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Book Review: The Biblical World: An Illustrated Atlas

The Biblical World:  An Illustrated Atlas, by Jean-Pierre Isbouts I’m going to have a lot of negative things to say about this book, so I’d like to begin by saying that I did not think that this book was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Building Suburbia

Building Suburbia:  Green Fields And Urban Growth:  1820-2000, by Dolores Hayden This book was intensely frustrating to read.  Indeed, this volume, which has about 250 pages of the author bloviating on topics related to the long history of suburban development … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond The Map

Beyond The Map:  Unruly Enclaves, Ghostly Places, Emerging Lands And Our Search For New Utopias, by Alastair Bonnett There are some writers where the more you are aware of their worldview and approach, the less you like reading what they … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atlas Of Improbable Places

Atlas Of Improbable Places:  A Journey To The World’s Most Unusual Corners, by Travis Elborough & Alan Horsfield It’s not surprising that I am attracted to atlases of odd and unusual places [1].  I always considered it axiomatic that odd … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Geography Of Genius

The Geography Of Genius, by Eric Wiener, read by the author As someone with a deep, personal interest in genius [1], I had high hopes for this book, but I found it greatly disappointing on a variety of levels.  For … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unruly Places

Unruly Places:  Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, And Other Inscrutable Geographies, by Alastair Bonnet This book was at least moderately enjoyable to read.  Obviously, this book goes down a lot better if one shares the author’s political agendas (hint:  he’s strongly … Continue reading

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Book Review: New Views

New Views:  The World Mapped Like Never Before, by Alastair Bonnett Part of this book was deeply enjoyable, as I am someone who likes reading atlases [1], but part of this book was somewhat irritating as well.  As someone who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The World Of Birds

The World Of Birds, by James Fisher and Roger Tory Peterson Be forewarned that if you decide to read this book it may draw some attention, not least because the book is massive.  It’s a book that is impossible to … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Africa

A Brief Political And Geographic History Of Africa:  Where Are…Belgian Congo, Rhodesia, And Kush, by John Davenport It is perhaps inevitable that a political and geographical history of Africa would involve contemporary squabbles over politics and the repercussions of Africa’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Brief Political And Geographical History Of North America

A Brief Political And Geographical History Of North America:  Where Are…New France, New Netherland, And New Sweden, by Lissa Johnston I am no stranger to this series [1], and to put it mildly, the quality of the series as a … Continue reading

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