The Un-Discovered Islands : An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes - Winner of an Edward Stanford Award - New Edition

Bok av Malachy Tallack
'It's a joy to island-hop through the book. After wowing the world with Sixty Degrees North, Tallack's second book is shaped by the same, clear, sharp prose and keen curiosity. Packed full of intelligent musings on everything from religion to astronomy, alchemy to the occult' - National Geographic Traveller'This has been a vintage year for books about cartography: Malachy Tallack gave us The Un-Discovered Islands - a swashbuckling romp through 20 islands of the imagination, some of which featured on sea charts for centuries before being proven not to exist' - Scotland on Sunday'Malachy Tallack is an engaging and fluent writer of essential kindliness' - John MacLeod, Scottish Review of Books'Tallack teases all this out with great wit and subtlety' - Scotsman'This is a splendid and wistful book' - Stuart Kelly, Spectator'One of the best new travel books' - Guardian'This is a book to cherish and to dip in and out of when time allows' - LovereadingIn this new edition, beautifully illustrated with original full-colour maps, are two dozen islands once believed to be real but no longer found on modern maps. These phantom islands are the product of imagination, deception and human error: an archipelago of ex-isles and forgotten lands. From the well-known story of Atlantis to more obscure tales from around the globe, from ancient history right up to the present day, this is an atlas of legend and wonder.