Eccentric Britain

Author: Benedict Le Vay

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841621226

Category: Travel

Page: 290

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Britain has often been labeled a nation of eccentrics, as Benedict le Vay's guide to his fellow Britons' bizarre behavior seems to prove! This extraordinarily readable guide explores all that is odd, way-out, or downright mad in England, Scotland, and Wales. This is the only working travel guide to British eccentric trivia, so this is the book for those who have ever fancied staying in an English folly, touring around eccentric British stately homes and pubs, visiting amazing museums, or taking part in bizarre events, such as the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships or the Lawnmower Grand Prix! This guide features:
Tourism, 2nd Edition

Author: Peter Robinson

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781789241488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 469

View: 361

Fully revised, Tourism, 2nd edition covers aspects of tourism from a modern perspective, providing students with a range of theoretical and research-based explanations, supported by examples, case studies and unique insights from industry representatives. Covering topics such as policy and planning, heritage management, leisure management, event management and hospitality management, the book tackles the practical elements of academic tourism such as infrastructure management and economic development, together with other important contemporary issues such as sustainable development and post-tourists.
Steam Trains Today

Author: Andrew Martin

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782834892

Category: Transportation


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'A delightful book ... the perfect companion as you wait for the 8.10 from Hove' Observer After the Beeching cuts of the 1960s, many railways were gradually shut down. Rural communities were isolated and steam trains slowly gave way to diesel and electric traction. But some people were not prepared to let the romance of train travel die. Thanks to their efforts, many lines passed into community ownership and are now booming with new armies of dedicated volunteers. Andrew Martin meets these volunteer enthusiasts, finding out just what it is about preserved railways that makes people so devoted. From the inspiration for Thomas the Tank Engine to John Betjeman's battle against encroaching modernity, Steam Trains Today will take you on a heart-warming journey across Britain from Aviemore to Epping.
A World History of Railway Cultures, 1830-1930

Author: Matthew D. Esposito

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351211833

Category: History

Page: 2985

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A World History of Railway Cultures, 1830-1930 is the first collection of primary sources to historicize the cultural impact of railways on a global scale from their inception in Great Britain to the Great Depression. Its dual purpose is to promote understanding of complex historical processes leading to globalization and generate interest in transnational and global comparative research on railways. In four volumes, organized by historical geography, this scholarly collection gathers rare out-of-print published and unpublished materials from archival and digital repositories throughout the world. It adopts a capsule approach that focuses on short selections of significant primary source content instead of redundant and irrelevant materials found in online data collections. The current collection draws attention to railway cultures through railroad reports, parliamentary papers, government documents, police reports, public health records, engineering reports, technical papers, medical surveys, memoirs, diaries, travel narratives, ethnographies, newspaper articles, editorials, pamphlets, broadsides, paintings, cartoons, engravings, photographs, art, ephemera, and passages from novels and poetry collections that shed light on the cultural history of railways. The editor’s original essays and headnotes on the cultural politics of railways introduce over 200 carefully selected primary sources. Students and researchers come to understand railways not as applied technological impositions of industrial capitalism but powerful, fluid, and idiosyncratic historical constructs.
The History of British Film (Volume 1)

Author: Rachael Low

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136205507

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

View: 362

This set is one of the cornerstones of film scholarship, and one of the most important works on twentieth century British culture. Published between 1948 and 1985, the volumes document all aspects of film making in Britain from its origins in 1896 to 1939. Rachael Low pioneered the interpretation of films in their context, arguing that to understand films it was necessary to establish their context. Her seven volumes are an object lesson in meticulous research, lucid analysis and accessible style, and have become the benchmark in film history.
On Route in South Africa

Author: BPJ Erasmus

Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers

ISBN: 9781920289805

Category: Travel

Page: 300

View: 695

From Pofadder, eMkhuze and Haenertsburg to Cookhouse, Klipplaat, Maokeng and Taung ... South Africa's amazing diversity is an invitation to take to the road. This revised and updated edition of On Route in South Africa has a new, contemporary look, but contains all the features that have made it such a classic. Previous editions won a special place in the hearts of those both living in, and visiting, South Africa. No other book available offers such a range and depth of information about the villages, towns and cities of this land, and on the intriguing and informative tales they have to tell. The 37 chapters are arranged in logical sequence, beginning with Cape Town and radiating outwards. Each chapter corresponds to an established and coherent geographic or demographic area. Included are detailed regional maps, incorporating up-to-date place names, and complemented by route directions within the text. With its expanded text and more than 500 photographs, On Route in South Africa contains a remarkable wealth of information, making it the perfect travel planner and companion.