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Travel The Travel Book Lonely Planet Altas Obscura Foer, Thuras & Morton White Mountain Robert Twigger HB $80.00 Take a journey through every country in the world. 850 images. 230 countries. One complete picture. With details of every United Nationsapproved country in the world, and a few more principalities and dependencies besides, Lonely Planet's The Travel Book is the ultimate introduction to a world of travel and the essential travel reference book for every household! HB $69.99 Atlas Obscura comes from the founders of AtlasObscura.com, featuring over 600 lushly illustrated entries on wondrous, curious, eccentric and bizarre locales: from the bone museums of Italy to the selfmummified monks of Japan to a hole in the middle of the Turkmenistan desert that has been on fire for 40 years. Engagingly written, well researched, beautifully designed and endlessly fascinating, this is the pinnacle of armchair travel. PB $35.00 Home to mythical kingdoms, wars, expeditions, and strange beasts, the Himalayas have always loomed tall in our imagination. They are a grand central station of the world's religions. They are also a plant hunter's paradise, a climber's challenge and a traveller's dream. Twigger seeks to explore the region's seismic history, and the result is a sweeping, fascinating and surprising journey through the history of the world's greatest mountain range. Walking in Berlin Franz Hessel Tokyo Style Guide Jane Lawson Flâneuse Lauren Elkin HB $29.99 Franz Hessel was an observer par excellence of the increasingly hectic metropolis that was Berlin in the late 1920s. In Walking in Berlin, originally published in Germany in 1929, he captures the rhythm of Weimar-era Berlin, recording evidence of the seismic shifts shaking German culture at the time. Superbly written, and as fresh today as when it first appeared, this is a book to be savoured. HB $39.99 One of the most exhilarating and inspiring cities in the world, Tokyo is vast, complex and ever-changing. In Tokyo Style Guide, Jane Lawson offers a unique insight into Japan's culture and aesthetic with her walks through 21 of the most intriguing Tokyo neighbourhoods. Tokyo Style Guide is packed with places to shop, relax, be inspired, eat and sleep, as well as practical tips to help you prepare for your trip and make the most of your visit. HB $35.00 In this gloriously provocative and celebratory book, Lauren Elkin defines a flâneuse as 'a determined resourceful woman keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city, and the liberating possibilities of a good walk'. Part cultural meander, part memoir, Flâneuse traces the relationship between the city and creativity, exploring along the way the paths taken by the flâneuses who have lived and walked in those cities.