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Knopf Mapguide New York

Author : Knopf Guides
ISBN : 0375710973
Genre : Travel
File Size : 51.77 MB
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This opening fold-out contains a general map of New York to help you visualize the 8 large districts discussed in this guide, and 4 pages of valuable information, handy tips and useful addresses. Discover New York through 8 districts and 8 maps Downtown Lower East Side/ East Village SoHo/ Greenwich Village/ Chelsea/ TriBeCa Midtown East Times Square/ Theater District Upper East Side Upper West Side Central Park/ Harlem For each district there is a double-page of addresses (restaurants -- listed in ascending order of price -- cafe s, bars, tearooms, music venues and stores) followed by a fold-out map for the relevant area with the essential places to see (indicated on the map by a star *). These places are by no means all that New York has to offer but to us they are unmissable. The grid-referencing system (A B2) makes it easy for you to pinpoint addresses quickly on the map. Transportation and hotels in New York The last fold-out consists of a transportation map and 4 pages of practical information that include a selection of hotels. A thematic index lists all the sites and addresses featured in this guide.
Category: Travel

Knopf Mapguide New York

Author : Knopf Guides
ISBN : 0375710639
Genre : Travel
File Size : 84.18 MB
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This opening fold-out contains a general map of New York to help you visualize the 8 large districts discussed in this guide, and 4 pages of valuable information, handy tips and useful addresses. Discover New York through 8 districts and 8 maps Downtown Lower East Side/ East Village SoHo/ Greenwich Village/ Chelsea/ TriBeCa Midtown East Times Square/ Theater District Upper East Side Upper West Side Central Park/ Harlem For each district there is a double-page of addresses (restaurants -- listed in ascending order of price -- cafes, bars, tearooms, music venues and stores) followed by a fold-out map for the relevant area with the essential places to see (indicated on the map by a star *). These places are by no means all that New York has to offer but to us they are unmissable. The grid-referencing system (A B2) makes it easy for you to pinpoint addresses quickly on the map. Transportation and hotels in New York The last fold-out consists of a transportation map and 4 pages of practical information that include a selection of hotels. A thematic index lists all the sites and addresses featured in this guide.
Category: Travel

Last Boat Out Of Shanghai

Author : Helen Zia
ISBN : 9780525618867
Genre : History
File Size : 72.45 MB
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The dramatic real life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China’s 1949 Communist revolution—a heartrending precursor to the struggles faced by emigrants today. “A true page-turner . . . [Helen] Zia has proven once again that history is something that happens to real people.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa See Shanghai has historically been China’s jewel, its richest, most modern and westernized city. The bustling metropolis was home to sophisticated intellectuals, entrepreneurs, and a thriving middle class when Mao’s proletarian revolution emerged victorious from the long civil war. Terrified of the horrors the Communists would wreak upon their lives, citizens of Shanghai who could afford to fled in every direction. Seventy years later, members of the last generation to fully recall this massive exodus have revealed their stories to Chinese American journalist Helen Zia, who interviewed hundreds of exiles about their journey through one of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century. From these moving accounts, Zia weaves together the stories of four young Shanghai residents who wrestled with the decision to abandon everything for an uncertain life as refugees in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States. Benny, who as a teenager became the unwilling heir to his father’s dark wartime legacy, must decide either to escape to Hong Kong or navigate the intricacies of a newly Communist China. The resolute Annuo, forced to flee her home with her father, a defeated Nationalist official, becomes an unwelcome exile in Taiwan. The financially strapped Ho fights deportation from the U.S. in order to continue his studies while his family struggles at home. And Bing, given away by her poor parents, faces the prospect of a new life among strangers in America. The lives of these men and women are marvelously portrayed, revealing the dignity and triumph of personal survival. Herself the daughter of immigrants from China, Zia is uniquely equipped to explain how crises like the Shanghai transition affect children and their families, students and their futures, and, ultimately, the way we see ourselves and those around us. Last Boat Out of Shanghai brings a poignant personal angle to the experiences of refugees then and, by extension, today. “Zia’s portraits are compassionate and heartbreaking, and they are, ultimately, the universal story of many families who leave their homeland as refugees and find less-than-welcoming circumstances on the other side.”—Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club
Category: History

Knopf Mapguides Tokyo

Author : Knopf Guides
ISBN : 0307268144
Genre : Travel
File Size : 34.17 MB
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An innovative series of compact, pocket-sized map guides combines six fold-out street maps covering every thoroughfare in the most popular neighborhoods of each city, along with subway and bus lines, with full-color photographs and a host of travel facts and tips on churches, monuments, gardens, landmarks, museums, bars, restaurants, cafés, theaters, shops, and flea markets.
Category: Travel

Knopf Mapguides Las Vegas

Author : Steve Friess
ISBN : 0307268136
Genre : Travel
File Size : 30.69 MB
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An innovative series of compact, pocket-sized map guides combines six fold-out street maps covering every thoroughfare in the most popular neighborhoods of each city, along with subway and bus lines, with full-color photographs and a host of travel facts and tips on churches, monuments, gardens, landmarks, museums, bars, restaurants, cafés, theaters, shops, and flea markets.
Category: Travel

New York

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ISBN : 0375709517
Genre : Travel
File Size : 49.34 MB
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Easy to open and to carry (only one fold), large scale, easy to read, all in full color. In the city guides: street maps cover every street in the most popular neighborhoods. They are up-to-date and will be kept updated. It looks like a city MapGuide but covers an entire region. Instead of street maps, it provides detailed road maps -- each accompanied by information on the area's sights, museums, architecture, nature, hotels, restaurants, shops.
Category: Travel

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015060466151
Genre : American literature
File Size : 63.8 MB
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Category: American literature

New York

Author : Elizabeth de Farcy
ISBN : 0307263797
Genre : Travel
File Size : 58.73 MB
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Category: Travel

John Vassos

Author : Danielle Shapiro
ISBN : 9781452951751
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 52.80 MB
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What should a television look like? How should a dial on a radio feel to the touch? These were questions John Vassos asked when the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) asked him to design the first mass-produced television receiver, the TRK-12, which had its spectacular premier at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Vassos emigrated from Greece and arrived in the United States in 1918. His career spans the evolution of central forms of mass media in the twentieth century and offers a template for understanding their success. This is Vassos’s legacy—shaping the way we interact with our media technologies. Other industrial designers may be more celebrated, but none were more focused on making radio and television attractive and accessible to millions of Americans. In John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life, Danielle Shapiro is the first to examine the life and work of RCA’s key consultant designer through the rise of radio and television and into the computer era. Vassos conceived a vision for the look of new technologies still with us today. A founder of the Industrial Designers Society of America, he was instrumental in the development of a self-conscious industrial design profession during the late 1920s and 1930s and into the postwar period. Drawing on unpublished records and correspondence, Shapiro creates a portrait of a designer whose early artistic work in books like Phobia and Contempo critiqued the commercialization of modern life but whose later design work sought to accommodate it. Replete with rich behind-the-product stories of America’s design culture in the 1930s through the 1950s, this volume also chronicles the emergence of what was to become the nation’s largest media company and provides a fascinating glimpse into its early corporate culture. In our current era of watching TV on an iPod or a smartphone, Shapiro stimulates broad discussions of the meaning of technological design for mass media in daily life.
Category: Architecture