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Unforgettable places to see before you die / Steve Davey.

By: Davey, Steve.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : BBC, 2004Description: 256 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0563487461.Subject(s): Travel | Travel -- Pictorial works | Travel -- World | Travel -- GuidebooksDDC classification: 910.2 Subject: Introduces the reader to forty of Steve Davey's favourite places, some relatively comfortable journeys - and others presenting more of a challenge.
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We only get one life so we owe it to ourselves to see as much of this beautiful world as possible. For many of us, lying on a beach for two weeks each year is just not enough any more. We want to see ancient monuments, extraordinary scenery, endangered wildlife, foreign cultures, architecture and art - places that give us the chance to grow and expand our horizons. Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die will help you search out some of these essential destinations and experiences.

International travel writer and photographer Steve Davey has drawn on his years of experience in selecting forty of his favourite places. Some, such as the Taj Mahal and the Alhambra, are relatively well-known, but most, such as the incredible temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the amazing sand dunes of Dead Vlei in the Namib desert, are very much off the beaten track. Some, such as Venice or New York, involve relatively comfortable journeys, whilst others present more of a challenge - crossing the wilderness to see the rock-hewn churches at Lalibela in Ethiopia, for example, or trekking for nine days at altitude to see the stunning Himalayan scenery around Makalu in Nepal.

Although there are plenty of tips for travellers, this is not a travel guide, and is certainly not definitive, but it will introduce you to a host of spectacular locations, all of which can be visited in a holiday of two weeks or less. Beautifully illustrated throughout with specially commissioned photographs, this is a book that will inspire you to think beyond the walls of your room and take time out to visit some of the world's truly unforgettable places.

Introduces the reader to forty of Steve Davey's favourite places, some relatively comfortable journeys - and others presenting more of a challenge.

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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.