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The Resource Unruly places : lost spaces, secret cities, and other inscrutable geographies, Alastair Bonnett

Unruly places : lost spaces, secret cities, and other inscrutable geographies, Alastair Bonnett

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Unruly places : lost spaces, secret cities, and other inscrutable geographies
Title
Unruly places
Title remainder
lost spaces, secret cities, and other inscrutable geographies
Statement of responsibility
Alastair Bonnett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The real-life answers to Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, Unruly Places explores the most extraordinary, off-grid, offbeat places on the planet. Alastair Bonnett's tour of the planet's most unlikely micro-nations, moving villages, secret cities, and no man's lands shows us the modern world from surprising new vantage points, bound to inspire urban explorers, off-the-beaten-trail wanderers, and armchair travelers. He connects what we see on maps to what's happening in the world by looking at the places that are hardest to pin down: inaccessible zones, improvised settlements, multiple cities sharing the same space. Consider Sealand, an abandoned gun platform off the English coast that a British citizen claimed as his own sovereign nation, issuing passports and making his wife a princess. Or Baarle, a patchwork city of Dutch and Flemish enclaves where crossing the street can involve traversing national borders. Or Sandy Island, which appeared on maps well into 2012 despite the fact it never existed. Illustrated with original maps and drawings, Unruly Places gives readers a new way of understanding the places we occupy. "--
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Provided by publisher
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1964-
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Bonnett, Alastair
Dewey number
910
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Geography
Label
Unruly places : lost spaces, secret cities, and other inscrutable geographies, Alastair Bonnett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lost spaces. Sandy Island ; Leningrad ; Arne ; Old Mecca ; New Moore ; Time Landscape ; The Aralqum Desert -- Hidden geographies. The Labyrinth ; Zheleznogorsk ; The underground cities of Cappadocia ; Fox den ; North Cemetery, Manila ; North Sentinel Island -- No man's lands. Between border posts (Guinea and Senegal) ; Bir Tawil ; Nahuaterique ; Twayil Abu Jarwal ; Traffic island -- Dead cities. Wittenoom ; Kangbashi ; Kijong-dong ; Ağdam ; Pripyat ; The Archaeological Park of Sicilian Incompletion -- Spaces of exception. Camp Zeist ; Geneva Freeport ; Bright Light, 4 Mures Street, Bucharest ; International airspace ; Gutterspace ; Bountiful ; Mount Athos ; Ranch of Sprouts : Brotas Quilombo ; FARC-controlled Colombia ; Hobyo -- Enclaves and breakaway nations. Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog ; Chitmahals ; Sealand ; United Kingdom of Lunda Tchokwe ; Gagauzia -- Floating islands. Pumice and trash islands ; Nipterk P-32 Spray Ice Island ; The floating Maldives ; The World -- Ephemeral places. Hog's Back lay-by ; LAX parking lot ; Nowhere ; Stacey's lane -- Conclusion: Sympathy for a place-loving species
Control code
ocn854944305
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780544101579
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013050983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)854944305
Label
Unruly places : lost spaces, secret cities, and other inscrutable geographies, Alastair Bonnett
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lost spaces. Sandy Island ; Leningrad ; Arne ; Old Mecca ; New Moore ; Time Landscape ; The Aralqum Desert -- Hidden geographies. The Labyrinth ; Zheleznogorsk ; The underground cities of Cappadocia ; Fox den ; North Cemetery, Manila ; North Sentinel Island -- No man's lands. Between border posts (Guinea and Senegal) ; Bir Tawil ; Nahuaterique ; Twayil Abu Jarwal ; Traffic island -- Dead cities. Wittenoom ; Kangbashi ; Kijong-dong ; Ağdam ; Pripyat ; The Archaeological Park of Sicilian Incompletion -- Spaces of exception. Camp Zeist ; Geneva Freeport ; Bright Light, 4 Mures Street, Bucharest ; International airspace ; Gutterspace ; Bountiful ; Mount Athos ; Ranch of Sprouts : Brotas Quilombo ; FARC-controlled Colombia ; Hobyo -- Enclaves and breakaway nations. Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog ; Chitmahals ; Sealand ; United Kingdom of Lunda Tchokwe ; Gagauzia -- Floating islands. Pumice and trash islands ; Nipterk P-32 Spray Ice Island ; The floating Maldives ; The World -- Ephemeral places. Hog's Back lay-by ; LAX parking lot ; Nowhere ; Stacey's lane -- Conclusion: Sympathy for a place-loving species
Control code
ocn854944305
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780544101579
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013050983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)854944305

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