In the bestselling tradition of Why Nations Fail and The Revenge of Geography, an award winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo political strategies of the world powers.All leaders of nations are constrained by geography Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers,
A singular atlas of 100 infographic maps from thought provoking to flat out fun Publisher s note Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds was published in the UK under the title Brilliant Maps Which countries don t have rivers Which ones have North Korean embassies Who drives on the wrong side of the
The Phantom Atlas is an atlas of the world not as it ever existed, but as it was thought to be These marvellous and mysterious phantoms non existent islands, invented mountain ranges, mythical civilisations and other fictitious geography were all at various times presented as facts on maps and
From the creator of the New York Times dialect quiz that ignited conversations about how and why we say the words we say, a stunning and delightful exploration of American language Did you know that your answers to just a handful of questions can reveal where you grew up In December 2013, Josh Katz
A tour of the world s hidden geographies from disappearing islands to forbidden deserts and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains todayAt a time when Google Maps Street View can take you on a virtual tour of Yosemite s remotest trails and cell phones double as navigational
There are places that remind us of happy moments Zoe, a little girl who has to flee from her city with her family because of a war, remembers them before she leaves She uses them to draw a map of good memories, knowing that they will always be with her.
Sad Topographies is an illustrated guide for the melancholic among us Dispirited travellers rejoice as Damien Rudd journeys across continents in search of the world s most joyless place names and their fascinating etymologies Behind each lugubrious place name exists a story, a richly interwoven
Like humans, cities are mortal They are born, they thrive, and they eventually die In Atlas of Lost Cities, Aude de Tocqueville tells the compelling narrative of the rise and fall of such notable places as Pompeii, Teotihuac n, and Angkor She also details the less well known places, including
The story of the rise of modern navigation technology, from radio location to GPS and the consequent decline of privacyWhat does it mean to never get lost You Are Here examines the rise of our technologically aided era of navigational omniscience or how we came to know exactly where we are at all
Lucy in the City is about a young raccoon who gets separated from her family one night and has to find her way home At its heart, the story focuses on developing spatial thinking, understanding the world around us, and using concepts of space for problem solving.
A beautifully illustrated history of the world s most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution Great City Maps explores and explains 30 of the world s greatest historical city
Throughout its history, America has been defined through maps Whether made for military strategy or urban reform, to encourage settlement or to investigate disease, maps invest information with meaning by translating it into visual form They capture what people knew, what they thought they knew,
It s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and drawing Maps have a unique power to transport us to distant lands on wondrous travels Put a map at the start of a book, and we know an adventure is going to follow Displaying this truth with beautiful full color illustrations, The
This incredibly wide ranging collection of maps all inspired by literary classics offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds Andrew DeGraff s stunningly detailed artwork takes readers deep into the landscapes from The Odyssey,Hamlet,Pride and Prejudice, Invisible
Geography is getting stranger Out there fleets of new islands are under construction and eye wateringly insane micro nations are struggling into the light unseen rivers are tumbling under sleeping cites and once secret fantasy gardens are cracking open their doors As groups like Islamic State
Cartography enthusiasts rejoice the bestselling author of the Just My Type reveals the fascinating relationship between man and map Simon Garfield s Just My Type illuminated the world of fonts and made everyone take a stand on Comic Sans and care about kerning Now Garfield takes on a subject even