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    DescriptionAn intriguing collection of more than one hundred out-of-the-ordinary maps, blending art, history, and pop culture for a unique atlas of humanity Spanning many centuries, all continents, and the realms of outer space and the imagination, this collection of 138 unique graphics combines beautiful full-color illustrations with quirky statistics and smart social commentary. The result is a distinctive illustrated guide to the world. Categories of cartographic curiosities include: ? Literary Creations, featuring a map of Thomas More's "Utopia" and the world of George Orwell's "1984" ? Cartographic Misconceptions, such as a lavish seventeenthcentury map depicting California as an island ? Political Parody, containing the ?Jesusland map? and other humorous takes on voter profiles ? Whatchamacallit, including a map of the area codes for regions where the rapper Ludacris sings about having ?hoes? ? Obscure Proposals, capturing Thomas Jefferson's vision for dividing the Northwest Territory into ten states with names such as Polypotamia and Assenisipia ? Fantastic Maps, with a depiction of what the globe might look like if the sea and land were inverted The Strange Maps blog has been named by GeekDad Blog on Wired.com ?one of the more unusual and unique sites seen on the Web that doesn't sell anything or promote an agenda? and it's currently ranked #423 on Technorati's Top 500 Blogs. Brimming with trivia, deadpan humor, and idiosyncratic lore, "Strange Maps" is a fascinating tour of all things weird and wonderful in the world of cartography.


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    Title
    Strange Maps
    Subtitle
    An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frank Jacobs
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 244
    Width: 241 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 1,117 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780142005255
    ISBN 10: 0142005258
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    DC22: 912
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: TRV027000
    Abridged Dewey: 912
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23400
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP1
    B&T Approval Code: A19300000
    BISAC V2.8: TEC048000
    DC22: 912.09
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GA105.5 .J33 2009
    Illustrations note
    128
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    PLUME
    Publication date
    26 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY