Atlas of Remote Islands

Atlas of Remote Islands

Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot on and Never Will

Book - 2010
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Penguin Putnam
A rare and beautifully illustrated journey to fifty faraway worlds.

There are still places on earth that are unknown. Visually stunning and uniquely designed, this wondrous book captures fifty islands that are far away in every sense-from the mainland, from people, from airports, and from holiday brochures. Author Judith Schalansky used historic events and scientific reports as a springboard for each island, providing information on its distance from the mainland, whether its inhabited, its features, and the stories that have shaped its lore. With stunning full-color maps and an air of mysterious adventure, Atlas of Remote Island is perfect for the traveler or romantic in all of us.

Baker & Taylor
A unique resource captures 50 islands that are far from the mainland, from people, from airports and from vacation brochures, in a book that includes poetic desciptions that draw on historic events and scientific reports, as well as stunning full-color maps. 75,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Profiles islands that are far from the mainland, from people, from airports and from vacation brochures, in a book that includes poetic descriptions that draw on historic events and scientific reports.
For each island, this book provides information on its distance from the mainland, whether its inhabited, its features, and the stories that have shaped its lore.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780143118206
014311820X
Characteristics: 143 p. : ill. ; 27 cm

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Jan 25, 2015

I really enjoyed this short book, one page of writing about some interesting event on each of the 50 islands and one page for the map. After reading about 4 or 5 islands, I checked them out on Wikepedia and other sites. I learned a lot about how our species has abused and used these islands. I will never visit them in the flesh either, but an armchair vacation can be fun too.

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