Our planet’s past is made, largely, of people deciding to explore the unknown. But what about modern-day explorers? With Google Maps ready to display almost any place you ask for and the internet primed to tell you everything about the ones you can’t find, it may feel to many people like that expansive world of explorers and stories is gone.
Author Alastair Bonnett doesn’t see things that way. His book Beyond the Map explores the hidden and forgotten places here in our modern world. Set up as thirty-nine individual essays, Beyond the Map brings to light places like a ghostly boys’ school in Wales, the world’s smallest country, and argued-over islands. In Beyond the Map, Alastair Bonnett proves that the unknown is all around us, and that space may not be the final frontier after all.