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Beyond the map : unruly enclaves, ghostly places, emerging lands and our search for new utopias
Bonnett, Alastair, 1964- author.
Publication Information:
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Physical Description:
296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
New islands are under construction or emerging because of climate change. Eccentric enclaves and fantastic utopian experiments are multiplying. Once-secret fantasy gardens are cracking open their doors to outsiders. Our world is becoming stranger by the day--and Alastair Bonnett observes and captures every fascinating change.
General Note:
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Aurum Press, an imprint of the Quarto Group"--Title page verso.
Introduction -- Unruly islands. Les Minquiers ; The United States Minor Outlying Islands and the United Micronations Multi-Oceanic Archipelago ; The new Spratly Islands ; Bothnia's rising islands ; The Philippines' 534 discoveries ; Wild strawberries : traffic island -- Enclaves and uncertain nations. The Ladin Valleys ; The eruv at Bondi Beach ; The Ferghana Valley ; The Saharan sand wall ; New Russia ; The Sovereign Military Order of Malta ; The Stratford Republic -- Utopian places. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ; Cybertopia ; The new nomads ; Nek Chand's rock garden ; Christiania ; Helsinki wild harvest ; City of helicopters ; City without ground -- Ghostly places. The phantom tunnel of Shinjuku Station ; Skywalks ; The Boys Village ; British graveyard, Shimla ; Dau movie set ; Magical London ; Tsunami stones and nuclear markers -- Hidden places. Garbage city, Cairo ; Off street view : Hidden Hills and the slums of Wanathamulla ; Trap streets ; The uncharted Congo ; Flat 2, 18 Royston Mains Street, Edinburgh ; Spikescape ; Yulin underground Naval Base, Hainan Island ; Under Jerusalem ; Doggerland ; The new Arctic ; Conshelf Undersea Station -- Epilogue.
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