Atlas Obscura

Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 076118967X
Size: 37.52 MB
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Atlas Obscura from the Author: Joshua Foer. It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England. Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer. Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.

Atlas Obscura

Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761169083
Size: 17.22 MB
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Atlas Obscura from the Author: Joshua Foer. A one-of-a-kind gift book celebrating the world's most wondrous and unusual places - from macabre museums to magical natural phenomena - in all corners of the globe.

Ingri And Edgar Parin D Aulaires Book Of Greek Myths

Author: Ingri D'Aulaire
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606008754
Size: 60.97 MB
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Ingri And Edgar Parin D Aulaires Book Of Greek Myths from the Author: Ingri D'Aulaire. An introduction to the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece includes all of the D'Aulaires' original detailed illustrations.

The Atlas Obscura Explorer S Journal

Author: Atlas Atlas Obscura
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781523501731
Size: 37.53 MB
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The Atlas Obscura Explorer S Journal from the Author: Atlas Atlas Obscura. Atlas Obscura, the 2016 bestseller, offered rabid travelers and dreamers a new travel bucket list of places off the beaten path. This new Atlas Obscura Explorer's Journal will help them keep track of where their wanderlust takes them, and all their adventures along the way. A lay-flat paperback with storage pocket, this journal features blank pages for travelers to write their itineraries and plans, key contacts, and journal entries about their travels near or far. The notebook also includes a 32-page section featuring short guides to 12 of the world's most wondrous cities. Each city guide includes a map and short entries for 20-30 obscure sites in each location, plus Atlas Obscura-inspired travel tips for the city ("How to explore the back alleys of Cairo the Obscura Way"). Featured cities: New York, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Budapest, Moscow, Shanghai, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and Cairo. A perfect gift for travelers of all ages, including students planning a big trek, adults plotting local weekend excursions, and anyone who wants to note his or her travel dreams and wish lists. Glowing reviews for Atlas Obscura predicted the bestselling book would spark wanderlust. Here's the book for those inspired to hit the road (and go off the beaten path).

Atlas Of Cursed Places

Author: Olivier Le Carrer
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316353515
Size: 32.81 MB
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Atlas Of Cursed Places from the Author: Olivier Le Carrer. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Oliver Le Carrer brings us a fascinating history and armchair journey to the world's most dangerous and frightful places, complete with vintage maps and period illustrations in a handsome volume. This alluring read includes 40 locations that are rife with disaster, chaos, paranormal activity, and death. The locations gathered here include the dangerous Strait of Messina, home of the mythical sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis; the coal town of Jharia, where the ground burns constantly with fire; Kasanka National Park in Zambia, where 8 million migrating bats darken the skies; the Nevada Triangle in the Sierra Nevada mountains, where hundreds of aircraft have disappeared; and Aokigahara Forest near Mount Fuji in Japan, the world's second most popular suicide location following the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Phantom Atlas

Author: Edward Brooke-Hitching
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471159477
Size: 29.15 MB
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The Phantom Atlas from the Author: Edward Brooke-Hitching. The Phantom Atlas is an atlas of the world not as it ever existed, but as it was thought to be. These marvellous and mysterious phantoms - non-existent islands, invented mountain ranges, mythical civilisations and other fictitious geography - were all at various times presented as facts on maps and atlases. This book is a collection of striking antique maps that display the most erroneous cartography, with each illustration accompanied by the story behind it. Exploration, map-making and mythology are all brought together to create a colourful tapestry of monsters, heroes and volcanoes; swindlers, mirages and murderers. Sometimes the stories are almost impossible to believe, and remarkably, some of the errors were still on display in maps published in the 21st century. Throughout much of the 19th century more than 40 different mapmakers included the Mountains of Kong, a huge range of peaks stretching across the entire continent of Africa, in their maps - but it was only in 1889 when Louis Gustave Binger revealed the whole thing to be a fake. For centuries, explorers who headed to Patagonia returned with tales of the giants they had met who lived there, some nine feet tall. Then there was Gregor MacGregor, a Scottish explorer who returned to London to sell shares in a land he had discovered in South America. He had been appointed the Cazique of Poyais, and bestowed with many honours by the local king of this unspoiled paradise. Now he was offering others the chance to join him and make their fortune there, too - once they had paid him a bargain fee for their passage... The Phantom Atlas is a beautifully produced volume, packed with stunning maps and drawings of places and people that never existed. The remarkable stories behind them all are brilliantly told by Edward Brooke-Hitching in a book that will appeal to cartophiles everywhere.

Mysteries Of The Unknown

Author: Time-Life Books
Publisher: Time Life Education
ISBN: 9780783549125
Size: 38.90 MB
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Mysteries Of The Unknown from the Author: Time-Life Books. Offers information on the Salem witch trials, werewolfs, tarot cards, vampires, and other mysterious events, beings, and objects.

Moonwalking With Einstein

Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101475973
Size: 80.24 MB
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Moonwalking With Einstein from the Author: Joshua Foer. The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How To Be An Explorer Of The World

Author: Keri Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399534607
Size: 13.51 MB
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How To Be An Explorer Of The World from the Author: Keri Smith. Encouraging readers to explore the world around in the roles of artists and scientists, an interactive handbook explains how to observe and document the science and art of everyday life. Original.