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Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders  Cover Image Book Book

Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders

Foer, Joshua (author.). Thuras, Dylan, (author.). Morton, Ella, (author.).

Summary

Summary: "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 ..."--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780761169086
  • ISBN: 0761169083
  • Physical Description: 470 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
    print
  • Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, [2016]

Contents / Notes

General Note: Includes index.
Subject: Curiosities and wonders
Civilization, Ancient
Historic sites Guidebooks
Voyages and travels

Currently available copies

  • 34 / 34 copies available at PINES (Show)
  • 1 / 1 copies available at South Georgia Regional Library System

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  • 0 current holds
Library System: Library Branch Name
Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status  
South Georgia Regional Library System:
      Salter Hahira Library
910.202 FOE 2016
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31051000794541 NONFIC Available

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