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Atlas of Remote Islands

Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot on and Never Will

By Judith Schalansky

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| Hardcover | 9780143118206

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A rare and beautifully illustrated journey to fifty faraway worlds.

There are still places on earth that are unknown. Visually stunning and uniquely designed, this wondrous book captures fifty islands that are far away in every sense Continue

A rare and beautifully illustrated journey to fifty faraway worlds.

There are still places on earth that are unknown. Visually stunning and uniquely designed, this wondrous book captures fifty islands that are far away in every sense-from the mainland, from people, from airports, and from holiday brochures. Author Judith Schalansky used historic events and scientific reports as a springboard for each island, providing information on its distance from the mainland, whether its inhabited, its features, and the stories that have shaped its lore. With stunning full-color maps and an air of mysterious adventure, Atlas of Remote Island is perfect for the traveler or romantic in all of us.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    *** This comment contains spoilers! ***

    (sigh)

    喜歡上北歐海牛 想像牠微微輕嘆的樣子
    這麼龐大的生物 卻讓傷痛顯得如此委婉
    想到生命中不能承受之輕

    S.

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    Sophie said on Dec 19, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    一島一故事.
    這不是地圖集,
    也不是故事集.
    而是一本浪漫的集合.

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    C said on Oct 13, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    每一張地圖皆以被遺逃的寂寞島嶼視為世界中心延展繪製。裝幀設計並沒有預期的那般懾眼的驚美,然而故事性的數百字註解著實讓我著迷。本來抑止自己探尋真偽,卻在無意間證實所有字語有所根據。真好。即使永遠也不會踏上那座島嶼,至少微型的故事或碎敘的訊息讓我以一種「語言」的方式抵島。夢溢進真實,寂寞具有書寫反思旅行的意義。

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    ﹟Aqua said on Oct 9, 2013 | Add your feedback

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    A two page spread for each of 50 islands around the world. One page a very nicely done map (each page is same scale so you can get a good sense of size), the facing page contains one story from the island and a few stats like population and closest l ...(continue)

    A two page spread for each of 50 islands around the world. One page a very nicely done map (each page is same scale so you can get a good sense of size), the facing page contains one story from the island and a few stats like population and closest landmasses.

    The stories are often very interesting, but unfortunately have very little context about them. On the other hand, there isn't room for a long history or context of each island, and perhaps too much background info would be boring.

    I checked a few of the islands on wikipedia, and they often don't show up as part of the wikipedia article, meaning that the author did some research to bring some interesting stuff to the table. However, one of the stories I checked could not be found anywhere on the Internet other than sourced directly from this book itself. This makes me skeptical about its truth...for such a remarkable story, why has no one reported on it, especially since it happened decades ago?

    In this story, a 6-year-old boy in Europe learns a strange language in his dreams night after night. Decades later researchers try to identify this mysterious language he speaks that no one else can understand. It finally turns out it is a Polynesian language spoken only on Rapa Iti, a small island in the Pacific Ocean home to ~500 people. He lives out the rest of his life on that island, finally able to speak his language and be understood by others.

    I really loved this book because I love the idea of islands.

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    audioreader said on Dec 28, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    是本適合收藏的書,裝禎雅內容也雅,而且最不可思議的是,有著能讓人心情平靜的力量。

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    猴子島 said on Feb 14, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    讀著這本書,我才得以入睡.....
    以個能讓內心平靜的小島之書。

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    Mycosmic4n said on Jan 22, 2012 | Add your feedback

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  • English Books
  • Hardcover 143 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 014311820X
  • ISBN-13: 9780143118206
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish date: 2010-10-05
  • Dimensions: 97 mm x 1,231 mm x 1,676 mm
  • In other languages: other languages 繁體書 , Deutsche Bücher
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