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Atlas of improbable places : a journey to the world's most unusual corners

Author: Travis Elborough; Alan Horsfield
Publisher: London : Aurum Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is perhaps the eighth wonder of our world that despite modern mapping and satellite photography our planet continues to surprise us. Hidden lairs beneath layers of rock, forgotten cities rising out of deserted lands and even mankind's own feats of engineering eccentricity lie in the most unusual of destinations. Travis Elborough goes in search of the obscure and bizarre, the beautiful and estranged. Taking in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Travis Elborough; Alan Horsfield
ISBN: 1781317631 9781781317631
OCLC Number: 1002115591
Description: 224 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Dream creations --
Deserted destinations --
Architectural oddities --
Floating worlds --
Otherworldly spaces --
Subterranean realms.
Responsibility: Travis Elborough & Alan Horsfield.

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A wonderful compendium of the strangest places on the planet, accompanied by unique and beautiful maps.  Read more...

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