of Berlin’s past and present in history, architecture, the arts and entertainment, and religion, with a final chapter on the suburbs and Potsdam.This guide is part of the Innercities series, which takes the visitor beyond the tourist sights of the world’s great cities to explore their cultural and political life. Each book features chapters on history, architecture, literature, music and the performing arts, and a selection of colour photographs.
Andrew Beattie offers a guide to modern-day Prague and shows how, beyond its distinctive architecture and rich cultural life, the city of Mozart, Kafka and Mucha has a dark history of invasion and oppression.This guide is part of the Innercities series, which takes the visitor beyond the tourist sights of the world’s great cities to explore their cultural and political life. Each book features chapters on history, architecture, literature, music and the performing arts, and a selection of colour photographs.
A Cultural and Literary History
Miami, whose name means ‘Sweet Water’ in the Creek Indian language, was incorporated as a city as recently as 1896. Part of the Cities of the Imagination series, this book explores its short history, literature and arts, and describes the social and cultural life that developed from its melting-pot background.
In the Shadow of the Raj
Derry Moore in India
Photographer Derry Moore has been visiting India since the 1970s. This selection of his black-and-white photographs shows the faded majesty of the architecture of British India and includes some of his portraits of Indian cultural icons such as Indira Gandhi and Satyajit Ray.
A Traveller's Reader
This anthology offers a selection of writing by past visitors and residents about the life and customs of Florence, its history, art and architecture, and includes an introduction and a map. The accounts span the turbulent history of the city from its Renaissance heyday to its role as a haven for 19th-century visitors. Extracts from Vasari’s Lives recall its artistic brilliance, while Henry James and George Eliot reflect on its life and manners.
A Traveller's Reader
This anthology offers a selection of writing by past visitors and residents about the life and customs of Moscow, its history, art and architecture, and includes an introduction and a map. Beginning with the Kremlin, it tours the city's districts through the eyes of English visitors from Richard Chancellor in the 16th century to Maurice Baring in the 20th, alongside Russian writers including Tolstoy, Kropotkin and Gorky.
A Traveller's Reader
Throughout its history, Madrid has attracted writers, artists and revolutionaries. This traveller’s reader brings the city to life through the letters, diaries, memoirs and novels of Casanova, Napoleon, Dumas, Trotsky, Hemingway, Dalí, Buñuel and many others. Selected by the eminent historian Hugh Thomas, these eyewitness accounts set five centuries of adventures and misadventures, Surrealist pranks and blood-soaked bullfights against the brooding backdrop of the Spanish capital.
The World Around 1900
From Windsor Castle to the Great Wall of China, and from Japanese mussel gatherers to market traders in Algeria, this volume contains over 400 hand-tinted photographs in a survey of the world as it was in 1900. Jürgen Sorges’ introduction describes the tremendous pace of progress over the late 19th century and, with hindsight, sees in these wonderful images of wide open spaces, streets without cars, unspoilt mountainsides and low-rise cities a world ‘dancing on the edge of the abyss’.
Abbotsford to Zion
The Story of Scottish Place Names Around the World
Despite the A–Z of the title, this book takes a thematic approach as it tells the stories behind a selection of Scottish names of far-flung places. Starting with the explorers and pioneers who opened up wilderness lands, from Sir Alexander Mackenzie in Canada to Dundee Island in Antarctica, chapters describe the Scottish traders and migrants to North America, Australia and New Zealand who named places after themselves, their heroes or their homeland.
The Un-Discovered Islands
An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes
This guide to islands that have never existed examines 24 products of imagination, deception and human error. Some have emerged from myth, others as phantoms, plain mysteries, or fakes. The island of Frisland was claimed as British territory by Elizabeth I but turned out not to exist, and there were fraudulent inventions such as Phelipeaux, in Lake Superior. Illustrator Katie Scott adorns the text with mythical beasts.
The Holy Mountain
An Anzac veteran, Sydney Loch (1888–1955) and his wife Joyce settled in Thessalonika, in the last village where women were allowed before the wall of the male-only Athos peninsula. Drawing on 25 years of living there and exploring the Holy Mountain, this is Loch’s account of the autonomous region inhabited only by Orthodox monks, living in monasteries on the flanks of the mountain and keeping Byzantine time, in which the day begins at sunset. First published in 1957. Small print
Reliving the Life of Sir Francis Chichester
Famous for making the first solo circumnavigation of the globe in Gipsy Moth IV, Francis Chichester only took up sailing in his fifties to exercise the navigational skills he had developed as a pilot before the war. This biography traces his life from his childhood and schooling, through the fortune he built in New Zealand, his pioneering aviation in the 1930s, and his battle with cancer from the late 1950s, to the historic ocean voyages that made his name in the 1960s.
