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Riassunto: From the vibrant streets of London to the magnificent medieval castles of Wales, and on to the haunting glens of the Scottish Highlands, embark on an unforgettable grand tour of Britain at the dawn of the new millennium. By the creators of the highly successful Eyewitness Travel Guides. Portrait of Britain takes you on a provocative visual journey from bustling cities to windswept mountain ranges, focusing on every aspect of British heritage. It is both a practical travel companion and a superb pictorial souvenir. Britain in color. Portrait of Britain is packed with over 2,000 specially commissioned photographs, many of them reproduced as full--page images, presenting an unforgettable picture of England, Scotland, and Wales on the eve of the 21st century. In--depth features examine Britain's varied landscapes region by region, and highlight British history and culture, including the clans and tartans of Scotland, the role of the aristocracy, and the Industrial Revolution. Information at a glance. This beautifully presented book offers comprehensive information on places of interest throughout Britain, including historic towns, cities, cathedrals, castles, palaces, stately homes, museums, and galleries. It uses dramatic cutaway artwork and aerial drawings to give fascinating 3--D impressions of famous buildings and bird's--eye views of street plans in large--format detail. A visual celebration. From sleepy Cotswold villages to the nightlife of London's West End, from the wilds of the Yorkshire moors to the elegance of Georgian Bath, Portrait of Britain is an invaluable introduction to Britain's countryside and wildlife, architecture and art, customs and culture. Unparalleled in its portrayal of the diversity of sights to be found throughout the country, it contains thousands of ideas for places to visit. And for those who prefer to journey from Land's End to John O'Groats without leaving home, it also serves as a visual celebration of all that Britain has to offer.
Recensione: What you notice right off are the maps. They're big and easy to read, colorful, and beautifully made. The opening map reveals England and Scotland as well as the Shetland and Orkney Islands, plus Ireland and the northern coast of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Turn the page and you come to another outstanding map, this one of Regional Great Britain, color-coded to distinguish between East Anglia, Wessex, Devon, and the Thames Valley, and displaying all the major motorways, roads, railway lines, airports, coach stations, airports, ferry ports, and a mileage chart. Portrait of Britain may be a tad heavy (more than five pounds) to lug along on a trip, but the maps in this coffee-table compendium are well worth packing.
Maps aside, the book is an Anglophile's dream, covering history, regional traditions, architecture, culture, and food. The pictures are of outstanding quality. (The hills of Widecombe-in-the-Moor are as lusciously verdant as the Eton schoolboys are austerely prim and the afternoon tea at Thornbury Castle Hotel is elegant.) Portrait of Britain explains the development of British gardens, the history of the pansy flower, the structure of stately homes, and the construction of the thatched cob cottage. There are essays on flora and fauna, aristocracy, pub draughts, the cheeses of England, tea time, the Spanish armada, and the Chippendale chair. There's also a calendar of oh-so-British happenings, including the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, the Oyster Festival in Colchester, and Maundy Thursday when the Queen hands out money to pensioners. Then come the regional sections, providing an extraordinary quantity of information on every segment of Great Britain, from London and Wales to the Midlands and Scotland--detailing gardens, castles, cathedrals, hikes, Museums, shopping, historic streets and suggested routes, all embellished with the kind of pictures that make it hard to plan a sensible itinerary. For inspirational photography and text, you can't beat what DK produces. It's a severe trial to browse Portrait of Britain and not book a flight to Heathrow. --Stephanie Gold
Titolo: Eyewitness Travel Portrait of Britain: ...
Casa editrice: DK Travel
Data di pubblicazione: 1999
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro DK Travel, 1999. Condizione libro: Good. 1st American ed. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP9821852
Descrizione libro DK Travel. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2594014194
Descrizione libro DK Travel. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Codice libro della libreria 2682094355
Descrizione libro DK Travel. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G0789446081I5N10
Descrizione libro DK Travel, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0789446081
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807894460844.0
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807894460843.0
Descrizione libro DK Travel, 1999. Condizione libro: Good. 1st American ed. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP89146019
Descrizione libro DK PUBLISHING INC, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. New Arrivals. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978078944608409. Codice libro della libreria 01978078944608409
Descrizione libro DK Travel, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0789446081