New Books for Geographers: Spring 2024

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The AAG compiles a quarterly list of newly published geography books and books of interest to geographers. The list includes a diversity of books that represents the breadth of the discipline (including key sub-disciplines), but also recognizes the work which takes place at the margins of geography and overlap with other disciplines. While academic texts make up most of the books, we also include popular books, novels, books of poetry, and books published in languages other than English, for example.

Some of these books are selected for review in the AAG Review of Books. Publishers are welcome to contact the AAG Review of Books Editor-in-Chief Debbie Hopkins, as well as anyone interested in reviewing these or other titles.


A Caribbean Poetics of Spirit, by Hannah Regis (University of the West Indies Press 2024)

After Nativism: Belonging in an Age of Intolerance, by Ash Amin (Polity Books 2023)

American Indians and the American Dream: Policies, Place, and Property in Minnesota, by Kasey R. Keeler ( University of Minnesota Press 2023)

An Anthology of Blackness: The State of Black Design, by Terresa Moses and Omari Souza (MIT Press 2023)

Borders: A Very Short Introduction, by Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen (Oxford University Press 2024)

Cities in Search of Freedom: European Municipalities against the Leviathan, by Elisabetta Mocca (Bristol University Press 2023)

Climate Migration: Critical Perspectives for Law, Policy, and Research, by Calum Nicholson and Benoit Mayer (Bloomsbury Publishing 2023)

Climate Travels: How Ecotourism Changes Mindsets and Motivates Action, by Michael M. Gunter Jr. (Columbia University Press 2023)

Constructing Worlds Otherwise: Societies in Movement and Anticolonial Paths in Latin America, by Raúl Zibechi and George Ygarza Quispe (Translator) (AK Press              2024)

COVID and Gender in the Middle East, by Rita Stephan (University of Texas Press 2023)

Defying Displacement: Urban Recomposition and Social War, by Andrew Lee (AK Press 2024)

Displacing Territory: Syrian and Palestinian Refugees in Jordan, by Karen Culcasi (University of Chicago Press 2023)

Encountering Palestine: Un/making Spaces of Colonial Violence, by Mark Griffiths and Mikko Joronen (University of Nebraska Press 2023)

Fatal Jump: Tracking the Origins of Pandemics, by Leslie Reperant (Johns Hopkins University Press 2023)

Fluid Geographies: Water, Science, and Settler Colonialism in New Mexico, by K. Maria D. Lane (University of Chicago Press 2024)

Food in a Just World: Compassionate Eating in a Time of Climate Change, by Tracey Harris and Terry Gibbs (Polity Books 2024)

For a Liberatory Politics of Home, by Michele Lancione (Duke University Press 2023)

Global Health: Geographical Connections, by Anthony C. Gatrell (Agenda Publishing 2023)

Hydrofeminist Thinking With Oceans: Political and Scholarly Possibilities, by Tarara Shefer, Vivienne Bozalek, and Nike Romano (Routledge 2024)

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in Urban Environments, by Shailesh Shankar Deshpande and Arun B. Inamdar (Routledge 2024)

Katūīvei: Contemporary Pasifika poetry from Aotearoa New Zealand, by David Eggleton, Vaughan Rapatahana, and Mere Taito (Massey University Press 2024)

Making a Home: Assisted Living in the Community for Young Disabled People, by Jen Powley (Fernwood Publishing 2023)

Making Space for Indigenous Feminism, 3rd Edition, by Gina Starblanket (Fernwood Publishing 2024)

Making the Literary-Geographical World of Sherlock Holmes: The Game Is Afoot, by David McLaughlin (University of Chicago Press 2025)

Making the Unseen Visible: Science and the Contested Histories of Radiation Exposure, by Jacob Darwin Hamblin and Linda Marie Richards (Oregon State Press 2023)

Mapmatics: A Mathematician’s Guide to Navigating the World, by Paulina Rowińska (Harvard University Press 2024)

Mapping Middle-earth: Environmental and Political Narratives in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Cartographies, by Anahit Behrooz (Bloomsbury Publishing 2024)

Master Plans and Minor Acts: Repairing the City in Post-Genocide Rwanda, by Shakirah E. Hudani (University of Chicago Press 2024)

Memory in Place: Locating colonial histories and commemoration, by Cameo Dalley and Ashley Barnwell (ANU Press 2023)

Midlife Geographies: Changing Lifecourses across Generations, Spaces and Time, by Aija Lulle (Bristol University Press 2024)

Migration as Economic Imperialism: How International Labour Mobility Undermines Economic Development in Poor Countries, by Immanuel Ness (Polity Books 2023)

Near and Far Waters: The Geopolitics of Seapower, by Colin Flint (Standford University Press 2024)

Patchwork Apartheid: Private Restriction, Racial Segregation, and Urban Inequality, by Colin Gordon (Russel Sage Foundation 2023)

Pessimism, Quietism and Nature as Refuge, by David E. Cooper (Agenda Publishing 2024)

Prepare, Respond, Renew: GIS for Wildland Fires, by Anthony Schultz, Matt Ball, and Matt Artz (Esri Press 2024)

Pyromania: Fire and Geopolitics in a Climate-Disrupted World, by Simon Dalby (Agenda Publishing 2023)

Reclaiming the Americas: Latinx Art and the Politics of Territory, by Tatiana Reinoza (University of Texas Press 2023)

Red Leviathan: The Secret History of Soviet Whaling, by Ryan Tucker Jones (University of Chicago Press 2023)

Remapping the World in East Asia: Toward A Global History of the “Ricci Maps” by Mario Cams and Elke Papelitzky (University of Hawaii Press 2024)

Resisting Eviction: Domicide and the Financialization of Rental Housing, by Andrew Crosby (Fernwood Publishing 2023)

Re-storying Mediterranean Worlds: New Narratives from Italian Cultures to Global Citizenship, by Angela Biancofiore and Clément Barniaudy (Bloomsbury Publishing 2023)

Seeds of Control: Japan’s Empire of Forestry in Colonial Korea, by David Fedman (University of Washington Press 2024)

Society Despite the State: Reimagining Geographies of Order, by Anthony Ince and Geronimo Barrera de la Torre (Pluto Press               2024)

Spinning Tea Cups: A Mythical American Memoir, by Alexandra Teague (Oregon State Press 2023)

Stopping Oil: Climate Justice and Hope, by Sophie Bond, Amanda Thomas, and Gradon Diprose (Pluto Press 2023)

Structured Luck: Downstream Effects of the U.S. Diversity Visa Program, by Onoso Imoagene (Russel Sage Foundation 2024)

Taking the State out of the Body: A Guide to Embodied Resistance to Zionism, by Eliana Rubin (PM Books 2024)

Tent City, Seattle: Refusing Homelessness and Making a Home, by Tony Sparks (University of Washington Press 2024)

The Best Country to Give Birth? Midwifery, Homebirth and the Politics of Maternity in Aotearoa New Zealand, by Linda Bryder (Auckland University Press 2023)

The Black Geographic: Praxis, Resistance, Futurity, by Camilla Hawthorne and Jovan Scott Lewis (Duke University Press 2023)

The Gender Order of Neoliberalism, by Smitha Radhakrishnan and Cinzia D. Solari (Polity Books 2023)

The Geography of Hope: Real Life Stories of Optimists Mapping a Better World, by David Yarnold (Esri Press 2024)

The Lost Subways of North America: A Cartographic Guide to the Past, Present, and What Might Have Been, by Jake Berman (University of Chicago Press 2023)

The Ocean on Fire: Pacific Stories from Nuclear Survivors and Climate Activists, by Anaïs Maurer (Duke University Press 2024)

The Rocks Will Echo Our Sorrow: The Forced Displacement of the Northern Sámi, by Eliin Anna Labba (University of Minnesota Press 2023)

The Sentinel State: Surveillance and the Survival of Dictatorship in China, by Minxin Pei (Harvard University Press 2024)

The Struggle for Taiwan: A History of America, China, and the Island Caught Between, by Sulmaan Wasif Khan (Basic Books 2024)

The Unsettled: Small stories of colonization, by Richard Shaw (Massey University Press 2024)

The Youth Climate Uprising: Greta Thunberg’s School Strike, Fridays For Future, and the Democratic Challenges of Our Time, by David Fopp, Isabelle Axelsson, and Loukina Tille (Columbia University Press 2024)

Transport Truths: Planning Methods and Ethics for Global Futures, by Greg Griffin (Bristol University Press 2024)

Urban Biodiversity: The Natural History of the New Jersey Meadowlands, by Erik Kiviat and Kristi MacDonald (Rowman and Littlefield 2024)

Urgent Moments: Art and social change: The Letting Space projects 2010-2020, by Mark Amery, Amber Clausner, and Sophie Jarram (Massey University Press 2023)

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New Books for Geographers: Fall 2023

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The AAG compiles a quarterly list of newly published geography books and books of interest to geographers. The list includes a diversity of books that represents the breadth of the discipline (including key sub-disciplines), but also recognizes the work which takes place at the margins of geography and overlap with other disciplines. While academic texts make up most of the books, we also include popular books, novels, books of poetry, and books published in languages other than English, for example.

Some of these books are selected for review in the AAG Review of Books. Publishers are welcome to contact the AAG Review of Books Editor-in-Chief Debbie Hopkins, as well as anyone interested in reviewing these or other titles.


