Journeys of a Lifetime

500 of the World's Greatest Trips

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216084

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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This lavish volume reveals National Geographic's top picks for the world's most fabulous journeys, along with practical tips for your own travels. Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's travel writers, this inspirational book spans the globe to highlight the best of the world's most famous and lesser known sojourns. It presents an incredible diversity of possibilities, from ocean cruises around Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Every continent and every possible form of transport is covered. A timely resource for the burgeoning ranks of active travelers who crave adventurous and far-flung trips, Journeys of a Lifetime provides scores of creative ideas: trekking the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania... mountain biking in Transylvania... driving through the scenic highlands of Scotland... or rolling through the outback on Australia's famous Ghan train... and dozens of other intriguing options all over the world. Journeys of a Lifetime also features 22 fun Top 10 lists in all sorts of categories. What are the world's top 10 elevator rides, bridges to walk across, trolley rides, ancient highways, or underground walking adventures? Readers will love evaluating and debating the selections. Each chapter showcases stunning photography, full-color maps, evocative text, and expert advice—including how to get there, when to visit, and how to make the most of the journey—all packaged in a luxurious oversize volume to treasure for years to come.
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Journeys of a Lifetime, Second Edition

500 of the World's Greatest Trips

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426219857

Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 533

Featuring 120 new destinations, this best-selling inspirational travel guide reveals 500 celebrated and lesser-known destinations around the globe, from ocean cruises in Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Completely revised and updated for its 10th anniversary. Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's legendary travel writers, this fully updated, 10th anniversary edition of Journeys of a Lifetime spans the globe to highlight the best of the world's most celebrated and lesser-known sojourns. Offering a diverse array of possibilities, every continent and possible form of transport is covered, illustrated with glorious color photographs. With 16 new pages; new destinations like Cartegena, Colombia; and updated information throughout, this timely new edition is the perfect resource for travelers who crave adventurous trips--from trekking the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to mountain biking in Transylvania--and those searching for more specific experiences (the world's top small cruises, hot new museums around the world, secrets for following in the footsteps of film and TV heroes, and more). Each chapter features stunning photography, full-color maps, and practical tips, including how to get there, when to visit, and how to make the most of your journey. Informative and inspiring, this luxurious volume is a lifelong resource that readers will treasure for years to come.
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Secret Journeys of a Lifetime

500 of the World's Best Hidden Travel Gems

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426206461

Category: Travel

Page: 319

View: 4679

"Presents 500 off-the-beaten-path travel destinations around the world that are notable for their vistas, wildlife, and historical and cultural significance"--Provided by publisher.
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Even More Journeys of a Lifetime

Author: Len Coates

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1546280677

Category: Travel

Page: 380

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When I wrote my first book Journeys of a Lifetime in 2004, it reflected how dreams of mineof visiting unknown places in the UK, countries across the North Sea in Europe, and seemingly far-off continents of America, Africa, Asia, and Australiabecame a reality. That was mainly due to the advent of air travel, package holidays, and the massive growth of international travel in the second half of the twentieth century. Nine years on from that book, in my second book, our traveling had continued, and in that time, having seen the arrival of four grandchildren, naturally they have joined in some of the journeys. At that time, our fourth grandchild just made the book with her name and date and place of birth. Naturally, there was a need for another book so that she, as well as her brother and cousins, will all be able to read as they get older about their grandparents travels, and in particular, some of which included them. Although places visited in the three years since the last book include some return trips to old favorites, this book reflects only the new places visited. In particular, India, the Middle East, the Far East, Eastern Europe, and nearer home the beautiful Northeast England, it reflects the visits of the grandchildren, featured more this time. As we now have two grandchildren living in the Costa del Sol, as well as the Aussie part of the family, Spain, and Australia are now regular destinations. Although the UK is much smaller in area than those two countries, it is packed with wonderful places to visit, so trips at home are still often very much included in our travels. Added to that, cruising has taken off in the last decade a bit like package deals to Europe did in the 1960s and has provided a very enjoyable new dimension to the journeys made. Cruises are featured several times in this book. More Journeys of a Lifetime and now Even More Journeys of a Lifetime reflect the further growth in long-haul travel and the massive increase in cruising. Hope you enjoy my further travels around this small world of ours, going on from those early dreams of mine and continuing to do so!
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Food Journeys of a Lifetime

