Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura was written in the spirit of adventure, and readers are cautioned to travel at their own risk and to obey all local laws. Some of the places described in this book are not open to the public and are not meant to be visited ...

Atlas Obscura

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.

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Atlas Obscura
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-20 - Publisher: Workman Publishing

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
Atlas Obscura Explorer's Journal
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Atlas Obscura
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-17 - Publisher: Workman Publishing

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
Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Joshua Foer, Ella Morton, Dylan Thuras
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-15 - Publisher: Workman Publishing

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 bestseller lists when it was first published and changed the way we think about the world, expanding
The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Dylan Thuras, Rosemary Mosco
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-18 - Publisher: Workman Publishing

New York Times bestseller! The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid is a thrilling expedition to 100 of the most surprising, mysterious, and weird-but-true places on earth. For curious kids, this is the chance to embark on the journey of a lifetime—and see how faraway countries
Secret Washington DC: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: JoAnn Hill
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-01 - Publisher: Reedy Press LLC

Around the world, Washington, DC, is known for its powerful government, majestic monuments, and world-renowned museums. Secret Washington, DC: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure reminds us that the fabric of the city isn’t solely embedded in its callous political parties, exhausting lawmaking policies, and rampant tourism. Rather,