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[an error occurred while processing this directive] What Christmas present should you give to the frequent traveler who has everything? A great book, of course — and this year, competition for the Yuletide dollar has travel publishers offering up some terrific new choices. Among the better picks is Lonely Planet's new guide to the entire globe. Aptly titled The Travel Book, it skims over every country in the world — all 192 of them, plus a handful of territories — in 448 pages of snappy prose and glorious photos, including the picture shown here of a camel driver in Syria. There is lots of local...

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