In "501 Most Notorious Crimes", the reader will find a fascinating line-up of notorious crooks, criminals, villains and thieves, from the mysterious disappearance of Lord Lucan, the assassination of JFK to the treason committed by Guy Fawkes. This book provides a fascinating insight into the world's most notorious crimes.
Find out how to make the most of it. This guide focuses on what is a must for all brands if they are to be leaders in the future: being mobile. From applications for mobile devices, such as phones and tablets, to mobile websites, the book includes over 80 stories of how each has cracked into the newest market on the internet, where users are connected 24/7. The five chapters—Games, m-commerce, Promotional, Social, and Utilities—include the likes of Angry Birds, Jamie's 20 Minute Meals, Stephen Fry's myFry app, Flipboard, TweetDeck, Instagram, Adobe Ideas, BBC News, and SAS Survival Guide. This book is a must for anyone willing to understand the world of mobile and connectivity: the two ingredients at the very core of communication these days. Jumping on the mobile bandwagon has enabled numerous companies to prosper and discover new markets. Introduced by Ralph Simon ("the Father of the Ring Tone"), this book is particularly aimed at designers, advertising and communication professionals, product managers, and interactive agencies, but will also be of interest to anyone curious about exploiting the mobile experience.
This fantastic book will take you through the devastating events that changed our planet and our lives. It is divided into sections covering significant moments from the Antioch Earthquake in 526 AD to the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and the Afghan Elections in 2009. This book is ideal for individual use, or would make a great gift.
This fantastic new book will take you through the devastating events that changed our planet and our lives. It is divided into sections covering significant moments from the Antioch Earthquake in 526 AD to the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and the Afghan Elections in 2009. This book is ideal for individual use, or would make a great gift.
Samuel Johnson famously said that: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." London's remarkable history, architecture, landmarks, streets, style, cool, swagger, and stalwart residents are pictured in hundreds of compelling photographs sourced from a wide array of archives around the world. London is a vast sprawling metropolis, constantly evolving and growing, yet throughout its complex past and shifting present, the humor, unique character, and bulldog spirit of the people have stayed constant. This book salutes all those Londoners, their city, and its history. In addition to the wealth of images included in this book, many previously unpublished, London's history is told through hundreds of quotations, lively essays, and references from key movies, books, and records. From Victorian London to the Swinging 60s; from the Battle of Britain to Punk; from the Festival of Britain to the 2012 Olympics; from the foggy cobbled streets to the architectural masterpieces of the millennium; from rough pubs to private drinking clubs; from Royal Weddings to raves, from the charm of the East End to the wonders of the Westminster; from Chelsea girls to Hoxton hipsters; from the power to glory: in page after page of stunning photographs, reproduced big and bold like the city itself, London at last gets the photographic tribute it deserves.
Theater and pigtailed wigs - there is far more to Salzburg than that, and more than the Salzburg Festival and Mozart, as well. You only need to look, and suddenly there are lots of unknown perspectives. This guide to the more intimate aspects of Salzburg will lead you to places known, at best, only to the natives, and often not even to them - such as a network of medieval tunnels, chamois living in freedom in the middle of town, who just found it too boring in the mountains, even living urban flamingos. There are a surf wave in the Alpine Canal, a quarry yielding one of the most precious kinds of marble in the world, original Celtic witches and druids. This extraordinary guide will tell you which church alter a human skull is walled into, where rallyes run madly around the mountains; about where the Doppler Effect comes from, where the only outdoor organ pulls out all its stops, where defenseless women were burned as witches in the 17th century, which house, with a width of 1.42 meters, is the city's smallest, where Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz had a rendezvous - and, finally, where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart thought up "The Magic Flute".
Why are half of the bars in Barcelona called "Frankfurt", why is chocolate booming here, and why do the people of Barcelona never write their names on their doorbells? Why are brothels/transient hotels booming in Barcelona? Where can you find the most unusual souvenirs? What happens at night in the Egyptian Museum? This book will lead you to places in the Catalonian capital for which you will look in vain in conventional travel guides, far from Gaudi, Rambla, and Paella. Even the Catalonians surprise themselves in this book...
In Berlin, the city divided after World War II, everybody knows about the Brandenburg Gate, Hitler's bunker, Kennedy's speech, red and green beer, splendidly broad boulevards, and numerous lakes. But this metropolis, once again the capital of Germany, encompasses many clandestine niches characteristic of a heterogeneous city without a beginning and without an end between its famous backyards, nature parks, and bridges. It is often these miniscule witnesses that tell authentic history. Besides the larger attractions, this unusual guide presents Berlin's other side - such as a tower so ugly that no-one wants to open a restaurant in it; a library offering its books in the trunks of living trees; the monument for the inventor of the currywurst; a residential settlement in a former East German prison; the place where the Nazis concealed the so-called "degenerate art" which they had confiscated; the house where David Bowie lived; an automat out of which maggots can be pulled; a museum for things used for purposes for which they were not created; the reception camp for refugees from East Germany - and, in a completely unexpected spot, the most romantic place in Berlin.
The Holy Land is a prophetic place where history, faith, and tradition are deeply rooted and in glorious evidence, a crossroads of peoples and armies, contested since its beginnings and inflamed by political and religious conflicts. This stirring primer on the area comprised, roughly, of Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, and parts of Lebanon, captures the cradle of three of the world's great religions in splendid photographs and reverent text. Exploring Biblical sites and religious monuments, harsh desert landscapes and verdant orchards, luxurious resorts and modern cities, this stunning album showcases not only the physical but the spiritual essence of a place steeped in history.
This volume explains the scientific and simple wine tasting method created in 1995 by Luca Maroni. The method, shareable by anyone, is based on the logical principle that the 'Quality of a Wine equals the Pleasantness of its Taste.' It is not necessary to be a skilled sommelier to enjoy a glass of good wine and it is not true that only wine professionals can understand or describe excellent wines: as wines talk to senses anyone can hear and comprehend what they say. Curiosity, love for wine, passion and commitment drove Luca Maroni to the creation of the original tasting method explained. It is not by chance that he wrote the entry 'Wine Tasting' for the Italian Treccani Encyclopaedia: the plain reading of the method develops evaluation abilities of anyone. In the volume, together with the method, a few technical indications for wine tasters and a basic glossary of wine jargon are included.