Atlas of Vanishing Places: The lost worlds as they were and as they are today - Unexpected Atlases (Hardback)
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Atlas of Vanishing Places: The lost worlds as they were and as they are today - Unexpected Atlases (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 03/09/2019
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A deeply fascinating voyage around territories that have been lost to history, The Atlas of Vanishing Places rescues forgotten islets, sites and cities from obscurity. Expansively illustrated and stunningly produced, this beautiful, informative volume is a tantalising glimpse of places that we have never known.

Imagine what the world once looked like as you discover places that have disappeared from modern atlases.

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.

Publisher: Aurum Press
ISBN: 9781781318959
Number of pages: 208
Dimensions: 259 x 185 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'The vanishing places featured in this atlas, from archaeological sites to encroached ecosystems, all compel... A reminder of earthly evanescence - and of the urgency to preserve what we can of what remains.'
- Nature magazine

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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

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