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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting new format - a few typos, 26 May 2011
This review is from: China (Lonely Planet Country Guides) (Paperback)
I just got the brand new 12th edition (out in May 2011). The new blue and black format if a bit different from the other LP books I have, but you get used to it after a while. There is more information in the intros to the chapters, which is good. I used to live in Nanjing 2004/05 when the new train station was being built; since at least 2006 there has been a beautiful new station, but the 2011 edtion STILL says that the station is mayhem (identical description to their 2003 edition) - very sloppy updating. The map at the front is now made of paper (not the shiny stuff as per the other guides). I fear that this will not stand the test of time and will rip fairly soon. In addition there seems to be some interesting geographical errors with the map....take a look at Xinjiang - Urumqi doesn't even exist, and Yining has moved a few thousand miles. The colours and topographical features of the map make it a lot less clear compared to their old-style maps. I haven't looked all the way through the book yet, although I noticed that Ningbo is no longer covered at all, although quite a few new places have wormed their way in.
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Initial post: 21 Mar 2013 18:04:26 GMT
M. Porter says:
This worries me about outdated info on Nanjing, since this is where I will be spending most of my time. I hope this is improved by the new edition, unfortunately it will be released after my return!
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