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

Category: Book
By (author): Le Carrer, Olivier
Subject:  HISTORY / Reference
  TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
  TRAVEL / Maps & Road Atlases (see also REFERENCE / Atlases, Gazetteer
  TRAVEL / Museums, Tours, Points of Interest
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Published: October 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 10.25in x 7.25in x 1.00in
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$ 33.99
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From The Publisher*Oliver Le Carrer brings us a fascinating history and armchair journey to the world's most dangerous and frightful places, complete with vintage maps and period illustrations in a handsome volume. This alluring read includes 40 locations that are rife with disaster, chaos, paranormal activity, and death. The locations gathered here include the dangerous Strait of Messina, home of the mythical sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis; the coal town of Jharia, where the ground burns constantly with fire; Kasanka National Park in Zambia, where 8 million migrating bats darken the skies; the Nevada Triangle in the Sierra Nevada mountains, where hundreds of aircraft have disappeared; and Aokigahara Forest near Mount Fuji in Japan, the world's second most popular suicide location following the Golden Gate Bridge. 
Review Quote*" enticing tour of frightening places around the world..."-Shelf Awareness
Review Quote*"Olivier Le Carrer's Atlas of Cursed Places is many things - travel writing, folklore, true crime, history, map porn - all wrapped up in a rather splendid package....Given its tales of ghosts, dragons and disasters both natural and manmade, Le Carrer's Atlas represents a fresh boarding pass to leap aboard the world of geography, even for the geographaphobic among us."-BookGasm
Review Quote*"Perfect for the macabre traveler with a sense of humor."-New York Post
Review Quote*"....morbidly delightful collection of maps and essays about locations that probably make actual visitors a bit nervous."-Dayton Daily News
Biographical NoteOlivier Le Carrer is a journalist and passionate sailor. He has spent the last thirty years exploring the shores of the planet. He has written several books on cartography and navigation with the illustrator Sibylle Le Carrer.