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Austria
Danforth Prince
0764574558
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
You'll never fall into tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go— they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Come along with Frommer's and discover some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, from the towering peaks of the Alps to the dazzling baroque architecture of Vienna and Salzburg. Frommer's offers up-to-date...



Rick Steves' Germany and Austria 2006 (Rick Steves' Germany and Austria)

1566917247


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Book Description
Who but Rick Steves can tell travelers how to take the Do-It-Yourself Dresden Baroque Blitz Tour or the Short and Scenic Black Forest Joyride? With Rick Steves’ Germany and Austria 2006, travelers can experience Rick's favorite destinations in Munich, Bavaria, Baden-Baden, Rothenburg, Würzberg, Frankfurt, the Rhine Valley, Köln, Nürnberg, Dresden, Berlin, Vienna, the Danube Valley, Salzburg, Hallstatt, Innsbruck, and Hall – economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, Rick Steves’ Germany and Austria 2006 includes opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot; and Rick’s newest "back door"...


Marie Antoinette
Kathryn Lasky
0439076668
Apr 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
"I look up now into the oval mirror and see barely a trace of the mud-splattered girl tearing through the woodland on her horse, or the barefoot girl wading at Schonbrunn... I have become what Mama set out for me to be. Majestic. A Dauphine and eventually a Queen."

So writes the headstrong 13-year-old Maria Antonia--future Queen of France--in her diary on October 23, 1769. In this engrossing addition to the Royal Diaries series (Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile), Kathryn Lasky invents a diary of the young Marie Antoinette in 1769--the year she is to be married off to Dauphin Louis Auguste, eldest grandson of the French king Louis XV. Arranged marriages were common in that day and age--as the Empress Theresa (of the Holy Roman Empire of the Germanic Nations) sought to...



Rick Steves' Germany and Austria 2005
Rick Steves
1566916755
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Who but Rick Steves can tell you how to take the Do-It-Yourself Dresden Baroque Blitz Tour or the Short and Scenic Black Forest Joyride? With Rick Steves' Germany and Austria 2005, travelers can experience Rick's favorite destinations in Munich, Bavaria, Baden-Baden, Rothenburg, Würzberg, Frankfurt, the Rhine Valley, Köln, Nürnberg, Dresden, Berlin, Vienna, the Danube Valley, Salzburg, Hallstatt, Innsbruck, and Hall—economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, Rick Steves' Germany and Austria 2005 includes color maps and photos, opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot; and Rick's newest "back door"...


The Road to Mayerling: The Life and Death of Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria

1842126733


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Book Description
This superbly factual account of the life and death of Austria's Prince Rudolph reads like a fast-paced thriller. The colorful and controversial Prince--the last and most talented of the Hapsburg line--was discovered dead on January 30, 1889, in the royal hunting lodge at Mayerling. Beside him, also dead, lay his mistress, the beautiful young Baroness Mary Vetsera. What happened that day remains a mystery that has evoked endless speculation and countless dramatic re-creations--none more engrossing and entertaining than Barkeley's vivid telling.


Vienna
DK Publishing
0789495759
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Includes: Stephansdom Quarter, Hofburg Quarter, Schottenring, Alsergrund, Town Hall, the Museum Quarter, Opera, Naschmarkt, and the Belvedere Quarter.-


German Survival Guide: The Language and Culture You Need to Travel with Confidence in Germany and Austria
Elizabeth Bingham
0970373422
February 2001
Paperback
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Man's Search For Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl
0671023373
December 1, 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl is among the most influential works of psychiatric literature since Freud. The book begins with a lengthy, austere, and deeply moving personal essay about Frankl's imprisonment in Auschwitz and other concentration camps for five years, and his struggle during this time to find reasons to live. The second part of the book, called "Logotherapy in a Nutshell," describes the psychotherapeutic method that Frankl pioneered as a result of his experiences in the concentration camps. Freud believed that sexual instincts and urges were the driving force of humanity's life; Frankl, by contrast, believes that man's deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. Frankl's logotherapy, therefore, is much more compatible with Western religions than Freudian psychotherapy. This is a...


