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This “guide to weird, ruined, and wonderful spots” across the globe explores disappearing islands, forbidden deserts, and much more—a “terrific book” (Los Angeles Times Unruly Places By Alastair Bonnett PDF
At a time when Google Maps Street View can take you on a virtual tour of Yosemite’s remotest trails, it’s hard to imagine there’s any uncharted ground left on the planet. But in Unruly Places, Alastair Bonnett rekindles our geographical imaginations with excursions into some of the world’s most peculiar places—such as moving villages, secret cities, no man’s lands, and floating islands.
Bonnett investigates Sandy Island, a place that appeared on maps until just two years ago despite the fact that it never existed; Sealand, an abandoned gun platform off the English coast that a British citizen claimed as his own sovereign nation, issuing passports and crowning his wife as a princess; Baarle, a patchwork of Dutch and Flemish enclaves where walking from the grocery store’s produce section to the meat counter can involve crossing national borders; and many other curious locales. In this “delightfully quirky” guide down the road much less traveled, Bonnett reveals that the most extraordinary places on earth might be hidden in plain sight (Ron Charles, Washington Post Unruly Places By Alastair Bonnett PDF
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Alastair Bonnett is Professor of Social Geography at Newcastle University. The author of numerous academic texts, he served as editor of the avant-garde, psycho-geographical magazine Transgressions: A Journal of Urban Exploration. –This text refers to an alternate kindle edition edition.Unruly Places By Alastair Bonnett PDF
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- Identification Number : B00E78IDNM
- Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (July 8, 2014)
- Publication date : July 8, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 11447 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 231 pages
- Lending : Enabled
January 27, 2016
You can tell the author is very enchanted by these places and you start to feel the same sort of fascination. He wants you to think about the mystery, the history and the possibility.
I read many geographical tellings and even in my love for them, I find most of them to be dry but Unruly Places was one of the easiest books to get through. It’s full of his own musings and makes cause for you to reimagine your own surroundings and find places you’ve seen, but not thought of, and imagine a world where place may exist, even if you can’t see it.
Each chapter tells of a different place, and it’s been said that brevity is the soul of wit, but merely five pages per place just wasn’t enough. I found myself just getting to know these places when the chapter would end and after 47 chapters it’s a little heartbreaking. He visited many of these places and I’m jealous that he got to see their beauty and I’m left with coordinates to peer down from above. It seems to me that a book with less places, more in depth tellings and photos of his travels would have better appealed to me, but nonetheless, I very much enjoyed the book and I have many places to learn more about.
September 24, 2015
A blend of history, anthropology, and theory, Bonnett’s writing here often has the journalistic feel of a series of particularly engaging New Yorker articles. I’m not sure the book will make me think about my own relationship to places and spaces — which is a slight failure of the theoretical parts — but there were at least enough “Wow, really?!” moments that I would happily recommend it to friends who are interested in random interesting geographical bits.
The places are grouped into the following categories/chapter headings: Lost Spaces, Hidden Geographies, No Man’s Lands, Dead Cities, Spaces of Exception, Enclaves and Breakaway Nations, Floating Islands, and Ephemeral Places. I found the first six sections better than the final two. The former had more detail about each place while the latter by their very natures were more theoretical. Like some other reviewers, I would have preferred either a longer book which covered each place in greater detail, or a book of the same length which covered fewer places, leaving room for… greater detail. In a book about places, and peoples’ relationships to them, why not write even more about, well, the places themselves?
February 7, 2016
Grabbed the kindle edition at significant discount, so was mainly expecting a short fun read. And most of the book is just that. Short description ordered by a few themes, mixed with a bit of meta reflection on place as such.
The places range from the spectacular to the mundane – and it is at times hard to grasp which ones are written based on actual visit compared to read about.
A few places leads the writer of on a slightly rambling meta discussion with himself, ranging far and wide (literally and metaphorically). Better editing or forming these pieces into a more coherent debate would edge towards 5.
Great illustrations for each theme. Solid references and even GPS coordinate included.
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