logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders - Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton, Joshua Foer
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
by: (author) (author) (author)
4.00 5
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... show more
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.
show less
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780761169086 (0761169083)
ASIN: 0761169083
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it
4.0 Atlas Obscura
I've been a fan of the website (www.atlasobscura.com) for a long time, and when I heard there was going to be a book, I just knew I had to read it. And like the website, this is a very curious collection of interesting things from all over the world. Those who have been browsing, might recognize som...
Books by Joshua Foer
Books by Ella Morton
Books by Dylan Thuras
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?