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An Atlas of Countries that Don't Exist: A Compendium of Fifty Unr...
by Nick Middleton

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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What is a country? Acclaimed travel writer and Oxford geography don Nick Middleton brings to life the origins and histories of 50 states that, lacking international recognition and United Nations membership, exist on the margins of legitimacy in the global order. From long-contested lands like Crimea and Tibet to lesser-known territories such as Africa's last colony and a European republic that enjoyed independence for a single day, Middleton presents fascinating stories of shifting borders, visionary leaders, and "forgotten" peoples. Beautifully illustrated with 50 regional maps, each country is literally die-cut out of the page, offering a distinctive tactile experience while exploring these remarkable places.
Fantasy Map Making: A step-by-step guide for worldbuilders (Write...
by Jesper Schmidt

Language

English

Pages

166

Publication Date

August 01, 2016

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<b>Have you ever struggled with map making? Spent countless hours trying to make it comply with the laws of nature.</b><br /><br /><br />This book is a step-by-step guidebook that will teach you how to create an authentic fantasy map. You will gain all the knowledge necessary to complete a map which your audience will believe, no matter if they are readers, viewing a movie, video game players, or role-playing gamers. It contains the exact process I use when creating maps for my fantasy fiction. I have spent countless hours researching and learning about the topography of Earth and how to apply it to a fantasy map so that you do not have to.<br /><br /><br /><i>I have translated it all into 14 easy steps which allow you to construct an entire fantasy map from start to finish.</i><br /><br /><br /><li><b>Step One</b>: What you need to consider before starting your map.</li><br /><li><b>Step Two</b>: The different options for creating the map: from hand-drawn over software to hiring a professional.</li><br /><li><b>Step Three</b>: An overview of what is to come.</li><br /><li><b>Step Four</b>: Sketch your map and make sure to get size of the world just right.</li><br /><li><b>Step Five</b>: Adding continents by understanding how tectonic plates work.</li><br /><li><b>Step Six</b>: Terraforming your world.</li><br /><li><b>Step Seven</b>: Incorporating islands and lakes.</li><br /><li><b>Step Eight</b>: Making sure that rivers are realistic.</li><br /><li><b>Step Nine</b>: Adding forests.</li><br /><li><b>Step Ten</b>: Borders and understanding how the lands will affect the people who live on them, and vice versa.</li><br /><li><b>Step Eleven</b>: It’s then time for roads.</li><br /><li><b>Step Twelve</b>: Optional fantasy elements.</li><br /><li><b>Step Thirteen</b>: The final touches.</li><br /><li><b>Step Fourteen</b>: The Map Master.</li><br /><br /><br />As a companion to this book, you will be able to download a free worksheet.<br /><br /><br />This is not a book to teach you <i>how to draw</i>. It’s about <b>designing</b>.
Rick Steves Sicily
by , Sarah Murdoch

Language

English

Pages

500

Publication Date

April 16, 2019

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<b>Swim in the sparkling Mediterranean, marvel at the peak of Mount Etna, and get to know this region's timeless charm: with Rick Steves on your side, Sicily can be yours!</b><div><b><br /></b></div><div><b>Inside <i>Rick Steves Sicily</i> you'll find:</b></div><div><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage</b> for spending <b>a week or more</b> exploring Sicily</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice</b> on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems, </b>from Mount Etna and the Byzantine mosaics of Monreale to the Ballarò street market and Siracusa's puppet museum<br /></li><li><b>How to connect with culture: </b>Savor seafood-centric cuisine made from ancient recipes, catch an opera performance at the Teatro Massimo, or sample authentic Marsala wine</li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and relax</b> with a glass of local Nero d'Avola<br /></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums </li><li><b>Detailed maps</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, a historical overview, and useful Italian phrases<br /></li><li><b>Over 350 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Complete, up-to-date information</b> on Palermo, Cefalù, Trapani and the West Coast, Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples, Ragusa and the Southeast, Catania, Taormina, and more</li></ul></div><div><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Sicily</i>.</b></div>
Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails 4th Edition
by , Matt Peterson

Language

English

Pages

239

Publication Date

April 07, 2019

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Colorado’s top-selling 4×4 guidebook. 100 of the best 4×4 trails in Colorado. Completely redone 4th edition is more fun than ever. All trails south of I-70. (For trails north of I-70, see our Guide to Northern Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails.)<br /><br />Whether you are a newcomer to 4-wheeling or an experienced veteran, we guarantee you’ll have fun. The book features 26 easy family fun runs, 32 moderate sport utility adventures and 42 difficult hard-core challenges. 92 trails are open to unlicensed ATVs, side-by-sides, and dirt bikes. The book features 8 new trails not in the previous edition. Six are on the Western Slope in the Grand Junction area.<br />Each trail features a turn-by-turn mileage log with GPS waypoints referenced to a custom map. The trail description includes an overview, a detailed rating, time and distance driven, highest elevation, contact phone numbers to call for trail conditions, best times to go and directions to the start.
Rick Steves Pocket Amsterdam
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

