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The Resource Unfathomable city : a New Orleans atlas, by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker

Unfathomable city : a New Orleans atlas, by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker

Label
Unfathomable city : a New Orleans atlas
Title
Unfathomable city
Title remainder
a New Orleans atlas
Statement of responsibility
by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Characteristic
atlas
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Solnit, Rebecca
Dewey number
912.763/35
Index
index present
LC call number
G1364.N5
LC item number
S6 2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Snedeker, Rebecca
Relief
  • contours
  • shading
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
Label
Unfathomable city : a New Orleans atlas, by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780520274044
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2013014799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps
Physical medium
paper
Positive negative aspect
not applicable
Production reproduction details
other
Specific material designation
map
System control number
  • ocn844372804
  • (OCoLC)844372804
Type of reproduction
not applicable
Label
Unfathomable city : a New Orleans atlas, by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780520274044
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2013014799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps
Physical medium
paper
Positive negative aspect
not applicable
Production reproduction details
other
Specific material designation
map
System control number
  • ocn844372804
  • (OCoLC)844372804
Type of reproduction
not applicable

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