K. baedeker

Baedeker

[bey-di-ker]
noun
1.
Karl, 1801–59, German publisher, notably of guidebooks for travelers.
2.
any of the series of guidebooks for travelers issued by the him or his successors.
3.
anyguidebook, pamphlet, or the like, containing information useful to travelers: a Baedeker to the restaurants of the region.
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Baedeker (ˈbeɪdɪkə)
 
n
1.  any of a series of travel guidebooks issued by the German publisher Karl Baedeker (1801--59) or his firm
2.  any guidebook

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Baedeker
"travel guide," 1863, from Ger. printer and bookseller Karl Baedeker (1801-1859) whose popular travel guides began the custom of rating places with one to four stars. The Baedeker raids by the Luftwaffe in April and May 1942 targeted British cultural and historical sites.
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