Blog posts tagged with 'illustrated'

Gift Books for the Holidays

Need a gift idea for the traveler in your life? Click here for our travel gift guide, sign up for our new fall catalog, then browse these lovely illustrated gift books!   The Best Places to Be Today. This useful catalog arranges the world's most exciting, fun and awe-inspiring events into 365 unforgettable days. The discerning editors at Lonely Planet introduce nature hikes through Patagonia, the Up Helly Aa festival in Scotland (where they actually burn a Viking longship) and the glittering Yamayaki, Japan's fire festival. A great way to plan, say, your next birthday?  (TVL596, $19.

Natural Histories
Since the American Museum of Natural History was founded in 1869, its collections have expanded to encompass more than 32 million specimens and artifacts culled from the natural world. While over 5 million visitors from various parts of the globe visit the museum each year, not all are aware of one the museum’s hidden treasures: an extensive research library full of illustrated masterpieces of scientific art.