The age of islands: in search of new and disappearing islands

The age of islands: in search of new and disappearing islands In Search of New and Disappearing Islands alastair bonnett

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.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9781786498106
Uitgever
Atlantic
Druk
1e
Datum
07-05-2020
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
256 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback Paperback C
Genre
Nederlandstalige literatuur

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