Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks Author Ken Jennings
ISBN-10 1439167184
ISBN-13 9781439167182
Year 2012-04-17
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Scribner
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Record setting Jeopardy champion and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings explores the world of maps and map obsessives a literary gem The Atlantic now available in paperback Ken Jennings takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks from the London Map Fair to the bowels of the Library of Congress from the prepubescent geniuses at the National Geographic Bee to the computer programmers at Google Earth Each chapter delves into a different aspect of map culture highpointing geocaching road atlas rallying even the unreal estate charted on the maps of fiction and fantasy Jennings also considers the ways in which cartography has shaped our history suggesting that the impulse to make and read maps is as relevant today as it has ever been From the Here be dragons parchment maps of the Age of Discovery to the spinning globes of grade school to the postmodern revolution of digital maps and GPS Maphead is filled with intriguing details engaging anecdotes and enlightening analysis If youre an inveterate map lover yourselfor even if youre among the cartographically clueless who can get lost in a supermarketlet Ken Jennings be your guide to the strange world of mapheads

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