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F 909 .I5 2010

One of the last true wildernesses, Alaska is a vast and unforgiving land of natural wonders - huge, snow-capped mountains, ice-cold lakes and fjords, massive glaciers, grassy tundra and majestic forests. Sparsely inhabited, America's largest state is also home to a plentiful variety of wildlife.

F 2546 .I5 2010

Amazon River: River of Life
The Amazon is a river of unparalleded power and the very lifeblood of the world's largest rainforest. In its murky water swim more kinds of fish than inhabit the entire Atlantic Ocean. Discover the secrets of this wondrous waterway, its fascinating history, the culture along its banks, and the creatures that draw life from its waters.

F 787 .I56 2010

Visit the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite; all national parks of unparalelled wonder. Together, they perfectly encapsulate the wild, rugged beauty of the American West.

G 860 .I56 2010

Antarctica is the world's coldest, driest and windiest continent. Here, remarkable plants and animals struggle to survive. Discover the secrets of this frozen desert - a land with no permanent human population that is owned by no one but claimed by many.

DU 213 .I56 2010

The Great Ocean Road winds its way through some of Australia's most stunning landscapes. From the south coast of Victoria, through seaside towns, rainforests, and world famous surfing beaches, it winds its way through some of Australia's most beautiful scenery.

DB 27.5 .I56 2010

Austria's spectacular mountain terrain offers perfect winter skiing and its low-altitude forests and picturesque lakelands are popular with summer hikers. Its many beautiful towns and villages teem with history and breathtaking architecture.

DU 105.2 .I56 2010

Northeast Australia is a place of diverse and remarkable landscapes. A land of mountains and beaches, where tropical islands contrast with dense rainforests, savannahs and parched outback, and where nature is unsurpassed in the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, the jewel in Australia's wildlife crown.

F 1060 .I5 2010

The west coast of Canada has an unusually diverse climate, scenery and wildlife. Fjord-like inlets and thousands of islands run along the coast from the barren wildernesses in the frozen north to the temperate rainforests and snow-covered mountains in the south.

F 2171.3 .I56 2010

Discover the islands of the Caribbean Sea, where a hidden world of volcanoes, rainforests, and exotic wildlife lies beyond the paradise sands, coral reefs, and turquoise waters. Learn about the Caribbean's checkered past of colonialism, slavery and rebellion have shaped the history and culture of these islands.

DT 60 .I56 2010

Egypt is home to one of the world's most celebrated ancient civilizations. Here, in a land of wind-blown sand dunes, ancient monuments and fascinating mythology, the pharaohs and the pyramids contrast with the bustling souks of Cairo and the majestic Sahara Desert.

QH 198.G3 .I56 2010

Free from human habitation for most of their history, the Galapagos Islands are like no other place on Earth. Within this volcanic land, nature thrives, from spectacular rainforests to ancient giant tortoises.


DA 978.2 .I56 2010

The Emerald Isle is a country of dazzling contrasts and contradictions, with its beautiful landscapes and craggy coastlines, to its cosmopolitan cities. Explore the island's rich heritage, where ancient relics and monuments tell the story of a culture forged by myth, legend, and adversity.

DU 412 .I56 2010

New Zealand is a country of extremes - a land of fjords, mountains, beaches and rainforests, where beautiful, vibrant cities contrast with huge, empty rural spaces. Here, the fascinating Polynesian culture of the Maori people fuses with European traditions.

DL 419.2 I56 2010

Norway is a land of dramatic landscapes, from majestic coastal fjords and bird-covered islands to precipitous inland valleys and cascading waterfalls. With snow often lasting three months of the year, there are excellent winter sports resorts. The culture is rich, from colorful Lapp traditions and reindeer herding to Oslo's modern nightlife, shopping and international cuisines.

DC 707 .I56 2010

Discover Paris, where beauty, art and romance meet in the world's most captivating city. With stylish buildings and iconic monuments, France's capital is a cultural beacon. Along bustling streets, Paris offers a sensory feast unmatched by any other destination.


DG 864.3 .I56 2010

Surrounded by three seas, Sicily boasts a wealth of wonders from rugged mountains, spouting volcanoes and rocky bays to sandy beaches, olive groves and vineyards. The cities are equally impressive combining ancient Greek temples and amphitheaters with an eclectic mix of architectural styles.

DP 43.2 .I56 2010

Southern Spain is one of the most diverse areas of Europe, with natural beauty and cultural landmarks in abundance. As the home of world-famous beaches, ancient cities, and bullfighting, it encapsulates everything that is essentially Spanish.

DG 674.2 .I56 2010

One of the world's most picturesque cities, with beautiful buildings lining the Grand Canal's stately curves, Venice has a genuinely exotic location on an Adriatic lagoon. Whether visitors take a romantic trip by gondola or wonder at St. Mark's Square, the magic of the watery city captivates all.