The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps

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Chronicle Books LLC #ad - It's a world of ghost islands, misunderstanding, ship-wrecking beasts, and other fictitious features introduced on maps and atlases through mistakes, invisible mountain ranges, fantasies, mythical civilizations, and outright lies. Where exploration and mythology meet: author edward Brooke-Hitching is a map collector, author, writer for the popular BBC Television program QI and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Discover the mysteries within ancient maps — Where exploration and mythology meetThis richly illustrated book collects and explores the colorful histories behind a striking range of real antique maps that are all in some way a little too good to be true. Mysteries within ancient maps: The Phantom Atlas is a guide to the world not as it is, but as it was imagined to be.

The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps #ad - He lives in a dusty heap of old maps and books in London investigating the places where exploration and mythology meet. Cartography’s greatest phantoms: the phantom Atlas uses gorgeous atlas images as springboards for tales of deranged buccaneers, seafaring monks, heroes, swindlers, and other amazing stories behind cartography's greatest phantoms.

If you are a fan of this popular genre and a reader of books such as Prisoners of Geography, or Thing Explainer, What If, Atlas of Ancient Rome, Atlas Obscura, Book of General Ignorance,  your will love The Phantom Atlas.

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Written in Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature

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Bellevue Literary Press #ad - Written in stone is the first book to tell the story of the fossils that mapped out evolutionary history. 150 years after darwin's origin was published, how feathered dinosaurs took to the air, how horses stood up on their tip-toes, scientists are beginning to understand how whales walked into the sea, and how our ancestors came down from the trees.

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The Planets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA

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Chronicle Books LLC #ad - Anyone with an interest in science, astronomy, and the mysteries of the universe will delight in this awe-inspiring guide to the wonders of the solar system. Images of newly discovered areas of Jupiter, fiery volcanoes on Venus, and many more reveal the astronomical marvels of space in engrossing detail.

More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system.

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An Atlas of Countries that Don't Exist: A Compendium of Fifty Unrecognized and Largely Unnoticed States

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Chronicle Books LLC #ad - An Atlas of Countries that Don't Exist: A Compendium of Fifty Unrecognized and Largely Unnoticed States #ad - Beautifully illustrated with 50 regional maps, each country is literally die-cut out of the page, offering a distinctive tactile experience while exploring these remarkable places. What is a country? acclaimed travel writer and oxford geography don Nick Middleton brings to life the origins and histories of 50 states that, lacking international recognition and United Nations membership, exist on the margins of legitimacy in the global order.

From long-contested lands like crimea and tibet to lesser-known territories such as Africa's last colony and a European republic that enjoyed independence for a single day, visionary leaders, Middleton presents fascinating stories of shifting borders, and "forgotten" peoples.

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The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science

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Chronicle Books LLC #ad - Featuring work by such contemporary luminaries as lisa Congdon, Jeremyville, Neil Farber, and many more, Susie Ghahremani, Jen Corace, this is a work of scientific and artistic exploration to pique the interest of both the intellectually and imaginatively curious. Inside these pages some of the biggest and smallest mysteries of the natural world are explained in essays by real working scientists, which are then illustrated by artists given free rein to be as literal or as imaginative as they like.

The result is a celebration of the wonder that inspires every new discovery. A science book like no other, the why, the where, and the How turns loose 75 of today's hottest artists onto life's vast questions, from how we got here to where we are going.

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Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It

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Quirk Books #ad - Consider:        •  frontier legend daniel boone once proposed a state of Transylvania in the Appalachian         wilderness his plan was resurrected a few years later with the new name of Kentucky. Each story offers a fascinating glimpse at the nation we might have become—along with plenty of absurd characters, bureaucratic red tape, and political gamesmanship.

Residents of bucolic south jersey wanted to secede from their urban north Jersey         neighbors and form the fifty-first state. Many are still trying. Everyone knows the fifty nifty united states—but what about the hundreds of other statehood proposals that never came to pass? Lost States is a tribute to such great unrealized dreams as West Florida, Montezuma, Rough and Ready, Texlahoma, and Yazoo.

Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It #ad - Welcome to the world of Lost States! Some of these states came remarkably close to joining the Union. Others never had a chance. The gold rush territory of nataqua could have made a fine state—but since no women          were willing to live there, the settlers gave up and joined California. Accompanying these tales are beautifully rendered maps detailing the proposed state boundaries, plus images of real-life artifacts and ephemera.

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Atlas of Lost Cities: A Travel Guide to Abandoned and Forsaken Destinations

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Black Dog & Leventhal #ad - A perfect gift for the traveler who believes he or she has seen it all. Cities are mortal, but the traces they leave behind tell a fascinating story. Wander with care through: ancient and legendary places like pompeii, and angkorcontemporary wonders like centralia, 000 people who never cameEpecuen, a nearly abandoned Pennsylvania town consumed by unquenchable underground fireEerie planned communities like Nova Citas de Kilamba in Angola, and stores were built for 500, where housing, schools, Teotihuacán, a tourist town in Argentina that was swallowed by waterWith each map are fantastical illustrations that help the reader envision these hubs as they were in their prime.