Activist Feminist Geographies, edited by Kate Boyer, Latoya Eaves and Jennifer Fluri (Bristol University Press 2023)

Asylum: A Memoir & Manifesto by Edafe Okporo (Simon & Schuster 2022)

The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict between the US and Xi Jinping’s China by Kevin Rudd (PublicAffairs Books 2022)

Black Earth Wisdom: Soulful Conversations with Black Environmentalists by Leah Penniman (Harper Collins 2023)

Black Everyday Lives, Material Culture and Narrative: Tings in de House, by Shawn-Naphtali Sobers (Routledge, 2023)

Border Witness: Reimagining the US-Mexico Borderlands Through Film by Michael Dear (University of California Press 2023)

Carbon Sovereignty: Coal, Development, and Energy Transition in the Navajo Nation by Andrew Curley (University of Arizona Press 2023)

Central Asia’s Economic Rebirth in the Shadow of the New Great Game by Djoomart Otorbaev (Taylor & Francis 2023)

The Common Camp: Architecture of Power and Resistance in Israel–Palestine by Irit Katz (University of Minnesota Press 2022)

Criminal Cities: The Postcolonial Novel and Cathartic Crime by Molly Slavin (University of Virginia Press 2023)

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper Collins 2022)

Discard Studies: Wasting, Systems, and Power by Max Liboiron and Josh Lepawsky (MIT Press 2022)

Environmental Politics and Policy in Aotearoa New Zealand, edited by Maria Bargh and Julie L MacArthur (Auckland University Press, 2022)

Evelyn Hofer: Eyes on the City by Gregory J. Harris, April M. Watson, Evelyn Hofer, Rand Suffolk, Julián Zugazagoitia, and Brandi T. Summers (Distributed Art Publishers 2023)

Fixer-Upper: How to Repair America’s Broken Housing Systems by Jenny Schuetz (Brookings Institution 2022)

Gentrification Trends in the United States by Richard Martin (Routledge 2023)

Geographies of Digital Exclusion: Data and Inequality by Mark Graham and Martin Dittus (Pluto Press 2022)

Geopolitics and Democracy: The Western Liberal Order from Foundation to Fracture by Peter Trubowitz and Brian Burgoon (Oxford University Press 2023)

The Globalization of Wheat: A Critical History of the Green Revolution by Marci Baranski (University of Pittsburgh Press 2023)

Hip Hop Heresies: Queer Aesthetics in New York City by Shante Paradigm Smalls (New York University Press 2022)

His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa (Penguin Publishing 2022)

Homelessness in America: The History and Tragedy of an Intractable Social Problem by Stephen Eide (Rowman & Littlefield 2022)

Homelessness Is a Housing Problem: How Structural Factors Explain U.S. Patterns by Gregg Colburn and Clayton Page Aldern (University of California Press 2022)

A House for the Struggle: The Black Press and the Built Environment in Chicago by E. James West (University of Illinois Press 2022)

Human Security and Sustainable Development in East Africa by Jeremiah O. Asaka and Alice A. Oluoko-Odingo (Taylor & Francis 2022)

Jakarta: The City of a Thousand Dimensions, by Abidin Kusno (NUS Press, 2023)

The Journey from Prison to Community: Developing Identity, Meaning and Belonging with Men in the UK by Jo Shingler and Jennifer Stickney (Routledge 2023)

Lively Cities: Reconfiguring Urban Ecology, by Maan Barua (University of Minnesota Press, 2023)

Losing Eden: An Environmental History of the American West by Sara Dant (University of Nebraska Press 2023)

The Making of a Smart City in Korea: The Quest for E-Seoul by Hojeong Lee, Jaehyeon Jeong, and Joong-Hwan Oh (Rowman & Littlefield 2023)

Mapping The Nation: Navigating Complex Challenges by Esri (Esri 2022)

Mapping Urban Regeneration: City Life Experiences in Yunnan, China by Ali Cheshmehzangi (Springer 2023)

Markets, Capitalism and Urban Space in India by Anirban Acharya (Routledge 2023)

Net Zero, Food and Farming: Climate Change and the UK Agri-Food System by Neil Ward (Routledge 2022)

New Global Cities in Latin America and Asia: Welcome to the Twenty-First Century by Pablo Baisotti (University of Michigan Press 2022)

The Overlooked Americans: The Resilience of Our Rural Towns and What It Means for Our Country by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett (Basic Books 2023)

Policing Gun Violence: Strategic Reforms for Controlling Our Most Pressing Crime Problem by Anthony A. Braga and Philip J. Cook (Oxford University Press 2023)

Political Children: Violence, Labor, and Rights in Peru by Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland (Stanford University Press 2023)

The Politics of Community-making in New Urban India by Ritanjan Das and Nilotpal Kumar (Routledge 2023)

Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond (Crown Publishers 2023)

Race, Racism and the Geography Curriculum by John Morgan and David Lambert (Bloomsbury Publishing 2023)

Redesigning the Unremarkable by Evonne Miller and Debra Flanders Cushing (Taylor & Francis 2023)

Remembering Enslavement: Reassembling the Southern Plantation Museum by Amy E. Potter, Stephen P. Hanna, Derek H. Alderman, Perry L. Carter, Candace Forbes Bright, and David L. Butler (University of Georgia Press 2022)

Resettled Iraqi Refugees in the United States: War, Refuge, Belonging, Participation, and Protest by Jared Keyel (Berghahn Books 2023)

The Silences of Dispossession Agrarian Change and Indigenous Politics in Argentina, by Mercedes Biocca (Pluto Press, 2023)

Small World: A Novel by Jonathan Evison (Penguin Publishing 2022)

Smoking the Bible by Chris Abani (Copper Canyon Press 2022)

The Sovereign Trickster: Death and Laughter in the Age of Duterte by Vicente L. Rafael (Duke University Press 2022)

Suburbia in the 21st Century: From Dreamscape to Nightmare? By Paul Maginn and Katrin B. Anacker (Routledge 2022)

Tenacious Beasts: Wildlife Recoveries That Change How We Think about Animals by Christopher Preston (MIT Press 2023)

The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth by Ben Rawlence (St. Martin’s Press 2022)

Turning up the Heat: Urban political ecology for the climate emergency, edited by Maria Kaika, Roger Keil, Tait Mandler and Yannis Tzaninis (University of Manchester Press, 2023)

Ukraine and Russia: From Civilized Divorce to Uncivil War, 2nd Edition by Paul D’Anieri (Cambridge University Press 2023)

Urban Climate Justice: Theory, Praxis, Resistance, edited by Jennifer L. Rice, Joshua Long, and Anthony Levenda (University of Georgia Press, 2023)

The violence of Britishness: Racism, borders and the conditions of citizenship, by Nadya Ali (Pluto Press, 2023)

Wandering with Intent: Essays by Kim Mahood (Scribe Publications 2022)

We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption by Justin Fenton ( Penguin Publishing 2022)

Women Reclaiming the City: International Research on Urbanism, Architecture, and Planning by Tigran Haas (Rowman & Littlefield 2023)

Workers and Democracy: The Indonesian Labour Movement, 1949–1957, by John Ingleson (NUS Press, 2022)

Working-Class Queers: Time, Place and Politics, by Yvette Taylor (Pluto Press, 2023)

Zoned Out! Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City, Revised Edition by Tom Angotti and Sylvia Morse (New York University Press 2023)

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New Books for Geographers: Summer 2023

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The AAG compiles a quarterly list of newly published geography books and books of interest to geographers. The list includes a diversity of books that represents the breadth of the discipline (including key sub-disciplines), but also recognizes the work which takes place at the margins of geography and overlap with other disciplines. While academic texts make up most of the books, we also include popular books, novels, books of poetry, and books published in languages other than English, for example.

Some of these books are selected for review in the AAG Review of Books. Publishers are welcome to contact the AAG Review of Books Editor-in-Chief Debbie Hopkins, as well as anyone interested in reviewing these or other titles.


Advances in Scalable and Intelligent Geospatial Analytics: Challenges and Applications by Surya S Durbha, Jibonananda Sanyal, Lexie Yang, Sangita S Chaudhari, Ujwala Bhangale, Ujwala Bharambe, Kuldeep Kurte (Routledge 2023)

Aid and the Help: International Development and the Transnational Extraction of Care by Dinah Hannaford (Stanford University Press 2023)

Atlas of the Senseable City by Antoine Picon and Carlo Ratti (Yale University Press 2023)

Babyn Yar: Ukrainian Poets Respond By Ostap Kin (Harvard University Press 2023)

Bedouin Bureaucrats: Mobility and Property in the Ottoman Empire by Nora Elizabeth Barakat (Stanford University Press 2023)

Before Gentrification: The Creation of DC’s Racial Wealth Gap by Tanya Maria Golash-Boza (University of California Press 2023)

Beyond Straw Men: Plastic Pollution and Networked Cultures of Care by Phaedra C. Pezzullo (University of California Press 2023)

The Cactus Hunters: Desire and Extinction in the Illicit Succulent Trade by Jared Margulues (University of Minnesota Press 2023)

Carbon colonialism: How rich countries export climate breakdown by Laurie Parsons (Manchester University Press 2023)

Children of the Rainforest: Shaping the Future in Amazonia by Camilla Morelli (Rutgers University Press 2023)

City of Refugees: The Story of Three Newcomers Who Breathed Life into a Dying American Town by Susan Hartman (AK Press 2023)

The Common by Antonio Negri ( Polity Books 2023)

ECOLOGICAL NOSTALGIAS: Memory, Affect and Creativity in Times of Ecological Upheavals by Olivia Angé and David Berliner (Berghahn Books 2023)

Elemental: How Five Elements Changed Earth’s Past and Will Shape Our Future by Stephen Porder (Princeton University Press 2023)

End of the Road: Reimagining the Street as the Heart of the City by William Riggs (Bristol University Press 2023)

Enough to Lose by RS Deeren (Wayne University Press 2023)

Fighting for the River: Gender, Body, and Agency in Environmental Struggles by Özge Yaka (University of California Press 2023)

THE FUTURE OF GEOGRAPHY: How Power and Politics in Space will Change our World by Tim Marshall (Elliott & Thompson 2023)

Global Libidinal Economy by Ilan Kapoor, Gavin Fridell, Maureen Sioh, and Pieter de Vries (SUNY Press 2023)

God’s Country: Christian Zionism in America by Samuel Goldman (Pennsylvania University Press 2023)

Hostile Homelands: The New Alliance Between India and Israel by Azad Essa (Pluto Press 2023)

Human Migration and the Refugee Crisis: Origins and Global Impact by Eliot Dickinson (ABC-CLIO 2023)

Humane Ecologies: Eight Positions by Robert Wiesenberger (Yale University Press 2023)

Imagined Geographies in the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Beyond by Dimitri Kastritsis, Anna Stavrakopoulou, Angus Stewart (Harvard University Press 2023)

Indigenous Ingenuity: A Celebration of Traditional North American Knowledge by Deidre Havrelock and Edward Kay (AK Press 2023)

Invisible Hands: Voices from the Global Economy by Corinne Goria (Haymarket Books 2023)

Land Sickness by Nikolaj Schultz (Polity Books 2023)

Landscape and Authority in the Early Modern World by Stephen H. Whiteman (Pennsylvania University Press 2023)

The Left in China: A Political Cartography by Ralf Ruckus (Pluto Press 2023)

Life Beyond Waste: Work and Infrastructure in Urban Pakistan by Waqas H. Butt (Stanford University Press 2023)

MANAGING NORTHERN EUROPE’S FORESTS: Histories from the Age of Improvement to the Age of Ecology by K. Jan Oosthoek and Richard Hölzl (Berghahn Books 2023)

