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Beyond the map : unruly enclaves, ghostly places, emerging lands and our search for new utopias / Alastair Bonnett.

By: Bonnett, Alastair, 1964-.
Publisher: London : Aurum Press, 2017Description: [6], 296 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781781316382 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): Geography -- MiscellaneaDDC classification: 910
Contents:
Introduction -- I. Unruly islands -- II. Enclaves and uncertain nations -- III. Utopian places -- IV. Ghostly places -- V. Hidden paces -- Epilogue.
Summary: Geography is getting stranger. Out there, fleets of new islands are under construction and micro-nations are struggling into the light. As new borders and boundaries ebb and flow with increasing speed, it feels as if our old maps are being discarded, redrawn or torn up. Alastair Bonnett uncovers the stories of thirty-nine extraordinary places, each of which challenges us to re-imagine the world around us. From emerging islands, disruptive enclaves and bold utopian visions to uncanny ruins, ghostly tunnels and hidden landscapes - these are destinations that lie beyond ordinary coordinates. A follow on from the critically acclaimed Off the Map, this is a timely and fascinating discussion of place, ownership and ideas of state.
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions April-May 2018
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- I. Unruly islands -- II. Enclaves and uncertain nations -- III. Utopian places -- IV. Ghostly places -- V. Hidden paces -- Epilogue.

Geography is getting stranger. Out there, fleets of new islands are under construction and micro-nations are struggling into the light. As new borders and boundaries ebb and flow with increasing speed, it feels as if our old maps are being discarded, redrawn or torn up. Alastair Bonnett uncovers the stories of thirty-nine extraordinary places, each of which challenges us to re-imagine the world around us. From emerging islands, disruptive enclaves and bold utopian visions to uncanny ruins, ghostly tunnels and hidden landscapes - these are destinations that lie beyond ordinary coordinates. A follow on from the critically acclaimed Off the Map, this is a timely and fascinating discussion of place, ownership and ideas of state.

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