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No Man's Land: the untold story of automation and QF72

No Man's Land: the untold story of automation and QF72

Kevin Sullivan

$34.99
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A gripping account of how a major air disaster was averted, by the captain and former Top Gun pilot Instinctively, I release my pressure on the sidestick. Out of my subconscious, a survival technique from a previous life emerges: Neutralise! I'm not in control so I must neutralise controls. I never imagined I'd use this part of my military experience in a commercial airliner ...

On routine flight QF72 from Singapore to Perth on 7 October 2008, the primary flight computers went rogue, causing the plane to pitch down, nose first, towards the Indian Ocean - twice.

The Airbus A330 carrying 315 passengers and crew was out of control, with violent negative G forces propelling anyone and anything untethered through the cabin roof.

It took the skill and discipline of veteran US Navy Top Gun Kevin Sullivan, captain of the ill-fated flight, to wrestle the plane back under control and perform a high-stakes emergency landing at a RAAF base on the WA coast 1200 kilometres north of Perth.

In No Man's Land, the captain of the flight tells the full story for the first time. It's a gripping, blow-by-blow account of how, along with his co-pilots, Sullivan relied on his elite military training to land the gravely malfunctioning plane and narrowly avert what could have been a horrific air disaster.

As automation becomes the way of the future, and in the aftermath of Ethiopian Airlines flight 961 and Lion Air flight JT610, the story of QF72 raises important questions about how much control we relinquish to computers and whether more checks and balances are needed.

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The Setting Sun

The Setting Sun

Osamu Dazai ,  Donald Keene

$22.99
This powerful novel of a nation in social and moral crisis in the early postwar years probes the transition from a feudal Japan to an industrial society. The influence of this book, often considered Dazai's masterpiece, made the term 'people of the setting sun' - the declining aristocracy - a permanent part of the Japanese language. Dazai's heroine, Kazuko, the strong-willed young aristocrat who deliberately abandons her class, stands as a symbol of the anomie that pervades so much of the modern world.

The distinguished translator Donald Keene has said of the author's work: 'His world...suggest Chekhov or possibly postwar France...but there is a Japanese sensibility in the choice and presentation of the material. A Dazai novel is at once immediately intelligible in Western terms and quite unlike any Western book.'
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Ruins: Discover Britain's Wild and Beautiful Places

Ruins: Discover Britain's Wild and Beautiful Places

Jane Eastoe

$29.99
From ruined castles to mysterious stone circles, from frivolous follies to crumbling towers by the sea, there is something about ruins that excites our imagination - and the National Trust has many of the best examples in Britain. This is a heavily illustrated celebration of these wild and wonderfully atmospheric places across the country, from Cornwall to Scotland.
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The Solace of Open Spaces

The Solace of Open Spaces

Gretel Ehrlich

$19.99
Writing of hermits, cowboys, changing seasons, and the wind, Ehrlich draws us into her personal relationship with this 'planet of Wyoming' she has come to call home. In The Solace of Open Spaces, Ehrlich captures the incredible beauty and demanding harshness of natural forces in these remote reaches of the West, and the depth, tenderness, and humour of the quirky souls who live there.
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Top 10 Tokyo

Top 10 Tokyo

DK Travel

$16.99
Admire the world's largest collection of Japanese art and archaeology at the Tokyo National Museum, watch a traditional Kabuki show, explore the historic Imperial Palace Grounds or admire cherry blossoms in Ueno Park. From top 10 restaurants to the top 10 gardens and parks - discover the best of Tokyo with this easy-to-use travel guide.