Mother Cow, Mother India by Yamini Narayanan (Stanford University Press 2023)

Musicology of Religion: Theories, Methods, and Directions by Guy L. Beck (SUNY Press 2023)

Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility by Rebecca Solnit and Thelma Young Lutunatabua (Haymarket Books 2023)

Oh, Serafina!: A Fable of Ecology, Lunacy, and Love by Giuseppe Berto (Rutgers University Press 2023)

On-Board Processing for Satellite Remote Sensing Images by Guoqing Zhou (Routledge 2023)

On the Turtle’s Back by Camilla Townsend, Nicky Kay Michael (Rutgers University Press 2023)

One State: The Only Democratic Future for Palestine-Israel by Ghada Karmi (Pluto Press 2023)

Organized Environmental Crime: Black Markets in Gold, Wildlife, and Timber by Daan van Uhm (ABC-CLIO 2023)

Ottoman Passports: Security and Geographic Mobility, 1876-1908 by İlkay Yılmaz (Syracuse University Press 2023)

Paradoxes of Emancipation: Radical Imagination and Space in Neoliberal Greece by Dimitris Soudias (Syracuse University Press 2023)

The Practice of Collective Escape by Helen Traill (Bristol University Press 2023)

RE/SISTERS: A Lens on Gender and Ecology by Alona Pardo (Prestel Publishing 2023)

Religion and World Civilization: How Faith Shaped Societies from Antiquity to the Present by Andrew Holt (ABC-CLIO 2023)

Relocating the Sacred: African Divinities and Brazilian Cultural Hybridities by Niyi Afolabi (SUNY Press 2023)

Retail Ruins: The Ghosts of Post-Industrial Spectacle by Jacob C. Miller (Bristol University Press 2023)

Russia’s War by Jade McGlynn (Polity Books 2023)

Salvage Poetics: Post-Holocaust American Jewish Folk Ethnographies by Sheila E. Jelen (Wayne University Press 2023)

Shareholder Cities: Land Transformations Along Urban Corridors in India by Sai Balakrishnan (Pennsylvania University Press 2023)

Statelessness, governance, and the problem of citizenship by Tendayi Bloom and Lindsey N. Kingston (Manchester University Press 2023)

The Sun: Source of Light in Art by Ortrud Westheider (Editor), Michael Philipp (Editor), Daniel Zamani (Editor) (Prestel Publishing 2023)

Syncretic Shrines and Pilgrimages: Dynamics of Indian Nationalism by Karan Singh (Routledge 2023)

War Remains: Ruination and Resistance in Lebanon by Yasmine Khayyat (Syracuse University Press 2023)

Waste of the World: Consumption, Economies and the Making of the Global Waste Problem by Nicky Gregson (Bristol University Press 2023)

A World Without Soil: The Past, Present, and Precarious Future of the Earth Beneath Our Feet by Jo Handelsman (Yale University Press 2023)

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New Books for Geographers: Spring 2023

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The AAG compiles a quarterly list of newly published geography books and books of interest to geographers. The list includes a diversity of books that represents the breadth of the discipline (including key sub-disciplines), but also recognizes the work which takes place at the margins of geography and overlap with other disciplines. While academic texts make up most of the books, we also include popular books, novels, books of poetry, and books published in languages other than English, for example.

Some of these books are selected for review in the AAG Review of Books. Publishers are welcome to contact the AAG Review of Books Editor-in-Chief Debbie Hopkins, as well as anyone interested in reviewing these or other titles.


Afterglow: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors, by Grist (The New Press 2023)

The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America, by Philip Bump (Viking Books 2023)

All We Want is the Earth: Land, Labour and Movements Beyond Environmentalism, by Patrick Bresnihan and Naomi Millner (Bristol University Press 2023)

Beauty and Brutality: Manila and Its Global Discontents, by Martin F. Manalansan IV, Robert Diaz and Rolando B. Tolentino (Temple University Press 2023)

The Begging Question: Sweden’s Social Responses to the Roma Destitute, by Erik Hansson (University of Nebraska Press 2023)

Border Witness: Reimagining the US-Mexico Borderlands through Film, by Michael Dear (University of California Press 2023)

Bourdieu in the City: Challenging Urban Theory, by Loïc Wacquant (Polity 2023)

Brave the Wild River: The Untold Story of Two Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon, by Melissa L. Sevigny (W. W. Norton 2023)

The Caring City: Ethics of Urban Design, by Julia Davis (Bristol University Press 2022)

Concise Encyclopedia of Human Geography, by Loretta Lees and David Demeritt (Edward Elgar Publishing 2023)

Contesting Airport Expansion: Depoliticisation, Technologies of Government and Post-Aviation Futures, by Steven Griggs and David Howarth (Bristol University Press 2023)

A Critical Synergy: Race, Decoloniality and World Crises, by Ali Meghji (Temple University Press 2023)

Culture and Sustainability: Exploring stability and transformation with the Cultures Framework, by Janet Stephenson (Palgrave Macmillan 2023) Open Access

Disrupting the Patrón: Indigenous Land Rights and the Fight for Environmental Justice in Paraguay’s Chaco, by Joel E. Correia (University of California Press 2023)

Driving in Palestine, by Rehab Nazzal (Fernwood Publishing 2023)

Earth, Ice, Bone, Blood: Permafrost and Extinction in the Russian Arctic, by Charlotte Wrigley (University of Minnesota Press 2023)

Ecological Solidarity and the Kurdish Freedom Movement: Thought, Practice, Challenges, and Opportunities, by Stephen E. Hunt (Rowman and Littlefield 2023)

An Environmental Leader’s Tool Kit, by Jeffrey W. Hughes (Cornell University Press 2023)

Epidemic Orientalism: Race, Capital, and the Governance of Infectious Disease, by Alexandre I. R. White (Stanford University Press 2023)

Footprints on the Land: How Humans Changed New Zealand, by Richard Wolfe (University of Hawaii Press 2022)

From Behind the Mask: Essays on South Louisiana Mardi Gras Runs, by Barry Jean Ancelet (UL Press 2023)

The Future of Geography: How Power and Politics In Space Will Change Our World, by Tim Marshall (Elliott & Thompson 2023)

Gendered Places: The Landscape of Local Gender Norms across the United States, by William J. Scarborough (Temple University Press 2023)

Genius Loci: An Essay on the Meanings of Place, by John Dixon Hunt (University of Chicago Press 2022)

Goodbye, Eastern Europe: An intimate History of a Divided Land, by Jacob Mikanowski (Penguin Random House 2023)

A Green Band in a Parched and Burning Land: Sobaipuri O’odham Landscapes, by Deni J. Seymour (University Press of Colorado 2022)

Hydronarratives: Water, Environmental Justice, and a Just Transition, by Matthew S. Henry (University of Nebraska Press 2023)

Icelandic Heritage in North America, by Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, Hoskulder Thrainsson and Ulfar Bragason (University of Manitoba Press 2023)

Injustice in Urban Sustainability: Ten Core Drivers, by Panagiota Kotsila, et al. (Routledge 2022)

Into the Great Emptiness: Peril and Survival on the Greenland Ice Cap, by David Roberts (W. W. Norton 2022)

Islamophobia in France: The Construction of the “Muslim Problem”, by Abdellali  Hajjat and Marwan Mohammed (University of Georgia Press 2023)

The Land Beneath the Ice: The Pioneering Years of Radar Exploration in Antarctica, by David Drewry (Princeton Univeristy Press 2023)

The Landscapes of Italian Food, by Gregory Smith and Gilda Berruti (Routledge 2023)

Lavender Fields: Black Women Experiencing Fear, Agency, and Hope in the Time of COVID-19, by Julia S. Jordan-Zachery (University of Arizona Press 2023)

Lively Cities: Reconfiguring Urban Ecology, by Maan Barua (University of Minnesota Press 2023)

Local Voices, Local Choices: The Tacare Approach to Community-Led Conservation, by Jane Goodall Institute, Introduction by Jane Goodall (Esri Press 2022)

Mapping Gendered Ecologies: Engaging with and beyond Ecowomanism and Ecofeminism, by K. Melchor Quick Hall and Gwyn Kirk (Rowan and Littlefield 2023)

Mapping The Empty: Eight Artists And Nevada, by William L. Fox (University of Nevada Press 2022)

Maps of Sorrow: Migration and Music in the Construction of Precolonial AfroAsia, by Sumangala Damodaran and Ari Sitas (Columbia University Press 2023)

Merging City and Nature, by Batlleiroig Studio (Actar Publishers 2022)

Navigations, by Malyn Newitt (Reaktion Books 2023)

Ndè Sı̀ı̀ Wet’aɂà: Northern Indigenous Voices on Land, Life, & Art, by Kyla LeSage, Thumlee Drybones-Foliot, and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (ARP Books 2022)

On the Subject of Citizenship: Late Colonialism in the World Today, by Suren Pillay (Bloomsbury Publishing 2023)

Place Matters: Critical Topographies in Word and Image, by Jonathan Bordo and Blake Fitzpatrick (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2022)

The Politics of Gender Reform in West Africa: Family, Religion, and the State, by Ludovic Lado (Notre Dame Press 2023)

Poor Atlanta: Poverty, Race, and the Limits of Sunbelt Development, by LeeAnn B. Lands (University of Georgia Press 2023)

Praise Songs for Dave the Potter: Art and Poetry for David Drake, by P. Gabrielle Foreman (University of Georgia Press 2023)

Remaking the American Dream: The Informal and Formal Transformation of Single-Family Housing Cities, by Vinit Mukhija (MIT Press 2022)

Retail Ruins: The Ghosts of Post-Industrial Spectacle, by Jacob C. Miller Bristol University Press 2023)

São Paulo, a City of Water, by Saide Kahtouni (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2022)

Stateless: The Politics of the Armenian Language in Exile, by Talar Chahinian (Syracuse University Press 2023)

The Struggle for Iran: Oil, Autocracy, and the Cold War, 1951–1954, by David S. Painter and Gregory Brew (University of North Carolina Press 2023)

Superstates: Empires of the Twenty-First Century, by Alasdair Roberts (Polity 2023)

Teaching Machines: The History of Personalized Learning, by Audrey Watters (MIT Press 2023)

Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives From Colombians Displaced by Violence, by Sibylla Brodzinsky and Max Schoening (Haymarket Books 2022)

Tide Lines: A Photographic Record of Louisiana’s Disappearing Coast, by Ben Depp (University Press of Mississippi 2023)

Trees: From Root to Leaf – A Financial Times Book of the Year, by Paul Smith, Robert Macfarlane and Yvette Harvey-Brown (Thames & Hudson 2022)

Turning up the heat: Urban political ecology for a climate emergency, by Maria Kaika, Roger Keil, Tait Mandler and Yannis Tzaninis (Manchester University Press 2023)

The Waste of the World: Consumption, Economies and the Making of the Global Waste Problem, by Nicky Gregson (Bristol University Press 2023)

Workers of the Earth: Labour, Ecology and Reproduction in the Age of Climate Change, by Stefania Barca (Pluto Press 2024)

A World Without Hunger, by Archie Davies (Oxford University Press 2023)

A World Without Soil: The Past, Present, and Precarious Future of the Earth Beneath Our Feet, by Jo Handelsman (Yale University Press 2023)

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New Books for Geographers: Winter 2022

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The AAG compiles a quarterly list of newly published geography books and books of interest to geographers. The list includes a diversity of books that represents the breadth of the discipline (including key sub-disciplines), but also recognizes the work which takes place at the margins of geography and overlap with other disciplines. While academic texts make up most of the books, we also include popular books, novels, books of poetry, and books published in languages other than English, for example.

