Book cover of Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape  by Cal Flynby Cal Flyn
@calflyn

A beautiful, lyrical exploration of the places where nature is flourishing in our absence

 

“[Flyn] captures the dread, sadness, and wonder of beholding the results of humanity’s destructive impulse, and she arrives at a new appreciation of life, ‘all the stranger and more valuable for its resilence.'” –The New Yorker

Some of the only truly feral cattle in the world wander a long-abandoned island off the northernmost tip of Scotland. A variety of wildlife not seen in many lifetimes has rebounded on the irradiated grounds of Chernobyl. A lush forest supports thousands of species that are extinct or endangered everywhere else on earth in the Korean peninsula’s narrow DMZ.

Interview with the Author

Podcast Art for Little AtomsaLittle Atoms
670 Cal Flyn’s Islands of Abandonment
2/9/21       38 min


Podcast art for Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI Radio in New YorkLeonard Lopate at Large on WBAI Radio in New York
Cal Flyn on Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape
6/1/21         55 min


Podcast Art of Intelligence SquaredIntelligence Squared 
The Allure of Abandoned Places, with Cal Flyn
3/18/22           58 min


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