NYT 36 hours Europe
Grand tour: Weekend wonders across Europe This revised and updated edition of The New York Times 36 Hours Europe offers 130 expert itineraries to reveal the continent's brightest gems and best-kept secrets. From Renaissance splendor in Florence to Flamenco in Seville, from luxurious Lake Como to easygoing Lisbon, you'll find the antique and the cutting-edge, the renowned and the unexpected, and all distilled in neat 36-hour schedules, so you can transform your weekends into European adventures. Through ancient wonders, world capitals, and tiny places with infectious personalities, Europe packs some serious travel punches. With more than 50 countries across its length and breadth, the world's second-smallest continent makes up for size with its intricate cultures and abundant charms, boasting artistic masterpieces and architectural marvels as much as natural splendor. Features: More than 4,500 hours worth of insightful itineraries to make the most of your stay Practical recommendations for over 500 restaurants and 400 hotels Color-coded tabs and ribbons to bookmark your favorite cities in each region Nearly 800 photos Illustrations by Olimpia Zagnoli Easy-to-reference indexes Detailed city-by-city maps pinpoint every stop on your itinerary Also available: 36 Hours: USA & Canada 36 Hours: Asia & Oceania 36 Hours: Latin America & the Caribbean 36 Hours: USA & Canada: East Coast 36 Hours: USA & Canada: West Coast 36 Hours: New York & Beyond 36 Hours: Los Angeles & Beyond
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Calling all globetrotters: 3 volumes of the best-selling 36 Hours travel series, covering 365 destinations worldwide Dreaming of Dakar? Pining for Paris? Or fancy a few nights in New Orleans? The world is waiting, and since you only have so much time to see it all, why not inject adventure into your every weekend? Since 2011, TASCHEN has transformed the popular New York Times "36 Hours" column into illustrated books that recognize that a journey does not have to be long to be memorable. Now, following on from our curated regional collections, we're offering the ultimate travel trio to those yearning to see it all. Organized from A to Z, this handsomely packaged boxed set offers 3 volumes of the very best of "36 Hours" from around the world, with a total of 365 destinations, including brand new locations in Africa and the Middle East. A keycard provides instant and unlimited access to the digital edition of each destination, so you can plan at leisure with the beautiful, inspiring box set, and continue to access all top tips and recommendations remotely. 3 volumes covering 365 hotspots and hideaways from Abu Dhabi to Zurich 14 new cities never before published in the "36 Hours" book series Recommendations for over 1,500 restaurants and 1,000 hotels Over 1,000 photos and illustrations Easy-to-reference indexes and detailed city-by-city maps Keycard inside provides instant and unlimited access to digital editions of all 365 destinations. Also in this series: 36 Hours: USA & Canada* 36 Hours: Europe* 36 Hours: Latin America & The Caribbean* 36 Hours: Asia & Oceania* 36 Hours: USA & Canada Region Volumes: West Coast, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest & Great Lakes, and Southwest & Rocky Mountains *Also available as ebooks
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Britain in a weekend Bite-sized itineraries in and around London Simultaneously a fast-paced contemporary metropolis and a venerable center of history and culture, London seduces the traveler with infinite possibilities for an action-packed weekend. Now, with the help of The New York Times and its expert travel writers and photographers, you can refine choices and cut through tourist clichés to get the best of British in just 36 hours. Through treasure-house museums and cutting-edge galleries, classic pubs and top-notch theater, picture-perfect lunch spots and legendary curry houses, discover the best of this buzzing world capital with a selection of lively itineraries, including thematic and neighborhood specials such as Literary London, London with Children, East London, and Hampstead. And if it's time to venture further afield, choose from a selection of glorious weekend trips from the Highlands of Scotland to sleepy Welsh villages, the dreaming spires of Oxford to nonstop partying in Brighton. Featured destinations: London, Literary London, East London, London with Children, Hampstead, Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge, Birmingham, Liverpool, South Wales, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and the Highlands & Isle of Skye.
