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What Christmas present can you give to the person who has everything? A book, of course—and this year, many travel publishers are competing for your Yuletide dollar. 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 zippy trivia as well. "No es facil" (it's not easy) is, we are told, the essential...

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