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    Description"The Atlas of Lost Cities" explores some of the most extraordinary ancient cities from around the world that have been abandoned, forgotten or hidden by time, and ponders the lessons they can teach us today. This fascinating book examines the role of natural and man-made disasters, rulers and hostile neighbours and the fate of cities built to celebrate religious beliefs and enshrine gods and deities. It traces the lost beauty and ancient wisdom embodied in such key sites as Borobodur in Java and Aphrodisias in Turkey and examines the causes of the failure of cities such as Niya in Central Asia and Mesa Verde in Colorado that had thrived for centuries. This is a thought-provoking and illuminating reference work for everyone fascinated by ancient civilizations.


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    Title
    The Atlas of Lost Cities
    Subtitle
    Legendary Cities Rediscovered
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brenda Rosen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 248 mm
    Height: 288 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,145 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841813271
    ISBN 10: 1841813273
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC22: 930
    BIC subject category V2: WTHM
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: REF002000, HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    Thema V1.0: NHC, RGX
    Illustrations note
    160
    Publisher
    Octopus Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Godsfield Press Ltd
    Publication date
    04 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    A full-time author and editor, Brenda Rosen is a student of mythic traditions and ancient cultures. She is the author of a number of titles on mythological and spiritual themes, including Mermaid Wisdom for Godsfield Press and Crystal Basics for Hamlyn. Location: Chicago, USA.
    Table of contents
    Introduction: Why cities are lost: exploring the actions of man and nature. Chapter 1: Cities of the Sea. How natural disasters have drowned such beautiful cities as Mahalbalipuram in India and Heraklion near Alexandria and how underwater archaeology is helping us reconstruct them. Chapter 2: Cities of the Desert and Plains. Examines some of the most prosperous cities ever seen on the planet including Ur in Iraq, Leptis Magna in Libya and the great lost cities of the Silk Road. Chapter 3: Cities of Hills and Mountains. Explores fabled cities such as Machu Picchu, Nemrud Dagi in Turkey and Petra in Jordan and how the mountains both protected and destroyed them. Chapter 4: Cities of Jungle and Forests. How and why nature reclaimed such sites as Ciudad Blanca in Honduras, Great Zimbabwe in Africa and Ayutthaya in Thailand. Chapter 5: Cities of Kings, Queens and Emperors. Examines the overweaning ambition of great rulers which may have led to the collapse of cities such as Troy, Persepolis and Carthage. Chapter 6: Sacred Cities. Explores how fabled cities of purity and enlightenment including Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Akhetan in Egypt and Paestum in Italy came to be abandoned, neglected or destroyed. Index.