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Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places ...
by Lonely Planet

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

August 01, 2015

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<P><B>Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher,</B> <B>brings you the world...ranked. What will be number 1, you ask? We have the answer.</B> </P><P>This compilation of the 500 most unmissable sights and attractions in the world has been ranked by Lonely Planet's global community of travel experts, so big name mega-sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal battle it out with lesser-known hidden gems for a prized place in the top 10, making this the only bucket list you'll ever need. This definitive wish list of the best places to visit on earth is packed with insightful write-ups and inspiring photography to get you motivated to start ticking off <I>your</I> travel list. <B>What's your number 1?</B> </P><P><B>Authors: </B>Lonely Planet </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet:</B> Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P><P><I>'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' </I>-- Fairfax Media </P><P><I>'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times</I> </P><P><I>Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.</I> </P>
The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesi...
by Thucydides

Language

English

Pages

752

Publication Date

September 10, 1998

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Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time,” and indeed it is the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Considered essential reading for generals, statesmen, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2,000 years, <i>The Peloponnesian War</i> is a mine of military, moral, political, and philosophical wisdom.<BR><BR>Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time,” and indeed it is the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Considered essential reading for generals, statesmen, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2,000 years, <i>The Peloponnesian War</i> is a mine of military, moral, political, and philosophical wisdom.<BR> <BR>However, this classic book has long presented obstacles to the uninitiated reader. Robert Strassler's new edition removes these obstacles by providing a new coherence to the narrative overall, and by effectively reconstructing the lost cultural context that Thucydides shared with his original audience. Based on the venerable Richard Crawley translation, updated and revised for modern readers. <i>The Landmark Thucydides</i> includes a vast array of superbly designed and presented maps, brief informative appendices by outstanding classical scholars on subjects of special relevance to the text, explanatory marginal notes on each page, an index of unprecedented subtlety, and numerous other useful features.<BR> <BR>In any list of the Great Books of Western Civilization, <i>The Peloponnesian War</i> stands near the top. This authoritative new edition will ensure that its greatness is appreciated by future generations.
Demolishing the Myth: The Tank Battle at Prokhorovka, Kursk, July...
by , Stuart Britton

Language

English

Pages

664

Publication Date

June 27, 2011

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<SPAN STYLE= "" > on 12 July. The combat on this day receives particular scrutiny, as Zamulin works to clarify the relative size of the contending forces, the actual area of this battle, and the costs suffered by both sides. The costs to General P. A. Rotmistrov's 5th Guards Tank Army and General A. S. Zhadov's 5th Guards Army as they slammed into 1st SS Panzer Grenadier Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, 3rd SS Panzer Grenadier Division Totenkopf and a portion of 2nd SS Panzer Grenadier Division Das Reich were particularly devastating, and Zamulin examinesA groundbreaking book when first published in Russia in 2005, now Valeriy Zamulin's study of the crucible of combat during the titanic clash at Kursk - the fighting at Prokhorovka - is available in English. A former staff member of the Prokhorovka Battlefield State Museum, Zamulin has dedicated years of his life to the study of the battle of Kursk, and especially the fighting on its southern flank involving the famous attack of the II SS Panzer Corps into the teeth of deeply-echeloned Red Army defenses. A product of five years of intense research into the once-secret Central Archives of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Zamulin lays out in enormous detail the plans and tactics of both sides, culminating in the famous and controversial clash at Prokhorovka on 12 July 1943. Zamulin skillfully weaves reminiscences of Red Army and Wehrmacht soldiers and officers into the narrative of the fighting, using in part files belonging to the Prokhorovka Battlefield State Museum. Zamulin has the advantage of living in Prokhorovka, so he has walked the ground of the battlefield many times and has an intimate knowledge of the terrain.<BR><BR>Examining the battle from primarily the Soviet side, Zamulin reveals the real costs and real achievements of the Red Army at Kursk, and especially Prokhorovka. He examines mistaken deployments and faulty decisions that hampered the Voronezh Front's efforts to contain the Fourth Panzer Army's assault, and the valiant, self-sacrificial fighting of the Red Army's soldiers and junior officers as they sought to slow the German advance, and then crush the II SS Panzer Corps with a heavy counterattack at Prokhorovka the nuts and bolts of the counteroffensive to see why this was so. <BR><BR>Zamulin does not exclude the oft-overlooked efforts of Army Group Kempf's III Panzer Corps on the right-wing of the Fourth Panzer Army, as it sought to keep pace with the II SS Panzer Corps advance, and then breach the line of the Northern Donets River in order to link up with its left-hand neighbor in the region of Prokhorovka. Zamulin describes how the Soviet High Command and the Voronezh Front had to cobble together quickly a defense of this line with already battered units, but needed to reinforce it with fresh formations at the expense of the counterstroke at Prokhorovka. <BR><BR>Illustrated with numerous maps and photographs (including present-day views of the battlefield), and supplemented with extensive tables of data, Zamulin's book is an outstanding contribution to the growing literature on the battle of Kursk, and further demolishes many of the myths and legends that grew up around this battle.</SPAN>
Rick Steves Pocket Amsterdam
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

220

Publication Date

September 19, 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.<br /><br /><i>Rick Steves Pocket Amsterdam</i> includes the following walks and tours:<br /><br /><ul><li>Amsterdam City Walk</li><li>Red Light District Walk</li><li>Jordaan Walk</li><li>Rijksmuseum Tour</li><li>Van Gogh Museum Tour</li><li>Anne Frank House Tour</li><li>Amstelkring Museum Tour</li><li>Amsterdam Museum Tour</li></ul></div><br />
Top 10 Tokyo (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDES)
by DK Travel

