Adventurous souls would be wise to steer clear of such treacherous lands as Jharia, India (where an underground inferno swallows up victims); Australia's Cape York (land of the killer crocodiles); or, closer to home, the "Nevada Triangle" (where some 2,000 aircraft have gone missing). But they'll be glued to the pages of Le Carrer's creepy travel guide. Recommended By Renee P., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Oliver Le Carrer brings us a fascinating history and armchair journey to the world's most dangerous and frightful places, complete with vintage maps and period illustrations in a handsome volume
This alluring read includes 40 locations
that are rife with disaster, chaos, paranormal activity, and death. The
locations gathered here include the dangerous Strait of Messina, home of
the mythical sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis; the coal town of
Jharia, where the ground burns constantly with fire; Kasanka National
Park in Zambia, where 8 million migrating bats darken the skies; the
Nevada Triangle in the Sierra Nevada mountains, where hundreds of
aircraft have disappeared; and Aokigahara Forest near Mount Fuji in
Japan, the world's second most popular suicide location following the
Golden Gate Bridge. Inside, 70 vintage maps detail every cursed
place in the book, making this a perfect read for the map lover, travel
or history buff, and fans of the paranormal.
In this clever take on a vintage atlas, Olivier Le Carrer provides an armchair tour of the world's most haunting, dangerous, and ill-fated geographical locations.
About the Author
Olivier Le Carrer is a journalist and passionate sailor. He has spent the last thirty years exploring the shores of the planet. He has written several books on cartography and navigation with the illustrator Sibylle Le Carrer.