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Atlas of Vanishing Places: The Lost Worlds as They Were and as They Are Today (Paperback)Travis Elborough (author)
Imagine what the world once looked like as you discover places that have disappeared from modern atlases in this stunningly illustrated and award-winning book.
Have you ever wondered about cities that lie forgotten under the dust of newly settled land? Rivers and seas whose changing shape has shifted the landscape around them? Or, even, places that have seemingly vanished, without a trace?
Following the international bestselling success of Atlas of Improbable Places and Atlas of the Unexpected, Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to all corners of the world in search of the lost, disappearing and vanished. Discover ancient seats of power and long-forgotten civilizations through the Mayan city of Palenque; delve into the mystery of a disappeared Japanese islet; and uncover the incredible hidden sites like the submerged Old Adaminaby, once abandoned but slowly remerging.
With beautiful maps and stunning colour photography, Atlas of Vanishing Places shows these places as they once were as well as how they look today: a fascinating guide to lost lands and the fragility of our relationship with the world around us.
WINNER Illustrated Book of the Year - Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020
Also in the Unexpected Atlas series: Atlas of Improbable Places, Atlas of Untamed Places, Atlas of the Unexpected.
Publisher: Quarto Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
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“A fascinating and beautiful book”
We're used to countries' borders changing in atlases over time, but rarely do we notice when entire towns, forests or rivers vanish from the maps. Reasons for these disappearances are varied - civilisations... More
“Enthralling and Thought Provoking”
Atlas of Vanishing Places is an enthralling short book comprised of an introduction of what vanishing means and chapters including Ancient Cities, Forgotten Lands, Shrinking Places and Threatened Worlds. I have often... More
“a brilliant read”
This was a very interesting book. There was so many fascinating facts and places you would never see if it wasn't for books like this. I just loved the layout of this book giving all sorts of information you... More
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