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by Lawrence W. Cheek

  • ISBN: 0679004327
  • Category: Travel
  • Author: Lawrence W. Cheek
  • Subcategory: United States
  • Other formats: lrf mbr lrf mobi
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Compass America Guides; 5th edition (September 28, 1999)
  • Pages: 292 pages
  • FB2 size: 1739 kb
  • EPUB size: 1550 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 445
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Compass American Guides book.

Compass American Guides book.

by Lawrence W. Cheek. Domestic travel is hot this season, as more and more Americans discover the pleasure of packing up and hitting the road. Fodor's has the guides for every traveler in every region. With Fodor's Road Guide USA to get them there, Compass American for the history of the region, and Gold Guides for dining, lodging, and shopping options, your customers will never make a wrong turn.

Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations

Lawrence W. Cheek (Author). Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Covering everything there is to see and do as well as choice lodging and dining, these gorgeous full-color guides are perfect for new and longtime residents as well as vacationers who want a deep understanding of the region they're visiting.

Compass American Guide Arizona. Fodor's Travel Publications.

Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Compass American Guide Arizona.

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New York : Compass American Guides : Distributed by Random House. Discusses the history and culture of Arizona, describes the sights and attractions in each region of the state, and provides practical travel information. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Kahle/Austin Foundation.

His work frequently appears in Arizona Highways magazine, which also has published three of his books: Scenic Sedona, Photographing Arizona, and .

Arizona Lawrence W. Cheek Compass America Guides, 1993. Fodor's Sunbelt Leisure Guide Robert C. Fisher (Ed., Eugene Fodor Fodor's Travel Publications, 1979 . catalog. His work frequently appears in Arizona Highways magazine, which also has published three of his books: Scenic Sedona, Photographing Arizona, and . 1250: Ancient People of the Southwest. In addition Mr. Cheek is also the author of Compass American Guide: Santa Fe.

Lawrence W. Cheek has written nine books about Arizona and New Mexico. He now lives in Seattle but continues to explore and write about his native Southwest. Articles by this Contributor. A city where the desert is everywhere, where sprawl into magnificent desolation is the main industry, whose oldest building is still its most beautiful, whose surrounding mountains are its soul: Lawrence W. Cheek explains why American Heritage’s Great American Place Award for the year 2000 goes t. ead .

Arizona (the Compass American Guide), Fodor’s 1994. Photographing Arizona, Arizona Highways 1994. 1250: Ancient Peoples of the Southwest, Arizona Highways 1994. Pugetopolis: A Mossback Takes on Growth Addicts, Weather Wimps, and the Myth of Seattle Nice, by Knute Berger (collection), Sasquatch Books 2009. Arizona Highways Photography Guide, Arizona Highways 2008. Seasons of the Coyote: Legend and Lore of an American Icon (anthology), HarperCollins West 1994. Newest Oldest Longest Shortest Random.

ISBN 13: 9781400012657.

Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations.  Covering everything there is to see and do as well as choice lodging and dining, these gorgeous full-color guides are perfect for new and longtime residents as well as vacationers who want a deep understanding of the region they're visiting.Outstanding color photography, plus a wealth of archival imagesTopical essays and literary extractsDetailed color mapsGreat ideas for things to see and doCapsule reviews of hotels and restaurantsAbout the AuthorLawrence W. Cheek worked for the Tucson Citizen for 14 years as a reporter, music and architecture critic, essayist, and Saturday editor.  He then edited Tucson's City Magazine, a free-ranging monthly that comprised investigative reporting, politics, popular culture, and the arts.  His work frequently appears in Arizona Highways magazine, which also has published three of his books: Scenic Sedona, Photographing Arizona, and A.D. 1250: Ancient People of the Southwest.  In addition Mr. Cheek is also the author of Compass American Guide: Santa Fe.About the PhotographersMichael Freeman is a noted photographer and writer who has traveled all over the globe for book and magazine publishers, both British and American.  His work has appeared in the Sunday Times of London and Smithsonian magazine.  Most recently, for the large-picture format book Angkor, he has undertaken the first study of this ancient Cambodian city in two decades.Kerrick James's photography is enriched both by his lifelong love of geology and mineralogy and by his admiration for American writers such as Edward Abbey and Mark Twain.  A scholarship to study mining engineering in New Mexico introduced him to the SOuthwest, and today his territory is the American West, northern Mexico, and Hawaii.  His work appears in travel magazines, school texts, and guidebooks.  He lives in Arizona with his wife, Theresa, and their two sons, Shane and Royce.
Reviews about Compass American Guides : Arizona (2):
deadly claw
I really like the way this book is organized. There are sections such as "Desserts" and "Canyons". When I went to Arizona the last time, I wanted to visit desserts, and I wanted to hike some Canyons, so I could simply read these sections and learn pretty much everything I wanted to know, rather than piece this information together as other travel books make you do (since they are usually organized by area). The organization also allows you to skip information such as "Art" and "History". Of course in the end I ended up being interested in these sections after all, so I read them in the care while I was there. And once again, I could focus on these sections rather than finding this information organized by area.
Long story short: I really like reading about an area by topic of interest, rather than by location. It makes travel planning much easier. Of course, your need may be different (you may be in a certain town and want to figure out what to do for instance...). In that case, this book still is useful (it DOES have short sections on individual locations), but there are other books I use for that type of research.
Overall, I can highly recommend this book. In fact, I will order some of the other books from this series for different states.
Insanity
Compass Guides are the best series I have ever read. They are literate and beautifully illustrated, laid out well and very logical to use. Of the Compass Guides I've read, Cheek's Arizona is the best (followed closely by his Santa Fe Guide).
He writes with wit and style. He's not afraid to share his opinion, but never takes for granted that his is the only viewpoint. He also adds a human element that few other guides offer. Frequently you'll find sidebar articles that introduce you to a person whose story particularly illustrates the idea or place in question.
I lived in Arizona for 4 1/2 years. This is the guide that I used to learn the state. I would recommend it to anyone. When my wife and I married in Sedona, Arizona we sent copies of this book to our relatives to acquaint them with the wonderful place they'd be visiting. All who read it were delighted. You'll be, too.

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