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Experience 60 of the world's greatest adventures on water - from sailing the Nile by felucca and cruising the Canadian Arctic, to exploring Pitcairn Island by cargo ship. With detailed accounts of each route, beautiful photos and practical tips on how to plan your own voyage.
These journeys are eclectic and wide-ranging, from the wonder of a glass-bottomed boat ride through Florida springs to the ease of a thatch-roofed kettuvallam exploring Kerala's famed backwaters. Old-fashioned paddlesteamers ply the length of the Mississippi in the style of the 1800s, and cruise ships on the Yangtze feature enthusiastic karaoke in Mandarin. Off-the-beaten-path cruises include Antarctica and Papua New Guinea. On the opposite end of the spectrum from a weeks-long journey over open seas is the charm of seeing a city from the water, whether crossing Victoria Harbour via Hong Kong's classic Star Ferry, viewing the banks of London from the Thames, or traversing Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River. Each trip includes authoritative commentary, awe-inspiring photography, and details of life on board the vessel, similar routes, and how to make the trip happen.
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Journeying by river provides the perfect opportunity to discover new places or see a new side of a familiar destination. Presented here are 50 remarkable, scenic and memorable voyages along the waterways of 6 Continents. Trips chosen because of the stunning scenery they pass through, as well as the historic and cultural sites that can be visited from side excursions.
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In this stunning book, intuition and instinct meet modern science as the therapeutic benefits of being in, on or by the sea are explained and explored, and how, if we look after the oceans they will, in turn, look after us.
Despite the widespread intuitive feeling that being by the water makes us happier and healthier, there hasn’t been much scientific evidence to quantify this connection. Until now. Environmental psychology is the study of how the natural environment makes us feel, think and behave, and scientists in this area are discovering the tangible benefits of breathing in the fresh sea air.
Reasons to spend time by the sea:
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For those who crave open skies and endless horizons, relocating to a home on the water inspires a new sense of freedom. Moveable homes with endless opportunities for exploration and changes of scenery.
Whether it be historic Narrow boats with shabby chic interiors or a barge transformed into a family home, thses vessels represent the best in waterborne cabin culture.
From the romantic lakes of Kashmir to the Bay of Venice, houseboats claim their space atop the water worldwide. A buoyant boutique hotel awaits guests in London. A floating sauna promises relaxation for friends upon the Pielisjoki River. DIY timber rafts evoke pride of craftsmanship whilst inspiring feelings of adventure. These charismatic structures provide refuge from being landlocked and a promise to satisfy curious natures.
Rock The Boat profiles the imaginative inhabitants and designers behind these houseboats; and inspiration to anyone interested in a touch of escape or even a permanent change of address. The ingenuity knows no bounds...
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The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of Earth’s surface — greater than all of the planet’s landmasses combined. It contains half of the world’s water, hides its deepest places, and is home to some of the most dazzling creatures known to science. Illustrated in full colour throughout, Big Pacific blends a wealth of stunning images from NHNZ's groundbreaking natural history TV series of the same name with spellbinding storytelling to take you into a realm teeming with exotic life yet rarely witnessed up close — until now. Provides an unparalleled look at a diverse range of species, locations, and natural phenomena, Big Pacific is truly an epic excursion to one of the world’s last great frontiers.
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A fascinating history and armchair journey to the world's most dangerous and frightful places, complete with vintage maps and period illustrations in a handsome volume.
This alluring read includes 40 locations that are rife with disaster, chaos, paranormal activity, and death. The places gathered here include the dangerous Strait of Messina, home of the mythical sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis; the coal town of Jharia, where the ground burns constantly with fire; Kasanka National Park in Zambia, where 8 million migrating bats darken the skies; the Nevada Triangle in the Sierra Nevada mountains, where hundreds of aircraft have disappeared; and Aokigahara Forest near Mount Fuji in Japan, the world's second most popular suicide location following the Golden Gate Bridge.
Olivier Le Carrer is a journalist and passionate sailor. He has spent the last 30 years exploring the shores of the planet. He has written several books on cartography and navigation.
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The Mediterranean Sea is one of the World's greatest treasures. With a coastline of around 46,000 km and containing approximately 3000 Islands, exploring by small yacht, where time is not of the essence, is a rewarding and uplifting experience. Beauty as diverse as the people, soaring Mountains, sandy deserts, bustling Ports, lonely coves, lush Islands and wind blasted rocks..not to mention the cuisine!
A big book full of beautiful photographs and an enticing array of recipes, is all you need to inspire you to set off. Join the yacht Sea Dreams on a voyage of wonder and memories.
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Also referred to as the Third Set of Locks Project, the recent expansion of the Panama Canal by a construction consortium led by the Salini Impregilo group is a great feat of engineering, intending to double its capacity by increasing the number and the size of the ships passing through, minimizing the time it takes to cross the continent to just two hours and paving the way for a new era in global trade.
This highly visual book documents the progression and construction of the canal, retracing its history and important events to reveal in vivid color this colossal human intervention in nature. The words of the authors, along with spectacular photographs by Edoardo Montaina, are accompanied by stunning views of the massive oil tankers, cargo ships, and cruise liners floating between two wings of wild forest.
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