Hot Travel Books 

1. THE ISLAND OF LOST MAPS, by Miles Harvey (Broadway, $14.95). A true tale of cartographomania: folks steal the darnedest stuff.

2. HOLY WAR, by Karen Armstrong (Anchor, $17). A scholarly ex-nun examines the Crusades and their never-ending resonance.

3. LONDON, by Andrew Gumbel (Cadogan, $10.95). Like all the guidebooks in the Cadogan clan, an intelligent immersion.

4. CULTURE SHOCK! THAILAND, by Robert Cooper and Nanthapa Cooper (Graphic Arts, $13.95). Don't go to see stupas without it.

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