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Ghost Towns By Chris McNab

Ghost Towns by Chris McNab

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From Pripyat in Ukraine to Bodie in California to English villages requisitioned by the Ministry of Defence during World War II, from Greek leper colonies to deserted Italian mountain villages, Ghost Towns is a fascinating visual history of the mysteries of lost worlds illustrated in 150 striking colour photographs.

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Ghost Towns by Chris McNab

Gold rush towns abandoned when new boomtowns emerge elsewhere or the gold has run out, towns deserted when caught in war zones, settlements evacuated due to natural disasters or chemical spills - seeing a town with devoid of people is an uncanny feeling. Where has everyone gone? And why aren't they coming back? From Pripyat in Ukraine to Bodie in California to English villages requisitioned by the Ministry of Defence during World War II, from Greek leper colonies to deserted Italian mountain villages, Ghost Towns is a brilliant pictorial work examining lost worlds. With reasons ranging from the collapse of local industry to being pushed aside to make way for a new industry, from earthquakes and volcanoes to man-made chemical spills, from war zones to demilitarised zones, the book explores a wide range of desolate urban environments from around the globe. And with these places left to nature, we can see not only how nature reclaims the land, but also gain a glimpse into the past free from humankind's modernising hands. With 150 striking colour photographs exploring 100 worlds, Ghost Towns is a fascinating visual history of the mysteries of lost worlds.

About Chris McNab

Chris McNab is a wilderness expert, military specialist and author of over 20 survival publications, including How to Survive Anything, Anywhere, Living off the Land, and SAS Training Manual: Endurance Techniques. He holds a PhD from the University of Wales and lives in south Wales, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction East Asia Thames Town, Songjiang New City, Shanghai, China Chenggong, Yunnan, China Ordos, Inner Mongolia Bokor Hill Station, Bokor National Park, Kampot, Cambodia Hashima Island, Nagasaki, Japan Fukushima Prefecture, Japan Papan, Perak, Malaysia Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia Sanzhi UFO Houses, New Taipei City, Taiwan Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Ayutthaya, Thailand Central Asia Agdam, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/Azerbaijan Otrar, South Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan Dosser, Kazakhstan Polyana, Abkhazia Kabul To Charikar Road, Parwan Province, Afghanistan Indian Continent Vijayanagara, Ballari District, Karnataka, India Jahaz Mahal, Mehrauli, Delhi, India Port Blair, Ross Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India St Augustine convent complex, Old Goa, India Kuldhara, near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India Golkonda fort, Hyderabad, India Lakhpat Fort, Kutch Kachchh, Gujarat, India Diwan-i-Kas, Fatehpur Sikri Palace, Uttar Pradesh, India Bhangarh, Rajgarh municipality, Rajasthan, India Panam City, Sonargaon, Narayanganj, Bangladesh Middle East Soltaniyeh, Iran Sap Bani Khamis, Wadi an Nakhur, Jebel Akhdar mountains, Oman Wadi Bani Habib, Oman Al Khuwayr, Ash Shamal, Qatar Hijaz Railway, Saudi Arabia Al 'Ula, Saudi Arabia Apamea, Syria Quneitra, Golan Heights, Syria Church of St Gregory of Tigran Honents, Ani, Turkey The Cathedral, Ani, Turkey Kayakoy, Fethiye, Turkey Africa Solitaire, Khomas Region, Namibia Baia dos Tigres, Angola Grand-Bassam, Cote d'Ivoire Fortress of Shali, Siwa Oasis, Egypt Umm el Howeitat, Safaga, Egypt, Tawergha, Libya Ouarzazate, Morocco Leydsdorp, Limpopo province, South Africa Suakin, north-eastern Sudan Tamerza, Tunisia Europe Bussana Vecchia, Liguria, Italy Civita di Bagnoregio, Viterbo, Italy Argentiera, Sassari, Sardinia Balestrino, Liguria, Italy Pompeii, Campania, Italy Herculaneum, Italy Craco, Italy Janovas, Aragon, Spain Spinalonga, Greece Sesena Nuevo, Spain Goussainville-Vieux, France Imber, Warminster, Wiltshire, England Tyneham, Dorset, England Pyramiden, Svalbard, Spitzbergen, Norway Klomino, Poland Kopacze, Ukraine Pripyat, Ukraine North America Kennecott Mines, Valdez-Cordova, Alaska, USA Benton Hot Springs, California, USA Drawbridge, San Francisco Bay, California, USA Salton City, California, USA Butedale, Princess Royal Island, British Columbia, Canada Dorothy, Alberta, Canada Fusilier, Saskatchewan, Canada Galilee, Saskatchewan, Canada Neidpath, Saskatchewan, Canada Namu, British Columbia, Canada Johnsonville, Connecticut, USA Bannack, Montana, USA Dooley, Montana, USA Goldfield, Nevada, USA Glenrio, New Mexico/Texas, USA White Oaks, New Mexico, USA Mogollon, New Mexico, USA Grafton, Utah, USA South & Central America Ojuela, Coahuila, Mexico Pulacayo, Potosi Department, Bolivia San Antonio de Lipez, Uyuni, Bolivia Fordlandia, Para, Brazil Chaiten, Los Lagos Region, Chile Chuquicamata, Chile Humberstone, Atacama Desert, Chile Sewell Mining Town, Andes, Chile San Juan Parangaricutiro, Michoacan, Mexico Australasia Farina, Lyndhurst Marree Road, Australia Gwalia, Western Australia Kiandra, New South Wales, Australia Newnes, New South Wales. Australia Silverton, New South Wales, Australia Mount Mulligan, Queensland, Australia Moliagul, Victoria, Australia Antarctica Deception Island, Antarctica South Georgia, South Atlantic

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