Some of these books are selected for review in the AAG Review of Books. Publishers are welcome to contact the AAG Review of Books Editor-in-Chief Debbie Hopkins, as well as anyone interested in reviewing these or other titles.


The Aesthetics of Rule and Resistance: Analyzing Political Street Art in Latin America, by Lisa Bogerts (Berghahn Books 2022)

An Urban Future for Sápmi?: Indigenous Urbanization in the Nordic States and Russia, edited by Mikkel Berg-Nordlie, Astri Dankertsen and Marte Winsvold (Berghahn Books 2022)

Anthropocene Childhoods: Speculative Fiction, Racialization, and Climate Crisis, by Emily Ashton (Bloomsbury 2022)

The Anthroposcene of Weather and Climate: Ethnographic Contributions to the Climate Change Debate, edited by Paul Sillitoe (Berghahn Books 2021)

Armenia and Europe: Foreign Aid and Environmental Politics in the Post-Soviet Caucasus, by Pål Wilter Skedsmo (Bloomsbury 2021)

At the Edge of the Wall: Public and Private Spheres in Divided Berlin, by Hanno Hochmuth (Berghahn Books 2021)

B.H. Roberts, Moral Geography, and the Making of a Modern Racist, by Clyde R. Forsberg, Jr.and Phillip Gordon Mackintosh (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2022)

Between Fault Lines and Front Lines: Shifting Power in an Unequal World, edited by Katja Hujoand Maggie Carter (Bloomsbury 2022)

City Identity: Drawn from Intrinsic, Inherited and Imported Characteristics, by William Solesbury (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2021)

Climate Change and a Sustainable Earth, by John J. Qu and Raymond P. Motha (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2022)

Climate Justice in India, edited by Prakash Kashwan (Cambridge UP 2022)

Collaborative Happiness: Building the Good Life in Urban Cohousing Communities, by Catherine Kingfisher (Berghahn Books 2021)

Conserving Active Matter: Cultural Histories of the Material World, by Editors Peter N. Miller and Soon Kai Poh​(Bard Publications 2022)

Constructing Risk: Disaster, Development, and the Built Environment, by Stephen O. Bender (Berghahn Books 2021)

Cooling Down: Local Responses to Global Climate Change, edited by Susanna M. Hoffman, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, and Paulo Mendes (Berghahn Books 2022)

Critical Approaches to Superfoods, edited by Richard Wilk and Emma McDonell (Bloomsbury 2022)

Dairy Farming in the 21st Century: Global Ethics, Environment and Politics, by Bruce A. Scholten (Bloomsbury 2022)

Dispersion: Thoreau and Vegetal Thought, edited by Branka Arsic (Bloomsbury 2021)

Ecofeminism, Second Edition: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth, edited by Carol J. Adams and Lori Gruen (Bloomsbury 2021)

Elderflora: A Modern History of Ancient Trees, by Jared Farmer (Basic Books 2022)

Embracing Landscape: Living with Reindeer and Hunting among Spirits in South Siberia, by Selcen Küçüküstel (Berghahn Books 2021)

The Emergence of Bicycling and Automobility in Britain, by Craig Horner (Bloomsbury 2022)

Environing Empire: Nature, Infrastructure and the Making of German Southwest Africa, by Martin Kalb (Berghahn Books 2022)

Environmental Cultures in Soviet East Europe: Literature, History and Memory, by Anna Barcz(Bloomsbury 2022)

Ethnographies of Power: A Political Anthropology of Energy, edited by Tristan Loloum, Simone Abram, and Nathalie Ortar (Berghahn Books 2021)

Experimental Geographical Ecology: Problems and Methods, by Erland G. Kolomyts(Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2022)

Francophone Migrations, French Islam and Wellbeing: The Soninké Foyer in Paris, by Dafne Accoroni (Berghahn Books 2022)

Gentrifications: Views from Europe, by Marie Chabrol, Anaïs Collet, Matthieu Giroud, LydieLaunay, Max Rousseau and Hovig Ter Minassian (Berghahn Books 2022)

Imagining Solar Energy: The Power of the Sun in Literature, Science and Culture, by Gregory Lynall (Bloomsbury 2021)

In-Betweenness in Greater Khartoum: Spaces, Temporalities, and Identities from Separation to Revolution, edited by Alice Franck, Barbara Casciarri, and Idris Salim El-Hassan (BerghahnBooks 2021)

Indigenous Resurgence: Decolonialization and Movements for Environmental Justice, edited by Jaskiran Dhillon (Berghahn Books 2022)

The Invention of Tomorrow: A Natural History of Foresight, by Thomas Suddendorf, Jonathan Redshaw and Adam Bulley (Basic Books 2022)

The Living World: Nan Shepherd and Environmental Thought, by Samantha Walton (Bloomsbury 2022)

Making Better Lives: Hope, Freedom and Home-Making among People Sleeping Rough in Paris, by Johannes Lenhard (Berghahn Books 2022)

Marine Resources, Climate Change and International Management Regimes, edited by Olav Schram Stokke, Andreas Østhagen, and Andreas Raspotnik (Bloomsbury 2022)

The Marseille Mosaic: A Mediterranean City at the Crossroads of Cultures, edited by Mark Ingram and Kathryn Kleppinger (Berghahn Books 2023)

Migration and Health: Challenging the Borders of Belonging, Care, and Policy, edited by Nadia El-Shaarawi and Stéphanie Larchanché (Berghahn Books 2022)

Ndè Sı̀ı̀ Wet’aɂà: Northern Indigenous Voices on Land, Life, & Art, by Editors Kyla Lesage, Thumlee Drybones-Foliot, and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (ARP Books 2022)

On Every Tide: The Making and Remaking of the Irish World, by Sean Connolly (Basic Books 2022)

Political Graffiti in Critical Times: The Aesthetics of Street Politics, edited by Ricardo Campos, Andrea Pavoni, and Yiannis Zaimakis (Berghahn Books 2021)

Pollution and Atmosphere in Post-Soviet Russia: The Arctic and the Environment, by Lars Rowe (Bloomsbury 2022)

Resilient and Sustainable Farming Systems in Europe, edited by Miranda P. M. Meuwissen, Peter H. Feindt, Alberto Garrido, Erik Mathijs, Bárbara Soriano, Julie Urquahart, and Alisa Spiegel (Cambridge UP 2022)

Re-storying Mediterranean Worlds: New Narratives from Italian Cultures to Global Citizenship, edited by Angela Biancofiore and Clément Barniaudy (Bloomsbury 2021)

Rethinking Internal Displacement: Geo-political Games, Fragile States and the Relief Industry, by Frederick Laker (Berghahn Books 2021)

Risky Futures: Climate, Geopolitics and Local Realities in the Uncertain Circumpolar North, edited by Olga Ulturgasheva and Barbara Bodenhorn (Berghahn Books 2022)

Sentient Ecologies: Xenophobic Imaginaries of Landscape, edited by Alexandra Coțofană and Hikmet Kuran (Berghahn Books 2022)

Space, Place and Religious Landscapes: Living Mountains, edited by Darrelyn Gunzburg and Bernadette Brady (Bloomsbury 2022)

Tangled Mobilities: Places, Affects, and Personhood across Social Spheres in Asian Migration, edited by Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot and Gracia Liu-Farrer (Berghahn Books 2022)

Theorizing Local Migration Law and Governance, edited by Moritz Baumgärtel and Sara Miellet(Cambridge UP 2022)

Transcultural Ecocriticism: Global, Romantic and Decolonial Perspectives, edited by Stuart Cooke and Peter Denney (Bloomsbury 2022)

Water and Society: Changing Perceptions of Societal and Historical Development, by TerjeTvedt (Bloomsbury 2021)

What We Owe the Future, by William MacAskill (Basic Books 2022)

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New Books for Geographers: Fall 2022

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The AAG compiles a quarterly list of newly published geography books and books of interest to geographers. The list includes a diversity of books that represents the breadth of the discipline (including key sub-disciplines), but also recognizes the work which takes place at the margins of geography and overlap with other disciplines. While academic texts make up most of the books, we also include popular books, novels, books of poetry, and books published in languages other than English, for example.

Some of these books are selected for review in the AAG Review of Books. Publishers are welcome to contact the AAG Review of Books Editor-in-Chief Debbie Hopkins, as well as anyone interested in reviewing these or other titles.


