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The 50 Greatest Walks of the World

Author : Barry Stone
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Barry Stone, author of 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die, delves into some of the lesser-known aspects of the world's most famous – and not-quite-famous-yet – trails. The perfect accompaniment to practical guidebooks, Stone relates how slings and carabiners kept him from falling headlong off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and reports on the progress of the continental-wide monster, the Trans Canada Trail, gaps in which are still being filled by countless grass-roots communities. With walks that will appeal to everyone regardless of ability, The 50 Greatest Walks of the World includes British classics such as the Pennine Way, Offa's Dyke Path, and the Old Man of Hoy as well as personal favourites such as Italy's Cinque Terre Classic and the Isle of Skye's Trotternish Ridge, one of Britain's finest ridge traverses with almost 2,500m of ascents. Whether it's a climb, a stroll, or a life-changing slog, this book has the walk for you.

The 50 Greatest Prehistoric Sites of the World

Author : Barry Stone
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Humanity’s written history stretches back only 5,000 years, a mere blip on the timeline of our existence. If you want to know what it really means to be fully human, to see the whole story, you need to go back. Way, way back. Prehistoric humans couldn’t write, but they were adept at telling their own stories. On every continent and outpost where they gained a foothold, they left signs for modern man to decipher. From the Middle Bronze Age settlement of Arkaim on the Kazakh Steppes to the temples of the Olmec in Mexico; from one of the first European proto-cities at Nebelivka in Ukraine to the neolithic henges of Avebury and Stonehenge; from the dolmens of Antequera in the heart of Andalucía to the megalithic culture that thrived in isolation on Indonesia’s tiny Nias Island.

The 50 Greatest Dishes of the World

Author : James Steen
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Having dined and worked with some of the most brilliant chefs around the world, top food writer James Steen presents the definitive 50 dishes to die for. Let your taste buds travel the world to discover the delights of Vietnam’s meaty pho, Japan’s aromatic ramen, and the rib-sticking, spicy gumbo of America’s Deep South. Learn the truth and fascinating histories of our favourite foods – how Queen Victoria loved a tongue-tingling curry and precisely why Marmite is an essential part of Queen Elizabeth’s fried breakfast. Help settle the rows over the origins of the juicy burger, the swirly-peaked pavlova and the cherry-topped ice cream sundae. Oh, and is beef Wellington – so very British – actually named after the streets of Chicago? Including intriguing facts and valuable cooking tips, The 50 Greatest Dishes of the World is the epicurean’s indispensable epicurean’s travel guide.

The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the World

Author : Anthony Lambert
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Whether you’re on the Orient Express or the Inverness to Wick and Thurso route traversing some of the wildest country in Britain, train travel affords a vision of the world like no other. From the modest line through North Yorkshire’s Esk Valley to the Trans-Siberian; from a narrow-gauge web of lines in the Harz Mountains to the coast-tocoast journey through the mountains of Corsica, acclaimed travel writer Anthony Lambert presents an unmissable selection for any traveller who loves the journey as much as the destination. Here is a carefully chosen, wide-ranging selection of train journeys with character, sublime scenery and a real sense of history.

The 50 Greatest Churches and Cathedrals of Great Britain

Author : Sue Dobson
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Britain is well-known for its churches and cathedrals; buildings of great architecture and religious grandeur that form many of our recognisable skylines. But these grand structures are also full of facts, histories and stories that you may not have been aware of. Did you know that there are only three cathedrals in Britain without a ringing bell? Or that St Davids Cathedral, nestled away in a Welsh valley, has a very unique choir, where the top line is sung only by female choristers, aged eight to eighteen? How about that the Great Pyramids in Egypt were the world's tallest structures for over 3,870 years, until the construction of Lincoln Cathedral in 1311? Award-wining travel writer and editor Sue Dobson takes us on a journey around the United Kingdom, showing us her highlights while providing fascinating details and stories along the way.

The 50 Greatest Musical Places

Author : Sarah Woods
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A trip around the world, played out to the most eclectic soundtrack, discovering hidden musical gems along the way. From mosh pits to cabarets, Berlin’s beatnik band haunts to Korea’s peppy k-pop clubs, from visiting the infamous Dollywood, to tracing Freddie Mercury’s childhood in Zanzibar, The 50 Greatest Musical Places of the World has something for music fans of all genres. Discover the places where iconic songs were written, groups were formed, music legends were born and extraordinary talent is celebrated.

The 50 Greatest Westerns

Author : Barry Stone
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Author Barry Stone has served his apprenticeship as a western movie geek and aficionado. The Magnificent Seven, The Wild Bunch, Red River – for 50 years the western has been the only genre in a life that ‘just ain’t big enough for two’. He has written on the history of cinema for the illustrated reference book Historica, is a regular attendee to western premieres for FOX Studios Australia, and was recently a guest of the Museum of Western Film History in Independence, California. Intrigued by the idea of frontier wilderness, of law and order vs lawlessness, and a firm belief that ‘the better the bad guy, the better the film’, he goes beyond the American south-west to pay homage to the Italian and even Australian western – and, after much deliberation, he ranks them in order...

