Daughters of Chivalry: The Forgotten Children of Edward I

30 March 2020 | By Kelcey Wilson-Lee | Filed in: maps.

Virginal, chaste, humble, patiently waiting for rescue by brave knights and handsome princes this idealised and largely mythical notion of the medieval noblewoman still lingers Yet the reality was very different, as Kelcey Wilson Lee shows in this vibrant account of the five daughters of the

Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds: 100 New Ways to See the World

30 March 2020 | By Ian Wright | Filed in: maps.

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 dont have rivers Which ones have North Korean embassies Who drives on the wrong side of the

The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps

30 March 2020 | By Edward Brooke-Hitching | Filed in: maps.

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

Theater of the World: The Maps that Made History

30 March 2020 | By Thomas Reinertsen Berg | Filed in: maps.

A beautifully illustrated full color history of mapmaking across centuries a must read for history buffs and armchair travelers Theater of the World offers a fascinating history of mapmaking, using the visual representation of the world through time to tell a new story about world history and

Tolkien: An Illustrated Atlas

30 March 2020 | By David Day | Filed in: maps.

J R R Tolkiens fictional universe is as vast as the human imagination, so an atlas is a helpful tool to get around Consider this book your navigational guide to Middle earth and the Undying Lands Maps, images, and vivid descriptions in full color create an enchanting reference to all the

Plotted: A Literary Atlas

30 March 2020 | By Andrew DeGraff | Filed in: maps.

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

Mapping My Day

30 March 2020 | By Julie Dillemuth | Filed in: maps.

Flora loves drawing, especially drawing maps Follow Flora and her zany family as she takes us through her day with a series of vibrant and interactive maps In our current GPS ruled world, map reading is something of a dying art But learning to read, understand, and draw maps is a fun and active

A History of America in 100 Maps

30 March 2020 | By Susan Schulten | Filed in: maps.

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,

Mapmaker

30 March 2020 | By Mark Bomback | Filed in: maps.

When Tanya Barrett takes an internship at MapOut, she expects emotional landmines Her father cofounded the digital mapping company, and he died for iton a cartographic expedition he didnt even need to take Her fathers business partner and his son, Connor, welcome her to the job with open arms And

The Map of Good Memories

30 March 2020 | By Fran Nuno | Filed in: maps.

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.

My Heart Is a Compass

30 March 2020 | By Deborah Marcero | Filed in: maps.

In this celebration of the power of imagination, a creative girl on a mission to bring something new to the world becomes a storyteller and inventor of intricately detailed maps Rose s heart is set on discovering something that s never been found She just doesn t know where to find it So she sets

On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks

30 March 2020 | By Simon Garfield | Filed in: maps.

Cartography enthusiasts rejoice the bestselling author of the Just My Type reveals the fascinating relationship between man and map Simon Garfields 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

Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

30 March 2020 | By Ken Jennings | Filed in: maps.

Maphead Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks is Ken s followup to his 2005 best seller Brainiac Much as Brainiac offered a behind the scenes look at the little known demimonde of competitive trivia buffs, Maphead finally gives equal time to that other downtrodden underclass America s

You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination

30 March 2020 | By Katharine Harmon | Filed in: maps.

Mapmaking fulfills one of our most ancient and deepseated desires understanding the world around us and our place in it But maps need not just show continents and oceans there are maps to heaven and hell to happiness and despair maps of moods, matrimony, and mythological places There are maps