MAPHEAD: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Map geek and celebrated Jeopardy! winner Jennings (Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days, 2008, etc.) tells the engaging story of maps and the people who love them.At age 7, while friends obsessed over He-Man and Knight Rider, the author succumbed to the names and shapes of remote places and began collecting atlases. "You see that first map, and your mind is rewired, probably ... Read full review

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The breadth of this book is really its downfall. While it may be very interesting to someone who doesn't know much about maps and geography, it doesn't touch on anything really new and interesting. Furthermore the humor is terrible. I feel like this book is targeted towards 13 year olds.

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