500 Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216092

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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For pure pleasure, few experiences are as satisfying as a chance to explore the world’s great culinary traditions and landmarks—and here, in the latest title of our popular series of illustrated travel gift books, you’ll find a fabulous itinerary of foods, dishes, markets, and restaurants worth traveling far and wide to savor. On the menu is the best of the best from all over the globe: Tokyo’s freshest sushi; the spiciest Creole favorites in New Orleans; the finest vintages of the great French wineries; the juiciest cuts of beef in Argentina; and much, much more. You’ll sample the sophisticated dishes of fabled chefs and five-star restaurants, of course, but you’ll also discover the simpler pleasures of the side-street cafés that cater to local people and the classic specialties that give each region a distinctive flavor. Every cuisine tells a unique story about its countryside, climate, and culture, and in these pages you’ll meet the men and women who transform nature’s bounty into a thousand gustatory delights. Hundreds of appetizing full-color illustrations evoke an extraordinary range of tastes and cooking techniques; a wide selection of recipes invites you to create as well as consume; sidebars give a wealth of entertaining information about additional sites to visit as well as the cultural importance of the featured food; while lively top ten lists cover topics from chocolate factories to champagne bars, from historic food markets to wedding feasts, harvest celebrations, and festive occasions of every kind. In addition, detailed practical travel information provides all the ingredients you’ll need to cook up a truly delicious experience for even the most demanding of traveling gourmets.
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Journeys of a Lifetime

Author: Mary Russell

Publisher: Simon & Schuster International

ISBN: 9780684019017

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 697

Since beginning her travels, Mary Russell has been anywhere and everywhere. With an outsider's eye for new peoples and cultures, she reflects inspiringly on the need for new horizons that lies at the restless heart of every traveler. Set against the backdrop of her own personal journey, Russell's extraordinary travelogue illustrates that often the most dramatic journeys are the silent ones within.
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MORE JOURNEYS OF A LIFETIME

Author: Len Coates

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481783041

Category: Travel

Page: 374

View: 5125

When I wrote my first book, Journeys of a Lifetime, in 2004, it reflected how dreams of mine, of visiting unknown places in the United Kingdom, countries across the North Sea in Europe, and seemingly far off continents of America, Africa, Asia, and Australia became reality. That was mainly due to the advent of air travel, package holidays, and the massive growth of international travel in the second half of the twentieth century. Nine years on from that book, my traveling has continued, and in that time, having seen the arrival of grandchildren, naturally they have joined in some of the journeys. Although places visited in that time include some return trips to old favorites, this book reflects only the new places visited. In particular India, the Middle East, the Far East, and nearer home Eastern Europe, all are featured more this time. Also, as we now have an Aussie part of the family, naturally Australia is also a regular destination. Although the United Kingdom is much smaller in area than the others, it is packed with wonderful places to visit, so trips at home are still often on the itinerary. In addition, cruising has taken off in the last decade a bit like package deals to Europe did in the 1960s and has added a new dimension to the journeys made. Cruises are featured several times in this book. More Journeys of a Lifetime reflects the further growth in long-haul travel and the massive increase of cruising. Hope you enjoy my further travels around this small world of ours, going on from those early dreams of mine and continuing to do so!
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Memoirs of a World Traveler

Journeys of a Lifetime

Author: Andrew Young

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781467094832

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 700

View: 2341

The (661+ page) book "Memoirs of a World Traveler" celebrates the romance of self-discovery through 'World Travel' and the fascination of distant places, particularly the sun-drenched regions of Africa, India, Europe, South America, and China. My book addresses matters of destiny and the healing powers of 'Long-Term' World Travel and the power of friendship and the resilience of the heart. It celebrates the beauty of life; beautiful things in a beautiful world.

It is the story of 20-years, traveling 'Full-Circle' around the globe from exotic cities to the most remote and distant corners of the earth; 78- countries on 6-continents.

My travel memoirs are sentimental recollections of days, months, and years wandering about this wonderful world of ours. I had great aspirations for history, art, symbolism, and a spiritual life.

Shortly after my early days living on the West Coast I took off for Paris where I studied Art History and Literature for a year. The experience fueled my lifetime affection for traveling. After touring Europe for the summer I traveled 'Full-Circle' around-the-globe to exciting destinations.

I lived for extended periods of time in brilliant places such as India, Morocco, East Africa, Moscow, Rome, Paris, and Seychelles. My journals, particularly and accumulation of writings from China, South America, Africa, and the Mediterranean reflect my travels.

In my travels there was a definite purpose to celebrate. And while traveling the world, love found me, unexpectedly. I wrote this book to encourage others to join the ranks of 'World Travelers.' My hope is that the people and the stories of my book will lift spirits, touch hearts, and demonstrate that world travel and goodwill can be a powerful cause of change in the world.

