Islam

Islam

Lavishly illustrated and written in an accessible style, Islam: An Illustrated Journey tells the story of Islam, a faith that is today practised by more than a billion people and is the fastest growing religion in the world.

Author: Farhad Daftary

Publisher:

ISBN: 1898592357

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 384

Lavishly illustrated and written in an accessible style, Islam: An Illustrated Journey tells the story of Islam, a faith that is today practised by more than a billion people and is the fastest growing religion in the world.
Categories: History

The Nile Cruise

The Nile Cruise

From the great temples, mysterious royal sepulchers, and intimate private tombs of Luxor, via the smaller temples and bustling towns along the river, to the serene beauty of Aswan and to the world-famous attractions of Philae and Abu Simbel ...

Author: Jenny Jobbins

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774163028

Category: Travel

Page: 156

View: 862

Since Cleopatra treated Caesar to a magnificent progress upriver on her royal barge, a cruise on the Nile has been an essential component of many visitors' trips to Egypt. Today, thousands take this unforgettable journey of a lifetime on one of the many luxury cruise ships that sail the Nile between Luxor and Aswan. With 150 superb color photographs by veteran photographer Sherif Sonbol, and vivid descriptions by travel writer Jenny Jobbins, this fully illustrated celebration of the classic river journey is the ideal foretaste of, companion to, or souvenir from a modern Nile cruise. From the great temples, mysterious royal sepulchers, and intimate private tombs of Luxor, via the smaller temples and bustling towns along the river, to the serene beauty of Aswan and to the world-famous attractions of Philae and Abu Simbel beyond, this exquisitely designed book covers all the main sites on the Nile cruise itinerary.
Categories: Travel

The Art of Walking

The Art of Walking

The simple prose and sketches found in The Art of Walking provide an intimate perspective that captures the sweeping landscape of Spain, the beauty of ordinary moments, and the profound simplicity and delight of walking.

Author: Kari Gale

Publisher:

ISBN: 1507555008

Category:

Page: 104

View: 663

In the spring of 2013, Kari Gale walked the Camino de Santiago. During the 500 mile journey, she documented each day in her journal with ink and paints, resulting in over forty watercolor illustrations. The simple prose and sketches found in The Art of Walking provide an intimate perspective that captures the sweeping landscape of Spain, the beauty of ordinary moments, and the profound simplicity and delight of walking.
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The Other Paris

The Other Paris

It upends the story of the French capital, reclaiming the city from the bon vivants and the speculators, and lighting a candle to the works and days of the forgotten poor.

Author: Luc Sante

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571325870

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 322

Paris, the City of Light. We think of it as the city of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, of white faades, discreet traffic and well-mannered exchanges. But there was another Paris, hidden from view and virtually extinct today - the Paris of the working and criminal classes that shaped the city over the past two centuries. In the voices of Balzac and Hugo, assorted boulevardiers, barflies, rabble-rousers and tramps, Sante takes the reader on a vividjourney through the seamy underside of Paris: the improvised accommodations of the original bohemians; the flea markets, the rubbish tips, and the hovels. The Other Paris is a lively tour of labour conditions, prostitution, drinking, crime, and popular entertainment, of the reporters, raliste singers, pamphleteers, serial novelists, and poets who chronicled their evolution. It upends the story of the French capital, reclaiming the city from the bon vivants and the speculators, and lighting a candle to the works and days of the forgotten poor.
Categories: Travel

An Eye on the Hebrides

An Eye on the Hebrides

Author: Mairi Hedderwick

Publisher: British Tourist Authority

ISBN: 0862412110

Category: Hebrides (Scotland)

Page: 128

View: 452

Categories: Hebrides (Scotland)

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way) is the classic manual on the art of living.

Author: Lao Tzu

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 0711229643

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 719

Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way) is the classic manual on the art of living. In 81 short, poetic chapters, the book looks at the basic predicament of being alive and teaches how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao, or the basic principle of the universe. Stephen Mitchell’s acclaimed translation is accompanied by ancient Chinese paintings that beautifully reflect Lao Tzu’s timeless words.
Categories: Religion

Drawing Somerset s Past

Drawing Somerset s Past

The archaeology and history of Somerset based on images of the county by Victor Ambrus

Author: Victor Ambrus

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 0750967862

Category: Pictorial works

Page: 144

View: 952

The archaeology and history of Somerset based on images of the county by Victor Ambrus
Categories: Pictorial works

Jesus and the Emergence of a Catholic Imagination

Jesus and the Emergence of a Catholic Imagination

The Companion Website for this book (www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415872515) offers a wealth of resources linked to each chapter.

