Great Adventures: Experience the World at its Breathtaking Best (Lonely Planet)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

Ancient trails. Underwater chasms. Ice-clad peaks. Great Adventures showcase of the world's most thrilling adventures takes you by boot, pedal or paddle to awe-inspiring natural spectacles and on adrenalin-charged feats of endeavour. You don't need to be intrepid necessarily, but you will need to embrace the spirit of adventure!

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Andrew Bain, Sarah Gilbert, Luke Waterson, Ray Bartlett, Steve Waters, Jim DuFresne, Lucy Burningham, Kerry Christiani, Greg Benchwick, Gabi Mocatta, Abigail Blasi, Joe Bindloss, Scott Kennedy, Sarah Baxter, Bradley Mayhew, Ben Kozel, Caroline Veldhuis, Paul Bloomfeild, Ben Fogie, Craig Scutt, Gregor Clark

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

*#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

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"The photographs are stunning, and each chapter includes several sidebars of information, a map and an array of practical planning tips. Just looking at the book alone makes you want to think about possibly moving beyond yourown comfort level..." (Amsterdam News 2013-09-26)

"With gorgeous photos, practical information and armchair travel suggestions, the travel guide publisher prepares readers for an adventure." (Battle Creek Enquirer 2013-05-24)

"An inspiring, photo-packed stimulus package for wandering minds" (Passport Magazine)

"Great Adventures: Experience the World at its Breathtaking Best... is a fine oversized collection of color photos capturing unique world adventures for both armchairreaders and those contemplating their own global excursions. It's all about ice peaks, underwater caves, challenging bicycling trips, and natural beauty: chapters are packed with lovely images and paired with exciting text, making for an outstandingsurvey highly recommended for any adventure travel holding." (Midwest Book Review)

"Great Adventures is a handsome 320-page coffee-table book, filled to bursting with stunning photographs of oceans, deserts, ancient cities, and,especially, perilous mountain overhangs, beneath which there always looms a bottomless abyss. The two-page opening spread of a craggy overlook in the French Alps will leave acrophobics reeling in panic." (Perceptive Travel)

"In LonelyPlanet's Great Adventures, the reader is treated to a breathtaking array of travel experiences, illustrated with beautiful photography." (Los Angeles Times 2012-12-12)

"There are no ho-hum wanderings in this guide to the best adventuretrips on the planet. Stunning photography leads readers through great outdoor adventures like paragliding from Mont Blanc in France, tracking mountain gorillas in Uganda or perhaps cycling through Nepal. The reader will be enticed to hike, dive, bikeand climb; above the earth, below the oceans, and on top of mountains. This is truly a candy box of adventures of a lifetime. Every endorphin seeking traveler will love this book." (Wicked Good Travel Tips 2012-12-04)

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