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Great Adventures: Experience the World at its Breathtaking Best (Lonely Planet Travel Pictorial) Hardcover – October 1, 2012


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  • Series: Lonely Planet Travel Pictorial
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 1 edition (October 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1742209645
  • ISBN-13: 978-1742209647
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The photographs are stunning, and each chapter includes several sidebars of information, a map and an array of practical planning tips. Just looking at the book alone makes you want to think about possibly moving beyond yourown comfort level..." (Amsterdam News 2013-09-26)

"With gorgeous photos, practical information and armchair travel suggestions, the travel guide publisher prepares readers for an adventure." (Battle Creek Enquirer 2013-05-24)

"An inspiring, photo-packed stimulus package for wandering minds" (Passport Magazine 2013-03-00)

"Great Adventures: Experience the World at its Breathtaking Best... is a fine oversized collection of color photos capturing unique world adventures for both armchairreaders and those contemplating their own global excursions. It's all about ice peaks, underwater caves, challenging bicycling trips, and natural beauty: chapters are packed with lovely images and paired with exciting text, making for an outstandingsurvey highly recommended for any adventure travel holding." (Midwest Book Review 2013-01-00)

"Great Adventures is a handsome 320-page coffee-table book, filled to bursting with stunning photographs of oceans, deserts, ancient cities, and,especially, perilous mountain overhangs, beneath which there always looms a bottomless abyss. The two-page opening spread of a craggy overlook in the French Alps will leave acrophobics reeling in panic." (Perceptive Travel 2013-01-00)

"In LonelyPlanet's Great Adventures, the reader is treated to a breathtaking array of travel experiences, illustrated with beautiful photography." (Los Angeles Times 2012-12-12)

"There are no ho-hum wanderings in this guide to the best adventuretrips on the planet. Stunning photography leads readers through great outdoor adventures like paragliding from Mont Blanc in France, tracking mountain gorillas in Uganda or perhaps cycling through Nepal. The reader will be enticed to hike, dive, bikeand climb; above the earth, below the oceans, and on top of mountains. This is truly a candy box of adventures of a lifetime. Every endorphin seeking traveler will love this book." (Wicked Good Travel Tips 2012-12-04)

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It really does capture your imagination.
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Flipping through the book, is eye candy for the soul, beautiful and fun, adventures and possibilities, this is a cool book to savor.
Gary Miller
While the text is brief, excellent photography is the books forte.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie Neely on November 10, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Lonely Planet's Great Adventures is perhaps the MOST beautiful and thrilling travel books I have ever seen. I loved pouring over the amazing adventures within its over 300 large sized pages, almost all of which have breathtaking, full-color photographs of some of the most difficult places to get to in the world. The intrepid athletes of every kind who have made it to these one-of-a-kind earth's wonders (and the fearless photographers who had to make the trip along with them and carry immense equipment) have shared their challenges and routes with us in fabulous, thrilling detail. There are hiking, diving, biking, climbing, water, canyoneering, boating, rafting, rowing, driving adventures and more. The images are gorgeous, all making me wish I could do every single one of these adventures. But don't be daunted by these temptations, which few could afford or physically manage, because this terrific book has a list of books for armchair enjoyment for each of these adventures, in addition to this excellent book you will want to read from cover to cover again and again. If you want your family to get interested in geography and other people and places around the world, or if you want to appreciate the various environs of our planet, GET THIS GREAT BOOK!!!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gary Miller on November 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Truly, this book captures adventures for a lifetime, whether you take them or not, you'll love each page's text and photos, breathtaking just like it's title. The introduction by writer Ben Fogle sums adventures up sheer adrenalin one experiences.

Great Adventures are ways we go after our beloved planet Earth in chapters on hiking, diving, biking, Above and Below ( canyons and caves), Climbing, Ice and Snow treks, Animals, Water, and Drives; an amazing collection, that covers the world, well organized too, and easy to follow.
Let's take under Rafting the Amazon in the Water chapter. Huge photograph greets you on opposite page showing the serpentine river, with snake shaped color against the green forest, a block of Essential Experiences tell us Feeling the rush of rafting one of the top 10 rivers in the World, tasting Peruvian cuisine, learning the history of Machu Picchu. Details of the adventure by days from 3 - 11 depending on how big of adventure one seeks, next page has Armchair Traveler thoughts like movies filmed in the area for adventure like Fitzcarraldo ( great film I remember ). Yes, a map is there too, so you can easily see where it's happening.

Flipping through the book, is eye candy for the soul, beautiful and fun, adventures and possibilities, this is a cool book to savor. I loved reading it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ClwydJ on November 29, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I received this book last Xmas as a present & enjoyed it very much. It has a brief synopsis(usually 4 pages) of many exotic & beautiful locations that I'll never have the chance to see in person. While the text is brief, excellent photography is the books forte. There are many stunning images from all around this amazing planet of ours.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karen A. Mccleskey on June 11, 2013
Format: Hardcover
i like this book because of the beautiful pics. the reason i LOVE this book is because it has reference points for each location so you can learn more, be an armchair traveler or find a hotel and GO there. i checked it out from the library but will buy one for myself and for my son. FOR THE AVID TRAVELER OR DREAMER THIS BOOK IS A MUST.
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