Mozart
Stanley Sadie
0393061124
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
More a biography of Mozart's music than a study of the man himself, Sadie's final opus—he died this year after publishing some 30 books—should delight musicologists but puzzle general readers. Not only is the music Sadie's primary interest, he does not believe it reveals anything, necessarily, about its composer. Indeed, he reminds readers not to impose contemporary values on Mozart's era. "Romantic eyes," for example, might see certain minor-key compositions as expressions of Mozart's grief over his mother's death, but Sadie argues that there's "no real reason to imagine that he used his music as [a] vehicle for the expression of his own personal feelings." Likewise, modern critics expect to see a certain type of progress in Mozart's oeuvre, with subsequent works building and elaborating former ones,...


Elisabeth of Austria: The Princess Bride (Royal Diaries Series)
Barry Denenberg
0439266440
March 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8-Although not one of the most influential European royals, Elisabeth is still a fascinating character. As she begins her diary, the 15-year-old reveals her true passions-the outdoors, her family's home called Possenhofen, poetry, her pets, her father, and horseback riding. The household is in a fury as Helene, Elisabeth's older sister, prepares to meet their cousin Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria and her potential spouse. Then Mama decides that Elisabeth will accompany them in order to meet the emperor's younger brother. When they arrive, Franz Joseph pays little attention to his intended, but rather is smitten with Elisabeth and selects her as his bride. She is fraught with confusion, joy, and sorrow for her sister. Once she accepts his offer, the young Elisabeth has much to prepare. Six months...


Eyewitness Travel Guide: Austria
Contribution by Teresa Czerniewicz-Umer
0789496445
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Includes: In-depth coverage of famous districts and neighborhoods, special features on music, literature and painting, as well as detailed maps to help you find your way around.


Karen Brown's Austria, 2006: Exceptional Places to Stay and Itineraries
Clare Brown
1928901816
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Awesome mountain scenery, adorable villages, charming cities, and a rich cultural heritage add to the joy of visiting Austria. It offers an outsanding variety of places to stay: handsome castles tucked in the mountains, small hotels hugging the shores of serene lakes, cozy chalets in fields of wildflowers, petite inns within fairy-tale walled villages, and world-class hotels in Vienna and Salzburg.


Michelin Germany Austria Benelux Czech Republic Map
Michelin Staff
2061005578
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Michelin Austria Map
Manufactured by Michelin Travel Publications
2061004261
February 2004
Other Format
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Fodor's Vienna to Salzburg
Fodor's
1400014751
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Salute the genius of Mozart by visiting his hometown, lose the blues on a cruise of the Danube, climb from tower to turret in a magical Danube Valley castle, or indulge your sweet tooth at Vienna's top pastry shop—Fodor's Vienna to Salzburg, 1st Edition offers all these experiences and more! Our local writers have traveled throughout these cities to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for your trip be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing.

The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best —"Fodor's guides are saturated with information."

-New compact trim size make these guides even more portable
-Two-color interior design makes it easier to find the...


Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures 2005 : Proceedings of the 11th International CAAD Futures Conference held at the Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, on June 20-22, 2005
Bob Martens (Editor), Andre Brown (Editor)
1402034601
July 14, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
CAAD Futures is a biennial conference that aims at promoting the advancement of Computer Aided Architectural Design in the service of those concerned with the quality of the built environment. The conferences are organised under the auspices of the CAAD Futures Foundation. The series of conferences started in 1985 in Delft, and has since travelled through Eindhoven, Boston, Zurich, Pittsburgh, Singapore, Munich, Atlanta and Tainan. The book contains the proceedings of the 11th CAAD Futures conference which took place at Vienna University of Technology, June 20-22, 2005. The papers in this book cover a wide range of subjects and provide an excellent overview of the state-of-the-art in research on Computer Aided Architectural Design. The following categories of articles are included:-Building information modelling and...


Schlepping through the Alps: My Search for Austria's Jewish past with Its Last Wandering Shepherd
Sam Apple
0345465032
March 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Apple is a Jewish comic writer, and in July 2000 he met Hans in New York. Hans, the son of a Jewish father and Gentile mother, was born in Vienna, became a shepherd, and developed a love for singing Yiddish songs. The following year Apple joined Hans in "schlepping" through various Alpine locations, tape recorder and sheep in hand. His account of that sojourn is whimsical, often hilarious, and often deeply disturbing. For Apple was not merely interested in an eccentric shepherd or in local folk culture. He was fully cognizant of the long tradition of Austrian anti-Semitism and of the role of Austrians in the Holocaust. So, while recounting delightful episodes with Hans and his sheep, as well as interesting observations on the lost world of Yiddish culture, Apple suggests that anti-Semitism maintains a tenacious hold in...


