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Lonely Planet Tibet (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Tibet (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.59

5.0 out of 5 stars A readable and interesting guide, 4 July 2015
This 352-page book - the 9th edition of March 2015 - is an interesting and readable guide to the Central Asian country of Tibet. This is a well-designed and presented guide, with useful maps. This is not a glossy guide with lots of colour pictures, but it is a well-designed and laid out guide, with colour used only sparingly. It is intended to be a meaningful guide to things to see and do, and not just a list of things to see and do.

It is broken down into four major sections:

Page 4 - Plan Your Trip:
This section is an introduction to Tibet, telling you what to look out for (Tibet’s Top 20), what you need to know in advance, lots of touristy stuff, etc.

Page 39 - On the Road (“The Guide”):
P040: Lhasa
P091: “U”
P123: Tsang
P161: Western Tibet
P187: Eastern Tibet
P206: Tibetan Treks
P234: Gateway Cities (Kathmandu & Chengdu)

Page 245 - Understand:
This section contains articles on local culture - history, people art, etc.

Page 303 - Survival Guide:
A-Z Directory, transport, language, index, etc.


Suède
Suède
by Becky Ohlsen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.15

5.0 out of 5 stars A readable and interesting FRENCH LANGUAGE guide, 4 July 2015
This review is from: Suède (Paperback)
This 352-page book - the 6th edition of May 2015 - is an interesting and readable guide to the Scandinavian Kingdom of Sweden. This is a well-designed and presented guide, with useful maps. This is not a glossy guide with lots of colour pictures, but it is a well-designed and laid out guide, with colour used primarily in the introductory section. It is intended to be a meaningful guide to things to see and do, and not just a list of things to see and do.

It is broken down into four major sections:

Page 4 - Plan Your Trip:
Introduction to Sweden, what to look out for (Sweden’s Top 15), what you need to know in advance, etc.

Page 39 - On The Road (The Guide):
P040: Stockholm & Around (with a fold-out map of Stockholm inside the back-Cover)
P096: Uppsala & central Sweden
P131: Goteborg & the Southwest
P168: Malmo & The South
P206: The Southeast & Gotland
P245: Ostersund & the Bothnian Coast
P269: Lapland & the Far North

Page 291 - Understand (local culture):
History, food & drink, the locals, design & architecture, etc.

Page 321 - Survival Guide:
A-Z Directory, transport, language, index, etc.


Norvège
Norvège
by Anthony Ham
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.80

5.0 out of 5 stars A readable and interesting FRENCH LANGUAGE guide, 4 July 2015
This review is from: Norvège (Paperback)
This 448-page book - the 6th edition of May 2015 - is an interesting and readable guide to the Scandinavian kingdom of Norway. This is a well-designed and presented guide, with useful maps. This is not a glossy guide with lots of colour pictures, but it is a well-designed and laid out guide, with colour used only sparingly, where there is space, not as an end in itself. It is intended to be a meaningful guide to things to see and do, and not just a list of things to see and do.

It is broken down into four major sections:

Page 4 - Plan Your Trip:
Introduction to Norway, what to look out for (Norway’s Top 15), what you need to know in advance, etc.

Page 45 - On The Road (The Guide):
P046: Oslo
P086: Southern Norway
P119: Central Norway
P152: Bergen & the Southwestern Fjords
P207: The Western Fjords
P253: Trondelag
P270: Nordland
P312: The Far North
P348: Svalbard

Page 363 - Understand (local culture):
History, food, landscapes & national parks, arts & cuisine, etc.

Page 405 - Survival Guide:
A-Z Directory, transport, language, index, etc.


Turquie
Turquie
by James Bainbridge
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.61

5.0 out of 5 stars A readable and interesting FRENCH LANGUAGE guide, 4 July 2015
This review is from: Turquie (Paperback)
This 704-page book - the 14th edition of April 2015 - is an interesting and readable guide to the European border-country of Turkey. This is a well-designed and presented guide, with useful maps. This is not a glossy guide with lots of colour pictures, but it is a well-designed and laid out guide, with colour used only in the introductory section. It is intended to be a meaningful guide to things to see and do, and not just a list of things to see and do.

It is broken down into four major sections:

Page 4 - Plan Your Trip:
Introduction to Turkey, what to look out for, what you need to know in advance, etc.

Page 57 - On The Road (The Guide):
P058: Istanbul (with a full-sized fold-out map inside the back cover)
P142: Thrace & Marmara
P174: Izmir & the North Aegean
P218: Ephesus, Bodrum & the South Aegean
P280: Western Anatolia
P322: Antalya & the Turquoise Coast
P384: Eastern Mediterranean
P415: Ankara & Central Anatolia
P463: Cappadocia
P509: Black Sea Coast
P537: Northeastern Anatolia
P570: Southeastern Anatolia

Page 617 - Understand (local culture):
History, architecture, food, arts, environment, the locals, etc.

