Atlas of Untamed Places

An Extraordinary Journey Through Our Wild World

Author: Chris Fitch

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 9781781316771

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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With beautiful, unique maps and evocative photography, Atlas of Untamed Places is an intrepid voyage to nature’s wildest places. In a world that has increasingly become tamed by human activity, the true wild holds a growing mysticism. Rugged landscapes with unspoilt scenery invoke romantic visions of paradise, but there are also intense and powerful wildernesses that produce fear and awe alike and unexplored zones where feral wildlife roams in the shadows. Chris Fitch takes you on a journey through the world’s most wild places, visiting immensely diverse floral kingdoms, remote jungles abundant with exotic birds, and both freezing cold and scorching hot inhospitable environments. From these natural havens we travel to the extreme and the incredible: lightning inducing lakes, acidic mud baths, and man-eating tiger kingdoms. We encounter places being reclaimed by nature, such as Chernobyl, that after being left abandoned for years are returning to a natural wilderness, free from human intervention. Not forgetting those most bizarre of destinations, such as the tidal surges of the Qiantang River, the bridge to Modo Island that emerges from the sea, and the strange magnetic pull of Jabuka rock.
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Atlas of Improbable Places

A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners

Author: Travis Elborough

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 178131635X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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It is perhaps the eighth wonder of our world that despite modern mapping and satellite photography our planet continues to surprise us. Hidden lairs beneath layers of rock, forgotten cities rising out of deserted lands and even mankind's own feats of engineering eccentricity lie in the most unusual of destinations. Travis Elborough goes in search of the obscure and bizarre, the beautiful and estranged. Taking in the defiant relics of ancient cities such as Ani, a once thriving metropolis lost to conquered lands, and the church tower of San Juan Parangaricuto, that miraculously stands as the sole survivor of a town sunk by lava. Through the labyrinths of Berlin and Beijing — underground realms dug for refuge, espionage and even, as Canada's Moose Jaw, used as the playground for gangsters trading liquor and money over cards. Never forgetting the freaks and wonders of nature's own unusual masterpieces: the magical underground river shaped like a dragon's mouth in the Philippines and the floating world of Palmerston. With beautiful maps and stunning photography illustrating each destination, Atlas of Improbable Places is a fascinating voyage to the world's most incredible destinations. As the Island of Dolls and the hauntingly titled Door to Hell — an inextinguishable fire pit - attest, mystery is never far away. The truths and myths behind their creation are as varied as the destinations themselves. Standing as symbols of worship, testaments to kingships or even the strange and wonderful traditions of old and new, these curious places are not just extraordinary sights but reflections on man's own relationship with the world around us.
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Sad Topographies

Author: Damien Rudd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471169308

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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Sad Topographies is an illustrated guide for the melancholic among us. Dispirited travellers rejoice as Damien Rudd journeys across continents in search of the world’s most joyless place names and their fascinating etymologies. Behind each lugubrious place name exists a story, a richly interwoven narrative of mythology, history, landscape, misadventure and tragedy. From Disappointment Island in the Southern Ocean to Misery in Germany, across to Lonely Island in Russia, or, if you’re feeling more intrepid, pay a visit to Mount Hopeless in Australia – all from the comfort of your armchair. With hand drawn maps by illustrator Kateryna Didyk, Sad Topographies will steer you along paths that lead to strange and obscure places, navigating the terrains of historical fact and imaginative fiction. At turns poetic and dark-humoured, this is a travel guide quite like no other. Damien Rudd is the founder of the hugely popular Instagram account @sadtopographies.
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Atlas of Cursed Places

A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations

Author: Olivier Le Carrer

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316353515

Category: History

Page: 144

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Oliver Le Carrer brings us a fascinating history and armchair journey to the world's most dangerous and frightful places, complete with vintage maps and period illustrations in a handsome volume. This alluring read includes 40 locations that are rife with disaster, chaos, paranormal activity, and death. The locations gathered here include the dangerous Strait of Messina, home of the mythical sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis; the coal town of Jharia, where the ground burns constantly with fire; Kasanka National Park in Zambia, where 8 million migrating bats darken the skies; the Nevada Triangle in the Sierra Nevada mountains, where hundreds of aircraft have disappeared; and Aokigahara Forest near Mount Fuji in Japan, the world's second most popular suicide location following the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Beyond the Map

Unruly Enclaves, Ghostly Places, Emerging Lands and Our Search for New Utopias

Author: Alastair Bonnett

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022651398X

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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New islands are under construction or emerging because of climate change. Eccentric enclaves and fantastic utopian experiments are multiplying. Once-secret fantasy gardens are cracking open their doors to outsiders. Our world is becoming stranger by the day—and Alastair Bonnett observes and captures every fascinating change. In Beyond the Map, Bonnett presents stories of the world’s most extraordinary spaces—many unmarked on any official map—all of which challenge our assumptions about what we know—or think we know—about our world. As cultural, religious and political boundaries ebb and flow with each passing day, traditional maps unravel and fragment. With the same adventurous spirit he effused in the acclaimed Unruly Places, Bonnett takes us to thirty-nine incredible spots around the globe to explore these changing boundaries and stimulate our geographical imagination. Some are tied to disruptive contemporary political turbulence, such as the rise of ISIL, Russia’s incursions into Ukraine and the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom. Others explore the secret places not shown on Google Earth or reflect fast-changing landscapes. Beyond the Map journeys out into a world of mysterious, daunting and magical spaces. It is a world of hidden cultures and ghostly memories, of uncountable new islands and curious stabs at paradise. From the phantom tunnels of the Tokyo subway to a stunning movie-set re-creation of 1950s-era Moscow; from the caliphate of the Islamic State to virtual cybertopias—this book serves as an imaginative guide to the farthest fringes of geography.
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Explorer's Atlas

Fascinating Facts for the Incurably Curious

Author: Piotr Wilkowiecki,Michał Gaszyński

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008253059

Category: Atlases

Page: 144

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Discover the most intriguing, fascinating and extraordinary facts about the world in this lavishly illustrated, large format atlas. Feed your imagination and go on an adventure with this unusual atlas which is illustrated with a wealth of quirky facts and curiosities from around the world.
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Around the World in Eighty Days

Author: Jules Verne,George Makepeace Towle

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105107094

Category: Voyages around the world

Page: 416

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"Phileas Fogg bets his fortune he can travel across the globe in eighty days. But the day he leaves on his journey, the Bank of London is robbed, and Fogg is identified by the nefarious Detective Fix as the chief suspect. Fogg races against time and geography to save a princess and prove his innocence." -- cover p. [iv].
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New Views

The World Mapped Like Never Before

Author: Alastair Bonnett

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 9781781316399

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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New Views is a unique and beautiful collection of fifty maps in which our physical, political and cultural world is visualised, measured and mapped like never before. Alastair Bonnett’s expert text provides vivid insight on each topic. From charting energy networks to revealing new and emerging lands, measuring human migration to assessing the planet’s ant populations – and including the phenomena we have little control over such as lightning strikes or asteroid impact – each map asks you to question, wonder and look again at our rapidly changing and often surprising world. Divided into three thematic sections: Land, Air and Sea; Human and Animal, and Globalisation, New Views offers a fresh and truly global portrait of our intricately fascinating planet.
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The Ultimate Adventure Atlas of Earth

Maps, Games, Activities, and More for Hours of Extreme Fun!

Author: National Geographic Kids,Sally Senzell Isaacs

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426320442

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Explores the most adventurous places on Earth, extreme plants and animals, crazy weather, and outrageous landforms.
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Depart

Author: Sizoo Brothers & Friends

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers (Acc)

ISBN: 9789089897046

Category:

Page: 256

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* Put together with the help of the Sizoo Brothers' Instagram followers* First book by these very popular brothers who garnered international press coverageInstagram is the #1 source for photography talent and breath-taking locations to spend the night and enjoy the sunrise. Curated by The Sizoo Brothers, Depart unveils the whereabouts of some of the best locations, making this an inspirational photography book and a practical guide for travel enthusiasts. The book contains over 40 stunning destinations from around the world, including practical traveling information, captured by up-and-coming as well as established photographers. Sizoo brothers Bob, Willem and Bastiaan are three young Dutch photographers. Three years ago they started sharing their photos on Instagram and gained popularity ever since. They are the curators of this book and have invited their Instagram friends worldwide to share pictures in this book.
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Map Stories

The Art of Discovery

Author: Francisca Matteoli

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781573778

Category: History

Page: 176

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Through this magnificent collection of historical maps, travel writer Francisca Mattéoli takes us on a geographical adventure, telling the stories of twenty places and voyages that inspired her and the creation of these fascinating charts. Discover some of the world's most magical places and how they revealed themselves, from the lost trails of the first colonies of the American West to Amundsen's exploration of the South Pole, and the rediscoveries of Petra and Angkor Wat. This unexpected volume will let the curious mind roam the contours of the planet, and discover how the world we know today was made, and un-made.
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Off the Map

Lost Spaces, Invisible Cities, Forgotten Islands, Feral Places, and What They Tell Us about the World

Author: Alastair Bonnett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781313619

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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'A fizzingly entertaining and enlightening book' Daily Telegraph 'Mesmerising' Geographical Magazine 'A fascinating delve into uncharted, forgotten lost places. But it's not just a trivia-tastic anthology of remote destinations but a nifty piece of psycho-geography, explaining our human need for these cartographical conundrums.' Wanderlust In a world of Google Earth, in which it is easy to believe that every discovery has been made and every adventure already had, Off the Map is a stunning testament to how mysterious our planet still is. From forgotten enclaves to floating islands, from hidden villages to New York gutter spaces, Off the Map charts the hidden corners of our planet. And while these are not necessarily places you would choose to visit on holiday - Hobyo, the pirate capital of Somalia, or Zheleznogorsk, a secret military town in Russia - they each carry a story about the strangeness of place and our need for a geography that understands our hunger for the fantastic and the unexpected. But it also shows us that topophilia, the love of place, is a fundamental part of what it is to be human. Whether you are an urban explorer or an armchair traveller, Off the Map will inspire and enchant. You'll never look at a map in quite the same way again.
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The History of Cartography: Cartography in prehistoric, ancient, and medieval Europe and the Mediterranean

Author: J.V. Harley,John Brian Harley,David Woodward,G. Malcolm Lewis,Mark S. Monmonier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226316338

Category: Reference

Page: 599

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By developing the broadest and most inclusive definition of the term "map" ever adopted in the history of cartography, this inaugural volume of the History of Cartography series has helped redefine the way maps are studied and understood by scholars in a number of disciplines. Volume One addresses the prehistorical and historical mapping traditions of premodern Europe and the Mediterranean world. A substantial introductory essay surveys the historiography and theoretical development of the history of cartography and situates the work of the multi-volume series within this scholarly tradition. Cartographic themes include an emphasis on the spatial-cognitive abilities of Europe's prehistoric peoples and their transmission of cartographic concepts through media such as rock art; the emphasis on mensuration, land surveys, and architectural plans in the cartography of Ancient Egypt and the Near East; the emergence of both theoretical and practical cartographic knowledge in the Greco-Roman world; and the parallel existence of diverse mapping traditions (mappaemundi, portolan charts, local and regional cartography) in the Medieval period. Throughout the volume, a commitment to include cosmographical and celestial maps underscores the inclusive definition of "map" and sets the tone for the breadth of scholarship found in later volumes of the series.
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The Journey of Maps and Images on the Silk Road

Author: Philippe Forêt,Andreas Kaplony

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004171657

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

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This book covers new ground on the diffusion and transmission of geographical knowledge that occurred at critical junctures in the long history of the Silk Road. Much of twentieth-century scholarship on the Silk Road examined the ancient archaeological objects and medieval historical records found within each cultural area, while the consequences of long-distance interaction across Eurasia remained poorly studied. Here ample attention is given to the journeys that notions and objects undertook to transmit spatial values to other civilizations. In retracing the steps of four major circuits right across the many civilizations that shared the Silk Road, "The Journey of Maps and Images on the Silk Road" traces the ways in which maps and images surmounted spatial, historical and cultural divisions.
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The Baltic Sea Region

Cultures, Politics, Societies

Author: Witold Maciejewski

Publisher: Baltic University Press

ISBN: 9197357987

Category: Baltic Sea Region

Page: 676

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Geographies of Writing

Inhabiting Places and Encountering Difference

Author: Nedra Reynolds

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809387514

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Twenty-first-century technological innovations have revolutionized the way we experience space, causing an increased sense of fragmentation, danger, and placelessness. In Geographies of Writing: Inhabiting Places and Encountering Difference, Nedra Reynolds addresses these problems in the context of higher education, arguing that theories of writing and rhetoric must engage the metaphorical implications of place without ignoring materiality. Geographies of Writing makes three closely related contributions: one theoretical, to reimagine composing as spatial, material, and visual; one political, to understand the sociospatial construction of difference; and one pedagogical, to teach writing as a set of spatial practices. Aided by seven maps and illustrations that reinforce the book’s visual rhetoric, Geographies of Writing shows how composition tasks and electronic space function as conduits for navigating reality.
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Nations in Focus

Author: Sandy Sturmer

Publisher: R.I.C. Publications

ISBN: 1863114556

Category: Geography

Page: 94

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World Atlas

Author: DK Publishing, Inc

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756631758

Category: Reference

Page: 354

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Maps detailing the world's geography include information about the landscape, industry, agriculture, and population, in an atlas with more than eight hundred full-color photographs.
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