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Maphead

Author : Ken Jennings
ISBN : 9781439167182
Genre : Reference
File Size : 71. 65 MB
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Traces the history of mapmaking while offering insight into the role of cartography in human civilization and sharing anecdotes about the cultural arenas frequented by map enthusiasts.

Maphead

Author : Ken Jennings
ISBN : 9781439167199
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 52. 72 MB
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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 bowels of the Library of Congress, from the prepubescent geniuses at the National Geographic Bee 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 the “Here be dragons” parchment maps of the Age of Discovery to the spinning globes of grade school to the postmodern revolution of digital maps and GPS, Maphead is filled with intriguing details, engaging anecdotes, and enlightening analysis. If you’re an inveterate map lover yourself—or even if you’re among the cartographically clueless who can get lost in a supermarket—let Ken Jennings be your guide to the strange world of mapheads.

Maphead

Author : Ken Jennings
ISBN : 9781439167175
Genre : Reference
File Size : 40. 33 MB
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Traces the history of mapmaking while offering insight into the role of cartography in human civilization and sharing anecdotes about the cultural arenas frequented by map enthusiasts.

Maphead 2

Author : Lesley Howarth
ISBN : 0744554950
Genre : Aliens
File Size : 34. 73 MB
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If you could go anywhere - do anything - where would you go? What would you do? This is the dilemma facing MapHead on his return to Rubytown from his home in the Subtle World. This is the sequel to the award-winning MapHead about a boy with powers to flash maps across his head.

Because I Said So

Author : Ken Jennings
ISBN : 9781476706962
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 36. 74 MB
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Draws on medical case histories, scientific findings, and personal research by the author to separate myth from fact and debunk a vast array of parental edicts.

Sacred Rage

Author : Robin Wright
ISBN : 9780743233422
Genre : History
File Size : 52. 22 MB
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Examines the roots, motives, and goals of Muslim extremist movements, discussing the escalation of terrororism leading up to the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.

Maps And Geography

Author : Ken Jennings
ISBN : 9781442473294
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 63. 31 MB
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Discover the fun facts about the world and become a master of geography with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings. With this Junior Genius Guide to maps and geography, you’ll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with clever facts: Did you know that the biggest desert in the world is actually covered in snow? Or that Christopher Columbus wasn’t the first to think that the Earth was round? With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time!

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