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!