Maps are true reflections of history. They offer snapshots of conditions in the region they deal with at a given moment. The present volume invites the readers for a journey in time by means of early and more recent maps preserved in the National Széchényi Library. The journey begins with the Tabula Hungariae published in 1528, the most beautifully executed map of a country in the first half of the 16th century, and the richest in geographical content that became a UNESCO-protected cultural treasure in 2007. Then come maps from the period of the Turkish occupation, maps of castles and sieges, and finally ones made after the expulsion of the Turks. We take excursions also in 18th-century Transylvania, and in Southeastern Europe, as well. Some maps in the volume present contemporary Hungarian costumes, inform us about the distribution of the nationalities, or give an overview of Franciscan monasteries in the country. They offer a peculiar insight into political and military events considered important at the time of their making, which makes the book an unparallelled selection in its kind. These maps are geographic masterpieces and enrapturing pieces of art at the same time. The volume is made special also by the fact that it not only offers valuable information about the birth of the maps, the lives of their creators, and the technical aspects of mapmaking but makes a close scrutiny possible on the enclosed DVD. Come with us, the journey is going to be delightful.
Charlotte Uhlenbroek - Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animal Life
A thrilling face-to-face encounter with the intimate lives, elaborate displays and extraordinary behaviour of animals in the wild Internationally renowned zoologist and TV presenter, Charlotte Uhlenbroek, brings the animal kingdom to vivid life in the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animal Life. Illustrated with astonishing wildlife photography and action sequences, every aspect of animal life and behaviour is explored and explained - from courtship rituals and birth to hunting and death. Mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates - thousands of all kinds are featured as well as explanations on how the animal kingdom is organised and how animals' bodies function. Plus, critical conservation issues are also explored. From the fleeting life of a mayfly to the ten-year courtship of the manakin, the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animal Life lays bare the animal kingdom in all its awe-inspiring glory and detail.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds
The beauty and drama of the bird world brought to breathtaking life in a new edition From hummingbirds weighing less than a coin to monkey-eating eagles this is a unique celebration of birds, photographed and studied in their natural environments around the world. Explore the complete bird story: from their origins to up-to-date information on flight, anatomy, feeding, communication, breeding, habitat, migrations and life cycles. Spectacular features on the most impressive birds, plus a huge catalogue that profiles nearly fifteen hundred different species makes this a must-have for every bird enthusiast. Published with Birdlife International, the world's leading avian authority.
Jim Luhr - Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Earth
A breathtaking and inspirational exploration of planet Earth From the fiery mass of the Earth's core to the tip of the highest ice-capped mountain, explore every aspect of our planet in awe-inspiring photographic detail with the Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Earth. Visit 400 of the tallest, longest, widest, most significant and most unusual physical features on Earth, from volcanoes, deserts and rivers to weather systems, rocks and minerals. Then take a look at the health of our planet and discover about the interaction between people and the environment. This is a new compact edition of Earth.
Martin Rees - Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Universe
The ultimate guided tour of our universe From the fiery mass of the Sun’s core to the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way, take off into the farthest limits of space and discover our universe. Explore the latest discoveries in astronomy, spectacular star charts and stunning images from space probes and telescopes. A dazzling visual exploration of all the astonishing features and phenomena of space. Out-of-this-world reference for all the family.
Lerner János - A Föld, ahol élünk
A hagyományosan magas minőségű, részletes térképeket ötvöztük csodálatos tájak fotóival és izgalmas, érdekes leírásokkal. Az egyes fejezeteket - földrészeket - világot látott, sokat utazó hírességeink gondolatai, emlékezései nyitják meg. Utazzon velünk "Földünk" lapjain vagy merítsen ötleteket saját útjához exkluzív kiadványunk segítségével!
Gopi Warrier - Ayurveda
This comprehensive guide to Ayurveda, the world's oldest complete medical system, offers a holistic approach to balancing the body's three vital doshas. It covers four major Ayurvedic treatments: detoxification, medicines or drugs, dietary regime, and lifestyle changes. Special emphasis is placed on the preventive aspect of Indian medicine, including allied therapies such as yoga and meditation, and there's an in-depth analysis of body/mind types and Ayurvedic cures for common ailments.
Miller Frederic P. - Vandome Agnes F. - McBrewster John - Herend Porcelain Manufactory
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Herend Porcelain Manufactory is a Hungarian manufacturing company, specializing in luxury hand painted and gilded porcelain. Founded in 1826, it is based in the town of Herend near the city of Veszprém. In the mid-19th century it was purveyor to the Habsburg Dynasty and aristocratic customers throughout Europe. Many of its classic patterns are still in production. After the fall of Communism in Hungary the factory was privatised and is now 75% owned by its management and workers. As of 2006, the factory is profitable and exports to over 60 countries of the world. Its main markets are the USA, Japan, Italy and Russia. The company operates the Porcelain Museum of Herend at its site. The museum opened to visitors in 1964 and was chosen as the museum of the year 2002 in Hungary.
Erich Lessing - Vincente Pomarède - The Louvre: All the Paintings
Endorsed by the Louvre, and for the first time ever, every painting from the world's most popular and renowned museum is available in one stunning book. All 2,954 paintings are fully annotated with the name of the painting and artist, date created, size and medium.
Karen McCready - Garth Clark - Art Deco and Modernist Ceramics
This is a guide to the ceramics of the 1920s and 1930s, offering clear explanations of art terms such as Art Deco, Modernism, Art Moderne, and Streamline Style. Over 200 photographs provide a visual reference of objects both useful and decorative, chosen for their visual power, their historical significance or their appeal to collectors. The volume includes an A-Z reference section listing significant ceramicists, designers, decorators and the factories of the period as well as a glossary of technical terms.
