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Switzerland

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SWITZERLAND. Buy these 4 items as a set for $61 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

La Place de la Concorde Suisse

SWZ14
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1994
150
0374519323
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
McPhee deploys his usual insight and wonderful prose on the phenomenon of the Swiss army, presenting an irreverent portrait of Switzerland and the Swiss mindset.
$16.00

Culture Smart! Switzerland

SWZ58
Kendall Maycock
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338448
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to Switzerland's customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

Eyewitness Guide Switzerland

SWZ45
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
320
1465426817
FLEXI-BOUND
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, thoroughly illustrated guide, featuring over 900 photographs, good maps, and plenty of information on hiking in the Swiss Alps, natural and tourist attractions and the history and arts of Switzerland.
$25.00

Switzerland Map

SWZ11
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2014
1
3866093381
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded, laminated, road map of Switzerland, showing all major and many minor roads, cities and towns, at a scale of 1:400,000.
$11.95

Grand Tour of Switzerland Map

SWZ86
Hallwag
Hallwag
2015
1
3828308325
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Scaled at 1:275,000, this laminated, double-sided map depicts all of Switzerland in full color. Surrounding the map is a listing of landmarks and some beautiful color photographs.
$12.95

Mont Blanc Touring Map

SWZ90
Edition MPA
MapLink
2015
1
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Portraying the great mountain in panoramic detail, this Swiss-produced map depicts hiking trails with walking times. Not waterproof-- not the greatest for on the trail.
$19.95

Switzerland Adventure Map

SWZ79
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2013
1
1566956390
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A waterproof, tear-resistant map of Switzerland at a scale of 1:500,000. Includes detailed elevations and the locations of natural attractions.
$11.95

Zermatt Hiking Map

ALP48
Hallwag
Hallwag
2014
1
3828306489
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Scaled at 1:50,000, this Swiss-produced map of their famous mountaineering and skiing area is a convenient size (30 x 21 inches) and shows great relief detail. Laminated for use in the field.
$19.95

Grand Tour of Switzerland

SWZ92
Hallwag
Hallwag
2016
290
3828308619
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This sturdy guide is a fantastic companion for travelers of the Swiss "Grand Tour" that reaches Alpine passes, 22 lakes and 11 World Heritage Sites. Hallwag divides the route into manageable sections, each featuring color maps and photos, plus insider recommendations.
$24.95

All Along the Rhine

GER111
Kay Shaw Nelson
Hippocrene Books
2003
211
0781810000
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Recipes, Wine and Lore from Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein and Holland" this tribute to the Rhine Valley complements its history and culture with 130 recipes.
$14.95

Alpine Cookbook

ALP49
Hans Gerlach
Daedalus
2015
224
1465437959
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Comfort Food from the Mountain," DK’s Alpine Cookbook collects 110 delicious recipes from Bavaria, Austria and Switzerland. The dishes, which combine traditional cuisine with modern trends, include schnitzel, potato pancakes, meaty main courses and savory vegetarian options.
$22.00

Slow Train to Switzerland, One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Years -- and a World of Change Apart

SWZ80
Diccon Bewes
Perseus
2016
320
1857886518
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Bestselling author Diccon Bewes (Swiss Watching SWZ73) follows in the footsteps of an 1863 tour group who traveled from London to Lucerne, Switzerland. In his trademark breezy, intelligent prose, Bewes traces how tourism and time have caused a sea change
$14.95

Swiss Watching, Inside Europe's Landlocked Island

SWZ73
Diccon Bewes
Nicholas Brealey
2012
324
1857885872
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An international bestseller. Diccon Bewees, a neutral Brit, covers cheese, chocolate, William Tell, bureaucracy and banks, all with humor and thorough research. His cultural portrait of the one-of-a-kind nation includes tips on local customs, greetings and etiquette. Second edition.
$19.95

The Alps, A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi and Beyond

ALP51
Stephen O'Shea
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
304
039324685X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
In an entertaining narrative, O'Shea drives, hikes and climbs through 500 miles of the Alps while musing on the historic personalities who braved the forbidding range, including Napoleon, Hitler and James Bond. A thoughtful introduction to the Alps.
$26.95

The Gilded Chalet, Off-Piste in Literary Switzerland

SWZ87
Padraig Rooney
Nicholas Brealey
2017
320
1857886526
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this amusing guide, a grand tour of literary Switzerland, Rooney profiles 200 years of outstanding works and their strong Swiss influences. He argues that the land of luxury hotels, fresh air and fresh milk deserves wide renown as a literary hub.
$16.95

Eiger Dreams, Ventures Among Men and Mountains

ALP10
Jon Krakauer
Lyons Press
2009
192
1599216108
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A collection of some of Krakauer's (Into Thin Air) best journalism, these stories and essays focus on the mindset and determination of world-class mountaineers, including Alpine and Himalayan climbers.
$14.95

Killing Dragons, The Conquest of the Alps

ALP16
Fergus Fleming
Grove Press
2001
398
0802138675
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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 150 years ago.
$14.00

