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Få byer er så preget av historien som Berlin. Men sporene etter fortiden i den tyske hovedstaden er ofte vanskelige å lese. I Berlin. Byen og historien tar Helge Jordheim oss med til dagens Berlin - og samtidig ned i historien. Gjennom fire vandringer på kryss og tvers av Berlin presenterer Jordheim 37 steder, forteller deres historie, og viser hva stedene kan lære oss om fortid og framtid, bygninger og byliv. Resultatet er en unik bok: En byguide som ikke ligner noen annen, en enestående introduksjon til Berlins og Tysklands historie, og en rik refleksjon over tid, forandring og minne. Like givende enten du leser den fra perm til perm eller bruker den som inngang til utvalgte steder eller vandringer - en gave til alle med interesse for Berlin, og for byens mangfoldige og dramatiske historie. Helge Jordheim er professor i kulturhistorie ved Universitetet i Oslo, med tysk litteratur og kultur som et av sine spesialfelt.
The Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales is a captivating collection of stories hailing from the rich tapestry of Scottish folklore. Published in 2019 by The History Press Ltd, this anthology boasts a variety of tales penned by various authors, each contributing their unique voice and perspective. The book is a treasure trove of narratives, steeped in the traditions and culture of Scotland, making it a must-read for those interested in folklore and Scottish culture. The authors' collective storytelling prowess shines through in each tale, transporting readers to the enchanting highlands and beyond. From tales of mythical creatures to stories of brave warriors and ancient legends, this anthology covers a wide range of genres, ensuring there's something for everyone. The History Press Ltd, known for their commitment to preserving and sharing history, has done a remarkable job in bringing these tales to the modern reader. This book is not just a read, but an experience that takes you on a journey through Scotland's rich and vibrant folklore.
Includes eleven detailed projects, which form a capsule collection of clothing and accessories that might have been worn by an Edwardian governess, a woman travelling on an ocean liner, a campaigning suffragette, or a wife overseeing a busy household in a large country house.
This is a fascinating and diverse collection of images from the author's extensive photographic archive recalling Wigton's rich heritage both past and present. You will be taken on a journey through the market town of Wigton nestled on the fertile agricultural soil of the Solway Plain, see how the town looked 100 years ago and compare the town today. Many of the images are quite recent and will evoke powerful memories of yesteryear, while others will provide the younger generations among us with a link, not only to the past, but also to the vibrant spirit and sense of pride which has permeated Wigton through the years and continues to drive the 'Throstle's Nest of All England' into the future.
From the world's oldest indoor loo to a theatre where spectators fill their pockets with poo, the definitive guide to the stranger side of Scotland shows there's a lot more to the place than tartan, haggis and tossing the caber. Inside you'll find: The world's longest man-made echo A city where aliens are welcome What the Royals really think of it Britain's weirdest wig The worst Scottish accents ever Our tallest hedge and oldest tree Loch monsters nastier than Nessie A road you can roll up Scots in Space Whether it's Ruthven or Ruthven? Britain's loneliest bus stop (and its loveliest) A school for spies The cost of burning witches An aeroplane made from seaweed . . . and why the Queen needs rubber glovesPraise for Bizarre London: 'In a market niche that's now as crowded as the 18:22 to Reading, Bizarre London pummels its bantamweight rivals with knockout clouts of trivia that even this weary correspondent hadn't encountered before.' The Londonist
"A casually wondrous experience; it made me feel like the city was unfolding beneath my feet.” —Jia Tolentino, author of Trick MirrorIn place-names lie stories. That’s the truth that animates this fascinating journey through the names of New York City’s streets and parks, boroughs and bridges, playgrounds and neighborhoods.Exploring the power of naming to shape experience and our sense of place, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro traces the ways in which native Lenape, Dutch settlers, British invaders, and successive waves of immigrants have left their marks on the city’s map. He excavates the roots of many names, from Brooklyn to Harlem, that have gained iconic meaning worldwide. He interviews the last living speakers of Lenape, visits the harbor’s forgotten islands, lingers on street corners named for ballplayers and saints, and meets linguists who study the estimated eight hundred languages now spoken in New York.As recent arrivals continue to find new ways to make New York’s neighborhoods their own, the names that stick to the city’s streets function not only as portals to explore the past but also as a means to reimagine what is possible now.
Featuring a range of picturesque vistas, from freshwater lochs and wooded glens to majestic mountains, granite cities and medieval castles, each stunning scene is full of intriguing detail sure to fire the imagination and make you reach for yourcolouring pencils.
The Cambridgeshire Colouring Book. Suitable for children.
Canals of Britain is the most comprehensive and absorbing survey of Britain's canal network ever published.It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the isolated cuts and quiet waters which may not be fully navigable by larger craft. Infinitely varied, it passes picturesque open countryside, wild moorland, coastal harbours, historic industrial buildings, modern city centres, canalside public houses and abundant wildlife.Stuart Fisher looks at every aspect of the canals - their construction, rich history, stunning scenery, heritage, incredible engineering, impressive architecture and even their associated folklore, wildlife and art. Enticing photographs give a flavour of each place and places of interest close to the canals are included. Each canal is intricately mapped.For those who are keen to explore that little bit further, the book goes to points beyond which others usually turn back, with information on little-known parts of the system, offering a new insight into this country's unique, surprising and beautiful canal network. Attractive, inspiring and also a practical guide, The Canals of Britain has proved very popular with walkers, cyclists, narrowboaters, canoeists, kayakers and others wanting to get the most out of Britain's canals. This fourth edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the ever-changing landscape of Britain's canals, and includes many new colour photographs to help bring them to life.
