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10 books about maps
Pick up one of these featured titles on maps in May 2021.
All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey (NATIONAL GEOGRA) by Greg Miller
This book was published 3 years ago by National Geographic and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.
Created for map lovers by map lovers, this rich book explores the intriguing stories behind maps across history and illuminates how the art of cartography thrives today. In this visually stunning book, award-winning journalists Betsy Mason and Greg Miller--authors of the National Geographic cartography blog "All Over the Map"--explore the intriguing stories behind maps from a wide variety of cultures, civilizations, and time periods. Based on interviews with scores of leading cartographers, curators, historians, and scholars, this is a remarkable selection of fascinating and unusual maps. This diverse compendium includes ancient maps of dragon-filled seas, elaborate graphics picturing unseen concepts and forces from inside Earth to outer space, devious maps created by spies, and maps from pop culture such as the schematics to the Death Star and a map of Westeros from Game of Thrones. If your brain craves maps--and Mason and Miller would say it does, whether you know it or not--this eye-opening visual feast will inspire and delight.
History of the World Map by Map by DK
This book was published 3 years ago by DK and takes approximately 14.7 hours to read.
More than 140 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the space race. Custom regional and global maps present the history of the world in action, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean--patterns of exploration, discovery, or conquest that created empires, colonies, or theaters of war. Thoughtful organization of information will help you follow the story of civilizations through ancient, medieval, and modern times. But not every page is full of maps. At key points in History Map by Map, broad, sweeping introductions provide a chance to step back and look at entire periods, such as World War II, or to explore overarching themes, such as the Industrial Revolution. Picture spreads, meanwhile, focus on epoch-defining moments or developments, such as fascism and communism, and the invention of printing.
Great Maps: The World's Masterpieces Explored and Explained (Dk Smithsonian) by Jerry Brotton
This book was published 7 years ago by DK and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
Traces human development and culture through cartography, from early rock carvings to the latest geospatial technology.
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World (Politics of Place) by Tim Marshall
This book was published 5 years ago by Scribner Book Company and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.
First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Elliott and Thompson Limited.
Where Do I Live? by Neil Chesanow
Category: Family Life
This book was published 26 years ago by B.E.S. and takes approximately 1.6 hours to read.
Shows how people live in many places at once, from their bedrooms at home, through their city, state, and country, to the solar system, the galaxy, and the universe
National Geographic Complete National Parks of the United States: 400+ Parks, Monuments, Battlefields, Historic Sites, Scenic Trails, Recreation Areas, and Seashores by Mel White
Category: Nature & Ecology
This book was published 5 years ago by National Geographic and takes approximately 18.1 hours to read.
From recreation areas and trails to historic sites, from nature hikes to seashores, this comprehensive travel guide and reference to the United States National Parks has been completely revised and updated, with a brand-new cover, more than 30 new photos, and 15 new properties that have been approved by President Barack Obama since the publication of the first edition. The ultimate travel planner and reference guide for all things national parks, this 544-page resource from National Geographic is filled with full-color photos, detailed maps, historical background, and practical facts on the location of the park system properties, as well as the best times to visit and top-rated activities.
Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds: 100 New Ways to See the World by Ian Wright
This book was published 2 years ago by The Experiment and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
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 road? How many national economies are bigger than California’s? And where can you still find lions in the wild? You’ll learn answers to these questions and many more in Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds. This one-of-a-kind atlas is packed with eye-opening analysis (Which nations have had female leaders?), whimsical insight (Where can’t you find a McDonald’s?), and surprising connections that illuminate the contours of culture, history, and politics. Each of these 100 maps will change the way you see the world—and your place in it.
Looking at Maps and Globes (Rookie Read-About Geography: Map Skills) by Rebecca Olien
Category: Beginner Readers
This book was published 9 years ago by Scholastic and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
Introduces maps and globes and explains how they are used.
Follow That Map!: A First Book of Mapping Skills (Exploring Our Community) by Scot Ritchie
Category: Action & Adventure
This book was published 12 years ago by Kids Can Press and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
Explains and demonstrates key mapping concepts, discussing the use of symbols, legends, a compass, scale, landmarks, and gridlines, along with instructions for making a map of a bedroom.
Maui Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook by Andrew Doughty
This book was published 2 years ago by Wizard Publications Inc. and takes approximately 10.8 hours to read.
The finest guidebook ever written for Maui. Now you can plan your best vacation--ever. This all new ninth edition is a candid, humorous guide to everything there is to see and do on the island. Best-selling author and longtime Hawai'i resident, Andrew Doughty, unlocks the secrets of an island so lush and diverse that many visitors never realize all that it has to offer. Explore with him as he reveals breathtaking trails, secluded beaches, pristine reefs, delicious places to eat, colorful craters, hidden waterfalls and so much more. Every restaurant, activity provider, business and resort is reviewed personally and anonymously. This book and a rental car are all you need to discover what makes Maui so exciting. - The most accurate up-to-date information available anyplace with up-to-the-minute changes posted to our website and smartphone app. The app is an optional separate purchase and includes features not possible in a book, but it provides free access to all 136 resort reviews with our detailed aerial photos--so you'll know if oceanfront really means oceanfront--and you can filter them fast for the features and amenities you're looking for. - Frank, brutally honest reviews of restaurants, activities and other businesses show you which companies really are the best...and which to avoid--no advertisements - Driving tours let you structure your trip your way, point out sights not to be missed along the way and are complemented by 140 spectacular color photographs - 22 specially created maps in an easy-to-follow format with mile markers--so you'll always know where you are on the island - Clear, concise directions to those hard-to-find places such as deserted beaches, hidden waterfalls, pristine rain forests, spectacular coastlines, natural lava pools and scores of other hidden gems listed nowhere else - Revealing chapter on hidden sights along the Hana Highway - Exclusive chapter on Maui's beaches with detailed descriptions including ocean safety - Unique Adventures chapter and over 80 pages of exciting activities from ATVs to ziplines - Fascinating sections on Hawai'i's history, culture, language and legends - Includes information on the offshore islands of Lana'i, Moloka'i and Kaho'olawe Maui Revealed covers it all--from the wind-swept top of Haleakala to the sparkling underwater reefs. This is the best investment you can make for your Maui vacation. Whether you're a first time visitor or a long time kama'aina, you'll find out more about Maui from this book than from any other source. Discover the island of your dreams with Maui Revealed.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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