Lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs, this book is a pictorial that explores the spread of Buddhism and stupa building across Asia and India. Attempts to encapsulate the durable appeal of the stupa – one of the oldest religious symbols still in use – collide with the vast and varied history of stupa building.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Europe Book
Europe is a smorgasbord of cultures, languages, cuisines, histories, art and architecture. However, look beyond the well-trodden museums and galleries and you’ll find that Europe holds many unexpected cards up its sleeve. Where else might you attend a wife-carrying competition, jump in and out of freezing water before being beaten by birch twigs, celebrate the summer solstice in a prehistoric stone circle, or choose between sweltering beaches, semi-desert, permafrost, glaciers, volcanoes, hot springs and the Arctic? From remote, icy fjords in Greenland to wild street parties in Amsterdam, The Europe Book draws together the charms and the surprises of this magnificent continent. Step through the pages and be dwarfed by the Alps, blow your savings on a roulette table in Monaco, find a piece of the Berlin Wall and contemplate the Iron Curtain, and discover why Icelanders are the happiest people in the world. Let Lonely Planet show you this continent through new eyes and inspire you to embark on your own European journey.
Roz Hopkins - Tony Wheeler - One Planet
One Planet is a celebration of great travel photography, and of the diversity and similarities within our world. Paired images encourage the appreciation of connections between people and places continents apart. Each image captures a moment in time—a moment that can be shared, or at least understood, around the globe.
Karla Zimmerman - The USA Book
The USA Book combines arresting photography with sharp and compelling content, organized by state with additional sections on popular themes, regional identities, road trips and US territories. More than 400 photographs illustrate the unique qualities and diversity of the 50 states. The book contains informative and engaging details on each state, including history, culture and traditions, politics, myths and legends, trademarks and essential experiences. The Best Road Trips chapter and maps highlight the USA's top six road trips, from Route 66 to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Special spreads highlight key themes and issues, from arts and architecture, to innovation and exploration, and oddball America.
Masood Hayat - Sacred India
From a humble postal worker performing puja for the safe passage of a parcel to people who believe they are gods, religion suffuses every aspect of daily life in India. This book explores the presence of the divine in the mundane, through breathtaking photography and the equally intriguing stories of the people involved.
Conrad Anker - Bernadette McDonald - The Call of Everest
Gripping and sumptuous, this is the definitive book on the history, mystique, and science of Mount Everest, including how climate change is impacting the world's tallest mountain. In 1963, the American Mount Everest Expedition made mountaineering history. It was the first American venture to successfully scale the legendary peak and the first successful climb up the hazardous West Ridge (a climb so difficult no one has yet repeated it). In 2012, adventurer Conrad Anker led a National Geographic/The North Face team up the mountain to enact a legacy climb. Environmental changes and overcrowding led to challenges and disappointments, but yet the mountain maintains its allure. Now, steely-eyed Anker leads a team of writers in a book designed to celebrate the world's most famous mountain, to look back over the years of climbing triumphs and tragedies, and to spotlight what has changed--and what remains eternal--on Mount Everest. Telltale signs of Everest's current state, never-before-published photography, and cutting-edge science expose the world's tallest peak--its ancient meaning, its ever-present challenges, and its future in a world of disappearing ice.
Anna Metcalfe - Chris Rennie - Trent Holden - The Cities Book
Cities represent civilization and human achievement: they are bubbling microcosms of virtues and vices, vanguards of technology and creative pursuits, incubators of traditions and melting pots of diversity. More than half the world's population now lives in cities, and for travelers they hold an endless fascination. Every city has its own personality, in the form of its streets and buildings and in its human architecture. Taking our cue from the buzz on the street, we have captured the flavor of each city through the eyes of the typical citizen: hot conversation topics, urban myths, the best places to eat and rink and to seek out after dark. It's a tempting cocktail for the urban adventurer.
Ismeretlen szerző - Great Escapes
The Perfect Getaway Beach paradises. Luxury hideaways. Cultural thrills. This showcase of the world s most enjoyable escapes celebrates the sheer pleasure of travel. Take time out to indulge in romantic getaways, culinary adventures, musical journeys and family holidays. Or simply revel in pure relaxation. You deserve it!
