Unfathomable City: A new Orleans Atlas download free [PDF and Ebook] by Rebecca Solnit

Unfathomable City: A new Orleans Atlas download free [PDF and Ebook] by Rebecca Solnit year 2013
  • Book name: Unfathomable City: A new Orleans Atlas
  • Author: Rebecca Solnit
  • Release date: 2013/5/17
  • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9780520274044
  • Rating: 9.5 of 10
  • Votes: 313
  • Review by: Nixon Waller
  • Review rating: 7.47 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/13
  • Total pages: 176
  • Includes a PDF summary of 21 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Like the bestselling Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, this book is a brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas, one that provides a vivid, complex look at the multi-faceted nature of New Orleans, a city replete with contradictions. More than twenty essays assemble a chorus of vibrant voices, including geographers, scholars of sugar and bananas, the city's remarkable musicians, prison activists, environmentalists, Arab and Native voices, and local experts, as well as the coauthors' compelling contributions. Featuring 22 full-color two-page-spread maps, Unfathomable City plumbs the depths of this major tourist destination, pivotal scene of American history and culture and, most recently, site of monumental disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. The innovative maps' precision and specificity shift our notions of the Mississippi, the Caribbean, Mardi Gras, jazz, soils and trees, generational roots, and many other subjects, and expand our ideas of how any city is imagined and experienced.Together with the inspired texts, they show New Orleans as both an imperiled city - by erosion, crime, corruption, and sea level rise - and an ageless city that lives in music as a form of cultural resistance. Compact, lively, and completely original, Unfathomable City takes readers on a tour that will forever change the way they think about place.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 7H40M31S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Travel Writing, Social & Cultural Anthropology, History Of The Americas, Guidebooks, World Atlases / World Maps
  • Available formats: TXT, EPUB, SNB, WORD, PDF, ODT, LIT, DOC. Compressed in CPIO, AZW4, CHM, ZIP, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 33.38 USD
  • Dimensions: 178x305x15mm
  • Weight: 635g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Berkerley, United States
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