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Travis Elborough

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Atlas miznúcich miest


Atlas miznúcich miest je vzrušujúcou expedíciou, ktorá odhaľuje stratené, zabudnuté a ohrozené miesta nášho sveta.

Mapy nám predstavujú svet taký, aký je teraz aj aký bol v minulosti. Čo však miesta, ktoré už nemožno zmapovať? Mestá zaviate prachom, pochované pod dnešnou výstavbou? Rieky a moria, ktoré menia tvar aj okolitú krajinu? Alebo dokonca miesta, ktoré úplne zmizli a nezanechali po sebe nijakú stopu?

Travis Elborough vás vezme na cestu po všetkých kútoch sveta, aby ste spolu s ním hľadali, čo sa stratilo, zmizlo či zaniklo. Objavíte starobylé sídla moci a dávno zabudnuté civilizácie v mayskom Palenque, ponoríte sa do záhady zmiznutého japonského ostrovčeka a odhalíte neuveriteľné skryté miesta, ako je potopené mestečko Staré Adaminaby, kedysi opustené, no dnes sa postupne vynárajúce na svetlo sveta. Dozviete sa, aké nebezpečenstvo predstavuje meniaca sa hladina morí a čo všetko ohrozuje divy sveta vytvorené človekom aj prírodou, ako napríklad púšť Chihuahua alebo Čínsky múr. Preskúmate miesta, ktoré zmizli z moderných atlasov, a zistíte, ako svet vyzeral kedysi.

Pomocou prehľadných máp a nádherných fotografií približuje Atlas miznúcich miest tieto lokality tak, ako vyzerali za dávnych čias aj ako vyzerajú dnes. Je fascinujúcim sprievodcom stratenými miestami a krehkými vzťahmi vo svete okolo nás.

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Atlas neuveriteľných miest


Atlas neuveriteľných miest je cestou na tie najfantastickejšie a najčudnejšie miesta sveta.

Možno je ôsmym divom sveta, že aj napriek moderným mapám a satelitnej fotografii nás naša planéta neprestáva prekvapovať. Brlohy skryté pod vrstvami horniny, zabudnuté mestá týčiace sa v pustej krajine či výstredné inžinierske počiny sa nachádzajú na tých najnezvyčajnejších miestach.

Travis Elborough vyhľadáva všetko bizarné, krásne a vzdialené. Píše o vzdorujúcich pozostatok starobylých miest ako Ani, kedysi prosperujúcej metropole stratenej na dobytých územiach, či o kostolnej veži v San Juan Parangaricutiro, ktorá zázračne prežila ako jediná pamiatka na mesto, čo pohltila láva. Prevedie nás labyrintmi Berlína a Pekingu – podzemnými ríšami, ktoré vykopali ako úkryty pre špiónov, či dokonca – ako v prípade kanadského Moose Jaw – ako brlohy pre gangstrov predávajúcich alkohol a užívajúcich si hazard. Nezabúda ani na divy prírody a predstavuje nám jej majstrovské diela: podzemnú rieku na Filipínach, ktorá pripomína papuľu draka, či plávajúci svet Palmerstonu.

Vďaka krásnym mapám a skvelým fotografiám je Atlas neuveriteľných miest fascinujúcou cestou na tie najneuveriteľnejšie miesta sveta. O záhady tu nikdy nie je núdza, či už na Ostrove bábik, alebo pri Bráne do pekla – neuhasiteľnej ohnivej jame. Pravdy aj mýty, ktoré sa skrývajú za ich vznikom, sú také rozmanité ako miesta samotné. Stoja ako symboly uctievania, svedectvá o kráľoch či ako svojské tradície starého aj nového. Tieto pozoruhodné miesta nie sú len jedinečnými pamätihodnosťami, sú predovšetkým obrazom vzťahu človeka k svetu okolo nás.

Travis Elborough je aj autorom bestsellera Atlas miznúcich miest (IKAR 2020).

