The Atlas of Sports

Who Plays What, Where, and why

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Author: Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780520268241

Category: Reference

Page: 144

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Presents a survey of sports around the world, along with sections that discuss how politics has affected international events, economic concerns, and which sports are popular in different countries.

The World Atlas of Sport

Who Plays What, Where, and why

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Author: Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: Myriad

ISBN: 9780956559920

Category: Sports

Page: 144

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This beautifully designed and fully illustrated atlas maps the world's major competitive sports, with comprehensive sections on the politics, economics and scandals of international sporting events plus a gazetteer of each country's sporting profile. Tracing the emergence of sport in its modern forms, it features all sports recognised by the International Olympic Committee, as well as colourful case studies of the sportsmen and women who have emerged as global celebrities and superstars.

World Atlas of Mangroves

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Author: Mark Spalding,Mami Kainuma,Lorna Collins

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849776601

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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"This atlas provides the first truly global assessment of the state of the world's mangroves. Written by the leading expert on mangroves with support from the top international researchers and conservation organizations, this full color atlas contains 60 full-page maps, hundreds of photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive country-by-country assessment of mangroves. Included are the first detailed estimates of changes in mangrove forestcover worldwide and at regional and national levels, an assessment of these changes and a country-by-country examination of biodiversity protection. The book also presents a wealth of global statistics on biodiversity, habitat area, loss and economic value which provide a unique record of mangroves against which future threats and changes can be evaluated. Case-studies, written by regional experts, provide insights into regional mangrove issues, including primary and potential productivity, biodiversity, and information on present and traditional uses and values and sustainable management."--Pub. desc.

The First World Atlas of Football

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Author: Radovan Jelinek,Jiří Tomeš

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788090283220

Category: Soccer

Page: 231

View: 9110

Guide to football clubs in 220 countries.

The World Atlas of Saltwater Fishing

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Author: Ken Schultz

Publisher: Hamlyn

ISBN: 9781585741922

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Shultz offers a color tour of the premier saltwater fishing locations around the world, including the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and Europe. Focusing on the major fish attractions at each location, the atlas describes game fish trends, fishing techniques, preferred seasonal fishing times, and more. Color photos and diagrams.

The World Atlas of Street Photography

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Author: Jackie Higgins,Max Kozloff

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300207166

Category: Art

Page: 399

View: 857

Collects street photographs from noted photographers of cities around the world, from New York and Sao Paolo to Paris and Sydney.

The World Atlas of Wine

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Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845339043

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

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Limited collector's slipcase edition- each book is individually numbered with a specially designed book plate personally signed by both authors. The seventh edition will confirm the status of The World Atlas of Wine as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work. Reflecting the changing nature of the wine scene, the Atlas details developments in climate, technique and fashion as well as new regulations made over the last six years. A new Australian map highlights the importance of cool-climate regions as global warming takes effect, for example,while dynamic regions such as coastal Croatia, South Africa's Swartland and Ningxia in China are covered for the first time. The world's increasing appetite for wine is matched by a growing thirst for knowledge,which this book will amply satisfy.

The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti

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Author: Rafael Schacter,John Fekner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300199422

Category: Art

Page: 399

View: 8314

DIVAn authoritative guide to the most significant artists, schools, and styles of street art and graffiti around the world/div

The World Atlas of Coffee

From beans to brewing - coffees explored, explained and enjoyed

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Author: James Hoffmann

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 1784725714

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

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Coffee has never been better, or more interesting, than it is today. Coffee producers have access to more varieties and techniques than ever before and we, as consumers, can share in that expertise to make sure the coffee we drink is the best we can find. Where coffee comes from, how it was harvested, the roasting process and the water used to make the brew are just a few of the factors that influence the taste of what we drink. Champion barista and coffee expert James Hoffmann examines these key factors, looking at varieties of coffee, the influence of terroir, how it is harvested and processed, the roasting methods used, through to the way in which the beans are brewed. Country by country - from Bolivia to Zambia - he then identifies key characteristics and the methods that determine the quality of that country's output. Along the way we learn about everything from the development of the espresso machine, to why strength guides on supermarket coffee are really not good news. This is the first book to chart the coffee production of over 35 countries, encompassing knowledge never previously published outside the coffee industry. For everyone who wants to understand more about coffee and its wonderful nuances and possibilities, this is the book to have.

The World Atlas of Golf

The Great Courses and how They are Played

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Author: Pat Ward-Thomas,Charles M. Price

Publisher: Random House (NY)

ISBN: 9780394408149

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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World Atlas of Tattoo

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Author: Anna Felicity Friedman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300210485

Category: Art

Page: 400

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A lavishly illustrated global exploration of the vast array of styles and most significant practitioners of tattoo from ancient times to today

Sport and Leisure Cultures

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Author: Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816633838

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 273

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A sweeping analysis of sport culture's global, national, and local impact.

The World Atlas of Birds

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785831631

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Written by fourteen of the world's outstanding authorities on ornithology, illustrated with more than 500 original portraits, 270 line drawings, and 167 maps and diagrams, The World Atlas of Birds offers a fresh look at what birds are, how they live, and what lies behind their extraordinary success in coming to terms with virtually every habitat available to our planet, from polar regions to equatorial rainforests, mountaintops to the open sea. The World Atlas of Birds selects more than 500 species of birds and examines them in depth, region by region, choosing each one to illustrate a particular facet of bird life â?? a hunting technique or physical specialization, courtship behavior or feeding habit. More than fifty boxed topics look at unusual aspects of bird behavior such as techniques of nest building, the relationship between adult and young, and the strange links that can exist between birds and other animals. In addition, the introductory chapter probes such general subjects as evolution, physiology, flight, and the mystery of migration; a glossary and catalog of scientific and common names is preceded by a unique section containing a full descriptive classification explaining the relationships and characteristics of the world's 155 bird families; and a complete index to the text and illustrations concludes the book.

World Atlas of Beer

The Essential Guide to the Beers of the World

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Author: Tim Webb,Stephen Beaumont

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781784721442

Category:

Page: 272

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As craft brewing continues to go from strength to strength across the world, The World Atlas of Beer is the definitive and essential guide to beer, with information on brews ranging from the Trappist ales of Belgium to the wheat beers of Bavaria, Breton black beers, barrel-aged Californian beers, British bitters, Vietnamese bia hoì, traditional Finnish sahti, and the output of the hundreds of craft breweries around the world, from the USA and Canada, to Japan and even the Easter Islands. It explores the development of beer and the myriad brewing techniques in use today. Country by country the book considers a vast range of beer styles and traditions. Detailed maps describe crucial trends in major territories and features such as matching beer with food and how to pour different kinds of beer complete the picture. Now in a fully updated second edition, this book is the perfect companion to help you explore the best beers the world has to offer.

The Phaidon atlas of contemporary world architecture

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Author: Phaidon Press

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 437

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The Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture, Travel Edition presents all ofhe best works of architecture completed in the last five years in anltra-convenient mini-format, perfect for the holiday or business traveller.;ach of the 1,052 projects from the comprehensive edition are included with aingle image per building and a short text to help the traveller recognise it.he project entry gives the name of each building and its architect, theocation, and the address, if visitable, as well as the telephone number,here appropriate. There is also a system to indicate which projects are openo the public. In addition to the forty two regional maps from theomprehensive edition, there are an additional 27 new city maps which locatehe buildings in more built up areas;The book provides a unique opportunityo visit 1,052 works of contemporary architecture in all parts of the world,rom the Arctic Circle to the African deserts and beyond. The Phaidon Atlasf Contemporary World Architecture, Travel Edition is an essential companionn the travels of all those interested in gaining a first hand understanding

World Atlas of Tea

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Author: Krisi Smith

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781784720933

Category:

Page: 240

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A cup of tea is an everyday pleasure for people the world over. And increasingly there is a dizzying array of teas to choose from - from robust black tea to elegant green tea and everything in between. In fact every tea has a fascinating story to tell about the place in which it grew - from soil, climate and altitude to the choices its producers made in processing it. Then there are the myriad ways in which that tea can be prepared for your daily cup. Tea mixologist Krisi Smith sets out what you need to know to appreciate teas of all descriptions - from harvesting and processing methods for different varieties to how to make the perfect cup. The world's key tea-growing regions and their best products are identified and their taste profiles explained - from China, Taiwan, Japan, India and Sri Lanka to Nepal, Vietnam and East Africa. The world of tea is fast-moving and Krisi also includes info on everything from blending teas to your own taste and some innovative recipes, to health benefits and the perfect kit to make your brew truly delicious.

The World Atlas of Street Food

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Author: Sue Quinn,Carol Wilson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477313961

Category: Cooking

Page: N.A

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Street food is one of the most amazing culinary success stories of the twenty-first century, defying globalization and the spread of multinational fast-food franchises. Fresh, cheap, plentiful, and varied, street food offers urban residents a cornucopia of choices. Food that was once obtainable only on Saharan roadsides is now available in New York City, and Patagonian village recipes can be picked up in downtown Hong Kong. Millions of people all over the world eat street food every day, and their numbers are rising rapidly. The World Atlas of Street Food identifies the best places around the globe to find street food and surveys the mouth-watering range of food and drink being purveyed. Organized geographically and sumptuously illustrated, the book covers North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australasia. For several major cities in each region, Carol Wilson and Sue Quinn describe what the locals eat in the best and most established food markets. The authors offer inspired suggestions for menu combinations and which trademark delicacies to try. Maps in each chapter show the best places to find street food, and selected recipes enable readers to re-create the stand-out dishes at home. The most complete guide of its kind, World Atlas of Street Food belongs on the shelf of everyone who craves an imaginative, original alternative to homogeneous McFood.

The World Atlas of Horse Racing

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Author: Julian Bedford

Publisher: Bdd Promotional Book Company

ISBN: 9780792450184

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Provides information on the world's leading racetracks, the most famous races, and the sport of horse racing