Inside Top 10 Tokyo- - Nine easy-to-follow itineraries, perfect for a day trip, a weekend or a week - Top 10 lists showcase Tokyo's best attractions, covering Edo-Tokyo Museum, Tokyo Skytree, Senso-ji Temple, Koishikawa Korakuen Garden and more - Free laminated pull-out map of Tokyo, plus seven full-colour area maps - In-depth neighbourhood guides explore Tokyo's most interesting areas, with the best places for shopping, going out and sightseeing - Colour-coded chapters divided by area make it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Essential travel tips include our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus useful transport, visa and health information - Colour maps help you navigate with ease - Covers Central Tokyo; Ginza; Ueno, Asakusa and Oshiage; Roppongi and Akasaka; Aoyama, Harajuku and Shibuya; Shinjuku and more Staying for longer and looking for a more comprehensive guide to the city? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Tokyo.

About DK Eyewitness Travel- DK's Top 10 guides take the work out of planning a short trip, with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to inform and enrich your weekend trip or cultural break. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Croatia

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Croatia

DK Travel

$29.99
Discover Croatia with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you've even packed your case - walk the marble streets of Dubrovnik, dip your toe in the azure waters of the Dalmatian Coast, tuck into pasta in Split or marvel at waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park. The DK Eyewitness Guide to Croatia covers the must-see sights and the hidden backstreets, so you won't miss a thing.

- Gorgeous, all-new colour photography so you can imagine yourself there - Reasons to love Croatia- incredible architecture, natural wonders, breathtaking beaches - what will yours be? - See Croatia from a different angle - 24 pages of fresh ideas for exploring this spectacular country - A year-long calendar of events in Croatia gives a selection of celebrations and festivals for all seasons - Expert advice covers the practical stuff- get ready, get around and stay safe - Detailed, colour maps help you navigate the country with ease - Expert tips to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds - The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop - Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries cover the whole country, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route - Hand-drawn illustrations show the inside of the must-see attractions, including Pula's Roman amphitheatre, Palaca of the Diocletian and Porec's Euphrasian Basilica. - Covers Istria and the Kvarner Area, Dalmatia, Zagreb, Central Croatia, Slavonia and Baranja, and the Northern Counties.

On a shorter trip? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Dubrovnik.

About DK Eyewitness Travel- For 25 years, DK's beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your holiday. This year they have been given a stunning new look that you will love even more. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
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The Pull of the River: A Journey Into the Wild and Watery Heart of Britain

The Pull of the River: A Journey Into the Wild and Watery Heart of Britain

Matt Gaw

$22.99
This sparkling aquatic travelogue is a delight - Katharine Norbury Engaging and beautifully written ... Gaw's nature writing scintillates - The Countryman In The Pull of the River two foolhardy explorers do what we would all love to do: they turn their world upside down and seek adventure on their very own doorstep. In a handsome, homemade canoe, painted a joyous nautical red the colour of Mae West's lips, Matt and his friend James delve into a watery landscape that invites us to see the world through new eyes. Over chalk, gravel, clay and mud; through fields, woodland, villages, towns and cities, they reveal many places that otherwise go unnoticed and perhaps unloved, finding delight in the Waveney, Stour, Alde/Ore, upper and lower Thames, Lark, Great Ouse, Granta and Cam, Wye, Otter, Colne, Severn and the Great Glen Trail. Showing that it is still possible to get lost while knowing exactly where you are, The Pull of the River is a beautifully written exploration of nature, place and friendship, and an ode to the great art - and joy - of adventure.
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Abandoned Places: Where Time Has Stopped

Abandoned Places: Where Time Has Stopped

Richard Happer

$32.99
Ghost towns, empty streets, crumbling ruins and lost empires this book reveals these and other deserted places. Many places featured were once populated and now sit unoccupied, modern day ruins, sitting in decay.

Stories, facts and photographs of 60 beautiful and eerie abandoned places from throughout the world. Time has stopped and nature is taking resident in these places mainly due to natural disasters, war or economic reasons.

Places include:

* Severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, Six Flags Jazzland has been abandoned since. Several of the rides still stand, a testimony to the resilience of New Orleans.

* Shicheng in China has been under water for 53 years since the Xin'an River Hydro Plant flooded the area. The city was founded 1,300 years ago.

