Novel Destinations

Author: Shannon McKenna Schmidt
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426202776
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Tours five hundred literary landmarks throughout Europe and North America, and includes trip-planning advice for bibliophiles who want to visit sites such as James Joyce's Dublin and the New England landmarks of Louisa May Alcott.

Novel Destinations 2nd Edition

Author: Shannon McKenna Schmidt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1426217811
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Follow in the footsteps of much-loved authors, including Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Jane Austen, and many more. For vacationers who crave meaningful trips and unusual locales, cue National Geographic's Novel Destinations--a guide for bibliophiles to more than 500 literary sites across the United States and Europe. Check into Hemingway's favorite hotel in Sun Valley, or stroll about Bath's Royal Crescent while entertaining fantasies of Lizzie Bennett and her Mr. Darcy. The book begins with thematic chapters covering author houses and museums, literary festivals and walking tours. Then, in-depth explorations of authors and places take readers roaming Franz Kafka's Prague, James Joyce's Dublin, Louisa May Alcott's New England, and other locales. Peppered with great reading suggestions and little-known tales of literary gossip, Novel Destinations is a unique travel guide, an attractive gift book, and the ultimate bibliophile's delight.

Novel Destinations Second Edition

Author: Shannon McKenna Schmidt
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426217811
Size: 46.68 MB
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Follow in the footsteps of much-loved authors, including Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Jane Austen, and many more. For vacationers who crave meaningful trips and unusual locales, cue National Geographic's Novel Destinations—a guide for bibliophiles to more than 500 literary sites across the United States and Europe. Check into Hemingway's favorite hotel in Sun Valley, or stroll about Bath's Royal Crescent while entertaining fantasies of Lizzie Bennett and her Mr. Darcy. The fully revised second edition includes all of the previous sites—with updated locations—plus color images and an expanded section on all things Brontë. The book begins with thematic chapters covering author houses and museums, literary festivals and walking tours. Then, in-depth explorations of authors and places take readers roaming Franz Kafka's Prague, James Joyce's Dublin, Louisa May Alcott's New England, and other locales. Peppered with great reading suggestions and little-known tales of literary gossip, Novel Destinations is a unique travel guide, an attractive gift book, and the ultimate bibliophile's delight. From the Hardcover edition.

The Stars My Destination

Author: Alfred Bester
Publisher: Ipicturebooks
ISBN: 9781876963460
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Gully Foyle, Mechanic's Mate 3rd Class, is the only survivor on his drifting, wrecked spaceship. When another space vessel, the Vorga, ignores his distress flares and sails by, Foyle becomes a man obsessed with revenge. He endures 170 days alone in deep space before finding refuge on the Sargasso Asteroid and then returning to Earth to track down the crew and owners of the Vorga. But, as he works out his murderous grudge, Foyle also uncovers a secret of momentous proportions.

Reading On Location

Author: Luisa Moncada
Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781847734679
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Reading on Location is a country-by-country guide to the regions and cities that feature in both well known and cult non-fiction and fiction. From the quintessential English city of Bath, featured in Jane Austen's Persuasion and the New Delhi of Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger to the Amazon of Mario Vargas Llosa's La Casa Verde and the New York of Paul Auster's New York Trilogy, this book is aimed at: - anyone wanting to learn more about a potential travel destination - anyone desiring to follow in the footsteps of a favourite fictional character, author or travel writer - anyone wishing to discover a particular destination through the eyes of a celebrated writer or protagonist Whether it's eating Sam Spade's favourite meal at John's Grill in San Francisco or running with the bulls in Pamplona in the company of Ernest Hemingway, Reading on Location enables readers and tourists alike to get the most from their journeys, while introducing them to a range of new literature on or about that location. Featuring helpful tips on other books set in the region under discussion, flagging film and TV adaptations of the volume in question, and also directing the reader to key tourist locations associated with the book or author featured, this guide is a must for anyone who loves travel or literature.

