Abandoned Wrecks: Incredible photographs of rusting hulks of trains, planes and automobiles

Via Creative Boom submission. All images courtesy of the photographer and Amber Books

From ships left high and dry after the retraction of the Aral sea to the Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic, from a rusting railway graveyard in Bolivia to abandoned World War II cars in a Swedish forest, from aircraft frozen in time in Antarctica to streetcars sidelined in Brooklyn, New York, Abandoned Wrecks is a photographic book that explores over 100 fascinating sites from all around the world.

Aside from the peculiar beauty of rusting hulks on forgotten battlefields, anemone-covered battleships on the seabed and cars being consumed by forests, these images introduce us to unusual stories: how a car standing on its nose in the Nevada desert has inspired an artist into making a design feature from junked cars, a Canadian schooner that sank in 1885 and rests preserved to this day in a harbor in Lake Huron, and a space shuttle left gathering dust in a hangar.

With 170 outstanding colour photographs of cars, trains, ships, submarines, tanks, aircraft and even a space shuttle, Abandoned Wrecks by Chris McNab is a brilliant pictorial work showcasing these battered time capsules and their stories of wars, natural disasters, changing fortunes, tastes and fashions. Available via Amber Books.