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16cm x 24cm. XII, 620 pages. Original hardcover with dustjacket. Excellent condition. An anthology of travel-writing from around the globe and spanning several centuries. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: An anthology of travel-writing through the ages from a well-loved travel writer. In 1985 Eric Newby compiled an anthology of travel-writing called "Travellers Tales", The enthusiasm and love for the subject he displayed shone out on every page. This volume aims to replicate the critical and commercial success of this and contains the same qualities. It should prove a treat for the armchair traveller and Newby fan.
About the Author: Eric Newby was born in London in 1919 and educated at St Paul's School. During the Second World War he served in the Black Watch and Special Boat Service and was a prisoner of war from 1942-5. He was awarded a Military Cross in 1945. For many years he was travel editor of the Observer. He is the author of many travel books including `Slowly down the Ganges', `A Small Place in Italy', `Departures and Arrivals', and two books of photographs: `What the Traveller Saw' and `Around the World in Eighty Years'. He was made CBE in 1994. He died in October 2006.
Titel: A Book of Lands and Peoples.
Verlag: London, HarperCollins
Buchbeschreibung Burlingame. - No date. With b/w Photos. Card covers. Pages unnumbered Edited by Historicana Irvin Ungar, California. Good. Artikel-Nr. 311433
Buchbeschreibung Verlag Wolfgang Kunth - Monaco Books Auflage. Monaco Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: gut. Auflage. Monaco Books. Human beings have become increasingly mobile in recent years. Marco Polo needed more than a year to reach the court of the Chinese emperor. Jules Verne gave the world an unforgettable story of an 80-day race around the world. Today, modern airplanes start and land every second carrying people from one continent to another in only hours. Modern travel makes it possible for more of us than ever to cross the inhospitable landscapes of Antarctica, explore the exotic attractions of Bali, make new friends in distant cities, jet to Singapore or Dubai for a business meeting, or discover the beauty of Cape Town and Bora Bora. Since the beginning of civilization, people have searched the globe in hopes of finding an undiscovered paradise the ancient Greeks had their dreams of Utopia, the Spanish conquistadors searched in vain for El Dorado, and modern tourists travel far and wide in hopes of a perfect holiday. People travel for a wide variety of reasons: in pursuit of relaxation or heart-pounding thrills, in search of unspoiled natural landscapes or ancient monuments. THE WORLD S GREATEST PLACES is a wonderful journey from the volcanic mountains of Iceland to the natural wonders of Africa, from the rapidly expanding cities of East Asia to the ancient capitals of Europe, from the homeland of indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest to the mighty monuments of the Middle East. So how do we find our personal paradise? The WORLD S GREATEST PLACES, on 672 pages with breathtaking pictures, shows all the paradises and wonders we have to see in our lifetime! Reisen Bildbände Welt Arktis Antarktis Erde Bildband GLobus ISBN-10 3-89944-535-X / 389944535X ISBN-13 978-3-89944-535-0 / 9783899445350 The World's Greatest Places: The most amazing travel destinations on Earth von - von Verlag Wolfgang Kunth - Monaco Books [Englisch] [Hardcover] In englischer Sprache. 672 pages. 4,5 x 24,6 x 30,2 cm. Artikel-Nr. BN27752