Destinations of a Lifetime : 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places

Destinations of a Lifetime : 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places
Author: National Geographic
Rating: 4.30
Bestsellers Rate: 5455
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 320
Hours of reading: 5.3 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 33,49 €

About the book

Hundreds of oversized images of the world's most spectacular destinations are featured along with service information on the best and most authentic ways to experience them. A candy box full of visual delights, this book will inspire tangible ideas for everyone's next great trip. National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of our world in this spellbinding new coffee table travel gift book. Hundreds of Earth's most breathtaking locales are illustrated with vivid, oversized full-color images taken by Nat Geo's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience.

Reviews

Get ready to add to your bucket list every time you turn the page of this aspirational travel book. Because it s from National Geographic, you know the photos are breathtaking. The cover alone, with its awe-inspiring image of a historic guesthouse built on a cliff in the Swiss Alps, will have you packing your bag. This is the perfect book to leave on your table as a conversation piece and a place to turn whenever you need a little something to look forward to when we can travel again. Price: $40 Forbes.com "This breathtaking, 320-page volume, published by National Geographic, contains 250 exquisite color photographs that will either inspire you to see the world or at least give you the opportunity to become the quintessential armchair traveler. It features hundreds of locales around the world, both natural and man-made, including ancient monoliths, scenic islands, white-sand seashores and rain forests. Images taken by some of the world s premier photographers are accompanied by practical travel information for visitors to each place, including dining and lodging options." The Wall Street Journal "The world's most desirable holiday destinations in pictures." Theguardian.com

Quotes

"Get ready to add to your bucket list every time you turn the page of this aspirational travel book. Because it's from National Geographic, you know the photos are breathtaking. The cover alone, with its awe-inspiring image of a historic guesthouse built on a cliff in the Swiss Alps, will have you packing your bag. This is the perfect book to leave on your table as a conversation piece and a place to turn whenever you need a little something to look forward to when we can travel again. Price: $40" -Forbes.com "This breathtaking, 320-page volume, published by National Geographic, contains 250 exquisite color photographs that will either inspire you to see the world or at least give you the opportunity to become the quintessential armchair traveler. It features hundreds of locales around the world, both natural and man-made, including ancient monoliths, scenic islands, white-sand seashores and rain forests. Images taken by some of the world's premier photographers are accompanied by practical travel information for visitors to each place, including dining and lodging options."--The Wall Street Journal "The world's most desirable holiday destinations--in pictures."--Theguardian.com

National Geographic Biography

National Geographic (formerly the National Geographic Magazine, sometimes branded as NAT GEO) is a popular American monthly magazine published by the National Geographic Society. Known for its photojournalism, it is one of the most widely read magazines of all time. The magazine was founded in 1888 as a scholarly journal, nine months after the establishment of the society, but is now a popular magazine. In 1905, it began including pictures, a style for which it became well-known. Its first color photos appeared in the 1910s. During the Cold War, the magazine committed itself to present a balanced view of the physical and human geography of countries beyond the Iron Curtain. Later, the magazine became outspoken on environmental issues. Since 2019, controlling interest has been held by The Walt Disney Company. Topics of features generally concern science, geography, history, and world culture. The magazine is well known for its distinctive appearance: a thick square-bound glossy format with a yellow rectangular border. Map supplements from National Geographic Maps are included with subscriptions. It is available in a traditional printed edition and an interactive online edition. As of 1995, the magazine was circulated worldwide in nearly 40 local-language editions and had a global circulation of at least 6.5 million per month (down from about 12 million in the late 1980s), including 3.5 million within the U.S. As of April 2022, its Instagram page has 216 million followers, the most of any account not belonging to an individual celebrity. As of 2015, the magazine had won 25 National Magazine Awards.

History

The first issue of the National Geographic Magazine was published on September 22, 1888, nine months after the Society was founded. It was initially a scholarly journal sent to 165 charter members; currently, it reaches the hands of 40 million people each month. Starting with its January 1905 publication of several full-page pictures of Tibet in 1900–01, the magazine changed from being a text-oriented publication to featuring extensive pictorial content, and became well known for this style. The June 1985 cover portrait of the presumed to be 12-year-old Afghan girl Sharbat Gula, shot by photographer Steve McCurry, became one of the magazine's most recognizable images.National Geographic Kids, the children's version of the magazine, was launched in 1975 under the name National Geographic World. In the late 1990s, the magazine began publishing The Complete National Geographic, an electronic compendium of every past issue of the magazine. It was then sued over copyright of the magazine as a collective work in Greenberg v. National Geographic and other cases, and temporarily withdrew the compilation. The magazine eventually prevailed in the dispute, and in July 2009 resumed publishing all past issues through December 2008. More recent issues were later added to the collection; the archive and electronic edition of the magazine are availab ... Read full biography

Authors: National Geographic
Editors:
Translators:
Illustrators:
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Imprint:
Languages: | English |
Original Language:
ISBN13: 9781426215643
ISBN10: 1426215649
Series:
Reference Edition:
Edition: None
Edition Statement: None
Illustrations: 250 Colour Photographs
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 320
Book Weight: 1769.01
Book Dimensions: 241x307x30.48
Circulation: None
Publication date: March 19, 2016
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: Hanover, PA, United States

Bestsellers in Photographs: Collections

View all ...