Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Island Literature

Swiss And Alpine Islands

Swiss And Alpine Islands

Swiss and Alpine Islands
Edited by Farhad Vladi

c. 144 pp., Hardcover with jacket
c. 150 color photographs
Text in English, German, French and Italian
EUR 39,90 + Shipping costs

Editor Farhad Vladi offers an insider’s take on these little-known gems
Stunning photography, including aerial shots, conveys the rare beauty of these island retreats

Nestled on serene rivers and lakes, these elite enclaves are set in some of the most exquisite scenery on the planet. Whether located in Switzerland or in Italy’s lake district, each picturesque property combines refined atmosphere with all the relaxing glories of nature. Residents and visitors can watch the lazy currents from the comfort of their secure retreats, many with historically significant buildings and world-class landscaping. Each island is a universe unto itself, with unique recreational possibilities, as well as the obvious boating and fishing. Of course, they all offer superb isolation and quiet—so precious in our crowded and hectic modern world.

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Cool Private Island Resorts

Cool Private Island Resorts

Cool Private Island Resorts

220 Pages, Hardcover with jacket
featuring approx. 250 colour photographs
Text in English and German
EUR 49,90 + Shipping costs

An indispensable guide to the most exciting island destinations of the world!
Now everyone can find a dream island to call their own for a while!
Available as app soon

Private islands have always inspired fantasies-no wonder they top the list of dream travel destinations. Whether on the white sandy beaches of the Seychelles or in romantic Robinson Crusoe retreats in the Caribbean-on an island you can leave the rest of the world behind for a while-or take the best of it along with you! Cool Private Island Resorts – The World’s 101 Best Islands invites the reader on a global journey of a different kind-on a stunning island-hopping trip with stops in a host of truly majestic resorts, sensual spas and sun-drenched beach bungalows. Wander through the resorts of famous island owners such as magician David Copperfield and self-made billionaire Richard Branson or take some time out on the same private luxury island where Prince William and Duchess Catherine spent their romantic honeymoon. Be the king and queen of your own island castle or enjoy a private hideaway on a self-catering basis. Spending some time on an island retreat is affordable for every budget: The rental rates are between $100 and $10,000 per day. Whether for a one-of-a-kind wedding, a secluded family gathering or a tranquil corporate event, island getaways provide the perfect remote escape and a truly unique setting. Your favorite island is waiting to welcome you to its deserted beaches.

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Vladi Private Islands Calendar 2014 – Closer To Heaven (Limited Edition)

Swiss and Alpine Islands

Vladi Private Islands Calendar 2014 – Closer To Heaven (Limited Edition)

Let Vladi Private Islands take you Closer To Heaven with the 2014 edition of the VPI calendar. Opening the door to a series of little known island gems, this year’s calendar scales dizzying heights to present 12 of the world’s highest-located islands.

Towering above the swaying palms and sandy beaches of more traditional private island dreams, the islands of Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Italy can be found as high up as 2,217 feet above sea level. Hidden away within the luscious lakes and romantic rivers of Europe’s Alpine region, it’s fair to say that these islands have a series altitude problem. Order here>>

 

Vladi Private Islands Calendar 2012 - "Castle Islands" - Limited Edition

Private Islands Calendar 2012 – “Castle Islands” – Limited Edition

Private Islands Calendar 2012 – “Castle Islands”
Limited Edition

Castles can be found in abundance all over the world. They represent the culture and history of a region in the form of extraordinary architecture. Castles on private islands are, on the other hand, absolute jewels. In former times, island owners had to invest substantial time and money in order to build a castle or fort on their chosen island and ultimately achieving a sense of majesty surrounded by the island kingdom. Nowadays these castle islands have often become popular tourist attractions or hotels. In some cases however, the present owners are living the dream of owning their very own private castle island. Take a look at our 12 examples – from January to December 2012. Order here>>

 

The World of Private Islands

The World of Private Islands

“The World of Private Islands” – teNeues 2012 – edited by Farhad Vladi

220 Pages, Hardcover with jacket
featuring approx. 250 colour photographs
Text in English and German
EUR 49,90 + Shipping costs

Private islands have fuelled imaginations since time began. Indeed, who hasn’t dreamed of having a unique piece of paradise to call their own? Within this compelling collection, editor Farhad Vladi has compiled a diverse array of inspiring islands, encompassing everything from Pacific atolls to real-life Robinson islands. Allow your imagination to run wild and pick out your dream island today with The World of Private Islands. In cooperation with teneues!

