Title: Atlas of the Unexpected: Haphazard Discoveries, Chance Places and Unimaginable Destinations
Author: Travis Elborough
Publisher: White Lion 2018
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: I Love Libraries; Nonfiction Bingo - Travel
From the fortuitous discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls by a stray goat, to the wonderfully bizarre beginnings that led to the aptly named Just Enough Room Island and even the royal romance that led shipwrecked lovers to discover Madeira, Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to some of the world’s most wondrous, improbable and – most of all – unexpected of places.
An enjoyable little book to read during a rainy afternoon. I had heard of or knew about a majority of the discoveries featured in this book. But there were a few that were new to me. Those kept me reading and finding new little tidbits of information.
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