Like humans, cities are mortal. They are born, they thrive, and
they eventually die. In Atlas of Lost Cities, Aude de
Tocqueville tells the compelling narrative of the rise and fall
of such notable places as Pompeii, Teotihuacán, and Angkor. She
also details the less well known places, including Centralia, an
abandoned Pennsylvania town consumed by unquenchable underground
fire; Nova Citas de Kilamba in Angola, where housing, schools,... more...