DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Delhi, Agra and Jaipur


Author: DK Travel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465449450
Category: Travel
Page: 312
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Delhi, Agra & Jaipur is your in-depth guide to the very best of this region of India. Explore the must-see sights, from Humayun's Tomb to the world-famous Taj Mahal. Learn about the great pantheon of Hindu gods. Experience the local wildlife, temples, bazaars, museums, and attractions. Whether in the bustling center of Delhi or the dusty, provincial town of Alwar, you will find something to fascinate you in this region, which encompasses both old and new. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Delhi, Agra & Jaipur: + Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. + Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. + Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. + Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. + Area maps marked with sights. + Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. + Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Delhi, Agra & Jaipur truly shows you this region as no one else can.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur


Author: Anuradha Chaturvedi,Dharmendar Kanwar
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756674182
Category: Travel
Page: 320
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The DK Eyewitness Delhi, Agra and Jaipur travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions the region has on offer. Fully illustrated, with coverage of all the major sights from Humayun’s Tomb and Rajput Fort-Palace to the world-famous Taj Mahal; the guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs. The guide includes comprehensive listings of the best hotels, restaurants, entertainment and shops for all budgets, whether you’re in the bustling centre of Delhi or the dusty, provincial town of Alwar. You'll find 3D cutaways and floorplans of all the must-see sites, and reliable information about getting around. The guide explores the region's culture and history, with detailed information on the great pantheon of Hindu gods, plus its fascinating wildlife and landscapes. With all the sights, temples, bazaars, museums and attractions, this guide is your essential travel companion.

DK Eyewitness Delhi, Agra and Jaipur


Author: DK Eyewitness
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465497323
Category: Travel
Page: 272
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Discover the Golden Triangle and beyond with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this historic region before you've even packed your case. Marvel at the majestic Taj Mahal, step back in time at Delhi's Red Fort, explore the colourful bazaar in Jaipur's Badi Chaupar or discover Agra by rickshaw - DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Delhi, Agra and Jaipur covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won't miss a thing. - Gorgeous, all-new color photography so you can imagine yourself there - Reasons to love Delhi, Agra and Jaipur: handicrafts at Dilli Haat, vibrant festivals, the Taj Mahal at sunset - what will yours be? - See Delhi, Agra and Jaipur from a different angle: lots of fresh ideas for exploring this spectacular region - A year-long calendar of events in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons - Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe - Detailed color maps help you navigate the country with ease - Expert tips to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds - The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop - Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of food and drink stops en route - Hand-drawn illustrations show the inside of the must-see attractions, including the Qutb Complex, Taj Mahal, Deeg Water Palace, Fatehpur Sikri and Amber Fort. - Covers Delhi, North of Delhi, Agra and Around, and Jaipur and beyond the city. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip. Staying for longer? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide India. Or a shorter trip? Try our Top 10 Delhi.

DK Eyewitness Delhi, Agra and Jaipur


Author: DK Eyewitness
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241435501
Category: Travel
Page: 272
View: 502
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Discover the Golden Triangle and beyond with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this historic region before you've even packed your case. Marvel at the majestic Taj Mahal, step back in time at Delhi's Red Fort, explore the colourful bazaar in Jaipur's Badi Chaupar or discover Agra by rickshaw - DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Delhi, Agra and Jaipur covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won't miss a thing. Gorgeous, all-new colour photography so you can imagine yourself there Reasons to love Delhi, Agra and Jaipur: handicrafts at Dilli Haat, vibrant festivals, the Taj Mahal at sunset - what will yours be? See Delhi, Agra and Jaipur from a different angle: lots of fresh ideas for exploring this spectacular region A year-long calendar of events in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe Detailed colour maps help you navigate the country with ease Expert tips to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of food and drink stops en route Hand-drawn illustrations show the inside of the must-see attractions, including the Qutb Complex, Taj Mahal, Deeg Water Palace, Fatehpur Sikri and Amber Fort. Covers Delhi, North of Delhi, Agra and Around, and Jaipur and beyond the city. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip. Staying for longer? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide India. Or a shorter trip? Try our Top 10 Delhi. About DK Eyewitness Travel: For 25 years, DK's beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your holiday. In 2018 the Eyewitness series was relaunched with a stunning new look that you will love even more. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

Dk Eyewitness Delhi, Agra & Jaipur


Author: Dorling Kindersley, Inc.,DK Publishing,Anuradha Chaturvedi
Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel
ISBN: 9781465428257
Category: Travel
Page: 312
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Color illustrations and maps on endpapers.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Delhi, Agra & Jaipur


Author: Anuradha Chaturvedi,Dharmendar Kanwar,Ranjana Sengupta
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1409335879
Category: Travel
Page: 320
View: 1568
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The DK Eyewitness Delhi, Agra & Jaipur Travel Guide is your indispensible guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Delhi, Agra & Jaipur effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Delhi, Agra & Jaipur Travel Guide - showing you what others only tell you. Now available in PDF format.

