Baekdu Daegan Trail

Author: Roger Shepherd
ISBN: 9788991913677
File Size: 24,81 MB
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Nonfiction. Travel. Southeast Asia Studies. This guide will get you packed up and ready to hit the road. The Baekdu-daegan chain of mountains forms the backbone of the Korean Peninsula. It has always occupied a very special place in the hearts of Koreans. More than just a series of rocky ranges, it is the source of the life and dynamic energy of the Korean people and shelters many of their cultural and historical treasures. The long-distance Baekdu-daegan hiking trail provides a great opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts living in Korea and abroad to hike their way through a 735-kilometer geographical repository of culture and history that continuously yields new discoveries and experiences in what is a still largely unexplored part of a busy peninsula.

A History Of The World In 500 Walks

Author: Sarah Baxter
Editor: White Lion Publishing
ISBN: 1781319375
File Size: 68,84 MB
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From prehistory to the present day, take a grand tour of world events at eye-level perspective with accounts that combine knowledgeable commentary with practical detail. You may even be inspired to lace up your own boots! From geologic upheavals and mad kings to trade routes and saints' ways, this book relates the tales behind the top 500 walks that have shaped our society. It's easy to imagine travelling back in time as you read about convicts and conquistadors, silk traders and Buddhists who have hiked along routes for purposes as varied as the terrain they covered.

A Geek In Korea

Author: Daniel Tudor
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462914071
File Size: 27,65 MB
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For every fan of K-Pop music, Korean Wave dramas and Kimchi—or anyone intrigued by Korea and Korean culture—A Geek in Korea is a hip, new guide to the land of the Samsung smartphone and Gangnam Style. Author Dan Tudor first arrived in Korea on the eve of the 2002 World Cup when South Korea played Italy in the finals. What he saw inspired him to return and work in Korea. He served as The Economist magazine's Korea correspondent for three years, and he writes regular columns for the national daily Joongang Ilbo newspaper. Along the way, he has developed a great love and admiration for Korean culture and the Korean people. A Geek in Korea reinvents the culture guide for the Internet age. Packed with articles and photographs, it covers all the touchstones of Korean culture—from Buddhism and Confucianism to chapters on the traditional arts and disciplines like Taekwondo. There are chapters on cultural code words and norms; personal relationships; business and technology; and symbols and practices that are peculiarly Korean. A number of chapters are devoted to Korean pop culture, with attention to the stars, idols, and urban subcultures associated with them. For visitors to Korea, the author includes a mini-guide to his favorite neighborhoods in Seoul and other places of outstanding interest. Spotlighting the originality and creativity of the Koreans, debunking myths about them, and answering nagging questions like why they're so obsessed with education and success—Tudor has created the perfect book for the growing ranks of Koreaphiles in this inspired, insightful, and highly informative guide.

1001 Walks

Author: Barry Stone
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1788400488
File Size: 31,51 MB
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1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die features wide-ranging, carefully chosen routes varying from the rugged delights of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path to the wilderness of Jamaica, and the Harz Witches' Trail high up in the German mountains. The hand-picked excursions take in mountain passes, woodland paths, ancient Native-American trails, and much more. There are easy walks for beginners-some lasting barely an hour - and more demanding challenges that may take several weeks to complete. Every fact-packed entry provides a wealth of information about a must-try walk, including essential details about its start and finish points, overall distance, difficulty rating, maps, and the time it should take to complete. In short, 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die is an essential reference book and guide for all those who love to get out of their cars, get off their bikes, and lace up their walking shoes.

Historical Dictionary Of The Republic Of Korea

Author: James E. Hoare
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810870932
File Size: 36,56 MB
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The Korean Peninsula lies at the strategic heart of East Asia, between China, Russia, and Japan, and has been influenced in different ways and at different times by all three of them. Across the Pacific lies the United State, which has also had a major influence on the peninsula since the first encounters in the mid-nineteenth century. Faced by such powerful neighbors, the Koreans have had to struggle hard to maintain their political and cultural identity. The result has been to create a fiercely independent people. If they have from time to time been divided, the pressures towards unification have always proved strong. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Republic of Korea.

A South Korean Mountain Sketchbook

Author: Jacob Lotinga
ISBN: 0557213347
File Size: 69,86 MB
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Curious about South Korean culture and society? Transfixed by tales of snowy mountain escapades? Then you could do worse than while away an afternoon with these engaging sketches.This sketchbook features finely-crafted, illustrated accounts of six mesmerising peaks:- Mount Halla (the highest in South Korea, 'catching the Milky Way');- Mount Naejang (with 'treasure within', a cautionary tale for would-be hikers!);- Mount Taebaek (a prominent shamanist peak);- Mount Wolchul ('moon-rise mountain', with its chasm-spanning Cloud Bridge);- Mount Du-ryun ('wheel-head', rising from the Korean peninsula's southern tip);- Mount Mudeung (supposedly 'unrivalled').What better way to explore South Korean culture and society than by hiking, in this country dominated by mountains?Jacob Lotinga has previously authored China's Holy Hikes.