Series: Lonely Planet Read This First Series

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Read This First: Africa by Mary Fitzpatrick
Read This First: Asia & India by Pete Cruttenden
Read This First: Central & South America by Conner Gorry
Read This First: Europe by Paul Harding

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  1. Lonely Planet Berlin by Andrea Schulte-Peevers (1998)
  2. Lonely Planet Buenos Aires Encounter by Terry Carter (2007)
  3. Lonely Planet Bangladesh by Marika McAdam (1985)
  4. Lonely Planet Istanbul to Kathmandu: A Classic Overland Routes by Paul Harding (2001)
  5. Lonely Planet Guatemala, Belize & Yucatan - La Ruta Maya by Tom Brosnahan (1991)
  6. Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands (Travel Guide) by Lonely Planet (2015)
  7. Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring by Danny Palmerlee (1980)
  8. Egypt (Everyman Guides) by Unknown (1995)
  9. DK Eyewitness Travel Guides : Seville & Andalusia by DK Publishing (1996)
  10. The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World by Lonely Planet (2004)
  11. Travel With Children (Lonely Planet Travel With Children) by Maureen Wheeler (1985)
  12. New York City Insight Pocket Guide by John Gattuso (1993)
  13. Footprint South American Handbook by Ben Box (1979)
  14. The People's Guide to Mexico (Peoples Guide to Mexico) by Carl Franz (1972)
  15. The Rough Guide to India by David Abram (1994)

Series description


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To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

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What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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