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    DescriptionThe magnificent Danube both cuts across and connects central Europe, flowing through and alongside ten countries: Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. Travelling its full length from east to west, against the river's flow, Nick Thorpe embarks on an inspiring year-long journey that leads to a new perspective on Europe today. Thorpe's account is personal, conversational, funny, immediate and uniquely observant - everything a reader expects in the best travel writing. Immersing himself in the Danube's waters during daily morning swims, Thorpe likewise becomes immersed in the histories of the lands linked by the river. He observes the river's ecological conditions, some discouraging and others hopeful, and encounters archaeological remains that whisper of human communities sustained by the river over eight millennia. Most fascinating of all are the ordinary and extraordinary people along the way - the ferrymen and fishermen, workers in the fields, shopkeepers, beekeepers, waitresses, smugglers and border policemen, legal and illegal immigrants, and many more. For readers who anticipate their own journeys on the Danube, as well as those who only dream of seeing the great river, this book will be a unique and treasured guide.

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    The Danube
    A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nick Thorpe
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300181654
    ISBN 10: 0300181655

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13690
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DF
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: NAT029000, TRV010000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009000
    B&T Approval Code: A15204000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, TRV009040
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1DF
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 914.96045
    DC23: 914.96045
    LC classification: DJK76.4 .T47 2013
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC region code:
    Thema V1.0: WNW, NHD, WTL, RBKF
    Illustrations note
    24 black-&-white illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    28 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Nick Thorpe is East and Central European Correspondent for the BBC, a journalist and filmmaker. He has lived and worked in Budapest, Hungary, for over a quarter of a century.
    Review quote
    "In this leisurely amalgam of travelogue and history, Nick Thorpe . . . has done the Danube and its ancient people proud."--Ian Thomson, "Sunday Telegraph"--Ian Thomson"The Sunday Telegraph" (12/22/2013)