100 places you will never visit The world's most secret locations

Daniel Smith, 1976-

Book - 2014

Ever wondered what it takes to get into Fort Knox? Fancied a peek inside the Coca-Cola Safety Deposit Box? The world is full of secret places that we either don't know about, or couldn't visit even if we wanted to. Now you can glimpse the Tora Bora caves in Afghanistan, tour the Vatican Archives, or see the Chapel of the Ark. This fascinating guide book takes a look at 100 places around the world that are either so hard to reach, so closely guarded, or so secret that they are virtually... impossible to visit any other way.

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Published
New York : Quercus 2014.
©2012
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
ISBN
9781623651534
1623651530
Main Author
Daniel Smith, 1976- (-)
  • Wreck of Soviet Submarine K-129
  • The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
  • HAARP research station
  • Bohemian Grove
  • Skywalker Ranch
  • Google Data Center, The Dalles
  • Hawthorne Army Depot
  • The Skunk Works
  • US-Mexico drug smuggling tunnels
  • Area 51
  • Granite Mountain Records Vault
  • ADX Florence
  • Dulce Base
  • Cheyenne Mountain Complex
  • Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
  • Forensic Anthropology Research Facility
  • Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility, Johnson Space Center
  • Fort Knox Bullion Depository
  • Coca-Cola's Recipe Vault
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Iron Mountain, Boyers
  • Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center
  • Raven Rock Mountain Complex
  • CIA Headquarters
  • DARPA Headquarters
  • The Pentagon
  • The Oval Office
  • Centralia
  • Harvey Point Defense Testing Activity Facility
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Vaults
  • AT&T Long Lines Building
  • The Tomb, Yale University
  • Air Force One
  • The Oak Island Money Pit
  • Guantanamo Bay Detention Center
  • Snake Island
  • Surtsey
  • The Royal Mint
  • Guardian Telephone Exchange
  • Government Communications Headquarters
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down
  • RAF Menwith Hill
  • The Queen's bedroom, Buckingham Palace
  • M15 Headquarters, Thames House
  • Whitehall tunnels
  • Bank of England vaults
  • PINDAR Bunker
  • Tower of London Jewel House
  • Rosslyn Chapel vaults
  • Wildenstein Art Collection
  • La Basse Cour
  • Bilderberg Group Headquarters
  • The Large Hadron Collider
  • Swiss Fort Knox
  • Bavarian Erdstalle
  • The Amber Room
  • The Fuhrerbunker
  • Vatican Secret Archives
  • Radio Liberty Building
  • Svalbard Global Seed Vault
  • Pionen White Mountains
  • Varosha
  • Gaza Strip Smuggling Tunnels
  • Mossad Headquarters
  • Negev Nuclear Research Center
  • Camp 1391
  • Al Kibar
  • The Ararat anomaly
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
  • UVB-76 transmitter
  • FSB Headquarters
  • Moscow Metro-2
  • Mount Yamantau
  • Hobyo
  • Chapel of the Ark of the Covenant
  • Fordo uranium enrichment plant
  • Tora Bora cave complex
  • Diego Garcia
  • Osama bin Laden's compound, Abbottabad
  • Line of Control
  • Temple Vaults, Sree Padmanabhaswamy
  • North Sentinel Island
  • Naypyidaw
  • Bang Kwang Central Prison
  • Gobi Desert unidentified structures
  • Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center
  • The Tomb of Qin Shi Huang
  • Hainan submarine base
  • The Tomb of Genghis Khan
  • Chinese Information Security Base
  • Room 39
  • Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center
  • Mount Baekdu hideout
  • Korean Demilitarized Zone
  • Camp 22
  • Ise Grand Shrine
  • Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant
  • Woomera Prohibited Area
  • Pine Gap Joint Defence Facility
  • Headquarters of Joint Operational Command.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

There are places on this earth so secret that ordinary visitors are not allowed nearby, let alone inside. This book explores 100 of these mysterious locations, some well known and others relatively obscure, that would be intriguing to visit or learn more about. The work is organized geographically, covering the western reaches of the Pacific Ocean, the United States and Caribbean, the north Atlantic, the British Isles, Europe, Asia, and Australasia. This beautifully formatted guide includes full-color illustrations and excellent quality photographs depicting such amazing places as Area 51, a defense testing base in Nevada; the recipe vault at Coca Cola headquarters in Atlanta; Guantanamo Bay Detention Center in Cuba; the Secret Archives in Vatican City; Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan; and other places. Some of the entries describe locations that are still unknown, such as the definitive whereabouts of the Amber Room, Genghis Khan's tomb, and the Ten Commandments stone tablets, as well as the location of the items in the Wildenstein art collection, which are dispersed throughout the world. VERDICT Armchair sleuths and conspiracy theorists alike will savor this unconventional book and use the information within to pique their curiosities regarding these and other global mysteries.—Elizabeth Connor, Daniel Lib., The Citadel, Military Coll. of South Carolina, Charleston [Page 96]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A guide book to dozens of the world's most secret and visitor-restricted places includes tours of the Tora Bora caves in Afghanistan, the Tucson Titan Missile Site and the Vatican Archives. By the author of The Sherlock Holmes Companion. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A guide book to dozens of the world's most secret and visitor-restricted places includes tours of the Tora Bora caves in Afghanistan, the Tucson Titan Missile Site, and the Vatican Archives.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Ever wondered what it takes to get into Fort Knox? Fancied a peek inside the Coca-Cola Safety Deposit Box? Would you dare to visit Three Mile Island? The world is full of secret places that we either don't know about, or couldn't visit even if we wanted to. Now you can glimpse the Tora Bora caves in Afghanistan, visit the Tucson Titan Missile Site, tour the Vatican Archives, or see the Chapel of the Ark. This fascinating guide book takes a look at 100 places around the world that are either so hard to reach, so closely guarded, or so secret that they are virtually impossible to visit any other way.