National Geographic North America United States Northeast

Author: National Geographic Maps - Adventure

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781566957212

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8101

- Waterproof - Tear-Resistant - Travel Map There are few nations as vast and spectacularly diverse as the United States of America. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, "America the Beautiful" offers boundless destinations and experiences for travelers seeking outdoor adventures, small town delights, or the excitement of urban culture. The United States Northeast Adventure Map will guide you through the states of the Mid Atlantic region (Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey) and New England (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine). Each of these states is rich in history and nature and has its own distinct character, from the dramatic rocky shoreline of Maine's Acadia National Park and the beaches and dunes of Cape Cod Massachusetts, through the Adirondack Mountains of New York, the White and Green Mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont, and the rolling Allegheny and Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. The diverse megalopolis of Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston that covers the Atlantic coastal plain is interspersed with historic seaports and beautiful parks, beaches, marshes, and bays including Chesapeake and Delaware Bays. The inland cities of Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Albany are also included on this map. There is simply no better map for exploring the Northeast United States. National Geographic's US Adventure Maps provide the most authoritative and convenient travel maps available to plan and guide your USA Adventure. Each map delivers the perfect combination of detail and perspective, highlighting travel routes, topography, and points of interest for those venturing beyond the city centers. Whether you're on a classic American road trip or planning a grand tour to visit several cities or national parks, these maps offer the ultimate geographic resource as only National Geographic can provide. Every Adventure Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough -- capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel. Map Scale = 1:1,300,000 Sheet Size = 25.5" x 37.75" Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"

Irland

Author: Christopher Somerville

Publisher: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DE

ISBN: 9783936559125

Category:

Page: 399

View: 2221

Social Science

Atlas Obscura

Entdeckungsreisen zu den verborgenen Wundern der Welt

Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641207118

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 7788

Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.
Religion

The Changing World Religion Map

Sacred Places, Identities, Practices and Politics

Author: Stanley D. Brunn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 940179376X

Category: Religion

Page: 3926

View: 3648

This extensive work explores the changing world of religions, faiths and practices. It discusses a broad range of issues and phenomena that are related to religion, including nature, ethics, secularization, gender and identity. Broadening the context, it studies the interrelation between religion and other fields, including education, business, economics and law. The book presents a vast array of examples to illustrate the changes that have taken place and have led to a new world map of religions. Beginning with an introduction of the concept of the “changing world religion map”, the book first focuses on nature, ethics and the environment. It examines humankind’s eternal search for the sacred, and discusses the emergence of “green” religion as a theme that cuts across many faiths. Next, the book turns to the theme of the pilgrimage, illustrated by many examples from all parts of the world. In its discussion of the interrelation between religion and education, it looks at the role of missionary movements. It explains the relationship between religion, business, economics and law by means of a discussion of legal and moral frameworks, and the financial and business issues of religious organizations. The next part of the book explores the many “new faces” that are part of the religious landscape and culture of the Global North (Europe, Russia, Australia and New Zealand, the U.S. and Canada) and the Global South (Latin America, Africa and Asia). It does so by looking at specific population movements, diasporas, and the impact of globalization. The volume next turns to secularization as both a phenomenon occurring in the Global religious North, and as an emerging and distinguishing feature in the metropolitan, cosmopolitan and gateway cities and regions in the Global South. The final part of the book explores the changing world of religion in regards to gender and identity issues, the political/religious nexus, and the new worlds associated with the virtual technologies and visual media.

Top 10 Boston

Author: Patricia Harris,David Lyon,Jonathan Schultz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831025558

Category:

Page: 159

View: 1264

Travel

Explorer's Guide Mexico City, Puebla & Cuernavaca: A Great Destination (Explorer's Great Destinations)

Author: Zain Deane

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581579004

Category: Travel

Page: 344

View: 5860

A complete guide to the populous Mexican capitol and surrounding areas. Welcome to Mexico City, the oldest city in the Americas and one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Zain Dean introduces you to its unique mix of ancient empire and modern, sophisticated society: “If you’re willing to brave its often misunderstood exterior,” he writes, “you’ll be rewarded by a city that has been fascinating adventurers, wanderers, and explorers for thousands of years.” Mexico’s capital and its environs offer pre-Hispanic ruins and magnificent temples, as well as ritzy retreats, spectacular volcanoes, and picturesque historic areas. You’ll also find dining, shopping, and accommodations to suit every budget. Sections thoughtfully and thoroughly cover the myths and realities of travel in Mexico, language and monetary concerns, and health and safety issues. More than 100 photographs and detailed maps round out the package, making this guidebook an indispensable resource.
Travel

