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Atlas of Vanishing Places

The Lost Worlds as They Were and as They Are Today

Travis Elborough

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Quarto Books
07 March 2023
Maps offer us the chance to see not just how our world appears today, but how it once looked. Travis Elborough takes us on a voyage in search of the disappearing, submerged and lost landscapes and manmade wonders that have vanished from modern atlases. Discover ancient seats of power and long-forgotten civilizations: the Mayan city of Palenque, the uncanny stone age remains of Skara Brae on Orkney and the Chan Chan of Peru.

From the Glacier National Park in Montana to the Congo Basin and the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico, Travis Elborough shines a light on extraordinary landscapes under threat.

With beautiful maps and photography, Atlas of Vanishing Places is a timely reminder of the fragility of our relationship with the world around us and a clarion call to preserve what remains.

Also in the Unexpected Atlas series: Atlas of Improbable Places, Atlas of Untamed Places, Atlas of the Unexpected.

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Imprint:   Quarto Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9780711281158
ISBN 10:   0711281157
Pages:   224
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
INTRODUCTION ANCIENT CITIES MOHENJO-DARO-PAKISTAN HATTUSA-TURKEY LEPTIS MAGNA-LIBYA XANADU-MONGOLIA/CHINA CIUDAD PERDIDA-COLOMBIA MAHABALIPURAM-INDIA PALENQUE-MEXICO HELIKE-GREECE PETRA-JORDAN TIMGAD-ALGERIA ALEXANDRIA-EGYPT FORGOTTEN LANDS CHAN CHAN-PERU ROANOKE-NORTH CAROLINA, USA THE MOSQUE CITY OF BAGERHAT-BANGLADESH RIVER FLEET-LONDON, UK LION CITY-CHINA OLD ADAMINABY-AUSTRALIA PORT ROYAL-JAMAICA ESANBEHANAKITAKOJIMA-JAPAN THE LOST SEA-CRAIGHEAD CAVERNS, TENNESSEE, USA BODIE-CALIFORNIA, USA FLAGSTAFF-MAINE, USA SHRINKING PLACES RIVER DANUBE-EUROPE THE DEAD SEA-JORDAN/ISRAEL SLIMS RIVER-YUKON, CANADA SKIPSEA-YORKSHIRE, UK THE EVERGLADES-FLORIDA, USA THREATENED WORLDS GLACIER NATIONAL PARK-MONTANA, USA CHIHUAHUAN DESERT-MEXICO/USA TIMBUKTU-MALI SKARA BRAE-ORKNEY YAMUNA RIVER-INDIA VENICE-ITALY THE CONGO BASIN RAINFOREST-DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF-AUSTRALIA THE GREAT WALL-CHINA TUVALU-SOUTH PACIFIC SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY PICTURE CREDITS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS INDEX  

Described as one of the countrys finest pop culture historians, Travis Elborough is an acclaimed author and social commentator who lives in London. His work delves into the ephemera of retro culture as well as the history of London, geography, and a broad range of other subjects. His Atlas of Vanishing Places won the Illustrated Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards in 2020, and he has also written The Bus We Loved, a passionate love letter to the Routemaster bus which defined London transport for more than 50 years. His other works include A Traveller's Year, A London Year, The Long-Player Goodbye, Being A Writer and A Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People's Institution. Travis is a regular contributor to Radio 4 and the Guardian, and has penned articles on all aspects of travel and culture, from pirates in the Caribbean to donkeys at the British seaside. He has written for the Times, Sunday Times, New Statesman, BBC History Magazine and Kinfolk among others, and is a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster, where he teaches creative writing.Travis Elborough is an acclaimed author and social commentator, regularly contributing to BBC Radio 4 and the Guardian. He is the author of Atlas of Improbable Places, Atlas of the Unexpected and Atlas of Forgotten Places alongside numerous popular culture histories including Wish You Were Here: England on Sea and Through the Looking Glasses: The Spectacular Life of Spectacles.

Reviews for Atlas of Vanishing Places: The Lost Worlds as They Were and as They Are Today

'Travis Elborough writes about a wide range of subjects with originality, learning and charm.' David Kynaston 'A reminder of earthly evanescence -- and of the urgency to preserve what we can of what remains.' Nature Magazine


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