• Title : Atlas Obscura

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  • ISBN: 0761169083

  • Format Type: Hardcover

  • Number of Pages: 470 pages


Atlas Obscura Description

Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.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 45 year hole of fire called the Door of Hell, coffins hanging off a side of a cliff in the Philippines, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England 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 you can open anywhere..



Atlas Obscura Reviews

thumbnail Title: Atlas Obscura
Author:Joshua Foer
ISBN :0761169083
ranting: 3.5
Reviewer: 9 Reviews
Description: Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.Here are natural wonders the dazzling glowworm caves in New

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