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Old 03-21-11, 02:49 PM
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For those who find it difficult to believe that there are still isolated, secluded, and uninhabited or sparsely populated pockets of land anchored firmly in the midst of the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Antarctic Oceans, this quietly beautiful and subtly evocative book is a must read. Firm in her conviction that atlases should take a much-deserved place in the literary pantheon and that there is “no more poetic book in the world,” her cartographic drawings are accompanied by compelling narratives, outlining the history, natural science, local lore, and legend of each of the 50 islands she visually and textually conjures up out of her impeccable research and vivid imaginings. An armchair traveler’s delight, this book will also beckon, challenge, and inspire intrepid explorers and exotically inclined vacationers. --Margaret Flanagan
I thought this was a really cool book. It is translated from German and is presented in pretty unique way. It is not just a guide to these remote islands but each page is devoted to an island and has either a interesting story or history of the place. I couldn't put this down and read the whole thing in one night. Then I spent the nest week googling or wikipedia'ing all the islands I thought were interesting!
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Old 03-21-11, 05:38 PM
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Cool!
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Old 03-21-11, 06:49 PM
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Sounds interesting. Not my usual type of read, but it would be worth a look-see at your recommendation.
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Old 03-21-11, 08:27 PM
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I agree it looks very interesting. Thanks!
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