Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

By Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton

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The world is full of wild and wondrous sites. Atlas Obscura reveals more than 600 of them in this eccentric album of odd and obscure destinations from around the world. Sure to inspire a new generation of adventure-seekers or re-ignite the wanderlust in any serious traveler, Atlas Obscura travels to the far corners of the world to put readers front and center with the many of the world's best kept secrets and spots.



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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 won t get past three pages without being amazed at something truly strange that you didn t 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

A perfect tome for the armchair explorer and the actual traveler alike. Austin American Statesman

The most addictive book of the year. Colin McEnroe, WNPR

Whether describing a Canadian museum that showcases world history through shoes, a pet-casket company that will also sell you a unit for your severed limb, a Greek snake festival, or a place in the Canary Islands where inhabitants communicate through whistling, the authors have compiled an enthralling range of oddities. Featuring full-color illustrations, this hefty and gorgeously produced tome will be eagerly pored over by readers of many ages and fans of the original website. Booklist (Starred Review)

If this compendium of the weirdest, wackiest, and most wonderful destinations on the planet doesn't fill you with insatiable wanderlust, then you need to check your pulse. mental_floss

This is the fun way, a deep dive (sometimes literally) into places you d never find otherwise, the weird and wild wonders of the world. WIRED

The book is for people who prefer to live like locals when they travel, seek out new cultures on vacation, or just prefer the weirdness of history to traditional by-the-book experiences. Even if you can t travel, Atlas Obscura is a window into places you d otherwise never know existed. lifehacker

A travel guide for the most adventurous of tourists . . . a wonderful browse [for] armchair travelers who enjoyed Brandon Stanton s Humans of New York and Frank Warren s PostSecret. Library Journal

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

Atlas Obscura may be the only thing that can still inspire me to leave my apartment. . . . This resource is essential for exploring the world and engaging adventure with wit and style (often from the comfort of my bed).
LENA DUNHAM, creator of Girls and author of Not That Kind of Girl

My favorite travel guide! Never start a trip without knowing where a haunted hotel or a mouth of hell is!
GUILLERMO DEL TORO, filmmaker, Pan s Labyrinth

What a strange and wonderful book! It is as curious and surprising as Saddam Hussein s very own Blood Qur an written in his own blood which I would never have known about had I not read the amazing Atlas Obscura.
JON RONSON, author of So You ve Been Publicly Shamed

This book is as curious and enthralling as the world it covers. Each page reveals some hidden realm a realm that is frightening, or funny, or magical, or simply mad, but that always leaves the reader in wonder.
DAVID GRANN, author of The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

Your peregrine falcon needs a small talon trim? Go straight to the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. . . . Be grateful when visiting the Karni Mata Rat Temple if one of the 20,000 venerated rodents runs across your bare foot it is considered good luck. . . . You won t be able to enter the 20-years-in-the-making and still abandoned tallest hotel in the world. It does not matter. Wherever you look around Pyongyang, North Korea, the 105-story skyscraper silently towers over all. . . . Life is short. Our planet is filled with curiosities and marvels . . . and this wondrous book is your guide!
PHILIPPE PETIT, high-wire artist and explorer"
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" "Atlas Obscura" may be the only thing that can still inspire me to leave my apartment. . . . This resource is essential for exploring the world and engaging adventure with wit and style (often from the comfort of my bed). LENA DUNHAM, creator of "Girls "and author of "Not That Kind of Girl" My favorite travel guide! Never start a trip without knowing where a haunted hotel or a mouth of hell is! GUILLERMO DEL TORO, filmmaker, "Pan s Labyrinth" What a strange and wonderful book! It is as curious and surprising as Saddam Hussein s very own Blood Qur an written in his own blood which I would never have known about had I not read the amazing "Atlas Obscura." JON RONSON, author of "So You ve Been Publicly Shamed" This book is as curious and enthralling as the world it covers. Each page reveals some hidden realm a realm that is frightening, or funny, or magical, or simply mad, but that always leaves the reader in wonder. DAVID GRANN, author of "The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon" Your peregrine falcon needs a small talon trim? Go straight to the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. . . . Be grateful when visiting the Karni Mata Rat Temple if one of the 20,000 venerated rodents runs across your bare foot it is considered good luck. . . . You won t be able to enter the 20-years-in-the-making and still abandoned tallest hotel in the world. It does not matter. Wherever you look around Pyongyang, North Korea, the 105-story skyscraper silently towers over all. . . . Life is short. Our planet is filled with curiosities and marvels . . . and this wondrous book is your guide! PHILIPPE PETIT, high-wire artist and explorer A travel guide for the most adventurous of tourists . . . a wonderful browse [for] armchair travelers who enjoyed Brandon Stanton s "Humans of New York" and Frank Warren s" PostSecret." "Library Journal" "



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Publisher Workman Publishing
Publish date 09/20/2016
Pages 480
ISBN-13 9780761169086
ISBN-10 0761169083
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