The Museum of Whales You Will Never See

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Welcome to Iceland, a very small nation with a very large number (265) of (mostly) very small museums. Founded in the backyards of houses, begun as jokes or bets or memorials to lost friends, these museums tell the story of an enchanted island where bridges arrived only at the beginning of the 20th century, and waterproof shoes only with the Second World War. A nation formerly dirt poor, then staggeringly rich, and now building its way to affluence once again. A nation, where, in the remote and wild places, you might encounter still a shore laddie, a sorcerer or a ghost. From Reykjavik’s renowned Phallological Museum to a house of stones on the eastern coast; from the curious monsters which roam the remote shores of Bildudalur to a museum of whales which proves impossible to find, here is an enchanted story of obsession, curation, and the peculiar magic of this isolated island.

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Welcome to Iceland, a very small nation with a very large number (two hundred and sixty five) of (mostly) very small museums. Founded in the backyards of houses, begun as jokes or bets or memorials to lost friends, these museums tell the story of an enchanted island where bridges arrived only at the beginning of the 20th century, and waterproof shoes only with the second world war. A nation formerly dirt poor, then staggeringly rich, and now building its way to affluence once again. A nation where, in the remote and wild places, you might encounter still a shore laddie, a sorcerer or a ghost.From Reykjav�k’s renowned Phallological Museum to a house of stones on the eastern coast; from the curious monsters which roam the remote shores of B�ldudalur to a museum of whales which proves impossible to find, here is an enchanted story of obsession, curation, and the peculiar magic of this isolated island.

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Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.6 cm
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Paperback

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272

Language

English

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069.094912 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K