Europe by Eurail 2018

Touring Europe by Train

Europe by Eurail 2018

Europe by Eurail has been the train traveler’s one-stop source for visiting Europe’s cities and countries by rail for more than forty years. This comprehensive guide provides the latest information on fares, schedules, and pass options, as well as detailed information on more than one hundred specific rail excursions. The book contains information readers need to enjoy visits in historic cities, romantic villages, and scenic hamlets on more than ninety rail trips starting from twenty-eight base cities located in twenty countries. Sample rail-tour itineraries combine several base cities and day excursions into fifteen-day rail-tour packages complete with hotel recommendations and sightseeing options. . Packed with practical information, step-by-step directions, advice on where to go and what to see and do, and complemented by the inclusion of twenty maps, Europe by Eurail takes the puzzle out of European Rail Travel.

OSCE Yearbook 2018

Yearbook on the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

OSCE Yearbook 2018

Die 24. Ausgabe des OSCE Yearbook beginnt mit vier Beiträgen, die aktuelle Entwicklungen in der europäischen Sicherheit und gegenwärtige politische Trends im Schatten der Ukrainekrise beschreiben, die Politik der USA gegenüber Russland analysieren und nach der Fähigkeit der OSZE zur Anpassung an die veränderten Bedingungen durch grundlegende Reformen fragen. Der Themenschwerpunkt ist 2018 dem Westbalkan/Südosteuropa gewidmet und enthält Beiträge u.a. zu den EU-Beitrittsperspektiven Albaniens und Serbiens, zur Rolle der UNTAES in Kroatien, zum Abkommen zwischen Athen und Skopje, zum noch immer umstrittenen Status des Kosovo sowie zur Rolle der EU bei der Bewältigung von Problemen infolge wiedererstarkender autoritärer Tendenzen und zunehmender Migration in der Region. Im Kapitel "Konfliktprävention und Streitbeilegung" wird 2018 erstmals speziell über die Arbeit der Human Dimension Unit der OSZE-Sonderbeobachtermission in der Ukraine berichtet. Weitere Beiträge befassen sich mit dem Langzeitkonflikt in Transnistrien, dem Engagement der OSZE im Bereich Insider-Mediation sowie mit statusneutralen Ansätzen zur Lösung der Konflikte in der Ostukraine und in Transnistrien. Mit Blick auf die "drei Dimensionen umfassender Sicherheit" wird u.a. ein Erfolgsmodell für die Integration von Flüchtlingen in Italien vorgestellt. Darüber hinaus werden Strategien zur Bekämpfung des Menschenhandels im Kontext von Flucht und Migration, Ansätze zur Verhinderung religiöser Radikalisierung in Zentralasien sowie das Konzept der bürgernahen Polizeiarbeit als Schlüsselelement bei der Verbrechensbekämpfung erörtert. Ein abschließender Beitrag zeigt auf, wie die OSZE die Kapazitäten staatlicher und nichtstaatlicher Akteure zur Bewältigung transnationaler Bedrohungen stärken kann. Wie stets enthält das OSZE-Jahrbuch einen umfangreichen Anhang mit Daten und Fakten zu den 57 Teilnehmerstaaten und einer aktuellen Literaturauswahl.

Political Systems of the Former Yugoslavia

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia

Political Systems of the Former Yugoslavia

The Balkans - Political systems - Yugoslavia's breakup - Transformation of the political system - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatia - Kosovo - Macedonia - Montenegro - Serbia - Slovenia

The Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2018

The Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2018

The 2018 Edition of the Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest is the 11th edition of this book and as usual it's packed with statistical details of every Contest since 1956 along with plenty of new analysis, over 337 pages, our biggest edition ever. The book looks at the national qualification competitions for 2018 and has an in-depth section on the entire voting history of each country, along with dozens of facts and statistics on this year's Contest and historical trends, including jury/public differences, bloc voting and analysis of where best to perform in the running order.

Political Handbook of the World 2018-2019

Political Handbook of the World 2018-2019

The Political Handbook of the World provides timely, thorough, and accurate political information, with more in-depth coverage of current political controversies than any other reference guide. The updated 2018-2019 edition will continue to be the most authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country’s governmental and political makeup. Compiling in one place more than 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world, this volume is renowned for its extensive coverage of all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system. It also provides names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, plus detailed profiles of more than 30 intergovernmental organizations and UN agencies. This comprehensive update will include coverage of current events, issues, crises, and controversies from the course of the last two years, including: Elections across Europe Referendum in Ireland Rohingya genocide in Myanmar The Venezuelan dictatorship The renaming of Swaziland to eSwatini Qatar diplomacy changes Historic meeting between the United States and North Korea Establishment of a new governing coalition in Liberia

The Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest: Lugano 1956 - Lisbon 2018

The Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest: Lugano 1956 - Lisbon 2018

The 2018 Edition of the Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest is the 11th edition of this book and as usual it's packed with statistical details of every Contest since 1956 along with plenty of new analysis, over 337 pages, our biggest edition ever. The book looks at the national qualification competitions for 2018 and has an in-depth section on the entire voting history of each country, along with dozens of facts and statistics on this year's Contest and historical trends, including jury/public differences, bloc voting and analysis of where best to perform in the running order.

Historical Atlas of Central Europe

Third Revised and Expanded Edition

Historical Atlas of Central Europe

The third revised edition of this beautifully crafted full-color atlas covers the central third of the European Continent, from Poland-Lithuania in the north to Greece and western Turkey in the south.

L.C. Classification: Additions and Changes

L.C. Classification: Additions and Changes


Via Dinarica

Hiking the White Trail in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Via Dinarica

This is the first detailed guide to the Bosnian part of the new Via Dinarica hiking trail that carves its way through the Dinaric Alps, one of Europe's least explored mountain ranges and last true wilderness frontiers, connecting the seven nations of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania. In total, this trail system will span over 1,350km, 333km of which is in Bosnia Herzegovina. The Via Dinarica consists of three routes - White, Green and Blue - and this guide focuses primarily on the White Trail through Bosnia and Herzegovina, following the natural flow of the highest peaks of the Dinaric Alps. Detailed descriptions of each of the 12 stages of the White Trail through Bosnia and Herzegovina are included, along with maps, altitude charts and helpful tips, as well as recommendations for waypoint visits and nearby highlights. Also included are an overview of the flora and fauna of the region, details of accommodation for each step of the way, and information on local public transport, culture, food and language. The natural and cultural wonders of the Dinaric Alps are the best-kept secret of the Balkans, a region with some of the wildest, most impressive natural beauty in the world. All of the countries along the Via Dinarica boast beautiful mountains, alpine lakes, karst caves, forest preserves and pristine rivers that have forged extraordinary canyons and gorges. Here, there is also an abundance of enduring mountain communities that maintain their traditional ways of life and sustainable reliance on the land. Although the Via Dinarica is primarily a hiking trail, there are opportunities for many different outdoor adventure sports along the way, such as rafting, skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, canyoning, caving, etc. The Via Dinarica White Trail in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 333km long, takes an estimated 125 hours to complete, climbs the highest, often snow-capped mountains of the Dinaric Alps, and passes through or near over 5 national parks and many nature preserves, as well as one of the two remaining European rainforests, the Perucica primeval forest. With this handy, portably guide, you can discover it all.