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Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura offers even more curious and unusual destinations, with more than 100 new places, dozens and dozens of new photographs, and two very special features. Offer valid while promotion last - Discombobulated

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"A wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper."— New York Times

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.
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I have the first edition. It probably works best as a coffee table book to pick up and flip through occasionally, but at this price it's wouldnt be bad to have on an ereader. It's based on a website, so you can look around there and get an idea for what the content is like. You'll definitely learn some interesting stuff. https://www.atlasobscura.com/

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Anyone comment on if this is worth getting?
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Anyone comment on if this is worth getting?
I got it. Has good reviews and was originally almost $40...so for $2 it's worth a shot
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I have the first edition. It probably works best as a coffee table book to pick up and flip through occasionally, but at this price it's wouldnt be bad to have on an ereader. It's based on a website, so you can look around there and get an idea for what the content is like. You'll definitely learn some interesting stuff. https://www.atlasobscura.com/
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I actually have the hardcover version of this book, and it highlights interesting places around the world. Definitely get it if you have wanderlust and want ideas for your next adventure.
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Have the 1st ed Hard Cover too. I agree with Honcho. It is with some others on a coffee table. It has some interesting stuff. The website is pretty good.
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I use the website a lot for finding off the beaten path attractions in road trips or vacations.
This may be best as a coffee table book so ebook doesn't make sense to me.
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Why humans want to travel...

Often, people that refer to us as humans rather than people are going to tell you that people don't actually have minds to decide things for themselves and their actions are determined by brain chemistry alone.

Hard pass.
Is this supposed to be a quote from book?
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Is this supposed to be a quote from book?
You know what, good point. This is from a review of the book, not the book itself, and there's no reason to think the book also takes this point of view. I'll withdraw my thumbs down- thanks for straightening me out.
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I'd probably go with the paper version of this book for 26. As stated above it's more a coffee table book that you casually look at it then something you would read cover to cover
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I use the website a lot for finding off the beaten path attractions in road trips or vacations.
This may be best as a coffee table book

Exactly.. so eBook makes no sense.. sort of
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I can only imagine busting out your iPad or Kindle in downtown Quito. Maybe you'll get through a sentence or two.
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I got it. Has good reviews and was originally almost $40...so for $2 it's worth a shot
The hardcover's list price was $37.50.

This is an e-book.

Regardless, I can almost guarantee no one ever paid $40 for either.
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