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Author Le Carrer, Olivier, author.

Title Atlas of cursed places : a travel guide to dangerous and frightful destinations / Olivier Le Carrer, Sibylle Le Carrer.

Publication Info. New York : Black Dog & Leventhal, 2015.

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1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 142 pages : illustrations, maps (color) ; 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Château de Montségur : Satan's Synagogue -- Rocca-Sparviera : The Phantom Village -- Nuremberg : The Sinister Reverberation of Marching Boots -- Oumaradi : Shipwrecked by the Sands -- Charybdis and Scylla : A High-Risk Cruise -- Kasanka National Park : The Invasion of the Bats -- Valley of the Kings : The Curse of Aten -- Moriah and Golgotha : Spiritual Nightmares -- Kibera : An Uncharted Cesspool -- Zapadnaya Litsa :The Antechamber of Hell -- Gulf of Aden : Hunting Ground of Pirates -- Gur-Emir : The Malevolent Mausoleum -- Thilafushi : The Toxic Lagoon -- Jharia : Underground Inferno -- Sunda Strait : The Monster Krakatoa -- Houtman Abrolhos : Massacre of the Shipwrecked -- Aokigahara : The Suicide Forest -- Cape York : In the Land of the Killer Crocodiles -- Takuu : An Atoll Living on Borrowed Time -- Nauru : Blighted by Phosphate -- Mavericks : The Big Wave A Cold-Blooded Monster -- Nevada Triangle : A Danger in the Sky -- Tonina : The Mystery of the Mayas -- Amityville : The Devil's Lair -- Cité Soleil : All the Misfortunes on Earth -- Cape Horn : Sailors' Nightmare -- Bermuda Triangle : Empire of Enigmas -- Sable Island : A Ship Trap in the Atlantic -- Cumbre Vieja : Birthplace of the Tsunami -- Eilean Mor : Lighthouse Mystery
Summary This alluring read includes 40 locations that are rife with disaster, chaos, paranormal activity, and death. The locations gathered here include the dangerous Strait of Messina, home of the mythical sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis; the coal town of Jharia, where the ground burns constantly with fire; Kasanka National Park in Zambia, where 8 million migrating bats darken the skies; the Nevada Triangle in the Sierra Nevada mountains, where hundreds of aircraft have disappeared; and Aokigahara Forest near Mount Fuji in Japan, the world's second most popular suicide location following the Golden Gate Bridge.
Language Translated from the French.
Subject Hazardous geographic environments.
Parapsychology and geography.
Haunted places.
Added Author Le Carrer, Sibylle, author.
Added Title Atlas des lieux maudits. English
Travel guide to dangerous and frightful destinations
ISBN 9781631910005 (hardcover)
1631910000 (hardcover)

 
    
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