Explore more than forty forsaken urban destinations around the world in a "highly entertaining read. In atlas of lost cities, an accomplished travel writer reveals the rise and fall of notable places, each pithy portrait illuminated by a vintage map that puts armchair explorers right in the scene. For history buffs, mystery fanatics and travel junkies alike" GoNomad.

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Atlas of Cursed Places: A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations

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Black Dog & Leventhal #ad - Atlas obscura says this lushly illustrated New York Times bestselling guide to dozens of dangerous, eerie, and infamous locations is the perfect gift for "those who believe the world is still full of mysteries to investigate. Pick up the acclaimed Atlas of Cursed Places and visit the world's most nerve-wracking locations.

With pithy historical profiles, vintage full-color maps, and haunting tales that will color your perspective and send tingles down your spine, this is a clever gift for the intrepid traveler or armchair adventurer who wants to explore destinations both remarkable and daunting. Visit:a coal town where the ground is constantly on firea zambian national park where more than 8 million bats darken the skiesthe infamous suicide location of Aokigahara Forest near Mount Fujithe lesser-known Nevada triangle, in which dozens of aircraft have inexplicably disappeared Beautifully packaged and written with a twisty sense of humor, Atlas of Cursed Places puts your quirky side on the map.

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The Golden Atlas: The Greatest Explorations, Quests and Discoveries on Maps

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Simon & Schuster UK #ad - Great illustrations, most engaging - the author is just a mine of information' Simon Mayo's Books of the YearThe Golden Atlas is a spectacular visual history of exploration and cartography, a treasure chest of adventures from the chronicles of global discovery, illustrated with a selection of the most beautiful maps ever created.

The author's previous book, described by jonathan Ross as 'a spectacular, The Phantom Atlas, was a critically acclaimed international bestseller, enjoyable and eye-opening read' and this new book is sure to follow suit.  . The book reveals how the world came to be known, featuring a magnificent gallery of exceptionally rare hand-coloured antique maps, paintings and engravings, many of which can only be found in the author's collection.

The Golden Atlas: The Greatest Explorations, Quests and Discoveries on Maps #ad - Stunning. Divine' stephen fry ‘a fabulous book, good enough to eat with a spoon! marvellous’ John Lloyd, creator of QI ‘Perfect for the armchair adventurer historian, this is a rich visual exploration of some of the most beautiful charts ever created’ National Geographic 'Introduces us to a whole different way of looking at maps.

Their stories are told in an engaging and compelling style, bringing vividly to life a motley collection of heroic explorers, treasure-hunters and death-dealing villains - all of them accompanied by eye-grabbing illustrations from rare maps, charts and manuscripts. The golden atlas takes you back to a world of darkness and peril, placing you on storm-lashed ships, frozen wastelands and the shores of hostile territories to see how the lines were drawn to form the shape of the modern world.

Arranged chronologically, the reader is taken on a breathtaking expedition through Ancient Babylonian geography and Marco Polo's journey to the Mongol Khan on to buccaneers ransacking the Caribbean and the voyages of seafarers such as Captain Cook and fearless African pathfinders.

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Edward III: The Perfect King

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RosettaBooks #ad - Noted historian ian mortimer offers the first comprehensive look at the life of Edward III. A look at the brutal, brilliant fourteenth-century ruler, by the bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England. Revered as one of the country’s most illustrious leaders for centuries, he was also a usurper and a warmonger who ordered his uncle beheaded.

The perfect king was often the instigator of his own drama, but he also overthrew tyrannous guardians as a teenager and ushered in a period of chivalric ideals. Ideal for anyone fascinated by medieval history, artistic traditions, this lively book provides new insight into Edward III’s lasting influence on the justice system, language, and architecture of the country.

Edward III: The Perfect King #ad - Mortimer traces how edward’s reforms made feudal England a thriving, sophisticated country and one of Europe’s major military powers. A brutal man, to be sure, but a brilliant one. The most remarkable medieval historian of our time. The times London. Holding power for over fifty years starting in 1327, Edward III was one of England’s most influential kings—and one who shaped the course of English history.

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The Reckoning

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Open Road Media #ad - Manufacturing” Library Journal. New york times bestseller: “a historical overview of the auto industry in the United States and Japan and the gradual decline of U. S. This ebook features an extended biography of David Halberstam. David halberstam, with his signature precision and absorbing narrative style, traces this power shift by delving into the boardrooms and onto the factory floors of the America’s Ford Motor Company and Japan’s Nissan.

From the pulitzer prize–winning author of the fifties and the coldest Winter, The Reckoning remains a powerful and enlightening story about manufacturing in the modern age, and filled with intriguing vignettes about Henry Ford, and other visionary industrial leaders, Lee Iacocca, and how America fell woefully behind.

The Reckoning #ad - Different in every way—from their reactions to labor problems to their philosophies and leadership styles—the two companies stand as singular testaments to the challenges brought by the rise of the global economy. After generations of creating high-quality automotive products, American industrialists began losing ground to the Japanese auto industry in the decades after World War II.

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