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Britain & Ireland

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In the U.S. 2000 Census, more than 36 million Americans reported British ancestry. And in the 2006 American community survey 12 percent of the total U.S. population claimed Irish blood—the second largest self-reporting group. Factor in the abiding interest in the legacies of these islands—from landscapes to literature, from rock bands to the intrigue of royalty—and the draw of this beautifully illustrated book becomes apparent.


  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages; 210 color photographs, 10 maps
  • 9 1/8" x 10 7/8"
  • © 2010

Robin Currie co-authored National Geographic's Concise History of the World and has edited National Geographic Traveler guides on New York, Hawaii, South Africa, and Greece. His writing has been published by the Smithsonian, McGraw-Hill, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and America Online, where he was senior editor of the AOL homepage. His most recent book, The Letter and the Scroll: What Archaeology Tells Us About the Bible, co-authored with Stephen Hyslop, was published by National Geographic in 2009. He hails from Belfast, Ireland, and now makes his home in Washington, DC.


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Britain & Ireland
 
4.9

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  • Informative (8)
  • Well written (8)
  • Deserves multiple readings (7)
  • Easy to understand (6)
  • Inspirational (4)

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    • Gift (7)
    • Reference (6)
    • Travel reading (6)
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    5.0

    Love this book!

    By happymom29

    from Casper. WY

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

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      Comments about Britain & Ireland:

      This book is full of beautiful high quality pictures and loaded with good information. It makes me feel like I'm actually there. Love it!

       
      5.0

      Prerequisite reading

      By Sandcastles

      from Asheville,NC

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      • A must read for all
      • Before visiting the isles

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        Comments about Britain & Ireland:

        NatGeo is the travel authority to trust; the pictures alone are outstanding, not to mention the practical information included.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very informative, Great Pictures !!!

        By krazykat

        from Winamac, Indiana

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        • Easy To Understand
        • Informative
        • Inspirational
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          Comments about Britain & Ireland:

          I love this book. I am of Irish, Scottish and English decent. I loved reading, scanning the pictures, and knowing that my ancesters came for Great Britian.
          Material was informative, well written, and a joy to read. My 4 year old grandson likes to look at it to and have me read to him what it is he is looking at. Thank you so much.

           
          5.0

          Beautiful Book

          By RonE

          from Gardena, CA

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          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative
          • Inspirational
          • Shows me what I missed
          • Well Written

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            Comments about Britain & Ireland:

            I have had two trips to the UK. Toured So. England and Wales. This took me back there, and made me want to go to Ireland!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Wonderful Memories

            By Teapot Marilyn

            from Lebanon, PA

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              Comments about Britain & Ireland:

              If you have never been to Ireland or Britain this book will bring you there, if you have been there it will bring back wonderful memories and maybe show you places to go on your next trip. For me, an expat, it just brought back wonderful memories of times spent with my family in both Ireland and southern England. It also makes a great coffee table book.

               
              5.0

              Great book! Well worth the price.

              By The Boss

              from Lyons,Ga.

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                Comments about Britain & Ireland:

                My son and I are going to Ireland for a three week vacation. This book will be a great help to plane our trip.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Be enlightenment "nervus vivendi"..!

                By Rural Inhabitant

                from Magnitogorsk, Russia

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                  Comments about Britain & Ireland:

                  The only thing I'd wish to be better is just resolution/definition of several extremely great photos, what could render a much greater pleasure for certain!
                  Henceforth I'm being obsessed with a much greater desire to sojourn at those lands of perpetual iridiscence...
                  P.S. Eventually the book's occured to be additionally a comprehensive travel guide with extensive information necessary, links, addresses, coordinates, etc.

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful Pictures

                  By Rita

                  from St. Augustine, Florida

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                    Comments about Britain & Ireland:

                    This will be a Christmas gift for my daughter. She and I had a wonderful trip to the England country side in the Spring of 2011.

                    (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Much more informative than expected.

                    By BobbyP

                    from Richmond, Michigan, 48062

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                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Easy To Understand
                    • Informative
                    • Relevant
                    • Well Written

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                      • Reference
                      • Travel Reading

                      Comments about Britain & Ireland:

                      I would use this as a reference guide when I go on my trip to Britian. The book is great and is full of very useful information about Britian & Ireland including the map it came with. I will defintely use the map also. When reading the book is defentely holds your attention and you don't want to set it down until your done. I coulnd't find anything that wasn't great about the book. It's just the right size with just the right amount of pages to hold your attention and I don't have a very good attention span. This is one great book! Thank You for having it.

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