The New Baedeker; Being Casual Notes of an Irresponsible Traveller

Author: Harry Thurston 1856-1914 Peck

Publisher: Palala Press



Page: 418

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Literary Collections

The New Baedeker

Author: Harry Thurston Peck

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 412

View: 854

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Baedeker's New York


Publisher: Simon & Schuster


Category: Travel

Page: 176

View: 476

Describes New York's tourist attractions, lists hotels and restaurants, and includes background information about the city's history, cultural resources, and famous residents

Baedeker ReisefŸhrer Gran Canaria

Author: Birgit Borowski

Publisher: Baedeker


Category: Travel

Page: 283

View: 500

Sonne, Sand und mehr ... auf Gran Canaria! Vier Stunden Flug und die Sonne scheint und der Strand wartet ...Doch die Insel besteht nicht nur aus Küste. Wer sich auf Entdeckungstour ins Inselinnere begibt gelangt in eine wilde Bergeinsamkeit. Der Baedeker Gran Canaria führt über die Sonneninsel im Atlantik, die mit grandiosen Stränden, grünem Bergland und Freizeitspaß rund um die Uhr begeistert. Gran Canaria gilt als Sonnenparadies schlechthin mit attraktiven und feinsandigen Stränden. Das Inselinnere überrascht durch ursprünglich gebliebene Natur. Wissenswertes über die vielfältige Natur der Insel, Geschichte, Wirtschaft und Kultur, über die Menschen des Landes und ihren Alltag erfährt man im Kapitel Hintergrund. Was sind die typischen Gerichte und wo kann man sie probieren? Was kann man mit Kindern unternehmen? Antworten auf diese, und viele andere Fragen gibt das Kapitel "Erleben und Genießen". Entdecken Sie Gran Canaria unterwegs: fünf spannende Touren führen zu den landschaftlichen und kulturellen Highlights. Eine Routet führt an der Küste entlang rund über die ganze Insel, die faszinierende Bergwelt erkundet eine andere und eine Jeeptour führt in die Einsamkeit. Orte, die man auf keinen Fall verpassen sollte, sind im großen Kapitel Sehenswürdigkeiten von A - Z ausführlich beschrieben. Infografiken stellen u.a. die vulkanische Inselwelt und den Hafen von Las Palmas Puerto e la Luz vor. Baedeker-Tipps verraten u.a. warum man in Guía unbedingt Queso de flor - ein Schafskäse - kosten sollte, wo man sich beim Pianisten Justus Franz einmieten kann, und wo man den schönsten Ausblick über Las Palmas hat.

Baedeker's AA New York

Author: Carin Drechsler-Marx

Publisher: Olympic Marketing Corporation


Category: Travel

Page: 168

View: 463


The Lost Lunar Baedeker

Author: Mina Loy

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Category: Poetry

Page: 256

View: 304

Mina Loy's technique and subjects - prostitution, menstruation, destitution, and suicide - shock even some modernists and she vanished from the poetry scene as dramatically as she had appeared on it. Roger Conover has resuced the key texts from the pages of forgotten publications, and has included all of the futurist and feminist satires, poems from Loy's Paris and New York periods, and the complete cycle of "Love Songs," as well as previously unknown texts and detailed notes.

American Guides

Author: Wendy Griswold

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Category: History

Page: 361

View: 651

One of the jobs programs launched by the Roosevelt administration during the Great Depression was the Federal Writers Project. What resulted was the American Guides series, one travel guide for each State, directing people on what routes to take and what to see, but also revealing the distinctive characteristics of individual states. One aspect of the Guides was the Literature Essays, which discussed nearly 3000 authors in all. Griswold focuses on the literary impact, revealing how diversified American literature s cast of characters was (by gender, ethnicity, geography) and how the State Guides introduced a shift in perception of American culture (it now seemed to come in state-shaped boxes). She tells us what the Guides looked (impressively produced) and how they told a story of each state s natural, social, and cultural heritage, its cities, and how motorists should see it. This was a time (1930s) when literacy in American was high and there was a boom in reading. These books were retained in libraries, they were continually reprinted and used by students, hence the State Guides normalized ideas about cultural diversity long before such ideas became mainstream. American Guides is the second volume of a trilogy on culture and place by Griswold (the first was Regionalism and the Reading Class, 2008)."

Betrayer of Worlds

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Macmillan


Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 511

Fleeing the supernova chain reaction at the galactic core, the cowardly Puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds have---just barely---survived. They've stumbled from one crisis to the next: The rebellion of their human slaves. The relentless questing of the species of Known Space. The spectacular rise of the starfish-like Gw'oth. The onslaught of the genocidal Pak. Catastrophe looms again as past crises return---and converge. Who can possibly save the Fleet of Worlds from its greatest peril yet? Louis Wu? Trapped in the Wunderland civil war, all he wants is to go home---but the only possible escape will plunge him into unknowable danger. Ol't'ro? The Gw'oth ensemble mind fled across the stars to establish a colony world free from tyranny. But some problems cannot be left behind, and other problems---like the Fleet of Worlds itself---are racing straight at them. Achilles? Despite past disgrace, the charismatic Puppeteer politician knows he is destined for greatness. He will do anything to seize power---and to take his revenge on everyone who ever stood in his way. Nessus? The insane Puppeteer scout is out of ideas, out of resources, with only desperation left to guide him. Their hopes and fears, dreams and ambitions are about to collide. And the winner takes . . . worlds. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Worth the Detour

Author: Nicholas T Parsons

Publisher: The History Press


Category: History

Page: 378

View: 363

The guidebook has a long and distinguished history, going back to Biblical times and encompassing major cultural and social changes that have witnessed the transformation of travel. This book presents a journey through centuries of travel writing.
Literary Criticism

The Venice Myth

Author: David Barnes

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 514

Venice holds a unique place in literary and cultural history. Barnes looks at the themes of war, occupation, resistance and fascism to see how the political background has affected the literary works that have come out of this great city. He focuses on key British and American writers, including Byron, Ruskin, Pound and Eliot.
Social Science

Tourists, Travellers and Hotels in 19th-Century Jerusalem

Author: Rupert L. Chapman III

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 834

Jerusalem was a constant focus in the hearts and minds of all pilgrims and tourists travelling to the Holy Land in the nineteenth century, but knowing exactly where they might get clean and decent accommodations on arrival was of the utmost importance. This volume is a study of the rise of commercial hotel keeping in Jerusalem, from the beginnings in the early 1840s, drawing extensively on travel accounts and archives, notably those of the Palestine Exploration Fund.