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1001 Walks You Must Take Before You Die: Country Hikes, Heritage Trails, Coastal Strolls, Mountain Paths, City Walks (1001 Before You Die)

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This generously illustrated volume features 1,001 carefully selected scenic walks throughout the world in both natural and urban settings—from Africa’s Rift Valley to the Appalachian Trail. This latest volume in the hugely popular 1,001 series is the ideal guide to the world’s most exhilarating walks, hikes, and views. Walking is one of our favorite pastimes and one of the ...more
Hardcover, 960 pages
Published March 31st 2015 by Universe
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Jun 22, 2015 H rated it it was ok
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This book is kind of insane because it's just so vague. It defines anything and everything as a "walk".

Strolling through a touristy town in Europe is a walk. Central Park is a walk. Hiking on some glaciers is a walk. The Trans-Canada Trail, which is 23,000 km (14,000 miles) long, is a walk.

Nearly every listed walk had a photo and a page of text dedicated to it, with some helpful stats (e.g. length, time to traverse, difficulty). The histories of each "walk" were interesting, but the text got inc
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Halley Georgas
Apr 10, 2016 Halley Georgas rated it did not like it
This book is useless. It would be excellent if it had a clear, concise index by location. It has walks listed by country: US for example has 2 pages worth of hikes alphabetized by hike name. So if you are visiting Hawaii, there is no way to know if there are any hikes there! Same with Canada, which is huge, you would think adding the province or closest city would be a good start. A supporting website with directions would be wonderful.
Benny
Jan 07, 2016 Benny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel
Nice overview of walks in places you never would have thaught of.
Not every walk has pictures
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