Off the Map, Put Away the Map
September 9, 2018 8:02 PM   Subscribe

Professor of Social Geography, Alastair Bonnett, presents a stunning testament to how mysterious our planet still is. From forgotten enclaves to floating islands, from hidden villages to New York gutter spaces, ‘Off the Map’ charts the hidden corners of our planet.

In ‘Beyond the Map,’ Alastair Bonnett argues that when it comes to describing the world, lines and borders are hopelessly inadequate, even misleading. Beyond the Map
posted by MovableBookLady (4 comments total) 74 users marked this as a favorite
Not sure a book could be more pitched directly at my heart, unless it also nevertheless had tons of maps in it too.
posted by fleacircus at 5:32 AM on September 10, 2018 [3 favorites]

I once bought Off the Map on a whim and was pleasantly surprised. I look forward to his new book.
posted by fregoli at 9:24 AM on September 10, 2018

"The map is not the territory."
...A. Korzybski
posted by BlueHorse at 10:00 PM on September 10, 2018

Someday there's going to be a massive street fight between topophilialists and psychogeographers. (Or, equivalently, between people who value a sense of place and people who value being lost.) Until then, I guess we're on the same side.

Neat article.
posted by eotvos at 1:56 PM on September 11, 2018

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