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SMITHSONIAN JOURNEYS

Smithsonian Independent Journeys

READING AND TRAVEL GUIDE

The Travel Book, Square Edition

The Travel Book, Square Edition

by Lonely Planet Publications

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 960 PAGES

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, this irresistible and cleverly re-designed six-and-a-half-inch square celebration of travel, shows off the world in beautiful, glossy full color photos. (TVL462, $24.99)

500 Places to See Before They Disappear

500 Places to See Before They Disappear

by Holly Hughes

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 480 PAGES

This wide-ranging survey, by a former editor at Frommer's, includes not only natural places at risk, but also archeaological sites, threatened architecture -- even neighborhoods. (WLD155, $19.99)

Journeys of a Lifetime

Journeys of a Lifetime

by National Geographic Society

  • REFERENCE
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 400 PAGES

The savvy editors of National Geographic present 500 favorite, once-in-a-lifetime voyages, treks and trips in this lavish compendium. The stately procession of photographs, maps and essays don't just draw you in, they would make any tourist office proud. (TVL129, $40.00)

The Art of Travel

The Art of Travel

by Alain de Botton

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A digressive riff on desire, happiness and how best to experience travel by the Proust scholar and philosopher Alain de Botton who asks: "What is the point of traveling?" (TVL13, $16.00)

 
Time Out the World's Greatest Cities

Time Out the World's Greatest Cities


by Time Out

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 350 PAGES

The travel-savvy editors of TimeOut profile and rank 75 great cities, from New York (number one) to Bogata, Sydney, Tokyo and Venice. (WLD179, $29.95)

First Class, Legendary Train Journeys Around the World

First Class, Legendary Train Journeys Around the World


by Patrick Poivre D'Arvor

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 360 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

Inspired by the steamer trunks of old, this beautifully packaged book celebrates great trains, past and present, including the Orient Express, Trans-Siberian and California Zephyr. Second in the series is Legendary Ocean Liners (WLD172). (WLD126, $35.00)

Once in a Lifetime Trips, The World's 50 Most Extraordinary and Memorable Travel Experiences

Once in a Lifetime Trips, The World's 50 Most Extraordinary and Memorable Travel Experiences


by Chris Santella

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES

Chris Santella interviewed 50 travel experts for this well-illustrated roundup of nature, adventure and culture tours around the world. (TVL482, $24.95)

World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites


by UNESCO Publishing

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 872 PAGES
  • NEW

How many have you visited? This beautifully illustrated compendium, just revised, includes color photographs, a map and succinct description of each of the 936 archaeological sites, monuments, cities or parks inscribed by UNESCO from 1978 to 2012. (CON53, $29.95)

1,000 Places to See Before You Die

1,000 Places to See Before You Die


by Patricia Schultz

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 1200 PAGES

A traveler's life list, this completely revised second edition of the charming and talented Patricia Schulz's phenomenal bestseller is now illustrated. With color photographs sprinkled throughout, this tantalizing roundup features 200 new entries, inspired mini-itineraries, 28 new countries and 200 more pages. (TVL23, $21.95)

A Year in the World, Journeys of a Passionate Traveler

A Year in the World, Journeys of a Passionate Traveler


by Frances Mayes

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 420 PAGES

A warm account of mostly Mediterranean travels -- Spain, Portugal, Greece, Sicily, Capri, Sardinia, the Turkish Coast, Naples, Burgundy, Scotland -- arranged by season. (TVL109, $15.00)

The Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys, Great Writers on Great Places

The Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys, Great Writers on Great Places


by Klara Glowczewska

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

Twenty-one transporting tales by Simon Winchester, Pico Iyer, William Dalrymple, Patricia Storace, Edna O'Brien, Jan Morris and other favorite writers published on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Conde Nast Traveler. (TVL127, $17.00)

Worlds to Explore, Classic Tales of Travel and Adventure from National Geographic Magazine

Worlds to Explore, Classic Tales of Travel and Adventure from National Geographic Magazine


by Mark D. Jenkins | Simon Winchester

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 438 PAGES

Jenkins tapped 50 National Geographic articles dating from the turn of the century to the 1950s for this marvelous compilation of adventures by Roy Chapman Andrews, Richard Byrd, Edmund Hillary and others today less known. (TVL103, $15.95)

100 Animals to See Before They Die

100 Animals to See Before They Die


by Nick Garbutt | Mike Unwin

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 169 PAGES

Wildlife photographer Garbutt partnered with the London Zoological Society for this compelling compendium of critically endangered mammals worldwide. The superb selection of photographs is accompanied by maps, information on where to see each species, and details on natural history, threats and habitats. (BST108, $37.00)

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