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Atlas Of Vanishing Places

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Author: Travis Elborough
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
ISBN: 1781318964
Size: 58.13 MB
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Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Book Description: WINNER Illustrated Book of the Year - Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020 Imagine what the world once looked like as you discover places that have disappeared from modern atlases. Have you ever wondered about cities that lie forgotten under the dust of newly settled land? Rivers and seas whose changing shape has shifted the landscape around them? Or, even, places that have seemingly vanished, without a trace? Following the international bestselling success of Atlas of Improbable Places and Atlas of the Unexpected, Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to all corners of the world in search of the lost, disappearing and vanished. Discover ancient seats of power and long-forgotten civilizations through the Mayan city of Palenque; delve into the mystery of a disappeared Japanese islet; and uncover the incredible hidden sites like the submerged Old Adaminaby, once abandoned but slowly remerging. With beautiful maps and stunning colour photography, Atlas of Vanishing Places shows these places as they once were as well as how they look today: a fascinating guide to lost lands and the fragility of our relationship with the world around us. Also in the Unexpected Atlas series: Atlas of Improbable Places, Atlas of Untamed Places, Atlas of the Unexpected.


The Atlas Of Disappearing Places

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Author: Christina Conklin
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1620974576
Size: 14.28 MB
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Category : Science
Languages : en
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Book Description: An unforgettable, beautifully rendered illustration of the threat of rising sea levels around the world Spurred by manmade climate change, the seas are rising, oceans are acidifying, ice is melting, coasts are flooding, species are dying, and communities are faltering. Despite these dire circumstances, most people don't have a clear sense of what is at risk and what is possible for the future. Christina Conklin and Marina Psaros explore these themes in The Atlas of Disappearing Places. Through storytelling, data analysis, and beautifully rendered images that use a unique ink-on-dried-seaweed technique, the book depicts twenty locations across the globe, from Shanghai to Houston, that face existential threat from global warming's effects on our coasts and oceans. This work considers not only the serious consequences of changing chemistry, warming waters, strengthening storms, and rising seas, but also what can be done—from government policies to grassroots activism—to mitigate the impacts. A unique work of art and an indispensable resource for readers to learn more about the devastating consequences of the climate crisis as well as positive stories of action, The Atlas of Disappearing Places is sure to inform and engage readers on the most pressing issue of our time. Locations include: Houston, Texas Shanghai, China Hamburg, Germany San Juan, Puerto Rico New York City, New York Pisco, Peru Kisite, Kenya Kure Atoll, Hawaii Camden, Maine The Cook Islands San Francisco, California Norfolk, Virginia Bến Tre, Vietnam Ise, Japan Gravesend, United Kingdom


Atlas Of Improbable Places

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Author: Travis Elborough
Publisher: Aurum
ISBN: 178131635X
Size: 15.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Book Description: Inspiring urban explorers and armchair travellers alike to consider a new way of understanding the world we live in, this unique atlas shows you the modern world from surprising new vantage points. 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. Go in search of the obscure and bizarre, the beautiful and estranged, taking in the defiant relics of ancient cities such as Ani, a once thriving metropolis lost to conquered lands, and the church tower of San Juan Parangaricuto, that miraculously stands as the sole survivor of a town sunk by lava. Through the labyrinths of Berlin and Beijing — underground realms dug for refuge, espionage and even, as Canada's Moose Jaw, used as the playground for gangsters trading liquor and money over cards — never forgetting the freaks and wonders of nature's own unusual masterpieces: the magical underground river shaped like a dragon's mouth in the Philippines and the floating world of Palmerston. With beautiful maps and stunning photography illustrating each destination, Atlas of Improbable Places is a fascinating voyage to the world's most incredible destinations. As the Island of Dolls and the hauntingly titled Door to Hell — an inextinguishable fire pit - attest, mystery is never far away. The truths and myths behind their creation are as varied as the destinations themselves. Standing as symbols of worship, testaments to kingships or even the strange and wonderful traditions of old and new, these curious places are not just extraordinary sights but reflections on man's own relationship with the world around us. Also in the Unexpected Atlas series: Atlas of Untamed Places,Atlas of the Unexpected, Atlas of Vanishing Places.


