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Micronations

George Dunford Simon Sellars


9781741047301

Lonely Planet


Humour;
Travel & holiday


Paperback

160 pages

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Micronations takes a look at some of the most curious places on the planet. Designed to generate interest in the strange world out there, this is a fully illustrated, humorous mock-guidebook to the nations people create in their own backyards - most of which can be visited (for example, Sealand, an island off the coast of Britain; and Hutt River Province, which seceded from Western Australia in 1970). A global selection of micronations are profiled, complete with facts and figures, cultural information, Things to See and Do, and Getting There and Away sections, as well as interviews with the quirky characters who've set themselves up as presidents, emperors and serene highnesses. The book also features full-colour photographs, maps, flags and stamps etc, and an entertaining introduction detailing the historical, philosophical and most definitely satirical aspects of the micronation phenomenon. For lovers of humour, trivia and ephemera, this is a gift book, reference text and travel guide rolled into one.

By:   George Dunford, Simon Sellars
Imprint:   Lonely Planet
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   281g
ISBN:   9781741047301
ISBN 10:   1741047307
Series:   General Reference
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   August 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active


New York Daily News, September 10, 2006'Sets out all the steps necessary to lay claim to your own sovereign soil.'

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