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Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

Pre-recorded digital audio player Playaway Adult Nonfiction

By (author) Ken Jennings, Read by Kirby Heyborne

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  • Publisher: Findaway World
  • Format: Pre-recorded digital audio player
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 185mm x 25mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2011
  • ISBN 10: 1615878904
  • ISBN 13: 9781615878901
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged

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Maphead recounts Ken Jennings' lifelong love affair with geography and explores why maps have always been so fascinating to him and to fellow enthusiasts everywhere. Jennings takes listeners on a world tour of geogeeks, from the London Map Fair to the bowels of the Library of Congress to the computer programmers at Google Earth. From road atlas rallying to the "unreal estate" charted on the maps of fiction and fantasy, Jennings delves into map culture in all its varieties and considers the ways in which cartography has shaped our history.

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