Comprising over 17,000 picturesque islands, including Java, Sumatra and Bali, Indonesia is home to the world's second largest rainforest, exotic species of plants and animals, ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples, and miles of beaches. The author includes plenty of pictures of these beautiful sites and information on reaching them. He recommends other points of interest, tours, and sports, including surfing, golf, scuba diving and fishing. The Indonesian language is introduced through useful words and phrases. Using these words and applying the simple grammar and pronunciation rules provided, travellers will be able to communicate quickly and effectively. A special chapter includes important words, phrases and courtesies necessary for conducting business.
This easy-to-use, pocket-size guide provides both simple definitions as well as words connected with specific situations: driving, money and size conversion charts, restaurants and pubs, travel options, and the terms needed for most sightseeing trips. For all mystery lovers, a special section on crime and police is included. A handy reference page of helpful phone numbers and addresses is also listed at the end of the book.
This popular introduction to Mandarin Chinese is now accompanied by 2 audio CDs covering each of the ten lessons with a special section devoted to the Pinyin dialect. Each lesson uses dialogues to teach the basics of grammar, vocabulary, everyday speech, and the written language. Exercises reinforce the material covered in the dialogues, and each lesson ends with a 'Cultural Insights' section that offers a deeper view into the Chinese people. Their way of thinking and the constants of their daily life.
It has been said the United States and Great Britain are two countries divided by common language. Despite the overwhelming similarities between the two versions of English, there are many disparities including differences in punctuation, pronunciation and usage. Hippocrene's Language and Travel Guide to Britain exposes these distinctions, explores their derivations and leaves the reader well equipped to converse with the BRITS. British culture and history are examined in chapters covering subjects like royalty, the political system, rules for driving, holidays and customs and the British educational system. In addition to all this background, the author offers advice on planning for a trip to Britain and recommends many sights for exploring and relaxing when you get there. The book is filled with photographs and makes an ideal companion for the jet setter or armchair traveler.
Originally published in 1994, this best-selling guide to a scenic and culturally rich country has been completely revised and updated for travelers in the new millennium. It includes maps, photos, details about visas and customs, airlines, tours and much more.
Hippocrates, said to have been born in Cos in or before 460 BCE, learned medicine and philosophy; travelled widely as a medical doctor and teacher; was consulted by King Perdiccas of Macedon and Artaxerxes of Persia; and died perhaps at Larissa. Apparently he rejected superstition in favour of inductive reasoning and the study of real medicine as subject to natural laws, in general and in individual people as patients for treatment by medicines and surgery. Of the roughly 70 works in the 'Hippocratic Collection' many are not by Hippocrates; even the famous oath may not be his. But he was undeniably the 'Father of Medicine'. The works available in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Hippocr...