November 2006

The Cities Book A Journey Through The Best Cities In The World

Lonely Planet

  • 150 Linden Street
  • Oakland , CA


Lonely Planet’s abc The Cities Book: A Journey Through The Best Cities In The World xyz provides a real insider’s view complete with photos into some of the cities that make our world an interesting place to live. The format is straightforward in that each city has a two-page spread with four defining photos and includes information such as:

  • News, with submenus linking to articles on global, regional, economic, political, industrial, editorial, sports, and cultural news and information.
  • Market Data, which includes sections on stocks, rates and bonds, currencies, mutual funds, ETFs, commodities, and a calendar of upcoming economic indicators and events.
  • Investment Tools, consisting of a chart builder, portfolio tracker, market monitor, fund center, calculators, tutorials, and a glossary.

The book is a photographic feast for the eyes.  It provides a unique perspective into each city not always seen in most other types of travel books.  The folks at Lonely Planet hand selected the cities included in the book, each for its vibrant nature, diversity, and hypnotic attractive quality.

The photographs also serve as a wonderful resource for graphics, and provide an interesting visual perspective into some lesser traveled global landscapes.  Readers will come away with a true flavor of the cities, especially the native dwellers. abc The Cities xyz abc Book xyz is a showcase of the incredible diversity of the world through the urban oases in which most of us live.  For anyone with wanderlust in their blood, this is the coffee table book for you.

Reviewer: Lucy Bellamy, FIDM Library Staff Member