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Atlas of Lost Cities

Atlas of Lost Cities

A Travel Guide to Abandoned and Forsaken Destinations

Explore more than forty forsaken urban destinations around the world in a “highly entertaining read … for history buffs, mystery fanatics and travel junkies alike” (GoNomad).

Cities are mortal, but the traces they leave behind tell a fascinating story. In Atlas of Lost Cities, an accomplished travel writer reveals the rise and fall of notable places, each pithy portrait illuminated by a vintage map that puts armchair explorers right in the scene. Wander with care through:
  • Ancient and legendary places like Pompeii, Teotihuacán, and Angkor
  • Contemporary wonders like Centralia, a nearly abandoned Pennsylvania town consumed by unquenchable underground fire
  • Eerie planned communities like Nova Citas de Kilamba in Angola, where housing, schools, and stores were built for 500,000 people who never came
  • Epecuen, a tourist town in Argentina that was swallowed by water
With each map are fantastical illustrations that help the reader envision these hubs as they were in their prime. A perfect gift for the traveler who believes he or she has seen it all.
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Genre: Travel / Travel / Essays & Travelogues

On Sale: April 5th 2016

Price: $13.99 / $17.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 144

ISBN-13: 9780316355827

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Meet The Author: Aude de Tocqueville

Aude de Tocqueville, a cultural heritage and history buff, has written numerous works on Paris and French history. Her book History of Adulterywon the Grand Prix des Lectrices by Elle.

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