Archive for June, 2010

Here it is, the monster World Hum project I’ve been working on in fits and starts for several months now: The 100 Most Celebrated Travel Books of All Time.

It’s a semi-scientific compilation of the most lauded, most popular, most read, most what-have-you travel books out there. We put it together by drawing on “best travel books” lists from around the web and traditional print media – our full methodology is outlined here, in The Fine Print.

Also included with the list? A Google map mash-up of the books by location (complete with a quotation for each entry) and this fun graphic breakdown, By the Numbers. We also put together a slideshow of a few favorite book covers.

Give the whole thing a browse if you can. And then hit the library!


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