Four Lost Cities A Secret History of the Urban Age

Four Lost Cities  A Secret History of the Urban Age
Author: Annalee Newitz
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-02-02
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780393652673

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Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR and Science Friday A quest to explore some of the most spectacular ancient cities in human history—and figure out why people abandoned them. In Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining and mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries and around the world, 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. Newitz travels to all four sites and investigates the cutting-edge research in archaeology, revealing the mix of environmental changes and political turmoil that doomed these ancient settlements. Tracing the early development of urban planning, Newitz also introduces us to the often anonymous workers—slaves, women, immigrants, and manual laborers—who built these cities and created monuments that lasted millennia. 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.

Four Lost Cities

Four Lost Cities
Author: Annalee Newitz
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-01-18
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780393882452

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Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR and Science Friday A quest to explore some of the most spectacular ancient cities in human history—and figure out why people abandoned them. In Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining and mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries and around the world, 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. Newitz travels to all four sites and investigates the cutting-edge research in archaeology, revealing the mix of environmental changes and political turmoil that doomed these ancient settlements. Tracing the early development of urban planning, Newitz also introduces us to the often anonymous workers—slaves, women, immigrants, and manual laborers—who built these cities and created monuments that lasted millennia. 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.

Keeper of the Lost Cities

Keeper of the Lost Cities
Author: Shannon Messenger
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2012-10-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781442445932

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At age 12, Sophie learns that the remarkable abilities that have always caused her to stand out identify her as an elf. After being brought to Eternalia to hone her skills, she discovers that she has secrets buried in her memory for which some would kill.

Neverseen

Neverseen
Author: Shannon Messenger
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2016-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781481432306

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"Sophie battles the rebels--and recovers dark memories from her past. She must question everything to find a truth that will either save her world--or shatter it"--

Everblaze

Everblaze
Author: Shannon Messenger
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2014-11-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781442446014

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A New York Times bestselling series A USA TODAY bestselling series A California Young Reader Medal–winning series Sophie uncovers shocking secrets—and faces treacherous new enemies—in this electrifying third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series. Sophie Foster is ready to fight back. Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she’s determined to find her kidnappers—before they come after her again. But a daring mistake leaves her world teetering on the edge of war, and causes many to fear that she has finally gone too far. And the deeper Sophie searches, the farther the conspiracy stretches, proving that her most dangerous enemy might be closer than she realizes. In this nail-biting third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must fight the flames of rebellion, before they destroy everyone and everything she loves.

Unlocked Book 8 5

Unlocked Book 8 5
Author: Shannon Messenger
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2020-11-17
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781534463431

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Book 8.5 in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series delivers what fans of the series have been begging for! Told in an exciting new way, the saga continues with plenty of huge reveals and shocking new twists—plus a complete series guide with beautiful black-and-white illustrations and other awesome bonuses! In this extra special installment of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, the story picks up right from Legacy’s particularly devastating cliffhanger. But chapters alternate between Sophie and Keefe’s perspectives to give readers deeper insights into both beloved characters. New powers will be discovered. Hard truths from the past will come to light. And all of your favorite characters will find themselves tested in ways they never imagined. And that’s not all! Unlocked also includes a comprehensive guide to the world of the Lost Cities, featuring new character and world details that have never been revealed before—plus fun bonuses like Keeper-themed recipes, a detailed map of the Lost Cities, gorgeous illustrations, and so much more!

Lodestar

Lodestar
Author: Shannon Messenger
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2017-11-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781481474962

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Betrayed by one of their closest allies, Sophie's whole world has been turned inside out. The battles are shaping up and the stakes have never been higher in this fifth installment of the bestselling series. 5 1/8 x 7 5/8.

Nightfall

Nightfall
Author: Shannon Messenger
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2017-11-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781481497428

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A New York Times bestselling series A USA TODAY bestselling series A California Young Reader Medal–winning series Sophie and her friends face battles unlike anything they’ve seen before in this thrilling sixth book of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series. Sophie Foster is struggling. Grieving. Scrambling. But she knows one thing: she will not be defeated. The Neverseen have had their victories—but the battle is far from over. It’s time to change tactics. Make sacrifices. Reexamine everything. Maybe even time for Sophie to trust her enemies. All paths lead to Nightfall—an ominous door to an even more ominous place—and Sophie and her friends strike a dangerous bargain to get there. But nothing can prepare them for what they discover. The problems they’re facing stretch deep into their history. And with time running out, and mistakes catching up with them, Sophie and her allies must join forces in ways they never have before. In this spectacular sixth book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must uncover the truth about the Lost Cities’ insidious past, before it repeats itself and changes reality.