1. Italy (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

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Book Description
Italy offers an extraordinary kaleidoscope of regions and experiences for all visitors. Packed with photographs, illustrations and maps the Eyewitness Travel to Italy has mapped out all of the remarkable flavors of Italy. Use this guide to help you decide where to stay, eat, relax, and shop. Every page in the Eyewitness Travel to Italy has pinpointed the highlights of each fascinating region.

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2. Paris (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE)

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Book Description
The Eyewitness Travel Guide helps you to get the most out of your trip with minimum difficulties. The opening section Introducing Paris locates the city geographically, sets modern Parisian its historical context and explains how Parisian life changes through the years. Paris At a Glance is an overview of the city's specialties. The main sightseeing section of the book is Paris Area by Area. It describes all the main sights with maps, photographs and detailed illustrations. Get to know Paris with The Eyewitness Travel Guide.

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3. USA (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

Highlights the USA's national parks, scenic routes, the vast wilderness, world-class cities, top museums and galleries. Regional chapters cover the culture, history and sights in-depth. A practical section on visiting the USA helps you plan your trip in advance, giving tips on travel, customs, laws and what to expect while the USA.

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4. A Travel Guide to Heaven

 

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From Publishers Weekly
Forget angels playing harps. In this fascinating, comforting book, DeStefano takes the reader on a tour of heaven, painting it as a dynamic place of unlimited joy, and using Scripture and dramatic imagination to fill in details about the afterlife. "God doesn't throw away the good things he creates," he writes, an idea which is the basis of many of his speculations about heaven. Heaven is a tangible place, believes DeStefano, and at least part of it will be a transformed new earth. People will have their own recognizable bodies, only perfected. DeStefano tackles tough questions about heaven, including the role of angels, the measurement of time, marriages and whether pets will be there ("Of course!"). Fears of boredom are dispelled with his depictions of possible activities ("How about a tour of the Andromeda galaxy?") and creative work ("Books will be written and read, public structures will be built and utilized"). However, he writes that nothing will compare with the thrill of meeting God, the source of true happiness. DeStefano persuasively argues that the idea of heaven is a positive force on earth, since "faith in God and heaven makes you more interested in what you do in this life-not less." He is neither an academic nor a professional theologian, which gives the book its delightfully conversational tone and frees him to conjecture without restraint. Many readers will find DeStefano's solid Christian framework reassuring and his exciting picture of heaven compelling.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From AudioFile
This bizarre account of what heaven is "really" like embraces the best of religion and the worst of puerile, fatuous fantasy. It's hard to determine if DeStefano is toying with the listener as he recounts such promised heavenly events as art lessons from Michelangelo, tossing around a baseball with Joe DiMaggio, and banquets of spaghetti and chianti in the afterlife's version of Rome. The nasal New Yorker tries to support his feel-good Disneyesque theories with biblical quotations and vague ideas entwined with bouncy faith and optimism. But only the most gullible and childish will believe this Richard-Simmons-style pep talk about the afterlife. An oddity at best, this travel guide is best left in the motel drawer with Gideon's Bible--meant for the weary and, in this case, desperate traveler. D.J.B. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5. New York (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE)

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Book Description
At first glance New York City might seem overwhelming, but the Eyewitness Travel to New York will make the city feel uncomplicated. Take a bite out of the Big Apple as you discover New York's shopping, museums, restaurants, hotels, parks, nightlife, and theaters. This lavishly illustrated guide will enlighten your experience and make it easy to manage. Everyday in New York offers its visitors something new to see and experience.

