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The World in Photos ~ Coffee Table Books Galore!

Sara "Travel Maven"
The list author says: "As a regular world traveler for business and pleasure, one of my hobbies is to collect coffee table books for every country or city I have visited. This is a list of stand-out photography books, the ones that really are displayed on my coffee table."
The Travel Book
The Travel Book
"2 pages for every country in the world. Awesome!"
Through the Lens: National Geographic Greatest Photographs (National Geographic Collectors Series)
Through the Lens: National Geographic Greatest Photographs (National Geographic Collectors Series)
"What coffee table would be complete without at least one NG book?"
One Planet: Inspirational Travel Photographs
One Planet: Inspirational Travel Photographs
"Inspirational, yes. But only a pro could actually take these shots."
Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa
Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa
"Jaw-dropping ceremonial dress from across Africa."
China: Portrait of a People
China: Portrait of a People
"A new classic. Puts every other photo book about China to shame."
The Americans
The Americans
"Nostalgic American road trip photos from the 50ís."
The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany (The Most Beautiful Villages)
The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany (The Most Beautiful Villages)
"This one is for the wives."
Revelations: Latin American Wisdom for Every Day (Offerings for Humanity)
Revelations: Latin American Wisdom for Every Day (Offerings for Humanity)
"Awesome pics by the Follmi family combined with inspirational quotes."
Fruits
Fruits
"Itís hard to take the Japanese seriously after seeing them in this book."
Ruin: Photographs of a Vanishing America
Ruin: Photographs of a Vanishing America
"Imagine that America used to be something more than strip malls."
The White Rock
The White Rock
"A photographic journey through ancient Incan empire."
How the Other Half Lives, Special Illustrated Edition
How the Other Half Lives, Special Illustrated Edition
"Pioneering photojournalism from 1880ís America."
Sebasti„o Salgado: Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age
Sebasti„o Salgado: Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age
"Reminds us who really keeps our world together. Touching!"
Work: The World in Photographs
Work: The World in Photographs
"A more artistic look at the people who keep the globe running."
I Was Cuba: Treasures from the Ramiro Fernandez Collection
I Was Cuba: Treasures from the Ramiro Fernandez Collection
"Most people will never know the inside of Cuba except through images."
The Sikhs
The Sikhs
"A beautiful examination of a misunderstood culture."
Spectacular Ireland
Spectacular Ireland
"Ancient architecture and breathtaking landscape shots."
Ethiopia: Peoples of the Omo Valley
Ethiopia: Peoples of the Omo Valley
"More native beauty from the vanishing tribes of Africa."
India: In Word and Image
India: In Word and Image
"A very flattering volume of imagery from scenic India."
Henri Cartier-Bresson: ņ Propos de Paris
Henri Cartier-Bresson: ņ Propos de Paris
"Only better way to see Paris if you canít go is through Henriís lens."
Diane Arbus Revelations
Diane Arbus Revelations
"The weird side of America. A quirky classic!"
Annie Leibovitz at Work
Annie Leibovitz at Work
"Not exactly travel photography, but a great coffee table book nonetheless."
Tulsa
Tulsa
"Startling! Kind of makes you not want to visit Tulsa."
Los Angeles: Portrait of a City
Los Angeles: Portrait of a City
"Archival photography compiled to present a visual history of LA."
The Sartorialist
The Sartorialist
"For those who donít have the luxury of wandering around downtown NYC."
Vanity Fair: The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images
Vanity Fair: The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images
"Not much to do with traveling, but, again, a must-have for the table."
Portraits
Portraits
"My first coffee table book. Looked at it a zillion times."