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Author: Alastair Bonnett Narrator: Derek Perkins Publisher: Tantor Audio Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781494575823

Publisher Description

At a time when Google Maps can take you on a virtual tour of Yosemite's remotest trails and cell phones double as navigational systems, it's hard to imagine there's any uncharted ground left on the planet. In Unruly Places, Alastair Bonnett goes to some of the most unexpected, offbeat places in the world to reinspire our geographical imagination.

Bonnett's remarkable tour includes moving villages, secret cities, no man's lands, and floating islands. He explores places as disorienting as Sandy Island, an island included on maps until just two years ago despite the fact that it never existed.

An intrepid guide down the road much less traveled, Bonnett reveals that the most extraordinary places on earth might be hidden in plain sight. Perfect for urban explorers, wilderness ramblers, and armchair travelers struck by wanderlust, Unruly Places will change the way you see the places you inhabit.

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Quotes

  • “A scintillating poke to our geographical imaginations.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “Bonnett’s charming, pensive prose, and light-handed erudition illuminates the stubborn human impulse to find a home in the unlikeliest places.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • A scintillating poke to our geographical imaginations.

    - Kirkus Starred Review

Awards

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Audie Award
  • Nominated for the 2015 Audie Award for Nonfiction

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About the Author

Alastair Bonnett is a professor of social geography at Newcastle University. He is the author of several books, including What Is Geography?, How to Argue, Left in the Past, and The Idea of the West. He has also contributed to history and current affairs magazines on a wide variety of topics.

About the Narrator

Derek Perkins is a professional narrator and voice actor. He has earned numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, as well as numerous Society of Voice Arts nominations. AudioFile magazine named him a Best Voice consecutively in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Augmented by a knowledge of three foreign languages and a facility with accents, he has narrated numerous titles in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres.