Languedoc - Roussillon
Author: Daniel Anker, Jacques Maubé
Publisher: Bergverlag Rother GmbH
Languedoc–Roussillon : cette pointe à l’extrême sud de la France entre les Cévennes méridionales et les Pyrénées orientales, dans le triangle formé par les villes de Montpellier, Carcassonne et Perpignan, possède un charme bien particulier. Un paysage d’une riche diversité, une région toute en contrastes : du Pic du Canigou, l’un des premiers sommets du monde à avoir été gravi, jusqu’à la Côte Vermeille, magnifiques et radieux contreforts des Pyrénées plongeant dans la Méditerranée. Daniel Anker, l’un des plus célèbres auteurs d’ouvrages sur la montagne et journaliste alpin de Suisse, décrit dans ce guide de randonnées avec Jacques Maubé, qui connaît très bien cette région, 50 randonnées douces à «pimentées». Genêts et pins, étroits chemins muletiers et larges chaussées, la terre rouge au Lac du Salagou et la voûte bleue du ciel audessus du paradis granitique du Caroux : tout est là pour les randonneurs, qu’ils préfèrent se promener tranquillement sur la plage ou se lancer à l’assaut de sommets. Vous déboucherez sur le Pic Saint-Loup un « vin de sommet », vous plongerez dans les gorges de Minerve et de Carança, vous admirerez les vignobles de Saint-Chinian et des Corbières, vous ferez un pèlerinage jusqu’aux fiers châteaux des Cathares et aux cathédrales, vous flânerez le long du Canal du Midi et de la Côte Vermeille, vous vous baignerez dans les eaux glacées des lacs de montagne des Pyrénées orientales et dans celles, salées de l’Etang du Doule en bordure de la Méditerranée : le Languedoc et le Roussillon sont une source inépuisable de trésors pour les amateurs de randonnée. Les descriptions précises des randonnées sont illustrées par de nombreuses et belles photos en couleurs, complétées par des cartes sur lesquelles figure le tracé des itinéraires et accompagnées de profils d’altitude très informatifs. S’ajoutent à cela de nombreux conseils concernant les sites ou les curiosités à visiter ainsi que les possibilités de combinaison de randonnées.
Mit den DuMont Reisehandbuch E-Books Gewicht sparen im Reisegepäck! Für die neue Auflage des DuMont Reise-Handbuches war Autor Klaus Simon wieder intensiv vor Ort unterwegs. Das Languedoc-Roussillon, Frankreichs ›anderer Süden‹, ist mehr als eine Reise wert. Die wilde Seite dieses Landstrichs erlebt man auf den menschenleeren Hochebenen und in den dramatischen Schluchten der Cevennen, jede Menge Kultur bieten die Städte, sei es das römisch geprägte Nîmes oder das moderne und junge Montpellier. Vom wunderschönen Hafenstädtchen Collioure bis in die Festungsstadt Carcassonne, vom römischen Äquadukt Pont du Gard bis zum Cirque de Navacelles, einem natürlichen, fast kreisrunden Talkessel, werden alle sehenswerten Regionen und Städte beschrieben. Zu jedem Kapitel präsentiert eine Doppelseite »Auf einen Blick« die Highlights, die schönsten Routen, aktive Naturerlebnisse und besondere Tipps des Autors. So empfiehlt er etwa den Besuch der Caverne du Pont d’Arc an der Ardèche, in der seit Kurzem die vermutlich ältesten datierbaren Gemälde der Menschheit in hypermodernem Rahmen zu erleben sind. Ort für Ort hat Klaus Simon ausgesuchte Unterkünfte, Restaurants oder Einkaufsadressen zusammengestellt, die in den Cityplänen eingezeichnet sind. Wanderungen erschließen die schönsten Landschaften, beispielsweise das Quellgebiet des Tarn, die herrliche Umgebung des Pic St-Loup oder, ganz neu, die Causse von Minerve, allerdings nur bei gutem Wetter. Viel Wissenswertes über das Languedoc Roussillon, über die Geschichte und Gegenwart oder den Alltag der Menschen, lässt sich in der einführenden Landeskunde wie in den eingestreuten Themenseiten nachlesen. E-Book basiert auf: 3. Auflage 2016 Unser Tipp: Erstellen Sie Ihren persönlichen Reiseplan durch Lesezeichen und Notizen... und durchsuchen Sie das E-Book mit der praktischen Volltextsuche!