Delhi, Agra & Jaipur


Author: Anuradha Chaturvedi,Dharmendar Kanwar,Partho Datta
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780756628802
Category: Travel
Page: 320
View: 8987
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Three-dimensional cutaway illustrations and floor plans of key landmarks complement these richly illustrated, fully updated travel handbooks that also include enhanced maps, street-by-street guides, background information on a host of popular sights, and an expanded traveler's survival guide providing tips on hotels, restaurants, local customs, transportation, medical services, museums, entertainment, and more.

El monje de Moka


Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: LITERATURA RANDOM HOUSE
ISBN: 843973560X
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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El autor de El Círculo vuelve con la increíble historia verdadera de Mokhtar Alkhanshali, un joven norteamericano de origen yemení que regresó a su país para recuperar el cultivo ancestral del café y se vio atrapado en una guerra civil. Mokhtar Alkhanshali, hijo de inmigrantes yemeníes, ha crecido en el barrio más conflictivo de San Francisco y a sus veinticuatro años es incapaz de pagarse la universidad. Mientras trabaja de portero en un bloque de pisos de lujo, descubre que el café, al igual que él, tiene su origen en Yemen, por lo que decide investigar la historia y la producción de esta antiquísima bebida viajando al país de sus antepasados. En las montañas más remotas del Yemen este joven norteamericano visita a los caficultores y los escasos cafetales para encontrar las mejores bayas y exportarlas a Estados Unidos, pero la guerra civil estalla y las puertas del país se cierran convirtiendo su regreso en una aventura extremadamente arriesgada. Dave Eggers firma esta inspiradora historia real sobre un valiente emprendedor que soñó con resucitar el arte ancestral del café en su país. A través de una exhaustiva investigación, Eggers nos invita a ser conscientes de lo que significa ser musulmán en Occidente y rompe una lanza a favor de la necesidad de tender puentes entre culturas. El monje de Moka es un relato de superación, una crónica bélica pero también un recorrido por la historia y el origen de esta popular bebida, así como por el cultivo, la recolección y el procesado del café de alta calidad. La crítica ha dicho... «Un ejemplo de libro tentacular, capaz de instruir, atrapar, apasionar, emocionar y remover conciencias.» Antonio Lozano, La Vanguardia «Son muchos los méritos de Eggers [...] contar una historia de gran alcance social sin perder de vista la microhistoria del individuo [...] demuestra que la no ficción a veces puede contar esavida privada mejor que las novelas.» Edmundo Paz Soldán, El País «Tiene drama y aventura y no requiere de la ficción para ser apasionante.» Jorge Raya Pons, The Objective «Extraordinario. Ofrece esperanza en la era Trump.» Tim Adams, The Guardian «Esta alentadora historia de un hombre que esquiva enormes obstáculos para iniciar su propia empresa de café es el tipo de relato que mejor se le da al gran Dave Eggers: la historia real de alguien que lleva las de perder, contada en un estilo vivaz y accesible.» Michael Lindgren, The Washington Post «Un relato maravilloso, lleno de intriga y valentía [...]. Una historia de aventuras fascinante y triunfal.» Paul Constant, Los Angeles Times «Trata de la capacidad humana de soñar aquí, allí y en todas partes.» Gabriel Thompson, San Francisco Chronicle

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Delhi


Author: DK Travel
Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel
ISBN: 9780241368848
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 8968
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Discover the Golden Triangle and beyond with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this historic region before you've even packed your case. Marvel at the majestic Taj Mahal, step back in time at Delhi's Red Fort, explore the colourful bazaar in Jaipur's Badi Chaupar or discover Agra by rickshaw - DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Delhi, Agra and Jaipur covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won't miss a thing. Gorgeous, all-new colour photographyso you can imagine yourself there Reasons to love Delhi, Agra and Jaipur-handicrafts at Dilli Haat, vibrant festivals, the Taj Mahal at sunset - what will yours be? See Delhi, Agra and Jaipur from a different angle-lots of fresh ideas for exploring this spectacular region A year-long calendar of events in Delhi, Agra and Jaipurgives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons Expert advicecovers the practical stuff- get ready, get around and stay safe Detailed colour maps help you navigate the country with ease Expert tips to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop Easy-to-follow walks and itinerariestake you on a tour of each area, with plenty of food and drink stops en route Hand-drawn illustrationsshow the inside of the must-see attractions, including the Qutb Complex, Taj Mahal, Deeg Water Palace, Fatehpur Sikri and Amber Fort. Covers Delhi, North of Delhi, Agra and Around, and Jaipur and beyond the city. Staying for longer? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide India.Or a shorter trip? Try our Top 10 Delhi. About DK Eyewitness Travel-For 25 years, DK's beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your holiday. In 2018 the Eyewitness series was relaunched with a stunning new look that you will love even more. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

Delhi

Agra & Jaipur
Author: Kate Poole
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780789497178
Category: Travel
Page: 320
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The guide that shows you what other travel books only tell you New Zealand is one of the most spectacular and least spoiled countries on the planet and DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Zealand guide does full justice to its astonishing volcanic landscape, wildlife reserves and fjord-like coastline. More than 1,100 full-color photographs, detailed street-by-street maps, and listings of all major attractions help provide endless fun for any vacation. Whether visiting the capital city of Wellington, the panoramic views of Auckland, or the smaller enclaves on the North and South Island, there is plenty to see when traveling to this rich and vibrant landscape. DK's guide gives extensive treatment of the fascinating Maori culture and art as well as solid information on outdoor activities, New Zealand's fine wines and innovative Pacific Rim cuisine.

Lonely Planet India


Author: Sarina Singh,Joe Bindloss,Paul Clammer,Janine Eberle
Publisher: Geoplaneta
ISBN: 9788408062189
Category: Travel
Page: 1196
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El final de la guerra

La última puñalada a la República
Author: Paul Preston
Publisher: DEBATE
ISBN: 8499924913
Category: History
Page: 413
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La fidedigna narración del Golpe de Casado y de los últimos meses de la guerra civil española por Paul Preston, el más prestigioso hispanista de la actualidad. «La paz negociada siempre; la rendición sin condiciones para que fusilen a medio millón de españoles, eso nunca.» Juan Negrín «La entrega se verificará en tales condiciones que no exista precedente en la historia y que será el asombro del mundo.» Segismundo Casado Esta es la historia de una tragedia evitable que costó muchos miles de vidas y arruinó decenas de miles más. Tiene numerosos protagonistas, pero se centra en tres individuos. El primero, el doctor Juan Negrín, presidente del gobierno de la segunda República y víctima de lo que se podría llamar una conjura de necios, trató de impedir la tragedia. Los otros dos fueron responsables de lo acontecido. Uno, Julián Besteiro, actuó con una asombrosa ingenuidad. El otro, Segismundo Casado, lo hizo con una sorprendente combinación de cinismo, arrogancia y egoísmo. El resultado fue una catástrofe humanitaria y el peor final posible para la tragedia que fue la guerra de España. Reseñas: «Con precisión y detallado estudio, el ensayista habla, entre otros muchos asuntos, de las conspiraciones que impidieron se llevase a cabo el plan de evacuación que Negrín tenía previsto.» Culturamas «Un ensayo que rememora los últimos días de la República y el golpe de Estado del coronel Casado desde un prisma "más humano" y centrado en la relación entre los principales protagonistas.» Público «El hispanista analiza el proceder del presidente republicano frente a la "culposa ingenuidad" de Besteiro y la "soberbia mentirosa" de Casado.» El País

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Delhi


Author: DK Eyewitness
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465497242
Category: Travel
Page: 128
View: 6547
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An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Delhi, packed with insider tips and ideas, color maps, top 10 lists - all designed to help you see the very best of Delhi. Stroll through the lanes of Old Delhi, get a flavor of Indian street life in Chandni Chowk, enjoy a relaxing picnic in the landscaped grounds of the idyllic Lodhi Gardens, and tuck into some delicious Mughlai food at Karim's. From Top 10 performing arts venues to Top 10 things to do for free - discover the best of Delhi with this easy-to-use travel guide. Inside Top 10 Delhi: - Six easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week - Top 10 lists showcase the best attractions in Delhi, covering Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Humayun's Tomb, Lodi Gardens, Taj Mahal, and more - Plus four full-color area maps - In-depth area guides explore Delhi's most interesting neighborhoods, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing - Color-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Essential travel tips including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful transport, visa and health information - Color maps help you navigate with ease - Covers New Delhi, Old Delhi, South Delhi, and more Looking for a peek into some more aspects of Delhi? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Delhi Agra & Jaipur and our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide India.

