Underground Worlds : A Guide to Spectacular Subterranean Places, Hardback Book

Underground Worlds : A Guide to Spectacular Subterranean Places Hardback

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A visual and anecdotal exploration of the curious worlds hidden beneath our feet, including ancient cities, salt mine cathedrals, underground amusement parks, and more. From bone-filled catacombs to sculpted salt churches to hand-carved cave complexes large enough to house 20,000 people, Underground Worlds is packed with more than 50 unusual destinations that take some digging to find.

Award-winning travel writer David Farley revels in the unexpected, whether it is a cave city in China which houses one of the world's largest collections of Buddhist art or an old salt mine converted into a theme park in Romania. Stunning photos help readers see places they could not even imagine, such as a three-story underground train station in Taiwan that is home to the a 4,500-panel "Dome of Light" that is the largest glasswork on Earth, as well as secret spaces, such as an ornate temple built beneath a suburban home in Italy.

Throughout the fascinating text are themed entries of underground systems such as the 2,500-year-old water tunnels of Kish Qanat in Iran or engineering marvels like the New York City steam tunnels.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 150 full-color photos throughout
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Photography & photographs
  • ISBN: 9780316514026

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