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6. Ireland (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

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Amazon.com
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive, engrossing and just plain fun-to-read guidebook than the Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland. Spilling over with all sorts of useful information for the traveler, you'll find three-dimensional drawings, floor plans, detailed neighborhood maps with a street-finder index, and even historical timelines. Broken into several sections (including "Introducing Ireland," "Region by Region," "Traveler's Needs," and "Survival Guide"), the guide paints a complete picture of the country. Readers will especially love the hundreds of color photos of everything from the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare to the Connemara landscape of County Galway to out-of-the-way pubs and street-by-street illustrated city walks (Dublin's Southeast walk takes in famed landmarks such as Trinity College, St. Stephen's Green and the Shelbourne Hotel). You'll also find listings for Aran sweaters, Waterford crystal, and Celtic recordings. --Jill Fergus --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal
This compact, handsomely illustrated guide to Ireland opens with a general overview of the island's history and culture. The tour of the country begins in Dublin, then circles south and west, ending up in Belfast. At the back of the book are sections on lodging, food, shopping, and other practical information. It is similar in style, content, and price to Knopf Guides: Ireland, published in July 1995. Eyewitness Travel Guides claim to be "the guides that show what others only tell you." This volume does seem to have slightly more illustrations than the Knopf guide (as well as more hotel and restaurant listings), but its paper cover will not be as durable as Knopf's vinyl cover, and it is a bit heavier to carry. Still, this is a thorough guide that travelers, especially those off-the-beaten track, will find most useful. Recommended for public libraries.
Mary C. Kalfatovic, Telesec Lib. Svcs., Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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7. Great Britain (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE)

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Amazon.com
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive, engrossing, and just plain fun-to-read guidebook than the Eyewitness Travel Guide: Great Britain. Spilling over with all sorts of useful information for the traveler, you'll find three-dimensional drawings, floor plans, and detailed neighborhood maps, as well as timelines, charts, and even popular bus routes. Broken into several sections--"Introducing Great Britain," "Region by Region" (including London and environs, Scotland, and Wales), "Traveler's Needs," and "Survival Guide"--the guide paints a complete picture of the country. Readers will especially appreciate the hundreds of color photos of everything from London's double-decker buses to the ancient formations at Stonehenge. You'll also find street-by-street illustrated city walks (Covent Garden, Westminster), as well as scenic hikes in the Scottish highlands and the Lake District, with plenty of listings for inns and fish-and-chip taverns along the way. --Jill Fergus --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The New York Times
Each book is a visual as well as informational feast about a particular place. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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8. Guide to Politically Incorrect Travel

A hilarious tongue-in-cheek, yet comprehensive and helpful, guide to sights, attractions, accommodations and places to dine and drink in the U.S. that feature less than “politically correct” themes and activities. From smoking spots to retro oddities to adults-only venues in this new “family friendly” world, a variety of hotels, attractions, resorts, bars, eateries and museums are spotlighted and described in an entertaining, yet non-abrasive fashion, with locations and contact info listed at the end of each chapter so you can explore for yourself.

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9. California (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

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Sky Magazine -Delta In flight Magazine
The best travel guides ever. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

North American Press Syndication
...considered to be the world's best travel resource to over 30 destinations around the world, make it easier to plan a splendid vacation. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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10. The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World

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From Booklist
*Starred Review* Even the most avid readers of travel guides and travel literature will not have encountered a book quite like this one. It is huge and heavy but reasonably priced, and it is vastly informative, which is its calling card. All the writers who contribute to the Lonely Planet travel guide series have put heads, knowledge, and experience together and come up with an A-Z series of capsule profiles of every country in the world, 230 in number. Each country gets a two-page spread, on which are placed, like luscious dishes set before one at a feast, illustrations that are typical of Lonely Planet's unique, non-picture-postcard brand of shots. The accompanying text presents a cogent rundown of the best experiences for gaining the essence of the place; books to read beforehand; music to listen to before you go; food and drink to consume once you are there; and a few brief but pungent closing comments on the trademark things to do and buy and see and what, ultimately, is the best surprise awaiting the tourist. For borrowers in the travel section to sit down, look at, and make notes from, without taking off the premises. Brad Hooper
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
San Francisco Chronicle, November 14, 2004
'Lonely Planet's photographs are technically perfect...and with all those images, every reader will find something to admire.'

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