Z anglického originálu preložila Barbora Andrezálová.
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Our History of the 20th Century


What better way to understand Britain during the twentieth century than through the eyes of those who experienced it at first hand? Travis Elborough's compilation offers brilliantly candid and intimate insights not only into the headline-grabbing events but also the domestic and personal moments of those who lived through it.The book draws on over one hundred diarists. They include the great and the good - from Beatrice Webb to Tony Benn, from A. C. Benson to Alan Bennett, from Virginia Ironside to Hanif Kureishi - as well as many less-well-known individuals such as Gladys Langford and Kathleen Tipper, whose writings for the Mass Observation Project offer brilliant glimpses into what the man or woman on the street really made of the stuff of history at the time.From the Easter Rising to the arrival of email, from the Boer War to New Labour, here are responses to the death of Princess Diana, the resignation of Margaret Thatcher, the Moon landing, the Beatles and much more.Praise for Travis Elborough:'One of Britain's finest pop culture historians.'Guardian'Elborough is an English nostalgist in the mode of John Betjeman . as a cultural commentator he is a terrific companion.'Sunday Times'Travis Elborough is becoming a latter-day Alan Bennett.'Spectator'Elborough has the passion of a true enthusiast.'Mail on Sunday'Elborough is a charming, funny and frequently fascinating guide.'Telegraph
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Being a Writer


The joys and challenges of being a writer are explored in this inspiring assemblage of wit, wisdom and hard-won practical advice from some of the world's greatest authors musing on the art of writing and how they came to define themselves as writers. From Samuel Johnson in eighteenth-century London to Lorrie Moore in twenty-first-century Wisconsin, the contributors range from the canon to contemporary, covering more than 250 years, and come from all over the world. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this stunning anthology explores and illuminates the pleasures and pitfalls of the compulsion to write, with advice about the whole messy business of writing literature and what it takes to be a writer. The perfect gift for aspiring writers, curious readers, and anyone interested in what the world's greatest authors have to say about the art of writing.
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Atlas of Improbable Places


It is perhaps the eighth wonder of our world that despite modern mapping and satellite photography our planet continues to surprise us.

Travis Elborough goes in search of the obscure and bizarre, the beautiful and estranged. From the church tower of San Juan Parangaricutiro - that miraculously stands as the sole survivor of a town sunk by lava - to the underground realms of Berlin and Beijing dug for refuge and espionage, these maps reveal incredible stories of hidden lairs, forgotten cities and improbable wonders.

With beautiful maps and stunning photography, Atlas of Improbable Places is a fascinating voyage to the world's most unusual destinations. These curious locations are not just extraordinary sights, but reflections on our own relationship with the world around us.
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An Atlas of the Unexpected


In 45 beautiful, unique maps and with evocative photography, Atlas of the Unexpected is a journey to far-off lands, obscure discoveries and unimaginable locations.

From the fortuitous discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls by a stray goat, to the wonderfully bizarre beginnings that led to the aptly named Just Enough Room Island and even the royal romance that led shipwrecked lovers to discover Madeira, Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to some of the world's most wondrous, improbable and - most of all - unexpected of places.
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Atlas of Vanishing Places:The lost worlds as they were and as they are today


WINNER Illustrated Book of the Year - Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020

Imagine what the world once looked like as you discover places that have disappeared from modern atlases.

Have you ever wondered about cities that lie forgotten under the dust of newly settled land? Rivers and seas whose changing shape has shifted the landscape around them? Or, even, places that have seemingly vanished, without a trace?

Following the international bestselling success of Atlas of Improbable Places and Atlas of the Unexpected, Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to all corners of the world in search of the lost, disappearing and vanished. Discover ancient seats of power and long-forgotten civilizations through the Mayan city of Palenque; delve into the mystery of a disappeared Japanese islet; and uncover the incredible hidden sites like the submerged Old Adaminaby, once abandoned but slowly remerging.

With beautiful maps and stunning colour photography, Atlas of Vanishing Places shows these places as they once were as well as how they look today: a fascinating guide to lost lands and the fragility of our relationship with the world around us.

Also in the Unexpected Atlas series: Atlas of Improbable Places, Atlas of Untamed Places, Atlas of the Unexpected.
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