Illustrated with 180 photographs, Hidden Places ranges from exploring Siberian salt mines to a diving trench in Iceland, from bizarre trees in Poland to Thai temples. A feast of hidden gems off the beaten track, this book will add to your bucket list of destinations for your next adventure.
Arranged thematically and illustrated with 150 photographs, Graves of the Great and Famous tours the world exploring the resting places of leading artists, thinkers, scientists, sportspeople, revolutionaries, politicians and pioneers, from great mausoleums to little-known country graveyards.
Ranging from medieval Kievan Rus' to Vladimir Putin, The History of Russia explores the murder, brutality, genocide, insanity and skulduggery in the efforts to seize, and then maintain, power in the Slav heartland. Highly illustrated throughout, the book is a fascinating story from the Mongol invasions to the present day.
Before the Roman Empire, the Celts dominated central and western Europe. Highly illustrated, Celts examines the different tribes and how they lived, fought and survived as a people, revealing the truth behind the stories of naked warriors, beheadings, druids and magic.
From around 750BC to 12BC, the Celts were the most powerful people in central and northern Europe. Illustrated with more than 180 colour and black-and-white artworks and photographs and maps, Celtic Myths is an expertly written account of the mythological tales that both fascinate us and influence other writings.
From Europe to Haiti, from India to Japan, Castles of the World explores forts, strongholds, towers and citadels from the ancient world up to the 20th century. Arranged chronologically, each entry includes a striking colour photograph and expert text briefly telling the story of the castle's history.
Ireland presents more than 200 outstanding photographs celebrating the island's most evocative and beautiful places, whether in nature or man-made, from the miles of near empty beaches to the Mourne Mountains in County Down, from the pretty fishing towns of County Cork to Dublin's elegant Georgian streets.
Exploring some of the world's more remote regions can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but should things go wrong, would you know what to do? Do you possess the basics skills to survive? With a total of 150 expert survival tips, Survival Tips gives you the basic skills to keep going in any situation, and reach safety.