Welcome To Our World: September titles from Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet has published its new September 2019 releases, which include two beautifully illustrated new reference books, two fun new children’s releases, and six new additions to the essential Lonely Planet’s Best Of range.

In This is My World, a fascinating and fun new collection, 84 children from incredibly diverse backgrounds share their stories and photos of what’s unique about their lives – from weather, local festivals and hobbies to their favourite sports and food.

Discover what it’s like to live in an orphanage in Zambezi, by a remote fjord in Greenland, on a cattle ranch in Australia, high up in the Himalaya mountains in Nepal, at an eco-lodge in Costa Rica, and much more.

Thanks to the help of War Child UK, This is My World also features the experiences of children who have grown up in countries affected by armed conflict, including Esther in Uganda and Yousef who lives in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. £1 from each UK sale of This is My World will go to War Child UK and its efforts to help Esther, Yousef and other children from war-torn areas.

This is My World will give young readers a unique view of life on every continent – told through the eyes of the children who live there.

In the first global guide to astrotourism, Lonely Planet’s Dark Skies will help you better understand the universe and our place in it.

Meticulously researched by dark-sky expert Valerie Stimac, special sections include how to get into stargazing, astrophotography, where to view rocket launches, and 12 observatories to visit around the globe.

Including 35 dark-sky sites and national parks, many accredited to the Dark Sky Association, this practical and comprehensive book is perfect for stargazers and those wanting to get to know the skies.

Look beyond the city limits for your next adventure. In Three Hours From, Lonely Planet presents some of the best day and weekend trips from 60 of the world’s favourite cities.

Whether you’re in Delhi, Vancouver, Brisbane or Rome, and whether you live there, work there, are on vacation, or simply passing through with a day to kill, Three Hours From will inspire you to widen the net. Take a bus to Gallipoli National Park from Istanbul, try your hand at kayak fishing just outside of Singapore, or retreat to a reclusive mountain refuge two hours from Bogota.

Divided into six themes: Arts & Culture, Music & Film, History, Outdoors, Festivals & Events, and Food & Drink, the suggested sights and activities range from the popular and well-known, to secret and hidden locations.

In The Flag Book, Lonely Planet Kids introduces you to the flags of every country in the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, and tells you what their design, colours, and images represent, along with lots of other incredible facts.

What’s the only country that doesn’t have a rectangular flag? Why does Hawaii’s state flag feature the UK’s Union Jack in one corner? And what do the 13 stripes of the USA’s Star Spangled Banner represent? You’ll find out the answer to all these and much, much more.

Learn the International Code of Flag Symbols to communicate with ships at sea; read about flags used in sports, like Formula 1’s chequered flag; marvel at flags commemorating world records and incredible human achievements; and peer with a microscope at the planet’s smallest flag, which is no wider than a human hair.

From national flags and coats of arms to the feared pirate skull and crossbones, The Flag Book explores a fascinating world of colours, images and symbols, and reveals lots of amazing facts about every country’s national flag.



New additions to the growing Lonely Planet’s Best Of series include: Barcelona, New York City, London, Paris, Tokyo and Rome.

Lonely Planet’s Best Of city guides are shorter, more concise guidebooks compared to the full length city guide series, focusing on the top sights and most authentic experiences. Perfect if you don’t need accommodation recommendations, they’re packed with expert knowledge, local secrets and carefully crafted itineraries, as well as the most relevant and up-to-date advice.

  • 60 full-colour maps and photos throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries to tailor your trip
  • Local travel advice for avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Insider tips to help you save time and money
  • Survival Guide A-Z: essential information on everything from
  • money and health to visas and emergency phone numbers
  • Recommendations on eating, sightseeing, going out, shopping and more

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