Author: Lawrence Alloway, Mary Davis MacNaughton
Publisher: Hudson Hills
Covers the full scope of Gottlieb's achievement.
New York Vertical
Author: Horst Hamann
This award-winning pictorial tribute to the world's most vertical city offers a unique introduction to New York's spectacular architecture, using a vintage panoramic camera tilted ninety degrees. The result is an original and astonishing array of images, accompanied by quotations from some of the city's most ardent and well-known fans.
The Sweetness of Life
Author: Paulus Hochgatterer
Publisher: MacLehose Press
It's the Christmas holiday, the presents have been opened, and a six-year-old girl is drinking cocoa and playing with her grandfather. The doorbell rings, and the old man gets up. The next time the girl sees her grandfather, he is lying by the barn, his skull broken; his face a red pulp against the white snow. From that time on, she does not speak a single word. Along with Detective Superintendent Ludwig Kovacs, Raffael Horn, the psychiatrist engaged to treat the silent child, reluctantly becomes involved in solving the murder. Their parallel researches sweep through the town: a young mother who believes her new-born child is the devil; a Benedictine monk who uses his iPod to drown the voices in his head; a high-spending teenager who tortures cats. With his background as a child psychiatrist, Hochgatterer draws back the veil of normality and presents a disconcerting portrait of a winter-held town filled with unsavory inhabitants.
Author: Alain Ducasse, Rosie Birkett
London is home to a multitude of international cuisines and some of the world's best restaurants. Following the success of J'aime Paris and J'aime New York, Alain Ducasse compiles a list of his favourite eating haunts in England's capital, including restaurants, caf s, bars, markets, hotels and food specialists. He offers an invaluable list of places to visit alongside sumptuous photography. Glimpse the luxurious interiors of Balthazar, Keith McNally's Parisian-style brasserie in the heart of Covent Garden, or the elegant Georgian townhouse, York and Albany, that is Gordon Ramsay's ambitious venture in Regent's Park. Take note of Ducasse's recommendations for visiting Maltby Street Market - this is the place to come for pastrami-packed reuben sandwiches at Monty's Deli or a custard doughnut from the St. John Bakery. Read about the origins of La Fromagerie, London's bestloved cheese shop, which houses an on-site maturing cellar, pungent walk-in cheese room, delis and caf . Covering seasonal hotspots, multicultural restaurants, classic London destinations and the best suppliers in the city, J'aime London is an invitation to discover the culinary offerings of the capital.
Author: Lisa Davidson, Elizabeth Ayre
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Highlights the history, culture, and contemporary life of the city while offering mapped walking tours and complete visitor information.
Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Donna Leon’s eighteen novels have won her countless fans, heaps of critical acclaim, and a place among the top ranks of international crime writers. Through the warm-hearted, perceptive, and principled Commissario Guido Brunetti, Leon’s best-selling books have explored Venice in all its aspects: history, tourism, high culture, food, family, but also violent crime and political corruption. In About Face, Leon returns to one of her signature subjects: the environment, which has reached a crisis in Italy. Incinerators across the south of Italy are at full capacity, burning who-knows-what and releasing unacceptable levels of dangerous air pollutants, while in Naples, enormous garbage piles grow in the streets. In Venice, with the polluted waters of the canals and a major chemical complex across the lagoon, the issue is never far from the fore. Environmental concerns become significant in Brunetti’s work when an investigator from the Carabiniere, looking into the illegal hauling of garbage, asks for a favor. But the investigator is not the only one with a special request. His father-in-law needs help and a mysterious woman comes into the picture. Brunetti soon finds himself in the middle of an investigation into murder and corruption more dangerous than anything he’s seen before.
This top-selling road atlas showcases Britain's clearest mapping from the experts at the AA. Each page has been titled with its geographical location so you can turn to the page you need more easily. Static speed camera locations with speed limits are pinpointed. Wide minor roads, National Trust, English and World Heritage, crematorium locations and other hard-to-find places are also shown. There are 102 city, town and port plans, full-color county, unitary and administrative area map and a comprehensive 31,500 entry index with airports, top tourist sites and motorway services listed. Plus, scenic routes, tourist sites with satnav-friendly postcodes and caravan and camping sites symbolized on the mapping. The paper in this atlas is produced from environmentally sustainable resources.
Fully updated, this map combines clear design and an easy-to-read scale with more road detail to ensure that you never lose your way. Each map includes information on toll points, service areas, road numbers, motorways, dual carriageways, and wide and narrow local roads. National Parks and places of interest are also highlighted. It has a 1:200,000 scale (one cm to two km), mileage chart, information on the London M25 orbital motorway, and an index of 4,500 place names.
An Afghan journey
Author: Roger Willemsen
Publisher: Haus Publishing
An adventurous journey in an awakening country
Author: Gavin Francis
Gavin Francis fulfilled a lifetime's ambition when he spent fourteen months as the basecamp doctor at Halley, a profoundly isolated British research station on the Caird Coast of Antarctica. So remote, it is said to be easier to evacuate a casualty from the International Space Station than it is to bring someone out of Halley in winter. Antarctica offered a year of unparalleled silence and solitude, with few distractions and a very little human history, but also a rare opportunity to live among emperor penguins, the only species truly at home in he Antarctic. Following Penguins throughout the year -- from a summer of perpetual sunshine to months of winter darkness -- Gavin Francis explores the world of great beauty conjured from the simplest of elements, the hardship of living at 50 c below zero and the unexpected comfort that the penguin community bring. Empire Antarctica is the story of one man and his fascination with the world's loneliest continent, as well as the emperor penguins who weather the winter with him. Combining an evocative narrative with a sublime sensitivity to the natural world, this is travel writing at its very best
Australia, 1845: On the way to Kangaroo Island, a passenger ship strikes a hidden reef in a storm and sinks. From prisoners to the privileged, everyone on board is cast into the sea, and only two young women survive: Amelia Divine and Sarah Jones. Just when it looks like they are about to get rescued, Amelia suffers a bad head injury and loses her memory. She can not even recall her name. Using her companion's ill fate to her advantage, Sarah jumps at the chance to change her identity and to escape her own grim future. From impossible love to heartbreaking misfortune, the ripple effect of that fateful day will follow both women in ways Sarah had never imagined ... A twisting tale of deception and consequence, "Island of Whispering Winds" whisks you away to the fantastic Australian countryside, while Sarah and Amelia find themselves. Just how far will Sarah go? Will Amelia ever learn who she really is? With an eye for detail, Elizabeth Haran is the author of numerous other romantic adventures including "Under a Flaming Sky," "River of Fortune," "Flight of the Jabiru," and "Staircase to the Moon," available as eBooks. For fans of sagas set against a backdrop of beautiful landscapes, like Sarah Lark's, "Island of a Thousand Springs" or Kate Morton's, "The Forgotten Garden." About the author: Elizabeth Haran was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia and migrated to Australia as a child. She lives with her family in Adelaide and has written fourteen novels set in Australia. Her heart-warming and carefully crafted books have been published in ten countries and are bestsellers in Germany.