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Eyewitness Travel Guides New York [Turtleback]

Dorling Kindersley
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Dec 12 2012 DK Eyewitness Travel Guide
"Eyewitness Travel Guides" provide travellers with illustrated guidebooks where every significant location, building, museum and gallery, as well as major shops, hotels and restaurants, are shown. In addition, "Eyewitness Travel Guides" contain specially commissioned 3-D aerial maps and diagrams, visual guides to currency, tickets and communication systems. The guides are organized area by area to help travellers to make the most of their stay. They provide up to 2000 illustrations and annotated 3-D maps which show every major attraction. Unique cutaways enable the traveller to visit museums and galleries without having to buy other guides. An illustrated survival guide is also provided, which supplies essential practical information. An in-depth transport section is supplied to make travel easy.

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I first discovered these books (a series Eyewitness Travel) by accident in a Stockholm bookstore. I had just come from Gothenborg by train and was a bit dazed. The book I bought by accident was in swedish but it still useful because of all the photos, cut away views, museum pictures, and maps and historical details. When I got home I bought a pile on Amazon.com of different places that I was going or had visited - but in english.
On a cold day back here in the USA (or Canada) or elsewhere, have a glass of beer and sit in a nice chair or in the garden on a warm day and read this book. For a moment you will be back in New Yotk at a deli have corned beef on rye.
The photos and desicriptions and cutaway drawings are excellent. Plus they throw in some history and details on the art and many other things of interest. A solid 430 page effort - lots of stuff to see and absorb. What is attractive about this book are the photos and cutaway views. Normally you do not see these. But the book brings it all to life with just magnificent photos and maps. And it makes a nice souvenir post trip. Subway maps included.
Jack in Toronto
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best You'll Find! Dec 31 2003
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We bought and studied this travel guide, and the Street Wise map prior to our first trip to NYC. When we got there, we found that we felt completely comfortable moving about the city as we felt we already knew it! What's nice is that you'll find the information by neighborhood, so no matter where you're staying you'll find info on the area. It covers everything from hotels to restaurants to how to ride the subway. I can't recommend this travel guide highly enough!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best if not the best guide to NYC. Oct. 30 2003
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This book is a great travel guide to New York City. It is beautifully illustrated & gives important information about all the best sites in NYC. It also informs you on things you may not want to miss in each area of the city that is highlighted. I had never traveled in NYC on my own & this book, of the 5 or 6 I bought on NYC, was the only one that explained the subway system so that I understood it. Another book that I'm glad I purchased is the Zagat Survey & the Zagat Map on NYC restaurants.
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