Lonely Planet Italy 8th Revised Edition (1 Feb 2008)
This guidebook gives practical travel information about getting around, what to visit, where to stay and eat etc. It gives a realistic view of what to expect and doesn't try to put places in the best light as might a tourist board for example.
Walking in Italy by Helen Gilman Revised Edition (1 Jan 2003)
This is a guide to walks throughout the whole of Italy, this book has a map for every walk, regional maps for planning and a country map in full colour. It also covers classics such as the Grande Escursione Appenninica and Grand Traversata delle Alpi.
Lonely Planet Costa Rica 7th Revised Edition (1 Oct 2006)
We used this book travelling around Costa Rica. It includes a small wildlife guide which is useful for identifying more common wildlife. However, the bird section is limited - due mainly to the vast biodiversity of Costa Rica!
Lonely Planet New York City 5th Revised Edition (1 Sep 2006)
Synopsis: The premiere guide for independent, do-it-yourself travel to New York City, highlighting classic attractions and the
off-beat, off-trail from the classic to the quirky.
It has dedicated Music, Food and Architecture chapters and expanded Arts, Shopping, Sleeping and Eating coverage.
Fully updated coverage includes new and pending attractions like the High Line and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
There are lots of helpful tips for navigating New York City for children and improved, updated transportation and tech travel information.
New York Rough Guide Edition 10 (Paperback) (25 Jan 2007)
Synopsis: The "Rough Guide to New York City" is your definitive guide to this bustling metropolis.
Covering all five boroughs in depth, the introduction highlights all the 'things not to miss'.
This edition explores New York's history and culture, includes detailed listings on everything from baseball games at
Yankee Stadium to the city's many film festivals, gives practical information on transportation and accommodation, and of course, reviews all
the best eating and drinking options.
New features include New York's Architecture, Ethnic New York and the Museum of Modern Art.
The "Rough Guide to New York City" is like having a local friend plan your trip.
Down Under by Bill Bryson
From Burrumbuttock to Suggan Buggan to the supremely satisfying Tittybong, Bill Bryson takes a trip "Down Under" and reports on one of the world's most isolated places.