Maphead Charting The Wide Weird World Of Geography Wonks

Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 1439167184
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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 you’re an inveterate map lover yourself—or even if you’re among the cartographically clueless who can get lost in a supermarket—let Ken Jennings be your guide to the strange world of mapheads.

Women Love Girth The Fattest 100 Facts On Maphead Charting The Wide Weird World Of Geography Wonks

Author: Jason Young
Publisher: Lennex
ISBN: 5458831675
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks". Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Maphead

Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439167184
Size: 21.16 MB
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Traces the history of mapmaking while offering insight into the role of cartography in human civilization and sharing anecdotes about the cultural arenas frequented by map enthusiasts.

Maphead

Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439167192
Size: 45.19 MB
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Maphead recounts his lifelong love affair with geography and explores why maps have always been so fascinating to him and to fellow enthusiasts everywhere.

Maphead

Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439167176
Size: 69.16 MB
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Traces the history of mapmaking while offering insight into the role of cartography in human civilization and sharing anecdotes about the cultural arenas frequented by map enthusiasts.

Because I Said So

Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476706964
Size: 79.31 MB
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Draws on medical case histories, scientific findings, and personal research by the author to separate myth from fact and debunk a vast array of parental edicts.

The Map Thief

Author: Michael Blanding
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698156986
Size: 64.74 MB
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The story of an infamous crime, a revered map dealer with an unsavory secret, and the ruthless subculture that consumed him Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers—both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to ...

Ken Jennings S Trivia Almanac

Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 9780345504722
Size: 45.76 MB
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In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” ...

Longitude

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007382006
Size: 59.11 MB
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The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a Foreword by Neil Armstrong.

The Trivia Lover S Guide To The World

Author: Gary Fuller
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442214031
Size: 29.57 MB
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Provides answers and explanations to one hundred fifty geography questions, addressing which of the U.S.'s contiguous states is most northerly and what the most recently settled country in the world is.

Brainiac

Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 9781588365521
Size: 14.82 MB
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Uproarious, silly, engaging, and erudite, this book is an irresistible celebration of nostalgia, curiosity, and nerdy obsession–in a word, trivia. * The koala ** Venus *** Albert Brooks From the Hardcover edition.

Maps And Geography

Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442473290
Size: 33.89 MB
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Discover the fun facts about the world and become a master of geography with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings.