On the Map

by Simon Garfield | Travel |
ISBN: 1592407803 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingyorkshire-lasswing of Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on 3/24/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingyorkshire-lasswing from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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Cartography enthusiasts rejoice: the bestselling author of the Just My Type reveals the fascinating relationship between man and map.
Simon Garfield's 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 dearer to our fanatical human hearts: maps.

Imagine a world without maps. How would we travel? Could we own land? What would men and women argue about in cars? Scientists have even suggested that mapping--not language--is what elevated our prehistoric ancestors from ape-dom. Follow the history of maps from the early explorers' maps and the awe-inspiring medieval Mappa Mundi to Google Maps and the satellite renderings on our smartphones, Garfield explores the unique way that maps relate and realign our history--and reflect the best and worst of what makes us human.

Featuring a foreword by Dava Sobel and packed with fascinating tales of cartographic intrigue, outsize personalities, and amusing "pocket maps" on an array of subjects from how to fold a map to the strangest maps on the Internet, On the Map is a rich historical tapestry infused with Garfield's signature narrative flair. Map-obsessives and everyone who loved Just My Type will be lining up to join Garfield on his audacious journey through time and around the globe.

Journal Entry 2 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Released 1 yr ago (3/26/2021 UTC) at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom

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Going to my partner in the 2021 Easter Exchange, hope you enjoy this book from your wishlist.

Happy Easter!

Journal Entry 3 by Yogiberri at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Thank you Yorkshire-Lass for this wish list book - I've been wanting to read it for a while and I will have the pleasure of sending it on to Poodlesister afterwards as I know this is also on her wish list. My Easter Exchange parcel from you is magnificent - thank you very much again. xxx

Journal Entry 4 by Yogiberri at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex United Kingdom on Saturday, April 24, 2021

Released 1 yr ago (4/24/2021 UTC) at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex United Kingdom

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Read the first 5 chapters and loving it however my mum is on the verge of not having anything to read so this has temporarily winged it's way to her, then will return to me once she has finished it.

Journal Entry 5 by Yogiberri at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex United Kingdom on Saturday, May 14, 2022
This one is finally back from my mum. Reread the first 5 chapters as needed to refresh my mind. Now on chapter 10 and what a great find this one is. Will wing it's way to poodlesister when I'm done.

Journal Entry 6 by Yogiberri at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, May 15, 2022
What a truly awesome read. Well worth the wait and read over 2 sittings :-D. Winging it's way to the poodlesister to tomorrow. Many thanks again.

Journal Entry 7 by Yogiberri at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, May 15, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (5/16/2022 UTC) at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex United Kingdom

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In the box for postage tomorrow 👍👍👍

Journal Entry 8 by wingPoodlesisterwing at Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Thanks very much for the surprise box of goodies. I’m currently reading Map Addict by Mike Parker which will be winging its way to you once I’ve finished. I’m loving that so I think I’ll love this too.

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