Islands of Abandonment by Cal Flyn

Islands of Abandonment

Cal Flyn

384 pages first pub 2021 (editions) user-added

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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 r...

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informative 90%
reflective 71%
hopeful 54%
challenging 40%
inspiring 29%
adventurous 28%
sad 17%
dark 13%
emotional 10%
mysterious 6%
relaxing 1%


medium 68%
slow 25%
fast 5%

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