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.
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.
Anthony Taylor - The Sacred Sites Bible
From the towering minarets of Turkey's Hagia Sophia to the cloud-wrapped city of Machu Picchu in Peru, this captivating guide displays exquisite details of more than 100 spiritual landmarks around the world. Perfect for both the globe-trotting adventurer and the armchair traveler, it provides in-depth facts about the construction and religious significance of each location, as well as tips on the perfect time of year to visit. Full-color photographs show each stunning site as it looks today, while illustrations reconstruct the ancient buildings as they would have appeared at their height.
Andrew Bain - Ray Bartlett - Sarah Baxter - Greg Benchwick - Great Adventures
Ancient tracks, Underwater chasms. Ice-clad peaks. This showcase of the world’s most thrilling adventures takes you by boot, pedal, or paddle to awe-inspiring natural spectacles and on adrenalin-charged endeavours. You don’t have to be intrepid but you will need to embrace the spirit of adventure!
Ismeretlen szerző - Az év természetfotói - Magyarország 2013
A naturArt - Magyar Természetfotósok Szövetsége 2013-ban huszonegyedik alkalommal írta ki az immár nemzetközi szinten is számon tartott fotópályázatát. A GDF SUEZ - Az Év Természetfotósa 2013 pályázatra beérkezett csaknem négyezer pályamű minden eddiginél magasabb színvonala újfent bizonyította, hogy a magyar profi és amatőr természetfotósok a világ élvonalába tartoznak. Mi sem példázza ezt jobban, mint azok az újszerű, előzmény nélküli képek, amelyek újra és újra meghökkentenek, elvarázsolnak bennünket fotográfusokat és természetszerető, fotózást kedvelő nézőket. Ez az album - a korábbi esztendőkhöz hasonlóan - a pályázat legjobb képeiből ad válogatást az olvasóknak.
Anna Streiffert - The World's Must-See Places
The World's Must-See Places takes you on a tour of more than 100 of the world's greatest sights. In true DK Eyewitness Travel Guide style, each page of the book will show you what other books only tell you, with unique 3-D cutaway artwork that lets you look inside each building as if you were there. Ancient, classical, and modern sights from every continent are included. Each featured sight has been selected for its uniqueness, or its historical or architectural importance, and many are included on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. The sights include iconic landmarks, such as Chartres Cathedral and Sydney Opera House, and lesser-known gems, including the Kairouan Mosque in Tunisia and the Toshu-gu Shrine in Japan. In addition to engaging text that describes each sight, sidebars and text panels cover topics such as the architectural style of the building, the architect and his works, or historic events or people that shaped the building as we know it today. This book not only inspires readers to visit featured sights, but will also dazzle armchair travelers who prefer to explore these cultural wonders from the comfort of their own homes.
Lucia Gahlin - Egyiptom
Izgalmas kalauz mindenkinek, aki meg szeretné ismerni az ókori Egyiptom vallását, lenyűgöző templomait és a világ első nagy civilizációjának káprázatos kincseit. Gondolatébresztő elemzés vizsgálja a szövevényes mítoszokat és istenvilágot, a fáraók isteni mivoltának kérdését, valamint az évezredek során kialakult összetett templomi szertartásokat. Páratlanul gazdag képanyag, több száz színes fénykép és gyönyörű illusztrációk, térképek.
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.
Charles Phillips - Mary Frances Budzik - Michael Kerrigan - The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Catholicism
A comprehensive history of the Catholic Church from the birth and life of Christ and the stories of the Apostles to the building of St Peter's in Rome, the rise of Monasticism and the Reformation, and to Catholicism found around the world today.
Tessa Paul - Ronald Creighton-Jobe - The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Saints
Far more than a dictionary of saints, this beautifully illustrated book is an informative chronicle that explores the mysterious conditions of sainthood and tells the lives of the saints in a comprehensive and modern approach to this fascinating subject.