TIME Great Places of History: Civilization's 100 Most Important Sites
By Kelly Knauer
Hardcover, 154 pages ($29.95)
Take a trip around the world and across the centuries without ever leaving home with this wonderful coffee-table book, which presents a guided visual tour of landmark places were empires clashed, great ideas sprouted, culture bloomed and civilization took root. Explore ancient wonders learn about modern-day marvels with more than 200 full-color, oversized photos and brief articles explaining the importance of each significant site.