Jupiter s Travels

Author: Ted Simon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141929293
Release Date: 2007-01-25
Genre: Travel

Jupiter's Travels -Ted Simon's astonishing 4 year motorbike journey around the world The book that inspired Ewan McGregor's Long Way Round In the late 1970s Ted Simon set off on a Triumph and rode 63,000 miles over four years through fifty-four countries in a journey that took him around the world. Through breakdowns, prison, war, revolutions, disasters and a Californian commune, he travelled into the depths of fear and reached the heights of euphoria. He met astonishing people and was treated as a spy, a welcome stranger and even a god. For Simon the trip became a journey into his own soul, and for many others - including bikers Charley Boorman and Ewan McGrergor - it provides an inspiration they will never forget. This classic text, which has informed a whole genre of travel writing in the thirty years since it was first published, will never be bettered for sheer adventure, passion, humour and honesty. Brought up in England by a German mother and a Romanian father, Ted Simon found himself impelled by an insatiable desire to explore the world. It led him to abandon an early scientific career in favour of journalism, and he has worked for several newspapers and magazines on Fleet Street and elsewhere. Ted Simon is also the author of Riding Home and The Gypsy in Me.

Basketball f r Dummies

Author: Richard Phelps
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 3527701079
Release Date: 2003-04-29
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Bewundern Sie auch Shaquille O'Neal oder Dirk Nowitzky? Verfolgen Sie gespannt jedes Spiel Ihrer Stars, haben aber nicht den rechten Durchblick durch all die verschiedenen Fachbegriffe, Techniken und Namen? Keine Angst mehr vor der Blamage - mit diesem Buch sind Sie auf der sicheren Seite! Richard "Digger" Phelps, die Legende unter den amerikanischen Basketballtrainern, lässt Sie nicht im Stich. Sie lernen, wie man den Ball dribbelt, Körbe legt und das orange Gummi so richtig zum Quietschen bringt. Taktik und Strategie des schnellen Spiels werden Ihnen keine Rätsel mehr aufgeben und bald schon werden Sie wissen, wann ein Turnover auch ein Steal ist, und wann nicht!

Going Places A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative

Author: Robert Burgin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610693851
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Literature of Travel and Exploration G to P

Author: Jennifer Speake
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1579584241
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Travel writing

Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Jupiters Tr ume

Author: Ted Simon
Publisher:
ISBN: 3832180095
Release Date: 2007
Genre:

Rund 30 Jahre nach seiner ersten Weltreise (festgehalten im Kultbuch "Jupiters Fahrt", laut VLB noch lieferbar) steigt der mittlerweile 70jährige Ted Simon erneut auf ein Motorrad. Er macht sich auf den Weg und trifft wieder Menschen, denen er schon früher begegnet ist. Sein Weg führt von England nach Afrika, weiter nach Süd und Nordamerika und über Australien und Asien zurück. Nicht die Orte oder das Motorrad(fahren), sondern die Menschen und die Reise stehen im Zentrum. Mit viel Sympathie, ohne Eitelkeit oder Überheblichkeit beschreibt er seine Erfahrungen. Das Medienecho auf sein Buch ist groß: Kritiker Denis Scheck von "Druckfrisch" lobt sein Buch (dort findet sich auch ein Video), die "Zeit" (Ausgabe vom 22.03.07) interviewt ihn und stellt die (wenigen) Fotos aus dem Buch online. Auf Simons Homepage finden sich mehr Infos. Seine Einstellung, die Art wie er seinen Traum lebt und seine Grenzen akzeptiert, ist wunderbar und authentisch beschrieben. Die Reisereportage ist ein herausragendes, gut lesbares und spannendes Buch, das eine ausdrückliche Empfehlung verdient. (1)

The Little Black Book of Motorcycle Wisdom

Author: Niels Aaboe
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781628735031
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Genre: Transportation

There’s no getting around the allure of motorcycles. Since 1885, when Gottlieb Daimler mounted a gas-powered engine on a wooden bicycle, riders of all ages have been drawn to the exhilaration and terror of motoring in the open air on two wheels. Motorcycles have become ingrained in our culture. To some, they represent the ultimate expression of freedom. To others, motorcycles symbolize lawlessness and disrespect for authority. The Little Red Book of Motorcycle Wisdom is packed full of wise, witty, and edgy quotes on motorcycles and the people who ride them. Celebrities, literary giants, and athletes offer pithy and memorable comments on what they ride, where they ride, with whom they ride, how fast they ride—and, most importantly, why they ride. Read musings on bikes from such noteworthy folks as: Hunter S. Thompson Marlon BrandoRobert Pirsig Evel KnievelSonny Barger Ewan McGregorSteve McQueen Leonardo DiCaprioPaul Newman Bob DylanHugh Laurie Angelina JolieT. E. Lawrence And dozens of others! There’s a reason why people the world over are passionate about a machine that has been dubbed “the perfect vehicle.” This book tells you why.

Literature of Travel and Exploration

Author: Jennifer Speake
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135456627
Release Date: 2014-05-12
Genre: Literary Criticism

Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Zen und die Kunst ein Motorrad zu warten

Author: Robert M. Pirsig
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104028484
Release Date: 2013-04-11
Genre: Fiction

»Dieses Buch bietet eine andere, ernsthaftere Alternative zum materiellen Erfolg an. Das heißt, es ist eigentlich weniger eine Alternative als viel-mehr eine Ausweitung der Bedeutung von ›Erfolg‹ auf etwas Größeres als das bloße Bemühen, eine gute Stellung zu finden und sich nichts zuschulden kommen zu lassen. Und auch etwas Größeres als bloße Freiheit. Es setzt ein positives Ziel, auf das man hinarbeiten kann, das einen aber nicht einengt. Das, so scheint mir, ist der Hauptgrund für den Erfolg des Buches. Es traf sich, daß die ganze Kultur genau nach dem auf der Suche war, was dieses Buch anzubieten hat.« Robert M. Pirsig

Travelling Magically

Author: Rima A. Morrell
Publisher: Piatkus Books
ISBN: PSU:000065170267
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The first ever travel book showing you how to travel using your intuition - your best ever travel guide. You don't need money to experience the wonder of the world, only time. Even a free afternoon is enough to propel you along the silver path of your intuition. However long you go for, you will be shown how to prepare, enjoy your destination and integrate your experiences when you return. Your magical journey does not exist in isolation. It can provide more than memories -like what you truly want to do in your life. Dr. Morrell provides examples of people who used their journey to change their life - and details of how you can follow them. Dr Morrell identifies five principles for external and internal exploration. There are special sections for gappers, career-breakers, seniors, the differently abled and those travelling with children or animals - as well as tips on deciding how and when to go and how to use your trip to beat the credit crunch. It includes a comprehensive resources section with green and money-saving tips, recommended books and websites. Travelling Magically is a wonderful guide to improving your journey, as well as alchemising your life into a truer, brighter one.