* Chernobyl was totally abandoned after the nearby nuclear disaster in 1986. Due to radiation, it has been left untouched ever since the incident and will be for many thousands of years into the future. Nature now rules the city in what resembles an apocalyptic movie.

* Poveglia is an island in the Venetian Lagoon which under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte became a dumping ground for plague victims and later an asylum for the mentally ill.

* Plymouth was the capital of the island of Montserrat. The town was overwhelmed by volcanic eruptions starting in 1995 and was abandoned.

* St Kilda a remote Scottish Island may have been permanently inhabited for at least two millennia, the population probably never exceeding 180. The entire population was evacuated in 1930.
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Great Railway Journeys of Europe

Great Railway Journeys of Europe

Insight Guides

$34.99
Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey. An in-depth book, now with free app and eBook.

From deciding when to go, to choosing which routes to travel, this guide is all you need to plan your trip across Europe by rail, with in-depth insider information on the best journeys to make the most of this scenic continent.

* Insight Guide Great Railway Journeys of Europe is ideal for travellers seeking immersive railway journeys across the continent
* In-depth on the history of European train travel: enjoy special features on new technologies and station architecture, all written by local experts
* Includes innovative, unique extras to keep you up-to-date when you're on the move - this guide comes with a free eBook, and an app that highlights top attractions and regional information and is regularly updated with new hotel, bar, restaurant, shop and local event listings
* Invaluable maps, train routes, travel tips and practical information ensure effortless planning, and encourage venturing off the beaten track
* Inspirational colour photography throughout - Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books
* Inventive design makes for an engaging and inspiring reading experience
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Beautiful World Australia

Beautiful World Australia

Lonely Planet

$29.99
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Immerse yourself in Australia with this stunning collection of photographs and discover the nation's extraordinary range of landscapes and environments, cultures, creatures and people - from world-famous wineries and white-sand beaches to buzzing cities and ancient rainforests.

Beautiful World Australia is the perfect way to lose yourself in the country. Striking photos fill each page, while special gatefolds open to reveal magnificent panoramas. If you've been, retrace your steps and relive the time you spent there. If you haven't, this book is the perfect way to start planning an adventure.

We've divided the contents into states and territories. On your journey across Australia you'll explore the tropical paradise of the Whitsunday Islands and their impossibly white beaches, the Great Ocean Road and its star attraction, the 12 Apostles, snow-covered mountains, hip and happening Melbourne with its street art-filled laneways, migrating humpback whales and east coast surfing communities.

As you continue further, you'll discover the Great Barrier Reef and the incredible variety of life it harbours, as well as indigenous animals like the Tasmanian devil. You'll then discover the cowboys of Queensland cattle country, Aboriginal culture and craftwork, vineyards adorning the southern hills, the vast emptiness of the Outback and much more.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.
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Global Distillery Tour

Global Distillery Tour

Lonely Planet

$29.99
Explore the exciting world of spirits with Lonely Planet. Featuring the best distilleries and bars in over 30 countries, we'll tell you where to go and what to taste - from gin, bourbon and whisky to vodka, cachaca, tequila and more. Includes unmissable regional drinks from South Africa, Canada, the USA, Mexico, Japan, Indonesia, France, Italy, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Within each of the 33 countries in Lonely Planet's Global Distillery Tour, we've organised the distilleries alphabetically by region. Each distillery has a suggested must-try drink or tasting experience and also recommended local sights so you can explore the local area in between tasting sessions.

