Ionian

Corfu, Levkas, Cephalonia, Zakinthos and the Coast to Finakounda

Author: Rod Heikell,Lucinda Heikell

Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson

ISBN: 9781846238680

Category: Pilot guides

Page: 253

View: 887

Like its companions, West Aegean and East Aegean, Ionian contains detailed information on many of the smaller harbours and anchorages which cannot be covered as comprehensively in Rod Heikell's major guide, Greek Waters Pilot. These handy cruising companions are ideal for charterers and flotilla sailors who are in the area for a short time but to make the best of it need all the essential background information on places to visit, history, food and travelling in Greece at their fingertips. Cruisers on their own yachts will also find much of interest and additional pilotage when cruising in the area.Ionian covers the coasts and islands south from Corfu, southwards to Finakounda and eastwards to Mesolongion. Ionian is essential on-board reference.This new 9th edition has been revised thoroughly throughout. The authors have updated the text and plans, and added lively new photographs. 'Heikell¿s style is easy to digest and gives pleasure in the details of the history, geography and social circumstances of the places described as well as the essential sailing information.' The Little Ship'This book, as well as being a practical manual on Ionian cruising, seems to have absorbed much of the author's personal feelings regarding the charm which draws him back to it, and any reader who has had a whiff of the magic spell of the Greek islands will sense this, and inevitably renew the resolve to return and experience it once again in greater measure.' Nautical Magazine'Rod Heikell nowadays is to the Mediterranean as gin is to tonic. It is difficult to imagine sailing there without one of his guides. Clear pilot notes, chartlets and plentiful illustrations, with entertaining commentaries on each place. Up-to-date observations on local and national regulations. The new edition does not disappoint. If one must choose, I would have no hesitation in recommending Heikell.' Cruising Association'Rod has a knack for dropping in snippets of interest and colour to give the reader a feel for the atmosphere of each port or bay.' Yachting Monthly'Like all Rod Heikell's pilots, it is also a travel guide in its own right.' Ionian Magazine'The sailing directions are particularly useful when entering the smaller anchorages and harbours, for which little information is to be found on charts, and include excellent harbour plans and top quality aerial photographs.' Flying Fish Magazine (Ocean Cruising Club)

Greek Waters Pilot

Author: Rod Heikell,Lucinda Heikell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846235214

Category: Pilot guides

Page: 544

View: 9168

Greek Waters Pilot is the definitive cruising guide to the coasts and islands of Greece. It covers the entire area from the Ionian Islands to the Aegean, Rhodes and Crete and includes details of over 450 harbours in a single volume. Greek Waters Pilot has been painstakingly compiled from the author's own survey work and the latest first-hand information. Although much of the new material affects the Ionian and southeastern Aegean, this new edition contains detailed updating of every part of the guide. The redrawn and amended plans and new photographs, many of which have been taken from the air, complement the revisions in the text, refreshing this work which is now in its eleventh edition. The organisation of so much detail within the confines of a single volume is an impressive achievement and has been the basis of Greek Waters Pilot's status as the indispensable guide for anyone sailing around Greece. 'The fascinating background information with historical and mythological anecdotes gives this book a richness too often missing from bald pilot guides. It would be inconceivable to visit this area without the detailed knowledge provided by Rod Heikell's enviable experience of Greek cruising.?' Royal Cruising Club 'Anyone who has cruised around Greece will be grateful to Rod Heikell for compiling what has become 'the bible' for pilotage in these waters. If you are planning on cruising in this delightful region, Heikell is invaluable...' Cruising Association '... his excellent pilots are the yardstick by which all others are measured and it's with justification that they are often referred to as 'the bible'.' John Goode, Sailing Today

Prospero's Cell

A Guide to the Landscape and Manners of the Island of Corfu

Author: Lawrence Durrell

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453261656

Category: Travel

Page: 258

View: 5047

From a member of the real-life family portrayed in The Durrells in Corfu, this memoir of the idyllic Greek island is “among the best books ever written” (The New York Times). Before Lawrence Durrell became a renowned novelist, poet, and travel writer, he spent four youthful years on Corfu, an island jewel with beauty to match the long and fascinating history within its rocky shores. While his brother, Gerald, was collecting animals as a budding naturalist, Lawrence fished, drank, and lived with the natives in the years leading up to World War II, sheltered from the tumult that was engulfing Europe—until finally he could ignore the world no longer. Durrell left for Alexandria, to serve his country as a wartime diplomat, but never forgot the wonders of Corfu. In this “brilliant” journey through that idyllic time and place, Durrell returns to the land that made him so happy, blending his love of history with memories of his adventures there (The Economist). Like the blue Aegean, Prospero’s Cell is deep and crystal clear, offering a perfect view straight to the heart of a nation.