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What does a small Scottish island have to do with a textile tycoon from Lancashire?

The answer lies in Scottish author Alastair Scott’s latest book entitled, Eccentric Wealth: The Bulloughs of Rum about the small isle of Rum, which Lancashire industrialist Sir George Bullough inherited from his father and developed into a luxurious summer residence.

Like many others, Scotland’s 15th largest island, has been inhabited for thousands of years and is now home to a community of around 30 people in the village of Kinloch.

Alastair Scott's book about the Isle of Rum

Alastair Scott’s book about the Isle of Rum

The book delves into the eccentric life of the wealthy textile tycoon, revealing scandals on the island, which he eventually rented out for shooting holidays in 1879.

It explores his family’s ownership of a private ‘kingdom’, particularly the building of Kinloch Castle, the most intact preserve of Edwardian high-living to be found in Britain.

In 1957 the Scottish National Trust’s Nature Conservancy Council bought the island and has run it ever since.

The book is due to be launched at Accrington library, Lancashire today.

For more information see: www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/hyndburn/9053665.print/

 

Forbes To The Limits: Pushing Yourself to the Edge In Adventure and in Business Forbes To The Limits: Pushing Yourself to the Edge In Adventure and in Business

Forbes To The Limits: Pushing Yourself to the Edge In Adventure and in Business Forbes To The Limits: Pushing Yourself to the Edge In Adventure and in Business

Forbes To The Limits: Pushing Yourself to the Edge In Adventure and in Business, by James M. Clash

What does climbing a mountain tell you about running a business? Can driving a race car at 200 m.p.h. prepare you to launch an entrepreneurial venture? Why do so many of the world’s most successful business leaders seek the thrills of physical adventure?

In To the Limits, Forbes adventure writer Jim Clash tells rousing stories of adventures with high-profile, daredevil executives as they push themselves to the limits of physical and mental endurance. In the face of extreme challenge, these proven winners display many of the same qualities of character that account for their success in business: willingness to take risks, absolute self-reliance, and the ability to make tough decisions under pressure.

Clash takes you to the North Pole with Martinn Mandles, Chairman of ABM Industries, climbing the Matterhorn with Forbes, Inc. COO Timothy Forbes, and racing cigarette boats with Clinton Group hedge fund manager George Hall. He straps into the cockpit of a MiG-25 jet fighter and streaks off at Mach 2.6 to explore the fringes of outer space, tramps the Namibian desert with Geoffrey Kent, founder of Abercrombie & Kent, to climb the world’s tallest sand dune, and follows Genova Products chairman Robert Williams 12,500 feet beneath the north Atlantic to explore the remains of the Titanic.

Clash also details the many commercial expeditions available to the daring would-be adventurer, from climbing Mt. Everest to racing Lamborghinis, and asks why high adventure has become so popular among business executives. Does overcoming a life-or-death challenge provide a deeper level of satisfaction than can be found in the day-to-day challenges of the business world? Find out as To the Limits takes you on an unforgettable journey to the very edge of physical endurance while celebrating the spirit of adventure in all of us.

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Islands: A trip through time and space

Islands: A trip through time and space

Islands: A trip through time and space, by Peter Conrad

Peter Conrad, who was born in Tasmania, has produced an original and highly personal account of the role islands play in our dreams and nightmares. With his customary wide range of reference and quick wit, he visits every corner of the globe to explain why islands appeal to us, and on the way covers everything from the myth of Atlantis to Watteaus erotic Cytherea, from Prosperos magical kingdom to Nelson Mandelas prison. Whether we live on an island or merely fancy escaping to one, we can all learn something from this thought-provoking book. 
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Seychelles Global Citizen: The Autobiography of the Founding President

Seychelles Global Citizen: The Autobiography of the Founding President, by James R. Mancham

This title offers an insightful and informative look at the remarkable life and times of Sir James Mancham – founding President of the Republic of the Seychelles. James Mancham (b. 1939) is one of the most remarkable people to have appeared on the international political stage. In 1977, he became the Founding President of the Republic of the Seychelles as he led the country to independence from the Commonwealth. However, just one year later, he was ousted from this position and forced into exile after a coup d’etat which ended with a socialist one-party state being declared. During his years in exile, Sir James became a hugely successful and influential figure in world politics, international relations, and as an advocate for democracy. He returned to the Seychelles in 1992 after multi-party democracy was restored, since then he has dedicated himself to promoting the Seychelles in the international community.  Book Review Seychelles>> | Order here>>