Author: John Pfordresher

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809144530

Category: Religion

Page: 333

View: 120

"Authentic hope is the gift Rebecca Martusewicz, Jeff Edmundson, and John Lupinacci offer readers of EcoJustice Education.... We learn what it means to recover the ancient arts and skills of cultivating commons, common sense, and community collaborations in our hard times." Madhu Suri Prakash, Pennsylvania State University "EcoJustice Education should become a core part of teacher education programs across the country as it provides both the theory and examples of classroom practices essential for making the transition to a sustainable future." C. A. Bowers, author, international speaker, and retired professor Designed for introductory social foundations or multicultural education courses, this text offers a powerful model for cultural ecological analysis and pedagogy of responsibility, providing teachers and teacher educators with the information and classroom practices they need to help develop citizens who are prepared to support and achieve diverse, democratic, and sustainable societies in an increasingly globalized world. The Companion Website for this book (www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415872515) offers a wealth of resources linked to each chapter.
Categories: Religion

An Illustrated Journey

An Illustrated Journey

Nothing found on a journey is tossed or left behind before it's considered for my journal. I rarely glue these things down, though.

Author: Danny Gregory

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440320255

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 418

Features selections from the sketchbooks of forty artists, illustrators, and designers that capture their travels around the world in drawings and paintings.
Categories: Art

Little Tree

Little Tree

With simple text and pictures this book tells the story of a little tree who gets sick and dies. At each stage of the story we get to look at the emotions the forest family goes through on their journey of grief.

Author: Julie Bourla

Publisher: Julie Bourla

ISBN: 9780473317409

Category: Self-Help

Page: 14

View: 170

This simple rhyming picture book with colourful illustrations deals with a serious subject in a gentle and ultimately uplifting manner. Sharing this book with an adult offers younger children a helpful insight into the feelings experienced when a loved one dies. Comforting to adults and older children to reflect on alone, “Little Tree” is also a means to initiate conversation for those experiencing grief.
Categories: Self-Help

Awakening Awe

Awakening Awe

After spending much of her life as a psychologist, Dr. Mary Baures adopted baby elephants and took up wildlife photography.

Author: Mary Baures

Publisher:

ISBN: 194575625X

Category:

Page: 196

View: 374

After spending much of her life as a psychologist, Dr. Mary Baures adopted baby elephants and took up wildlife photography. Sitting around nighttime campfires in Zambia, Botswana, and Kenya she felt intimately connected to the eerie whoop of hyenas mixed with the deep reverberating moans of lions calling to each other. She realized these tiny magical moments--and the clean leap of a leopard from a tree, the graceful dance of impalas, the slashing horns of a buffalo--went unnoticed while she sat in boxy rooms with ideas, disconnected from the energy flowing through living things. In the rainforests of Borneo and Brazil, in the Japanese Alps, in the wilds of Alaska, out of the clutter and grasping of our culture, under the sliver of the moon, Mary Baures connected to something elemental. Wild lives guided her across the threshold of human limitation to the force that blossoms flowers-from which we came and to which we return. Join her in her journey to reverence.
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Doodle Diary of a New Mom

Doodle Diary of a New Mom

Featuring dozens of funny moments like baby's first lunch out to a forensic view of the living room, this charming doodle collection includes 120 two-color illustrations and is the perfect gift for Mother's Day, baby showers, or year-round ...

Author: Lucy Scott

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 9780762458899

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 319

In 2012, Lucy Scott gave birth to her first baby. Despite her extensive pre-baby research, nothing prepared her for the momentous task of caring for this new little person. Featuring dozens of funny moments like baby's first lunch out to a forensic view of the living room, this charming doodle collection includes 120 two-color illustrations and is the perfect gift for Mother's Day, baby showers, or year-round fun. Also included are a few doodling prompts in the back of the book so moms can doodle their own first-year memories.
Categories: Humor

Country Road ABC

Country Road ABC

Along the bottom of each page is a continuous panorama that totals nearly forty feet of art. Country Road ABC is a unique and funny look at America's present-day farmland.