We've also included bars that are best-in-class for their selection of one particular drink, such as arak in Lebanon or tuak in Malaysia. At the back of the book, you'll find a section dedicated to cocktails: our take on the best mixology magic in the world, and the bars that serve them. Contributions come from specialist spirit reviewers, writers and bloggers.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.
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Best of Iceland

Best of Iceland

Lonely Planet

$34.99
Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet's Best of Iceland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gaze in wonder at the celestial kaleidoscope of the Northern Lights, warm up with a soak in the Blue Lagoon and explore a sweeping spectrum of dramatic landscape in the Westfjords - all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Iceland and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Best of Iceland:
Full-colour images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, food, wine, sport, politics Free, convenient pull-out map (included in print version), plus easy-to-use colour maps to help you navigate Covers Reykjavik, Southwest Iceland, the Golden Circle, West Iceland, The Westfjords, North Iceland, East Iceland, Southeast Iceland, The Highlands and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Best of Iceland is filled with inspiring and colourful photos, and focuses on Iceland's most popular attractions for those wanting to experience the best of the best.
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Slovenia 9

Slovenia 9

Lonely Planet

$34.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Slovenia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll the leafy streets of Ljubljana, dive into the great outdoors at Lake Bled or sip some of the world's best Merlot in Vipava; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Slovenia and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Slovenia Travel Guide:
Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, sport, cuisine, wine, customs Over 30 maps Covers Ljubljana, Skofja Loka, Lake Bled, Bohinj, Kranjska Gora, Triglav National Park, Soca Valley, Vipava Valley, Lipica, Piran, Postojna, Rogaska Slatina, Prekmurje and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Slovenia , our most comprehensive guide to Slovenia, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Eastern Europe, Central Europe or Mediterranean Europe guide.
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Iceland's Ring Road 2

Iceland's Ring Road 2

Lonely Planet

$19.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Discover the freedom of open roads with Lonely Planet Iceland's Ring Road Road Trips, your passport to uniquely encountering Iceland by car. Featuring five amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way, you'll discover bubbling geothermal springs, see the Golden Circle's exploding geysers and chase the northern lights around Reykjavik; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to destination, rent a car, and hit the road!

Inside Lonely Planet Iceland's Ring Road Road Trips :

Lavish colour and gorgeous photography throughout Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-colour route maps, detailed directions Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, buying fuel Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Useful features - including Detours and Link Your Trip Covers the Golden Circle, Reykjavik, Southeast Iceland, North Iceland, West Iceland and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Iceland's Ring Road Road Trips is perfect for exploring Iceland via the road and discovering sights that are more accessible by car.

Looking for a guide focused on a specific Icelandic city? Check out Pocket Reykjavik, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

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Pocket Reykjavik & Southwest Iceland 3

Pocket Reykjavik & Southwest Iceland 3

Lonely Planet ,  Belinda Dixon ,  Alexis Averbuck ,  Carolyn Bain

$19.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's Pocket Reykjavik is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Jump on a whale-watching boat at Reykjavik's Old Harbour, peruse priceless artefacts at the National Museum, or wash away your cares at the ethereal Blue Lagoon geothermal waters set in otherworldly lava fields; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Reykjavik and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Reykjavik:

Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out Reykjavik map (included in print version), plus over 13 colour maps Covers Old Reykjavik, Old Harbour, Laugavegur & Skolavordustigur, Laugardalur, Videy Island, Blue Lagoon, Reykjanes Peninsula, Golden Circle, South Coast, Jokulsarlon, West Iceland and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Pocket Reykjavik, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.
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Pocket Rotterdam

Pocket Rotterdam

Lonely Planet ,  Virginia Maxwell

$19.99
Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet's Pocket Rotterdam is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Delve into experimental galleries and street art, explore Rotterdam's world-class architecture and urban design, and check out the latest stars in the city's foodie scene - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Rotterdam and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Rotterdam:

Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out map (included in print version) User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers Rotterdam, The Hague and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Pocket Rotterdam is our colourful, easy to use and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, providing on-the-go assistance for those seeking the best sights and experiences on a short visit or weekend away.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's The Netherlands guide for an in-depth look at all the country has to offer.
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Best of France 2

