Life & Style
Four Lost Cities by Annalee Newitz
Why are large cities abandoned? Here is a journey to four places, from central Turkey in 6000 B.C. to central North America in the 8th- to 10th century. The author watches the archaeology reveal the history of each place and asks important questions. The answers have relevance for us as we ask questions of our own cities. This is an unusual and intriguing read.
Nancy, R.J. Julia Booksellers, Madison