Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will

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Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will
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  • Judith Schalansky
  • Christine Lo (Translator)
Edition: Poc
ISBN: 0143126679
Item Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.75 x 6.66 inches 1.0 pounds
Label: Penguin Books
  • English (Published)
  • English (Original Language)
  • English (Unknown)
Manufacturer: Penguin Books
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 240
Package Dimensions: 6.54 x 4.33 x 0.79 inches 0.26 pounds
Package Quantity: 1
Publication Date: 2014-11-12
Publisher: Penguin Books
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Studio: Penguin Books
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A lovely small-trim edition of the award-winning Atlas of Remote Islands

The Atlas of Remote Islands, Judith Schalansky’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 destinations—from Tristan da Cunha to Clipperton Atoll, from Christmas Island to Easter Island—and proves that the most adventurous journeys still take place in the mind, with one finger pointing at a map.