Off the Map & Not in the Guide Book
Monday, 21st August 2006 by James Turnbull
Get out your diaries and keep November 9th free as that’s the day you’ll be able to buy Google Sightseeing – the book!
We’ve got almost 100 of our favourite sights from the last year, licensed high-quality satellite photographs and fully re-researched each one. For our most dedicated fans there’s even a few sights that aren’t even viewable on Google Earth (including the spectacular world’s largest diamond mine).
In the US the book will be published as “Off the Map – The Most Amazing Sights on Earth as Seen by Satellite” (Carrol & Graf – ISBN: 0786718633). In the UK the same book will go by “Not in the Guide Book – The wackiest sights in Google Earth, as seen by googlesightseeing.com” (Constable & Robinson – ISBN: 1845294661). Here’s the official blurb:
You thought there was noting left on Earth to explore – but here are nearly 100 truly awesome sights on planet Earth that no guide book will take you near. Drawn from the runaway-success blog googlesightseeing.com, these satellite camera discoveries include
‘Plug Holes in the Mediterranean’, ‘Arizona’s Boneyard’, ‘The White Snake of Baja’, ‘The Hole in the Coast of Mexico’, ‘Face of Jesus Found in the Sand Dune’ and ‘Area 51′
Manmade marvels, bizarre natural formations, high-security areas and the simply uncategorizable but infinitely cool – here are some of the weirdest sights in the world…
We’re very proud of what we’ve produced and we hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do. US Readers can pre-order Off the Map – The Most Amazing Sights on Earth as Seen by Satellite* on Amazon.com and our UK readers can order Not in the Guide Book – The wackiest sights in Google Earth, as seen by googlesightseeing.com* from Amazon.co.uk.
* These are affiliate links, which make us a tiny extra percentage on each sale. Thanks!