GeoInspirations: Alastair Bonnett - Defining Geography.
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.
ALASTAIR BONNETT is Professor of Social Geography at Newcastle University. Previous books include What is Geography? (Sage, 2008) and How to Argue (Pearson, 2001). He has also contributed to history and current affairs magazines on a wide variety of topics, such as world population and radical nostalgia.
Alastair Bonnett accompanies each map with a vivid essay that provides detailed insight into how the planet has changed and what it may look like in the future. From examining new deserts and charting airspace, to revealing emerging lands and measuring each continent's natural treasures.
I was therefore intrigued by Alastair Bonnett's title, wondering whether Professor Bonnett had come up the definitive statement as to the nature of geography as a discipline of knowledge. To an extent he attempts to do this in a kind of summary which follows his last chapter.
BOOK REVIEW — “Beyond the Map: Unruly Enclaves, Ghostly Places, Emerging Lands, and Our Search for New Utopias,” by Alastair Bonnett (University of Chicago Press, 304 pages). Into this cartographic zeitgeist comes a new book by the British geographer Alastair Bonnett that urges us to question whether maps are really up to the task of representing our world.
What is Geography? (English, Paperback) Alastair Bonnett. What is Geography? Geography is a fundamental fascination with, and a crucial method for, understanding the way the world works. This title offers readers a short and highly accessible account of the ideas and concepts constituting geography. Currently Unavailable Why is this unavailable?
Alastair Bonnett is Professor of Geography at Newcastle University. He is the author of Off the Map and What is Geography? and a range of other titles in social and political geography. Speakers. GEDs students and Alumni, Prospective GEDs students Contact name: Birkbeck Events.