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

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Hardback Published: 07/10/2010
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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

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“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.

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7th November 2010
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“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

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14th October 2011
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