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Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners (Unexpected Atlases) Hardcover – October 15, 2016
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“informative and enthusiastic, scholarly and amusing….once started it’s nigh on impossible to put down.”
“The photos are a treasure trove. The paper is divine. Travis Elborough’s writing is sublime, and the cartographic skills of Alan Horsfield make this a gift you will not want to part with. So buy yourself something nice this Christmas.
“Guaranteed to whet the appetite of all budding urban explorers and teenagers wondering where to go on their gap year.”
About the Author
Travis Elborough has been a freelance writer, author and cultural commentator for more than a decade now. His book include The Bus We Loved, a history of the Routemaster bus;The Long Player Goodbye, a hymn to vinyl records; and Wish You Were Here, a survey of the British beside the seaside. Elborough is a regular contributor to the Observer and the Guardian but has written for the Times, Sunday Times, New Statesman, the Oldie, TATE etc., BBC History magazine and Kinfolk among others and frequently appears on BBC Radio 4 and Five Live.
ALAN HORSFIELD has over thirty years' experience as a cartographer. Having started his career at the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain, he has created artwork for many publications, most recently as chief cartographer for Reader's Digest World Atlas. Alan lives in Hampshire with his wife and three children.
- Item Weight : 1.85 pounds
- ISBN-10 : 9781781315323
- ISBN-13 : 978-1781315323
- Hardcover : 224 pages
- Product Dimensions : 7.63 x 1 x 10.5 inches
- Publisher : Aurum Press (October 15, 2016)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 1781315329
- Best Sellers Rank: #231,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My only complaint: size of font makes it hard to read in mediocre light.
Bottom line: recommended but not perfect.