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Lonely Planet and BBC Books Publish The Traveller’s Guide to Planet Earth

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You’ve seen the series, now it’s time to see the world!

From the highest mountains to the deepest seas, the hottest deserts to the frozen poles, The Traveller’s Guide to Planet Earth reveals the places you dreamed about after seeing them on the BBC’s landmark series and turns them into realistic travel destinations that viewers can experience for themselves.

The first joint publishing venture by Lonely Planet and its parent company, BBC Worldwide, The Traveller’s Guide to Planet Earth allows readers to experience 50 extraordinary destinations from the BBC’s spectacular documentary. Divided into chapters that correlate to the episodes of the popular television series, the book explores the planet’s mountains, fresh water, caves, deserts, ice worlds, great plains, jungles, shallow seas, seasonal forests and deep oceans.

Each chapter includes several locations featured in the series, with the best times to visit and some of the experiences you are likely to encounter while there. Practical information on how to prepare for your trip, how to get to each destination, what else to see while you are there and fast facts round out each locale. Every spread showcases stunning images from around the world. Plus, readers will discover Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler and Planet Earth episode producer Mark Brownlow three favorite locations from the book.

Whether it’s hiking the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia, standing under the giant sequoias of California or observing birds of paradise in New Guinea, The Traveller’s Guide to Planet Earth will overwhelm you with the grandeur and majesty of the planet — then inspire you to go out and experience it yourself!

Planet Earth
The Traveller’s Guide to Planet Earth
About the Book:
333pp, paperback, full-color, $22.99
ISBN 978 1 74179 885 2
November 2010

Notes to Editors:
Review copies available upon request.

Lonely Planet’s US Travel Editor, Robert Reid, available for interview.
Click here for a sneak peek.

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