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The Lonely Planet guide to the middle of Nowhere / [authors: Andrew Bain ... [and others]].

Contributor(s): Bain, Andrew, 1970- | Bain, Andrew | Lonely Planet Publications (Firm).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Lonely Planet guidebooks: ; Lonely Planet: Publisher: Footscray, Vic. : Lonely Planet Publications, 2006Description: 271 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1741047846 (hbk.); 9781741047844 (hbk.).Other title: Middle of Nowhere.Subject(s): Travel -- Guidebooks | Travel -- Anecdotes | Voyages and travels -- Guidebooks | Voyages and travels -- Anecdotes | Travel -- Pictorial works | Voyages and travels | Discoveries in geographyDDC classification: 910.4
Item type Current location Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Non-Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Non-Fiction 910.4 LON 1 Available T00433099
Total holds: 0

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Armchair travellers will be taken to the middle of nowhere in this semi-pictorial book that combines strong images and evocative writing. Included are approximately 70 stories from established Lonely Planet authors and well-known adventurers.Each entry includes gorgeous, evocative photographs, quotes on the region and brief information about the area's history and exactly how far it is from "civilization."

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Library Journal Review

Gorgeous full-color photographs of remote places can alone stir wanderlust and awe of the world around us. Combine such images with essays describing the experience of being away, apart, and often alone, and you have this book, which inspires travel and adventure even as it showcases places you may never choose to visit. Some of the 55 worldwide locations featured are traditional travel destinations, e.g., Mont Blanc, Alaska, and Easter Island. Others, e.g., the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan and the Neumayer Channel in Antarctica, while less conventional, are places that often unexpectedly provide meaning, solace, and surprise for adventurers willing to take a step away from the crowded travel hot spots. The text, through its pictures and short, personal travel essays, shares 38 travel writers' experiences of nowhere and inspires readers to look for remote places of their own. Brief information about accessing the places is included, but this book is not a travel guide, instead offering beauty and inspiration. Recommended for public libraries and travel collections.-Sheila Kasperek, Mansfield Univ. Lib., PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.