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Hidden Places: From Secret Shores to Sacred Shrines (Hardcover)
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From the psychedelic salt mines of Yekaterinburg in Siberia to the rugged, green-tinted Copper Canyon in the Sierra Madre in Mexico, Hidden Places roams across the globe in search of hidden treasures and secret places off the beaten track. Explore the Silfra Deep Trench in Iceland, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet to create a remarkable rift and freshwater dive site. Experience the weirdest of woodland walks through the Crooked Forest in Pomerania, Poland, where a grove of 400 pines is uniformly curved. Marvel at the colorful, gold-plated temple of Doi Suthep in northern Thailand, or visit the world's highest sand dune, Grande Dune du Pilat, on the Bordeaux coast. Each location is accompanied by a caption explaining its geography and history. Packed with color photographs, Hidden Places ranges from the sparse landscape of the Arctic Circle to the rich rainforests of the Amazon basin. Read this book and discover the special, secret places that will come to define your bucket list--many of which are much closer to home than you think.
About the Author
Claudia Martin is a travel writer who has contributed to many guidebooks and magazines. She is also an author of books on history, geography, and culture for adults and young people.