Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Lost Worlds: What Have We Lost, & Where Did it Go? Paperback – October 1, 2005
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
From the Publisher
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
At first and to a shallow mind the essays seem random and unfocused, but gradually the theme emerges: we've been had.
Diane C. Donovan
"The love that dared not speak its name is now, thank heaven, walking cheerfully about the place saying hello and introducing itself."
"Telling children not to do things because they're common is now common, so that people who were brought up to worry about whether things are common can no longer transmit that philosophy: a majestic loop of negative feedback."
"Angel-believers simply state that the rules of the Universe are not what we think they are. Homeopaths say no, the rules of the Universe are absolutely spot-on, dead right, tickety-boo and well done, chaps... except in the case of homeopathy, where they are different."
"This book was researched and written without the aid of any Microsoft software at all. Such a pleasure; you can't imagine."
These pieces seem to have been written for a newspaper column, so they weren't originally meant to be read all in one go. Perhaps a few pages here and there would be best, and that way you can spin out the pleasure.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I set this one aside after 50 pages, when it became clear that it wasn't going to get any less tedious. Read morePublished on November 13, 2008 by UCLA Ex-Prof
Failed the first chapter test...irritating chattering classes book that no doubt enables amusing dinner party conversations...clearly I am too common to appreciate its wit... Read morePublished on January 26, 2008 by John
This book is billed as a catalouge of things "lost" to the modern world..The now extinct dodo bird on the cover(gone since the end of the 19th century)is supposed to set the tone... Read morePublished on October 24, 2007 by Charles H. Levenson