Atlas of the Unexpected: Haphazard discoveries, chance places and unimaginable destinations

Atlas of the Unexpected: Haphazard discoveries, chance places and unimaginable destinations

By: Travis Elborough (author)Hardback

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"Travis Elborough writes about a wide range of subjects with originality, learning and charm. Atlas of the Unexpected...is seductively beautiful: an inspiring, dream-inducing guide to almost four dozen "haphazard discoveries, chance places and unimaginable destinations"..." David Kynaston, New Statesman - `best books of 2018' In 45 beautiful, unique maps and with evocative photography, Atlas of the Unexpected is a journey to far-off lands, obscure discoveries and unimaginable locations. From the fortuitous discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls by a stray goat, to the wonderfully bizarre beginnings that led to the aptly named Just Enough Room Island and even the royal romance that led shipwrecked lovers to discover Madeira, Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to some of the world's most wondrous, improbable and - most of all - unexpected of places.

About Author

Travis Elborough is an author and social commentator. His books include A Traveller's Year, A London Year, The Long-Player Goodbye, Being A Writer and A Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People's Institution. Travis is a regular contributor to Radio 4 and the Guardian, and has penned articles on all aspects of travel and culture, from pirates in the Caribbean to donkeys at the British seaside. He has written for the Times, Sunday Times, New Statesman, BBC History Magazine and Kinfolk among others.

Contents

Accidental Discoveries Madeira Archipelago, Atlantic Ocean Derinkuyu Underground City, Cappadocia, Turkey Vaseline,Titusville, Pennsylvania, USA The Dead Sea Scrolls, Qumran, Israel Cahokia Mounds, Illinois, USA Pompeii, Naples, Italy Fly Geyser, Nevada, USA Galapagos Island, Pacific Ocean Strange Roots Georgia Colony, Savannah, Georgia, USA Chemainus, Vancouver Island, Canada Buzludzha Monument, Stara Zagora Province, Bulgaria Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa Freshkills Park, New York City, USA Fort House, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland Chess City, Elista, Kalmykia, Russia Fordlandia, Para, Brazil Gibsonton, Florida, USA Nowa Huta, Krakow, Poland Haphazard Destinations Neft Daslari, Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan Manshiyat Naser, Cairo, Egypt Caleta Tortel, Capitan Prat Province, Chile Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India Just Room Enough Island, St Lawrence River, New York, USA Spiegelhalter Jewellers, London, UK Monemvasia, Laconia, Greece Uros Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru Cliff of Bandiagara, Mopti, Mali Korowai Tree Houses, Kia, Indonesia Cavernous Locations Lascaux Caves, Montignac, France Xuankong Si, Shanxi Province, China Matmata Village, Matmata, Tunisia Shell Grotto, Margate, Kent, England Coober Pedy, South Australia Movile Cave, Constanta County, Romania The Petrifying Well, Knareborough, Yorkshire, UK Aogashima, Philippine Sea, Japan Serendipitous Spaces Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu, China Slope Point, South Island, New Zealand Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California, USA Lake Hillier, Western Australia Gruner See, Styria, Austria Cat Island, Tashirojima, Japan Grand Tsingy, Melaky, Madagascar Hitachi Seaside Park, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan Canfranc Station, Canfranc, Spain

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781781317167
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781781317167
  • ISBN10: 178131716X

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