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

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Take a journey through every country in the world. 850 images. 230 countries. One complete picture.

With details of every United Nations-approved country in the world, and a few more principalities and dependencies besides, Lonely Planet's Travel Book is the ultimate introduction to a world of travel and the essential travel reference book for every household!

Each country is profiled by Lonely Planet's expert authors and features details of when to visit, what to see and do, and how to learn more about the country's culture from its film, music, food and drink. Every entry has a map and statistics about the country.

All brand new, incredible photography illustrates each country, depicting what life is like in each nation from photographic portraits of people, beautiful landscape photographs and vibrant street photography.

This premium packaged 448-page book with beautiful rainbow foil on the cover will make an impressive gift.

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, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, 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 Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 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)

Praise For…


"The massive coffee-table hardback is what the title implies — an alphabetical guide to countries, two pages per country...The underlying theme is simple: Learn something about other places and, if so inspired, go there."San Francisco Chronicle

"230 countries...showcased through 850 stunning photos. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, from populous China to tiny Easter Island, it's all here. — ABC News"ABC News

"A gorgeous A-to-Z guide."The New York Times

"The essential travel reference book for every household...All brand new, incredible photography illustrates each country, depicting what life is like in each nation from photographic portraits of people, beautiful landscape photographs and vibrant street photography."Library of Clean Reads

"The hottest coffee-table travel tome."The Scotsman

"A reference guide to the world, with a bite-sized breakdown on each of the world’s countries, Lonely Planet’s The Travel Book is a bookshelf essential for gourmet travellers and the just-published 2016 edition is no exception. Slick photography and pithy summaries of what to see and do (as well as eat and drink) makes it an ideal starting point for trip-planning. Did you know that Angola has, historically, been one of the world’s biggest coffee producers, or that if you drink tea around a Tuareg campfire in Algeria you’ll need to wait for it to be poured three times? You will."Olive Magazine

"Anyone who has childhood memories of leafing through reference books full of brightly coloured pictures and exotic facts from far-away lands (Encyclopaedia Britannica or Funk& Wagnalls, anyone?) will know the pleasure that awaits in Lonely Planet’s new edition of The Travel Book … The 2016 update on the publisher’s classic million-selling coffee table tome is one to treasure, for both curious adults and children…It’s a great place to start plans and dreams."The Age/The Sydney Morning Herald

"Books will never die out as long as beauties such as Lonely Planet's The Travel Book exists. More than a coffee table book, this glorious tome begs to be devoured by the curious traveller or armchair traveller…this guide is more compelling than ever. The book evokes the spirit of each place and has information for the senses: what to eat and drink, which books and music will enhance your visit and fabulous images."Get Up & Go

"The essential travel reference book for every household...All brand new, incredible photography illustrates each country, depicting what life is like in each nation from photographic portraits of people, beautiful landscape photographs and vibrant street photography. — Library of Clean Reads"Library of Clean Reads

"We are drooling over this stunning travel guide featuring every country on the planet...Whether Dad loves to travel or just learn about different cultures around the world, this coffee table book is sure to keep him and the kids entertained for hours."Walking on Travels

"With details in every United Nations-approved country in the world, and a few more principalities and dependents besides, Lonely Planet's Travel Book is the ultimate introduction to a world of travel and the essential travel reference book for every household!"Fashion Travel Girl


Product Details
ISBN: 9781786571205
ISBN-10: 178657120X
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Publication Date: October 18th, 2016
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: Lonely Planet