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Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot On and Never Will

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Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot On and Never Will Cover

 

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Review-A-Day

"The most beautiful and powerful book I have ever seen like this is the Pennyroyal Caxton (King James) Bible, with haunting engravings by the genius Barry Moser. The second most beautiful and amazing book like this I have seen arrived, slim and stunning, on my desk days ago: Atlas of Remote Islands, by the young (age 30) Berlin typographer and designer Judith Schalansky." Brian Doyle, The Oregonian (Read the entire Oregonian review)

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"An armchair traveler's delight." The Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

"An utterly exquisite object: atlas as Wunderkammer and bestiary, bound in black cloth and sea-blue card...makes a magnificent case for the atlas to be recognised as literature, worthy of its original name — theatrum orbis terrarum, 'the theatre of the world'." The Guardian (UK)

Review:

"'Paradise is an island. So is hell.' Or so says Judith Schalansky in the introduction to her charming, spooky and splendid Atlas of Remote Islands." The New Yorker's Book Bench

Review:

"The most beautiful and powerful book I have ever seen like this is the Pennyroyal Caxton (King James) Bible, with haunting engravings by the genius Barry Moser. The second most beautiful and amazing book like this I have ever seen arrived, slim and stunning, on my desk days ago: Atlas of Remote Islands. For a child itching to see the world, for the child inside an aged and creaky vessel, for all of us who never stopped dreaming of faraway islands draped in amazing languages and wild stories and a wholly new angle of light, this is the perfect gift." The Oregonian

Synopsis:

Visually stunning and uniquely designed, this wondrous book captures 50 islands that are far away in every sense — from the mainland, from people, from airports, and from holiday brochures.

Synopsis:

A lovely small-trim edition of the award-winning Atlas of Remote Islands

The Atlas of Remote Islands, Judith Schalanskyand#8217;s beautiful and deeply personal account of the islands that have held a place in her heart throughout her lifelong love of cartography, has captured the imaginations of readers everywhere. Using historic events and scientific reports as a springboard, she creates a story around each island: fantastical, inscrutable stories, mixtures of fact and imagination that produce worlds for the reader to explore.

Gorgeously illustrated and with new, vibrant colors for the Pocket edition, the atlas shows all fifty islands on the same scale, in order of the oceans they are found. Schalansky lures us to fifty remote destinationsand#151;from Tristan da Cunha to Clipperton Atoll, from Christmas Island to Easter Islandand#151;and proves that the most adventurous journeys still take place in the mind, with one finger pointing at a map.

Synopsis:

A tour of the worldandrsquo;s hidden geographiesandmdash;from disappearing islands to forbidden desertsandmdash;and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today

At a time when Google Maps Street View can take you on a virtual tour of Yosemiteandrsquo;s remotest trails and cell phones double as navigational systems, itandrsquo;s hard to imagine thereandrsquo;s any uncharted ground left on the planet. In Unruly Places, Alastair Bonnett goes to some of the most unexpected, offbeat places in the world to reinspire our geographical imagination.

Bonnettandrsquo;s remarkable tour includes moving villages, secret cities, no manandrsquo;s lands, and floating islands. He explores places as disorienting as Sandy Island, an island included on maps until just two years ago despite the fact that it never existed. Or Sealand, an abandoned gun platform off the English coast that a British citizen claimed as his own sovereign nation, issuing passports and crowning his wife as a princess. Or Baarle, a patchwork of Dutch and Flemish enclaves where walking from the grocery storeandrsquo;s produce section to the meat counter can involve crossing national borders.

An intrepid guide down the road much less traveled, Bonnett reveals that the most extraordinary places on earth might be hidden in plain sight, just around the corner from your apartment or underfoot on a wooded path. Perfect for urban explorers, wilderness ramblers, and armchair travelers struck by wanderlust, Unruly Places will change the way you see the places you inhabit.

and#160;

About the Author

Judith Schalansky was born in 1980 in Greifswald, Germany. She has degrees in both History of Art and Communication Design. Judith currently works as a freelance writer and designer in Berlin and has been teaching courses in the principles of typography at the Potsdam Technical Institute since 2008.

