The Atlas is 50 different way-out-there islands described with one page of summarized history and one page of geographic illustration, each. From the well-known Easter Island to the ominously named Deception Island, the book leaves nearly no middle-of-the-ocean stone unturned. And we shudder to think of the pasts some of the seemingly innocent coral atolls have had.
If for any moment you've considered setting off to a place more remote than the usual trodden sand beaches, we highly recommend treating yourself to actually owning a book. No Kindle downloading this onethe pleasure is in holding the map pages right up to your face to inspect the topography of these curious slivers of land.
Amazon has it for $18.06 instead of the $30 we paid.
Looking for some other book recommendations? Here's a slew of other books we love to take traveling...and any of which would make a excellent desert island companion.