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Atlas of cursed places : a travel guide to dangerous and frightful destinations

Author: Olivier Le Carrer; Sibylle Le Carrer
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This alluring read includes 40 locations that are rife with disaster, chaos, paranormal activity, and death. The locations gathered here include the dangerous Strait of Messina, home of the mythical sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis; the coal town of Jharia, where the ground burns constantly with fire; Kasanka National Park in Zambia, where 8 million migrating bats darken the skies; the Nevada Triangle in the Sierra  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Maps
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olivier Le Carrer; Sibylle Le Carrer
ISBN: 9781631910005 1631910000 9781478908081 1478908084
OCLC Number: 921048309
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 142 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Château de Montségur : Satan's Synagogue --
Rocca-Sparviera : The Phantom Village --
Nuremberg : The Sinister Reverberation of Marching Boots --
Oumaradi : Shipwrecked by the Sands --
Charybdis and Scylla : A High-Risk Cruise --
Kasanka National Park : The Invasion of the Bats --
Valley of the Kings : The Curse of Aten --
Moriah and Golgotha : Spiritual Nightmares --
Kibera : An Uncharted Cesspool --
Zapadnaya Litsa :The Antechamber of Hell --
Gulf of Aden : Hunting Ground of Pirates --
Gur-Emir : The Malevolent Mausoleum --
Thilafushi : The Toxic Lagoon --
Jharia : Underground Inferno --
Sunda Strait : The Monster Krakatoa --
Houtman Abrolhos : Massacre of the Shipwrecked --
Aokigahara : The Suicide Forest --
Cape York : In the Land of the Killer Crocodiles --
Takuu : An Atoll Living on Borrowed Time --
Nauru : Blighted by Phosphate --
Mavericks : The Big Wave A Cold-Blooded Monster --
Nevada Triangle : A Danger in the Sky --
Tonina : The Mystery of the Mayas --
Amityville : The Devil's Lair --
Cité Soleil : All the Misfortunes on Earth --
Cape Horn : Sailors' Nightmare --
Bermuda Triangle : Empire of Enigmas --
Sable Island : A Ship Trap in the Atlantic --
Cumbre Vieja : Birthplace of the Tsunami --
Eilean Mor : Lighthouse Mystery. g Introduction : The hazards of traveling --
At the heart of old Europe : Château de Montségur : Satan's synagogue ; Rocca-Sparviera : the phantom village ; Nuremberg : the sinister reverberation of marching boots --
Between the Mediterranean world and southern Africa : The Tophet of Carthage : children burned for the gods ; Oumaradi : shipwrecked by the sands ; Poveglia : the island of death ; Charybdis and Scylla : a high-risk cruise ; Kasanka National Park : the invasion of the bats ; Valley of the Kings : the curse of Aten ; Gaza : a territory adrift ; Beirut : destruction and construction ; Moriah and Golgotha : spiritual nightmares ; Kibera : an uncharted cesspool --
From the Barents Sea to the Indian Ocean : Zapadnaya Litsa : the antechamber of hell ; Gulf of Aden : hunting ground of pirates ; Gur-Emir : the malevolent mausoleum ; Thilafushi : the toxic lagoon --
Around the Bay of Bengal : Jharia : underground inferno ; Jatinga : a plague of birds ; Sunda Strait : the monster Krakatoa --
Between the Orient and Oceania : Houtman Abrolhos : massacre of the shipwrecked ; Aokigahara : the suicide forest ; Cape York : in the land of the killer crocodiles ; Takuu : an atoll living on borrowed time ; Nauru : blighted by phosphate --
America from coast to coast : Mavericks: the big wave : a cold-blooded monster ; Nevada Triangle : a danger in the sky ; Stull, Kansas : the forbidden cemetery ; Tonina : the mystery of the Mayas ; Adams, Tennessee : the bell witch lives on ; Pine Barrens : the devil's offspring ; Amityville : the devil's lair --
Among the islands of the new world : Cité Soleil : all the misfortunes on earth ; Cape Horn : sailor's nightmare ; Bermuda Triangle : empire of enigmas ; Sable Island : a ship trap in the Atlantic --
Beneath the Atlantic breeze : Cumbre Vieja : birthplace of the tsunami ; Eilean Mor : lighthouse mystery ; Yeun Ellez : the marsh of the damned ; Tiffauges : castle of a killer.
Responsibility: Olivier Le Carrer, Sibylle Le Carrer.

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Oliver Le Carrer brings us a fascinating history and armchair journey to the world's most dangerous and frightful places, complete with vintage maps and period illustrations in a handsome volume.  Read more...

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"[For] those who believe the world is still full of mysteries to investigate."--Atlas Obscura

 
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