Scrambles Amongst the Alps: In the Years 1860-69

ALP02
Edward Whymper
National Geographic
2002
320
0792269233
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Edward Whymper’s classic account of Victorian-era mountaineering captures the geography, beauty and allure of the Alps.
$16.00

A Tramp Abroad

EUR78
Mark Twain, David Eggers (Introduction), Kerry Driscoll (Introduction)
Random House
2003
400
0812970039
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Written 11 years after Innocents Abroad, this is Twain's second foray into European travel. Filled with his characteristic wit and humorous observations, it documents his journeys through Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy. Now with an introduction by Dave Eggers.
$17.00

Coming Out Swiss, In Search of Heidi, Chocolate and My Other Life

SWZ82
Anne Herrmann
University of Wisconsin Press
2014
264
029929840X
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Part memoir, part history, part travelogue, Anne Hermann’s passionate celebration of what it means to be Swiss intertwines personal revelation with cultural fact.
$26.95

Neither Here Nor There, Travels in Europe

EUR25
Bill Bryson
HarperCollins
2001
254
0380713802
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Bryson deploys his famously cranky humor in this romp through European capitals. He's great fun to read and insightful on quirks of character.
$15.99

A Farewell to Arms

ITL384
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
2014
330
1476764522
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in snowy Switzerland and the rainy Italian Lake Country during WWI, this semi-autobiographical novel chronicles the romance between a British nurse and an American ambulance driver. This edition collects all of the alternate endings, along with early drafts of other essential passages
$17.00

Daisy Miller

SWZ09
Henry James
Penguin
2007
126
0141441348
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A classic story of a young American woman's innocent flirtation and its misinterpretation by a sophisticated European man, set in Lac Leman and Chillon. This is James' first fictional work to gain mass popularity and one of his great American female portraits.
$8.00

Hotel du Lac

SWZ05
Anita Brookner
Vintage Books
1995
184
0679759328
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Funny, stylish and spellbinding, Brookner's novel tracks the story of a romance novelist seeking evasive peace and quiet at the luxurious Hotel du Lac in Switzerland. Winner of the Man Booker Prize.
$15.95

The Theoretical Foot

SWZ88
M. F. K. Fisher
Counterpoint
2016
304
1619026147
HARD COVER
Literature
2/9/2016
0
0
0
0
MFK Fisher's first novel, considered to racy for its time, features two unmarried American couples tramping through Europe in the late 1930s whose love affairs are tested by the rise of fascism and looming war.
$25.00

The Walk

SWZ75
Robert Walser, Susan Bernofsky (Translator)
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2012
96
0811219925
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this classic novella by the Swiss modernist, freshly translated, Walser writes that "it is on walks that the lore of nature and the lore of the country are revealed, charming and graceful, to the sense and eyes of the observant walker."
$10.95

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

Wild Flowers of Britain & Northern Europe

EUR371
Andrew Cleave
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
160
1909612448
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A colorful field guide featuring commonly encountered species of the fields and gardens of Europe.
$14.95

For Kids

William Tell: One Against an Empire, A Swiss Legend

SWZ20
Paul Storrie
Lerner Publishing Group
2009
32
1580138284
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The classic tale of a Swiss hunter facing a terrible choice, as a graphic novel for ages 9-11.
$8.95

Banner in the Sky

SWZ23
James Ramsey Ullman
HarperCollins
1988
256
0064470482
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A suspenseful tale of a young boy determined to keep his father's mountaineering dream alive.
$8.99

Asterix in Switzerland

SWZ30
Rene de Goscinny
Sterling Publishing Company
2004
0752866354
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This entry in the Asterix series of comic books features excellent drawings of the Swiss Alpine landscape.
$12.99

Heidi

SWZ32
Johanna Spyri
Sterling Publishing Company
2006
263
0517189674
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The beloved tale of a little girl who is sent to live with her curmudgeonly grandfather in a remote Alpine village. This handsome hardback edition retains the quaint prose and buoyant disposition of Johanna Spyri's 1880 original.
$9.95

Europe, A True Book

EUR336
Sandra Newman
Children's Press
2009
48
0531218295
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Part of the True Book series, this illustrated, readable volume geared toward ages 9 to 12 introduces children to the geography and diverse cultures of Europe.
$6.95

The Apple and the Arrow

SWZ69
Conrad Buff
Houghton Mifflin Company
2001
80
0618128093
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Families will enjoy this spirited retelling of the famous legend of William Tell and his 12-year-old son, Walter, which won the 1952 Newbery Medal.
$8.95

Let's Explore... City

TVL668
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
48
1786572303
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book takes explorers ages 5 to 8 on safari with fascinating facts, puzzles and plenty of pages to color and complete.
$9.99

Let's Explore... Mountain

TVL669
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
48
1786573156
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book takes explorers ages 5 to 8 on through the mountains with fascinating facts, puzzles and plenty of pages to color and complete.
$9.99

More Books

Why Switzerland?

