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The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet Travel Book) Hardcover – 17 Sep 2010

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 2 edition (17 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741792118
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741792119
  • Product Dimensions: 27.5 x 4 x 36 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...it's the stunningly selected images by a cadre of Lonely Planet's best photographers that capture the charisma of each destination." Flavorwire


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Format: Paperback
I absolutely love this book and cannot rate it high enough! I am an avid traveller and am always excited to get my hands on a new travel book. This is far by my favourite of any travel books I have read, what makes it even better is how the book has been presented. It has beautiful photographs of over 200 countries in the world. If you didn't want to visit anywhere before you got your hands on this, you certainly will once you have read it!

I like this book as it runs through countries alphabetically and not by grouping them together, I find that this makes it smoother to read and if you do choose to read this as a fiction book then you get a surprise on the turning of every page.

This book allows you to get a `taster' for the country on the page identifying facts and stats as well as having photographs that draw you in. I have come across countries in this book that I had never even thought about visiting, but I found it so inspiring they have become a part of my `countries to visit' list. The book also has sections on the countries for you to get a more in depth opinion on it. Called `under the skin' this allows you to read about what you may hear there, watch, drink, eat and `in a word'. There is also a section on when to visit the country - always useful when you a planning a visit!

I always keep this book out on the coffee table when I have guests and so far I have not come across any who have been able to resist a peek at it. Once they have done, they fall in love with the book and rave to me about it afterwards.

As lonely planet go, I am not a big fan of their individual country guides/books, however I absolutely love their big books which capture the moment in the photograph and make you wish you were there.

I would urge everyone to purchase this book as once you have you would not regret it, mine is currently sitting on my coffee table stuffed with post it notes on pages I wish to now visit.
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This is a review of the Second Edition, first published September 2010 which replaces the First Edition of 2004. Apparently it has been 100% re-written and updated with totally new photographs, so it is a thoroughly new book in effect, and not to be confused with the First Edition (which is still on sale). The two editions, while similar in style, are comprehensively different from one another, and any review posted before September 2010 is likely to refer to the First Edition. I just wish Amazon could separate the two for reviewing purposes! They are not the same!

I'm rating this 5 stars because it's exactly what I wanted and expected - but that does not necessarily mean that it's the perfect travel guide. I wanted something for my children to use over the years to learn about all of the countries of the world, at least in outline terms, and this does exactly that very satisfactorily. But to call it a Travel Book is possibly misleading, because at 4kg it's not something you would want to carry around with you on holiday (or even take with you in the first place) and as a comprehensive guide to planning your holiday in advance, it has to be said that the information provided for any given country is pretty light and of limited use. Since every country is allocated the same page space (two), most of which is taken up with beautiful photographs, you are then left with less than half a page of text to summarise a complete nation. It has to be said that this information, while interesting at all times, will be of limited use to the would-be traveller.

But what you do get, if looked at a different way, is an absolute gold-mine of information for the world as a whole - and I really do mean all of it.
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I love travel but am often faced with trouble when planning a trip - what season will be best to go? What hidden highlights can I visit? What parts of the culture can I not miss trying? This book answers all of that and more.

Every country has two pages dedicated to it - one with photos and one with info. A brief description of the country is provided and then there is a bullet point list of must knows / must sees / etc.

I love that there is a food / drink / music / movie section that will allow you to further throw yourself into a specific culture.

A bible for any traveler.
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I gave this book to a colleague who was thinking about travelling somewhere and she loved it . it is not a book to take with you but helps with the initial "where shall I go ? " . excellent value for money.
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This is a very large, heavy and beautiful book, illustrating and giving key facts about each country in the world and a few places which are not really countries such as Puerto Rico and the Bahamas as well.

The photographs are amazing and the key facts tell you what to see, what to do, what to eat, and give a sort description of each country.

This is a big book - perfect for a large coffee table, and would make a great present for anyone with an interest in travelling. It has already sparked some ideas of where I would like to go...
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An absolutely beautiful book. It's big, bright with excellent quality photographs. It was a speedy delivery and really will make the perfect gift. I would recommend this book for people looking for more of a visual dose of inspiration as there is only 1 A 4 page per country. A wonderful addition to any bookcase though.

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