Atlas obscura: an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders

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From the founders of Atlas Obscura.com, the online destination for wonder and curiosity -- with over five million active monthly users -- comes a book like no other, featuring over 600 lushly illustrated entries on wondrous, curious, eccentric and bizarre locales: from the bone museums of Italy to the self-mummified monks of Japan to the Gates of Hell, a 328-foot-wide-hole in the middle of the Turkmenistan desert that has been on fire for 40 years. Engagingly written, scrupiously researched, beautifully designed and endessly fascinating, Atlas Obscura is the pinnacle of armchair travel.
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subject_facet Civilization, Ancient
Curiosities and wonders
Historic sites -- Guidebooks
Voyages and travels
title_display Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders
title_full Atlas Obscura An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders / Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras & Ella Morton
title_short Atlas obscura :
title_sub an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders
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Curiosities and wonders
Historic sites
Nonfiction
Reference
Travel
Voyages and travels