From the author of the ´´New York Times ´´bestseller that defined nature-deficit disorder and launched the international children-and-nature movement, ´´Vitamin N´´ (for nature ) is a complete prescription for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world right now, with500 activities for children and adultsDozens of inspiring and thought-provoking essaysScores of informational websitesDown-to-earth adviceIn his landmark work ´´Last Child in the Woods, ´´Richard Louv was the first to bring widespread attention to the alienation of children from the natural world, coining the term nature-deficit disorder and outlining the benefits of a strong nature connection--from boosting mental acuity and creativity to reducing obesity and depression, from promoting health and wellness to simply having fun. That book rivaled Rachel Carson s ´´Silent Spring´´ (the ´´Cincinnati Enquirer´´), was an absolute must-read for parents (the ´´Boston Globe´´), and an inch-thick caution against raising the fully automated child (the ´´New York Times´´). His follow-up book, ´´The Nature Principle, ´´ addressed the needs of adults and outlined a new nature movement and its potential to improve the lives of all people no matter where they live (McClatchy Newspapers).´´Vitamin N´´ is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive, and practical guidebook for the whole family and the wider community, including tips not only for parents eager to share nature with their kids but also for those seeking nature-smart schools, medical professionals, and even careers. It is a dose of pure inspiration, reminding us that looking up at the stars or taking a walk in the woods is as exhilarating as it is essential, at any age.´´
Lonely Planet: The world´s number one travel guide publisher Lonely Planet´s Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Meander past orange groves and swaying pines to reach steep seaside towns, go cave diving off the Capri coast and contemplate the silent power of Mt. Vesuvius ? all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet´s Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast : Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, religion, cuisine, politics Covers Naples, Procida, Capri, Positano, Mt Vesuvius, Pompeii, Ravello, The Islands, Salerno, the Cilento, Amalfi Coast, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet´s Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast is our most comprehensive guide to Naples, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet´s Italy or Southern Italy guides for an in-depth look at all the country and region have to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world´s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we´ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You´ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. ´Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.´ ? New York Times ´Lonely Planet. It´s on everyone´s bookshelves; it´s in every traveller´s hands. It´s on mobile phones. It´s on the Internet. It´s everywhere, and it´s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.´ ? Fairfax Media (Australia) Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017
Germany´s premier city, Berlin, is one of the fastest growing and intriguing in Europe. This guidebook, written by experienced travel writer Damien Simonis, expertly guides you through the varied land- and cityscapes that are today´s Berlin. Illustrated with more than 120 vivid, up-to-date photographs and nearly 20 detailed, full-color maps, this second edition gives you every tool you need to plan a trip to the center of the new Europe, from the historic and massive Reichstag building in the town center to the complex of museums and gardens at the former royal palace in the west at Charlottenburg. Starting with a detailed introduction to Berlin´s unique history, food, land, and culture--factors that have clearly shaped the distinctive volksgeist of the German people--the book then explores each of the neighborhoods that make up the city. Among the sights: the city´s grand pastoral thoroughfare in the center of town, Unter Den Linden; the Forum of Culture, home of Berlin´s concert hall and several excellent museums; the Tiergarden, the large central park that constitutes some of metropolis´s extensive green space; the quiet woods, rivers, and lakelands of Berlin´s far west; and the many world-class museums clustered on Museum Island in the east. In addition, an ´´Excursions´´ chapter steers you to the best day trips out of the city. Special features give comprehensive information on many diverse topics such as the story of the Berlin Wall; the city´s Jewish community; and a look at Berlin´s famous Christmas markets. The book also presents mapped, guided walks and tours through some of the city´s most fascinating areas, including a walk through Red Berlin and a drive through the Mecklenburg lake district. Experiential sidebars--such as reliving the feel of pre-war Berlin at a silent-movie theater or visiting the city´s famed museums when they´re open all night--show you details on how to immerse yourself in Berlin´s culture. In addition, a thorough Travelwise section provides recommendations for hotels and restaurants in all price ranges and in all areas. Whether you´re visiting Kurfürstendamm, Berlin´s main shopping street, revisiting history in front of the Brandenburg Gate, or strolling Frederick the Great´s sumptuous palaces and gardens at Potsdam, National Geographic Traveler: Berlin has everything you need to make your trip a memorable one. The National Geographic Traveler series is aimed at active travelers who want authentic, enriching, cultural experiences and look to a guidebook for expert advice and insider tips from a trustworthy source. We offer ways for people to experience a place rather than just visit, and give the feel of each destination not easily found online.