Four Lost Cities

As Annalee Newitz shows in Four Lost Cities, an ancient city’s fate was determined by complex interactions of politics, the environment and human choices.

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Review of ‘Four Lost Cities’

When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, thousands of people were forced to relocate. Some returned; others never did. As the city rebuilt, it changed, through both loss and revitalization. Fifteen years later, hurricanes still threaten New Orleans, but the city certainly endures.

Keep that trajectory in mind if you ever visit a magnificent…

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