Let's talk about a list of cubes: here are the natural wonders: the dazzling firefly caves in New Zealand, or a baobobo tree in South Africa that is so big that it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably.
Architectural wonders, including the M.C. Escher-style pools in India.
Amazing events, such as the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as demons literally jump over rows of writhing children.
Not to mention Stalacpipe's Great Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year-old fire pit called the Gates of Hell, a cemetery for dismantled ships off the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England.
Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, Dark Atlas delights in the strange, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious.
Each page expands our sense of how strange and wonderful the world is.
And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, stunning graphics, maps for every region of the world, it's a book to go anywhere, and it will appeal to both the armchair traveler and the passionate adventurer.
DARK ATLAS is for the explorer.