Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura

An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

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From the founders of Atlas Obscura.com, the online destination for wonder and curiosity -- with over five million active monthly users -- comes a book like no other, featuring over 600 lushly illustrated entries on wondrous, curious, eccentric and bizarre locales: from the bone museums of Italy to the self-mummified monks of Japan to the Gates of Hell, a 328-foot-wide-hole in the middle of the Turkmenistan desert that has been on fire for 40 years. Engagingly written, scrupiously researched, beautifully designed and endessly fascinating, Atlas Obscura is the pinnacle of armchair travel.
Publisher: New York :, Workman Publishing,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9780761169086
0761169083
Characteristics: 470 pages :,illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps
Additional Contributors: Thuras, Dylan
Morton, Ella
Alternative Title: atlasobscura.com

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Infolass Jul 03, 2017

Creepy and Kooky! A cross between Ripley's Believe it or not and a directory/list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Dip into the world of the creepy and weird, and realise you'll never see everything that there is to see in the world from "the child-eater of Bern", unusual architecture, creepy cemeteries, to the Lizzie Borden B & B.
Australia has its fair share from the pub in a boab tree to Ned Kelly's death mask. Arranged by place this could be a great resource for the intrepid traveler who wants to veer off the well beaten track.

LoganLib_Phoebe Mar 29, 2017

The weird, wonderful, awful and bizarre places and objects in our world are showcased in these pages. It may inspire you to take a detour on your next holiday or simply enjoy exploring from the comfort of your own home.

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Mar 24, 2017

I enjoyed this book so much that I intend to purchase another copy for my brother. It is chockfull of strange and delicious tidbits to tantalize our curiosity and wanderlust. I only wish it included even more photographs . . .

ChristchurchLib Oct 18, 2016

The world is full of the strange and curious that few know about. Well, until now. The co-founders of the collaborative website Atlas Obscura (plus one of its editors) offer a tour of 700 of the world's most unique and amazing places and things (including glowworm caves in New Zealand and a baby-jumping festival in Spain). Using short entries highlighting natural wonders, weird and magical structures, and mind-boggling events from around the globe (even Antarctica!), Atlas Obscura looks like a guide book -- but because many of the wonders aren't open to the public or are difficult to get to, and interesting bits of history and facts are included, armchair travelers should enjoy dipping into these wonder-full pages.

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LoganLib_Ashlee Feb 21, 2017

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