Abandoned Wrecks

Abandoned Wrecks

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From ships left high and dry after the retraction of the Aral Sea to Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic, from a rusting railway graveyard in Bolivia to abandoned World War II cars in a Swedish forest, from aircraft frozen in time in Antarctica to streetcars sidelined in Brooklyn, New York, Abandoned Wrecks explores over 100 fascinating sites from all around the world.
Aside from the peculiar beauty of rusting hulks on forgotten battlefields, anemone-covered battleships on the seabed and cars being consumed by forests, the images and text introduce us to unusual stories: how a car standing on its nose in the Nevada desert has inspired an artist into making a design feature from junked cars, a Canadian schooner that sank in 1885 and rests preserved to this day in a harbour in Lake Huron, and a space shuttle left gathering dust in a hangar.
With 170 outstanding colour photographs of cars, trains, ships, submarines, tanks, aircraft and even a space shuttle, Abandoned Wrecks is a brilliant pictorial work showcasing these battered time capsules and their stories of wars, natural disasters, changing fortunes, tastes and fashions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 227 x 297 x 22.86mm | 1,360.78g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 170 photos; 170 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782745203
  • 9781782745204
  • 1,343,719

Table of contents


Merchant vessel, Cape Town Beach, Cape Peninsula, South Africa
Logistics ship, River Shannon, Ireland
SS Thistlegorm, Red Sea, Shaab Ali, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt
Amorgos Island, Cyclades Islands, Greece
Loullia, Straits of Tiran, Red Sea
Fishing boat, Rose, Montenegro
La Grande Hermine, Jordan Harbour, Lake Ontario, Canada
Ship graveyard, Lande vennec, Brittany, France
Aida, El Ikhwa Islands, Red Sea, Egypt
Semiramis, Andros Island, Cyclades Islands, Greece
Klein Curac ao, Caribbean Sea
Chittagong, Bangladesh
Bay of Ensenada, Mexico
Mo'ynoq, Aral Sea, Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan
Bessie White, Fire Island, Long Island, New York, United States
SS Dicky, Dicky Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
American Star, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
Moreton Island, Queensland, Australia
SS Nornen, near Berrow, Somerset, England
Our Confidence, Bonaire, Leeward Antilles, Caribbean
Hilma Hooker, Bonaire, Leeward Antilles, Caribbean
SS Bryansk, Black Sea, off Odessa, Ukraine
RMS Titanic, North Atlantic
Desdemona, Cabo San Pablo, Patagonia, Argentina
Eduard Bohlen, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
SS Ayrfield, Homebush Bay, Australia
RMS Mu lheim, Land's End, Cornwall, England
SS Ithaka, Bird Cove, Hudson Bay, near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
SS Maheno, Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia
Leith Harbour, South Georgia, southern Atlantic Ocean
Sweepstakes, Big Tub Harbour, Fathom Five National Marine Park, Lake Huron, Ontario Nouadhibou, Mauritania,West Africa

Istvantelek rail workshop, Budapest, Hungary York, England
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Ny-A lesund, Spitzbergen, Svalbard, Norway
Canfranc, Spain
Canyonlands, Canyon, United States
Istvantelek rail workshop, Budapest, Hungary
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Hennegau, Mons, Belgium
Alberta, Canada
Las Grutas, Provincia de Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina
Paranapiacaba, Sa o Paulo, Brazil
Lambertville, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States
Akhalkalaki, Georgia
Maputo, Mozambique
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Antofagasta Region, Chile
Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, England
Havana, Cuba
Lake Sevan, Armenia
Spreepark, Berlin, Germany
Rhyolite, Nye County, Nevada, United States
Bartlett, New Hampshire, United States
Ayrshire, Scotland
Minas de Riotinto, Huelva Province, Spain

Iraqi T-55 main battle tank, Near Basra Iraq
Iraqi military vehicles, Highway 8, Mutla Ridge, Kuwait
Highway 80, Kuwait
Soviet BMP infantry fighting vehicle, Wakhan Corridor, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Libyan Army 9K33 OSA 6x6 self-propelled anti-aircraft system, Benghazi, Libya
Bedford truck, Sharm el-Sheikh, Red Sea, off Sinai Peninsula
Japanese Type 95 light tank, Betio, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands
M42 Duster Anti-Aircraft Vehicle, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Jordan
T-55 Main Battle Tank, near Basra, southern Iraq
M24 Chaffee tank, Kipi beach, Samothrace, Greece
M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer, Desert outside Benghazi, Libya
BTR-60 Armoured Personnel Carrier, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Sho't tank, Golan Heights, Israel
T-55 Tank, Dolo Ado, near the Ethiopia-Somalia border
Asmara, Eritrea
M4 Sherman Tank, Utah Beach, Normandy, France
Benghazi, Libya
Near Kabul, Afghanistan
T-72 Main Battle Tank, Azaz, Syria
A34 Comet Tank, Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve, Lincolnshire, England
Isla Culebra, Puerto Rico
Type 97 Light Tank, Truk Lagoon, Central Pacific
M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier, Jezzine, South Lebanon

