The Resource Maphead : charting the wide, weird world of geography wonks, Ken Jennings ; [illustration, Stuart McArthur]

Maphead : charting the wide, weird world of geography wonks, Ken Jennings ; [illustration, Stuart McArthur]

Label
Maphead : charting the wide, weird world of geography wonks
Title
Maphead
Title remainder
charting the wide, weird world of geography wonks
Statement of responsibility
Ken Jennings ; [illustration, Stuart McArthur]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book traces the history of mapmaking while offering insight into the role of cartography in human civilization and sharing anecdotes about the cultural arenas frequented by map enthusiasts. 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. It recounts his lifelong love affair with geography and explores why maps have always been so fascinating to him and to fellow enthusiasts everywhere. He takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks, from the London Map Fair 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jennings, Ken
Dewey number
912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GA105.3
LC item number
.J46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McArthur, Stuart
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maps
  • Cartography
Label
Maphead : charting the wide, weird world of geography wonks, Ken Jennings ; [illustration, Stuart McArthur]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-266) and index
Contents
Eccentricity -- Bearing -- Fault -- Benchmarks -- Elevation -- Legend -- Reckoning -- Meander -- Transit -- Overedge -- Frontier -- Relief
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
276 p.
Isbn
9781439167175
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2010052219
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2515699-01umb_inst
  • 2548318
  • (Sirsi) i9781439167175
  • (OCoLC)687665983
Label
Maphead : charting the wide, weird world of geography wonks, Ken Jennings ; [illustration, Stuart McArthur]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-266) and index
Contents
Eccentricity -- Bearing -- Fault -- Benchmarks -- Elevation -- Legend -- Reckoning -- Meander -- Transit -- Overedge -- Frontier -- Relief
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
276 p.
Isbn
9781439167175
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2010052219
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2515699-01umb_inst
  • 2548318
  • (Sirsi) i9781439167175
  • (OCoLC)687665983

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