The objective is to enhance an authentic sense of place that will benefit both my fellow travelers and the locations in which they visit. "To be tired of world travel is to be tired of life; - for world travel holds everything life has to offer!" -Andrew Young

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The Mathematical Journey of a Lifetime--Reader's Theater Script & Fluency Lesson

Author: Sarah Kartchner Clark

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425882676

Category:

Page: 13

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This reader's theater script builds fluency through oral reading. The creative script captures students' interest, so they will want to practice and perform. Included is a fluency lesson and approximate reading levels for the script roles.
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Drives of a Lifetime

500 of the World's Most Spectacular Trips

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426210965

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 8399

Pack your suitcase, load up the car, and head for the open road! In the tradition of National Geographic Traveler magazine's award-winning annual feature showcasing the world's best auto trips, National Geographic presents Drives of a Lifetime: Where to Go, Why to Go, When to Go. This lavishly illustrated, hardcover travel planner and gift book gives you every bit of information you'll need to navigate 400 amazing driving routes in some of the world's most fascinating locales. This practical travel planner provides specific, in-depth descriptions of the sights each drive offers. A clear, detailed, easy-to-read map of each route. Useful information on the best time to travel. And insider tips to help you get the most out of every fabulous trip. Abundant sidebars call your attention to standout sights along the drive or entertaining background information on the region and its culture. While handy indeed as a planner, Drives of a Lifetime doubles as a full-color gift book with more than 200 dazzling, large-format photos and crisp, evocative text that will enchant armchair travelers. The book immerses you in the unique appeal and beauty of hundreds of inviting locales. Sample entries include the road to the spectacular ancient ruins in and around Angkor Wat in Cambodia; the Natchez Trace Parkway, along an ancient Native American trail through Mississippi; the scenic old coastal route from Dublin to Wexford in Ireland; an off-road dune drive in Dubai; the famous ocean views along the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia, Canada; the Winelands Route through South Africa's Western Cape; a drive among the incredible land formations in South Dakota's Badlands; and an archaeological tour through Syria. In addition, you'll find several fun Top Ten lists: skyscraping drives, Mediterranean island roads, African wildlife excursions, and more. Chapters organized by theme include Ultimate Road Trips, featuring famous drives such as Highway One down the California coast; Over Hill and Mountains; By Sea and Shore; The Road Less Traveled, highlighting unpaved and untamed routes and safaris; Village Byways through some of the world's most picturesque hamlets; and Historic Trails, tracing the paths of history's great builders and explorers. Whether you travel these storied routes by car or through the pages of the book--countless wonders await your discovery in Drives of a Lifetime.
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Die Wege der Menschheit

eine Reise auf den Spuren der genetischen Evolution

Author: Spencer Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100894304

Category: Human evolution

Page: 301

View: 7342

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Das Kartell

Roman

Author: Don Winslow

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426425025

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 6211

Der Spiegel-Bestseller "Das Kartell", die Fortsetzung des internationalen Bestsellers "Tage der Toten" des Thriller-Autors Don Winslow, ist ein monumentales Epos über den mexikanisch-amerikanischen Drogenkrieg. Es ist das Jahr 2004: Sie waren mal beste Freunde. Aber das ist viele Jahre und unzählige Auftragsmorde her. Der Drogenfahnder Art Keller tritt nun an, um Adán Barrera, dem mächtigen Drogenboss in Mexiko, für immer das Handwerk zu legen. Er begibt sich auf eine atemlose Jagd und in einen entfesselten Krieg zwischen CIA, DEA und Narcos, in dem die Grenzen zwischen Gut und Böse schon längst verschwunden sind. Eine wahrhaft erschütternde, genau recherchierte Geschichte über die mexikanisch-amerikanischen Drogenkriege, über Gier und Korruption, Rache und Gerechtigkeit, Heldenmut und Hinterhältigkeit. "Der beste Roman von Don Winslow. Hochspannend, brutal, ungeheuer atmosphärisch, bis ins letzte Detail durchgeplant." James Ellroy
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A Language of Song