Double-decker bus, Camerons Corner, Strzelecki Track Road, South Australia
Dodge B pick-up truck, Bluff, Utah, United States
Bicycle, Oulu, Finland
Bicycles, Amsterdam, Holland
Fish River Canyon, Canon Roadhouse, Namibia Caravan, Sonora Desert, United States
School bus, Indian, Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Streetcars, Brooklyn, New York
Asmara, Eritrea
Chevrolet Master Deluxe Coupe , Bodie State Historic Park, California, United States
Cars, Havana, Cuba
New Zealand coast
Caravan, Monument Valley, Arizona-Utah border, United States
Cars, Goldfield, Nevada, United States
Scooter, Jodhpur, India
Rhyolite, Nevada, United States
Bicycle, Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt
Vintage tractor, Isle of Eigg, Scottish Inner Hebrides
Detroit, Michigan United States
Salton Sea, Salton City, California, United States
Solitaire, Namibia
Edwards Creek, Oodnadatta Track, South Australian outback
Cadillac Ranch, Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas, United States
Bunny, Nottinghamshire, England
Kiev, Ukraine
Ba stna s, Va rmland, Sweden
White, Georgia, United States
Olympic National Park, Washington, United States
Gobi Desert
Hudson, New Hampshire
Palm Mar, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Miami, Florida, United States
Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
Salem, Oregon, United States
Cars, Kerala, India
National Park, Death Valley, United States
Bodie State Historic Park, California, United States

US B-25 Mitchell, Near Talasea, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
US Air Force T-33 Shooting Star, Gjirokaste r, southern Albania.
F-105 Thunderchiefs, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona, United States
Antonov AN-26, Pearls Airfield, Grenville, Grenada, West Indies
Italian fighter aircraft, Libya, North Africa
C-46, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
Douglas TBD Devastator, Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands, Pacific
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Panagsama Beach, Moalboal, Cebu Island, Visayas, Philippines
Mitsubishi A6M Zero Fighter, Sea of Japan
Mil Mi-17, Kunduz Airport, Afghanistan
McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Airliner, Paran aque City, Manila, Philippines
Douglas DC-3, Otocac, Croatia
Nevada Desert, United States
North Platte, Nebraska, United States
Mil-6 Heavy Lift Helicopter, Samara, Russia
Douglas DC-3, So lheimasandur Beach, near Vik, southern Iceland
Buran Space Shuttle, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
Sukhoi Su-15, outskirts of Leningrad, USSR, 1990
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15, Karakum Desert, Central Asia
Hawker Siddeley HS 121 Trident, Nicosia Airport, Cyprus
P-38 Lightning, Harlech, Wales
Douglas C-47, Mediterranean Sea, Kas, Turkey
Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
Mi-2, Baqubah, Iraq
Junkers Ju 88, Kapp Borthen, Norway
Tupolev Tu-144, Samara, Russia
Coron Island, Philippines
Douglas C-47, Z eljava Air Base, border between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina B-24 Liberator, Vis, Adriatic Sea, Croatia
Aichi E13A, Palau, Western Pacific
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79, Kas Flying Fish Reef, Mediterranean, Turkey
Mitsubishi Zero, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea
B-26 Peacemaker Bomber, British Columbia, Canada
Lockheed Ventura, near Walindi Resort, Papua New Guinea
Antonov AN-2, Amazon Jungle, Peru
Malko Village, southern Altiplano, Bolivia
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About Chris McNab

Chris McNab has written more than 100 titles, primarily focused on historical and
military topics. His titles include Weapons of War: AK47, 20th-Century Small Arms, A
History of the World in 100 Weapons, The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War, The
Book of the Poppy and Hitler's Fortresses. In addition to his writing work, Chris has
made regular contributions to radio and TV programmes. He also works as an
educational publishing consultant, advising international agencies on how to develop
their textbooks and other educational resources.
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