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Lonely Planet's Beautiful World : Sublime Photography of the World's Most Magnificent Spectacles - Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet's Beautiful World

Sublime Photography of the World's Most Magnificent Spectacles

Hardcover

Published: 1st October 2013
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Journey to the planet’s most magnificent places with this thought-provoking portrait of our world. See it as you’ve never seen it before and renew your relationship with the place we call home.

The images in this book will take you to places far and wide, the kinds of places that you might never visit but that you can perhaps put on that “If ” list we all have tucked away. These places are surprising, remarkable, remote, familiar … dive in and marvel over the undeniable fact; it is a beautiful world.

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4.1

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88%

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5.0

A Beautiful World

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from Brisbane

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  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Very useful and has some amazing world photos. Encourages travel and seeing new exciting places

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    5.0

    This is a fantastic book

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    from Tarlee S.A. AU

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Page-Turner

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      The photography is brilliant with natural colours a sturdy hard cover book.

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      3.0

      Some great images but little substance

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      from Gold Coast

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      Pros

      • Beautiful Imagery
      • Pretty

      Cons

      • Information Hard To Find
      • No Context
      • Not What I Expected

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      It is a reasonably hefty book, with many glorious photographs, but no text to give any context to the imagery. In fact it is an obstacle course trying to track down the location information for many of the larger photographs. I was expecting more a of tourist style with information/facts that could be useful planning a visit to these wonderful places. I also felt misled after reading an article that stated Australia featured prominently in the book..which is sadly does not. The cover also marked very easily, so I'm not sure how sturdy it would be as a coffee table book. Definitely great value for money, but sadly not what I thought it was going to be..

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      2.0

      Disappointed

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      from Brisbane

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          Like other reviewers said, this book is huge. I really did not expect it to be so big. That was a big bonus! As for the pictures, I am disappointed as I expected stunning and breathtaking landscape images, but these comprise I would say about 20% to 30% of the total images. The majority of the images are comprised of ok images, boring crop and wild life images.
          Overall, the book was good for a discounted price, but I certainly would not have paid full price for it.

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          5.0

          Too beautiful for words!

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          from Melbourne

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          Pros

          • Great photos
          • Informative
          • Page-Turner

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            This book is big and beautiful, no text as such, just awe inspiring photographs from the world's most breath taking locations. A great book to have on your coffee table for all to see.

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            4.0

            Stunning!

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            from Regional Vic

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                The most beautiful photo's of places all over the world. Makes me want to travel . . everywhere! A bigger book than I anticipated which makes the awesome photo's even better.

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                5.0

                Amazing

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                from VIC

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                • Amazingly Beautiful

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                    An amazingly beautiful book filled with photos that will stun you.

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                    4.0

                    Beautiful Coffee Table Book. Great gift

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                    from Barwon Heads

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                        Lovely book with first class photographs. A book that can be enjoyed by all members of the family. Would recommend as a gift.

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                        The Daily Beast, December 2013 These photographs are meant to inspire wanderlust and they are successful in doing just that. Every Day with Rachael Ray, December 2013 A friend once said, The world is painfully full of beautiful places. This book is a coffee table-size testament to that idea. ForeWord Reviews, November 30, 2013 Nature photography at its highest level serves to both overwhelm our senses and deepen our relationship with this planet, our home. To describe this book as anything less than the end-all coffee table book would be an injustice. Alaskan Apple Users Group Blog, November 26, 2013 I found reading the book more of a meditation, seeing our amazing planet, discovering places I d only heard about, and yet wanting to know more. GeekDad, November 12, 2013 In addition to the colorful photos, you can sense the sounds, smells, and feelings that your eyes can t quite experience on their own. Page after page of gorgeous photography will leave you speechless and aching to travel, pick up a camera, or both. . . . Celebrate nature, wildlife, and the masterpieces of Man as you page through this book. PopSugar, November 1, 2013 From the land to the sea, "Lonely Planet s Beautiful World" features handpicked photographs that can only bring one saying to mind: A picture is worth a thousand words. If you have a case of wanderlust, the following destinations have views like you've never seen before. City Style & Living, November 2013 It creates a sense of place through iconic images of destinations on every continent. Refinery29, October 14, 2013 Lonely Planet's new coffee table book will cure your wanderlust.

                        ISBN: 9781743217177
                        ISBN-10: 174321717X
                        Series: Lonely Planet Travel Pictorial
                        Audience: General
                        Format: Hardcover
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 256
                        Published: 1st October 2013
                        Country of Publication: AU
                        Dimensions (cm): 35.5 x 26.5  x 3.0
                        Weight (kg): 2.47
                        Edition Number: 1