The World Mapped Like Never Before
In 50 world maps that ‘distil innumerable terabytes of data’ and ‘millions of hours of expertise’, this atlas describes natural phenomena – asteroid strikes, solar energy or ants – and human artefacts and activities as varied as undersea cables, guns and Twitter relationships. Whether showing bird diversity or happiness, these innovative maps illuminate the interconnectedness of nature and society: in Bonnett’s own example, the Ocean Rubbish map portrays the seas’ natural circulatory systems as well as our throwaway culture.
Beyond the Map
Unruly Enclaves, Ghostly Places, Emerging Lands and Our Search for New Utopias
Not marked on any official map, new islands are emerging from the ocean, villages are disappearing beneath it, sea-forts declare independence and utopian communities are founded. This book explores 39 such extraordinary places, among them the elusive Minkies in the English Channel, map-makers’ trap streets and the new Arctic being revealed as a result of global warming.
Off the Map
Lost Spaces, Invisible Cities, Forgotten Islands, Feral Places, and What They Tell Us About the World
In the world of Google Earth, it is easy to believe that every inch of the planet has been mapped. Happily, this is not true. This book ranges the globe to celebrate the anomalies that still frustrate the cartographer: islands that never existed; abandoned settlements; a secret military town in Russia; and renamed cities whose old identities cling like ghosts.