Abolition Geography: Essays Towards Liberation, by Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Verso 2022)

Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School, by Kendra James (Grand Central Publishing 2022)

The Air in the Air Behind It, by Brandon Rushton (Tupelo Press 2022)

Algorithms and Data Structures for Massive Datasets, by Dzejla Medjedovic and Emin Tahirovic (Manning 2022)

Alien Nation: 36 True Tales of Immigration, by Sofija Stefanovic (HarperCollins Publishers 2021)

The Black Agenda. Bold Solutions for a Broken System, by Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman (Author), Tressie McMillan Cottom (Introduction) (Macmillan Publishers 2022)

By the Bridge or By the River: Stories of Immigration From the Southern Border, by Amy C. Roma (C&R Press 2021)

The Carbon Almanac: It’s Not Too Late, by The Carbon Almanac Network  (Author), Seth Godin (Editor) (Portfolio 2022)

The Cartographers, by Peng Shepherd (HarperCollins Publishers 2022)

City of Orange, by David Yoon (Penguin Random House 2022)

City Scattered: Cabaret for Four Voices, by Tyler Mills (Tupelo Press 2022)

Climax Change! How architecture must transform in the age of ecological emergency, by Pedro Gadanho (Actar Publishers 2022)

Exploring the Chinese Social Model: Beyond Market and State, by Weidong Liu, Michael Dunford, Zhigao Liu and Zhenshan Yang (Agenda Publishing 2022)

Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene: Imagining Futures and Dreaming Hope in Literature and Media, by Marek Oziewicz (Anthology Editor), Brian Attebery (Anthology Editor), Tereza Dedinová (Anthology Editor) (Bloomsbury Publishing 2022)

Fighting to Breathe: Race, Toxicity, and the Rise of Youth Activism in Baltimore, by Nicole Fabricant (University of California Press 2022)

Fucked at Birth: Recalibrating the American Dream for the 2020s, by Dale Maharidge (Unnamed Press 2021)

Healing Grounds. Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming, by Liz Carlisle (Island Press 2022)

How Civil Wars Start and How to Stop Them, by Barbara F. Walter (Penguin Random House 2022)

Human-Centered AI, by Ben Shneiderman (Oxford University Press 2022)

India Be Damned: A Novel of Partition, Peter Popham (Camphor Press 2022)

Inside Qatar: Hidden Stories from One of the Richest Nations on Earth, by John McManus (Icon Books 2022)

The Invention of Power: Popes, Kings, and the Birth of the West, by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita (Little Brown Book Group 2022)

Is Remote Warfare Moral? Weighing Issues of Life and Death from 7,000 Miles, by Joseph O Chapa (Hachette Book Group 2022)

The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and inequality, by Oded Galor (Penguin Random House 2022)

Keeping People Safe: GIS for Public Safety, by Ryan Lanclos (Editor), Matt Artz (Editor) (Esri Press 2022)

The Kurdish Women’s Movement: History, Theory, Practice, by Dilar Dirik (Pluto Press 2022)

The Last Resort: A Chronicle of Paradise, Profit, and Peril at the Beach, by Sarah Stodola (HarperCollins Publishers 2022)

The Lawful Forest. A Critical History of Property, Protest and Spatial Justice, by Cristy Clark, John Page (Edinburgh University Press 2022)

Light from Uncommon Stars, by Ryka Aoki (Macmillan Publishers 2021)

London in the Roman World, by Dominic Perring (Oxford University Press 2022)

The Loneliest Americans, by Jay Caspian Kang (Penguin Random House 2021)

The Making of Our Urban Landscape, by Geoffrey Tyack (foreword by Jeff Kelley (Oxford University Press 2022)

Mapping the Empty: Eight Artists and Nevada, by William L Fox, foreword by Jeff Kelley (University of Nevada Press 1999)

Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall, by Alexandra Lange (Bloomsbury 2022)

The Modern Crisis, by Murray Bookchin (Author); Andy Price (Introduction) (AK Press 2022)

Movements & Moments, by Sonja Eismann (Editor), Maya Schöningh (Editor), Ingo Schöningh (Editor) (Drawn & Quarterly 2022)

Mutinous Women: How French Convicts Became Founding Mothers of the Gulf Coast, by Joan DeJean (Basic Books 2022)

My Boy Will Die of Sorrow: A Memoir of Immigration From the Front Lines, by Efrén C. Olivares (Hachette Books 2022)

Oceans of Grains: How American Wheat Remade the World, by Scott Reynolds Nelson (Little Brown Book Group 2022)

On the Wandering Paths, by Sylvain Tesson, Translated by Drew S. Burk, Foreword by Daniel Hornsby (University of Minnesota Press 2022)

Our Little Secret, by Emily Carrington (Drawn & Quarterly 2022)

Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising, by Brandi Morin (House of Anansi Press 2022)

Over Researched Places: Towards a Critical and Reflexive Approach, Edited by Cat Button, Gerald Taylor Aiken (Routledge Taylor & Francis Group 2022)

Passport Entanglements: Protection, Care, and Precarious Migrations, by Nicole Constable (University of California Press 2022)

Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Life and Times of a Caged Bird, by Gene Andrew Jarrett (Princeton University Press 2022)

Pipeline Populism: Grassroots Environmentalism in the Twenty-First Century, by Kai Bosworth (University of Minnesota Press 2022)

Plant Life: The Entangled Politics of Afforestation, by Rosetta S. Elkin (University of Minnesota Press 2022)

Post DomestiCity. Re-thinking urban obsolescence, by Diego García-Setién, Enrique Espinosa, Begoña de Abajo, and Almudena Ribot (Actar Publishers 2022)

The Quarantine Atlas: Mapping Global Life Under COVID-19, by Laura Bliss (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2022)

Rainbow Rainbow, by Lydia Conklin (Penguin Random House 2022)

Refugee Talk: Propositions on Ethics and Aesthetics, by Eva Rask Knudsen and Ulla Rahbek (Pluto Press 2022)

Rethinking Geographical Explorations in Extreme Environments: From the Arctic to the Mountaintops, Edited By Marco Armiero, Roberta Biasillo, and Stefano Morosini (Routledge Taylor & Francis Group 2023)

Return to Nature: The New Science of How Natural Landscapes Restore Us, by Emma Loewe (HarperCollins Publishers 2022)

Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks, by Patrick Radden Keefe (Penguin Random House 2022)

Seeing Like a Smuggler: Borders from Below, Edited by Mahmoud Keshavarz and Shahram Khosravi (Pluto Press 2022)

She Who Became the Sun, by Shelley Parker-Chan (Tor Books 2021)

South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation, by Imani Perry (Harper Collins Publishers 2022)

Supercharge Me: Net Zero Faster, by Eric Lonergan and Corinne Sawers (Agenda Publishing 2022)

Tech Wars: Transforming U.S. Technology Development, by Daniel M. Gerstein (ABC-CLIO 2022)

These Are the Stories: Memories of a 60s Scoop Survivor, by Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith (Kegedonce Press 2022)

This Contested Land: The Storied Past and Uncertain Future of America’s National Monuments, by McKenzie Long (University of Minnesota Press 2022)

To Paradise, by Hanya Yanagihara (Penguin Random House 2022)

Tomorrow’s People: The Future of Humanity in Ten Numbers, by Paul Morland (Pan Macmillan 2022)

Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families–and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World, by Dorothy Roberts (Basic Books 2022)

Tourist Cities, by Dan Knox (Routledge 2023)

The Trayvon Generation, by Elizabeth Alexander (Grand Central Publishing 2022)

When Time Is Short: Finding Our Way in the Anthropocene, by Timothy Beal (Beacon Press 2022)

A World Transformed: Slavery in the Americas and the Origins of Global Power, by James Walvin (Little Brown Book Group 2022)

You Don’t Know Us Negroes and Other Essays, by Zora Neale Hurston (Harper Collins 2022)

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New Books for Geographers: Summer 2022

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The AAG compiles a quarterly list of newly published geography books and books of interest to geographers. The list includes a diversity of books that represents the breadth of the discipline (including key sub-disciplines), but also recognizes the work which takes place at the margins of geography and overlap with other disciplines. While academic texts make up most of the books, we also include popular books, novels, books of poetry, and books published in languages other than English, for example.

Some of these books are selected for review in the AAG Review of Books. Publishers are welcome to contact the AAG Review of Books Editor-in-Chief Debbie Hopkins, as well as anyone interested in reviewing these or other titles.


Abolition Geography: Essays Towards Liberation, by Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Verso 2022)

Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School, by Kendra James (Grand Central Publishing 2022)

The Air in the Air Behind It, by Brandon Rushton (Tupelo Press 2022)

Algorithms and Data Structures for Massive Datasets, by Dzejla Medjedovic and Emin Tahirovic (Manning 2022)

Alien Nation: 36 True Tales of Immigration, by Sofija Stefanovic (HarperCollins Publishers 2021)

The Black Agenda. Bold Solutions for a Broken System, by Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman (Author), Tressie McMillan Cottom (Introduction) (Macmillan Publishers 2022)

By the Bridge or By the River: Stories of Immigration From the Southern Border, by Amy C. Roma (C&R Press 2021)

The Carbon Almanac: It’s Not Too Late, by The Carbon Almanac Network  (Author), Seth Godin (Editor) (Portfolio 2022)

The Cartographers, by Peng Shepherd (HarperCollins Publishers 2022)

City of Orange, by David Yoon (Penguin Random House 2022)

City Scattered: Cabaret for Four Voices, by Tyler Mills (Tupelo Press 2022)

Climax Change! How architecture must transform in the age of ecological emergency, by Pedro Gadanho (Actar Publishers 2022)

Exploring the Chinese Social Model: Beyond Market and State, by Weidong Liu, Michael Dunford, Zhigao Liu and Zhenshan Yang (Agenda Publishing 2022)

Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene: Imagining Futures and Dreaming Hope in Literature and Media, by Marek Oziewicz (Anthology Editor), Brian Attebery (Anthology Editor), Tereza Dedinová (Anthology Editor) (Bloomsbury Publishing 2022)

Fighting to Breathe: Race, Toxicity, and the Rise of Youth Activism in Baltimore, by Nicole Fabricant (University of California Press 2022)

Fucked at Birth: Recalibrating the American Dream for the 2020s, by Dale Maharidge (Unnamed Press 2021)

Healing Grounds. Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming, by Liz Carlisle (Island Press 2022)

How Civil Wars Start and How to Stop Them, by Barbara F. Walter (Penguin Random House 2022)

Human-Centered AI, by Ben Shneiderman (Oxford University Press 2022)

India Be Damned: A Novel of Partition, Peter Popham (Camphor Press 2022)

Inside Qatar: Hidden Stories from One of the Richest Nations on Earth, by John McManus (Icon Books 2022)

The Invention of Power: Popes, Kings, and the Birth of the West, by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita (Little Brown Book Group 2022)

Is Remote Warfare Moral? Weighing Issues of Life and Death from 7,000 Miles, by Joseph O Chapa (Hachette Book Group 2022)

The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and inequality, by Oded Galor (Penguin Random House 2022)

Keeping People Safe: GIS for Public Safety, by Ryan Lanclos (Editor), Matt Artz (Editor) (Esri Press 2022)

The Kurdish Women’s Movement: History, Theory, Practice, by Dilar Dirik (Pluto Press 2022)

The Last Resort: A Chronicle of Paradise, Profit, and Peril at the Beach, by Sarah Stodola (HarperCollins Publishers 2022)