Table of Contents

and#160;and#160;and#160;INTRODUCTIONand#160;and#160;and#160; ix

and#160;and#160;and#160;Lost Spacesand#160;and#160;and#160; 1

Sandy Islandand#160;and#160;and#160; 3

Leningradand#160;and#160;and#160; 8

Arneand#160;and#160;and#160; 12

Old Meccaand#160;and#160;and#160; 15

New Mooreand#160;and#160;and#160; 20

Time Landscapeand#160;and#160;and#160; 24

The Aralqum Desertand#160;and#160;and#160; 28

and#160;and#160;and#160;Hidden Geographiesand#160;and#160;and#160; 35

The Labyrinthand#160;and#160;and#160; 37

Zheleznogorskand#160;and#160;and#160; 42

The Underground Cities of Cappadociaand#160;and#160;and#160; 46

Fox Denand#160;and#160;and#160;51

North Cemetery, Manilaand#160;and#160;and#160; 55

North Sentinel Islandand#160;and#160;and#160; 59

and#160;and#160;and#160;No Manand#8217;s Landsand#160;and#160;and#160;67

Between Border Posts (Guinea and Senegal)and#160;and#160;and#160; 69

Bir Tawiland#160;and#160;and#160; 73

Nahuateriqueand#160;and#160;and#160; 77

Twayil Abu Jarwaland#160;and#160;and#160; 82

Traffic Islandand#160;and#160;and#160; 87

and#160;and#160;and#160;Dead Citiesand#160;and#160;and#160; 93

Wittenoomand#160;and#160;and#160; 95

Kangbashiand#160;and#160;and#160; 100

Kijong-dongand#160;and#160;and#160; 104

Agand#728;damand#160;and#160;and#160; 108

Pripyatand#160;and#160;and#160; 114

The Archaeological Park of Sicilian Incompletionand#160;and#160;and#160;119

and#160;and#160;and#160;Spaces of Exceptionand#160;and#160;and#160; 125

Camp Zeistand#160;and#160;and#160; 127

Geneva Freeportand#160;and#160;and#160; 132

Bright Light, 4 Mures Street, Bucharestand#160;and#160;and#160; 136

International Airspaceand#160;and#160;and#160; 141

Gutterspaceand#160;and#160;and#160; 144

Bountifuland#160;and#160;and#160; 148

Mount Athosand#160;and#160;and#160; 153

Ranch of Sprouts: Brotas Quilomboand#160;and#160;and#160; 158

FARC-controlled Colombiaand#160;and#160;and#160; 163

Hobyoand#160;and#160;and#160; 168

and#160;and#160;and#160;Enclaves and Breakaway Nationsand#160;and#160;and#160; 175

Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertogand#160;and#160;and#160; 177

Chitmahalsand#160;and#160;and#160; 183

Sealandand#160;and#160;and#160; 188

United Kingdom of Lunda Tchokweand#160;and#160;and#160; 193

Gagauziaand#160;and#160;and#160; 198

and#160;and#160;and#160;Floating Islandsand#160;and#160;and#160; 205

Pumice and Trash Islandsand#160;and#160;and#160; 207

Nipterk P-32 Spray Ice Islandand#160;and#160;and#160; 212

The Floating Maldivesand#160;and#160;and#160; 216

The Worldand#160;and#160;and#160; 221

and#160;and#160;and#160;Ephemeral Placesand#160;and#160;and#160; 227

Hogand#8217;s Back Lay-Byand#160;and#160;and#160; 229

LAX Parking Lotand#160;and#160;and#160; 234

Nowhereand#160;and#160;and#160; 238

Staceyand#8217;s Laneand#160;and#160;and#160; 242

and#160;and#160;and#160;CONCLUSIONand#160;and#160;and#160; 247

and#160;and#160;and#160;BIBLIOGRAPHYand#160;and#160;and#160; 252

and#160;and#160;and#160;ACKNOWDLEGMENTSand#160;and#160;and#160; 253

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;INDEXand#160;and#160;and#160; 254