Page 654 - Survival Guide:
A-Z Directory, transport, language, index, etc.


Axis: Revolutions (2014 Ltd) # 4 (Ref-1187101605)
Axis: Revolutions (2014 Ltd) # 4 (Ref-1187101605)
by Marvel Comics
Edition: Comic

3.0 out of 5 stars Issue #4, 4 July 2015
The four-issue Marvel mini-series “Axis Revolutions” is collected as Axis: Revolutions. These four issues, each containing two 10-page stories, are basically back-up stories showing some minor events that took place during Avengers & X-Men: AXIS (Avengers the X Men). There are no obvious essential continuity moments here, apart possibly for Thor’s journey from New York to Las Vegas. So, move along and find something more interesting.

Still here?
Well, some of the stories were well-written and illustrated, and some were more or less interesting than others.

Issue #4 takes place after the Inversion spell in Axis #3:

“Man of Ice” sees Iceman become a brooding, existential-crisis-suffering creature of the shadows. Unfortunately, this is the 21st century…

“Least Resistance” sees the Latverian Resistance movement out to assassinate Doctor Doom. However, the Doctor is now a Good Guy…


Axis: Revolutions #3 ((Marvel Comics)) Marvel Now ((December 2014)) 1st Printing
Axis: Revolutions #3 ((Marvel Comics)) Marvel Now ((December 2014)) 1st Printing
by Ray Fawkes
Edition: Comic

3.0 out of 5 stars Issue #3, 4 July 2015
The four-issue Marvel mini-series “Axis Revolutions” is collected as Axis: Revolutions. These four issues, each containing two 10-page stories, are basically back-up stories showing some minor events that took place during Avengers & X-Men: AXIS (Avengers the X Men). There are no obvious essential continuity moments here, apart possibly for Thor’s journey from New York to Las Vegas. So, move along and find something more interesting.

Still here?
Well, some of the stories were well-written and illustrated, and some were more or less interesting than others.

Issue #3 takes place after the Inversion spell Axis #3:

“Nice Shot” sees Kitty Pryde robbing a bank - whose CEO is funding anti-mutant hate organisations.

“Castles in the Sand” sees the Sandman breaking into Ryker’s Island prison to rescue a former colleague; but all is not as it seems… Probably the second-best story in the series.


Axis: Revolutions (2014 Ltd) # 1 (Ref491705402)
Axis: Revolutions (2014 Ltd) # 1 (Ref491705402)
by Marvel Comics
Edition: Comic

3.0 out of 5 stars Issue #1, 4 July 2015
The four-issue Marvel mini-series “Axis Revolutions” is collected as Axis: Revolutions. These four issues, each containing two 10-page stories, are basically back-up stories showing some minor events that took place during Avengers & X-Men: AXIS (Avengers the X Men). There are no obvious essential continuity moments here, apart possibly for Thor’s journey from New York to Las Vegas. So, move along and find something more interesting.

Still here?
Well, some of the stories were well-written and illustrated, and some were more or less interesting than others.

THE SPOILER ZONE
THE SPOILER ZONE
THE SPOILER ZONE

Issue #1 takes place during the Red Skull’s Hatewave attack:

“With Great Hate” sees Spider-Man trying to keep the peace between angry New Yorkers - a tough job even without the Red Skull’s input; probably the best of the series.

“Hoary Hosts Of Hate” sees Doctor Strange and Wong caught up in the Hatewave, with the good Doctor trying to find someone with inner calm and peace of mind that he can use to broadcast as an antidote to the Red Skull. This is meant to be a comedy piece. As a Doctor Strange fan from the earliest days in Strange Tales, before he got the cloak, I must register my protest at the continuing shameful misuse of this character. Grrr.


[(Lonely Planet West Africa)] [ By (author) Lonely Planet, By (author) Anthony Ham, By (author) Jean-Bernard Carillet, By (author) Paul Clammer, By (author) Emilie Filou, By (author) Tom Masters, By (author) Anja Mutic, By (author) Caroline Sieg, By (author) Kate Thomas, By (author) Vanessa Wruble ] [September, 2013]
[(Lonely Planet West Africa)] [ By (author) Lonely Planet, By (author) Anthony Ham, By (author) Jean-Bernard Carillet, By (author) Paul Clammer, By (author) Emilie Filou, By (author) Tom Masters, By (author) Anja Mutic, By (author) Caroline Sieg, By (author) Kate Thomas, By (author) Vanessa Wruble ] [September, 2013]
by Lonely Planet
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A readable and interesting guide, 4 July 2015
This 520-page book - the 8th (print) edition of September 2013 - is an interesting and readable guide to the West African countries covered). This is a well-designed and presented guide, with useful maps. This is not a glossy guide with lots of colour pictures, but it is a well-designed and laid out guide, with colour used primarily in the introductory section. It is intended to be a meaningful guide to things to see and do, and not just a list of things to see and do.

It is broken down into four major sections:

Page 6 - Plan Your Trip:
This section is an introduction to West Africa, with features on what to look out for (Top 17), what you need to know in advance, and all the general touristy stuff.

Page 35 - On the Road (“The Guide”; with each major entry having its own Understand and Survival Guide section):
P036: Benin (with 3 sub-sections)
P057: Burkina Faso (3)
P076: Cameroon (5)
P106: Cape Verde (7)
P137: Cote D’Ivoire (5)
P152: The Gambia (5)
P170: Ghana (6)
P204: Guinea
P208: Guinea-Bissau (5)
P220: Liberia (4)
P234: Mali
P238: Mauritania (5)
P255: Morocco (5)
P295: Niger
P299: Nigeria (3)
P320: Senegal (5)
P349: Sierra Leone (3)
P356: Togo (3)

Page 381 - Understand
This section contains articles on local culture, history, arts & crafts, the environment, etc.

Page 449 - Survival Guide:
A-Z Directory, health, transport, language, index, etc.

PS: Several of the other reviewers have given this book one star - mainly because it wasn’t exactly the same book as the previous edition. I have not seen the previous edition, and have rated this purely on what I see in this edition.


By Lonely Planet Lonely Planet West Africa (Travel Guide) (8th Edition)
By Lonely Planet Lonely Planet West Africa (Travel Guide) (8th Edition)
by Lonely Planet
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A readable and interesting guide, 4 July 2015
This 520-page book - the 8th (print) edition of September 2013 - is an interesting and readable guide to the West African countries covered). This is a well-designed and presented guide, with useful maps. This is not a glossy guide with lots of colour pictures, but it is a well-designed and laid out guide, with colour used primarily in the introductory section. It is intended to be a meaningful guide to things to see and do, and not just a list of things to see and do.

It is broken down into four major sections:

Page 6 - Plan Your Trip:
This section is an introduction to West Africa, with features on what to look out for (Top 17), what you need to know in advance, and all the general touristy stuff.

Page 35 - On the Road (“The Guide”; with each major entry having its own Understand and Survival Guide section):
P036: Benin (with 3 sub-sections)
P057: Burkina Faso (3)
P076: Cameroon (5)
P106: Cape Verde (7)
P137: Cote D’Ivoire (5)
P152: The Gambia (5)
P170: Ghana (6)
P204: Guinea
P208: Guinea-Bissau (5)
P220: Liberia (4)
P234: Mali
P238: Mauritania (5)
P255: Morocco (5)
P295: Niger
P299: Nigeria (3)
P320: Senegal (5)
P349: Sierra Leone (3)
P356: Togo (3)

Page 381 - Understand
This section contains articles on local culture, history, arts & crafts, the environment, etc.

Page 449 - Survival Guide:
A-Z Directory, health, transport, language, index, etc.

PS: Several of the other reviewers have given this book one star - mainly because it wasn’t exactly the same book as the previous edition. I have not seen the previous edition, and have rated this purely on what I see in this edition.


Lonely Planet West Africa (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet West Africa (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A readable and interesting guide, 4 July 2015
This 520-page book - the 8th (print) edition of September 2013 - is an interesting and readable guide to the West African countries covered). This is a well-designed and presented guide, with useful maps. This is not a glossy guide with lots of colour pictures, but it is a well-designed and laid out guide, with colour used primarily in the introductory section. It is intended to be a meaningful guide to things to see and do, and not just a list of things to see and do.

It is broken down into four major sections:

Page 6 - Plan Your Trip:
This section is an introduction to West Africa, with features on what to look out for (Top 17), what you need to know in advance, and all the general touristy stuff.

Page 35 - On the Road (“The Guide”; with each major entry having its own Understand and Survival Guide section):
P036: Benin (with 3 sub-sections)
P057: Burkina Faso (3)
P076: Cameroon (5)
P106: Cape Verde (7)
P137: Cote D’Ivoire (5)
P152: The Gambia (5)
P170: Ghana (6)
P204: Guinea
P208: Guinea-Bissau (5)
P220: Liberia (4)
P234: Mali
P238: Mauritania (5)
P255: Morocco (5)
P295: Niger
P299: Nigeria (3)
P320: Senegal (5)
P349: Sierra Leone (3)
P356: Togo (3)

Page 381 - Understand
This section contains articles on local culture, history, arts & crafts, the environment, etc.

Page 449 - Survival Guide:
A-Z Directory, health, transport, language, index, etc.

PS: Several of the other reviewers have given this book one star - mainly because it wasn’t exactly the same book as the previous edition. I have not seen the previous edition, and have rated this purely on what I see in this edition.


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