Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

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CD/Spoken Word, Tantor Media Inc, 2011, ISBN13 9781452634371, ISBN10 1452634378
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CD/Spoken Word, Tantor Media Inc, 2011, ISBN13 9781452634371, ISBN10 1452634378

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CD/Spoken Word, Tantor Media Inc, 2011, ISBN13 9781452634371, ISBN10 1452634378

It comes as no surprise that, as a kid, Jeopardy legend Ken Jennings slept with a bulky Hammond world atlas by his pillow every night. Maphead recounts his 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, 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. He 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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Original Languages: English
Author: Jennings, Ken
Book Format: Audio CD
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Publication Date: September, 2011
ISBN-13: 9781452634371
Digital Video Formats: CD/Spoken Word
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.54 x 1.04 x 6.55 Inches
ISBN-10: 1452634378
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