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Atlas of Untamed Places

Atlas of Untamed Places

A voyage through our extraordinary wild world

  • Author: Chris Fitch
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
  • ISBN: 1781317240
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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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.

Atlas of Cursed Places

Atlas of Cursed Places

A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations

  • Author: Olivier Le Carrer
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0316353515
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Oliver Le Carrer brings us a fascinating history and armchair journey to the world's most dangerous and frightful places, complete with vintage maps and period illustrations in a handsome volume. This alluring read includes 40 locations that are rife with disaster, chaos, paranormal activity, and death. The locations gathered here include the dangerous Strait of Messina, home of the mythical sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis; the coal town of Jharia, where the ground burns constantly with fire; Kasanka National Park in Zambia, where 8 million migrating bats darken the skies; the Nevada Triangle in the Sierra Nevada mountains, where hundreds of aircraft have disappeared; and Aokigahara Forest near Mount Fuji in Japan, the world's second most popular suicide location following the Golden Gate Bridge.

Atlas of Vanishing Places

Atlas of Vanishing Places

The lost worlds as they were and as they are today

  • Author: Travis Elborough
  • Publisher: White Lion Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781318964
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 208
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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.

The Atlas of Forgotten Places

The Atlas of Forgotten Places

A Novel

  • Author: Jenny D. Williams
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1250122945
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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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.

Subterranea

Subterranea

Discovering the Earth's Extraordinary Hidden Depths

  • Author: Chris Fitch
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472272331
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 256
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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.

The atlas of dream places

The atlas of dream places

a grand tour of the world's best-loved destinations

  • Author: Rand McNally and Company
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781568523576
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
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The Pictorial Atlas; Being a History of the World, from the Creation, Etc

The Pictorial Atlas; Being a History of the World, from the Creation, Etc

  • Author: ATLAS.
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 54
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Atlas of Arizona

Atlas of Arizona

  • Author: Stephen Bahre
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Arizona
  • Page: 48
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Atlas of the American Revolution

Atlas of the American Revolution

  • Author: Kenneth Nebenzahl
  • Publisher: Chicago : Rand McNally
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
  • Page: 218
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La Invención Ocasional / Incidental Inventions

La Invención Ocasional / Incidental Inventions

  • Author: Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher: Lumen Juvenile
  • ISBN: 9788426407351
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 224
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Vuelve la escritora más misteriosa y fascinante de la actualidad, autora de la saga Dos amigas, con más de treinta millones de lectores. La amistad, el primer amor, el cambio climático, los celos, el feminismo, nuestra relación con las plantas, el secreto de una pareja amorosa duradera o la belleza son algunos de los grandes temas sobre los que Elena Ferrante escribió a petición de The Guardian. El resultado es este libro, íntimo e inteligente, en el que, a través de los textos publicados cada sábado a lo largo de un año, la aclamada autora invita a pensar, comparte recuerdos e ideas y emociona como lo hacen sus novelas. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION "Elena Ferrante is the best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend, now an HBO original series. Collected here for the first time are the seeds of future novels, the timely reflections of this internationally beloved storyteller, the abiding preoccupations of a writer who has been called "one of the great novelists of our time" (New York Times). "This is my last column, after a year that has scared and inspired me... I have written as an author of novels, taking on matters that are important to me and that--if I have the will and the time--I'd like to develop within real narrative mechanisms." With these words, Elena Ferrante bid farewell to her year-long collaboration with The Guardian newspaper. For a full year, she wrote weekly articles, the subjects of which had been suggested by The Guardian editors, making the writing process a sort of prolonged interlocution. The subjects ranged from first love to climate change, from enmity among women to the experience of seeing her novels adapted for film and TV."