Lonely Planet Book of Everything: A Visual Guide to Travel and the World by Nigel Holmes

Jun 18, 2013

This pictorial book is full of warnings and tips for various scenarios a world traveler might encounter. It’s filled with great information graphics, just the right amount of text, and is divided into seven sections: Understanding the World, Outdoor Survival, Etiquette, Medical, Food and Drink, Personal Safety, and Other Fun Stuff.

It lists the longest river and tallest mountains, provides etiquette tips, advises what to do if you get lost hiking, explains why the sky is blue, tells how to make your hotel room burglar proof, how to follow the North Star, and how to eat a Fugu Fish, just to name a few. I was not sure what to expect, but I loved this perfect "Book of Lists." Lonely Planet Book of Everything encourages travel with a sense of adventure and a willingness to learn something new around every corner, near or far.

Reviewed by Library Staff