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"Wonder meets wanderlust in an extraordinary new travel book. Created by the founders of AtlasObscura.com, the vibrant online destination and community with over 3 million visitors a month, Atlas Obscura is the bucket-list guide to over 700 of the most unusual, curious, bizarre, and mysterious places on earth" --… (més)
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Títol:Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Most Unusual Places: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders [Idioma Inglés]
Autors:Joshua Foer (Autor)
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Amazing book to read in dribs and drabs--perfect coffee table book with which to start conversations on weird and obscure things! ( )
  SESchend | Nov 2, 2021 |
My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/iXpmDvmuldI

Enjoy! ( )
  booklover3258 | Aug 20, 2021 |
I ordered this book for my library collection not really knowing what it was all about. When it came in from processing for the shelves, I happened to pick it up and browse through it. What a find! www.atlasobscura.com is a website created in 2009 by Joshua Foer (a science writer and author of the international bestseller Moonwalking with Einstein) and Dylan Thuras. It is a collaborative effort where people from all over the world can add information about interesting and obscure places, people, histories, art and architecture, just to name a few. The website gave birth to the book, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders, published in late 2016 by Workman Publishing Company. It was my Non-Fiction pic for #libfaves16 this year, and when I tweeted “It’s like porn for information junkies,” the publisher retweeted it with the comment “what else can be said?!”

The book is oversized (hence the larger purchase price), and is divided into areas of the world, such as Europe, Asia, Africa, Canada, USA and Latin American. Within these sections are photos, drawings, maps, and, of course, written information about, well, obscure people, places and things that most of us have never heard about! I, of course, started my review of this unique book in the USA section, “Four Corners and the Southwest,” which includes my native state, Texas. In one entry, titled “Ozymandias on the Plains,” there is a picture of a sculpture of “two vast and trunkless legs of stone” in Amarillo with references to Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem “Ozymandias.” The sculpture is out in the middle of a field with cows grazing in the meadow surrounding it. Created by sculptor Lightnin’ McDuff, it is continually vandalized to include socks on the feet, perhaps to keep the legs warm…..

The other entry that captured my attention are the Pando Aspens located in Richfield, Utah. Though it may look like a forest of trees, it is actually a single organism – every stem is genetically identical and is linked by a single root system, making it the heaviest, and one of the oldest, organisms in the world. The root system is an estimated 80,000 years old!

These are only two of hundreds of entries from all over the world contained in the delightful book, Atlas Obscura. I loved it so much, I gave it to several people for Christmas. I highly recommend this title for anyone with curiosity and a sense of wonder about the world.

There is also a children's version of this book published in 2018 that would be a great addition to any juvenile non-fiction collection.


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  KellyWellRead | Dec 17, 2020 |
The world is full of wonderful and magnificent things, from spectacular beaches, to amazing vistas, beautiful creatures and breath-taking waterfalls. But look a little harder and you can find a whole lot of other remarkable, wonderful and weird thing to amuse and entertain. If you are looking for those sorts of things, then this is the book for you.

Split into regions, the authors have brought together the most strange collection of naturally created objects, places and human artefacts. And there is everything that you could imagine in here; diamond encrusted skeletons, museums of strange things, buildings, boats, caves full of glow-worms, scrap sculptures and even car henge. It is filled full of photos of these weird and strange places, with a little background on each and a description on how to get there. It is well researched, and regardless of what page you open, you will find that there is always something to fascinate and marvel at.

Oh, and the website is fascinating too www.atlasobscura.com ( )
  PDCRead | Apr 6, 2020 |
Read all my reviews on http://urlphantomhive.booklikes.com

I've been a fan of the website (www.atlasobscura.com) for a long time, and when I heard there was going to be a book, I just knew I had to read it.

And like the website, this is a very curious collection of interesting things from all over the world. Those who have been browsing, might recognize some of the entries, but this didn't bother me in the slightest. The entries are all short and often accompanied by pictures, making it perfect to read a small part at a time.

Would recommend!

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! ( )
  Floratina | Dec 7, 2019 |
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The beginning of our happiness lies in the understanding that life without wonder is not worth living.
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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.
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