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POSTED BY prbythebook ON October 3, 2017

When it comes to armchair travel, you really can’t beat DK’s hefty coffee-table books, with photo-heavy accounts of historic travels and modern wonders of the world. We’re happy to announce the pub date of Journey and Natural Wonders of the World, two books that will take you on quite an adventurearound the world in 440 pages.


A new book out today from DK, Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel, explores travel in all its varied forms. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Journey is an illustrated account of human movement, travel, exploration, and scientific discovery—from the first trade networks in ancient Sumer to the epic Voyager missions.

Human journeys arise from all manner of impulses, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply the quest for adventure. Journey offers an in-depth exploration of more than 140 travel-related topics, from the Trans-Saharan Salt Caravans to The Railway Age to claiming the South Pole. Alongside each topic are the biographies of conquerors, explorers, and travelers; stories of technological innovation; literary journals; and works of art.

Whether on foot, on horseback, by steamship, railway, hot-air balloon, or aircraft, Journey captures the romance of travel and asks where our lust for adventure will take us next.


DK takes a continent-by-continent journey around Earth’s most beautiful, spectacular, and captivating landscapes. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Natural Wonders of the World offers an in-depth look at Earth’s greatest natural treasures, from the spectacular granite domes of Yosemite to the reefs of the Bahama Banks and the ice sheets of the Antarctic. The book combines breathtaking landscape photography with 3D terrain models and other explanatory artworks to reveal the geology—and sometimes physics, chemistry, botany, and zoology—behind different features.

More than 240 of Earth’s natural wonders are covered in detail and a further 230 are described in the directory. Readers will recognize iconic adventure locales such as Torres del Paine, Antelope Canyon, and The Great Blue Hole, and will learn about new places, including:

  • An underground cavern in Mexico that contains some of the most enormous natural crystals ever discovered
  • A partially hollow glacier close to the Alaskan city of Juneau, best known for its extraordinary blue ice caves
  • The largest salt flat on Earth, the legacy of a huge prehistoric South American lake
  • A famous Icelandic geyser, which erupts roughly every eight minutes
  • A centuries-old Belgian woodland, where one species of wildflower produces a seasonal transformation
  • A desert of chalk, shaped by wind-driven sand into an eerie landscape of stone monoliths

A truly unrivalled exploration of Earth’s most amazing places, Natural Wonders of the World will make readers realize there is so much more to discover.

Both books are now available on and everywhere books are sold.



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