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Engels | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9781471148996
Boek cover Fox Tossing, Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports van Edward Brooke-Hitching (Paperback)
'An entertaining new book... which looks back at the most bizarre sporting activities ever devised by mankind' Daily Mail 'Perfect book for the Christmas stockings of adults and curious children' Wall Street Journal For those who enjoyed the quirkiness of Schott's Miscellany, the erudition of The Etymologicon or the extremes of The Dangerous Book for Boys, this is the ideal read. From Flagpole Sitting to Hot Cockles, Edward Brooke-Hitching has researched through piles of dusty tomes to bring vividly back to life some of the most curious, dangerous and downright bizarre sports and...
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Engels | Druk: 1 | Hardcover | 9781471159459
5 op 5 sterren
Boek cover The Phantom Atlas van Edward Brooke-Hitching (Hardcover)
The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps
A STUNNINGLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK REVEALING THE GREATEST MYTHS, LIES AND BLUNDERS ON MAPS 'Highly recommended' - Andrew Marr 'A spectacular, enjoyable and eye-opening read' - Jonathan Ross 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 all at various times presented as facts on maps and atlases. This book is a collection of striking antique maps that display the most erroneous cartography,...
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Engels | Hardcover | 9781471166822
Boek cover The Golden Atlas van Edward Brooke-Hitching (Hardcover)
The Greatest Explorations, Quests and Discoveries on Maps
'Stunning...divine' Stephen Fry 'A fabulous book, good enough to eat with a spoon! Marvellous' John Lloyd, creator of QI 'Perfect for the armchair adventurer historian, this is a rich visual exploration of some of the most beautiful charts ever created' National Geographic 'Introduces us to a whole different way of looking at maps. Great illustrations, most engaging - the author is just a mine of information' Simon Mayo's Books of the Year The Golden Atlas is a spectacular visual history of exploration and cartography, a treasure chest of adventures from the chronicles of global...
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Engels | Druk: 1 | Hardcover | 9781471166914
4.5 op 5 sterren
Boek cover The Madmans Library van Edward Brooke-Hitching (Hardcover)
The Greatest Curiosities of Literature
'Anybody who loves the printed word will be bowled over by this amusing, erudite, beautiful book about books. It is in every way a triumph. One of the loveliest books to have been published for many, many years' Alexander McCall Smith 'Quite simply the best gift for any book lover this year, or perhaps ever' Lucy Atkins, Sunday Times Literary Book of the Year 'An utterly joyous journey into the deepest eccentricities of the human mind... The most cheering, fascinating book I've read for ages' Guardian From the author of the critically acclaimed and globally successful The Phantom Atlas,...
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Engels | Hardcover | 9781452168401
5 op 5 sterren
Boek cover The Phantom Atlas van Edward Brooke-Hitching (Hardcover)
The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps
Discover the mysteries within ancient maps - Where exploration and mythology meet This richly illustrated book collects and explores the colorful histories behind a striking range of real antique maps that are all in some way a little too good to be true. Mysteries within ancient maps: The Phantom Atlas is a guide to the world not as it is, but as it was imagined to be. It's a world of ghost islands, invisible mountain ranges, mythical civilizations, ship-wrecking beasts, and other fictitious features introduced on maps and atlases through mistakes, misunderstanding, fantasies, and outright...
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Engels | Druk: 1 | Hardcover | 9781471178931
5 op 5 sterren
Boek cover The Sky Atlas van Edward Brooke-Hitching (Hardcover)
The Greatest Maps, Myths and Discoveries of the Universe
'Beautiful ... endless, brilliant unforgettable stories' Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 'Combining myth and science, this breathtaking book [is] packed with stunning images' Daily Mail After the enormous international success of The Phantom Atlas and The Golden Atlas, Edward Brooke-Hitching's brilliant book unveils some of the most beautiful maps and charts ever created during mankind's quest to map the skies above us. This richly illustrated treasury showcases the finest examples of celestial cartography - a glorious genre of map-making often overlooked by modern map books - as well as...
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Engels | Hardcover | 9781797201184 | 256 pagina's
Boek cover Sky Atlas van Edward Brooke-Hitching (Hardcover)
the Greatest Maps, Myths, and Discoveries of the Universe
The Sky Atlas unveils some of the most beautiful maps and charts ever created during humankind's quest to map the skies above us. This richly illustrated treasury showcases the finest examples of celestial cartography--a glorious art often overlooked by modern map books--as well as medieval manuscripts, masterpiece paintings, ancient star catalogs, antique instruments, and other curiosities. This is the sky as it has never been presented before: the realm of stars and planets, but also of gods, devils, weather wizards, flying sailors, ancient aliens, mythological animals, and rampaging...
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Engels | Hardcover | 9781797207308
Boek cover The Madmans Library van Edward Brooke-Hitching (Hardcover)
The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities from History
This fascinating and bizarre collection compiles the most unusual, obscure books from the far reaches of the human imagination throughout history. From the author of the critically acclaimed bestsellers The Phantom Atlas and The Sky Atlas comes a unique and beautifully illustrated journey through the history of literature. The Madman's Library delves into its darkest territories to hunt down the oddest books and manuscripts ever written, uncovering the intriguing stories behind their creation. From the Qur'an written in the blood of Saddam Hussein, to the gorgeously decorated...
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Engels | E-book | 9781471166921
Boek cover The Madmans Library van Edward Brooke-Hitching (Onbekend)
The Greatest Curiosities of Literature
'Anybody who loves the printed word will be bowled over by this amusing, erudite, beautiful book about books. It is in every way a triumph. One of the loveliest books to have been published for many, many years' Alexander McCall Smith 'Quite simply the best gift for any book lover this year, or perhaps ever' Lucy Atkins, Sunday Times Books of the Year 'An utterly joyous journey into the deepest eccentricities of the human mind… The most cheering, fascinating book I’ve read for ages' Guardian From the author of the critically acclaimed and globally successful The Phantom Atlas, The...
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