The Lawful Forest. A Critical History of Property, Protest and Spatial Justice, by Cristy Clark, John Page (Edinburgh University Press 2022)

Light from Uncommon Stars, by Ryka Aoki (Macmillan Publishers 2021)

London in the Roman World, by Dominic Perring (Oxford University Press 2022)

The Loneliest Americans, by Jay Caspian Kang (Penguin Random House 2021)

The Making of Our Urban Landscape, by Geoffrey Tyack (foreword by Jeff Kelley (Oxford University Press 2022)

Mapping the Empty: Eight Artists and Nevada, by William L Fox, foreword by Jeff Kelley (University of Nevada Press 1999)

Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall, by Alexandra Lange (Bloomsbury 2022)

The Modern Crisis, by Murray Bookchin (Author); Andy Price (Introduction) (AK Press 2022)

Movements & Moments, by Sonja Eismann (Editor), Maya Schöningh (Editor), Ingo Schöningh (Editor) (Drawn & Quarterly 2022)

Mutinous Women: How French Convicts Became Founding Mothers of the Gulf Coast, by Joan DeJean (Basic Books 2022)

My Boy Will Die of Sorrow: A Memoir of Immigration From the Front Lines, by Efrén C. Olivares (Hachette Books 2022)

Oceans of Grains: How American Wheat Remade the World, by Scott Reynolds Nelson (Little Brown Book Group 2022)

On the Wandering Paths, by Sylvain Tesson, Translated by Drew S. Burk, Foreword by Daniel Hornsby (University of Minnesota Press 2022)

Our Little Secret, by Emily Carrington (Drawn & Quarterly 2022)

Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising, by Brandi Morin (House of Anansi Press 2022)

Over Researched Places: Towards a Critical and Reflexive Approach, Edited by Cat Button, Gerald Taylor Aiken (Routledge Taylor & Francis Group 2022)

Passport Entanglements: Protection, Care, and Precarious Migrations, by Nicole Constable (University of California Press 2022)

Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Life and Times of a Caged Bird, by Gene Andrew Jarrett (Princeton University Press 2022)

Pipeline Populism: Grassroots Environmentalism in the Twenty-First Century, by Kai Bosworth (University of Minnesota Press 2022)

Plant Life: The Entangled Politics of Afforestation, by Rosetta S. Elkin (University of Minnesota Press 2022)

Post DomestiCity. Re-thinking urban obsolescence, by Diego García-Setién, Enrique Espinosa, Begoña de Abajo, and Almudena Ribot (Actar Publishers 2022)

The Quarantine Atlas: Mapping Global Life Under COVID-19, by Laura Bliss (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2022)

Rainbow Rainbow, by Lydia Conklin (Penguin Random House 2022)

Refugee Talk: Propositions on Ethics and Aesthetics, by Eva Rask Knudsen and Ulla Rahbek (Pluto Press 2022)

Rethinking Geographical Explorations in Extreme Environments: From the Arctic to the Mountaintops, Edited By Marco Armiero, Roberta Biasillo, and Stefano Morosini (Routledge Taylor & Francis Group 2023)

Return to Nature: The New Science of How Natural Landscapes Restore Us, by Emma Loewe (HarperCollins Publishers 2022)

Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks, by Patrick Radden Keefe (Penguin Random House 2022)

Seeing Like a Smuggler: Borders from Below, Edited by Mahmoud Keshavarz and Shahram Khosravi (Pluto Press 2022)

She Who Became the Sun, by Shelley Parker-Chan (Tor Books 2021)

South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation, by Imani Perry (Harper Collins Publishers 2022)

Supercharge Me: Net Zero Faster, by Eric Lonergan and Corinne Sawers (Agenda Publishing 2022)

Tech Wars: Transforming U.S. Technology Development, by Daniel M. Gerstein (ABC-CLIO 2022)

These Are the Stories: Memories of a 60s Scoop Survivor, by Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith (Kegedonce Press 2022)

This Contested Land: The Storied Past and Uncertain Future of America’s National Monuments, by McKenzie Long (University of Minnesota Press 2022)

To Paradise, by Hanya Yanagihara (Penguin Random House 2022)

Tomorrow’s People: The Future of Humanity in Ten Numbers, by Paul Morland (Pan Macmillan 2022)

Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families–and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World, by Dorothy Roberts (Basic Books 2022)

Tourist Cities, by Dan Knox (Routledge 2023)

The Trayvon Generation, by Elizabeth Alexander (Grand Central Publishing 2022)

When Time Is Short: Finding Our Way in the Anthropocene, by Timothy Beal (Beacon Press 2022)

A World Transformed: Slavery in the Americas and the Origins of Global Power, by James Walvin (Little Brown Book Group 2022)

You Don’t Know Us Negroes and Other Essays, by Zora Neale Hurston (Harper Collins 2022)

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New Books for Geographers: Spring 2022

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The AAG compiles a quarterly list of newly published geography books and books of interest to geographers. The list includes a diversity of books that represents the breadth of the discipline (including key sub-disciplines), but also recognizes the work which takes place at the margins of geography and overlap with other disciplines. While academic texts make up most of the books, we also include popular books, novels, books of poetry, and books published in languages other than English, for example.

Some of these books are selected for review in the AAG Review of Books. Publishers are welcome to contact the AAG Review of Books Editor-in-Chief Debbie Hopkins, as well as anyone interested in reviewing these or other titles.


The Accidental Ecosystem: People and Wildlife in American Cities by Peter S. Alagona (University of California Press, 2022)

Across Iceland: With Illustrations and Maps, and an Appendix on the Plants Collected by William Bisiker (Cambridge UP, 2021)

Airbnb, Short-Term Rentals and the Future of Housing by Lily M. Hoffman and Barbara Schmitter Heisler (Routledge, 2021)

All We Can Save by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson (Penguin Random House, 2021)

American Geography: A Reckoning with a Dream by Matt Black (Thames & Hudson, 2021)

The Anthropocene Unconscious by Mark Bould (Verso Books, 2021)

The Authorship of Place: A Cultural Geography of the New Chinese Cinemas by Dennis Lo (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

Bearing Witness: The Human Rights Case Against Fracking and Climate Change by Thomas A. Kerns, Kathleen Dean Moore (Oregon State University Press, 2021)

Beautyscapes: Mapping cosmetic surgery tourism by Ruth Holliday, Meredith Jones, & David Bell (Manchester UP, 2021)

A Behavioural Theory of Economic Development by Robert Huggins and Piers Thompson (Oxford University Press, 2021)

Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-fatness as Anti-Blackness by Da’Shaun Harrison (Penguin Random House, 2021)

Biotic Borders: Transpacific Plant and Insect Migration and the Rise of Anti-Asian Racism in America, 1890–1950 by Jeannie N. Shinozuka (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

Bitter Shade: The Ecological Challenge of Human Consciousness by Michael R. Dove (Yale University Press, 2021)

Border Humanitarians: Gendered Order and Insecurity on the Thai-Burmese Frontier by Adam Saltsman (Syracuse University Press, 2022)

Border Wars: The conflicts of tomorrow by Klaus Dodds (Penguin, 2021)

Borderland Circuitry: Immigration Surveillance in the United States and Beyond by Ana Muñiz (University of California Press, 2022)

Bread & Water by dee Hobsbawn-Smith (NYU Press, 2021)

Breaking Through: Understanding Sovereignty and Security in the Circumpolar Arctic by editors Wilfrid Greaves & P. Whitney Lackenbauer (U Toronto Press, 2021)

Canada’s Past and Future in Latin America by Pablo Heidrich and Laura Macdonald (University of Toronto Press, 2022)

Canyon, Mountain, Cloud: Absence and Longing in American Parks by Tyra A. Olstad (Oregon State University Press, 2021)

Capitalism and The Sea by Liam Campling and Alejandro Colás (Verso Books, 2021)

Capitalism and the Sea: The Maritime Factor in the Making of the Modern World by Liam Campling & Alejandro Colás (Verso Books, 2021)

A Carceral Ecology: Ushuaia and the History of Landscape and Punishment in Argentina by Ryan C. Edwards (University of California Press, 2021)

Choosing the Future: Technology and Opportunity in Communities by Karen Mossberger, Caroline J. Tolbert, & Scott J. LaCombe (Oxford UP, 2021)

Cities of Power: the Urban, the National, the Popular, the Global by Göran Therborn (Penguin Random House, 2021)

Citizens of Everywhere: Searching for Identity in the Age of Brexit by Peter Gumbel (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

City Living by Quill R Kukla (Oxford University Press, 2021)

Climate Change in the Middle East and North Africa: 15,000 Years of Crises, Setbacks, and Adaptation by William R. Thompson and Leila Zakhirova (Routledge, 2021)

Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal by Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin (Verso Books, 2021)

Climate Ghosts: Migratory Species in the Anthropocene by Nancy Langston (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

The Climate Coup by Mark Alizart (Polity Press, 2021)

Climate, Catastrophe, and Faith by Philip Jenkins (Oxford University Press, 2021)

Coercive Geographies: Historicizing Mobility, Labor and Confinement by editors Johan Heinsen, Martin Bak Jørgensen, &Martin Ottovay Jørgensen (Haymarket Books, 2021)

The Coldest Coast: The 1873 Leigh Smith Expedition to Svalbard in the Diaries and Photographs of Herbert Chermside by editors P. J. Capelotti, (illu.) Grenna Museum (Springer International, 2021)

Colossus: The Anatomy of Delhi by Sanjoy Chakravorty & Neelanjan Sircar (Cambridge UP, 2021)

The Commerce of Cartography: Making and Marketing Maps in Eighteenth-Century France and England by Mary Sponberg Pedley (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

The Commerce of Geography: Making and Marketing Maps in Eighteenth-Century France and England by Mary Sponberg Pedley (Chicaco UP, 2021)

Confederate Exodus: Social and Environmental Forces in the Migration of U.S. Southerners to Brazil by Alan Marcus (University of Nebraska Press, 2021)

Conservation of Tropical Coral Reefs (2021) by B McFarland (Palgrave, 2021)

Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement & Resistance  by by the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project with a foreword by Ananya Roy & Chris Carlsson. (PM Press, 2021)

Crooked Cats: Beastly Encounters in the Anthropocene by Nayanika Mathur (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

Crossing the Divide by Robert E.B. Lucas (Oxford University Press, 2021)

Decolonial Feminisms, Power and Place by Rodriguez Castro, Laura (Palgrave, 2021)

