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Vollsthändiger und unentbehrlicher Atlas der Scheibenwelt

(Discworld Maps)

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Dieser prächtige Atlas liefert nicht nur eine Gesamtübersicht über die faszinierende Geographie der Scheibenwelt, sondern eignet sich ebenso als zuverlässiger Reiseführer. So entführt er den Leser in die wundersamsten Welten – von den Würzinseln über die Wüsten von Klatsch bis hin zu den Spitzhornbergen – und versorgt ihn mit allen notwendigen Informationen über Kultur und ...more
Kindle Edition, 129 pages
Published November 13th 2017 by Goldmann Verlag (first published October 22nd 2015)
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Andrew
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book marks the return to Terry Pratchetts Discworld.

Let me explain - in the early days of my book collecting (when it was only half the monster it is today) I followed the book of Terry Pratchett and the annals of Discworld, after all it seems like it was all my friends were reading, plus it did something that few others did. They were humorous fantasy novels which made you laugh with not at the stories.

Anyway I digress, for me Discworld and Josh Kirby are so interwound I would know think
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Trish
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading this, I had "the feels".

And the last page only made it worse!

It was just a description of the author and his work for crying out loud! ... Which is exactly what I did! Crying. Out loud.


Aaaaanywaaaaaay. The book.
As a fan of the Discworld I had to have an atlas of course.
There are a lot of compendium books out there but this newest one seems to be the only one showing all of Discworld so far.
The book is made out to be like a geopgraphy/history book. It therefore has the typical cream-
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Paul
Oct 31, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've enjoyed most of the discworld spinoffs, the diaries had great backgrounds to the various groups on the guild, the maps were funny and gave a good layout for some of the books and Nanny Oggs cook book is special in so many weird ways.
This was good but not a patch on some of my old favourites. For an atlas there are very few good maps. The big foldout one is reasonably good but not a patch on the recent Ankh Morpork one and in the body of the book the maps are rare and vague at best. More de
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Tasha
Mar 16, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a lovely travel guide to the Discworld offering tips on all areas of the the disc. Especially funny when you've lived or visited the countries these satirical musings are based on. Highly recommend to the avid Pratchett fan.
Dane Cobain
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is an interesting one because it comes with a big fold-out map of the entire Disc. It’s basically a companion book to Pratchett’s Discworld series which takes a look at all of the different cities from across the world.

Technically, I guess it’s a reference book, but I read it cover to cover in the space of a day or so and I think that was a pretty good way to do it. It’s not for you if you’re not a Discworld fan, but if you’re a completionist then you’ll probably want to get to it even
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Nathan Haines
Because of the nature of this book I wasn't expecting anything mind blowing, and that's what I got. It was informative, and told you of the different places in Discworld, and occasionally little tid bits about related characters, and the map is nice - but that is all it really is.
Eugenio
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Written as a true book in the world of Discworld and with enough Pratchett-isms that this was a great addition to the world of the Disc. Also has a pretty awesome atlas
Vassilena
Fun for Discworld fans, not much fun otherwise.
Molokov
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An updated Discworld map, which is huge, beautifully illustrated and double sided - together with a very detailed guide to all the lands of the Disc. This book doesn't just repeat the jokes from the novels (although some references are indeed made), it adds a lot of new material about all locations on the Discworld, and even gives details about some places never actually visited in the books (and some that aren't even mentioned!) There is a lot of sly humour, some wonderful illustrations, and so ...more
Sophie
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: terry-pratchett
A fab guide to the Discworld, lots of fun to read. The first time I ever visited the Discworld Emporium, they were on the phone to Sir Terry, talking about the location of Twoshirts for this atlas. So great to finally see the finished product.
BellaGBear
This is exactly the book I needed, namely a book that made me grin out loud almost every page. Sometimes a girl needs some uncontrollable sheer in her life :D. Especially now I decided to be happy again and not grave.
D.K. Powell
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If the overtly colonial 'King Solomon's Mines' was my secret porn (as I wrote recently), then Terry Pratchett's Discworld series is my opium - and one I'm open and honest about.

