Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvellous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveller as the die-hard adventurer.
Anyone can be a tourist. Atlas Obscura is for the explorer.
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 1429 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 54 mm
"I thought I had seen most of the interesting bits of the world. Atlas Obscura showed me that I was wrong.It's the kind of book that makes you want to pack in your workaday life and head out to places you'd never have dreamed of going, to see things you could not even have imagined. A joy to read and to reread." - Neil Gaiman
"Atlas Obscura may be the only thing that can still inspire me to leave my apartment... This resource is essential for exploring the world and engaging adventure with wit and style (often from the comfort of my bed)." - Lena Dunham, creator of Girls and author of Not That Kind of Girl
"My favorite travel guide! Never start a trip without knowing where a haunted hotel or a mouth of hell is!" - Guillermo de Toro
"What a strange and wonderful book! It is as curious and surprising as Saddam Hussein s very own Blood Qur an written in his own blood which I would never have known about had I not read the amazing Atlas Obscura." - Jon Ronson