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The Age of Islands: In Search of New and Disappearing Islands
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The Age of Islands: In Search of New and Disappearing Islands (Hardback)

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'Extraordinary... A fascinating and intelligent book.' Sunday Times



New islands are being built at an unprecedented rate whether for tourism or territorial ambition, while many islands are disappearing or fragmenting because of rising sea levels. It is a strange planetary spectacle, creating an ever-changing map which even Google Earth struggles to keep pace with.



In The Age of Islands, explorer and geographer Alastair Bonnett takes the reader on a compelling and thought-provoking tour of the world's newest, most fragile and beautiful islands and reveals what, he argues, is one of the great dramas of our time.



From a 'crannog', an ancient artificial island in a Scottish loch, to the militarized artificial islands China is building in the South China Sea; from the disappearing islands that remain the home of native Central Americans to the ritzy new islands of Dubai; from Hong Kong and the Isles of Scilly to islands far away and near: all have urgent stories to tell.

Science & MathematicsGeographyPhysical geography & topographyTravel & MapsTravel writing Publisher: Atlantic Books Publication Date: 07/05/2020 ISBN-13: 9781786498090  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Alastair Bonnett is Professor of Social Geography at Newcastle University. His previous books include Off the Map, Beyond the Map, New Views: The World Mapped Like Never Before, What is Geography? and How to Argue. He lives in Newcastle.

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