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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]

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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
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10009716
Cataloging source
DLC
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1974-
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Jennings, Ken
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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McArthur, Stuart
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True
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  • Maps
  • Cartography
  • Maps
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charting the wide, weird world of geography
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eccentricity -- Bearing -- Fault -- Benchmarks -- Elevation -- Legend -- Reckoning -- Meander -- Transit -- Overedge -- Frontier -- Relief
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781439167175
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2010052219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn687665983
  • (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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eccentricity -- Bearing -- Fault -- Benchmarks -- Elevation -- Legend -- Reckoning -- Meander -- Transit -- Overedge -- Frontier -- Relief
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781439167175
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2010052219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn687665983
  • (OCoLC)687665983

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