North America Travel Guides
Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling guide Road Trip USA. In this expanded tour of Route 66, Jamie covers the kitschy "Main Street of America", one of the country's first transcontinental highways. From the Meramac Caverns to the wild creatures on display in roadside menageries, this historic route survives, despite being replaced by a high-speed Interstate. From the Golden Sands and Sunshine of Los Angeles to the gritty streets of St. Louis and Chicago, Road Trip USA Route 66 highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, local lore, and oddball trivia on this unforgettable journey into America, then and now. This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and helpful maps.
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Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling travel guide Road Trip USA. In this expanded tour of the Pacific Coast Highway, Jamie takes you from the dense green forests of Washington to the gorgeous beaches of Southern California. From logging towns to surfer lore, Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway covers every aspect of this mostly two-lane route through the unabashedly breathtaking western coast. Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, historic sites, and oddball trivia. Exit the interstates and create your own driving adventures on the west coast's unrivaled scenic highway. This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and helpful maps.
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The DK Eyewitness Pacific Northwest Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Pacific Northwest effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Pacific Northwest Travel Guide - showing you what others only tell you.
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Ghost towns lie all along the Mother Road. The quintessential boom-and-bust highway of the American West, Route 66 once hosted a thriving array of boomtowns built around oil mines, railroad stops, cattle ranches, resorts, stagecoach stops, and gold mines. Join Route 66 expert Jim Hinckley as he tours more than twenty-five ghost towns, rich in stories and history. Includes directions for when you take your trip. Complemented by Kerrick James' gorgeous sepia-tone and color photography. Explore the beauty and nostalgia of these abandoned communities along America's favorite highway!
- RRP £16.99
Once upon a time in America: Rediscovering the first color photographs of the New World These rediscovered Photochrom and Photostint postcard images from the private collection of Marc Walter were produced by the Detroit Photographic Company between 1888 and 1924. Using a photolithographic process that predated the autochrome by nearly 20 years, they offered people the very first color photographs of The United States. Suddenly, the continent's colors were available for all to see. The rich ochres and browns of the Grand Canyon, the dazzle of Atlantic City, became a visual delight not only for eyewitnesses, but for Americans far and wide. Imbued with this sense of discovery and adventure, the pictures gathered here are a voyage through peoples, places and time at once. They take us through North America s vast and varied landscape, encounter its many communities, and above all transport us back to the New World of over a century ago. Over more than 600 pages including fold-out spreads, this sweeping panorama takes us from Native American settlements to New York's Chinatown, from some of the last cowboys to Coney Island's heyday. As luminous now as they were some 120 years ago, these rare and remarkable images that brought America to Americans now bring American's past to our present."
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See the top destinations in the American West with this book as your guide. Our detailed driving routes give you all you need, including mileage from place to place, driving times, and advice on the best places to stop along the way to eat, sleep, and explore. Choose the road trip that's best for you: * The 14-Day Best of the West * San Francisco, Yosemite, and Los Angeles in Six Days * Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon in Four Days * Two Days in San Francisco * Two Days in Los Angeles * Two Days in Las Vegas A vibrant full-color interior includes 50 easy-to-use maps to keep you oriented on and off the highway.
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Boston is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Trace American history along the Freedom Trail, feel the intensity of Red Sox Nation at Fenway Park, or take an enchanting lantern-lit stroll through Beacon Hill; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Boston and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Boston Travel Guide: *Full-color maps and images throughout *Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests *Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots *Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices *Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss *Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, architecture, colleges and universities, sports, eating, drinking, nightlife, and more *Free, convenient pull-out Boston map (included in print version), plus over 35 color local maps *Covers Charlestown, West End, North End, Beacon Hill, Boston Common, Downtown, the Waterfront, South End, Chinatown, Back Bay, Kenmore Square, Fenway, Seaport District, Cambridge, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Boston, our most comprehensive guide to Boston, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled. * Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's New England guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
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The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Las Vegas will lead you straight to the best attractions Las Vegas has to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, and 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Las Vegas also includes in-depth coverage of all the unforgettable sights and comes complete with a free pull-out city map, clearly marked with sights from the guidebook and an easy-to-use street index. The map has detailed street views of all the key areas, and there are transport maps and information on how to get around the city, and there's even a chart showing the distances between major sights for walkers. The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Las Vegas shows you what others only tell you.
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As a Baltimore native, travel writer Jennifer Walker knows the ins and outs of Charm City, from browsing galleries in Station North to catching a game at M&T Bank Stadium. Walker also includes unique trip ideas tailored for all time constraints and interests, such as the Two-Day Best of Baltimore itinerary. With updated maps and details on everything from visiting the National Aquarium to finding the best food in Little Italy, Moon Baltimore gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
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Here is a New York in which you, finally, have the upper hand ...and the bird's eye view.A" - Chicago Tribune The city's familiar buildings appear so cleanly bathed in golden light that you feel almost sorry for all of us who must view them from the ground.A" - The New York Times Completely updated with additional photographs and new text, New York from the Air is a lush, romantic and ultimately hopeful tribute to one of the most thrilling cities in the world. World-renowned bestselling photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand - shooting from vantage points that few humans ever attain - presents the power and beauty of Manhattan's amazing skyscrapers, the bucolic joys of Central Park, the majesty of the Upper West Side's castle-like mansions and much, much more. This new edition includes previously unpublished photographs of new landmarks built since the release of the second edition in 2003. New York historian and cartographer John Tauranac's lively commentaries lead readers on a truly spectacular tour. The new photography comprises 20-25% of the book. Arthus-Bertrand will be in New York starting in November 2009 to document new and renovated sites in the city.
