Map Addict

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Collins, 2009 - Cartography - 330 pages
Maps not only show the world, they help it turn. On an average day, we will consult some form of map approximately a dozen times, often without even noticing: checking the A-Z, the road atlas or the Sat Nav, scanning the tube or bus map, a quick Google online or hours wasted flying over a virtual Earth, and much more.

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User Review  - Akiyama - LibraryThing

Map Addict is one of those, rambling, discursive books that educates you about a subject (in a haphazard manner) while mixing in anecdotes from the author's personal life, in the style of Bill Bryson ... Read full review

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User Review  - ingxangxosi - LibraryThing

Maps not only show the world, they help it turn. 'Map Addict' mixes wry observation with hard fact and considerable research, unearthing the offbeat, the unusual and the downright pedantic in a celebration of all things maps. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Mike Parker has had a varied career, which at one point saw him working as a stand-up comedian. He has been widely published and also presents various travel programmes for radio and television. His books to date include the Rough Guide to Wales as well as several other guide books. He writes freelance travel pieces for most of the UK papers, including the Independent, the Independent on Sunday, the Guardian, the Sunday Times and the Mirror.

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