Best of France 2

Lonely Planet ,  Oliver Berry ,  Kerry Christiani ,  Gregor Clark

$34.99
Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet's Best of France is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Embrace the sights and sounds of Paris, sample tangy olives at the weekly market in Provence and explore the vineyards of Champagne - all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of France and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Best of France:

Full-colour images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, food, wine, sport, politics Free, convenient pull-out map (included in print version), plus easy-to-use colour maps to help you navigate Covers Paris, Loire Valley, Normandy, Brittany, Champagne, Lyon, Provence, Nice, St Tropez, Marseille, Bordeaux, the French Alps and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Best of France is filled with inspiring and colourful photos, and focuses on France's most popular attractions for those wanting to experience the best of the best.
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Great Britain 13

Great Britain 13

Lonely Planet

$39.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Great Britain is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ponder the mysteries of Stonehenge, explore the many sides of Edinburgh, or try new versions of British pub favourites at a gastropub; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Great Britain and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Great Britain Travel Guide:

Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, architecture, landscape, wildlife, literature, cinema, television, music, painting, sculpture, theatre, sports, cuisine, politics. Free, convenient pull-out London map (included in print version), plus over 150 colour maps Covers London, Canterbury, Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, Yorkshire, Newcastle, The Lake District, Cardiff, Snowdonia, Glasgow, Argyll, Inverness, Stirling and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Great Britain, our most comprehensive guide to Great Britain, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled Looking for just the highlights of Great Britain? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Great Britain, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions. Looking for a guide focused on London? Check out Lonely Planet's London guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer; Discover London, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions; or Pocket London, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
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Best of Great Britain

Best of Great Britain

Lonely Planet

$34.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Best of Great Britain is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on Great Britain's top experiences. Ponder the mysteries of Stonehenge, explore the many sides of Edinburgh, or be charmed by the Lake District; all with your trusted travel companion.

Inside Lonely Planet Best of Great Britain:

Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, festivals, cuisine, religion, architecture Over 60 colour maps Covers London, Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford & the Cotswolds, Cambridge, the Lake District, Edinburgh, Skye, Snowdonia, the Great Glen and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Best of Great Britain, our easy-to-use guide, filled with inspiring and colorful photos, focuses on Great Britain's most popular attractions for those looking for the best of the best.
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Best of Germany

Best of Germany

Lonely Planet ,  Kerry Christiani ,  Benedict Walker ,  Marc Di Duca

$34.99
Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet's Best of Germany is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. See storybook castles rise from the Bavarian forest, raise a stein to an oompah band in a Munich beer garden and take in the vibrant Berlin arts scene - all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Germany and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Best of Germany:

Full-colour images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, food, wine, sport, politics Free, convenient pull-out map (included in print version), plus easy-to-use colour maps to help you navigate Covers Berlin, Potsdam, Neuschwanstein, Heidelberg, The Black Forest, Dresden, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Cologne, The Romantic Rhine Valley, The Moselle Valley and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Best of Germany is filled with inspiring and colourful photos, and focuses on Germany's most popular attractions for those wanting to experience the best of the best.
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Tibet 10

Tibet 10

Lonely Planet ,  Stephen Lioy ,  Bradley Mayhew ,  Megan Eaves

$34.99
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Tibet is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike around sacred Mt Kailash, join pilgrims at the Jokhang, Tibet's holiest sanctum, or view Mt Everest unobstructed from Rongphu Monastery; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Tibet and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Tibet Travel Guide:

Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, religion, history, art, architecture, literature, music, dance, landscapes Over 52 maps Covers Lhasa, Tsang, Kham, Ngari, U, Rawok, Bayi, Tashigang, Gyantse, Shigatse, Lhatse, Tingri, Nyalam, Pomi, Ganzi, Kangding, Lithang, Bathang, Baber, Zhangmu, Gongkar, Kathmandu, Chengdu, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Tibet, our most comprehensive guide to Tibet, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.
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Netherlands 7

