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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>.
Bucket List Adventures: 10 Incredible Journeys to Experience Befo...
by Annette White

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

January 17, 2017

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<DIV><B>A wide-ranging travel memoir and inspiring guide by a woman who overcome her fears and set out for her dream destinations.</B><BR />  <BR /> Writing down the things you’d like to see and do before you die is one thing—actually doing them is another. After years of allowing her anxieties to keep her from pursuing the adventures she dreamed of, Annette White has now made a second career out of writing her bucket list—and then crossing things off of it.<BR />  <BR /> On her popular blog, she has chronicled her adventures on virtually every continent—from walking among wildebeests in Africa to climbing an active volcano in Guatemala to swimming in a lake in Palau surrounded by thousands of jellyfish. In <I>Bucket List Adventures</I>, she takes you along for the ride, and shows you how to live your adventures, too.<BR />  <BR /><I>Bucket List Adventures</I> is not only a practical travel book—sharing detailed information on lodging, helpful resources, etc.—but also an inspiration for people to step out of their comfort zones. An extensive appendix includes information about fifty additional places to consider for your future adventures.<BR />  </DIV>
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.
Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Hig...
by Jamie Jensen

Language

English

Pages

953

Publication Date

March 20, 2018

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<b>The Road Awaits! <br /><br />Criss-cross the country on America's classic two-lane highways with <i>Road Trip USA</i>!<br /><br />Inside you'll find:</b><br /><ul><li><b>11 of America's favorite road trips with a flexible network of route combinations, </b>color-coded and extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itineraries</li><li><b>Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Americana, </b>including roadside curiosities, parks, diners, and more</li><li><b>Local history</b> that reveals the <b>unique personalities</b> of small towns and big cities across the country </li><li><b>Vintage snapshots, full-color photos, and beautiful illustrations </b>of America both then and now </li><li><b>Over 125 detailed driving maps</b> covering more than 35,000 miles of classic American blacktop</li><li><b>Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen,</b> who cruised nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement</li></ul><b><i>Road Trip USA</i> celebrates the great American road trip, and gives you the tools, resources, and inspiration to make it your own. </b><br /><br /><b>Hit the road!</b>
Gold Run: The Rescue of Norway’s Gold Bullion from the Nazis, 1...
by Robert Pearson

Language

English

Pages

266

Publication Date

June 04, 2015

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<SPAN STYLE= "" >Gold Run is the true story of arguably one of the greatest gold snatches in history. It is a tale of immense bravery, endurance and great leadership of loyal Norwegians, plus a little good fortune and help from the British against intrigue and overwhelming odds.<BR><BR>The German invasion of Norway on the night of April 8th/9th 1940 almost took Norway completely unawares; had it not been for the defiance of one small coastal battery, the Norwegian Royal Family, Government, and nearly 50 tons of Gold bullion would have had no chance to escape. In desperate haste the Royal Family fled Oslo by rail, dodging bombs and strafing, eventually reaching the port of Molde which was subsequently devastated by fire bombing. The gold with extraordinary ingenuity was moved by road, rail and fishing boat, hotly pursued by the Germans. Its weight and the need for total secrecy created unique transportation problems. After several instances of near disaster, the Norwegians managed to get the gold to the coast where the Royal Navy came to the rescue. Such was the difficulty of extricating the bullion, it was not possible to load it in one cargo, and it was taken off in three Royal Navy Cruisers, HMS Enterprise, Galatea and Glasgow, from different locations. The ships were attacked in port, then constantly harassed and bombed by the Luftwaffe as they made their way back to the UK.<BR><BR>The loss of the bullion was a blow to the Germans. They had gained a country, but lost a King, a government and huge amount of bullion that would have financed their war machine. That loss is directly attributed to a visionary bank chief, a Colonel, a hastily assembled body of Norwegians and the ships and men of the Royal Navy, ever resourceful, brave and loyal to their respective countries. This is their story.<BR><BR>Robert Pearson is a high school teacher and writer, who researches Norway in the Second World War. He is particularly passionate about the roles that the Norwegians and British played during the War, Naval Intelligence and the Special Operations Executive – better known as SOE.</SPAN>
The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer ...
by Michael Blanding

Language

English

Pages

299

Publication Date

May 29, 2014

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<b>The story of an infamous crime, a revered map dealer with an unsavory secret, and the ruthless subculture that consumed him</b><br /><br /> <br /><br />Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers—both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to navigate the world. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief —until he was finally arrested slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library. <i>The Map Thief</i> delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Acclaimed reporter Michael Blanding has interviewed all the key players in this stranger-than-fiction story, and shares the fascinating histories of maps that charted the New World, and how they went from being practical instruments to quirky heirlooms to highly coveted objects. Though pieces of the map theft story have been written before, Blanding is the first reporter to explore the story in full—and had the rare privilege of having access to Smiley himself after he’d gone silent in the wake of his crimes. Moreover, although Smiley swears he has admitted to all of the maps he stole, libraries claim he stole hundreds more—and offer intriguing clues to prove it. Now, through a series of exclusive interviews with Smiley and other key individuals, Blanding teases out an astonishing tale of destruction and redemption.<br /><br /> <br /><br /><i>The Map Thief</i> interweaves Smiley’s escapades with the stories of the explorers and mapmakers he knew better than anyone. Tracking a series of thefts as brazen as the art heists in <i>Provenance</i> and a subculture as obsessive as the oenophiles in <i>The Billionaire’s Vinegar</i>, Blanding has pieced together an unforgettable story of high-stakes crime.<br /> <br />
Moon Patagonia: Including the Falkland Islands (Travel Guide)
by Wayne Bernhardson

