Invisible Lines : Boundaries & Belts That Define The World - Maxim Samson

Invisible Lines : Boundaries & Belts That Define The World - Maxim Samson

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A geographer's exploration of the world's unseen boundaries - the divisions we make, find or feel

Our world has innumerable boundaries, ranging from the obvious - like an ocean - to subtle differences in language or climate. Most of us cross invisible lines all the time, but don't stop to consider them.

In Invisible Lines, geographer Maxim Samson presents 30 such unseen boundaries, intriguing and unexpected examples of the myriad ways in which we collectively engage with and experience the world. From football hooligans in Buenos Aires to air quality in China, Paris' banlieues to sub-Saharan Africa's Malaria Belt, the existence - or perceived existence - of dividing lines has manifold implications for people, wildlife, and places.

Fully illustrated with maps of each location, Invisible Lines reveals the extraordinary ways in which we try to render the planet more liveable and legible; a compelling guide to seeing and understanding our world in all its consistency - and all its messiness, too.  
Maxim Samson is a professor at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, specialising in geographies of religion, globalisation, multiculturalism and urbanisation. In his spare time, Maxim enjoys long-distance running, plant-based cooking, home-brewing, reading maps, maintaining his 2,700+ day Duolingo streak and gradually adding to his kaleidoscopic flag collection. Invisible Lines is his first book.






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