Maphead By: Ken Jennings

Summary:

Maphead recounts his lifelong love affair with geography and explores why maps have always been so fascinating to him and to fellow enthusiasts everywhere. Jennings takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks, from the London Map Fair 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. He 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

Book Review: Ken Jennings's richly breezy Maphead is one of those great, totally geeked out single-subject surveys that goes down a million different, usually fascinating routes to tell the tale, educates and entertains in equal measure, plus offers enough personal anecdote and unabashed enthusiasm on and for the subject at hand to give it context, and make it all come alive.
Geography from around the world
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Rashel Jimenez
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Created with images by Tiago007 - "map world planet" • Parviz-Pix - "light house california coast pacific coast" • danfador - "dog mountain mombarone" • JDmcginley - "sunrise georgia sunrise georgia" • tpsdave - "zion park utah mountains" • KeYang - "horseshoe bend american landscape curve" • jpeter2 - "landscape mountains abendstimmung"

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