Thursday, February 3, 2011

Over the Counter #40

The latest book to catch my eye as it passed over my library counter and under my scanner this week was Drives of a Lifetime - 500 of the World's Most Spectacular Trips. There are quite a few Canadian entries - some of them I've already driven and a few I had already made plans for later this year.
From the publisher National Geographic Books:

"Both a practical guide and an inspiring travel gift book, Drives of a Lifetime highlights 500 of the world's best car trips. The eclectic list takes readers across stunning natural landscapes of mountain, coastline, glen, and dale; into charming towns and out-of-the-way hamlets; to palatial estates, lovely gardens, and intriguing historic sites; and through bustling, thriving cities all over the world map. From America's scenic byways to the side lanes of Tuscany and the rugged dirt roads of Australia's outback—and hundreds of inviting routes in between—Drives of a Lifetime shows off the highlights of each area and tells readers exactly how to make the drive themselves. Since roads trips are a beloved cultural touchstone for Americans of every generation, Drives of a Lifetime will capture a huge and diverse audience." Peek inside.

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)


bermudaonion said...

This sounds great! I think it would be so much fun to take a great car trip like that if time and money were no object.

PoCoKat said...

I've been lusting over this does sound wonderful!!!

Teddy Rose said...

My husband would love this. He loves to drive. In January we drove to California.