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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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White Lion Publishing
22 November 2019
History; General & world history; Historical maps & atlases
Discover the cities that once ruled their kingdoms, uncover the dramatic effect of changing seas and rivers on the land and people by their sides and imagine what the world once looked like as you discover the places that have vanished from modern atlases.

Maps offer us a chance to see not just how our world looks today, but how it once looked. But what about the places that are no longer mapped?

Cities 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?

Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to all corners of the world in search of the lost, disappearing and vanished. Specially commissioned cartography showing each place as It once was and how it is today and archive photography bring these incredible stories to life.
By:   Travis Elborough
Imprint:   White Lion Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 259mm,  Width: 185mm, 
ISBN:   9781781318959
ISBN 10:   1781318956
Series:   Unexpected Atlases
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   22 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Travis Elborough is an author and social commentator. His books 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.

Reviews for Atlas of Vanishing Places: The lost worlds as they were and as they are today

'The temporal sweep of the book is immense... very nicely produced with alluring photographs and lovely colour maps... a great Christmas gift for budding explorer and armchair alike.' * Hackney Citizen * '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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