Status: New - Darwin's first cousin, Francis Galton, is most famous today as the man who developed eugenics. But he was also a meteorologist, a pioneer in the...... more
Status: New - Darwin's first cousin, Francis Galton, is most famous today as the man who developed eugenics. But he was also a meteorologist, a pioneer in the science of using fingerprints for personal identification, and widely travelled. As a young man he explored the Near East and South West Africa, and these experiences inspired him to write this remarkable guide to the art of travelling, which ran through eight editions in his lifetime.The book still makes for fascinating reading, as much for the extraordinary historical detail which it provides as for its advice. Some tips are still first-rate--on bivouacking and caring for the backs of pack-animals for instance--and give pointers which are very difficult to find today: how to build pack-saddles or stone ovens, the construction of calabash boats, and so on. Other tips will be of less use to the modern traveller, but, nevertheless, the sections on the "management of savages" and "taking prisoners" give a wonderful perspective on the Victorian world view.Today, The Art of Travel comes across as a highly unusual book. It is written in the measured, graceful prose of the Victorian age, which gives an elegant reminder of how flabby some contemporary writing has become. Whether he is writing about flocks of sheep sheltering in Hyde Park or making complicated computations of the optimum weights for people and animals to carry, Galton is an engaging companion, and, even 130 years on, often a useful one. --Toby Green
Cooler Backpack for Men Women Simple general leisure travel bag
Please note that the color of the actual item may be slightly different from the photos due to lighting and other factors. Please make sure the size of the bag...... more
Please note that the color of the actual item may be slightly different from the photos due to lighting and other factors. Please make sure the size of the bag is OK for you before placing the order. Thanks a lot! Item Type: shoulder bag, backpack Brand Name: Cooler Gender: Uni-sex Closure Type: zipper Handbags Type: shoulder bag, backpack Item weight: 0.8 kg Size: L44cmxW12cmxH35cm Material: Canvas Design: Pure color Style : school, casual Hardness: moderate Occasion: Versatile Place of Origin: Guangdong, China (Mainland)
Keeping the Promise (A Torah's Journey) (General Jewish Interest) - Kar-Ben Copies Ltd
Status: New - Keeping the Promise (A Torah's Journey) Introduces the ten commandments from a Jewish perspective. Certain commandments have been recast from...... more
Status: New - Keeping the Promise (A Torah's Journey) Introduces the ten commandments from a Jewish perspective. Certain commandments have been recast from negative to positive language for easier comprehension. Full description
The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine - Just World Books
Status: New - The General's Son In 1997, a tragedy struck the family of Israeli-American Miko Peled when his beloved niece Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber...... more
Status: New - The General's Son In 1997, a tragedy struck the family of Israeli-American Miko Peled when his beloved niece Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber in Jerusalem. That event propelled Peled onto a journey of discovery, pushing him to re-examine many of the beliefs he'd grown up with as the son and grandson of leading figures in Israel's political-military elite, and transforming him into an activist in the struggle f Full description
Surge: My Journey With General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War (Yale Library of Military History) - Yale University Press
Status: New - Surge In February 2007, US Army General David Petraeus took command of multinational coalition forces in Iraq, some 140,000 troops, to be joined...... more
Status: New - Surge In February 2007, US Army General David Petraeus took command of multinational coalition forces in Iraq, some 140,000 troops, to be joined by 20,000 American soldiers deployed to support the controversial strategy known as the surge. This book provides a view of the unfolding of the surge and its impact on the violence that was devastating Iraq.
Advantages: holiday apartments, ideal for families, a lot of activities Disadvantages: expensive extras
...This year, we spent two weeks of our summer vacation in France, in a club village of Pierre et Vacances.
Pierre et Vacances is the largest company offering holiday apartments and holiday homes in France (if not in the whole of Europe) with more than 60 locations (residences, hotels and club villages).
Most of the locations can be found at the French south coast (Provence, Côte d...
Advantages: Different way to holiday, chance to see many things, enlightening. Disadvantages: If you don't like a lot of travelling then it's probably not for you.
...ur-Oise is just north of Paris (look for Taverny).
The awe-inspiring trip to Auvers-sur-Oise concluded my absorbing holiday, which I very much recommend. All my journeys from Senlis where made by coach or bus at little expense and my journeys to and from France were by coach-ferry-coach and were again very reasonable in price. A fantastic thing about going by coach is that you get to take in all the bea...
Advantages: Close to main amenities, towns, and motorways. Sometimes in the heart of particular towns Disadvantages: Sometimes are fully booked up.
...Kyriad hotels is a chain of hotels situated all over France, so if you are looking for a quite a cheap getaway I would highly recommend them. The standard of the hotel is excellent as I am about to state below.
All the hotels are based on major roads & tend to be based either on the edge of a city or just outside. This is a budget hotel chain with no frills. You will find this chain of hotels...