Earthbound: A Rough Guide to the World in Pictures

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Rough Guides Limited, Oct 1, 2009 - Travel - 264 pages
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Earthbound: a Rough Guide to the World in Pictures showcases the best in Rough Guides' extensive picture library of stunning travel images. Explore the world over with this definitive photographic guide; from amazing Hindu prayer flags in Nepal to breathtaking views of the Caribbean coast. Earthbound is packed with more than 250 beautiful photographs, reproduced in full colour with GPS coordinates for the location of each image with captions and short essays from local correspondents. The book captures the experience of travel in all its guises from colourful festivals & celebrations and powerful art & amazing architecture to people at work & at play, unveiling the essence of a place, its people, its sights and monuments, its heart and soul. Each image in the book includes a Google QR code, just photograph the code with your mobile phone and be connected to the image location online via <i>Google Maps. Must-have unique world photography for the armchair traveller, photography enthusiast or seasoned adventurer looking for inspiration.

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About the author (2009)

David Dyergrew up in a coastal town in NSW, Australia, and graduated as dux of his high school in 1984. After commencing a degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney, he soon decided it was not for him.

David went on to train as a ship's officer at the Australian Maritime College, travelling Australia and the world in a wide range of merchant ships. He graduated from the college with distinction and was awarded a number of prizes, including the Company of Master Mariners Award for highest overall achievement in the course. He then returned to the University of Sydney to complete a combined degree in Arts and Law. David was awarded the Frank Albert Prize for first place in Music I, High Distinctions in all English courses and First Class Honours in Law. From the mid-1990s until early 2000s David worked as a litigation lawyer in Sydney, and then in London at a legal practice whose parent firm represented the Titanic's owners back in 1912. In 2002 David returned to Australia and obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of New England, and commenced teaching English at Kambala, a school for girls in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

David has had a life-long obsession with the Titanic and has become an expert on the subject. In 2009 he was awarded a Commonwealth Government scholarship to write The Midni

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