The New York Times 36 Hours USA Canada
The best of the American and Canadian West CoastThe New York Times has been offering up dream weekends with practical itineraries in its popular weekly “36 Hours” column since 2002. The many expert contributors have brought careful research, insider's knowledge, and a sense of fun to hundreds of cities and destinations, always with an eye to getting the most out of a short trip. Based on the best-selling book 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada, the Times and TASCHEN now bring together the best of the West Coast. From the great urban centers on everyone's travel list to surprising locales with undiscovered character and charm, the paths lead to the seaside cliffs and Hollywood cool of California, biking in Portland, island hopping in Hawaii, and well beyond. Featured destinations: Berkeley, California • Big Sur, Calif. • Carmel, Calif. • Death Valley, Calif. • Hilo, Hawaii • Homer, Alaska • Honolulu, Hawaii • Juneau, Alaska • Kauai, Hawaii • Lake Tahoe, Calif. • Los Angeles, Calif. • Malibu, Calif. • Mammoth Lakes, Calif. • Maui, Hawaii • Molokai, Hawaii • Napa Valley, Calif. • Palm Springs, Calif. • Pasadena, Calif. • Portland, Oregon, Oregon • Sacramento, Calif. • San Diego, Calif. • San Francisco, Calif. • Santa Barbara, Calif. • Santa Cruz, Calif. • Santa Monica, Calif. • Seattle, Washington • Silicon Valley, Calif. • Sonoma County, Calif. • The Okanagan Valley, British Columbia • The Oregon Coast, Oregon • The San Juan Islands, Washington • Vancouver, British Columbia • Whistler, British Columbia • Whitehorse, Yukon. Also available in this series: Midwest & Great Lakes • Northeast • Southeast •Southwest & Rocky Mountains
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Asia and Oceania offer such a wealth of experiences that a lifetime seems too short to appreciate them. But with the right guidance, you can go far in a single weekend. Globetrotting from Mumbai to Melbourne, this title features dream weekends with practical itineraries throughout Asia and Oceania.
Shop Class as Soulcraft
A philosopher/mechanic's wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands Called "the sleeper hit of the publishing season" (The Boston Globe), Shop Class as Soulcraft became an instant bestseller, attracting readers with its radical (and timely) reappraisal of the merits of skilled manual labor. On both economic and psychological grounds, author Matthew B. Crawford questions the educational imperative of turning everyone into a "knowledge worker," based on a misguided separation of thinking from doing. Using his own experience as an electrician and mechanic, Crawford presents a wonderfully articulated call for self-reliance and a moving reflection on how we can live concretely in an ever more abstract world.
Successful Educational Actions for Inclusion and Social Cohesion in Europe
This monograph analyses and describes successful educational actions with a specific focus on vulnerable groups (i.e. youth, migrants, cultural groups e.g. Roma, women, and people with disabilities). Concrete data that shows success in school performance in subject matters such as math or language will be provided, as well as children, teachers and families accounts of the impact of this success. Alongside, there is an analysis of the relationship between these children’s educational performance with their inclusion or exclusion from different areas of society (i.e. housing, health, employment, and social and political participation). Many studies have already diagnosed and described the causes of educational and social exclusion of these vulnerable groups. This monograph, however, provides solutions, that is, actions for success identified through the INCLUD-ED project, thus providing both, contrasted data and solid theoretical background and development. Some examples of these actions are interactive groups (or heterogeneous grouping in the classroom with reorganisation of human resources), extension of the learning time, homework clubs, tutored libraries, family and community educative participation, family education, or dialogic literary gatherings. All these actions have been defined as successful educational actions, which mean that they lead to both efficiency and equity. Finally, recommendations for policy and practice are included and discussed.
The Polycentric Metropolis
A new 21st century urban phenomenon is emerging: the networked polycentric mega-city region. Developed around one or more cities of global status, it is characterized by a cluster of cities and towns, physically separate but intensively networked in a complex spatial division of labour. This book describes and analyses eight such regions in North West Europe. For the first time, this work shows how businesses interrelate and communicate in geographical space - within each region, between them, and with the wider world. It goes on to demonstrate the profound consequences for spatial planning and regional development in Europe - and, by implication, other similar urban regions of the world. The Polycentric Metropolis introduces the concept of a mega-city region, analyses its characteristics, examines the issues surrounding regional identities, and discusses policy ramifications and outcomes for infrastructure, transport systems and regulation. Packed with high quality maps, case study data and written in a clear style by highly experienced authors, this will be an insightful and significant analysis suitable for professionals in urban planning and policy, environmental consultancies, business and investment communities, technical libraries, and students in urban studies, geography, economics and town/spatial planning.
True Story of Pocahontas
The True Story of Pocahontas is the first public publication of the Powhatan perspective that has been maintained and passed down from generation to generation within the Mattaponi Tribe, and the first written history of Pocahontas by her own people.
It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England. Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer. Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.