DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Southwest USA & Las Vegas Flexibound – 2 Jul 2012
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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.
Will keep it on the bookcase for future visits.
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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.Published 16 months ago by Bob
The only problem with this book is that it did not include much of California and that was part of the plan. Read morePublished on 6 Sept. 2013 by Sandys