India - DK Eyewitness Travel Guide


Author: Dk Travel
Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel
ISBN: 9780241368831
Category: History
Page: 624
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DK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooks Discover India with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this incredible country before you've even packed your bags. Marvel at the majestic Taj Mahal, relax on the beaches of Goa, explore the historic Agra Fort, and sample the flavors of India from its colorful streets--DK Eyewitness Travel Guide India covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners so you won't miss a thing. - Gorgeous, all-new color photography so you can imagine yourself there - Reasons to love India: richly decorative architecture, snow-capped Himalayan landscapes, a tasty array of local dishes, exhilarating rickshaw rides, unique wildlife--what will yours be? - See India from a different angle: lots of fresh ideas for exploring this spectacular country - A year-long calendar of events in India gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons - Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around, and stay safe - Detailed color maps help you navigate the country with ease - Expert tips to make memories that last--where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views, and escape the crowds - The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink, and shop - Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of food and drink stops en route - Hand-drawn illustrations show the inside of the must-see attractions, including the Taj Mahal, Amber Fort, Golden Temple, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and the Great Stupa. - Covers Delhi, Haryana and Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Bihar and Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Kolkata, West Bengal and Sikkim, Odisha, Assam and the Northeast, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Andaman Islands, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide India is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip. Staying in the Golden Triangle? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Or want a shorter trip? Try our Top 10 Delhi. About DK Eyewitness Travel: For 25 years, DK's beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your vacation. In 2018, the Eyewitness series was relaunched with a stunning new look that you will love even more. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

DK Eyewitness India


Author: DK Eyewitness
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 146549720X
Category: Travel
Page: 624
View: 1748
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Discover India with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this incredible country before you've even packed your suitcase. Marvel at the majestic Taj Mahal, relax on the beaches of Goa, explore the historic Agra Fort, and sample the flavors of India from its colorful streets - DK Eyewitness Travel Guide India covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won't miss a thing. - Gorgeous, all-new color photography so you can imagine yourself there - Reasons to love India: richly decorative architecture, snow-capped Himalayan landscapes, a tasty array of local dishes, exhilarating rickshaw rides, unique wildlife - what will yours be? - See India from a different angle: lots of fresh ideas for exploring this spectacular country - A year-long calendar of events in India gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons - Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe - Detailed color maps help you navigate the country with ease - Expert tips to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds - The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop - Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of food and drink stops en route - Hand-drawn illustrations show the inside of the must-see attractions, including the Taj Mahal, Amber Fort, Golden Temple, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and the Great Stupa. - Covers Delhi; Haryana and Punjab; Himachal Pradesh; Ladakh; Jammu and Kashmir; Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand; Bihar and Jharkhand; Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh; Kolkata; West Bengal and Sikkim; Odisha; Assam and the Northeast; Rajasthan; Gujarat; Mumbai; Maharashtra; Goa; Karnataka; Chennai; Tamil Nadu; Andaman Islands; Kerala; and Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide India is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip. Staying in the Golden Triangle? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Or fancy a shorter trip? Try our Top 10 Delhi.

Top 10 Delhi


Author: DK Travel
Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel
ISBN: 9780241368022
Category: Travel
Page: 128
View: 633
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An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Delhi, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists, and a laminated pull-out map - all designed to help you see the very best of Delhi. Stroll through the lanes of Old Delhi, get a flavour of Indian street life in Chandni Chowk, enjoy a relaxing picnic in the landscaped grounds of the idyllic Lodhi Gardens, and tuck into some delicious Mughlai food at Karim's. From Top 10 performing arts venues to Top 10 things to do for free - discover the best of Delhi with this easy-to-use travel guide. Inside Top 10 Delhi: - Six easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend, or a week - Top 10 lists showcase the best attractions in Delhi, covering Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Humayun's Tomb, Lodi Gardens, Taj Mahal, and more - Free laminated pull-out map of Delhi, plus four full-colour area maps - In-depth area guides explore Delhi's most interesting neighbourhoods, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing - Colour-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Essential travel tips including our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful transport, visa and health information - Colour maps help you navigate with ease - Covers New Delhi, Old Delhi, South Delhi, and more Looking for a peek into some more aspects of Delhi? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Delhi Agra & Jaipur and our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide India. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's Top 10 guides take the work out of planning a short trip, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your weekend trip or cultural break. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

