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.
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 - 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
China Williams - The Asia Book
Asia: a continent of candid contradictions, unmatched mayhem and mystery, where just one experience will never quite articulate the magic of the place. A fisherman's song at dawn on the banks of the Mekong, a chaos of color on the ghats of the Ganges, the silence of the vast steppes of Kazakhstan, a marching mile of red hats along the Great Wall road: Asia is all this and more. From the tropical beaches of Bali to the frozen slopes of Everest, The Asia Book draws together a definitive collection of the sights, sounds and tastes of this captivating continent. Here's how to start - open at any page and begin your own journey. Track the voyage of Lawrence of Arabia, hear the stories of the Silk Road trail, or plan an island-hopping itinerary. Settle back and discover the fascinating people, radical ingenuity, humbling hospitality and inspiring spirit of each country. Let Lonely Planet's photographers, authors and travellers lead you through five regions, 46 countries, and more than two thousand years of stories.
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.
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.
Udvarhelyi Nándor - Magyar szentek temploma
A történelmi Árva vármegye északi részén, a Budapestről Krakkóba vezető főútvonal mentén található Oravka (Orawka) falu. A fatemplom 1650-56 között épült, majd többször is megújult. A 20. század elején alakították ki mai formáját. Belső falait, mennyezetét, berendezését színpompás, fára festett képek borítják. A 17. század közepén készült Keresztelő Szent János életét megörökítő tizennégy nagyalakú kép mellett számunkra különösen értékes a magyar szenteket ábrázoló 52 kép. Ezek a képek magyar szenteket, boldogokat, hitvallókat ábrázolnak, akik Magyarországon születtek vagy a magyarsághoz kötődtek, hosszabb-rövidebb időt eltöltve itt. Nincs még egy templom a Kárpát-medence területén, ahol a szentéletű magyarok ilyen nagyszámú festett képgalériája tárulna a látogató elé. A templomot a lengyelek is magyar emlékként tartják számon, s példaértékűen gondozzák, rendben tartják. Ennek eredménye, hogy 2000-ben az UNESCO is felvette a kulturális Világörökség listájára. A templomot és a képeket eddig még nem vizsgálta a magyar művészettörténet. A neves szakértő, Prokopp Mária ezért utószavában részletes kutatást és a képek alapos vizsgálatát javasolja.
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.
Róbert Mandel - Hungarian Folk Instruments
Mandel Róbert "Magyar népi hangszerek" című kötetének legfőbb célja, hogy - a zeneszerszámok szakszerű leírása és a népi hangszereinket jellemzően említő magyar irodalmi részletek idézése mellett - tökéletes minőségű tárgyfotókkal, valamint eredeti minőségükben megtartott korabeli fotográfiákkal nemcsak a szűkebben vett szakmai és népzenei köröknek, hanem a zenekedvelőknek és a magyar zenetörténet iránt elkötelezett olvasóknak is bemutathassa, sőt megcsillogtathassa az Európában is páratlan magyarországi instrumentáriumot. A kötet angol nyelvű.
Técsi Zoltán - Illyés Csaba - Csíksomlyó
"Boldogasszony, ezer évig Édesanyánk voltál, Eleink ha hozzád sírtak, Hozzájuk hajoltál: Száz ostorral ostorozzon, Csak ez egyért, Boldogasszony, A jó Krisztust kérd meg: Négy-víz-parton, három-hegyen Mindörökké magyar legyen A máriás ének." (Sík Sándor)
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.