Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands

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

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Born on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall, as a child Judith Schalansky could travel only through the pages of an atlas. Now she has created her own, taking us across the oceans of the world to fifty remote islands. Perfect maps jostle with cryptic tales from the islands, full of rare animals and lost explorers, marooned slaves and lonely scientists, mutinous sailors and forgotten castaways.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 121 x 163 x 19mm | 288g
  • Particular Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Trade Paperback
  • 50 maps and other illustrations
  • 1846143497
  • 9781846143496
  • 14,289

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Utterly exquisite Robert MacFarlane Guardian
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Anyone who opens this ... is likely to get as lost as Robinson Crusoe * Die Zeit * By book's end, I felt that I had travelled to all fifty islands * Washington Post * Rarely has armchair travel been so farflung and romantic * Time Out * Gorgeous, lyrical and whimsical * Time * Utterly exquisite -- Robert MacFarlane * Guardian *
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About Judith Schalansky

Judith Schalansky is a writer and award-winning graphic designer, and lectures on typography in Potsdam. She has written a novel and a typographic compendium, Fraktur mon Amour (2006) which has won several design prizes. She lives in Berlin.
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2,679 ratings
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3 14% (374)
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