• Travel

The Rhine

Following Europe’s Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alps
Author: Ben Coates
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473662184
Category: Travel
Page: 304
View: 2601
The Rhine is one of the world's greatest rivers. Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, it flows 800 miles from the social democratic playground of the Netherlands, through the industrial and political powerhouses of Germany and France, to the wealthy mountain fortresses of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. For five years, Ben Coates lived alongside a major channel of the river in Rotterdam, crossing it daily, swimming and sailing in its tributaries. In The Rhine, he sets out by bicycle from the Netherlands where it enters the North Sea, following it through Germany, France and Liechtenstein, to its source in the icy Alps. He explores the impact that the Rhine has had on European culture and history and finds out how influences have flowed along and across the river, shaping the people who live alongside it. Blending travelogue and offbeat history, The Rhine tells the fascinating story of how a great river helped shape a continent.

    • Travel

The Rhine

Following Europe's Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alps
Author: Ben Coates
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 1473683033
Category: Travel
Page: 288
View: 2101
The Rhine is one of the world's greatest rivers. Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, it flows 800 miles from the social democratic playground of the Netherlands, through the industrial and political powerhouses of Germany and France, to the wealthy mountain fortresses of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. For five years, Ben Coates lived alongside a major channel of the river in Rotterdam, crossing it daily, swimming and sailing in its tributaries. In The Rhine, he sets out by bicycle from the Netherlands where it enters the North Sea, following it through Germany, France and Liechtenstein, to where its source in the icy Alps. He explores the impact that the Rhine has had on European culture and history and finds out how influences have flowed along and across the river, shaping the people who live alongside it. Blending travelogue and offbeat history, The Rhine tells the fascinating story of how a great river helped shape a continent.

    • History

Why The Dutch Are Different

A Journey Into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands
Author: Ben Coates
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1857889622
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 7339
Why the Dutch are Different is a personal portrait of a fascinating people, a sideways history and an entertaining travelogue.


    • Germanic peoples

Legends of the Rhine


Author: Wilhelm Ruland
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465533907
Category: Germanic peoples
Page: 287
View: 5496

    • Travel

Frommer's Easyguide to River Cruising


Author: Frommer Media,Michelle Baran,Fran Golden
Publisher: Frommermedia
ISBN: 9781628872507
Category: Travel
Page: 320
View: 4760
No segment of the travel industry is growing faster than river cruising. But how can you pick the right boat or itinerary? This book answers those questions and more, giving detailed, opinionated advice on the varying characters of the boat companies; why one river or itinerary will likely have more of interest than another; and how not to get taken when booking one of these often pricey vacations.

The Rhine

Mosel, Main, Neckar
Author: Jack Altman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9782884524025
Category:
Page: 128
View: 9500
Castles, cathedrals, vineyards and forests: the romantic essence of Germany and its Dutch, French and Swiss neighbours is revealed on cruises along the Rhine and its tributaries, the Mosel, Main and Neckar. Stop off at such fine old cities as Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Strasbourg and Basle; take side trips to the Saar and the truly grand duchy of Luxembourg. This guide sails through the heart of western Europe, inviting you to admire its art treasures, shop for craftwork and compare gourmet delicacies.

    • Art

Following the Barn Quilt Trail


Author: Suzi Parron
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0804040699
Category: Art
Page: 272
View: 1171
Suzi Parron, in cooperation with Donna Sue Groves, documented the massive public art project known as the barn quilt trail in her 2012 book Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement. The first of these projects began in 2001, when Groves and community members created a series of twenty painted quilt squares in Adams County, Ohio. Since then, barn quilts have spread throughout forty-eight states and several Canadian provinces. In Following the Barn Quilt Trail, Parron brings readers along as she, her new love, Glen, their dog Gracie, and their converted bus Ruby, leave the stationary life behind. Suzi and Glen follow the barn quilt trail through thirty states across thirteen thousand miles as Suzi collects the stories behind the brightly painted squares. With plentiful color photographs, this endearing hybrid of memoir and travelogue is for quilt lovers, Americana and folk art enthusiasts, or anyone up for a good story.


    • Nature

The Rhine


Author: Thomas P. Knepper,M. H. Bik
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540293934
Category: Nature
Page: 373
View: 2748
The Rhine, in many ways the most important river in Europe has undergone not only tremendous contamination but also recreation. This book clearly demonstrates that the Rhine is by far the best investigated water body worldwide. Many well known scientists have presented their knowledge in this book covering a wide span of different topics. The development of the Rhine, its catchment area and hydrology is as well presented as the development of water protection requirements and early warning systems on the Rhine. Additionally the book describes many aspects of water quality from the Rhine but also from alpine lakes, tributaries, estuary and adjacent coastal waters connected with the Rhine. This work provides a great deal of data obtained from the analysis and up-to-date monitoring of organic micro pollutants, such as e.g. pesticides, pharmaceuticals, synthetic aromatic sulfonates, chelating agents, industrial chemicals and by-products from chemical syntheses.

    • Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The New International Encyclopædia


Author: Frank Moore Colby,Talcott Williams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
View: 4888

    • Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The new international encyclopaedia


Author: Daniel Coit Gilman,Harry Thurston Peck,Frank Moore Colby
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
View: 2633

    • Encyclopedias

The New International Encyclopædia


Author: Daniel Coit Gilman,Harry Thurston Peck,Frank Moore Colby
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias
Page: N.A
View: 8895

    • Encyclopedias and dictionaries

New International Encyclopedia


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
View: 7538

    • Sports & Recreation

The Rhine Cycle Route

From source to sea through Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands
Author: Mike Wells
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783626313
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 312
View: 9342
This comprehensive guidebook to EuroVelo route 15 offers a detailed stage-by-stage description of the 1370km route along the Rhine, one of Europe's great rivers, passing through six countries on its way from Switzerland to the North Sea. The cycling is easy, downhill and along dedicated cycle lanes, the countries visited are very cycle-friendly and the waymarking is excellent. The whole trip can be completed in two weeks by a fit cyclist. The guide includes plenty of information to help you plan your trip, with advice on travel, accommodation and facilities. The full route is then presented in 27 stages of 32-69km, with step-by-step route description, 1:100,000 mapping and notes on local points of interest. A facilities table, glossary and list of useful contacts can be found in the appendices. On its way, the Rhine Cycle Route (EuroVelo 15) passes the remains of Roman cities, medieval towns, castles, cathedrals, palaces, great cities of the industrial revolution and relics of 20th-century warfare - and it travels through a great range of stunning scenery. Starting in the Swiss Alps with high mountains, deep glacial valleys and gorges, it soon reaches Europe's third largest lake, the Bodensee, and its greatest mainland waterfall. After Basel, the Rhine becomes a broad river, now the world's busiest river trading artery. The middle Rhine, between Bingen and Koblenz, forces its way through the narrow rocky Rhine gorge, lined by romantic castles perched above Germany's finest vineyards. Finally, the river passes through low-lying Holland, famed for its many flood dykes and windmills.

    • Business & Economics

The WEB of Transport Corridors in South Asia


Author: Asian Development Bank;JICA;UKAID;World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464812160
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 278
View: 8940
The WEB of Transport Corridors in South Asia develops a holistic appraisal methodology to ensure that economic benefits of investments in transport corridors are amplified and more widely spread, and possible negative impacts such as congestion, environmental degradation, and other unintended consequences are minimized. It focuses on South Asia—not only as one of the world’s most populous and poorest regions—but as a hinge between East Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. The book is aimed at politicians, technocrats, civil society organizations, and businesses. It presents case studies of past and recent corridor initiatives, provides rigorous analysis of the literature on the spatial impact of corridors, and offers assessments of corridor investment projects supported by international development organizations. A series of spotlights examines such issues as private sector co-investment; the impacts of corridors on small enterprises and women; and issues with implementing cross-border corridors. The 'WEB' in the title stands for both the wider economic benefits (WEB) that transport corridors are expected to generate and the complex web of transport corridors that has been proposed. The appraisal methodology introduced in this book shows how the web of interconnected elements around corridors can be disentangled and the most promising corridor proposals—the ones with the greatest wider economic benefits—can be selected.



    • Hydraulic engineering

Manual of Hydrology


Author: Nathaniel Beardmore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Hydraulic engineering
Page: 384
View: 2616

    • Science

Rivers of Europe


Author: Klement Tockner,Urs Uehlinger,Christopher T. Robinson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080919089
Category: Science
Page: 728
View: 2865
Based on the bestselling book, Rivers of North America, this new guide stands as the only primary source of complete and comparative baseline data on the biological and hydrological characteristics of more than 180 of the highest profile rivers in Europe. With numerous full-color photographs and maps, Rivers of Europe includes conservation information on current patterns of river use and the extent to which human society has exploited and impacted them. Rivers of Europe provides the information ecologists and conservation managers need to better assess their management and meet the EU legislative good governance targets. Coverage on more than 180 European rivers Summarizes biological, ecological and biodiversity characteristics Provides conservation managers with information to resolve conflicts between recreational use of rivers, their use as a water supply, and the need to conserve natural habitats Data on river hydrology (maximum , minimum and average flow rates), seasonal variation in water flow Numerous full-color photographs Information on the underlying geology and its affect on river behaviour