Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition (inbunden)
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Second Edition, Revised, Second Edition, Revised
Workman Adult
full-color photos, maps, and illustrations through
264 x 183 x 38 mm
1480 g
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Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition

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

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2019-10-15
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Discover wonder. "A wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper."- New York Times Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura is a phenomenon of a travel book that shot to the top of bestseller lists when it was first published and changed the way we think about the world, expanding our sense of how strange and marvellous it really is. This second edition takes readers to even more curious and unusual destinations, with more than 100 new places, dozens and dozens of new photographs, and two very special features: twelve city guides, covering Berlin, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Moscow, New York City, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Plus a foldout map with a dream itinerary for the ultimate around-the-world road trip. More a cabinet of curiosities than traditional guidebook, Atlas Obscura revels in the unexpected, the overlooked, the bizarre, and the mysterious. Here are natural wonders, like the dazzling glow-worm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can sit and drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M. C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby-Jumping Festival in Spain-and no, it's not the babies doing the jumping, but masked men dressed as devils who vault over rows of squirming infants. Every page gets to the very core of why humans want to travel in the first place: to be delighted and disoriented, uprooted from the familiar and amazed by the new. With its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, and new city guides, it is a book you can open anywhere and be transported. But proceed with caution: It's almost impossible not to turn to the next entry, and the next, and the next.
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The Second Edition of Atlas Obscura is a hefty book but one that the world traveler in your life will love. There are hidden gems with over 100 more places added from the original. Travel through Budapest, Moscow, Tokyo, and more with the turn of the page and showcase all the curiosities this world holds. The Daily Beast Beholding hundreds of off-the-beaten-path gems, this book is a treasure chest of wanderlust where readers are transported to places theyre certain to have never encountered. Marie Claire The second edition of Atlas Obscura is a gift so enthralling that it may draw the recipient into a kind of extended trance. Crammed fore-to-aft with the worlds hidden wonders, this collaboration by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton features mesmerizing photos, maps, drawings, info and addresses. On one page theres a Thai monk standing in saffron serenity in a village temple built of brown and green beer bottles; on another a bust of Vladimir Lenin, erected in 1958 by Soviet scientists who made it to Antarcticas Southern Pole of Inaccessibility. If you can get there (the authors have advice about that), you may find, depending on the weather, only the top of the tyrants head poking from the snow. Wall Street Journal "Satisfy your wanderlust and plan your next travel adventure with the help of this brilliantly illustrated guide." Car and Driver Magazine Praise for the first edition of Atlas Obscura:An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders A wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper The New York Times This book is as curious and enthralling as the world it covers. Each page reveals some hidden realma realm that is frightening, or funny, or magical, or simply mad, but that always leaves the reader in wonder. DAVID GRANN, author of Killers of the Flower Moon I thought I had seen most of the interesting bits of the world. Atlas Obscura showed me that I was wrong. It's the kind of book that makes you want to pack in your workaday life and head out to places you'd never have dreamed of going, to see things you could not even have imagined. A joy to read and to reread. NEIL GAIMAN, author of Sandman and American Gods Atlas Obscura is a joyful antidote to the creeping suspicion that travel these days is little more than a homogenized corporate shopping opportunity. Here are hundreds of surprising, perplexing, mind-blowing, inspiring reasons to travel a day longer and farther off the path. . . . Bestest travel guide ever. MARY ROACH, author of Stiff and Gulp My favorite travel guide! Never start a trip without knowing where a haunted hotel or a mouth of hell is! GUILLERMO DEL TORO, filmmaker, Pans Labyrinth Fair warning: It's addictive. NPR, Cosmos Culture In this gorgeous collection, the celebrated Atlas Obscura website is condensed into 480 pages of awe-inspiring destinations. For lovers of history and exploration, the striking color photographs will spark immediate wanderlust. Entertainment Weekly Odds are you wont get past three pages without being amazed at something truly strange that you didnt know existed. San Francisco Chronicle Richly illustrated, delightfully strange, this compendium of off-beat destinations should spark many adventures, both terrestrial and imaginary. Boston Globe This book is PACKED with wonderful, amazing, fascinating places all around the world. This is the perfect gift for the person who thinks theyve done it all and seen it all because this shows that theres so much more in the world to explore. Its a wonderful, wonderful coffee table book. NBC, TODAY A perfect tome for the armchair explorer and the actual traveler alike. Austin American Statesman Whether describing a Canadian museum that sho

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Joshua Foer is the cofounder and chairman of Atlas Obscura. He is also the author of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, a bestseller published in 33 languages, and a forthcoming book about the world's last hunter-gatherers. Ella Morton is a New Zealand-born, Australia-raised, Brooklyn-based writer, focusing on overlooked aspects of history and culture. After covering consumer technology at CNET she hosted Rocketboom NYC, a web show about New York's quirkier people and places. Her most popular interview was a chat with Cookie Monster on the set of Sesame Street. Ella was associate editor at, where she wrote about such topics as tobacco smoke enemas, Victorian streaming music services, and the etiquette of marrying a ghost. Dylan Thuras is the cofounder and creative director of Atlas Obscura. He is also the coauthor of The Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid.