Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura

obscura. How does light look when left entirely to itself? If you look into an empty box full of light and the light is not reflected on surfaces, you will see blackness. Only when there is an object for the light to fall upon can we ...

Author: Kathryn Lomer

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458782656

Category: Australia

Page: 234

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Light and shadow, love and loss, the extraordinary and the everyday are captured through the lens of this evocative new collection of fiction. Camera Obscura moves through Greece, Italy and France, across to Japan and into the Australian suburbs, as its characters take journeys into themselves and away from their pasts. A mother's shattered view of the world is healed through her friendship with a blind man, and a mortician, unable to engage in life, finds solace among the dead. A couple plays out the final moments of a fading love, while an old man sets out to rekindle an enduring love from long ago. Using a poet's ear and a photographer's eye, Kathryn Lomer infuses her writing with a distinctive irony and an intuitive understanding of the human experience.
Categories: Australia

Gastro Obscura

Gastro Obscura

A Food Adventurer's Guide Cecily Wong, Dylan Thuras, Atlas Obscura. ABOUT THE AUTHORS CECILY WONG is a writer for Atlas Obscura and the author of two novels. Her debut, Diamond Head, was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers ...

Author: Cecily Wong

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781523511877

Category: Cooking

Page: 448

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Wonder is around every corner, and on every plate. The curious minds behind Atlas Obscura now turn to the hidden curiosities of food, which becomes a gateway to fascinating stories about human history, science, art, and tradition—like the first book, all organized by country, lavishly illustrated, and full of surprises.
Categories: Cooking

Atlas Obscura Explorer s Journal

Atlas Obscura Explorer s Journal

the Editors of Atlas Copyright © 2017 by Atlas Obscura, Inc. Maps by Joe LeMonnier, mapartist.com All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced—mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, ...

Author: Atlas Obscura

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9781523501731

Category: Travel

Page: 177

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Let your curiosity be your compass! Created by the same brilliant, intrepid team who wrote Atlas Obscura and reinvented the travel book for a new generation, comes a traveler’s journal that belongs in every backpack, carry-on, messenger bag—or, when not abroad, on the desk, open for keeping notes for the next journey. This ruggedly handsome and sturdy blank journal features a storage pocket in the back (just right for ticket stubs, receipts, boarding passes, and more). The paper is high quality and printed with a variety of lines and grids, perfect for keeping track of itineraries, writing down impressions, making lists, sketching maps and sites, noting discoveries, and more. In addition, the journal includes practical reference, like time zones, weights and measures, and seasonal climate charts. And there’s an appendix of inspiration—a brief guide, with maps, to finding the hidden magic in a dozen of the world’s most interesting cities, New York to Shanghai to Budapest to Tokyo to Cairo. Don’t get off the beaten track without it.
Categories: Travel

Nature Obscura

Nature Obscura

In the same way that a camera obscura reflects the surrounding landscape onto a flat surface, Nature Obscura is a projection of the nature found in a city onto a piece of paper. I once visited a camera obscura on top of Cairngorm ...

Author: Kelly Brenner

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781680512083

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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With wonder and a sense of humor, Nature Obscura author Kelly Brenner aims to help us rediscover our connection to the natural world that is just outside our front door--we just need to know where to look. Through explorations of a rich and varied urban landscape, Brenner reveals the complex micro-habitats and surprising nature found in the middle of a city. In her hometown of Seattle, which has plowed down hills, cut through the land to connect fresh- and saltwater, and paved over much of the rest, she exposes a diverse range of strange and unknown creatures. From shore to wetland, forest to neighborhood park, and graveyard to backyard, Brenner uncovers how our land alterations have impacted nature, for good and bad, through the wildlife and plants that live alongside us, often unseen. These stories meld together, in the same way our ecosystems, species, and human history are interconnected across the urban environment.
Categories: Nature

Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura

When we launched Atlas Obscura in 2009, our goal was to create a catalog of all the places, people, and things that inspire our sense of wonder. One of us had recently spent two months driving all over the United States searching out ...

Author: Joshua Foer

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9780761189671

Category: Travel

Page: 481

View: 886

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.
Categories: Travel

Britannia Obscura

Britannia Obscura

Britannia Obscura is an exploration of just a few of these surprising hidden Britains. Through a series of meetings with figures such as the retired army colonel and leyhunter John Christian, the horseboater Sue Day, ...

Author: Joanne Parker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473513471

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 850

Longlisted for the 2014 Thwaites Wainwright Prize Welcome to a large small island. The outline of the British Isles is instantly recognisable. But jostling within that familiar profile are countless vying maps of the country. Some of these maps are founded on rock, or on the natural features of the land. Far more are built on dreams – on human activity, effort, and aspiration. From investigations of caves and megaliths to canals and airspace, Joanne Parker reveals a country with countless competing centres and ceaselessly shifting borders – a land where one person’s sleepy, unexceptional province will always be the busy heart of another’s map. Britannia Obscura opens our eyes to the infinitely layered, rich and surprising landscape of Britain.
Categories: Travel

Machina Obscura

Machina Obscura

One: Searles has access – or knows someone with access – to a Machina Obscura, the only encryption program I know of that can pull a trick like that without scrambling either version of the file. I only know about Machina Obscura ...

Author: Carol E. Meacham

Publisher: Mushroom Publishing

ISBN: 9781843190950

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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Machina Obscura follows Xyl, a twenty-year-old NetRunner, as she is released from prison by a Federal agent who has apparently set her free to carry out a simple run on a biotechnology company. As the caper unfolds, Xyl finds more questions than answers, and along the way picks up an enigmatic partner named Gracie. The two find themselves working together without truly trusting each other, following the trail of clues to the destroyed netspace of a misguided programmer, another NetRunner who had been hired by the same Federal agent that sprung Xyl out of prison. Only Xyl's NetRunning expertise and sacrifice can stop the programmer's Artificial Intelligences from carrying out a misguided plan to monitor and track all criminal activities in NetSpace.
Categories: Fiction

Atlas Obscura 2nd Edition

Atlas Obscura  2nd Edition

When we launched Atlas Obscura in 2009, our goal was to create a catalog of all the places, people, and things that inspire our sense of wonder. One of us had recently spent two months driving all over the United States searching out ...

Author: Joshua Foer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781523508471

Category: Travel

Page: 480

View: 941

The bestselling book that celebrates wonder all around the world and in our backyards, now in an updated second edition with more than 120 brand-new destinations to explore, new city guides, and a full-color gatefold map.
Categories: Travel

Justyce Scales of the Otherly and Obscura

Justyce Scales of the Otherly and Obscura

scream drowned out the battle cries of the Obscura beasts. The battle intensified. Even the weak, twisted human forms staggered around, hitting and biting, the need to fight forced into their brittle bones.

Author: Norma Rrae

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781665722803

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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Ever since Luci started experiencing daymares, she has relied on photography to discern reality from hallucination. That’s why the new camera she receives for her sweet sixteen birthday is perfect for the mother-daughter road trip to the hot spring. Or at least it was perfect until the camera was all she had left. A car accident leaves Luci stranded on a northern highway and her mother missing. Luci doesn’t understand why her face was on that billboard. She knows that the fog is too thick to see anything, including the cliff edge where the car stopped. Her camera helps her navigate once more, but this time she finds an eerily beautiful woman who propels Luci into a parallel world. What she thought was the Rocky Mountains is now a strange world made of river sharks, Memegwaans, building-sized flowers, underwater houses, and a labyrinth. Luci must navigate this new world to find her mother, complete three trials to open the exit and try to understand some darker secret before the foreboding plane of existence, Obscura, and a dehumanized woman dig their claws into Luci.
Categories: Fiction

CAMERA OBSCURA

CAMERA OBSCURA

DORA GREENWELL. BY DORA GREENWELL Et Teneo et Tencor TOTTA 2,113 DI LONDON DALDY , ISBISTER , & CO . 56 , LUDGATE HILL 1876 [ All rights reserved ] 280. 2 17574 LONDON PRINTED BY VIRTUE AND CO . , LIMITED CITY CAMERA OBSCURA.

Author: DORA GREENWELL

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600089547

Category:

Page: 128

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