Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will (Hardback)
  • Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will (Hardback)
zoom

Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will (Hardback)

(author)
2 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£28.00
Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 07/10/2010
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Judith Schalansky was born in 1980 on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall. The Soviets wouldn't let anyone travel so everything she learnt about the world came from her parents' battered old atlas. An acclaimed novelist and award-winning graphic designer, she has spent years creating this, her own imaginative atlas of the world's loneliest places. These islands are so difficult to reach that until the late 1990s more people had set foot on the moon than on Peter I Island in the Antarctic.On one page are perfect maps, on the other unfold bizarre stories from the history of the islands themselves. Rare animals and strange people abound: from marooned slaves to lonely scientists, lost explorers to confused lighthouse keepers, mutinous sailors to forgotten castaways; a collection of Robinson Crusoes of all kinds. Recently awarded the prize of Germany's most beautiful book, the Atlas of Remote Islands is an intricately designed masterpiece that will delight maplovers everywhere. Judith Schalansky lures us across all the oceans of the world to fifty remote islands - from St Kilda to Easter Island and from Tristan da Cunha to Disappointment Island - and proves that some of the most memorable journeys can be taken by armchair travellers.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846143489
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 576 g
Dimensions: 259 x 189 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Tenderly tracing one finger over the maps, we lose ourselves in the beauty of filigree lines, points and letters. We smell the sea, hear the surf breaking, see icebergs and rocks and under our feet feel fine sand. Anyone who opens this, the most enchanting book of the autumn, is likely to get as lost as Robinson Crusoe for a while * Die Zeit *
An utterly exquisite object ... her book makes a magnificent case for the atlas to be recognised as literature, worthy of its original name - theatrum orbis terrarum, "the theatre of the world" -- Robert Macfarlane * Guardian *
So beautifully designed is this little caprice, so meticulous are its maps and so entertaining its matter -- Jan Morris * New York Times *

You may also be interested in...

The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List
Added to basket
Beautiful World, Where Are You
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
They Both Die at the End
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Storyteller
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Man Who Died Twice
Added to basket
£18.99   £15.99
Hardback
And Away...
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
The Power of Geography
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Silverview
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Trio
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Appeal
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Dune
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
The Midnight Library
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Monsters of Rookhaven
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
It Ends With Us
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Song of Achilles
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Added to basket

“Love at first sight...”

From the mysterious title to the simple yet intriguing cover, I wanted to read this book the moment I saw it. A journey round the world in the imagination of Judith Schalansky, no better travelling companion exists.

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 50

“Original Look At The Little Continents”

An excellent read for all cartography fans, this takes you through most of the smallest and remote islands in the world and gives you a story about them individually alongside the facts, lovely presentation and well... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 17

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.