Beyond the Map

Beyond the Map by Alastair Bonnett

Unruly enclaves, ghostly places, emerging lands and our search for new utopias

Format: Hardback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9781781316382
Publisher: Aurum Press
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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. 

ALASTAIR BONNETT is Professor of Social Geography at Newcastle University. Previous books include Off the MapWhat is Geography? and How to Argue. He has also contributed to history and current affairs magazines on a wide variety of topics, such as world population and radical nostalgia. Alastair was editor of the avant-garde, psychogeographical, magazine Transgressions: A Journal of Urban Exploration between 1994-2000. Alastair lives in Newcastle.

Format: Hardback, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9781781316382
Size: 5.315 in x 8.504 in / 135 mm x 216 mm
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"Full of rich, strange anecdote, Beyond the Map skips restlessly around the globe… This fine book is an expert, engaged guide to how one might begin to start mapping these often perplexing processes."