Texas Golf Legends
Author: Curt Sampson
Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Ben Crenshaw, Judy Rankin, Tom Kite, Fred Cobb, Harvey Penick, Babe Zaharias, Lee Trevino . . . the list of Texas golf legends reads like the leader board of an imaginary 20th-Century Golf Greats Invitational. The Lone Star State has spawned more than its share of golf heroes, and fifty of the best are featured in this collection of portraits and interviews. Milosevich deftly illustrates each golfer with compelling head-and-shoulder portraits and action views. Sampson's brief vignettes of the golfers capture the dramatic incidents and illuminating details that help make each person a legend on and off the links. BEN CRENSHAW Nineteen eighty-six Buick Open, thirteenth hole, final round. Again Crenshaw is fighting to hold a one shot lead, but he hits a wild four-iron second shot on this par five that stops against the trunk of a tree. He has no shot—or does he? "My only shot was with a nine iron, upside down—left handed" says Crenshaw. He hits the damnedest pressure shot anyone has ever seen: from forty yards and between trees, Crenshaw's left-handed hack stops four feet from the hole. He makes the birdie putt, of course, and wins the tournament. LEE TREVINO On the first tee, a laughing Trevino held up a rubber snake he kept in his golf bag. The gallery laughed too, feeling the same release from the drama and tension of the moment that Trevino did. Nicklaus sat quietly, at the back of the tee on a spectator's chair while his mugging opponent dangled the toy reptile at the end of the club. Nicklaus joined in the merriment—he asked to see the fake snake, then flung it back to Trevino—but his smile seemed forced. Trevino won the playoff [with Nicklaus], sixty-eight to seventy-one, for his second US Open title. Three weeks later he won the Canadian Open and the week after that, the British Open. TOM KITE What would Kite hit? Surely he would play away from the water, with a two or three iron. Perhaps he would gamble and hit a three wood. He looked at his caddy, Mike Carrick. "What do you think about a driver?" he said. The color drained from Carrick's face. Wind billowed the legs of Kite's grey pants as he got set to hit. "It's a driver!" whispered the television announcer. He nailed it.... "Best swing I made all day," said Kite to no one in particular as he walked off the tee. HARVEY PENICK Dave Marr calls him "one of God's people." He is indeed a gentle man, this patriarch of Texas golf, but he is also humorous and sly. "'I'd like you to meet Mr. Ammanex," Penick says, as a confused-looking member introduces himself as Roane Puett. Ammanex? "Well, whenever I see you, you say, 'Am I next?"' explains Penick. HOW ARE YOU TODAY, MR. PENICK? asks another member, loudly compensating for the old gentleman's hearing loss. "I'm Mister Penick's son Harvey," he deadpans, not answering the question. "BABE" ZAHARIAS "I remember playing in one of those first tournaments with Babe, and I was nervous," recalls Marilynn Smith. "So Babe put her arm around me on the first tee and said in a loud voice, I always like playing golf with you Smitty. You really bring out the crowds." The gallery laughed, of course. They were there to see the Babe. But the humor relieved Smith's tension and made her a Zaharias fan for life. When he's not out on the golf course trying to improve his five handicap, Paul Milosevich is in front of an easel sketching, drawing, or painting. A thirty-year retrospective of his work, Out of the Ordinary, was published in 1991 by Texas Tech University Press. Curt Sampson was "broke and disgusted" at the end of a four-year stint as a club and touring pro. So he traded in the trials and tribulations of a golf pro for the woes of a writer, thankful that he can stay close to the game he loves. He is a frequent contributor to national golf magazines and the author of The Eternal Summer. Each collector's edition is prefaced with signature pages bearing original ink signatures of more than two dozen
Author: Kev Reynolds
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
A resource book covering the finest walks, treks and climbs in the High Pyrenees for 400km between France and Spain, from the Cirque de Lescun, on the edge of the Basque country in the west, to the Carlit massif and the Cerdagne to the east of Andorra. The book is divided into five regional chapters: the Western Valleys; Cirques and Canyons; the Central Pyrenees; Enchanted Mountains; and Andorra and the Eastern High Pyrenees. Intended as a resource book for those planning a range of mountain activities in the Pyrenees, the guide describes each area valley by valley, and provides information on access and accommodation, as well as recommended maps and guidebooks. Unlike a conventional walking book, detailed route descriptions are not included; the guide does, however, direct the reader to the finest walks, treks and climbs in the area and provide an outline of specially selected routes. An extensive introduction gives all the practical advice and information needed for planning a trip. It offers a background to the mountains and their exploration, and provides a snapshot of the range with sections that help the reader focus on specific areas of activity, and suggests where best to exercise that activity.
