Jam-packed with glorious full-page pictures and expert insight, travel-themed coffee table books can be a great source of wanderlust.
Oh, and casually left around the home (read: carefully placed where visitors can’t miss them), they have the added bonus of making their owners look worldly, smart and highbrow too.
Here’s our pick of the 10 best, all of which are still available at affordable prices. (Our featured image is by wen_cam)
Condé Nast Traveler Photographs: 25th Anniversary Collection – Condé Nast Traveler
World’s Best Travel Experiences: 400 Extraordinary Places – National Geographic
The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World – Lonely Planet
Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips – National Geographic
The National Parks: Our American Landscape – Ian Shive
Great Journeys: Travel the World’s Most Spectacular Routes – Lonely Planet
Earth From Above (Third Edition) – Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Africa – Sebastião Salgado
Sebastião Salgado: “Genesis” is on until September 8 2013, in the Waterhouse Gallery at the Natural History Museum,Cromwell Road, London SW7 (020 7942 5000; www.nhm.ac.uk)
1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die: UNESCO Edition – Michael Bright and Koichiro Matsuura
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