Lonely Planet Publishes Beautiful World

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World is a stunning collection of breathtaking images, celebrating the most beautiful places on the planet.

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Lonely Planet handpicked the most spellbinding images inspired by the love of travel and this amazing world. This landmark publication shares sublime photography of the planet’s most magnificent spectacles: fiery volcanic eruptions, wind-sculpted icebergs, mind-blowing migrations of wildlife, incredible natural wonders and the imprint humanity has made on the earth.

Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World also features: *Out-of-this-world landscapes, natural phenomena and extraordinary wildlife moments from far and wide. *Incredible action shots of erupting volcanoes, buffalo migration, lightning storms and ferocious waterfalls. *Striking architecture and urban forms from the world’s greatest cities. *Aerial photography giving awesome perspective to sights such as the Great Barrier Reef, Norway’s ice caps and Manhattan’s streets.

Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World contains over 200 large-format images that inspire readers to see the world as they have never have before. This luxury, hardcover book showcases lesser-known destinations as well as giving new perspective to more familiar places. Four decades of Lonely Planet’s passion and experience are lovingly curated into one impactful volume, which will delight for years to come.

To celebrate the launch of Beautiful World, Lonely Planet is launching a photo competition for the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime World Expeditions photography tour with photographer Richard I'Anson in Tibet. Winning photos could be featured on the Lonely Planet homepage, to be admired by travelers all over the world. Please visit http://www.lonelyplanet.com/photocomp for more information and to enter.

About the Book: Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World ISBN: 978 1 74321 717 7 224pp, full color, 14”x10”, $39.99 Available October 1st, 2013


Rana Freedman