Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post-Human Landscape

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Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post-Human Landscape

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9 h 7 min
ADAM NICOLSON‘The most precious hymn to resilience 
 written with a beautiful attention to detail 
 Wonderful’

SPECTATOR‘Extraordinary 
 Just when you thought there was nowhere left to explore, along comes an author with a new category of terrain 
 Dazzling’

This is a book about abandoned places: ghost towns and exclusion zones, no man’s lands and fortress islands – and what happens when nature is allowed to reclaim its place.

In Chernobyl, following the nuclear disaster, only a handful of people returned to their dangerously irradiated homes. On an uninhabited Scottish island, feral cattle live entirely wild. In Detroit, once America’s fourth-largest city, entire streets of houses are falling in on themselves, looters slipping through otherwise silent neighbourhoods.

This book explores the extraordinary places where humans no longer live – or survive in tiny, precarious numbers – to give us a possible glimpse of what happens when mankind’s impact on nature is forced to stop. From Tanzanian mountains to the volcanic Caribbean, the forbidden areas of France to the mining regions of Scotland, Flyn brings together some of the most desolate, eerie, ravaged and polluted areas in the world – and shows how, against all odds, they offer our best opportunities for environmental recovery.

By turns haunted and hopeful, this luminously written world study is pinned together with profound insight and new ecological discoveries that together map an answer to the big questions: what happens after we’re gone, and how far can our damage to nature be undone?

GAVIN FRANCIS, author ofIsland Dreams‘A redemptive, celebratory pageant of a book, rich in reflection and revelation’

LOUISE GRAY, author ofThe Ethical Carnivore‘Meticulous research, lyrical writing’

KEGGIE CAREW, bestselling author ofDadland‘Fascinating, poignant, mysterious, surreal, compelling’

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT CONSERVATION AWARD 2021 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH ACADEMY BOOK PRIZE FOR GLOBAL CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING 2021 LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2021

Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post-Human Landscape Àr tillgÀnglig som ljudbok.

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    Publicerad : 2021-01-21

    SprÄk: Engelska

    Förlag Ljudbok: William Collins

    ISBN Ljudbok: 9780008329792

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