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Historical Atlas of Canada: Canada's History Illustrated With Original Maps
Historical Atlas of Canada
Canada's History Illustrated With Original Maps
Hardcover      ISBN: 0295982772

Canada's history comes alive in this innovative book, which utilizes historical maps to illustrate and illuminate the past. Here are the often colorful, sometimes bizarre maps of European explorers who discovered the Americas while seeking a route to the riches of the Orient. Many of these early maps depict imagined straits and passages; one shows the St. Lawrence River flowing from an opening on the coast of California.Maps show what was known -- and often how little was known -- in a unique geographical way. Explorers created their own maps, but the maps they took with them also succinctly depict what they knew or expected to encounter, an expectation that often shaped their decisions. Native maps show how the land was known to aboriginal peoples before significant contact with Europeans.This atlas covers a period of a thousand years and contains essentially all the historically significant maps of the area that became Canada and the northern United States, gathered from major archives and libraries all over the world. There are English, French, Spanish, Russian, American, Italian, and Dutch maps; as well as maps drawn by Native people such as the Beothuk, Blackfoot, and Cree. Many of the maps are artistic, some utilitarian, but all are included for their historical significance and the story they have to tell.

Lonely Planet Florence City Map
Lonely Planet Florence City Map
Paperback      ISBN: 1786575035

From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher

Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and an easy-fold format, Lonely Planet Florence City Map is your conveniently-sized passport to traveling with ease. Get more from your map and your trip with images and information about top city attractions, transport maps, itinerary suggestions, extensive street and site index, and practical travel tips and directory. With this easy-to-use, full colour navigation tool in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of Florence, so begin your journey now

  • Durable and waterproof
  • Easy-fold format and convenient size
  • Handy slipcase
  • Full colour and easy-to-use
  • Extensive street and site index
  • Images and information about top city attractions
  • Handy transport maps
  • Practical travel tips and directory
  • Itinerary suggestions
  • Covers Piazza della Signoria, Santa Maria Novella, San Lorenzo, San Marco, Fiesole, Santa Croce, Boboli, San Miniato al Monte

Check out Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany, our most comprehensive guidebook to the city, covering the top sights and most authentic off-beat experiences. Or check out Lonely Planet Pocket Florence & Tuscany, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss experiences for a quick trip.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves, it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

Compact World Atlas, 7th Edition
Compact World Atlas, 7th Edition
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 1465468862
A fully revised and updated 7th edition of this convenient, comprehensive yet affordable atlas, featuring 65 easy-to-read maps and profiles of each of the world's 196 nations.

With 65 clear, easy-to-read maps of all the countries in the world, the fully revised and updated 7th edition of this compact atlas combines improved landscape modeling with key roads, railways, rivers, and settlements. An accompanying fact file provides short profiles of each of the world's 196 nations, while its comprehensive index-gazetteer of places and countries covers approximately 20,000 fully cross-referenced geographical names. Politically colored overview maps offer a wider perspective to contextualize each nation, while large-scale insets zoom in on major cities and smaller countries. Truly encyclopedic, yet accessible and affordable, Compact World Atlas deserves a place on every bookshelf.
Lonely Planet Venice City Map
Lonely Planet Venice City Map
Paperback      ISBN: 1786575000

From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher

Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and an easy-fold format, Lonely Planet Venice City Map is your conveniently-sized passport to traveling with ease. Get more from your map and your trip with images and information about top city attractions, transport maps, itinerary suggestions, extensive street and site index, and practical travel tips and directory. With this easy-to-use, full colour navigation tool in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of Venice, so begin your journey now

  • Durable and waterproof
  • Easy-fold format and convenient size
  • Handy slipcase
  • Full colour and easy-to-use
  • Extensive street and site index
  • Images and information about top city attractions
  • Handy transport maps
  • Practical travel tips and directory
  • Itinerary suggestions
  • Covers Sestiere di San Marco, Grand Canal, Sestiere di Dorsoduro, Sestiere di San Polo, Santa Croce, Sestiere di Cannaregio, Sestiere di Castello, Giudecca, Lido, Southern Islands, Murano, Burano, Northern Islands

Check out Lonely Planet Venice & the Veneto, our most comprehensive guidebook to the city, covering the top sights and most authentic off-beat experiences. Or check out Lonely Planet Pocket Venice, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss experiences for a quick trip.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves, it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

Lonely Planet Oslo City Map
Lonely Planet Oslo City Map
Paperback      ISBN: 1787014495

Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher*

Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and easy-fold format, Lonely Planet's Oslo City Map helps you navigate with ease. Get more from your map and your trip with images and information about top city attractions, walking tour routes, transport maps, itinerary suggestions, extensive street and site index, and practical travel tips and directory. With this easy-to-use, full-colour map in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of Oslo.

