Atlas of Improbable Places shows the modern world from surprising new vantage points that will inspire urban explorers and armchair travellers alike to consider a new way of understanding the world we live in.
A journey into the world's lost cities, remote corners and extraordinary environments. Accompanied by stunning, unique illustrations, this is the world and its obscurities, displayed like never before.
From deserted cities and strange settlements to remote islands and underground labyrinths, An Atlas of Improbable Places uncovers our planet's most unique, intriguing and often unknown places. Travis Elborough explores such unusual and perplexing locations as San Juan in Parangaricuto, a town entirely submerged by lava and Leap Castle in Ireland - allegedly the world's most haunted house. Spanning centuries and reaching all around the globe, each entry will provide key information, wittily observed, and be accompanied by beautiful illustrations that evoke both the habitat and our relationship to it.
Travis Elborough has been a freelance writer, author and cultural commentator for more than a decade now. His book include..The Bus We Loved, a history of the Routemaster bus;The Long Player Goodbye, a hymn to vinyl records; and..Wish You Were Here, a survey of the British beside the seaside...
Elborough is a regular contributor to the Observer and the Guardian but has written for the Times, Sunday Times, New Statesman, the Oldie, TATE etc., BBC History magazine and Kinfolk among others and frequently appears on BBC Radio 4 and Five Live.
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