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An Atlas of Countries that Don’t Exist: A Compendium of Fifty Unrecognized and Largely Unnoticed…

An Atlas of Countries that Don't Exist: A Compendium of Fifty Unrecognized and Largely Unnoticed States

"This is a beautifully produced book, perfect for the history or geography fan. Impress friends and family with your knowledge of Forvik—Population 1. Countries are arranged by continent and each features a die cut of its claimed borders."

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Author Nick Middleton
Publisher Chronicle Books
Publication Date 2017-03-28
Section New Hardcover - Nonfiction / Travel Atlases & Maps / All Staff Suggestions / Non-Fiction Suggestions / Churchill P.
Type New
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9781452158686

What is a country? Acclaimed travel writer and Oxford geography don Nick Middleton brings to life the origins and histories of 50 states that, lacking international recognition and United Nations membership, exist on the margins of legitimacy in the global order. From long-contested lands like Crimea and Tibet to lesser-known territories such as Africa's last colony and a European republic that enjoyed independence for a single day, Middleton presents fascinating stories of shifting borders, visionary leaders, and "forgotten" peoples. Beautifully illustrated with 50 regional maps, each country is literally die-cut out of the page, offering a distinctive tactile experience while exploring these remarkable places.

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