Atlas of Remote Islands

Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot on and Never Will

Schalansky, Judith

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
Atlas of Remote Islands
For each island, this book provides information on its distance from the mainland, whether its inhabited, its features, and the stories that have shaped its lore.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010
ISBN: 014311820X
Branch Call Number: 910.914 S297a 2010
Characteristics: 143 p. :,maps, ill. ;,27 cm


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This sweet book is not your average atlas. It has a lovely size, easy to hold at just 143 pages, and not concussion inducing if you fall asleep while reading in bed. Each island has its own two-page spread, one page devoted to a single paragraph about its history, the facing page a map of the isl... Read More »

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Jan 25, 2015
  • rationallady rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this short book, one page of writing about some interesting event on each of the 50 islands and one page for the map. After reading about 4 or 5 islands, I checked them out on Wikepedia and other sites. I learned a lot about how our species has abused and used these islands. I will never visit them in the flesh either, but an armchair vacation can be fun too.


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