Islands of abandonment : life in the post-human landscape / Cal Flyn.
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: London : William Collins, 2022.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780008329808 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2021.
Cal Flyn's book details 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. In Chernobyl, following the nuclear disaster, only a handful of people returned to their dangerously irradiated homes. On an uninhabited Scottish island, feral cattle live entirely wild. In Detroit, once America's fourth-largest city, entire streets of houses are falling in on themselves, looters slipping through otherwise silent neighbourhoods. This book explores the extraordinary places where humans no longer live - or survive in tiny, precarious numbers - to give us a possible glimpse of what happens when mankind's impact on nature is forced to stop.
376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
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