My Family and Other Animals

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 9780241976654

Category:

Page: 320

View: 9052

My Family and Other Animals is the bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Gerald Durrell. This tv tie in edition coincides with ITV's six part television series The Durrells. Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and budding naturalist Gerry, along with their long-suffering mother and Roger the dog - take off for the island of Corfu. But the Durrells find that, reluctantly, they must share their various villas with a menagerie of local fauna - among them scorpions, geckos, toads, bats and butterflies. Recounted with immense humour and charm My Family and Other Animals is a wonderful account of a rare, magical childhood. 'Durrell has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentricities' Sunday Telegraph 'A bewitching book' Sunday Times

East Aegean

A Cruising Guide from Blakney to St Abbs Head

Author: Rod Heikell

Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson

ISBN: 9781846233746

Category: Travel

Page: 310

View: 4158

Plans included: St George's Harbour Dockyard Marina Hamilton Harbour Bermuda Approaches (on reverse) 2012 EDITION - Fully updated with the latest known depth surveys and harbour developments. A new Approaches to Bermuda plan has also

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Author: Louis de Bernières

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446499200

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 9265

It is 1941 and Captain Antonio Corelli, a young Italian officer, is posted to the Greek island of Cephallonia as part of the occupying forces. At first he is ostracised by the locals, but as a conscientious but far from fanatical soldier, whose main aim is to have a peaceful war, he proves in time to be civilised, humorous - and a consummate musician. When the local doctor's daughter's letters to her fiancé - a member of the underground - go unanswered, the working of the eternal triangle seems inevitable. But can this fragile love survive as a war of bestial savagery gets closer and the lines are drawn between invader and defender?

Red Sails to Capri

Author: Ann Weil

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780140328585

Category: Beaches

Page: 156

View: 9725

Michele helps the three strangers find the beautiful Blue Grotto of Capri.

My Greek Island Home

Author: Claire Lloyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908337184

Category: Lesbos Island (Greece)

Page: 224

View: 709

The tang of salt in the air. Sunlight sparkling on clear blue water. Pomegranate seeds glistening like jewels in your palm. Australian artist, designer and photographer Claire Lloyd had a successful career in London, a beautiful apartment and a life filled with excitement and travel. However, she was beginning to feel exhausted by her life's hectic pace. One day a chance conversation with a friend led her to the Greek island of Lesvos, where she finally found what she was looking for - a sense of peace and the return of her creative drive. This book describes Claire's journey to a small village in Greece - the ancient land of gods and poets, where the seasons govern a way of life that has barely changed over thousands of years. Accompanied by Claire's stunning photographs filled with colour and light, this inspirational story of reconnecting with nature and community, and finding beauty in the smallest details, will make you see the world anew. For more please visit: ClaireLloyd.com ClaireLloydloves.wordpress.com

West Aegean

The Attic Coast, Eastern Peloponnese, Western Cyclades and Northern Sporades

Author: Rod Heikell,Lucinda Heikell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846235757

Category: Aegean Islands (Greece and Turkey)

Page: 294

View: 3402

Rod Heikell's 'West Aegean' is a cruising guide to the Attic coast, Eastern Peloponnese, Western Cyclades and Northern Sporades. It is the ideal companion for charterers and flotilla sailors providing not only clear pilotage but also background information on visiting Greece, notes on history, food and wine and places to visit on the coast and inland. It runs from Corinth to Cape Sounion. Covers Aigina and Poros in the Saronic Gulf, and down the eastern side of the Peloponnese, includining Idhra and Spetsai, to Monemvasia and Cape Malea. It includes the Western islands of the Cyclades: Kea, Kithnos, Serifos, Sifnos and Milos. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and throughout there are many new and revised plans and photos

The Ancient Greek World

Author: Jennifer Tolbert Roberts,Tracy Barrett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195156966

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 9662

Introduces the history, culture, and people of ancient Greece and examines its many contributions to the development of Western society.

Corsica and North Sardinia

Author: RCCPF,John Marchment

Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson

ISBN: 9781846235535

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 213

View: 3428

This third edition of the RCC's guide to the beautiful cruising coasts of Corsica, the Bouches de Bonifacio and Sardinia's island-studded north coast has been thoroughly updated and revised by John Marchment during 2013. Throughout there are changes to the plans and text and new photos have been included. Whilst there have been no major changes to harbours since the last edition, new marine reserves have been established. Full details are given of these and their associated regulation. Corsica and North Sardinia is the ideal guide for yachts and charterers visiting this special corner of the Mediterranean.

