Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura

An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

Book - 2016
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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" --
Get off the beaten path, and brush off your bucket list! Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, this volume celebrates the strangest and most curious places in the world. Covering natural wonders, architectural marvels, and mind-boggling events, you'll revel in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious.
Publisher: New York :, Workman Publishing,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780761169086
0761169083
Branch Call Number: 910.41 F684at 2016
Characteristics: 470 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 28 cm

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Infolass Jul 03, 2017

Creepy and Kooky! A cross between Ripley's Believe it or not and a directory/list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Dip into the world of the creepy and weird, and realise you'll never see everything that there is to see in the world from "the child-eater of Bern", unusual architecture, creepy cemeteries, to the Lizzie Borden B & B.
Australia has its fair share from the pub in a boab tree to Ned Kelly's death mask. Arranged by place this could be a great resource for the intrepid traveler who wants to veer off the well beaten track.

LoganLib_Phoebe Mar 29, 2017

The weird, wonderful, awful and bizarre places and objects in our world are showcased in these pages. It may inspire you to take a detour on your next holiday or simply enjoy exploring from the comfort of your own home.

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Mar 24, 2017

I enjoyed this book so much that I intend to purchase another copy for my brother. It is chockfull of strange and delicious tidbits to tantalize our curiosity and wanderlust. I only wish it included even more photographs . . .

Radharc Nov 01, 2016

Super-fun reference guide to many of the amazing, odd and bizarre wonders of the world. My community's own wonder, Bishop's Castle, is featured in the book! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

ChristchurchLib Oct 18, 2016

The world is full of the strange and curious that few know about. Well, until now. The co-founders of the collaborative website Atlas Obscura (plus one of its editors) offer a tour of 700 of the world's most unique and amazing places and things (including glowworm caves in New Zealand and a baby-jumping festival in Spain). Using short entries highlighting natural wonders, weird and magical structures, and mind-boggling events from around the globe (even Antarctica!), Atlas Obscura looks like a guide book -- but because many of the wonders aren't open to the public or are difficult to get to, and interesting bits of history and facts are included, armchair travelers should enjoy dipping into these wonder-full pages.

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