Mary Frank Gaston - Collector's Guide to Art Deco
Barware, clocks, dresser accessories, lamps, smoking items, statues, tableware and vases are among the Art Deco items covered in this comprehensive guide. In this revised second edition, the author has updated all of the values from the first edition and doubled the number of examples. 600 color photos.
Judith Miller - A Closer Look at Antiques
At big city auction houses or in rural flea markets, take along this affordable, wide-ranging guide by a seasoned professional and start collecting with confidence. Drawing upon her wealth of experience as a collector, lecturer, writer and television and internet commentator, Judith Miller has written the essential guide for antique lovers who want clear, no-nonsense advice on how to identify and value furniture, ceramics, silver, and glass. More than nine hundred illustrations and identification charts are included in this exceptional reference. The specially commissioned photos go up-close, identifying the details professional look for when they choose antiques, and the clear annotations show the main features of particular styles. This visual guide to identification, dating, and authentication of antiques is ideal for every collector.
Pat Watson - Howard Watson - Collecting Art Deco Ceramics
Written by a British dealer who specializes in the pottery of the period between the two World Wars, the style commonly known as Art Deco. This guide discusses some of the many different avenues open to collectors, rather than museums. Notes on decorative techniques & methods of production are included, along with ways of identifying & dating the work of various designers. Chapters: origins of the Art Deco style; the 1925 Exhibition; starting a collection of Art Deco ceramics; the rise of collecting since the War; rules for collectors; decorating techniques; checklist of potteries' trade names & designers; pottery index; backstamps; clubs for collectors; bibliography. Color illustrations.
Frank Freidel - The Presidents of the United States of America
Informatív szöveggel és az elnökökről készült festmények reprodukcióival illusztrált könyv, mely az amerikai elnökök személyiségét mutatja be, életük legfontosabb fordulópontjait kiemelve, a Fehér Ház gondozásában.
Judith Miller - Arts and Crafts
Whether you are looking for affordable collectables or classic antiques, this glorious guide from bestselling author Judith Miller will show you all you need to know to be an expert. Showcases over 1,000 items each individually valued, showcasing rugs, enamelled jewellery and stained glass plus coverage on all the major designers, factories and guilds. Combining historical info, price guides and useful tips, you can't afford to buy or sell without it.
Brian W. McDonald - Tribal Rugs
A fascinating study of the weaving history of the nomadic tribes of Asia - Illustrated with each tribe's finest work, including many previously unpublished photographs Tribal Rugs is an exploration of one of the most ancient crafts of the world. Beginning with the discovery of the oldest complete rug, which has been dated to the fifth century B.C., the reader is led through the weaving history of the nomadic peoples of Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Each chapter introduces a different group of tribes and illustrates the rugs, carpets, kilims and utilitarian bags attributed to their weavers. Tribal weaving, together with the use of natural vegetable dyes, began its swift decline around the turn of the twentieth century under the twin assaults of civilization and commercialism. This book is both a celebration of the woven legacy left by the tribes and a tribute to the skill and artistry of the women who created these wonderful works of tribal art. It is hoped that it will provide an introduction to the novice and excite the more knowledgeable to further study. The book is illustrated in color throughout with examples of the finest work of each tribe, and the majority of them have been previously unpublished. This is a completely new edition with updated text and many new photographs.
Antonio Carluccio - Complete Mushroom Book
There are not many people who can claim to have been collecting, cooking, and devising recipes for mushrooms for more than sixty years, but Antonio Carluccio is one of them. Carluccio's interest in mushrooms-his mycological education-began at the age of seven when he went on mushroom hunts with his father and has culminated in his Neal Street Restaurant in London. Today, mushrooms are more popular then ever. Chefs everywhere use these delectable morsels to provide a powerful punch of flavor, without adding many calories or fat. The book begins with a complete field guide, in which forty species are identified with photos. To ensure safety, poisonous look-alike species are also meticulously documented. Then comes a veritable feast of more than 150 mushroom recipes-from classic Italian preparations to Asian-inspired creations and contemporary dishes. Mouthwatering photos accompany each recipe and evoke the earthy sensuality that only mushrooms can bring to the table. In The Complete Mushroom Book, Antonio Carluccio shares the excitement of the hunt and a lifetime of expertise in the kitchen with a new generation of enthusiasts eager to reap the pleasures of cooking with mushrooms.
Peter Jordan - Mushroom Picker's
This handy volume begins with a short introduction explaining everything a mushroom picker needs to know, followed by a fully-illustrated A-Z guide in which the author describes the identifying features and habitats of edible and inedible mushrooms.
Judith Price - Masterpieces of Ancient Jewelry
From the president of the National Jewelry Institute comes the largest collection of the oldest jeweled objects ever assembled. With sparkling photography and history throughout, the book will be supported by a major exhibit of the collection. These gorgeous artifacts—the oldest jeweled armor, weapons, jewelry, household objects, and more, with informative captions and stunning photography on every page—originated in Mesopotamia, Persia, Levant, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic world, from 4000 B.C.E. through 700 C.E. Artifacts appearing in the book are being lent to the exhibit by almost every major permanent collection of ancient objects in the world: jeweled treasures from the Louvre, the Berlin Museum, the Islamic collection at the Metropolitan, the Princeton Museum, and the Israeli Museum are shown together for the first time. Also included are interviews with major scholars and curators from around the world, speaking on ancient civilizations and the remaining artifacts that reveal their truly stunning cultures.