Cycle Touring in France
Author: Stephen Fox
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
Cycle Touring in France concentrates on eight selected one- or two-week bicycle tours which endeavour to offer cyclists of all levels a taste of France's diverse landscapes and superb scenery. From rugged mountain ranges to vast, variegated patchworks of farmland, from beautiful, tranquil forests full of wildlife to high, remote, sweeping plains, from deep, snaking gorges to gentle valley slopes covered with vineyards, France is undoubtedly one of the most inviting countries in the world for cycle touring, a country understandably proud of hosting the greatest cycle race on Earth, the Tour de France. Peppered with hundreds of charming villages that time seems to have forgotten, here you will encounter friendly people, sample fine wines and enjoy exquisite, regional cuisines. Covering some of the most picturesque parts of Brittany, Picardy, Alsace, Auvergne/Languedoc, Provence, Dordogne/Lot, the Alps and Pyrenees, the tours in this guide are accompanied by detailed route descriptions and maps, lists of campsites, bed and breakfasts and hotels, airport and rail connections, and practical information including tips on when to go and what to take, transporting your bicycle and being prepared for carrying out bicycle repairs on the road.
The Tour of the Oisans on the GR54 is a challenging two-week trek around the Ecrins National Park (southeast of Grenoble) in France, one of the most visually spectacular regions in all the Alps. Beginning in Bourg d'Oisans, the route folows a clockwise direction, and in the course of 10-13 days it covers 176km and climbs more than 12,800m to cross a series of challenging cols that separate deep and enchanting valleys. The scenery is spectacular and ever varied, and with charming villages and hamlets to visit on the way, the trekker's experience is both rich and rewarding. Accommodation is in valley hotels or gîtes, or in mountain refuges set in idyllic locations. The route is divided into 10 stages, but with suggestions for a 13-day itinerary and alternative stages are also described. Full accommodation details are given along with background information on how to get there, what to take, mountain safety, and notes on the flora and fauna of the region. All illustrated with colour sketch maps and photographs.
Joni Mitchell: Hits
Author: Joni Mitchell
Publisher: Alfred Music
Professional piano/vocal/chord arrangements of all the songs on Joni Mitchell's Hits compilation. Titles: * Big Yellow Taxi * Both Sides Now * California * Carey * Chelsea Morning * Chinese Café / Unchained Melody * The Circle Game * Come In from the Cold * Free Man in Paris * Help Me * Raised on Robbery * River * Urge for Going * Woodstock * You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio
Data Base Administration
Author: Jay-Louise Weldon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
In modem organizations, data has been added to the classical economic assets of land, labor, and capital. Data on company products, finances, and operations are gathered into data bases that are used to support management reporting and decision making. Effective use of these data bases requires control over their design and development and coordination among the various users. The exercise of these management functions is called data base administration (DBA). DBA is an evolutionary area. In many organizations, it was formed as a response to the problems created by the installation of sophisticated systems for data base management. As a result, the practice of DBA has been strongly influ enced by its technological and organizational environment. The size, organiza tional position, staffing, and defined role of DBA vary from firm to firm. How ever, certain fundamental tasks and responsibilities are, or should be, recognized as the province of DBA. To date, literature on the DBA function is sparse. Most texts on data base management systems (Date, 1975; Kroenke, 1977; Martin, 1978; Sprowls, 1976; Tsichritzis and Lochovsky, 1977)* discuss DBA as one aspect of that technology.