  • Durable and waterproof
  • Easy-fold format and convenient size
  • Handy slipcase
  • Full colour and easy to use
  • Extensive street and site index
  • Images and information about top city attractions
  • Handy transport maps
  • Walking tour routes
  • Practical travel tips and directory
  • Itinerary suggestions
  • Covers Aker Brygge, Barcode, Bislett, Bjorvika, Bygd y, Damstredet, Frogner, Gimle, Gr nland, Gr nerlokka, Opera House

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favourite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves, it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

*Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017

The First Railroads: Atlas of Early Railroads
The First Railroads
Atlas of Early Railroads
Paperback      ISBN: 0228100097

A highly illustrated volume tracing the emergence of modern railways.

Praise for the author's previous title, America Discovered "Hayes offers more than just the state's emergent political boundaries and geological elevations. He presents a fascinating, map-based chronicle of the region's legendary gold rush, the gradual domination of its railroads, the development of its diverse ethnic composition, its blazing urban cataclysms, and its role in World War II. While laudably information-dense, the text is also an appealing, highly enjoyable read."
--Library Journal

In this book, Derek Hayes compiles archival maps and illustrations, many never before published, showing the locations and routes of the world's early railways, as well as the locomotive and rail technology that was key to the development of those railroads. In addition to maps, the illustrations include photos of most of the surviving first locomotives from collections around the world and of replicas too, where they exist.

Much of the world's early railways originated in Britain, but Hayes also considers the earliest systems in North America, continental Europe, and elsewhere. The book covers the emergence of the first steam locomotives, including the historically important Stockton and Darlington, the world's first public railway system to use steam locomotives, and Liverpool and Manchester, for its pioneering use of cast iron girders.

In addition to mainstream railways, atmospheric railways are considered as well as electric railways, underground railways, monorails, and mountain (rack) railways, all of which have fascinating histories.

For The First Railroads, Derek Hayes travelled to most of the locations mentioned and visited railway museums all over the world, amassing a wealth of information and illustrative materials, including never before seen ephemera. Here he proves again his reputation for in-depth research and rare photographs and maps -- and for making it enjoyably readable.

New Views: The World Mapped Like Never Before: 50 Maps of Our Physical, Cultural and Political World
New Views: The World Mapped Like Never Before
50 Maps of Our Physical, Cultural and Political World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1781316392
A unique and beautiful collection of fifty maps in which our physical, political and cultural world is visualised, measured and mapped like never before.

From charting energy networks to revealing new and emerging lands, measuring human migration to assessing the planet's ant populations - and including the phenomena we have little control over such as lightning strikes or asteroid impact - each map asks you to question, wonder and look again at our rapidly changing and often surprising world.

Divided into three thematic sections: Land, Air and Sea; Human and Animal, and Globalisation, New Views offers a fresh and truly global portrait of our intricately fascinating planet.


Metropolis: Mapping the City
Metropolis
Mapping the City
Hardcover      ISBN: 1844862208

How the city was imagined in maps from ancient times to the present day.

The city: a place of hopes and dreams, destruction and conflict, vision and order. The first city atlas, the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, was published by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenburg in 1572. For the first time, one could travel the streets of a city without leaving his or her armchair. Since then, our fascination with foreign cities has not abated. This sumptuous volume looks at the development of the mapping and the representation of cities, revealing how we organize urban space.

From skyline profiles, bird's-eye views, and panoramas to the schematic maps of transport networks and road layouts to help us navigate, and statistical maps that can provide information on human aspirations, cities can reveal themselves in many ways. Focusing on key points in the development of urban representation and including retrofutristic visions of how we would be living today, this enlightening book illustrates some of the oldest, youngest, liveliest, and most contested cities in the world.

Extended captions explain the relevance and elegance of each map, as well as the logic between its purpose and design. For anyone interested in the city in which he or she lives or with the desire to explore the history and culture of a metropolis overseas, this book is an enlightening companion.