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The Shooting Star: A Girl, Her Backpack and the WorldThe Shooting Star: A Girl, Her Backpack and the…
Shivya Nath quit her corporate job at age twenty-three to travel the world. She gave up her home and the need for a permanent address, sold most of her possessions and embarked on a nomadic journey that has taken her everywhere from remote Himalayan villages to the Amazon rainforests of Ecuador. Along the way, she lived with an indigenous Mayan community in Guatemala, hiked alone in the Ecuadorian Andes, got mugged in Costa Rica, swam across the border from Costa Rica to Panama, slept under a meteor shower in the cracked salt desert of Gujarat and learnt to conquer her deepest fears. With its vivid descriptions, cinematic landscapes, moving encounters and uplifting adventures, The Shooting Star is a travel memoir that maps not just the world but the human spirit.
from Nath, Shivya, ISBN: 9780143443193
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World MapWorld Map
About The BookThe World Map is a syllabus friendly Atlas meant for the primary section age group. A clear and understandable introduction of planet-earth, figures and facts and mapping is made available in this book for students. The book is paged with high quality 3-D colored maps which are informative and easy to read. All these maps are supported with flags for making the study matter easy. Other related valuable information can also be seen on the book widening children's knowledge about the world's geography.The book presents a realistic view of the mountains, rivers, plains and deserts. This book makes a good source of reading for both physical and political knowledge. The map has extensive information about each country and their states. From the planets, flags and logos, facts and figures to the places, the World Map has all features that enthusiastic kids may look for.The Presentation to the book makes it suitable for all age groups. Here you are updated with the latest specifics about the countries and the changes in political terrain. The World Map was published by Dreamland Publications in 2013 and is available in paperback.Key Features The information is purely based upon the facts and figures collected by the Survey of India. Contents also throw a light on the Indian culture and festivals and historical freedom movements that India went through.
from Dreamland Publications, ISBN: 9788184511215
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Tirumala: Sacred Foods of GodTirumala: Sacred Foods of God
The ritual of offering food or Naivedyam to Lord Venkateshwara – a manifestation of Lord Vishnu – at the Tirumala Temple has existed since eternity, when Lord Vishnu decided to descend on Earth in the archa form or as an idol that can be worshipped. He commissioned Sage Vaikhanasa to prepare the ancient religious text ‘Agama Shastra’, which gives an elaborate description of the rituals to be conducted in the Tirumala Temple, the ingredients to be used to prepare prasadams, procedures for a priest to follow, precautions to be taken and the Veda mantras to be recited at each step. This volume gives an inside view of the ancient rituals of offering food to Lord Venkateshwara, which even today are practised according to the procedures prescribed by the Agama Shastra. It provides detailed descriptions of the various kinds of food offerings made, with specifications about the quantity, ingredients, preparation, variety of food and particular times when they should be served. The book covers all the food offerings made to the Gods from morning till evening, such as the major offerings of Bala Bhogam (in the morning), Raja Bhogam (during the day) and Shyana Bhogam (in the evening); offerings made on festivals and special days; offerings to other Gods in the temple; offerings made at the time of natural disasters and so on.---- The highest authority in the Temple at Tirumala, Acharya Dikshitulu presents, for the first time, the most comprehensive research on foods offered at the Temple.---- Explaining the elaborate processes of offering food at the Temple at Tirumala, co-author Kota Neelima demystifies the philosophy and rationale behind this age-old tradition. ---- Tirumala: Foods of God outlines the practice of offering food to the Lord, as specified by the Agama Shastra, the ancient science of rituals. ----The book provides detailed step-by-step recipes to prepare the various prasadams offered at the Tirumala Temple. Through illustrations, it shows the processes to prepare popular prasadams. The book also highlights the significance of every ingredient used in the prasadams.----It gives the history of the earliest practices of food offering by kings and their dynasties at the Tirumala Temple, as mentioned in the inscriptions engraved on the walls of the Temple.
from Kota Neelima, ISBN: 9789351941095
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Lonely Planet Europe (Travel Guide)Lonely Planet Europe (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Europe is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip and what hidden discoveries await you. Enjoy the breath-taking views of Paris' Eiffel Tower, eat pizza in one of Rome's lively piazzas, or watch a magical sunset on the Greek Island of Santorini; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Europe and begin your journey now!Inside Lonely Planet Europe Travel Guide:Colour maps and images throughoutHighlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interestsInsider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spotsEssential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, pricesHonest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks missCultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, wine, customsCovers Austria, Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia and more.The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Europe, our most comprehensive guide to Europe, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.Looking for a comprehensive guide with tips on stretching your money for an extended continental tour, check out Lonely Europe on a shoestring.
