Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds

Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds A Singular Atlas Of Infographic Maps From Thought Provoking To Flat Out Fun Publisher S Note Brilliant Maps For Curious Minds Was Published In The UK Under The Title Brilliant Maps Which Countries Don T Have Rivers Which Ones Have North Korean Embassies Who Drives On The Wrong Side Of The Road How Many National Economies Are Bigger Than California S And Where Can You Still Find Lions In The Wild You Ll Learn Answers To These Questions And Many In Brilliant Maps For Curious Minds This One Of A Kind Atlas Is Packed With Eye Opening Analysis Which Nations Have Had Female Leaders , Whimsical Insight Where Can T You Find A McDonald S , And Surprising Connections That Illuminate The Contours Of Culture, History, And Politics Each Of These Maps Will Change The Way You See The World And Your Place In It

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  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds
  • Ian Wright
  • 16 October 2017
  • 9781615196258

10 thoughts on “Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds

  1. says:

    I enjoyed learning the answers to many of the minor and diverse questions I ve had over the years I may not especially need to know this information, but it s stuff I ve at least briefly wondered about things like who drives on the opposite side of the road or whether all roads really do lead to Rome The visual presentation is great for absorbing the information at a glance but also allows for a in depth perusal if one is so inclined If you re the curious sort, then you ll find this to be an interesting read that can be read as quickly or as slowly as you wish.

  2. says:

    Ian Wright presents many interesting looks at our world and culture in Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds Maps are able to convey much meaning in a smaller space than words Our minds seem to grasp a map of the world and we recognize Canada, China, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Great Britain, Germany, and so on That line drawing of political borders of the world contains much information than what readily appears We see the lines forming the border of France and think Paris, wine, Notre Dame, Camus, Louis XIV, Napolean, and the Eiffel Tower The simple line maps trigger shortcuts to information in our brains.When additional information is added to the map, it becomes much Listing the countries that have a population smaller than Greater Tokyo would fade from memory quickly, but seeing the countries shaded in on a map leaves a much stronger impression A simple map explains the difference between England, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom readily than words Sometimes maps can mislead because a three dimensional globe cannot be made two dimensional without losing accuracy A set of maps here show the real size of continents against their size in commonly used Mercator Projections Greenland is nowhere near as large as it appears and Africa is much larger All the landmass of the world can easily fit in the Pacific Ocean.The maps in this book explore many aspects from average female height in nations to which countries have relations with North Korea and Israel There is also a map that displays the languages of India and the original plan for its partition There are maps of trading partners and countries with a GPD greater than California Wright presents an informative and entertaining look at the political, cultural, economic, and geographical aspects of our planet using only maps and legends Available November 1, 2019

  3. says:

    I enjoyed a lot of what was in this book and found the various demographics fascinating.Learning new things is always fun I do wish that the maps had been a bit distinct in the presentation.Many of the pages had 3 4 versions of one colour when several completely different colours would have been much easier to absorb Also I found it a bit annoying that the countries were not labelled on most of the pages Slight inconvenience to have a second map up on google and flip between the two.Thank you NetGalley and The Experiment for my DRC.

  4. says:

    Maps have been a particular fascination of mine ever since I was a small child It always amazed me to see all the places I could go One of the highlights of my childhood was getting a librarian to help me look at the big atlas , whose pages were literally almost as big as my 6 year old self So I was thrilled to receive an ARC of Ian Wright s Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds Ian Wright created and maintains the website Brilliant Maps This book is a collection of 100 of the most interesting and educational One of my favorites, Map of the Entire Internet in December 1969 , shows a map of the United States The internet ranged fromUCLA to Utah The maps are clear and brightly colored The book is divided into chapters for easy reference Chapters include People and Populations How the North American Population Fits into Europe Politics, Power, and Religion Birthplaces of Religious Leaders Culture and Customs Heavy Metal Bands per 100K People Friends and Enemies 22 Countries the United Kingdom Has Not Invaded Geography World s Five Longest Domestic Nonstop Flights History If the Roman Empire Reunited , Using Modern Borders National Identity Countries Whose Flags Include Red and or Blue Crime and Punishment Prison Population per 100K People and Nature Countries with the Most Venomous Animals.This book will be published in November It would be a fantastic gift book for the winter holidays It would also make a great coffee table book, bet settler, and conversation starter Hey, did y all know California, all by itself, is one of the world s biggest economies Having access to maps on the internet is nice But as the little girl I used to be knew, sometimes it s nice to look at them in a book.Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  5. says:

    Brilliant maps for curious minds is a book that warms my big nerdy heart Not only did I enjoy learning new facts about the world, the graphic side of this book is extremely appealing Ian Wright succeeded in giving me a new perspective on items we tend to take for granted On top of that, the author offered me food for thought and making me want to dive in some of the complex topics that he very nearly brought back to just a map I call that being talented and passionate This book is highly accessible, and perhaps even necessary on some issues maps, for every type of reader I do wish there was a bit background on some of the maps, but hey, that s just me being greedy Overall, I think the title says it all. Brilliant work that really satisfied my very curious mind Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review.

  6. says:

    This book is filled with so many fun and sometimes shocking stats Although I wish there was information given for some of the maps I couldn t quite understand, it was still a fun read I learned things about the world that I hadn t ever considered before.

  7. says:

    This was a fascinating and fun book that exceeded my expectations While I expected some interesting little infographic types of maps like causes of death by country none of those, surprisingly , there were so many really interesting maps that I never would have thought to look for The world map of all the countries who have not been invaded by the United Kingdom was shockingly on point, while others were fascinating like seeing the map of what would be the Mongol empire with today s countries You can see things like the death penalty, locations of McDonalds, states where Americans think global warming will affect them, average hours of sunlight, countries where people drive on the left or the right side of the world and on and on The book is divided by themes like history, culture, geography and history This would make a great gift, and I may give it to one of my kids or my husband this year It would also be a great library pick for strewing and inspiring some great homeschool investigations.I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for the purpose of review.

  8. says:

    I put this on hold a while back and promptly forgot about it, so it was a nice surprise to see it on the hold shelf yesterday As someone who loves and appreciates data visualization, this was a real treat It s one of the rare books I may purchase for myself It s a great little collection of factoids with which you can impress your guests.

  9. says:

    Fascinating and thought provoking

  10. says:

    Fascinating and diverse this book will appeal not just to people who enjoy geography, but also people who enjoy trivia I am a visual learner and I was riveted by every page.

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