19 travel photography books that will change the way you see the world

Looking at the world through somebody else's lens can take you on a journey right from your own home. The universe is a big place and the only true way to see it all is by pictures. From the streets of New York to Paris, France, the stunning pages in these books were all captured by world-class photographers. Get inspiration for your next trip or learn about places you've never even heard of by getting lost in the pages of these 19 top-rated travel photography books!

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Beaches by Gray Malin, $24.09

Amazon reviewer Mike says, "the book is quite a visual escape. Great for a summer feel. These are aerial photos of beaches from around the world"

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Destinations of a Lifetime by National Geographic, $21.75

Amazon reviewer Josh says, "excellent book that will inspire you to travel the world!"

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Safari: A Photicular Book by Dan Kainen, $15.03

Amazon reviewer Suzanne says, "this book is absolutely AMAZING! As you turn the pages the pictures "come to life" as if you are watching a short video!"

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Paris in Color by Nichole Robertson, $14.04

Amazon reviewer says, "the photographs capture Parisian life that while deeply rooted in its rich history, transcends seamlessly and elegantly to modern day France. This book is beautiful and inspiring."

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Extraordinary Everyday Photography by Brenda Tharp, $18.87

Amazon reviewer says, "the pictures are beautiful and creative, and Brenda Tharp's ideas and stories inspire me to go out and not only improve my photography, but also to simply enjoy the art form."

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Humans of New York Stories by Brandon Stanton, $17.99

Amazon reviewer Mary says, "by far the best money I have spent on any book in the past few years. I recommend the Humans Of New York Stories to anyone and everyone"

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Lost Los Angeles by Dennis Evanovsky, $15.39

Amazon reviewer Mary says, "wonderful book and extremely educational. The pictures are priceless as is the information"

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The Americans by Robert Frank, $26.69

Amazon reviewer Steve says, "I have not found a more enthralling and inspiring photo essay style book than Robert Frank's "The Americans". Truly a "paper movie", "the Americans" is an amazing book of substantial depth and quality."

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Looking East by Steve McCurry, $43.15

Amazon reviewer says, "they say you get what you pay for, and you certainly do with this book...The photographs are exactly what you would expect from Steve McCurry, STUNNING!...I'm proud to be an owner of this book and I will cherish it for as long as I have it which will be the rest of my life!"

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Arizona: The Beauty of it All by Sam Negri, $16.60

Amazon reviewer Louise says, "very nice book. Beautiful photos. Good coffee table book...I would like to see more"

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400 Photographs by Ansel Adams, $30.31

Amazon reviewer David says, "I highly recommend ANSEL ADAM'S 400 PHOTOGRAPHS to you. This man really is a national treasure, and every household would sincerely benefit from the eternal beauty contained from within these extraordinary pages."

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The Seasons of New York, $18.27

Amazon reviewer Deborah says, "I love good photos of New York City, and this book is full of them. I love that the photos show off the beauty of the city in each of the very distinct seasons."

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Spectacular Scotland by James Gracie, $18.36

Amazon reviewer Brenda says, "never tire of turning the pages!"

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National Geographic by National Geographic, $21.75

Amazon reviewer James says, "many of these color photos are almost unbelievable...by the time the reader has finished examining the photos in the book he will have to catch his breath because of all the truly breath taking images the beautifully done photographs."

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Genesis by Sebastiao Salgado , $46.59

Amazon reviewer Chris says, "Sebastiao Salgado, is a master photographer--a master landscape photographer, a master nature photographer, a master people photographer, and a master aerial photographer. Each of the hundreds of photographs magnificently printed in this book is a masterpiece,"

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My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth by  Wendy E. Simmons, $14.82

Amazon reviewer says, "this was a fun book to read. Short and with some photos that really highlight the surreal experience of the author. I love to travel, and while North Korea may not be on my list of places to go I do find the country and its history fascinating"

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Chicago: Then and Now by Kathleen Maguire, $16.42

Amazon reviewer says, "AWESOME BOOK! For anyone who loves Chicago, grew up in Chicago, has a fondness for history and Chicago, this is the book! "

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Ireland: A Luminous Beauty by Peter Harbison and Leslie Conron Carola, $28.38

Amazon reviewer Ally says, "absolutely wonderful. I could not be more happy. Vivid photography and and eloquent descriptions of Irish culture and history."

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Brooklyn Then and Now by Marcia Reiss, $13.56

Amazon reviewer Max says "...everybody who comes to our office to visit, immediately reaches for this book before anything else. That's saying something"

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