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New York is the city that never sleeps, but many visitors to the Big Apple want to enjoy its quiet side - to discover places off the beaten track, to explore enticing small museums or enjoy peaceful gardens. Busy New Yorkers often look for places to relax and recuperate - to find somewhere to have coffee and cake or a restful spot to unwind, away from the hustle and bustle. Covering all five boroughs, this is a guide to over 150 quiet places to meet, drink, dine, sleep, read or wander. There are evocative photographs and a short description for each location, including travel, access and contact details. Quiet New York reveals the hidden, tranquil places in one of the world's liveliest cities.
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In The Theoretical Minimum, world-class physicist Leonard Susskind provided a brilliant first course in classical mechanics, offering readers not an oversimplified introduction but the real thing - everything you need to start doing physics, and nothing more. Now he returns with the next challenge that every aspiring physics buff must tackle: quantum mechanics. Unlike most popular physics books, Susskind and his co-author Art Friedman teach the maths and equations that are essential to any real understanding of quantum mechanics. Combining crystal-clear explanations, witty and helpful dialogues, and basic exercises, Quantum Mechanics is, to paraphrase Einstein, as simple as possible, but no simpler.
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"The Mini Rough Guide to New York City" is your essential companion to one of the world's most dynamic cities. It covers all the major sights and attractions in NYC, plus the practical, nitty-gritty information you'll need to make the most of your visit. The guide's introduction offers a lively city overview and a selection of 'things not to miss' - museums, architecture, green spaces, nightlife, cuisine and more. Then discover New York City by neighbourhood; from bustling Chinatown and once-bohemian Greenwich Village to the beautifully refurbished Lincoln Centre on Manhattan's Upper West Side. You can find snappy reviews of hotels, restaurants and bars for every budget and taste, plus shops, clubs, galleries and more. Pocket-sized and portable, it'll help you get around with clear, readable maps - grid referenced with all the top attractions and recommendations. Entertaining, engaging and opinionated, this guide is unbeatable. Make the most of your break with "The Mini Rough Guide to New York City".
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Honolulu is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Tour the beautifully restored Ioani Palace, eat and shop in Chinatown, or explore tropical gardens in the Upper Manoa Valley; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Honolulu and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Honolulu: *Full-color maps and images throughout *Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests *Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots *Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices *Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss *Free, convenient pull-out Honolulu map (included in print version), plus over 14 color neighborhood maps *User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organized by neighborhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time *Covers Downtown Honolulu, Chinatown, Ala Moana, Waikiki, Diamond Head and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Honolulu , a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience. * Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Hawaii guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
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The Pocket Rough Guide to Las Vegas is an indispensable guide to the ever-changing entertainment capital of the world. Themed itineraries and the Best of Las Vegas section will help you find the right balance between hedonism and relaxation, while detailed listings give you the low-down on Sin City's no-holds-barred nightlife, the Strip's vibrant dining scene, theme parks and off-beat attractions, and of course how and where to gamble. All the sights, accommodation, casinos, restaurants, shops and bars are pinpointed on full-colour maps in each chapter, and there's also a handy pull-out map to help you find your way around this dizzying city. The Pocket Rough Guide to Las Vegas gives you an honest and opinionated view on what's on offer on the Strip, downtown and further afield - and in case all the neon lights and late-night shows get a bit too much, it also lets you know how to make a quick getaway from this entertainment oasis into the deserts, and as far as stunning natural and man-made wonders like the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam.
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The ultimate insider's guide to Miami and the Keys; go off the beaten path to discover the hidden places, stories, and neighbourhoods that reveal Miami's true character, history, and flavour. Miami and the Keys are the cultural and geographical gateways to the United States; where Latin America gracefully blends into North America, and land embraces the sea. This unusual guide leads you along the fulcrum that is Miami and the Keys, laden with world-class architecture, sandy beaches, pristine waters, nightclubs, and trendy hotels. Beneath the well-polished surface lies a history and culture that strays far from the conventional, bubbling up through unexpected places, like a coral fortress built for a spurned lover, a divey laundromat that serves the sweetest cafe con leche you've ever had, or an enclave of houses built on stilts in the midst of the ocean. Lose yourself in a glass rainforest. Glide over the mysterious waters of the Everglades. Visit your own desert island. Drink the sweet nectar of the Cuban coffee gods. Venture into the "other" Miami, beyond the glitz and glamour, steeped in natural beauty and deep-seeded tradition. See why Ernest Hemingway called the Keys his home. Though teeming with tourists, there are still plenty of hidden gems to be unearthed, you just have to know where to look...
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The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Alaska is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Alaska will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. And, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Alaska effortlessly.
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: California Wine Country will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. You'll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs and explore every corner effortlessly with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: California Wine Country and its Free pull-out map. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: California Wine Country - showing you what others only tell you.
- RRP £7.99
Whether you're travelling to New York for a weekend break or a week's business, you'll find this fact-packed guide the perfect 24-hour companion in the city that never sleeps. Compact and light, it can be slipped into a pocket or bag and contains everything you need to get around and get the most out of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx, day and night. It's contents include: clear, illustrated colour street maps; subway and bus routes; articles on the history and architecture of the city; and, interesting walks, and essential listings of everything from shops, museums and galleries to theatres, restaurants and night clubs.
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Large numbers of Americans supplement their visits to Boston with easily-accomplished excursions to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Or else they plan vacations to these awesomely-popular islands whose gateway is Boston. We're proud to group all four destinations into one easily-read, light-to-carry guidebook.
- RRP £10.99