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Legendary Routes of the World

Legendary Routes of the World

Author: Alexandre Verhille
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Legendary Routes of the World takesits readers on a splendid popupjourney through some of theplanet's most famous itineraries.It includes the pioneeringAeropostale, which was the firstFrench airborne mail delivery systemthat connected France withSouth America; the transatlanticsingle-handed yacht race dubbedthe Rhum Route; the Silk Roadconnecting the Asian continent'seast and west through trade;Route 66 in the United States, which is ingrained in popular cultureas the setting for countlesstravel narratives; and the impressivelunar expedition of 1969.Each one of these legendaryroutes is inventively presentedas a double-page pop-up spreadaccompanied by interesting anecdotesand information. This is avisually striking gift book whoseclever engineering and iconicillustrations inspire wonder inboth children and adults."

Reviews
"A pop-up commemoration of five historic journeys for would-be travelers to attempt--both on the Earth and beyond it ... The lighthearted suggestion that it's the journey, not the destination, that matters most won't go amiss." --"Kirkus"
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General Fields

  • : 9783899557596
  • : Die Gestalten Verlag
  • : Die Gestalten Verlag
  • : December 2015
  • : 213mm X 257mm X 33mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 18
  • : Alexandre Verhille
  • : illustrations