Author: Arthur Geisert

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547488141

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 577

On today's farm, B is for barn cat...E is for erosion...G is for grinding feed, and I is for...inoculate? In 26 beautifully detailed spreads, acclaimed illustrator Arthur Geisert takes readers on a literal journey following a real road in Iowa (County Road Y31) through the ins and outs of America's farmland. This isn't your grandfather's farm book. It still features pigs, hay, and other familiar farm residents, but you'll see a very different kind of quicksand and traffic jam here...Along the bottom of each page is a continuous panorama that totals nearly forty feet of art. Country Road ABC is a unique and funny look at America's present-day farmland.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

An Eye on the Hebrides

An Eye on the Hebrides

Mairi Hedderwick embarks on a six-month-long journey to 40 islands from Arran to Lewis, recounting her pilgrimage around the archipelago of the Western Isles with which she has had a lifelong love affair.

Author: Mairi Hedderwick

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 1780277318

Category:

Page: 128

View: 189

Mairi Hedderwick embarks on a six-month-long journey to 40 islands from Arran to Lewis, recounting her pilgrimage around the archipelago of the Western Isles with which she has had a lifelong love affair.Filled with wit and wisdom that is matched by her spell-binding illustrations, Mairi Hedderwick portrays the islands in all their diversity, with swift and perceptive cameos of everyday life drawn with humour and affection alongside gorgeous landscapes which capture the truly magical beauty of the Hebrides.
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New Zealand Through Time

New Zealand Through Time

Deals with the natural history of the shaky isles of New Zealand and their surrounding seas, the dramatic geology and unique plants and animals.

Author: Ronald Cometti

Publisher: New Holland Pub

ISBN: 186966163X

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 831

Deals with the natural history of the shaky isles of New Zealand and their surrounding seas, the dramatic geology and unique plants and animals.
Categories: History

Journey

Journey

Journey traces each through lively accounts, alongside the biographies of conquerors, explorers, and travelers; stories of technological innovation; literary journals; and works of art.

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 146546414X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

View: 261

An illustrated account of human movement, travel, exploration, and scientific discovery--from the first trade networks in ancient Sumer to the epic Voyager missions. Human journeys arise from all manner of impulses, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply the quest for adventure. Journey traces each through lively accounts, alongside the biographies of conquerors, explorers, and travelers; stories of technological innovation; literary journals; and works of art. Themed spreads and feature panels capture the romance of travel with evocative accounts, archive images, historic maps, and artifacts, while catalog spreads add glamour and nostalgia, showcasing objects and documents associated with the rise of travel, such as postcards and passports. A textured cover with a picture-perfect image and shiny finishes make it ideal for gift-giving. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

MIS Adventures

MIS Adventures

This carefree, often hilarious journey through Spain, Portugal and France describes with wit and charm a newly retired couples attempt to sample life abroad.Delighting in the local wines and food, subsequent visits to France have ...

Author: Barbara Reid

Publisher:

ISBN: 0648093808

Category: Travel

Page: 108

View: 291

This carefree, often hilarious journey through Spain, Portugal and France describes with wit and charm a newly retired couples attempt to sample life abroad.Delighting in the local wines and food, subsequent visits to France have transformed them into unashamed Francophiles. A promise of more tales to come. A little gem!
Categories: Travel

Historic North American Locomotives

Historic North American Locomotives

Historic North American Locomotives traces the historic development of North American locomotives from the early 1800s through today.

Author: Ken Boyd

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781627005098

Category: Transportation

Page: 233

View: 203

Historic North American Locomotives traces the historic development of North American locomotives from the early 1800s through today. Considered a photographic book with the look and feel of fine art, 100 locomotives are profiled using descriptive text and richly detailed and colored photographic imagery. A well-researched introduction provides the reader with a historical perspective. The author/photographer includes high-quality photographs, created through various techniques that vividly capture the distinctive features of the locomotives. From the 1805 Trevithick portable boiler to modern, high-speed locomotives such as the 2013 GE Genesis, the reader will enjoy viewing a variety of locomotives that are not usually shown together in one book.
Categories: Transportation

Drawing from the Mountain

Drawing from the Mountain

In Drawing from the Mountain, readers who have spent time in the Rockies, or any wild place, will find resonance and a bit of soul music.

Author: Lorne Perry

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 1894765818

Category: Photography

Page: 141

View: 687

This illustrated journey describes a lifetime of mountain experiences, from childhood to fatherhood, in the Canadian Rockies. Using words, artwork and photography, Lorne Perry reveals a life lived, at times on the edge, as he overcomes the effects of a savage grizzly attack to wander the mountains again. In Drawing from the Mountain, readers who have spent time in the Rockies, or any wild place, will find resonance and a bit of soul music.
Categories: Photography