Atlas of Lost Cities: A Travel Guide to Abandoned and Forsaken Destinations

Atlas of Lost Cities A Travel Guide to Abandoned and Forsaken Destinations Like humans cities are mortal They are born they thrive and they eventually die In Atlas of Lost Cities Aude de Tocqueville tells the compelling narrative of the rise and fall of such notable plac

  • Title: Atlas of Lost Cities: A Travel Guide to Abandoned and Forsaken Destinations
  • Author: Aude de Tocqueville
  • ISBN: 9780316352024
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Like humans, cities are mortal They are born, they thrive, and they eventually die In Atlas of Lost Cities, Aude de Tocqueville tells the compelling narrative of the rise and fall of such notable places as Pompeii, Teotihuac n, and Angkor She also details the less well known places, including Centralia, an abandoned Pennsylvania town consumed by unquenchable undergroundLike humans, cities are mortal They are born, they thrive, and they eventually die In Atlas of Lost Cities, Aude de Tocqueville tells the compelling narrative of the rise and fall of such notable places as Pompeii, Teotihuac n, and Angkor She also details the less well known places, including Centralia, an abandoned Pennsylvania town consumed by unquenchable underground fire Nova Citas de Kilamba in Angola, where housing, schools, and stores were built for 500,000 people who never came and Epecuen, a tourist town in Argentina that was swallowed up by water Beautiful, original artwork shows the location of the lost cities and depicts how they looked when they thrived.

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    1. Autore: francese. Saggio viaggi.Non è un compendio di archeologia del genere Civiltà sepolte, ma una raccolta di carte geografiche ed una serie di brevi commenti sui luoghi scelti dall’autore.I viaggiatori abituali, forti delle loro guide e dei loro selfie, storcerebbero il naso.Anche se dubito che riuscirebbero a collocarle tutte nel giusto contesto o che abbiano un selfie fatto a Centralia.Raccolta eterogenea divisa per continenti, tranne l’Australia.Le città? Insediamenti di antiche ci [...]

    2. I wish I had enjoyed Atlas of Lost Cities: A Travel Guide to Abandoned and Forsaken Destinations more, but unfortunately, it had many problems. Aude de Tocqueville suffers from a lack of coherent tone, either problems in writing or in translation, and a couple content issues as well.The book itself is pretty, the illustrations beautiful, but the wealth of content peters off slightly there. The information offered is basic—often including strangely chosen sidebars such as one describing what [...]

    3. When I first saw this book, I was captivated by both its title and design - the idea of Lost Cities conjures up a sense of romance, adventure, myths and fantasy; while the book appears to be styled like an old explorer's notebook. Thus I was pleasantly surprised to discover that all of the cities described here were real, with many abandoned in surprisingly recent times. Each entry, illustrated by retro-style maps, offers fascinating histories of each city's rise and fall. My only disappointment [...]

    4. Tja, ik had toch meer verwacht van dit boek. Wat foto's bijvoorbeeld. Ook dat de tijd beter liep zou fijn zijn. Niet oud en nieuw door elkaar. Normaal ben ik een persoon die enorm houdt van het oude, maar ik moet zeggen dat ik meer naar de nieuwe dingen uitkeek. Voornamelijk omdat die niet altijd zo bekend zijn als de oude.

    5. La idea me atraía aun más que el fascinante 'Atlas de islas remotas', pero tanto textos como ilustraciones se quedan muy lejos de evocar lo mismo.

    6. Une incitation au voyage hors des sentiers battus. On découvre ici des cités disparues, rasées, abandonnées, désertées, et les raisons de leurs solitudes. De quoi éveiller l'imagination!

    7. Review title: Abandoned hopeHuman infrastructure--roads, houses, factories, cities--represent a losing battle against the second law of thermodynamics. Every home owner knows the battle I speak of: fix one thing, and another breaks. De Tocqueville has gathered a collection of case studies of abandoned hope in this slim volume. Arranged by continent and then confusingly by city name (why not country?) are short descriptions of the founding, flourishing, and fall of 44 cities which died due to war [...]

    8. *2,5/5Tras el precioso Atlas of Remote Islands y el excelente An Atlas of Countries That Don't Exist: A Compendium of Fifty Unrecognized and Largely Unnoticed States, la idea de este libro me fascinaba: siempre me han maravillado las ciudades fantasma y las historias tras de sí. El problema, y aquí quizá la culpa sea más mía que de la autora, es que la mitad o más de las ciudades que se mencionan en este libro pertenecen a civilizaciones antiquísimas, ciudades desaparecidas, yacimientos o [...]

    9. Kind of a disappointing book. I think my opinion formed early in reading it when so many of the entries seemed to just be boom towns that sprang up to exploit some mineral resource in the area and faded away when the wealth dried up; I had been hoping for cities with more antiquity, as hinted at by the cover art. There are some in the book, but many more in the modern era. But even then, the entries just have this feeling of distance in reading them, like they provide a kind of overview but neve [...]

