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ASIA


Gavin Menzies
1421: The Year China Discovered the World, Harper 2004 (656 pages, $19.95)
- International bestseller
b Author Website

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Joe Cummings and Bill Wassman
Buddhist Stupas in Asia, Oakland: Lonely Planet Publications, 2001
- This coffee-table book paints the perfect picture of the Shape of Perfection with exquisite prose and photos


AFRICA


Francisca Kellett and Lizzie Williams
South Africa Handbook, Footprint, 2007 832 pages, $22.95)
- Eighth edition. Recommended guidebook for travelers heading to South Africa.

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NEW ZEALAND


Richard Bangs
The Quest for Kaitiakitanga: The Ancient Maori Secret from New Zealand, Menasha Ridge, 2008 (550 pages, $22.95)
- Bangs' grand adventure looks at the Maori concept of kaitiakitanga, one of the pilars of the current tourism strategy in New Zealand.
g Kaitiakitanga

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Andrew Hempstead
New Zealand, Avalon, 2007 (540 pages, $23.95)
- Great tips for those heading to to New Zealand.

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Carolyn Bain
New Zealand, Lonely Planet, 2006, (772 pages, $25.99)
- 13th edition of this guide to New Zealand

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Jim DuFresne
Tramping in New Zealand, Lonely Planet, 2006, (392 pages, $21.99)
- 53 great walks in New Zealand

 

AUSTRALIA


Martin Hughes
Slow Guide Melbourne, Affirm Press, 2007
g Slow Travel: Conversation with Martin Hughes
b Slow Guide Melbourne

slow guide melbourne

Martin Hughes
Slow Guide Sydney, Affirm Press, 2007
g Slow Travel: Conversation with Martin Hughes
b Slow Guide Sydney

Slow Guide Sydney

Charles Rawling Ray
Sydney Encounter, Lonely Planet, 2007, (192 pages, $11.99)
- Discover twice the city in half the time.

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George Morgan
Unsettled Places, Wakefield Press, 2007, (176 pages)
- Aboriginal Australians resisted the idea of abandoning their culture when they moved into cities. Morgan reviews how tenants in New South Wales housing responded to social engineering.

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Simone Egger
Melbourne, Lonely Planet, 2006, (250 pages, $19.99)
- Sixth edition of Lonely Planet's hometown guide to Melbourne.

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Alan Murphy, Editor
East Coast Australia, Footprint, 2006 (928 pages, $19.95)
- Covering the basics for backpackers of all budgets. Includes cultural insights and practical tips on choosing everything from luxury lodges to bush camps.

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Andrew Swaffer, Katrina O'Brien and Darroch Donald
Footprint Australia, Footprint, 2006 (928 pages, $29.95)
- Second edition. - Nearly 1,000 pages in length, this book has hundreds of helpful suggestions for travelers on all budgets heading to Australia.

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Marael Johnson and Andrew Hempstead
Australia, Avalon, 2005 (840 pages, $24.95)
- Third edition. Great tips for travel throughout the continent and insightful sidebars.
g Excerpt: Nimbin's Aquarius Festival - Bill Dalton

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Sarina Singh, Editor
Aboriginal Australia, Oakland: Lonely Planet Publications, 2001
- One of the most interesting books of the year, this guide helps travelers understand the country's 50,000 year-old cultural tradition. More than 60 indigenous people contributed to the volume which provides detailed info about tours, sports and music. The guide explains how to visit Aboriginal culture as well as practical suggestions on tours.

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Watching Wildlife: Australia, Oakland: Lonely Planet Publications, 2001
- This the first book in a new series designed to provide an activity guide to the top wildlife-watching destinations in the country. Australia boasts the tropical wetlands of Kakadu to the desert landscapes of the Centre. The book includes full color maps of parks and protected areas and a stunning wildlife gallery. If you're headed to Australia, you'll love this book.

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Bruce Chatwin
The Songlines
, Viking, 1987
- This book established the late author as one of the finest writer's in the English language. It also redefined the travel writing genre. Set in Australia, the book is a mix of fact and fiction and seeks to answer timeless questions such as why humans love to travel. Is the wandering life aberrant or truly the norm? Chatwin makes the case that travel is that what makes us human.
b Top 10 Travel Books - Transitions Abroad

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PACIFIC


David Stanley
Fiji, Avalon, 2007 (389 pages, $19.95)
- Must sees on this Pacific Island.
g South Pacific Travel: Conversation with David Stanley
b Author website

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David Stanley
Tahiti, Avalon, 2007 (330 pages, $19.95)
- Must sees on this Pacific Island.
g South Pacific Travel: Conversation with David Stanley
b Author website

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EUROPE


Catherine Mack and Laura Burgess
Ecoescape Ireland, Markham Publishing, 2008 (208 pages)
- Brand new guide to Ireland!

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Alastair Sawday, Nigel Slater, Gail Mckenzie, and Rob Cousins
Go Slow England, Little Bookroom, 2008 (550 pages, $24.95)
- The book features nearly 50 special local places to eat, stay and savor.

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