Angels in AfricaOrdinær pris 269,00 kr
This arresting and important volume documents seven African women working to overcome devastating problems in their communities. Through dazzling photographs and first-person accounts, their stories reveal the strength of the human spirit: A Tutsi woman brings together Hutu and Tutsi widows of Rwandas genocide. A South African teachers mentoring program keeps children in school. A Ugandan nun leads a dance troupe of AIDS orphans. A former teacher in Mozambique set up farming collectives to help peasants feed their families.
The world is focused on the many crises Africa facesAngels in Africa is a positive look at how individuals can foster real change.
Royalties from the sale of Angels in Africa are being donated to The Pendulum Project, which supports children who are affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
Forfattere: Beth O´Donnell
Publisert måned: Nov
Publisert år: 2006
Sider nr: 192
Armchair Explorer - discover the best music, film and literature from around the worldOrdinær pris 299,00 kr
Calling culture lovers: sample music, films and books from 120 countries without leaving your armchair. Perfect preparation for travellers or simply a satisfying journey into the unknown, this book lists the five most interesting books and movies from each country, plus its top ten tunes. Be introduced to American jazz, French new wave cinema, Irish poetry and more.
Discover a little of each countries' life and soul through each recommendation by Lonely Planet's experts. In-depth double page spread features examine iconic genres, artists and movements from a variety of countries:Belgium: Tintin, England: The Beatles, France: New Wave Cinema, Germany: Love Parade, Portugal: Fado, Republic of Ireland: James Joyce, Cuba: Cuban Son, Mexico: New Mexican Cinema, USA: Jazz, New Zealand: Maori Renaissance, Japan: Anime, South Korea: K-Pop. With coverage of countries that range from Argentina to Zimbabwe, this hardcover book is suited to travellers and culture enthusiasts, or as a great gift to a loved one to inspire them to dream of their next journey. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973.
Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, videos, 14 languages, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times'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)
Around the WorldOrdinær pris 459,00 kr
Circumnavigate the world with Lonely Planet’s latest inspirational illustrated coffee table book. Packed full of pictures, interviews, detailed gatefold maps and more, chart the history of travelling the globe by ship, bicycle, plane, car, train, balloon, submersible and foot and discover amazing stories from people who have travelled around the world.
Hear enthralling tales of intrepid explorers and record breakers such as Amelia Earhart, Ferdinand Magellan, Francis Chichester, Nellie Bly, Mark Beaumont and Aloha Wanderwell who have risked their lives succeeding (or attempting) the journey, chart the routes they have taken, discover how transport has developed over time and find out what the future likely has in store for means of travel.
Forfattere: Lonely Planet
Publisert måned: Okt
Publisert år: 2020
Sider nr: 288
Around the World in 80 Food TrucksOrdinær pris 229,00 kr
"Hey, what would you like today?"Lonely Planet has taken to the streets to bring you 80 fast, fresh and mouthwatering recipes from the most exciting chefs on four wheels. From sea bass ceviche and Lebanese msakhan to old-fashioned American peach cake, discover how to cook some of the world's most crowd-pleasing dishes, meet the chefs and hear the stories behind their passion projects. Run by passionate foodies, food trucks have nailed the delicate balance of merging the methods and flavours inspired by personal travels and experiences with family recipes, immigrant influences and local ingredients - all the while celebrating sustainable and seasonal local produce.
Starting up and running a food truck is a vehicle for expression and experimentation, a way to serve food that's both personal to the cooks and popular with the crowd. After all, food trucks park where the people are - no booking or dress code required. Inside Around the World in 80 Food Trucks, you'll find out how to recreate chicken and waffles from Nashville; Indian sliders from Melbourne; paneer poutine from Berlin; spicy lamb samosas from Killary, mollete of roasted pork from Gijon; San Francisco langoustine rolls; and burgers, shrimp and breakfast sandwiches from Cape Town, Bogota and beyond.
Features food trucks from:Barcelona; Seville; London; Montreal; Tijuana; Austin; Los Angeles; Vancouver; Alexandria; Nashville; New York City; Portland; San Francisco; The Gold Coast; Melbourne; Bogota; & Lima.
