Channel Shore: From the White Cliffs to Land's End
The English Channel is the busiest waterway in the world. Ferries steam back and forth, trains thunder through the tunnel. The narrow sea has been crucial to our development and prosperity. It helps define our notion of Englishness, as an island people, a nation of seafarers. It is also our nearest, dearest playground where people have sought sun, sin and bracing breezes.
New Zealand is regularly voted the best country in the world to visit and with its unparalleled scenery, range of exciting activities, and charming cities, it’s not hard to see why. Explore New Zealand is part of a new series and is the ideal pocket companion when discovering this beautiful, diverse country: a full-color guide containing 18 easy-to-follow driving and walking routes which lead you from Auckland’s city sights and Wellington’s cultural buzz to the volcanic wonderland of Rotorua, the heights of Franz Josef Glacier, and Milford Sound fiord.
On May 24, 1869 a one-armed Civil War veteran named John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. No one had ever explored the fabled Grand Canyon, to adventurers of that era a region almost as mysterious as Atlantis -- and as perilous. The ten men set out down the mighty Colorado River in wooden rowboats. Six survived. Drawing on rarely examined diaries and journals. Down the Great Unknown is the first book to tell the full, true story.
The Mind of Egypt presents an unprecedented account of the mainsprings of Egyptian civilization--the ideals, values, mentalities, belief systems, and aspirations that shaped the first territorial state in human history. Drawing on a range of literary, iconographic, and archaeological sources, the renowned historian Jan Assmann reconstructs a world of unparalleled complexity, a culture that, long before others, possessed an extraordinary degree of awareness and self-reflection.
Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer′s Toronto is written by a native who′ll show you all the highlights and hidden pleasures of this fascinating city. She′s inspected countless hotels and selected the most inviting places to stay for every taste and budget: historic downtown hotels, best bets for families, romantic inns, and more.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New York City is your in-depth guide to the very best of the "Big Apple." From unearthing archaeological treasures at The Metropolitan Museum of Art to biking through Central Park to strolling the streets of the artsy Soho and East and West Village neighborhoods, experience all that New York City has to offer. Plus, check out the best of the boroughs with suggested highlights for Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx, and upper Manhattan.