Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands (Hardcover)
Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will
Penguin Books, 9780143126676, 240pp.
Publication Date: November 12, 2014
A lovely small-trim edition of the award-winning Atlas of Remote Islands The Atlas of Remote Islands, Judith Schalansky's beautiful and deeply personal account of the islands that have held a place in her heart throughout her lifelong love of cartography, has captured the imaginations of readers everywhere. Using historic events and scientific reports as a springboard, she creates a story around each island: fantastical, inscrutable stories, mixtures of fact and imagination that produce worlds for the reader to explore. Gorgeously illustrated and with new, vibrant colors for the Pocket edition, the atlas shows all fifty islands on the same scale, in order of the oceans they are found. Schalansky lures us to fifty remote destinations--from Tristan da Cunha to Clipperton Atoll, from Christmas Island to Easter Island--and proves that the most adventurous journeys still take place in the mind, with one finger pointing at a map.
About the Author
Judith Schalansky was born in 1980 in Greifswald near the Baltic Sea. She studied Art History and Communication Design and works and as a freelance writer, editor and book designer in Berlin. Her book Atlas of Remote Islands was the winner of the prize for the most beautiful German book of the year in 2009. In 2012 she won the same prize for her novel The Giraffe's Neck (Bloomsbury 2014). Her books have been translated into more than 20 languages. The asteroid 95247 Schalansky was named after her in 2011.