Lonely Planet Antarctica (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Antarctica (Travel Guide)


by Alexis Averbuck,Lonely Planet,

Product Details 商品信息

Publisher 出版社 :Lonely Planet; 5(2012-10-01)
Format 装订 : Paperback 平装
Pages 页数 : 224页
Language 语种 : English 英语
Age Range 适读年龄 :
ISBN-13 条形码 : 9781741794595
Product Dimensions 商品尺寸 : 12.8 x 1.3 x 19.7 cm
Shipping Weight 商品重量 :249 g

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About the Book 内容简介

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Antarctica is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot penguins tobogganing along the ice, venture to the geographic South Pole, or cruise between the towering cliffs and looming icebergs of Lemaire Channel; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Antarctica and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Antarctica Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout

  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to  tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests

  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a  local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of  operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices

  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping,  sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks  miss

  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel  experience - including history, expeditions, aviators, environment, politics,  geology, ecosystems, and wildlife

  • Over 18 maps

  • Useful features - including Top Experiences, Planning Your  Antarctic Adventure, and Icebergs & Glaciers

  • Coverage of the South Pole, the Antarctic Peninsula, Ross Ice  Shelf, Lemaire Channel, Deception Island, Cuverville Island, Cape Royds, Cape  Denison, Cape Evans, Port Lockroy, Paradise Harbor, and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices)

  • Zoom-in maps and images bring it all up close and in greater detail

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps let you stay offline to avoid  roaming and data charges

  • Seamlessly flip between pages

  • Easily navigate and jump effortlessly between maps and reviews

  • Speedy search capabilities get you to what you need and want to see

  • Use bookmarks to help you shoot back to key pages in a flash

  • Visit the websites of our recommendations by touching  embedded links

  • Adding notes with the tap of a finger offers a way to personalise  your guidebook experience

  • Inbuilt dictionary to translate unfamiliar languages and decode  site-specific local terms

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Alexis Averbuck.

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 they find themselves in.

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

About the Author 作者简介

Alexis Averbuck:  
Lonely Planet:

Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.



Critical Praise 推荐评价

'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)

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Reviews 相关评论7条评论
  • Very fine introduction to Antarctica for the casual tourist
    Very fine introduction to Antarctica for the casual tourist


    This book provides a very nice introduction to Antarctica (with a wonderful cover photo)! Of importance, the book includes a discussion of Ushuaia Argentina, from which most Antarctic cruises depart, as well as multiple islands that are not part of the Antarctic continent but that one might be likely to visit during a trip to the Antarctic peninsula. The volume is thus more comprehensive than one might expect--and covers important regions likely to be visited by the casual tourist.

    The volume provides historical and geographical summaries, a discussion of the animal life, and (to this reader's delight) the odd and interesting story, such as that of the Russian physician who was required to remove his own appendix during an Antarctic winter.

    The book does address, at least briefly, some of the conservation issues critical to Antarctica.

    This book will likely not appeal to the most adventurous travelers who want to make overland treks via ski and dogsled to the geographical pole--but such individuals are unlikely to be looking for the kind of summary provided by Lonely Planet in any case. I can wholeheartedly recommend this volume, however, to the tourist who wants to make an introductory visit to this most remote continent.

  • 2012's Ruined Edition of a Great 2008 Book
    2012's Ruined Edition of a Great 2008 Book


    This 2012 edition of Lonely Planet Antarctica is a big disappointment after reading the previous (2008) edition. Let me explain why.

    There are two sorts of people who would ever buy this book. The first group is people who are actually travelling to the Antarctic; those people have plenty of money and would not care about paying a dollar or two more for a bigger book than this one. The second group are people who are just fascinated with the Antarctic.

    The 2008 edition was far more comprehensive and thus, more interesting to the second group and more useful to the first group. When Lonely Planet redid the book for the 2012 edition, unfortunately, they hacked out about 150 pages of interesting and informative material. The worst hacking concerned the so-called Peri-Antarctic Islands, a whole lot of isolated but fascinating places such as Kerguelen Island, which will serve as my one example (I could cite many others). In the 2006 edition, Kerguelen -- a remote French possession second only to the Falklands in land mass -- earned five pages of fascinating text, a full-page map, and a detailed history that was a delight to read. In the 2012 edition, however, Kerguelen was hacked down to one reference in one sentence of text noting that resupply vessels take tourists there.

    So, if you want an outdated but comprehensive guide to the islands of the Antarctic region, you will have to buy the 2008 edition! If you want an up-to-date but incomplete version, the disappointing 2012 edition is available. I should add that when Lonely Planet chopped out 150 pages of excellent reading material for the 2012 edition, they actually RAISED the price from $27.99 to $28.99. Now that I've vented, I will return the library copy of the 2006 edition and search Amazon for a used 2008 edition that I can add to my collection (having wasted my money on the 2012 version).

  • I like this book for its detailed, yet concise inforfation and for its organization and ease of use.
    I like this book for its detailed, yet concise inforfation and for its organization and ease of use.


    When I went to Antarctica in 2011 I did not have this travel guide with me.  I frequently used my roommate's copy and found it very helpful when trying to recollect detailed information about places we had just seen, for my travel journal or to gather info about the next port of call.  This updated copy has still more information and is very well organized.  I'm very glad to have it as a reference and would recommend it to anybody traveling to Antarctica.

  • The cliche guide for the beaten path
    The cliche guide for the beaten path


    Don't hope it will tell you a lot. 50% is about Ushuaia: I can get me a guide for that, all the rest is made with the stereotype of the organized cruise in mind. If you go by sailboat or so, this isn't your guide.

  • Great Travelogue? Maybe not.
    Great Travelogue? Maybe not.


    If you're interested in Antarctica, and have NO plans to visit there, this might be the perfect book for you.  The book covers the entire continent, even though few travelers can ever go to most of it.  The areas where most tourists do go (the islands and the peninsula) are cursorily described but not in the depth you might like before one visits there.

  • good advice, maps are detailed and informative
    good advice, maps are detailed and informative


    Very helpful, good advice, maps are detailed and informative.  Wouldn't go without this guide.

  • Good overview
    Good overview


    Used as a reference and advance study for an Antarctic cruise. Handy to have along to identify what we saw. Photographs and information were very good.

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