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Travel

Secret Marvels of the World

Secret Marvels of the World

by Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet

Featuring communist bunkers, burning gas craters and at least one sponge-rock fluorescent grotto built by Polish monks, this book reveals weird and wonderful sights the crowds don't reach.
 
 
 - We've all heard of India's Taj Mahal, but what about Karna Mata Temple? It's a building teeming with rats so revered they enjoy A-list treatment with daily offerings of milk and fruit.
 - It's no secret that visitors to Berlin can see parts of its infamous Wall still standing in the city. Not so many people know that segments of the wall have travelled all around the world and can be found in places including Los Angeles, Japan and Iceland.
 - Stonehenge is one of the UK's most popular tourist sites. So why not beat the crowds and head to Nebraska instead, where you can marvel at a Carhenge - a replica of the great monolith site constructed entirely from vintage cars.
This packed and fascinating title takes its readers on a journey through the world's lesser known marvels. Dive into an underworld of the planet's most surprising, fun, perplexing, kitsch and downright bizarre sights - and explore human stories and mysterious happenings that you won't find inside a regular guidebook.
 
From eerie natural wonders to historical oddities and bizarre architecture, this is a travel companion for the incurably curious.
 
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.

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The Travel Book

The Travel Book

A Journey Through Every Country in the World

by Lonely Planet
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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!

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Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist

The 500 Best Experiences on the Planet - Ranked

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Publisher: Lonely Planet

Lonely planet's list of the 500 most thrilling, memorable, downright interesting places on the planet—the ultimate travel bucketlist.

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Carsick

Carsick

John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

by John Waters
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A cross-country hitchhiking journey with America's most beloved weirdo.

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Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World

Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World

by Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet

Journey to the planet's most magnificent places with Lonely Planet's Beautiful World—a thought-provoking portrait of our world. This lavishly produced hardback will help you see the planet as you've never seen it before, renewing your relationship with the place we call home.

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Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down

Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down

by Rosecrans Baldwin
Publisher: Picador

“A Judd Apatow film in the waiting… Very, very funny.”—John Freeman, The Boston Globe

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Visit Sunny Chernobyl

Visit Sunny Chernobyl

And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places

by Andrew Blackwell
Publisher: Rodale

For most of us, travelling means visiting the most beautiful places on Earth-Paris, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon. It's rare to book a plane ticket to visit the lifeless moonscape of Canada's oil sand strip mines, or to set sail for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But in Visit Sunny Chernobyl, Andrew Blackwell embraces a different kind of travel, taking a jaunt through the most gruesomely polluted places on Earth.

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Volunteer

Volunteer

A Traveller's Guide to Making a Difference Around the World

by Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet

Are you looking for a more meaningful travel experience?

Do you want to give back to the communities you visit, make a genuine connection with locals, meet like-minded travelers and build your skills?

International volunteering opens up all these opportunities, and this book has all the advice you need to get you there. Much more than just a resource directory, Volunteer is packed with invaluable information and full-color inspiration to get you planning your perfect short- or long-term volunteer experience anywhere in the world whether it's monitoring sea turtles in Greece, helping set up handicraft businesses in Ghana or building community centers in Guatemala! Features unique, user-friendly structure arranged by type of volunteering program. Over 170 organizations listed and reviewed. Dozens of seasoned volunteers share their experiences and top tips. Written by passionate, well-travelled LonelyPlanet authors advised by a team of experts in the field. Fully illustrated with color photographs of volunteers in action.

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A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast

Life-Changing Food Encounters Around the World

by Don George (ed.)
Publisher: Lonely Planet

A Moveable Feast presents a collection of travellers' tales set around the world, written by a well-seasoned spectrum of contributors, from celebrity chefs and best-selling travel writers to never-before-published travellers. The theme threading through this delectable multi-course concoction will be the inimitable ability of food to inspire our serendipities, satiate our senses, and enlighten our journeys -- in short, to transform the planet into an endless all-you-can-eat buffet for mind, soul, and stomach.

A Moveable Feast includes 38 Stories from chefs, food writers & travel writers: Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, Matthew Fort, Simon Winchester
Jan Morris, Henry Shukman, Alexander Lobrano, Larry Habegger, Pico Iyer, Lawrence Millman, Anthony Sattin, Naomi Duguid, Rhona McAdam, Tim Cahill, Stanley Stewart, Sean McLachlan, Laurence Mitchell, Amanda Jones, Doug Mack, Stefan Gates, David Downie, Mark Kurlansky, Liz MacDonald, Jeff Greenwald, Elisabeth Eaves, David Lebovitz, Matt Preston, Laura Fraser, Anita Breland, Emily Matchar, Jim Benning, Jeffrey Alford, William Sertl, Ruth Rabin, Andrew McCarthy, Karen Coates, John Newman and Johanna Gohmann.

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The Traveller’s Guide to Planet Earth

The Traveller’s Guide to Planet Earth

The World as You've Never Experienced It Before

by Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet

You've seen the series, now it's time to see the world. In partnership with BBC Books we are proud to announce The Traveller's Guide to Planet Earth. This book enables readers to experience the world as they never have before. Visiting 50 destinations featured in the television series the book provides insight into the destination.

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The Travel Book

The Travel Book

A Journey Through Every Country in the World

by Robert Reid
Publisher: Lonely Planet

Celebrate the world! 229 countries & destinations to explore , 817 beautiful images to inspire.

The international bestseller returns, with 100% all NEW images and text.

Bigger, brighter and bolder than ever, the second edition of Lonely Planet's definitive travel pictorial has been revised and updated to be even more inspiring than the last. The Travel Book captures the essence of every country on the planet through stunning photographs and atmospheric text. User-friendly A-to-Z coverage and double-page spreads of every country make this book a total delight - and an amazing gift.

Includes cultural insights, key facts and maps. Breathtaking photographs sourced from Lonely Planet's comprehensive image library, Lonely Planet Images.

"It just reminds me how much of the world there is still to see." --Tony Wheeler, Lonely Planet founder, 145 countries visited and counting ...

"This is a stunning book. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, it's a classic coffee table book, best perused on a rainy afternoon with a cup of coffee in one hand and your passport in the other, just in case you get the urge to flee the country." --Digital Camera Magazine

"At a time when the world feels as if it's becoming a larger, more divided and increasingly impossible place to understand, let alone discover, The Travel Book is a reminder that the world is truly an amazing place." --The Age (Melbourne, Australia)

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Extreme Cuisine

Extreme Cuisine

Exotic Tastes from Around the World

by Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet

Imagine tucking into grasshoppers as you wander the Mercado Benito market in Oaxaca, Mexico, or chowing down on juicy witchetty grubs on your travels through Central Australia — such meals can be the perfect entrée to a culture. In this book you'll find over 50 delicacies that creep, crawl, sizzle and spit, where they originated from and wher eyou can experience them. You may not salivate over blood, scorpions, chicken's knees or partially digested coffee beans, but travel long enough and you're bound to meet someone who does. Extreme Cuisine is sure to challenge your idea of what makes good eating.

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Cities Book

Cities Book

by Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet

Cities represent civilization and human achievement: they are bubbling microcosms of virtues and vices, vanguards of technology and creative pursuits, incubators of traditions and melting pots of diversity. More than half the world's population now lives in cities, and for travelers they hold an endless fascination. Every city has its own personality, in the form of its streets and buildings and in its human architecture. Taking our cue from the buzz on the street, we have captured the flavor of each city through the eyes of the typical citizen: hot conversation topics, urban myths, the best places to eat and rink and to seek out after dark. It's a tempting cocktail for the urban adventurer.

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