Journeys in the Musical World of the African Diaspora

Author: Samuel Charters

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822392070

Category: Music

Page: 364

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In A Language of Song, Samuel Charters—one of the pioneering collectors of African American music—writes of a trip to West Africa where he found “a gathering of cultures and a continuing history that lay behind the flood of musical expression [he] encountered everywhere . . . from Brazil to Cuba, to Trinidad, to New Orleans, to the Bahamas, to dance halls of west Louisiana and the great churches of Harlem.” In this book, Charters takes readers along to those and other places, including Jamaica and the Georgia Sea Islands, as he recounts experiences from a half-century spent following, documenting, recording, and writing about the Africa-influenced music of the United States, Brazil, and the Caribbean. Each of the book’s fourteen chapters is a vivid rendering of a particular location that Charters visited. While music is always his focus, the book is filled with details about individuals, history, landscape, and culture. In first-person narratives, Charters relates voyages including a trip to the St. Louis home of the legendary ragtime composer Scott Joplin and the journey to West Africa, where he met a man who performed an hours-long song about the Europeans’ first colonial conquests in Gambia. Throughout the book, Charters traces the persistence of African musical culture despite slavery, as well as the influence of slaves’ songs on subsequent musical forms. In evocative prose, he relates a lifetime of travel and research, listening to brass bands in New Orleans; investigating the emergence of reggae, ska, and rock-steady music in Jamaica’s dancehalls; and exploring the history of Afro-Cuban music through the life of the jazz musician Bebo Valdés. A Language of Song is a unique expedition led by one of music’s most observant and well-traveled explorers.
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Think Like a Programmer - Deutsche Ausgabe

Typische Programmieraufgaben kreativ lösen am Beispiel von C++

Author: V. Anton Spraul

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3826692780

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 537

Typische Programmieraufgaben kreativ lösen am Beispiel von C++ Von der Aufgabe zur Lösung – so gehen Sie vor Probleme analysieren und schrittweise bearbeiten Systematisches Vorgehen lernen und anwenden Aus dem Inhalt: Strategien zur Problemlösung Eingabeverarbeitung Statusverfolgung Arrays Zeiger und dynamische Speicherverwaltung Klassen Rekursion Wiederverwendung von Code Rekursive und iterative Programmierung Denken wie ein Programmierer Die Herausforderung beim Programmieren besteht nicht im Erlernen der Syntax einer bestimmten Sprache, sondern in der Fähigkeit, auf kreative Art Probleme zu lösen. In diesem einzigartigen Buch widmet sich der Autor V. Anton Spraul genau jenen Fähigkeiten, die in normalen Lehrbüchern eher nicht behandelt werden: die Fähigkeit, wie ein Programmierer zu denken und Aufgaben zu lösen. In den einzelnen Kapiteln behandelt er jeweils verschiedene Programmierkonzepte wie beispielsweise Klassen, Zeiger und Rekursion, und fordert den Leser mit erweiterbaren Übungen zur praktischen Anwendung des Gelernten auf. Sie lernen unter anderem: Probleme in diskrete Einzelteile zerlegen, die sich leichter lösen lassen Funktionen, Klassen und Bibliotheken möglichst effizient nutzen und wiederholt verwenden die perfekte Datenstruktur für eine Aufgabenstellung auswählen anspruchsvollere Programmiertechniken wie Rekursion und dynamischen Speicher einsetzen Ihre Gendanken ordnen und Strategien entwickeln, um bestimmte Problemkategorien in Angriff zu nehmen Die Beispiele im Buch werden mit C++ gelöst, die dargestellten kreativen Problemlösungskonzepte gehen aber weit über die einzelnen Programmiersprachen und oft sogar über den Bereich der Informatik hinaus. Denn wie die fähigsten Programmierer wissen, handelt es sich beim Schreiben herausragender Quelltexte um kreative Kunst und der erste Schritt auf dem Weg zum eigenen Meisterwerk besteht darin, wie ein Programmierer zu denken. Über den Autor: V. Anton Spraul hat über 15 Jahre lang Vorlesungen über die Grundlagen der Programmierung und Informatik gehalten. In diesem Buch fasst er die von ihm dabei perfektionierten Verfahren zusammen. Er ist auch Autor von »Computer Science Made Simple«.
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In eisige Höhen

Das Drama am Mount Everest

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492957765

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Der Klassiker zum Wiederentdecken: Mit seinem Weltbestseller revolutionierte der Bergsteiger und Schriftsteller Jon Krakauer die Abenteuerliteratur – und läßt Spannung und Faszination, Fassungslosigkeit und blankes Entsetzen eins werden. 1996 nahm der amerikanische Journalist Jon Krakauer an einer Mount-Everest-Expedition teil. Das Unternehmen endete in einer Katastrophe, fünf von Krakauers Kameraden kamen auf tragische Weise in einem peitschenden Schneesturm ums Leben, er selbst konnte sich mit letzter Kraft in Sicherheit bringen. Minutiös und eindrucksvoll schildert er in diesem Bericht den Verlauf der Expedition. Er äußert sich außerdem kritisch über die Auswüchse des modernen Alpinismus mit seinen oft tödlichen Folgen, vermittelt aber zugleich einen Eindruck von der magischen Anziehungskraft und der Faszination des Bergsteigens.
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It's Uphill Most of the Way Down

A Journey of Adventure and Faith

Author: Barry L. Lane,Jodi L. Raisl

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1606047752

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 257

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An account of Barry Lane's journey from the Arctic Circle to the Gulf of Mexico.
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