Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura
Author: Joshua Foer,Dylan Thuras,Ella Morton
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-09-20
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9780761189671

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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.

The Atlas Obscura Explorer s Guide for the World s Most Adventurous Kid

The Atlas Obscura Explorer   s Guide for the World   s Most Adventurous Kid
Author: Dylan Thuras,Rosemary Mosco
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2018-09-18
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781523503544

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New York Times bestseller! The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid is a thrilling expedition to 100 of the most surprising, mysterious, and weird-but-true places on earth. For curious kids, this is the chance to embark on the journey of a lifetime—and see how faraway countries have more in common than you might expect! Hopscotch from country to country in a chain of connecting attractions: Explore Mexico’s glittering cave of crystals, then visit the world’s largest cave in Vietnam. Peer over a 355-foot waterfall in Zambia, then learn how Antarctica’s Blood Falls got their mysterious color. Or see mysterious mummies in Japan and France, then majestic ice caves in both Argentina and Austria. As you climb mountains, zip-line over forests, and dive into oceans, this book is your passport to a world of hidden wonders, illuminated by gorgeous art.

Gastro Obscura

Gastro Obscura
Author: Cecily Wong,Dylan Thuras,Atlas Obscura
Publsiher: Workman Publishing Company
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-10-12
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 9781523511877

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Wonder is around every corner, and on every plate. The curious minds behind Atlas Obscura now turn to the hidden curiosities of food, which becomes a gateway to fascinating stories about human history, science, art, and tradition—like the first book, all organized by country, lavishly illustrated, and full of surprises.

Atlas Obscura Explorer s Journal

Atlas Obscura Explorer s Journal
Author: Atlas Obscura
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-10-17
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781523501731

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Let your curiosity be your compass! Created by the same brilliant, intrepid team who wrote Atlas Obscura and reinvented the travel book for a new generation, comes a traveler’s journal that belongs in every backpack, carry-on, messenger bag—or, when not abroad, on the desk, open for keeping notes for the next journey. This ruggedly handsome and sturdy blank journal features a storage pocket in the back (just right for ticket stubs, receipts, boarding passes, and more). The paper is high quality and printed with a variety of lines and grids, perfect for keeping track of itineraries, writing down impressions, making lists, sketching maps and sites, noting discoveries, and more. In addition, the journal includes practical reference, like time zones, weights and measures, and seasonal climate charts. And there’s an appendix of inspiration—a brief guide, with maps, to finding the hidden magic in a dozen of the world’s most interesting cities, New York to Shanghai to Budapest to Tokyo to Cairo. Don’t get off the beaten track without it.

Atlas Obscura 2nd Edition

Atlas Obscura  2nd Edition
Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras,Atlas Obscura
Publsiher: Workman Publishing Company
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-10-15
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781523508471

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The bestselling book that celebrates wonder all around the world and in our backyards, now in an updated second edition with more than 120 brand-new destinations to explore, new city guides, and a full-color gatefold map.

The Sound of the Sea Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans

The Sound of the Sea  Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans
Author: Cynthia Barnett
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-07-06
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780393651454

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A Science Friday Best Science Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year A Library Journal Best Science and Technology Book of the Year A Tampa Bay Times Best Book of the Year A compelling history of seashells and the animals that make them, revealing what they have to tell us about nature, our changing oceans, and ourselves. Seashells have been the most coveted and collected of nature’s creations since the dawn of humanity. They were money before coins, jewelry before gems, art before canvas. In The Sound of the Sea, acclaimed environmental author Cynthia Barnett blends cultural history and science to trace our long love affair with seashells and the hidden lives of the mollusks that make them. Spiraling out from the great cities of shell that once rose in North America to the warming waters of the Maldives and the slave castles of Ghana, Barnett has created an unforgettable account of the world’s most iconic seashells. She begins with their childhood wonder, unwinds surprising histories like the origin of Shell Oil as a family business importing exotic shells, and charts what shells and the soft animals that build them are telling scientists about our warming, acidifying seas. From the eerie calls of early shell trumpets to the evolutionary miracle of spines and spires and the modern science of carbon capture inspired by shell, Barnett circles to her central point of listening to nature’s wisdom—and acting on what seashells have to say about taking care of each other and our world.

Shadows from the Walls of Death

Shadows from the Walls of Death
Author: Robert Kedzie,Graham T. Krak
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2014-11-14
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1502703173

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This version of 'Shadows from the Walls of Death' is a tribute to Robert Clark Kedzie, who produced the originals of which there are now only two left in existence. They are located at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. The originals are approximately 22 x 30 inches containing a title page and an 8 page preface followed by 86 samples cut from rolls of arsenic impregnated wallpaper. The book is sealed in a protective container and each individual page is encapsulated. This particular edition does not actually contain any arsenic. Further to that the content of this volume including both text and images are for entertainment purposes.


Author: Marc Drogin
Publsiher: Totowa, N.J. : Allanheld, Osmun ; Montclair, N.J. : A. Schram
Total Pages: 137
Release: 1983
Genre: Blessing and cursing
ISBN: IND:39000005978304

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