A Window on Williamsburg
Window on Williamsburg offers an intimate glimpse of the city, its gardens and greens, its buildings great and small, its historic trades, and its people. Imaginative photography captures perfectly the character and spirit of the restored capital of Virginia. Contains 121 color photographs
Alaska by Cruize Ship
This beautiful guide book to the cruising experience in Alaska includes over 350 maps, illustrations and photos – most in color.Veteran cruise writer Anne Vipond, with years of experience cruising the Inside Passage and the Gulf of Alaska, provides an insider’s look at this beautiful coastline. Drawing on authorities at the Universities of Alaska and British Columbia, this is a reliable reference for passengers.
First published in 1973, this follow-up to Alistair Cooke’s acclaimed 1972 television documentary series America: A Personal History of the United States has sold almost two million copies. From the nation’s discovery to modern times; from the American revolutionaries to the pioneers who forged westward; from the slaves who fled north to the immigrants that sought a new life, Cooke vividly describes the spirit of the United States.
Whether you are planning to visit a city, a region or a country, DK’s foolproof ‘Eyewitness’ approach makes learning about a place a pleasure in itself. All the traditional guidebook subject matter is covered-descriptions of sights, opening times, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, phrase books etc- but, with the help of specially commissioned illustrations and maps, DK makes essential information easy to access and quick to absorb.
Down the Colorado
Although John Wesley Powell’s minister father always wanted his son to follow in his footsteps, young Wes had different plans for his future. Enraptured by the wonders of the natural world, he was determined to take the path of science. Even after losing his right arm below the elbow in battle during the Civil War, Wes would not be deterred from his dream of leading the first scientific expedition down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon. Braving treacherous rapids and perilous waterfalls, Major Powell would surpass all expectations and return home a national hero.
Whether you are planning to visit a city, a region or a country, DK’s foolproof ‘Eyewitness’ approach makes learning about a place a pleasure in itself. All the traditional guidebook subject matter is covered-descriptions of sights, opening times, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, phrase books etc- but, with the help of specially commissioned illustrations and maps, DK makes essential information easy to access and quick to absorb. No other guides explain the history of a place as clearly in words and pictures
Pocket Guide to New York
This “Berlitz Pocket Guide to New York” provides all the information you need to enjoy this cosmopolitan city. Clear colour-coded sections enable you to locate the information you need easily and full colour fold-out maps provide instant orientation wherever you are. The most popular attractions are highlighted and shopping, sports, excursions and children’s activities are also detailed. An ‘Eating Out’ section provides information on local specialities and accommodation for all budgets is recommended, along with other practical travel tips. Beautiful colour photographs accompany the text throughout, making this guide a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.
Rough Guide to Canada
The Rough Guide to Canada is the ultimate travel guide to this staggeringly beautiful country with detailed coverage of all the top attractions. Inspired by stunning colour photography and insightful background information, discover both the urban and the wild with expert guidance on exploring everything from the glistening skyscrapers of Toronto, the restaurants of Montreal and the laid-back ambience of Vancouver, to the spectacular Niagra falls and the rolling plains of the Prairies.