Travel through historic habitats, untoched lands and peculiar wild phenonemons in this voyage to the world's most weird and wonderful, captivating and curious wildernesses.
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: lightening inducing lakes, acidic mud baths, and man-eating tiger kingdoms. As well as those wildernesses being reclaimed by nature, such as Chernobyl, that after being left abandoned for years has returned to a natural wild habitat, 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 Jubuka rock.
With beautiful maps and stunning photography, An Atlas of Untamed Places is an intrepid voyage to nature’s most unusual, unpredictable, and extraordinarily wild destinations.
About the Author
Chris Fitch is Senior Editor at Geographical (the Royal Geographical Society's prestigious magazine), and regular writer for Monocle and 24 global news. He is extremely well placed within the geographical community to promote within those channels, and an experienced journalist who would be great for radio, interview and debate.
`John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, William Wordsworth and Theodore Roosevelt would undoubtedly have been breathless in their breeches to be able to join Fitch on this stupendous feat to faraway haunts and far-out hideaways: remote jungles, acidic mud baths, rollicking rivers, below-zero-degree terrains, parching hot deserts. Layered with maps and photography, this ambitious atlas is an intrepid traveler's flashlight to scores of OMG oddities, exotic escapes, bizarre lairs, extreme environments, untouched lands, weird customs and isolated regions. Not up for mountain climbing or down for handling desert heat? Armchair travelers will be attentive as well, grateful that Fitch has done the heavy lifting to shed light on these amazements.' * Forbes *
'A beautiful and very readable book. I read it at a sitting.' * Robin Hanbury-Tenison, explorer *
Illustrated with clear maps and black and white photography, it is an atlas of destinations so remote, rugged and bizarre that many chapters could be describing locations on alien planets. * www.robinesrock.com *
This is a travel book like no other. Expect to find brief, but compelling descriptions of each location, unusual maps, and interesting photography. * Best Vacations Journal *
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st October 2017
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.6 x 19.4 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.95