Loos with incredible views, lavish lavatories, outstanding outhouses - all are featured in this pictorial guide to the world's most stunning toilets. Whether they're high-tech or arty, amusing or amazing, each toilet has a photo and a description of its location. More than 100 restrooms to remember are featured, from Antarctica to Zambia. As any experienced traveller knows, you can tell a whole lot about a place by its bathrooms. Whatever you prefer to call them - lavatory, loo, bog, khasi, thunderbox, dunny, bathroom, restroom, washroom or water closet - toilets are a (sometimes opaque, often wide-open) window into the secret soul of a destination. It's not just how well they're looked after that's revealing, but where they are positioned and the way they've been conceptualised, designed and decorated. Toilets so often transcend their primary function of being a convenience to become a work of art in their own right, or to make a cultural statement about the priorities, traditions and values of the venues, locations and communities they serve. The lavatory is a great leveller - everyone feels the call of nature, every day - but being ubiquitous doesn't make it uniform. Around the planet (and beyond it, see page 12), toilets have followed various evolutionary pathways to best suit their environment. In these pages you'll find porcelain pews with fantastic views, audacious attention-seeking urban outhouses, and eco-thrones made from sticks and stones in all sorts of wild settings, from precipitous mountain peaks to dusty deserts. So, wherever you're reading this, we hope you're sitting comfortably. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category '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) Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.
Loos with incredible views, lavish lavatories, outstanding outhouses - all are featured in this pictorial guide to the world's most stunning toilets. Whether they're high-tech or arty, amusing or amazing, each toilet has a photo and a description of its location. More than 100 restrooms to remember are featured, from Antarctica to Zambia.
Forget the spotted owl or the Vancouver Island marmot; there is an elusive specimen out there that is trickier to find and more worthy of the effort-The Ideal Man.Small enough to fit in a handbag, but sufficiently comprehensive to be invaluable when analyzing his appearance, habitat, feeding habits, job, mating techniques and behaviour patterns, The Spotter's Guide to the Male Species shows women how to pinpoint a man's good and bad aspects within seconds. The book has a casebound hardcover with foil stamping-reminiscent of a diminutive, old-fashioned reference book. Written in a charming (but snarky) British tone, the text is laugh-out-loud funny while remaining highbrow and authoritative. The Spotter's Guide to the Male Species is an essential reference for the avid or amateur male-watcher.
Poo, poo, glorious poo! Everyone knows at least one person who takes an unhealthy interest in their own bowel movements. They were in your class at school or university, or shared an office with you at your first job, or may even be your own father, uncle, or sibling. You were kept abreast of the comings and goings of their intestines in vivid detail. They loved to discuss shapes, sizes, and regularity, and no matter how much you protested, there were always new updates to report on. Or maybe, just maybe, this person is you... The Book of Poo is the definitive spotter's guide, naming dozens of species of faeces and what they all mean, using science, medicine and deadpan humour to get to the, um, bottom of things. It's only a matter of time before it becomes required reading in every loo in the land - the ultimate toilet book.
Designed as a companion for enthusiasts who are keen to discover more about the world of cats, this guide features colour illustrations of over 100 different species which have been reproduced from original artwork.
More than 300 signs and symptoms are listed in alphabetical order and are covered in-depth. This updated edition includes cultural cues, signs and symptoms of emerging diseases, 250 nonspecific and accessory signs and symptoms, alternative medicines that may cause signs and symptoms, and English-Spanish translations. More than 500 illustrations, tables, and flowcharts.
A Yale graduate who first served in Vietnam at age twenty-three recounts the full horror of the war from the ground up in 1965 when the battles became "hot" and his battalion faced a seventy percent casualty rate. Original.