London Stories: London Walks [EPUB]
01 December 2014, 15:40
2010 | EPUB | 1.94MB
London Walks is the award-winning original walking tour company. Written by the expert and knowledgeable guides who lead the walks, London Stories is the perfect way to discover the rich history of London and its hidden gems, including:
- Sinister London - haunted London and Jack the Ripper.
- Literary London - from Shakespeare to Dickens.
- Public Houses - the old pubs of Soho.
- Mystery and Secrets - the city's hidden past.
- A Tale of Two Cities - Westminster and the Square Mile.
Perfect for tourists who want to experience London life beyond Trafalgar Square as well as for Londoners keen to step off the Circle Line and discover the secrets on their own doorstep, London Stories offers a fascinating glimpse into the capital's rich history.
With photos, maps and illustrations to bring the stories to life, London Stories is for those who love London, written by those who know it best.
Nomad's Hotel: Travels in Time and Space [PDF]
11 November 2014, 23:42
2007 | PDF | 3.34MB
Since his first voyage, as a sailor earning his passage from his native Holland to South America, Cees Nooteboom has never stopped traveling.Now his best travel pieces are gathered in this collection of immense range and depth, informed throughout by the author’s humanity and gentle humor. From exotic places such as Isfahan,Gambia, and Mali to seemingly domesticated places such as Australia and Munich,Nooteboom shares his view of the world, showing us the strangeness in places we thought we knew and the familiarity of places most of us will probably never see.
His phenomenal gifts as an observer and the wealth of his reading and learning make him an authoritative and delightful companion. Nomad’s Hotel is a record of a world-class traveler’s many discoveries and insights.
See also: Roads to Berlin
The Carbon Cycle: Crossing the Great Divide [EPUB]
13 October 2014, 10:25
2012 | EPUB | 7.21MB
In 2006 outdoor philosopher Kate Rawles cycled 4553 miles from Texas to Alaska, following the spine of the Rocky Mountains as closely as possible. Cycling across unforgiving but starkly beautiful landscapes in both the United States and Canada deserts, high mountain passes, glaciers and eventually down to the sea she encountered bears, wolves, moose, cliff-swallows, aspens and a single, astonishing lynx.
Along the way, she talked to North Americans about climate change from truck drivers to politicians to find out what they knew about it, whether they cared, and if they did, what they thought they could do. Kate tells the story of a trip in which she has to deal with the rigours of cycling for ten hours a day in temperatures often in excess of 100° F, fighting punctures, endless repairs and inescapable, grinding fatigue. But in recounting the physical struggle of such a journey, she also does constant battle with her own ideas and assumptions, helping us to cross the great divide between where we are on climate change and where we need to be.
Can we tackle climate change while still keeping our modern Western lifestyles intact? Should we put biofuel in our camper vans and RVs? Or do we need much deeper shifts in lifestyles, values and worldviews?