An Atlas of Legendary Places: From Atlantis to the Milky Way (Hardcover)
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A passport to the world’s most intriguing destinations, this book is a bounty of information and gorgeous illustrations that will spark wonder and wanderlust curiosity in young readers.
Filled with the magic of myth, culture, natural beauty, and history, this introduction to eighteen of the world’s most fascinating places introduces young readers to the ineffable qualities that make these locations so special.
Stunning double-page spreads offer a deep dive into each site, with fascinating invaluable information and exciting perspectives.
Readers will learn about the unique geology of Thingvellir National Park in Iceland and Namibia’s Brandberg Mountain; the legends behind Germany’s Lorelei rock and Greece’s Delphi; the diverse cultural histories of Timbuktu and Jerusalem; the architectural and natural splendor of Mount Taishan in China and Palenque in Mexico; and even the galactic marvels of the Milky Way.
Discovering these places’ unique histories, physical characteristics, and cultural lore will inspire readers to learn more about each place, and encourage their interest in travel, geography, history, and the unexpected.
About the Author
VOLKER MEHNERT is a travel writer. He is currently at work on a project about explorer Alexander von Humboldt.
CLAUDIA LIEB is a Munich-based illustrator.