Author: Alastair Bonnett
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: July 8, 2014
Goodreads Summary:An intrepid guide down the road much less traveled, Bonnett reveals that the most extraordinary places on earth might be hidden in plain sight, just around the corner from your apartment or underfoot on a wooded path. Perfect for urban explorers, wilderness ramblers, and armchair travelers struck by wanderlust, Unruly Places will change the way you see the places you inhabit.
My Thoughts:Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies by Alastair Bonnett is a fascinating book about many places you've probably never heard of. Though there are quite a few that you have.
This book is broken up into several parts including ones titled: Lost Spaces, Hidden Geographies, Floating Islands, Spaces of Exception. These are not all the categories, but it gives you an idea of what to expect. Each category has a handful of places where Bonnett will take you to discover the unruly places (such as Old Mecca, Linengrad, and Sealand). He gives an interesting account of cities that are disappearing, cities where just the change of their name has changed their everyday lives, and cities that are unnatural.
This is a great book that you'll want to read again and again. I love the history behind some of these places. Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies will awaken the wanderlust in you!