Buy Used
$7.00
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by eulerbooks
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: absolutely perfect copy in tight unread condition
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Around the World in 80 Treasures Hardcover


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$24.46 $0.32 $35.70
Paperback
"Please retry"
$7.74 $0.02
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"

Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Up to 50% Off Materials & Chemistry Books
For a limited time, enjoy special savings on materials and chemistry titles from Springer. Learn more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; First Edition edition (August 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0297843990
  • ISBN-13: 978-0297843993
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 7.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,973,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Travel the world in five months, see 80 "treasures." This is the conceit behind a recent BBC TV series hosted by architect Cruickshank, who is also the guide in this companion book. He visits, in rapid-fire fashion, fantastic, if not entirely unexpected, places (Egypt's pyramids, the ruins of Peru, the Parthenon), documenting each with sometimes transcendent pictures, but much of the narration is bogged down by Cruickshank's complaints about speeding through the ruins and getting up for early flights to dash from one continent to the next. Cruickshank's descriptions vary in quality, sometimes reading like brochures. (A product, perhaps, of brief visits that don't allow him to absorb anything before he's off to the next destination.) Though some of the destinations seem absurd for a top-80 list (firing a Colt pistol in Durango, Colorado?), Cruickshank is a witty travel agent and his architectural background enriches the best sections. Anyone seriously interested in these marvels will be frustrated by the slight treatment each receives; Cruickshank is too busy traveling to provide much depth. However, fans of the series will appreciate how Cruickshank crams the entire world into one journey and one book.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

From Booklist

The author is a British television journalist and authority on historic buildings, which stood him in good stead as he did a whirlwind--four months--tour of 40 countries on six continents, all for a television series, of which this book is a companion. He ended up visiting 80 historic monuments--human built, not natural wonders. He went to look for big, one-of-a-kind structures, but his definition of historic monuments extended to uniquely regional crafts with an appeal that has endured through the ages. Consequently, his profiles, each one gorgeously illustrated and accompanied by diary entries (in which he not only describes what he saw but also reflects on its importance in a world-heritage context), range from Angkor Watt in Cambodia to the Seagram Building in New York City; from classic Chinese porcelain to Persian carpets; and from Mostar Bridge in Bosnia to Ethiopian illuminated manuscripts. Ready-made for vicarious living by the armchair traveler. Brad Hooper
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

By "rosieluthien" on November 12, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I had seen this show on a PBS station and it was very interesting and enlightening. So whenI looked it up on amazon, I found the book. The book gives a lot more backgound as to how the documentary was made and it gives a lot of detailed insight that perhaps the program didn't mention. It is a treasure for anyone who is fascinated by world cultures, art, history, and travel. I learned a lot from this book and its documentary.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I purchased this after watching the 10 episdoes of the DVD and am really glad I did! This is more of a diary and there is much more explanation on location, terrain, situations the crew had to deal with, the human side of the filming & traveling, and more explanation about the treasures in many cases. I read part of the book, returned to the DVD to watch the episodes again then continued to read the book again.
Very interesting and rounds out the episodes of the program. I loved it and have been to many of the places he chose. I believe he put in a lot of careful thought and planning in his choices for the 80 Treasures.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By J. CALDERON on September 6, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Very interesting book and a good souvenir from the TV series. Congratulations to Mr. Dan Cruickshank and thanks for sharing his treasures.
Easy to read during a trip. It is an invitation to travel in order to appreciate the culture, the history and more details of our world.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Search
ARRAY(0xa40c4ccc)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?