Publisert år: 2019
Sider nr: 175
Around the World in 80 PlantsOrdinær pris 259,00 kr
An inspirational and beautifully illustrated book that tells the stories of 80 plants from around the globe. In his follow-up to the bestselling Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori takes another trip across the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. From the seemingly familiar tomato and dandelion to the eerie mandrake and Spanish 'moss' of Louisiana, each of these stories is full of surprises.
Some have a troubling past, while others have ignited human creativity or enabled whole civilizations to flourish. With a colourful cast of characters all brought to life by illustrator Lucille Clerc, this is a botanical journey of beauty and brilliance. Praise for Around the World in 80 Trees"Beautiful to behold and to read" - THE SUNDAY TIMES"An arboreal odyssey" - NATURE"One of the most quietly beautiful books of the year" - DAILY MAIL"Jonathan Drori's deep-seated love of nature is contagious in this tree-by-tree journey across countries and continents.
A book to take your time over" - WIRED"A brilliant blend of science, history, culture and folklore, this interesting and engaging book explores the relationship between people and trees as it circumnavigates the globe.The quietly passionate writing is informative, interesting and quite delightful. The hardback version, which I've got, is one of the best-produced books I've read in years: the formatting is crisp and inviting, the paper is heavy and of high quality, and almost every page includes colour drawings by artist Lucille Clerc that are simply breathtaking. Together, these features make this book a joy to touch, to hold and to read." - FORBES
Around the World in 80 TreesOrdinær pris 229,00 kr
"an arboreal odyssey" - nature"one of the most quietly beautiful books of the year" - daily maildiscover the secretive world of trees in jonathan drori's number one bestseller... Bestselling author and environmentalist jonathan drori follows in the footsteps of phileas fogg as he tells the stories of 80 magnificent trees from all over the globe. In around the world in 80 trees, jonathan drori uses plant science to illuminate how trees play a role in every part of human life, from the romantic to the regrettable.
from the trees of britain (this is a top search term), to india's sacred banyan tree, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration - not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup. Stops on the trip include the lime trees of berlin's unter den linden boulevard, which intoxicate amorous germans and hungry bees alike, the swankiest streets in nineteenth-century london, which were paved with australian eucalyptus wood, and the redwood forests of california, where the secret to the trees' soaring heights can be found in the properties of the tiniest drops of water. Each of these strange and true tales - populated by self-mummifying monks, tree-climbing goats and ever-so-slightly radioactive nuts - is illustrated by lucille clerc, taking the reader on a journey that is as informative as it is beautiful.
the book combines history, science and a wealth of quirky detail - there should be surprises for everyone. Perfect for fans of peter wohlleben's the hidden life of trees, this new book will certainly whet the appetite of any tree lover to take an around-the-world trip, or simply visit your local botanic garden. The perfect travel guide for nature enthusiasts.
Asian Green : Everyday plant-based recipes inspired by the EastOrdinær pris 299,00 kr
'The Greens Goddess' Daily Mail'Ching's recipes are not only deliciously healthy but easy enough for anyone to have a go at and enjoy.' Tom KerridgeAsia has always had an abundance of delicious recipes that are traditionally meat and dairy free. Here, Ching-He Huang MBE draws inspiration from across the continent to create simple, healthy home cooking that everyone can enjoy. From Nourishing Soups to Fast & Furious and Warm & Comforting, each chapter features fresh and vibrant vegan dishes that are both nutritious and packed with flavour, including Wok-fried Orange-Soy Sticky Sprouts & Wild Rice Salad, Peking Mushroom Pancakes, Smoked Tofu & Broccoli Korean-style Ram-don, and Chinese Black Bean Seitan Tacos.
Ching also shows you how to make your own seitan and tofu as well as sharing expert tips and tricks for successful wok cooking.
