Atlas obscura: an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders

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Discover wonder. &;A wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper.&;&; New York Times Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura is a phenomenon of a travel book that shot to the top of bestseller lists when it was first published and changed the way we think about the world, expanding our sense of how strange and marvelous it really is. This second edition takes readers to even more curious and unusual destinations, with more than 100 new places, dozens and dozens of new photographs, and two very special features: twelve city guides, covering Berlin, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Moscow, New York City, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Plus a foldout map with a dream itinerary for the ultimate around-the-world road trip. More a cabinet of curiosities than traditional guidebook, Atlas Obscura revels in the unexpected, the overlooked, the bizarre, and the mysterious. Here are natural wonders, like the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can sit and drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M. C. Escher&;like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby-Jumping Festival in Spain&;and no, it&;s not the babies doing the jumping, but masked men dressed as devils who vault over rows of squirming infants. Every page gets to the very core of why humans want to travel in the first place: to be delighted and disoriented, uprooted from the familiar and amazed by the new. With its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, and new city guides, it is a book you can open anywhere and be transported. But proceed with caution: It&;s almost impossible not to turn to the next entry, and the next, and the next.  
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subject_facetCivilization, Ancient
Curiosities and wonders
Electronic books
Historic sites -- Guidebooks
Voyages and travels
Voyages around the world
title_displayAtlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders
title_fullAtlas Obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders [electronic resource] / Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras & Ella Morton
Atlas Obscura An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders / Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras & Ella Morton
title_shortAtlas obscura
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Curiosities and wonders
Electronic books
Historic sites
Nonfiction
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Travel
Voyages and travels
Voyages around the world