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