At Home in Sri LankaOrdinær pris 429,00 kr
A decade after the publication of living in Sri Lanka, photographer James Fennell revisits the `paradise isle' to discover exactly what it is that makes a great Sri Lankan home. Travelling with writer tom sykes, he has visited numerous houses and taken thousands of photographs, as well as interviewing owners, interior decorators, architects, stylists and designers. Collectively, the twenty-six properties showcased in this book - the very best examples - capture the essence of elegant Sri Lankan living.
Sri Lanka is a place of geographic and cultural contrasts, and its best architecture is structurally versatile, using features such as overhanging roofs, slatted walls and courtyards to cope with intense sunshine and sudden downpours in equal measure. Also in the interior, climatic factors dominate even the most luxurious homes: Valuable antiques and art give way to simple pieces of furniture, batiks, prints and artfully crafted cushions, with colour or shadow used creatively to enliven expansive walls. From the colonial grandeur of actress gillian anderson's secluded retreat and the sumptuous Wallawawa hotel to works by the celebrated architects Geoffrey Bawa (claughton house; paradise road the villa Bentota) and anjalendran (the crooked house; mount cinnamon), the structures in this book have one thing in common: They embrace the unpredictable natural environment, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living.
forfattere: Tom Sykes
Publisert måned: Aug
Publisert år: 2016
Sider nr: 207
Atlas - A World of Maps From the British LibraryOrdinær pris 469,00 kr
The British Library's map collection is the national cartographic collection of Britain and numbers around four million maps dating from 15 CE to 2017 CE. These include road maps drawn for 13th century pilgrims and sea charts for 17th-century pirates. They include the first printed map to show the Americas and the last to show English-controlled Calais.
They include the world's biggest and smallest atlases. They include maps for kings and queens, popes, ministers, schoolchildren, soldiers, tourists. There are maps which changed the world.
As well as comprehensively showcasing the varied and surprising treasures of the British Library's "banquet of maps" for the first time, this book will examine the evolution of humanity's perceptions of the world through maps. By looking at how this map collection was assembled principally over two and a half centuries but in reality over a millennium, the book comprises a cartographic history of the world, as well as vivid celebration of the world's best map collection's best maps.
Publisert måned: Okt.
Publisert år: 2018
Sider nr: 272
Atlas of AdventureOrdinær pris 379,00 kr
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Atlas of Architecture and Marvelous MonumentsOrdinær pris 359,00 kr
This unique architecture atlas shows the most remarkable buildings in the world. Children and adults will marvel in amazement. Mali, in North Africa, is home to the largest building made out of clay; the structure only took one year to complete. For the construction of Neuschwanstein Castle, 465 tons of marble were hefted to the Alps to the building site. The Atomium in Brussels boasts the longest escalators in Europe. The largest mosque in the world is as big as 56 football fields. The Illustrated Atlas of Architecture and Marvelous Monuments presents a world of breathtaking buildings and their incredible stories through illustrated maps and engaging factsheets. Sarah Tavernier and Alexandre Verhille have already deftly shown with Legendary Routes of the World that they are experts in showcasing the biggest and the best. Now, for The Illustrated Atlas of Architecture and Marvelous Monuments, they researched the longest bridges, tallest towers, the most impressive cultural sites, and plenty of curiosities. Exciting facts are woven together with a myriad of architectural styles; the material feats are skillfully and artfully placed upon bold maps, situating the constructions within a geographic context.
Forfattere: Alexandre Verhille
Publisert år: 2016
Sider nr: 48
Axe Handbook - Knowing, Buying, Using, Hanging, Restoring & AdorningOrdinær pris 269,00 kr
Back on Your Bike : All the Stuff You Need to Know to be a Cyclist AgainOrdinær pris 199,00 kr
Get confident and get back in the saddle! A real-world guide for new cyclists or anyone who's not ridden a bike since childhood: includes fixes and maintenance, safe riding, and the cyclist's healthy, happy lifestyle. Many of us have recently dusted off an old bike and got back in the saddle for the first time in years. This book is a confidence builder for the nervous new or renewed cyclist.
