Im a huge Lonely Planet fan but wasnt really sure about this book...then it arrived. And let me just say it is absolutely AMAZING! Tons of information on every country in the world, great info graphics, stats, travel seasons....all crammed into 960 colourful pages. I could go on forever about this book. I went as far as bringing it to work to show some coworkers...all wanted to keep it. Simply put, i would buy this over and over again.
Definitely a book to dream on--if ever there was a case for owning a physical v. electronic book, this is it. The kind of book that has to be flipped through to discover tiny South Pacific Island kingdoms that could be out of a fairy tale or answers questions you didn't know needed answering such as: 'what the heck is there to see, do or eat in the Antarctica?'
This is one of my favorite books. Not too much detail about each country, but enough to give you a good idea of the place. I would say they excelled at compacting every country into one book, good job Lonely Planet!