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Atlas Of Untamed Places

Author : Chris Fitch
ISBN : 9781781317242
Genre : Social Science
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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: lightening inducing lakes, acidic mud baths, and man-eating tiger kingdoms. As well as those wildernesses being reclaimed by nature, such as Chernobyl, that after being left abandoned for years has returned to a natural wild habitat, 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 Jubuka rock. With beautiful maps and stunning photography, An Atlas of Untamed Places is an intrepid voyage to nature’s most unusual, unpredictable, and extraordinarily wild destinations.
Category: Social Science


Author : Chris Fitch
ISBN : 9781472272331
Genre : Reference
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'AN ORIGINAL AND TIMELY ODYSSEY INTO OUR MYSTERIOUS UNDERWORLD ... THRILLING PROOF THAT SCIENCE AND IMAGINATION SHARE THE GROUND BENEATH OUR FEET' Nicholas Crane, presenter of BBC2's Coast and Great British Journeys If you were to peel back the Earth's surface like an orange, then take a sly peek underneath, what extraordinary things would you see? Subterranea is where the world's remaining mysteries are yet to be found. For millennia, across nations and cultures, it has been a hotbed of fantastical stories. It's where humans have kept their most sacred treasures and their darkest secrets. It's where we have found evidence of our past and may, at some point, find an escape route for our uncertain future. But what would we find there today? From the underground cities of Cappadocia to smuggling tunnels on the US-Mexico border, caves full of tiny blind dragons and a seed vault located 1300km inside the Arctic circle, Subterranea demonstrates that the world below our feet is every bit as vivid and evocative as the world we see around us. Lavishly illustrated and replete with maps and photographs of little-explored locations, Subterranea is the unique, untold and utterly unforgettable story of our planet from the inside.
Category: Reference

Atlas Of Cursed Places

Author : Olivier Le Carrer
ISBN : 9780316353519
Genre : Travel
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Atlas Obscura says this lushly illustrated New York Times bestselling guide to dozens of dangerous, eerie, and infamous locations is the perfect gift for "those who believe the world is still full of mysteries to investigate." Pick up the acclaimed Atlas of Cursed Places and visit the world's most nerve-wracking locations. With pithy historical profiles, vintage full-color maps, and haunting tales that will color your perspective (and send tingles down your spine), this is a clever gift for the intrepid traveler or armchair adventurer who wants to explore destinations both remarkable and daunting. Visit: a coal town where the ground is constantly on fire a Zambian national park where more than 8 million bats darken the skies the infamous suicide location of Aokigahara Forest near Mount Fuji the lesser-known Nevada triangle, in which dozens of aircraft have inexplicably disappeared Beautifully packaged and written with a twisty sense of humor, Atlas of Cursed Places puts your quirky side on the map.
Category: Travel

The Atlas Of Forgotten Places

Author : Jenny D. Williams
ISBN : 9781250122940
Genre : Fiction
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From author Jenny D. Williams, a fresh new voice in fiction, comes her stunning debut novel The Atlas of Forgotten Places. Set against the backdrop of ivory smuggling and civil war in Uganda and the DR Congo, it is a story of two women from different worlds, bound in a quest to save their loved ones. “Every page of The Atlas of Forgotten Places resonates with an intimate knowledge of life in ‘Africa’...the impossible beauty of the landscape, the depths of sorrows carried by ordinary citizens, the miraculous melding of violence and personal grace. Jenny D. Williams has written that rare thing: a page-turning adventure story that simultaneously goes deep into the heart of what it is to be human and present.” —Malla Nunn, award-winning screenwriter and author of A Beautiful Place to Die, Silent Valley, and Present Darkness After a long career as an aid worker, Sabine Hardt has retreated to her native Germany for a quieter life. But when her American niece Lily disappears while volunteering in Uganda, Sabine must return to places and memories she once thought buried in order to find her. In Uganda, Rose Akulu -- haunted by a troubled past with the Lord’s Resistance Army and a family torn apart by war -- is distressed when her lover Ocen vanishes without a trace. Side by side, Sabine and Rose must unravel the tangled threads that tie Lily and Ocen’s lives together—ultimately discovering that the truth of their loved ones’ disappearance is inescapably entwined to the secrets the two women carry. The Atlas of Forgotten Places is a book that delves deep into the heart of compassion and redemption. It spans geographies and generations to lay bare the stories that connect us all.
Category: Fiction

Atlas Of Vanishing Places

Author : Travis Elborough
ISBN : 9781781318966
Genre : Travel
File Size : 87.61 MB
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Maps offer us a chance to see not just how our world looks today, but how it once looked. But what about the places that are no longer mapped? Cities forgotten under the dust of newly settled land? Rivers and seas whose changing shape has shifted the landscape around them? Or, even, places that have seemingly vanished, without a trace? Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to all corners of the world in search of the lost, disappearing and vanished. Specially commissioned cartography showing each place as It once was and how it is today and archive photography bring these incredible stories to life.
Category: Travel

The Atlas Geography

Author : Annie H. Macdonell
ISBN : OXFORD:590636028
Genre :
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The World Atlas Of Archeology

Author : Nick Constable
ISBN : 1585740918
Genre : History
File Size : 38.75 MB
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Comprehensive description of archeological excavations from each continent.
Category: History

Travel Atlas

Author : Consumer Guide (Firm)
ISBN : 1412712203
Genre : Canada
File Size : 35.61 MB
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Category: Canada

Atlas Of Arizona

Author : Stephen Bahre
ISBN : STANFORD:36105127829773
Genre : Arizona
File Size : 70.5 MB
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An Arizona atlas includes sections on such aspects as historical exploration, geology, rainfall, mining operations, military installations, radio and TV stations, school districts, and more.
Category: Arizona

Picknick Mit B Ren

Author : Bill Bryson
ISBN : OCLC:1034532804
Genre :
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Humorvoll schildert der Autor seine Erlebnisse bei der Vorbereitung und Durchwanderung des Appalachian Trail, einer der legendären Weitwanderwege von ca. 3.400 km Länge.

Atlas Of World Art

Author : Oxford University Press
ISBN : UOM:39015061454552
Genre : Art
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Combines a survey of world art with maps showing the associations and dissemination of culture across the globe.
Category: Art

Atlas Of The American Revolution

Author : Kenneth Nebenzahl
ISBN : UOM:39076005106393
Genre : United States
File Size : 33.9 MB
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Presents graphic interpretations of the battles and military moments comprising the Revolutionary War.
Category: United States

Atlas World Press Review

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39076000051388
Genre : History
File Size : 61.39 MB
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Selects, translates, and reprints articles (from hundreds of international publications) that provide vital analyses of and commentary on world politics, business, science, and culture.
Category: History