Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders
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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.
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470 pages : color ; 28 cm.
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English
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0761169083, 9780761169086

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Includes index.
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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 ..."--,Amazon.com.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Foer, J., Thuras, D., & Morton, E. (2016). Atlas obscura: an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders. New York: Workman Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Foer, Joshua, Dylan, Thuras and Ella, Morton. 2016. Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders. New York: Workman Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Foer, Joshua, Dylan, Thuras and Ella, Morton, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders. New York: Workman Publishing, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Foer, Joshua,, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton. Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders. New York: Workman Publishing, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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