Netherlands 7

Lonely Planet ,  Nicola Williams ,  Abigail Blasi ,  Mark Elliott

$34.99
Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet's The Netherlands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stroll the intricate canals of Amsterdam, revel in Utrecht's nightlife and stand amid acres of flowering colour in South Holland - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of The Netherlands and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's The Netherlands:

Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics Covers Amsterdam, Haarlem, North Holland, Utrecht, Rotterdam, South Holland, Friesland, Central Netherlands, Maastricht and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's The Netherlands is our most comprehensive guide to the Netherlands, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.
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Iceland 11

Iceland 11

Lonely Planet ,  Alexis Averbuck ,  Carolyn Bain ,  Belinda Dixon

$32.99
Lonely Planet Iceland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Splash around in the Blue Lagoon's geothermal water, catch a glimpse of the celestial Northern Lights, or take a boat trip among the icebergs; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Iceland and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Iceland Travel Guide:

Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, landscapes, wildlife, literature, music, cinema, art, architecture, customs, cuisine.

Free, convenient pull-out Reykjavik map (included in print version), plus over 37 maps Covers Reykjavik, the Westfjords, the Highlands, North Iceland, East Iceland, South Iceland, the Golden Circle, Southwest Iceland, the Eastfjords, Akureyri, Hunafloi and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Iceland, our most comprehensive guide to Iceland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.
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Beautiful World Japan

Beautiful World Japan

Lonely Planet

$29.99
Delve inside the myriad landscapes of Japan with this stunning collection of photographs and discover the nation's extraordinary diversity of places, people and experiences - from moments in awe-inspiring cities to quiet escapes in remote, exotic corners.

Beautiful World Japan is the perfect way to lose yourself in the country. Striking photos fill each page, while special gatefolds open to reveal magnificent panoramas. If you've been, retrace your steps and relive the time you spent there. If you haven't, this book is the perfect way to start planning an adventure.

We've divided the contents into states and territories. Begin your journey in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, a place of hot springs, wilderness, forests and volcanoes, before moving through the country to the southern island of Okinawa, home to amazing cuisine, unique traditions and turquoise waters.

On this journey you'll find powdered ski resorts, snow-covered national parks, indigenous animals and birds, gorges and dramatic waterfalls. You'll then discover sprawling neon jungles, Tokyo in cherry blossom season, ancient temples of Kyoto, powerful memorials, lush rice fields and delectable cuisine.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.
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A Line in the River: Khartoum, City of Memory

A Line in the River: Khartoum, City of Memory

Jamal Mahjoub

$22.99
'A travelogue and memoir to rank alongside anything by Chatwin or Thubron' Jim Crace 'A most absorbing and rewarding book' Michael Palin A moving portrait, part history, part memoir, of Sudan - once the largest, most diverse country in Africa - and its self-destruction.

In 1956, Sudan gained independence from Britain. On the brink of a promising future, it instead descended into civil war and conflict. When the 1989 coup brought a hard-line Islamist regime to power, Jamal Mahjoub's family were among those who fled. Almost twenty years later, he returned.

Rediscovering the city in which his formative years were spent, Mahjoub encounters people and places he left behind. The capital contains the key to understanding Sudan's divided, contradictory nature and while exploring Khartoum's present - its changing identity and shifting moods; its wealthy elite and neglected poor - Mahjoub also delves into the country's troubled history. His search for answers evolves into a thoughtful meditation on the meaning of identity, both personal and national.

A Line in the River combines lyrical and evocative memoir with a nuanced exploration of a country's complex history, politics and religion. The result is both captivating and revelatory.
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Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth

Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth

Dan Richards

$32.99
There are still wild places out there on our over-crowded planet. Through a series of personal journeys, Dan Richards explores their romantic and exploratory appeal. Wildernesses, seemingly untouched by man's hand: mountains, tundra, forests, oceans and deserts. These are landscapes that speak of deep time, whose scale can knock us down to size. Their wildness is part of their beauty and such places have long drawn the adventurous, the spiritual, the artistic.

For those who go in search of the isolation, silence and adventure of wild places it is - perhaps ironically - to the man-made shelters that they need to head; the outposts: bothies, bivouacs, cabins and huts. Part of their allure is their simplicity: enough architecture to shelter from the weather but not so much as to distract from the immediate environment around.

Following a route from the Cairngorms of Scotland to the fire-watching huts of Washington State, from Iceland's Houses of Joy to the desert of New Mexico, and from the frozen beauty of Svalbard to a lighthouse perched in the Atlantic, Richards uncovers landscapes which have inspired writers, artists and musicians, and asks: why are we drawn to wilderness? And how do wild places become a space for inspiration and creativity?
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The Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time

The Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time

Anna Sherman

$32.99
In The Bells of Old Tokyo, Anna Sherman explores Japan and revels in all its wonderful particularity. As a foreigner living in Tokyo, Sherman's account takes pleasure and fascination in the history and culture of a country that can seem startlingly strange to an outsider.

Following her search for the lost bells of the city - the bells by which its inhabitants kept time before the Jesuits introduced them to clocks - to her personal friendship with the owner of a small, exquisite cafe, who elevates the making and drinking of coffee to an art-form, here is Tokyo in its bewildering variety. From the love hotels of Shinjuku to the appalling fire-storms of 1945 (in which many more thousands of people died than in Hiroshima or Nagasaki), from the death of Mishima to the impact of the Tohoku earthquake of 2011.

For fans of The Lonely City, and Lost in Translation, The Bells of Old Tokyo is a beautiful and original portrait of Tokyo told through time.
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Western Australia State & Cities Map 619 7th ed (waterproof)

Western Australia State & Cities Map 619 7th ed (waterproof)

UBD Gregory's

$11.99
The latest edition of the Western Australia State and Cities map has been fully revised and updated.

It includes a state with map an index to the WA towns and localities on one side.

On the other side there are street level maps for Perth city at a scale of 1 : 5 000, a Fremantle map at a scale of 1 : 15 : 000, and town maps for Mandurah, Busselton, Carnarvon, Broome, Albany, Geraldton, Esperance, Bunbury and Kalgoorlie-Boulder at a scale of 1 : 25 000.

There is also some touring information included for the state.

With all this information contained in 1 handy fold out map this is an essential tool to keep by your side when travelling in Western Australia.
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Tasmania State & Cities Map 719 8th ed (waterproof)

Tasmania State & Cities Map 719 8th ed (waterproof)

UBD Gregory's

$11.99
The latest edition of the Tasmania state and cities map has been fully revised and updated and includes:

State mapping at a scale of 1 : 625 000 and an index to towns and localities Street Level mapping for Hobart and Launceston at a scale of 1 : 10 000, Devonport, Penguin, Burnie, Bicheno, Deloraine, Stanley, St Helens, Strahan, Ulverstone, Oatlands and Queenstown at a scale of 1 : 25 000.

Bruny Island coverage at a scale of 1 : 240 000.

There is also information on the best ways to discover Tasmania.

With all this information contained in this handy fold out map this is an essential too to carry when navigating your way around Tasmania.
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Journeys

Journeys

Stefan Zweig ,  Will Stone

$19.99
When I am on a journey, all ties suddenly fall away. I feel myself quite unburdened, disconnected, free - There is something in it marvellously, uplifting and invigorating. Whole past epochs suddenly return: nothing is lost, everything still full of inception, enticement.

For the insatiably curious and ardent Europhile Stefan Zweig, travel was both a necessary cultural education and a personal balm for the depression he experienced when rooted in one place for too long. He spent much of his life weaving between the countries of Europe, visiting authors and friends, exploring the continent in the heyday of international rail travel.

Comprising a lifetime's observations on Zweig's travels in Europe, this collection can be dipped into or savoured at length, and paints a rich and sensitive picture of Europe before the Second World War.
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