Banff is one of the most renowned tourist destinations in Canada and the most popular in the Canadian Rockies. It is the oldest national park in Canada, the second in North America (following Yellowstone in Wyoming) and the third oldest park in the world (following Royal in Australia). It encompasses 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) including the Lake Louise area and part of the Icefields Parkway. Over 8 million people enter Banff Park each year, of which over three million are considered park visitors - the highest visitation of any Canadian National Park. Most of Banff´s natural attractions are easily accessible from its scenic roads and highways. Popular sites around Banff townsite include the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Upper Hot Springs Pool, Cascade Gardens, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Vermilion Lakes, Johnson Lake and Lake Minnewanka. The townsite imparts a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an expansive array of tourist services as well as cultural attractions such as the Whyte Museum, The Banff Park Museum and the Banff Centre. The Bow Valley Parkway, Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway also present countless opportunities for sightseeing and wildlife viewing. Banff National Park maintains 1,500 kilometres (932 miles) of trails and 50 backcountry campgrounds. In winter, three downhill ski areas service the area. Connecting Jasper National Park and Lake Louise in Banff National Park, the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) is considered to be one of the premier mountain drives in the world. The 230 km (143 mile) parkway follows the Continental Divide north-south as well as the Athabasca, Sunwapta, North Saskatchewan, Mistaya and Bow Valleys. Glaciers that remain from the ice ages dot the landscape, seven icefields within viewing distance of the parkway. The highlight of the drive for many is the Athabasca Glacier, the only road-accessible glacier in the parks. The author grew up in the Canadian Rockies and has been exploring them since she was a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandy Vernon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025557/bk_acx0_025557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chicago wizard Harry Dresden gets a taste of the dead life in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. In his life, Harry´s been shot, stabbed, sliced, beaten, burned, crushed, and tortured. And after someone puts a bullet through his chest and leaves him to die in the waters of Lake Michigan, things really start going downhill. Trapped between life and death, he learns that his friends are in serious trouble. Only by finding his murderer can he save his friends and move on-a feat which would be a lot easier if he had a body and access to his powers. Worse still are the malevolent shadows that roam Chicago, controlled by a dark entity that wants Harry to suffer even in death. Now, the late Harry Dresden will have to pull off the ultimate trick without using any magic-or face an eternity as just another lost soul...
Smart and sassy 1890s bookkeeper-turned-sleuth China Bohannon is a magnet for danger. Assigned to office duties in the Doyle & Howe detective agency, she lands smack in the middle of the detective’s latest murder case when a suspicious character tries to bribe her - and she takes the bribe! In an adventure that is destined to go downhill from there, China is thrown overboard from a steamboat into Coeur d’Alene Lake to drown. Escaping that, while hot on the trail of the murderer, she’s arrested on charges of prostitution in the wild mining town of Wallace, Idaho. Worse, her handsome boss, Gratton Doyle, doesn’t see eye-to-eye with her when it comes to determining the leading suspect. Proving her point takes getting shot when, bloodied though unbowed, China wins a fight more suited to skid road loggers than a proper Victorian lady. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Cook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/002152/bk_bimo_002152_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die Annapurna-Umrundung ist eigentlich eine klassische Trekking-Route. Und tatsächlich sind derzeit auch noch nicht allzu viele Mountainbikes dort unterwegs. Das wird sich aber in den nächsten Jahren sicherlich ändern: fast die gesamte Strecke ist fahrbar und bietet Trailvergnügen der Extraklasse vor einer atemberaubenden Kulisse. Insbesondere die 1.700 Hm flowiger Single-Trail-Downhill vom Thorong La-Pass hinunter nach Muktinath dürften wohl weltweit einzigartig sein. Ebenso wie der Tilicho Lake, der auf knapp 5.000 m liegt und damit der höchstgelegene See in dieser Größe weltweit ist. Ein einzigartiges Naturschauspiel, das wir uns natürlich nicht entgehen lassen und zu dem wir einen 2-Tages-Trekkingabstecher einschieben. Das Buch bietet auf 76 Farbseiten genaue Streckenbeschreibungen inkl. GPS-Tracks, Höhenprofile, viele Hintergrundinfos und knapp 200 Farbfotos. Und als Bonus noch eine 4-Tages-Trail-Tour im Kathmandu Valley und durch den Shivapuri National Park - einem der wenigen National Parks weltweit, in dem Biken ausdrücklich erlaubt ist.
Learn about the great Rivers of the World with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Can you guess which is the world’s longest river? According to most scientists, it is the Nile, which passes through several African countries, and is 6,695 kilometers long. Some scientists have recently argued that the Amazon in South America is in fact longer. It all depends on where you start your measurements! A river is a naturally-formed body of moving water that flows overland. Rivers always flow downhill. They usually begin in mountains or hills and end where they meet the ocean, a lake, a desert basin or another river. There are thousands of rivers throughout the world, but not all are ´´great”. So, what makes a river great? Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories, become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport.. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. Make your MP3 smarter with iMinds MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge of your own choice and in your own time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leah Vandenburg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000130/bk_imnd_000130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.