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jeanluann, January 5, 2011 (view all comments by jeanluann)
Always we look for the tantalizing and beckoning places of solitude. Ever since
high school I have had the desire to seek these islands and to learn and see for
myself what they have to say to me. Alas, this book is the closest I will ever
get to realizing my dream.
This is a great book for the armchair explorer.
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osurfer, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by osurfer)
Makes me want to hop a plane or a boat and leave civilization behind....
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fatpuller, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by fatpuller)
As child, I read maps obsessively. My finger traveled roads I will never travel. This book brought to mind my childhood and my desire to see the world. Not suffering from plot or character, this is a book that tells the reader just enough to set the mind wandering. It is still.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143118206
Author:
Schalansky, Judith
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Lo, Christine
Author:
ky
Author:
Bonnett, Alastair
Author:
Lo, Christine
Author:
Judith Schalans
Subject:
Atlases - General
Subject:
Special Interest - General
Subject:
Atlases
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Subject:
Human Geography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
color maps throughout
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
6.44 x 4.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 144 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143118206 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "The most beautiful and powerful book I have ever seen like this is the Pennyroyal Caxton (King James) Bible, with haunting engravings by the genius Barry Moser. The second most beautiful and amazing book like this I have seen arrived, slim and stunning, on my desk days ago: Atlas of Remote Islands, by the young (age 30) Berlin typographer and designer Judith Schalansky." (Read the entire Oregonian review)
"Review" by , "An armchair traveler's delight."
"Review" by , "An utterly exquisite object: atlas as Wunderkammer and bestiary, bound in black cloth and sea-blue card...makes a magnificent case for the atlas to be recognised as literature, worthy of its original name — theatrum orbis terrarum, 'the theatre of the world'." (UK)
"Review" by , "'Paradise is an island. So is hell.' Or so says Judith Schalansky in the introduction to her charming, spooky and splendid Atlas of Remote Islands."
"Review" by , "The most beautiful and powerful book I have ever seen like this is the Pennyroyal Caxton (King James) Bible, with haunting engravings by the genius Barry Moser. The second most beautiful and amazing book like this I have ever seen arrived, slim and stunning, on my desk days ago: Atlas of Remote Islands. For a child itching to see the world, for the child inside an aged and creaky vessel, for all of us who never stopped dreaming of faraway islands draped in amazing languages and wild stories and a wholly new angle of light, this is the perfect gift."
"Synopsis" by , Visually stunning and uniquely designed, this wondrous book captures 50 islands that are far away in every sense — from the mainland, from people, from airports, and from holiday brochures.
"Synopsis" by ,
A lovely small-trim edition of the award-winning Atlas of Remote Islands

The Atlas of Remote Islands, Judith Schalanskyand#8217;s beautiful and deeply personal account of the islands that have held a place in her heart throughout her lifelong love of cartography, has captured the imaginations of readers everywhere. Using historic events and scientific reports as a springboard, she creates a story around each island: fantastical, inscrutable stories, mixtures of fact and imagination that produce worlds for the reader to explore.

Gorgeously illustrated and with new, vibrant colors for the Pocket edition, the atlas shows all fifty islands on the same scale, in order of the oceans they are found. Schalansky lures us to fifty remote destinationsand#151;from Tristan da Cunha to Clipperton Atoll, from Christmas Island to Easter Islandand#151;and proves that the most adventurous journeys still take place in the mind, with one finger pointing at a map.

"Synopsis" by ,
A tour of the worldandrsquo;s hidden geographiesandmdash;from disappearing islands to forbidden desertsandmdash;and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today

At a time when Google Maps Street View can take you on a virtual tour of Yosemiteandrsquo;s remotest trails and cell phones double as navigational systems, itandrsquo;s hard to imagine thereandrsquo;s any uncharted ground left on the planet. In Unruly Places, Alastair Bonnett goes to some of the most unexpected, offbeat places in the world to reinspire our geographical imagination.

Bonnettandrsquo;s remarkable tour includes moving villages, secret cities, no manandrsquo;s lands, and floating islands. He explores places as disorienting as Sandy Island, an island included on maps until just two years ago despite the fact that it never existed. Or Sealand, an abandoned gun platform off the English coast that a British citizen claimed as his own sovereign nation, issuing passports and crowning his wife as a princess. Or Baarle, a patchwork of Dutch and Flemish enclaves where walking from the grocery storeandrsquo;s produce section to the meat counter can involve crossing national borders.

An intrepid guide down the road much less traveled, Bonnett reveals that the most extraordinary places on earth might be hidden in plain sight, just around the corner from your apartment or underfoot on a wooded path. Perfect for urban explorers, wilderness ramblers, and armchair travelers struck by wanderlust, Unruly Places will change the way you see the places you inhabit.

and#160;

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