Buy Used
Used - Good See details
Price: 2.81

Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

USA (Lonely Planet Country Guides) [Paperback]

James Lyon , etc.

Available from these sellers.

There is a newer edition of this item:
Lonely Planet USA (Travel Guide) Lonely Planet USA (Travel Guide)
In stock.

Book Description

28 Feb 2002 Lonely Planet Country Guides
Showcases the USA's amazing variety of landscape, peoples, food and music with an exhausting amount of outdoor activities to be found in its 50 states and four seasons. With 95 maps which let the traveller get their kicks on Route 66 and absolutely everywhere else.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Find Your Way Home--Bestselling Sat Navs

    Plan ahead and avoid traffic jams with one of our bestselling sat navs from top brands including TomTom and Garmin. We also stock a great range of up-to-date and fully-routable maps for your device, including popular destinations such as France, Portugal, North America and Scotland.

Product details

  • Paperback: 1144 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 2nd Revised edition edition (28 Feb 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1864503084
  • ISBN-13: 978-1864503081
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.8 x 4.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,919,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
It's generally accepted that the first people in the Americas came from east Asia, over a land bridge to Alaska across what is now the Bering Strait. Read the first page
Explore More
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 2.5 out of 5 stars  6 reviews
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the best Lonely Planet for travelling in the US 27 Sep 2002
By "opaem" - Published on
I took several Lonely Planet guide books with me on a 6-week drive across the US, and I'm very glad I did. The *regional* volumes (Lonely Planet Southwest, Lonely Planet Deep South, and Lonely Planet California & Nevada in particular) pointed me to some interesting little spots that I never would have found on my own or with a more traditional guidebook -- small-town festivals, outstanding small museums, breathtaking spots in national parks that the tour buses don't visit, fun alterative driving routes through the mountains.
I also brought along this book, thinking it would be useful for the areas not covered in my other books. It wasn't. The entries for each city are so short that all it really offers is a brief history, the major tourist attractions and a couple of (often outdated) hotel/restaurant recommendatations.
I highly recommend the regional Lonely Planet guidebooks for US travel, but don't bother buying this one.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars sparse information that is not accurate 10 Oct 2003
By marc - Published on
We bought this book as a resource for a cross country trip. I browsed this book before purchasing, and the maps and national park info really sold me. I even looked up my area ( which is a tourist beach town ) to see what they had to say. I was not impressed, but I chalked that up to the fact that we live in a remote tourist area.
I have several major issues with this book, which are explained in the introduction ( If only I had read it before I bothered to pack this worthless book ).
The writers have not traveled to all of the towns, cities or regions in the book. You will find some actual travel advice for places they have visited. But even that is worthless, since they point you towards "trendy" spots that have long past gone out of favor.
The reference information is so dated that it is worthless. Prices and basic information is incorrect, and I have the revised edition. I would make advanced reservations based on advice in this book. Odds are they have never seen the place or even been to the town. ( they mention this fact in the introduction, I should have started at page one.).
The book lacks practical travel tips you really need in some regions of the US.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By reviewer - Published on
As somebody who has a good knowledge of U.S. Geography (and History), I will not condemn this book too much. However, I will not rate it high. Its "updated information" is more or less superficial. Except for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, there is no grounded addition or remarkable improvement over the last edition. I was disappointed to observe that most other updatable facts and figures remained unchanged. Anyone who already has the previous edition shouldn't consider buying this one. Donate the dough to charity; or do something else with it. 'September 11' is the only big deal here!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New edition is better 16 Dec 2002
By A Customer - Published on
I just wanted to point out that most of these poor reviews are based on the first edition. The new one is obviously more up to date and is more polished than the last edition.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best USA Guide Book ever! 24 July 2006
By langelo68 - Published on
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I'm surprised to read all the bad reviews the Lonely Planet US guide book gets at Amazon. My only explanation (after reading, using and enjoying this guide book for the last 2 years) is the tremendous lack of sense of humour americans have about themselves! The Book is FULL of valuable information the conscientious, adventureous traveller wishing to explore, experiment, and know, will certainly appreciate! Lonely Planet provides valuable tips for off the track interesting places, museums, restaurants, cafes, neigborhoods, as well as an infinite number of interesting anecdotes about the places their culture and history. Nationalistic americans who don't seem to find a single flaw in their behaviour will find it tedious or even hurtful, but I'm sure many americans can take a good laugh about themselves and appreciate the humour but specially the tips and fun this book provides. Lonely Planet can be blunt saying things, and every single of their guide books is this way, no matter if the country is European, South American, African, etc! Europeans are more used to laughing at their own idiosyncracies than americans are, and there lies the big difference of how you will take the book. Simply, enjoy it while you can; there is no better travelling guide book than lonely planet, guaranteed! Highly recommended!
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category