The hunt is on: Searchers will need to use
 Google Earth to unravel the clues
The idea of treasure hunt usually brings to mind scouring the planet for ancient maps, pirates and buried gold.(
But the classic mind-boggler has been updated for the modern age with participants needing just a computer and Google Earth.
The Great Global Treasure Hunt On Google Earth is a puzzle book filled with cryptic clues and puzzles woven into drawings and text that its publisher Carlton Books describes as 'ferociously complicated'.

The book, which was unveiled at the London Book Fair and will be launched on September 1, will lead the treasure-hunters to places on Google's online map, Google Earth.

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Patterns and outlines found in satellite imagery, scenery or directions from one place to another on Google Earth will provide a piece of the puzzle.
It will ultimately point to a particular destination that could be anywhere in the world.
Readers will not, however, have to actually visit it.
They will also not have to race against each other to uncover the last destination, as they have to submit their answer online between the start of September 1 and the end of March next year, and will then be entered into a draw for a €50,000 prize.
The teasing book is written by Tim Dedopulos, a former editor of Mensa puzzles who has previously written a history of wizards along with more than 90 other puzzle books.
He told the Daily Telegraph that most images have between 10 and 12 separate clues.
Puzzle master: Tim Dedopulos
 devised the ferociously
complicated treasure hunt
For example, it might lead the hunter to a certain pattern of roads or the way a piece of parkland looks on Google Earth and then to a main clue.
Mr Dedopulos believes anyone could solve his treasure hunt and as the publication is worldwide, the winner will not even need any specific maths or language skills.
He assures readers that they don't need to be a genius to solve it, but it is a difficult puzzle to complete.
The book echoes the UK phenomenon and international best-seller Masquerad that was released in 1979.
The children’s book, written by Kit Williams, concealed a series of 15 major clues in pictures telling the story of Jack Hare’s quest to carry treasure from the Moon to the Sun.
Obsessed searchers often dug up public and private property acting on 'hunches'.
A ceramic casket concealing jewels and a Golden Hare was eventually unearthed in 1982 near Ampthill, Bedfordshire.
A global hunt: Readers will need to piece together clues using Google Earth
The original winner, who used the pseudonym Ken Thomas, turned out to have discovered the coveted hare through the author's former girlfriend.
He had planned to split the winnings with a fellow animal rights activist but two physics teachers were later acknowledged as the real solvers of the puzzle.
The solution to the Masquerade puzzle involved a complex process of looking at each painting and then drawing lines from each animal's eyes through their longest digits to a letter in the border.
These led to a nineten-word message, which eventually uncovered a final acrostic that read 'close by Ampthill'.

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