Atlas of Improbable Places A Journey to the World s Most Unusual Corners This atlas of weird and unusual locations from National Geographic unveils the strange but true history trivia and geography of our planet s most intriguing and curious places From deserted cities a

  • Title: Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners
  • Author: Travis Elborough Martin Brown
  • ISBN: 9781426217135
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This atlas of weird and unusual locations from National Geographic unveils the strange but true history, trivia, and geography of our planet s most intriguing and curious places From deserted cities and strange settlements, to remote islands and underground labyrinths, this atlas features than 50 unusual locations around the world from San Juan in Parangaricutiro, aThis atlas of weird and unusual locations from National Geographic unveils the strange but true history, trivia, and geography of our planet s most intriguing and curious places From deserted cities and strange settlements, to remote islands and underground labyrinths, this atlas features than 50 unusual locations around the world from San Juan in Parangaricutiro, a town entirely submerged by lava, to Leap Castle in Ireland, allegedly the most haunted house in the world Inviting text by British cultural commentator Travis Elborough is paired with photos, artfully drawn maps, and illustrations Over the course of five chapters, readers will explore floating worlds, utopian cities, deserted places, man made oddities, obscure locations, mysterious underground realms, and Lyrically written and beautifully illustrated, this book will inform, enlighten, and intrigue you as it takes you on a journey to far off, peculiar, and often unreachable parts of our world.

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    1. I am a person who truly enjoys traveling. I have been to every continent (save Antarctica) and am always looking for new and interesting things to see and do. Thus this Atlas was a very cool thing.It is a listing, with description, of 51 of the oddest things out in the world to see. For example in Wales there is a place called Portmeirion. A beautiful architectural work it boasts even a full scale ship model on its grounds.Or the Hearst Castle in California, or Teufelsberg in Berlin where this i [...]

    2. The Atlas of Improbable Places - A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners by Travis Elborough is a stunning hardcover book with maps from Alan Horsfield.This collection of deserted islands, subterranean secrets and bizarre and strange locations around the world is broken down into categories, including: Deserted Destinations, Architectural Oddities, Floating Worlds, Otherworldly Spaces (my favourite) among others.The lack of colour photographs often had me seeking more information online, h [...]

    3. 3 Stars I am a person that likes to travel every once is awhile. After reading this book it gave me a better view of the whole world. I did learn a lot just by reading this book. I was for sure I wasn't going to learn a thing while reading this book, but I actually did. I am really glad that I got a bigger point of view of the world. One thing that I did not like was how long it was. I know they want you get a view of the world, but I think it could be a little bit shorter than what it is. I pro [...]

    4. This is a very easy book to read and enjoy. I’d like to have Google Earth open if I was to read this again. I’ve come across a few of these places in other works before, Coma for example I discovered in a ‘This American life podcast’ but there are so many others I’d never heard of. I’d start a travel plan or an extended read based on the cool places in this one book.

    5. This was a beautifully crafted book: thick paper, elegant (if rather pointless--why the focus on "urban areas" without the context?) maps, sometimes stunning photography (although why the black and white? and why just 1 or 2 per location?) and a wonderful layout.However, the content of the book was lacking. The places/events had very little context, and if you didn't already know something about the topic, the entries were confusing. The maps, while nicely done, didn't really place each location [...]

    6. For a larger format you would think color photos would be included. Alas, just black & whites. The info contained is a start. For the subjects that pique your interest, you'll have to research elsewhere as they're not much more than brief summaries here. Not so much a "Journey" as an overview. The entry about Oradour-sur-Glane sent my previously, utterly ignorant self on a several-hours journey into further research.

    7. Received this book as a gift because I love to travel. Kept me entertained for a few hours. If yo like history and odd, unusual or abandoned public works -- subways, penitentiaries, tunnels -- this book is a great way to waste away a rainy afternoon. Includes brief histories and black and white photos o the sites surveyed.

    8. There were lots of interesting places and stories covered in this book, but I felt it badly lacked good quality colour photographs.

    9. an adventure!Loved this. Hidden worlds and places and sights have always fascinated me, and this book hit the nail on the head.

    10. Fascinating and unusual. Although I had heard of a few of the locales featured in this book, I was unfamiliar with most . I only wish there had been color photos.

    11. Split between the man made and the natural, "Atlas of Improbable Places" takes the reader to varied and unusual locales. From the suicide forest at the foot of Mt. Fugi in Japan to the totally manmade island in the desert, Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, Elborough takes us on a journey around the world. Incorporating the ancient and the ultra modern, the wonderful and the catastrophic, he shows us the most curious and unlikely places on the planet. My only negative concerning the book is that there are [...]

    12. Nice little book, lots of interesting places chosen well. History is interesting but often there could have been more pictures, or descriptions of what the places are actually like now. Some of the accounts end rather abruptly

    13. I absolutely loved this book, it was written on a witty, engaging style and there were so many interesting places around the globe to read about.Perhaps the only downside was a lack of colour photos, but you can't have everything I guess!

    14. This is an interesting book for those with an interest in geography and oddities. Strange places around the world are highlighted for their historical, cultural or natural significance with some great pictures to accompany them. However, detail is very thin. The text for every location feels only like an introductory paragraph and you are left feeling a little short changed. The pictures are interesting but are often full page or double spread, taking up valuable space along with maps, that I fe [...]

    15. This was an interesting collection of places, but would have benefitted from color photographs. My favorite sections were "Deserted Destinations" and "Otherworldly Spaces." I read most of this at my computer so I could look up particularly unique locations and view more photographs.

    16. It's not bad, but it's been done before, and with greater detail. These were little more than articles, and in some cases, a little less.

    17. An interesting collection of off-the-beaten path cities and towns around the world. Some are charming (the Village) and some are upsetting (bomb making facilities in the old USSR).

    18. Quite a few interesting places, but the presentation isn't very good. Black and white pictures and maps that are hard to read. Could have been done much better.

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