The 50 Greatest Architects

Author : Ike Ijeh
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The 50 architects selected here have designed buildings that are as dramatic as their impact on the world of architecture. From familiar modern era names such as Zaha Hadid and Sir Norman Foster to geniuses from history such as Nicholas Hawksmoor and Andrea Palladio, architect and journalist Ike Ijeh reveals his top 50 list of the architects deserving of the description 'greatest'. Outlining the legacy of their ideas and revealing the glorious designs that have made them famous, this beautifully illustrated book places each architect in context within the history of world architecture. Contents include: - Photos and plans from famous buildings around the world - Concise professional biographies of the architects listed - Glossary of widely-used architecture terms

Baseball s 50 Greatest Games

Author : Bert Randolph Sugar
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Baseball's 50 greatest games, ranked in the order of their greatness.

Turkey

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Trekking in Peru

Author : Hilary Bradt
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Describes over fifty hiking options in Peru, including the Inca Trail, with background information, recommendations for accomodations and eating places, and travelers' tales.

The Literary World

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Cement World

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The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History

Author : Robert W. Cohen
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The New York Yankees are Major League Baseball’s most renowned and successful franchise. Baseball greats such as Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter have all worn the famous navy blue and white pinstripes. The Yankees have won 27 World Series championships, and 29 players who spent at least a year with the team have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. With so many Hall of Famers to choose from, selecting the best players in the history of the franchise might seem impossible; yet that is exactly what Robert W. Cohen has done in The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History. This book carefully examines the careers of the players who made the greatest impact on the most successful franchise in the history of professional sports. The ranking was determined based on such factors as the extent to which each player added to the Yankees legacy, the degree to which he impacted the fortunes of his team, and the level of dominance he attained while wearing the Yankee uniform. Features of The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History include Each player’s notable achievements Recaps of the player’s most memorable performances Summaries of each player’s best season Quotes from opposing players and former teammates Yankees fans and baseball fans in general will find The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History a fascinating collection of bios, stats, recaps, quotes, and more. And with such iconic figures as Yogi Berra, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Alex Rodriguez, and Andy Pettitte, this book is sure to inspire debate and controversy among true Yankees fans.

The Sporting News Selects 50 Greatest Sluggers

Author : Anthony P. DeMarco
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Depicts leading batters, with their individual statistics and a quotation about them, and traces the changes in batting success over the history of the game

A Gazetteer of the World Brazil Derry

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50 Hikes in the Upper Hudson Valley First Edition Explorer s 50 Hikes

Author : Derek Dellinger
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Explore the hiker's paradise of the Northeast Few regions of America offer a landscape as beautiful, varied, and easily accessible as the Hudson Valley. From the stunning fjords of the Hudson Highlands, one can see both the Manhattan skyline and the distant looming Catskills. The challenging rock scramble up Breakneck Ridge is one of the most popular hikes in all the Northeast, but nearby, a quiet ridge-walk to Bald Mountain offers solitude and equally stunning views. In the Shawangunk Ridge, called on the Earth's "Last Great Places" by the Nature Conservancy, world-class hiking and climbing routes follow shining white conglomerate cliffs around the ridge's endless views. In this beautiful, full-color first edition, you'll discover expert tips from an experienced author, clear and concise directions, and fascinating context about the surroundings to enrich your hiking experience. History buffs will find endless fascination in the myriad ruins and cultural landmarks that dot the Hudson Valley's woods. From walks to rock scrambles, caves, gazebos, and majestic waterfalls, the Hudson Valley offers endless exploration.

Shorter Walks in the Dolomites

Author : Gillian Price
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A popular guidebook to short walks in the Dolomites of north east Italy. The guide describes 50 walks, graded from easy to strenuous, and varying in length from 5 km strolls to 20km full-day expeditions. The Dolomites are suitable for summer walking, and the mountains are easily accessible, just across the border from Austria and easily reached from Verona, Treviso, Venice and Innsbruck airports. The Dolomites are blessed with vast forests, high-altitude rocky landscapes and seas of beautiful wildflowers and the range is now a designated Unesco World Heritage Site encompassing a national park - Parco Nazionale Dolomiti Bellunesi - and several other protected areas. Highlights include the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the Civetta, the Piz Boè circuit on the Sella massif and the Sentiero delle Odle. This guide offers something for every walking ability and preference, and includes all the background and planning information you need to plan a trip, including an Italian-German-English glossary and a list of accommodation providers and websites and details of all rifugios on or near the routes.

Explorer s Guide 50 Hikes in West Virginia Walks Hikes and Backpacks from the Allegheny Mountains to the Ohio River Second Edition

Author : Leonard M. Adkins
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Lace up your boots, grab this guide, and explore the great outdoors! WV native Leonard Adkins covers 400 miles of trails in this newly revised edition, taking you to Allegheny Mountain summits and back down to the banks of the Ohio River.Explore windswept plains and the hill country’s hidden valleys, amble by rushing streams or crashing waterfalls, and discover many historic sites and Civil War battlefields along the way.

A Gazetteer of the World

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