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By titleABANDONED PLACES


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ABANDONED PLACES

Steam trains half-buried in the desert, roller coasters entangled in trees, hulks of ships perched high and dry miles from water – images like these are bound to make us wonder: what happened here?
From forgotten railway stations to flooded shopping malls, from secret Cold War bunkers to radiation zones, Abandoned Places explores more than 100 fascinating lost worlds from all around the globe. Surveying the ruins of industrial sites and military bases, ghost towns, holiday resorts and airports, the book explains the story of how each place came to be abandoned – whether through natural or chemical disaster, war, economic collapse, or changing tastes and customs. Throughout, though, a picture emerges, not only of what has been lost, but of what remains. Left to the elements but ignored by humanity, these ramshackle settlements and dilapidated structures illuminate times and designs that we thought were long gone.
With 150 outstanding colour photographs exploring hauntingly beautiful locations, Abandoned Places is a brilliant and moving pictorial examination of worlds we have left behind.

Format: 297 x 227mm (113⁄4 x 9”)
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 10,000 words
Illustrations: 150 colour photographs
ISBN: 9781782743941


Author details:

Kieron Connolly is a history graduate from Edinburgh University. A journalist and editor, he has worked for the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday, The Literary Consultancy, and in-house at Amber Books. He is the author of World’s Worst Monsters & Villains, Disasters, Stories of the Constellations and is co-author of Dragons, as well as the eight-volume Amazing Animals series for children.