SWZ04
Jonathan Steinberg
Cambridge University Press
2015
400
0521709555
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A masterly overview of the idiosyncrasies of Switzerland, its history, language, politics and identity as a naysayer at the center of Europe.
$39.99

The Night Manager

SWZ06
John Le Carre
Ballantine Books
2017
480
1524796956
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This best-selling, post-Cold War thriller about ruthless arms dealers in Geneva is a gripping read. Carrying on the great Le Carre tradition of espionage, a man who essentially gave up living after a tremendous failure is given a costly shot at redemption.
$16.00

Michelin Green Guide Switzerland

SWZ17
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
480
2067212575
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A survey of the cities, villages and sites of Switzerland in the classic Michelin style.
$21.99

Chamonix to Zermatt, The Walker's Haute Route

ALP21
Kev Reynolds
Cicerone
2015
240
1852847808
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to the classic Haute Route, covering each segment of the long-distance walk, and including an introduction to the region.
$24.95

Rough Guide Switzerland

SWZ24
Matthew Teller
Rough Guides
2017
528
0241271053
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide includes an excellent historical and cultural overview of Switzerland.
$22.99

Bradt Guide Switzerland Without a Car

SWZ27
Anthony Lambert
Bradt Publications
2013
432
1841624470
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to traveling in Switzerland.
$23.99

Walking in the Bernese Oberland

SWZ39
Kev Reynolds
Cicerone
2015
316
1852847964
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, practical guide to exploring the high mountains, glaciers and valley walks of Interlaken, Grindelwald and Kanderstag. This guide covers not only the Bernese Oberland but also the south side of the Jungfrau.
$27.95

Rick Steves' Switzerland

SWZ46
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
464
1631213032
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A personable, practical guide in the growing series by travel guru Rick Steves.
$19.99

The Alps, A Cultural History

ALP30
Andrew Beattie
Oxford University Press
2006
256
0195309553
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Beattie explores the turbulent past and vibrant present of the Alps, where early pioneers of tourism, mountaineering and scientific research have each left their mark.
$40.95

Fodor's Switzerland

SWZ59
Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications
Fodor's
2015
608
110187807X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, comprehensive guide to Switzerland from the popular series, featuring information on what to see and where to eat, sleep and shop.
$22.99

Cuisines of the Alps

CEU38
Kay Shaw Nelson
Hippocrene Books
2004
197
0781810582
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.95

Cadogan Guide Switzerland

SWZ72
Norman Renouf
Cadogan Books
2010
316
1566568145
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide combines personality, in-depth knowledge and hand-picked sights and recommendations.
$21.95

The Book of Absinthe, A Cultural History

FRN962
Phil Baker
Grove Press
2003
304
0802139930
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An entertaining cultural history of "The Green Fairy," from the drink's origins as an herbal tonic through its intoxicating heyday in European cities of the late 19th century.
$14.00

Xenophobe's Guide to the Swiss

SWZ77
Paul Bilton
Trafalgar Square
2008
92
1906042500
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This irreverent pocket guide to cultural awareness is both insightful and entertaining.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Discover Switzerland

SWZ78
Ryan Ver Berkmoes
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
320
1743216734
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Focusing on must-see and memorable places and experiences, this all color guide by the discerning editors at Lonely Planet, featuring hundreds of color photographs and maps, includes suggested tours.
$24.99

Cicerone Walks In the Engadine

SWZ81
Kev Reynolds
Cicerone
2005
303
1852844507
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An enjoyable guide to more than 100 walks through the pristine Alps, their pastures and glens. Reynolds includes treks for the modest climber as well as the more experienced who would enjoy tackling Piz Bernina or the glacier-hung Piz Pal.
$22.95

Cicerone Alpine Flowers, How to Recognize over 230 Alpine Flowers

ALP44
Gillian Price
Cicerone
2014
160
1852845651
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An easy-to-carry companion for Alpine walks featuring 230 flowers and their names in English, French, German, Italian and Latin.
$19.95

Zurich Crumpled City Map

SWZ85
Palomar
Crumpled City Maps
2012
1
8897487181
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Crumpled City maps are soft, yet hard-wearing, waterproof and meant to be creased and crumpled. You can place the area that you're interested in on the palm of your hand to spot street names then just screw it up, stuff it back into its case or your pocket.
$16.95

North Face

ALP47
Philipp Stolzl (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2010
631355986X
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
An intense drama about two German climbers who compete against two Austrians to scale the dangerous north face of Eiger in 1936. Based on a true story. English subtitles.
$19.95

Only In Zurich

SWZ89
Duncan J. D. Smith
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
232
3950366288
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring Zurich's curious attractions and the stories behind them, this erudite guide in the Only In series is an entertaining read that will surprise travelers and locals alike. With plenty of full-color illustrations.
$22.95

Zurich Pocket Map

SWZ93
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2013
1
370791173X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This durable, laminated map features Zurich, at an intimate scale of 1:10,000, with notable sites, plus an inset of the greater Zurich area. Ideal for slipping into a back pocket and exploring. Multi-lingual, with English.
$9.95