Around Ireland by BikeOrdinær pris 229,00 kr
Why would someone set out on a bicycle tour of Ireland?Because Ireland is as stunning a country as any you'll ever visit. There's the extraordinary light, which adds intensity to everything, making greens and whites appear greener and whiter. It's all there: moss-covered mountains rising ominously from the mist, bright blue skies over white sandy beaches; the ghostlike ruins of ancient monasteries on misty days...
With picturesque routes and breathtaking landscapes, Ireland is beloved by cyclists in search of an exhilarating yet memorable experience. In Green Tour of Ireland, avid cyclist Paul Benjaminse explores the a route around Ireland from Belfast to Dublin via the most spectacular and scenic routes in the country and offers his expert advice on the best way to see the beautiful parts of Ireland. Includes detailed routes and maps of;Ulster Sligo Cork Connemara The Burren Leinster and the Dublin Mountains.
Publisert måned: Mai
Publisert år: 2012
Sider nr: 128
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
Bikers BritainOrdinær pris 249,00 kr
2nd edition of Bikers' Britain with updated content and 82 routes, 36 of them are brand new for this edition. For motorcyclists in the UK, from open-throttle straights to expert curves, from soaring mountains to windswept coastlines.
An absolute must-have for the five million native riders and the tens of thousands of bikers who visit Britain each year, the book is packed with a selection of week-long, day long, half-day and shorter routes on the country's most exciting and picturesque roads. Each ride has been ridden and reviewed by expert bikers and includes an easy-read large-scale AA route map. The content stays fresh and exciting whether you use it as a top-box essential or for planning your next dream trip from the comfort of your armchair.
Publisert år: 2019
Sider nr: 224
Cinque TerreOrdinær pris 209,00 kr
A man-made landscape. Over the centuries, through constant collective work, man has managed to create this landscape, the only one of its kind in the world, safely kept inside a treasure chest between Punta Mesco and Punta Manara. It's a little corner of Liguria where generations have worked to create this monument in landscape architecture represented by the steep terraces sloping down to the sea.
Held up by over 7000 km of dry stone walling, cleverly built without any cement, they are cultivated as vineyards that reach down to almost touching the lapping sea waves. This is a guide to the Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Lerici and the trails in the Cinque Terre and the nearby "Riviera di Levante," including a complete section on Cuisine in The Cinque Terre and in Liguria. There is a section on mountain bikes rentals and trails.
Forfattere: Enrico massett
Publisert måned: 2.Utg
Publisert år: 2015
Sider nr: 82