Download Audiobook Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age by Annalee Newitz in English

Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age


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In 4 Misplaced Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes listeners on an entertaining and mind-bending journey into the deep historical past of city life. Investigating throughout the centuries and all over the world, Newitz explores the rise and fall of 4 historical cities, every the middle of a classy civilization: the Neolithic website of Çatalhöyük in Central Turkey, the Roman trip city 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 the place East St. Louis is as we speak. Newitz travels to all 4 websites and investigates the cutting-edge analysis in archaeology, revealing the combo of environmental modifications and political turmoil that doomed these historical settlements. Tracing the early growth of city planning, Newitz additionally introduces us to the customarily nameless workers-slaves, girls, immigrants, and handbook laborers-who constructed these cities and created monuments that lasted millennia. 4 Misplaced Cities is a journey into the forgotten previous, however, foreseeing a future during which the vast majority of individuals on Earth will probably be dwelling in cities, it might additionally reveal one thing of our personal destiny.