Rough Guides Ltd is a guidebook and reference publisher, owned by Pearson PLC. A guide book is a book for Tourists or travelers that provides details about a Geographic location, Tourist destination, or Itinerary. In general a reference is a relation between objects in which one object designates by linking to another object Pearson plc () is a London -based media conglomerate. It is the largest book Publisher in the UK, India, Australia Their travel titles cover more than 200 destinations, and are distributed worldwide through the Penguin Group. Penguin Group is the second largest trade book Publisher in the world behind Random House. The series began with the 1982 Rough Guide to Greece, a book conceived by Mark Ellingham, who was dissatisfied with the polarisation of existing guidebooks between cost-obsessed student guides and "heavyweight cultural tomes". Initially, the series was aimed at low-budget backpackers. Backpacking (in US tramping, trekking, or bushwalking in other countries combines Hiking and camping in a single Rough Guides have incorporated more expensive recommendations since the early 1990s and colour printing since the late 1990s and are now marketed to travellers on all budgets. Much of the travel content is also available online. The Motto of Rough Guides is "Make the Best of your time on Earth".
The initial focus on travel has broadened to a coverage of reference subjects, including music (world music, rock and hip-hop, jazz, classical and works on individual artists and bands) and a varied general reference list on topics such as film, literature, popular science, ethical living, Shakespeare, pregnancy and birth, and the Internet and related subjects such as e-Bay, blogging and iPods. Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. The term world music includes Traditional music (sometimes called Folk music or roots music of any culture that are created and played by indigenous musicians Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Hip hop is a cultural movement which developed in New York City in the 1970s primarily among African Americans and Latinos. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music Literature is the Art of written works Literally translated the word means "acquaintance with letters" (from Latin littera letter For the 1935-1949 film series see Popular Science (film. Popular Science is an American monthly Magazine founded in 1872 Ethical living is the philosophy of making decisions for daily life which take into account Ethics and Moral values particularly with regard to Sustainability William Shakespeare ( baptised Pregnancy ( Latin graviditas) is the carrying of one or more offspring known as a Fetus or Embryo, inside the Uterus of a Female Birth is the act or process of bearing or bringing forth Offspring. The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks eBay Inc is an American Internet company that manages eBaycom an Online auction and shopping Website in which people and businesses buy and A blog (a contraction of the term " Web log " is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary descriptions of iPod is a popular brand of Portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc
Most of the early titles were written or edited by John Fisher, Jack Holland and Martin Dunford, who along with Mark Ellingham were co-founders and owners of Rough Guide series. In 1995, they negotiated the sale of the series to Penguin Books, a process which was completed in 2002. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Penguin Books is a British Publisher founded in 1935 by Allen Lane. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. In May 2007, Mark Ellingham said he had grave concerns about the growth in air travel because of its growing contribution to climate change. MAY ( also known as: Mei メイ 메이 is a Korean singer well known in South Korea for singing the song "Miracle" Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Air travel is a form of Travel using an Airplane. The comfort experienced when traveling by air depends on several factors starting with the airport the Climate change is any long-term significant change in the “average weather” that a given region experiences 
In association with UK-based record label World Music Network, the Rough Guides have issued over 180 recorded anthologies of the music of various nations and regions. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located ANThology is the first Major label album by Alien Ant Farm released on March 6, 2001 in the USA and March 19 A nation is a Human Cultural and Social Community. In as much as most members never meet each other yet feel a common bond it may be considered 
In the late 1980s, the Rough Guides brand was 'spun-off' into a series of successful travel shows on BBC 2. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. Initially part of Janet Street Porter's DEF II strand, alongside Rapido and Jovanotti's Gimme 5, the show outlasted the 'yoof-tv' strand and became established in BBC 2's early 1990s evening schedule. Janet Street-Porter (born 27 December 1946 is a British media personality Journalist, Television presenter and producer DEF II was a programming strand on BBC2, which aired at 6pm on Mondays and Wednesdays from May 9, 1988 to May 23, 1994, Rapido was a BBC2 television show which ran from 1988 to 1992 and was presented by Antoine de Caunes. Jovanotti (often misspelt as Giovanotti) is an Italian Singer-songwriter and Rapper. Gimme 5 was a children's television programme broadcast on ITV from 1993-94 and ran during Saturday mornings Later editions of the show, usually hosted by Sigue Sigue Sputnik associate Magenta Devine (with various male co-presenters through the show's run), were repeated on the Sky Travel channel until 2005. Sigue Sigue Sputnik is a British pop - Cyberpunk influenced band led by former Generation X bassist Tony James. Magenta Devine (born 12 March 1952; real name Kim Taylor) is a TV presenter and journalist This article discusses the Sky Real Lives channel (formerly "Sky Travel" A new Rough Guide series of fifteen thirty-minute programmes started production in November 2007 and began airing on Five (the UK's fifth terrestrial channel), on 7th January 2008. The new series is made by the award-winning factual TV company, Lion Television.