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Atlas of Cursed Places

Atlas of Cursed Places

A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations


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.
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Genre: Nonfiction / History / Historical Geography

On Sale: October 6th 2015

Price: $24.99 / $32.49 (CAD)

Page Count: 144

ISBN-13: 9781631910005

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Reader Reviews


" enticing tour of frightening places around the world..."—Shelf Awareness
"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
"Perfect for the macabre traveler with a sense of humor."—New York Post
"....morbidly delightful collection of maps and essays about locations that probably make actual visitors a bit nervous."—Dayton Daily News
"[For] those who believe the world is still full of mysteries to investigate."Atlas Obscura
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