Albert vuelve a casa


Author: Homer Hickam
Publisher: HarperCollins Ibérica S.A.
ISBN: 8416502242
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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Big Fish y El diario de Noa se dan cita en esta evocadora historia acerca de un hombre, una mujer y su caimán. Un conmovedor tributo al amor, de la mano del autor de Rocket Boys, la aclamada novela autobiográfica que inspiró la película Cielo de octubre.Elsie Lavender y Homer Hickam (padre del autor) fueron juntos al instituto en la región minera de Virginia Occidental, donde se graduaron al iniciarse la Gran Depresión. Después de que Homer la pidiera sin éxito en matrimonio, Elsie decidió marcharse a Orlando, donde se enamoró de un actor y bailarín llamado Buddy Ebsen (el auténtico Buddy Ebsen). Pero tras la marcha de Buddy a Nueva York, las ilusiones de Elsie de compartir su vida con él se vinieron abajo y, sin saber muy bien cómo, se encontró de nuevo en los asentamientos mineros, casada con Homer.Insatisfecha con su vida de casada, Elsie recordaba cada día sus tiempos de felicidad en Orlando gracias al peculiar regalo de bodas que le envió Buddy: un caimán llamado Albert al que crio en la única bañera de su casa. Después de que Albert le mordiera los pantalones, Homer le dio un ultimátum: ¡O el caimán o yo!. Tras pensárselo un tiempo, Elsie resolvió que solo podía hacer una cosa: llevar a Albert a Florida, su verdadero hogar.Carrying Albert Home es el relato divertido, dulce y a veces trágico de una joven pareja y un extraordinario caimán embarcados en un alocado viaje de casi dos mil kilómetros. Esta divertidísima novela de Homer Hickam es, en definitiva, un testimonio de esa emoción extraña y maravillosa que, a falta de otra palabra, llamamos amor.Homer Hickam es escritor desde sus tiempos escolares, ha sido también minero, militar destinado en Vietnam, instructor de submarinismo, paleontólogo e ingeniero de la NASA. Actualmente, reparte su tiempo entre Alabama y las Islas Vírgenes.____________ Se tiene que leer... Una aventura divertida y a la vez trágica sobre el viaje en coche de un marido y su mujer a través de Estados Unidos con el caimán Albert detrás.Marie Claire, UKDe forma intencionada, esta novela es un improbable viaje bizarro a través del sur de Estados Unidos que a su vez es... una amalgama de Walter Mitty, por la imaginación que evoca, de La vida de Pi, a causa del mortal pero indispensable animal, y de Huckleberry Finn, por la imagen del viaje como la vida misma.BookPageHomer Hickam entrelaza tradición familiar, datos históricos, comedia y un toque de tristeza... Son esas líneas borrosas que existen entre la verdad, la poca fiabilidad de los recuerdos y la forma en la que las historias se estiran y se exageran con el tiempo que le dan a esta novela su encanto.Associated PressAlbert vuelve a casa es en una palabra fantástico, por todo su romance, su humor, su acción de capa y espada, su conmovedor afecto y su tristeza lacrimógena.Florida Book ReviewNos ha encantado de arriba abajo y nos hemos enamorado de sus protagonistas, especialmente de Homer y Albert. Mezcla de drama, humor y romanticismo, esta gran novela nos hace darnos cuenta, de hasta donde es capaz de llegar y todo lo que es capaz de hacer y de aguantar, una persona realmente enamorada. Un libro diferente que nos ha dejado con muy buen sabor de boca.Entérate de lo último

El nino del Holocausto


Author: Jack Kuper
Publisher: Seix Barral
ISBN: 9786070701849
Category: History
Page: 270
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Esta es la singular historia de Jankele, tiene nueve aos y un da, al regresar a casa, descubre que su familia ha desaparecido. Los nazis se los han llevado y con ellos el mundo seguro y amoroso que conoca. Tendr que cambiarse el nombre, olvidar su idioma y abandonar a su Dios. Sin un lugar seguro para esconderse y sin nadie en quien confiar, vaga por los peligrosos parajes polacos buscando sobrevivir. Desde su publicacin original, El nio del Holocausto se convirti en un clsico traducido a decenas de idiomas. Celebrada por su belleza y su extraordinaria fuerza, esta novela es una conmovedora historia de vida.

En el ejército del faraón


Author: Tobias Wolff
Publisher: ALFAGUARA
ISBN: 842049318X
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 6958
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Uno de los 100 libros más destacados de 2008 según The New York Times. Ganador del prestigioso Story Prize. Crónica impasible del tiempo que Tobias Wolff pasó combatiendo en Vietnam. Haciendo uso de sus viejos talentos y sus mejores astucias, el autor empieza en un campamento de instrucción, se alista voluntario en las Fuerzas Especiales y llega a convertirse en oficial del Ejército de los EE UU, consagrado a la muy principal tarea de salir vivo del empeño. El testimonio hondo y minucioso de la guerra por uno de los novelistas de mayor prestigio en el mundo.