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The Resource Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders, Joshua Foer, Dyland Thuras & Ella Morton

Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders, Joshua Foer, Dyland Thuras & Ella Morton

Label
Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders
Title
Atlas obscura
Title remainder
an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Foer, Dyland Thuras & Ella Morton
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. 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 ..."--
Summary
"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" --
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2016.
Assigning source
Amazon.com
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10543829
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foer, Joshua
Dewey number
910.202
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G465
LC item number
.F63 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thuras, Dylan
  • Morton, Ella
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Voyages and travels
  • Historic sites
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Curiosities and wonders
Target audience
adult
Label
Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders, Joshua Foer, Dyland Thuras & Ella Morton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Europe -- Asia -- Africa -- Oceania -- Canada -- USA -- Latin America -- Antartica
Control code
20770003
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9780761169086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
Label
Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders, Joshua Foer, Dyland Thuras & Ella Morton
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Europe -- Asia -- Africa -- Oceania -- Canada -- USA -- Latin America -- Antartica
Control code
20770003
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9780761169086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps

Library Locations

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      128 S. 3rd St., Decatur, IN, 46733, US
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      305 E. Line St., Geneva, IN, 46740, US
      40.592124 -84.958783
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