Author: Peggy Dymond Leavey
Mary Pickford’s ambition, passion, innate talent, and savvy business acumen sent her career into the stratosphere and set the blueprint for the modern movie star. Born Gladys Louise Smith in 1892, Pickford was raised in a house on University Avenue in Toronto and began her acting career on the stage. However, her determination led her to the new world of motion pictures, where she not only revolutionized acting method but negotiated her own terms for the highest salary for any actress and complete creative control over her films – unheard of behaviour for a woman of that period. Pickford co-founded United Artists in 1919 with Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin, which turned the existing studio system on its head. The actress’s subsequent marriage to Fairbanks incited a fan frenzy comparable to today’s obsession with couples like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Although Pickford’s star faded with the advent of talking pictures, she was the catalyst for the culture of Hollywood celebrity that enthralls us today.
Focus on Writing
Author: John Jackman, Wendy Wren
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Focus on Writing Pupil Book 1 is aimed at Y3/P4 pupils and contains the complete range of texts required for this year group
Walk! La Gomera
Author: Charles Davis
Publisher: Discovery Walking Guides Ltd
Contains 35 main walking routes plus numerous short walk and stroll options. In this book, each route has: walking route summary including ratings for Effort, Time, Distance, Ascents/Descents, Refreshments and Vertigo risk; walk description including frequent timings to check your progress and more.
Quaternary of the Thames
Author: D.R. Bridgland
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This volume describes important sites in the Pleistocene deposits of the Thames terrace system laid down by the Thames and its tributaries. It correlates the Thames sequence with deposits found elsewhere in Britain, on the European continent and on the ocean floor.
A clear, comprehensive explanation of fishery law, presented in a format which makes it an ideal source of information for the layman, this book will help anglers, fishery managers, riparian owners and others to find their way quickly through the legislation affecting fisheries. The book is divided into two sections: the first covers the law in England and Wales, and the second covers the law in Scotland. The following subject areas are included: Fisheries Administration; Trespass; Pollution; Water Act 1989; Predators; Permits; Licences; Water Bailiffs; Unclean and Immature Fish; Salmon and Trout.
Marketing with Social Media
Author: Dave Evans, Greg Jarboe, Hollis Thomases, Mari Smith, Chris Treadaway
Develop winning social media marketing strategies with An Hour a Day! Save $20 U.S. off suggested retail price of books purchased individually! Inside, you'll find step-by-step guidance and learn: How to develop, implement, and measure successful strategies and campaigns Proven techniques and tactics for the top social media channels and platforms Smart, accessible task-based approaches that are perfect for busy people What mistakes to avoid and successes to learn from via real-world case studies and field-tested guidance from the experts
Belgium and Luxembourg
Author: Antony Mason
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
DK Eyewitness Belgium and Luxembourg travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions these countries have on offer. Packed with photographs, illustrations and maps of Belgium and Luxembourg the guide includes in-depth coverage of the regions best attractions from fine art in Brussels to the canals of Bruges and battlefields of Flanders and the best castles, museums and architecture in between. Illustrated food features highlight local produce and classic dishes of Beligum and Luxembourg whilst the best hotels and restaurants in Beligum and Luxembourg have been selected by resident experts. The guide provides the insider knowledge every traveller will need with sections on Flanders and Wallonia, specially devised walks, scenic and thematic tours and comprehensive background on everything from Tintin to tapestry not forgetting the best of Belgium beer. The guide includes family entertainment in Belgium, regional driving tours cutaways and floorplans for all major attractions as well as sights, markets and festivals listed town by town. Don't miss a thing on your holiday with the DK Eyewitness Guide to Belgium and Luxembourg.