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South Sudan Press Release

Posted by bradttravel on 8 October 2013

Contact: Hugh Collins  Tel +44 (0)1753 480630 press@bradtguides.com
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Release: October 2013
52 Wildlife WeekendsSouth Sudan

The world’s newest country, South Sudan is an exciting and beguiling destination beginning to define itself both domestically and internationally. The hectic energy of the capital Juba, white-water rapids on the Nimule river and the remarkable biodiversity and animal migrations in the country’s five national parks combine to offer an African experience quite unlike any other.

Bradt’s South Sudan is the first ever travel guide to the new nation and contains in-depth sections on the country’s culture including its people and language. The guide features 19 maps that draw upon the latest GPS information and offered unrivalled coverage of disputed and troubled areas for both aid workers and business travellers alike.

Authors Sophie and Max Lovell-Hoare have worked extensively in both Africa and Asia in the fields of economic development and tourism promotion. They are the authors of the Bradt guides to Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kashmir (to be published in 2014).

To request a review copy or for more details contact Hugh Collins press@bradtguides.com
Tel +44 (0)1753 480630

 

Title: South Sudan Authors: Sophie and Max Lovell-Hoare
Publisher: Bradt     Publication: October 2013
Price: £14.99 ISBN: 9781841624662

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52 Wildlife Weekends

Posted by bradttravel on 8 August 2013

Contact: Hugh Collins  Tel +44 (0)1753 480630 press@bradtguides.com
www.bradtguides.com

 

Release: August 2013
52 Wildlife Weekends

52 Wildlife Weekends52 Wildlife Weekends chooses a year of unforgettable wildlife-watching breaks stretching from Cornwall to northern Scotland. From the tiny silver-spotted skipper to the gargantuan basking shark, the book seeks to inform and inspire as you discover the exhilaration of wildlife-watching and the great diversity of Britain’s wildlife.

Covering all aspects of Britain’s natural history, the guide offers inspiring itineraries, accommodation suggestions, engaging descriptions and tips on how to spot our native animals and plants. Written by a wildlife expert and accompanied by glorious full-colour photography, Bradt’s 52 Wildlife Weekends will appeal to non-specialists and wildlife buffs alike. It is the only guidebook available which packages wildlife viewing into 52 short breaks.

Author James Lowen has contributed to several books, is the author or co-author of 25 scientific papers and author of 14 popular science articles. He has also written Bradt’s Pantanal Wildlife.

To request a review copy or for more details contact Hugh Collins press@bradtguides.com
Tel +44 (0)1753 480630

Title: 52 Wildlife Weekends Authors: James Lowen
Publisher: Bradt     Publication: August 2013
Price: £14.99 ISBN: 9781841624648

 

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Uzbekistan Press Release

Posted by bradttravel on 12 July 2013

Release: 01 July 2013
Uzbekistan – The Heart of the historic Silk Road 

UzbekistanGreeks, Arabs and Mongols: waves of invaders – and traders – have left their mark on the Silk Road Cities of Uzbekistan, a strikingly beautiful but little understood country. Bradt’s Uzbekistan is the most detailed guide to the country available, containing spectacular images and in-depth practical information, it is an introduction to inspire intrepid tourists.

Home of the legendary Silk Road, Uzbekistan is replete with historical locations and monuments.  UNESCO world heritage sites at Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara are present alongside 4,000-year-old mummified remains in the Tamsin Basin. However, the country’s charms are not limited to its past and Uzbekistan’s stunning landscapes offer visitors many outdoor activities and opportunities. The area between the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya is situated on a major migratory path, and proves exceptional bird watching with over 500 species to spot. Uzbekistan features a comprehensive wildlife section by BBC journalist Ben Tavener, a renowned wildlife expert and twitcher.

This first edition offers an unprecedented level of detail on the country’s culture, history and wildlife alongside entertaining literary quotes and personal anecdotes, including a description of an invitation to a family wedding after a visit to the local carpet shop. Bradt’s Uzbekistan makes an entertaining companion and guide that helps facilitate independent travel within the country.

Sophie and Max Lovell-Hoare have lived and worked in Central Asia since becoming heavily involved in the region’s tourism industry in 2008. They have previously written the Bradt guides to Sudan and Tajikistan, and are authoring the upcoming guide to South Sudan.


To request a review copy or for more details contact Hugh Collins press@bradtguides.com
Tel +44 (0)1753 480630

Title: Uzbekistan Authors: Sophie and Max Lovell-Hoare
Publisher: Bradt     Publication: 01 July 2013
Price: £16.99      ISBN: 9781841624617

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The Leopard’s Tale Press Release

Posted by bradttravel on 12 July 2013

Release: 01 July 2013
The Leopard’s Tale by Jonathan & Angela Scott

The Leopard's Tale Almost everyone on safari hopes for a glimpse of the charismatic and elusive leopard. Jonathan Scott was no different, for him the camouflaged hunter embodied the dark romance of the African continent. Bradt’s The Leopard’s Tale is his intimate portrait of Africa’s most enigmatic predator.

Chui was the first of a new generation of leopards Jonathan Scott watched and photographed in Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve in the 1970s and 1980s. He spent every available moment watching and photographing Chui and her cubs, Light and Dark, aware that he was only privileged to do so for as long as they chose to remain visible. Some years later Chui vanished and another young female appeared, Half-Tail. Jonathan and Angela have followed her and her daughter Zawadi for the past 20 years, bringing this incredible tale up to date.

This wonderful story, by two experts in African wildlife, is an intimate account of a leopard as a solitary hunter providing for herself and her offspring. Accompanied by stunning photographs and written with passion and knowledge it is aimed at all, from those visiting a game reserve to those with an interest in wildlife and travel writing.

Jonathan and Angela Scott are award-winning wildlife and travel photographers, and are the only couple to have won as individuals the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award. Jonathan’s TV presence has blossomed and he has presented his own programmes on the BBC including the hugely popular Big Cat Diary. 

To request a review copy or for more details contact Hugh Collins press@bradtguides.com

Tel +44 (0)1753 480630

Title: The Leopard’s Tale

Authors: Jonathan and Angela Scott

ISBN: 978184612792

Price: £9.99

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Dingle Peggy Press Release

Posted by bradttravel on 12 July 2013

Release: 01 July 2013
Dingle Peggy by Hilary Bradt 

Dingle PeggyFollowing the sad death of her pony Mollie, a tale told in Connemara Mollie, explorer and publisher Hilary Bradt was determined to return to Ireland to complete her thousand-mile journey by horseback. In Dingle Peggy Hilary describes the second part of the ride and her growing relationship with new pony, Peggy.

Hilary’s meandering route through the counties of Kerry, Cork, Waterford and Limerick reveals the wild and beautiful landscapes of western Ireland, peopled by generous and hospitable characters. It is much more than merely a travelogue however, and the central theme of the story is one of the value of a true partnership, with the rider and the pony both dependent on the experience and common sense of the other.  Written with warmth, humour and an unflinching honesty, this is a wonderful tale for those interested in Ireland, horses or travel writing.

Hilary Bradt grew up in the Chilterns and trained as an occupational therapist. Eventually however the travel bug took over. She spent the next four years travelling throughout South America and Africa. founding Bradt Travel Guides along the way. Hilary now lives in semi-retirement in Devon, dividing her time between writing, sculpting and pottering around the county.

To request a review copy or for more details contact Hugh Collins press@bradtguides.com
Tel +44 (0)1753 480630

Title: Dingle Peggy Authors: Hilary Bradt
Publisher: Bradt     Publication: 01 July 2013
Price: £9.99 ISBN: 9781841624808

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