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Delving into the heart and soul of more than 225 cities around the globe, World's Best Cities is a glossy, glorious tribute to cosmopolitan life. In photos and words, this irresistible volume showcases long-established great cities like Paris, Rome, New York, London, and Tokyo, as well as exciting up-and-comers, including Denver, Asheville, Oslo, and Abu Dhabi. As readable as it is beautiful, this expansive travel guide offers a playful, informative mix of inspirational personal narratives; photo galleries, and fun facts; plus sidebars on oddities; where to find the best food and shopping; novels that capture a particular city's atmosphere; local secrets; and more. Many additional cities appear in illustrated lists, such as eco-friendly cities, foodie cities; and happiest cities. The twenty-first century is the Century of the City, and on-the-go visitors and armchair travelers alike will make World's Best Cities a must-have volume to accompany all their urban adventures.
About the Author
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC is one of the world's leading nonfiction publishers, proudly supporting the work of scientists, explorers, photographers, and authors, as well as publishing a diverse list of books that celebrate the world and all that is in it. National Geographic Books creates and distributes print and digital works that inspire, entertain, teach, and give readers access to a world of discovery and possibility on a wide range of nonfiction subjects from animals to travel, cartography to history, fun facts to moving stories. A portion of all National Geographic proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society. Annie Fitzsimmons is the Urban Insider for National Geographic's Intelligent Travel blog, avidly followed as the cosmopolitan culture connection. She gets travelers up to speed on everything from great places to stay and one-of-a-kind things to do in her home base, New York City, to tips from locals in cities around the world. To learn more, follow @anniefitz on Twitter.
"A must-have volume for on-the-go visitors and armchair travelers alike to accompany them on all of their urban adventures." --The Global Dispatch
"If your travel tastes lean more toward big towns than big sky, [this] new book from National Geographic should find a place in your library." --Wall Street Journal
"A gorgeously illustrated hardcover book that offers an inviting glance at cities around the world from New York to Abu Dhabi, along with curated lists of best cities in categories like eco-smart, oceanfront, high-altitude and all-American." --Associated Press
"Iconic pictures, local insider tips, and hip stats make this a top choice for jet setters." --PeterGreenberg.com