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One gives us directions, but a map... A map is a tool that gives us "context".
I read this book after hearing an NPR interview with Ken Jennings; even if you're not a geography buff, it's entertaining, informative and really well written.
I was particularly fascinated by the chapters on the Library of Congress's huge map collection and the Geography Bee.
I'm a nerd. I admit it. For that reason, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I knew going in that Mr. Read morePublished 20 days ago by TruxtonSpangler
I thought I was alone! Spending hours with the almanac as a kid and winning a geography bee in middle school, I always thought I was just one of those weirdos. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephen M.
To read and enjoy such a great book only to realize that one fully qualifies as a "Maphead" oneself is a bit of a shock. Read morePublished 3 months ago by John the Reader
I really liked the first half of the book. I found it fascinating, and I even liked the silly jokes, which seem to fit perfectly with a map "nerd" (loved the ant backpacks... Read morePublished 5 months ago by bonnie_blu
I was really excited to find a book specifically written for weirdos like me who "read" maps and atlases like a book, love to navigate, and have a strange fascination with globes. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Benjamin P. Knight
Great book! I enjoyed Ken's quirky humor, fantastic footnotes and engaging stories. The chapter on GPS and GeoCaching was a hoot! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed this. Kept me awake on long drives. The author really exposes you to an eccentricity that I had no exposure to previously.Published 8 months ago by Fan007