Atlas of Lost Cities (Kobo eBook)
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, TeotihuacÃ¡ 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.