With clear instructions and fresh new illustrations, the book introduces:Basic repairs and fixes - avoid expensive trips to the store! Real-world on-the-road advice - everything you need to become a confident cycling commuter. All the benefits of cycling - from mindfulness, heart health, clean air, safer streets and more. Engagingly written by cycling expert and author Alan Anderson, all this comes in a small, readable format, with attractive illustrations by David Sparshott.
BANGKOK LOCALOrdinær pris 329,00 kr
This beautiful book features 70 recipes of dishes that define Bangkok, so you can capture the city's magic in your own home. Bangkok is any explorer's dream and a food-lover's paradise. In the Thai capital, most food is still sold along the ancient canals that crosshatch the city, and on street corners, from mobile carts and inside its bustling markets.
Of course, you'll find the best green curry and pad Thai of your life in this dynamic city. But Bangkok holds infinite secrets for anyone truly passionate about food. Bangkok Local follows one culinary day, with sections marked for Early, Mid and Late.
It's the second in our Local series, which unites intimate food knowledge with stunning gonzo-photography. From the Early chapter, you might cook up some fried taro cakes (kanom pak gad) or an egg in tamarind sauce (kai luk keuy) or rice soup with barramundi (kao tom pla kra pong). Then Mid is all about lunch and afternoon snackery: orange sour soup with prawns and mixed vegetables (gaeng som pak gung sod), papaya salad (som tum) and fried rice with pineapple (kao pad sapparod).
Finally, it's Late. That means jungle curry with pork (gaeng pa mu), late-night stir-fried crab with black pepper (pu pad prik thai dum) and bananas in coconut cream (gluay buat chee). It's high time you tried Thai.
Publisert år: 2019
Barnas Bok Om Norsk NaturOrdinær pris 299,00 kr
Barnas OsloveOrdinær pris 399,00 kr
«Hva kan vi finne på med barn i Oslo?» er en av de tingene vi nordmenn googler oftest. Oslos nyttigste bok gir deg svaret.
Dette er boka for alle småbarnsfamilier som lurer på hva de skal finne på i helgen, i ferien eller en helt vanlig hverdag.
Oslo bugner av tilbud til barn og unge, og nå er alt det morsomme og spennende hovedstaden har å by på samlet i en oversiktlig bok med massevis av inspirerende bilder. Få tips til inne- og uteaktiviteter til enhver anledning, vær og pris.
Forfattere: Hanna Norberg
Publisert år: 2020
Sider nr: 148
Beautiful World (Hardcover)Ordinær pris 439,00 kr
Journey to the planet's most magnificent places and see the world as you've never seen it before through the lenses of Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher. Forty years of passion and experience has been poured into this thought-provoking portrait of our beautiful world. Inspired by our love of travel, this lavishly-produced, landmark pictorial shares more than 300 sublime photographs of the world's most captivating spectacles and will renew your relationship with the place we call home.
Beautiful World (Mini)Ordinær pris 249,00 kr
Journey to the planet's most magnificent places with this thought-provoking portrait of our world. See it as you've never seen it before and renew your relationship with the place we call home.
The images in this book will take you to places far and wide, the kinds of places that you might never visit but that you can perhaps put on that "If " list we all have tucked away. These places are surprising, remarkable, remote, familiar... dive in and marvel over the undeniable fact; it is a beautiful world.
The photography in Beautiful World is divided into ten themes:
BESSEGGENOrdinær pris 449,00 kr
Boken presenterer fjellryggen Besseggen i tekst og bilder, med turguide, forskjellige veivalg og små historier fra Besseggen-historien. I tillegg kan vi blant annet lese om fjellkvinnen Gjendine Slålien, om Besseggenløpet, og om de som har Besseggen som yrke.