from Lonely Planet, ISBN: 9781786571465
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Rick Steves Vienna, Salzburg & TirolRick Steves Vienna, Salzburg & Tirol
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Vienna.With this guide, you'll explore elegant Vienna—the epicenter of opera, coffee, Art Nouveau, and waltz music. Meander through Habsburg palaces and nibble a Sacher torte in a velvet-lined café. In the evening, catch a classical concert, or sip wine with the locals in a traditional Heuriger garden. Beyond Vienna, stroll the Baroque street of Salzburg, home to Mozart and The Sound of Music for a taste of the Alpine living, head to the snowy peaks and green valleys of Tirol.Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
from Steves, Rick, ISBN: 9781631214578
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Illustrated Books

Destinations of a Lifetime (National Geographic)Destinations of a Lifetime (National Geographic)
National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of our world in this spellbinding new coffee table travel gift book. Hundreds of Earth's most breath taking locales are illustrated with vivid, oversized full-color images taken by Nat Geo's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience.
from National Geographic, ISBN: 9781426215643
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Indica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian SubcontinentIndica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian…
The first definitive natural history of the Indian subcontinent. Did you know that the exquisite caves of Ellora were hewn from rock formed in the greatest lava floods the world has known—eruptions so enormous that they may well have obliterated dinosaurs? Or that Bengaluru owes its unique climate to a tectonic event that took place 88 million years ago? That the Ganga and Brahmaputra sequester nearly 20 per cent of global carbon, and their sediments over millions of years have etched submarine canyons in the Bay of Bengal that are larger than the Grand Canyon? Ever heard of Rajasaurus, an Indian dinosaur which was perhaps more ferocious than T rex? Many such amazing facts and discoveries—from 70-million-year-old crocodile eggs in Mumbai to the nesting ground of dinosaurs near Ahmedabad—are a part of Indica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent. Researching across wide-ranging scientific disciplines and travelling with scientists all over the country, biochemist Pranay Lal has woven together the first compelling narrative of India’s deep natural history, filled with fierce reptiles, fantastic dinosaurs, gargantuan mammals and amazing plants. This story, which includes a rare collection of images, illustrations and maps, starts at the very beginning—from the time when a galactic swirl of dust coalesced to become our life-giving planet—and ends with the arrival of our ancestors on the banks of the Indus. Pranay Lal tells this story with verve, lucidity and an infectious enthusiasm that comes from his deep, abiding love of nature.
from Pranay Lal, ISBN: 9788184007572
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My Family and Other Animals (A Puffin Book)My Family and Other Animals (A Puffin Book)
Ten-year-old Gerald doesn't know why his older brothers and sisters complain so much. With snakes in the bath and scorpions on the lunch table, the family home on the Greek island of Corfu is a bit like a zoo so they should feel right at home... Gerald joyfully pursues his interest in natural history in the midsts of an unconventional and chaotic family life - all brilliantly retold in this very funny book.
from Durrell, Gerald, ISBN: 9780141374109
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Specialty Travel

The Land of Moonlit Snows: & Other Real Travel Stories from the Indian HimalayaThe Land of Moonlit Snows: & Other Real Travel…
When city-dwellers meet the mountains, stories manifest themselves. Of narrow escapes from remote valleys, encounters with the wild, treks across snow-covered passes and flower-filled meadows, blended with the kindness of locals and their food, culture and festivals. The real stories in the book attempt to make just one point — exploration is for everyone. Includes: Solo Trek Story by Rujuta Diwekar25 day-by-day itineraries for treks and trips across the Indian HimalayaContact information of local guides and organisations ‘Highly original, wackily entertaining and unusually instructive … Gaurav’s writing breathes back the special joy unique to Himalayan trekking’ – Bill Aitken
from Punj, Gaurav, ISBN: 9789387578371
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Destinations of a Lifetime (National Geographic)Destinations of a Lifetime (National Geographic)
National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of our world in this spellbinding new coffee table travel gift book. Hundreds of Earth's most breath taking locales are illustrated with vivid, oversized full-color images taken by Nat Geo's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience.
from National Geographic, ISBN: 9781426215643
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The East India Company: The World’s Most Powerful CorporationThe East India Company: The World’s Most…
‘The East India Company is an interesting inspection of how a colonial company defined the way we do business today’—BusinessWorld This groundbreaking study examines how the East India Company founded an empire in India at the same time it started losing ground in business. For over 200 years, the Company’s vast business network had spanned Persia, India, China, Indonesia and North America. But in the late 1700s, its career took a dramatic turn, and it ended up being an empire builder. In this fascinating account, Tirthankar Roy reveals how the Company’s trade with India changed it—and how the Company changed Indian business. Fitting together many pieces of a vast jigsaw puzzle, the book explores how politics meshed so closely with the conduct of business then, and what that tells us about doing business now. ‘One of the first major attempts to tell the company’s story from an Indian business perspective’—Financial Express
from Tirthankar Roy, ISBN: 9780143426172
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