 

Vladi Private Islands Calendar 2011

Vladi Private Islands Calendar 2011 – “Treasure Islands”; Limited Edition

Vladi Private Islands Calendar 2011 – “Treasure Islands”
Limited Edition

The 2011 edition is something very special in Vladi Private Islands’ long lasting tradition of calendars. The subject of “treasure islands” has always been a hotbed for numerous stories and legends, irrespective of whether they are true or not. They still inspire readers and moviegoers all over the world. The calendar presents treasure islands where treasures once were found and others where people keep searching for them intensely up to now. Short summaries outline the history and the legends of the respective islands. Plenty of graphic details bring the former times to life again, suggesting how the world was probably like when it all happened. Do not miss this adventure and walk in the footsteps of Störtebeker, Capt. Kidd and further celebrities of these dangerous times.

 

 

"Luxury Private Islands": Coffee Table Book by teNeues, from the "Luxury Books" series

“Luxury Private Islands”: Coffee Table Book by teNeues

“Luxury Private Islands”: Coffee Table Book by teNeues, from the “Luxury Books” series

No man is an island. But almost all of us have dreamed of owning one at some time or other. A slice of paradise, where we could set the rules and create a vision of the world as it should be. Few ever realize this fantasy.

"Luxury Private Islands": Coffee Table Book by teNeues, from the "Luxury Books" series

An ideal gift for the well-traveled sophisticate

"Luxury Private Islands": Coffee Table Book by teNeues, from the "Luxury Books" series

Lavishly illustrated with over 300 stunning color photographs

Yet now you’re invited to take a peek at some of the world’s most exclusive real estate. Set in a variety of climates and cultures, these heavenly hideaways boast a range of topographies and vegetation in some of the most beautiful settings on earth. This guide will inspire and amaze you. Islands have always been hidden away along coastlines. Rarely seen, they only became popular as celebrities began to purchase them. Onassis and his island, Marlon Brando with his South Pacific Atoll, Sir Richard Branson’s island in the British Virgin Islands, Mel Gibsons acquisition of an island in Fiji – just to name a few. However the idea of private islands being unaffordable and out of reach is not entirely true.

Anybody can either rent an island – from as little as $100 per night – or indeed purchase one. In fact, the majority of these islands cost less than a four-bedroom apartment in many large cities in this world.

In cooperation with teNeues! www.teneues.com

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Mediterranean Islands

Mediterranean Islands

Mediterranean Islands, by Charles Arnold

An indispensable resource for travellers, sailros, local residents and organisations, tourism professionals, environmentalists, wildlife enthusiasts…and everyone captivated by the timeless islands of the Mediterranean.

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The Atlas of Climate Change

The Atlas of Climate Change

“The Atlas of Climate Change”
Mapping the World’s Greatest Challenge by Kirstin Dow and Thomas E. Downing

Today’s headlines and recent events reflect the seriousness of climate change. Heatwaves, droughts and flooding are driving people from their homes, destroying livelihoods and causing death among vulnerable populations. Rigorous in its science and insightful in its message, this atlas examines the possible impact of climate change on our ability to feed the world’s people, avoid water shortages, conserve biodiversity, improve health, and preserve cities and cultural treasures. It also reviews historical contributions to greenhouse gas levels, progress in meeting Kyoto commitments and local efforts to meet the challenge of climate change. The atlas covers a wide range of topics, including warning signals, future scenarios, vulnerable populations, health impacts, renewable energy and emissions reduction. With more than 50 full colour maps and graphics, this is an essential resource for policy-makers, environmentalists, students and everyone concerned with this pressing subject.

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Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands

Pacific Island, by Marco Moretti

Stories and magnificent images trace the routes of the first navigators among the wonders of the Southern Seas. Visit blue lagoons, volcanic islands covered with steaming jungles, strips of white sand nestled between banks of coral. Investigate the Maori culture from Hawaii to Tahiti, by way of Easter Island, Tonga, Samoa, the Cook Islands, and New Zealand, and take in the myth of Polynesia. Land among the Melanesian peoples of Fiji, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia and venture into the highlands of New Guinea, virgin treasure trove of Paleolithic customs. Explore the islands of Micronesia, emerald-green mountains adrift at sea, before crossing the deserts, mountains and coastlines of Australia.

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“The World of Private Islands” – teNeues 2012 – edited by Farhad Vladi