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Lonely Planet HB $39.99
ATLAS OF ADVENTURE In recent years, travel stalwart Lonely Planet has begun to publish inspirational pictorial guides that pick-and-mix from the company’s vast destination and photographic archive. Atlas of Adventure celebrates the rough and tumble of outdoor activity, and as you’d expect from the world’s number-one travel publisher, it’s on a global scale. A top 10 of the planet’s adventure highlights is followed by an A–Z destination guide full of action-packed, thrill-a-minute, high-octane adventures designed to accommodate both first-timers and seasoned adrenaline junkies. Take your pick from trekking in Patagonia, caving in Belize, paragliding in Iceland or kite surfing in Kenya. Beautifully illustrated throughout, with a handy symbol guide and glossary of adventure terms, readers can happily daydream their adventures away or get off the sofa and get packing.
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF Len Zell
Marine biologist, writer and photographer Len Zell takes us on a journey along 2300km of Australia’s north-eastern coastline, travelling through the diverse range of habitats that make up this extraordinary water world. Along the way, he explains how the Great Barrier Reef was formed, introduces the plants and animals that inhabit it and looks at the environmental challenges facing this incredibly delicate ecosystem. Illustrated in spectacular full-colour photography throughout, The Great Barrier Reef also features hints and tips on how to make the most out of any trip to this extraordinary and sadly endangered natural wonder.
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Lonely Planet HB WAS $80 NOW $59.99
THE CITIES BOOK Inspiration aplenty is on offer in this hefty book, which highlights what Lonely Planet considers to be the world’s 200 best cities in its lush pages. It’s a celebration both of the city itself – both its physical form and its cultural contribution – and of the individual cities featured. Each city is given a doublepage spread that includes enticing photos, primers on place and people, and pointers on when to go and what to do. At the front of the book are lists of the five best cities for different interests, such as books, wildlife, museums and nightlife. Are these 200 really the best? You can argue the toss, but you’ll want to go to pretty much all of them.
TWO STEPS FORWARD
Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist Text PB $29.99 Husband and wife Graham Simsion (The Rosie Project) and Anne Buist write alternating chapters in this funny and romantic novel about two people walking the Camino de Santiago.
Phaidon PB $39.95
PARIS Alexandra Carroll
Dorling Kindersley HB $49.99 Nothing feeds curiosity or inspires additions to the bucket list more than a well-compiled and presented reference book, and these titles are perfect examples. Reference book and bucket list in one, Natural Wonders of the World includes natural wonders from all over the globe, exploring what’s so amazing about the planet’s many unique locations and natural phenomena and how they came to be. Journey: An Illustrated History of Exploration and Travel is equally impressive, spanning the period from the ancient world (Minoan seafarers, Polynesian navigators) to the modern era with its hippie trails, iconic driving routes and space flights. As is always the case with DK titles, there’s a good balance between pictures and information, and production values are lavish.
Plum PB $34.99
Hardie Grant HB WAS $49.99 NOW $16.95
SHANNON BENNETT’S LONDON Eat, drink and sleep your way through London’s restaurants, pubs and hotels with celebrity chef Shannon Bennett and writer Scott Murray, both of whose love of the city radiates from this guide. That’s not to say they’re uncritical. There are cutting lines (‘the food was uninspired and often badly conceived’ or ‘they served me the worst Bellini I have ever had’) but generally the reviews show that London is now one of the best food cities in the world. There are a few London-inspired Shannon Bennett recipes scattered through the guide (slow roasted lamb, for example, or fish and chips).
GOING INTO TOWN: A LOVE LETTER TO NEW YORK
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Doubling as a city travel guide and inspirational pictorial, Paris: An Inspired Wander Through the City of Lights is writer-photographer Alexandra Carroll’s love letter to the city that became her extended home-away-from-home while working and living there for a year. This evocative arrondissement-by-arrondissement guide covers everything from the big sights and attractions to the more hidden and out-ofthe-way places and off-beat discoveries you’ll most likely miss if you’re ticking off the boxes on a short visit. With a great photographer’s eye, and extensive insider knowledge, Carroll manages to conjure up Paris afresh, ensuring that even the most seasoned Paris visitor will fall for the city’s charms all over again.
VOYAGE OF THE SOUTHERN SUN Michael Smith
9. What was held in New York in 1939?
Highly Recommended The Betoota Advocate ABC Books PB $32.99 The Australian satirical news website has issued what it describes as ‘the most comprehensive insight into the lucky country since Microsoft’s Encarta’. Read it at your peril.
Featuring 1000 buildings designed by the world’s finest architects, this book is a great resource for architecture buffs wanting to make the most of their travels. Each building is illustrated with a photograph and accompanied by a brief description – if that whets your interest, there are addresses, websites and opening details to assist you in planning a visit. A convenient way to find and enjoy contemporary built culture on every continent, it includes works by luminaries including Norman Foster, John Pawson, Jean Nouvel, Steven Holl, Peter Zumthor, Zaha Hadid, Shigeru Ban and David Chipperfield.
Dorling Kindersley HB $59.99
THE PLACE TO BE
NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD
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Black Inc PB $34.99
What comes across vividly in this boys-ownstyle adventure is that its author, Melbournebased cinema owner, entrepreneur and adventurer Michael Smith, is a man of varied but pronounced passions. Whether it be for air adventure, film, cinema buildings, history or sailing, Smith is the type of person who throws himself wholeheartedly into projects – sometimes to his own detriment and danger. This account of his recordbreaking 2015 solo journey retracing the 1938 Qantas Imperial and Pan Am flyingboat routes between Sydney, Southampton and New York in a small seaplane is totally engrossing, drawing on his trip diary, blog and memories to document a truly daring and extraordinary adventure. Full of anecdotes and quirky facts (who knew that choc tops are only sold in Australian cinemas?), it’s a highly entertaining read.
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Roz Chast Bloomsbury HB $36.99 Created by one of The New Yorker’s best-loved and longest-serving illustrators, Roz Chast’s graphic memoir is a one-of-a-kind love letter to her native city.
Doran & Stephanie Francis Hardie Grant HB WAS $59.99 NOW $55 A collection of stories and images from everyday adventurers, including helpful tips on how to make the most of your foray into the great outdoors.
WISH YOU WERE HERE
THE WORLD: EDITION 2
EPIC DRIVES OF THE WORLD
Sheridan Jobbins Affirm PB $29.99 Hilarious memoir recounting how after the collapse of her marriage, Sheridan Jobbins drives across America, finding adventure and love along the way.
Lonely Planet PB $39.99 This fully revised second edition of this 900-page travellers guide to the planet is arranged in an A–Z format by country for easy reference.
Katrina Lawrence HarperCollins HB $35 An Australian beauty journalist recounts her love of and familiarity with the City of Lights, sharing tips about her favourite places and plenty of anecdotes.
Lonely Planet HB $44.99 Showcasing 50 great road trips, this lavishly illustrated book includes classic driving routes in America, Australia, Europe, Asia and Africa.