A unique and beautiful collection of fifty maps in which our physical, political and cultural world is visualised, measured and mapped like never before.
From charting energy networks to revealing new and emerging lands, measuring human migration to assessing the planet's ant populations – and including the phenomena we have little control over such as lightning strikes or asteroid impact – each map asks you to question, wonder and look again at our rapidly changing and often surprising world.
Divided into three thematic sections: Land, Air and Sea; Human and Animal, and Globalisation, New Views offers a fresh and truly global portrait of our intricately fascinating planet.
Alastair Bonnett is Professor of Social Geography at Newcastle University. Previous books include Off the Map, What is Geography? and How to Argue. He has also contributed to history and current affairs magazines on a wide variety of topics, such as world population and radical nostalgia. Alastair was editor of the avant-garde, psychogeographical, magazine Transgressions: A Journal of Urban Exploration between 1994-2000. He lives in Newcastle.