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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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