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Atlas of the Unexpected : Haphazard discoveries, chance places and unimaginable destinations - Travis Elborough

Atlas of the Unexpected

Haphazard discoveries, chance places and unimaginable destinations

Hardcover Published: 24th October 2018
ISBN: 9781781317167
Number Of Pages: 208

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A 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.

From the fortuitous discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls, to the savvy invention of Vaseline at an American oil rig, Atlas of the Unexpected uncovers the most astounding and bizarre discoveries which have been unearthed on our planet. Spanning centuries and reaching all around the globe, each entry provides key information, wittily observed, and is accompanied by specially-drawn maps that illuminate the geographical oddities of each discovery.

About the Author

Travis Elborough is an author. His books include Atlas of Improbable Places , an international bestseller and Atlas of the Unexpected is the third book in this series.

Accidental Discoveries
1. Madeira Islands, Madeira
2. Galpagos Island, Ecuador
3. Titusville, Pennsylvania, USA
4. Qumran Caves, West Bank, Israel
5. Pompeii, Naples, Italy
6. Coober Pedy, South Australia
7. Machu Picchu, Machupicchu District, Peru
8. Derinkuyu Underground City, Cappadocia, Turkey
9. Monks Mound, Illinois, USA
10. Fly Geyser, Nevada, USAStrange Roots
11. Savannah, Georgia, USA
12. Freetown, Sierra Leone
13. Freshkills Park, New York City, USA
14. Fort House, Leith, Scotland
15. Buzludzha Monument, Central Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria
16. Chess City, Elista, Russia 17. Gibsonton, Florida, USA
18. Town of Murals, Sheffield, Tasmania
19. Fordlndia. Par, Brazil
20. Nowa Huta, Krakw, PolandHaphazard Destinations
21. Neft Daslari, Baku, Azerbaijan
22. Manshiyat Naser, Cairo, Egypt
23. Caleta Tortel, Capitn Prat Province, Chile
24. Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
25. Just Enough Room Island, Wellesley Island, New York, USA
26. Korowai Tree Houses, Kia, Indonesia
27. Monemvasia, Laconia, Greece
28. Spiegelhalter Jewellery and Clock Shop, London, UK
29. Cliff of Bandiagara, Mopti Region, Mali
30. Uros Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru Cavenous Locations
31. Lascaux Caves, Montignac, France
32. Xuankong Si, Shanxi Province, China
33. Matmata, Tunisia
34. Aogashima, Philippine Sea, Japan
35. Movile Cave, Constan?a County, Romania
36. The Petrifying Well, Knareborough, Yorkshire, UK Serendipitous Spaces
37. Zhangye Danxia Landform, Zhangye, China
38. Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California, USA
39. Lake Hillier, Western Australia, Australia
40. Grner See, Styria, Austria
41. Tashirojima, Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan
42. Slope Point, South Island, New Zealand
43. Grand Tsingy, Melaky, Madagascar
44. Hitachi Seaside Park, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan
45. Canfranc Station, Canfranc, Spain

ISBN: 9781781317167
ISBN-10: 178131716X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 24th October 2018
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.9 x 18.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.81

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