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Atlas obscura :

by Foer, Joshua, Published by : Workman Publishing, (New York :) Physical details: 470 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 28 cm. ISBN:0761169083 (alk. paper); 9780761169086 (hardback). Year: 2016
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Book Melbourne Athenaeum Library
Non-Fiction large size 910.202 FOE Available 065688
Total reserves: 0

Includes index.

Europe -- Asia -- Africa -- Oceania -- Canada -- USA -- Latin America -- Antarctica.

"It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders-- the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England ..."--

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