Lonely Planet Austria
Neal Bedford
1740594843
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
Austria provides excellent coverage of accommodation from camping and hostels to five-star establishments. It provides maps of cities, provinces and rail routes. Also featured is comprehensive information on architecture and the arts, from the splendor of Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral to the sites of Salzburg. Details on spectacular skiing and mountaineering locations in the Alps are provided. An extensive guide to Vienna's famous coffee houses as well as traditional wine taverns throughout the country are noted. Austria is also a very practical guide to navigating the breathtaking Hohe Tauern National Park. Whether a backpacker, business traveler, or simple tourist, Austria is highly recommend. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Schlepping through the Alps: My Search for Austria's Jewish past with Its Last Wandering Shepherd
Sam Apple
0345477731
March 2006
Paperback
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From Booklist
Apple is a Jewish comic writer, and in July 2000 he met Hans in New York. Hans, the son of a Jewish father and Gentile mother, was born in Vienna, became a shepherd, and developed a love for singing Yiddish songs. The following year Apple joined Hans in "schlepping" through various Alpine locations, tape recorder and sheep in hand. His account of that sojourn is whimsical, often hilarious, and often deeply disturbing. For Apple was not merely interested in an eccentric shepherd or in local folk culture. He was fully cognizant of the long tradition of Austrian anti-Semitism and of the role of Austrians in the Holocaust. So, while recounting delightful episodes with Hans and his sheep, as well as interesting observations on the lost world of Yiddish culture, Apple suggests that anti-Semitism maintains a tenacious hold in...


Hungary
Ann Stalcup
0516236830
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel (Great Discoveries)
Rebecca Goldstein
0393051692
February 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Kurt Gödel is often held up as an intellectual revolutionary whose incompleteness theorem helped tear down the notion that there was anything certain about the universe. Philosophy professor, novelist, and MacArthur Fellow Rebecca Goldstein reinterprets the evidence and restores to Gödel's famous idea the meaning he claimed he intended: that there is a mathematical truth--an objective certainty--underlying everything and existing independently of human thought. Gödel, Goldstein maintains, was an intellectual heir to Plato whose sense of alienation from the positivists and postmodernists of the 1940s was only ameliorated by his friendship with another intellectual giant, Albert Einstein. As Goldstein writes, "That his work, like Einstein's, has been interpreted as not only consistent with the revolt against...


Fodor's Austria, 2005
Fodor's
1400014743
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Belt out "do-re-mi" on the spot where Maria and the von Trapp broad sang, set your pulse to the three-quarter beat of a Strauss waltz, or attend a candlelit Mozart dinner in a beautiful Baroque salon—Fodor's Austria, 11th Edition offers all these experiences and more! Our local writers have traveled throughout the country to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for your trip be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing.

The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best —"Fodor's guides are saturated with information."

-New compact trim size make these guides even more portable
-Two-color interior design makes it easier to find the information you...


Frommer's .Vienna & the Danube Valley
Danforth Prince
0764574574
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
You'll never fall into tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go— they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

City of music, cafes, waltzes, parks, pastries, and baroque architecture, Vienna became a showplace city under the Hapsburgs— and unlike many European capitals, managed to retain its landmarks through two...



A Death in Vienna
Frank Tallis
0802118151
March 12, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
British author Tallis (Love Sick) sets his intelligent murder mystery in the stormy, atmospheric Austrian capital at the turn of the 20th century. Psychoanalyst Max Lieberman, a contemporary of Freud's, takes time out of his busy schedule treating hysterics to help his friend Det. Oskar Rheinhardt solve the perplexing case of a beautiful medium found dead in a locked room on the day of her weekly séance. She's left a suicide note and died of a gunshot to the heart, but there's no weapon or bullet in her body. Rheinhardt is certain she's been murdered, and as he interviews each of her clients, he uncovers a number of potential suspects with motive enough for murder—but without the know-how to accomplish this impossible deed. Midway through the investigation, one of the medium's clients is bludgeoned...


Streetwise Venice
Streetwise Maps
0935039783
January 1, 1998

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