Unruly Places

Unruly Places

Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

Book - 2014
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An exploration of the world's hidden geographies reveals the moving villages, secret cities, and no man's lands that will inspire urban explorers, off-the-beaten-trail wanderers, and armchair travelers.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2014
ISBN: 9780544101579
054410157X
Characteristics: xvi, 270 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm

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diannehildebrand
Sep 07, 2017

I loved this book. Very readable, with a great mix of philosophy and description. Just a few times I needed more physical description of the unruly place - the author occasionally assumes details that the reader simply doesn't know.

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Mooseum
Jul 06, 2017

A thoughtful book about wide-ranging kinds of places, many which we might not have heard of before. A sense of place is important to our sense of self, and yet, it is disappearing as the world becomes more homogenized and developed.

Subjects include lost spaces, hidden geographies, no man's lands, dead cities, spaces of exception, enclaves and breakaway nations, floating islands, and ephemeral places. This book helps one to re-think their sense of place and what it might mean.

A nice addition is the latitude and longitude of some of the places so you can find them on Google maps.

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tocch101
Oct 07, 2015

A very interesting read about places that seem to fall in between in a variety of ways. Inspiring.

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thomqui
Apr 06, 2015

Not typical by any means, Bonnett has you scratching your head as he takes you to places on the planet that you never thought of as distinct locales.

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