Islands of abandonment : life in the post-human landscape / Cal Flyn.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: London : William Collins, 2021.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780008329761 (hbk.) :
In a journey to some of the eeriest and most desolate places on earth, Cal Flyn launches a luminous exploration into what happens to the places humans once inhabited, and have now left behind. Ranging from continent to continent, Flyn travels to islands in Scotland where the resident cows look at humans without recognition. She meets the scarce few people who returned to their homes in the radiation zones of Chernobyl. She sneaks into a political no-man's-land in Cyprus, a ghost town where the population were expelled so suddenly their dinner plates are still laid out on tables and armed guards police the perimeter. She visits Detroit, once America's fourth largest city, but which has lost two-thirds of its population in the last seventy years, leaving entirely vacant streets, competitive junkers and blight - an irrepressible urban decay.
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272 pages ; 23 cm
“This is a book about abandoned places: ghost towns and exclusion zones, no man’s lands and fortress islands – and what happens when nature is allowed to reclaim its place.” Cal Flyn takes us on a journey around the world – from Scottish islands and Tanzanian mountains to the industrial heart of Ame
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