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By titleABANDONED WRECKS



ABANDONED WRECKS

From ships left high and dry after the retraction of the Aral sea to Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic, from a rusting railway graveyard in Bolivia to abandoned World War II cars in a Swedish forest, from aircraft frozen in time in Antarctica to streetcars sidelined in Brooklyn, New York, Abandoned Wrecks explores over 100 fascinating sites from all around the world.
Aside from the peculiar beauty of rusting hulks on forgotten battlefields, anemone-covered battleships on the seabed and cars being consumed by forests, the images and text introduce us to unusual stories: how a car standing on its nose in the Nevada desert has inspired an artist into making a design feature from junked cars, a Canadian schooner that sank in 1885 and rests preserved to this day in a harbor in Lake Huron, and a space shuttle left gathering dust in a hangar.
With 170 outstanding colour photographs of cars, trains, ships, submarines, tanks, aircraft and even a space shuttle, Abandoned Wrecks is a brilliant pictorial work showcasing these battered time capsules and their stories of wars, natural disasters, changing fortunes, tastes and fashions.

Format: 297 x 227mm (113⁄4 x 9”) hb
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 10,000 words
Illustrations: 170 colour photographs
ISBN 9781782745204


Author details:

Chris McNab has written more than 100 titles, primarily focused on historical and military topics. His titles include Weapons of War: AK47, 20th-Century Small Arms, A History of the World in 100 Weapons, The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War, The Book of the Poppy and Hitler’ s Fortresses. In addition to his writing work, Chris has made regular contributions to radio and TV programmes. He also works as an educational publishing consultant, advising international agencies on how to develop their textbooks and other educational resources.