Explorer's Guide Montreal & Quebec City: A Great Destination

Author: Steven Howell

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581579764

Category: Travel

Page: 308

View: 4990

"Consistently rated the best guides to the regions covered...Readable, tasteful, appealingly designed. Strong on dining, lodging, and history."—National Geographic Traveler Montreal & Quebec City is a user-friendly and lighthearted travel guide that offers local flavor on where to stay, where to eat and what to do. Includes more than 400 listings—travel essentials like tips on crossing the border and suggested walking tours. Distinctive for their accuracy, simplicity, and conversational tone, the diverse travel guides in our Explorer's Great Destinations series meet the conflicting demands of the modern traveler. They're packed full of up-to-date information to help plan the perfect getaway. And they're compact and light enough to come along for the ride. A tool you'll turn to before, during, and after your trip, these guides include: Chapters on lodging, dining, transportation, history, shopping, recreation, and more! A section packed with practical information, such as lists of banks, hospitals, post offices, laundromats, numbers for police, fire, and rescue, and other relevant information. Maps of regions and locales.
Travel

National Geographic Traveler - New York

Author: Michael S. Durham

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426213603

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 1883

Fold-out maps printed on inside front and back covers.
Travel

Spuren

Eine Reise durch Australien

Author: Robyn Davidson

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644513317

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 4875

Robyn Davidson verwirklicht mit siebenundzwanzig Jahren einen scheinbar verrückten Traum: die australische Wüste zu durchqueren, begleitet von vier wilden Kamelen und einem Hund. Neun Monate wird es dauern, bis sie schließlich den Indischen Ozean erreicht. Neun Monate in der Wildnis, umgeben von unerträglicher Hitze, giftigen Tieren und einer Landschaft, der die Menschen gleichgültig sind. Doch im Verlauf der Reise gelingt es Robyn, ihr altes Leben mehr und mehr hinter sich zu lassen. Jenseits der Zivilisation und auf sich allein gestellt erkennt sie, was sie wirklich zum Glücklichsein braucht – bis die Begegnung mit dem Fotografen Rick sie aus der frisch gewonnenen Balance zu bringen droht ... «Eines der schönsten Bücher über das Entdecken und das Reisen.» (Doris Lessing) «Leuchtend und lebendig... Davidson ist eine wahre Abenteurerin und eine geborene Schriftstellerin.» (New Yorker) «Kein Buch für Pauschal-Touristen, auch keins für Latzhosen-Feministinnen. Aber unbedingt eines für Menschen, die unruhig geblieben sind.» (Die Zeit) «Eine packende Geschichte über Herausforderung und Mut, ein farbenprächtiges Bild Australiens, gezeichnet von einer scharfsinnigen und empfindsamen Beobachterin – und die Geschichte einer inneren Reise.» (Sydney Morning Herald)
History

Licht aus dem Osten

Eine neue Geschichte der Welt

Author: Peter Frankopan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644122814

Category: History

Page: 944

View: 990

«‹Eine neue Geschichte der Welt› – dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.» Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen – indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an Gütern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehnsüchtig nach Osten blicken ließ. Frankopan erzählt von Alexander dem Großen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die über die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschließung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schließlich erklärt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schlägt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er rückt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erzähltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen öffnet.
Travel

Cityguide to Washington, D. C.

The Ultimate Sourcebook for City Dwellers

Author: Christine Cipriani

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 9780679000402

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 8174

Presents a fifteen-page streetfinder for the city, and offers information on sightseeing, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife
Education

Social Studies Content for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Author: Penelope Joan Fritzer

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205347414

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 1144

This text gives a helpful overview of both U.S. and world history, in addition to basic knowledge in geography, economics, and civics for pre-service and in-service teachers. The wide history coverage will allow the pre-service teacher to see historical events in overall context. It is an invaluable resource for the in-service teacher who needs both and overview for planning and help in answering student questions. Geography, economics, and civics concepts are clearly explained, so the book will be helpful when used in writing lesson plans. It saves professors of methods courses from having to re-teach social studies content and remain focused on the methods. Beyond the text, the book contains extensive resource lists for teachers and students, including relevant Websites and student literature. Major subject area organizations, museums, and U.S. government sites, especially the resources of the Library of Congress and the National Archives will be particularly useful to the reader. Additionally, there is an extensive index that allows teachers to look up subjects and answers at a glance.