By Aude de Tocqueville
Like people, towns are mortal. they're born, they thrive, and so they ultimately die. In Atlas of misplaced Cities, Aude de Tocqueville tells the compelling narrative of the increase and fall of such outstanding areas as Pompeii, Teotihuacán, and Angkor. She additionally info the fewer renowned locations, together with Centralia, an deserted Pennsylvania city fed on through unquenchable underground hearth; Nova Citas de Kilamba in Angola, the place housing, faculties, and shops have been equipped for 500,000 those who by no means got here; and Epecuen, a vacationer city in Argentina that was once swallowed up through water. appealing, unique paintings indicates the positioning of the misplaced towns and depicts how they seemed once they thrived.
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