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Atlas of Vanishing Places


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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 UK radio contributor and has penned articles on all aspects of travel and culture, from pirates in the Caribbean to donkeys at the British seaside.


'Beautifully written, inspiring photography, sleek design and exquisite maps depicting ancient and forgotten lands in all their former glory... But this book is so much more than a call to travel to the far-flung corners of the is a welcome and timely reminder of the beauty and fragility of the world in which we live, and the importance of safeguarding it for future generations. A joy to read, and a hands down winner for me.'
-- Danielle Watt, Judge, DK Eyewitness Illustrated Travel Book of the Year * Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020 *
'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 *
'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 traveller alike.' * Hackney Citizen *

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