Provence and the Côte d'Azur
Discover the Spirit of The South of France
With an emphasis on discovering the spirit of each town, this tour of Provence and the Cote d’Azur characterizes each one, such as Cannes ‘the film star’, and Avignon ‘the art lover’, and explores its distinctive atmosphere, culture, food and architecture. Richly illustrated throughout, the book highlights experiences that could easily be missed, and concludes with a directory of guest houses, museums, galleries and markets.
A Personal History of South India
Coromandel is what Europeans once called south-east India. In this fusion of history and travelogue, the bestselling author of Ashoka explores the region south of the river Narmada, meeting historians, gurus and local people, to unlock the mysteries of its extraordinary past.
Biography of a Town
Nicholas Blincoe draws on his own long experience of living in Bethlehem as he lovingly describes the past and present of this city located between hills and desert and suffused with history and myth. Taking the reader through its stone streets, monasteries, aqueducts and orchards, he tells how it developed from the little town of Biblical times to the overcrowded city of today, whose inhabitants are caught up in the intractable complexities and contradictions of conflict and occupation.
Across the Arctic Ocean
Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey
In 1968 Wally Herbert and three companions set out from Alaska to walk across the North Pole to Spitzbergen. Illustrated with previously unpublished photographs, his account of their trek across the frozen Arctic Ocean is supplemented by personal reflections from his daughter Kari, Ranulph Fiennes, Victor Boyarsky and other polar explorers. The result is a record of an epic journey that, as the ice caps melt, is unlikely ever to be repeated.
Hitchhiking the Silk Road
Levison Wood was just 22 in 2004 when he decided to hitchhike from England to Goa, via Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Looking back on his adventure, he recalls how, fascinated by the ancient cultures that flourished along the Silk Road and following the footsteps of explorers such as Ibn Battuta and Marco Polo, he made his way through mountains and war zones, meeting shepherds and priests, Russian Mafiosi and mujahideen fighters.
The World's Great River Journeys
50 Scenic Voyages Along the Waterways of 6 Continents
Chosen for the scenery they pass through as well as the cultural and historical sites that can be visited as side excursions, the 50 river journeys described and mapped in this illustrated volume range from day trips to extended cruises. In addition to natural wonders, such as the deep, narrow gorges of the Duoro canyon dividing Portugal and Spain, and the vastness of the Brahmaputra, there are complex lock systems and bridges to be navigated, often tourist attractions in themselves.
Travels to the World's Legendary Places
For over a century, National Geographic teams have been travelling the globe and describing exotic sites in words and photographs. For this book, 50 places have been chosen as the most desired, but often challenging, places to visit. Arranged by continent, from Cappadocia in Asia to the Marquesas Islands in Oceania, the description and photographs of each place are accompanied by travel tips and a ‘Nat Geo Flashback’ to an early expedition or a ‘Classic Shot’ by one of the magazine’s photographers.
The Other Paris
An Illustrated Journey Through a City's Poor and Bohemian Past
Paris, the City of Lights, has always had its dark side: a city of the poor, the outcast, the criminal, the eccentric and the nonconformist. Illustrated with more than 300 historic images, this journey through its dance halls and whorehouses, its absinthe bars and hobo shelters, finds their traces in the bricks and stones of the modern city, revealing lives that were a far cry from those of the haute bourgeoisie.
The Most Beautiful Villages of Brittany
The granite-built communities of Brittany lie nestled within a varied landscape comprising jagged coastline, fertile plains and wild moorland. Arranged by département – Finistère, Morbihan, Côtes-d'Armor and Ille-et-Vilaine – this volume offers detailed historical and cultural notes about each of the featured locations, accompanied by more than 250 photographs of village architecture and scenes of village life, a map and a traveller's guide. Slightly off-mint
The Rule of the Land
Walking Ireland's Border
On foot and by canoe, from Carlingford Lough to Derry/Londonderry, Lough Foyle and Magilligan Point on the northern coast, Garrett Carr follows the twisted border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Travelling along rivers and through divided towns, villages and farms in borderlands with a troubled past and an uncertain future, Carr aims to examine ‘how the land and its people have reacted to the border, and the ways in which the line is made manifest’.