The Resource Maphead : charting the wide, weird world of geography wonks, Ken Jennings

Maphead : charting the wide, weird world of geography wonks, Ken Jennings

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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Maphead recounts his lifelong love affair with geography and explores why maps have always been so fascinating to him and to fellow enthusiasts everywhere. Jennings 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.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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
Target audience
adult
Maphead : charting the wide, weird world of geography wonks, Ken Jennings
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Maphead : charting the wide, weird world of geography wonks, Ken Jennings
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn687665983
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781439167175
Lccn
2010052219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a890733
  • (OCoLC)687665983
  • (CaAE) a890733

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