Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will (Hardback)Judith Schalansky (author)
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 576 g
Dimensions: 259 x 189 x 15 mm
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 *
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