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Title:Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Ken Jennings
Publisher:Scribner
ISBN:1439167176
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:276
Category:Non fiction, Geography, History, Travel, Science, Maps

Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks by Ken Jennings

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks i Maphead Charting the Wide Weird World of Geography Wonks i is Ken s followup to his best seller i Brainiac i Much as i Brainiac i offered a behind the scenes look at the little known demimonde of competitive trivia buffs i Maphead i finally gives equal time to that other downtrodden underclass America s map nerds .

In a world where geography only makes the headlines when college students are endlessly discovered to be bad at it these hardy souls somehow thrive Some crisscross the map working an endless geographic checklist visiting all U S counties for example or all UNESCO World Heritage Sites Some pore over million dollar collections of the rarest maps of the past others embrace the future by hunting real world cartographic treasures like geocaches or degree confluences with GPS device in hand Some even draw thousands of their own imaginary maps lovingly detailing worlds that never were .

Ken Jennings was a map nerd from a young age himself you will not be surprised to learn even sleeping with a bulky Hammond atlas at the side of his pillow in lieu of the traditional Teddy bear As he travels the nation meeting others of his tribe map librarians publishers roadgeeks pint sized National Geographic Bee prodigies the computer geniuses behind Google Maps and other geo technologies he comes to admire these geographic obsessives Now that technology and geographic illiteracy are increasingly insulating us from the lay of the land around us we are going to be needing these people more than ever Mapheads are the ones who always know exactly where they are and where everything else is as well

Outer Space (Junior Genius Guides, #4), Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days, Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks, Greek Mythology (Junior Genius Guides, #1), U.S. Presidents (Junior Genius Guides, #3), Because I Said So! : The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids, The Human Body (Junior Genius Guides, #5), Maps and Geography (Junior Genius Guides, #2), Ancient Egypt (Junior Genius Guides, #6), Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs