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Unforgettable places to see before you die
Davey, Steve.
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256 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
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Firefly Books, [2004]



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Park Place - Houston Public Library Adult Non-fiction Book 910.202 D248
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Heights - Houston Public Library Adult Non-fiction Book 910.202 D248
Heights - Houston Public Library Adult Non-fiction Book 910.202 D248

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An inspiring exploration of the forty most memorable travel destinations in the world.

As travelers become more experienced and sophisticated, they become more discriminating about their destinations. Many are seeking the unusual and avoiding the routine and predictable tours.

Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die takes readers to familiar places, like the Taj Mahal, and lesser known destinations like Lalibela, Ethopia. Three hundred magnificent photographs accompany fascinating essays about each location.

The chapters cover forty destinations ranging from New York City to Petra, Jordan, including:

Australia's Great Barrier Reef Cambodian temples at Angkor Wat Scotland's Eilean Donan Castle Thailand's Grand Palace Mexico's Pyramid of Kukulac#65533;n Peru's Machu Picchu Spain's Alhambra Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.

The book features international destinations for extraordinary scenery, ancient monuments, unusual cultures, rare wildlife, soaring architecture, art and more. The sites range from wilderness areas to cities to uninhabited locations and ruins of past civilizations.

Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die is aimed at adventurous travelers seeking new sights and experiences. It offers insider tips and practical advice for maximizing the enjoyment of each visit such as avoiding crowds, best time of the year to visit and more.

With gorgeous photography, this book is a must for international and armchair travelers.

Author Notes

Steve Davey is a photographer and writer whose work is published in magazines and newspapers worldwide. He contributed to the Digital Photographer's Handbook .

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Library Journal Review

Professional photographer Davey here makes a compelling list of 40 must-see places, lavishly embellished with spectacular photos. He admits that other experienced globe trekkers will likely have their own lists and contest some of his choices, but they are, after all, just that his choices. And what choices they are: the Taj Mahal, St. Petersburg (in winter no less!), Venice, Lhasa, the Galapagos, Rio, and dozens more. While most of us know about Zanzibar, how many know of the Dead Vlei of Namibia, or Samarkand, Uzbekistan, or Killary Harbour, Ireland? After reading the compact yet poignant essays (and Davey's prose equals his pictures), one will want to visit them all. With contributions from photographer Marc Schlossman; highly recommended for all public libraries. Lee Arnold, Historical Soc. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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