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National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways & Byways
By National Geographic Society ( (other contributor))
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Natl Geographic Society
Publication date April 17, 2007
Pages 463
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781426200564
ISBN-10 1426200560
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.36 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $26.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: "This is the book for those who want...to take the slow route...get out of the car and walk around and look and talk to the people." —Times-Picayune

Expanded to include all U.S. designated America's Byways as well as other selected drives in all 50 states, this stunning new edition features unique driving tours through virtually every kind of landscape—spectacular coastlines, mountains, lakes, small towns, ranch and farmlands, islands, bays, and river valleys.

Some of the routes are famous, such as Virginia's Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway, the Natchez Trace, and picturesque sections of the Great River Road. But there are lesser-known drives here too, including the ones along Maryland's serene Eastern Shore and Michigan's remote Whitefish Bay, through quiet Pennsylvania Dutch Country and Texas's undiscovered Davis Mountains. Some drives are jaw-droppingly magnificent, like Wyoming's Centennial Scenic Byway through the spectacular Teton Range; while others possess quiet beauty, such as the lush Flint Hills of Kansas. These diverse auto adventures range from the 4-mile Las Vegas Strip to the 8,000-mile Alaska Marine Highway, offering wonderful inspiration for day excursions, weekend getaways, and longer, leisurely family vacations.

Veteran National Geographic writers combine their regional knowledge and storytelling techniques, describing the scenery, history, and points of interest along each route. Readers will also find 375 glorious photographs and four-color maps for every drive, along with information on road conditions, driving times, site addresses, visiting hours, admission fees, and more. It adds up to a "must have" reference for every adventuresome motorist.

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3 edition from Natl Geographic Society (April 17, 2007); titled "National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways & Byways"
9781426200564 | details & prices | 463 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.36 lbs | List price $26.00
About: "This is the book for those who want.
2 edition from Natl Geographic Society (March 1, 2001)
9780792274681 | details & prices | 352 pages | 5.00 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Organized by region, this updated, entertaining traveler's guide introduces two hundred road-tested driving tours throughout the fifty states, providing descriptions of scenery, points of interest, and history, as well as complete directions, four-color maps, mileages, and more.

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