Four Lost Cities: A Secret History Of The Urban Age
- Global History, The Ancient World
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Explore spectacular ancient cities
In Four Lost Cities, science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries, Newitz explores the rise and fall of four ancient cities, each the center of a sophisticated civilization: the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Central Turkey, the Roman vacation town of Pompeii on Italy’s southern coast, the medieval megacity of Angkor in Cambodia, and the indigenous metropolis Cahokia, which stood beside the Mississippi River where East St. Louis is today.
Four Lost Cities is a journey into the forgotten past, but, foreseeing a future in which the majority of people on Earth will be living in cities, it may also reveal something of our own fate.
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|Release Date:||February 2, 2021|