From the first flowering of human civilization in prehistoric times to the recent history of the early 21st century, DK’s Eyewitness Companion: World History documents all the major events, societies, discoveries, and personalities that have influenced our past and shaped the world in which we live today.
Eyewitness Companions: Wines of the World: Your Essential Handbook (Eyewitness Companion Guides)
From Alsace to Western Australia, and from Piedmont, Italy to the Colchagua Wine Valley of Chile, Wines of the World delivers essential information about each of the 35 major wine-producing regions in the world. With detailed reports on the top producers; must-have vintages; maps; buying guides; and the style, characteristics, and flavors of hundreds of wines – this is an unrivalled, lavishly illustrated, and portable guide for anyone interested in learning more about wines.
Whether you are looking to find out more about the production techniques and history of your favorite distillery or want to discover a hidden gem that you’ve never tried before, this book tells and shows you everything you need to know, including comprehensive tasting notes of recommended whiskies, serving suggestions, and food and whiskey pairing. It is a book to enjoy at your leisure, but the guide’s compact size and flexi cover also make it ideal as a portable reference to take to a restaurant, whiskey shop, or on a visit to a distillery.
Carol Usher, John White, Colin Ridsdale
Using the award-winning design of the Eyewitness Travel Guides -combining maps, cutaway views, and specially commissioned photographs-Eyewitness Companions are the ultimate visual handbooks to a wide range of subjects.
Monty Hall, Miranda Krestovnikoff
An authoritative and encouraging guide to SCUBA diving for the beginner or intermediate enthusiast, this book contains expert advice and step-by-step illustrations on how to perfect key skills, how to buy and maintain equipment, what the different diving options are, and where to find classic dive sites around the world.