In 1979, the book "Masquerade" became an international best-seller. It was a puzzle book with no instructions or clues and gave one clever winner a very big prize. In 2011 Carlton Books re-invent this idea and bring it right up to date for the 21st century. Imagine the excitement of adventuring right around the world in search of fabulous hidden treasure. We live on a beautiful, awe-inspiring planet, and new cutting-edge technology is making it available to us in ways that previous generations could never have dreamed of. "The Great Global Treasure Hunt on Google Earth" takes you on a fascinating quest to uncover the resting place of a marvellous treasure that could earn the solver a cool Euro 50,000.
Each spread of the book contains a series of visual and textual clues that will lead the reader to a specific location or series of locations. Making sense of the clues will frequently require cross-referencing between the book and Google[trademark] Earth. These cross-references may include patterns and outlines found in satellite imagery, unique elements of scenery, directions from one place to another, thematic connections, and other such links.; Taken together, the clues on each spread will lead to one specific solution. Each spread will require confirmation by visiting a particular place on Google[trademark] Earth. The answer to each spread will act as a piece of the final puzzle. Taken together, these final pieces will point the reader to a specific location in Google[trademark] Earth. Use the book's dedicated website to enter into the prize draw, and the first correct answer drawn will win the prize.