Language

English

Pages

144

Publication Date

June 20, 2017

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<p>True to its name, this covers all of Tokyo's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use top 10 lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.</p><p>This newly updated pocket travel guide for Tokyo will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer, from historic temples and shrines to parks and fish markets.</p><p>Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of <b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Tokyo</i></b>.</p><p>+ Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Japan.<br />+ Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.<br />+ New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.<br />+ Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.<br />+ New typography and fresh layout throughout.</p><p>You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. </p><p>The perfect pocket-size travel companion: <b><i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Tokyo</i></b>.</p>
Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

June 14, 2016

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<div>Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” Each colorful, compact 280-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><I>Rick Steves Pocket Barcelona</I> includes the following walks and tours:<BR><BR>• Ramblas Ramble<BR>• Barri Gotic and Cathedral Tour<BR>• Picasso Museum Tour<BR>• Eixample Walk<BR>• Sagrada Familia Tour<BR></div>
Rick Steves Pocket Rome
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 30, 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.<br /><br />Included in <i>Rick Steves Pocket Rome</i>:<br /><br />Sights: the National Museum, Palatine Hill, Trajan's Column, Market, and Imperial Forums, Baths of Diocletian, Appian Way, St. Peter-in-Chains, Pilgrim's Tour of Rome, Jewish Ghetto, and Capitoline Museums<br /><br />Walks and Tours: Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum Tour, Night Walk Across Rome, Pantheon Tour, Vatican Museum Tour, St. Peter's Basilica Tour, and Borghese Gallery</div>
Moon Morocco (Moon Travel Guides)
by Lucas Peters

Language

English

Pages

488

Publication Date

January 24, 2017

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<b>Moon Travel Guides: Your World Your Way<br /><br />Grand imperial cities, calm desert oases, Mediterranean beaches, and ancient history: explore this incredible crossroads of culture with <i>Moon Morocco</i>.</b><br /><ul><li><b>Strategic itineraries</b> for every budget, passion, and timeline, curated for culture and history buffs, beachgoers, adventure junkies, and more, whether you're in Morocco for a few days or a few weeks</li><li><b>Unique ideas and activities:</b> Cook your own traditional tajines in a restored <i>riad</i>, or treat yourself to world-class French cuisine. Hike the soaring peaks and jaw-dropping valleys of Morocco's four mountain ranges (by foot, or by mule!), or relax on miles of idyllic beaches. Sip refreshing mint tea and destress with a customary <i>hammam</i>, challenge your bartering skills at a busy local souk, or explore one of Morocco's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites</li><li><b>Firsthand perspective</b> from Morocco expert Lucas Peters on the country he called home for six years</li><li><b>Focused coverage</b> of Casablanca and the South Atlantic Coast, Rabat and the North Atlantic Coast, Tangier and the Mediterranean Coast, Fez and the Middle Atlas, Marrakech, the High Atlas, Ouarzazate, and the Southern Oases</li><li><b>Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps </b>throughout</li><li>Thorough background on the landscape, plants and animals, history, government, and culture, plus useful tips on public transportation, car and bike rentals, and air travel</li><li><b>Handy tools</b> including a Darija and French phrasebook with pronunciation guides</li><li><b>Essential information</b> on visas, accommodation, safety, traveling alone or with children, LGBTQ+ travel, and more </li></ul><b>With <i>Moon Morocco's</i> myriad activities, practical advice, and insider tips, you can plan your trip your way.</b><br /><br />Craving more international adventure? Try <i>Moon Israel & the West Bank</i>. Interested in exploring more unique cities? Try <i>Moon Jerusalem </i>or <i>Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast</i>.<br />
Amazon Alexa: The Complete User Guide for Beginners 2017 (Second ...
by Jeremy Bennett

Language

English

Pages

67

Publication Date

November 22, 2017

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<h1> Amazon Alexa </h1><br /><h2> The Complete User Guide for Beginners 2017 (Second Generation Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Spot, Echo Show, Alexa Kit, Alexa Skills Kit + web services) </h2><br />You might wonder what in the world Alexa is, or even what it entails? Well, Alexa is one of Amazon’s newest technological developments, and it has changed the way smart home devices work. If you’ve ever wanted to control everything from your voice, and voice alone, then you’re in luck.<br />This book will discuss how to use the Alexa system, the various aspects of it, and how you can totally get the most out of this. With your Alexa system, you’ll be able to truly do what you can to make this the best system possible.<br /><br /><h2>Here is a preview of what you'll learn:</h2><ul><li> All about each major Echo system that’s been released, including ones not released yet </li><li> The Alexa system and why you need it </li><li> The Alexa skills kit </li><li> The best Alexa skills to have implemented </li><li> The Alexa voice search </li><li> Alexa skills and parts to enable and disable </li></ul><br /><br />You’ll be able to effectively use this system in order to accomplish tasks. For many people, getting this system might make it harder for them to accomplish tasks in this world, but with the help of Alexa, and through the use of this guide, you’ll be able to do all of this and so much more, which in turn will allow you to get the most that you can from your Alexa device, which is honestly something that can help you immensely. The future is in your voice, and Alexa is ready to help you with this. <br />Download your copy of <b>" Amazon Alexa "</b> by scrolling up and clicking <b>"Buy Now With 1-Click"</b> button.<br />
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Rick Steves Pocket Venice
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

August 09, 2016

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Customer Reviews
<b>Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a tour guide in your pocket.</b><br /><br />This colorful, compact guidebook includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in Venice. 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 /><i>Rick Steves' Pocket Venice</i> includes the following walks and tours:<br /><ul><li>St. Mark's Square Tour </li><li>St. Mark's Basilica Tour </li><li>Doge's Palace Tour </li><li>Frari Church Tour </li><li>St. Mark's to Rialto Walk </li><li>Rialto to Frari Church Walk </li><li>St. Mark's to San Zaccaria Walk</li></ul>

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