Man in Seat 61

Author: Mark Smith
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0593065301
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mark Smith is the Man in Seat Sixty-One. Although this might make him sound like a fictional spy, he is in fact the man behind the massively popular www.seat61.com website, which offers invaluable advice on worldwide train travel. This book is the essential guide for anyone who wishes to travel to Europe and beyond by train. Packed with insider knowledge and top tips, it offers advice on everything from the quickest routes and the cheapest fares to the best weekends away; travelling with children and changing trains; timetables and maps; essential items to travel with; and everything in between. More and more people are choosing to avoid air travel and seek alternatives, and this is the only book they need to plan those journeys.

How to Europe

Author: John Bermont
Publisher: Murphy & Broad Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780940792692
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is the new 4th edition: ... 470 pages ... 7"x10" softcover format ... 345 b/w photos ... "Last Call" checklist ... detailed index ... published June 2003, revised 2nd printing September 2003. When in Europe travel as the Europeans do. You'll save time, cash, and grief. Here's how to: - Master the rails and roads - Pay less for rooms and food - Pack light and dress for travel - Avoid pickpockets and rip-offs - Find a job in Europe and move over - Handle European money, metrics, electricity, telephones, e-mail, buses, taxis, languages, the weather, and much more. John Bermont is an American who has traveled throughout Europe - from Norway to Turkey, Portugal to the Ukraine, and nearly eveything in between. He has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland, and lived and studied in Paris. '... an outstandingly practical handbook.' ALA Booklist '... exceedingly complete ...' Don James, Los Angeles Times 'Bermont has a knack for picking out and clarifying the things that usually baffle American visitors.' 'The photographs ... are what sets this book a notch higher than others. You will learn as much from his photo captions as from his text.' Jay Brunhouse, The International Travel News '... ideal for the first time traveler.'Jodi Dell, Travel Agent Magazine '... one of the best guides to come across my desk in a long time. After living in Europe for 15 years, I still learn things from this book.' Michael Sedge, Family Magazine

Becoming Batman

Author: E. Paul Zehr
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801896215
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A fun foray of escapism grounded in sound science, Becoming Batman provides the background for attaining the realizable—though extreme—level of human performance that would allow you to be a superhero.

Architect s Pocket Book

Author: Charlotte Baden-Powell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136429298
Format: PDF
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This fully revised edition of the pocket book includes everyday information which the architect/designer normally has to find from a wide variety of sources and which is not always easily to hand. The book is of use to the student as well as the experienced practitioner. There is no similar compendium currently available. The book includes data about planning, structure, services, building elements, materials and addresses, and is intended to be used both at the drawing board and on site. The selection of the material by the author is based on many years' experience of architectural practice in both public and private offices. Now fully updated to take into account the new 2002 editions to the Building Regulations documents H, J, L1 and L2. Charlotte Baden-Powell was trained at the Architectural Association in London and has practised as an architect for 38 years. She began by working for British Rail and later for Sir Denys Lasdun. Since then she has run her own practice in London and Bath, dealing with new works as well as the restoration and extension of old buildings. She has written and lectured about the design of kitchens and bathrooms and is the author of Fireplace Design and Construction.

Knopf Mapguide Paris

Author: Knopf Guides
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 9780375710650
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This opening fold-out contains a general map of Paris to help you visualize the 8 large districts discussed in this guide, and 4 pages of valuable information, handy tips and useful addresses. Discover Paris through 8 districts and 6 maps Latin Quarter/ The islands/ Montparnasse Orsay/ Louvre/ Opera Les Halles/ Le Marais Invalides/ Champ-de-Mars/ Trocadero Grands Boulevards/ Montmarte Bastille/ Faubourg Saint-Antoine/ Oberkampf Menilmontant/ Belleville/ La Villette Place d'Italie/ Bibliotheque Nationale/ Bercy For each district there is a double-page of addresses (restaurants -- listed in ascending order of price -- cafes, bars, music venues and stores) followed by a fold-out map for the relevant area with the essential places to see (indicated on the map by a star *). These places are by no means all that Paris has to offer but to us they are unmissable. The grid-referencing system (A B2) makes it easy for you to pinpoint addresses quickly on the map. Transportation and hotels in Paris The last fold-out consists of a transportation map and 4 pages of practical information that include a selection of hotels. A thematic index lists all the sites and addresses featured in this guide.