Description : Mapmaking fulfills one of our most ancient and deepseated desires: understanding the world around us and our place in it. But maps need not just show continents and oceans: there are maps to heaven and hell; to happiness and despair; maps of moods, matrimony, and mythological places. There are maps to popular culture, from Gulliver's Island to Gilligan's Island. There are speculative maps of the world before it was known, and maps to secret places known only to the mapmaker. Artists' maps show another kind of uncharted realm: the imagination. What all these maps have in common is their creators' willingness to venture beyond the boundaries of geography or convention. You Are Here is a wide-ranging collection of such superbly inventive maps. These are charts of places you're not expected to find, but a voyage you take in your mind: an exploration of the ideal country estate from a dog's perspective; a guide to buried treasure on Skeleton Island; a trip down the road to success; or the world as imagined by an inmate of a mental institution. With over 100 maps from artists, cartographers, and explorers, You are Here gives the reader a breath-taking view of worlds, both real and imaginary.
Description : The most entertaining and informative pocket guides for short-trip travellers Discover the best of Istanbul with this compact, practical, entertaining Pocket Rough Guide. This slim, trim treasure trove of trustworthy travel information is ideal for short-trip travellers and covers all the key sights the Blue Mosque, Istanbul Modern, Church of the Pammakaristos and Galata Tower, restaurants, shops, cafés and bars, plus inspired ideas for day-trips, with honest and independent recommendations from expert authors. Features of Pocket Rough Guide Istanbul: - Practical travel tips: what to see and where to sleep, eat, drink and shop - Pocket Rough Guide Istanbul features specially selected recommendations to suit all tastes and budgets. - Honest independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our expert writers will help you make the most of your trip to Istanbul. - Incisive area-by-area overviews: covering the Grand Bazaar District, Sultanahmet and Asian Istanbul and more, the practical Places section provides all you need to know about must-see sights and the best places to eat, drink, sleep and shop. - Time-saving itineraries: the routes suggested by Rough Guides' expert writers cover top attractions like the Blue Mosque and The Grand Mall, and hidden gems like Cihangir and Basilica Cistern. - Day-trips - venture further afield to the Princes' Islands or the Bosphorus. This tells you why to go, how to get there, and what to see when you arrive. - Compact format: packed with pertinent practical information, this guide is the perfect companion when you're out and about exploring Istanbul. - Attractive user-friendly design: features fresh magazine-style layout, inspirational colour photography and colour-coded maps throughout. - Essentials: includes invaluable background information on how to get to Istanbul, getting around, health, tourist information, festivals and events, plus an A-Z directory and handy language section and glossary. - Covers: Sultanahmet, Topkapi Palace to the Golden Horn, Grand Bazaar District, Northwest quarter and the land walls, Galata and the waterfront districts, Beyoglu and Taksim, Besiktas and Ortaköy, Asian Istanbul, the Bosphorus and Princes' Island. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.
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Description : Discover this vibrant city with the most incisive and entertaining travel guide on the market. You can take this handy, pocket-sized book out with you anywhere, any time. Whether you plan to explore the Ben Youseff Medersa, mingle with the storytellers on the Jemaa el Fna or go shopping in the souks, Pocket Rough Guide Marrakesh will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. - Perfect for short trips - compact and concise, with all the practical info you'll need for a few days' stay. - Free pull-out map, as well as full-colour maps throughout - navigate the backstreets around Souk Smarine or explore the southern Medina without needing to get online. - Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of Marrakesh's unmissable sights and experiences. - Itineraries - carefully planned days to help you organize your visit. - Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, with options to suit every budget. - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. - Detailed city coverage - whether visiting the big sights or venturing off the tourist trail, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Chapters cover each neighbourhood in depth, with all the sights and the best of the nearby shops, cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs. Areas covered include: Jemaa el Fna; northern Medina; the souks; the Kissaria; southern Medina; the Mellah; Agdal Gardens; Ville Nouvelle; Palmery. Attractions include: Koutoubia; Jemaa el Fna; Ben Youseff Medersa; El Badi Palace; Majorelle Garden; Almoravid Koubba; Saadian Tombs; Menara Gardens; Maison Tiskiwin; Dar Si Said. - Day-trips - venture further afield to the High Atlas mountains (Imlil, the Ourika Valley and Oukaïmeden) and Essaouira. - Accommodation - our unbiased selection of the top places to stay, to suit every budget. - Essentials - crucial pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, health, haggling, festivals and events, and more. - Background information - an easy-to-use chronology, plus a handy language section. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with Pocket Rough Guide Marrakesh.