Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher* Celebrate the world.229 countries & destinations to explore, 817 beautiful images to inspire - this international best seller features 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. Also available in hardback, mini edition, and children's Not For Parents: The Travel Book - cool stuff to know about every country in the world! It just reminds me how much of the world there is still to see" - Tony Wheeler, founder, 145 countries visited and counting ? '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) Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, 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 where they travel. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category '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) *#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013 "