Destination Unknown

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062006630
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In Agatha Christie’s gripping international thriller Destination Unknown, a woman at the end of her rope chooses a more exciting way to die when she embarks upon an almost certain suicide mission to find a missing scientist. When a number of leading scientists disappear without a trace, concern grows within the international intelligence community. And the one woman who appears to hold the key to the mystery is dying from injuries sustained in a plane crash. Meanwhile, in a Casablanca hotel room, Hilary Craven prepares to take her own life. But her suicide attempt is about to be interrupted by a man who will offer her an altogether more thrilling way to die. . . .

The Economics Of Tourism Destinations

Author: Norbert Vanhove
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351263781
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The measurement of tourism, for example analysing competitiveness and evaluating tourism projects, is not an easy task. Now in its third edition, The Economics of Tourism Destinations: Theory and Practice provides a succinct guide to the economic aspects of tourism for students and practitioners alike to decipher the methods of measurement of supply, demand, trends and impacts. This new edition has been revised and updated to include: Three new chapters: Tourism as a development strategy, Tourism export-led growth, and a dedicated chapter on Macro-evaluation of tourism projects and events, including the travel cost method and the contingent valuation method. New case studies from emerging destinations in Asia, Australia and America to show theory in practice. New and updated data throughout. Each chapter combines theory and practice and is integrated with international case studies. Combining macro- and micro-aspects of economics to the tourism destination, this is an invaluable resource for students learning about this subject, as well as being aimed at tourism researchers and policy-makers.

Tigerland And Other Unintended Destinations

Author: Eric Dinerstein
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610911146
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In 1972, Eric Dinerstein was in film school at Northwestern University, with few thoughts of nature, let alone tiger-filled jungles at the base of the Himalayas or the antelope-studded Serengeti plain. Yet thanks to some inspiring teachers and the squawk of a little green heron that awakened him to nature's fundamental wonders, Dinerstein would ultimately become a leading conservation biologist, traveling to these and other remote corners of the world to protect creatures ranging from the striking snow leopard to the homely wrinkle-faced bat. Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations takes readers on Dinerstein's unlikely journey to conservation's frontiers, from early research in Nepal to recent expeditions as head of Conservation Science at the World Wildlife Fund. We are there as the author renews his resolve after being swept downstream on an elephant's back, tracks snow leopards in the mountains of Kashmir with a remarkable housewife turned zoologist, and finds unexpected grit in a Manhattanite donor he guides into the wildest reaches of the Orinoco River. At every turn, we meet professed and unprofessed ecologists who share Dinerstein's mission, a cast of free-spirited characters uncommonly committed to-and remarkably successful at-preserving slices of the world's natural heritage. A simple sense of responsibility, one feels, shines through all of Dinerstein's experiences: not just to marvel at what we see, but to join in efforts sustain the planet's exquisite design. Tigerland's message is clear: individuals make all the difference; if we combine science, advocacy, and passion, ambitious visions for conservation can become reality-even against overwhelming odds.

The World S Best Cities

Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426213786
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A visually stunning guidebook to more than 225 cities around the world showcases such great destinations as Paris, Rome, London, Tokyo, Oslo, Denver and Abu Dhabi, providing a wealth of travel information, fun facts, personal narratives, local secrets, cultural atmosphere and much more.

The World Travel Book

Author: Monaco Books
Publisher: Monaco Books / Kunth Verlag
ISBN: 9783955043773
Size: 44.87 MB
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* The most beautiful destinations around the world * Fantastic photographs and informative accompanying textsThe whole world in a book.This splendid volume takes you to all the places that make our planet unique. Fire-breathing volcanoes and lush rainforests, the glittering skylines of megacities and small medieval villages, icy glaciers and coral reefs, as well as the remains of ancient cultures.Around 1,500 pictures by the best photographers in the world combined with insightful texts allow us to travel around the globe, to more than 850 destinations and attractions, on colorful pages and without even leaving our comfortable armchairs.