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HOT AIR BALLOONS
By Ailsa Spindler
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. From that famous day in June 1783 when the Montgolfier brothers launched their first balloon over Paris until the present, people have continued to marvel at the grace and ease with which man can ascend aloft and float through the sky. In addition to a history of early balloon flight, the book describes how balloons are made, how they fly, and what it takes to become a qualified pilot. It discuses as well the record breakers, competition flying, and the weird and wonderful balloon shapes that appear whenever balloon enthusiasts gather together. Lavishly illustrated with over 90 full-color photographs, this volume is a tribute to all balloonists past and present.

Category: TRAVEL, GIFT BOOKS
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INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF BEER, THE
By Barrie Pepper
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 144 pages. Hardcover. Over 130 illustrations. This book covers all the major beer-producing areas on a worldwide basis and gives a full account of the history of beer and the exact science of brewing. It includes full descriptions of the preparation, packaging, and distinct qualities of a wide variety of beers. There is also a complete glossary of beer terminology and a fascinating - possibly controversial - list of what the author considers to be the world's top ten beers.

Category: FOOD & DRINK, GENERAL INTEREST, TRAVEL, GIFT BOOKS
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MIAMI: TRENDS & TRADITIONS
By Beth Dunlop
11 X 11 in. 240 pages. Hardcover. Over 160 full-color photographs.This handsome volume documents the pioneering architecture and spectacular interiors of Miami, exploring the great architectural treasures of this exciting metropolis. Well-known landmarks are featured along with less famous houses by such young architects as Teofilo Victoria, Jorge Hernandez, and Carlos Zapata. This exceptional book traces the history of Miami's architecture-drawn from a rich mix of sources and theatrical inspirations--and looks at the role and influence of private houses in creating the larger sense of the city. It is an ode both to the important works of the past and to the exemplary architecture of the present.

Category: AMERICANA, TRAVEL
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RAILWAY STATIONS
By Charles Sheppard
8 5/8 x 12 1/8 in. (220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. Railroads transformed not just common means of transportation but cities, countries, and continents. Trains and their engines became emblems of a new era, as were the buildings which served as their departure points and destinations. This type of building presented an entirely new challenge for architects and engineers, for nothing like a railway station had ever been built, or needed, before. Not simply imposing examples of civic architecture, these structures also represent massive feats of engineering designed to enclose enormous spaces and accomodate thousands of travelers. This authoritative volume traces and celebrates the history and technical development of these hubs of transportation from the earliest wooden buildings to the most modern structures.

Category: TRAVEL, GENERAL INTEREST, ARCHITECTURE
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SKYSCRAPERS
By Charles Sheppard
One of the most widely recognized icons of modern technology, the skyscraper is not only a marvel of engineering, but also a testament to man's unending quest for aesthetic excellence. This illuminating volume provides an in-depth look at some of the world's nost important skyscrapers. Today's masters of the sktscraper are freer than ever before from the constraints of style and construction technology, resulting in some of history's most imaginative, innovative buildings. With new advances in engineering, we may, indeed, be heading toward a second Golden Age of skyscrapers.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, GENERAL INTEREST, TRAVEL
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JAPANESE ORNAMENT
By Editorial Team
The Japanese are keen admirers of the nature and fully aware of the rich wealth of flower, foliage, and scenery of their country. It must not be supposed that their art is entirely the outcome of their own observation... The power of the artist's effects, the wonderful facilitityof his execution, the beauty of the coloring and deligacy of drawing, all combine to give what may pass for a marvellous transcript of nature, but taken seperately and examined critically, the objects depicted. be they bird, flower, leaf or insect, will be found incorrect in form, proportion, and construction. Includes seperate chapters showing: Flowers Geometric patterns Animals Figures Nature With over 200 pencil drawings and many color prints.