Explore 'Beatle Land' and the iconic sites associated with their fame, revealing why the city of Liverpool was crucial to their success.
St Mary's is a vibrant London church on the northern edge of Primrose Hill. It is widely known for its fine liturgy and music in the Anglican tradition, its affirmation of women's ministry, and its pioneering youthwork and social outreach.
En fascinerende fortelling om byen som ble skapt av lava, is og mennesker. Oslos naturhistorie kan spores to milliarder år tilbake i tid. Landskapet i og omkring byen har i seg en hukommelse om skiftende klima, utryddede dyrearter og eksplosive vulkanutbrudd. I løpet av de siste tre millioner år har mer enn 40 istider herjet med landskapet, og vi ser fortsatt sporene etter den siste. Landet har steget gradvis over havnivå, øyer er blitt til fastland og fjorder til ferskvann. Siden menneskene først slo seg ned omkring Oslofjorden, har endringene vært enorme. Skogen ble ryddet og jorden dyrket, en utvikling som kulminerte med bydannelse, gruvedrift, industri, utbyggingen i Bjørvika. Endringene vi har påført jorden er så store at vi står på terskelen til en ny geologisk epoke, antropocen, eller menneskets tidsalder. I denne boka forteller den prisbelønte forskeren og forfatteren Henrik H. Svensen den spennende historien om Oslos geologiske utvikling. Vi kan lese om opprinnelsen til de vulkanske sprekkene under byen, den gamle havbunnen under Slottsparken, Nordmarkas magmahav og mye mer. Boka er rikt illustrert med kart og vakre foto og har forslag til geologiske turer.
The essential guide to exploring Britain's last remaining historic lines, Britain's Heritage Railways is ideal for anyone planning or looking for a nostalgic railway trip. From bestselling railway author Julian Holland.
Norfolk's first purpose-written guidebook to the county's key archaeological sites and historic buildings
"The interplay of psychology, design, and politics in experiments with urban open space"--
A fascinating insight, derived from a regular feature on the Robert Elms show, into some of the forgotten industries of London, lavishly illustrated throughout.
The incredible story of how the village of Lesmahagow has influenced the world in a variety of fields, from industry to espionage, throughout history.
The perfect celebration of the beauty, romance, and poetry of Paris, city of Marcel Proust and Coco Chanel, of Impressionism and Surrealism, of Left Bank cool and Right Bank elegance. This photographic portrait features some 300 city pictures alongside an extensive appendix of some 100 books, movies, and records inspired by the city of lights....
Bitterne & West End Through Time is a unique insight into the illustrious history of this part of Hampshire. Reproduced in full colour, this is an exciting examination of Bitterne and West End, the famous streets and the famous faces, and what they meant to the people in this community throughout the 19th and into the 20th Century. Looking beyond the exquisite exterior of these well-kept photos, readers can see the historical context in which they are set, and through the author's factual captions for every picture and carefully-selected choice of images, the reader can achieve a reliable view of this area's history. Readers are invited to follow a timeline of events and watch the changing face of Bitterne and West End, as Keith Marsh guides us through the local streets. There is something for everyone here, whether they have lived in the area all their lives, or whether they are just visiting. It also shows how photography has continually evolved to keep up with an ever-changing society.
There is a lot of controversy over the history of Stilton cheese: its origins, who first made it, and who now has the rights to the name and recipe. Trevor Hickman has delved into the National Archives to explore the story of this famous cheese. In this new book on the subject, he sets down the facts of the cheese's origin, development and history to the present day. He explains how Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire became the centre for Stilton cheese production and emphasises its importance as a leading area of speciality food production.
A fascinating new look at the history of this town in Derbyshire.
A fascinating account from award-winning author, Adam Nicolson, on the history of Nicolson's own national treasure, his family home: Sissinghurst.Sissinghurst is world famous as a place of calm and beauty, a garden slipped into the ruins of a rose-pink Elizabethan palace. But is it entirely what its creators intended? Has its success over the last thirty years come at a price? Is Sissinghurst everything it could be?The story of this piece of land, an estate in the Weald of Kent, is told here for the first time from the very beginning. Adam Nicolson, who now lives there, has uncovered remarkable new findings about its history as a medieval manor and great sixteenth-century house, from the days of its decline as an eighteenth-century prison to a flourishing Victorian farm and on to the creation, by his grandparents Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, of a garden in a weed-strewn wreck.Alongside his recovery of the past, Adam Nicolson wanted something else: for the land at Sissinghurst to live again, to become the landscape of orchards, cattle, fruit and sheep he remembered from his boyhood. Could that living frame of a mixed farm be brought back to what had turned into monochrome fields of chemicalised wheat and oilseed rape? Against the odds, he was going to try.Adam Nicolson has always been a passionate writer about landscape and buildings, but this is different. This is the place he wanted to make good again, reconnecting garden, farm and land. More than just a personal biography of a place, this book is the story of taking an inheritance and steering it in a new direction, just as an entrepreneur might take hold of a company, or just as all of us might want to take our dreams and make them real.
Animal tales full of folklore and magic, chosen for for children aged 7-11