Masssive, oversize, 256-page book of photographs of Ireland, taken by George Mott. 166 illustrations, 127 plates in full color and 4 maps. Extensive commentary for each of the four provinces of Ireland: Munster, Ulster, Connaught, and Leinster. Also a chronology of the history of Ireland and a list of sources for further reading. A magnificent volume, to be tresured in any Irish household.
An oversize, 128-page book, laden with full color photographs of Washington, D.C. Extensive history of the city and ongoing commentary for all photographs.
A well illustrated introduction to Russia, in the time of the mid-twentieth century.
A travel guide to these three cities, with maps and photos. A convenient, practical book you can take with you. Acetate dust jacket, for durability; it's transparent, for readability.
Written by eight of the world's foremost experts, here is the ultimate catalog of everything Japanese, whether it be Japanese lifestyle, culture, or its tangible objects. Organized into hundreds of topical units and profusely illustrated throughout with more than 250 photographs, All-Japan includes every facet of Japanese culture, past and present. Oversize. 224 pages.
64 pages of color photographs of the city of London, her people, her monuments, her churches.
A right-sized travel guide, illustrated with color photos and cartoons. A useful book to find hotels, restaurants, bargains, etc. Realistic advice for tourists and help for problems that may arise on your trip.
Encased in an acetate cover, still in good shape, this is a 64-page book, with page after page of beautiful color photographs of Venice. You see here excellent shots of St. Mark's Basilica, the Rialto Bridge, the Clock Tower, and many other significant sights of Venice.
At the end of the thirteenth century, the author published this book under the title "A Description of the World." Indeed, it was. The author spoke of previous unknown regions and cultures, from the Polar Sea to Java, from China to India. In Western Europe, the book was a bombshell. As a result of this book, people became strongly interested in the Orient. There followed more and more travel and commerce. Moreover, Polo wrote well. Even in this English translation by Ronald Latham, the book is fascinating and informative. This book is a collector's edtion, beautifully printed and bound; it comes in a rigid slipcase.
What is your interest in wildlife? Do you feed, watch, or photograph birds? Do you hunt white-tails, mallards, or pheasants? Maybe you like listening to frogs in the spring. Or perhaps you just enjoy the beauty of the natural world. Creating Habitats and Homes for Illinois Wildlife wil inspire you to enjoy and conserve the rich wildlife legacy of the Prairie State. This book will give you the know-how and the confidence to plan projects that provide homes for wildlife. The help you need is here, in clear, concise words and stunning imagery. For the benefit of wildlife, you have assistance to manage grasslands, woodlands, croplands, wetlands, or your own back yard. Humans, like every species with which they share the earth, are inseparably tied to their habitat, their living space. But humans have the advantage of being able to alter their habitat to a greater extent than other animals. If people find that something is missing or doesn't suit them in their living environment, they create the missing element, rearrange the landscape, or eliminate the "problem." Wild creatures, on the other hand, cannot alter their living conditions so significantly. Many cannot change their particular habitat at all. Having a suitable living environment is essential for any species to survive. If wildlife cannot find good habitat, they must go elsewhere or cease to exist. As Illinois society becomes more and more urban, and as the pace of life seems to move ever faster, we are in danger of losing a basic understanding of the natural world and how it functions. This book will help us preserve our natural heritage. With page after page of full-color photographs, this book is truly a treasure.
Each chapter of this wonderful book is headed by a colored sketch, illuminating the book's theme: the beauty of the sea and the seashore. More profoundly, the beach is an occasion for the author's reflection on life and on womanhood.
A collection of 150 photographs of New Orleans, especially the French Quarter and the Garden District. This book is a vivid, compact history of the rise and fall of Louisiana urban culture. Photographs are accompanied by facing texts with factual data and the author's comments.
A collection of beautiful, four-color photographs, with some commentary. Milan. St. Peter's in the Vatican. Venice. Verona. 64 pages.
Selected from The Worthies of England by Thomas Fuller, edited and introduced by Richard Barber. The History of the Worthies of England was first published in 1662. Amply illustrated. If we remember the Elizabethan age for its playwrights or the Victorian period for its novelists, the archetypical literary genre of the Restoration is surely biography and autobiography, taken in their widest sense. In Fuller's work, thre is a lingering sense of the incense of piety: de mortuis nil nisi bonum. The author's purpose was to edify the reader. With Fuller, we would want to dine at leisure. He is a comfortable writer, marvellously entertaining and well-informed. This is a collector's edition, with fine leather binding in black, with a white, rigid slipcase. 441 pages. Set in Garamond by Tradespools Ltd and printed by Butler and Tanner Ltd, Frome on Edinburgh Antique Laid paper. Binding design by David Eccles.
Fodor's guides are famous, for their depth of knowledge, accuracy of information, and clarity of presentation. This book is also right-sized, so it fits in your pocket. If you're going to the Netherlands, get this book now!
This well bound, hardcover book has on the front cover a large gold seal of the State of Illinois; it's impressive. The author provides the history of Illinois, from prehistoric times to the present. The book is beautifully illustrated with full color maps, drawings, and other illustrations. Prominent explorers and citizens of the State are featured, as are its major cities, such as Chicago and Quincy.
This is a fascinating collection of full color reproductions of some of the finest works in the Vatican museums. This book gudies the reader through the public galleries and behind the scenes of these Vatican museums. The editor, Alan Levy, is foreign correspondent of ARTnews magazine. In Treasures of the Vatican Collections, Levy takes the reader to see Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling frescoes being cleaned on a scaffold sixty feet high. He brings us to hear the artisans tell how they restored Michelangelo's Pieta after a crazy man smashed it with a hammer. Levy also brings the reader to meet the teams of nuns who use threads of six thousand different shades, to patch worn but precious tapestries. The lively text and numerous illustrations of Treasures of the Vatican provide an ideal, guided tour of the Vatican museums.
The Guide to sacred sites and pilgrim routes in Britain. This book includes tips for overnight lodging in abbeys, monasteries, and other spiritual centers. Maps, drawings, etc., too. "A truly wonderful and important book" --The Daily Mail. This unique guide takes us on a journey across the rural and urban landscapes of Britain. With this book, you will find your way to a multitude of sacred sites: ancient stone circles and tombs, Christian and pre-Christian shrines, medieval synagogues, small country churches, soaring cathedrals, Eastern temples, abbey ruins, sacred cities, holy wells and rivers, ancient yew trees, and monastery gardens. The Spiritual Traveler reveals the stories behind these extraordinary places of spiritual power. Thirteen pilgrim routes are offered, by car, bike, or foot.
A beautiful book of photographs of the Vatican, in the time of Pope John Paul. Gold inlay on the front cover and spine. Images of St. Peter's Basilica, with an excellent map of the interior. From sunrise to sunset, great photographs of buildings, churches, and people visiting the Vatican. Pictures of important sites that even guests there might well not see. History of papal states and Vatican City. Extensive index, for easy reference. A perfect coffee-table book, for all to see and read.