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Each island has its own distinctive story to tell and offers travellers a round-up of exciting activities to pursue to help make trip planning a total breeze.
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Islands represent adventure, mystery, wilderness and escapism. Surrounded by water, they're somewhere to run away to, to be marooned on, to find a paradise…
The British Isles includes some 194 inhabited islands (out of a total of over 6,000), ranging from remote lost worlds to famous and popular holiday spots.
This book includes them all, in one enticing package.
This wonderfully comprehensive and inspiring guide starts off with a Best of… section, highlighting the ten best islands for foodies, wildlife, adrenaline-junkies and pure escapism. Then, region by region, the author explores the UK's most wonderful islands, including:
Illustrated with beautiful colour photography, the text ensures you won't miss out on must-see attractions, wildlife and natural features, local food specialties, sporting activities,
best places to stay and eat, and all-important transport links to and from the mainland, and other nearby islands.
For some light relief, there are interesting historical and cultural anecdotes woven through, giving a fascinating insight into the way of life on these sometimes remote settlements.
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In Island Dreams, Gavin Francis examines our collective fascination with islands. He blends stories of his own travels with psychology, philosophy and great voyages from literature, shedding new light on the importance of islands and isolation in our collective consciousness.
Comparing the life of freedom of thirty years of extraordinary travel from the Faroe Islands to the Aegean, from the Galapagos to the Andaman Islands with a life of responsibility as a doctor, community member and parent approaching middle age.
Illustrated with maps throughout, this is a celebration of human adventures in the world and within our minds.
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The biologically richest island on Earth, featuring more than 200 spectacular colour images by award-winning National Geographic photographer Tim Laman.
Lying between the Equator and Australia's north coast, and surrounded by the richest coral reefs on Earth,
New Guinea is the world's largest, highest, and most environmentally complex tropical island—home to rainforests with showy rhododendrons,
strange and colorful orchids, tree-kangaroos, spiny anteaters, ingenious bowerbirds, and spectacular birds of paradise.
New Guinea is also home to more than a thousand traditional human societies, each with its own language and lifestyle, and many of these tribes still live in isolated villages and serve as stewards of the rainforests they inhabit.
New Guinea provides a comprehensive introduction to the island's environment, animals, plants, and traditional rainforest cultures. Individual chapters cover the island's history of exploration; geology; climate and weather; biogeography; plantlife; insects, spiders, and other invertebrates; freshwater fishes; snakes, lizards, and frogs; birdlife; mammals; paleontology; paleoanthropology; cultural and linguistic diversity; surrounding islands and reefs; the pristine forest of the Foja Mountains; village life; and future sustainability.
Complete with informative illustrations and a large, detailed map, New Guinea offers an enchanting account of the island's unequalled natural and cultural treasures.
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From short sailing trips with friends to longer cruises along coastlines or across the oceans, this book celebrates the nautical way of life.
Sailing the Seas takes the reader on a series on adventures across the globe, from the coast of the US down to the Caribbean, through classic Mediterranean voyages and of trips in far-flung locations such as Thailand and French Polynesia. Presenting a fresh, younger side of sailing, this beautiful hardback gift book reveals the sights, sounds, tastes, and experiences that can be had on board a boat.
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Figureheads, the carved wooden sculptures that decorate the prows of sailing ships, offer protection for the crew from harsh seas and lends the vessel its specific spirit--or at least that was the theory in the distant past. Figureheads developed from an ancient tradition of decorating ships with painted eyes, carved figures, and animal heads. Vikings in northern Europe adorned the bows of their vessels with dragon heads, which were thought to help ships see their way through the sea. They are considered the only tangible evidence of the "Great Age of Sail." But what other purposes did sailors believe figureheads served? What stories do these beautiful objects tell? And what do the different characters symbolize?
Figureheads:On the Bow of the Ship contains over fifty examples of wooden carvings from the National Maritime Museum in London, home to the world's most extensive collection of figureheads. The illustrated guide explores themes surrounding these unique carvings from mythology and gender to politics and literature.
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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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Dream lifestyles around New Zealand's coastlines and waterways - stories and sensational images of people who have made these enviable life choices,
and what it has taken them to get there.
This book tells the fascinating stories of a range of people who have made it happen. The lifestyles are enviable, but it takes planning, tough decisions and hard graft to get there. From family baches passed down through generations and brought back to life to architect-designed beach houses for young families, there is a simplicity of approach and single-minded focus on the end goals that is common through widely different situations.
Homes and people covered are in: Ahipara; Bay of Islands; Matapouri Bay; Whananaki; Piha; Raglan; Pauanui; Lake Rotoiti; Papamoa; Gisborne; Mahia Peninsula; Oakura; Golden Bay; Pelorus Sound; Greymouth; Kaikoura; and Dunedin.
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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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There is a growing trend around the world – especially in Europe and America – to build greener and more sustainable housing, such as floating homes. Cities like Amsterdam and Seattle boast spectacular neighbourhoods of floating homes with all the comforts and amenities of traditional homes. Available in different sizes and finishes, they are tailored to the needs of each individual homeowner.
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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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