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Antigua and Barbuda : the heart of the Caribbean

Author: Brian Dyde
Publisher: London : M Caribbean, 1993.
Series: M Caribbean guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

This new edition covers the qualities that makes Antigua and Barbuda a top tourist destination, including top-class hotels, beaches and a range of sights and activities to suit all tastes. The reader  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Dyde
ISBN: 033356930X 9780333569306
OCLC Number: 29755978
Description: x, 148 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Background: the island - location and formation, climate, earthquakes, the coastline; natural history - plants, animals, birds, marine life; a brief history - pre-Columbus, discovery and settlement, plantations and slavery, emancipation and the decline of sugar, the rise of trade unionism and World War II, V.C. Bird and independence. The economy - agriculture, industry, tourism, the hidden factor; the people - population, education, religion, sport, government, the courts and the law, Antigua and the outside world. Part 2 Foreground: arriving in the island - V.C. Bird International Airport, accommodation, immigration and customs, currency, transport, clothing, entertainment, investment and finance, real estate, living and working in Antigua, public holidays, diplomatic representation; the capital (St John's) - the deep water harbour, the city centre, shopping, business hours, food and drink, places of interest, carnival, all roads lead to St John's; developed Antigua - Fort James and Fort Bay, Runaway Bay and Dickenson Bay, the north coast, Parham, Crabbs Peninsula and North Sound; remote Antigua - Mercers Creek Bay and Nonsuch Bay, Willoughby Bay and Half Moon Bay, Potworks Dam and Sea View Farm; historic Antigua - Monks Hill and Falmouth Harbour, Shirley Heights, Clarence House, Nelson's Dockyard, Bat's Cave and Bethesda; scenic Antigua - Buckleys, Swedes and Bendals, Fig Tree Hill and Old Road, Boggy Peak, the west coast, green Castle Hill, Hawks Bill Rock, Deep Bay and Sandy Island, Fort Barrington; Barbuda and Redonda - formation, history, economy, places of interest, travel arrangements, Redonda; sailing in Antigua and Barbuda - entry formalities, ports of entry, cruising, Barbuda, Redonda, windsurfing, Antigua sailing week, envoi.
Series Title: M Caribbean guides.
Responsibility: Brian Dyde.


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