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On the Map by Simon Garfield

Perfect For: 

The trivia buff who studies maps for fun (and has already read through Bill Bryson and Ken Jennings!)

On the Map presents the idea that maps have been more important to the development of civilizations than language. Garfield has written a fascinating, international narrative that runs from treasure maps to Google maps (which, bizarrely, still employs the Mercator projection. You'll learn about that, too). Whether you rely on paper or have gone completely GPS, you'll never think about maps the same way. Prepare to have your mind blown.
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ISBN-13: 9781592407804
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gotham, 11/2013

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