On the Map

R 97.00   R 360.00

Subtitle: Why the World Looks the Way it Does
Author: Simon Garfield
Publisher: Profile Books (2012)
ISBN-10: 1846685095
ISBN-13: 9781846685095
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 464
Dimensions: 22.2 x 14.5 x 3.7 cm
Weight: 0.6 kg

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Simon Garfield, the bestselling author of Just My Type, turns his gaze to maps. This is a book that will inspire mapophiles but engage even those of us who stare blankly at an OS pathfinder's hieroglyphs. Just as Garfield found the magic in fonts, here he creates another compelling book about the world of maps, including: the challenge of mapping the oceans, spellbinding treasure maps, Churchill's crucial war maps, the lay-out of a Monopoly board, crime maps, music maps, railway maps, maps of places that never existed, rare map dealers and cartographic frauds. 

On The Map is a witty and irrepressible exploration of where we've been, how we got there and where we're going.

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