Atlas Of The Unexpected

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Author: Travis Elborough
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
ISBN: 1781318395
Size: 16.81 MB
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Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Book Description: Atlas of the Unexpected is a journey to far-off lands, obscure discoveries and unimaginable locations, with 45 beautiful, unique maps and evocative photography. Take an armchair voyage to places both infamous and unknown that have, often by chance or by haphazard means, been destinations of discovery that make up our world today. Learn about the accidental discovery or Vaseline. Set foot on the aptly named Just Enough Room Island. Chart the royal romance that led shipwrecked lovers to discover the purple rock of Madeira. Follow in the footsteps of a stray goat who led its keeper to uncover lost ancient biblical scrolls. These are the world’s most wondrous, improbable and – most of all – unexpected of places. “Travis Elborough writes about a wide range of subjects with originality, learning and charm. Atlas of the Unexpected...is seductively beautiful: an inspiring, dream-inducing guide to almost four dozen “haphazard discoveries, chance places and unimaginable destinations”..." David Kynaston, New Statesman – ‘best books of 2018’ Also in the Unexpected Atlas series: Atlas of Untamed Places, Atlas of Improbable Places, Atlas of Vanishing Places.


Atlas Of Forgotten Places

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Author: Travis Elborough
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780711263307
Size: 62.15 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Book Description: Abandoned places are mysterious, strange, striking, neglected, hazardous and off-limits. Each sleeping monument offers a snapshot that transports you back in time, invites you to peer into hidden histories, unearth glamorous pasts and reveal dark truths. From a disused New York subway station to a train cemetery in Bolivia, from a crumbling Berlin cinema to a derelict industrial monolith, from a vacant five-star hotel to a Namibian village buried under sand. These locations are a stark reminder of what was, and the accounts in this investigative book help to bring their stories back to life, telling us what happened, when and why, and to whom. Original maps and stunning colour photography accompany Elborough's moving historic and geographic accounts of each site. Trace our lesser known human history through ancient sites and 21st-century ruins, as well as the most contemporary examples of urban decay, like Detroit's lost beloved National Theatre. The book features over forty sites, including: Santa Claus, Arizona, USA: A festive tourist resort turned ghost town deep in the desert where once you could meet Santa Claus any day of the year; Crystal Palace Subway, London, UK: One of the city's best-kept secrets is an underground, cathedral-like relic from where many Victorian commuters bustled through; Peter Ice Cream Factory, NSW, Australia: A booming factory that was expanded to accommodate demand, and even featured a staff swimming pool, now abandoned in favour of a more economically viable building; Aeroplane Graveyard, Bangkok, Thailand: A large open wasteland where decommissioned planes rest, some entirely intact, surrounded be weeds and detritus, and presently occupied by families seeking shelter; Balaklava Submarine Base, Crimea: The former top-secret Soviet submarine base that was kept off all official maps and known as Object 825 GTS; Ospedale Psichiatrico di Volterra, Tuscany, Italy: Once dubbed 'the place of no return', this long-closed lunatic asylum once housed 6,000 patients who were never allowed to leave; Tsaparang, China: A crumbling citadel in the Himalayas that inspired the myth of Shangri-La. Also in the Unexpected Atlas series: Atlas of Improbable Places, Atlas of Untamed Places, Atlas of the Unexpected and Atlas of Vanishing Places.


