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  • AGE OF ISLANDS : In Search of New and Disappearing Islands

    AGE OF ISLANDS : In Search of New and Disappearing Islands
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    ISBN: 9781786498106
    Title: AGE OF ISLANDS : In Search of New and Disappearing Islands
    Author: BONNETT ALASTAIR
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    But it is also, Alastair Bonnett believes, a spectacle which is imprinting itself on our hopes and anxieties. From a 'crannog', an ancient artificial island in a Scottish loch, to the militarized artificial islands China is building in the South China Sea, he sets out to explore some of the world's newest, most fragile and beautiful islands to find out why they have such a hold on our imaginations.

    Imprint: Atlantic Books
    RRP: $29.99

    • Price: $29.99
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