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Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

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UNRULY PLACES: LOST SPACES, SECRET CITIES, AND OTHER INSCRUTABLE GEOGRAPHIES Alastair Bonnett

Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Alastair Bonnett
publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
genre:
Nonfiction

We gave it a B

Political unrest keeps borders and maps fluid, but as British academic Bonnett points out, landmasses change just as often as ideologies do; seas swallow and regurgitate islands, entire cities are abandoned. Unruly overflows with amazing examples of the world’s hidden places, but the most fascinating narratives — like the one about the ancient tunnel system that still lurks beneath Turkey — get short shrift. B