Category: COLLECTIBLES, GENERAL INTEREST, TRAVEL
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ROMANCE OF COUNTRY INNS, THE
By Elizabeth Bond
9 1/4 x 12 13/16 in. (235 x 325mm). 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 120 illustrations. This volume offers an illustrated guide to some of the hidden treasures of the traveler's world in both Europe and the United States. Many different inns are presented from a picturesque New England farmhouse surrounded by majestic mountains to southern hospitality in a beautifully restored mansion; and from a British house party at Llangoed Hall in Wales to the glorious food and fine wines that abound in Ballymaloe House in Ireland or at Les Templiers in France's Loire Valley. There are country inns in this guide to for every stytle and need, lavishly and invitingly brought to life by over 120 full-color photographs.

Category: TRAVEL, GENERAL INTEREST
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NAPOLEON (LARGE)
By Eric Ledru
9 1/2 X 13 1/2 in. 132 pages. Hardcover. 80 full-color and archival illustrations. Here is a brilliant new interpreatation of Napoleon's epic tale. This richly illustrated volume sheds new light on one of the most written about figures in modern history and gives us a fascinating in-depth study of Napoleon's life and deeds. Though his reign was short and ended in bitter defeat, he forever changed European life. He dismantled the feudal world sybbolized by the Holy Roman Empire, abolished the Inquisition, and reformed civil law by establishing the Napoleonic Code. Never have subsequent events so convincingly proven the vanquished to be right. The vividly written and insightful text, enhanced by reproductions of historic paintings, illustrations of battle scenes, and replicas of authentic documents, make this volume a valuable addition to the library of layman and scholar alike.

Category: TRAVEL, HISTORY, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST
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CELEBRATION OF PARIS, A
By Frederika Vivier
10 x 11.4 in. (254 x 290mm) 136 pages Hardcover Over 200 photographs . Forward by : jacques chirac. For centuries, Paris has been the privileged meeting place of philosophers and artists from the four corners of the globe. By welcoming effrontery, and hence fostering creativity, it has become a unique center of culture and often referred to as the "new Athens," where ideas are freely expressed and debated, and the arts flourish in their full diversity. This beautifully illustrated book offers vivid views of this great city with : Descriptions of treasures, monuments and promenades profoundly marked by the city's intense intellectual and artistic effervescence Photographs of important landmarks of the city Information on changes that occurred over centuries to its present status as the capital of France. A celebration of Paris is an irresistible invitation to wander through the streets of Paris, get a sense of the capital, dream about the centuries gone by and cross roads with the intangibles yet ever-present shadows of famous statesmen, writers and artists from all over the world who have made it the "city of light."

Category: TRAVEL
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IRELAND REVISITED
By Janice Anderson
9 1/4 x 12 in. 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 full-color photographs. Ireland-or the Emerald Isle, as it is known the world over because of its enduring green landscape-has an incomparable and timeless quality which captivates all who fall who under its powerful and binding spell. It is a land of beguiling music and ageless poetry, of clear water and rugged mountains, of green valleys and steep, rocky coastlines. Above all, it is a land where everyone is assured of the warmest of welcomes. This enthralling and beautiful book, illustrated with over 90 full-color photographs, presents Ireland on a county by county basis, dealing with the ancient kingdoms of Munster, Connacht, Ulster, and Leinster. This is a volume to savor and to treasure as a lasting reminder of a truly unique part of the world.

Category: TRAVEL
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SCOTLAND REVISITED
By Janice Anderson
9 1/4 x 12 in. 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 full-color photographs. Scotland is a bonnie country as the Scots would say. Its beauty is legendary, the subject of any number of picture books, glossy calendars, and television specials. But Scotland is much more than the tartan-draped idyll that tourist offices would have us believe, and it is the purpose of this volume to describe and show the country as it is, in all its variety. Combining the story of Scotland's turbulent past and its many celebrated heroes with information on the nation as it is today, the author gives the reader a tour of this fabled land, traveling from region to region and enjoying the sights and history many places in Scotland. Immortalized by such great authors as Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott, this nation remains as individual and unique as it has been in centuries past.

Category: TRAVEL
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MONUMENTS
By Laura Brooks
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. 90 illustrations. Here is a celebration of towering achievements in architecture and artistry in a beautifully illustrated collection of monumental towers, buildings, and memorials from around the world. Whether built to celebrate the victories of war, the passing of presidents, or the loss of a nation's young, these monuments range in scale from the epic to the intimate and represent the visions of some of history's most ingenious architects, artists, and sculptors. The Arch of Titus, the Arc de Tromphe, the St. Louis Arch Gateway, the Viet Nam War Memorial, and the pyramids of the pharoahs are just a few of the moving structures illustrated. This book contains 90 full-color photographs.

