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"Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas" by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker, a collection of 22 maps with essays to match, is hot off the presses. "There are street grids, to be sure, but overlain with information about the city that has not been mapped quite this way before. Many of the works in the 'atlas' address darker aspects of New Orleans's history and culture — coastal erosion, slavery, petroleum refining, oil spills. Others consider lighter dimensions — social aid and pleasure clubs, jazz landmarks, the world of bounce." [N.O. Advocate]