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A tour of the world's hidden geographies—from disappearing islands to forbidden deserts—and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today.

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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.

"While all these aspects of his narration are engaging, it's Perkins's warmth that truly reveals his understanding of the book and that effectively conveys the message about the significance of place." ---AudioFile

"A scintillating poke to our geographical imaginations." ---Kirkus 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

"Perkins speaks in a deep voice and a refined British accent that can be hypnotically engaging when combined with Bonnet's prose." ---Publishers Weekly Audio Review
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Unruly Places

Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

Author Alastair Bonnett

Narrated by Derek Perkins

Publication date Sep 30, 2014

Running time 8 hrs

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