Maphead

Author: 
Jennings, Ken
Year Published: 
2011

"Ken Jennings, of Jepardy fame, takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks from the London Map Fair to the bowels of the Library of Congress, from the prepubesent geniuses at the National geographic Bee to the computer programers at Google Earth. Each chapter delves into another 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 to read maps is as relevant today as it has ever been."

Format: 
Book
Type: 
General
Availability: 
Available