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on 31 August 2013
Item reviewed: 2012 edition

The book covers the following area:
* All of Arizona;
* All of New Mexico;
* Southern Utah, i.e. roughly south of the line of Interstate-70;
* Southwest Colorado, i.e. roughly SW of and including Ouray;
* The southern tip of Nevada, i.e. Las Vegas and environs.
Therefore this area is somewhat different from the region called Southwest USA in DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: USA (DK Eyewitness Travel Guides).

This book is divided into the following sections:

- Introduction (38 pp)
- Sights in the area covered, divided into 7 regions (182 pp)
- Travellers' needs and Survival Guide (70 pp)
- Index (Good, but in small print) (10 pp).

Las Vegas is well-described at 38 pp. This leaves 144pp for sights in the rest of the area covered. The coverage per unit area is about one-third of that in DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California, leaving out Los Angeles and San Francisco since the SW USA does not have a comparable megalopolis. In an unexciting region this might not matter, but the area in fact has a wealth of interesting places, including the Grand Canyon and a large number of other very well-visited national parks.

I had this book with me on a recent trip to the SW, and found that, apart from Las Vegas, it just wasn't detailed enough. Given that the far more detailed California book is only about a pound more, this book might even be regarded as a swiz.
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on 1 December 2013
quick delieverybrilliant service ,just as described, very pleased with the item . found the book most helpful while on holiday- and good value for money ....
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on 9 September 2014
I genuinely am a massive massive fan of the DK Eyewitness Travel guides but I was a little disappointed with this book. I went on a trip to not only Vegas but a number of beautiful locations in the USA, but the book didn't quite give me the detail, walks and coverage that I experienced with my London and Paris books for example. It is a good book but unfortunately isn't on Parr with the other DK books out there. In hindsight I might have just got the DK books that focuses on the specific locations such as top 10 travel guides or Las Vegas itself.
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on 19 December 2013
Was a great help in planning our travels around the USA.
Will keep it on the bookcase for future visits.
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on 6 September 2013
The only problem with this book is that it did not include much of California and that was part of the plan. The book was in excellent condition and arrived earlier than indicated.
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on 2 June 2013
Very good descriptions using maps and photos. Good visual representations of places and drawing StreetViews.
I look forward to my holiday in the Southwest using this guide!
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on 7 April 2015
A mine of information. Anyone going to this part of the world would be well advised to plan their holiday and this book is great for that.
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on 5 October 2014
Very good, all as promised
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on 3 September 2013
I love Eyewitness books as they are organised into logical areas, have pictures and a good summary of places to see and things to do. The restaurants, bars and hotels section is always useful. I never go on holiday without an Eyewitness travel guide.
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on 4 January 2015
great
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