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Download The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet Travel Book) epub

by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

Celebrate the world. 229 countries & destinations to explore, 817 beautiful images to inspire - this international best seller features 100% all NEW images and text.

Bigger, brighter and bolder than ever, the second edition of Lonely Planet's definitive travel pictorial has been revised and updated to be even more inspiring than the last. The Travel Book captures the essence of every country on the planet through stunning photographs and atmospheric text. User-friendly A-to-Z coverage and double-page spreads of every country make this book a total delight - and an amazing gift. Includes cultural insights, key facts and maps. Also available in paperback, mini edition, and children's Not For Parents: The Travel Book - cool stuff to know about every country in the world!

"It just reminds me how much of the world there is still to see" - Tony Wheeler, Lonely Planet founder, 145 countries visited and counting ...

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

*#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

Download The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet Travel Book) epub
ISBN: 1741792118
ISBN13: 978-1741792119
Category: Travel
Subcategory: Reference
Author: Lonely Planet
Language: English
Publisher: Lonely Planet; 2 edition (September 1, 2010)
Pages: 448 pages
ePUB size: 1146 kb
FB2 size: 1280 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 181
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this is a great book! it is more of a "coffee table" book to flip through rather than something that you would use for planning a trip. if you are planning a trip around the world (like me) it IS good to get a quick snapshot of different countries that you may not have considered visiting before. each spread (two pages with the book lying flat) represents one country and has a picture on one page and the other page has a list of basic info- coolest place to visit in that particular country, what food/ drinks to try, interesting tidbits, etc. I like the quick overview of each country but I wish that the pictures were more noteworthy- sometimes they are just of a group of local residents or something and I feel like it would be better if the picture represented the most noteworthy thing about the country to give an idea of the thing that most tourists would probably want to go see if they were visiting. there are some things I would improve about it but overall I think it is a great book and I've enjoyed having it.
In this large, heavy book, all the countries of the world (at the time of printing) have thumbnail reviews and a few photos. Not nearly enough information to plan a trip, but where this books shines is helping you find a jumping off point. By getting a taste of everything there is, it helps you figure out what countries have immediate appeal so you know which ones to order books on.

My wife and I have had been very blessed to have seen many countries, and it gets harder and harder to find interesting journeys when all the coffee table books listing unique and amazing places are listing many of the same places you've already been. Sometimes you have to step way out of the box and look at countries that are not widely written about.

I'd recommend this book for anyone wanting to start exploring the world with their first international trip, as well as veteran travelers wanting to make a short list of candidate countries for the next big trip.

It's a great gift as well.
I am planning a year long backpacking trip, and this book is a perfect jumpoff for creating my itinerary. Its only flaw is that every country gets two pages, regardless of its size or travelability (if that's a word). I would expect certain countries to get multiple pages, but I understand how the book might just get too big at that point. This thing is HUGE...which I really like. The pics are beautiful and the information for the most part is very specific. You will find a few overly general statements and recommendations of what to do in a country, but its a flaw easily overlooked when you see how helpful the book as a whole is. I highly recommend it, all my co-workers are constantly putting their greasy little hands on it (Im in Afghanistan so a huge book about awesome places gets a lot of attention). For 30 bucks and free shipping you cant go wrong. Speaking of shipping, this thing got to my base in Afghanistan in 4 days! Go Amazon!
I love giving this book to newlyweds, college graduates, and otherwise as a gift. It is awesome, and it has inspired me to travel to places like the Maldives and Argentina, just because the pictures and descriptions inside were so captivating.
Loved this book! I have been reading it non-stop since I bought it!!

It gives a page for every country there is! There are countries that I didn't even know existed that I MUST see now!

Each country's page has a paragraph or so describing the country, the best time to visit, top things to see, top things to do, ways to read, watch, eat, and drink things to immerse yourself in the culture, one word to channel the country, you could say, and also trademarks of the country and a random fact (loved the random facts!). It also lists the capital, population, area size and official language(s). The page includes a map and beautiful pictures of places and people in the country.

A great book to spark your love for the world!

Definitely would buy this again and purchase it for anyone who loves the idea of or actually traveling!
It is amazing that we live in a day and age when something like this can exist. Each country or province has its own spread, complete with color photos, high-quality glossy paper and interesting information. I have no complaints about this book. In fact, for $30 I think this product is a really good deal because this is one huge coffee table book. Reading through some of these countries has inspired me to learn more about the cultural, economic and political climates abroad.

If you are interested in travelling, or just want to fantasize about the beauty of cultures across the globe, this book is a fun resource to have lying around. The information given for each country is not all-encompassing, but it is enough to spark your imagination and get you started. I plan to use this to help guide some of my future travel. This is a good place to pick out some countries one might want to visit, and then turn to other resources to investigate further, It is nice to have all of the countries side by side, with pictures and snap-shot information about the culture, things to do and see, a map, etc.
Was a gift for a friend who isn't able to travel but desires to do so one day. Beautiful book!
I wanted to use this Lonely Planet Travel book with my class on Professional Writing (and did use their guide to travel writing), but it was more beautiful to look at than to learn from. Glad I got it, just for the thoroughness of the collection and the pretty photos!