    10. Really interesting book that at first seems well presented. The articles on each place are short but interesting. The maps have a nice artistic style however they could be much clearer. What this book really needs though is photographs! We want to see what these places look like! In the end you are slightly disappointed that you don't get a real perspective on these places.

    11. Some neat stuff in here, but a little more exciting in theory than in practice. The writing is a bit flat (which might be a result of translation) and doesn't evoke the sense of mystery, grandeur and storytelling that I was looking for. A good guide for further research of some of the world's forgotten places - and the pictures are pretty, if not as informative as they could be.

    12. I really enjoyed learning about these places, but I would have liked a little more. The design of the book is beautiful, but it leaves a lot of blank space that I felt could have been better used for more stories about each cities or more cities.

    13. Boeiend boek over tal van verdwenen steden. Toch iets tekort: teveel een lijst, met te weinig het verhaal achter de verdwenen stad. Het verzandt nogal in een te grote opsomming zonder meer. Ook foto's ontbreken totaal.

    14. Interesting. Some familiar and some not familar cities. Some ancient, some modern. Could have been more text. Sort of a coffee table book only with drawings. Stirred up some interesting research for me though.

    15. This would have had more stars had there been actual pictures of these lost cities or what was left of them, instead of the cartoons we got.

    16. At time tedious and with a few errors. Sometimes missed out telling interesting history of the places listed.

    17. Better maps and better pictures would have been nice. Interesting tidbits on history and architecture, city planning and forces of politics/nature.

    18. Beautifully written, describes various cities that are no longer there. Short and with nice illustrations.

    19. Le concept de départ était alléchant, mais l'Atlas des cités perdues se révèle décevant.Une collection de petites capsules (d'une à deux doubles pages par ville), qui n'ont de commun avec un atlas que leur classement géographique (elles sont rangées par continent, puis par ordre alphabétique). Si le texte est plutôt bien fait, à la fois concis et riche en informations, l'iconographie est archi-pauvre : pour chaque ville, une unique illustration, toujours sur le même modèle : un de [...]

    20. Regali un atlante a un ragazzino e ti stupisci se ci si perde dentro? Ma cosa importa se il ragazzino ha 44 anni, un atlante è sempre un atlante! Ha le mappe! E questo parla di città abbandonate! E cosa piace a un ragazzino più delle mappe? Ma esplorare le città abbandonate in cerca di tesori, che diamine! Con una mappa!!Quando ho finito di leggerlo ho fatto lo zaino e sono partito, mi sono lasciato alle spalle tutto quello che non serviva. A malincuore, perché non ce l'ho più la leggerezz [...]

    21. Geweldig boek! Een heel mooie uitgave, met telkens een korte geschiedenis over een verdwenen stad en een zeer mooie tekening erbij. In het begin miste ik een 'echte' foto van de stad, maar dat zou ongetwijfeld wat van de betovering wegnemen. Op deze manier prikkelt het je nieuwsgierigheid, en ik ging meermaals meer opzoeken over een stad. Ik vind het vooral een erg inspirerend boek, en een aantal bestemmingen kwamen terecht op het ooit-te-bezoeken lijstje. Voor mij persoonlijk extra bijzonder is [...]

    22. This was a very informative book. I picked it up not really knowing what to expect and what I got was a historical tour through cities that have been lost to time. Some of my favorite places the book touched on were Angkor Wat and Pompeii. The history, geography and culture were discussed. It was a very enjoyable, educational read.

    23. Needed more/better illustration - so much of the text was visually descriptive which would have been hugely enhanced with a small/inset/detail illustration, not just the wide-ranging give-you-vague-sense map-type imagery already there.

    24. Well written collection of short (2 or so page) entries on cities ancient and modern that are either abandoned or next to. I dipped in and out for months, because that's the kind of book it is, and enjoyed it quite a bit.

    25. Prachtige uitgave, waarbij een verdwenen stad telkens een prent en een toelichting krijgt. Maar desondanks een weinig bevredigend concept: elke stad verdient een boek, en een illustratie, hoe stijlvol ook, kan niet op tegen de honger naar beelden bij elke geschiedenis.

    26. Une très belle édition pour un livre plein d'informations intéressantes ! Un livre d'une qualité remarquable, qui donne envie de se plonger dans les autres livres de la collection !

    27. It would probably have been more interesting, enjoyable, and informative to just read an equivalent number of articles. This book is not worth your time.

    28. Heerlijk boek om te lezen. Past bij de atlas van de vergeten eilanden.Soms hallucinante verhalen. Een aanrader.

    29. Heerlijk om weg te dromen bij alle verhalen over verloren steden. Een aantal foto's van de locaties zou het boek nog wel verfraaien.

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