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Bradt Guide Slovenia

Bradt Guide Slovenia

by | Jenny McKelvie

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A detailed guide in the British series with background on history, culture and attractions, and good practical information. (CEU29, $23.99)

Veneto Friuli Venezia Giulia Map

Veneto Friuli Venezia Giulia Map

by Touring Club Italiano

  • 2008
  • MAP

A detailed, shaded relief map of the Veneto at a scale of 1:200,000. Accurate, colorful, and imported from Italy. (ITL22, $13.95)

Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere

Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere

by Jan Morris

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Morris called this her favorite book, a loving celebration of the city and its faded glory. Creased between Slovenia and the sea, the elusive sea port has an enchanting identity that imparts a "sweet melancholy" to her remembrances of past travels. (ITL347, $15.00)

Slovenia Adventure Map

Slovenia Adventure Map

by National Geographic Society

  • 2011
  • MAP

A full-color traveler's map of the region, with index, at a scale of 1:205,000. (CEU13, $11.95)

 
Blue Guide Northern Italy, from the Alps to the Adriatic

Blue Guide Northern Italy, from the Alps to the Adriatic


by Paul Blanchard

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 735 PAGES
  • COMING IN OCTOBER

This guide by a popular tour leader provides a thorough overview of the history, art and architecture of northern Italy from Trieste across to the Valle d'Aosta, Venice, Verona, Milan, Genoa and Bologna. (ITL48, $32.95)

Bradt City Guide Ljubljana

Bradt City Guide Ljubljana


by Robin McKelvie

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

This guide to the Slovenian city in the authoritative, personal Bradt series includes practical information, suggested walking tours and color maps. (CEU32, $13.99)

Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook


by Lonely Planet

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 260 PAGES

A handy, palm-size guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler. (ITL531, $8.99)

The Julian Alps of Slovenia, Mountain Walks and Short Treks

The Julian Alps of Slovenia, Mountain Walks and Short Treks


by Roy Clark | Justi Carey

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 309 PAGES

A compact, practical guide to 50 suggested walks ranging from easy strolls to scrambles in the high mountains and multi-day adventures, including four hut-to-hut hikes. (CEU15, $22.95)

A Traveller's Wine Guide to Italy

A Traveller's Wine Guide to Italy


by Stephen Hobley

  • FOOD
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

A slim but very informative, lavishly illustrated guide to the wines of Italy. It's a vineyard-by-vineyard guide, organized by region. (ITL879, $19.95)

Cuisines of the Alps

Cuisines of the Alps


by Kay Shaw Nelson

  • FOOD
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 197 PAGES

Subtitled "Recipes, Drinks, and Lore from France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia," this colorful tour of the region's rustic cuisine offers more than 140 recipes, a section on regional wines and historical information. (CEU38, $24.95)

Flavors of Slovenia, Food and Wine from Central Europe's Hidden Gem

Flavors of Slovenia, Food and Wine from Central Europe's Hidden Gem


by Heike Milhench

  • FOOD
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 288 PAGES

A comprehensive overview of the country's cuisine, folklore and legends. Recipes range from traditional favorites to Milhench's own savory creations. (CEU37, $24.95)

Central Europe, Enemies, Neighbors, Friends

Central Europe, Enemies, Neighbors, Friends


by Lonnie Johnson

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 382 PAGES

An academic survey of the social, political, and economic past of Central Europe and the conflicts that stir modern-day European politics. (EUR69, $49.95)

La Bella Figura, A Field Guide to the Italian Mind

La Bella Figura, A Field Guide to the Italian Mind


by Beppe Severgnini

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Italians themselves love this guide to the Italian character, which addresses their never-ending passion for beauty, disorder and high emotion. Severgnini opens the book with a snapshot of the hubbub at Malpensa Airport, then moves on to Tuscany, Rome, Naples and Sardinia. (ITL718, $15.00)

The Alps, A Cultural History

The Alps, A Cultural History


by Andrew Beattie

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES

Beattie explores the turbulent past and vibrant present of the Alps, where early pioneers of tourism, mountaineering and scientific research have all left their mark. (ALP30, $36.95)

The Balkans, A Short History

The Balkans, A Short History


by Mark Mazower

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 188 PAGES

With eloquence and clarity, Mazower addresses issues of geography, nationalism and nation in this indispensable survey. (BLK28, $15.00)

The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire

The Habsburgs, Embodying Empire


by Andrew Wheatcroft

  • HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

With skillful scholarship and engaging style, Wheatcroft reveals the history of this family of eccentric monarchs. (AST11, $18.00)

The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe

The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe


by Dennis Hupchick | Harold Cox

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 130 PAGES

The changing borders and complex history of Eastern Europe as told through 52 maps and accompanying essays, organized chronologically. An excellent reference, the book shows the rise of Poland, changing borders of the Ottoman Empire, Hapsburgs and fate of Yugoslavia in admirable clarity. (EUR138, $21.95)

Baroque and Rococo Art

Baroque and Rococo Art


by Germain Bazin

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1985
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

An excellent illustrated survey of Baroque and Rococo art and architecture, this volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series is a good companion to the golden age of Middle Europe. (EUR53, $21.95)

Killing Dragons, The Conquest of the Alps

Killing Dragons, The Conquest of the Alps


by Fergus Fleming

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 398 PAGES

Fleming spins lively tales of man against nature in this entertaining history of the eccentrics, adventurers and publicity-hounds who sought to conquer the Alps, including Whymper and his first ascent of the Matterhorn (where four of the seven-man team perished). (ALP16, $14.00)

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages


by Alain Erlande-Brandenburg

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 175 PAGES

This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a brief chronology. (MED07, $15.95)

Dead Man in Trieste

Dead Man in Trieste


by Michael Pearce

  • MYSTERY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

The churning politics of Trieste in 1906 provide the perfect backdrop for murder in the first in a series of embassy-themed mysteries by Michael Pearce. When the British consul goes missing, Special Branch officer Seymour must determine who is responsible. (ITA75, $14.00)

Zeno's Conscience

Zeno's Conscience


by Italo Svevo

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

William Weaver's deft translation of Italo Svevo's charming and splendidly idiosyncratic comic novel, the confessions of a hilariously deluded, hyperactive Trieste businessman. (ITL998, $16.95)

Birds of Europe

Birds of Europe


by Lars Svensson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps. (FG47, $29.95)

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