The International Students' Handbook

Useful for prospective and current students, this practical and comprehensive guide maximizes the experience of studying abroad in Australia. Drawing from the author's personal experience as an international student, this handbook explores questions such as Why should I study overseas? Have I the resources to do so? Which university should I attend? What do I need to do in advance? Where will I live? Should I work or volunteer? What ...

Day Hiking North Cascades

Craig has set the bar for hiking guides. He provides a surprising amount of detail on each trail. Looking for similar guidebooks for hiking in other states has been difficult because none contain what I've come to depend on with these hiking summaries. Craig combines photos, maps, elevation graphs, rating, difficulty level, one way or round trip distance, and elevation gain/loss to provide a very handy summary. He also includes the b...

Earthbound: A Rough Guide to the World in Pictures

Collects the best three hundred photos by thirty-seven photographers as they chronicled eighty-seven countries over the past three decades, in a book that showcases everything from amazing festivals to remote paradises, from powerful architecture to souvenirs and keepsakes, and includes GPS coordinates for the location of each photo taken. Original.

The Cyclades: Discovering the Greek Islands of the Aegean

The Cyclades are the quintessential Greek isles, renowned for the beauty of their seascapes, their historical monuments, and a unique way of life deeply rooted in the remote past of the Aegean. Over the course of more than 7,000 years the Cyclades have seen a succession of civilizations, the earliest of them perpetuated in legends such as that of Atlantis, which has been identified with volcanic Santorini. The islands are arrayed aro...

Travel Adventures: Yucatan- Cancun, Cozumel, Rivera Maya

We travel to grow – our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise – sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need i...

Frommer's Rome (Frommer's Complete Guides), 20 edition

Free full-color, foldout map Insider advice on avoiding the crowds as you explore some of Rome's greatest gems, from the Trevi Fountain to the Vatican. Plus tips for navigating the Eternal City's lovely but less-traveled neighboring towns, like Tivoli and Ostia. Where to find the absolute best gelato, the most extensive wine lists, a sidewalk table nearby, and the finest pasta from Emilia-Romagna--and, of course, how to snag a great ...

Nature's Return : An Environmental History of Congaree National Park

Located at the confluence of the Congaree and Wateree Rivers in central South Carolina, Congaree National Park protects the nation’s largest intact expanse of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest. Modern visitors to the park enjoy a pristine landscape that seems ancient and untouched by human hands, but in truth its history is far different. In Nature’s Return, Mark Kinzer examines the successive waves of inhabitants, visitors, and ...

1001 Great Days Out

The essential annual guide describing the amusement parks, country houses, zoos, museums and other family attractions to be found around Britain

Seattle Walks : Discovering History and Nature in the City

"David B. Williams's writing about Seattle's social and natural history, with its often-surprising tales about how the city was built, has established him as one of our most expert and entertaining interpreters. Whether you're a curious longtime resident or a newcomer looking to get the lay of the land, this book is for you. David will lure you outside to experience Seattle's fascinating sights and stories for yourself."―Jake and Cat...