Decolonising Blue Spaces in the Anthropocene (2021) by M Parsons, K Fisher and RP Crease (Palgrave, 2021)

Deep Adaptation: Navigating the Realities of Climate Chaos by Jem Bendell, Rupert Read (Polity Press, 2021)

Delivering Water and Power: GIS for Utilities by Pat Hohl & Keith Mann (ESRI Press, 2021)

The Diasporic Condition by Ghassan Hage (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

The Diasporic Condition: Ethnographic Explorations of the Lebanese in the World by Ghassan Hage (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

Disentangling: The Geographies of Digital Disconnection by editors André Jansson & Paul C. Adams (Oxford UP, 2021)

Economic Poisoning: Industrial Waste and the Chemicalization of American Agriculture by Adam M. Romero (University of California Press, 2021)

Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs (Simon and Schuster, 2021)

Feminist City by Leslie Kern (Verso Books, 2021)

Feminist Geographies Unbound by Gokariksel, B., Hawkins, M., Neubert, C. & Smith, S.  (West Virginia University Press, 2021)

Freedom of the Border by Paul Scheffer (Polity Press, 2021)

From Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our Way by Michael Bond (Harvard UP (Belknap Press), 2021)

Geographic Citizen Science Design by Artemis Skarlatidou, Muki Haklay (UCL Press, 2021)

Geographies of India by George Duncan (Repro Books, 2021)

A Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors by Mikhail S. Blinnikov (Guilford Press, 2021)

A Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors (2nd ed) by Mikhail Blinnikov (Guilford Press, 2021)

Global Health and the Villiage by Sarah Rudrum (University of Toronto Press, 2021)

Global Production Networks and Rural Development: Southeast Asia as a Fruit Supplier to China by editors Bill Pritchard (Edward Elgar, 2021)

Going Remote: How the Flexible Work Economy Can Improve Our Lives and Our Cities by Matthew E. Kahn (University of California Press, 2022)

Governing Migration Beyond the State  by Andrew Geddes (OUP, 2021)

The Great Adaptation by Romain Felli (Verso Books, 2021)

Ground Sea:  Photography and the Right to Be Reborn by Hilde Van Gelder (Cornell University Press, 2021)

Home: 100 Poems by Christian Wiman (Yale University Press, 2021)

How Green Became Good by Hillary Angelo (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

How London Was Captured by the Super-Rich by Rowland Atkinson (Verso Books, 2021)

How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to fight a world on fire by Andreas Malm  (Verso, 2021)

How to Build a Global City by Michelle Acuto (Cornell University Press, 2022)

Imagined Geographies: The Maritime Silk Roads in World History, 100–1800 by Geoffrey C. Gunn (Hong Kong University Press, 2021)

Imagining the Heartland: White Supremacy and the American Midwest by Britt E. Halverson, Joshua O. Reno (University of California Press, 2022)

Indians, Fire, and the Land in the Pacific Northwest by Robert T. Boyd (Oregon State University Press, 2021)

Intersecting Lives: How Place Shapes Reentry by Andrea M. Leverentz (University of California Press, 2022)

ntra-Africa Migrations: Reimagining Borders and Migration Management  by Inocent Moyo, Jussi P Laine, Christopher Changwe Nshimbi (Routledge, 2021)

Island of Hope: Migration and Solidarity in the Mediterranean by Megan A. Carney (University of California Press, 2021)

Killer Cities by Nigel Thrift (Sage Publishing, 2021)

Krakow: An Ecobiography by editors Adam Izdebski & Rafał Szmytka (U of Pittsburgh Press, 2021)

Labor in the Age of Finance: Pensions, Politics and Corporations from Deindustrialization to Dodd-Frank by Sanford M Jacoby (Princeton University Press, 2021)

Land Fictions by Asher Ghertner and Robert Lake (Cornell Press, 2021)

Latecomer State Formation: Political Geography and Capacity Failure in Latin America by Sebastian Mazzuca (Yale UP, 2021)

Latin American Literature at the Millennium: Local Lives, Global Spaces by Cecily Raynor  (Bucknell UP, 2021)

Latitude: The astonishing journey to discover the shape of the earth by Nicholas Crane (Penguin Books, 2021)

Latitude: The True Story of the World’s First Scientific Expedition by Nicholas Crane (Simon & Schuster, 2021)

Life in Plastic Artistic Responses to Petromodernity by Caren Irr (University of Minnesota Press, 2021)

Living as a Bird by Vinciane Despret (Polity Press, 2021)

 Living Off-grid in Wales: Eco-Villages in Policy and Practice  by Elaine Forde (University of Wales Press, 2021)

Living with Pandemics: Places, People and Policy by editors John R. Bryson, Lauren Andres, Aksel Ersoy, & Louise Reardon (Edward Elgar, 2021)

Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night by Julian Sancton (Ebury, 2021)

Manhattan to Minisink: American Indian Place Names of Greater New York and Vicinity by Robert Grumet (U Oklahoma Press, 2021)

Mapping Nature Across North America by editors Kathleen A. Brosnan & James R. Akerman (Chicago UP, *2021)

Mapping Nature across the Americas by Kathleen A. Brosnan, James R. Akerman (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

Mapping the Amazon: Literary Geography after the Rubber Boom by Amanda Smith (Liverpool UP, 2021)

Migration Studies and Colonialism by Lucy Mayblin, Joe Turner (Polity Press, 2021)

Morning Star Rising: The Politics of Decolonization in West Papua by Camellia Webb-Gannon (University of Hawaii Press, 2021)

Move: The Forces Uprooting Us by Parag Khanna (Simon & Schuster, 2021)

The Moving City: Scenes from the Delhi Metro and the Social Life of Infrastructure by Rashmi Sadana (University of California Press, 2021)

The Nature of Space by Milton Santos (Duke University Press, 2021)

The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis by Amitav Ghosh (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

Of Bridges: A Poetic and Philosophical Account by Thomas Harrison (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

Open Hand, Closed Fist: Practices of Undocumented Organizing in a Hostile State by Kathryn Abrams (University of California Press, 2022)

Our Common Ground: A History of America’s Public Lands by John D. Leshy (Yale University Press, 2021)

Place: Towards a Geophilosophy of Photography by Ali Shobeiri (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

Planetary Politics: A Manifesto by Lorenzo Marsili (Polity Press, 2021)

Politics and the Environment in Eastern Europe by editors Eszter Krasznai Kovacs (OpenBook, 2021)

The Politics of Fear in South Sudan Generating Chaos, Creating Conflict by Daniel Akech Thiong (ZED, 2021)

The Porch: Meditations on the Edge of Nature by Charlie Hailey (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

Post Growth: Life after Capitalism by Tim Jackson (Polity Press, 2021)

The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World by Tim Marshall (Elliot & Thompson, 2021)

Practicing Cooperation Mutual Aid beyond Capitalism by Andrew Zitcer (University of Minnesota Press, 2021)

Protecting the Places We Love: Conservation Strategies for Entrusted Lands and Parks by Breece Robertson (ESRI Press, 2021)

Pushed Out: Contested Development and Rural Gentrification in the US West by Ryanne Pilgeram (U Washington Press, 2021)

The Radical Bookstore Counterspace for Social Movements by Kimberley Kinder (University of Minnesota Press, 2021)

Reimagining Sustainable Cities by Stephen M. Wheeler, Christina D. Rosan (University of California Press, 2021)

Remapping the Contested Sinosphere: The Cross-cultural Landscape and Ethnoscape of Taiwan by Chia-rong Wu (Cambria Press, 2021)

Remembering Our Intimacies: Mo’olelo, Aloha ‘Āina, and Ea by Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio (University of Minnesota Press, 2021)

Retail Inequality: Reframing the Food Desert Debate by Kenneth H. Kolb (University of California Press, 2021)

The Return of Nature by John Bellamy Foster (NYU Press, 2021)

Sapphos Legacy: Convivial Economics on a Greek Isle by Marina Karides (SUNY Press, 2021)

Saving Animals Multispecies Ecologies of Rescue and Care by Elan Abrell (University of Minnesota Press, 2021)

Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Gope and Healing in a Divided World by Katharine Hayhoe (Simon and Schuster, 2021)

Settler Colonial City Racism and Inequity in Postwar Minneapolis by David Hugill (University of Minnesota Press, 2021)

Seven Ethics Against Capitalism: Towards a Planetary Commons by Oli Mould (Polity Press, 2021)

Shaking Up the City: Ignorance, Inequality, and the Urban Question  by Tom Slater (University of California Press, 2021)

Shaking Up the CityIgnorance, Inequality, and the Urban Question by Tom Slater (University of California Press, 2021)

Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration – and Why It’s a Good Thing Updated Edition by Danny Dorling (Yale University Press, 2021)

The Spacious World by Ricardo Padrón (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

Sounding Jewish in Berlin by Phil Alexander (Oxford University Press, 2021)

Spatial Webs: Mapping Anatolian Pasts for Research and the Public by Christopher H. Roosevelt (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

Spatializing Authoritarianism by Natalie Koch (Syracuse University Press, 2022)

Streetlife by Conrad Kickert and Emily Talen (University of Toronto Press, 2021)

Sweat and Salt Water: Selected Works by Teresia Kieuea Teaiwa, compiled and edited by Katerina Teaiwa, April K. Henderson, and Terence Wesley-Smith (University of Hawaii Press, 2021)

Tanzania’s Informal Economy: The Micro-politics of Street Vending by Alexis Malefakis (ZED, 2021)

Temporality in Mobile Lives: Contemporary Asia–Australia Migration and Everyday Time by Shanthi Robertson (Bristol University press, 2022)

Thanks for Everything (Now Get Out) by Joseph Margulies  (Yale University Press, 2021)

The Three Sustainabilities Energy, Economy, Time by Allan Stoekl (University of Minnesota Press, 2021)

Time For Socialism by Thomas Picketty (Yale University Press, 2021)

To Rule the Waves: How Control of the World’s Oceans Shapes the Fate of the Superpowers by Bruce Jones (Simon & Schuster, 2021)

Transnational Flows and Permissive Polities Ethnographies of Human Mobilities in Asia by Barak Kalir, Malini Sur (Amsterdam University Press, 2021)

Unsettling Utopia The Making and Unmaking of French India (June 2021 by Jessica Namakkal (Columbia University Press, 2021)

The Urban Planning Imagination: A Critical International Introduction by Nicholas A. Phelps (Polity Press, 2021)

Visions of Beirut: The Urban Life of Media Infrastructure by Hatim El-Hibri (Duke UP, 2021)

Voluminous States by Franck Billé (Duke University Press, 2021)

Water for All: Community, Property, and Revolution in Modern Bolivia  by Sarah T. Hines (University of California Press, 2021)

Watershed Attending to Body and Earth in Distress by Ranae Lenor Hanson (University of Minnesota Press, 2021)

Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire by Sujit Sivasundaram (University of Chicago Press, 2021)

White Borders by Reece Jones (Penguin Random House, 2021)

A World Without Soil: The Past, Present, and Precarious Future of the Earth Beneath Our Feet by Jo Handelsman (Yale University Press, 2021)

The Yellow River by Ruth Mostern (Yale University Press, 2021)

You Better Go See Geri: An Odawa Elder’s Life of Recovery and Resilience   by Frances ‘Geri’ Roossien, Andrea Riley Mukavetz (Oregon State University Press, 2021)

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New Books for Geographers: Winter 2021

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The AAG compiles a quarterly list of newly published geography books and books of interest to geographers. The list includes a diversity of books that represents the breadth of the discipline (including key sub-disciplines), but also recognizes the work which takes place at the margins of geography and overlap with other disciplines. While academic texts make up most of the books, we also include popular books, novels, books of poetry, and books published in languages other than English, for example.

