The beautifully designed Atlas of Remote Islands arrived in our New York offices last week and sat on my desk for a few days. Colleagues who dropped by invariably picked it up and paged through it, commenting on the book’s wonderful hand drawn maps and interesting anecdotes about each island.
The tagline on the book’s cover is ‘Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot on and Never Will,’ though I suspect that many of our Facebook fans and blog readers have landed on at least one of the islands featured in the book. Our Antarctic cruises aboard National Geographic Explorer make a stop at Deception Island, and many guests fly to Easter Island after their exploration in Antarctica. Our upcoming Epic 70 voyage will be the first time many of our naturalists explore Ascension Island, which, according to Atlas of Remote Islands, entered into the space race in January of 1960 and has an eclectic past that includes spies, naturalists and NASA.
We wondered how to best get these books into the hands of our blog’s readers, and took a cue from National Geographic’s Intelligent Traveler blog.
We have three free copies to give away. If you’d like one, simply tell us in the comments below which remote island you’d most like to explore and why. We’ll choose three by Friday at noon, December 17th and email the winners.
And if exploring islands intrigues you, be sure to check out our new expedition, An Island Odyssey: Azores, Madeira & Channel Isles.