The World in Photos ~ Coffee Table Books Galore!

A Listmania! list by Sara "Travel Maven" (Hoboken, NJ)
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
1.  The Travel Book by Celeste Brash
The list author says:
  "2 pages for every country in the world. Awesome!"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Through the Lens: National Geographic Greatest Photographs (National Geographic Collectors Series)
2.  Through the Lens: National Geographic Greatest Photographs (National Geographic Collectors Series) by National Geographic
The list author says:
  "What coffee table would be complete without at least one NG book?"
$12.24   Used & New from: $3.64
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

One Planet: Inspirational Travel Photographs
3.  One Planet: Inspirational Travel Photographs by Lonely Planet
The list author says:
  "Inspirational, yes. But only a pro could actually take these shots."
Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa
4.  Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa by Hans Silvester
The list author says:
  "Jaw-dropping ceremonial dress from across Africa."
$20.03   Used & New from: $11.74
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

China: Portrait of a People
5.  China: Portrait of a People by Tom Carter
The list author says:
  "A new classic. Puts every other photo book about China to shame."
$18.11   Used & New from: $12.82
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

The Americans
6.  The Americans by Robert Frank
The list author says:
  "Nostalgic American road trip photos from the 50ís."
$24.48   Used & New from: $20.58
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany (The Most Beautiful Villages)
7.  The Most Beautiful Villages of Tuscany (The Most Beautiful Villages) by James Bentley
The list author says:
  "This one is for the wives."
Used & New from: $0.77
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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Revelations: Latin American Wisdom for Every Day (Offerings for Humanity)
8.  Revelations: Latin American Wisdom for Every Day (Offerings for Humanity) by Danielle FŲllmi
The list author says:
  "Awesome pics by the Follmi family combined with inspirational quotes."
Used & New from: $8.35
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Fruits
9.  Fruits by Shōichi Aoki
The list author says:
  "Itís hard to take the Japanese seriously after seeing them in this book."
$21.00   Used & New from: $0.41
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

Ruin: Photographs of a Vanishing America
10.  Ruin: Photographs of a Vanishing America by Brian Vanden Brink
The list author says:
  "Imagine that America used to be something more than strip malls."
$44.35   Used & New from: $39.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The White Rock
11.  The White Rock by Hugh Thomson
The list author says:
  "A photographic journey through ancient Incan empire."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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How the Other Half Lives, Special Illustrated Edition
12.  How the Other Half Lives, Special Illustrated Edition by Sam Bass Warner
The list author says:
  "Pioneering photojournalism from 1880ís America."
$7.16   Used & New from: $7.06
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

Sebasti„o Salgado: Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age
13.  Sebasti„o Salgado: Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age by Sebastiao Salgado
The list author says:
  "Reminds us who really keeps our world together. Touching!"
$95.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Work: The World in Photographs
14.  Work: The World in Photographs by Ferdinand Protzman
The list author says:
  "A more artistic look at the people who keep the globe running."
$26.50   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

I Was Cuba: Treasures from the Ramiro Fernandez Collection
15.  I Was Cuba: Treasures from the Ramiro Fernandez Collection by Kevin Kwan
The list author says:
  "Most people will never know the inside of Cuba except through images."
$18.76   Used & New from: $7.91
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

The Sikhs
16.  The Sikhs by Khushwant Singh
The list author says:
  "A beautiful examination of a misunderstood culture."
Used & New from: $13.33
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Spectacular Ireland
17.  Spectacular Ireland by Peter Harbison
The list author says:
  "Ancient architecture and breathtaking landscape shots."
Used & New from: $1.34
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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Ethiopia: Peoples of the Omo Valley
18.  Ethiopia: Peoples of the Omo Valley by Hans Silvester
The list author says:
  "More native beauty from the vanishing tribes of Africa."
Used & New from: $208.95
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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India: In Word and Image
19.  India: In Word and Image by Eric Meola
The list author says:
  "A very flattering volume of imagery from scenic India."
Used & New from: $14.95
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Henri Cartier-Bresson: ņ Propos de Paris
20.  Henri Cartier-Bresson: ņ Propos de Paris by Henri Cartier-Bresson
The list author says:
  "Only better way to see Paris if you canít go is through Henriís lens."
$29.17   Used & New from: $11.75
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Diane Arbus Revelations
21.  Diane Arbus Revelations by Diane Arbus
The list author says:
  "The weird side of America. A quirky classic!"
$66.70   Used & New from: $46.95
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Annie Leibovitz at Work
22.  Annie Leibovitz at Work by Annie Leibovitz
The list author says:
  "Not exactly travel photography, but a great coffee table book nonetheless."
$27.29   Used & New from: $10.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

Tulsa
23.  Tulsa by Larry Clark
The list author says:
  "Startling! Kind of makes you not want to visit Tulsa."
$19.12
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Los Angeles: Portrait of a City
24.  Los Angeles: Portrait of a City by Kevin Starr
The list author says:
  "Archival photography compiled to present a visual history of LA."
$46.71   Used & New from: $30.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

The Sartorialist
25.  The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman
The list author says:
  "For those who donít have the luxury of wandering around downtown NYC."
$18.85   Used & New from: $1.16
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

Vanity Fair: The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images
26.  Vanity Fair: The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images by Graydon Carter
The list author says:
  "Not much to do with traveling, but, again, a must-have for the table."
Used & New from: $23.86
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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Portraits
27.  Portraits by Steve McCurry
The list author says:
  "My first coffee table book. Looked at it a zillion times."
Used & New from: $1.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

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