Lonely Planet the World: A Traveller’s Guide to the Planet

THE WORLDLonely Planet the World: A Traveller’s Guide to the Planet

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Every country in the world, in one guidebook: Lonely Planet delivers the first guide to “The World.”

We’ve taken the highlights from the world’s best guidebooks and put them together into one 960-page whopper to create the ultimate guide to Earth. This user-friendly A-Z gives a flavour of each country in the world, including a map, travel highlights, info on where to go and how to get around, as well as some quirkier details to bring each place to life. In Lonely Planet’s trademark bluespine format, this is the ultimate planning resource.

From now on, every traveller’s journey should start here…

  • Nearly 1000 colour photos of must-visit highlights
  • More than 200 colour maps
  • The guidebook every traveller needs to own

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet’s mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

“TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category”

“‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times”

“‘Lonely Planet. It’s on everyone’s bookshelves; it’s in every traveller’s hands. It’s on mobile phones. It’s on the Internet. It’s everywhere, and it’s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia) ”

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On a Wing and a Prayer: One Woman’s Adventure Into the Heart of the Rainforest

On a wing and a prayerOn a Wing and a Prayer: One Woman’s Adventure Into the Heart of the Rainforest by Sarah Woods

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When writer and intrepid traveler Sarah Woods set about discovering the jungles of Central and South America, her quest took her into some of the most remote tangles of vine-knotted jungles on the planet. In Panama’s rain-soaked Chiriqui highlands, she navigated seemingly impassable trails with a machete to reach quetzals with resplendent jewel-tone plumage.

Sarah sought the native wisdom of the indigenous Embera, deep in the Darien Jungle, in order to encounter the world’s largest and most powerful birds of prey–the elusive harpy eagle. Using razor-sharp talons to hunt and kill sloths and monkeys with deadly precision, these mammoth, winged dinosaurs hide a lesser-known, softer side: devoting great care to raising their young for the first two years of their lives. Seldom seen in the wild, Sarah struggled to demystify the fear-riddled legends and superstitions that earned the harpy eagle its name from early explorers.

Her voyage taught her much about the rich glories and mesmerizing spectacle of the natural world and also its challenges and dangers. She met the albino ‘moon children’ of Kuna Yala, swam in the Panama Canal, encountered left-wing guerrillas at the heart of Colombia’s five-decade conflict, and witnessed Amazonian beliefs and customs surrounding shape-shifting and the jungle afterlife. Sarah survived landslides, crash landings, mammoth floods, and culture clashes in mysterious untrodden lands, learning much about aspects of herself from the incredible wildlife and tribal peoples she encountered–arguably her biggest journey.”

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See San Francisco: Through the Lens of Sfgirlbybay

See San FranciscoSee San Francisco: Through the Lens of Sfgirlbybay by Victoria Smith

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From internationally popular design blogger SF Girl By Bay comes the ultimate love letter to San Francisco. This gorgeously photographed lifestyle guide gives readers an insider’s tour of the City by the Bay through Victoria Smith’s unique lens. Organized by neighborhood, each chapter features enchanting photos of hidden corners, local color, landmarks, and hot spots, revealing why so many people, Victoria included, fall head over heels for this amazing city.See San Franciso 3 Brimming with original, dreamy photography and packaged as a gorgeous jacketed hardcover, this lovely book makes a perfect gift for photography fans, San Francisco dwellers, visitors to the city, or those who have left their hearts in San Francisco.

Victoria Smith is the founder of SF Girl By Bay, a leading interior design and lifestyle blog voted #10 among the top 50 design blogs by the London Times. She lives in San Francisco.

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Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time

Population 485Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time by Michael Perry

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Welcome to New Auburn, Wisconsin, where the local vigilante is a farmer’s wife armed with a pistol and a Bible, the most senior member of the volunteer fire department is a cross-eyed butcher with one kidney and two ex-wives (both of whom work at the only gas station in town), and the back roads are haunted by the ghosts of children and farmers. Against a backdrop of fires and tangled wrecks, bar fights and smelt feeds, Population: 485 is a comic and sometimes heartbreaking true tale leavened with quieter meditations on an overlooked America.

Swells with unadorned heroism. He s the real thing . –USA Today”

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The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George

the way of the WanderlustThe Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George

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As a professional travel writer and editor for the past 40 years, Don George has been paid to explore the world. Through the decades, his articles have been published in magazines, newspapers, and websites around the globe and have won more awards than almost any other travel writer alive, yet his pieces have never been collected into one volume. “The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George” fills this void with a moving and inspiring collection of tales and reflections from one of America s most acclaimed and beloved travel writers.
From his high-spirited account of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on a whim when he was 22 years old to his heart-plucking description of a home-stay in a muddy compound in Cambodia as a 61-year-old, this collection ranges widely. As renowned for his insightful observations as for his poetic prose, George always absorbs the essence of the places he s visiting.
Other stories here include a moving encounter with Australia s sacred red rock monolith, Uluru; an immersion in country kindness on the Japanese island of Shikoku; the trials and triumphs of ascending Yosemite s Half Dome with his wife and children; and a magical morning at Machu Picchu.

Don George is a legendary travel writer and editor. “National Geographic”

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