Category: TRAVEL, GENERAL INTEREST, ARCHITECTURE
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LONDON LIVING
By Lisa Lovatt-Smith
9 x 11 in. 216 pages. Hardcover. 260 full-color photographs. The homes of thirty creative people from the worlds of the arts, fashion, design, and architecture are shown in stunning full-color photography, capturing the essence of London's decorative style in its immense variety. Here is a remarkable insight into the private homes of the British capital, featuring the most interesting interiors of the city, each with its own distinctive style and atmosphere. These homes have interiors which have evolved with their owners-all style setters in their fields-whose decorative tastes range from traditional to ultra-modern and bohemian to minimalist.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST, TRAVEL, GIFT BOOKS
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MYSTERIOUS PLACES OF THE WORLD
By Ronald Pearsall
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. The great pyramids, Stonehenge, Delphi, Machu Picchu, and Easter Island are just a few spots that engage our interest and challenge our imaginations. This authoritatively written and brilliantly illustrated book examines the history and culture of each place, and attempts to delve behind the mysteries left by our forebearers. In addition to the sites mentioned above, many others are featured, including the megalithic temples of Malta, the rock city of Petra, Angor Wat in Cambodia, and the ruins of Troy. Both illuminating and mystifying, this volume includes a porfolio of over 100 full-color illustrations that encourages the reader to search further into the secrets of the past.

Category: TRAVEL, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST
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ROMANCE OF TRAVEL, THE
By Ronald Pearsall
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm). 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. The grandeur of the age of glamourous travel is brought to life in this lavishly illustrated volume. This fascinating book celebrates a time when one could cross the Atlantic on the "Queen Mary" or speed across Europe on the "Orient Express," being pampered all the while. At journey's end there was the Ritz Hotel in Paris or the Excelsior in Venice to offer luxurious accomodations and the finest foods. A lively text, accompanied by period illustrations, make this book ideal reading for those who yearn for a gentler, less hurried age when how you reached your destination was considered as important as actually arriving.

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WINDMILLS
By Sally Taylor
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. 70 illustrations. This authoritatiively written and lavishly illustrated book is a tribute to the traditional windmill, once an integral part of the working environment but nowadays too often neglected and considered an industrial and rural anachronism. Before steam power, windmills, along with waterwheels, were the only means available for drawing water and powering machinery. Their tall towers and billowing sails were a picturesque part of the European landscape, and many remain today to remind us of the past. Here, their full history and the story of their survival is presented, along with 70 full-color photographs and archival illustrations.

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MUSEUMS
By Susan A Sternau
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. Tracing the development of museums from personal treasure troves to multi-functioned institutions offers a fascinating journey through time. From the "pre-history" of the museum in ancient times to its birth in the Renaissance and evolution up to the present day, here is a beautifully illustrated guided tour to the architecture of the world's most famous and beloved museums. Accompanied by an authoritative text, modern photography is combined with period paintings and illustrations to show both the evolution of architectural styles and the changing tastes in artwork displays. From the Louvre and Hermitage to the Uffizzi and Pitti Palace to the San Francisco MoMA and the Guggenheim in Bilbao,this is an up-to-date survey of the world's great museums. Over 90 full-color illustrations reveals the splendors of these magnificent buildings.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, GENERAL INTEREST, TRAVEL
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THEATRES & OPERA HOUSES
By Terri Hardin
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in.(220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. Theatres continue to fascinate as well as entertain us. The creation of a space for spectacle that is at once imposing and yet intimate has been a challenge through the centuries. From the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare's day to the cutting-edge technology of the new Bastille Opera in Paris, the history of theatre building is here revealed through culor photography and fine-art reproductions. The reader will take a tour through time to see how buildings and performance practices are interrelated. Included are theatres of the ancient Grreks and the Elizabethans, the great opera houses of the world, famous playhouses, and the movie palaces of Hollywood's golden age.

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