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The Resource Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition

Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition

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Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition
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Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition
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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 bestsellerlists when it was first published and changed the way we think about theworld, expanding our sense of how strange and marvelous it really is. This second edition takes readers to even more curious and unusualdestinations, with more than 100 new places, dozens and dozens of newphotographs, and two very special features: twelve city guides, coveringBerlin, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City,Moscow, New York City, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Plus a foldout mapwith a dream itinerary for the ultimate around-the-world road trip. Morea cabinet of curiosities than traditional guidebook, Atlas Obscura revels in the unexpected, the overlooked, the bizarre, and themysterious. Here are natural wonders, like the dazzling glowworm cavesin New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa so large it has a pubinside where 15 people can sit and drink comfortably. Architecturalmarvels, 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 devilswho vault over rows of squirming infants. Every page gets to the very core of why humans want to travel in thefirst place: to be delighted and disoriented, uprooted from the familiarand amazed by the new. With its compelling descriptions, hundreds ofphotographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, andnew 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 nextentry, and the next, and the next
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Joshua Foer
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dictionaries
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eBook
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Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition
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Publication
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ODILO:034300020070
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781523508471
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optical disk
Label
Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300020070
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781523508471
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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