Abandoned Islands

Abandoned Islands

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Exploring some of the world's eeriest places, Abandoned Islands features American civil war forts, Europe's last leper colony and South Atlantic whaling stations, along with once grand mansions and colonial settlements and churches, and much more.
Arranged geographically, the book takes us from New York's East River to islands off Alaska, from a French Napoleonic-era fort off the coast of Normandy to deserted villages on remote Scottish isles, from Venetian sanatoria to Croatian penal colonies, Japanese mining colonies to Sudanese deserted ports and abandoned atolls in the Indian Ocean. Leafing through these pages, the reasons for abandonment are revealed: climate change sealing off fresh water or river channels, shifting economic forces making life too hard, religious conflict, or wars disrupting daily life - or the absence of war rendering a military settlement unnecessary.
With more than 180 outstanding colour photographs and fascinating captions, Abandoned Islands is a brilliant pictorial exploration of lost worlds.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 233 x 303 x 25mm | 1,300g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 180 photos; 180 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1838861157
  • 9781838861155

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Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, USA
Carnegie Mansion Ruins, St Mary's, Georgia, USA
Disney's Discovery Island, Bay Lake, Florida, USA
Holland Island, Maryland, USA
Silt Village of Ukivok, Nome, Alaska, USA
North Brother Island, East River, New York, USA
Pollepel Island, New York, USA
Herschel Island, Yukon Territory, Canada
McNab's Island, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
L'Ile-aux-Marins, a French territory off the coast of Newfoundland & Labrador
Klein Curacao
Ilha da Queimada Grande, Brazil

Village Bay, Hirta, St Kilda, Scotland
Castle Stalker, Loch Linhe, Scotland
Gruinard Island (Anthrax Island), Scotland
No Man's Land, Nettlestone, England
Inishmurray, County Sligo, Republic of Ireland
Blasket Islands, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland
Skellig Michael, Republic of Ireland
Iles Saint-Marcouf, Normandy, France
Gavrinis, Brittany, France
Bannec, Brittany, France
Cezembre, Brittany, France
Dragonera, Balearic Islands, Spain
Madonna del Monte Island, Venice Lagoon, Italy
Poveglia, Venice Lagoon, Italy
San Giorgio in Alga, Venice, Italy
Daksa Island, Croatia
Goli Otok, Croatia
Svetac, Croatia
Mamula, Montenegro
Spinalonga, Crete, Greece

Suakin Island, Sudan - once an important port dating back to the Middle Ages
Tiger Island, Angola
Tromelin Island, South Africa
Gemiler Island, Turkey
Kus Island, Lake Van, Turkey

Ross Island, Andaman Islands, India
Cross Island, Mumbai, India
Hashima Island (Gunkanjima Island), Japan
Gajajima, Japan
Okunoshima, Japan
Chagos Islands, Indian Ocean
Jermur Island, Indonesia
Wakde Island, Indonesia
Nargin Island, Azerbaijan
Tetepare Island, Solomon Islands, Pacific Ocean
Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean
Clipperton Island, Pacific Ocean
Antipodes Islands, NZ
Auckland Islands, NZ
Danes Island, Svalbard, Arctic Circle
Whaling Station, Deception Island, Antarctica
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About Claudia Martin

Claudia Martin is a travel writer who has contributed to many guide books and magazines. She is also the author of books on history, geography and culture for adults and young people.
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