Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies (2014) 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… 2014-07-08 Nonfiction Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Book Review

Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies (2014)

UNRULY PLACES: LOST SPACES, SECRET CITIES, AND OTHER INSCRUTABLE GEOGRAPHIES Alastair Bonnett
UNRULY PLACES: LOST SPACES, SECRET CITIES, AND OTHER INSCRUTABLE GEOGRAPHIES Alastair Bonnett
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jul 08, 2014; Writer: Alastair Bonnett; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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

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Originally posted Jul 09, 2014 Published in issue #1320 Jul 18, 2014 Order article reprints