- Taschenbuch: 512 Seiten
- Verlag: Next Exit Inc; Auflage: 2012. (Dezember 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 098469210X
- ISBN-13: 978-0984692101
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: Ab 12 Jahren
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 27,6 x 20,8 x 2,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: Schreiben Sie die erste Bewertung
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.812.112 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Next Exit: The Most Complete Guide of USA Interstate Highway Exit Services (Next Exit: The Most Complete Interstate Highway Guide Ever Printed) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – Dezember 2011
Es wird kein Kindle Gerät benötigt. Laden Sie eine der kostenlosen Kindle Apps herunter und beginnen Sie, Kindle-Bücher auf Ihrem Smartphone, Tablet und Computer zu lesen.
Geben Sie Ihre Mobiltelefonnummer ein, um die kostenfreie App zu beziehen.
The Next Exit "This tool will help you find services along the USA Interstate Highways like nothing you have ever used."--T.p. Full description
Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.com (beta)
Physically, the book is just about 1/8" smaller than 8-1/2 X 11 inches, and about 1/2" thick. Anything that will carry a half inch stack of standard 8-1/2" x 11" copy paper will hold the book. The paper is about the same quality as an ordinary city telephone book. The pages are thick enough that the next or previous page does not show through. The type is fairly small, but adequate for a passenger (A passenger is a person who is NOT driving) to look up & understand stuff. If you are alone in your car or truck, for crying out loud, pull off at some safe spot!
It takes a little study to figure out how the book is organized before you actually use it during a trip. I suggest you think of a stretch of Interstate that you know well, look it up in the book, check your travel direction, and see what it tells you about that well known stretch. Find a restaurant, a filling station, a hospital, a park, etc. Remember, if it is NOT on an Interstate, it won't be in the book! It shows handicap accessible facilities very nicely.
My bottom line is that I suspect I will be getting a new one each year, as long as my wife and I are hitting the Interstates to see friends, family, and places.
The pages are flimsy- think phone book quality. Ours was pretty beat up just a few hundred miles into the trip. The layout may confuse a few folks at first, but once you understand how truly easily laid out it really is, you'll be looking up exits just for the heck of it, even if you've no intention of stopping! Remember, this is NOT a map, it's a companion. And it's patently useless unless you're traveling US Interstates. (For the newbies to cross country travel, those are the big highways with an I in front of the number). We were traveling by auto and tho it would be great for RVers, there are other guides more RV specific.
We'll be purchasing these as gifts for family members as so many people we've told about Next Exit had never heard of such a concept. From now on, we won't leave the state without it!
First of all, it's printed on just about the worst paper ever; think about paper that you'd find in a phone book. THis means that despite very minimal use in the first few days (really, nothing more than flipping through it), the pages are bent, some are torn, and it's only going to get worse. And I could live with this face save for the following comment: This is just not going to be very helpful. I was hoping for something entertaining to read while on the two week 'drive went and see where we end up' adventure that is set to begin in about a month. THis is not that book.
It is, however, a rather decent reference guide to an exit-by-exit breakdown of the interstates (not highways, interstates). My adventure begins in the state of Iowa, and there are three interstates in this fair state: I-29, I-35, and I-80. To give you an idea as to what this book says, I'll pull a example. On I-29, the first IA exit is exit 151. There you will find a Casey's, a Fareway goods, and a intersection to IA-12 N. The NEXT EXIT (clever, eh?), exit 149, has a Conoco, a Horizon rest stop, a Horizona II,and a Jiffy Lube. On the basis of the book's description I was thinking this might be something interesting to read as we drove along. Instead, it's a phonebook, with an exit-by-exit account of what you can find on the interstate system. This might be exactly what you are looking for, and if so, it's worth the $10. I have a GPS for that information and was hoping for something a bit more interesting.
If you know what you're getting, and are looking for what this text is, I suspect you'll be happy with it. I'll take it along for the trip, but it'll be unneeded.