Language

English

Pages

620

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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<b>Your World Your Way! </b><br /><br />Patagonia's staggering landscapes, titanic glaciers, and rugged mountains evoke mystery and inspire self-discovery. Explore the ends of the earth with <i>Moon Patagonia</i>.<br /><br /><b>What You'll Find in <i>Moon Patagonia</i>:</b><br /><ul><li><b>Expert author</b> and world traveler Wayne Bernhardson shares his perspective on his favorite place on earth<br /></li><li><b>Full-color guidebook</b> with vibrant, helpful photos</li><li><b>Detailed directions and maps</b> for getting around and exploring on your own</li><li><b>Strategic itineraries</b>, including The Best of Patagonia, Wildlife Encounters, Explore the Natural World, Glacier Gazing, and Classic Patagonia Road Trips</li><li><b>Activities and ideas for every traveler</b>: Hike the glacier of Perito Moreno National Park, or glimpse Patagonia's pre-Colombian past at Cueva de las Manos. See penguins and marine mammals off the coast of the Falkland Islands, or visit Chile's lakes district, home to the Mapuche people. Savor authentic <i>asado</i> at a local ranch, and go horseback riding through the Torres mountains. Sample seafood in Santiago, or take in tango in Buenos Aires</li><li><b>In-depth coverage </b>for Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Northern Argentine Patagonia, The Chilean Lakes District, Aisén and Continental Chiloé, Southern Argentine Patagonia, Magallanes, Argentine Tierra del Fuego, and the Falkland Islands</li><li><b>Accurate information,</b> including background on the landscape, culture, history, and environment</li><li><b>Handy tools</b> such as travel tips and safety information in an easy-to-navigate format, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your daypack</li></ul><br /><b>With <i>Moon Patagonia</i>'s practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.</b><br /><br />
Rick Steves Pocket Paris
by , Gene Openshaw

Language

English

Pages

220

Publication Date

June 27, 2017

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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, Notre-Dame, 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 2019</i>!</div></div>
The Simple Life Guide To RV Living: The Road to Freedom and the M...
by Gary Collins

Language

English

Pages

115

Publication Date

April 01, 2018

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<h2>Want to leave the rat race in your rearview mirror? Discover the mile-by-mile guide to a whole new life on the open road.</h2><p>Do you feel trapped in your humdrum routine? Do you want more from life than a paycheck and a permanent address? Author and entrepreneur Gary Collins has found true freedom and fulfillment in his life on the road. Now he’s here to help you liberate your lifestyle and find lasting joy through simplicity.</p><p> </p><p><i>The Simple Life Guide To RV Living: The Road to Freedom and the Mobile Lifestyle Revolution </i> contains step-by-step instructions for transitioning to a carefree traveling lifestyle. From the author’s first-hand experiences, you’ll learn the ins and outs of selecting and outfitting your ideal home-on-wheels. With Collins as your navigator, you’ll steer clear of costly and time-consuming hazards of mobile living for a smooth ride into your adventurous new life.</p><h3>In <i>The Simple Life Guide To RV Living: The Road to Freedom and the Mobile Lifestyle Revolution</i>, you’ll discover:</h3><ul><li>How to declutter and downsize your life for a stress-free new beginning</li><li>How to select an RV that will meet all of your personal mobile living needs</li><li>How to handle common obstacles for a trouble-free transition into your new life</li><li>Gary Collins’ personal story of running his business remotely and riding the road</li><li>Tips and tricks for saving money and time along your journey and much, much more!</li></ul><p><i>The Simple Life Guide To RV Living: The Road to Freedom and the Mobile Lifestyle Revolution<i>is your must-have roadmap for mobilizing your future. If you like first-hand advice, practical how-to guides, and forging your own path, then you’ll love Gary Collins’ first guidebook in The Simple Life, a liberating life adventure series. </i></i></p><h2><i><i><u>Buy<i>The Simple Life Guide To RV Living: The Road to Freedom and the Mobile Lifestyle Revolution > to grab the wheel of your destiny today!</i></u></i></i></h2>
Culloden: The History and Archaeology of the Last Clan Battle
by Pen and Sword Military

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 19, 2009

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<SPAN STYLE= "" >In battle at Culloden Moor on 16 April 1746 the Jacobite cause was dealt a mortal blow. The power of the Highland clans was broken. And the image of sword-wielding Highlanders charging into a hail of lead delivered by the red-coated battalions of the Hanoverian army has passed into legend. The battle was decisive - it was a turning point in British history. And yet our perception of this critical episode tends to be confused by mistaken, sometimes partisan views of the events on the battlefield. So, what really happened at Culloden? In this fascinating and original book, a team of leading historians and archaeologists reconsiders every aspect of the battle. They examine the latest historical and archaeological evidence, question every assumption, and rewrite the story of the campaign in vivid detail. This is the first time that such a distinguished team of experts has focused on a single British battle. The result is a seminal study of the subject, and it is a landmark publication of battlefield archaeology.</SPAN>

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