Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic
An intriguing collection of more than one hundred out-of-the-ordinary maps, blending art, history, and pop culture for a unique atlas of humanity Spanning many centuries, all continents, and the realms of outer space and the imagination, this collection of 138 unique graphics combines beautiful full-color illustrations with quirky statistics and smart social commentary. The result is a distinctive illustrated guide to the world. Categories of cartographic curiosities include: ? Literary Creations, featuring a map of Thomas More?s Utopia and the world of George Orwell?s 1984 ? Cartographic Misconceptions, such as a lavish seventeenthcentury map depicting California as an island ? Political Parody, containing the ?Jesusland map? and other humorous takes on voter profiles ? Whatchamacallit, including a map of the area codes for regions where the rapper Ludacris sings about having ?hoes? ? Obscure Proposals, capturing Thomas Jefferson?s vision for dividing the Northwest Territory into ten states with names such as Polypotamia and Assenisipia ? Fantastic Maps, with a depiction of what the globe might look like if the sea and land were inverted The Strange Maps blog has been named by GeekDad Blog on Wired.com ?one of the more unusual and unique sites seen on the Web that doesn?t sell a...
- Brand: Penguin Putnam
- ASIN: 0142005258
Virginia: Mapping the Old Dominion State through History: Rare And Unusual Maps From The Library Of Congress (Mapping the States through
Combining 50 rare, beautiful, and diverse maps of the Commonwealth of Virginia from the collections of the Library of Congress, informative captions about the origins and contents of those maps, and essays on state history, this book is a collectible for cartography buffs and a celebration of Virginia for residents, former residents, and visitors.
- Brand: Brand: Globe Pequot
- ASIN: 0762745339
California: Mapping the Golden State through History: Rare And Unusual Maps From The Library Of Congress (Mapping the States through
A stirring trip through the history of the Golden State through gloriously detailed, fascinating maps from the Library of Congress - 50 full-color historical maps from the Library of Congress- Informative captions on each map's origins- Essays by California author Ray Jones on how maps reflect the history, culture, and sensibilities of the state and its residents through time- A foreword by Vincent Virga describing the library's collection and the state's maps About Mapping States Through History This is the first series to assemble―in full color, state-by-state―an in-depth collection of rare, historically significant maps of the cities, states, counties, towns, and events that make up each of America's fifty states. Produced in collaboration with the Library of Congress and edited by renowned photo editor and author Vincent Virga, these books offer a glimpse into the history of the United States through the maps and their narrative captions. Each map thus becomes a virtual time machine that tells us much about the places we live in today. Compelling historical essays by a local writer complement Virga's foreword to further help weave the cartographic record into a drama of settlement and change.
- Brand: Brand: Globe Pequot
- ASIN: 0762745304
Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual
Inspiring urban explorers and armchair travellers alike to consider a new way of understanding the world we live in, this unique atlas shows you the modern world from surprising new vantage points. Hidden lairs beneath layers of rock, forgotten cities rising out of deserted lands and even mankind's own feats of engineering eccentricity lie in the most unusual of destinations. Go in search of the obscure and bizarre, the beautiful and estranged, taking in the defiant relics of ancient cities such as Ani, a once thriving metropolis lost to conquered lands, and the church tower of San Juan Parangaricuto, that miraculously stands as the sole survivor of a town sunk by lava. Through the labyrinths of Berlin and Beijing — underground realms dug for refuge, espionage and even, as Canada's Moose Jaw, used as the playground for gangsters trading liquor and money over cards — never forgetting the freaks and wonders of nature's own unusual masterpieces: the magical underground river shaped like a dragon's mouth in the Philippines and the floating world of Palmerston. With beautiful maps and stunning photography illustrating each destination, Atlas of Improbable Places is a fascinating voyage to the world's most incredible destinations. As the Island of Dolls and the hauntingly titled ...
- Brand: Aurum Press Ltd
- ASIN: 1781315329
- UPC: 884678651326
Texas: Mapping the Lone Star State through History: Rare and Unusual Maps from the Library of Congress (Mapping the States through
Combining 50 rare, beautiful, and diverse maps of Texas from the collections of the Library of Congress, informative captions about the origins and contents of those maps, and essays on Lone Star State history, this book is a collectible for cartography buffs and a celebration of state history for residents, former residents, and visitors.
- ASIN: B0154FI7FK
Connecticut: Mapping the Nutmeg State through History: Rare and Unusual Maps from the Library of Congress (Mapping the States through
These books, produced from the archives of the Library of Congress and edited by Vincent Virga, offer a glimpse into the history of the United States through rare historical full-color maps, narrative captions, and short essays.
- Brand: Brand: Globe Pequot
- ASIN: 0762760052
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden
It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England. Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as...
- Brand: Smithsonian
- ASIN: 0761169083
- UPC: 642688057718
- ASIN: B00L8VTNQ2
Florida: Mapping the Sunshine State through History: Rare and Unusual Maps from the Library of Congress (Mapping the States through
These books, produced from the archives ofthe Library of Congress and edited by Vincent Virga, offer a glimpse into the history of the United States through rare historical full-color maps, narrative captions, and short essays.
- ASIN: 0762760109
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