The series of books was unique for a number of reasons, not least being that you could take any book in any order and enjoy it without having to know the back history of any of the multiple characters which appear, sometimes as main characters, sometimes as quick cameos, sometimes not at all.

For me, the collection was the
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Julia #BlackLivesMatter
Highly entertaining, especially trying to guess which real country inspired the one you're reading about. My personal favorite is Fourecks with their surfing religion 😄
When I was young and reading the Discworld books, Ankh Morpork just seemed like this crazy, weird and dirty city. Gradually it became very real, very alive, until I moved to to live in the UK and realized that it's indeed, inspired by London. And then the whole picture became clear and i felt like I rediscovered his books.
It's bee
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Matt Bates
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a fantastic companion to the world of the Disc. It contains amusing tidbits about the various locales of Pratchett’s imaginings, some lifted directly from the book series and others merely referenced or hinted at. It reads like an atlas written in-universe, and has a lot of the wry and clever humor I would expect from a Discworld novel. It was an enjoyable read to take in small bits at a time over the last several months, though it left me wishing for new stories in the setting.
Pauline Borgeaud
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5-4 stars.
This atlas is beautiful, the book itself and the illustrations make it a great add to the Discworld series.
Every region, country, land is depicted in there; cultures, geography, populations,.. you can find a lot of information about each of them.
It's more the kind of book handy while reading the series, rather than reading it in one go. I still did it though.
Arnaud
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun read, even if a bit dry. But that's to be expected due to the nature of the story telling :-) Probably not for everybody either, but I enjoyed poking at the description of various places of the Discworld and connecting the dots with the books I've read so far. Also, the included map is gorgeously detailed... Might have to frame it at some point :D
Johanna
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, misc
Good overview and a cool map but it could have benefited from more time spent on it to buff it up. The last page of the book has the reason why it wasn't done and it did unexpected things to my tear-glands.
Kirsten
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully whimsical yet full of purpose - much like any Pratchett book! The illustrations were amazing too. Would definitely recommend for anyone who enjoys the Discworld series particularly if, like me, you honestly have no idea where anything is in relation to anything else half the time!
NickM
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely layout, fantastic artwork, feels very authentic as a byproduct of the Discworld. Not a long review, this is for fans of the series. If you haven't read a few of the books, most of it will be lost on you.
James
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you want to know in-depth about the different countries of the Discworld, then this book is for you!
Patricia
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, own
Now my entire Discworld collection is complete!
Olly Colluphid
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Up and down but good bits are very nice: lots of shout outs to the discworld novels.
Sarah
Sep 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
What’s funny as small jokes in a narrative just become a bit of a slog when stuck together like this. Beautifully presented though.
Boukje
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love these bits of extra quirkiness
Luke Donlan
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Worth it for the map alone. Regions of colour, collect beautiful culture.
Asher
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful overview of this world that somehow doesn't have a Pandemic.
Lilly
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again, an absolute beauty of a book and I'm really thinking I should frame that map...
Nonethousand Oberrhein
Round and round the Discworld goes…
If there is an error in this book, is having it called “atlas” where, to any Discworld enthusiast, the reading experience is a trip down memory lane much alike to the browsing of a family photo album. Every page frames an element (be it a character, or a scene, or a witty description) that will take back the “experienced” reader to the book in reference: an extremely elegant and colorful way to celebrate the long book collection and remember its witty architect
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David
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful companion piece to the late, great, Terry Pratchett's Discworld Series, this Atlas was read with twinges of sadness and mirth as I pondered about what Discworld was becoming, and what it could have been, before Sir Terry passed away last year.

The book itself is a compendium of quite short segments dealing with the geography of the Disc. This includes, of course, Ankh-Morpork and the more well-known areas such as Klatch, Uberwald, and Lancre as well as - well - everywhere else in the
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Faye
Read: October 2015

I put down this book with such a warm feeling in my heart; it is a credit to the world that Pratchett built that so many of the fans wanted a book like this. It is full of all those tiny obsessive details that only a really dedicated fan would delight in reading. I am in awe of the time and effort that have gone into making this book. The attention to detail is just so incredible. The map alone that comes with it is worth paying the full price for. It is so perfect I want to fr
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Born Terence David John Pratchett, Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe.

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