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

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ISBN13: 9780143118206
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"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)

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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.

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

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"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)

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"'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

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"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 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.

Synopsis:

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.

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.

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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:
Lo, Christine
Author:
Judith Schalans
Subject:
Atlases - General
Subject:
Special Interest - General
Subject:
Atlases
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20101005
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
color maps throughout
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10.6 x 7.58 x 0.63 in 1.12 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 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.

"Synopsis" by ,
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.

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