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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, Teotihuac√°n, 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.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780316355827
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Publication Date: April 5th, 2016
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