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

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


By (author) Judith Schalansky, Translated by Christine Lo

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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Hardback | 143 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 262mm x 18mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 5 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 014311820X
  • ISBN 13: 9780143118206
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 11,636

Product description

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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Author information

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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..".The author's prose (translated from the German) is poetic and clever, descriptive and dramatic without falling prey to travelogue cliches. Engrossing as a novella, each entry comes complete with characters... Schalansky's anecdotes are so crisply detailed and evocative, one assumes that she conducted her research in person, even time-traveling to witness certain historical events...To be honest, she didn't really need to have visited the islands. By book's end (Peter I Island, Antarctica), I felt that I had traveled to all 50, my mind's wings tired from all that flapping." -"The Washington Post" In a world crowded with people, noise and violence, hearing about these remote, seldom- or never-visited places feels both comforting and unsettling. A fascinating volume on a unique subject." -"Daily Herald" (Utah) ""Atlas of Remote Islands" by Judith Schalansky is magic in its own way, a fascinating compendium of 50 remote islands far from the mainland, from pe