National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Hundreds of the most breathtaking locales—both natural and man-made—are illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience. From the Hardcover edition.
Handy, pocket-size, pop-up map of Washington DC. Ideal to pop in a pocket or bag for quick reference.Explore the historic city of Washington DC with the help of this genuinely pocket-sized, pop-up map. From the elegant Neo-classical architecture and poignant memorials to the sweeping grandeur of The Mall this little map will help you get from A-B. Small in size yet big on detail, this compact, dependable, city map will ensure you don't miss a thing.* Includes 2 PopOut Maps - including Greater Washington & The Mall* Additional maps covering Dupont Circle and Georgetown are also included* Handy, self-folding, tourist map is small enough to fit in your pocket yet offers extensive coverage of the city in an easy-to-use format* Thorough street index is also featured and cross-referenced to the map so you can easily find your destination* Hotels, restaurants, stores and attractions are all included on the map
Provides physical and thematic maps of the Earth, covering such aspects as population, food, minerals, climate, politics, and energy, as well as maps of the surface of the Moon, Mars, inner and outer solar system, and universe.
Highlights the history, culture, and comtemporary life of the nation's capital and offers detailed walking tours of historic areas and complete visitor information.
A state-of-the-art atlas of China covers every aspect of the dynamic country, with maps of all provinces that include towns, cities, and transportation networks, along with detailed maps and fact box for ten of the country's major cities, a place-name index, historical timeline, commentaries, and thematic maps documenting population, natural resources, religion, and more.
See the best of Washington with this streamlined walking guide, complete with step-by-step itineraries and maps to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by National Geographic's famous eye for good pictures. More than just a guidebook, Walking Washington, D.C., is full of information about the city and its people.--Amazon.com.
The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 142 million artifacts and specimens in its trust. This colorful guide to the museums and galleries on the National Mall, in the Washington metropolitan area, and in New York City presents an enormous amount of history and pertinent museum information, ensuring a rewarding visit. Each detailed section presents the history of the museums and offers a fully illustrated, gallery-by-gallery tour. All the practical information--location, hours, phone numbers, public transportation, services, tours, dining, gift shops, special attractions for children, web site addresses--is also included. With so much to see and do, this is the definitive source of all the information in one place.
Created for map lovers by map lovers, this rich book explores the intriguing stories behind maps across history and illuminates how the art of cartography thrives today. In this visually stunning book, award-winning journalists Betsy Mason and Greg Miller--authors of the National Geographic cartography blog "All Over the Map"--explore the intriguing stories behind maps from a wide variety of cultures, civilizations, and time periods. Based on interviews with scores of leading cartographers, curators, historians, and scholars, this is a remarkable selection of fascinating and unusual maps. This diverse compendium includes ancient maps of dragon-filled seas, elaborate graphics picturing unseen concepts and forces from inside Earth to outer space, devious maps created by spies, and maps from pop culture such as the schematics to the Death Star and a map of Westeros from Game of Thrones. If your brain craves maps--and Mason and Miller would say it does, whether you know it or not--this eye-opening visual feast will inspire and delight.
A visually stunning guidebook to more than 225 cities around the world showcases such great destinations as Paris, Rome, London, Tokyo, Oslo, Denver and Abu Dhabi, providing a wealth of travel information, fun facts, personal narratives, local secrets, cultural atmosphere and much more.
Waterproof Tear-Resistant Travel MapThe Blue Ridge Parkway is a winding route that traverses some of America's most picturesque scenery. The Parkway is America's most visited National Park unit and when combined with Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park, also covered in detail on this map, a travel experience of over almost 600 miles is created. The Blue Ridge Parkway starts in the south at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains and runs along the Blue Ridge through several National Forests from North Carolina and into Virginia. National Geographic's Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Map strikes the perfect balance between map and guidebook and is ideal for a wide range of travelers. Destination Maps combine finely detailed maps with fascinating and practical travel information. The front side features a large-scale map of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia and Skyline Drive in Virginia, richly layered with travel information and beautiful photographs showcasing some of many ways travelers can experience the road known as "America's Favorite Drive." In addition to the easy-to-read map on the front, the reverse side includes regional descriptions, arts and culture finds, and visitor resources. Explore detailed insets of the Great Smoky and Shenandoah National Parks. Some of the extra features include: Charts detailing visitor centers and nearby state parksColorful photographs featuring the region's enchanting landscapeHistory, leaf viewing, wildflowers, wildlife, and places to visitDescriptive content highlighting outdoor recreation opportunities, water recreation, camping, hiking, and the Appalachian TrailEvery Destination Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough capable of withstanding the rigors of any kind of travel.All proceeds from the purchase of a National Geographic map help support the Society's vital exploration, conservation, scientific research, and education programs."Map Scale = 1:800,000Sheet Size = 25.5" x 37.75"Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"""
A collection of antique maps displaying previous geographical representations of global, continental, country-wide, and regional formations.
Contains more than 150,000 entries and revised maps documenting our changing planet, including 20 new countries, such as newly independent Ukraine, each profiled in "Nations of the World."
Features clear, detailed road maps of all 50 states plus Canada and Mexico. Maps show scenic routes, historic sites and recreation areas. America's top 100 adventure destinations, chosen by the editors of Adventure Magazine are profiled. More than 20 leading National Parks are described and mapped. Original.
Written by the founders of HoneyTrek.com, this inspiring book reveals hidden-gem destinations and insider tips for unforgettable couples travel. In these informative pages, Mike and Anne Howard--officially the World's Longest Honeymooners and founders of the acclaimed travel blog HoneyTrek--whisk you away to journeys of a lifetime. Drawing on their experience traveling together across seven continents, they curate the globe and offer tested-and-approved recommendations for intrepid couples, bringing culture, adventure, and romance to any couple--no matter their age or budget. Chapters are organized by type of destination (for example, beaches, mountains, and deserts) to help travelers discover new places and experiences based on their interests. Each entry focuses on a specific region, getting to the essence of each locale and its one-of-a-kind offerings. The authors reveal the best time to visit, the best places to stay, and recommended activities--each with their own adventure rating to illustrate level of intensity. Special features include funny and insightful stories from the Howards' own adventures, expert advice from other renowned traveling couples, and tips to increase the romance and excitement at each destination. A large map shows every location covered in the book, and each entry has a locator map depicting the city and country. Both entertaining and informative, this book is an invaluable resource and inspiration for a lifetime of travel.
Often described as the eighth Wonder of the World, the massive, underground army made from fired clay evokes both awe and curiosity. Who was this powerful Emperor of the Qin Dynasty who needed these warriors to guard him in the afterlife? How were nearly 8,000 figures made on such a vast scale so long ago? This lovely little book, based on the latest research, brings the terra cotta warriors to life in 52 astonishing images. Like the millions of visitors to the on-site museum who see the figures in person, readers will marvel at the cavalry, archers, and infantry; lowly foot soldiers and high-ranking officers; figures of varying ages, with different hairstyles and unique facial expressions, seemingly representing many ethnic groups in China. The soldiers are spread across a number of pits at the tomb site, on the outskirts of present-day Xi’an, where new discoveries are made every year. Archaeologists predict that it may take longer to excavate the First Emperor’s tomb complex than the approximately thirty-six years it took to build it, as new techniques of conservation and scientific research are introduced. Though the tomb was known from Chinese written record for thousands of years, there was no record of the terra cotta army. The surprise of this discovery still endures, and mounts with each page turned.
Color maps on inside covers; detachable color map affixed to page 3 of cover.
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach
An easy-to-read guide full of expert travel advice on New York City.