Atlas Of Untamed Places

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Author: Chris Fitch
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 9781781316771
Size: 43.50 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Book Description: With beautiful, unique maps and evocative photography, Atlas of Untamed Places is an intrepid voyage to nature’s wildest places. In a world that has increasingly become tamed by human activity, the true wild holds a growing mysticism. Rugged landscapes with unspoilt scenery invoke romantic visions of paradise, but there are also intense and powerful wildernesses that produce fear and awe alike and unexplored zones where feral wildlife roams in the shadows. Chris Fitch takes you on a journey through the world’s most wild places, visiting immensely diverse floral kingdoms, remote jungles abundant with exotic birds, and both freezing cold and scorching hot inhospitable environments. From these natural havens we travel to the extreme and the incredible: lightning inducing lakes, acidic mud baths, and man-eating tiger kingdoms. We encounter places being reclaimed by nature, such as Chernobyl, that after being left abandoned for years are returning to a natural wilderness, free from human intervention. Not forgetting those most bizarre of destinations, such as the tidal surges of the Qiantang River, the bridge to Modo Island that emerges from the sea, and the strange magnetic pull of Jabuka rock.


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Author: В`єт Тан Нґуєн
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171234680
Size: 40.19 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : uk
Pages : 274
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Author: Пола Гоукінз
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171236594
Size: 14.81 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : uk
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Book Description: Затон Утоплениць біля тихого англійського містечка. Над ним — стрімка скеля, з якої протягом століть стрибали чи просто падали в темну воду жінки. Письменниця Нел Ебботт, зачарована моторошними переказами та легендами, починає писати роман про це місце… А потім її тіло знаходять у затоні. Ведеться розслідування, і невдовзі стає зрозуміло, що мешканці містечка щось приховують. Їхню свідомість віками отруює зло, яке ховається в обтяжених чорними таємницями водах затону. Кожен із цих людей має свою зловісну таємницю. Чи встигне детектив Шон Таунсенд розгадати її до того, як вода затону прийме у свої глибини нову жертву?


Assassin

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Author: Робін Гобб
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171275859
Size: 62.81 MB
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Languages : uk
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Book Description: Фітц — позашлюбний син принца-наступника. Той, кого переслідувала смерть. Той, хто сам став смертю. Маленький хлопчик, що виріс у холоднокровного найманого вбивцю. На нього чекав шлях мовчазного найманця, покірного служки короля. Але тепер Фітц — мисливець на «перекованих», людей, у яких було знищено все людське. Його місія небезпечна. Одна похибка може вартувати життя. Та він не сам. Слід у слід за ним ступає вовк Нічноокий, якого чоловік приручив і виховав. Наближається час перевороту. Час, коли Фітц має виконати своє призначення. Його вистежуватимуть, на нього полюватимуть. І якщо він хоче врятуватися, то має забути про людську подобу. І стати вовком…


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Author: Курт Воннеґут
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171217239
Size: 33.63 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : uk
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Book Description: Геніальний схиблений науковець робить приголомшливе відкриття, не переймаючись майбутнім свого творіння… Лід-дев’ять — винахід, страшніший за атомну бомбу. Одна його крихта може знищити все живе… І троє людей використали цю смертоносну речовину на власний розсуд… На перетині добра і зла ідеальний світ справді далекий від ідеалу, а як щодо самоцінності особистості, як щодо відповідальності за скоєне?..


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Author: Маріо П'юзо
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171259934
Size: 31.74 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : uk
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Book Description: • Від автора культового «Хрещеного батька» Легендарний Майкл Корлеоне під час свого вигнання на Сицилію отримує від батька завдання — вивезти до США Сальваторе «Турі» Ґільяно. Він відомий як італійський Робін Гуд, а його банда — це справжні месники. Безстрашні шибайголови, кримінальні генії, вони ховаються в горах, роблять вилазки та грабують багатіїв. Але не заради втіхи чи бажання наживи: Турі прагне звільнити простих людей Сицилії від панування мафії та продажної влади. Мафіозі не влаштовує такий розвиток подій, так само як і місцевих політиків. Ґільяно становить загрозу їхньому авторитетові, тому його необхідно зупинити. На італійського Робіна Гуда розпочинають полювання: впіймати живим, а ще ліпше — мертвим. Чи встигне Майкл Корлеоне врятувати Ґільяно? Його вороги — наймогутніші люди Сицилії… Вишуканий роман, сповнений сицилійських пристрастей.


Osina Fabrika

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ISBN: 9786171240018
Size: 72.39 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 147
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