The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps by Edward Brooke-Hitching

The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps

Edward Brooke-Hitching

256 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

nonfiction history reference adventurous informative slow-paced

Description

The Phantom Atlas is an atlas of the world not as it ever existed, but as it was thought to be. These marvellous and mysterious phantoms - non-existent islands, invented mountain ranges, mythical civilisations and other fictitious geography - were...

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informative 100%
lighthearted 23%
adventurous 17%
funny 11%
inspiring 11%
mysterious 11%
challenging 5%
reflective 5%
relaxing 5%

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medium 26%

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