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    DescriptionKen 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.

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    Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ken Jennings
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9781439167182
    ISBN 10: 1439167184

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.0
    DC21: 912
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 750
    DC22: 912
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: RGV
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    Abridged Dewey: 912
    BISAC V2.8: REF023000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000, SCI030000
    B&T Approval Code: A50890000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A19300000
    BISAC V2.8: TEC048000
    LC classification: GA105.3 .J46 2011
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Scribner Book Company
    Imprint name
    Scribner Book Company
    Publication date
    17 April 2012
    Review quote
    "[A] spirited layman's history of cartography." ---"Harpers"