Now in full-colour comes a witty and engaging look at Europe's history and art, from America's European travel guru. Rick Steves' Europe 101 helps you make the most of your sightseeing. A fun but informative guide, this "professor in your pocket" features chronologically organized chapters,from the pyramids to Picasso,that explain the forces behind Europe's most important cultural and artistic periods. Other features include handy lists of sights that allow you to link your newly acquired knowledge with the specific paintings, sculptures, and buildings you'll see on your trip, a humorous, readable style that is a joy to read compared with the history textbooks you slept on in school, and timelines, maps, drawings, and photos that illustrate Europe's story and round out your education.
Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
Number of pages: 536
Weight: 760 g
Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 20 mm
Edition: 7th edition
"Humorous and historical perspective covering a mere 5,000 years of Western civilization."
"An unusually gifted and passionate travel writer"
"Europe 101 is a diligent and thorough review of the subject that steers visitors in the right directions."
"Steves preaches a low-cost, low-to-the-ground style that not only saves money, but gets you closer to the real Europe, the way Europeans experience it"