The Eyes of Venice

Author: Alessandro Barbero

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1609458516

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4313

Winner of the Alessandro Manzoni Prize for Fiction Venice at the end of the 1500s is an unforgiving city. The Doge rules with an iron fist and the Holy Office harbors suspicions about everything and everyone. Even the walls have eyes. The Republic of Venice watches and listens, then passes judgment swiftly and definitively. In a city where everyone is assumed guilty of something, a young stonemason by the name of Michele has been accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Afraid for his life, he flees the city aboard a galley carrying gold coin, leaving behind his young wife, Bianca. Banished from his home, Michele embarks on a series of extraordinary adventures as the ship he travels on stops in every port and on every island of the Mediterranean. In order to survive this once naïve and immature boy must fast become a man, one possessed of cunning, courage and fortitude. Bianca remains alone in the cruel and treacherous Venice. She faces challenges that are, if anything, even more difficult than those of Michele, and will encounter all the terrors and mysteries that the labyrinthine city holds in its blind alleys and narrow passageways. And she, like Michele, will discover in herself a tenacious and indestructible will to survive. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Blossoms from the East

Contribution of the Indian Church to World Mission

Author: Joseph Mattam

Publisher: St Pauls BYB

ISBN: 9788171093816

Category: Christianity

Page: 180

View: 2586

Papers presented at the Sixth Annual Session of the Fellowship of Indian Missiologists, held at Vizag.

Turkey Cruising Companion

A yachtsman's pilot and crusing guide to the ports and harbours from the esme peninsula to Antalya

Author: Emma Watson

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470721667

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 2012

Covering the Ionian, Carian, West and East Lycian Coasts, the Turkey Cruising Companion is the essential pilot guide for anyone cruising the area. Drawing on all her local knowledge and expertise, Emma Watson provides clear pilotage directions to a variety of harbours and anchorages, as well as offering useful information on the facilities and shops available. Helpful suggestions of where to eat and what to do ashore along with valuable insights into the history and culture of Turkey are also included. Turkey Cruising Companion incorporates superb photography and full colour harbour plans, is easy to use for planning as well as on board.

The Ink Bridge

Author: Neil Grant

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia

ISBN: 9781742376691

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 264

View: 5093

A gripping story about one refugee boy on a desperate journey from Afghanistan, and the Australian boy who befriends him.

Lonely Planet Discover Greece

Author: Korina Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742202266

Category: Travel

Page: 389

View: 5696

Describes points of interest and itineraries for each region of Greece, and recommends hotels, restaurants, cultural events, ancient sites, and entertainment.

Debtfare States and the Poverty Industry

Money, Discipline and the Surplus Population

Author: Susanne Soederberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317646738

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 6205

WINNER of the BISA IPEG Book Prize 2015 http://www.bisa-ipeg.org/ipeg-book-prize-2015-winner-announced/ Under the rubric of ‘financial inclusion’, lending to the poor –in both the global North and global South –has become a highly lucrative and rapidly expanding industry since the 1990s. A key inquiry of this book is what is ‘the financial’ in which the poor are asked to join. Instead of embracing the mainstream position that financial inclusion is a natural, inevitable and mutually beneficial arrangement, Debtfare States and the Poverty Industry suggests that the structural violence inherent to neoliberalism and credit-led accumulation have created and normalized a reality in which the working poor can no longer afford to live without expensive credit. The book further transcends economic treatments of credit and debt by revealing how the poverty industry is extricably linked to the social power of money, the paradoxes in credit-led accumulation, and ‘debtfarism’. The latter refers to rhetorical and regulatory forms of governance that mediate and facilitate the expansion of the poverty industry and the reliance of the poor on credit to augment/replace their wages. Through a historically grounded analysis, the author examines various dimensions of the poverty industry ranging from the credit card, payday loan, and student loan industries in the United States to micro-lending and low-income housing finance industries in Mexico. Providing a much-needed theorization of the politics of debt, Debtfare States and the Poverty Industry has wider implications of the increasing dependence of the poor on consumer credit across the globe, this book will be of very strong interest to students and scholars of Global Political Economy, Finance, Development Studies, Geography, Law, History, and Sociology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lU6PHjyOzU

Education in Tokugawa Japan

Author: Ronald Dore,Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance Ronald Dore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136926941

Category: History

Page: 358

View: 1111

The Japanese society which emerged when Tokugawa Ieyasu had completed the process of pacifying warring baronies was neither literary, nor hardly literate. The Japan of 1868 was a very different society: practically every samurai was literate and it was a world in which books abounded. The transformation which had occurred in these two and a half centuries was an essential precondition for the success of the policy which the leaders of the Meiji Restoration were to adopt. An in-depth survey of the development and education during the period, this book remains one of the key analyses of the effects of Tokugawa educators and education on modern day Japan.