Unforgettable Islands to Escape to Before You Die Paperback – 13 Apr 2007
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An inspirational guide to the most unique and spectacular islands in the world. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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This book has a fresh feel to it. The text is a nice, easy read, thoughtful and containing off-beat nuggets of information, and the photography is excellent.
Keep 'Unforgettable Islands to Escape to Before You Die' in an accessible spot on your bookshelf. Flip through once in a while and you will almost certainly see that it lives up to its promise...and offers all the inspiration needed to actually head out there and see some of these places.
There islands covered here are not necessarily the ones you would imagine. One of the reasons is that they decided not to repeat any from previous books. So no Galapagos, Cuba, Zanzibar or others previously featured. However, this does leave you with Rapa Nui, The Seychelles, Tierra del Fuego and many others. The advice here is limited, but that's not the intention. As ever its to show you the amazing places and give you a taster for 'that holiday'. Its does that as well as ever.
I like being a bit more active on my holidays. So this is probably my least favourite in the series. However, its still up to the usual standard and provides enough for me to keep going back to. If you want to find some of the best islands in the world for your holiday then get this to get you inspired.
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CITATION: Davey, S. and Schlossman, M. (2007). Unforgettable islands to escape to before you die. London: Firefly Books.
Reviewer: Dr W. P. Palmer
‘Unforgetable islands to escape to before you die’ is a well produced book in colour, not big enough to be a coffee table book, but too large to take in one’s luggage. Its dimensions are 0.8 x 7.1 x 9.5 inches and it weighs nearly two pounds. However it is a little gem for those addicted to island travel. The choice of just forty islands from the tens of thousands of islands in the world is obviously a difficult task and any traveller would agree with the choice of some the islands, but would replace others with their own favourites. The text accompanying the pictures is good but often some of the attractions on the islands are omitted. For example, Tanna Island in the Vanuatu archipelago is mentioned but not its fantastic volcano where molten lava bubbling and exploding in its crater can be observed.
The forty islands featured in ‘Unforgettable islands to escape to before you die’ are listed below:
Eleuthera, the Bahamas
Kubu Island, Botswana
Islands of Lake Tana, Ethiopia
Pico Ruivo, Madeira
Islands of Serenity, Tokyo, Japan
The Vanuatu Archipelago, South
Cousine and Praslin Islands, the
Hong Kong, China
Si Phan Don, Laos
El Nido Islands, Palawan, Philippines
The Golden Temple, Amritsar, India
The Florida Keys, USA
Santa Barbara Islands, USA
Southern Dalmatian Islands, Croatia
Yasawa Islands, Fiji
Lord Howe Island, Australia
Sark, Channel Islands, UK
Rapa Nui IEaster Island]
Ile de la Cite, Paris, France
Isles of Scilly, UK
St. Lucia, Caribbean
Ibiza, Balearic Islands
Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Mont Saint-Michel, France
The Society Islands, French Polynesia
Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Phang Nga Bay Islands, Thailand
Socotra, Republic of Yemen
Isle of Skye, Scotland
Mount Desert Island, USA
This book is well worth purchasing for those interested in attractive islands as it can be found discounted without too much difficulty.