Simon Garfield’s Just My Type illuminated the world of fonts and made everyone take a stand on Comic Sans and care about kerning. Now Garfield takes on a subject even dearer to our fanatical human hearts: maps.
Imagine a world without maps. How would we travel? Could we own land? What would men and women argue about in cars? Scientists have even suggested that mapping—not language—is what elevated our prehistoric ancestors from ape-dom. Follow the history of maps from the early explorers’ maps and the awe-inspiring medieval Mappa Mundi to Google Maps and the satellite renderings on our smartphones, Garfield explores the unique way that maps relate and realign our history—and reflect the best and worst of what makes us human.
Featuring a foreword by Dava Sobel and packed with fascinating tales of cartographic intrigue, outsize personalities, and amusing “pocket maps” on an array of subjects from how to fold a map to the strangest maps on the Internet, On the Map is a rich historical tapestry infused with Garfield’s signature narrative flair. Map-obsessives and everyone who loved Just My Type will be lining up to join Garfield on his audacious journey through time and around the globe.
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No money? No problem. You can start packing your bags for that trip you’ve been dreaming a lifetime about.
For more than half a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has been showing readers of his enormously popular travel blog that traveling isn’t expensive and that it’s affordable to all. He proves that as long as you think out of the box and travel like locals, your trip doesn’t have to break your bank, nor do you need to give up luxury.
How to Travel the World on $50 a Day reveals Nomadic Matt’s tips, tricks, and secrets to comfortable budget travel based on his experience traveling the world without giving up the sushi meals and comfortable beds he enjoys. Offering a blend of advice ranging from travel hacking to smart banking, you’ll learn how to:
* Avoid paying bank fees anywhere in the world
* Earn thousands of free frequent flyer points
* Find discount travel cards that can save on hostels, tours, and transportation
* Get cheap (or free) plane tickets
Whether it’s a two-week, two-month, or two-year trip, Nomadic Matt shows you how to stretch your money further so you can travel cheaper, smarter, and longer.
The editors of Off Track Planet specialize in inspiring the young, sexy masses to get off their asses and out into the world. Conquer the world's greatest mountains, oceans, and footpaths, let your passion for food take you across the globe, party like it's your job, and hook up with locals from here to Timbuktu. In this guide you will: Find exciting, sexy, and -- most importantly -- free shit to do in every corner of the world Plan, pack, and get yourself halfway across the globe on a Cup-O-Noodles budget Discover charity projects that let you extend your travel and help a worthy cause
This is the ‘full’ expanded PDF desktop version of MIchael Brein's Travel Guide to Hawaii which includes an ultra-large, zoomable official map of Honolulu's public bus system with embedded links to visitor attractions. This version of the Hawaii guide is optimized for desktops and tablets. A 'lite' version ($3.99) for mobile devices is also available but without these special features of the 'full' expanded edition.
Michael Brein’s Hawaii Travel Guide helps you get to the city of Honolulu’s and the Island of Oahu’s top 50 visitor attractions easily and cheaply using Honolulu’s excellent public bus system known affectionately as ‘The Bus.’ From the Arizona Memorial to the Polynesian Cultural Center and around the island by bus, with this ultra simple guide you have all you need to discover and get to Honolulu’s 50 top points of interest or top 10 "Must See" attractions if you have limited time. The Honolulu guide also helps you to find the nearest bus stops and which routes to take; see how to exit the bus stops and walk to the attractions; note other nearby points of interest; view the attraction's location on the Honolulu bus map; and get to attractions without needing wireless internet access. Finally, the Honolulu guide also includes an Extra Bonus Supplement which shows how to visit the main visitor attractions by public bus on the islands of Maui and Hawaii (The Big Island). Michael Brein’s Honolulu Travel Guide is compact, concise, and comprehensive and is so simple and convenient to use--it is really all you need on your mobile device to get to all of Honolulu’s top sights. And since it's based on Michael Brein’s acclaimed travel guide series to sightseeing by public transportation, it's the simplest way to get around the world's big cities. Similar guides to London, Paris, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Madrid are available, and others are planned.
Travel to the most inspiring tropical islands on the planet! Everything you need is in this one convenient Okinawa travel guide—including a large pull-out map.
Okinawa and the Ryukyu Islands is the first comprehensive travel guide to the 150 sub-tropical island chain that stretches across 600 miles from Japan to Taiwan. These are some of the most stunningly beautiful islands in the world!
Trek up active volcanoes, soak in natural hot springs, enjoy pristine white sand beaches, and sample Okinawa's superb homegrown cuisine. Experienced author Robert Walker tells you how to get there, where to go, where to stay and what to do, including: Ferry schedules and flights Lodgings on all inhabited islands Best beaches and surf spots Hikes and nature walks Sights suitable for families with children Historical and cultural landmarks
With over 200 color photographs and 40 maps, this book provides essential travel tips to help tourists avoid costly mistakes. It also includes a large fold-out map of Okinawa and the Ryukyu chain with insets for the major islands and cities.
The travel book is conveniently divided into chapters that enable the user to know what to do on arriving at Narita or Haneda Airport, and then how to get into and around the city using all available means of public transport.
Area maps for all the key districts of Tokyo show the locations of hotels, shopping centers, office buildings, temples, shrines, embassies and restaurants as well as their proximity to the nearest subway and JR stations. Information on bus routes and private railways is also given, with detailed diagrams for each route, thus enabling the user to have several options for getting around.
Places of interest outside Tokyo are also covered: Hakone, Yokohama, Kamakura, Yokosuka, Mt Fuji and Tokyo Disneyland. Numerous area maps (including maps for Yokota, Atsugi and Zama) and diagrams for bus routes and private railways facilitate journeys to all of these destinations.
This Tokyo travel guide contains: Arriving in Tokyo Maps of Tokyo Navigating the Tokyo's Railway & Subway & Maze Buses Routes Getting Around Yokohama, Kawasaki, Hakone & Kamakura Useful Vocabulary and Expressions
This is the updated ‘lite’ mobile PDF or ePub version of MIchael Brein's Travel Guide to Paris. A ‘full’ expanded edition ($7.99) is also available which includes an ultra-large, zoomable official map of Paris's subway (Metro) and suburban rail (RER) system with embedded links to visitor attractions. This ‘lite’ version also includes the official Paris Metro system map; however, it is not as zoomable as the one included in the ‘full’ edition and does not include embedded links.
Michael Brein’s Paris Travel Guide helps you get to the city's top 50 visitor attractions easily and cheaply using Paris's excellent Metro system. From the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre, with this ultra simple guide you have all you need to discover and get to Paris’s 50 top points of interest or Paris’s top 10 "Must See" attractions if you have limited time. The guide also helps you find the nearest Metro station and which lines to take; see how to exit the station and walk to the attraction; note other nearby points of interest; view the attraction's location on the official Paris Metro map; and get to attractions without needing wireless internet access. Michael Brein’s Paris Travel Guide is compact, concise, and comprehensive and is so simple and convenient to use--it is really all you need on your mobile device to get to all of Paris’s top sights. And since it's based on Michael Brein’s acclaimed travel guide series to sightseeing by public transportation, it's the simplest way to get around the world's big cities. Similar guides to London, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Madrid are also available, and others are planned.
Michael Brein's Travel Guide to Paris is the best-selling travel guide in Michael Brein's travel guide series to sightseeing by Public Transportation.