3-D Atlas & World Tour
By Marie Javins
(Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9780811860611)
Publication Date: November 2008
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Much more than an atlas, this book is a virtual travel experience! It includes more than 40 maps, 30 feature articles on impressive places, and more than 50 eye-popping 3-D photos of the world's most interesting sights. Readers visit the Grand Canyon, look down from the top of the Eiffel Tower, "snorkel" in the Great Barrier Reef, peek inside a blue ice cave in Antarctica, and more! Physical maps are also rendered in 3-D, so mountains bulge out from the page.
Marie Javins is a writer, comic-book editor, and world traveler who, in 2001, made a complete lap around the globe using ships, trains, buses, and other kinds of surface transportation (almost entirely without planes!). Since then she has lived in Australia, Spain, Uganda, Namibia, Kuwait, Egypt, New Jersey, and New York.