Jambo!Welcome to Kenya, home of lion prides, nomadic tribes and city-smart nightclubbers, realm of equatorial glaciers, ochre-red deserts and tranquil Indian Ocean coves. Whether you want to watch wildlife, set out into the great unknown or chill on a beach, Lonely Planet helps you plan the African adventure of a lifetime. Set Out On Safari- get the lowdown on choosing, planning and booking safaris for every budget. Embrace The Outdoors- whether it's cruising the coast, ballooning over the Mara or trekking up Mt Kenya, we give you the when, where and how. The Big Five- our 16-page color wildlife guide is your essential animal-spotting companion. Rest Easy- accommodation options to suit all tastes, from back-to-nature bandas to luxury ecolodges. Make Your Own Way- up-to-the-minute information on how to get around, be it by buzzing matatu or graceful dhow.
Monsters are in the eye of the beholder. Rosa suffers from a rare condition that renders her mute. She lives on the strange island of Mirasol where the rain never seems to stop. In the gloom of the island, its superstitious population are haunted by all sorts of fears . . . they shun people who suffer from Rosa's condition, believing them to be monsters. So Rosa must live hidden away in an isolated house with its back to the rest of the world, with only the internet for a social life. But Rosa has no desire to leave Mirasol. This is where her mother died and every night she lights a candle on the windowsill. The islanders believe this is the way to summon ghosts, and Rosa wants her mother ba...
Andi is short. And she has lots of wishes. She wishes she could play on the school basketball team, she wishes for her own bedroom, but most of all she wishes that her long-lost half-brother, Bernardo, could come and live in London where he belongs. Then Andi's biggest wish comes true and she's minutes away from becoming someone's little sister. As she waits anxiously for Bernardo to arrive from the Philippines, she hopes he'll turn out to be tall and just as crazy as she is about basketball. When he finally arrives, he's tall all right. Eight feet tall, in fact—plagued by condition called Gigantism and troubled by secrets that he believes led to his phenomenal growth. In a novel packed with quirkiness and humor, Gourlay explores a touching sibling relationship and the clash of two very different cultures. From the Hardcover edition.
Bienvenidos a Kenia, tierra de indómitos leones, glaciares ecuatoriales, desérticas llanuras y apacibles calas bañadas por el Índico. Tanto si se desea observar la fauna, dejarse llevar por lo desconocido o simplemente descansar en una playa, esta guía será la compañera indispensable para cualquier aventura africana.Incluye: - La más completa información para planificar y elegir un safari. - Las claves para saber cuándo, dónde y cómo navegar por la costa, sobrevolar en globo el Masai Mara o hacer un trekking en el monte Kenia... - Una guía de la fauna, con 16 páginas a todo color, para sacar el máximo partido a la observación de animales. - Opciones de alojamiento para todos los gustos, desde sencillas bandas hasta lujosos lodges. - Información pormenorizada para moverse, ya sea en un estrepitoso matatu o en un placentero dhow.
Turquía lo tiene todo: historia, una de las mejores gastronomías del mundo, gran variedad de paisajes (desde las paradisiacas playas del Egeo hasta los paisajes lunares de la Capadocia), y para rematar, la magnífica ciudad de Estambul, todo un ejercicio de seducción para los sentidos. Con ayuda de esta completa guía, el viajero podrá descubrir a fondo las facetas de Turquía que más le interesen. Incluye: .Infografía en 3D de Aya Sofia y Éfeso. .Mapa detallado de la planta del Palacio de Topkapi. .Información sobre: Tracia y Mármara, Estambul, Esmirna y morte del Egeo, Éfeso, Bodrum y sur del Egeo, Anatolia occidental, Antalya y Costa Turquesa, Ankara y Anatolia central, Capadoci...
A Scottish lost treasures collection of three classic Scottish historical novels, each set in a beautifully described landscape. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics series, Scottish Lost Treasures, shows us how much poorer Britain's cultural heritage would be without Scottish writers ... The best example I've seen of how curation and presentation can bring old books to new audiences" - The Observer "This strikes me as a fantastic venture, and one I hope will expand further" - Professor Willy Maley, University of Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday
Immerse yourself in a painstakingly recreated depiction of Scottish rural life at the turn of the twentieth century. Regarded as a groundbreaking literary work upon its publication, The House With the Green Shutters takes an unflinching look at the growing conflict between socioeconomic classes during the period, rather than idealizing rustic living, as many writers of the era chose to do.