Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
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Joshua Foer

Atlas Obscura

Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura is a phenomenon of a travel book that shot to the top of bestseller lists when it was first published and changed the way we think about the world, expanding our sense of how strange and marvelous it really is.

This second edition takes readers to even more curious and unusual destinations, with more than 100 new places, dozens and dozens of new photographs, and two very special features: twelve city guides, covering Berlin, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Moscow, New York City, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Plus a foldout map with a dream itinerary for the ultimate around-the-world road trip. More a cabinet of curiosities than traditional guidebook, Atlas Obscura revels in the unexpected, the overlooked, the bizarre, and the mysterious. Here are natural wonders, like the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can sit and drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M. C. Escher–like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby-Jumping Festival in Spain—and no, it’s not the babies doing the jumping, but masked men dressed as devils who vault over rows of squirming infants.

Every page gets to the very core of why humans want to travel in the first place: to be delighted and disoriented, uprooted from the familiar and amazed by the new. With its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, and new city guides, it is a book you can open anywhere and be transported. But proceed with caution: It’s almost impossible not to turn to the next entry, and the next, and the next.

Material: Hardcover

Published: 2019 (second edition)

Pages: 480

 

Expected Ship Date: 5-7 days

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Please include a copy of your receipt with the return shipment.

In the case that your items arrive damaged, or there is a mistake with your order, please keep all the original packaging and contact Debby immediately.

All sales are final after 14 days

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Return Policy

THE STORE ONLINE’S RETURN POLICY

In the case that your items arrive damaged, or there is a mistake with your order, please keep all the original packaging and contact us immediately at 212.299.7769 or email us at thestoreonline@madmuseum.org.

For purchases returned within 14 days, undamaged, in their original packing you will receive a full refund in the original form of payment. Store credit will be given for purchases returned from 15 days to 30 days. Returns will not be accepted after 30 days.

Please include a copy of your receipt with the return shipment.

All sale items are final sale and non-returnable.

Shipping and gift-wrapping fees are non-refundable.

 

THE STORE ONLINE’S RETURN POLICY FOR FINE JEWELRY

You may return your fine jewelry purchase to us within 7 days, undamaged, in its original packing for full refund in the original form of payment.

 

We will enclose a return shipping label in your shipment. Please contact Debby Byzantine at debby.byzantine@madmuseum.org. and she will review the pick-up procedure with you. Please include your phone number in your email.


Please include a copy of your receipt with the return shipment.

In the case that your items arrive damaged, or there is a mistake with your order, please keep all the original packaging and contact Debby immediately.

All sales are final after 14 days

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