185

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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<div><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves! This colorful, compact guidebook is perfect for spending a week or less in Amsterdam: </b></div><div><ul><li><b>City walks and tours:</b> Six detailed tours and walks showcase Amsterdam's essential sights, including the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and the Anne Frank House, plus neighborhood walks through the Red Light District, Jordaan, and the historic city center</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice </b>on what experiences are worth your time and money </li><li><b>What to eat and where to stay: </b>Sample pickled herring and <i>friets</i> with mayonnaise, chat with locals over a pint of pils, and cozy up in a canalside hotel </li><li><b>Day-by-day itineraries</b> to help you prioritize your time</li><li><b>A detailed, detachable fold-out map, </b>plus museum and city maps throughout</li><li><b>Full-color, portable, and slim for exploring on-the-go</b></li><li><b>Trip-planning practicalities</b> like when to go, how to get around, basic Dutch phrases, and more</li></ul></div><div><b>Lightweight yet packed with valuable insight into Amsterdam's history and culture, <i>Rick Steves Pocket Amsterdam</i> truly is a tour guide in your pocket. </b></div><div><br /></div><div>Expanding your trip? Try <i>Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands</i>!</div>
Rick Steves Pocket Vienna
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

220

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<div><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves! This colorful, compact guidebook is perfect for spending a week or less in Vienna: </b></div><div><ul><li><b>City walks and tours:</b> Seven detailed self-guided walks including a central Vienna walk, tours of St. Stephen's Cathedral and Schönbrunn Palace, and more</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice </b>on what's worth your time and money </li><li><b>What to eat and where to stay: </b>Indulge in pork schnitzel and local riesling, relax with locals at a Viennese coffeehouse, and soak up the Baroque charm of an Old Town B&B</li><li><b>Day-by-day itineraries</b> to help you prioritize your time</li><li><b>A detailed, detachable fold-out map, </b>plus museum and city maps throughout</li><li><b>Full-color, portable, and slim for exploring on-the-go</b></li><li><b>Trip-planning practicalities</b> like when to go, how to get around, basic German phrases, and more</li></ul></div><div><b>Lightweight, yet packed with info on Vienna's history and culture, <i>Rick Steves Pocket Vienna</i> truly is a tour guide in your pocket. </b></div><div><br /></div><div>Extending your trip? Try <i>Rick Steves Vienna, Salzburg & Tirol</i>.</div>
Rick Steves Pocket Prague
by , Honza Vihan

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

July 26, 2016

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<b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves! This colorful, compact guidebook is perfect for spending a week or less in Prague:</b> <br /><ul><li><b>City walks and tours: </b>Five detailed self-guided walks, including a walk from the Old Town Square to the Charles Bridge and tours of The Jewish Quarter and Prague Castle</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice </b>on what's worth your time and money </li><li><b>What to eat and where to stay:</b> Savor a traditional goulash stew, mingle with locals over a Czech beer, and stay in a romantic hotel in the Little Quarter</li><li><b>Day-by-day itineraries</b> to help you prioritize your time</li><li><b>A detailed, detachable fold-out map,</b> plus museum and city maps throughout</li><li><b>Full-color, portable, and slim </b>for exploring on-the-go</li><li><b>Trip-planning practicalities</b> like when to go, how to get around, basic Czech phrases, and more</li></ul><b>Lightweight, yet packed with info on Prague's history and culture, <i>Rick Steves Pocket Prague</i> truly is a tour guide in your pocket. </b><br /><br />Extending your trip? Try <i>Rick Steves Prague & the Czech Republic </i>or<i> Rick Steves Eastern Europe</i>.<br />
Rick Steves Pocket Paris
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

May 28, 2019

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<div><div><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves! This colorful, compact guidebook is perfect for spending a week or less in Paris:</b></div><div><ul><li><b>City walks and tours:</b> Six detailed tours and walks showcase Paris's essential sights, including the Louvre, the Orsay Museum, a stroll along the Left Bank, and more</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice</b> on what experiences are worth your time and money</li><li><b>What to eat and where to stay: </b>Sip <i>café au lait</i> at a sidewalk café, chat with locals over a picnic of camembert and rosé, and admire the lights of the Eiffel Tower from your balcony</li><li><b>Day-by-day itineraries </b>to help you prioritize your time</li><li><b>A detailed, detachable fold-out map,</b> plus museum and city maps throughout</li><li><b>Full-color, portable, and slim </b>for exploring on-the-go</li><li><b>Trip-planning practicalities</b> like when to go, how to get around on the Métro, basic French phrases, and more</li></ul></div><div><b>Lightweight yet packed with valuable insight into Paris's history and culture, <i>Rick Steves Pocket Paris </i>truly is a tour guide in your pocket.</b></div><div><br /></div><div>Expanding your trip? Try <i>Rick Steves France</i>!</div></div>
Rick Steves Pocket Italy's Cinque Terre
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

June 27, 2017

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<div>Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a "tour guide in your pocket." This colorful, compact 220-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.</div>
Rick Steves Pocket London
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

June 13, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<div>Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a "tour guide in your pocket." This colorful, compact 220-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map.<br /><br />Included in <i>Rick Steves Pocket London</i>:<br /><br />Sights: the National Portrait Gallery, Courtauld Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Bankside Walk<br /><br />Walks and Tours: the Westminster Walk, Westminster Abbey Tour, National Gallery Tour, West End Walk, British Museum Tour, British Library Tour, The City Walk, St. Paul's Cathedral Tour, and Tower of London Tour</div>

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