The Planet’s Most Magnificent Vistas in One Book
Go on a photographic trip into some of the most spectacular places in the world. The journey takes place courtesy of the world renowned travel book, the Lonely Planet. Experience these places in pictures you have never seen before. The book is guaranteed to re-ignite a passion with this planet we call earth. It is entitled Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World and it pages will transport you to locations that will arouse your imagination.
They are the kinds of destinations that you might have on a bucket list. The sites are astounding, spectacular, isolated, and yet are almost all recognizable.
Lonely Planet is the leading travel guide book publisher in the world. The company was originally owned by BBC Worldwide, which acquired it in 2007. BBC Worldwide sold it in 2013 to U.S. billionaire Brad Kelley’s NC2 Media to the tune of US$75 million.
Initially called Lonely Planet Publications, the company opted to change its name to Lonely Planet to mirror its extensive travel industry offering and the stress on digital products in 2009. Besides Let’s Go Travel Guides, it was one of the primary collections of travel books targeted at backpackers and other low budget travelers. By 2010, its publishing roster had around 500 titles translated in 8 languages, well-viewed TV programs, a magazine, a mobile phone app and of course, websites.
Lonely Planet’s head office is in a suburb of Melbourne called Footscray, with affiliate offices in Oakland, California and London, England. The company’s name is derived from a rather obscure line from a song called “Space Captain,” penned by Matthew Moore.
The song was popularized by Joe Cocker and Leon Russell during the “Mad Dogs & Englishmen” tour from 1970. As the story goes, the exact words from the song are “lovely planet”. Tony Wheeler co-founder of the Lonely Planet guidebook company with his wife Maureen Wheeler thought they heard “lonely planet,” and used that instead.
Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World, features beautiful pastoral images, thousands of lanterns, incredible deserts, icebergs and wildlife, and so much more of spectacular Mother Nature. The book contains over 200 fabulous images.
Get a sneak peek of the fantastic pictures here.