Some of these books are selected for review in the AAG Review of Books. Publishers are welcome to contact the AAG Review of Books Editor-in-Chief Debbie Hopkins, as well as anyone interested in reviewing these or other titles.


Abolition Geography: Essays Towards Liberation, by Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Verso 2022)

Admissions: A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School, by Kendra James (Grand Central Publishing 2022)

The Air in the Air Behind It, by Brandon Rushton (Tupelo Press 2022)

Algorithms and Data Structures for Massive Datasets, by Dzejla Medjedovic and Emin Tahirovic (Manning 2022)

Alien Nation: 36 True Tales of Immigration, by Sofija Stefanovic (HarperCollins Publishers 2021)

The Black Agenda. Bold Solutions for a Broken System, by Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman (Author), Tressie McMillan Cottom (Introduction) (Macmillan Publishers 2022)

By the Bridge or By the River: Stories of Immigration From the Southern Border, by Amy C. Roma (C&R Press 2021)

The Carbon Almanac: It’s Not Too Late, by The Carbon Almanac Network  (Author), Seth Godin (Editor) (Portfolio 2022)

The Cartographers, by Peng Shepherd (HarperCollins Publishers 2022)

City of Orange, by David Yoon (Penguin Random House 2022)

City Scattered: Cabaret for Four Voices, by Tyler Mills (Tupelo Press 2022)

Climax Change! How architecture must transform in the age of ecological emergency, by Pedro Gadanho (Actar Publishers 2022)

Exploring the Chinese Social Model: Beyond Market and State, by Weidong Liu, Michael Dunford, Zhigao Liu and Zhenshan Yang (Agenda Publishing 2022)

Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene: Imagining Futures and Dreaming Hope in Literature and Media, by Marek Oziewicz (Anthology Editor), Brian Attebery (Anthology Editor), Tereza Dedinová (Anthology Editor) (Bloomsbury Publishing 2022)

Fighting to Breathe: Race, Toxicity, and the Rise of Youth Activism in Baltimore, by Nicole Fabricant (University of California Press 2022)

Fucked at Birth: Recalibrating the American Dream for the 2020s, by Dale Maharidge (Unnamed Press 2021)

Healing Grounds. Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming, by Liz Carlisle (Island Press 2022)

How Civil Wars Start and How to Stop Them, by Barbara F. Walter (Penguin Random House 2022)

Human-Centered AI, by Ben Shneiderman (Oxford University Press 2022)

India Be Damned: A Novel of Partition, Peter Popham (Camphor Press 2022)

Inside Qatar: Hidden Stories from One of the Richest Nations on Earth, by John McManus (Icon Books 2022)

The Invention of Power: Popes, Kings, and the Birth of the West, by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita (Little Brown Book Group 2022)

Is Remote Warfare Moral? Weighing Issues of Life and Death from 7,000 Miles, by Joseph O Chapa (Hachette Book Group 2022)

The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and inequality, by Oded Galor (Penguin Random House 2022)

Keeping People Safe: GIS for Public Safety, by Ryan Lanclos (Editor), Matt Artz (Editor) (Esri Press 2022)

The Kurdish Women’s Movement: History, Theory, Practice, by Dilar Dirik (Pluto Press 2022)

The Last Resort: A Chronicle of Paradise, Profit, and Peril at the Beach, by Sarah Stodola (HarperCollins Publishers 2022)

The Lawful Forest. A Critical History of Property, Protest and Spatial Justice, by Cristy Clark, John Page (Edinburgh University Press 2022)

Light from Uncommon Stars, by Ryka Aoki (Macmillan Publishers 2021)

London in the Roman World, by Dominic Perring (Oxford University Press 2022)

The Loneliest Americans, by Jay Caspian Kang (Penguin Random House 2021)

The Making of Our Urban Landscape, by Geoffrey Tyack (foreword by Jeff Kelley (Oxford University Press 2022)

Mapping the Empty: Eight Artists and Nevada, by William L Fox, foreword by Jeff Kelley (University of Nevada Press 1999)

Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall, by Alexandra Lange (Bloomsbury 2022)

The Modern Crisis, by Murray Bookchin (Author); Andy Price (Introduction) (AK Press 2022)

Movements & Moments, by Sonja Eismann (Editor), Maya Schöningh (Editor), Ingo Schöningh (Editor) (Drawn & Quarterly 2022)

Mutinous Women: How French Convicts Became Founding Mothers of the Gulf Coast, by Joan DeJean (Basic Books 2022)

My Boy Will Die of Sorrow: A Memoir of Immigration From the Front Lines, by Efrén C. Olivares (Hachette Books 2022)

Oceans of Grains: How American Wheat Remade the World, by Scott Reynolds Nelson (Little Brown Book Group 2022)

On the Wandering Paths, by Sylvain Tesson, Translated by Drew S. Burk, Foreword by Daniel Hornsby (University of Minnesota Press 2022)

Our Little Secret, by Emily Carrington (Drawn & Quarterly 2022)

Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising, by Brandi Morin (House of Anansi Press 2022)

Over Researched Places: Towards a Critical and Reflexive Approach, Edited by Cat Button, Gerald Taylor Aiken (Routledge Taylor & Francis Group 2022)

Passport Entanglements: Protection, Care, and Precarious Migrations, by Nicole Constable (University of California Press 2022)

Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Life and Times of a Caged Bird, by Gene Andrew Jarrett (Princeton University Press 2022)

Pipeline Populism: Grassroots Environmentalism in the Twenty-First Century, by Kai Bosworth (University of Minnesota Press 2022)

Plant Life: The Entangled Politics of Afforestation, by Rosetta S. Elkin (University of Minnesota Press 2022)

Post DomestiCity. Re-thinking urban obsolescence, by Diego García-Setién, Enrique Espinosa, Begoña de Abajo, and Almudena Ribot (Actar Publishers 2022)

The Quarantine Atlas: Mapping Global Life Under COVID-19, by Laura Bliss (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2022)

Rainbow Rainbow, by Lydia Conklin (Penguin Random House 2022)

Refugee Talk: Propositions on Ethics and Aesthetics, by Eva Rask Knudsen and Ulla Rahbek (Pluto Press 2022)

Rethinking Geographical Explorations in Extreme Environments: From the Arctic to the Mountaintops, Edited By Marco Armiero, Roberta Biasillo, and Stefano Morosini (Routledge Taylor & Francis Group 2023)

Return to Nature: The New Science of How Natural Landscapes Restore Us, by Emma Loewe (HarperCollins Publishers 2022)

Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks, by Patrick Radden Keefe (Penguin Random House 2022)

Seeing Like a Smuggler: Borders from Below, Edited by Mahmoud Keshavarz and Shahram Khosravi (Pluto Press 2022)

She Who Became the Sun, by Shelley Parker-Chan (Tor Books 2021)

South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation, by Imani Perry (Harper Collins Publishers 2022)

Supercharge Me: Net Zero Faster, by Eric Lonergan and Corinne Sawers (Agenda Publishing 2022)

Tech Wars: Transforming U.S. Technology Development, by Daniel M. Gerstein (ABC-CLIO 2022)

These Are the Stories: Memories of a 60s Scoop Survivor, by Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith (Kegedonce Press 2022)

This Contested Land: The Storied Past and Uncertain Future of America’s National Monuments, by McKenzie Long (University of Minnesota Press 2022)

To Paradise, by Hanya Yanagihara (Penguin Random House 2022)

Tomorrow’s People: The Future of Humanity in Ten Numbers, by Paul Morland (Pan Macmillan 2022)

Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families–and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World, by Dorothy Roberts (Basic Books 2022)

Tourist Cities, by Dan Knox (Routledge 2023)

The Trayvon Generation, by Elizabeth Alexander (Grand Central Publishing 2022)

When Time Is Short: Finding Our Way in the Anthropocene, by Timothy Beal (Beacon Press 2022)

A World Transformed: Slavery in the Americas and the Origins of Global Power, by James Walvin (Little Brown Book Group 2022)

You Don’t Know Us Negroes and Other Essays, by Zora Neale Hurston (Harper Collins 2022)

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New Books: February 2020

Every month the AAG compiles a list of newly-published books in geography and related areas. Some are selected for review in the AAG Review of Books.

Publishers are welcome to send new volumes to the Editor-in-Chief (Kent Mathewson, Editor-in-Chief, AAG Review of BooksDepartment of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803).

Anyone interested in reviewing these or other titles should also contact the Editor-in-Chief.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to current public health policies which have prompted the closing of most offices, we are unable to access incoming books at this time. We are working on a solution during this transition and will continue our new books processing as soon as we can. In the meantime, please feel free to peruse previous books from our archived lists.

February 2020

The Saguaro Cactus : A Natural History by David Yetman, Alberto Burquez, Kevin Hultine, and Michael Sanderson (University of Arizona Press 2020)

Wild Blue Media: Thinking through Seawater by Melody Jue (Duke University Press 2020)

Intimate Geopolitics: Love, Territory, and the Future on India’s Northern Threshold by Sara Smith (Rutgers University Press 2020)

Panic City: Crime and the Fear Industries in Johannesburg by Martin J. Murray (Stanford University Press 2020)

Assembling Moral Mobilities : Cycling, Cities and the Common Good by Nicholas A Scott (University of Nebraska Press 2020)

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