Forfattere: E. Eidslott
Publisert måned: Jul
Publisert år: 2008
Sider nr: 156
Bigger Book of EverythingOrdinær pris 229,00 kr
BLÅHVALENOrdinær pris 349,00 kr
Visste du at blåhvalen er det største dyret som noen gang har eksistert? At den til og med er større enn de største dinosaurene? Og at hvalene for lenge, lenge siden hadde fire bein og levde på land? I denne boka tar Andreas Tjernshaugen deg med ned i havet. Du kan lese om livet til blåhvalen - hva den spiser, hvor den svømmer og hvordan den puster gjennom en nese som er på toppen av hodet. Du får også vite hvordan blåhvalen har blitt så stor og hvordan vi mennesker nesten (men heldigvis bare nesten) utryddet alle blåhvalene i verden.
En fantastisk bok for alle som er nysgjerrige på livet i havet.
«Nydelig barnebok om blåhvalen… praktfull.» Harvest, Kjetil Østli
Boka om verdenOrdinær pris 279,00 kr
Hvordan kom vi fra ingenting til den verden vi bor i nå, med rekkehus, fotballbaner, edderkopper og matpakker? Boka om verden prøver å gi oss svar. Den forteller om The Big Bang, om sola og stjernene, og om atomene alt er laget av. Du får høre om det første livet som oppsto og gjennom millioner av år utviklet seg og ble gresstrå, rødbeter, fugler og deg og meg. Alt dette og mye mer er enkelt og morsomt forklart gjennom korte kapitler og illustrasjoner. Humoristisk, spennende og lærerikt for nysgjerrige fra 10-99.
Forfatter: Johan Olsen
Antall sider: 171
Bouldering. Climbing, No Ropes AttachedOrdinær pris 559,00 kr
Lift yourself into the world of bouldering and teach the body and mind new extremes.
Bouldering goes beyond being just a pastime, it is a sense of community that teaches you to challenge your physical and mental boundaries. Power, discipline, and pure focus that pushes you to new heights - Bouldering is a comprehensive guide that shows the different motifs behind the sport and the inspirational figures of this high-performance lifestyle.
The joy of experimenting teaches perseverance and how to deal with failure, bouldering forces the body to new limits. No ropes or strings attached, this is a climb into a community of people spurred by passion and adventure.
Bernd Zangerl is regarded as one of the best boulderers of all-time. Born in 1978 in Tyrol, he was surrounded by mountains and began bouldering at a young age. After great success in alpine climbing, he later turned to bouldering and found his true passion here. Today he is a superstar in his field and one of the most acclaimed boulders ever to grace the sport.
BUDDHIST HIMALAYASOrdinær pris 279,00 kr
Available in paperback, this sumptuous volume presents a dazzling collection of photographs of the majestic landscape and Buddhist people of the Himalayas. The authors profound intimacy with their subject is immediately apparent in their awe-inspiring images, which present a harmonious mosaic of the unmatched richness of the civilizations on the Roof of the World. The pictures are accompanied throughout by contributions from nineteen eminent specialists on the region, who discuss the faith, culture, politics and traditions of the Himalayan world.
Reflecting not only the cycle of human existence but also the history of the Himalayas, this lavish volume offers an unparalleled insight into Himalayan Buddhism in the 21st century.
Forfattere: M. Ricard mf
Publisert måned: Sep
Publisert år: 2008
children of the worldOrdinær pris 199,00 kr
Cliffhanger. New Climbing Culture & adventuresOrdinær pris 559,00 kr
A dizzyingly beautiful presentation of the people and places that make up the world of climbing.
Julie Ellison has been writing, shooting, and editing stories about climbing and the outdoors for more than a decade. She was Climbing magazine’s first female Editor in Chief, and now works as a freelance writer, photographer, and filmmaker. With a genuine documentary style, she uses adventure as a way to experience the world and help the people in it.
Through the lens of climbing, she’s documented the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, a climbing camp for cancer survivors, a transgender climber’s ground-breaking journey, and seeing death firsthand in Mexico. For four years, Julie lived in a van named Betsy, chasing interesting stories, dry rock, and good climbing conditions across the U.S., all with her pit bull Lizzie by her side. In fall 2016, she and two colleagues formed Never Not Collective, a women’s production company that seeks to tell the stories of everyday people doing great things.
Julie lives now in the mountains of southeastern Idaho, where she plays in the Tetons half the year and travels for climbing and work the other half.