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Insight Guides / Canada

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Auteur: Insight Guides

Uitgever: Discovery Books
  • Engelstalig
  • 300 pagina's
  • 7
  • 9789812585998
  • juli 2007
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Insight Guides

In the late 1960's a young German graphic designer, Hans Hoefer, trekked from Europe to Asia. He was especially intrigued by Bali, where he earned a living by selling his paintings of the Indonesian island to tourists. But he was frustrated by the lack of easily available information on Bali's colorful culture and people. Where did their beliefs originate? How did their art develop?

Hoefer searched for a guidebook that would explain the island's history and culture as well as describe its tourist sites. It would give an insight into its people's values and politics. It would use strong visual images to communicate directly the atmosphere of the destination and the everyday life of its inhabitants. And it would encourage readers to celebrate the essence of the place rather than fashion it to suit their preconceptions. He couldn't find such a book, so he decided to create it. With the financial backing of a local hotel, he published Insight Guide: Bali in 1970.

The book won a photography award and a gold medal from the American Society of Travel Agents. Hoefer meticulously produced other Insight Guides to Asian destinations, all illustrated with superb, full-colour photographs.

The concept found its market in the 1980s and by the early 1990s Insight Guides to more than 100 destinations all over the world were available in different languages. To meet the demand for the books and to maintain standards of production quality, Hoefer set up his own printing plant in Singapore, which had by then become his base.

When Hoefer would meet people around the world, he was struck by the fact that even Insight Guide fans would still ask: "Yes, but what's your favourite restaurant in Paris?" or "Which hotel do you use in New York?"

To cater for this demand for personal recommendation, Hoefer launched the Insight Pocket Guide series, a radical concept which filtered information through a local correspondent - the reader's equivalent of a friend in a destination. Later, a full-size, fold-out map was added to give the books added practicality.

Hoefer responded to public demand by adding a third series: Insight Compact Guides. These were portable, keenly priced mini-guides which could be carried easily and quickly consulted while on the road. The concept was adapted from a market-leading series in Germany. Realising that substantial resources would be needed to update, improve and expand, Hoefer sold his share in the company over a period of years to the Langenscheidt group, which embarked on an ambitious expansion program.

Insight FlexiMaps, the first product in this new program, were an immediate success. Their clear cartography and the ease of use and durability provided by lamination showed that Insight Guides' innovation skills were as strong as ever. In 1999, Insight Guides forged a link with Discovery Channel to produce Discovery Travel Adventures. This acclaimed series of guide books takes a thematic approach to travel in tune with the growth of special interest tourism, from birdwatching to scuba diving.

Insight has added yet more series to their collection, including Insight Shopping Guides, Insight Eating Guides, Museums and Galleries Guides, and Kids' Fleximaps.

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Samenvatting

Natural wonders abound in Canada's many provinces, from polar bears in Manitoba to the thundering Niagara Falls in Ontario, skiing in Whistler, sprawling prairies and stunning national parks. Add to that fascinating insights into the culture of native peoples such as the Inuit and M�tis, the history of French Canada and bustling world-class cities and it's easy to see the appeal. Be inspired to visit by the new edition of Insight Guide Canada, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this epic country.


Inside Insight Guide Canada:A fully-overhauled edition by our expert author.Stunning photography that brings this fascinating country and its people to life. Highlights of the country's top attractions, including the treasures of museums such as the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver and the Mus�e d'arch�ologie et d'histoire de Montr�al, spectacular walking trails such as the Cabot Trail and francophone Qu�bec City.Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country from Vancouver to Newfoundland.Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip.


Insight Guide Canada now includes the Walking Eye app, free to download to smartphones and tablets on purchase of the book.


About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Productspecificaties

Auteur
Insight Guides
Redactie
Jane Hutchings Brian Bell
Taal
Engels
Afmetingen
25x229x152 mm
Gewicht
872,00 gram
Verschijningsdatum
juli 2007
Druk
1
ISBN10
9812585990
ISBN13
9789812585998

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